The Most Polite Store Robbery Ever

4:14:45 PM, Thursday, February 10, 2011

-- The politeness and the conduct are hilarious, but this is a sad scene overall..

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Asteroid Makes Sharpest Turn Yet Seen in Solar System

3:25:46 PM, Thursday, February 10, 2011

"On Friday, a metre-sized asteroid called 2011 CQ1 was spotted zipping only 5480 kilometres above the Earth's surface. That is the closest near miss on record, beating the previous record holder, a rock that buzzed Earth in 2004 called 2004 FU162, by a few hundred kilometres.

When something that small comes close to our planet, Earth's gravity is sure to bend its orbit. In this case, the approach was so close that the little asteroid's path bent by 60 degrees, reports Don Yeomans of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Short of collisions with a planet, that's the biggest orbital change ever recorded by observers. It was large enough to shift the asteroid from one category of objects into another..."

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Miami City by Kirk Hille

12:57:57 PM, Thursday, February 10, 2011
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The Usual Lego Suspects

1:38:47 AM, Thursday, February 10, 2011

-- Usual Suspects just in case by some miracle you have no idea what's going on here. Whatuhfuck?!

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Genghis Khan the GREEN: Invader Killed So Many People That Carbon Levels Plummeted and Forests Re-Grew

12:29:59 AM, Thursday, February 10, 2011

“Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history - after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest.

The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study.

The deaths of 40million people meant that large areas of cultivated land grew thick once again with trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

And, although his methods may be difficult for environmentalists to accept, ecologists believe it may be the first ever case of successful manmade global cooling.

‘It's a common misconception that the human impact on climate began with the large-scale burning of coal and oil in the industrial era,’ said Julia Pongratz, who headed the research by the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology.

‘Actually, humans started to influence the environment thousands of years ago by changing the vegetation cover of the Earth's landscapes when we cleared forests for agriculture,’ she told Mongabay.com.

The 700million tons of carbon absorbed as a result of the Mongol empire is about the same produced in a year from the global use of petrol…”

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Video of Pigeons in Zero-Gravity

11:20:54 PM, Wednesday, February 09, 2011

-- Remember that clip of cats in zero-gravity? Well they took some pigeons along as well it would appear. Interesting that they can still fly pretty well! Even if it is upside down...

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The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want Live 1969

10:57:50 PM, Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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Anna by Mecuro B Cotto

10:50:53 PM, Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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U.S. Has Secret Tools to Force Internet on Dictators

10:02:42 PM, Wednesday, February 09, 2011

“When Hosni Mubarak shut down Egypt’s internet and cellphone communications, it seemed that all U.S. officials could do was ask him politely to change his mind. But the American military does have a second set of options, if it ever wants to force connectivity on a country against its ruler’s wishes.

There’s just one wrinkle. “It could be considered an act of war,” says John Arquilla, a leading military futurist.

The U.S. military has no shortage of devices — many of them classified — that could restore connectivity to a restive populace cut off from the outside world by its rulers. It’s an attractive option for policymakers who want an option for future Egypts, between doing nothing and sending in the Marines. And it might give teeth to the Obama administration’s demand that foreign governments consider internet access an inviolable human right.

Arquilla, a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, spent years urging the military to logic-bomb adversary websites, disrupt hostile online presences, and even cause communications blackouts to separate warring factions before they go nuclear. What the military can turn off, he says, it can also turn on — or at least fill dead airspace.

Consider the Commando Solo, the Air Force’s airborne broadcasting center. A revamped cargo plane, the Commando Solo beams out psychological operations in AM and FM for radio, and UHF and VHF for TV. Arquilla doesn’t want to go into detail how the classified plane could get a denied internet up and running again, but if it flies over a bandwidth-denied area, suddenly your Wi-Fi bars will go back up to full strength.

“We have both satellite- and nonsatellite-based assets that can come in and provide access points to get people back online,” Arquilla says. “Some of it is done from ships. You could have a cyber version of pirate radio.”

Then there are cell towers in the sky. The military already uses its aircraft as communications relays in places like Afghanistan. Some companies are figuring out upgrades: FastCom, an effort led by the defense firm Textron, is a project that hooks up cellular pods to the belly of a drone, the better to keep cellular and data connections in the air without pilot fatigue. Underneath the drones, a radius of a few kilometers on the ground would have 3G coverage…”

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Alexandra Stan - Mr Saxobeat

7:30:33 PM, Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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Dear NASA...

12:36:59 PM, Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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Home Alone by Arthur Mola

8:30:18 PM, Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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Mubarak's Empire Remains Strong: Our Tax Money?

7:56:52 PM, Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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Fighter Jet Invades Bomber's Personal Space

3:09:11 PM, Tuesday, February 08, 2011

-- It's just not something you should do...

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Chipmunk in Slow Motion

11:28:02 AM, Tuesday, February 08, 2011

-- Pet chipmunk Alex filmed on the Phantom HD at 400 FPS. That is all.

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