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By: Overclockers Club  09-12-2011

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Posted: November 24, 2011 06:15AM

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Alyse got a handful of replies to her ad, with a few people voicing concern over the couple's marriage, while a few men even offered to replace Kyle as a husband. "I've had a couple personal ads for men saying, oh I'm housebroke, I'm trained, I'll trade him places," a bemused Alyse said in an interview. Kyle was a good sport over his wife's apparent willingness to trade him, as it was all done in jest. "She supported me when I got the game. It's just funny."


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Posted: November 22, 2011 05:48PM

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AMD is currently running a contest on Facebook through January 2, with plenty of prizes being offered up. There will be daily giveaways, with the top prize being a custom Eyefinity setup valued at more than $3,000. Some of the other prizes include:

  • A FX 8120/990FX/8GB/1TB Super Combo valued at $749
  • 3 Dell UltraSharp 23-inch Monitors with LED
  • 16 AMD FX 8150s
  • 9 Radeon HD 6850s
  • 9 Radeon FleX HD 6870s 


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Posted: November 21, 2011 07:11AM

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The molded motherboards, I/O shields, PCI cards and severed VGA ports don't seem like the first choice to use when sculpting an atlas of this size, but Stockwell has managed to turn it into a beautiful work of art.


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Posted: November 17, 2011 06:41AM

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But Professor Orin S. Kerr of the George Washington University Law School disagrees with the DoJ's CFAA interpretation, seeing it as "extraordinarily broad," and will testify against the Department of Justice. As an example, Google's terms of service state that if "you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with Google," then you are not allowed to use Google's search engine nor its other services. Imposing a severe form of CFAA could mean that under-age students using the site for research has likely breached Google’s terms of service. "According to the Justice Department’s interpretation of the statute, he or she is a criminal,” Kerr says. This applies to the creation of fake Facebook profiles as well, which are forbidden by the site's terms of service.



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Posted: November 15, 2011 07:16AM

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Japan is planning to build a backup city for Tokyo, in case another devastating earthquake should visit the country's largest metropolis. The last major earthquake left Tokyo in a horribly crippled state for several weeks, so this massive undertaking does make sense for the country. The substitute city is called as IRTBBC or Integrated Resort Tourism, Business, and Backup City, and is reported to be situated just 300 miles west of Tokyo. With a capacity to comfortably house 50,000 residents and 200,000 workers, IRTBBC's goal is to ensure that the Japanese government can still fully operate in the event of a national disaster. A towering 652-meter building will be constructed for office space as well. However, at 1,236 acres, it also has enough real estate for resorts, casinos, and parks, to keep the locals (and tourists) entertained.



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Posted: November 12, 2011 06:00AM

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Ever felt the need to visit the toilet while stuck in a traffic jam? That won't be a problem with TOTO's environmentally-conscious Toilet Bike Neo: it lets you do your business while you drive, and uses your waste for fuel. That's right, this none-too-subtle bike is powered by the driver's fecal matter, household sewage and livestock waste, with the specially-designed engine extracting the stool's biogas and converting it into energy to power the motorbike. TOTO, a toilet manufacturer by trade, also added a few other road-friendly features for the driver: a set of speakers to entertain onlookers with music, and apparently, the bike can also talk. 



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Posted: November 4, 2011 05:14AM

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Modern cell phones can perform hundreds of tasks thanks to mobile apps, but physical flexibility has never been its strong suit. If you put too much pressure on the AMOLED screen of your high-end smartphone, it's bound to crack from the force. Samsung could have the solution to that problem with its latest mobile phone technology: a kinetic, bendable, OLED cell phone that can be folded in half without the risk of getting the screen cracked or damaging its inner components.


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Posted: November 3, 2011 06:16AM

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Ah, the cozy, down-to-earth sensibilities of a hobbit house. Anyone with a penchant for a low-energy, environmentally-friendly home is bound to be attracted to these pint-sized dwellings. In fact, Simon Dale of Southwest Wales built his own hobbit-inspired dream house with just £3,000(around $4,786), and some help from friends and family. Dale's house was constructed without any adverse environmental impact to its surroundings, utilizing materials sourced from nearby woods, eco-friendly energy sources, and a little creativity thrown in to the mix.


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Posted: October 31, 2011 05:49AM

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Tired of the usual tropical island vacation? Then why not spend the night in The Sala Silvermine Hotel's Mine Suite, tucked 509 feet underneath the earth? Located in Vdstmanland County, Sweden, the Mine Suite is so far beneath ground level that you can only access it through a mine lift shaft, which rapidly descends guests straight into the room in seconds. An overnight stay costs £380, or around $560, and the room itself comes sparingly furnished with an extravagant king-sized bed, silver furniture and a champagne platter for that romantic candle-lit midnight snack. 

It took almost 10 years just to carve out the room, but the now-defunct mine which it's based on had been used for extracting silver for over 400 years previously. Nowadays the underground locale is being developed more for tourism rather than for mining silver. "The underground hotel experience has become the new silver and it is what makes people from far away visit Sala once again," says Sofie Andersson, the hotel's marketing director. 


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Posted: October 28, 2011 03:25PM

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From all sources the newly found threats have low risk level, however even though much of the malware alone is not a danger, it is designed to enable others to collect private information from an infected computer, or download other malware, which may cause further damage. Of course not all of the malware discovered can be listed here, as there are too many to list.



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Posted: October 23, 2011 05:34AM

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Can't find the inspiration to stop playing PC games and get some actual exercise? Then get ready to feel intimidated by Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old man who has recently completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in a span of eight hours and 25 minutes. 

While people above 60 typically experience a sharp decline in physical health, years of regular exercise and good health can be a determining factor in slowing down the adverse effects of aging. So for those of us who keep coming up with reasons not to exercise or stay healthy, perhaps this would be a good time to put on those running shoes. 



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Posted: October 17, 2011 08:52AM

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In what can only be described as a parent's worst nightmare, children (and other YouTube users) got the shock of their lives when a casual visit to the Sesame Street YouTube channel last Sunday turned up not your usual kid-friendly videos, but rather explicit scenes of pornographic material. The channel's security was compromised, its previous videos all deleted, and replaced with porn.

Whoever the hacker was and his motives, showing extremely inappropriate videos to minors simply isn't a message worth sending.



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Posted: October 17, 2011 05:52AM

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Heads up, cell phone users. That high-end smartphone of yours could be contaminated with fecal matter. In an analysis of 780 swab samples by London researchers, 16% of the phones and the hands using these were found with traces of the illness-causing E. Coli, which come from fecal matter. How did it get there? Unsanitary toilet practices, most likely. Some people simply don't wash their hands after a bowel movement. Guess which gender is filthier? The study further indicates that men seldom wash their hands in public restrooms, resulting in increased exposure to bacteria as compared to women.



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Posted: October 14, 2011 06:48PM

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The NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 glasses will be available later this month as a standalone frame for $99, or a kit that includes the IR emitter for $149.



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Posted: October 9, 2011 04:16PM

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Instead of building a skyscraper from the ground up, BNKR Arquitectura has proposed the complete opposite: to build an inverted building 300-meters deep, underneath Mexico City's surface. The firm explains that Mexico City is in dire need of new infrastructure for business and living space, but the scarcity of available land to build on has made this a problem. Local laws also make it difficult, as new structures are limited to a height of only eight stories.

So how do you guys feel about going to work 220 meters below the surface?


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Posted: October 1, 2011 05:48AM

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Credit this determined Canadian for steadfastly using what could be the world's slowest form of social networking: a message in a bottle. For the past 15 years Harold Hackett has been communicating with people from all over the world, not by phone or the Internet, but simply through a floating time capsule delivered by ocean waves . Starting his unusual hobby back in 1996, Hackett has since sent over 4,800 Ocean Spray juice bottles from a beach in Prince Edward Island  into the Atlantic coast, and patiently waits for someone from another far-flung region to discover the enclosed message within the bottle. 



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Posted: September 30, 2011 09:16AM

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Elevators have long since been man's preferred mode of transportation when scaling high rise buildings, and for employees, it's a definite necessity to avoid sweating while en route to work. However, a recent innovation from lift manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric might be a little too intense for the average elevator traveler. These new elevators will carry passengers within the 119-story Shanghai Tower at a record speed of 40 miles per hour. 

Interested in taking a casual ride in these elevators at breakneck speed? You'll have to wait until the Shanghai Tower opens its doors to the public by 2014. But if you're like me, you might want to bring along a barf bag, just in case. 



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