Posts in September, 2012

Worst (corniest) movie death scene ever

// September 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Geek Humor

We haven’t seen the full Turkish movie, Kareteci Kız (1973), but by the appearance of this death scene taken from the show, it looks to be pretty funny (note, it’s not intended to be a comedy). Here is what we believe to be the world’s worst death scene in a movie.

Oooh, Ahhhh. Man accidentally sexts phone’s contact list – free after 18 months in jail for sex offenses

// September 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Craig Evans, 24-year-old swimming coach from the UK, was feeling a little frisky when he texted his girlfriend asking if she would have sex with him “skin on skin” and whether she liked it “fast or slow”. His unfamiliarity with his BlackBerry Smartphone allowed the sexts (to be sent to all contacts in his contact […]

Stan Lee recuperating after pacemaker surgery

// September 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Comics News

Last week Stan Lee cancelled two appearances at the last minute due to “very serious circumstances” and indeed those circumstances were serious. 89-year-old Stan Lee had a pacemaker installed.

Prometheus debuts globally on Blu-ray and DVD on October 9, 2012

// September 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Renowned director Ridley Scott takes fans on a gripping sci-fi adventure that “kicks ass so hard and often that it’s impossible not to be thrilled by it”. Launching into space to discover the mysterious creators of the human race, the “genuinely epic” film, PROMETHEUS, debuts globally on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 9 from […]

No kidding – a 2002 patent issued for a swing hanging from a tree branch

// September 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Geek Humor

Given the ongoing thermonuclear patent war between Google (Samsung) and Apple over trivial things like pinch to zoom and rounded corners on icons, you gotta wonder if the patent system is prime for a rework. Here’s further proof – a 2002 patent for a swing suspended by chains hanging from a horizontal tree branch.

Anonymous releases list of 3,810 pedophile TorChat IDs on pastebin [DISTURBING]

// September 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

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Anonymous today released a list of 3,810 nicks and TORChat IDs (and one email address) on pastebin. I have to say, the nicks used by these guys is pretty disturbing and demonstrates a remarkable absence of feeling or emotion. A sample of the list is included here along with a link to the pastebin […]

Periodic table moves closer to completion – if element 113 has been discovered as expected

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // General Science News

After nine years of searching, a group of Japanese researchers may have finally done it. Researchers in Japan have reported that they have created an atom of element 113, an element with 113 protons and 165 neutrons in its nucleus.

WWSJD: What would Steve Jobs do? Well, he sure as hell wouldn’t send his customers to Google

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Oh Tim Cook, you’re killing us. Your apology was heartwarming, touching even, and made me feel your pain. I truly felt anguish for the Apple Maps embarrassment. Then I thought, “What would Steve Jobs do?” Well, he sure as hell wouldn’t have sent his customers over to Bing and Google.

Mechanical Steampunk hand contraption thingy

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Closeup view of finger mechanisms

18-year-old Manick Yoj, created this awesome mechanical hand for a steampunk-themed Halloween costume. The hand is articulated and follows the motion of the user’s fingers through front and back motion. Yoj says the project was well received by other Halloweeners.

Google launches Field Trip Android app that announces interesting places as you travel about

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google has launched Field Trip, a location-based app that is “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Set up Field Trip with your areas of interest (e.g. architecture, historic places, lifestyle, obscure places of interest, food and drink, movie locations, offers and deals), and Field Trip will run […]

Berkeley brings us one step closer to being able to digitally record our dreams

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have succeeded in obtaining and reconstructing a persons thoughts and memories. The result is a crude digital recording of the visuals occurring in the person’s head putting us one step closer to being able to record thoughts or dreams (and uploading them to YouTube).

Understanding Engineer Jokes

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Geek Humor

We present a collection of Geeky jokes (Part I). This week, “Understanding Engineers”.

570-Megapixel Dark Energy Camera aims to figure out the mysterious dark energy that fills our universe

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

Over the course of five years, beginning in December 2012, DECam will survey one-eighth of the sky (20 times larger than the full moon), image more than 300 million galaxies, 100,000 galaxy clusters, and 4,000 supernovae, the bright dying throes of stars.

Tim Cook issues letter to iPhone owners apologizing for the Apple Maps fiasco and suggesting alternative mapping solutions

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Tim Cook issued a letter to iPhone owners today apologizing for the Apple Maps fiasco. In the letter (see below) he summarizes the problem and suggests customers try alternatives like Bing, MapQuest, or Google Maps.

Dark Knight Rises Blue-ray, DVD, and cool Batman cowl replica coming December 4, 2012

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Warner Home Video has announced the release date and details for the Dark Knight Rises DVD release. The Dark Knight Rises starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway and Gary Oldman, will rise on December 4, 2012 in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and full 1080p video. A Combo Pack priced at […]

Here’s what Albert Einstein looked like when he was a kid

// September 28th, 2012 // No Comments » // Old School

Here’s a picture of Albert Einstein taken in 1882. He was a remarkably mature three-year old. My guess is he’s looking at the camera calculating the focal distance and running a table of apertures in his head in order to determine the correct shutter speed for the perfect shot.