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Google/Gmail launches Internet telephone service with free U.S. and Canada calls…

Google/Gmail launches Internet telephone service with free U.S. and Canada calls…

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“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers Link to YouTube 

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Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Clip: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition — the unofficial "most stolen book" index. Bild am Sonntag and Germany's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading German publishers' stands(…)

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Excellent stop motion animation — The Wolf and the Pig

Excellent stop motion animation — The Wolf and the Pig

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Blade Runner at 25: Why the Sci-Fi F/X Are Still Unsurpassed

Blade Runner at 25: Why the Sci-Fi F/X Are Still Unsurpassed

An interesting article by Adam Savage (MythBusters) on the sci-fi classic. I’m still such a big Blade Runner fan that I watch it at least once every 18 months. I also own pretty convincing replicas of the “blade runner blaster” wielded by Harrison Ford’s world-weary former cop Rick Deckard. The source material was a Steyr(…)

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New carry case for your Taser and MP3 Player…

New carry case for your Taser and MP3 Player…

Jaysus, gotta get me one of these. iTase?  LAS VEGAS – A handy new holster from Taser International Inc. holds not only your stun gun but a music player too. Link to article 

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China frees 3 Canadian activists after Tibet protest

China frees 3 Canadian activists after Tibet protest

Very little coverage of this story in the US Media. Link to YouTube clip of a story CTV ran on the banner unfurling From CBC article:  Three Canadians arrested by Chinese police following a protest at the Great Wall against China's presence in Tibet have been released. The British Columbian activists — Lhadon Tethong, Sam(…)

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Nice collection of Chrysler related emblems

Nice collection of Chrysler related emblems

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After one year, the code atop of an Adobe® building is cracked

After one year, the code atop of an Adobe® building is cracked

Adobe, very clever (as usual) and witty to boot.  From the SJMercury news: The code is cracked. And for anyone who thought a simple message was being transmitted by the rotating disks atop the Adobe tower in downtown San Jose, boy, were you wrong. The message of San Jose Semaphore is the entire text of(…)

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Swedish underground ISP, looks like something out of James Bond…

Swedish underground ISP, looks like something out of James Bond…

This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, German submarine engines, simulated daylight and can withstand a hit from a hydrogen bomb. It looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain. And it is real. It is a newly opened high-security data center run by one of Sweden’s largest ISPs, located in an old(…)

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More Mapping Projections

More Mapping Projections

Projection on Buildings from NuFormer Digital Media on Vimeo. Previously similar: Mapping Projections

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1970’s Moog/Schaefer Beer TV spot

1970’s Moog/Schaefer Beer TV spot

“When you’re having more than one”. Now that’s copy writing for you.

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Sweden’s Pirate Party wins EU seat.

Sweden’s Pirate Party wins EU seat.

The Pirate Party, which wants to legalise internet file-sharing, has won one of Sweden’s 18 seats in the European parliament. AFP reports that the Pirate Party won 7.1% of votes with ballots in 5,659 constituencies out of 5,664 counted. Source

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Amidst all the clamor The Onion chimes in on the iPhone hype.

Amidst all the clamor The Onion chimes in on the iPhone hype.

Link to The Onion. Previously on Puppies and Flowers: the iPhone shuffle

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Money can’t buy you love — but it will buy you a damn fine yellow submarine

Money can’t buy you love — but it will buy you a damn fine yellow submarine

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen recently paid $12 million for his 40-foot long sub. (It’s yellow. It’s a yellow submarine.) Link to submarines for the super rich via valleywag

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