The Chasers War On Everything: Uncut Downloads

So you enjoy the comical satire of The Chasers, but you don’t get to watch it on Wednesday nights because of other priorities… Such as house and/or Prison Break? The ABC have you covered.

The ABC have vodcasts available for download. While it is good that the ABC are providing free episode downloads (within Australia) they are only 320×180, which is good if you only want to download a small file. However, John Beohm at idents.tv is providing a resource of uncut H264 episodes, with a more acceptable resolution of 640×360.

Downloads:
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/chaser/war/vodcast/
http://idents.tv/blog/2007/04/22/the-chasers-war-on-h264-uncut-episodes/

F.E.A.R COMBAT

Awesome news for gamers, F.E.A.R has released the multiplayer section of the game as a FREE multiplayer component called F.E.A.R COMBAT. The free multiplayer download includes 19 maps, 12 weapons, 10 game modes and supports PunkBuster. To download the game simply use one of the following download links and then head over to the official site to register and get your free CD-Key. Now the download is quite large, about 1.8GB, so you may want to use either a BitTorrent program or a download manager.

Download Locations:

Funny Spam Comments

I was just reading through my filtered spam comments, when I came across a few funny ones, so I thought I’d share them (minus the links in them).

WATER…… It has been scientifically proven that if we drink one liter of
water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1
kilo of Escherichia coli bacteria. Escherichia coli bacteria is found in feces,
in other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop!

However, we do not run that risk when drinking wine (or rum, whiskey, vodka, beer
or other liquors) because alcohol has to go through a distillation process of boiling,
filtering and fermenting.

WATER = POOP
WINE = HEALTH

Free yourself of Poop, drink WINE!!!

Therefore: It is better to drink wine and talk like crap than to drink water and be
full of sh it.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information, I am doing it as a public service.

Have a nice day…

and another…

A beautiful young lady decided she wanted to get rich quick, so she proceeded to find herself a rich 75-year-old man, planning to screw him to death on their wedding night.

The courtship and wedding went off without any problem, in spite of the half-century age difference. The first night of her honeymoon, she got undressed, and waited for him to come out of the bathroom to come to bed.

When he emerged, however, he had nothing on except a condom to cover a twelve-inch erection, and was carrying a pair of earplugs and a pair of nose plugs. Fearing her plan had gone desperately amiss, she asked, “What are those for?”

The elderly groom replied, “There are two things I can’t stand: the sound of a woman screaming, and the smell of burning rubber.”

What they had to do with the links that they were actually promoting… I have no idea.

Ridiculous Tech Obsessions

A recent article – Ten Signs You’re Tech Obsessed – on the Sydney Morning Herald website lists ten signs which may indicate that you are “too close to your technology”. The ten signs include:

  1. You forget basic bodily functions
  2. You collect ridiculous accessories
  3. You check your email on Sunday … at 3am
  4. You know your mates by their online ‘handles’ rather than their real names
  5. Your favourite song goes “beep”
  6. Instead of laughing, you say ‘LOL’
  7. You answer your mobile phone when you’re on a date
  8. You change their ‘outfits’ depending on their ‘mood’
  9. You own a BlackBerry
  10. You speak in a secret language

Now i don’t own a BlackBerry, but i’m pretty sure i can relate to more than one of those signs. Ok, so maybe i might be highly “involved” with my technology but i just can’t understand what the people in their real-life example were thinking to go as far as losing their life, or taking the life of another. Some of the more ludicrous examples included:

  • A 24-year-old South Korean man dies after an 86-hour gaming session.
  • An Alabama man who killed a policeman blames his addiction to Grand Theft Auto for the crime. A jury later dismisses the excuse and finds him guilty.
  • Conscripts in Finland use internet addiction to avoid military service.
  • A South Korean man dies after 50 hours of non-stop computer gaming.
  • China opens its first internet addiction clinic; and
  • An English bus driver is sacked for playing games on his handheld device while driving.

Drink up baby

Scottish scientists are now saying that fizzy drinks can help improve your memory. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the experts believe “consuming the equivalent of two cans of soft drink can boost memory retention by a fifth and combat dementia in older people”.

They believe that as a result of this increased memory retention “people studying for exams could benefit”.

It was determined that drinking 25g of sugar in orange-flavoured water (about the same as a can of Coca-Cola) increased word memory by 11% and drinking double that amount would result in a 17% improvement.

Googles End of Year Analysis

Coming to the end of 2005 Google have released information about the top searches made this year. For a more detailed analysis visit “2005 Year-End Google Zeitgeist“.

Top 10 searches:
1. Janet Jackson
2. Hurricane Katrina
3. tsunami
4. xbox 360
5. Brad Pitt
6. Michael Jackson
7. American Idol
8. Bristney Spears
9. Angelina Jolie
10. Harry Potter

The Hundredth Man + The Death Collectors

If you’re looking for a good read I suggest two books by Jack Kerley, The Hundredth Man and The Death Collectors. Jack Kerley debuted as an author with The Hundredth Man and then continued his epic tale with the sequel The Death Collectors, living up to his first novel.

The Hundredth Man is a “psychotic-killer-with-a-horrendous-childhood thriller” (Publishers Weekly) which follows the story of lead character Carson Ryder, a young detective who has a troubled past and is apart of the newly formed two-man PSIT (Psychopathological and Sociopathological Investigative Team) unit, or referred to as Piss-it by fellow detectives, partnered with Harry Nautilus. The story follows the two through Piss-its very first case, finding a killer who leaves his victims headless, and also follows Ryder through his past and his confrontations with his brother who gives Ryder clues from an asylum which he resides.

The Death Collectors continues the epic tale of Carson Ryder and Harry Nautilus. This time the Piss-its team are investigating the bizarre murder of a naked female buried beneath flowers and surrounded by candles in a cheap motel. Even more dauntingly as the case progresses they end up chasing after a dead serial killer Marsden Hex Camp, who had been killed many years before in a courtroom, and on their investigation they are involved in the collection and selling of murder memorabilia.

Wireless

I don’t think that you actually appreciate the benefits of having a wireless connection until you actually get one. Having always been on a wired network connection, first with a Coaxial cable and then with a more modern cat-5 cable, I have always been privileged of having extra storage space, shared internet connection, etc, etc, etc. However, it wasn’t until recently when I received my Sony Vaio VGN-S460 with built in wireless that I have actually come to appreciate the wireless technologies.

I have always been intrigued by the benefits of having a wireless connection, but was never really keen to change to a wireless connection because of the slower transfer rate (11/54Mbps as opposed to the 10/100/1000Mbps of wired network) and the actual expense that is involved in changing from the wired network to the wireless network. Although I still use the existing wired network for my desktop computer (simply because the transfer rate is much faster and it is already there) when I’m at uni, and hopefully when I’m at home soon, I use the wireless abilities of the laptop.

The great thing about having the laptop is that i no longer have to wait around for a computer, if I’m not near a free lab room. General if i want to use a computer at the university I will just head over to the Information Technology Library and wait in line for a spare computer, leaving me with only a few minutes to actually use the machine. Now with the laptop all I have to do is simply go near a wireless hotspot, connect to the network and I’m away. No more waiting, no more being restricted to using the software of the university machines and no more being restricted to the library or finding free computer labs.

Man builds up 30,000 volts of static electricity

Someone sent me a link to this article, originally posted by ABC News Australia.

Victorian authorities believe a man built up at least 30,000 volts of static electricity in his jacket simply by walking around the western Victorian city of Warrnambool yesterday.

The man left a trail of scorch marks and molten plastic behind him.

It was yesterday afternoon when Frank Clewer walked into a Warrnambool business and got his first shock.

“It sounded almost like a firecracker or something like that,” he said.

“It was at the reception area. Within say, around five minutes, the carpet started to erupt,” he said.

Burns the size of 10-cent pieces were left on the carpet where Mr Clewer had been standing.

The Country Fire Authority evacuated the building and those around it, fearing the power could cause larger electrical problems.

But Mr Clewer’s worries continued when he got back in his car.

“I actually scorched a piece of plastic I had on the floor of the car,” he said.

Scientist Karl Kruszelnicki says it is likely the electrical build-up was caused by a number of factors, such as the synthetic clothes the man was wearing.

“This poor guy has built up static electricity thanks to an unfortunate combination of insulating clothes that he’s wearing, static, synthetic clothes, just walking along and he’s just building up this static charge everywhere,” Dr Kruszelnicki said.

“I’ve read of it but I’ve never heard of it here in Australia.”

The CFA has Mr Clewer’s jacket and says it is continuing to give off voltage.