Over two months have passed since the August 5th collapse of the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, when 33 miners were trapped 700 meters (2,300 ft) below ground. The men were kept alive over that time by supplies delivered through narrow holes drilled down to them, and kept hope through video conferences with family – until last night, when the first of the 33 miners was successfully lifted to the surface in a specially-designed rescue capsule. Friends and relatives, many of whom had camped nearby for months, slowly let their cautious optimism become joy as they were reunited with their loved ones. As of this writing, 13 of the 33 men have made it safely to the surface, and I may post additional images as warranted later. (34 photos total)
Chilean Mining Minister Laurence Golborne (center) speaks during a press conference at the San Jose mine near the city of Copiapo on October 12, 2010. Chile was counting down the hours Tuesday to the start of a dramatic operation to winch 33 miners to the surface, with a presidential welcome awaiting them. (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images) #
We just laid our unworthy eyes on the new Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV (boy is that a mouthful) and it looks exactly the right sort of modern. We got a quick chance to play with the remote and it definitely appeals to the nerd within us — it’s nice to hold and use, although the optical mouse pad in the upper right corner was pretty wonky on the units we tried. (Sony chalked it up to RF interference, but we’ll have to investigate further.) We’ll be updating you with some video so stay tuned!
A local independent band pulled a publicity stunt on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles that caused traffic to back up for miles on Tuesday.
The California Highway Patrol received reports of men with guitars on the roof of a truck, apparently having a concert in the middle of the southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway just south of Sunset Boulevard. An ABC7 Eyewitness News viewer sent in a photo that shows men who appeared to be playing on top of the truck.
The driver reportedly parked the truck, then took off in another car, while the musicians climbed on top of the truck and began to perform.
Members of the band were arrested, but the locked truck remained in the middle of the freeway with no keys in sight.
Ah, so THESE are the fucking shitbags who nearly made me miss a crucial and complicated medical test at my hospital today, which was necessary to determine if I could go ahead with surgery next week to proceed to the next phase of my cancer treatment; had I missed it, it could have set me back by weeks. And here I was hoping no one would give them the free fucking publicity they wanted. Nice.
These ads reveal Microsoft’s deepest fear: the PC is no longer the center of the software universe. Phones are.
AppDev for iOS and Android is where the world is going to (if not already there). Microsoft doesn’t want you to go.
Using the incredible power of computers, we were able to break down this question geographically. Here are straight people who either have had or would like to have a same-sex experience in the continental U.S. and lower Canada. You can see some sharp geographic divides.