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Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Syd Mead Has Died

quote [ Legendary concept artist and futurist Syd Mead, famous for his work on movies like Blade Runner and Tron, has died. He was 86 years old. ]

RIP Syd Mead. a great loss
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
[by vintuk@3:01pmGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 30 December 2019

Chinese scientist He Jiankui jailed for creating world's first gene edited babies "in the pursuit of personal fame and gain"

quote [ The Chinese scientist who created the world's first gene edited babies has been jailed for three years for his illegal experiments, state officials have announced. He Jiankui was also fined three million yuan ($430,000) for his work, which he announced at the International Human Genome Editing Summit in Hong Kong in November, 2018. ]

Who does he think he is, General Zod?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by vintuk@2:33pmGMT] [10 comments]

Thursday, 19 December 2019

IBM Research says new battery design lacks heavy metals, can perform better than lithium-ion | ZDNet

quote [ The IBM Research battery is built with materials extracted from seawater and would minimize the need to mine. IBM Research said it has created a battery design that doesn't use heavy metals and could ultimately outperform lithium-ion batteries on multiple fronts. ]

it's still a few years away, but still sounds promising.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by vintuk@10:24pmGMT] [6 comments]

Monday, 17 April 2017

Clifton James, Who Played a Sheriff in 2 Bond Films, Dies at 96

quote [ Though he was born and raised in the Northwest, Mr. James often played a convincing Southerner in films like “Cool Hand Luke” and “Live and Let Die.” ]

He played a Sheriff in some many movies, talk about a typecasting. I first saw him in Superman 2 and the 2 James Bond films. i just watched him in Silver Streak this weekend.
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by vintuk@10:42pmGMT] [0 comments]

WWE's George 'The Animal' Steele dies at 79

quote [ George "The Animal" Steele, a pro wrestling icon and WWE Hall of Famer, has died at 79. WWE confirmed the news Friday.

Steele turned pro in 1967 and was best known for his run as a comical babyface attraction in the final years before his 1988 retirement. With his hairy upper body, bald head and green tongue, Steele became one of the most recognizable characters for the WWE -- then known as WWF -- during its national expansion in the mid-1980s, thanks to his penchant for biting open and chewing on the turnbuckle pads. ]

I met him a few years ago. very nice man. rip
[SFW] [sports] [+3 Sad]
[by vintuk@10:31pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Cars Keep Crash-Landing Into This Repair Shop's Parking Lot, Business Must Be Booming

quote [ I can’t think of a better business plan than an auto repair shop that continuously has cars flying off of a highway off-ramp and crash-landing into the parking lot. The only better place to land is probably a hospital.

The most recent crash to occur in the parking lot of Snyder Brothers Automotive in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was last Monday, where a Kia Optima failed to brake for a parkway exit ramp and hit the curb like a ramp, flew through repair shop’s sign “like a field goal” and then crash landed right in front of the workshop. ]
[SFW] [people] [+3 Funny]
[by vintuk@11:13pmGMT] [6 comments]

Friday, 20 January 2017

Everything we know about the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm

quote [ For the last five years, the world has been without advice on texting etiquette between children and adults, racist dogs, and much of the sage wisdom from the mind of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David. Earlier this year, HBO formally announced the comedic genius is currently working on the show’s ninth season after the series quietly went off the air in September 2011. ]
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+1 Informative]
[by vintuk@12:40amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 16 January 2017

Zebra Shark Has Babies Without a Male After Years of Isolation

quote [ A female zebra shark in Australia has shocked scientists by producing three offspring after spending years away from her male partner. Subsequent analysis found that she had simply developed the ability to do it all on her own. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by vintuk@11:16pmGMT] [8 comments]

Friday, 13 January 2017

CVS Generic Competitor to EpiPen, Sold at 1/6th the Price

quote [ CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about 1/6th of its price, just months after the maker of the lifesaving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers.

The drugstore chain says it will charge $109.99 for a two-pack of the authorized generic version of Adrenaclick, a lesser-known treatment compared to EpiPen, which can cost more than $600. ]

nice job CVS!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Good]
[by vintuk@1:40amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Sears is closing 150 stores — here's the full list

quote [ Sears announced a second wave of store closures on Wednesday, bringing the total number of closures scheduled for early 2017 to 150.

The company will shut down 108 Kmart stores and 42 Sears stores by April, according to an internal document obtained by Business Insider. ]

Seems like Macy's is closing stores too.
[SFW] [business] [+4 Informative]
[by vintuk@2:17amGMT] [50 comments]

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