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10 July 2011 @ 06:55 pm
Also, I'm on Google Plus. Anyone want an invite? Then drop me your email address :)
 
 
Current Location: Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
Current Mood: happy
 
 
 
 
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03 September 2008 @ 02:06 am
Google's experimental new browswer, Chrome, is available for download now. Warning: it's a beta release.

It's incredibly fast but Opera has a lot of the same features.
 
 
 
 
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Nigerian advises against having 86 wives like he did.
Uh, thanks for the heads up. Bonus: He's a Muslim preacher who credits God for giving him the strength to control them. Oh also, some of his wives are younger than some of his children. Speaking of which, none of them actually work including himself, and he claims God provides the food required to feed and support this massive family - although the article also says his kids beg on the streets for money. LULWUT


Cops drive 4,100 miles from Kentucky to California and back to arrest the wrong man, buy souvenirs on the way, finally realize they got the wrong man upon their return home. The guy they arrested then gave them free haircuts before the cops put him on a plane back. Okay: wat

German police confiscate the world's fastest office chair. It had a lawnmower engine and brakes and was spotted being tested on the streets.

Micropenis defense: The lawyers defending a doctor accused of flashing an undercover cop argue that he could not have actually flashed anyone because his junk is way too small to be plainly visible. Bonus: one of the lawyers' names is Dick.

How to un-Google yourself.

Why you shouldn't grow your weed right on your driveway.

Also, this is why you shouldn't have a fart-lighting contest next to cans of gasoline. Quote from responding fireman: "I think he may have won."

Woman decides to fight shotgun-armed, 6'5", 215-pound convenience store thief... and wins. She actually broke his shotgun during the fight.



Discovery of two-mouthed fish in Alberta fuels oil-sands pollution fears.
This hot on the heels of another Alberta woman who can literally set her tapwater on fire (with pic proof of water spouting a tall blue flame).
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
 
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15 August 2008 @ 03:14 am

Starving puppies partially ate wheelchair-bound cancer victim after his daughter and caretaker abandoned him in his home.



5 of the world's best driveable wooden cars.


The world's wierdest vending machines.



Woman driving asks her passengers odd questions about faith, swerves car off road and deliberately hits cyclist, carjacks SUV, crashes SUV into other cars, crashes SUV into fence, then gets out and strips naked.
wat



Spanish Olympic basketball team poses for picture for ad, all making a slit-eyed face with their fingers, causing predictable shitstorm.
Seriously, what did they think would happen?


Georgian reporter gets grazed by bullet on air. Throws on vest and keeps on reporting. Hardcore. Video.


Oil companies may drill off the coast of New Jersey, ruining beachgoers' view of sign-towing planes, medical waste washed up on shore, orange-tanned guidos, and fat guys with hair on their back. Since this involved New Jersey, where I lived for three years in art school, I had to include it.


Apple is now worth more than Google.


34,520 people are on a waiting list to buy a new all-electric Chevy Volt tomorrow, although it won't roll off the assembly line for another two years. Let's see if history repeats itself.


85 percent of flying public wants to see children in separate section of plane. I think the other 15 percent are just masochists.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to fine American Airlines $7.1 million for safety violations and intentionally flying planes that pilots said needed repairs.


Houses in Detroit are being sold for as little as one dollar.


US restrictions of imports from Europe have caused sperm banks to run dry of much-demanded Nordic semen, causing wannabe single moms to fly to Denmark to get pregnant.


Authorities in Queensland are on the hunt for a mob responsible for bashing a baby koala to death, attempting to stone a mother koala from its tree and pinning cane toads and nailing live magpies to trees.


An inflatable dog turd the size of a house blew away from a modern art exhibition in a Swiss museum before bringing down an electricity line and smashing a greenhouse window. The name of the sculpture is "Complex shit." Tragically, no pic :(



Man would rather fake being a cop from a nonexistant police department than pay for porn, apparently.
He said he was from the "age verification unit" and saying he wanted to make sure the performers weren't underage. It didn't work. If this job exists I want it.


Consumerist: United Airlines ruins family vacation to see dying relative in Hawaii, sells tickets to someone else, lies about it, gets caught lying about it, but still won't admit it to insurance company.

Even for evil airline stories, this one may shock you. How about:
* Holding $5,000 in tickets from a family for six months, then telling them the day before that the flight has been canceled;
* When confronted with the fact that the flight hasn't been canceled, telling the family that the reservation has been lost;
* Finally admitting that they've bumped the family from the flight and were lying about the cancellation and the lost reservation;
* Offering replacement seats on multiple planes and days, splitting the family up on different flights and depositing them at different islands;
* Offering to get them there 5 days into a 7 day vacation, part of which was scheduled to spend time with a family member who was dying in a hospice in Hawaii;
* Refusing to write a letter on the family's behalf so that they can collect their insurance payment on the house they rented but never used.

With one act of disregard, United destroyed the vacation, cost the family over $10,000 in house rental fees that they can't get back, and forced them to cancel the trip. The dying family member they didn't get to see passed away in early June.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
 
 
 
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25 July 2008 @ 05:57 am
Mexican truck driver fined $500 by Alabama cop for not being able to speak English, although he communicated with the cop in English. FTA: "Federal law requires that anyone with a commercial driver's licence speak English well enough to talk with police." But earlier in the article it also says this: "Castillo, who says he speaks English at roughly a Grade 3 level, said he understood when the trooper asked him where he was heading and to see his commercial driver's licence and registration. He said he responded in English, though he speaks with an accent. Castillo wasn't speeding, and the inspection and computer check turned up no offences." Wait, what? Surely no racism is involved here.

Actual headline: 100 'slightly contaminated' from French reactor: Fourth incident at nuclear facility in recent weeks, second at same plant. Wait, "slightly" contaminated? Is that like being slightly pregnant? Yes, we're surrounded by tiny amounts of radiation, from your monitor to your microwave. But if it was an inconsequential, unremarkable amount of radiation, then there was no real contamination to speak of. So the employees were either exposed or not. MAKE UP YOUR DAMN MIND /rage

Google unveils Knol, a cross between Wikipedia and a social blogging tool. I really don't get it. It's not exactly a wiki and not really a blog.

Lewis Black: It's the End of an Empire sale and everything must go.

Air gutair: SERIOUS BIZNESS. Bettie then ran over to the judge’s table where we all got a good look at her pinky toe, which by then, was broken in half, bleeding, with white bone showing. She beat out the two technically superior contestants, but I mean... Bone was showing. She was declared the winner and promptly whisked away to the emergency room.

Scientific American: How anecdotal evidence often undermines scientific results. Would explain the persistence of a lot of irrational beliefs in humans.


10 uses for old airplanes.


Speaking of which, Indian sells plane tickets for flight that doesn't go anywhere. No, seriously.

Today in Rotten History:

Today in 1915, 800 Western Electric employees and their family members perish on the chartered steamer Eastland, when in utter irony, its new lifeboats cause it to become top heavy and capsize in Chicago's harbor.
 
 
Current Mood: sleepy
 
 
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10 July 2008 @ 03:27 am
Senate caves, telecoms saved. At this point, seriously, is anyone even surprised?

DNA testing has cleared the family of JonBenet Ramsey of her murder.

GOP study finds companies that built formaldehyde-laced trailers used for Katrina victims shouldn't be held responsible, since nobody told them how much poison they could use in the first place.

Why the iPhone costs over US $1,000 in Belgium.


French building grows tentacles.


The Daily Rotten links to a news story with LSD, meth, sado-masochism, murder, bullets in the mail and genital clothes pegs.

Google comes out with its own virtual world named Lively, its answer to Second Life. Windows Vista/XP with Internet Explorer or Firefox only.

9 things you didn't know about The Statue of Liberty.

SouthWest Airlines' seven secrets of success. Amazing read.

An abusive Indian father has become the first man in history to commit suicide in a British courtroom. He used 60 sleeping pills crushed into powder, dissolved in a bottle of Coke. He was in court for molesting his daughter and rendering her mentally retarded after holding her mouth and nose shut long enough to cause brain damage.

Pennsylvania truck driver dodges half a million dollars using a stolen E-Z Pass.

Scientists have handed octopuses Rubik's cubes to determine if they favor one tentacle over another, and to keep them stress free. I predict they'll solve it sooner or later, probably sooner :D

Sources: BoingBoing, GeekLikeMe, Fark and The Daily Rotten.
 
 
 
 
 
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03 July 2008 @ 01:05 am
Christopher Hitchens has himself waterboarded to prove it's not really torture. His verict afterwards? "Believe me, it's torture."

Google and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane have struck up a deal to work together.

How Panasonic puts the 'Tough' in their legendary, near-indestructible, oil-rig and warzone ready ToughBook line of laptops.

Australians make odd choices for funeral songs. ADELAIDE, Australia - Hymns are being replaced at funerals in one Australian city by popular rock classics like Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" and AC/DC's "Highway to Hell," a cemetery manager said Wednesday. Leading the funeral chart is crooner Frank Sinatra's classic hit "My Way," followed by Louis Armstrong's version of "Wonderful World," a statement said. "Some of the more unusual songs we hear actually work very well within the service because they represent the person's character," Centennial Park chief executive Bryan Elliott said. Among other less conventional choices were "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" by the Monty Python comedy team, "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead," "Hit the Road Jack," "Another One Bites the Dust" and "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead."

The United States leads the world in rates of experimenting with marijuana and cocaine despite strict drug laws, WHO researchers said on Tuesday. Countries with looser drug laws have notably lower rates of abuse and addiction.

Hot on the heels of a massive algae bloom in China, 33,000 exterminators and 200 tons of pesticides will be used to combat a locust infestation.

Firefighter lifts SUV a foot off the ground to free driver's pinned arm.

Kentucky woman accused of trading sex for gasoline. Insert [getting screwed by gas prices joke here, etc.]

Chinese employee forced to return to work with a broken arm, forced to use drill with left hand while steadying the drill with chin, resulting in worker breaking other arm. Boss still made him go back to work. Amazingly, this happened in Australia, not China or India. The company has been fined $100,000.

British man slowly turning into a woman, baffling doctors and scientists. Ten years ago he spontaneusly lost his beard, grew breasts and his skin got soft and smooth.

Chinese soldiers being corrupted by karaoke and saunas.

Thanks to merciless teasing, the gift cow with antlers that France gave to Canada has gone into hiding.

Actual headline: French man with two asses surprises Swedish officials.


A collection of the most beautiful bridges in the world.


Dell offering the ultimate "Windows Vista bonuses" with their machines to Vista-hating customers: Windows XP.

A gallery of various camers sliced in half.

Arguing that Microsoft may be a better place to work than Google.

Age verification cameras are easy to fool.


Now you can overclock your Mac too.


Eight signs the American economy is in a slump.

Apple has ordered 50 million 8 GB NAND flash chips from maker Samsung, causing them to put all their other customers on hold for now.


Introducing the cargo moped / scooter.