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Aug082009

Tanked Ep.65 for Tuesday July 28 2009

ANNOUNCEMENTS

- Beers
- chris is in euroupe. is spoiled fuck. will return some day.
- geo cache video is up and on tankedpodcast.com





TECH

One literal Running Step Closer to Having
The Robots Take Over
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Despite what Transformers would have you believe, getting a robot to move is a complicated process,

and getting it to walk bipedally is even more complicated.

Toyota's new robot isn't going to break any records in terms of speed, but what's significant about it

is that this robot can actually run, or in other words, both its feet leave the ground at the same time.

It can also regain its balance if shoved, so we can't even fight back.

View Video at:

The Escapist Magazine



VIDEO GAMES

Would you pay $100+ for a blockbuster game?


Cnet News



SCIENCE

Storm brews over 18% beer
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BREWERY chiefs were branded "irresponsible" last night for launching an 18.2 PER CENT

beer which they claim is Britain's strongest.

Just one bottle of powerful Tokyo* contains six units of alcohol -

the same as THREE PINTS of normal-strength lager.

Its Scots creators BrewDog insist the ale will actually CURE binge-drinking -

because it's so potent, punters will down less of it.

But dismayed health experts rubbished those claims last night.

Jack Law, chief exec of Alcohol Focus Scotland, said: "They're completely deluded if they think an 18.2 per cent beer will solve Scotland's alcohol problems.

The British Liver Trust spokeswoman said: "Glamorising the strength of beer won't deter people from drinking heavily. On the contrary, the notion of binge-drinking is to get drunk quick, so surely this beer will help people on their way."

BrewDog has produced 3,000 limited edition bottles, which will only be available through its website or specialist retailers.
The Sun.co.uk


MOVIES

Im Watching the Watchmen
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Just a tidbit for all Watchmen Movie fans the Blu-Ray, Watchmen director's cut version is out and
on sale this week at best buy. Includes 24 min of Footage put back into the film that they
cut out for time purposes. sale for $24.99 reg. $30. Or if you can wait Amazon is selling it for $21.49

Best Buy
Amazon

Ridley Scott signs up to direct Alien prequel

Funy People Review from Ric

The Register.co.uk


AUTO

'Cash for clunkers' winners -- foreign or domestic?


Los Angeles Times - Home

The latest friction over the "cash for clunkers" program has to do with which automakers

are actually benefiting from the American tax dollars that are being spent to subsidize new car purchases.

According to data floating around Capitol Hill,

the top five cars being purchased under the program are:

1. Ford Focus,

2. Toyota Corolla,

3. Honda Civic,

4. Toyota Prius and

5. Toyota Camry.

Some folks are noting sourly that four of the top five models are made by Japanese companies.

  The reality is not so simple. True, every Focus sold in America is made at Ford’s Wayne, Mich., assembly plant.

Of the Honda Civics sold here, 95% are built in Indiana or Ontario, Canada, and all of the engines are made in the U.S.

All of the Corollas sold in the U.S. are assembled by Toyota in either California or Ontario,

while “almost all” of the Camrys sold here are assembled at plants in Kentucky and Indiana, according to Toyota.

Only the Prius is built exclusively in Japan. (Toyota planned to start making the Prius at a converted SUV plant in Mississippi,

but put those plans on hold after hybrid sales collapsed last year along with gas prices and the U.S. economy.)

Overall, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have accounted for about

47% of the 157,000 new vehicles sold under the clunkers program as of this morning.

Where American automakers really dominate is on the clunker side of the equation.

Of the top 10 trade-ins, all are made by U.S. companies:

Ford Explorer 2WD and4WD,

Ford F-150 2WD and 4WD,

Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD,

Dodge Caravan,

Chevy Blazer 4WD,

Chevy Silverado 1500 2WD

and Ford Windstar.



ODD NEWS

Jobless NYC woman sues college for $70K in tuition





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NEW YORK – A New York City woman who

says she can't find a job is suing the college

where she earned a bachelor's degree.

Trina Thompson filed a lawsuit last week against Monroe College

in Bronx Supreme Court. The 27-year-old is seeking the $70,000

she spent on tuition.

Thompson says she's been unable to find gainful employment

since she received her information technology degree in April.

She says the Bronx school's Office of Career Advancement

hasn't provided her with the leads and career advice it promises.

Monroe College spokesman Gary Axelbank says Thompson's lawsuit

is completely without merit.

The college insists it helps its graduates find jobs.





Seattle bank teller chases down would-be bank robber, holds him for police, then is firedSEATTLE (AP)




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SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle bank teller has lost his job
because he ran down a would-be bank robber
and held him until police arrived.
Jim Nicholson, 30, who had worked for more than two years
at a Key Bank branch near the Seattle Center,
says he understands the bank's strict policy
that employees comply with robbery demands and avoid confrontations.

But he told The Seattle Times that instinct took over
when a thin man in a beanie cap
, dark clothing and sunglasses pushed a black backpack
across the bank counter on Tuesday and demanded money.

Nicholson threw the bag to the floor, lunged toward the man
and demanded to see a weapon.
The man bolted for the door with Nicholson in pursuit.

He chased him several blocks before knocking him to the ground
with the help of a passer-by. Nicholson then held the man until police arrived.

On Thursday, Nicholson was fired.
Key Bank spokeswoman Anne Foster declined to comment
on Nicholson and his actions.

Police and the FBI discourage such heroics.
Bank tellers are trained to get robbers out the door quickly
and are advised against possibly escalating a situation
over money that's federally insured.

Nicholson said he understands why he was fired.

They tell us that we're just supposed to comply.

Nicholson said he has run after shoplifters while working at other retail jobs.

"It's something I almost look forward to. It's a thrill and I'm an adrenaline-junkie person. It's the pursuit," he said.





A sticky end: Scorned women exact painful revenge on cheating husband with superglue


Enlarge   Therese Ziemann, left, Wendy Sewell, centre, and Michelle Belliveau Enlarge Tracy Hood-Davis discovered her husband's affairs and plotted revenge


Three women exacted a painful revenge on a cheating husband

they discovered had been sleeping with them all at the same time -

by superglueing his private parts.

The angry women lured married father Donessa Davis

to a motel where they decided to humiliate him.

The ambush was set up by the man's wife after she discovered

he had been cheating on her with as many as five women.

Police in the U.S. state of Wisconsin are now searching for the scorned wife

after she disappeared from the family home after the assault.

Mr Davis is recovering after needing hospital treatment for his embarrassing

injury when his manhood was glued to his stomach.



The attack took place after Therese Ziemann,47,

lured the husband to a motel in Chilton, Wisconsin, with the promise of a massage.

The husband voluntarily allowed himself to be tied to the bed and blindfolded.

As he lay prone on the bed, Ziemann opened the motel room door and two other women,

Wendy Sewell,44, and Michelle Belliveau,43, burst in.

All three had been contacted by the Mr Davis' wife

Tracy Hood-Davis. She had discovered her husband's affairs and had plotted

with them to exact their revenge.

According to a police report the man's underpants were cut off with a pair of scissors

and a tube of superglue squirted over his most sensitive body part.