will receive a couple of draft picks. Well I guess that is the end of
Cassell's career. Concussions, here we come!
This is a cool concept, but I don't know how useful it can possibly be. I'm sure it will get faster. It's called the CirculaFloor and it has 360 degree automated tiles. Still a cool video. It is on display at the Science Museum in Odaiba, Tokyo starting May 11th. [Gizmodo]
Okay, first off I buy almost everything off Amazon. Second, I hate that f**king kindle. Third, Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO, doesn't know how to laugh. Even when Stewart is cracking on him he laughs like he heard the funniest thing in the world. Lastly, there is no porn on that thing, so there is no need to "read with one hand."
Pre-season polls predicted Washington to finish fifth in the Pac-10, however with a win over Arizona on Saturday, the Huskies can clinch it's first outright conference title in 56 years. In 1985, the Huskies shared the title with Arizona behind the likes of Detlef Schrempf and Chris Welp.
After missing the NCAA tournament that last two years, who would of thought that the Huskies could come out on top?
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen ties the knot with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. According to People, the two quietly got hitched in a small private ceremony at Santa Monica Catholic Church yesterday just before 6 p.m.
Yea, the Blackberry Storm may be the first touchscreen Blackberry. But it's also the world's worst Blackberry.
When you're a pro-baller and you show up to Comic Con events, you are considered a dork, but please, don't let it consume you! [NBA Fanhouse]
It looks like more and more NBA players want to play in the 2010 World Cup!
Also, the Gmail folks have put a progress bar up so users will know when their file(s) have been attached.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A government official says imprisoned NFL star Michael Vick has been approved for release to home confinement.
Vick's lawyers have said they expected him to be moved any day into a halfway house in Newport News, Va. But the official says there's no bed space, so Vick could be released to his Hampton, Va. home as soon as May 21st.
The official has knowledge of the case but requested anonymity because the individual was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. The official says Vick will be on electronic monitoring and will only be allowed to leave home for activities approved by his probation officer.
the New York Knicks. According to the NY Post, he is expected to sign
with the Boston Celtics
First off you got the opening sequence starting with the Apple logo:
Then you got your intro:
And your home screen with your top sites. Obviously I haven't been using my safari very much but maybe now I will.
It looks very clean and seems to run smoother than before so far in my 10 minutes of using it.
Here are some specs:
- Cover Flow -- You can browse through your site history or bookmarks the same way you browse album covers in iTunes
- Top Sites -- look at renderings of your favorite sites, and open any one of them with a single click
- Full History Search -- A clever way to visit sites you have been to in the past. You can type a word or phrase into the history search field and you'll get a cover flow view of sites that match your criteria
- Tabs on Top -- Allows Safari to have multiple pages open at the same time in a single browser window, and to switch back and forth with a click. The new Safari beta gives you more room at the top of the sceen when in tabbed mode.
- Windows Native Look and Feel -- The Windows Safari 4 beta more closely matches the look of other Windows applications and gives access to standard Windows fonts; Apple claims the same performance boost on Windows as in the Mac version
It's available for Mac and Windows now. Making a run at IE are we??? [Download link]
Has to be the luckiest shot in the NBA for the 2008-2009 season just because of the degree of difficulty to actually put it up after getting fouled/blocked and putting up a prayer at the very last millisecond.
Here are just some of the Watchmen trinkets you can find online. Some are cool, but most of these are ridiculous or ridiculously funny. Above is the Watchmen whistle. For emergencies only, of course.[io9 and io9]
First off we have the Watchmen fish tank, get your pets ready for the movie
More for your other pets, Dog food!
More ridiculous stuff, Viagra to show that The Watchmen is for men, impotent men.
Here's something plain, and useful. Dark Roast Coffee.
The best protection one can use. The Watchmen, protecting sexual intercourse since 1986.
impress - flexible display from Sillenet on Vimeo.
This is kind of weird/cool i guess? I don't know how useful it could be at doing anything, but it is whatever it is. Future of touchscreen technology? I don't know about all that. [Gizmowatch]
Jim Calhoun was questioned by a "reporter" (more of a douche) regarding his salary after getting his 799th win last night. Calhoun is the highest paid state employee in Connecticut. But there is a reason for that. It's because UCONN wins!
If that idiot for a reporter was making that kind of money, he wouldn't want to give that money back either. Especially when Calhoun's Huskies are currently ranked #1 in the nation. Let's face it, the state of Connecticut has little to no representation in the world of sports. They one professional team, the WNBA team, the Connecticut Sun. Outside of that, people in Connecticut have to root for their local colleges or teams outside of the state. UConn has an outstanding basketball program (both men's and women's). UConn basketball does bring in a ton of money to the school. If it wasn't for the school success on the court, enrollment would fall rapidly. Kids go to big name schools for reasons other than just education. With enrollment falling, school funds would fall. I'm sure that $12 million (tax-free) helps the school.
Calhoun is a hall of fame coach. He has won 2 national championships and has a winning record (799-339). Any team in college basketball would be happy to have him.
It was quite obvious that this guy wasn't a real reporter. This chump gives reporters a bad name. If you want to ask questions about salary, don't ask during a post-game news conference. I'm sure this guy could have gone to Calhoun's office and asked him. Or better yet, go ask the school's athletic director, because that's who deals with salaries of coaches. You want to complain, complain to your government. Don't tell a guy who was offered money to do a job (that he has come through and done well) to return money to your state. If the state wants to keep their money that badly, they can fire him and find a sub par replacement (me? or maybe the reporter) to fill the position.
Two things are for certain. One is that having Calhoun as head coach of the Huskies helps the team and school more than it hurts the school. Second, without the Huskies bringing in $12 million, the state would have to pitch in to help the school, otherwise, the students suffer.
Let's not forget, that while Coach Calhoun makes a lot of money, some of that money goes to charity. If he makes $500k less, who do you think suffers him or the charities?
Lastly, if you want to question people's salaries, ask the people who are paying them, not people receiving them. Anyone who is offered a ton of money would and rightfully should take it. Especially during this economic downturn. You would be a fool to turn it down. If you are upset that some people on Wall Street are getting extravagant bonuses, go blame their bosses for poor money management. Don't tell the recipients to give back the money they were given.
20 Percy Harvin (WR / slotback / Reggie Bush type-scatback) Florida
I've seen some ridiculous things when people are on the jumbotron at sporting events. Most of them can't dance, but attempt to look stupid anyway. Other just smile and wave or get super excited. Then, there's this man. This video is right off the jumbotron feed from a Boston Celtics game. After seeing a lot of stupid people dance this video is refreshing. He actually does a good job and even interacts with other fans. KUDOS TO YOU MAN, whoever you are.
Also, how relevant is this video. I don't know when it was shot, but with Kevin Garnett out 2-3 weeks and the Celtics playing sub-par basketball as of late, the Celtics really do need to hold on to what they got. And after last weekends All-Star game, they really are half way there. I don't know about Tommy and Gina, but the Celtics are really living on a prayer (of winning another NBA Championship). [Thanks Anthony!]
Here's a viral video of the Pomegranate phone (again, not real). It's still a neat mock up and a dream come true. Apparently this was a ad for the Nova Scotia Tourism Board...Way to draw us in to a disappointing end. Click the link for better quality. [Pomegranta Phone via Gizmodo]
the former Texas Tech wide out has a stress fracture in his left foot. He will need surgery to put in a screw. This will definitely put a damper on teams hoping to draft him early on who won't have times on his 40 and shuttle runs. [ESPN]
If Nate Robinson wasn’t listed as 5’9” (or really be 5’7¾“), would he have honestly won slam dunk contest? Sure, he has some incredible talent, but is he the best we’ve ever seen?
Probably not, but Krypto-NATE did his thing this past Saturday by topping it off with a high-jump over the near 7’ Dwight Howard. It wasn’t even that his dunks were that spectacular; it was the fact that he was able to beat Howard at his own game. The contest ended up being like more of an entertainment show than an actual slam dunk contest.
Yeah, we could’ve seen better; we should’ve seen better; maybe the competition should’ve been better, but at least the storyline was entertaining.
And what about Rudy Fernandez. He got cheated!! He had the two best first round dunks and he only managed a meager score of 84?? Are you kidding me?! His second dunk was crazy!!! It was never tried, never done, never seen before. Fernandez swooped in from behind the right-side of the glass to swoop in and finish on the left-side. When he was going through his first attempts, I thinking that there is no way, but when he put it away, I was up and out of seat!!! I didn't think the European had it in him, to be honest...no offense! But if the dunk contest was truly based on the originality and finesse of the dunks, Rudy should've been in the finals, no question about it.
io9 has a bunch of clips with an interview with Kristin Kreuk regarding the movie Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li.
This is the one clip I want to see (see interview excerpt below).
Did you at any point consider putting on the costume and having some fun, I mean no one is in the Street Fighter-wear on set. But just for kicks?
We were actually reading what was online and everyone was saying, "This isn't realistic, it's not like the game." So we thought, we should do something that's just like the game, that would be hilarious. So what we actually did, and I don't know where this footage is. We bought gloves for Michael [Duncan, who plays Balrog], who is the loveliest man. We thought it would be really funny if Chun-Li and Balrog had a fight on the street in the style of Street Fighter, where you fight on a straight line. And we did it! We filmed the whole thing. I wore an Asian mandarin collar, I put my hair in the buns, we went out to the pool and we shot it with the temple in the backdrop by the hotel. And he's in short shorts and the whole kit and caboodle. I do the side kick and I say "spinning bird kick" and we did the whole thing. It's somewhere, I don't know where it is. What we wanted to do is put in all of the power bars and all of the video FX, it was all planned.
Here are the rest of the clips, sorry no yup-yup-yupping...[io9]
“We’re always in favor of people downloading. It’s how a lot of people see the show. And it’s never hurt us. We’ve done nothing but be successful with the show. How could you ever get mad about somebody who wants to see your stuff?”