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Old 06-30-2008, 06:59 AM   #91
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Wow, that is some stupid shit. [teh] I went to a performance of Annie Get Your Gun a few nights ago and the actors kept cocking and pointing their weapons at the audience. [ghey]
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:25 AM   #92
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Dumb asses didn't know the difference between live ammo and Blanks !!!!
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/tro...677880713.html
That is a serious incident and not in any way amusing.
I LOL'd.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:26 AM   #93
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Ban on trendy replicas on trucks: Good policy or anti-freedom?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - They're proudly displayed by any self-respecting bull, but dangling big metal ones on the back end of a truck could be banned in Florida.

Metal replicas of bull testicles have become trendy bumper ornaments in some parts of the Sunshine State, but state Sen. Carey Baker is campaigning to ban the orbs.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:10 PM   #94
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:17 PM   #95
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Does that mean my computer is obsolete now and I need to get a new one?
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:39 PM   #96
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According to Microsoft, yes.

I hear Vista sucks, I am thinking of defecting to Apple MAC.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:41 PM   #97
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:49 PM   #98
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I like Vista.
As long as it does what you need it to do, that's fine. For you.

But other people, like doctors trying to run a PACS web application to read X-rays remotely, are having the inability to do their job imposed on them. All they can do is hold on to their old PC, cross their fingers and wait for Windows 7. Oh, and hope Windows 7 isn't a piece of crap also.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:52 AM   #99
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Dell, for one, has posted plans to continue selling Windows XP on some computers until June 2009, and HP has reportedly said the same thing. The equipment builders say they'll use a loophole that Microsoft offers to business customers to downgrade systems from Vista to XP. Dell and HP would make the switch before the computer ships, letting customers get a computer preloaded with the tried-and-true XP.

The switcheroo would help only customers willing to pay more for Vista's Business or Ultimate editions. That leaves out many PCs at retail, which often come with the Home versions installed.

But retailers might see slivers of light at the end of the tunnel. Microsoft could still change its mind if it heard a loud enough outcry about ending XP. Microsoft already extended XP's life once and could again, CEO Steve Ballmer told a group in Belgium late last week.

"If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter," Ballmer said, according to Reuters. "But right now, we have a plan for end of life for new XP shipments."
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:24 AM   #100
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I'll just keep my OEM XP discs, thanks.
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Old 07-04-2008, 01:00 AM   #101
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Faceless 'aliens' spotted in crowd at Wimbledon

Faceless 'aliens' spotted in crowd at Wimbledon


By Alex Millson


With the blankest of blank expressions on their faces, these mysterious figures have been popping up in the most unlikely of places.


The faceless mutants have a penchant for A-list celebrity bashes and have been spotted at Elton John's White tie ball and Harrods summer sale, opened by Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall.


With a membrane of skin stretched tightly over their eyes, noses and mouths, the alien-like figures were most recently snapped 'watching' a match perched on Murray Mount at Wimbledon.



Eerie: The faceless figures watch a spot of Wimbledon on Murray Mount.





Court on camera: The pair sit in on a match, where most of the crowd are too absorbed by the game to notice them.


Close inspection of the pictures rules out an alien invasion - small perforations around the eye areas of the masks allow the people beneath to see the world outside.


But nobody knows who the faceless figures, who often appear as motionless couples are, or why they are turning up at high profile events.


Theories include the possibilities that they are limelight-seeking pranksters, performance artists or that they are at the centre of a viral marketing campaign for an as-yet unknown product of forthcoming horror film.



Another faceless couple stand in the crowd at the start of Harrods summer sale.




Craning his neck - but he won't see anything with skin stretched over his features.


Speculation has even arisen that the masks hide a pair of well-know faces, fed up with being harrassed by the paparazzi.


One blogger wrote on the Moue Magazine website: "They probably aren’t just random people off of the street.


"If it ends up being a pair of celebrities who have had it with being photographed all of the time and are staging a protest, I vow to support every project they appear on from now on.
"Whatever their purpose, I want to join them. And I have a new Halloween costume for this year."


Chauffeur: This faceless figure even has his own driver, fuelling speculation that the man behind the mask may be a celebrity himself.



Close-up: Eye holes in the spooky mask allows the wearer to see what is going on around him.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Wimbledon.html
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:59 PM   #102
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Beer saves the day ,
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:31 AM   #103
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It's one of those classic modern-dilemmas/ down-the-pub questions really isn't it?
"Would you call the police if you found videos of your Mum having sex with a dog?"

Niiiiiice.

From here:
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By Johnny Johnson
The Oklahoman
TULSA — A woman who was charged with committing felony crimes against nature was arrested this morning after police were notified of more than 150 homemade movies of the Tulsa County woman engaging in various sex acts with dogs.

Donald Roy Seigfried, 55 and Diane Sue Whalen, 54, were charged with the crime, which deals with bestiality.

Whalen, 54, was arrested this morning and booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

Seigfried, whom police describe as her partner in the movie productions, was arrested and released on a $10,000 bond Tuesday.

Authorities were notified of the tapes after Whalen’s son accidentally stumbled onto one of the movies and then alerted the sheriff's department.

The tapes, along with three dogs -- a Labrador, a blue heeler and a mixed breed -- were also taken into custody. Bowman said his office is recommending that they be taken away from the suspects and be put down.
I have to admit this seems harsh though.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:59 PM   #104
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I agree it's unfair to the dogs, but what realistically can happen to them? No one will knowingly adopt a dog that has effectively been trained to perform sex acts. So either they don't tell, which would probably get them sued, or they just keep the dogs forever at a shelter where they are already putting down animals every day for lack of space.
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:23 PM   #105
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I understand and agree it would be practically impossible to rehome them.
Which is why I didn't say it was disgusting, let's call PETA, let's petition the sheriff's office etc etc.

It's just unfair on the dogs, and a shame.
Still - they lived a good life in dog terms
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