The for-sale assembled gun – almost and art piece – has twelve barrels and loads 12 rubber bands for each barrel. That means that when you crank it you can launch an enemy-leveling barrage of 144 bands in a matter of seconds! As they say on their website:
Other titles at the presentation included sci-fi RPG Mass Effect 3, fantasy-action-RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and newly announced Facebook title The Sims Social.
But critics argue these once noble guidelines have turned to dogma which is now enforced at the expense of creativity. Rather than turn to new technologies to solve new problems, they say, web designers are overly dependent on W3C approval and imposing its limitations on themselves.
CVS didn’t have any of the more specialized options that you’ll find online or in a good sex store, and the lady was unable to answer my questions about which brand was least likely to irritate. The lube selection was limited to Astroglide, K-Y and the house generic.
The vehicle, which cost $350 million, initially will be put into the Earth’s orbit. About 90 minutes later, it will be given a final push to send it on a six-month journey to Mars – the ESA’s first interplanetary mission.
The ranchers claim that the U.S. Border Patrol, the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, is unable to staunch the flow of people crossing the border illegally.
I know I’ve been very subtle and secretive about it, but I really like Phineas and Ferb. In fact, most (if not all) of us here at GeekDad are fans of the show, and it’s not hard to see why: it celebrates imagination, innovation and invention, and does so in a consistently funny and geeky way. It is, as geek icon John Hodgman tweeted, “the only current show that rivals Mr Rogers/Schoolhouse Rock for modeling smarts, humor, decency, and good taste,” and higher praise would be hard to come by.
The floats are spectacular, often adhering to a krewe-established theme, or perhaps a city-established theme. One of the parades we saw in Mobile last year had a “spy” theme, and the spectrum of floats ranged from James Bond to Spy vs. Spy!
Equations drive her crazy: Oops! She did that semiconductor physics again. One reader pointed us to Britney’s Guide to Semiconductor Physics, a site that could spice up the potentially dry topic for some students.
‘Ol Chumbucket: I’m sorry, but Mike Ditka ceased to be the international symbol of tough, overwhelming manhood more than a dozen years ago when he posed for that “wedding” photo with Ricky Williams, then went on to do those Levitra commercials. Put the two images together in yer head – Mike Ditka “marrying” a running back, then taking a drug for erectile dysfunction – and that’ll put any notion of his toughness out of yer head. Along with any chance of sleep. The title of international symbol of tough, overwhelming manhood then briefly resided with a string of lesser he-men, from Chuck Norris to Dog the Bounty Hunter. I’m afraid the title is currently vacant, although I have applied for the job. But of course, it’s not a job you can apply for. You have to just take it.
“If cloning were treated like any other new med treatment, it probably would be safe enough for clinical use by now,” said Eibert, the San Mateo infertility activist.
More jobs on chopping block: Electronics giant Siemens said its mobile communications arm will cut 2,300 jobs, or 8 percent of its work force, over the next 14 months as part of a drive to cut costs in a weak market.
“This is a trial to determine the (intent) of the defendant,” he added. “The motivation of any other parties is not involved in this case.”
Line had delayed establishing its IPO price range in late June as global markets reeled from the impact of the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union. But the company subsequently raised its target range, indicating that investors are keen on the IPO despite recent market turmoil following the Brexit vote. Line initially had set an indicative price of Yen2,800 for its shares.
A new, publicly accessible government website mandated by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 will soon list the federal government’s grants and contracts, tracing exactly how tax money is being spent.
“Facebook gets that. I think Facebook sees the web going social. You’re going to have to take your account and your friends with you across the web. I think they are so excited about that vision that they want to get started right away and so they built their own version of it, but they want to make sure that they are able to play in OpenID’s developing ecosystem, too.”
“I’m being arrested federally for winning on a slot machine,” he said. “It’s just like if someone taught you how to count cards, which we all know is not illegal. You know. Someone told me that there are machines that had programming that gave a player an advantage over the house. And that’s all there is to it.…
Because of Taurine, Red Bull had to be approved by the food-and-drug authorities in each country where it was sold. Launched initially in Austria, the drink endured a five-year approval period before it was accepted into Germany. While frustrating, the wait proved to be a huge marketing boon: Red Bull was subject to myriad rumors about its ingredients and legality – was it “speed in a can,” an over-the-counter Viagra? Was Taurine extracted from bull’s testicles?
Justin Baldauf, an analyst at Merrill Lynch, downgraded the stock from “neutral” to “reduce/sell” Thursday morning, raising concerns about the company’s ability to sustain a high growth rate. Baldauf said a fairer valuation for Yahoo’s stock would be between $9 and $10.
Recommendations also led me to Bully Says: Comics Oughta Be Fun! and I got lost for a while in there.
If Texas was still the Wild West this might have been settled at High Noon at some dusty, just OK coral with single-action Colt .45 revolvers. There was no gunplay but for geekdom – trust me – the calm morning testimony in an air-conditioned courtroom was just as exciting.
First, this was a one hundred percent character driven animated film — nothing supernatural, no explosions, no trips into magical spirit worlds and no robots. Only Yesterday is the simple story of a woman reconsidering her life choices while on a ten day holiday in the Japanese countryside. As she travels and talks with her new friends, she finds herself thinking about her fifth grade year and all the changes it brought to her life. Processing the pains and joys of that year causes her to ask herself questions she has not asked previously and to challenge her own assumptions about the present. That is it. That is all the “action” and “conflict” the director gives himself to work with. Needless to say it is a dialogue-heavy film and Takahata pulls it off masterfully. It’s really quite an impressive feat. Perhaps 20% of the film takes place between two people simply talking while driving a car.
Bragg claims Linden Lab froze his account after a land deal went bad. The attorney said he found a legitimate way to purchase land at prices far below market rates, using an online auction on the Second Life website.
To understand the rise of this new genre, let’s take a look back at how it began and how it’s evolved in the last three years.
Before leaving the website, I clicked over to inspect, just one more time, the books that started my original fascination with this art form. I stumbled upon one I hadn’t seen before. It’s a Star Wars book, with classic Star Wars scenes put into motion. What geek kid wouldn’t love that?
Still, Patel suggested there was enough evidence, at least for now, of a DMCA violation. So she continued her order blocking the sale of RealDVD, which has sold about 3,000 copies following its Sept. 30 debut. It is not likely to resume in the marketplace before the coveted holiday season.
Fusion Garage, the Singapore-based company behind JooJoo, says its tablets are now on their way to U.S. customers who pre-ordered them. JooJoo fans who pre-ordered the device should get it by Monday, March 29.
PP: I should also say that there are also archival proposals. Hubble records everything it’s observed. It’s all digital. It’s all sitting in an archive. A vast, vast archive, well over a hundred thousand observations I think now. And so when I was working on Hubble back in ’98 I think, I made a proposal to go through the archive and look at brown dwarfs. These weird objects that are bigger than planets but smaller than stars that are on this borderline. And it got accepted. So I didn’t need telescope time, so it was a relatively inexpensive project. And I wound up not being able to finish the project. It took me many years to develop the software for it, besides the work I was working on at the same time. I wound up giving the whole thing to a friend of mine who continued on with it. We changed it to actually look for low mass red dwarf stars because it turns out Hubble is pretty sensitive to them. And we can see them really far away, thousands of light years away, which is tough to do. So that project just kind of morphed a little bit, but it turned out we could do good science with it. So you never know what’s going to happen. So that was kind of cool to not have to use the telescope but be able to access all this data to play with it. Almost everything imaginable it has taken a look at. It’s very cool.
I managed to refrain from buying a home Doppler device to monitor my kid’s heartbeat, and I skipped the special Kickbee belt that detects fetal kicks and tweets every time baby wiggles in the womb. But once my first son makes his appearance, I know I’ll be tempted to try some of the infant-tracking technology. Who wouldn’t want more ways to record their child’s health and well-being?
Entry to the site would be restricted by more than just a password, the DLC article stated. “Bio-metrics” or “human verification” would likely be required to enter the virtual halls of an e-Congress, so “the best system might require members spread around the country to go to the nearest state capitol or city hall to use special kiosks there.”
[via Daring Fireball. And for the curious, the truly awesome mullet in the shot above belongs someone Sasser photographed at Macworld]
Dropbox employees are prohibited from viewing the content of files you store in your Dropboxaccount, and are only permitted to view file metadata (e.g., file names and locations).
D’Aloisio’s just released his newest product, Summly. The app uses advanced algorithms to summarize web content into manageable bullet points and keyword listings, which you can then share.
Just like a gift exchange, Sufjan’s song becomes yoursong. You can hoard it for yourself, sell it to a major soft drinkcorporation, use it in your daughter’s first Christmas video, or shareit for free on your website. No one except Sufjan and you will hear hissong, unless you decide otherwise. You get the song and all legalrights to it. We get the same rights to your song.