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Friday, December 31, 2010

People throughout the flooded areas are mostly well prepared and calm. Raised houses are not uncommon. While shockingly large, many people are familiar with flooding.

The flooding is the product of our wettest spring/summer ever. With rainfall up-to 6 times the average. This is only a temporary respite however, as most of the country remains in drought, ironically due to our hottest/driest decade ever. Western Australia is currently experiencing a Cyclone and the south is currently experiencing a heatwave and snow (yes, you read that right).

Latest Update (1/1/11): The city of Rockhampton with a population of 75,000 is currently being flooded. The CBD is approaching 9 metres depth. Forced evacuations are currently underway via air. Road and rail are cut off. The military has been called in to deliver aid to cut off areas.


Euronews Video:

Gallery: 1 2

ABC News (with Audio and Video):

The Australian:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jailbreaking gives waaaaaay more freedom to you regarding software but it removes your warranty because apple are assholes(as in losers retarded capitalist scum)

Folder of extras and mirror for below

and extras can be found here mostly crap stuff though

Ipad, download, rapidshare, hotfile, mediafire, free, programs

Plants.vs.Zombies HD


Photo-Sort 2.0.1

Airshareing (usepad as hardrive)

Airdisplay 1.2.2

Civilization Revolution IPA 2.2.7

Alice for iPad

Field runners for iPad

Flight control HD

Labyrinth 2 HD

Pinball HD

Plants vs Zombies HD

Real Racing HD

Sketchbook Pro for iPad

Weather HD

Worms HD

Analytics HD

Photogene for iPad

Colorful Aquarium for iPad

True Backgammon HD

Red Alert for iPad

Tetris for iPad

Uno HD

Virtual Pool HD

Angry Birds HD

Scrabble for iPad

Game Table for iPad

Spider Solitaire HD

Bento for iPad

iTeleport for iPad

Shrek Kart HD

Duke Nukem 3d SE for iPad

Magic Piano

Need for Speed Shift for iPad

Glow Hockey

Office HD


Small World

Asphalt 5 HD


Space Station: Frontier

Air Harp

Drum Kit XL


Layers Pro

Korg iElectribe

Poker HD

Geometry Wars: Touch

iWork for iPad



Pianolo HD

Cogs HD

Numba HD

Air Video ver. 2.2.2

Battle for Wesnoth HD

Zen Bound 2 for iPad

Let’s Golf HD

Pianist Pro

Print Magic HD

Wordbook XL

MOdern Combat: Sandstorm HD

F1™ 2010 Timing App – Championship Pass

Soosiz HD

Air Sharing HD

At Bat 2010

GoodReader 2.7.7

Construction Zone HD

"A 23-year old man has been hospitalized after police in South Carolina say he was hit by an SUV while playing a real-life version of the video game Frogger. Authorities said the 23-year-old man was taken to a hospital in Anderson after he was struck Monday evening. Before he was hit, police say the man had been discussing the game with his friends. Chief Jimmy Dixon says the man yelled 'go' and darted into oncoming traffic in the four-lane highway.


Monday, December 27, 2010

hyenapetafrica In some countries dangerous wild animals and some dog breeds are banned. In some other places they have probably never heard about those rules. Like in Africa where you can have a hyena or a baboon or maybe a python as a pet.

snakeafricanpet petafrica monkeyafricanpet monekyinshirtpet hyenaafricanpet hienapet hienaafricanpet extremepet africanpet africanmonkeypet For them it’s pretty normal putting a chain on a hyena and taking it out for a walk, or maybe ride your motorcycle with a baboon sitting in the back.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Rudy Favard, 17, cradled Sammy Parker, 8, as he carried him upstairs.

Rudy Favard, 17, cradled Sammy Parker, 8, as he carried him upstairs.

And so Rudy had barely knocked on the door Tuesday night before Ben was at it, jumping up and down, yelling, “Rudy is here! Rudy is here!’’

He greeted the Parkers, and went over to Sammy, gently lifting the boy’s left arm and sliding his hands under his back, the way Rudy’s father, a professional caregiver, had shown him. He lifted Sammy and held him close to his chest, and as the boy made his joyful O, Rudy carefully maneuvered him around the corners on the narrow stairway.

You couldn’t help but be struck by the painful contrast between the two boys: The robust athlete cradling the pale, helpless child; the young man preparing to go out into the world carrying someone who never will.

It’s a comparison lost on nobody, least of all Rudy himself.

“Can I ask you something?’’ he said, sitting in the Parkers’ living room after Sammy was asleep. “Is it OK if this article is more about Sam than me?’’


“He’s done more for me than I’ve done for him,’’ Rudy said. “There are times when I don’t want to go to practice, and then I look at Sam. By God’s grace, I can do what I’m doing, so I should keep it up. I’ve never been one to complain a lot, but just seeing Sam reaffirms everything, you know?’’

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A day that began with authorities confirming Lindsay Lohan was being investigated for battery on a female staffer at a California rehab facility treating the starlet ended with the worker fired after giving an interview about the incident.

Riverside County sheriff's detectives said on Tuesday they are investigating Lohan for an alleged altercation with a worker at a Betty Ford Center facility in Palm Desert that occurred after 1 am on December 12.

The agency declined to say what prompted the fight, but said the worker was interested in pursuing charges against Lohan.

Betty Ford spokesman Russ Patrick said the staffer was fired for identifying patients at the centre in an interview and "disclosing a privileged document".

Although Betty Ford and the sheriff's department did not identify the worker, she appeared in an interview on celebrity website TMZ on Tuesday afternoon and was promptly fired. She claims the 24-year-old Lohan and two other girls had sneaked out of the facility.

In the video, Dawn Holland claims she was trying to get Lohan to submit to a breathalyser test when the actress became belligerent, pushed her and snatched a phone from her hand, straining her arm.


US actress Lindsay Lohan.

The Betty Ford Center's rehab facility has fired a staffer who accused Lindsay Lohan of battery.

Monday, December 20, 2010

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada - Chemicals used to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food, being ingested by people and showing up as contaminants in blood, according to new research at the University of Toronto.

[Chemicals used to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food, being ingested by people and showing up as contaminants in blood, according to new research at the University of Toronto.  (photo by Flickr user permanently scatterbrained / eric molina)]

The contaminants are perfluoroalkyls, stable, synthetic chemicals that repel oil, grease, and water. They are used in surface protection products such as carpet and clothing treatments and coating for paper and cardboard packaging.

Earlier research by University of Toronto environmental chemists Scott Mabury and Jessica D'eon, established in 2007 that the wrappers are a source of these chemicals in human blood. Their new study shows that perfluorinated chemicals can migrate from wrappers into food.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

In other news blow thousands on equipment and kegs of beer

"Technology Review reports that researchers installed 3000 copies of Windows XP on a high performance cluster at a Canadian university and set loose the Waledac botnet on them. It's the first time researchers have built and operated their own botnet as a strategy to better understand those at large on the internet. Doing it inside an experimental computing cluster removes the legal and ethical complications of experimenting with live botnets that control innocent users' machines."


Friday, December 17, 2010

I think "Nuclear Launch Detected" is already a familiar phrase to South Koreans.

"According to reports from the Uriminzokkiri, the official website of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a war with South Korea would involve nuclear weapons, and '[will] not be limited to the Korean peninsula.' The article goes on, 'The Korean peninsula remains a region fraught with the greatest danger of war in the world. This is entirely attributable to the US pursuance of the policy of aggression against the DPRK (North Korea).'"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The massive industrial conglomerate Halliburton has reportedly offered to pay $250 million to settle charges against its former chief executive, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, in a multi-million dollar bribery case.

Nigeria filed charges against Cheney last week in an investigation of alleged bribery estimated at $180 million. Prosecutors named both Halliburton and KBR in the charges, as well as three European oil and engineering companies -- Technip SA, EniSpa, and Saipem Construction. Eleven Halliburton officials were arrested last month and freed on bail Nov. 29.

The charges allege that engineering contractor KBR, until 2007 a subsidiary of Halliburton, was among companies that paid bribes to secure a $6 billion contract for a natural gas plant. KBR pleaded guilty to the same bribes in a US court in 2009, and agreed to pay a $382 million fine. The Nigerian charges appear to stem from the US case -- though, in that trial, Cheney was never directly charged.

The $250 million figure would include a direct $130 million fine by the company and an agreement to repatriate another $120 million from Switzerland.

"They have made offers of fines to be paid in penalties. They offered to pay $120 million in addition to the repatriation of $130 million trapped in Switzerland," Babafemi said.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010




Internet users have been outraged by a woman posting a video of herself crushing rabbits to a pulp by sitting on them.

The video, posted on a Chinese video sharing site, shows a woman apparently petting a small rabbit in the company of her friends, only to place it on a table, put a board on top of it and then sit on the board, pulverising the rabbit.

The crushed rabbit’s corpse can be seen with its internal organs spewing forth from its mouth, the woman responsible flashing a “V” sign and evidently enjoying herself greatly.

video here

Sunday, December 5, 2010

An activist who was acquitted of disorderly conduct for protesting prayer in the state Senate is now suing the State.

That was the protest that got Mitch Kahle arrested during a Senate session in April.

He and his photographer, Kevin Hughes, filed a civil suit against the State, Senate staff and sheriff's deputies.

Among the 14 allegations: assault and battery, false arrest and imprisonment and conspiracy.

A video shot by Hughes shows Senate Sergeant at Arms, Bienvenido Villaflor, allegedly punching the camera.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The officers were able to handcuff Talyor and remove him from the car, but not before swallowing what's believed to be cocaine. The suspected criminal was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, and not using a turn signal. It doesn't appear as if drug charges were brought upon him, which we guess makes his gambit kind of successful.

NASA has discovered a new life form, a bacteria called GFAJ-1 that is unlike anything currently living in planet Earth. It's capable of using arsenic to build its DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell membranes.

NASA is saying that this is "life as we do not know it". The reason is that all life on Earth is made of six components: Carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur. Every being, from the smallest amoeba to the largest whale, share the same life stream. Our DNA blocks are all the same.

That was true until today. In a surprising revelation, NASA scientist Felisa Wolfe-Simon and her team have found a bacteria whose DNA is completely alien to what we know today, working differently than the rest of the organisms in the planet. Instead of using phosphorus, the newly discovered microorganism—called GFAJ-1 and found in Mono Lake, California—uses the poisonous arsenic for its building blocks. Arsenic is an element poisonous to every other living creature in the planet except for a few specialized microscopic creatures.

NASA Finds New Life (Updated)The new life forms up close, at five micrometers.

The bacteria – a strain known as GFAJ-1 – don't depend on arsenic. They still contain detectable levels of phosphorus in their molecules and they actually grow better on phosphorus if given the chance. It's just that they might be able to do without this typically essential element

Most detailed article I've found so far.

 Official NASA press release.

 Here is a link to the blog of the researcher who made the discovery

Links to the scientific papers (PDF form)

Dropbox and RapidShare

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