Monday nightCap

Have you ever been this drunk?

Crowd have come to watch, support and cheer on a guy who finds sitting to be quite difficult.


Today’s Trivia





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Rats have been shown to have empathy for other rats. Go science! (source)


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Understandable road rage…

Hang in there. ¬†You’ll get to feel the frustration too


Avalanche follows earthquake at base camp [Raw footage]

Caution:  language, which is kind of understandable under the circumstances


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I have of course been somewhat disconnected from the world.   But the scale of the situation in Nepal is starting to become clearer.

The official death toll in Nepal from a massive weekend earthquake has risen to 3,218, a disaster management chief says.

“The death toll has reached 3,218 and over 6,500 are injured,” said Rameshwor Dangal, who heads the home ministry’s national disaster management division.

The toll for Nepal after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake had previously stood at 2,430.


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Who wants to live forever?


A scientist says he expects to live to 150 after uncovering the secrets of how to slow down the ageing process.

Dr Alex Zhavoronkov, an anti-ageing expert, believes medical advances and knowledge of lifestyles will lead to a far longer life expectancy than has been seen to date.

He is following a strict regime of regular exercise combined with drugs and supplements and regular health checks, while shunning marriage, children and material assets to focus on anti-ageing research instead.

Well. ¬†No wife. ¬†No children. ¬†That didn’t take a genius after all. ¬† Read more »

Copyright versus Parallel Importing

Why would Sky or TVNZ be in control of where you are allowed to go on the Internet?  If you want to pay to access a streaming service in another country to get content that TVNZ (say) have local broadcasting rights to, why should you be stopped?

And if there is a company that helps you do this a little easier, are they assisting your parallel import or assisting you to breaching copyright?

Four New Zealand media companies recently joined forces to flex their collective muscles against Call Plus-owned media companies Orcon, Slingshot and Bypass Network services.

The ”Big Four” claim the companies are breaching copyright and operating outside the law by providing customers access to otherwise blocked international TV and movie services.

The companies have threatened legal action by way of ”cease and desist” letters sent to the alleged copyright infringers, who at this stage appear to be standing firm on the legality of their unblocking services. Read more »