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Tanked Episode 121 for Tuesday Sept 7, 2010


-Introduce fan of the show Tim!
-Apple keynote, steve jobs, and our betting results.


Another world's fastest processor?  Sheesh!

IBM does it again.  I'll do a proper write up on this one later.  - Hiller

Origin PC comes out with something beastly

Xbox 360s with x86 components crammed in them are nothing new but HERE GOMESZZ TA SCIENZE!!!!


Angry Birds Hits Hits Android

The much anticipated puzzle game has made it’s way onto the Android Market. 

Rovio had planned to release a beta of their already worldwide selling game on the

Android Market, and they have not disappointed.

So last week the guys over at Rovio were planning a closed beta testing release of the
hit iPhone game Angry Birds (witch i was signed up for). Angry Birds features challenging
physics-based gamplay that requires logic, skill, and force to crush the enemy. Due to the massive resoponse from
Android users at large they released the Lite Version of the game in beta on the market for all

to download last Friday.  While they warn people that the game is "As Is" and delvelped the game on

second generation android handsets, Cnet is reporting that it absolutly will not work on the sprint
EVOs. If you can get it to work it's a pure gem of a game.

**I can run the game but if i close out and want to play it again later it will not load up. 
I have to restart my Droid Incredible in order for it to launch and run.**

-A bit of Android Talk. Ups and downs of the recent Froyo 2.2 Release
    (seeing as though 3/4 of this weeks pannel owns an Android handset)

Commercial Break


M. Night Shyamalan To Move Forth

With "Unbreakable 2"

Trailer for the Virginity Hit. Movie looks like a freaking riot.

The Bird Is the Word John Cusack was so excited to be cast as Edgar Allen Poe in a movie titled
The Raven in which the crazy poet helps track down a serial killer, he Twittered about it last week.
Duff to play Gewn?
According to an interview with NHL journy man and former UofM Hockey standout Mike Comrie, his new bride
Hilary Duff has a script titled “Spiderman” in her hot little paws, with lines for a character titled
“girl” highlighted in yellow. The consensus believes she’d be reading for Gwen Stacy.

SSC Ulitimate Aero II: America's Bugatti Fighter!
The second generation of America's fastest supercar. It's gotta new look
and a new mission: reclaim the title of world's fastest production car from the
 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
There once was a time where the American-built SSC Ultimate Aero TT was the world's
fastest production car, hitting 256 mph with its 1,183-hp 6.2-liter V8. In fact, it was
just a few weeks ago. But then ze Germans stepped in to steal the record with their
ancy Veyron Super Sport and its 268 mph top speed. As soon as it happened the
folks at Shelby SuperCars suddenly started talking about their plans for an even
more ultimate Aero.
Exclusive photos just hit the web... we can now offically get sued.

A Fix For Smog-Belching Motorcycles








A class to die for: Zombies 101 at U. Baltimore




 – Tue Sep 7, 10:59 am ET


BALTIMORE – Call it Zombies 101.

The University of Baltimore is offering a new class on the undead.

The course is being taught by Arnold Blumberg, the author of a book on zombie movies,

"Zombiemania," and the curator of Geppi's Entertainment Museum,

which focuses on American pop culture.


Students taking English 333 will watch 16 classic zombie films and read zombie comics.

As an alternative to a final research paper they may write scripts or draw storyboards for their ideal zombie flicks.

The university isn't the first to have a class on the undead.

Columbia College in Chicago has offered a course on Zombies in popular media for years,

and at Simpson College in Iowa students spent the spring semester writing a book on

"The History of the Great Zombie War."



Vuvuzelas banned from European soccer competition





BERNE (Reuters) –

Vuvuzelas have been kicked out of European competitions

after UEFA said that the controversial plastic trumpets drowned out supporters

and detracted from the emotion of the game.


The plastic horns became a hallmark of the World Cup in South Africa,

producing a monotonous droning sound, often likened to a swarm of bees,

which provided a backdrop for every match.


But they will not be allowed in stadiums in UEFA competitions such as the Champions League,

Europa League and Euro 2012 qualifiers after UEFA's ruling on Wednesday.

"European football's governing body has informed its 53 member associations

that it has taken the move for reasons related to Europe's football culture and tradition,

saying that the atmosphere at matches would be changed by the sound of the vuvuzela," said UEFA in a statement.


"The World Cup was characterised by the vuvuzela's widespread and permanent use in the stands," it added.

"In the specific context of South Africa, the vuvuzela adds a touch of local flavor and folklore,

but UEFA feels that the instrument's widespread use would not be appropriate in Europe,

where a continuous loud background noise would be emphasized."




The statement then continued with a clear criticism of the controversial instrument.

"The magic of football consists of the two-way exchange of emotions between the pitch and the stands,

where the public can transmit a full range of feelings to the players.


"However, UEFA is of the view that the vuvuzelas would completely change the atmosphere,

drowning supporter emotions and detracting from the experience of the game.

"To avoid the risk of these negative effects in the stadiums where

UEFA competitions are played and to protect the culture and tradition of football in Europe


-- singing, chanting etc -- UEFA has decided with immediate effect that vuvuzelas

will not be allowed in the stadiums where UEFA competitions matches are played."


The ruling appears academic as the vuvuzelas have shown almost no sign of catching on in Europe

in the opening weeks of the new season.

The UEFA ruling is the latest development in an apparent backlash against the vuvuzela,

although the word itself last month earned a place in the Oxford Dictionary of English.


Several English Premier League clubs banned the horns in July on safety grounds

while they have also been barred from a number of rugby grounds in South Africa itself.

Olympic Games 2012 chief Sebastian Coe said he did not want them at the event in London.

They have also been banned from the current world basketball championship in Turkey on health grounds.

FIBA, the sport's governing body, said it was too loud, especially in indoor arenas,

and fans who flouted the ruling would be kicked out.




Giant hay bale kills former ELO cellist




– Tue Sep 7, 1:29 pm ET

LONDON (Reuters) –

A giant bale of hay has killed a founding member of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) band

after it tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van.


Cellist Mike Edwards, 62, died after the 600 kg (1,323 lb) bale rolled down a steep field in Devon,

southern England, smashed through a hedge and careered on to the road.


He died instantly in the freak accident on Friday afternoon.


Police said they used photographs and YouTube footage to identify

Edwards and are investigating whether the bale may have fallen from a tractor working on farmland near the road.

Edwards, who played with the band between 1972 and 1975,

is believed to have swerved into another vehicle as the bale crushed his cab.


Philly cyclists bare all to promote cleaner air

– Mon Sep 6, 10:30 am ET



– Hundreds of naked and partially nude cyclists

have pedaled their way through Philadelphia to promote bicycling awareness and cleaner air.


Some of the buff bikers wore body paint,

some were in bathing suits and some were completely naked.


This was the second year for the Philly Naked Bike Ride.

Similar rides have taken place in more than 70 cities worldwide since 2004.

The bicyclists pedaled several miles through the city on Sunday evening.