Should using a computer require a geek license?

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] A criminologist in Australia thinks maybe so.  According to Russel Smith of the Australian Institute of Criminology, the simultaneous rise of cyber-crime and suckers born per minute has led to a crisis that requires government intervention.  Quoting Mr. Smith: There’s been some discussion in Europe about the use […]

Yikes: Disney buys Marvel

Ladies and gentlegeeks, I’m sorry to announce you that today will be remembered as the day Marvel died. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney on August 28, 2009, Marvel shareholders would receive a total of $30 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each […]

Muggers foiled by iPhone technology

If you’re looking to rob somebody, an iPhone presumably makes a great target: a breeze to carry away relatively inconspicuously and with a pretty decent resale value for your ‘work’. Unfortunately for three alleged muggers, the device’s much desirable gadgetry has a sting in the tail. iPhone owner Can Duruk was carrying his phone this […]

Buckyballs – The Ultimate Geek Toy

Even as an adult, I still enjoy playing with puzzle games, and buckyballs are no exception to that: Named after R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome. “BuckyBall” is the nickname for a Carbon 60 molecule. Each set contains 216 neodymium magnets that can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in unlimited […]

Monday morning links serving: The August 31st edition

–18 Cool Things Windows 7 Does That Vista Doesn’t In fact, there aren’t many changes to the overall look of Windows 7 when compared to Windows Vista. Instead, Microsoft seems to have paid attention to the feedback it received and created an OS that is not only stable, but also very capable. So what is […]

iPhone “Stalker” Ad Spoof

With over 50,000 apps in the Apple app store, there’s probably something to help you do whatever you want to do in there, including stalking your your ex boy/girlfriend. [Via Divine Caroline | Adam Thinks]

Surrogates Movie Trailer

Based on the 2005–2006 graphic novel series of the same name, Surrogates is set in a futuristic world where people live in isolation and interact vicariously through surrogate robots. The movie is set to be released on September 25, 2009. [Via TechEblog]

Annoy Everyone with the iBlink Earbuds

Remember when noise-isolating earphones didn’t exist, and as soon as you stepped in the subway, an annoying idiot always seems to be sitting right next to you, loudly playing his “music” in his earphones for everyone to hear, whether they liked it or not? While many earbuds are now sound tight, a manufacturer has found […]

The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon

Chaotic Rampage American Pictures proudly presents: The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon. Warning: Video contains a bit of blood.

Why I Don’t Have a Girlfriend or Boyfriend [Pie Chart]

Level 80 paladins are way too busy saving the world to have time for girls or guys, everyone knows that! [Via The Daily What | Graphjam]

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What keeps a train on the tracks while it’s turning?

Most people think that trains stay on the tracks while it’s turning because of the flanges on its wheels. Unfortunately, that’s wrong. Think about this as well – while there’s an axle connecting each of its adjacent wheels, there’s no differential in the middle of it. How does it turn without derailing? In the following […]