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Tanked Episode 138 for Tuesday Jan 11, 2011 


-McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal Violating “Maple Law” link


Verizon iPhone announced to the surprise of nobody

Here's your write up. lol

All the same hardware. 16Gig $199.99 32Gig $100 more. No 4G. Has Mobil wifi hotspot option.

Antenna changed location. Avail. Feb 10.

*At press i thought they said it had the qualcom dual GSM/CDMA chip but the engadget
says the file patent doesn't have a wiff of CDMA in it therefor no global roaming. hmmm.


Light Peak is here (minus the light)

Intel's Light Peak optical interconnect is ready for device application the first quarter 

of 2011 as rumored though they may want to change the name and maybe a bit more
due to the new added ingredient...copper. Light Peak technology has displayed 10Gbps 
transfer speeds in the past with a theoretical unlimited bandwith cap due to the high 
ceiling of fiber optics. Now Intel's David Perlmutter calims copper transmissions turned
out "surprisingly better" than expected and will be implemented as in LP's initial builds.  
Booo!  Looks like Moore's law is alive and well at Intel. Hopefully we'll see true Light 
Peak hardware sometime in the near future.



Peach and Zelda Catch Up



Ric Reviews Take Me Home Tonight

Ric Talks about His Interview with Topher Grace

James Bond Comes Back to Theaters 2012

James Bond will be coming back to the big screen for his 23rd film on November 9, 2012,
starring Daniel Craig as the super spy, a film that's reportedly a direct follow-up to 2008's Quantum of Solace.

The next Bond film was originally planned for a 2011 release, but financial woes at studio MGM pushed

back the release of the film. Bond's next outing is still untitled, but director Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition,

Jarhead, American Beauty) is on board to direct. Deadline reports that the next Bond video

game "recently got the go-ahead. "Whether that's the rumored Raven Software-developed 007

game with an emphasis on stealth gameplay we don't yet know. But don't be surprised

when the inevitable Bond 23 game is announced.



Banned Four Loko being recycled into auto fuel

Much to the chagrin of Scott Considine, caffeine-laced, alcoholic molestation fuel Four Loko
has been banned by the FDA.  But there is a silver lining for fans of the "potentially lethal" 
drink; Four Loko doubles as auto fuel!  MXI Environmental services started receiving cases
of the fruity drink to recycle the ethanol found within and later blend it into gasoline.  MXI's 
VP of operations expects a couple hundred truckloads of Four Loko a day, each truck containing 
2,000 cases.  MXI is at full capacity with more trucks coming in so if you're jonesing for Four 
Loko head over to MXI's plant as this might be your last chance.

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Drunken burglar gets stuck inside house



 – Thu Jan 6, 1:31 pm ET



Police in Delaware say a man broke into a house,

 got drunk and couldn't make his way back outside — 

so he called 911 for help.


New Castle County police 

say 44-year-old John Finch was trapped in the home in part because he'd broken into it before, back in April.

 That led the homeowner to change the locks so that a key was required — even inside.


Police say no one was home when Finch broke in again,

 through a rear window. He stayed for a few days, drinking three bottles of gin and two bottles of whiskey.

 When he tried to leave, he was too drunk to climb back out of the window and called 911

. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Finch now faces charges in both break-ins. 

Police say he was admitted to a hospital and has yet to make a court appearance.

 There's no indication Finch has retained an attorney.





Police in Phoenix looking for '$60 Bill Bandit'


  Thu Jan 6, 11:23 am ET

GILBERT, Ariz. – 

Police in the Phoenix area are looking for a bank robbery suspect they've dubbed the "$60 Bill Bandit" 

because he once asked a teller for $40 and $60 bills — denominations that aren't printed.

KTVK-TV reports the robber is wanted in connection with four bank robberies in four cities since October.

The most recent holdup was Dec. 23 when the suspect walked into a Gilbert Bank of America and handed

 the teller a note saying he was armed and wanted money. The teller gave him an unknown amount of cash.

Police say the nickname comes from the robber earlier asking a teller for all the $20s, $40s and $60s.



Frostbitten cyclist 'didn't think Siberia would be so cold'

A German cycling enthusiast almost lost a few fingers

 after attempting to bike through Siberia in subzero temperatures,
 a Russian news report said Tuesday.

Sven Riedel has been hospitalised after suffering severe frostbite,
 a hospital employee told Russian International News Agency (RIA Novosti).

The 37-year-old car mechanic was ill-prepared for the frigid temperatures he encountered
 while trying to cycle some 300 kilometres from the city of Ulan-Ude to Lake Baikal, the agency said. 

He had planned to spend the night in a tent after some 100 kilometres of the journey, 
but was overcome when temperatures dipped as low as -35 degrees Celsius in the Buryatia. 

"I wanted to see Lake Baikal," Riedel told RIA Novosti. "I didn't think it would be so cold."

The adventurer had reportedly cycled through Scandinavia in the past, the agency said, 
explaining that his experience hadn’t been enough to help him stand up to the “extreme cold” of Siberia. 

Riedel, who does not speak Russian, 
was rescued after a local driver stopped to persuade him to get in his car.

Doctors initially thought they would be forced to amputate some of Riedel’s fingers,
 but now believe he will recover from frostbite on both his hands and feet, the news agency said.