Archive for September, 2009

30
Sep
09

Then Marx came tumbling down

Officials from Moscow’s Committee for Monumental Arts recently discussed plans to remove what is the only monument of Karl Marx in the city, putting forward a variety of arguments.

The most frequently used argument was that the German Marx (1818-1883) – the philosopher, political economist and political theorist whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism – never visited the Russian capital. For this reason, it was said, his monument, in a plaza facing the Bolshoi Theater in central Moscow, was out of place.

The sculpture is a bust of Marx rising from a massive granite block, which is inscribed with the famous slogan from the Communist Manifesto, “Workers of the World Unite”.

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30
Sep
09

Golly gosh, I wonder what is wrong here. My toaster seems broken.

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had this come into work. havent seem caps that broken in ages

29
Sep
09

Most moist

This Moist

29
Sep
09

Navy seizes cocaine 'worth £240m'

The Royal Navy says it has seized its biggest haul of cocaine, estimating its street value at £240m ($380m).

The Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Iron Duke seized more than five-and-a-half tonnes of the drug from a 138ft fishing boat off the coast of Colombia.

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29
Sep
09

Navy seizes cocaine 'worth £240m'

The Royal Navy says it has seized its biggest haul of cocaine, estimating its street value at £240m ($380m).

The Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Iron Duke seized more than five-and-a-half tonnes of the drug from a 138ft fishing boat off the coast of Colombia.

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29
Sep
09

Phase Change Memory (PCM)

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“Nature is reporting that ‘South Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics announced this week that it has begun mass production of a new kind of memory chip that stores information by melting and freezing tiny crystals. Known as phase-change memory (PCM), the idea was first proposed by physicists in the 1960s.’ With transistor-equivalent cells only 20 nm wide, switching time is around 16 ns. The first target market is cell phones, but the companies behind the technology see applications in PCs, servers, and other devices as well.”

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28
Sep
09

Sidekick Wanted

HELP WANTED:

Plucky female teenager/young  adult with attitude and heart. Must be a friend of justice. Must be willing to become a cyborg and dress in spandex. Traumatic backstory optional, can be provided if desired.

Apply within with desired motif, weapons, and fighting style.

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I think I have been reading to many comic books. Should 27 yr olds still be reading comics?