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Gary! No!!

Posted in News with tags on May 31, 2010 by earlddyer

Gary

Old news but… NO!!!!!!!  Utah’s own… why, oh why?  First Dio, then Slipknot, then Dennis… now Gary?  Someone has some explainin’ to do!

Nooooo!

Posted in News with tags , on May 25, 2010 by earlddyer

I’ve already basically said I am NOT redoing my DVD collection to get Blu Ray.  I don’t care enough to.  Maybe someday I will get a Blu Ray player and – since it can up-convert my DVDs – I won’t have to re-purchase all of my DVDs… only buy the new ones on Blu Ray.

But now Japan has to go and ruin everything by making a disk that will hold 1000 times the information on a Blu Ray?  NO!

Hero for a Day

Posted in News with tags , on May 13, 2010 by earlddyer

Electron Boy

This is an incredibly heart-warming story.

13 year old Erik Martin has liver cancer.  Erik has also always wanted to be a superhero.  When Spider-Man called him, the Make-A-Wish Foundation – along with hundreds of volunteers – made that fantasy come true.

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Body Snatchers

Posted in News with tags , on May 13, 2010 by earlddyer

I bet this is something you don’t think about everyday.

I will let people who want to read it actually read it – because it is quite interesting – but there are a few things I want to bring up about this.

First of all, I sort of wish that eBay hadn’t taken down the vials of Mussolini’s brain and blood.  I am curious as to if they would have sold and if the people who purchased them were hoping to possibly clone the man sometime in the future.  Just because eBay took them down doesn’t mean they weren’t sold to someone, so let’s hope the cloning that is going on doesn’t progress too quickly.

Second, how could they tell after all those years that it was Napoleon’s penis?  Did the man tattoo his name on it or something?  Given his stature, it probably would have only said “Nap” on it or something.  Congratulations, $100,000 purchaser, you now own a piece of beef jerky!

And finally… there really was a Santa Claus!?

Good Ol’ DNA

Posted in News with tags , on May 7, 2010 by earlddyer

RaymondRaymond Towler was released from prison after 29 years for allegedly raping an 11 year old girl.  Why was he released?  Because they finally got around to using modern technology to test the DNA and found that he was not guilty.

While this is a great story and a great example as to what technology can do for us, I can’t help but wonder why it took so long.  I understand that there are probably hundreds if not thousands of cases that are still waiting to be reviewed with modern technology, but it still seems like such a long time to wait.

Raymond says that he is not angry at the system for putting him in prison and is glad to be out.

And the first thing he is going to do is get a pizza with the $1.4 million plus lost wages that he is getting.

Gotta love technology.

How the World Should Work

Posted in News with tags on April 26, 2010 by earlddyer

So I have started scanning the news lately.  Normally I hate it because there is nothing but horrible things going on in the world… at least that is how the media shows it.  However, I came across this article and decided to read it; basically because I had no clue who this guy was.

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Vidja Games!

Posted in Gaming, News with tags , on April 14, 2010 by earlddyer

Air RaidWell, everyone always told me that video games would make me amount to nothing.  Well, that may be true… but for this guy, they made him very happy.

Tanner Sandlin read about the most rare games on a website and he realized that he had one of those games on the list sitting in his garage.  Air Raid for the Atari 2600 was gathering dust so he pulled it out and put it on eBay.  Well, it sold for $31,600 which made it the second-highest price paid for a video game.

It’s pretty awesome to think about.  This game that was purchased for less than $10 now made $31,600 for this guy.  It goes to show you that people who don’t throw things away could get lucky one day.

And video games are still awesome.