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Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

Dec
15

No wonder Bane gets to break Batman’s back… Batman was using a Nokia Lumia windows phone. And nothing good ever happens to people still using Nokia and/or windows phones.

Picture: slashgear

Still, the packaging is damn neat. And Nokia’s being a total cocktease by making this a truly limited edition phone. Apparently only 40 pieces of “Dark Knight Rises” Lumia 800 will be made worldwide.

Damn, I wanna get my hands on one of those!

I wonder if it has a “batvoice” synthesizer? You know, so we can sound like a bat-ass!

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Spider-webbed Trees in Pakistan

Dec
15
Spiderman's practice grounds

National Geographic

In the 2nd half of 2010, Pakistan experienced some strong monsoon rains that resulted in a huge area being flooded. It was estimated that the floods affected 20million people, with close to 2,000 deaths. Damages to structures were estimated at about USD 4 billion.

In the aftermath of the flooding, these photos reveal the impact the flooding has had on the insect population. As flood waters rose, it drove thousands of spiders and other insects up to higher ground, including trees.

With the flood waters slow to recede, the spiders had no choice but to do their thing right up there on the trees, making for these beautifully haunting photos.

Another plus to this story: in areas where the spiders have scaled the trees, there have been fewer reports of malaria spread by mosquitos.

Either that, or Andrew Garfield’s been practising his web spinning chops over at Pakistan.

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a do-over

Dec
15

So, over the past year, its been a great deal of fun writing about various things that were close to my heart. Alas, my hosting server hasn’t been kind to me, and ran into all kinds of trouble, from frequent outage to being hacked.

So, as I shift over to a new hosting server, it has provided me with a chance to do-over, keep things fresh.

Maybe without the burden of writings past, I may then be free of the shackles to write better? Maybe.

So that was my do-over button, and i’d just pressed it.

 

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