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Thursday
Jul262012

Tanked Episode 211 for Wed Jul. 18, 2012

 ANNOUNCEMENTS 

- BEERS AND DRINKS!
- What is your favorite beers? Nat do you even drink beer?
-We have a new studio table made by Aaron
-Weekend recap. DONT FORGET THE ROADKILL STORIES(Scott went to a hic fair and ate a deep fried snickers)
-We will do a Drinking trivia game next week with the callers into skype/number. Winners will get head. or video game...


 TECH 
Today, Google Maps doesn’t need your stinking internet
For the 52% percent of us out there with an Android based phone this is pretty cool.
Any 21st century traveler has faced this hopeless predicament—lost on some remote highway, no paper maps, and a horrifying lack of Internet. For those of us reliant on Google Maps, the situation used to be bleak. But Google released the ultimate fix today (for Android users at least).
Google finally released the latest version of its Maps app to Google Play today. Originally announced at a Google Maps event in early June, this update allows users to select and save a region of a map from more than 150 countries for offline use. In the new Maps version, users can save up to six large metro areas for offline use.
To utilize this, simply bring up the area of choice and select "Make available offline" from the menu to verify what you'd like to save. Maps then estimates the file size a user would be taking on and asks for confirmation before saving it. Google even notes that if you have GPS enabled on the device, "the blue dot will still work without a data connection so you know where you are, and if your device has a compass, you can orient yourself without 3G or WiFi connectivity."
The new Maps update for Android also includes an improved Compass Mode for Street View. Users will need Android 3.0 or higher, a gyroscope sensor, and version 1.8.1 of Street View on Google Maps to utilize this function.
ArsTechnica


 VIDEO GAMES 
Diablo 3 Claims another life
A TAIWAN teenager has collapsed and died at an internet cafe after playing Diablo 3, a popular online video game, for 40 consecutive hours, local media say.                                                               
The 18-year-old identified by only his surname, Chang, booked a private room at the cafe in Tainan, southern Taiwan, around noon on July 13 and played for nearly two days without eating, the United Daily News broadsheet reported on Tuesday.
On the morning of July 15, an attendant entered the room and found Chuang resting on a table. After the attendant woke him, he stood, took a few steps and then collapsed, the report said.
He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at a local hospital.
Police were investigating the cause of death and an autopsy was being carried out, the newspaper reported.
They speculated that long hours in a sedentary position created cardiovascular problems for Chang, the report said.            
The deceased had been playing the latest installment of the role-playing game developed by US-based Activision Blizzard Inc.
This is the second death in Taiwan from playing video games this year.
In February, a man in New Taipei was found dead, slumped in a chair facing a computer with his arms still reaching out for the keyboard after playing for 23 hours. The cause of death was reported as cardiac arrest.
Kokaku.com
TheAustralian.com




Commercial break


Bathroom Break Video
That Gotye Song
YouTube


Play voicemail call-back of chris from comic-con


 MOVIES /COMICS
 
Ric is not with us due to the fact that he is currently watching the Dark Knight Rises.
Full video review will be posted a soon as he can get it to us. Look for a review to posted sometime around 1am! Links will be posted on both the Tanked Facebook and UndeReview Facebook pages.

Comic Con Mavel News:

Marvel Studios officially announced titles for
Thor: The Dark World (11/8/13)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (4/4/14)
and confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy is coming as well (8/1/14). (I don’t know much about this Comic book at all. Ric)
Also they showed Test footage of Edgar Wright’s Ant-man.


Iron Man 3 at the Con:
There was also a sizzle reel preview presentation that showed the new "Extremis"-fueled armor in action, along with visual confirmation that Sir Ben Kingsley is indeed playing Iron Man's archenemy the Mandarin in Iron Man 3.


Facebook.com/ricmulligan


 SCIENCE

Mars Rover to touch down on Aug 5

Link to the video description
YouTube


 WEB GEM 

Epic Rap Battles of History MJ vs. Elvis
YouTube

Epic Rap Battles of History Clio vs. Marylin Monroe
YouTube

Clam Eating Potato Chips
YouTube


 ODD NEWS 
 

Driving tax considered in California


SAN JOSE, Calif., July 18 (UPI) --
A California transportation agency said
it is considering a tax on motorists for each mile
they drive in their cars.

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission,
the San Francisco Bay area agency leading the discussions
on the possible tax, said the plan would likely involve
GPS-like devices installed in cars to keep track of the miles
traveled by motorists, with low-income drivers excepted,
the San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday.

Randy Rentschler, a spokesman for the
Metropolitan Transportation Commission,
said the plan for a vehicle miles traveled tax, or VMT,
could take up to a decade to implement if it is
embraced by the public.

"I don't want to say it's pie in the sky.
A VMT charge is really an option for the future
to be looked at and considered," Rentschler said.

The Association of Bay Area Governments,
which includes city councilors and county supervisors,
is scheduled to analyze a study of the proposal Thursday.


TSA questions man over penis bulge

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18 (UPI) --
A New York man said he was questioned
by security at a San Francisco airport
for a bulge in his pants that turned out to be his
unusually large penis.

Jonah Falcon, 41, who has been featured in multiple
documentaries about unusually large penises,
said he was preparing to depart
San Francisco International Airport to return to New York July 9
when he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration
agents who noticed an unusual bulge in his pants,
the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday.

"They wanted to know if I had something in my pockets,
and when I said no, they asked if I had
some sort of growth," he said.

Falcon said he was patted down and the agents
"checked the area around it"
but didn't frisk his genitals too harshly.

Falcon, whose penis measures 9 1/2 inches while flaccid
and 13 1/2 inches when erect, said he was only delayed
about 5 minutes and the incident was mostly amusing.
"It was probably harder on them than it was on me,"
Falcon said of the TSA agents.

Mike Tyson explains what human ear tastes like

A much better venue for this would have been Rachel Ray’s show, in my opinion. But as it was, Mike Tyson was on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live (Sun.-Thu., 11 p.m. ET) when he was asked exactly what Evander Holyfield’s ear tasted like when Tyson infamously bit him during their fight in 1997.

 ”During host Andy Cohen’s “Plead the Fifth” segment, he was asked point-blank what human ear tasted like. Tyson is so used to the topic coming up by this point that he barely reacted at all. Instead, he quipped, “Depends on which ear that you bite.”

Then Tyson admitted: “It was not too tasty.” Cohen asked if it would be good to put Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Barbeque Sauce on the ear to make it taste better. Tyson: “That would have been a delicacy.”

Man pulls out crossbow in Philadelphia road rage incident

By Louis Casiano, msnbc.com
A Philadelphia man took road rage
to a whole new level when he pulled a crossbow
on another driver during Tuesday rush hour.

According to police, Kenneth Butterworth, 45,
began driving erratically, weaving in and out of traffic
when another driver changed lanes .

The driver, whose name was not released,
then honked his horn.

When the driver of the other vehicle got in front of
Butterworth's Dodge Stratus, Butterworth
changed lanes and pulled out a crossbow and pointed it at him.
The driver called 911, and Butterworth was arrested and charged
with felony aggravated assault.

Police could not confirm whether he was still being held in jail.
Police told msnbc.com the crossbow was never fired.