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Unknown Danger | Chime.in

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When this photograph was first published in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, later in Paris Match and the Daily Mail, it resulted in a flurry of e-mails, phone calls and letters from around the world asking if the image was a fake. The image became the most talked about of shark photograph ever. The photograph is real, no photoshop, no digital manipulation, no nothing, in fact it was shot on slide film Fuji Provia 100 using a Nikon F5 Camera and 17-35 mm lens

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December 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Posted in Animals, Awesome

How to Keep Your iPhone from Snitching on You | Chime.in

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You probably heard that “Carrier IQ” spy software has been discovered in Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

Here’s how to disable it:

Open the “Settings” app

Select “About” at the top

Scroll way down

Select “Diagnostics & Usage”

If “Automatically Send” is checked, your iPhone may be transmitting your exact location — depending on whether you have “Location Services” enabled.

Want a more complete way to block the data flow?

Select “Don’t Send,” which stops all use of Carrier IQ.

This won’t prevent other forms of digital surveillance, but hey, we’ll take what we can control.

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December 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Posted in Products, Tech

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011 | Chime.in

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The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011: What a year it has been! Here’s to 2012 being a more quiet and less destructive year

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December 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Posted in Interesting, Sad

Katzenjammer performs live “A Bar in Amsterdam” HD

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December 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Posted in Music

Why So Many People Bought Guns on Black Friday

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According to America’s official gun-counting officials, prospective gun buyers registered 129,166 background check requests on Black Friday 2011—more than on any other Black Friday in American history, and a 32 percent increase from the last all-time high. What provoked all these gun sales?

The officials don’t really know, actually! Neither do the gun industry analysts, though they at least noticed that many prospective purchasers were first-time buyers and women. Hmm, so we can assume that some people suddenly got turned on to the idea of owning a gun, and some ladies wanted a firearm for self-defense. Other possible reasons why shoppers contributed to this year’s gun-buying frenzy:

They wanted something besides their tool belts to hang from their waists.

Their family’s favorite paintball place closed because of the economy, and anyway shooting off real guns sounded more exciting.

In case someone pepper-sprayed them in the towels aisle at Walmart.

They tried every other product on the market to remove those stubborn grass and ketchup stains from their clothing, but nothing worked. They thought they’d give shooting out the stains a try.

They were tired of feeling left out every time a gun battle broke out in their neighborhood.

They thought it would help them achieve a raise in their annual performance review at work.

They’re moving to Arizona and wanted to fit in with the locals.

They woke up one morning with the soul of a cowboy inhabiting their body. Now they are better prepared to save those people in the Colorado mining town from the company bigwigs.

They woke up one morning with the soul of a violent drug dealer inhabiting their body. Now they are better prepared to consolidate their power and become a company bigwig.

They bought Grandma slippers last year, and a new bathrobe before that, and a needlepoint kit the year before that, and were out of ideas.

“Shoot all the decorations off the goddamn Christmas tree” sounded like a fine family-game substitute for the usual round of Trivial Pursuit, which they couldn’t play because during last year’s celebrations Cousin Tommy (who is 47 years old) swallowed half the plastic pie wedges in a fit of rage.

Why did you buy your gun on Black Friday? Does it have any special features?

via Why So Many People Bought Guns on Black Friday.

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December 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Noah’s Ark officially found in Turkish mountains – English pravda.ru

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Reports about the traces of the legendary Noah’s Ark appear in the media on a regular basis. The majority of such messages say that there is a mysterious object resting on top of Ararat Mount. The object could be the ancient vessel, on which Noah rescued animals from the Great Flood.

Here is what the Bible says about the events, which took place in 2500 BC: “So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch. This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits. For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life under heaven. Everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female.”

As the Great Flood began, the boat was going higher and higher above the earth until it reached the top of the highest mountain. The flood continued for 40 days and 40 nights and then stopped. The boat continued to rest on top of Ararat Mount.

via Noah’s Ark officially found in Turkish mountains – English pravda.ru.

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December 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Posted in History, sure

NYPD Allegedly Steals Pizza From ‘Robin Hoods,’ Housing Works Demands Restitution

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Supporters of the 8 ‘Robin Hoods’ arrested during an act of civil disobedience are demanding $30 restitution from the NYPD for two stolen large pizzas, and two bottles of soda.

The protesters, dressed in green and speaking in English accents,–evoking the 13th century ‘steal-from-the-rich, give-to-the-poor’ Robin Hood– marched on City Hall Thursday in a joint effort between Occupy Wall Street, Vocal-NY and World AIDS Day organizers.

The activists, joined by a crowd of nearly 200, demanded implementation of a Financial Transaction Tax on Wall Street and a New York State millionaires tax in order to fund the fight against AIDS here in New York (there are 110,000 HIV-positive New Yorkers, more than any other American city) and worldwide.

via NYPD Allegedly Steals Pizza From ‘Robin Hoods,’ Housing Works Demands Restitution.

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December 4, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Posted in Crime

Not a flattering sign to stand next to

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December 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Posted in Funny

7 New Apps Worth Downloading This Week

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With about 500,000 apps in the Apple App Store and an estimated 300,000 apps in the Android Market, finding the gems among the virtual haystack can be full time job. The good news is that it’s our full time job.We’ve trekked through the overly frivolous, the ugly and the downright impractical in our search for these seven recently launched apps in the slideshow above. We hope you enjoy this week’s top picks.

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December 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Posted in Products, Tech

Greg Bowen Sports Review, January

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December 4, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Posted in Be Ed Parnell

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