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AMC Releases Trailer for BREAKING BAD Season Four

It’s time for fans of AMC’s Breaking Bad to get out their calendars as the cable network has just announced the fourth season of the hit drama series will premiere on Sunday, July 17th at 10/9c. In addition, AMC has also released the first trailer for the anticipated return of the series, and it looks pretty intense. Bryan Cranston is [...]

Impossible physics: Why My Little Pony can’t really fly

"Physical Impossibilities in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" is a student physics presentation that examines three scenes from an animated My Little Pony show (it looks like a recent adaptation, not the original) and identifies the physics at work, explains (with equations!) why the scenes don't work, and offers suggestions ("dark [...]

Train Like an Athlete: What to Eat Before, During, and After Exercise

Train Like an Athlete: What to Eat Before, During, and After Exercise

What you eat before and after you exercise makes a big difference in your performance and recovery, especially if you're an athlete. This training diet from the Iowa State University suggests carb-rich meals before, light snacks during, and fluid replacement after exercising. The sports nutrition article states that it's not just the [...]

Doomsday church: Still open for business

Doomsday church: Still open for business

...and with the first overall pick of the 2011 Rapture Draft, God selects... Macho Man Randy Savage. Ooooohhhhhh yeeaaahhhhhh! At the center of it all, Camping's organization, Family Radio, is perfectly happy to take your money -- and in fact, received $80 million in contributions between 2005 and 2009. Camping founded Family Radio, a nonprofit [...]

Vice speaker of Ukrainian Parliament “throttles” deputy

Vice speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Adam Martynyuk, on the right, throttles deputy Oleg Lyashko during a session in the chamber of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. According to reports, Lyashko had just asked Martynyuk to let him make a speech, which Martinyuk refused to do on procedural grounds. Lyashko then [...]

George Orwell on war

George Orwell on war

Anti-graffiti NYC politician wants to ban fat cap spraycan adapters

Anti-graffiti NYC politician wants to ban fat cap spraycan adapters

Queens, NY Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. has proposed a ban on fat caps, a spraycan adapter used by graffiti artists and others who need to cover a large surface quickly. Vallone's an anti-graffiti campaigner, and many graffiti writers have pointed out that there are plenty of legit uses for fat caps, including legal graffiti. He previously [...]

RON: Legacy

RON: Legacy

cute.

Minnesota “ball slasher” busted again

Minnesota “ball slasher” busted again

Christopher Neil Bjerkness, 33, was arrested in Duluth, Minnesota for breaking into a physical/occupational therapy treatment facility with the reported intent to slash the large exercise balls there. Why would he be suspected of wanting to do that? Because he's been busted for doing it before. Twice. According to the Duluth News Tribune, it's [...]

Economists Steven D. Levitt (of “Freakonomics” fame) and Thomas J. Miles argue in a new study that poker is a game of skill, not chance, and therefore should not be regarded as “gambling” under the law

Economists Steven D. Levitt (of “Freakonomics” fame) and Thomas J. Miles argue in a new study that poker is a game of skill, not chance, and therefore should not be regarded as “gambling” under the law

In the short term, chance can indeed have a huge effect on the fortunes of any given poker player. Short term variance can cause the tourist rube to go home a few hundred bucks richer on a Saturday night, or cause a seasoned professional to lose tens of thousands of dollars in the span of a few weeks. But over time, the more you keep [...]

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PlayStation Network: hackers claim to have 2.2m credit cards

PlayStation Network: hackers claim to have 2.2m credit cards

COINCIDENCE? Come on Guardian. Don't lend credit to Sony's story that "Some credit card information may have possibly kind of been a little bit stolen/borrowed." Hackers in underground online forums are claiming to have access to credit card details stolen from Sony's PlayStation Network in mid-April, though security researchers say it is not [...]

Buy your own Al Qaeda-approved OFFICIAL terrorist watch

Buy your own Al Qaeda-approved OFFICIAL terrorist watch

Don't forget, folks, that you too can own the Casio F91W, the wristwatch considered by America's crack anti-terrorist experts as a sure sign of terrorist affiliations. Just $12! My Nixie tube watch looks much more menacing than this sedate Casio job, but the secret IED detonator hidden in every F91W is the bomb. They are also available in a [...]

Euthanasia coaster: Assisted suicide by thrills

Euthanasia coaster: Assisted suicide by thrills

Julijonas Urbonas, a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art in London, designed this "Euthanasia Coaster" that will kill its riders with a series of brain-scrambling loops: "a hypothetic euthanasia machine in the form of a roller coaster, engineered to humanely -- with elegance and euphoria -- take the life of a human being. Riding the [...]

Sweden exports sweatshops: Ikea’s first American factory

Sweden exports sweatshops: Ikea’s first American factory

World-beating tax-cheats Ikea have a reputation for being a great employer in Sweden; but in America, their first factory is a model sweatshop, with rock-bottom wages, mandatory overtime, abusive vacation policies, and forced reeducation meetings for employees who support forming a union: Some of the Virginia plant's 335 workers are trying to [...]

Turn your home into a billboard in exchange for your mortgage payment?

Turn your home into a billboard in exchange for your mortgage payment?

Would you turn your house into a billboard to be free of mortgage payments for a year? I'm referring to the marketing gimmick/PR stunt of Ad firm Adzookie, who are looking to pay people's mortgages in exchange for turning their homes into giant advertisements for the company. (Mock-up seen here.) They haven't painted a single home yet, but [...]

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron Legacy: An Impressive Blu-ray Release

Tron: Legacy (Rated PG, Walt Disney Studios, $79.99 for the five-disc combo that includes Tron: Classic, $39.99 for two-disc blu-ray /DVD combo, $29.99 blu-ray only) was a welcome arrival on movie screens during last year’s holiday movie season. Yes, it was a bit emotionally cold, relying on a father-son relationship that should have been [...]

Teen suspended for outing porn star school secretary

Teen suspended for outing porn star school secretary

A teenager has been suspended from classes after revealing on a Facebook page that an office assistant at his Quebec City-area high school was moonlighting as porn star in her off-hours. According to news reports, the 14-year-old alleged administrators at Etchemins Secondary School in Levis, Que., also threatened him with criminal [...]

Encom uses a very high-tech operating system

Encom uses a very high-tech operating system

and so did Flynn when designing Tron... For a computer he had to wipe off, it sure is an unstable piece of crap (8 days uptime?). Also, it's running Xorg, which is only 6 years old.

Unknown Hot Tattoo Girl

Unknown Hot Tattoo Girl

Ever since women started getting tattoos there have been a debate over what are male tattoos and what are girl tattoos. Female tattoos are as varied and unique as the individuality of all tattooed girls. Some of the ladies like show off their pin up girl tattoos, sparrows, sacred hearts, angel wings, butterflies, hearts and cherry [...]

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