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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.

The researchers found that the colossal squid would have had a slower metabolism and so moved slower than expected, waiting for prey rather than running it down. 'Everyone thought it was an aggressive predator, but the data suggests otherwise,' Rosa told LiveScience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:08 PM | Tags (10) | blob | colossal | discovery | hunter | lazy | msnbc | research | science | scientists | squid |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Scientist verifies that the human brain contains a master switch.Scientist verifies that the human brain contains a master switch.

Shin believes his discovery may be useful in understanding brain malfunctions such as autism, epilepsy and others. While researching brain function, Shin has previously shown that taking statin drugs to lower cholesterol may actually inhibit some brain function.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 1:52 PM | Tags (9) | brain | switch | sciencedaily | functions | malfunctions | autism | epilepsy | discovery | science |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Ten things that the Internet has ruined along with five things it has yet to ruin.Ten things that the Internet has ruined along with five things it has yet to ruin.

Good spelling is just one of the many casualties on this list that you'll come to discover on the other side of the click. Yes, the Interwebs have brought about some miraculous ruinings in it's short time on this planet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:39 PM | Tags (11) | albums | debates | discourse | encyclopedias | internet | interwebs | life | music | pcworld | ruin | things |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 119 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Blu-ray discs will soon be capable of holding  a whopping 128 gigabytes.Blu-ray discs will soon be capable of holding a whopping 128 gigabytes.

The new BDXL specification describes High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs which will write up to 128GB of content on each disc. These are write-once capacities, with the rewritable discs allowing for 100GB of storage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:04 AM | Tags (7) | blueray | discs | capacity | gizmodo | gigabytes | capacity | specs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.

Maybe this would have worked better had they tried to incorporate into - I don't know, a popular social network perhaps? Seems like the right place where friends would want to exchange information about the types of movies they happen to be renting at the time. Maybe that's just me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:12 AM | Tags (7) | discarded | dumb | features | friends | netflix | networking | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.JetBlue offering up ten dollar seats in celebration of ten years of flight service.

Have a need to travel in the immediate future or more importantly, the very immediate near future? Then this deal might have your name all over it. You can grab a ten buck seat to a choice of ten destinations but you'll have to book it for Tuesday or Wednesday (and while seats are still available). Happy jetting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:43 PM | Tags (8) | travel | jetblue | deals | steals | discounts | destinations | airplane | jetting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 68 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.

Discovery, Sony, and IMAX each will be equal partners in the joint venture. It will be launched in the U.S., with a goal of driving consumer adoption of 3D televisions and giving the network long-term leadership in the 3D home marketplace.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | 3d | channel | comingsoon | discovery | espn | network | sony | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.

All five planets in question are really close to nearby stars making them a little too hot for any actual human/alien life. Also, the orbital period is about three to four days but still, your face would melt off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | planets | discovery | kepler | lightweight | space | melt | stars | face | off |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.

...if you remember, a month ago we were talking about teaspoons going into glasses over football fields. Well, now I can say today that in the 20 to 30 meter crater LCROSS made, we found maybe about a dozen of these two-gallon buckets worth of water.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | moon | water | spacecraft | discovery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: November 7, 2009

Server Issues and GLM Updates.

Well, as you can see we've been having some server troubles as of late. I'm still trying to work out these issues as to avoid any further downtime. So in the meantime, if you happen to see a message that says 'SERVICE UNAVAILABLE' just know somewhere behind the scenes tiny lemmings are furiously trying to get the site back up and running.

I guess I can also take this post as an opportunity to give you all a GLM state of the union. The redesign from June turned out to be a mild success as GLM has enjoyed a small boost in general web traffic more so than we used to get before. The big news is that I'm hoping to have several new features incorporated into the site before the year is out. Some of them relate to user-generated content (you might be able to guess where thats going) while some of the updates pertain to brand new features (no, I'm not telling what they are). 

So that's about it in a nutshell. Oh, I encourage everyone to use the 'Discuss' feature on every post - this place just seems to be too quiet. Help me liven it up with a little idle chatter. Cheers!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:33 AM | Tags (10) | comments | discuss | features | hosting | issues | provider | rollout | server | unavailable | updates |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Five travel destinations to rediscover the golden age of piracy.Five travel destinations to rediscover the golden age of piracy.

Avast ye bilge rat! Ye be looking for some new exotic locales to plunder for your next vacation? Yar, then look no further then these fine ports of call.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:25 PM | Tags (11) | aye | caribbean | exotic | locales | pirates | plunder | ports | rediscover | travel | vacation | yar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.

The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | departure | disc | live | netflix | playstation | ps3 | sony | special | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.

It is unlikely to become an immediate replacement for electricity because the crystals have to be cooled to below minus 272.15C — just above absolute zero — to be conducting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:25 PM | Tags (8) | discovery | electricity | magnetic | magnetricity | magnets | physics | science | timesonline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.

It's about preparing way for where people are going to be in future. Science is a tertiary benefit. People weren't excited about landing on the Moon because learned about the early geology of Earth. They were excited because we landed on the damn moon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:45 PM | Tags (9) | future | human | space | flight | panel | experts | discussion | popularmechanics | committee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Turns out that Saturn has another ring that it neglected to tell anyone about.Turns out that Saturn has another ring that it neglected to tell anyone about.

Its diameter is equivalent to 300 Saturns lined up side to side. And its entire volume can hold one billion Earths, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said late Tuesday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | cnn | discovery | massive | nasa | ring | saturn |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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