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Celebrity Pictures, Lol Celebs and Funny Actor and Actress Photos - ROFLrazzi - 1985 - 1985 A time when a crazy old man could befriend a school kid and go on exciting adventures, without raising suspicion (Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd) Picture by: dunno source. Caption by: djl2083 via Poster Builder » Recaption This [...]
Lessig Blog - The Solipsist and the Internet (a review of Helprin's Digital Barbarism) - Exactly two years ago today, the New York Times published an op-ed about copyright by a novelist. The piece caused something of a digital riot. As we learn now from his book, Digital Barbarism (HarperCollins 2009) (note: if you buy from that link, Cr[...]
Seattlest - Oops! Man Falls Through Sidewalk in Downtown Seattle - Shortly after 8 a.m. this morning, fire fighters were sent to the rescue of a 68-year-old man who fell into a hole after the sidewalk caved in beneath him, near the Washington Street boat pier. The man is reported to be uninjured but trapped, possibl[...]
Lifehacker - Suggests the Best Movie Bathroom Breaks [Movies] - Jumbo-Sized soda and intricate plots are a dangerous mix. Get relief, and the most out of your movie-going money, with, a site that's like a friend who's seen every flick out there and knows when the bathroom break moments are. It's a simp[...]
Boing Boing - Too much cola causes muscular weakness - Greek researchers have published a paper in International Journal of Clinical Practice about a growing incidence of muscular problems brought on by too much cola consumption. "Evidence is increasing to suggest that excessive cola consumption can als[...]
Boing Boing - Got a cell-phone? FCC claims the right to search your house - The FCC claims that its powers to inspect radio equipment in order to catch pirate radio stations means that it can also enter and search any home that has a WiFi access point, a cordless phone, a baby monitor, or a cell phone. "Anything using RF en[...]
Seattlest - Tesla, Can We Drive Your Car? - Here we are driving a slightly more slowly accelerating Ford moving van, complete with Lo-Hi dual transmission. But the basic principle is the same! So the makers of the electro-rocketcar are opening a Seattle Tesla-emporium on Westlake. The Tesla Ro[...]
Loldogs, Dogs 'n' Puppy Dog Pictures - I Has A Hotdog! - Did I not tell you to get IN to bed? - Did I not tell you to get IN to bed? but Ah wants water… and cookie… and story… and cuddle plz 2 reed me a bedtiem storee? Picture by: dunno source, Caption by: lisadhondt via Loldog Builder. » Recaption This » S[...]
Boing Boing - 4,032 page Agatha Christie book is over one-foot-thick - All 12 of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novels and 20 short stories are included in a single bound volume. Price is £1000. With 252, 16-page hand-sewn sections, the production values of this limited edition are amazing and the attention to deta[...]
Boing Boing - Do not board the elevator with robot - Steve sez, "Warning sign du jour: 'Do Not Board the Elevator with the Robot.'" After finishing my doctoral work, I returned to Stanford Medical School to finish up the MD part of my MD/PhD. During one of my last clinical rotations, I stopped to take[...]
Bad Astronomy - V is for Vremake - When I was in college, a mini-series called "V" was made- it stood for Visitors, aliens who came to Earth claiming they wanted to help us. It was a decent-enough miniseries which ended in a totally hokey way, and was then made into a forget[...]
Loldogs, Dogs 'n' Puppy Dog Pictures - I Has A Hotdog! - Der is no happeh quite like a puppeh happeh - Der is no happeh quite like a puppeh happeh espeshully wen itz dubble puppeh happeh. Picture by:, Caption by: lisadhondt, Via Loldog Builder. » Recaption This » See All Captions Tagged: baby, beagle, happy, laugh, smile
Cool Tools - Ikea Nail-Driving Utensil - I am an engineer, so I admire the way Ikea consistently uses a small set of fastening systems, all suitable for untrained labor. Ikea has even invented this tiny plastic device to protect customers from smashing their fingers with tack hammers. A pi[...]
TaoSecurity - Cheap IT Is Ultimately Expensive - I'm positive many of you are familiar with the idea that there are benefits to detecting software security defects early. [Image reference: Software Security Engineering: A Guide for Project Managers.] In other words, it is ultimately cheaper to d[...]
Lifehacker - What the New Credit Card Rules Mean for You [Credit] - Shared by Marty Meanwhile, /my/ credit card company just told me they're switching me to 17 point something percent variable as of April 2010. I need to call and decline that, and go back to no personal credit card. You'll see a lot of news storie[...]

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