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Archive for April 2008

Albert Hofman Dies at Age 102

April 30, 2008

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, inventor of lysergic acid diethylamide 25, otherwise known as LSD or acid, died yesterday, April 29th 2008, at the age of 102. Hofmann first synthesized the drug in 1938 as a part of an experiment to develop various blood thinners for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Sandoz. But it wasn’t until April […]

iPhone Coming to Canada Eh

April 29, 2008

Apparently somebody heard my rant about Rogers and the iPhone not being available in Canada despite the obvious demand for it here, because Rogers has made a vague announcement that it will be bringing the iPhone to Canada “later this year”. I’m taking all credit for this. As per usual there is very little actual […]

Uwe Boll Has Balls (He Still Makes Shitty Movies Though)

April 28, 2008

Has anyone else seen the videos that director Uwe Boll has been posting to YouTube? If not he’s the first one. Wow, seriously, did he just call Michael Bay a retard? He isn’t vain at all is he? Now I know that a lot of people like to mock Uwe Boll for making some of […]

Twitter Saves the Day

April 28, 2008

This story is almost a week old now, but it’s interesting so I’m talking about it anyways. A U.C. Berkeley student who was arrested while traveling in Egypt alerted friends by texting the word “arrested” to his twitter account. Turns out that he was arrested for photographing a protest as a part of his journalism […]

Seriously Why Aren’t iPhones Available in Canada Yet?

April 28, 2008

The other day I was walking through the mall and spotted a guy talking on an iPhone. This probably doesn’t sound that interesting, but this was in Canada, where iPhones are not currently available (“officially” that is). Immediately the tech geek in me became insanely jealous. I looked down at my hands to see my […]