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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

International Beauty - 30 Countries, 30 Women

Traveling to another country is not something that the majority of us can do on a regular basis. But thanks to the Internet, foreign beauty is readily available to us. PopCrunch has listed what it views as 30 of the most beautiful women in the world

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420 Girl - Miss Meadow

420 Girl - Miss Meadow

420 Girl - Miss Meadow420 Girl - Miss Meadow

Age: 21, Height: 5' 3", Weight: 115, Bust: 32C, Waist: 25, Hips: 34, Hair: Blonde, Eyes: Blue, Birthplace: Idaho, Residence: California, Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Let's give a warm welcome to Miss Meadow from Idaho who is a Medical Marijuana Patient and smokes Weed every day..

Meadow says, "You know how it is when you smoke a bowl after something really stressful? The sense of clarity and balance you suddenly feel makes whatever problem you had seem managable and they just drift away in the cloud of smoke. People assume marijuana alters your reality, but us stoners know it's actually what keeps us grounded."

Watch Meadow smoking from a large assortment of Bongs and Pipes in a Hemp bikini that doesn't stay on for long. Full Nudity. (170 Photos)

Why do you smoke Marijuana?
Because it's my daily medicine and I can't function without it. It gives me the energy and drive I need throughout the day.

Why do you think Marijuana should be legal?
Because it is not a narcotic, people don't get strung out on weed, and it is medically necessary for a lot of us. Besides, if we can drink, who's to say we can't toke up when we need to?

How often do you smoke?
Several times daily.

What do you like to do when you get high?

Work, watch tv, fuck around on my computer, go for nature walks, read, everything I do when I'm not stoned I can do just as well when I am.

When did you lose your 420 virginity and what was it like?
I was 11 or 12 and the first time I didn't really get stoned but the second time was almost like frying balls, there were all these pretty colors everywhere and my friends faces got all melty and then of course we pigged out and watched snl.

What is your wildest 420 fantasy?

I want to take a bath in buds and then eat a salad made of ganja with vinegar and oil, yummy!

Do you smoke Marijuana for any medicinal purpose?
Yes, i do. I suffer from panic disorder.

Do you own anything made from Hemp?
I own a few hemp purses, some belts, some jewelry, a pair of pants, I think that's about it. Oh, I use hemp lip balm, tanning lotion, and moisturizer.

What's your favorite munchie when you're high?
Creamed chicken and beef on toast!!!! Just kidding. I love sunflower seeds cuz it's fun to crack 'em open, suck off the salt and spit em as far as I can. I'm really skilled at eating them too.

What's the best bud you've ever had?

I love White Widow, Christmas Crunch, Sour Diesel, Purple Trainwreck, any headies really but I mostly smoke sativa cuz I hate being sedated.

What is your favorite thing about Marijuana?

You know how it is when you smoke a bowl after something really stressful? The sense of clarity and balance you suddenly feel makes whatever problem you had seem managable and they just drift away in the cloud of smoke. People assume marijuana alters your reality, but us stoners know it's actually what keeps us grounded.

What is your favorite method of smoking?

Sobe bong rips will put your dick in the dirt and I don't have a cock, so trust me. If you don't know what that is, its kind of like a gravity bong. Here's what you do: Take a glass Sobe bottle and look near the bottom. There is a square indented that you turn into a carb. Just take a nail, hold it on the square, and tap it out with a hammer. It will make the perfect carb. Then take the cap and screw the bowl of a metal pipe into it, you may need to seal it with gum or something, but the cap is aluminum so it's pretty easy. Okay, now it's ready. Pack the bowl and take off the cap. Hold the carb and fill up the bottle. Then screw the cap back on and light the bowl as you release the carb. When all the water is gone, take the cap back off and take the hit. It will kick your ass if you do it right.

What is your favorite stoner movie?
Oh man, thats a tough question! There are so many good ones.

Other than this, have you done anything else for the cause?
Well, I did get my presciption for medicinal weed in California and I have refered several people to my doctor. I always encourage my friends to get one and I am proud of being a legal stoner.

Who is your favorite 420 Band?
I love Dave Matthews Band, System of a Down, 311, Snot, Deftones, umm the Greatful Dead and Fleetwood Mac are my too fave bands of all time and I know they are stoners. I'm a huge music appreciater so I know I'm leaving a bunch out, but those are off the top of my head.

If you could state our case to the President, what would you say?

As an American, I have a constitutional right to medicate myself with cannabis. Would you deny my aspirin if I had a headache? What it comes down to is honest, hard-working Americans are being denied their medication. Some of us need it just to make it through the day without pain. We aren't all just trying to catch our next buzz, marijuana nourishes our minds, bodies, souls, and our spirits and I will continue to use it until I die.

What was the funniest thing that happened to you while you were high?

When I was 16 or 17, I was on my way to a barter fair in Northport, Washington, which is really close to the Canadian border. I was with a van load of my male friends (one ended up being my boyfriend for the next four years after this excursion) from the alternative school I went to and one of their dads was driving. It was getting late and dark plus we were all pretty baked, but we thought we were really close. So somehow we ended up at the border and the border patrol doesn't let you turn around if you end up there by accident. So we got searched and the Canadians where so funny!! They even said something with the phrase "out and about", you know the way they say it and we could not stop laughing. So they held us for a few hours and we were freaking out cuz several of us were underage and I was on probation. They ended up giving us a $130 dollar ticket and letting us go. We made it to the fair and had an awesome weekend.

Is there anything you would like to say to our viewers?

I want the last breath I take on this earth to be ganja instead of oxygen.

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Happy Birthday MP3 Player. You're 10!

The F10 contained 32MB of Flash storage, enough for a handful of songs encoded at 128Kb/s. It connected to an old-style parallel port on the host PC from which songs could be copied to the player. There was a tiny LCD on the front to give an indication as to what you were listening to.

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F16 low level actions- crazy low through the mountains

Billy Crystal to don Yankees pinstripes

Billy Crystal to don Yankees pinstripes

Tue Mar 11, 6:53 AM ET

Billy Crystal will get to "look mahvelous" in pinstripes. The actor will sign a one-day, minor league contract with the New York Yankees and play in Thursday's exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Crystal, an avid Yankees fan, will work out with the team on Wednesday and will wear uniform No. 60 for the game — to be played one day before his 60th birthday. The Yankees said Monday they have the approval of baseball commissioner Bud Selig.

"I've been waiting 50 years for this call," Crystal said in a statement released by the team. "I'm overwhelmed by the generosity of the Yankees and commissioner Selig. I know this'll be tougher than the Broadway Softball League, but I'm looking forward to helping the younger players, which by the way is all of them. Oops, I have to go, Scott Boras is on the phone."

Crystal, according to the Yankees hit .348 and was captain during his senior year at Long Beach High School in New York. He directed and produced "61 ," a move about Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and the 1961 Yankees.

"The Yankees are excited to welcome the newest member of our team known for his humor and wit as well as his undying love for the Yankees," chief operating officer Lonn Trost said.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, after Monday night's 4-0 win over Cincinnati, said he hasn't determined what position Crystal will play.

"That remains to be seen," Girardi said. "Obviously, it's kind of exciting. Billy Crystal has done a lot for this organization. He's always been a big part of it. Our way of rewarding him, saying thanks for everything that you've done."

Country singer Garth Brooks has played in spring training games, helping raise money for his Touch 'em All Foundation. He was 1-for-22 (.045) in 1999 with the San Diego Padres, 0-for-17 the following year with the New York Mets and 1-for-8 (.125) in 2004 with the Kansas City Royals.

4/20 Parachute Stoner Dash and Price is Right

Festivities at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

right at 4:20 P.M. 4/20/07

Stoner gets on The Price Is Right, bids 420 on everything!

David Gilmour in Royal Albert Hall

David Gilmour DVD

This is a clip from the David Gilmour "Remember the Night - Live At The Royal Albert Hall" DVD! I had the pleasure of seeing this show at MSG NY last year. I also have seen David at the Royal Abbot Hall in London, in 2002 for an Acoustic show.

I consider this song to be one Pink Floyd's Finest. The light show in the third clip are unbelievable. The lights were done by a company called Strickly FX


split into three parts:

Part 2

Part 3

Robotic drumstick keeps novices on the beat

A drumstick controlled by a machine makes it easier to learn new rhythms by guiding novices onto the beat (Image: Graham Grindlay)
A drumstick controlled by a machine makes it easier to learn new rhythms by guiding novices onto the beat (Image: Graham Grindlay)

A machine that controls a novice's drumstick to help them learn how to play could be the first of a string of robotic musical teachers. The device has also been found to cut the time it takes to pick up new rhythms, according to a study.

Music teachers often guide a student's hand to get across complex or subtle movements, says Graham Grindlay, a computer scientist who developed the device while at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, US. "I had the idea of a drum kit that would guide you through the playing," he says.

Grindlay previously experimented with guiding a drumsticks tip using magnets, but found a mechanical system more effective.

This approach resulted in what Grindlay has dubbed the Haptic Guidance System (HAGUS), which has a drumstick attached to a set of motors. The user grasps the stick with their arm held in position by an adjacent brace (see image, right) so their hand is guided by the action of the motors.

Haptic interfaces use motorised joysticks or other devices to give people physical feedback or let them feel virtual objects as if they were real.

Drum machine

A skilled drummer can use HAGUS to "record" a specific set of beats for it to later teach to a beginner.

When the novice uses HAGUS and tries to play the same beats, the device guides the drumstick using its motors. In this way it can teach users to alter the tempo, by speeding up or slowing down, or to hit the drum with varying strength to match the expert's playing.

Grindlay used 32 people who had no experience of drumming to test HAGUS's effect on learning new rhythms.

He found that when using the robotic teacher, subjects learned how hard to hit the drum 18% more accurately than when they tried to mimic a rhythm after just hearing it. There was also a smaller beneficial effect on people's timing.

Two-handed approach

"More difficult, coordinated motions would be especially good for this kind of system," Grindlay says. "Usually the approach is to learn to play with each hand separately, and then combine them." But he hopes that using HAGUS devices on both hands at once could help people learn that coordination faster.

Chris Chafe of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, California, US, says the study does a "wonderful job" of showing how haptics can help learner musicians.

It shows that with the system, he adds, "training goes up and I imagine accuracy of skilled players does, too."

A paper on Hagus will be presented at the IEEE Virtual Reality 2008 conference this week.

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Etch A Sketch Clock


Audi's Iron Man Microsite

Abandoned Wooden Miracles

Some unique masterpieces of Russian medieval wooden architecture were found abandoned. Some of them look like they are just left - even some furniture stays on its places. The reason they are so undisturbed - they stay deep inside the Russian forests.

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Crazy Russian Oddities [pics]

A picture can say a lot. Russia has some explaining to do...

Click below for many crazy pics

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Aptera - Aerodynamic Three Wheeler

The American company Accelerated Composites aims to keep the design of its Aptera concept car even closer to an aerodynamic ideal shape. The company claims to be able to achieve a drag coefficient of less than 0.06 using a highly unconventional aerodynamic body shape. Combined with a lightweight composite construction, the Aptera should achieve a fuel consumption as low as 0.7 litres per one hundred kilometres (336 mpg US).

aptera electric car photo

aptera electric car photo

aptera electric car photo

The styling of the Aptera concept car shows more resemblance with airplane than with car design. The car has a wide front with two separate front wheels and a tapered rear section with one, fully enclosed rear wheel. Because of the very low drag, the Aptera is equipped with movable fins on the back to create active aerodynamic stabilization at high speeds.

The Aptera will be equipped with a parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system.
The first prototype of the Aptera is under constructed during 2006. Accelerated Composites is planning production in Southern California, which could start as early as 2008.

DRIVE SYSTEM: Parallel hybrid-electric + combustion engine
Diesel engine: 9 kW (12 hp)
Electric motor: 18.6 kW (25 hp)
FUEL: Diesel
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 0.7 l / 100 km (335 mpg US)
MAXIMUM SPEED: 155 km/h (95 mph)
ACCELERATION 0-97 KM/H (60 MPH): 11 sec.


Top 10 Hubble Images of All Time

As the title says, this article lists the top ten Hubble space satellite images ever taken. Hubble has been in operation since 1990, and now after serving almost for 20 years it is time to list the very best images taken by Hubble.

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Ultimate Bling- the World's most expensive Rims

GENEVA — Icelink is offering what is likely the world's most expensive and outlandish set of custom-made car wheels ever produced. Covered with more than 12,000 diamonds and 800 sapphires, the set of four rims costs $1 million.

"This is the ultimate luxury item," says Andy Sogoyan, creator of the 1,100-carat wheels and founder of Icelink. "Not only will you acquire a set of the most extravagant rims ever created when you make this purchase, but you will also receive a brand new Bentley Continental GT Coupe and one-year bodyguard service for free."

Considering the value of the wheels, prospective owners might also want to think about investing in some parallel-parking lessons, too. Diamonds and sapphires may not fare well against a concrete curb.

Icelink's rims officially debut during the upcoming Top Marques show in Monaco. Held from April 24-27, Top Marques offers the rich and famous the chance to browse among the superstars of the supercar world. Participants include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Bentley, Pagani, Rolls Royce and just about every other ridiculously fast and luxury-laden automobile you can imagine.

Its like Google Maps for the Universe

Stumbled across this using the "StumbleUpon" extension from my previous post..

10 Killer Firefox Extensions You May Not Know About

I actually found some sweet looking extensions on this list along with a few I already knew about (tab effect, download status bar).

For those of us that are still allowed to use Mozilla products, you may find some useful stuff here.