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Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex 272

When an UK man was asked to be the best man at a friend's wedding he agreed that he would not pull any pranks before or during the ceremony. Now the groom wishes he had extended the agreement to after the blessed occasion as well. The best man snuck into the newlyweds' house while they were away on their honeymoon and placed a pressure-sensitive device under their mattress. The device now automatically tweets when the couple have sex. The updates include the length of activity and how vigorous the act was on a scale of 1-10.
The Almighty Buck

America's Army Games Cost $33 Million Over 10 Years 192

Responding to a Freedom Of Information Act request, the US government has revealed the operating costs of the America's Army game series over the past decade. The total bill comes to $32.8 million, with yearly costs varying from $1.3 million to $5.6 million. "While operating America's Army 3 does involve ongoing expenses, paying the game's original development team isn't one of them. Days after the game launched in June, representatives with the Army confirmed that ties were severed with the Emeryville, California-based team behind the project, and future development efforts were being consolidated at the America's Army program office at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. A decade after its initial foray into the world of gaming, the Army doesn't appear to be withdrawing from the industry anytime soon. In denying other aspects of the FOIA request, the Army stated 'disclosure of this information is likely to cause substantial harm to the Department of the Army's competitive position in the gaming industry.'"
PlayStation (Games)

US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."

Comment Re:"Old ladies of both sexes" approach (Score 0) 978

Sad that you had to append the "Note to UK readers:"
Sadder still that your previous paragraph about "walking to school alone" raised a red flag.

In any case, a good point about the exercise that surrounds exercise. I walk everywhere and always have (or skated it on four wheels). My kids do the same (because they've had no choice!) and understand that getting somewhere requires a bit of sweat equity.

Comment Re:Blackberry would be more compelling (Score 0) 213

Nothing will really take advantage of WiFi? Except BES (and BIS)! Perhaps I am misunderstanding what you're saying here, but it's useful to have the handset switch between wireless networks and GPRS (or what have you) in the same way that the iPhone does between WiFi and 3G etc. But then I have a Curve (no 3G) and not a Storm, so maybe I am totally missing the point. Eh, it happens...
Looks like a decent rev to the Storm. But, it would have to be, right? It's an Apple-shaped world...

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