Neil Armstrong, the First man on the moon just died at the age of 82.
Neil Armstrong, the First man on the moon just died at the age of 82.
Ah, just saw that on MSN. That's sad, a man of history is now gone. But I guess that's to be expected, he was getting old, though I figured he would've gone in a few more years. Didn't know he had heart surgery. Though I guess at his age, heart surgery probably is useless. Either way, he shall be missed. He made his mark here, I think that's good enough for him.
Godspeed, Armstrong. Take that next small step for man into the next life.
I've just heard about Armstrong's death. Whilst undoubtedly being a sad moment at least he lead a long and fulfilling life.
In lighter news, this is probably one of my favourite news stories from this week. It reports about an old woman who attempted (without permission) to restore a 19th-century church fresco that deteriorated due to damp. The visual result of her attempt is hilarious.
Running for the thrill of it
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...co-repair.html), she claimed that she wasn't finished with the "restoration", and I also read somewhere that she claimed to had "permission" to do it. Why didn't they stop her is beyond this correspondent's logic?
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Tropical Storm Issac Now Hurricane Issac
For all those living by the Gulf Coast, hope you are prepared and/or safe. It shouldn't be too bad for a Category 1 hurricane, but you're strong people (living by the Coast, you pretty much have to be). You'll be able to make it through.At 12:20 p.m. ET, Isaac had 75 mph sustained winds, a mile above the speed needed for a Category 1 hurricane.
National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knabb said "rain bands will become more frequent and more potent" along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast as the day goes on.
Isaac is very wide as storms go, with tropical storm-force winds stretching 185 miles from its center. Hurricane-force winds extend out 60 miles.
I'm personally looking at the positive side of this rain Issac has. It may go out into the Midwest and help give them water to get out of the drought (if they haven't already), and we might get some of it out here, too. Sacrifices may have to be made (though we hope there aren't casualties), but there's always a reward to go along with it. That's the way I see it.
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It's exactly what it sounds like. Eastwood/Invisible Obama 2016Clint Eastwood, the secret guest at Thursday’s closing night of the Republican convention, surprised everyone with a head-scratching, ad libbed speech in which he pretended to talk to and make fun of an invisible President Obama on the stage.
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Oh really, pretty much for us, its too late to bring our peso value to dollar or Euro value. Marketing is Philippines last resort to prosper. Its just that the community is too laid back and most are corrupted.
were just not built for massive marketing thats why.
Which means we blame the wife of President Ferdinand Marcos. She drove him to corruption too much. yet today, she still lives not in prison. She's still gold and glamour for some of us. but in truth, our government and political history quite sucks.
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9/11 memorial being treated like Disneyland rather than a, you know, memorial to commemorate the dead.
This is why the terrorists win. Every single time.At the National September 11th Memorial, tourists balance coffee cups and soda bottles on the parapets bearing the names of the dead.
Parents hoist their children to sit on the bronze plaques, while other visitors splash water from the two waterfalls onto their faces to cool themselves on a hot summer day.
Update: Introducing the dumbest blonde in the universe.
And yes, that's her name.An Israeli model and actress has admitted to a six-year romantic relationship with Col. Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif and appealed to former British prime minister Tony Blair to intervene to save his life. The son of the late Libyan dictator currently faces the death penalty in his native Libya, where he is about to go on trial for his alleged part in the killing of protesters during last year’s civil war.
Orly Weinerman, 41 — who played a dumb blonde in the 1990s hit Israeli TV show “Shemesh,” and was a Hebrew gossip column regular — had previously denied her romance with Gaddafi. But she acknowledged on Sunday that they were in a “discreet” relationship that began in London in 2005, when they were introduced by mutual friends, and that ended only when the civil war broke out in 2011. According to a Daily Mail report, she said that although there was tension in the relationship because of their conflicting backgrounds, there was even talk of marriage before the end.
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FBI reports that they have successfully destroyed all evidence of being hacked.
Previous article, saying that AntiSec hacked into the FBI's database and snatched 12 million Apple device IDs from them.
And now, friends, for another totally legitimate DMCA takedown, this time on the DNC.The FBI said today that it does not know anything about a laptop that hackers say they compromised and that led them to millions of Apple iOS device user details, of which 1 million have been released on the Web.
And yeah, both of them are tech-related. Because I love tech, and I hate the direction it's headed, especially in terms of copyright and privacy issues.YouTube, the official streaming partner of the Democratic National Convention, put a copyright blocking message on the livestream video of the event shortly after it ended, which was embedded prominently at BarackObama.com and DemConvention2012.
Congratulations. We've wiped out the Japanese river otter.
Humanity, go sit in the corner. Again.The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has declared the Japanese River Otter to be extinct, since no person has seen the species in the wild in over 30 years.
Samsung releases the iPhone 5.
Incidentally, both Samsung and HTC are suing Apple over the LTE tech in the phone. Welcome to two years ago, Apple.The firm said it was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. However, it does not feature an NFC (near field communication) chip to allow it to make touchless payments.
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I didn't bother to stay around to listen to the news when it was announced. All I could think of is "STOP IT APPLE". And I thought it was Samsung who had been sued, but now they're suing back? Wow, just... wow. I'm so glad I could care less about what goes on in the Apple world and all things starting with the letter "i" and all even though I have a MacBook Pro.Samsung releases the iPhone 5.
Incidentally, both Samsung and HTC are suing Apple over the LTE tech in the phone. Welcome to two years ago, Apple.
In other news, more unrest in the Middle East.
I have no idea what this movie is, but why should they care? They're only giving themselves an even worse reputation than they already have throwing huge fits over opinionated movies or whatever. Far as I know, it was just an independent movie, and it wasn't going to go overseas anyway.Yemeni security forces fired into the air as demonstrators reached the [U.S.] embassy's grounds. Protesters managed to set fire to a building inside the compound but were forced by security forces to pull back after trying to take furniture and computers.
Second of all, who are you all to judge how people should mourn/celebrate the deceased and assume that these people are completely oblivious to the monument? Banning smiles, children, and any attempt at fun sounds like an inhumane and disrespectful thing to do to those who risked their lives so other could live. I can understand sitting on monuments or spilling coffee and food being disrespectful; I get museums, which is also why I can say that not everyone responds, processes, and interprets this in one uniformed fashion.
Check out the iphone 5. What do you think...
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Malaria outbreak in the USA, scary stuff.
Epicenter is Texas, but cases have been found in every state on the continental US.
118 deaths, 2600 cases, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts it will worsen.
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