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Definition of Insanity

When it comes to moving furniture on a budget you might wish your car was a TARDIS — but wishing will not make it so. 

One Sheffield family has valiantly attempted to fit a three-seater sofa in the back of their Ford Fiesta and a neighbour was there to (unhelpfully) capture their struggle. You’ve got to admire the family’s persistence and preparedness to experiment with the laws of physics while still keeping an eye on children playing by the side of the road.

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NOOOOOOOO!!!!

NOOOOOOOO!!!!

Stormtroopers have been Daft Punk’d.

Much like our local police, Stormtroopers must keep up with the most modern of military equipment–to protect themselves from, say, dark, unarmed figures they think look threatening in a hood. So, for Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams has given the Empire soldiers some updated helmets with a very modern, streamlined makeover. Or at least that’s what it seems from these leaked images over at Indie Revolver, where they claim that this is the new look for the iconic, bumbling villains.

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Ah, the Angry Internets

Ah, the Angry Internets

This is the picture taken and tweeted by Twitter user dogboner (I hate those things). It’s a shot of Neil DeGrasse Tyson using his laptop on a New York subway. Dogboner thought it would be funny to pretend he doesn’t know who Neil DeGrasse Tyson is (links to a whole explanation of the situation written by dogboner on Gawker) and post the pic along with the caption, “Some guy using his laptop on the train like a Dumbass nerd lol.” That’s when all hell broke loose as folks came out of the woodwork to tell dogboner to die, kill himself and die, kill himself and die then reanimate himself with black magic so he can kill himself and die again, etc.

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Terminator 5

Terminator 5

Among the blockbuster onslaught that will mark summer 2015 — which includes “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Tomorrowland,” “The Fantastic Four,” “Jurassic World” and “Ant-Man” — is a new “Terminator” movie, and it now has an official title. And you may want to get ready to LOL.

Arnold Schwarzenegger himself posted an Instagram pic announcing the wrap of production, and revealing the movie to be called “Terminator: Genisys.” Okay then, so what’s with the spelling? We’re not sure, but perhaps there is a tie to the equally, weirdly spelled Cyberdyne from the previous movies? We’ll leave the speculation to you.

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Scary but Interesting

Scary but Interesting

After enduring a particularly invasive trip through airport security, white-hat hacker Evan Booth wondered if it was possible for terrorists to craft deadly weapons using only items for sale at the duty free shops and newsstands beyond the TSA checkpoints. After fashioning a fully functional shotgun with Axe body spray, Red Bull cans, and nine volt batteries, the answer turns out to be a decisive, anus-clenching, yes.

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Makes a lot of sense

Makes a lot of sense

People stupid enough to use iDevices would also be stupid enough to let their Windows devices fill up with Malware.

A reminder to Apple and smug iPhone owners: Just because iOS has never been the victim of a widespread malware outbreak doesn’t mean mass iPhone hacking isn’t still possible. Now one group of security researchers plans to show how to enslave an entire botnet of Apple gadgets through a perennial weak point—their connection to vulnerable Windows PCs.

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Guy Complains after being hit by a car

1:00pm, Sunday 2nd February 2014A dramatic video has emerged of a remote controlled car crashing into a man at 100 miles per hour.

Leaman Griffin and Gentry Palmer were testing the electric racing car on a road in Birmingham, Alabama when Griffin suddenly lost control of the vehicle which veered off the road and hit Palmer’s leg, knocking him right off his feet.

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Deadpool Trolling on Sydney Train

Deadpool Trolling on Sydney Train

Police stormed a packed Sydney peak hour train this morning after reports of a man armed with handguns, grenades and samurai swords was travelling in the last carriage.

Scared passengers on the Emu Plains to CBD morning express called triple 0, telling police a man wearing a menacing red and black one-piece costume was carrying deadly weapons.

When the train pulled in at Blacktown station about 7.20am, uniformed officers jumped on board and bundled the man out of the carriage onto the platform.

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Great idea Causes Outrage

Great idea Causes Outrage

A Chinese shopping centre is being accused of sexism after it designated special women-only parking spots that are 30cm wider than others at the same site.

The parks at the World of Metropolis in the northern Chinese city of Dalian are outlined in pink and “make things easier for women,” according to the mall’s manager, Yang Hongjun.

“It’s not an insult to women at all,” she told the UK’s Daily Telegraph. “If their parking spaces are larger, it’s only for practical reasons. It doesn’t mean that women drive less well than men.”

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Blinded by Stupidity

Blinded by Stupidity

It sounds like a classic urban myth, the sort of thing that would be shared wildly until counteracted by Snopes. However, Taiwanese undergraduate Lian Kao really has been blinded as a result of not changing her contact lenses.

The space between contact lenses and the eye is well suited to allowing microorganisms that don’t like oxygen to breed, and worse still, feed on the cornea. Acanthamoeba represents the main threat, and in Kao’s case six months of not removing her lenses gave it ample time to become established.

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Steven Spielberg accused of murdering helpless dinosaur

Steven Spielberg accused of murdering helpless dinosaur

This is the picture of Steven Spielberg posing with the sick animatronic Triceratops from Jurassic Park some troll posted to his timeline (links to actual post just in case you want to read all the sadness for yourself) on Facebook. The response was depressing to say the least. It’s one of those times when you really hope the people responding are also trolls and just trying to trick the original poster. Like two trolls clubbing the shit out of each other under a bridge. TWO TROLLS ENTER, ONLY ONE WILL LEAVE. Wait — why does one have to leave? I say nuke the bridge while they’re going at it.

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How nice would it be if this worked?

We the people of Australia do hereby firmly reject the Abbott Government and the Liberal National Party as our ruling body. We do not condone any of its actions henceforth, nor do we accept its values as our own.

We strongly implore the Governor General of Australia to dismiss the LNP Government before serious damage is done to Australia as a nation.

The Federal and State LNP Governments are poised on the brink of inflicting irrevocable damage on the Nation.

Just days after the election, the LNP Government had already removed several key, and crucially important ministers from the Cabinet. Among these were the ministers for Science, Mental Health, Aged Care and Disabilities. Insultingly, they have been replaced with a minister for Sport.

Furthermore, just 100 days into the Abbott regime, we have become the first nation to attempt to repeal actions against the Climate Change, have been slammed with human rights abuses for our Asylum Seeker Detention Centres including children being separated from their parents, the sick being denied medication and asylum seekers being imprisoned for unacceptable amounts of time, and have had the very last bastion of free journalism in Australia (the ABC) threatened with budget cuts because they do not say what the LNP want them to say!

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I call Bullshit

I call Bullshit

We had the highest recorded drug use in the world for ecstasy, second for prescribed or black market opioids such as codeine and morphine, third for methamphetamines, fourth for cocaine and seventh for cannabis use.

Worryingly, use is set to increase in all categories save for ecstasy use.

But that could be because:
a) I’ve never had any drugs
b) I’m sure most people don’t record their drug usage, and we might just have better health care

But then I thought about it and it could well be true. Who wouldn’t want to be high until we get rid of this shitty government?

“Those that are at risk are getting worse because of high unemployment, poor job prospects, lack of optimism.”

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Tower Dumps

Tower Dumps

Police are collecting the mobile phone data of thousands of innocent Australians in their bid to track down criminals, according to media reports.

Both federal and state police are ordering telecommunication companies to handover personal information of phone users in a technique known as a “tower dump”, which provides data detailing the identity, activity and location of any phone that connects to a chosen cell tower in a given period of time, Fairfax Media reports.

It quotes sources saying Australian law-enforcement agencies are using the technique – which requires no warrant – during investigations where there are few leads.

A tower dump often covers multiple towers and provides helpful information to police, but privacy advocates have questioned the collecting of data from innocent people.

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