8967 MetaFilter comments by quonsar (displaying 51 through 100)

Bill Gwatney, Chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, has been killed by an unknown gunman, who himself later died in a shootout with police.
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Curfew is declared in a 10 block area of a small Arkansas town.
comment posted at 12:49 PM on Aug-13-08

Weeks before physical bombs started falling on Georgia, security researcher Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks in Lexington, Massachusetts was watching an attack against the country in cyberspace: a stream of data directed at Georgian government sites containing the message: win+love+in+Rusia.
comment posted at 7:32 PM on Aug-12-08
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Or is it simply a near fetishy love for a supercar? I guess if you're going to drive something like this, you're going to want to take good care of it. I picked this link because of the amazing amount of detailing he went into... um... detailing. The pictures themselves are worth it. I think this guy ended up with a car that's cleaner than when it first left the factory.
comment posted at 10:19 AM on Aug-12-08
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Olympic fireworks digitally faked. Giant, stomping footsteps were created by digital trickery.
comment posted at 7:09 PM on Aug-11-08

So, they're making invisibility cloaks. previously.
comment posted at 7:16 PM on Aug-11-08

Known for many musical hits such as Shaft to being the voice of Chef on South Park, Isaac Hayes has died. Let them enjoy his "Chocolate Salty Balls" in Heaven.
comment posted at 5:28 PM on Aug-10-08

A large series of explosions erupted this morning from a welding chemical storage facility in North York (a suburb of Toronto) at approximately 4am EST. The highway 401, North America's busiest, has been closed in sections, and thousands of local residents are still being evacuated, with several of them injured. Police and fire officials are currently not sure of the possibility of further explosions and are taking precautionary measures. The whole situation has produced some apocalyptic-looking pictures.
comment posted at 9:29 AM on Aug-10-08

Sold all over the world but banned in the US in 1997 under a law passed in 1938. Kinder Surprise are now under attack in Germany. No magicodes for you!
comment posted at 7:29 AM on Aug-9-08

While Greyhound pulled their own ad campaign, PETA has created a new ad comparing the Greyhound bus attack last week, outside of Winnipeg, to slaughtering animals.
comment posted at 8:58 AM on Aug-7-08
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Calvin and Jobs.
via Dark Roasted Blend, by way of Gizmodo.
comment posted at 8:04 AM on Aug-7-08

The NY Times magazine is featuring everyone's favorite aspect of life online, the trolls among us.
comment posted at 2:15 PM on Aug-1-08

"We have water," said William Boynton of the University of Arizona, lead scientist for the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA. "We've seen evidence for this water ice before in observations by the Mars Odyssey orbiter and in disappearing chunks observed by Phoenix last month, but this is the first time Martian water has been touched and tasted."
comment posted at 12:28 PM on Aug-1-08

Extreme Makeover and Beezer Homes builds you a luxury home, gives you 100,000 dollars, paid off your mortgage, and you lose the home to foreclosure in 3 and a half years.
comment posted at 12:31 PM on Aug-1-08
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Breaking anthrax attacks update: A new suspect, a US goverment expert on anthrax, kills himself as he's about to be arrested. Bruce Ivins helped analyze the killer powder sent by mail in 2001 that killed five people and freaked out the US right after 9/11. The govt paid out $5.82 million just last month to former govt scientist Steven Hatfill for wrongly targeting him in the investigation.
comment posted at 5:02 AM on Aug-1-08

Fast Food Apartheid: The Los Angeles City Council has placed a one-year moratorium on the opening of fast-food restaurants in sections of the city with low-income residents. The council says it's meant to encourage healthy fare in locations that lack ready access to supermarkets and healthy restaurant. This columnist calls it "fast food apartheid." We're not talking anymore about preaching diet and exercise, disclosing calorie counts, or restricting sodas in schools. We're talking about banning the sale of food to adults. Treating French fries like cigarettes or liquor.
comment posted at 9:41 AM on Jul-31-08
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St. Louis group Pray at the Pump is trying to lower gas prices the old fashioned way - by praying for them.
comment posted at 2:03 PM on Jul-31-08
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Orson Scott Card on gay marriage, which he says "marks the end of democracy in America". Not everyone is too happy about that.
comment posted at 4:38 AM on Jul-30-08
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Man kills two, injures 7 others, in church shooting. Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church had "just put out a sign this week which says it welcomes gays." Link to Knoxville news. And the updates page. Greg McKendry, a 60 year old foster parent, attempted to subdue the shooter and was killed in the process. Knoxville's police chief says the man accused of a shooting that killed two people at a Tennessee church targeted the congregation because of its liberal social stance. The church sponsors the Spectrum Cafe, a meeting place for GLBT youth. A Facebook page has been created so you can express your condolences.
comment posted at 3:24 PM on Jul-28-08

Cuil is a new search engine developed by former Google employees, and claims to index 3x more pages than Google. CNN Money story has the basics. My attempts were met with timeouts.
comment posted at 11:12 AM on Jul-28-08

Saturday is Mead Day, a day to make, drink, and celebrate mead (honey wine).
comment posted at 5:17 AM on Jul-28-08

Imagine if millions of people had seen you naked before you were old enough to say "embarrassing." That's the story of Spencer Elden.
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comment posted at 5:40 AM on Jul-28-08

Israeli paper publishes Obama's stolen Western Wall prayer New York, July 26 : Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama wrote a prayer in Jerusalem this week - and left it at Judaism's holiest of sites, the Western Wall. As Barack placed his prayer in the cracks of the Western Wall, someone came from behind and stole it. That pilfered prayer has now been published in an Israeli newspaper, exposing to the world a personal plea for God to help him "guard against pride and despair."
comment posted at 12:18 PM on Jul-27-08

Harp And Rythmn Train Time Soundscape + The Mermaids Return ...v "What Conrad Praetzel and Robert Powell have done (again), no one has done."
comment posted at 5:23 AM on Jul-26-08

Hats made of meat. From the canadian, the brisket yarmulke, to the porkpipe, come inside and cherish the present of meat hats. [warning: frametastic, 1995 design, and via [31d1]]
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