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Tanked Episode 156 for Tuesday May. 24, 2011 


- Beers
-The Rapture passes. We weren't invited anyways.
-Macho man passes. We solute you!



The goal of all technology is not to advance society but to more or less reset
mankind's notion of "holy shit, they can do that?!"  With that in mind, Texas
Memory Systems (TMS) presents us with RamSan-70, 900GB of high-speed SLC
NAND flash on a solo half-length PCIe card.  As if packing a terabyte of SSD
together wasn't enough this Krazy Kard™* intimidates all with a pants-crapping
2GB per second sustained external throughput.  Your RAM is starting to get jealous.
No price has yet been announced for this abomination.


* Krazy Kard™ is a fictional term that may or may not be copyrighted by Chris Hiller.


30,000 could face charges over Twitter

LONDON, May 24 (UPI) --

Experts said a British judge's attempts to press criminal charges against a journalist

for a Twitter post could lead to charges against 30,000 other people.


High Court Justice Michael Tugendhat referred an unidentified journalist to Attorney General

Dominic Grieve for potential criminal prosecution after he breached a privacy injunction

on Twitter by giving the name of a soccer player who has sought to quell discussion

of his affair with former "Big Brother" star Imogen Thomas, The Independent reported Monday.


Experts said the case could lead to charges against 30,000 other Twitter users who posted the same information.

However, a source close to the attorney general's office said Grieve is unlikely to involve himself in the controversy.

"Frankly this is not something we want anything to do with," the source said.
"At the moment we have not seen any request to consider criminal contempt proceedings
 but I imagine if we do they will get pretty short shrift."


Hiller drops some simoleons on LA Noire

I'll let ya' know about my couple days on the case.

Super-quick Bridesmaids review

Hiller gives his two cents (or $9) on the latest in Apatowland.
Scott saw it too as did Ric

Pirates makes stupid money. $90M. I have decided that we are sheep and
will see anything. Such a let down.


We get our 1st look at Bane in the new Batman Dark Knight Rises.
Principal Photography started a few days ago. Looks awesome.

This weekend we have The Hangover 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2.



"Zombie Apocalypse" campaign crashes website

(Reuters) -


A blog post by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

that mentions a "zombie apocalypse"

as a lighthearted way to get Americans to read about preparing for hurricanes

drove so much traffic that it crashed the website, the agency said on Thursday.


The Zombie Apocalypse campaign is a social media effort by the CDC's

Public Health and Preparedness center to spread the word about the June 1 start of hurricane season.

The CDC is a U.S. federal government health agency based in Atlanta.


"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for,"

the blog post begins. "Take a zombie apocalypse for example. ...

You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey,

maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."


The blog appeared just days before May 21, when an evangelical broadcaster in California

has predicted "Judgment Day" will mark the end of the world.

"If you prepare for the zombie apocalypse, you'll be prepared for all hazards,"

CDC spokesman Dave Daigle told Reuters on Thursday.


The word zombie comes from voodoo practice of spirit possession in which victims

are stripped of consciousness.

Zombies became popular culture references after the success of George Romero's 1968 horror film

"Night of the Living Dead" where flesh-eating zombies roam the eastern seaboard

in the aftermath of radioactive contamination.


Daigle said that a typical CDC blog post might get between 1,000 and 3,000 hits.

The most traffic on record had been a post that saw around 10,000 visits.

By the end of Wednesday, with servers down, the page had 60,000.

By Thursday, it was a trending topic on Twitter.


The campaign was designed to reach a young,

media-savvy demographic that the CDC had not been able to capture previously, Daigle said.

Increased traffic did not affect the main CDC website.


'Judgment Day' rescheduled for October


OAKLAND, Calif., May 24 (UPI) --


The California radio host whose predictions of a May 21 apocalypse failed to materialize

now says Judgment Day will arrive Oct. 21.


Harold Camping, 89, said on his Family Radio network program he was shocked

when the end did not come and now believes an "invisible Judgment Day"

took place on a spiritual level and the actual end of the world will occur Oct. 21,

The New York Times reported Tuesday.


"I can tell you very candidly that when May 21 came and went it was a very difficult time for me,

a very difficult time," Camping said. "I was truly wondering what is going on.

In my mind, I went back through all of the promises God has made, all of the proofs,

all of the signs and everything was fitting perfectly,

so what in the world happened? I really was praying and praying and praying, oh Lord, what happened?"


He said his company, which previously purchased billboards around the country to warn of the May 21 rapture,

would not be spending money to promote his latest prediction.


Teacher forced students to clean toilets


A Hartford teacher accused of forcing students to clean the classroom toilet

with paper towels and a cleaner with bleach is on administrative leave.

For two years, Catherine Saur required any student who used the bathroom to clean the toilets,

even if they only went to the bathroom to wash their hands, the Hartford Courant reports.


Jane Russell complained when her son had an allergic reaction to the cleaner and told her

what his Kennelly School art teacher was requiring student to do in the bathroom of a portable classroom,

the newspaper reports.


Principal Peter Dart sent a letter to parents on Monday

that said the teacher had been requiring students to clean the bathroom for the past two years.

He said he did not endorse or know about the practice before May 17, when it was reported to authorities.

Saur, reached by telephone at her home Tuesday morning, declined to comment to the Associated Press.

There is an emergency meeting at the school tonight, the Courant reports.


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