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Thursday
Nov262009

Tanked Episode 81 for Tuesday November 24 2009 

 ANNOUNCEMENTS  
- Beers
- Happy Thanksgiving

- Apparently, says iTunes, listeners that subscribe to Tanked also listen to Scientific American, 
  Ask a Ninja and This American Life. LOL!



 TECH 
iPhone jailbreakers say OHSHIT
The iPhone has seen a worm before but this one goes straght to the bank.  iBotnet.A has been
infecting jailbroken iPhone users in parts of Europe and Australia stealing logins from users of
ING Direct banking services.  The security research firm Intego says that the malware targets
open SSH ports, attempts a root login, changes the root password (aptly) to "oshit" and starts
sending all sorts of wonderful personal info to a command and control center in Lithuania.  If
that wasn't bad enough, when the phone's owner attempts to log in through ING Direct's home
page they are sent to a dummy page that looks just like the ING Direct one to insure that the
worm gets any extra account info that it missed.  Standard locked iPhones are not affected by
iBotnet.A.



Ostendo CRVD X 3
Unveiled at CES 08 the Ostendo 2880x900 CRVD curved display has been for sale since August
for defense simulation and training.  Though some crazy hardcore gamers have ponied up the 
$6,499.00 price to pick up one of them.  Topping that some downright crazy folks have picked
up three of them for an impressive immersive setup.  As shown in this youtube clip, one lucky
(but broke) guy plays a racing game on a 3 CRVD setup.  Looks fun but good luck finding games
that support the curvature distortion.




 VIDEO GAMES 
Denmark demands you Hit the Bitch! 
And you thought Bioshock was supposed to give players moral dilemma.  Danish anti-domestic 
violence group Children Exposed to Violence at Home (doesn't exactly roll off the tongue) have
created the quite tasteless Flash game Hit the Bitch!  HTB! persuades the player to repeatedly
slap a woman across the face to raise your status from "pussy" to "gangsta" only to call you
an idiot and tell you that domestic violence is wrong at the end.  While I am for the elimination
of domestic violence I don't think the HTB method (where you must commit the vile act in
question to get the message) is quite sound.  That's like having to shoot someone only to find 
that the vicitim is stuffed full of "murder is bad" fortune cookie messages.  CEVH (CETVAH?)
has since blocked international traffic from the site but there is a YouTube clip of gameplay
for those who persue their masochistic desires vicariously through Flash games.



Super Street Fighter 4 gets three new playaz
Japanese gaming mag Famitsu (which seems to get news on every goddamn thing that is video
game related) posted screen shots and art of 3 new characters along with a hint at a fourth
coming to Super Street Fighter 4.  Street Fighter Alpha fans will be happy to play Adon and Final
Fight alumni Guy and Cody.  In one of the images Guy can be seen delfecting a kunai which 
suggests that Street Fighter 3 ninja Ibuki will be unveiled later on.  I'm still holding out on weird-
ass Street Fighter 3 characters Hugo and Oro.





 SCIENCE 

How To Make a Woman Happy

 MOVIES 
Hiller witnesses New Moon
Hiller braves the hordes of vampire lovin' teenage girls to see New Moon, the second film in
the Twilight series which has beat out The Dark Knight for the highest grossing first day release
of all time (which doesn't impress me as ticket prices go up year after year anyway).



 ODD NEWS


Chef Paula Deen accidentally hit by charity ham

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ATLANTA –

Celebrity chef Paula Deen got an unexpected serving of ham

— across her face. The Food Network star was helping

unload 25,000 pounds of donated meat for an Atlanta food bank

on Monday when someone threw one of the hams like a football

and accidentally smacked her.

Deen tells WGCL-TV:

"I thought it busted my lip, but it didn't."

Though smiles and laughter, Deen added:

"I'm OK. It just knocked me for a little bit."

She says she was unloading hams when she tossed one to a man,

who then said "Back at 'ya." Thinking he meant it only as a sentiment,

she turned around to get another ham when the errant swine came at her.

"He really meant, 'Back at 'ya.'"

Later, she tweeted: "I haven't met the ham that could stop me yet!"



Pa. prosecutor wants 'no-tip' charges dropped

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BETHLEHEM, Pa.

– An eastern Pennsylvania prosecutor wants charges dropped

against a couple who refused to pay a tip at a restaurant

where they said they got poor service.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said

he's recommending that Bethlehem police drop the theft of services charges.

Morganelli said the matter of the $16.87 tip

didn't warrant criminal proceedings against 22-year-old Leslie Pope

and 24-year-old John Wagner.

The prosecutor said gratuities are generally volunteer payments.

Pope and Wagner were part of a party of eight Oct. 23 at Lehigh Pub.

They said service was slow and unresponsive

and that their party waited more than an hour for its food.

Morganelli said the police commissioner has agreed

to the recommendation that the charges be dropped.

 

Police: RI teen skipped school, robbed bank

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WARWICK, R.I.

– Police say a 17-year-old Warwick boy who skipped school

to rob a bank has been arrested after leaving fingerprints

on the threatening note he passed to the teller.

Warwick police Capt.

Sean Collins said the boy handed a note riddled with misspellings

to a teller Thursday, demanding money or "everyone will be shot."

The teller at Coastway Community Bank gave the teen money,

but he didn't have much time to spend it.

Police said his image was captured on surveillance cameras,

and his fingerprints were found on the note.

Police said the teen was arrested six hours after the alleged theft

and faces a first degree robbery charge.

The teen, whom police declined to identify because he's a juvenile,

was being held at the Rhode Island Training School.





 DIY 
Build your own Tauntaun!

cockeyed.com



 VIDEO 
Neil Young sings Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme
Well ok, it's really Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  Though
I have to admit, it's surprisingly good.