Submitted by: Gundam @ 07:55 PM | Saturday, February 27, 2010 | (url: http://tw.digital...)
Help fill the database. :)
Submitted by: Goshin @ 12:57 PM | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | (url: http://english.al...)
Among the many donor nations helping Haiti, Cuba and its medical teams have played a major role in treating earthquake victims.
Public health experts say the Cubans were the first to set up medical facilities among the debris and to revamp hospitals immediately after the earthquake struck.
However, their pivotal work in the health sector has received scant media coverage.
During a visit to La Paz hospital in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, Dr Mirta Roses, the director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) which is in charge of medical coordination between the Cuban doctors, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and a host of health sector NGOs, described the aid provided by Cuban doctors as "excellent and marvellous".
La Paz is one of five hospitals in Haiti that is largely staffed by health professionals from Havana.
western media is fucking ridiculous
also, we should probably end the cuban embargo, start up trade, and let americans go vacation there woo woo!
Submitted by: Goshin @ 11:23 AM | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | (url: http://english.al...)
Mullah Abdul Ghani Brader, a senior Taliban military commander, has been captured in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, US media has reported.
According to The New York Times, Mullah Brader, the Afghan Taliban's number two, was captured in a secret raid by US and Pakistani intelligence forces several days ago.
Citing US government officials, the newspaper said Mullah Brader had been in Pakistani custody for several days and was being interrogated by US and Pakistani agents.
The New York Times described him as the most significant Taliban figure captured since the start of the Afghanistan war.
Mullah Brader is believed to have been in day-to-day command of the group's leadership council, the so-called Quetta Shura, ever since the group's founder and leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, disappeared from view in the aftermath of September 11 attacks in 2001.
Submitted by: CrazyTexan @ 04:45 PM | Monday, February 8, 2010 | (url: http://www.switch...)
Apparently the department of defense wants to fund research on how to create loyal immortal "synthetic organisms." The organisms even come with a kill switch just in case.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:16 AM | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)
Not 24 hours after Steve Jobs told his minions that Googles Dont Be Evil mantra was B.S. (or crap depending on who you listen to) Google answers by pushing out an Android update to Nexus One users that includes multi-touch (and other Android goodness).
Google, up until yesterday, left multi-touch off its U.S. Android phones, presumably in deference to Apples multi-touch patent.
It was also rumored that Apple asked Google not to release multitouch in the U.S. to avoid the IP aggression weve seen it take against Palm for including multi-touch in the Pre.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:17 AM | Monday, February 1, 2010 | (url: http://www.videog...)
The site is in german but that is where the video is embedded.
Submitted by: Yakuza @ 04:25 AM | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | (url: http://www.cnn.co...)
(CNN) -- NASA says it has launched an investigation after finding cocaine in a processing hangar for a space shuttle at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
A small amount of cocaine was found in a restricted area of the processing hangar for the shuttle Discovery, NASA said in a statement.
"This is a rare and isolated incident, and I'm disappointed that it happened, but it should not detract from the outstanding work that is being done by a dedicated team on a daily basis," Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana said in the statement.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:09 AM | Friday, January 15, 2010 | (url: http://mashable.c...)
The worlds largest chipmaker just wowed Wall Street and the tech world with its latest earnings report. The publicly-traded company reported a net income of $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009, up an amazing 875% from its $234 million earnings in the fourth quarter of 2008. This more than beat Wall Street expectations.
While we wont go into detail over the financial numbers (you can do that here [PDF]), we do want to highlight some of the key stats:
- Revenues in Q4 2009 rose to $10.6 billion, a climb of 28% from $8.3 billion last year.
- However, if you look at the big picture, Intel had a better 2008 than 2009. 2009 revenues were $35.1 billion, while 2008 revenues reached $37.6 billion. Thats a 7% difference.
- Intel predicts revenues of approximately $9.7 billion in Q1 2010, above Wall Street estimates.
- Around a year ago, at the heart of the economic collapse, Intel decided to invest $7 billion into new chip plants. It looks to be paying off.
Intels Q4 report is one of the first to come out this year, but it wont be the last. If Intels numbers are any indication though, were nearing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Submitted by: Rayn @ 05:04 PM | Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | (url: http://www.pcworl...)
* free dvd from netflix for subscribers will allow them to stream netflix shit like the other 2 systems
* free unlike xbox live
* its only 480p
* not really sure when this comes out but i don't get netflix anyway
Submitted by: MaDAssassin @ 02:24 AM | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | (url: http://www.digita...)
With the bowl season nearing its championship game many are left wondering what the consensus is on the best bowl game of the season. Several bowls such as the Outback Bowl and Humanitarian bowl included some of the most epic football endings for the regular season, let a lone the bowl season.
You decide which bowl games were the best.
Submitted by: FOURSTAR @ 09:54 PM | Friday, January 1, 2010 | (url: http://kokomopers...)
Man deals drugs in the USA and becomes part of an investigation. He skips town to Canada with local police and US Marshals looking for him. Tips from friends tell the detective, a World of Warcraft player himself, that he often played "witches and warlock" aka WoW. Detective sends information to Blizzard to see if they can help. Months later they send back information including his IP address, billing address and what server he frequents. The detective contacted the US Marshals, who contacted the Mounties who deported him to Minneapolis where the Marshals picked him up.
Morale of the story, don't play World of Warcraft.
Submitted by: TooSmoothe @ 11:15 AM | Thursday, December 31, 2009 | (url: http://www.startr...)
RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota authorities say a woman found passed out in a stolen delivery van earlier this month registered a blood alcohol content of .708 nearly nine times the legal limit and a possible record for the state.
Meade County State's Attorney Jesse Sondreal said Wednesday that 45-year-old Marguerite Engle, who recently moved from Minnesota, was found slumped over the van's steering wheel along a highway on Dec. 1.
He says the highest blood alcohol content state chemists he spoke with could recall was a .56. The state's legal limit is .08.
Authorities say Engle missed an initial court hearing Dec. 15, but that they found her Monday in another stolen vehicle, and that she had been drinking.
She was being held on two counts of driving under the influence. It wasn't immediately clear if she was facing other charges.
Her attorney declined comment.
Submitted by: nSpectre @ 01:56 PM | Wednesday, December 30, 2009 | (url: http://www.thereg...)
From tagged to fragged
By John Leyden
Posted in Crime, 30th December 2009 11:48 GMT
An alleged X-Box 360 thief was tracked down after he forgot to disable the game console's auto sign-in feature before hopping on the net.
Jeremy Gilliam, 22, from the Bronx in New York City, was arrested after the victim of a theft noticed a gametag he had set up in a recently stolen console had appeared online. The victim told his parents who, in turn, notified the police.
Microsoft assisted in a subsequent investigation that led back to the internet connection for the house of Gilliam's grandmother. Police obtained a warrant and searched the premises where they found stolen games, laptops, and satnavs. Gilliam, who already faces car theft charges, was subsequently charged with burglary offences.
More on the story can be found in an article by the New York Post here and posts on gaming blogs.
Submitted by: Kallama @ 05:37 PM | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | (url: http://www.irepor...)
The Iranian government is covering up a lot of news in and outside Iran, that they don't kill, they don't torture...how do you answer to this...
Khamenehei I wish you a long life full of suffering I wish you the worst possible nightmares, I wish you to be judged in front of the world for your crime along with your mafia dogs and get punished by world for your crimes.
The hell you discribe would be your home soon, rest assured there is no life after this for you there will be only hell for ever.
Please show this video on CNN (as you may see it fit) to show the world how this dictatorship is treating our brothers and sisters in Iran....please
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:00 AM | Tuesday, December 22, 2009 | (url: http://www.wired....)
On the last day, they gathered for a group photo. They were videogame programmers, artists, level builders, artificial-intelligence experts. Their team was finally giving up, declaring defeat, and disbanding. So they headed down to the lobby of their building in Garland, Texas, to smile for the camera. They arranged themselves on top of their logo: a 10-foot-wide nuclear-radiation sign, inlaid in the marble floor.
To videogame fans, that logo is instantly recognizable. Its the insignia of Duke Nukem 3D, a computer game that revolutionized shoot-em-up virtual violence in 1996. Featuring a swaggering, steroidal, wisecracking hero, Duke Nukem 3D became one of the top-selling videogames ever, making its creators very wealthy and leaving fans absolutely delirious for a sequel. The team quickly began work on that sequel, Duke Nukem Forever, and it became one of the most hotly anticipated games of all time.
It was never completed. Screenshots and video snippets would leak out every few years, each time whipping fans into a lather and each time, the game would recede from view. Normally, videogames take two to four years to build; five years is considered worryingly long. But the Duke Nukem Forever team worked for 12 years straight. As one patient fan pointed out, when development on Duke Nukem Forever started, most computers were still using Windows 95, Pixar had made only one movie Toy Story and Xbox did not yet exist.
On May 6, 2009, everything ended. Drained of funds after so many years of work, the games developer, 3D Realms, told its employees to collect their stuff and put it in boxes. The next week, the company was sued for millions by its publisher for failing to finish the sequel.