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Snake Man

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Posted: December 11th, 2006
at 11:12am by Koookiecrumbles


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Say ‘Ninja,’ not the other N-word

Following Michael Richards’ now infamous racist tirade at the comedy club The Laugh Factory, Damon Wayans apparently decided to test the club’s ban on the N-word. After dropping the n-bomb 15 times during his set, Wayans was fined and banned from the club for three months. Evidently Wayans did not get the memo that the club doesn’t let anyone say the n-word, no matter your race.
My ninjas, watch your damn mouth!

from TMZ.com

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Posted: December 7th, 2006
at 1:44pm by Pheezatron


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D-List celebrities with guns? Reality TV has officially gone too far

(that’s Latoya Jackson in the picture)
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Erik Estrada and other lesser celebrities have been sworn in as reserve officers of the city police department here, allowing them to carry badges and guns as part of a reality television series.

About 200 people packed into a Muncie City Hall auditorium for the Tuesday ceremony to swear in the former "CHiPs" star, along with La Toya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Wee Man and Trish Stratus.

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Posted: December 7th, 2006
at 11:38am by Pheezatron


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Water on Mars?

Dramatic new photographs of Mars have revealed the possible existence of water on its surface. The images - released for the first time on Wednesday by the US space agency NASA - were taken earlier this year in an attempt to unlock the secrets of the Red Planet.

Story via Daily Mail

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Posted: December 6th, 2006
at 12:55pm by Pheezatron


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The Executioner

interview and tv correspondence of a Saudi executioner, Abdallah Al-Bishi at liveleak

transcript of tv from memritv

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Posted: December 6th, 2006
at 11:31am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: too good to be true,fo' real?,real life news

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Gov’t panel rejects paper trail for e-voting machines

We should have known not to get our hopes up! We can’t even recommend that ninjas use absentee ballots because often times election officials don’t count them anyway (unless there is a recount)

Maybe now there is a justifiable excuse for not voting…some 13-year old hacker working for the GOP is just going to fix the whole thing anyway

Story via CNET

Previous MNP post on the NIST recommendation for a paper trail

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Posted: December 5th, 2006
at 12:20pm by Pheezatron


Categories: not ninja-worthy,politricks,fo' real?

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‘Nonlethal’ weapon makes you feel like your skin is being burned off - hmmm, sounds humane

According to documents obtained for Wired News under federal sunshine laws, the Air Force’s Active Denial System, or ADS, has been certified safe after lengthy tests by military scientists in the lab and in war games.

The beam produces what experimenters call the "Goodbye effect," or "prompt and highly motivated escape behavior." In human tests, most subjects reached their pain threshold within 3 seconds, and none of the subjects could endure more than 5 seconds.

The ADS was developed in complete secrecy for 10 years at a cost of $40 million. Its existence was revealed in 2001 by news reports, but most details of ADS human testing remain classified. There has been no independent checking of the military’s claims.

The development of a truly safe and highly effective nonlethal crowd-control system could raise enormous ethical questions about the state’s use of coercive force. If a method such as ADS leads to no lasting injury or harm, authorities may find easier justifications for employing them.

via WIRED

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Posted: December 5th, 2006
at 12:10pm by Pheezatron


Categories: not ninja-worthy,robots,politricks,weaponry,fo' real?

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Back to the moon?


NASA announced yesterday an ambitious new plan for lunar exploration and ‘colonization,’ with crews of 4 astronouts making weeklong missions to the Moon starting in 2020. Eventually, these missions will grow to 180 days, and a permanent base will be set up by 2024. Officials say that by 2027, a preussurized rover will being to take astronouts on expeditions far from the base. The eventual 180-day mission length is a crucial step towards Martian exploration, as that is the estimated length of an expedition to the red planet.

Unlike the Apollo missions of the past which landed on the moon’s equatorial region, this future lunar esite will likely be located near the Shackleton crater by the south pole. With sunlight 50-70% of the time, it is a prime location for taking advantage of solar power. Another reason for choosing the south pole is that scientists suspect it has valuable resources such as hydrogen, ice and other materials.

The website SpaceDaily writes:

"With such an outpost, NASA can learn to use the moon’s natural resources to live off the land, make preparations for a journey to Mars, conduct a wide range of scientific investigations and encourage international participation… As currently envisioned, an incremental buildup would begin with four-person crews making several seven-day visits to the moon until their power supplies, rovers and living quarters are operational. The first mission would begin by 2020. These would be followed by 180-day missions to prepare for journeys to Mars."

Critics claim that this new Lunar project will not be as helpful in regards to future Mars missions as NASA claims, relying too heavily on technology from the Apollo missions as a way to reduce costs and not focusing enough on Mars itself. NASA expert Howard Kurtz told the NYTimes that he was concerned that the technology for lunar exploration a€oewon’t get us beyond the Moona€A and on to Mars.

a€oeThe fear is that the Moon, which is now viewed as a means to get beyond the Moon, will become its own destination, for hundreds of years,a€A he said. a€oeThe easy way to go to the Moon is the hard way to go to Mars.a€A

Regardless, this plan is pretty cool. NASA even has stated that this could open the moon to commercialization, although there could of course be some downsides to that (but lunar vacations would be ill!)

via NYTimes and Space Daily

learn more at NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration

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Posted: December 5th, 2006
at 11:39am by Pheezatron


Categories: robots,fo' real?

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How it Happened

Interactive flash map outlining the events of Katrina.

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Posted: November 30th, 2006
at 2:17pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,politricks,fo' real?,real life news

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