sitzmar! do what now?

28Jun/110

Death by a Thousand Puns

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Relentless exposure to awful puns hasn’t yet been explicitly singled out as a form of torture, but employees at this office in Australia might be able to make the case that it qualifies as “extreme mental distress.”

Apparently the strategy here was that for every day the kitchen’s cutlery situation went unresolved, up went another note — with progressively groan-worthy puns each time. (It took until “Spatchalator” for someone to cry uncle.)

Please clean up your mess when you're done Thankyou! This includes SPOONS you forkers! Gee...that's not very knife.

Obviously cutlery offends. (I guess that's why my last note didn't last long.) It'd be knife if people started keeping the cutlery clean sometime spoon. Don't forket!!

A message from the spoon police to the sign police: You've been very bowl'd thus far, but things still haven't panned out the way they should have. Spooner or later you'll have to leave the sign here. Spatchalater. Signed: CLLF (Cutlery & Crockery Liberation Front)

related: This vending machine doesn’t work…it just sits around collecting unemployment.

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28Jun/110

Motorcycles Crash and Dance

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June 24, 2011
"I didn't work my way through Julliard to drive around a track."
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28Jun/110

This Splitscreen Is Big Enough for the Both of Them [Video]

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Two people on two continents heading in two different directions. But when their paths of travel are placed side by side, they're not so dissimilar after all. More »


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24Jun/110

YouTube – LOUDER|DUBSTEP

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23Jun/110

Goose Parade

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June 22, 2011
Welcome to every morning in Rand McNally.
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23Jun/110

“Conky Lunatico Rings” Displays System Info On Your Desktop In The Form Of Gauges

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Conky Lunatico Rings is a really nice Conky configuration based on Conky Orange which displays rings for the CPU, memory, disk and network usage, in the form of gauges.

You can download Conky Lunatico Rings from HERE.

Because there were some spacing issues on my system, I've tweaked the configuration a bit so it looks like this:

Conky Lunatico Rings
(Using the original configuration, it looks like this on my system)

But maybe the original Conky Lunatico Rings works better on your computer (it's most probably related to the font configuration) so try the original firstly. If you want my tweaked version, you can get it from HERE
Because the wireless ring is useless for me, I've removed it - so if you don't want the wireless part and don't know how to do it, you can download my modified Conky Lunatico Rings without wireless from HERE. Here's a screenshot with this config:

Conky Lunatico Rings

But you can of course tweak it some more by yourself, it's really not that difficult.

Usage

Firstly, install Conky. In Ubuntu, use the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install conky

To use Conky Lunatico Rings, you'll need to install the Ubuntu font - this is already available on your system if you use Ubuntu 10.10+ or you can manually download it from font.ubuntu.com.
Then, download Conky Lunatico Rings (links above), extract the downloaded archive, create a folder called ".conky" in your home directory and move the "conky_lunatico.lua" and "conkyrc_lunatico" files into this folder.
And finally, run it using the following command:
conky -c ~/.conky/conkyrc_lunatico
To add Conky Lunatico Rings to startup, open Startup Applications, under "Name" enter "conky" and under "Command", enter this:
conky -p 50 -c /home/YOUR_USERNAME/.conky/conkyrc_lunatico

Where "YOUR_USERNAME" is yes, your username :) This will delay the Conky startup which is required for it to function properly.

For more Conky configurations, check out our Conky tag.

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16Jun/110

What Sugar Actually Does to Your Brain and Body [Explainer]

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We consume an enormous amount of sugar, whether consciously or not, but it's a largely misunderstood substance. There are different kinds and different ways your body processes them all. Some consider it poison and others believe it's the sweetest thing on earth. Here's a look at the different forms of sugar, the various ways they affect you, and how they play a role in healthy—and unhealthy—diets. More »


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16Jun/110

Watch the Pilot’s View of the Craziest Flyby Ever [Video]

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The Argentinean pilots who flew that FMA IA 63 jet trainer at one meter from the ground have sent me an exclusive video in high definition from the cockpit of the plane. It's going to blow your mind: More »


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15Jun/110

YouTube – What an Astronaut's Camera Sees

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11Jun/110

Hilarious Viral Video: ‘Bike Lanes’ in NYC — WebBeat.TV

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Tweet So, a NYC guy gets a ticket for not riding his bike in the bike lane. Even though he tries to tell the police officer, it’s not always that safe and practical to ride your bike in the bike

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