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Tommy Lee’s 360 Drum Rollercoaster

Posted on June 11th, 2012 at 22:12 by John Sinteur in category: News

Okay, let’s make a deal. Don’t tell this guy about it:

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Anti-Piracy Patent Stops Students From Sharing Textbooks

Posted on June 11th, 2012 at 11:36 by John Sinteur in category: Intellectual Property


A new patent granted this week aims to stop students from sharing textbooks, both off and online. The patent awarded to economics professor Joseph Henry Vogel hopes to embed the publishing world even further into academia. Under his proposal, students can only participate in courses when they buy an online access code which allows them to use the course book. No access code means a lower grade, all in the best interests of science.

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  1. A professor with a very limited thought process lacking creativity. A professor of economics, clearly, and one who doesn’t understand economy 101.

  2. I hope this is a stupid joke. A patent is meant to be for protection of a non-obvious innovation, not for enforcement of such a rule. Anyway buying used textbooks is a time-honoured way for students to economise.

    When is the higher education bubble going to burst?

  3. It’s a patent. So maybe this one professor will use it, but he is discouraging everyone else from doing the same since they’d have to license it from him first.

  4. If you want to reduce college costs, don’t let the professors change books every year. It’s all a con to make more money from the text books. Most courses don’t even change very much between decades.

Somehow they’re always in the handicapped spots…

Posted on June 11th, 2012 at 8:54 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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  1. True – mentally handicapped

  2. How embarrassing for the Nissan.

  3. This parking spot is at the Ihop @ 2227 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065

    Located by Mak Tires Service, 2240 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90065 and Google street view.

    This was taken a while ago because the tire center has changed owners.

  4. Seems appropriate to me! Mentally, spiritually, and ethically handicapped!

  5. @ghrider: I find it amazing that one can do that: given decent luck, locate the place and time (more or less) from an image. Not even using the meta data on a picture, presumably.

  6. @Spaceman: but, considering the aesthetic standard of most similarly decorated vehicles, this one is pretty good!

O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics (Animated)

Posted on June 11th, 2012 at 8:27 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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Raunchy dance routine a PR nightmare for Microsoft

Posted on June 11th, 2012 at 8:04 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, Microsoft


A techno-dance routine that preceded Microsoft’s Windows Azure presentation at the Norwegian Developers Conference this week featured a group of women jumping around on stage to a song that included several drug references and this line: “The words MICRO and SOFT don’t apply to my penis.”

In a strange effort to be inclusive, a monitor displaying the lyrics added, “or vagina.”

As Gruber says, “Now Apple has to redo their whole plan for tomorrow’s WWDC keynote”


Microsoft has apologised for a performance at its Norwegian developers conference that it now says “involved inappropriate and offensive elements and vulgar language”.

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  1. Take that theonion!