| Friday October 31st 2014

Feedburner

Subscribe by email:

We promise not to spam/sell you.


Search Amazon deals:

‘offtopic’ Archives

3D printing’s first copyright complaint goes away, but things are just getting started

3D printing’s first copyright complaint goes away, but things are just getting started

More news on the first-ever DMCA threat for violating a copyright in a 3D object -- Ulrich Schwanitz has rescinded his complaint and will release his shape into the public domain today. Here's a summary for those of you who missed it: last week, Ulrich Schwanitz figured out how to print the "impossible" Penrose Triangle," a well-known [...]

Man tattoos Leviticus 18:22 (forbids homosexuality) on his arm… but Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos

Man tattoos Leviticus 18:22 (forbids homosexuality) on his arm… but Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos

Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan put up a post about an extremely brutal hate-crime attack on an openly gay man. The 2-minute news report he embeds is depressing, but there was something to laugh about at the end. The studio interviewed one of the attackers’ friends, who proudly displayed this tattoo. It’s a tattoo reading “ shall not lie [...]

AI vs. IQ: IBM’s Watson takes on the meatbags on Jeopardy

This week on "Jeopardy!," various champions of the popular television game show face off against the new IBM computer, Watson, which was developed to compete in human brain games. It's not a supercomputer, per se--some TV show hosts and bloggers have misidentified it as such--but it is a very interesting application of AI. (more…)

Guy Ritchie’s £6million London mansion invaded by squatters… who plan to set up a new school

Guy Ritchie’s £6million London mansion invaded by squatters… who plan to set up a new school

A £6million London mansion belonging to Guy Ritchie has been taken over by squatters. The dozen or so invaders have moved into the Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels director’s Grade-I listed property. Last night they were calling for reinforcement via Twitter, as news of the occupation spread over the internet. The squatter gang [...]

The most awesome video EVAR!

Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV will be the 45th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 41st annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 6, 2011, will pit the AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers against the NFC champion Green Bay Packers to decide the NFL champion for the 2010 [...]

What is “liquid ass?”

What is “liquid ass?”

I was looking at my Amazon affiliate sales report just now, and I noticed that someone bought a product called "liquid ass" for $5.12. I wondered what it could be, so I clicked the link. Here's what I learned... This 30ml (1 fl oz) Liquid ASS spray bottle mists out silently, emitting a mega-powerful gawd-awful ASS smell that can last for [...]

Nerdy girl’s love anthem

Nerdy singer/songwriter Amy Lee Radigan has written a song about the plight of a lovelorn "nerdy girl." It's a delightful little air, and is accompanied by a sweet, fair-use-y video!

ATM skimmer that doesn’t require any modifications to the ATM

ATM skimmer that doesn’t require any modifications to the ATM

Brian Krebs reports on a new wrinkle in ATM skimmer design: if the ATM is in its own lobby, crooks can steal your card number and PIN without ever touching the ATM. Instead, they attach the skimmer to the door-lock (you know those doors that only open if you swipe your card?) and then use a hidden camera to record you keying in your PIN. [...]

Would-Be Suicide Bomber Killed by Unexpected SMS Spam From Mobile Carrier

Would-Be Suicide Bomber Killed by Unexpected SMS Spam From Mobile Carrier

Most useful spam sms of all time, amirite? A "Black Widow" suicide bomber planned a terrorist attack in central Moscow on New Year's Eve but was killed when an unexpected text message set off her bomb too early, according to Russian security sources. The unnamed woman, who is thought to be part of the same group that struck Moscow's Domodedovo [...]

Neil deGrasse is a badass!

When he explains how humans are so blind to everything in our world, it really makes you think.

Horse head masks back in stock at Amazon

Horse head masks back in stock at Amazon

This mask imbues the wearer with super-human abilities. The power to make everyone around you feel akward and uncomfortable being first among them. After wearing the mask for several days my identity was consumed and replaced. There is only the horse now. Best purchase I ever made. Horse Head Mask

Pittsburgh winning at sports again

Pittsburgh winning at sports again

Steelers beat Jets 24-19 for AFC title

No one will sell sodium thiopental to American executioners

No one will sell sodium thiopental to American executioners

American states are unable to execute their prisoners by lethal injection, thanks to an end to US production of sodium thiopental. Foreign health authorities prohibit selling sodium thiopental if it is to be used in lethal injections, and they will not buy drugs from pharma companies who sell sodium thiopental for that purpose. As a result, [...]

Roger Ebert: 3D movies suck

Roger Ebert: 3D movies suck

Roger Ebert hates 3D movies as much as I do. For me, 3D causes a headache, always means that part of the screen is blurred, makes movies too dark, and the magic of 3D quickly fades away as the brain becomes accustomed to it. Ebert received a letter from Oscar-winning editor/sound designer Walter Murch, who worked on Apocalypse Now and Captain [...]

Phone manual includes instructions for faking a call

Phone manual includes instructions for faking a call

Recently found these candid instructions for simulating a fake, meeting-escaping call in the docs for an unspecified Samsung phone.

Man paddles his canoe through a flooded McDonalds

I can't think of a better soundtrack for this video of a gentleman paddling his canoe through a flooded Brisbane McDonald's than "Fish Heads."

Kellee Maize – City of Champions

Just in time for a big Pittsburgh sports weekend… Pittsburgh's own Kellee Maize has just put out a new video for her song City of Champions.  She brings an incredible energy to this city.  Her video has some amazing Pittsburgh shots too... filmed all over town... this is a great salute to the city. You can download her most recent album, [...]

MLK Mugshot

MLK Mugshot

Nice story from This American Life... Girl: Dad, what’s Christmas? Dad: That’s when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Girl: Who’s that? The father was not particularly religious, so they went out and bought a children’s Bible and read stories about the early life of Jesus. The girl loved the stories. She was particularly [...]

Bitch I Got An Android

 Page 7 of 40  « First  ... « 5  6  7  8  9 » ...  Last »