Elliot: J.D. I really don't wat to do this. Can't we just go home and put on our pj's and watch 'Grey's Anatomy'?
J.D.: Oh, I do love that show. Its like they've been watching our lives and then just... put it on tv.
Pocket-lint.co.uk Guinness promise magic of the draught pint at home news story
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A Meditation On the Speed Limit - Google Video
Encyclopodia - the encyclopedia on your iPod
Ever transfer a 750 Mb file onto your iPod? I have. Firewire is fast, but damn.
WWJD 3 - Results! - Engadget
Microsoft Project Origami -you tube
Oh baby. I can't wait to get my lighter-than-air travel on. Who needs to get there in 4 hours? When you could do it in 18... with style. Think about it, you have a cabin, a casino, a bar; why start the vacation when the plane lands? Start right at liftoff. I've had a little bit of cruise ship experience, and from what I've tasted I like it.
Aeroscraft Flying Luxury Hotel | Travel Gadgets | Travelizmo
Vista Starter -- Streamlined version meant for low-powered PCs in developing
Vista Home Basic -- For those content to browse the web, use email, and create and
edit basic documents from their PC. Includes destop search and security tools.
Vista Home Premium -- Includes everything in Basic but also includes the Aero graphical interface, Media Center
functionality, and ability to connect to Xbox 360. The version most of us will own at home.
Vista Business -- The basic version for companies of all sizes with tools to help organizations manage their PCs.
Vista Enterprise -- Includes everything in Basic but includes improved encryption and BitLocker
system to keep data from being read on a stolen computer.
Vista Ultimate -- All the features
of Home and Business in one.
Microsoft gets official on Vista versions - Engadget
Morosov admits it: When he began working with Arakawa at his Connecticut rink, he thought she might be Olympic medal material, just not gold-medal material.Whew. A circus of the mundane. The top performers playing chicken with each other went over the cliff in a flaming heap leaving the top spot open to a mildly proficient athlete who just didn't crash. Great, get on the podium you won the "I didn't fuck up" medal.
Even last month, Arakawa finished third in Japan's nationals behind Mao Asada and Suguri.
Cohen, the leader after the short program, tumbled twice in the opening 35 seconds of her program last night and got the silver. Slutskaya, the silver medalist in 2002, crashed on a triple loop with barely a minute to go and finished third.
Another Japanese skater, Fumie Suguri, deserved a medal. She stayed on her feet, landing five triple jumps, and somehow wound up fourth with 175.23 points.
“I think it was a gift,” Cohen said. “For that performance, silver was generous.”
Cohen's problems started in the six-minute warmup, when she, in her words, “slammed” a triple loop jump and then wobbled on a triple flip and triple lutz. Flustered, she also nearly ran over Arakawa.
The judges were kind to her considering what happened in the first minute.
It was not one of the more memorable nights of Olympic skating, with nearly every woman making a major mistake and even Arakawa making a few minor ones. The last two Olympic champions, Tara Lipinski and Sarah Hughes, both landed two triple-triple combination jumps in the free program; last night no one did. No one came close.
SignOnSanDiego.com Sports 2006 Winter Olympics -- Losing her feat
US authorities have charged four men with looting bones and body parts from more than 1,000 corpses and selling them for medical transplants.I guess I never really thought about using bones from dead people in transplants. Apparently there's a lot of money in the 'doctoring death certificates, stealing people's femurs and replacing them with PVC pipe racket'.
Prosecutors say the defendants made millions of dollars from selling body parts harvested from corpses obtained from Mr Nicelli's funeral home.
Bones, organs and tissue were allegedly sold by Mr Mastromarino's Biomedical Tissue Services Ltd to unwitting clients for implants.
BBC NEWS | Americas | Four charged over US bones theft
KFC leverages DVR time-shifting to its advantage - Engadget
So you read about that load of seized meat in Germany, right? How about the one bound for Orlando? Literally tons of rotting flesh destined for consumer's stomachs, and all health inspectors can do is wretch when they stumble upon it. But you won't be taken in. You know how to spot a rank piece of meat in the grocery. You only pick the choicest looking cuts for consumption. Right? Well here's a little trick. If you package meat in carbon monoxide the gas will cause that nice red tinge to linger longer. The result - fresh looking meat that isn't. Makes you feel all warm and throbby inside, doesn't it?
Treehugger: Another Great Reason to Go Veg- They are Gassing the Meat
New Scientist Breaking News - Y chromosomes give the name away
I was talking to someone last week about teleportation and how it seemed like that whole cloning craze had stolen people's focus. Well luckily someone is still working on it. Turns out that teleporting brings us right back to cloning. Well, sort of. You know that episode of Star Trek where something happens to the teleporter and they end up with two copies of Kirk? Neither of them is quite right, having been split from the original. Well that's what researchers in the UK have going on with photons. They teleport one photon to two places (destroying the original) but the resulting ones are each a little effed up from the original. How confident will I have to be before I'm willing to let them destroy my original? Yeah, I'd better stick to hovercars.
New Scientist Breaking News - Quantum teleporter creates laser beam clones
Defense Tech: Decades-Old Docs Reclassified
Michael, George Michael and Lindsay were all down South America way and decided to check out the monastery where Tobias spent some time a few years ago. Lindsay of course assumed this was a homosexual village and not really a place of study. When the three arrived however, turned out that it really was an old monastery at the top of a narrow ridge on a thin peninsula with small islands around. Lindsay felt a sense of pride in her husband and was again refreshed in her desire to fake a happy marriage. As the travelers enjoyed breathtaking views, they began to notice that the houses all around them were suffering very badly from erosion and in many cases were shored up with only timbers without any foundation on land. Michael and George Michael became very uneasy about the prospect of crashing into the sea and began to search for some means of escape. George Michael came up with a plan and took his father to an abandoned lower tunnel of the Celtic monastery he had found. There was an old section of round tunnel where he proceeded to explain that the ancients built this structure to turn the earth upside down, and if someone could successfully run up one side and around the surface the world would be flipped. George Michael then proceeded to attempt this feat, failing each time, and each time becoming more nervous about the impending landslide into the ocean. As Michael tried to explain to his son why this plan wouldn't pan out (on so many levels) he accidentally triggered a hidden switch which opened the entrance to a secret Icelandic ICBM base that was housed under the peninsula. The two entered the base and boarded a missile bound for the US, leaving Lindsay behind in their haste.
I don't know what you're talking about, I don't miss that show. Shut-up.
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PBS | I, Cringely . February 16, 2006 - BYOB
"each week, a brand new car is delivered to their house, full of fuel and insured"He pokes jabs at car industry PR people and amusingly degrades their product.
"Though quite why anyone might want a pick-up truck I have no idea. They are, to the world of cars, what Mexican food is to the world of cuisine. They exist, they are popular in Texas, and, er, that’s it."Mostly its just amusing, not a useful review, which I'm fine with. Oh, and if you want more proof that he has the best job in the world, check out the Top Gear Winter Olympics. Which is an hour long video of biathlon, luge,speed skating, hockey and ski jump all done in cars. Yeah his job is better than even the Mythbusters.
Nissan Navara - Jeremy Clarkson - Times Online
17 killed in suv crash
The 2.5 ton flying truck mangled car after car as it tumbled down the freeway. Soccer-mom/pilot Nancy Smuckerfutz says she just doesn't know what happened, "there must have been something in my blind spot."
I do not need to worry about flying SUV's. If you need to fly, you need an airplane. If you need to hop over to the 7-11 you need a car. I know I've been bitching about "where's my flying car" since 2001 but this is not what I'd imagined. I don't want cars with wings; I want hover cars. You know gravity-defying magic, futuristic non-volitle non-polluting fuel sources. I don't think this idea will take off (hehe, get it?) but I also didn't think that WWE raw would beat out the Arrested Development Finale. Americans are as smart as a hand grenade in a barrel of oatmeal.
Flying car ready for takeoff? | CNET News.com
Lookit, the Australians have hover cars.
Don't get me wrong, its no picnic. All exposed saliva would evaporate, resulting in wicked cottonmouth. After a few seconds you'll have quite a sunburn. Oh also, don't hold your breath, you'll have lung rupture sized trouble. In about 10 seconds you'll prolly get the bends. That's alright though because 5 seconds later deoxygenated blood will reach the brain and you'll pass out. Assuming you've got some good buddies and they know what they're doing, they have 90 seconds to get you back inside for a chance at a full recovery.
"At NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center (now renamed Johnson Space Center) we had a test subject accidentally exposed to a near vacuum (less than 1 psi) [7 kPa] in an incident involving a leaking space suit in a vacuum chamber back in '65. He remained conscious for about 14 seconds, which is about the time it takes for O2 deprived blood to go from the lungs to the brain. The suit probably did not reach a hard vacuum, and we began repressurizing the chamber within 15 seconds. The subject regained consciousness at around 15,000 feet [4600 m] equivalent altitude. The subject later reported that he could feel and hear the air leaking out, and his last conscious memory was of the water on his tongue beginning to boil."Just in case you were wondering.
Human adaptation to space - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
an 80's GMC Van isnt that "Hott" but when it has 20" spinners I take notice. I whipped out my cellphone at a stoplight at snapped this one. right after i took the pic, this van got even more hot. suddenly I hear a 'chirp chirp' and then the engine starts. then pimp daddy walks up and gets in. i can only imagine what other kind of pimp shit this van had packed in it. so as far as the rules go...
three or four times more expensive than the car you're in
-with modifications, and the fact i was driving a wrecked 93 Isuzu Rodeo, yes.
you turn around backwards in the seat to see them after they've passed.
-although spinners are commonplace in West Oakland, its rare to see on a full size van like this. the remote start was a bonus. so yes
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I guess technically its a Z3 M. I mean, hey if you're going to get an expensive Miata you might as well get a M. Alright, I know my cameraphone sucks. But you really can see the M badge on the back if you use your imagination. Let me know if this isn't hott/expensive enough I was mostly just taken aback by the M badge.
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Alright, here's the ratings scoop on last Friday. NBC with the Olympics scored a 11.2/18 while Arrested Development only got 2.0/3. I have no idea what that means, but it doesn't look good. I'm not really sure about wikipedia's explanation, let me ask Nielson.
Ok, that the first number is the percent watching the show out of all American Households with a TV. Meanwhile the second number is the percent of active TV's that were tuned to the station. Alright, so 3% of people watching TV last friday were watching Arrested Development. Not good, as expected, kill it.
And I've come to grips with that. Its over and its not coming back. At this point I think I'd prefer that than Showtime or ABC picking it up. Some people have said that the writers were running out of steam; that's fabrication, but I do admit that much over three seasons is stretching the format of the show. Its a documentary, so time is passing with every episode, and interesting things happen to the characters, yet they remain the same. Think about how they deal with that on the Simpsons. Mostly there is no acknowledgement of previous episodes (ok, once in a while) but that's one of the basic premises of Arrested Development, recursion without growth. Whether you agree or not I think three seasons was all the characters could take without growing or moving somehow.
That said I'm still pissed off at Fox. Three Seasons means three seasons, not one season a short season and a really short season. Basically the only thing that can console me is for Fox not to have screwed with the show during its entire tenure. I realize, impossible. I'm like the girlfriend who says the only way she can trust you again is if you hadn't cheated in the first place. So screw off Fox, you're dead to me.
Zap2it - TV ratings - NBC Rings in Friday Win with Olympics
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P.S. Is it still ok to call them cell phones? I feel like I made a mistake everytime I say 'cell' instead of 'wireless' or 'mobile'.
Smart Mobs: Worldwide "instant messaging" via cellphone
New Scientist Breaking News - US and Canadian skiers get smart armour
Care2 check your biorythms?
Stanley has $900 in a bank account that has been earning interest for 5 years. If the interest rate is 20%, how much did he have 5 years ago?
SAT Math Problem of the Day - Yahoo! Education
so the RIAA's official stance is that you can't sell your used iPod with your music still on it. I heard about this back on January 23rd. Even if that's reasonable it makes me think of this article about law enforcement agencies seizing iPod hard drives that had been erased and salvaging the information from them.
Apple made it so that the tiny iPods write to the drive until the disk's real estate is used before rewriting space that holds files that are marked as deleted. For a criminal investigator, that's a boon: old data is less likely to be overwritten.Seems like the RIAA is going to have a problem with selling used iPods whether you erase the contents or not. Unless you take the article's advice and "drill several holes" through the hard drive. I feel like that might reduce your resale value though.
RIAA sez no reselling preloaded iPods - Engadget
NBCOlympics.com - Luge - American crashes in 2nd heat
Now I'm sure you are going to get plenty of angry comments here that you will use to generalize AD fans as blindly following the show to its grave. What you may overlook is that the vast majority of fan's comments will be like this one, in complete sentences and without using vulgarity to prove our point. Personally I can't think of another show that inspires such a rabid, yet relatively classy, cult following. I think that alone says a lot about the show.
Pay attention and eventually you'll get it, Maeby.
You should work at Burger King. I hear it is a wonderful restaurant.
Fox Executive: what's " Arrested Development"?
If I could write like that, I'd have my own Alias-type show.
Blogcritics.org: TV Review: Arrested Development Series Finale
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CNN.com - Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter - Feb 12, 2006
has anyone seen one commercial promoting the all-new, and possibly the final, two-hour marathon?Now, granted, I don't watch commercials; but I haven't even seen a whiff of Arrested Development since the last episode was on like 25 years ago. Anyone else? Have you seen anything on TV from fox about this spectacular? Is this the last act of sabotage Fox can squeeze in? The last smack from an abusive parent before booting its ward to the curb? Damn I hate Fox.
Tonight: Two Hours of "Arrested Development"
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Ridiculous Development - The Daily Free Press - Muse
* My 13" tv.
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Sperm Cells Turned into Eggs - Yahoo! News
New Scientist Premium- Turning the worm secures the computer - Technology
The Future of the iPod - ShortFlip.com: THE Online Magazine for Men
Small town stickin it to the machine. Way to go guys, you can do it!
Gratis versus Libre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oh, I was reading On Capitol Hill, Playing WikiPolitics in the Post and got to browsing wikipedia. Like I do.