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  1. Saran999

    My Halloween Costume: Peter Pan

    Is he truly the winner? Where the human mind has gone? Horrible, at least.... Thanks for sharing this obscenity @freak it's always good to know where human evolution is guiding us all. I only hope that this will be a dead-end though... Cheers
  2. Seems a poor remake of the movie Escape Plan! Thanks for sharing this, Cheers
  3. There’s a new player in the bustling world of “commercial space,” although the “space” part is a matter of definition. A Tucson, Arizona-based start-up plans to use a helium balloon to lift big-ticket customers in a pressurized capsule to around 98,000 feet. That’s a journey to the edge of space, if not into space as traditionally defined. This artist's rendering shows the tourist capsule (inset) planned by World View Enterprises that would be carried by balloon to an altitude of 98,000 feet, from where passengers, paying $75,000, could see the Earth's curvature below and the black of space above. The passengers would ascend for 1½ hours before spending two hours admiring the world from on high. Then the capsule would be disconnected from the balloon and begin a free fall, but a parafoil above the capsule would become increasingly effective in the thickening air and the capsule would glide to the surface, landing on skids. Price point: $75,000. The eight passengers on board would presumably come from the same customer pool that feeds high-end luxury vacations, such as round the world golf tours. said Jane Poynter, co-founder of Paragon Space Development Corp., which has lined up investors for the new venture, World View Enterprises. More than just hot air: This artist's rendering released Tuesday by World View Enterprises shows its capsule to be lifted by a high-altitude balloon to around 98,000 feet It hopes to begin the balloon flights in three years. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that, for purposes of regulation, the capsule will be treated as a space vehicle because it will be built to operate in outer space. it stated. The venture’s website promises a “truly transformative human experience.” The company said Tuesday it will offer There’s no distinct boundary between the atmosphere and space. Rather, the atmosphere steadily thins with altitude. On tourism trips, the World View balloon would rise to about 98,000 feet. One commonly referenced boundary of space is the Karman Line. That’s at 100 km (328,000 feet) and is roughly the altitude above which aerodynamic flight is impossible, even in theory. But in the minds of the people behind World View, they’re getting into space tourism. said Paragon co-founder Taber MacCallum. Poynter and MacCallum are well known in the entrepreneurial space community. In the early 1990s they spent two years as “bionauts,” sealed inside Biosphere II, a massive, greenhouselike structure in the Arizona desert. Their company, Paragon, has had contracts with NASA for life-support technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZCAnLxRvNNc Toy Robot in Space! - HD balloon flight to 95,000ft. The highlights of the entire space flight from the music video for 'Edgar' by Lucky Elephant, this was published in 2010, but you can have a look at what you will experience with the ticket you may buy for your own space flight. The field of commercial space has been growing in recent years. Virgin Galactic, backed by billionaire businessman and adventurer Richard Branson, hopes to carry passengers on suborbital flights in 2014. It will use a rocket-powered vehicle called SpaceShipTwo, still in testing, that is designed to reach altitudes above the Karman Line. The company has sold nearly 650 tickets in advance. The ticket price recently jumped to $250,000 a seat, up from $200,000. World View’s MacCallum said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9VXUTXroxIM A clip from You Have Been Warned/Outrageous Acts Of Science 'Homemade Heroes' episode on Discovery Channel (UK+International) and Science Channel (US), explaining the science behind filming in near-space using a helium filled weather balloon. Paragon also is working with billionaire Dennis Tito on his Inspiration Mars plan — a 500-day mission that, if technically feasible, would send two astronauts on a flyby of Mars during a rare alignment of the planets five years from now.
  4. They are called in jargon script-kiddies and they really don't know the implications and consequences of what they do. There is an automated exploit maker, they download it, they use it... and they go to jail. This is the actual situation. The pity is that there is no added knowledge on what they are doing, nor added studies or research from their part. And this was an 11 year old boy. I've seen a documentary on Anonymous non-organization that shows how a 30 something person goes to jail with the same DDOS automated exploit tool, used against Scientology. About the defacing part of the accuse... well, I wish really to know more...
  5. That's really interesting mate! Self healing coat... I suppose nano tech something is there... I remember some article in the past about this possibility and here's a video that show something interesting about it https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YQBfhmg7dyQ and then, there is a video about a discovery made by a scientific team in US on the same subject but with applications more oriented to electronic circuits and devices, and you can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wgLd8kWmPMI Thanks for sharing this HM, this is a most interesting subject and I really wish to have the possibility to play with those new materials. Cheers
  6. How I hate this! And it's so true... I've seen it so many time in my life... but let's not get too personal AbA garment of camel or goat hair; camel or goat-hair fabric
  7. Saran999

    Poo~Pourri Toilet Deodorizers

    Yes, this is a REAL commercial and product! Hat's off to the ad campaign! and the girl that's just fantastic! Poo~Pourri Toilet Deodorizers Some say the secret to a happy relationship is separate bathrooms, but those people have never tried Poo~Pourri, the classy, sassy, ultra effective way to leave the bathroom smelling better than you found it. Our award winning before-you-go toilet sprays come in several different sizes and scents. Go ahead...join thousands of happy customers who've tried Poo~Pourri for fun and keep using it because it really works! How it Works When you spray Poo~Pourri into the bowl before-you-go, our proprietary formula creates a protective barrier on the water's surface. This barrier is designed to trap unpleasant bathroom odors beneath the surface and keep them out of the air. All you'll smell is a refreshing bouquet of essential oils! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ZKLnhuzh9uY
  8. When everybody on earth was dead and waiting to enter Heaven, God appeared and said, "I want the men to make two lines: One line for the men who were true heads of their household, and the other line for the men who were dominated by their women. I want all the women to report to St. Peter." Soon, the women were gone, and there were two lines of men. The line of the men who were dominated by their wives was 100 miles long, and in the line of men who truly were heads of their household, there was only one man. God said to the long line, "You men should be ashamed of yourselves; I created you to be the head of your household! You have been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose! Of all of you, only one obeyed. Learn from him." God turned to the one man, "How did you manage to be the only one in this line?" The man replied, "My wife told me to stand here."
  9. Very short thread about some of the best shots ever published, IMO. Have a look and enjoy... http://www.rense.com/general96/shots.html
  10. Saran999

    Breathalyzer test

    Story reported by a British guy who was stopped and asked to give a breathalyzer test. The British guy lives near Le Bugue in the Dordogne and at the time he was stopped he was as pis*ed as a fart... The gendarme signals to him to wind down the window then asks him if he has been drinking, and with a slurring speech the British guy replies: Getting impatient the gendarme warns him: The Brit, with a grin on his face, replies:
  11. Let's see what you have got! Some time ago, a really dear friend of mine in this community asked me to share my animated gif collection... Duh! I don't have much, I replied... in fact, internet it's my hard drive... But then I was thinking, and (for the Diablo III fans) even if this hurts me a lot, I've kept thinking... and I've thought... what about our own animated gif repository, where each member may come in, take what he wants, and post his own animated gif's? So, just like the thread Motivational Posters thread, let's start our own repository where all the funny, and less funny but interesting, or just lame or... you choose (but don't post obscenities as it's against our rules) will be posted and treasured forever and ever and ever and ever and ever... this is a borderline to me... toward obscenities... ...have I already said that I love cats? and the little thing that is flying among my signature... it's a cat, not a bear! now it's cuddling... but may become like those...
  12. CNET's Daniel Terdiman has spun a spooky Nancy Drew adventure about trying to uncover the origins of a "big and mysterious" thing "rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island" that has "Google's fingerprints" all over it. Treasure Island is a former Navy base located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Terdiman couldn't get a look inside the structure, "which stands about four stories high and was made with a series of modern cargo containers." But after a lot of detective work, he concludes its most likely a floating data center. Google even patented the idea for one in 2009. That's less exciting than the story itself, which includes plenty of photos and paragraphs like this:
  13. Saran999

    OS Wars

    In those tense days, where big IT giants are colliding in a just warming up war http://www.cyberphoenix.org/forum/topic/214097-here%E2%80%99s-how-apple-assaulted-microsoft-at-its-ipad-air-event-%E2%80%94-in-3-crushing-quotes/ http://www.cyberphoenix.org/forum/topic/214099-microsoft-fires-back-at-apple-iwork-is-%E2%80%98watered-down%E2%80%99-and-the-ipad-isn%E2%80%99t-a-%E2%80%98work%E2%80%99-machine/ What is your position in all this commotion? And, better, what is your favorite OS choice? Let us know about in our poll...
  14. Apple’s full-frontal assault on Microsoft yesterday didn’t go unnoticed by the folks in Redmond. During its iPad event yesterday, Apple went out of its way to not only attack devices like the Surface but also go after the company’s approach to operating system upgrades and productivity software. Today, Microsoft is striking back, and it’s taking the very same direct approach that Apple did. In a post on the official Microsoft blog, communications VP Frank Shaw railed back against Apple, which he argues has extended its reality distortion field beyond Cupertino. Defense 1: Unlike the iPad, the Surface is a work machine While Apple CEO Tim Cook might argue that hybrid devices like the Surface are a sign that its competitors are confused, Shaw says the Surface’s hybrid approach is actually its biggest strength. he writes. Translation: When Microsoft gave the Surface both a touchscreen and a physical keyboard, it wasn’t because the company was confused — it was because Microsoft knew exactly what people wanted in tablets and was responding to that. In other words, the Surface is meant to be for work and play. Apple, Shaw argues, can’t say the same thing for the iPad. Defense 2: Microsoft understands productivity (better than Apple does) This, Shaw points out, taps into another one of Microsoft’s traditional strengths: As the history of Windows and Office shows, Microsoft understands productivity better than just about anyone else. (Or so it claims.) he writes. Microsoft, it seems, is drawing the line in the sand: While Apple’s tablets may be good for burning time, Microsoft’s approach the tablets make them better for both burning time and actually getting work done. Defense 3: Apple’s approach to productivity software is ‘watered down’ Shaw, also uses his post to take a few shots back at Apple’s iWork productivity suite, which he says is “watered down” compared to Office. (Presumably, this is also how Microsoft justifies charging $99 a year for a subscription to Office 365. You get what you pay for, right?) More, Shaw also downplays the significance of Apple’s decision to make iWork free, a move he says wasn’t surprising or significant because not many people were using iWork to begin with. he writes. Ouch. Overall, a few things should be clear from the above: Apple’s comments yesterday clearly touched a nerve at Microsoft, which is still struggling to catch up with tablets despite throwing lots of money at it. Shaw’s argument that the iPad “isn’t a productivity machine” ignores the fact that, for a lot of people, it is a productivity machine. No amount of spin can change that It’s also telling that Shaw didn’t respond to Apple’s move to make Mavericks, the latest version of OS X completely free. Why? Because this is an area where Microsoft really doesn’t have much to say. Software upgrades are a big part of its business, while for Apple they’re quickly becoming just one check box in the feature set for Mac owners.
  15. Google has been posting a bunch of “Google Ideas” discussions to YouTube this week. One that went live today discusses smartphones and their role in making law enforcement “smarter.” It’s only seventeen minutes long, so it won’t take too much of your time. Google says in the description. Robert Muggah, Research Director at Igarape Institute and Vanessa Coimbra, Pacification Police Units, Military Police of Rio de Janeiro attempt to answer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KJ0im58A35w More of the talks are available at the Google Ideas YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleIdeas?feature=watch
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