not that i took off today or anything... nope, not me.
i'm gonna be pretty much MIA the rest of the day.
On saturday a Boeing 777 disappeared over the south china sea without a trace. We still have no idea where it is. Conspiracy theorists, start your browsers.
Details concerning the sudden, Saturday disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 continue to trickle in. Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, the head of Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority, said the missing Boeing 777 carrying 227 passengers presents an "unprecedented mystery."
Here's what we do know: The flight disappeared on Friday night/Saturday morning en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The plane was at cruising altitude (35,000 feet) and weather was more or less clear. Air traffic controllers in Vietnam say contact with the crew disappeared about 120 nautical miles east of the Malaysian town of Kota Bharu, and radar signals suggest the plane may have turned around before losing contact.
i just figured that sooner or later they'd find the debris field in the ocean, especially with all the satellites up there floating around... but damn, pretty strange that it literally just seems to have disappeared... can't help but wonder what the hell happened.
At the end of 1985, there were a whopping total of six domain names registered in the world. That number has expanded to 265 million names registered globally, according to Verisign's Q3 industry brief.
As the world celebrates the web's 25th anniversary, it seems fitting to acknowledge the network addresses that help us navigate through the robustness of the Internet today.
Below, we've listed a few of the most influential and interesting moments in the history of domain names.
1985: The first .com domain
On March 15, 1985, Symbolics Inc., a computer manufacturer in Massachusetts, registered the domain name Symbolics.com, making it the first appropriately registered .com domain in the world. Symbolics.com remained under the same ownership until 25 years later, in 2009, when it was purchased for an undisclosed sum by XF.com Investments. As it stands today, Symbolics.com is a strange hybrid: part-online museum, part-advertising space.
1995: Domain name registration is no longer freeBefore 1995, anyone who wanted a domain name could register it free of charge. That all changed when the National Science Foundation awarded tech consulting company Network Solutions the ability to charge for registration. Domain prices began at $100 for a two-year registration. continue...
pretty neat to get a quick refresher on the history of domain names... to be honest, i didn't even realize that the first domain name that was ever registered was back in 1985. damn.
on a related note, there were a lot of great movies that came out back in '85... Goonies, Spies Like us, Weird Science, Fletch, Rocky IV.
fuck you reebok — nobody likes a tease.
oh man, that's just wrong... lol
A self-described political artist has 3D-printed a butt plug in the shape of Russian president Vladimir Putin's head and torso. And much like the real Putin, it's not necessarily something you want invading your, er, sovereign territory.
Fernando Sosa, whose line of celebrity butt toys also includes a Chris Christie and a that-racist-guy-from-Duck-Dynasty, was only able to print the full-color Putin in sandstone, a material not recommended for anal insertion.
"[Is] this 3d printed Putin Butt Plug Safe for use? [T]he 3D Printed Putin butt-plug is NOT safe for use," Sosa asks and answers on his blog.A safer pink silicone Putin is in the works, presumably due to at least one person's disappointment at not actually being able to sit on a world leader.
sorry, but that's just funny... *chuckle*
(hat tip: el_buddy)
seems like a pretty minimal update from the current 5S, but i have a feeling that is is more-or-less what we can expect.
The concept showcases an iPhone that is only 8 percent larger than the iPhone 5s, but with a 17 percent larger display and 68 percent more pixels. Beckett decided that the iPhone Air will sport a 4.7-inch screen supporting a resolution of 1920x1080p — that's 468ppi.
i really liked the flat wrap-around concepts that were all over the place awhile back... but i guess i'd happily give that up for a larger screen. i guess.
stumbled across this one the other day, and there's just something catchy about it that i dig... artic monkeys did come to mind, and can't help like the 50's guitar sound — and from a bunch of kids, no less... amazing... i love seeing younger kids rock'n out, though i'm not sure about that band name, though.
Big Data - Dangerous (feat. Joywave)
this one's been getting a lot of rotation lately, too.
in case you missed it the other day, here's the first trailer for the new Sin City movie coming out... looking good, might have to see this one in the theater i'm thinking.
what movies are you looking forward to?
on the flipside, i've been seeing advertisements for Cosmos for the past couple weeks and was curious enough to record it, since it came on at the same time.
have to say, i was pretty disappointed... maybe it's just me, but it just seemed like a rehashed version of "Universe" on the history channel — which i've watched quite a bit of, i'll be honest — anywho, not sure what i was expecting.
almost managed to see the new "300" movie this weekend, but didn't happen... i'll have to lookup some reviews and see if it's worth going to the theater to see... heard there's a nice scene with eva green showing off her titties.