Archive for September, 2009
Kidnapped girl held eight years in garage
Wow, 8 yrs of her life, the most important ones as well! A young woman has told police she escaped a kidnapper after being held for eight years in a sealed garage, apparently resolving a missing child case that shook Austria. Police said relatives identified her as Natascha Kampusch, who vanished in 1998 aged 10 while walking to school. Her suspected kidnapper, Wolfgang Priklopil, 44, a communications technician, died after throwing himself in front of a Vienna commuter train when a manhunt for him was under way, police said. The head of the Federal Crime Office, Herwig Haidinger, said the...
30 USB port-powered “BBQ”
Damn, I’ll guess I’ll need to go with firewire for my PC powered mini-beer-fridge. Ok, so it’s really more of a hotplate than a Barbeque, but for sheer excessiveness and USB-ness this DIY project from Kaizo Aho Ichidai cannot be denied. After not surprisingly failing to get enough juice from a single 500mw USB port to fry an egg, Kaizo went all out and dropped six USB expansion cards into his PC, giving him a ridiculous total of 30 USB ports, all of which got re-wired to a modified USB cup warmer. In no time he had a hot, albeit...
Welcome to Hitler’s No soup for you!
If the daily special is “Oven Baked Jew” I’m outta there!Reminds me of “The Soup Nazi”…no soup for you!! When Hitler’s Cross restaurant opened four days ago in a Bombay suburb, local politicians and movie industry types were on hand to celebrate beneath the posters of the Nazi leader and swastikas. The owner insisted then — and still does — that the name and theme of his new eatery is only meant to attract attention, even if it has outraged Bombay’s Jewish community. My dinner is still screaming. Can you put it back in the oven? Link To Full Story...
Smoking Scenes Snuffed Out
If it only takes one complaint, I think I’ll complain about all that violence also. And Yosemite Sam’s guns too. Kids might emulate that too. What a joke, and the stuff on FX/Comedy chan are OK? Turner Broadcasting is scouring more than 1,500 classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including old favourites Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo, to edit out scenes that glamorise smoking. The review has been triggered by a complaint to British media regulator Ofcom by one viewer who took offence to two episodes of Tom and Jerry shown on the Boomerang channel. I love censorship. What a bunch...
Hot hot hot
Personally, I would’ve mixed the chilis with urine instead of water. Would’ve gotten a better reaction from the guards. But that’s just me. Never the less, what a smart move! Prisoners at Pematang Sinatar jail in Sumatra mixed hot chillies with water in plastic bottles to spray at guards. The fiery liquid temporarily blinded the guards, allowing prisoners to grab their keys and make the break for freedom. Sixteen of the inmates had now been recaptured, a police official said, but two were still on the run. The men were meant to be on their way to breakfast but instead...
Your rent or your life
And the guy “aimed” for a tree? Great aim buddy. Looks like you aimed for the concrete. A apartment tenant stabbed his building superintendent after being told to pay his rent or move out, then jumped from a third-floor window to his death, according to police and witnesses.The superintendent, Andres Bautista, said Sebastian Catalan punched him and then stabbed him in the stomach. After the attack, Catalan returned to his apartment and tried to escape out a window as police cars approached the building, officers said. Witness LaShawn Richardson said she saw him jump, possibly aiming for a nearby tree,...
Samsung’s 70-inch LCD TV biggest yet to hit retail
Im not a fan of LCD, but this is pretty impressive. DLP all the way thanks! I would bet it will retail north of 7k! Sure, those 100-inch LCDs are all well and good if your living room happens to encompass a large international tradeshow at all times, but if you’d prefer an LCD TV you can actually purchase and lug home for reals, Samsung’s new 70-incher is your biggest option yet. They’re busting out this monster in the first half of 2007, and are packing in all the niceties like a 2000:1 contrast ratio, a sub-8ms response time, 600...
Study shows how cigarette smoke blocks cell repair
So quit already. Cigarette smoke can turn normal breast cells cancerous by blocking their ability to repair themselves, eventually triggering tumor development, University of Florida scientists report. While some cells nonetheless rally and are able to fix their damaged DNA, many others become unable to access their own cellular first aid kit, according to findings from a UF study published today (Aug. 21) in the journal Oncogene. If they survive long enough to divide and multiply, they pass along their mutations, acquiring malignant properties. Past research has been controversial. Tobacco smoke contains dozens of cancer-causing chemicals, but until more recently...
Trained to serve coffee and kick ass
Here’s your drink sir, and your in-flight meal, would you like a reverse spin kick to the head with that? To work as a flight attendant, young women, for the first time in the country, are to be required to have martial arts skills, sources close to Sichuan Airlines confirmed this week. Is this because they’ve been having drunk American passengers throw scenes in flight and crap on the serving cart? A good asswhupping is EXACTLY what an unruly airline passenger needs! Link...
Mother fed girls dirty toilet paper
Mom of the year award? Witnesses say a woman repeatedly abused her 14-year-old and 5-year-old daughters, tying them to a bed without food or water, forcing them to eat toilet tissue with dog feces on it, and making the youngest sleep in a dog crate, authorities said Friday. Penny Lea Holloway, 42, of Broken Arrow also allegedly forced one of her children to take anti-psychotic medication and left the pair alone for days on end, according to reports. Holloway, who was arrested Thursday night at her home in the 8500 block of South 193rd East Avenue, was moved from Broken...
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