Archive for April, 2010

Drill Baby Drill! [video]

Last Words From Cockpit Voice Recordings

This page catalogs the last words from airliner cockpit voice recorders. It has crashes from 1962 to present. Click on the date of each crash to view the complete transcript.

Go to Last Words.

Man Ride Motorcycle To His Grave

Motorcycle.com reports –

How much do you love riding? Probably not as much as this guy did. David Morales Colon, 22, was shot to death April 22 in Puerto Rico. For his wake, Colon was embalmed and mounted on his Honda…

Continue reading and see a video HERE.

Carload of Farts [video]

Report On Condition of US Highway System

A report just released quantifies the physical condition (potholes, or lack of potholes) of the US highway system. It breaks down the figures by state and metropolitan area, but it doesn’t rank them from first to worst, it simply list them alphabetically, although the worst offenders are highlighted. The report is from American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and TRIP (a national highway research group).

A PDF of the report is available HERE.

Mitt Romney Blames Main Street For Wall Street Disaster [video]

Amen! – You Can Say That Again! [pic]

Corporation Thanks Tea Party [video]

Don’t Talk To Aliens – Stephen Hawking

According to TimesOnLine –

THE aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them out, humanity should be doing all it that can to avoid any contact. He suggests that aliens might simply raid Earth for its resources and then move on: “We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.” He concludes that trying to make contact with alien races is “a little too risky”. He said: “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”

Continue reading HERE.

Predictions From Earth Day 1970

This short article presents a few of ridiculous predictions from 1970. Back then the ecology and climate experts missed the future by a mile. A couple of the better ones –

“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”
• Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

Read the article HERE.

Love Thy Neighbor [pic]

HP Shipping 3D printer – Only In Europe

Engadget reports –

Just three months after HP bought itself into the 3D printer market by making a partnership with established player Stratasys, the company’s first Designjet 3D models are now shipping in Europe, set to start churning out bits and bobs soon. HP is offering two models, the plain Designjet 3D and the Designjet Color 3D which, wait for it, prints in color. We don’t know what the multi-hue model will set you back, but the base model clocks in at €13,000 — about $17,500.

Continue reading HERE.


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