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Migrated!

I have migrated my blog to an external source, and have a whole new design there. Please take a look:

http://cuckoo.jesseglen.com

Thanks for looking!

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August 18, 2006 Posted by | Jesse | 1 Comment

Daily Show target CNN’s Fearmongering with “Target USA”

Daily Show target CNN’s Fearmongering with “Target USA” (Be afraid Everywhere of Everything!!!)

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August 18, 2006 Posted by | Shenanigans, TV, USA, Videos, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Blade Runner on Squidoo

I’m not sure I quite understand this whole Squidoo thing, but I found a cool collection of Blade Runner stuff, including the directors cut trailer:

Check out the rest of this collection here, some cool stuff including a Google Map of the Bradbury Building from the film, as well as the deleted Hospital Scene… now my question: Where the hell is our promised Special Edition Box Set??

*Update* – Did a little digging, and it seems I am partially out of the Blade Runner loop. BladeZone reported back in July that not only is there a brand new, limited run Directors Cut coming out in September / October, but the 25th anniversary of the film in 2007 will be commemorated with a super-deluxe edition, the one we’ve all been waiting for!

May 27th 2006 – THE NEWS WE ALL WAITED FOR!

Warner Home Video will issue a new remastered director’s cut of the classic SF movie Blade Runner in September now that it has cleared up rights issues, followed by a theatrical release of a version promised to be truly director Ridley Scott’s final cut, Variety reported. Warner’s rights to Blade Runner lapsed a year ago, but the studio has since negotiated a long-term license. The movie has a troubled history. When Scott ran over budget, completion bond guarantors took control of it and made substantial changes before its 1982 theatrical release, adding a voice-over and a happy ending. That version was replaced by the much better-received director’s cut in 1992, but Scott has long been unhappy with it, complaining that he was rushed and unable to give it proper attention. Scott started working on the final cut version in 2000, but that project was shelved by Warner soon after, apparently because the studio couldn’t come to terms with Jerry Perenchio over rights issues. The restored “director’s cut” will debut on home video in September and will remain on sale for only four months, after which time it will be placed on moratorium. Blade Runner: Final Cut will arrive in 2007 for a limited 25th-anniversary theatrical run, followed by a special-edition DVD with the three previous versions offered as alternate viewing. Besides the original theatrical version and director’s cut, the expanded international theatrical cut will be included. The set will also contain additional bonus materials.

August 17, 2006 Posted by | Film, Videos | Leave a comment

3 Mexican Fishermen Survive 9 Months in Pacific Ocean

A day fishing trip turned into a nine month ordeal of survival. These guys drifted 5,000 miles west across the Pacific Ocean, eating only raw fish and seagulls and rain water. Fortunately, the didn’t have to resort to cannibalism and were picked up close to the Marshall Islands on 9 August.

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | Amazing Stories | Leave a comment

‘Hybrid Mutant’ Found Dead in Maine

Residents are wondering if an animal found dead over the weekend may be the mysterious creature that has mauled dogs, frightened residents and been the subject of local legend for half a generation. The animal was found near power lines along Route 4 on Saturday, apparently struck by a car while chasing a cat.

On a related note…. beware of manbearpig, I’m totally cereal.

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | Amazing Stories, Animals, Science, Shenanigans, Videos | Leave a comment

FOX News Producer Resigns. Says Due to Middle East Coverage

“We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that.” They went on to write “Not only are you an instrument of the Bush White House, and Israeli propaganda, you are war mongers with no sense of decency, nor professionalism.”

“But from the onset of the war in Lebanon, I was devastated at the way that Fox was handling the coverage from Lebanon in the U.S., and I felt there was bias, the slant, the racist remarks, the use of the word “we” meaning Israel, and it was just unbearable up until basically the massacre at Qana. And as a mother of three, watching the images, the raw images of children being pulled out of the rubble, and then I switched to Fox News to hear some of their anchors claiming that these little kids that were killed, these innocent victims that were killed, were human shields used by Hezbollah. And one of the anchors went as far as saying they were planted there by Hezbollah to win support in this war. And it was unbelievable. For me, that was the breaking point, and this is when I decided, me and my colleague Jomana, to hand in our resignation.”

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | TV, War, World Issues | 1 Comment

We Have Met the Enemy in the War On Terror. . . and He Is Us

“The German people in the 1930s were happy to sacrifice their liberties to a leader who would keep them secure. They did this for 12 years. For the 8871st time, Bush II is not Adolf Hitler. However, the American people are in total denial that their own government, left unchecked, can do far more harm than any foreign terrorist.”

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Also, an interesting quote pulled from the comments of a Digg user:

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”

— Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

August 17, 2006 Posted by | USA, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Joe Scarborough: Is Bush an Idiot?

Joe Scarborough started his program tonight asking the question “is Bush an idiot?”. Not only did he do a great run down of clips involving some of the most famous “Bushisms”, but he did have an interesting conversation about this question with Lawrence Donnell and John Fund.(video included)

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | USA, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Stranger than Fiction


Will Ferrell’s new film, Stranger than Fiction, opens November 10th and looks like it is going to be fantastic. For those with fast connections, watch the awesome HD trailer on Quicktime.com!

August 16, 2006 Posted by | Film, Videos | Leave a comment

1337 Jeopardy

Can anyone guess what the nerd’s wager is in the end?

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August 16, 2006 Posted by | Shenanigans, Videos | Leave a comment

All my changes were there…

There is a town, in South Ontario

with dream comfort memory to spare

and in my mind, I still need a place to go

all my changes were there…

August 16, 2006 Posted by | Canada, Jesse, Online Tools | Leave a comment

Tesla Roadster SOLD OUT!

The Tesla Roadster, Lotus’ foray into the realm of electric cars, has sold out 100 initial pre-orders. All I can say, is I hope someone had my upcoming birthday in mind when they plunked down the $100,000 deposit.

Via Gizmodo!

August 16, 2006 Posted by | Cars, Environmental Issues, Technology | Leave a comment

Incredible Microsoft TouchLight Tech

From Gizmodo:

Researchers over at Microsoft have developed TouchLight, a touch screen technology that combines off-the-shelf components to create a unique and interactive affair. Several different types of cameras are positioned behind a holographic projection material screen recording your movement. Approaching the screen, you then see a projection of yourself or whatever you have touching the screen. This opens up several different types of applications, not least of which is the normal touch screen activities.

This is really one of those stories where seeing is believing, so be sure check out the fruits of Redomnd’s research and start thinking about ways to abuse it like we do with a Xerox machine.

August 16, 2006 Posted by | Hardware, Science, Technology, Videos | Leave a comment

Tomorrow @ 21:30, the US war in Iraq will outgrow their involvement in WWII

On August 15, 2006 21:30 EST the United States will have been at war in Iraq longer than it was at war with Germany in World War II.

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Also, according to the “Iraq Body Count Database”, the civilian death toll is close to 45,000.

August 15, 2006 Posted by | War, World Issues | Leave a comment

The riddle of China’s Area 51

On the internet, a little mystery can go a long way.

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August 15, 2006 Posted by | Amazing Stories, War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Bob Barker freaks out: “Don’t touch me!”

Skip ahead to 1:20. A recent contestant on the Price Is Right goes nuts after winning a car and Bob Barker uses another contestant as a body shield.

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August 15, 2006 Posted by | Shenanigans, TV, Videos | Leave a comment

MTV Offers 25 Years of Videos Online

The top music videos played on MTV in the last 25 years, very cool.

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August 15, 2006 Posted by | Music, TV, Videos | 1 Comment

NASA Discovers Dark Matter!

It looks like NASA has found a way to separate dark and normal matter in a high energy collision. They are planning a teleconference to announce the discovery on August 21st.

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August 15, 2006 Posted by | Amazing Stories, Science | 1 Comment

9/11 Detainee released after 5 years of not being charged with any crime

The date was Sept. 12, 2001, but Benemar “Ben” Benatta was clueless about the death and destruction one day earlier. About a week before, Canadian officials had stopped Benatta as he entered the country from Buffalo to seek political asylum.

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August 15, 2006 Posted by | War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Digging Deep for Life on the Red Planet

“The launch of the Mars Phoenix Lander is just a year away. The spacecraft will be aiming for the martian north pole, and if it lands successfully it will dig in snow and ice in one of the few places on Mars where scientists think life could be preserved.”

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August 14, 2006 Posted by | Science, Space | Leave a comment

Project Offset

Looks pretty amazing…. check it out!

 

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August 14, 2006 Posted by | Games | Leave a comment

Rat, mosquito, and spider get used to ZERO GRAVITY along with astronaut

The astronaut’s explanation of how each usually earth bound creature gets used to zero gravity was very enlightening (pardon the pun). The rat was pregnant and the spider had trouble spinning webs… at first.

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August 14, 2006 Posted by | Amazing Stories, Animals, Space | Leave a comment

Interactive Graphic: The toll after a month of war

An interactive map showing the range and magnitude of the areas affected by the first 30 days of conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.

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August 13, 2006 Posted by | War, World Issues | Leave a comment

Son of former Canadian Prime Minister Speaks on Fidel Castro

The son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau speaks out on the friendship and soulful kinship his father and the Cuban dictator shared.

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August 13, 2006 Posted by | Canada, World Issues | Leave a comment

WikiMapia

This is a cool new tool that takes advantage of Google Maps – check it out:

Check out WikiMapia here!

August 13, 2006 Posted by | Online Tools | Leave a comment

Bill Gates Donates $500 000 000 to AIDS Research

The Bill (and Melinda) Gates Foundation donates half a billion dollars ($100 000 000/year over the next five years) in an unexpected act of grand generosity. Amazing!

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August 13, 2006 Posted by | Health, World Issues | Leave a comment

Specify the caller ID and Setup a scary-as-hell phone call for a friend.

Give this program a time & number to call, specify text, and even what the caller ID should read. Hit enter, dust off hands, go enjoy a cookie and wait for your friend to be terrified as “The Government” calls and tells him he’s a suspected terrorist.

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August 13, 2006 Posted by | Online Tools, Pranks | 3 Comments

Sporty New 157 MPG Car- Looks Great at only $13,000

“This German creation claims a fuel economy of 157 mpg with no fancy hybrid drive train, fuel cells, or plug in paraphernalia. Weighing less than a thousand pounds, the sporty rear-wheel drive 4-seater is designed to be maximally aerodynamic.” The Loremo AG can handle 0-60 in less than 10 seconds, but with a top speed of 100 MPH.

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August 13, 2006 Posted by | Cars, Environmental Issues | 1 Comment

AMD to drop ATi brand

AMD is dropping the ATi brand! I’m really surprised, it is a very odd move to drop such a huge name in graphics, with many millions of dollars sunk into marketing the brand. A very risky move if you ask me, but hey what do I know…

*edit – apparently this story is possibly false… will update when the truth comes out 😛

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August 13, 2006 Posted by | Hardware | Leave a comment

Bump Keying

The most fundamental security device in the world has been hacked in a way so simply and quickly, this could be considered the biggest hack in history. Also see this PDF for more detailed info.

Crazy! Wonder if my local locksmith would make me a few…

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August 12, 2006 Posted by | Crime, Hacking, Techniques, Videos | Leave a comment

Bike Messengers Are on Crack

Crazy video of NYC Bike Messengers in a race through the city… I think if I was a pedestrian I would have something to say about that. Like “Here’s my umbrella in your eye socket.”

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August 12, 2006 Posted by | Videos | Leave a comment

bar(butter)flies


bar(butter)flies

Originally uploaded by Tsunami Notes.

Just testing the Flickr blog feaure, with one of my favourite Flickr users, Tsunami Notes. Awesome stuff!

August 12, 2006 Posted by | Photography | Leave a comment

ShowMeWhere: Google maps for everyone!

Easily Create and Share Google Maps. Show Me Where is a point-and-click interface to creating customized Google Maps. Want to place a marker on a map? Just click there. No more geocoding is necessary in order to add points to your maps. Instead, just navigate there using the Google Maps interface you are accustomed to.

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August 12, 2006 Posted by | Online Tools | Leave a comment

FlickrStorm best way to search Flickr

FlickrStorm is a third-party Flickr search tool that aims to give you new ways to search and collect photographs from Flickr

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August 12, 2006 Posted by | Online Tools, Photography | Leave a comment