Outlook by Sito Alvina

12:43:11 AM, Friday, December 24, 2010
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The Zimmermann Telegram From World War I

11:45:14 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Photostat of the Zimmermann Telegram as received by the German ambassador to Mexico (Jan. 19, 1917)

In the midst of World War I, German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann sent an encoded message to the President of Mexico proposing a military alliance against the United States. In return for Mexican support in the war, Germany would help Mexico regain New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona from the United States. The British intercepted the secret message, deciphered it, and turned it over to the U.S. Government."

-- I will love you more if you actually knew of the existence of this telegram before seeing this post. Just let me know your name, so that I can adjust my affections levels appropriated.

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Rockstar's L.A. Noire More Realistic Than Anything Else So Far

10:44:22 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2010

-- The facial expressions are spot on, but they seem have held back on the graphics... Hopefully the final product, or at least the PC version takes care of that!

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Meanwhile in Russia: Man Fails to Jump Over Car

8:18:00 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2010

-- Kamikaze blyad!

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Fossil Hunters Uncover Complete 252m Year-Old Underwater World

7:52:58 PM, Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fossil hunters have uncovered the remains of an ancient marine ecosystem that arose in the aftermath of the most devastating mass extinction in Earth's history.

The spectacular haul of 20,000 fossils from a hillside in southwestern China represents the first discovery of a complete ecosystem which bounced back after life was nearly wiped off the face of the planet 252m years ago.

The beautifully preserved remains include molluscs, sea urchins and arthropods, alongside much larger animals that occupied the top of the food chain, such as carnivorous fish and the first icthyosaurs, predatory marine reptiles that grew to four metres long.

Among the remnants are rare fragments of land life that survived the same period, including part of a conifer plant and the tooth of an archosaur reptile.

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Bill Maher's Christmas Message For Oprah

2:25:20 AM, Thursday, December 23, 2010

-- Oh, Bill Maher, you've outdone yourself!

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Crashes at Nurburgring, '70s

4:08:02 AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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BMW's Flash Projection Ad Utilizes After-Image Effect to Get in Your Head

3:57:52 AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Yesterday's Love by WinterWolf Studios

3:44:29 AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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Navy’s Electromagnetic Plane Launch

3:31:42 AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"Steam-fired Navy planes are so passe. Over the weekend, the Navy used a huge electric charge to catapult a manned flight into the air.

Naval aviation officials are tight-lipped about the test launch for now and we don’t know if the test went according to plan. But Danger Room has confirmed that the Navy’s experimental Electromagnetic Aviation Launch System completed tests on Saturday and Sunday of the deck catapult of the future from its test-bed home at Lakehurst, New Jersey. That’s somewhat behind schedule from reports indicating EMALS was supposed to provide a manned flight launch by the fall. We’re told to await a full roll-out of the test results, possibly later today.

What’s the advantage of the so-called EMALS? If it works as manufacturer General Atomics intends, the power provided through EMALS is more easily adjustable than steam catapults, allowing it to launch everything from fighter jets to small drones — steam isn’t good for launching smaller aircraft — all with less wasted energy. Supposedly it can recharge faster than steam, allowing more rapid launching. The system will draw its power from the generators aboard its next-generation Ford-class aircraft carrier, which the Navy wants commissioned by September 2015 despite recent cost over-runs..."

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Year in Photos: Afghanistan War

3:19:31 AM, Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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The Oldest Crayon in the Box by Ben Douglass

6:15:45 AM, Monday, December 20, 2010
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Parachute Skiing Down Mt. Superior in Utah

4:05:57 AM, Monday, December 20, 2010

Superior, Speed Fly from Marshall Miller on Vimeo.

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Good Cop, Batman

12:38:24 AM, Monday, December 20, 2010

-- Whoa! Did not see that coming... hahaha Yes, I was so impressed/obsessed with Lego Black Ops, I looked up some of these guys' other work.

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Formula 1 Goes Green: F1 Will Introduce New Four Cylinder Engines by 2013

4:45:53 PM, Sunday, December 19, 2010

"The FIA's World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) has approved new regulations which will see the 2.4 litre V8s currently used by Formula One teams replaced by four cylinder 1.6 litre engines from 2013. The decision to give the go-ahead to the changes follows lengthy discussions between the FIA, engine manufacturers and specialists.

The more environmentally-friendly units are expected to deliver a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption, whilst providing the same level of performance enjoyed by today's F1 drivers. Energy recovery systems and additional energy management will be utilised to ensure this is possible.

“The WMSC approved the introduction of a new specification engine from 2013, underlining the FIA’s commitment to improving sustainability and addressing the needs of the automotive industry,” explained the FIA. “Following dialogue with the engine manufacturers and experts in this field, the power units will be four cylinders, 1.6 litre with high pressure gasoline injection up to 500 bar.”

Rev limits on the new engines will be reduced from the current 18,000 rpm to a maximum of 12,000 rpm.

An additional revision to the 2013 regulations will see a drop in the number of engines at drivers' disposal. Currently they can use eight units a season without penalty, but this will be limited to five in 2013 and reduced to four for subsequent seasons."

-- What is this sacrilegious nonsense!?! via Current

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