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Tanked Episode 238 for Wed Feb. 20, 2013


- We would like to welcome Amy and Stacy this week!
- Beer/Mixed Drinks
- Weekend Catchup


The Last Barfighter - The arcade game that serves beer!
Local bars have been picking up more and more arcade games to entertain the competitive drinker. One of the latest games to hit the market rewards victors with a gift much much greater than a high score ranking. The Last Barfighter is an arcade fighting game that serves beer to who ever wins the match. Players can choose from a number of bar-themed characters and duke it out. Once a winner is decided the machine  serves up a beer through its own tap.
Wanna play? Well, you are going to have to head up to North Carolina. The machines were created by Durham-based McKinney, and were commissioned by Raleigh beer company Big Boss Brewery. There they reside for their permanent residence, but the games are often brought out to fairs, festivals, and events.


PS4 details
Click on link for info via Kotaku


Let us start with an interview this week. Ben Gleib and Angie Greenup are touring around the country with the top prize in cinema. On sunday the Oscar’s will be awarded. Well Monday I was lucky enough to get to hold and have my picture taken with Oscar. Ben took a couple minutes to talk with me. We talked about their tour and his podcast The last week on earth. So without further adu Ben Gleib.

It Took Steven Spielberg's Lincoln To Outlaw Slavery In Mississippi

There are plenty of reasons to praise Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, but I never would have guessed that Lincoln the movie, not Lincoln the man, could be ultimately responsible for outlawing slavery. As it turns out, the state of Mississippi never officially ratified the 13th Amendment, even though it voted to do so in 1995. As the Jackson Clarion Ledger reports, University of Mississippi associate professor Ranjan Batra looked into the matter after seeing Lincoln and learned it was basically a clerical error that kept the ratification from going through -- the state was required to officially notify the US Archivist of the vote, but for unknown reasons never did so.

Batra brought in fellow University employee Ken Sullivan to help with the hunt, and after being moved to tears by his own screening of Lincoln, Sullivan vowed to make sure Missisippi's ratification became official, and contacted Mississippi's Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and asked him to file the necessary paperwork. On February 7, it actually happened-- Charles A. Barth, director of the Federal Register, wrote back that to Hosemann that "With this action, the State of Mississippi has ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”

Somewhere, Abraham Lincoln is proud. And you'd better believe Steven Spielberg is.

Dire heard 5 wins the box office w 25M$ I was a bit shocked at the 25M$

The Intership Trailer hits web (eh...)
To their shock and horror, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn realize that by landing an internship at Google, they are actually "looking at some sort of mental 'Hunger Games' against a bunch of genius kids for just a handful of jobs."
This scene is shown in the recently-released trailer (see below) for the upcoming movie titled "The Internship." The film features the two "Wedding Crashers" stars as they try to make it in the world of Google's high-tech interns. The only catch is that they're "so old" and aren't exactly tech savvy.
The trailer shows the two friends as they try to make sense of a Rubik's cube contest, a see-through dry-erase wall, and how to "debug the code" on Google's famous campus.

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*Nate The Resident Homie will be with us and Possibly Animal Attack Mike*


Meteor hit Russia last week
It's been five days since an asteroid tore a hole in the sky over Chelyabinsk (chelapins), scaring the crap out of the city's inhabitants and pretty much everyone else around the globe. Details are finally starting to emerge about this jaw-dropping incident, so we've prepared a round-up of the preliminary findings.

The Details:
-When it reached Earth, it was moving at about 11 miles per second, or 40,000 miles per hour (18 km/s, 64,000 km/h)

-Peter Brown of Western University has calculated that the asteroid was about 56 feet across (17 meters), which is roughly the size of a school bus. For comparison, asteroid 2012 DA14 (which paid us a visit later that same day) measured 150 feet across (45 meters), and the Tunguska asteroid of 1908 is estimated to have been about 330 feet across (100 meters).

-The Asteroid weighed about 7,000 to 10,000 tons when it entered our atmosphere mostly made up of iron and nickel. It may have also contained carbon dioxide or water, which would have accentuated the impact of the sonic boom.

-So, given its size and speed, along with the measurement of low-frequency sound waves detected by a global network (the infrasound frequency of .4Hz to 20Hz could be heard halfway round the world), the asteroid unleashed a torrent of energy equivalent to nearly 500 kilotons of TNT. That's about 30 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

-The resulting sonic boom let loose a shockwave that shattered windows across an extensive area, injuring over 1,200 people. Windows tend to break when air pressure exceeds about five times normal, but based on the evidence, it's likely that the air pressure in Chelyabinsk reached about 10-20 times normal.


YouTube Video of The sonic boom


Quack like a duck


(ABC - Dallas)

They call it "guns and poses"- children holding guns in their Facebook photos.

It's not illegal, and - to some parents - it may not be alarming.
For others, though, these pictures are a cause for concern.

Image Vision, a Collin County business, has designed software called EyeGuardian aimed at finding those gun-toting pictures and alerting parents, police, or even schools.

Images with children of all ages posing with guns are easy to find on Facebook.

"Why are they doing it in the first place," asked Collin College Professor Amy Trombly, whose specialty is social media. "Why don't the parents know that they're doing it in the first place?

For Mitch Butler, the problem is personal. He found a text message on his daughter's phone with an inappropriate image of a boy. His company developed software to identify inappropriate images.

Now they've developed a program that goes one step further.

"What we've added to our software is gun recognition," Butler explained.

When the software recognizes an image of a gun on a Facebook page, it sends out an alert and report to the person monitoring that account.

"We provide a daily report that comes back to the parent via text, or an e-mail that says, 'Here is some imagery that is suspect,'" Butler said.

The software isn't aimed at the iconic dad and son hunting photos you often encounter. It's designed to identify teens and children using guns to come across as tough or threatening.

$750 Buys Fake Girlfriend on Facebook

(NBC - San Francisco)

For $750, a service will give someone the appearance of having a girlfriend complete with lovey Facebook updates, texts and voicemails.

The website, Fake Internet Girlfriend, seems to be taking a page from "Catfish" and offering lonely guys a way to seem normal, reliable or desirable. From the site:
Sometimes people need to rent a fake girlfriend for their job.  Some employers are biased towards single folks. Often times employers give preference to people in more serious relationships so it can benefit a person to have a fake online girlfriend they can say they are in a long distance relationship with. . . .  Sometimes people hire a fake internet girlfriend to make an ex-girlfriend jealous. In fact, we get a lot of clients for this reason.
Other cited reasons are nagging families and keeping one's real personal life secret. Our favorite line, "Have you gotten yourself in a situation where you need to come up with a girlfriend and fast?  Then you have come to the right place!"

The cost to rent an online girlfriend is $250 a month, but a three-month commitment is necessary, meaning a client would have to fork over a $750 investment. The fake girlfriend will show up on Facebook, Twitter or even World of Warcraft and call you soppy nicknames, appear jealous or ask when you are coming over.

We live in a world that is increasingly more dependent on the appearances of things, so a fake Internet girlfriend will fit right in and likely fool several people. So, now what about the Fake Internet Boyfriend?

Girl, 12, leads police on 20-minute chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20 (UPI) --
Police in North Carolina said a 12-year-old girl stole
a parked truck and led officers on a 20-minute chase
that reached speeds of 70 miles per hour.

Investigators said the girl, whose name was not released,
got into a fight with her father Monday at their Gaffney, S.C.,
home and left after he fell asleep on the couch, WSOC-TV,
Charlotte, N.C., reported Wednesday.

The girl apparently walked to the Veterans of Foreign Wars
center about a quarter mile from her home and stole a truck
from the parking lot. The girl drive through South Carolina
back roads before being spotted by police in Charlotte,
who thought she was a drunk driver.

Police said the girl drove through uptown Charlotte
before getting back on Interstate 77.
They said the chase reached speeds of 70 mph before
slowing down enough that police vehicles were able to surround her.
The girl is facing multiple charges.
The owner of the truck said the vehicle had been parked at the
VFW for about two weeks after it broke down. He said he does not
know how the girl managed to start the vehicle.

Police: Mom got strippers for teen party

Authorities in New York state said a woman was
arrested for allegedly hiring strippers to perform for the
teen guests at her 16-year-old son's birthday party.

Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy said
Judy Viger, 33, hired two strippers from a company called
Tops in Bottoms to perform in a private room Nov. 3 at the
Spare Time Bowling Center in South Glens Falls,
the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Investigators said the women performed "personal and intimate"
dances with the party guests, who were as young as 13 years old.
"The charges stem from an allegation that she endangered not
only the welfare of her own child, but the welfare of
the 14- and 15-year-old children that were at the birthday party as well,"
Murphy told the Glens Falls Post-Star.
Viger was arrested Monday and charged with five counts of
endangering the welfare of a child.
Tops in Bottoms officials said the dancers were unaware
the party-goers were underage. Police said the company
is cooperating with the investigation and employees are not facing any charges