Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mac vs. PC

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Policeman tases dude, sets his pants on fire.

A man Tasered by police is in hospital after the stun gun ignited a "flammable object" in his pants, burning him.

The incident is under review by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit, which probes all police-related deaths and serious injuries.

"Three officers went there in response to a disturbance call," said SIU spokesman Frank Phillips yesterday. "During the interaction, an officer discharged his Taser. A flammable object the man had in the waistband of his pants ignited." The man, 31, was burned on his hand and thigh. He was taken to Hamilton General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. » Article here

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A video of kittens -- so cute, it'll make you puke.

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I know H.T.M.L.

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I know you're thinking what I'm thinking.

Blind dude beats up intruder and holds him till police arrive

A legally blind man beat up an intruder and held him at knifepoint until police arrived. Allan Kieta, 49, told police he was at home Monday morning when his small dog began barking and he encountered the man.

"I opened the door and just ran into him. I had him pinned in the laundry room and just kept pummeling," said Kieta, a former wrestler in high school.

He said he grabbed the intruder by the belt and dragged him into the kitchen, where he put a knife at the man's throat and tried to dial 911. "Being visually impaired, I couldn't get the buttons because I was using my left hand," he said. "It took me about 20 tries."

Police arrived within minutes and arrested Alvaro Castro, 25, on an initial charge of residential entry, Sgt. Matthew Mount said. Lt. Jeff Duhamell was impressed with Kieta's feat. » Article here

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I spy... PDA.

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...annnnd thats why you wear a helmet.

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Trying to have a boy? Eat more.

Women who eat more calories around the time of conception are more likely to have sons, according to a study. Researchers said it is the first evidence that a child's sex is linked to the mother's diet.

Teams at the University of Exeter and Oxford studied 740 women who were pregnant for the first time. They gave records of their eating habits and were then put in three groups based on calories consumed per day.

In the group that consumed the most energy, 56 percent had sons. In the group that consume the least, 45 percent had sons. Women who ate the most also were more likely to have higher levels of potassium, calcium and vitamins C, E and B12. » Article here

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