Why bother with crankshafts and all that if all you're going to do is produce electricity?
About five dozen hippos are roaming the jungles of Colombia thanks to Pablo Escobar's original herd of four, and they are multiplying. Hippos are the most dangerous animal in Africa, and no picnic for the Colombians, either.
Guantanamo Bay military personnel have been instructed to inform visitors to the prison facility that the vast majority of detainees held there more than a decade without facing charges use their lawyers and the media to 'discredit the U.S. government,' according to PowerPoint slides obtained by Al Jazeera.
A retarded comedy gold rush.
Gives new meaning to LapTop.
Why do you let these crazy fools have positions of power and influence? If any 'public' person came up with this sort of rubbish here, they would get a visit from the men in the white coats.
City's water utility keeps raising rates as it falls further into debt; nearly half of customers are behind on payments
Also something about non-proliferation and less enrichment to function.
n the US, most of the analysis of what's happening in Iraq comes to us from Americans. An Iraqi gives his perspective.
Clare Boothe Luce tells her saga of power betrayal in an insightful piece. Worth the time to read.
Researchers are exploring unconventional sources of fresh water to quench the globe's growing thirst.
'...scientists tested one of the striking predictions of the Big Bang theory - that ordinary geometry does not work at great distances.'
How many times does the Beltway hawk caucus get to be wrong before we recognize that maybe, just maybe, its members don't know what they're talking about?
"In Canada, there are no Mexicans and the landscaping still gets done. We use teenagers."
The unnamed robotic dancer features in a New York-based art installation and gyrates to music while staring at onlookers using facial recognition technology
I, for one, welcome our new A.I. overlords.
The nuts are getting nuttier (I didn't think that was possible- silly me).
"Don't mind him. He's just a big old cuddle-wookums!"
I AM ASHAMED TO LIVE WITHIN A BILLION MILES OF THESE PEOPLE
Man with Watermelon sized testicles is trying to raise money for surgery.
Falling wall hangings and near-drownings during surf competitions are sure to follow.
Don't do it.
'Steinbeck argued that the investigation of Earth's oceans was critical to the success of humanity...'
Beautifully phrased put-down
China has announced that it will forbid the use of the Windows 8 operating system (OS) in new government computers
"What a great tool! The next time a jewish african american trans gendered otherkin tells me to 'check my privilege' I can proudly say, 'I already have, and I'm a meeplord!' Thanks checkmyprivilege.com!"
Motor Racing legend dead at 88
Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say. Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall. Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants.
What happens to meep workers once they retire? Photographer Bndicte Desrus spent six years answering that question while domeepenting Casa Xochiquetzal, a home in Mexico City for (mostly) retired meep workers.
A shovel, a trowel, and a dream.
At least they're not bitter.
Born in 1940, Giger was best known for his 'Xenomorph' alien in Scott's sci-fi horror masterpiece for which he won a visual effects Oscar in 1980
Cold wars make strange bedfellows.
This'll TOTALLY work.
Let the fun begin.
Over 7000 images of displays, old photos, dioramas, stuffed critters, and other goodies.
One for the Goat.
Nevada's Finest, doing what they do "every day": Sheriff Lee Dove gives a driver the choice between abandoning $50,000 and be on his way or having it seized along with his car under Nevada's state forfeiture law.
This is why I am here...I could never post anything this stupid anywhere else and have it understood by the intelligent.
First off, I want to thank everyone for the kind words...my family and I have been on a wild roller coaster ride since Thursday evening when we were informed my daughter had passed away in NYC. I might be a bit of a skeptic, but I wanted facts, who, what, when, where how and where is her body? How soon can she be brought home? I made phone calls all over NYC for nearly 36 hours solid with no information at all. I spoke with my sister in Tennessee on Friday afternoon and she did state it had been "confirmed" my daughter was dead and my daughter's father was already on his way to NYC to ID etc. I kept asking my sister where she was getting this information, since I had not been able to learn anything from anyone.... and my sister stated "the police were still doing their investigation and nothing was going to be released to the family until Sunday or Monday". Meanwhile... I'm still making phone calls, Medical Examiners offices, hospitals, police stations...still hitting brick walls; no one knows anything about my daughter. So, early this morning my mother calls...
"Cogently attacking libertarianism means, at the very least, wrestling with what libertarians actually believe."
Despite doubters, the first of what could be thousands or millions of buried E.T. game cartridges were discovered in the Alamogordo landfill where Atari buried them 31 years ago.
Maxims, Advice Cautions in all matters; or, Guidance for the Confused Masses.
Boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter dies at 76
These guys tried to save some cash on taxidermy... Wasn't a smart thing to do.
OTC version still not available.
But just think of all those poor consumers, having to make the best of constantly falling everyday low prices.
A realtime pool of water rendered using WebGL with reflection, refraction, caustics, and ambient occlusion. The pool is simulated with a heightfield and contains a sphere that can interact with the water's surface.
"Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs - sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site."