Thursday, August 27, 2009

McAfee, Inc. Names Jessica Biel the Most Dangerous Celebrity in Cyberspace

According to McAfee, which just recently published a list of the summer's top malicious Websites, more than 20 percent of Web searches for Biel lead to sites with malicious content. Searching for "Jessica Biel," "Jessica Biel downloads," "Jessica Biel wallpaper," "Jessica Biel screensavers," "Jessica Biel photos" and "Jessica Biel videos" have a one-in-five chance of encountering a Website hosting malware threats, McAfee reported. When "Jessica Biel screensavers" in particular was searched for, nearly half of the results led to malicious downloads of spyware, adware and viruses.

Careful where you go to get your freak on.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good Birthday Song

I'm 15 for a moment. Caught in between 10 and 20. And I'm just dreaming. Counting the ways to where you are.
I'm 22 for a moment. She feels better than ever. And we're on fire. Making our way back from Mars.
15 there's still time for you. Time to buy and time to lose. 15, there's never a wish better than this.
When you only got 100 years to live.

I'm 33 for a moment. Still the man, but you see I'm a they. A kid on the way. A family on my mind.
I'm 45 for a moment. The sea is high. And I'm heading into a crisis. Chasing the years of my life.
15 there's still time for you. Time to buy, Time to lose yourself. Within a morning star.
15 I'm all right with you. 15, there's never a wish better than this.
When you only got 100 years to live.

Half time goes by. Suddenly you're wise. Another blink of an eye. 67 is gone. The sun is getting high. We're moving on.
I'm 99 for a moment. Dying for just another moment. And I'm just dreaming. Counting the ways to where you are.
15 there's still time for you. 22 I feel her too. 33 you're on your way. Every day's a new day.
15 there's still time for you. Time to buy and time to choose. Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this.
When you only got 100 years to live.

For the moment, I'm 48.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere - Not So Much

Groundwater loss in northern India is particularly alarming because there were no unusual trends in rainfall – in fact, it was slightly above normal during the study period. The researchers also examined data on soil moisture, lake and surface reservoir storage, vegetation and glaciers in the nearby Himalayas to confirm that the apparent groundwater trend was real. The only influence they couldn't rule out was human.
"If measures are not soon taken to ensure sustainable groundwater usage, consequences for the 114 million residents of the region may include a collapse of agricultural output, severe shortages of potable water, conflict and suffering" says Matt Rodell of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Story here
I live in Austin Texas which is turning into a desert cause it's hot. TARZAN HOT.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Amino Acid Found On A Comet

The discovery confirms that some of the building blocks of life were delivered to the early Earth from space. Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says she would like to see samples returned not just from a comet's coma but from its main body, or nucleus. "There might be more complex mixtures [of amino acids] and higher levels of them in a comet nucleus," she told New Scientist.

It's not E.T.'s daddy that's gonna get us, it's the Andromeda Strain.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul Has Died Of Complications From Pneumonia

Les helped the rise of rock 'n' roll with multitrack recording, which enables artists to record different instruments at different times, sing harmony with themselves, and then carefully balance the tracks in the finished recording.
Oh ya, he invented the electric guitar.
He was 94.
Thanks Les.

Remember Nemesis and Planet X?

This could realy ruin your day...

Milky Way may have a huge hidden neighbour

Right now, says Chakrabarti, the galaxy is roughly 300,000 light years away from us - about twice as far away as the LMC. But the simulations suggest it follows a highly elongated elliptical path, and about 300 million years ago it swept through our own galaxy just 16,000 light years from the galactic centre - closer in than Earth - disturbing the Milky Way's outskirts as it went.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What The Fuck?

Armed with explosives, two men are heading to Mongolia's Gobi Desert to find the fabled acid-spitting and lightning-throwing Mongolian death worm.

Story here

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mice Should Not Smoke Weed

Marijuana Proven to Affect Memory (In Mice)

August 3, 2009 -- Researchers said they had pinpointed the biochemical pathway by which cannabis causes memory loss in mice.
The discovery could help open the way to drugs that have marijuana's desired pain-killing properties but without its amnesic side effects, according to the paper, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
It has long been known that cannabis produces memory loss by acting on the hippocampus, the region in the brain that governs most of our cognitive functions.
But whether that impact was long-term or lasted only during the drug's use, as well as how the drug acted biochemically, has been intensely debated.
Rafael Maldonado and and Andres Ozaita at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona believe they can help answer both questions.
The scientists first created a new measure of cognitive impairment so that they could easily assess the impact of cannabis use on memory in normal mice.