The Japanese invent a machine converts plastic back into oil. Biodiesel From Sewage Sludge. Kim Dotcom Declares War on Media With Bigger and Better MegaUpload. California state legislature approves Location Privacy Act(via Phone Scoop). World First Bionic Eye Implant Enables Blinds to Experience Some Vision. Walmart Is Testing an iPhone Checkout System That Could Help You Escape Its Clutches a Little Bit Faster. Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook. Obama answers live questions on Reddit, crashes servers. School demands that boy must change his name from Hunter because it violates its weapons policy. Twitter Launches “Twitter Certified Products” — Partners With DataSift, Gnip, HootSuite & Others. All this, plus a Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy and Ryder Says Things!
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What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Skedaddle hides a secret, password-protected file drawer underneath you Mac’s desktop. Virtual pets starve after bungled resolution to Second Life. Is itching psychological? Savvy bettors have learned how to beat the Massachusetts lottery. A vindictive Walmart security guard accused a couple of shoplifting, gets husband deport, wife fired, and costs the couple their house and car. PLus, the Study of the Week and this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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Dolph Lundgren video of a live performance is the most ridiculous video ever. US Bill seeks to grant cybersecurity scholarships. Pedobear appears in a Polish newspaper to promote the Winter Olympics. Toledo strip club gives “lap dances for Haiti.” Google introduces Fiber for Communities. Verizon Wireless blocks 4chan website. Free Pancakes from IHOP on February 23! Sinatra “My Way” Karaoke killings plague the Phillipines bar scene.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger sends a secret message to the California Congress. A sad day for geeks: Jolt Cola is ceasing production. We talk about the “Yo Dawg” meme. China accuses Google of unfair censorship (ironic much?). Blackberry phones get eavesdropping software. Musicians call for a release of the torture soundtrack details. DARPA is researching putting the Internet into orbit. Walmart is competing with Best Buy’s Geek Squad in terms of in-home installation. All this plus Fark Headline of the Week and Question of the Week.
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