22 year-old George Hotz, aka Geohot, is no stranger to trouble with the law — the former Google worker is most famous for having hacked the PS3 and jailbroken the 2008 iPhone. Apparently Mark Zuckerberg and co. saw something promising in the lad and hired him to work at Facebook (a company he’s reportedly since quit working for). According to ZDNet Hotz was on his way to the SXSW Festival when a a K-9 unit sniffed out the weed in his glove compartment, leading to cops busting him for possession.
He was booked on felony charges and posted the $1500 bail — all this despite the fact that Abovethelaw.com reported that he does have a medical license. On his person: 1/4 oz and 1/8 oz worth of edible weed chocolates, the latter of which was valued at $800 according to police (though Hotz claimed he had only paid $15 for them.) Continue reading “PS3/iPhone Hacker Geohot Arrested at SXSW for Possession of Marijuana” »
If you thought public schools were getting tougher on dress code policy, it’ll simply pale in comparison to what the European Chess Union makes aspiring chess masters endure via their wardrobe while playing tourneys there. Maybe it was the this pic — featuring mind-numbingly gorgeous Belarusian chess master Anna Sharevich mentally mapping out who’s gonna jump the king — which got the guild’s panties into a wad.
No word on exactly whose brilliant idea this was, though it was female European Chess Union Secretary Sava Stojsavljevic who verified that Continue reading “European Chess Union Prefers You Not to Show Your Boobs During a Game” »
Up until this weekend, Ruben Puig Lucegi was one of the biggest Pokemon champions in the world…and now he’s rumored to be facing a lifetime ban.
His team of Pokemon players were sitting pretty in a swanky hotel in scenic London at the United Kingdom Video Game Championship when he and his team decided that, for whatever reason, it’d behoove them to drop, trow and take a big dook right on the floor of the hotel hallway.
Upon finding out that it was him, Continue reading “Pokemon Champion Takes Crap on Hotel Floor, Loses Title Crown” »
Still. (All I can say is, man– that’s f*cking awesome for all those of us who were raised Catholic.) Yes, Wygant makes it no secret that those who rely too much on porn often will interminably see and feel the negative effect in their own sex life.
Apparently crime in the Esplanade St. Therese neighborhood of Taubaté in Brazil (in the Sao Paulo region, also one of the worst areas in the country) has spiraled so out of control that everyday cops can no longer handle it. Desperate for some much-needed help, law enforcement is looking everywhere they can for inspiration — including comic books.
Now it’s looking like Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns will be their pick, with an older, pseudo-retired Batman re-emerging from the shadows to kick some ass again. Continue reading “When Crime in Brazil Skyrockets, Who Do You Call? Batman, Dammit!” »
Maybe some people really would like to see director James Cameron sink to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, only without any kind of submersible to protect him. They’re gonna have to wait, it looks like, because the legendary director is getting ready to literally chart some new undersea territory.
In this case, he will become the very first person in more than 50 years to attempt diving into The Mariana Trench — the lowest point in the ocean – following the descent of the Trieste submersible, manned by Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard back in 1960.
It’s a dive that goes approximately 7 miles deep Continue reading “James Cameron Gets Deep: Director Will Sink to the Lowest Point on Earth” »
Over the past century or so, experts from all over the spectrum of ‘expertise’ have weighed in differently on how to deal with the hypothetical possibility of an alien invasion. From H.G./Orson Wells War of the Worlds, back in 1938, when a feigned hostile alien invasion resulted in mass panic; to Carl Sagan’s Contact, where peaceful aliens seem only to want to exchange information and explore our world — and then to 2010, when renowned astrophysicist/astro-pimp Stephen Hawking reinforces the likelihood of the Wells’ scenario.
And while about 30 years ago, Hollywood loved throwing ‘happy’ alien films like E.T., Starman, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind at us, over the past couple decades sh*t like Independence Day and Signs seem to offer the probability of the opposite. If we’re going to look to the experts, though, shouldn’t we go to the best of the best? Continue reading “Aliens Invading? Don’t Look to Bill Nye for Help” »
Finally (as if having your brains/intestines eaten wasn’t enough) some extra incentive to run from zombies. Sparked by the idea of one man’s relentless Kickstarter project, Zombies, Run! is a new self-funded iPhone app that’s taking the Internet by storm.
According to geek.com, zR! is a mashup between games like Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil, and simultaneously works as both hypothetical survival horror game and a way to get a serious workout.
The phone is a zombie-locator, which allows you to essentially monitor your own position vs. the zombies as they creep into your city and allow you to run like hell from them. Continue reading “‘Zombies, Run!’ iPhone App Helps You Escape Zombies (and Calories)” »
In our second urine related post of the past 24 hours, we couldn’t help but dispense this 3 minute prank on you — not because it will make you all the wiser, or because its particularly clever, but simply because it shows that even police officers can have a sense of humor.
The idea is as simple as the execution: find a water bottle, poke a hole in it and pretend like you’re peeing. Sit back, relax and watch your video hit the rarified air of one million views.
But think of the possibilities the prank could create, besides killing three minutes of time? Perhaps it could inspire a mod for Grand Theft Auto (now you know why it’s not on the Wii). Maybe a spin off of Cops, as the video suggests, called Pranskters? A show where naive kids try to go after police officers and make them look like fools, and like MTV’s Boiling Points, gives them a hundred dollars if they can hold off being arrested for longer than three minutes.
Needless to say…Don’t try this at home…or on the streets…or simply at all.
To paraphrase a particular Seinfeld episode, it usually helps to know when not to take it out. At the end of a first date, w/o warning, in the car… during dinner, over the lobster bisque. Common-sense places. And apparently everywhere else, as a particular Frenchman proved this week, when, after being ‘caught’ (and published) on Google Street View peeing in his front yard, decided to sue for 10,000 euros. And since he’s “the laughing stock of his entire neighborhood,”could they please take the f*cking photo down as well?
According to Mashable, Europeans have taken more of a stand on privacy issues and publication of private data with social networking platforms like Facebook and Continue reading “Man Sues Google Street View – For Catching Him Peeing” »
There’s no easy way to put this: contrary to what some in our country had originally hoped, one report says that game of Wii Tennis/golf/soccer probably ain’t gonna put much of a dent in our nation’s skyrocketing number of obese people.
This latest report comes contrary to the hopes and even some personal testimonials claiming the opposite — specifically that even minor cardiovascular activities like Wii Boxing and Wii Dance would help invigorate the increasingly overweight youth to lose a few pounds. Continue reading “Wii ‘Active’ Games Wont Help Your Kids Lose Weight, After All” »
The U.S. Navy has released video of an electromagnetic prototype rail gun that could replace the current crop of railguns by 2020. The prototype has reportedly been in development for the past decade, with the ambition of creating a weapon with the capability of launching a 40 pound projectile at speeds close to 5,000 MPH…without requiring gunpowder.
The video has had the indirect effect of wowing internet viewers everywhere, but one also has to assume the video, released by the Office of Naval Research, serves as a reminder to any Iranian Military official thinking about using its Navy to close the Straits of Hormuz…
RadarOnline.com, most famous thus far for leaking the expletive-laced tirade heaped by Mel Gibson on Oksana, has released what should trump all of its supposed ‘big stories’ thus far — Stephen Hawking, who’s been quite forthcoming of his lack of female perspective – loves frequenting the ti**y bar.
While the information is second-hand, the report reads as follows:
According to a source who has been a member of Freedom Acres swingers club for nearly half a decade, Hawking, 70, shows up to the club with a bevy of nurses and assistants and has naked woman grind on him. Continue reading “Stephen Hawking: V.I.P. At The Nude Bars?” »
Loads of Skyrim fans have been posting their own unique tributes to the world of the Elder Scrolls as of late, to a smattering of mixed results. Some of these odes have been a creative blend of low-to-no-budget, and we don’t know why we’re so happy this one puts itself gleefully in the latter category.
This latest comes from a dude in a recliner, supposedly, yes, forged by the gods themselves. YouTuber daavidrl22‘s homemade video – of which is pretty much just him wearing the traditional after-work gaming garb of comforter and little else is a remarkably dedicated tribute to his favorite game. Maybe this guy’s copy of the game must come with something in it that I’m not getting, Adderall or something. Continue reading “Skyrim Chair Spasm: Epic Win or Just Utter Fail?” »
From the typical American teenagers to the poor grandmother in Scotland who stole those karaoke songs (would Dan Fogelberg/Perry Como have noticed??), and especially those Somalian buckaneers who kidnapped the American girl, you either end up prosecuted or decapitated. Continue reading “2 Japanese Men Arrested for Downloading Anime Illegally; Will Likely Do it Again” »
Go on YouTube and you’ll find that some people border on being irritated with the display, mostly because no one’s really sure if this guy has any disability to begin with.
Still others are saying that the guy actually had polio as a child and lost partial use of his left leg, which would make Continue reading “Will Crutch-Dancing Be The Next Big Trend? Or Just Piss Some People Off?” »
Custom made by DeviantARTist TheBoog17, what you’re looking at may be the coolest engagement ring ever made.
Geekologie already pointed out that if there’s something that better symbolizes marriage, it’s deception…and we’re hard pressed to find a better argument (or compliment, for that matter) for this ring. Continue reading “The Decepticon Wedding Ring: A Symbol of Cybertronian Love” »
There are endless iPhone cases meant to protect your device, but the SmartGuard from self-defense gadget maker Piexon might be the first that actually protects the user. Your iPhone might not usually be the first thing you reach for to defend youself, but with an integrated pepper spray canister, SmartGuard might do the trick.
The SmartGuard is definitely not a toy, packing in a powerful 10% Oleoresin Capsicum (2 Mio SHU) and range of five feet (1.5 meters). Due to its size you’ll only get 6 total 1/2 second shots per canister, but that’s more than enough to take down an attacker with a precisely aimed burst.
The only concern that immediately comes to mind is having to hold a can of pepper spray Continue reading “Defend Yourself With Piexon’s Pepper Spray iPhone Case” »
James Lebrecque is being called a lot of things on the Internet right now, but perhaps the most deserving among them is “poor bastard.”
Turns out James was owner of a big-ass, locked floor safe, and decided to sell it on eBay for approximately $123. Via Geekologie, the ebay ad posted by James read as follows:
“WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. NOTHING MORE AND NOTHING LESS. HERE IS A MAJOR FLOOR OR IN GROUND SAFE. IT LOOKS LIKE TO BE A 7″ DOOR MEASURED ACROSS. IT IS A COMBINATION LOCK UNIT… I DID NOT GET THE COMBINATION FOR THE UNIT .SO YOU WILL HAVE TO CONTACT THE MAJOR SAFE COMPANY TO GET THE COMBINATION OR FIND SOMEONE THAT CAN OPEN THE UNIT UP. Continue reading “Man Sells Locked Safe for $123, Buyer Finds $26,000 Inside” »
If you take only 2 things away from this post, just know that A) this could be the coolest promotion in the history of television show promotions and that B) All the Hollywood advertising firms should step it up a notch, because the brains behind season 2 of The Walking Dead are showing the brains lacking in their competitors (maybe they got eaten).
Btu we digress…in a movie theater in South Africa Continue reading “Movie Theater Zombie Attack = Genius Marketing Ploy” »