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Comment Re:The important question: (Score 4, Funny) 359

When are the "cheerleaders getting dressed" videos going to leak? You know someone was making them...

I didn't know you were into that. I'll borrow my mom's car after this hot pocket and go by salvation army today to get a cheerleader outfit and e-mail the video to you. Not sure what the odds are that they'll have a 3xl cheerleader skirt though...


Irrelevant Scientific Research Honored Screenshot-sm 93

More than 1,000 people attended this year's Ig Nobel awards, a light-hearted alternative to the Nobel Prizes. Scientists who unlocked the inner secrets of dog fleas, crisps and tangled string swept the show. Handing out awards was William Lipscomb, the 1976 Nobel laureate for chemistry, also doubling Thursday, at the age of 89, as the hero in the "Win-a-Date-With-a-Nobel-Laureate Contest." The prize itself is a plaque that reads, "This Ig Nobel Prize is awarded in the year 2008 to an Ig Nobel Prize Winner, in recognition of the Ig Nobel Prize Winners' Ig Nobel Prize winning achievement." At last I can submit my paper, "Everything is Really Wet, Even Dry Stuff." for peer review.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spawns Real-Life Car 93

Car Analogy Please writes to tell us that a new car unveiled at the Paris Auto Show was modeled after the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue car. GTbyCITROËN is the first car that has been designed in tandem with a video game to then spill out onto the actual pavement. "The GTbyCITROËN is the product of a partnership built up during the creation of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Takumi Yamamoto, from Citroen and Kazunori Yamauchi from Polyphony Digital Inc, the games developer were inspired by each others industries to design a concept car for the game that then flowed further into the real-world. The game version of the car mirrors the real-world performance of the concept."

Submission + - Microsoft's Let-Them-Eat-Cake SEC Filing

theodp writes: "As a proposed $700B financial bailout prompted tens of thousands of fed-up taxpayers to sign a petition to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson complaining that 'the wealthiest the best position to pay, are being asked for no sacrifice at all,' Microsoft quietly informed the SEC it was adopting a new executive officer incentive plan that calls for diverting a percentage of Microsoft's operating income to a special pool to allow an extra $20,000,000 a year to be put in a participating exec's pocket."
The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Somali Pirates Steal Tanks (

I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes: "Somali pirates have captured a Ukrainian cargo ship that was carrying military hardware. The loot is believed to include grenade launchers and 33 Russian-made tanks, as well as other weapons and spare parts. The heavily-armed pirate gangs in the region have captured at least thirty other ships this year. Somalia has no coast guard, so the pirates operate there with near impunity using heavily-armed speedboats to make quick strikes. Thanks to the extreme poverty in the region, people are willing to become pirates in the hope of a better life while their financiers operate from the shadows and take in the real money without endangering themselves. People might find this worth keeping in mind the next time someone equates the dangers of piracy with copyright infringement."
The Courts

Submission + - Obama and McCain fail to qualify for TX ballot. (

Alex Lewis from Bakersfield writes: Recently, it was discovered that Democratic and Republican Presidential Nominees Barack Obama and John McCain have not met the Texas Election Code 192.031, which demands that filings for nominees must be in "before 5 p.m. of the 70th day before presidential Election Day." As one may realize, August 26 passed and neither of the two major parties' nominees were selected at the time. Though the Libertarian Party did submit its nominee, Bob Barr, on time and in accordance with Texas law. One can find the text of the Texas Election Code 192.031 here.
User Journal

Submission + - The Great Software Robbery - Modern day IP Pirates (

madeinchina2008 writes: "The Great Software Robbery — Modern Day Pirates. This is an event unfolding in Brisbane, Australia. These accused individuals, joined a company in Australia as senior executives. This was solely to sabotage the company and create a distraction which would allow them to steal their software product i.e. intellectual property of the company. Find out more from"

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.