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Posts Tagged ‘post’

D.Veloped – Work:Party mashup

D.Veloped – Work:Party mashup

I had to exclude this from the standard posts for the simple reason that it deserves its own post. Mad respect to D.Veloped on this one, I know this must have taken some serious time. This is a 40 minute mashup mix spanning across all genres. This guy sure is good at what he does, download and enjoy.

RIP Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer

RIP Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer

Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post. Wikipedia biography here. He was the designer and original developer of the C programming language, and a central figure in the [...]

Deeper look at why prices end in .99

Deeper look at why prices end in .99

The companion site for the book Life’s Little Mysteries: Answers to Fascinating Questions About the World Around You has a short post summarizing why most prices end with .99. Of course, there’s the obvious “psychological pricing” reason that when a shopper sees something that costs $5.99, the .99 is subconsciously ignored, making the item [...]

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 [...]

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange granted bail

07:00 AM PT: A bail hearing for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is under way as I type this blog post. Assange is being held in the UK on allegations of sex crimes involving two women in Sweden. Journalists in the courtroom have been granted permission to tweet what they observe, "as long as it's quiet," and does not disrupt [...]

Drug search checkpoints (read: honeypots)

Drug search checkpoints (read: honeypots)

Freeway signs warning of upcoming drug checkpoints are actually a ruse: the local sheriff sets up a checkpoint at the next offramp and searches panicky motorists who pull off to ditch their stashes. An accompanying map on the original post (click through below) gives the locations of similar checkpoints all over the USA, and warns, "if you see one [...]

AMD switching to easy peel-off laptop stickers

AMD switching to easy peel-off laptop stickers

Here’s the scenario many of you will have experienced when buying a new laptop. You research the machine, see loads of promotional videos and images, and finally decide on that sexy model from company X. It arrives in the post, you unwrap it and open the lid. Your smile disappears as the inner case is plastered with a bunch of bright stickers [...]