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Smack Your Balls Boldly Where Many Others Have Gone Before!

Posted by James Davie On 2007-10-31 0 comments

No, not to George Takei's backend! (sickos)

Revel in your nerdiness while on the links with this spiffy Enterprise putter!

Ooo, just in time for Christmas!!

Go In Nerdy Style!

Posted by James Davie On 2 comments

Live long and prosper my friends! But just in case you wear a red uniform, or are planning on sacrificing your life to save the universe (again...) you may want to spend some of your soon to be useless galactic credits to buy yourself a Star Trek themed coffin or urn.

Time travel accidents or cellular regeneration on Genesis planets leading to resurrection is solely the responsibility of the customer.

Please ensure you have a significant other before purchasing one of these items, otherwise you will, in all likelihood, negate any chances of getting laid anytime soon!

Gmail Plus Addressing

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-10-26 2 comments

Forced to give your email address?
Want to track where things come back from?

Gmail supports plus addressing, where you can include a bit of text, a 'memo' of sorts, to help you determine where things come from. Check out the linked article - having a Gmail address is one of those gifts that just keeps on giving.

Rock on.

(and Zombie was like 135.48% better than Ozzy, yeah, those are the facts and they are undisputed)

Brutal Super Mario

Posted by AtlasMason On 2007-10-21 4 comments

This just kills me. Granted, it contains very strong language and pretty stupid and mindless humor, but everytime Mario dies I can't help but giggle. The "worst thing ever" comment in the second video still makes me giggle every time I think about it.

Who's Impartial?

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2007-10-15 0 comments

When big oil/old energy funds research, the impression is always that the research is tainted. But I'm starting to wonder what research isn't? I think the problem is that we live in such a deeply partisan society now, that the majority of research begins with an established conclusion firmly in mind.

It feels like the earth sciences have really lost their way - the search for truth has been replaced by the desire to be right. Just a few examples (at far extremes): Is anthropogenic carbon destroying the world? Is milk good for you?

Talisman energy. That just sounds ominous.

Quote of the day

Posted by Selbonaut On 2007-10-12 1 comments

This is off the website the movieblog.com about the new hitman movie.

"A source close to the project and a Fox rep both confirmed that director Xavier Gens is still on board, and the movie will absolutely come out with an R rating. Sources say it will most likely be a “hard R,” in fact. Which makes sense, since turning intense action game Hitman into a PG-13 movie would be like making a PG-13 biopic about Paris Hilton: What’s the point?"

When Techs Go Bad

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2007-10-05 3 comments

Being a former tech and knowing whats wrong with computers in advance, I have seen this kinda thing when bringing parts in for replacement. It really is ridiculous.

Album Distribution

Posted by Toad008 On 2007-10-03 6 comments

I'm sure / hope you have all heard about this, but I'm interested in starting a discussion about it.

Radiohead is releasing a new album, October 10th. They are offering it for sale digitally on their website for "what you want". So you choose how much you want to pay for a digital version of their album. For the collectors you can also order a huge box set that has 2 cds, art, records, and other stuff for 40 pounds or something.

What is everyone's thoughts on the actual album though? I currently pre-order it for $0 with the intent that once I listen to it, I will decide how awesome it is, and the buy it again for more to support the band, and this means of album distribution. I really like it because I don't like having the physcial cd crap cluttering my room, and I'll rip it to digital right away anyway, and put it on my ipod, and likely not touch the cd again. However, I can see how this wouldn't work as well for an unknown or less popular artist. Although costs are dropped immensely as there is not physical printing, so even if your fans are cheap, it is money going straight into your pockets as profit. Especially when you see stats that say only about $1 of a cd sales goes to the artist. I can't imagine even the evil cd pirates objecting to getting a full album for only $1 which would give Radiohead as much profit as a normal cd. Plus I don't have to give a cut to the evil corporations that I think are hurting music more than helping it.

Other thoughts?

Too funny

Posted by Rippin Kittin On 2007-10-02 3 comments

So, this isn't really related to anything that is usually discussed here; but I laughed so hard I think I peed a little:

I can't decide what's funnier; watching her go down like a 6 foot tall baby giraffe, or the fact that the newsmen can't contain themselves!