Friday, June 30, 2006

Cell Phones Make Drivers as Bad as Drunks

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Cell Phones Make Drivers as Bad as Drunks - Yahoo! News
Those talking on either handheld or hands-free cell phones drove slightly slower, were 9 percent slower to hit the brakes when necessary, showed 24 percent more variation in following distance, and were 19 percent slower to resume normal speed after braking.

Three study participants rear-ended the virtual pace car while talking.

Those who were drunk drove a bit more slowly than both undistracted drivers and drivers using cell phones, yet they drove more aggressively. They followed the pace car more closely, were twice as likely to brake only four seconds before a collision would have occurred, and hit their brakes with 23 percent more force.

But nobody crashed while plastered.

Nice, even drunks drive better than cell phone yappers. The moral of the story? Hang up the cell phone and have a drink!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

IBM, Georgia Tech Push Chip to 500 GHz

IBM, Georgia Tech Push Chip to 500 GHz
IBM and Georgia Tech have successfully pushed a cryogenically cooled transistor to 500 GHz, the two organizations announced on Tuesday.

After cooling down a silicon-germanium chip to approximately 451 degrees Fahrenheit below 0, or 4.5 kelvin, Georgia Tech was able to clock the transistor at 500-GHz, versus a speed of about 350-GHz at room temperature.

Daaaaamn. 350 GHz at room temperature? I'll take some of that action.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Will fix computer for brains T-Shirt

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J!NX - Will fix computer for brains T-Shirt
Before there were pirates and ninjas, there were zombies. They've been with us since the first time the Grim Reaper flashed his shiny scythe. Funny, jovial, hungry for brains, zombies are staple for any party. Know a zombie that would like this shirt? Please link them to this shirt. He/She may even allow you to live an extra week or two.

Another awesome t-shirt. Seriously, what is cooler than zombies?

Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Politically Incorrect Alphabet

MILITANTPLATYPUS-The Politically Incorrect Alphabet
The long and short of the story is that, this gentleman spent a great deal of time in his wife’s class room, staring at the pictures of the typical illustrations of alphabet letters, thinking back to his own childhood, and remarking on how a number of the illustrations have changed due to political correctness. So, it a fit of creativity, he began work on the non-politically correct alphabet.

Since The Wife is a teacher, I can certainly empathize. I might print up a set for her on National Teachers day just for fun. I'd sure as hell like to see her whip out H is for Hitler or K is for Klan. Hell, the way the school system works down here she would probably get a promotion.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

PIMP T-Shirt

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T-Shirt Hell - PIMP

Sweet! Keepin' it real for geeks. Keepin' da Pimp hand strong!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Snakes on a Plane!

snakes on a plane
Pilot finds snake stowaway inside cockpit - Yahoo! News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Monty Coles was 3,000 feet in the air when he discovered a stowaway peeking out at him from the plane's instrument panel: a 4 1/2-foot snake.

Coles was taking a leisurely flight over the West Virginia countryside in his Piper Cherokee last weekend and was preparing to land in Ohio when the snake revealed itself.

"Nothing in any of the manuals ever described anything like this," said the 62-year-old Cross Lanes resident.

But advice given 25 years earlier from his flight instructor sprung to mind: "No matter what happens, fly the plane."

Coles attempted to swat the snake but it fell to the pilot's feet, then darted to the other side of the cockpit.

While maintaining control of the single-engine plane with one hand, Coles grabbed the reptile behind its head with his other.

"There was no way I was letting that thing go," he said. "It coiled all around my arm, and its tail grabbed hold of a lever on the floor and started pulling."

The next step was to radio for emergency landing clearance.

"They came back and asked what my problem was," he said. "I told them I had one hand full of snake and the other hand full of plane. They cleared me in."

After a smooth landing, Coles posed for pictures with the snake, then let it loose.

This is just beautiful. It's SoaP man. Somebody over at New Line Cinema should give this guy a ticket to the premiere. Talk about a walking advertisement.
*Sorry about quoting the whole article, but Yahoo news disappears in a flash.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Jesus Pan

jesus pan
Jesus Pan - The Orginal JesusPan Seen and Heard Everywhere
Holy images have been popping up all over... A grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary sold for over 17-hundred dollars on Ebay.
- JesusPan is made from durable steel and topped with a non-stick coating.
- JesusPan is perfect for holiday meals
- Jesus Pan has been featured on Tonight Show with Jay Leno!

I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry, but at least I know what I am getting everyone for Christmas this year.