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JR’s TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out

Posted on December 28th, 2011 at 17:31 by Paul Jay in category: News


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Erase CD with HV

Posted on December 28th, 2011 at 11:24 by John Sinteur in category: News


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African Bull Frog ant crusher

Posted on December 28th, 2011 at 11:11 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!


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Software bug fingered as cause of Aussie A330 plunge

Posted on December 28th, 2011 at 11:01 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The final report into the 2008 Qantas flight QF72, which unexpectedly dived twice during a routine flight, has blamed a combination of software and hardware errors for the incident.

On 7 October 2008, the Australian-owned A330-303 aircraft was cruising at 37,000 feet when the autopilot disengaged and the aircraft rose, before plunging downwards sharply, injuring 110 of the aircraft’s 303 passengers and three-quarters of the cabin crew. Three minutes later the aircraft did it again, and the flight crew was bombarded with warnings from the instrumentation – almost all of them false.

And how often does this happen?

It’s not clear what caused the ADIRU to shift into failure mode, as this is only the third time that it has happened in over 128 million hours of operation – although one of those other incidents was down to the same ADIRU in that aircraft.


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Unarmed 54-Year-Old Bloodied In Raid

Posted on December 28th, 2011 at 10:18 by John Sinteur in category: News


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A state police raid on a Winthrop Avenue apartment netted no drugs or arrests—but it left Tomas Torres hospitalized and his apartment in tatters.

Torres (pictured), who’s 54, said state cops broke down the door of his first-floor Winthrop Avenue apartment Wednesday afternoon, punched him in the face, stomped on his head, and then laughed at him as they tossed his apartment looking for drugs.

Police said he tried to jump out the window, then resisted their efforts to detain and handcuff him.

They had the wrong guy, said Torres. The police found nothing in his apartment and released him to go to the hospital, where he said he was told he has a fractured arm, he said.

It’s the second recent incident in which an unarmed New Havener has accused a state drug cop of brutality.


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No, I don’t know either

Posted on December 28th, 2011 at 9:03 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


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  1. What was that joke about llama’s an’ rubber boots?

People Who Didn’t Get What They Wanted For Christmas

Posted on December 28th, 2011 at 7:29 by John Sinteur in category: Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame)

I weep for the world

Sometimes I lose my faith in humanity…


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  1. Dammit, I didn’t get an iPhone either. Or a car. On the other hand, I got Snuff from Pratchett, so I am happy :D

  2. Latest “shock your grandma” tactic, surely?

  3. Pratchett rules!!! sorry, lost my head there for a moment.

    I got what I wanted for Christmas (A hug from my wife, my sister and my two nieces.)