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Posts Tagged ‘building’

Tom Cruise at the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai

The actor has been snapped perched precariously on a box at the very top of the 829m (2,723ft) Burj Khalifa in Dubai dressed in a grey T-shirt and jeans. Daredevil Cruise was so carefree he wasn't even wearing any shoes. And if you're starting to doubt the authenticity of the photo, a video has been released showing Cruise casually sitting [...]

Facebook “flaw” lets anyone see your private photos

Facebook “flaw” lets anyone see your private photos

Features in Facebook give users access to personal, private and hidden photos that would normally be hidden from view. The flaw, spotted by members of a body building forum, no less, allows Facebook users to access photos revealed by the report abuse tool. This flaw appears to expose private photos of any person on Facebook. We tried this out for [...]

Canada’s new plastic $100 bill is all tricked out

A helpful YouTube video put out by the Bank of Canada explains the new security features. For example, a suspicious money taker should note that although the polymer bill is nice and smooth, there should be raised ink on the big number 100, the "Bank of Canada" text and the shoulders of the portrait of Sir Robert Borden, the prime minister of [...]

As you already suspected, the CIA is reading your tweets and Facebook status updates

As you already suspected, the CIA is reading your tweets and Facebook status updates

According to this Associated Press story, the tinfoil beanie hat crowd was right all along: In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day. At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the 'vengeful librarians' also pores over Facebook, [...]

World’s greatest photographer’s “bust-card”

World’s greatest photographer’s “bust-card”

Hey photographers, have I got a bust card for you! The next time you're stopped by an authority figure for photographing a federally owned or federally leased building, just hand the law's agent this declassified 2010 DHS directive that unambiguously states that photographing public buildings from a public place is legal, and that harassing [...]

Art installation looks like burning building

Isabelle Hayeur, an artist from Montreal, created "Fire with Fire," an artwork that simulates a fire in a "four-storey heritage building in the downtown eastside." (more…)

Google Drops More Than $1.8 Billion On Newest NYC Office

Google Drops More Than $1.8 Billion On Newest NYC Office

It's an entire NYC city block in the meatpacking district, sitting on top of 2 main transcontinental fiber highways, more square footage than the empire state building, and they bought it in cash. Wowsers! Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve closed a deal with the partnership of Taconic Investment Partners, Jamestown Properties and [...]

Free climbing a tower higher than the Empire State Building

This video has been making the rounds, but in case you missed it, it's a real thrill. I watched it in full-screen mode, like my buddy suggested. My palms got sweaty and the soles of my feet ached, like they do whenever I'm on the edge of a cliff or other high place without a barrier between me and a plunge to death.

Gunman at Discovery Channel headquarters

Gunman at Discovery Channel headquarters

A gunman has taken at least one hostage at Discovery Communications headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. There's no official police statements about who the gunman is or what he wants, but there's a list of demands circulating on Twitter... said to be the gunman's manifesto. I'm not sure what the original source of this list is, yet, [...]