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Tanked Episode 194 for Tuesday Mar. 6, 2012 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 


- BEERS!
- We had over a week off what has everyone been up too?
- Aaron and I bottled the new batch of brew.
- Scott has been a geo caching mad man.
- I have Tagalongs yum yum speaking of
- Happy 100th Oreo, the Birthday Cake Oreo will be a part of the company's 100th anniversary
  marketing campaign for the cookies and will join the company's lineup of 47 other Oreo products

  Read more: UPI


- iPad 3 or HD will be announced Wednesday so we won't speculate too much about it.


 TECH 

When is the last time we had an article
about Microsoft's Windows
 (back in June 2011, Ep. 158)


Make no mistake, Microsoft has plenty of work left to do, but BGR found its next-generation operating system
to be a breath of fresh air while still managing to stay true to the groundwork laid by Windows 7.
BGR covered a number of impressive Windows 8 features in their write-up, but another one was brought to
light late last week: the reset function. Windows users know how painful it currently is — and has always been, historically
— to start fresh once a PC has been harmed irreparably, but that is no longer the case in Windows 8.
As noted by Paul Thurrott of Supersite for Windows, Microsoft’s new push-button reset function can return a Windows 8 PC
to its factory-fresh state in as little as six minutes according to Microsoft. A factory reset with Windows 7 took at least
20 minutes to accomplish, and that doesn’t include the arduous set-up process after the fact. The speedy reset function
on Windows 8 may not seem overly significant on the surface, but it is certainly an engineering feat and yet another
example of the serious effort Microsoft is putting into making Windows 8 an enjoyable,
user-friendly experience from start to finish.
BGR




 VIDEO GAMES 

This should be in Odd News but it's Video Game Related

Well, this is a new one...

According to reports, at a recent round of the Pokémon Video Game Championships held in the UK, a Spanish team covered itself in infamy (among other things) after it was ejected from a hotel for throwing human poop. From an eyewitness report, later backed up by others:

 

"After 30-40min in my room relaxing with a quick snooze I awoke to the sound of banging comming from down the

hall from where the 'Spanish Team' were staying in. It seems that at some point after they had turned up and when we went to Wether Spoons the Spniards had decided to have a 'Poo' fight in the corridor and this had upset the staff and several guests (naturally) at the hotel enough to call the Police and have them leave." So not only are they throwing crap in the hallway, but the cops had to be called. To break up, then kick out of a hotel, a bunch of kids throwing shit at a Pokémon tournament.Here's hoping there weren't too many actual crimes going on in Birmingham that day.



Street Fighter X Tekken DLC minus the DL

In a move that is likely to incite the ire amongst fighting game fans everywhere, Capcom has included

the 12 previously announced DLC characters for Street Fighter X Tekken on the disc.  Normally DLC
gives the content extra value through an actual download but Capcom is choosing to throttle back a
large portion of the game's on disc functionality for the sake of a couple (well...a lot) of bucks (and
that's just the extra characters...not including alt outfits and other crap).  Capcom is not the first 
developer to do this and they claim that it is for in-game compatibility but the sheer amount of content
held back and the audacity of Capcom (famous for it's Super/Ultimate/Championship Editions) has
got fighting fans in an completely understandable tizzy.  The ball is now in Namco's court for the 
upcoming Tekken X Street Fighter.  (mention SoulReaper XBOX 360 hacks)

 



 MOVIES 
 

Theatrical Re-Release of CASABLANCA on

March 21 for 70th Anniversary

 

On March 21 for a digital presentation of Casablanca to celebrate
the 70th anniversary of the 1942 release.
A three-disc Blu-ray/DVD release will follow on March 27.
How do we not see this on on the Bog Screen??

A muppets sequel is on the way. Jason Segal isn't.


Yes we will see Kermit and Miss Piggy on the big screen again.
To bad Jason Segal won't be writing or staring in the sequel.
 
“It’s true but it’s totally amicable. My goal was to bring The Muppets back and
I did that leaving them in very good hands,
my writing partner and James Bobin the director. I did what I set out to do, and now
I wanna pursue more human-related projects (laughs).” Said Segal.

Earlier I had my 3 year old little girl give her review of the Lorax. Will play audio clip.

SXSW preview.

Much like the last 2 years I give a preview of what I expect to do when i do to SXSW.
And every year I do almost nothing that I say I'm going to get to do. Well this year
looks to be different.
Friday A red carpet.
Saturday A few red carpets then a party
Sunday Interviews with Sean Patrick Flannery, Norman Redus and David Del Rocco.
Yes the Cast of the Boondock Saints as they announce and show us the new Bookdock Saints video game.
I know that I'll do more this weekend. I just never know what the hell will happen.
People I really want to meet this weekend. Include, Kevin Smith, William Defoe and
Tom Hanks (that won't happen).
I am sure there will be a ton of people there I want to meet just not sure
who is all going to be there. It's such a crap shoot.  


Facebook.com/ricmulligan

 AUTOS 


Ford finally rolling out MyFord Touch updates

Being a recent Ford Edge owner one thing has definitely marred the glow that one is supposed to have

with a new car and that is the overwhelmingly buggy MyFord Touch dashboard interface.  In the 2+
months I have had my car I have had screen freezes, lag, iPod UI inconsistencies and a sometimes 
disabled voice activation button.  Looks like I can take my hand off the fuse cable for now as Ford is
finally distributing the first major update to MyFord Touch.  Part bug fix and part redesign, the latest
MFT update promises a completely revamped UI, faster response time, tablet support and updated
navigation display amongst other things.  2GB USB sticks (along with an SD card if you have nav)
are said to be in the mail this week and installation only takes a brisk SIXTY MINUTES so don't try
this update while at the meter folks. (mention Audi wheel-based touch interface prototype from CeBIT)


Daily Tech

Audi MMI Touch via Engadget


 WEB GEM

Sick of buying expensive shaving blades?
Well my friends you might want to join

DollarShaveClub
LosAngelesTimes

 
 ODD NEWS 

Washington McNugget gets $8,100 eBay bid


DAKOTA CITY, Iowa, March 6 (UPI) --

An Iowa woman who found a McDonald's McNugget she believes resembles former President

George Washington said the item fetched an $8,100 bid on eBay.

Rebekah Speight of Dakota City said she found the McNugget in an uneaten portion of her children's food

about three years ago and kept it frozen until she decided to auction it to help her church,

the Sioux City Family Worship Center, send 50 children to summer camp, the Sioux City Journal reported Tuesday.

Speight said the winning bidder offered $8,100 for the McNugget,

but she hasn't heard word from the bidder since the auction ended.

"Once we receive payment, we'll ship it," Speight said.



Man fends off home invasion with coffee cup


Feb. 27, 2012 11:22 AM
Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Pa. --

Police in one southwestern Pennsylvania township

don't know who tried to break into a man's home early Saturday --

but they say the suspect should have one identifying mark for the next few days:

a gash in his forehead, courtesy of being smashed by the homeowner's ceramic coffee mug.

South Strabane police tell the Observer-Reporter of Washington, Pa.

that a man in his 30s or 40s broke into the home about 11 a.m.

Police say the burglar pulled a knife on the homeowner, who police are not identifying.

When the men struggled, the homeowner split the burglar's forehead with the mug and he ran away.

Detective John Bruner expects the burglar, and whoever was driving a car he hopped into,

were looking for jewelry or other items to be pawned for drug money.



Man shot twice as he tries to shoot caged raccoon


Feb. 27, 2012 05:44 PM
Associated Press

REDFIELD, Iowa --

A rural Redfield man is being treated for two gunshot wounds

after an attempt to shoot a raccoon caught in a live trap backfired.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 68-year-old Larry Godwin was using a 22-caliber handgun

to shoot the caged raccoon at around 11 a.m. Saturday when the bullet ricocheted off the cage

and struck him in the lower abdomen on the right side.

He dropped the gun and it fired again,

shooting him again in about the same spot.

He was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines by private vehicle.

The DNR says the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.



Buried alive challenger dug up dead

Express.co.uk


Email

Jason from Texas sends us an email with an attached article about a man who opted for a
boatload of surgeries to make himself grow 6inches in body height.

So Jason, prompted by the story, asks...
What weird medicine do you think will come in the future?

Link to Jason's Story
YahooNews


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