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Out of the Blue

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s actual birthday, though the occasion is celebrated (such as it is) on Monday. Also, happy birthday to María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Moquiere de les Esperades Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Najosa Raste, aka Charo.

Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Ring Pass Not 2. Thanks Jay is Games.
Wall Walker.
Pictogrid.
Links: Like Conan's Tonight, 10 TV shows that got screwed. Thanks Digg.
Highlights of the Consumer Electronics Show.
The Denzel Washington Venn Diagram. Thanks Digg.
Stories: Monkey outperforms bankers with her investment portfolio. Thanks Neatorama.
Cocaine Found In Space Shuttle Hangar. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Science: Green Sea Slug Is Part Animal, Part Plant. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Why is the news media comfortable with lying about science?
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What To Do When Zelda's Been Captured.
Media: Inferno Flick.
Man Gives Puppy Mouth-To-Mouth After Rescuing It From Fire. Thanks Acleacius.
San Francisco in 1906. Thanks nin.

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2010, 17:47 jdreyer
 
Wow, that can't be right. All that for $550? Must be some corporate discount.  
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"It's just a bunch of mystic bovine scatology to me." - 1badmf
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2010, 01:01 Kxmode
 
My job bought me a brand new computer. A quad-core Intel 2.88 Ienovo with 6 GB ram, 8800 GeForce with dual-DVI outputs, 550 GB 7200 SATA drive, for $550. When I decide to upgrade I'm going to buy one of these. That's a beastly amount of power for such little dough. Surprised

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8. Cocaine found @ Nasa Jan 15, 2010, 22:27 Hoop
 
Well that explains the gushing from astronauts when in orbit.
"Oh man I cannot describe this to yall down there"
"Wwwwoooooooo shhhit the colors, the amazing colors of the ocean"
"Oh man I can just pee in my suit"

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Um .. Behind you...
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7. Why is the news media comfortable with lying about science? Jan 15, 2010, 18:56 jdreyer
 
1. The media loves a good cat fight. They can generate ratings by reporting the back and forth. Ratings mean money. So there's a vested interest to give the loonies a platform from which to spew untruths.

2. As well, most media outlets are owned by large corporations who would be adversely affected by policies restrict corporations as many scientific conclusions suggest (overfishing, cheap energy based on carbon, pollution effects on health, etc.)
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2010, 17:28 Cutter
 
As long as those damned dirty apes keep their stinking paws of me.

Charo, eh? Man, she's an amazing guitarist. I always wanted to nail her too.
 
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James Woods: Oh that's fun. That sounds like you had a fun time. Where would I fit in with the fun time, huh? Where does James Woods fit into the fun?
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5. Re: 10 TV shows that got screwed Jan 15, 2010, 16:05 Kxmode
 
Prez wrote on Jan 15, 2010, 11:50:
Firefly got SOOOO screwed,

It did but not as much as the others. At least Firefly had a very good movie made that added some sort of closure to the series.
 
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4. Re: 10 TV shows that got screwed Jan 15, 2010, 13:50 DG
 
I don't think the TV exec's realise how much they are shooting themselves in the foot. I'm very reluctant to start watching a TV series now because I know chances are if I like it, it'll be cancelled - and likely at a bad point with no conclusion.  
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3. 10 TV shows that got screwed Jan 15, 2010, 11:50 Prez
 
Firefly got SOOOO screwed,; should have been number 1. Part of me thinks Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles should have been on there as well, seeing as how it was dumped onto Friday nights to die, and even then was getting big DVR numbers.

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Goodbye my Monte boy. May you rest in the peace you never knew in life.
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2010, 11:32 Mindstorm
 
Do media editors actually not know that chimps are apes, or do they assume that their audience does not know...

I think it is safe to assume the latter. Just ask people what the difference is between monkeys and chimps. Ask them if they are both apes and see what they say.
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2010, 11:00 Bill Borre
 
Do media editors actually not know that chimps are apes, or do they assume that their audience does not know and so that is the way they write the story?  
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