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A Seattle-based band called netcat - not to be confused with the networking tool of the same name - has perked ears in the software community by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.)
From the band's Facebook page:
"Are you ever listening to an album, and thinking 'man, this sounds good, but I wish it crossed from user-space to kernel-space more often!' We got you covered. Our album is now fully playable as a loadable Linux kernel module."
The British Library is commemorating St. George's Day with an extraordinary gallery of dragon illustrations culled from its digitized medieval manuscript collection.Read more...
Click here to read more... (half of your penis length is inside your body --> http://t.co/nsgJol93Rj)
Palcohol – powdered alcohol – is a new American product that can be sprinkled on all sorts of dishes and drinks.
The "bio-duck" noise is a mysterious sound that submarine operators and scientists have been hearing in Antarctic waters since the 1960s. Nobody was sure what generated the repeated, quack-like pulsing sound — until now.
For over 30 years, a man in China has been living with a horn growing out of his neck. 62-year-old Li Zhibing, from Shiyan in Hubei Province, said that the unusual growth first appeared on his neck in 1980.
Prefab is a buzzy topic in architecture and design circles right now, but it's hardly a new concept. The idea of building houses in factories and shipping them to their destinations is at least a century old.
This pencil portrait of an old man looks unbelievably realistic, down to the reflection in the pupils, and it’s hard to believe that it was actually drawn by a teenager.
Ce père spécialiste des effets spéciaux et qui travaille pour DreamWorks s'amuse avec son fils de 3 ans. Sa dernière vidéo : une chute libre pour se rendre à l'école. Plutôt drôle.
If you don't already know why a helium balloon tethered to the floor of a minivan has the power to make your jaw drop, you're going to want to see this. Seriously – set aside five minutes of your time, have a seat and watch.
The 100 billion dollar data mining complex is watching you, and they've enlisted the help of some very strange everyday objects.
In a nation full of soccer fanatics, 57-year-old lawyer Nelson Paviotti stands out like a sore thumb. For the past 20 years, he’s worn only yellow, green, blue and white clothing – the colors of the Brazilian soccer team.
In Germany, at least. Prostitution is legal in Germany, and the app's declared intention is to save prostitutes from having to pound sidewalks for customers. It was created by Austrian developer Pia Poppenreiter – you couldn’t make up her (actually genuine) last name, which translates loosely as "screw-rider" – who came up with the idea after seeing sex workers out of doors on a cold night.
28-year-old Sydney V. Smith’s goal in life is to become a ‘giraffe woman’. For the past three years, the Los Angeles resident has been trying to extend her neck by wearing no less than 11 copper rings around it.
As it is going to the gynecologist,Â while necessary, isn't a pleasurable experience for anyone. Check out these eight stories of doctors who've shown no regard for doctor/patient boundaries.
Une collégienne de14 ans a filmé cette étrange scène avec son smartphone. Vendredi 11 avril au soir, cet étrange cercle noir est apparu dans le ciel, visible depuis la ville de la ville anglaise de Leamington Spa. Ce cercle noir est apparu durant trois minutes avant de disparaître. Cette apparition a intrigué la presse qui a fait appel à des experts pour tenter d'en connaître l'origine, mais en vain. L'hypothèse la plus probable reste celle d'un essaim d'insectes qui aurait pris cette forme.
Huge companies make millions of dollars, yet are often notoriously frugal. Here are a few of the most extreme ways they have devised to cut costs.
Chen Qingzu, 56, stands in a small room covered from floor to ceiling with his personal collection of brassieres.
We’ve seen a lot of bizarre traditions, but this is Greek custom involving two churches firing thousands of rockets at each other is pretty special.
From a statue of a once triumphant football legend to the wax figure of a pop star, check out these examples of pieces of art either banned or removed due to scandal.
The offical chicken on a raft, how long can you handle it?
Basically a chicken on a raft...
A satellite high in the atmosphere, accessed using Apple's satellite map app, may have provided proof that the legend lives on - with amazing images of a creature swimming below the surface of the world famous loch
Etre quelqu'un sans être personne, être regardé sans être vu: c'est le rêve et le fantasme de certains Japonais et Japonaises qui, après le boulot, revêtent une combinaison lycra ou satin intégrale qui cache tout, y compris le visage. Mais surtout pas les formes.
Nowadays scoring a date for Prom involves a lot of prep and creativity.
Glen McLaughlin wandered into a London map shop in 1971 and discovered something strange. On a map from 1663 he noticed something he'd never seen before: California was floating like a big green carrot, untethered to the west coast of North America.