Hodgman: To some degree you’re absolutely right. You have examples of jokes that I’ve written where the reference is so esoteric you couldn’t imagine anyone laughing at it. And to me, I didn’t realize the reference was that esoteric. Say I went out there believing most people would know who the Cybermen were. But when I talk about in my book Art Garfunkel’s album from the early ’80s, 1981, called Songs for Dead and Dying Rabbits, I realize I am presuming that people know that Art Garfunkel wrote the song “Bright Eyes” for the movie version of Watership Down, which is this totally absurd song about a dying rabbit, you know.
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Devotees of Atkins Nutritionals will have to wait a little longer. The company says it will begin offering Atkins 2Go early next year, a carbohydrate guide and weight-loss tracker for cell phones, along with mobile software developer Digital Chocolate. A version for Palm-based PDAs, developed by NoviiMedia, is expected to debut in January.
Largent took the opportunity to fault former President Bill Clinton for not enforcing obscenity statutes. “It’s a disease that has to be stopped,” Largent said. “And we have the cure.”
All the components of my AR-15, including my homemade lower receiver, the gleaming aluminum piece.
Hackers seeking source code from Google, Adobe and dozens of other high-profile companies used unprecedented tactics that combined encryption, stealth programming and an unknown hole in Internet Explorer, according to new details released by the anti-virus firm McAfee.
Cowan, who has arranged about 40 dot-com auctions in the last year, said it’s not unusual to see companies pull the plug just shortly after making massive purchases of computer equipment and office furniture.
Mo came to Occupy DC from a village in Palestine by way of London, Brooklyn, and the Zuccotti encampment. He started calling himself Mo when he moved to America, and because he pitched his tent next to an DC Occupier called C Monee, they took to calling him Mo Money. At some point he’s worked on nearly every part of the camp, energetically pouring himself into kitchen, website work, screen printing, all before running off to the next thing. Mo is short, constantly effusious, and hyperactive. Someone wrote Honey Badger on a strip of duct tape on his back, and the moniker fits, but it belies the troubles that brought him here.
Renschler and Clarke said joint development of common hardware and software for connecting trucks to the internet, and of next-generation large diesel engines, could slash the companiesâ€™ costs.
“We may accommodate some of these developments in a version 2.0,” co-creator Iain Tait said. “However, one thing we will never do, ever, is add coffee.”
After OpBart, it was natural that Anonymous would segue to support Occupy Wall Street—but here again, the surprise was how passionately it did so. Occupy was not an Anonymous plan, and anons were far from a majority of the movement. But Anonymous declared support for it very early, well before the September 17 start date, and thereby helped to bring far more media attention to the project than it would have gotten otherwise. Moreover, Anonymous’ support helped to lend a sense of power that US protest movements in recent decades have lacked: namely, the implication that Occupy was capable of serious retaliation if authorities crossed a line.
‘In the world at large, an application like this is not a big deal. But in the world of elections it would be.’
The 24-year-old Abdel-Fattah’s blog, which he posts with his wife Manal Hassan, has become one of the most popular pro-democracy voices in Egypt. He has continued writing despite being arrested in early May during a street demonstration in Cairo – part of a crackdown on reform activists by Egyptian security forces.
The Santa Clara, California, company said it expects revenue in the range of $15.2 billion to $16.2 billion for the fiscal third quarter. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $15.35 billion.
But the WGA East claims in a huge headline on its website that the
Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers walked out of the negotiations. “As of 12:01 AM November 5th, the WGA strike is on in the
Eastern time zone. WGAE members should report for picketing at
Rockefeller Plaza starting at 9:00 AM today. At 12:30 AM EST, the AMPTP
walked out of day-long negotiations. All Guild-covered work under the
MBA ceased at 12:01 a.m. EST on Monday, November 5, 2007.”
Middle-schoolers are a notoriously tough age group. They’re old enough to make their own decisions, but still young enough to need guidance. IDEO’s main suggestion was to give students ownership over their lunchtime experience. “They want a space that they want to be in, and what better way to do that than let them design it,” Stafford says. In IDEO’s plan, twice a year students would redesign their cafeteria space—from artwork to seating. If you ask middle-schoolers what they want, they’ll tell you they want a cafeteria that’s more than just a place to eat. They want an activity hub where they can hang out with friends on bean bags, read a book or do homework.
They expect their Pinterest pages, like the meals and flower arrangements pictured on them, to be in total harmony.
Remember those human anatomy kits you used in high school to learn about the inner workings of our bodies? Made from hard, dull-colored plastic, they did little justice to the beautiful intricacies of human innards. Thanks to Australian artist Horst Kiechle, there’s now a more artful option out there for those of you who didn’t get enough in Anatomy 101. Using white card stock, scissors and some glue, Kiechle created an anatomically-correct model of the human torso with removable organs.
A Cantwell victory would split the 100-member Senate evenly between the Democrats and Republicans, but Republicans will retain control of the chamber regardless of the outcome.
After cutting four small slits in the end of the pen’s barrel to ease it in, the lock opened with a single twist. View Slideshow A 50-year-old lock design was rendered useless last week when a brief post to an internet forum revealed the lock can be popped open with a cheap plastic pen.
Ettinger, the Cryonics Institute spokesman, said his organization engages in “friendly competition” with Alcor. “While we’re both nonprofit, we emphasize that we’re run by members, and a lot of support is provided on a voluntary basis,” he said.