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First steps: What would first human on Mars say?

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 21:59 by John Sinteur in category: News

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“Here Rover… come on boy!”


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Missionary from Utah describes Spain train wreck

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 21:53 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane, Pastafarian News

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Seconds before the Spanish train he was aboard lifted off the tracks “like a roller coaster,” Mormon missionary Stephen Ward said he glanced up from the journal he was writing and noticed a backpack tumble from a rack. Moments later, he blacked out as the train smashed into a concrete wall at high speed.

He awoke to a scene that seemed like a nightmare.

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“From a religious standpoint, I’d like to say that God has something in store for me and that there’s a reason I’m still here,” Stephen Ward said in a phone interview with The Associated Press from La Coruna, Spain.

And those other 80 people? His god is a major asshole.


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  1. Um, Steve? The reason why you survived is a combination of physics and where you actually were at the moment of impact…

  2. Um Mudak, while you are correct, Steve’s brain is not that highly developed. You may have better luck with certain apes than the likes of Steve when it comes to describing the laws of physics. 🙂

Plot Device

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 17:53 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. One of the best video productions plugins out there.

Math puns are the first sine of madness

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 13:19 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

h34BaDl


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  1. That about sums it up.

  2. They’re an integral part of life.

  3. Just once I’d like some humor that’s not derivative.

US tech firms losing business over PRISM

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 12:46 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Revelations about the US government’s vast data collection programs have already started hurting American technology firms, according to an industry survey released this week.

The Cloud Security Alliance said 10 percent of its non-US members have cancelled a contract with a US-based cloud provider, and 56 percent said they were less likely to use an American company.

The online survey was taken between June 25 and July 9, following media revelations of programs that collect the phone logs of millions of Americans, as well as Internet data from the accounts of foreign targets, as a way to thwart terror attacks.


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Stephen Colbert reads text messages of Anthony Weiner

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 12:43 by John Sinteur in category: News


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Halliburton Pleads Guilty to Destroying Evidence After Gulf Spill

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 12:28 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destruction of critical evidence after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, the Justice Department announced on Thursday.

The oil services company said it would pay the maximum allowable fine of $200,000 and will be subject to three years of probation. It will also continue its cooperation in the government’s criminal investigation. Separately, Halliburton made a voluntary contribution of $55 million to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The Justice Department filed one criminal charge against the company. In a statement, Halliburton said that the violation was a misdemeanor associated with the deletion of records created after the accident. Additionally, the company said, “The Department of Justice has agreed that it will not pursue further criminal prosecution of the company.”


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  1. Like they care. These are tips. Nothing will change.

Feel-free fee: TSA will grope you less for $85

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 9:49 by John Sinteur in category: Do you feel safer yet?

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The Transportation Security Administration has launched an expansion to their program that allows members to bypass regular airport pre-flight security checkpoints. Those enrolled in the ‘trusted traveler’ program, called TSA PreCheck, don’t have to remove their shoes, jackets and belts during screening. Members can also keep their laptop computers and approved liquids in their bags.

Currently, only members of several frequent-flier programs are given the opportunity to apply without paying a fee, the TSA says. But TSA Administrator John Pistole on Friday announced that all travelers will soon be able to join PreCheck – as long as they pay $85 for a five-year membership, provide identifying information, pass a background check, and undergo fingerprinting.

So now the terrorists have a cheap way to find out if the Feds are on to them. Also, the TSA now has a financial motive to make life for normal travelers even more annoying. “You should have paid the extra fee, peon!” I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the fingerprinting and background screening are done by private companies? And that the contracts to do so just… might… go to some old friends? Maybe?


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Kemosabe’s Tree Fort

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 9:38 by John Sinteur in category: News


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Fermilab | Muon g-2 | The Big Move

Posted on July 26th, 2013 at 8:18 by John Sinteur in category: awesome

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The Muon g-2 team is in the midst of transporting a 50-foot-wide electromagnet from Long Island to the Chicago suburbs in one piece. The move began on June 22 at Brookhaven National Laboratory, and will conclude the week of July 22 at Fermilab.

We’re inviting you to join in a final celebration at Fermilab on Friday, July 26 to welcome the ring home. Starting at 5:30 pm, families can have fun with hands-on exhibits in Wilson Hall, eat in our cafeteria and talk with our scientists while waiting for the ring to make its way across the Fermilab site. When the ring arrives at Wilson Hall, we’ll all go outside to greet it, and get a group photo with it before it rolls to its final destination.

Rain and thunderstorms are forecasted for tomorrow evening. The indoor portion of the muon g-2 event will occur regardless of the weather including hands-on science activities in Wilson Hall and scientists available to answer your questions (beginning at 5:30). The ring will move rain or shine and would be delayed only in the event of lightning. Check back here for updates and if you’re planning to come out, bring your rain gear.


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