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Acer G

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" Acer has announced a new revision of its Aspire G desktop, a.k.a. Predator. It shares the same case with the earlier edition that hit the US of A late last year, but naturally has some better specs this time 'round. The CPU is now one of Intel's new Core i7 950's running at 3.06GHz, up to 12GB of DDR3 RAM is on offer, while more permanent storage is offered by a 1TB HDD and a Blu-ray reader. A pair of NVIDIAGeForceGTS 250 graphics cards keep the pixels flowing over four DVI-D ports, and dual Gigabit Ethernet is on offer for those about to rock shotgun network connections"


This is one very fast computer. When I got my new computer less than a year ago 2-4Gigs of Ram was "top of the line" now it's up to 12GB. I remember when a Hard Drive used to have that much, and the Ram was 256mb. It's true when they say computer power doubles every 6 months or so.
Once diamonds are created cheaper and more easily we're going to see an explosion in all tec…

News Flash

With tonights season finale of "The Bachlorette" we finally get to see who Jillian chooses to be her fiance.
The double edge of love shows it's evil face in the form of the return. With ed leaving for work, and then realizing he made a mistake and needed to come back for her. Reid did the same with less effective results. The moral is to both go after who you love, but becareful to not let them go unless you're prepared that they take you back. And has found someone else. Hey it might have worked out under different circumstances. But I dont want to be with you, I want to do this instead.

huh

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One question i've always wondered about the "War" and terrorists in general is why they don't like 'us'? What is it that makes them against this country? Or any country? What inspired 9.11? usually there is a reason why someone doesn't like something, I just dont understand what it is. Like if you were to interview them and ask them, what would they say? Is it something we could fix? Is it just a misunderstanding? I dont even know what the problem is. I would like to understand it.
Anyone?

Fugitive Pieces

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I randomly grabbed "Fugitive Pieces" from the new release wall of blockbuster. I'll give anything a chance that has some type of award. I've found some of the best movies by just picking something, not reading the back and just watching it with no idea what it's about.


Although this movie didn't grab my full attention and I found myself writing in between watching, what i saw was really good.


It's about a man who's parents and family were killed by the Nazi's. He was saved by a man who adopted and raised him. The movie goes from present day when he's an adult and flashes back to his past.


When he's older he falls for a woman who he takes for granted. He's unable to let go of his tragic past and fails to see what he's losing. He wants love, but doesn't know how to experience it because all he's ever had before was loss. Eventually she leaves him and he doesn't try to stop her, even though he wants to. He later realizes: “…

Halo

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This story is interesting. It's saying that we have a faint light coming from our bodies - like we're light bulbs. And it varies in intensity. I wonder what's the brightest we could get? There are stories of people literally glowing after being "enlightened" Which is why there are halo's around angels and certain men. Maybe whatever it is that moderates this brightness can be turned up enough to be seen?

Link:"The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day, scientists now reveal.Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels to which our naked eyes are sensitive. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light, which is thought to be a byproduct of biochemical reactions involving free radicals.
(This visible light differs from the infrared radiation - an invisible form of light - that comes from body heat.)
To l…

and then..

"um i was running and screaming cause there was spiders, and they're jumpin spiders, and then they were blocking us.. so we could not escape, and then the spiders jumped on me, but then i wiggled, and then they, and then they were coming off, and then i told the teacher, and then i said can i go inside, and then she said yes, no you can stay out here, and then, i um, decided to scream and run, and i runned all over, and there were spiders in the tube, and um, and then i saw spiders,and then i run to the tractor, but there were spiders int eh tractor, and then i run to the.. that big, um, construction, and then Terr were spiders, and then um i was running like a girl, ahhh, and then i um, accidentally saw a spider inside the tube over there, and then..."
kids are great

Camaro

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I saw my second new camaro in person yesterday. It was black, and so freakin sexy. I like it's stying even more than the current corvette. A lot more than the mustang. It's definitely one of the nicest cars on the road. And ranging from 24k -30kish, it's a great deal. Both the V6 version and the V8 Z28 make over 300hp and are very fast.
Chevy just announced that they are going to be making a Transformers Bumblebee edition, which looks just like the transformer in the movie. It's just the color and black stripes and transformer insignia, but it's pretty damn cool non the less.

Billion dollars worth of pot?

Marijuana is the #1 crop in California.
"Authorities have seized $1 billion worth of marijuana plants and have arrested 82 Mexican nationals with ties to drug cartels in the first week and half of an effort to eradicate marijuana fields from California's Fresno County, the county sheriff's office said Wednesday." More


How do you think U.S. authorities are targeting marijuana production in the country? Too aggressively46% Too passively37% Just right17% Total Votes: 13,412 Note on Poll Results
Do you think marijuana should be legalized? Yes69% No31% Total Votes: 17,008 Note on Poll Results

Nissan Gt-R vs Veyron

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The most expensive and fastest production car ever made. Almost 2 million dollars. W16 Engine. 1001HP. Splurrtttt

I took this at an auto show a couple years ago

Alice in Wonderland teaser

First 3d Camera

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22 July 2009: Fujifilm are extremely proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking new imaging technology: the "FinePix Real 3D System". The World's first three dimensional (3D) digital imaging system that lets you enjoy three dimensional images without the need to wear special 3D glasses. The FinePix Real 3D system incorporates a 3D digital camera "FinePix Real 3D W1", a 3D picture viewer "FinePix Real 3D V1", and 3D prints."


The camera has two lenses which are spaced apart enough to mimic the distance between our eyes. This distance is responsible for our 3d depth perception. I made the picture above by taking two pictures of the same thing, from each eye - and without moving my head. If you cross your eyes and make it one picture - it will turn 3d. That's basically what this new camera does.

Dear Zachary:

Kurt Kuenne's documentary.
How gparents do it? thats love
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Airto

Preview

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I'm making a "Placcard" for each chapter/ major theme in my book. I've been struggling with the order each should go. So i made these to help. I'm going to tack them up on the wall and arrange them till it all makes some kinda sense.
I've stopped focusing on WHEN i'll finish my book and more about How and why. If this is my introduction to the world, then I should do it right. Something I would want to read myself.

Red Rain

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The previous post reminded me of something I read about red rain:
"From July 25 to September 23, 2001, red rain sporadically fell on the southern Indian state of Kerala. Heavy downpours occurred in which the rain was coloured red, staining clothes with an appearance similar to that of blood.[1] Yellow, green, and black rain was also reported.[2][3][4] Coloured rain had been reported in Kerala in as early as 1896 and several times since then." Read More


What's interesting about this isn't that red rain fell, it's that it was made of these red colored cells. They fell after a meteor supposedly exploded over the area, following a loud lightening noise.
Later scientists claimed the red cells were a type of algae but couldn't explain how they could have gotten into the sky.
Other scientists claim they came from the Meteor itself and are extraterrestrial life. That the cells have no DNA, and
"The microorganism isolated from the red rain of Kerala shows very extra…

Algae Attack!!

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Article link"A group of hunters aboard a small boat out of the tiny Alaska village of Wainwright were the first to spot what would eventually be called "the blob." It was a dark, floating mass stretching for miles through the Chukchi Sea, a frigid and relatively shallow expanse of Arctic Ocean water between Alaska's northwest coast and theRussian Far East. The goo was fibrous, hairy. When it touched floating ice, it looked almost black."Although algae blooms are nothing new, this type has never been seen before. They actually thought it was an oil slick before they tested it.
I can't help but wonder what types of life/ bacteria/ viruses/ algae is trapped inside glacier ice. And as this ice is melting for the first time in thousands and millions of years - then whatever is in that ice will also be released into the world again.. There are plenty of examples of seeds and even animals that can go for years in suspended animation waiting for conditions to chang…

Present

"Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.

One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon
to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end.

They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..

Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.

Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view
of the city…

Opps!

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Nasa has been trying to find the original tapes of the moon landing for the last 3 years - unsuccessfully. When it was being taped the signal was being sent back to California and Australia in a format that couldn't be seen on normal tvs, so they were then transferred to a usable format. The original tapes, in the raw format, have supposedly been taped over or lost.
So, for whatever reason Nasa is having the footage that was left over enhanced like they do to old movies. This film footage is considered to be some of the most important of all time. The first time we landed on the moon - and it was erased? It seems like people take more care with their own home movies than this.
This has fired up a lot of "Conspiracy theorists" and rightfully so. There are many people who dont believe we really landed on the moon. They have their evidence, but then that can be refuted by other evidence by people who think the opposite.
The best evidence that we have are from the mirrors tha…

Therapy

This never ceases to amuse me

or this..

The Lost Symbol

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The cover for Dan Brown's upcoming sequel to "The Da Vinci Code" obviously I can't wait!
I have no clue what it's about, or what the "lost symbol" is.

Easter Island

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Easter Island has a lot of mysteries around it. It has a writing system we still can't decode, Rongorongo. There are hundreds of huge statues of stone faces that we dont know exactly how they got there or why. And now there is a chemical in the soil that's been shown to prolong life... what the heck happened there?

Link"Wednesday, July 8, in the journal Nature, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and two collaborating centers reported that the Easter Island compound - called "rapamycin" after the island's Polynesian name, Rapa Nui - extended the expected lifespan of middle-aged mice by 28 percent to 38 percent. In human terms, this would be greater than the predicted increase in extra years of life if cancer and heart disease were both cured and prevented.The rapamycin was given to the mice at an age equivalent to 60 years old in humans."

Something else:New Caves Found"A team of experts recently discovered a six-kilometer-lon…

oh yeahhhh

Breathe

Boyce Ave covering Taylor Swifts "Breathe"
"Music starts playing like the end of a sad movie, it's the kinda ending you really dont wanna see, cause it's tragedy and it'll only bring you down, now i dont know what to be without you around, and we know it's never simple, never easy never a clean break, there's no one here to save me, I can't breathe without you, but i have to"

Salino Giacomo

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Book Update:
I am working on something i'm calling "placcards" to help me organize my book. They are like the main things I want to include in each chapter. I'm going to make one for each chapter, pin them up on my wall, and then keep arranging them until it makes sense. I've had a lot of trouble figuring out the order of the chapters. But I know what I want the theme to be: evolution and art and man, and how they're connected.
I want it to flow from outside to inside, and then back out of "humanity" So like light enters the eye (this is what an eye is) into the Brain (this is what a brain is) then into the Mind (this is what a mind is) And then the Body re-acts (this is what a body is)Then finally back out into what all the pre-mentioned things create - art. In my mind it makes sense, but then when I try to put it on paper it gets confusing. Should eyes come before Brain? Should Mona Lisa come before Da Vinci or after? Each chapter should lead up to…

So much time

He can't get out of bed this morning You can tell that he's been crying From the stains on his pillow case last night He wonders why he got no warning He wonders all the time Well maybe in his dreams he'll make it right
He finally pulls himself together And tries to face his life But the thought of her cripples him inside He wonders if she thinks about him Or if she feels alright These thoughts don't seem to leave his mind
At least he's still got so much...
Time on his hands Time to get back on his feet again Time left to stand Time to let go of his feelings
Problems in his life get clearer As he finds some peace of mind It gets a little easier with time No he doesn't have all the answers But he figures that's alright Cause some things in life you just can't find
At least he's still got so much...
Time on his hands Time to get back on his feet again Time left to stand Time to let go of his feelings
All he wanted to find Was a heart to match his own When she left him behind She ki…

Tear'

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If only my little lion loved me 1/16th as much as the one in the video below. It's hard to describe his personality, but this picture sums him up pretty well. Instead of Chance he usually goes by "little bastard" "Jerk" and "Fucker" He doesn' t bite or scratch, ever, but he'll act like he wants attention, then when you go to pet him hell run away. Sometimes he'll let you, and as soon as you pet him, he gives you a look of disgust like "how dare you touch me!!" then 10 seconds later he's like, "ohhok, I guess i'll let you now" He has an obsession with my mom's blanket, and at least once a night he demands she put it on, so he can nurse on it. And occasionally he'll hump it too! We're thinking of getting him fixed, but he's just so damn beautiful to deprive the world of his future decedents. Someday when I get my own house/zoo I want to breed him with a MAINE COON or Siamese. I think those would b…

Military Banning Smoking?

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"A new study commissioned by the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs recommends a complete ban on tobacco, which would end tobacco sales on military bases and prohibit smoking by anyone in uniform, not even combat troops in the thick of battle." ARTICLE
Do you think the military should ban smoking? No83% Yes17% Total Votes: 14,728
Although this would be almost impossible to implement, it does make sense. There are some jobs that require you to be at your best, like astronauts etc. I think the military is included in that category. Smoking is limiting their physical potential. I only smoked for about a year and just quit this week, so far so good. I never understood why people smoked until i started, it's literally an addiction and gains you nothing. I think it's your choice to smoke or not, but you shouldn't. And if it's banned in the military it's good for everyone involved.
I think they should be allowed to smoke if they want to, but not whi…

Klaatu barada nikto

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I've posted about this before, but after I read another article about it and the comments people left i came across something interesting.



"FORMER NASA astronaut and moonwalker Dr Edgar Mitchell - a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission - has stunningly claimed aliens do exist.And he says extra-terrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions - but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades.

Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as 'little people who look strange to us.'

He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.

Chillingly, he claimed our technology is "not nearly as sophisticated" as theirs and "had they been hostile", he warned "we would be been gone by now".

Dr Mitchell, along with with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, holds the…