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Two Russian guys climb into a giant wooden spool and roll it down a hill. Fast forward to 0:49 seconds to watch the fun...be sure to keep watching for about 30 seconds...
The actual winning photo is too haunting to post on this website.
A family was kicked off a flight from Turks and Caicos because their two year old threw a temper tantrum and tells their story to Matt Lauer. Fast forward to the 3:00 mark of the interview. This is why you don't take a 2-year old on a vacation on a plane.
...wonder no more. Christina Aguilera is having problems selling her
OK - I really don't have time to post this...but I couldn't resist.
Here we have Cory Doctorow from BoingBoing giving a speech on the political war against general computing. What does that actually mean? Well, in simple terms, he is referring to the "securing" of content from music/movie/software companies so that computers are prevented from manipulating them in ways those same music/movie/software companies don't want you to. Examples of this would be - not being able to fast forward during a commercial or during that stupid FBI warning or playing music purchase for an IPhone on another mp3 player.
In more complex terms (and now we are gonna get Computer Science-y) General Computers are devices that are Universal Turing Machines. UTMs are essentially capable of performing any computer algoritm (you desktop computer and smartphone are examples). Now, some UTMs will do it very slowly. For example, the first computer ever created, ENIAC, is hypothetically capable of performing the algorithms of today's fastest computers...it would just take until the end of time to do so. What the copyright trolls are doing is attempting to forbid these general computers from doing everything they are capable of doing.
And yes...that is a bad thing.
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