Archive for August, 2006

Having trouble quitting? Nicotine levels are on the rise…

Further proof that Joe Camel and the Marlboro Man don’t deserve ninja status:

A new report by the Massachusetts Department of Health details how the level of nicotine found in US cigarettes has risen about 10 percent in the past six years, making it hard to quit and easier to get hooked.AA The study shows a steady climb in the amount of nicotine delivered to the lungs of smokers regardless of brand, with overall nicotine yields increasing by about 10 percent. Massachusetts is one of three U.S. states to require tobacco companies to submit information about nicotine and the only state with data going back to 1998.

An excerpt: "The study found the three most popular cigarette brands with young smokers - Marlboro, Newport and Camel - delivered significantly more nicotine than they did years ago. Nicotine in Kool, a popular menthol brand, rose 20 percent. More than two-thirds of black smokers use menthol brands."

Read the whole article hereAA

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Posted: August 30th, 2006
at 10:05am by Pheezatron


Categories: hood status,life,drogas,not ninja-worthy,business,politricks

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Oregon Yes! West Virginia No!

Really excited about this. A practical, self-sustaining plan for a bio-diesel energy station in Oregon. SeQuential Biofuels is a perfect company.

a€oeBuilding energy efficient buildings that work with the natural environment adds to SeQuentiala€™s overall goal of sustainability and responsibility,a€A Hill said. a€oeIt just makes sense.a€A

The whole story at treehugger

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Posted: August 29th, 2006
at 12:59pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,architecture

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Vroooot Beeer

Make 100% carbonated root beer in your kitchen.

Tutorial from biology.clc.uc

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Posted: August 29th, 2006
at 12:58pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,grub

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In Honor of Nimoy’s Absence

Nimoy was absent from Shatner’s roast- so lets give him some light. He is a b/w photographer, here is his work.

[Ed: Somebody tell me why Mr. Spock’s site is blocked on my proxy at work]

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Posted: August 29th, 2006
at 12:56pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: celebrity,photo

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Getting Branded

"The manner in which we spend our money defines who we are. This theory isn’t exactly new. Thorstein Veblen conjured the phrase "conspicuous consumption" back in 1899 in his book the Theory of the Leisure Class. In this secular society of ours, where family and church once gave us a sense of belonging, identity and meaning, there is now Apple, Mercedes and Coke."

Neil Boorman decides to start a brand-free life.

Article from news.bbc

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Posted: August 29th, 2006
at 12:50pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,life,business

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Crossing the Border During an Interview

Is Bush a robot that came down from Mars to single handingly mock humanity?

Unreal video from media.putfile

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Posted: August 29th, 2006
at 12:34pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: web,politricks

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Are Your Electronics Green Enough?

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The biggest names in electronics have just sat their first global exam on their green credentials. Ranked on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) policies only Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score while Apple, Motorola and Lenovo flunked the test to finish bottom of the class.

Article via: Greenpeace

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Posted: August 29th, 2006
at 9:53am by black octagons


Categories: computers,green,business

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A Kevin Smith Directed Superman?

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Here’s a nice little YouTube video of Kevin Smith giving a talk.AA In the video he talks about the past possibility of him directing a superman flick.AA Imagine that!AA Ain’t that some crazy sh…ut yo’ mouf!

Video Here

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Posted: August 29th, 2006
at 9:50am by black octagons


Categories: youtube,film

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Even Further Signs of Impending Apocalypse: Let my auto gooo

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Remember how like, back in the 80’s there was all this (mostly)AAmedia-generated fear that robots would begin to take human jobs?AA Yeah, well, it’s hazy for me too but it’s apparently already happened.AA In Jersey, for instance,AAa robot is used to park cars at the Garden Street Garage.

Um… but that’s not even the point.AA The point is that said robot recently experienced a slight hiccup the other day and ended up imprisoning everybody’s car in the garage.AA What was the cause ofAAthis slight hiccup you ask? Software license issue.AA Apparently the state of Dirty Jerz sent all of Clearwater Florida’s "Robotic Parking" employees home but didn’t realize that letting go of the employees included letting go of the license.AA

Basically everybody’s car was trapped by a behemoth Tachikoma spider tankAAwhile court battles raged.AA See, if a ninja had been there there wouldn’t have been any of that software license talk.

Check out the Full Story via: Wired.

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Posted: August 29th, 2006
at 9:49am by black octagons


Categories: hood status,life,whips,robots

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