Friday, February 27, 2009
Residents of 27 states that passed laws banning gay marriages boasted 11% more porn subscribers than states that don't explicitly restrict gay marriage.
To get a better handle on other associations between social attitudes and pornography consumption, Edelman melded his data with a previous study on public attitudes toward religion.
States where a majority of residents agreed with the statement "I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage," bought 3.6 more subscriptions per thousand people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference emerged for the statement "AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behaviour."
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Hear me, State lawmakers, and know that I am speaking as someone who has NEVER, not even ONCE, smoked pot, and by NEVER, I mean that it wasn't even an "I didn't even inhale" sort of situation: PLEASE LEGALIZE POT AND TAX THE CRAP OUT OF IT. While you're at it, why don't you raise the taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, and junk food, too. I will vote for it.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"After strong sales of the straight-to-DVD Futurama movies, Fox is reportedly considering bringing back Futurama for a 6th season. This according to Billy West in a recent statement at the Anime Supercon in Florida. Here's me with my fingers crossed."
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
GOOD looks at what form of transportation gets the most bang per gallon on a 350 mile trip.(Click to enlarge)
Wow, are bicyclists efficient!
Monday, February 23, 2009
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Despite how amusing that is (to me, anyway) you have to admire and appreciate the incredible physical strength that it takes to do what they're doing.
It's the stunningly inventive DIY visual effects that director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) used to bring the story to life. A quarter-million pieces of popcorn are transformed into cherry blossoms, superglue and baking soda are whipped into snow, and black fishing line becomes creepy chest hair.
Yeah, a lot of it is terrible, terrible slash, but there are the occasional odd ball gems, like Goku and Anne Frank in "Until the End of Time". No graphic sex and a happy ending.
Everyday I receive an email from somebody about how their account was hacked, how a friend tagged them in the photo and they want a way to avoid it, as well as a number of other complications related to their privacy on Facebook. Over the weekend one individual contacted me to let me know that he would be removing me as a friend from Facebook because he was “going to make a shift with my Facebook use - going to just mostly family stuff.”
Perhaps he was tired of receiving my status updates or perhaps he didn’t want me to view photos from his personal life. Whatever the reason for ending our Facebook friendship, I figured that many people would benefit from a thorough overview on how to protect your privacy on Facebook. Below is a step by step process for protecting your privacy.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Apparently, he ended up flipping it on its side before he was done. Neither the Ural nor the coworker were any worse for the wear, and the coworker has had an enormous grin on his face every time I've seen him since!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
A search for "hamburger phone" sends you to a department that's not "Electronics" but reveals the perfect candidate equipment.
Update: PURCHASE APPROVED
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Environments
SIMILE is focused on developing robust, open source tools that empower users to access, manage, visualize and reuse digital assets.
Check out this completed project: Timeline
Create interactive data-rich web pages like these ones below without ever touching a database or a web server, or doing any programming.
Here's an example.
Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work
Monday, February 9, 2009
Ethical hacker Chris Paget demonstrates a low-cost mobile device that surreptitiously reads and clones RFID tags embedded in United States passport cards and enhanced drivers' licenses.
Here's how it all came down, according to information Fox obtained from the FBI and law enforcement sources:
The computer system for a company called RBS WorldPay was hacked. One service of the company is the ability for employers to pay employees with the money going directly to a card, called payroll cards, a lot like a debit card that can be used in any ATM. The hacker was able to infiltrate the supposedly secure system and steal the information necessary to duplicate or clone people's ATM cards.
I was talking to Ben about it, and he viewed it to some degree as a meta-admonition of the fans. 'We're the monitors,' he said. 'Sucking the life out of comics.' Maybe. But I want it to be more. I need it to be more.Me? I want to think that Big Mike's right, but I saw Final Crisis as more of a mess of ideas trying to glom onto a weak plot I've seen before.
I want it to be about the triumph of imagination over despair, and the immortality of true heroism. About how those who devote their lives to something greater than themselves might all have 'To Be Continued' etched into their gravestones.
Also, I'd have liked the series to tie back into Countdown by having Piper save the day. That's just me, though.