As quickly as 3D TV is becoming a reality and we thought it was much farther away, so will be commercial space travel. By now you have heard about Sir Richard Branson’s next big idea Virgin Galactic. Back in December they debuted the actual spaceship, the VSS Enterprise. After that there must be extensive testing done before this thing can actually take passengers to space. On Mar 22nd the ship completed her first test, the captive carry test to ensure the mothership can carry the spaceship in flight.
The one in the middle is the space ship, the planes on the outside or mothership carry it up to 60,000 ft where it than rocket propels into sub orbit. Testing will continue into 2011, but there could be commericial flights in 2012. Tickets cost 200K, and there are registered space travel agents around the world. Book your trip here http://www.virgingalactic.com/booking/ Spacetravel is definitely worth spending your life savings on.
Ive never been one for a family photo op. Dont get me wrong, I love my family, and we get along great, but there is just something so horribly whack about going to Sears and having some burn out sit you in front of a canvas pull down of the Grand Canyon, while hundreds of people walk by laughing at the fact that you and your 25 year old brother are wearing matching sweaters. Another good reason not to go out and do this is because eventually, as time passes, you will realize that the photo you thought was so damn cool, is actually the dumbest thing ever, but by then it will be to late, it will be on Zoot Patrol, being laughed at by millions of people, TRILLIONS EVEN!
Listed at a cool $280,000,000.00 THB (Thailand Baht) or approx. $8.66 million USD, this gorgeous 4-bedroom villa can be yours today! A beautiful oceanfront property on the beach of Kamala in Phuket, Thailand; this property resides on a secluded stretch of coastline on the western part of the coast. I couldn’t find much information on the residence beyond what was available from the listing and most of the content was just fluff about tranquility and the timelessness of the design (insert rolly-eyes).
Sooo for those people who don’t think Google is slowly taking over the entire world, you need to get some info dropped on your dome. Here’s an awesome easy to read infograph detailing everything you wanted to know about Google but were too lazy to Google it.
Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on collateralmurder.com
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I was reading about this company GoPro which designs HD head cams for alternative sports. They have different models for surfing, base jumping, motosports, etc. Head cams at least with this company are cheaper than I thought they were, only a few hundred bills. This might be the first edition of “I Want That!” that we all can actually afford.
I definitely want one, at least just for shredding the gnar, everyday life might be fun to see with a head cam in HD too. Although 8 hours of a computer screen are definitely not as kool as these GoPro demo videos. Sunset surfing one is real good.
Last summer, KFC ran a test campaign to see how people reacted to their meat and cheese monster called “The Double Down.” we even featured it in one of our previous articles entitles “America This Is Why Your Fat”. Yesterday, KFC announced The Double Down will be a reality starting on April 12th. (This is your fault, Internet.)
Throw in your headphones, crank up the bass and volume, and jam out to the first animation clip from Tant and Unga of the “broken fingaz crew” from Israel. Music is by Boreta and edIT of The Glitch Mob if you were wondering because I know you were.
1. The Photograph That Ended a War But Ruined a Life
“Murder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief” Eddie Adams, 1968
“Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world,” AP photojournalist Eddie Adams once wrote. A fitting quote for Adams, because his 1968 photograph of an officer shooting a handcuffed prisoner in the head at point-blank range not only earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1969, but also went a long way toward souring Americans’ attitudes about the Vietnam War.
2. The Photograph That Raised the Photojournalistic Stakes:
“Omaha Beach, Normandy, France” Robert Capa, 1944
“If your pictures aren’t good enough,” war photographer Robert Capa used to say, “you aren’t close enough.” Words to die by, yes, but the man knew of what he spoke. Caught under heavy fire, Capa dove for what little cover he could find, then shot all the film in his camera, and got out – just barely. He escaped with his life, but not much else. Of the four rolls of film Capa took of the horrific D-Day battle, all but 11 exposures were ruined by an overeager lab assistant, who melted the film in his rush to develop it. (He was trying to meet the deadline for the next issue of Life magazine.)
If you remember that that video of the little boy reenacting the “Miracle On Ice” speech, well his name is Joshua Sacco and he was back for opening day at Fenway last night. He performed the same speech but put a little twist on it to make it fitting for the Boston Redsox. I’ve seen the original video of this kid, which you can see here, but this still got me going even though I hate the Redsox, I’m a Yankees fan but I’ll give them credit on this one, well done.