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Feb182012

Tanked Episode 191 for Tuesday Feb. 14, 2012

 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 


- Beers
- Whitney Houston takes a bath
- Yes we will recording the Oscar shots show live in tandem with this years Oscars (no the final cut of the show won't be 3 hours long)
- Access Hollywood) Tommy Chong - of "Cheech & Chong" fame "Had she just stuck to pot, she'd be alive today,"  


 TECH 


Early IPad 3 Details (rumors) 

There have been many rumors about the launch of Apple's next-gen iPad, but the first
substantial bit of info comes courtesy of All Things D. According to sources speaking to the publication,
the iPad 3 will be introduced at an event in San Francisco during the first week
of March—the same week the iPad 2 was announced in 2011.

Rumors have been all over the map as for what the iPad 3's specs might be. It has been generally accepted
at this point that it will come with a higher-resolution "retina" display, but others have pointed to upgraded cameras,
a slightly thicker body, a quad-core processor, and even possibly LTE support. (According to All Things D's sources,
some of those elements are indeed correct: "A device similar in form factor to the iPad 2, but running a
much faster chip, sporting an improved graphics processing unit, and featuring a 2048 X 1536
Retina Display—or something close to it."


(Another source speaking to The Verge on Wednesday claimed the iPad 3 won't have a quad-core

processor after all, though it will have an improved GPU.)

As of Monday it has been confirmed through the Wall Street Journal that the iPad 3 will in fact be able to run

on Verizon’s LTE network and AT&T’s 4G networks.

The timing on this falls right where we would expect for this event. When the iPad 2 was announced

last year, the company made it available to the public within a week or so, which would make sense for this

year's announcement. Assuming the first-week-of-March speculation ends up being true,

that's less than a month away. We’ll see the full details when the unveiling event happens on March 7.

Will you buy? *scott will get one. been holding out for the retna*

ArsTechnica


Sony is gonna' charge you to charge you

Laptop squatters hogging up all the power plugs at your local Starbucks?  Citizen solution: passive aggression.
Sony solution: charge the fuck outta' them for usage.  Sony is working on an electrical outlet solution that will
require authentication and (if needed) payment for users to draw current.  Tapping a card, phone or other NFC
device will shoot your info over the powerline itself.  Limiting usage is fine and all but I'm sure that Sony has
cash in mind when it comes to the services implementation.  Of course it's compatible with Sony's FeliCa NFC
payment system so it's all in Sony's court.  Looks like folks can look forward to not only pay for WiFi but paying
for the electricity to power the WiFi as well.


theverge.com



 VIDEO GAMES 


Super Belated iOS Review Bros. : Bankruptcy Edition

With the average iOS pay app topping out at an intimidating 99¢ I thought that I would bust out the wallet and venture into 
some more pricey and (hopefully) more rewarding titles.  Big name titles!  First a bit of the old with...

 

Soul Calibur
I'll admit, when SC first came out for the Dreamcast I played the living shit out of this game.  Namco's 3D weapon fighter
was in heavy rotation with anyone who either lived or visited with me in 1999-2001.  The iOS port sports stunning visuals,
minimal loading and the good ol' familiar roster of SC vets.  Some of the more advanced controls are a bit tricky with the
touch screen (don't plan on kicking out a Summon Suffering with Ivy anytime soon).  What it doesn't come with is multi-
player or a cheap price tag.  SC for iOS will set you back $12 (and that's the promo release price - after that it goes to 
$15) so you had better be happy playing with yourself (though I would imagine that we all get used to that sooner or later).


Now a bit of the last year-ish with...

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
I passed up on this one for DS last year in hopes that an iOS version would emerge and whuddooyaknow?  It did. GT follows 
the tale of a recently deceased man who must use his spectral influence to command inanimate objects to persuade the living 
and eventually unravel the case of how he met his fate.  The 2D animation that earned an Annie award nomination for it's 
buttery-smoothness is present (though it's expectedly less impressive when blown up on the iPad) and the touch controls don't 
hinder game flow one bit.  You can pick up episode 1 of GT for free and purchase later episodes ala carte or you just nab the 
whole thing for $10 bucks.





 MOVIES 
 
Safe House review: Denzel is just on a different level the Ryan Reynolds. Good Moments, good movie and obvious ending.

This Means War: Bane and Captain Kirk square off for the love of Reese Witherspoon. McG directs.
Gaps and some bad editing continuity but over all funny and enjoyable.

Michael Keaton is willing to return to Beetlejuice. The scrips it being worked on now and we could see it.
Looks like Burton will direct the 2nd film. I hope this happens.
I loved the original.

Michael Bay to Direct 'Transformers 4'; Franchise to Reboot with New Cast and a Whole New Story in 2014.
As long as Prime is still voiced by Peter Cullen I don't care.
Damn I hate Bay.

Oscars are in just about 2 weeks away. Feb 26th is the big day. So if you want to join in the fun please vote for
your picks for the 5 categories we vote on. Also we will be live chatting the whole show!
Should be an amazing dumpster fire!

Facebook.com/ricmulligan




 WEB GEM 

An SNL Skit was actually kind of funny


Cnet



 
 ODD NEWS 
 

Man doesn't have knife-proof abs


 

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, Feb. 14 (UPI) 


--Russian authorities said a man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a friend

 who claimed his abs were strong enough to resist a knife blade.

The Russian Interior Ministry released a statement Tuesday saying the man,

 whose name was not released, was practicing martial arts techniques with a friend

 at a party in Rostov-on-Don, RIA Novosti reported Tuesday.

"The owner of the home got a big kitchen knife and asked his guest to stab him in the stomach.

 He refused at first, saying he was afraid he would kill the host. However,

 the host said that in his childhood he was involved in martial arts

 and the knife could not penetrate his abs," the statement read.

However, the homeowner's claim turned out to be exaggerated

 and he soon found himself hospitalized with a serious stomach wound.

The man is being charged under Article 111 of the Criminal Code,

 with causing serious bodily injury. He could face up to eight years imprisonment if convicted.



The Masterbating Man



 

Fugitive runs out of gas, calls sheriff for help (AP)


 

 

EVANSTON, Wyo. –

A 59-year-old fugitive is back behind bars after he ran out of gas in Wyoming

and called the local sheriff's office for roadside assistance.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Tuesday that Richard Vincent of Prineville, Ore.,

was wanted in Georgia for violating parole on a murder and escape conviction.

Vincent called the Uinta (YOO'-ihn-tah) County Sheriff's Office sent state troopers to help him out.

When they learned that Vincent had an outstanding felony warrant from Atlanta,

he was taken into custody.

Vincent is now being held for Georgia authorities pending extradition.

 

Inmate adds pig image to police cruiser decals





Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Vt. --

A Vermont prison inmate who makes stationery and license plates

has gotten the best of the state police by adding the image of a pig to the state decal on their cruisers.

One of the spots on the cow in the state crest has been changed to the shape of a pig,

a derogatory term for police.

 

The 16-inch car door decals are made by prisoners in St. Albans.

Middlesex station commander Lt. Paul White tells The Burlington Free Press newspaper

(http://bfpne.ws/wesdey) at least three of the altered decals are on cruisers at his barracks.

Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn says he learned of the altered decals Thursday

and asked Corrections Commissioner Andrew Pallito to explain how it happened.

Flynn says about three dozen of the decals are on state vehicles. The state is going to remove them.


PAC-MAN

The Anatomy of Pac-Man


We’ve logged countless hours and spent tons of money playing Pac-Man as a kid.

But here’s something we never thought we’d see

a real-life representation of the pellet-gobbler’s skull created by

artist Gentil Garcon and paleontologist Francois Escuilie. Creepy!

If there’s one thing that jumps out, it’s Pac-Man’s oversized choppers.

Kind of makes you feel bad for all those times you noshed on Binky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde, eh?

And (yikes!) are those spikes protruding from the bottom of Pac-Man?

Suddenly, we’re seeing the beloved video game character in a fearsome new light.



The Anatomy of Pac-Man


 VOICE MAILS 


It's an all JFT Vociemail/Email Section



Since it's Valentines Day JFT has a relationship question voice mail
Link to VM In box

JFT also left an Email. Apparently he hit single ladies pay-dirt, and it's where you might not suspect.

"My girlfriend made me go to concert last night. The place was sold out show. By the numbers ,
out of about every hundred people there, 75% girls and 20% gay guys and 5% straight guys there with there girl.
A I have never seen so many single women in one place. I had women chatting me up everywhere I went ,
I had to keep telling them I had a girl. My girlfriend agreed with me a bunch of them looked drunk and desperate .
I guess she was worried she walked me to the restroom to keep me from wandering off I guess.
With supply and demand going on I bet a guy that's a 5 could get a girl that's a 9 or 10 easy."

Jason's advice, "Single guys should go to Kelly clarkson concert."
Also "make sure you look very straight, almost every guy there was gay and very open and way too much man on man PDA .
I'd wear a shirt that said STRAIGHT & SINGLE if I was looking."

Question if you talk about this on the show . " Where have you found a mess of single women?"


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