Monthly Archives: August 2007

China’s Burning Man : Midi Music Festival 2007

China’s Burning Man : Midi Music Festival 2007

From Ich Bin Ein Beijinger's blog The Midi Music Festival has become a real cultural phenomenon, drawing young people from all over the country and giving me increasing hope that the still-marginal rock culture has reached critical mass and momentum. This year, I hear there were 80,000 people on the first day, and the line(…)

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Tip for advertising marketers: Don’t come across as a stalker

Tip for advertising marketers: Don’t come across as a stalker

The Twingo. Little did its creators know it would become the cause of so much marital strife From article:  Hundreds of angry Dutch women have complained to car manufacturer Renault after receiving handwritten letters purporting to come from a unknown admirer who called them "darling", suggested meeting soon for a drink and signed themselves "lots(…)

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Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates

Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates

The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device, according to nearly a thousand pages of restricted documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act. The surveillance system, called DCSNet, for Digital Collection System Network, connects FBI wiretapping rooms to switches controlled by traditional(…)

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Burning Man sculpture was set on fire prematurely

Burning Man sculpture was set on fire prematurely

According to Scott Beale at Laughing Squid:  Wow, this is a shocker. At around 3 am Tuesday morning at Burning Man 2007, during a rare lunar eclipse, the Burning Man sculpture was set on fire prematurely (it is normally burned on Saturday). The Black Rock City Emergency Services Department was able to put out the(…)

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Man With No Legs Cited For Driving Drunk

Man With No Legs Cited For Driving Drunk

found photo: JPaul23 From article:  ABBOTSFORD, Wis. Two men, driving the same pickup truck, have been cited for driving drunk in central Wisconsin. Police stopped their truck in Abbotsford, Wis. recently and found 43-year-old Harvey Miller was steering the truck. Miller has no legs. Officers say 55-year-old Edwin Marzinske was operating the gas pedals and(…)

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Gone fishing till 8-27-07 — Precompression party

Gone fishing till 8-27-07 — Precompression party

No, I'm not going to Burning Man but hooking up with some folks who are on their way. Precompression as opposed to decompression party. I'm bringing my fishing gear to Siskiyou County — in case things get too crazy… hahaha. If you need a dose of puppies and flowers instantly, click here  When I get(…)

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BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

Burritoeater.com aims to be the Web’s most complete source of information on San Francisco taquerias – where they’re located, what they look like, if they’re open late, whether they serve breakfast, what the SF Department of Public Health says about them, which ones double as cell phone retailers, etc. etc. And while we realize that(…)

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Les’ bizarre record

Les’ bizarre record

He spent 15 years, from 1983 to 1998, typing out all of the numbers from one to one million (in letters not numerals), simply because he “wanted something to do.” Link

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