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Wednesday: December 12, 2012

Nirvana reuniting tonight with Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain. Wait, what?Nirvana reuniting tonight with Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain. Wait, what?

This unexpected bit of news should make for an interesting music performance this evening. Sorry Wednesday night programming - consider my television viewing and whatever other planned activities blocked off for the night. Good on you Sandy Benefit concert, good on you. Here's to hoping for a Scentless Apprentice > Polythene Pam > Polly medley.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 2:00 PM | Tags (7) | benefit | kurtcobain | nirvana | nydailynews | paulmccartney | reunites | sandy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

Final Harry Potter movie breaks box office records worldwide.Final Harry Potter movie breaks box office records worldwide.

Here in the states, Harry and friends (and enemies) took over the top spot from 'The Dark Knight' for best opening weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the final Potter film took in $168.55 million. Christopher Nolan's second Batman grossed a robust $158.4 million when it opened in 2008. Around the world, the cumulative Potter numbers were even larger. The movie grossed about $307 million, outgrossing the previous world box office record holder, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' by almost 20 percent.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:33 PM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | records | worldwide | cbsnews | deathlyhallows | voldemort |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 11, 2011

The science behind why we tend to screw up when the pressure is on.The science behind why we tend to screw up when the pressure is on.

Article goes into some detail regarding just what our brain does under certain times when stress levels may be heightened. Continue reading over the full article over at New Scientist if you want more information about stuff like cognitive horsepower and spatial problem solving. You know, for science.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:53 AM | Tags (8) | psychologist | newscientist | heat | pressure | science | screwup | brain | cognitive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Storm over Saturn makes for some pretty pictures.Storm over Saturn makes for some pretty pictures.

Behold pictures of Saturn's largest and most intense storm to date (larger photos on source site). Aren't they pretty? These images come from NASA's Cassini Spacecraft. The folks over at New Scientist state that the various colors represent different altitudes of clouds, not Saturn's overall mood and/or demeanor. As a sidenote: I made a similar picture the other day by accidentally mixing oil and water on the pavement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:25 PM | Tags (9) | cassini | newscientist | photos | pretty | saturn | science | space | spacecraft | storm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.

The link above which takes you to the BBC site has the contents of this video in which Hugh Grant discusses how we turned the tables on an unsuspecting phone hacker. Phone hacking seems to be just the tip of the iceberg as Grant goes into detail as to the other kinds of nefarious activities that he uncovers. Give this man a deerstalker and a magnifying glass, well done Sherlock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:04 AM | Tags (12) | bbc | news | hugh | grant | exposed | hacking | phone | digital | hughgrant | video | vigilante | sherlock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.Scientists have discovered that Jupiter somehow managed to lose a stripe.

The band was present at the end of 2009, right before Jupiter moved too close to the sun in the sky to be observed from Earth. When the planet emerged from the sun's glare again in early April, its south equatorial belt was nowhere to be seen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:21 PM | Tags (10) | belt | equatorial | glare | jupiter | newscientist | planet | science | space | stripe | sun |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Warner would really like you to upgrade your DVD collection over to Blu-ray.Warner would really like you to upgrade your DVD collection over to Blu-ray.

Do you have a whole bunch of Warner movies still festering on DVD? If those DVDs happen to be in their small list of seventy-five titles - you can upgrade them over to that fancy new Blu-ray format... for a small fee. What, did you think it was free? Silly human.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | bluray | warner | dvd | exchange | program | betanews | fee | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.New world record for largest group of water skiers claimed over in Australia.

It took a group of 114 water skiers to break the previous record of 100 water skiers all of which were towed by a single boat for the distance of one nautical mile. Apparently the group in question had been trying to break the previous record for quite some time. Congrats.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:04 AM | Tags (7) | water | skiers | boat | abcnews | worldrecords | guinness | towed |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

A list of the world's most ethical companies according to a New York City think tank.A list of the world's most ethical companies according to a New York City think tank.

The 100 companies that made the final cut include first-time recipients Ford Motor Company, Adobe Systems and Campbell Soup. Google, Starbucks, General Electric and 33 other companies have appeared on the list for all four of its years.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:44 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | business | debut | ethics | ford | google | nyc | starbucks | tank | think |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Easter Egg hunts to go high-tech this year with the addition of GPS devices.Easter Egg hunts to go high-tech this year with the addition of GPS devices.

Nothing says Easter Egg hunt quite like finding that lone lost egg via means of it's latitude and longitude. Of course (and obviously), a GPS device is required is you so choose to participate in one of these said hunts. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | easter | eggs | hunt | geocache | gps | coordinates | latitude | longitude | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 23, 2010

The @ symbol now officially a work of art thanks to NYC's Museum of Modern Art.The @ symbol now officially a work of art thanks to NYC's Museum of Modern Art.

In honor of the little squiggly's potency, the Museum of Modern Art in New York announced on Monday that it had added the @ symbol to its architecture and design collection, citing its 'design power.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 7:02 AM | Tags (11) | abcnews | artsy | at | collection | design | manhattan | modern | museum | newyorkcity | nyc | symbol |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Meet Pisco, the very first surfing alpaca.Meet Pisco, the very first surfing alpaca.

Mr Pianezzi, 44, has introduced his alpaca Pisco to the waters of the Pacific Ocean over the past several months. Unlike dogs, an alpaca does not instinctively jump into the sea for a swim.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:57 AM | Tags (8) | alpaca | strange | surfing | wool | surfer | animal | abcnews |  |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

The folks at Digg would like you to know that a redesign is coming in the near future.The folks at Digg would like you to know that a redesign is coming in the near future.

Wow, I haven't used Digg in a long, long time (reddit ftw) but I'm quite curious to see what new 'radical features' they have in store. One of the key changes according to the source article is an unlimited number of topics (aka subreddits). How original.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:48 AM | Tags (8) | digg | news | social | networking | reddit | features | radical | sxsw |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The age-old art of blogging may have peaked thanks to introduction of Twitter.The age-old art of blogging may have peaked thanks to introduction of Twitter.

Blogs are meant for people for whom being a writer, being a creator, is a passion, or perhaps a requirement of life. They're meant for people for whom Facebook's 'What's on your mind?' question can't always be answered in 500 characters or less.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | abcnews | blogging | easy | news | peaked | posting | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.Your computer may one day operate at the speed of light thanks to laser technology.

An electrically powered, room-temperature, infrared laser for laptop computers is still years away, however, cautioned Michel. If and when those laptops do arrive, they will be powerful -- more powerful in fact than even today's supercomputers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:28 PM | Tags (9) | interwebs | speed | light | plaid | spaceballs | abcnews | lasers | super | computers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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