Fast Bandwidth Test

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This is the fast bandwidth test I have come across yet. [Link]


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iBook Sale Ends in Stampede

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ibook stampede

Chaos erupted this morning at the Richmond International Raceway as thousands of people stampeded through the gates in a rush to buy iBook laptop computers for $50 each.

Several people were injured as others trampled them outside a warehouse where the 4-year-old Apple laptops were being sold. None of the injuries appeared to be serious.

Thousands of Henrico County residents waited in a long line as dawn broke; many had come prepared with books, snacks, umbrellas and chairs. The first car arrived at 1:30 a.m. By 6:30 vehicles were backed up on Laburnum Avenue about a half mile to Carolina Avenue.

Even before the gates opened, the atmosphere turned surly, with people yelling at police officers who were trying to keep the crowd civil.

The gates opened at 6:54 a.m., and the stampede — literally — was on.

[Link 1] [Link 2]


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Strange Things You Likely Didn’t Know

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1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.

3. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

6. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

7. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!

8. During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston’s wearing a watch).

9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!

10. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

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Bike Crash Video – Kuwait

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Someone sent me this today, its a video clip of a biker in Kuwait losing control and hitting the tarmac hard. If anyone has more info on this video please share it. [Link]


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Install OS X on Intel PC’s

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Yesterday Tivo-Guy messaged me telling me he was able to install and run OS X Tiger on one of his machines at home. Tivo-Guy unlike us regular geeks is a Super Geek who can turn a kitchen blender into a computer if he wanted to. So I decided to share a link on how to setup OSX to work on your PC in a language us regular geeks can understand. [Link]


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Pandora Rules!

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Last week I posted a link to a new service called Pandora which can help you discover new music by telling it what artists or songs you like. I got my invite to the service today and the first thing I did was tell it I liked “Kid Loco”. Within a few seconds they introduced me to a song I had never heard of before, Afro Halo by Magic Arrows. The song was really fucking cool and it really is similar in style and sound to Kid Loco. When the song was done it gave me another cool song by another musician and when that was done another. Non stop music all similar in style and sound to Kid Loco.

At the moment you can only get into Pandora by invite so go give them your email address and they should email you an invite within a week. Here is a link to Pandora’s website. [Link]

Here are some screenshots of Pandora
Pandora playing my first song
Pandora finding me music
Pandora not finding me music


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Ebert’s Most Hated Movies

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Via Kottke, here is a list of Roger Ebert’s most hated movies with his reasons for not liking them. [Link]

Ebert’s a nice guy, I’ve seen him a couple of times on Jay Leno and always wished I had his job of just watching movies all day long. I don’t think his taste is very cool though, I prefer Rollingstone’s movie reviews, they are a lot cooler and younger then Ebert AND they gave Dukes of Hazzard zero stars! I found that very funny.


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Crash Test Video

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Smart Car Vs Mercedes-Benz E320 [8.3 MB]


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InternetTV on your Mac

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I found this via BoingBoing, the software is called DTV and I downloaded it and tried it and basically its like Pod Casts except with video. Currently its only available for Macs but PC version coming out soon. [Link]


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PSP Software Version 2.0

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Where the fuck are you damn it!! [Link]


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