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Tuesday
Feb102009

Tanked Ep.39 for Wednesday Feb. 4 2009

TECH

 

The future arrives: Comcast botches

Super Bowl with porn

Cardinal fans celebrating in the homestate of Arizona have Tanked's favorite company Comcast to thank for getting

a big eyeful of porn. Following Larry Fitzgerald's game changing (at the time) touchdown, the cable provider switched

feeds from NBC to Club Jenna thus treating viewers to 30 seconds of porn dude Evan Stone flapping around his newly

freed penis in celebration. Comcast has told the Arizona Daily Star that they have been working to find out what went

wrong but I can guess that whether it was technical difficulty or pissed off Comcast employee nobody is stepping

forward to fess up to this one anytime soon. *It's Comcastic!*

gizmodo

 

Garbage-powered garbage truck now making its

way across merry England



Up in Huddersfield they've just unleashed a modded three-and-a-half ton Smith Edison Ford Transit garbage
truck that tools around, picking up garbage, hauls it to a nearby Energy from Waste power station and recycling
center which then burns the 'bage to make electricity for the next day's route. The garbage also produces about
10 megawatts of excess electricity per day which is dumped into the grid for added fun. The truck's got a top
speed of about 50 miles per hour, and is apparently so quiet that the locals fear it could be dangerous to
unsuspecting pedestrians. Maybe they could slap a speaker on there and pump some Oasis as a warning?
Just a thought.
Engadget

 

 

The future arrives: a glass pool table

A lot of forgettable gadgets/phones/etc. came out this week but one item that caught my attention is Australia-

based Nottage Designs glass top pool table. The table ditches the traditional slabs of slate for a sheet of

glass covered with a transparent resin called Vitrik that replicates a felt-like surface. If you don't feel like

wiping this baby down after each game due to chalk & fingerprints or dropping $25,150 for the priveledge

to play ball on glass you can always pick up some felt covered balls and go at it on your own terms :)

gizmodo via ballerhouse.com

 

The future arriv....Google Earth gets wet!

In a folly that echoes the Y2k blunder Google has built it's globe spanning database of cities, mountains and

monuments from a starting elevation point of sea level. This leaves out fun places like Death Valley but more

importanly it neglects the oceans. Google has rectified this error and after several months of data crunching

has added the oceans and their many trenches (well, the ones that we know of) to it's Google Earth application.

In addition to searching around our often neglected wet zones Google Earth users can view charts of historic

oceanicexpeditions and check daily Navy maps of sea temperatures.

nytimes

 

 

MOVIES

GI Joe Super Bowl teaser confirms worst fears

Paramount is riding the nostalgia train with their latest childhood memory crushing feature GI Joe which had a

teaser displayed during the Super Bowl last Sunday. Dennis Quaid heads the suspiciously Cobra Commander-less

(either hooded or domed) cast through what is sure to be a relentless barrage of unnecessary CGI. If Isound like

I'm on a "there's no way he's gonna' like this one" rant then you are correct. All I need to back me up is one phrase:

"FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE MUMMY." GI Joe is set for releaseAugust 7th, 2009.

comingsoon

 

Transformers 2 teaser follows up Hasbro

Super Bowllineup

More ridiculous action ensued after the GI Joe romp as the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen teaser wowed everyone with it's "What the fuck is going on?" giant wheeled robot fest. Shia LeBouf returns as Sam "Nobody Gives a Fuck" Witwicky as well as the rest of the cast of humans that tormented us between robot scenes in the first film. And why are the disposable military guys back? I'm sure this sequel is sure to please kids who don't know better all across the globe. aint it cool news This is a list of all the movies that ran durring the SB. Any of these make
you wanna see them? I know answer to GI Joe. http://www.joblo.com/video/video_search.php?tag=super%20bowl Land of the Lost GI Joe Transformers 2 Monsters Vs Aliens Angels and demons (some how the sequal to Divinci Code. Dan Brown wrote it
before (DC) & it takes place before. So I don't get it). Star Trek Fast & furious Race to Witch Mountain.
VIDEO GAMES

Hiller reviews Resident Evil 5 demo

Update after I play this fucker.

 

 


ODD NEWS

Bill Gates is a super villain: unleashed
mosquitoes upon crowd

During TED (a genius only think tank-esque conference) Bill Gates, during his discussions on
Malaria and it's obvious negative properties, unleashed a swarm of mosquitoes upon the
suddenly rapt crowd. Gates then exclaimed "not only poor people should experience this" to
further make his point against Malaria treatment. I'll take it a step further Bill, NOBODY
should experience this! Going to a meeting and have a billionaire unleash a swarm of
mosquitoes upon you. The nerve. Thankfully, the mosquitoes were not infected with Marlaria. valleywag

Google street view car hits deer
When their not busy mapping the oceans, they're painting the streets red. While recording visual data for Google Maps in New York a Google street view car ran into a deer. The car's roof mounted camera equipment caught the accident in a series of photos showing the deer tumbling about. Despite the deer's roadkill-esque appearance in the last shot, the driver said the deer was able to move and left before the police could arrive. Drivers using Mapquest have been warned. reuters

ODD NEWS

Hacked road signs warn of zombies, raptors ahead

A.P.

In this photo provided by Chris Nakashima-Brown, an electronic road sign is seen

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Hackers are messing with electronic road signs in some states,

warning of zombies and raptors down the road. Traffic safety officials aren't amused.

The latest breach came during Tuesday morning's rush hour near Collinsville, Ill., east of St. Louis.

That's where hackers changed a sign along southbound Interstate 255 to read,

"DAILY LANE CLOSURES DUE TO ZOMBIES."

Similar pranks have been pulled in recent days near Indianapolis and in Austin, Texas.

The Illinois Department of Transportation's Joe Gasaway worries that such pranks distract drivers

from legitimate hazards down the road, perhaps endangering road crews.

In Illinois, tampering with an official traffic control device is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $250 fine.