Yo yo yo IHCers. I dropped my cable cause I’m super future in my house and then I was like—oh snap I can’t watch the ball drop cuz I’s ain’t got no cables. Boom problem solved. KEEP IT FRESH IN 13 YALL. Snarf out.
Psy swears that tonight will be the last time he'll be performing "Gangnam Style" in North America
Korean pop one hit wonder Psy will be performing tonight at Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, where he will of course be doing his one global hit, “Gangnam Style”… you might have heard of it. Anyway, Psy says that tonight is the last time he’s performing the song ever in North America, because he has so many other big hits, like this one. Okay, that one was pretty cool.
I was going to host a NYE party, but only a few people were interested so I called it off. Now I'm looking at events around town, and these things cost $50-$100 per person (even my local dive bar is charging $20 for entry and champagne). And I already spent money on booze for the party, so I can't really afford that. So I guess what I'm asking is, since I've got the ingredients, can I mix you a NYE manhattan?
New Year's Eve discussion: What are you doing to ring in 2013?
I understand that for some IHC readers not in the western hemisphere, it’s already 2013 or pretty close to it at this point, but what are you doing for New Year’s Eve, or if it’s already past midnight where you are, what were your New Year’s Eve festivities like?
In the future, you could use your NPC-enabled phone to unlock and start your car
Recently, Hyundai has been testing a system that would allow you to use an NFC-enabled smartphone to unlock your car door, start the car before you get there and other nifty functions. Right now, this is just in a testing phase, so it might be a few years before anything like this is on the showroom floor.
Daily Discussion: Did you get any books for Xmas? Any book recommendations?
Today’s discussion question comes from HDCase, himself quite the bookworm, who wants to know if anyone got any books this year for Xmas? If so, what were they, and whether you did or not, do you have any good book recommendations?
Dead Space 3 for Kinect will come with profanity-triggered commands
Ever since video games were invented, playing them has often come with a healthy dose of profanity. In the Xbox Kinect version of Dead Space 3, you’ll be able to trigger certain commands with that filthy mouth of yours. No one’s going to tell you what triggers what… you’ll just have to hurl fucks, motherfucks, shits, tits, donkey punches and cunts at the screen til something happens.
Ok, I'm an astronomy student and I just started working at the Thomas Planetarium in Anchorage, Alaska. Now, the astronomer that runs the planetarium wants me to design and run quick, educational shows during the day when most of the traffic is K-12 field trips. What would you want to learn about, what astronomy questions would you want answered if you came into the planetarium that wouldn't be too complicated for children to understand and that could be covered in about 15 minutes?
Hillary Clinton taken to the hospital with a blood clot
During a follow-up exam after her concussion a couple weeks ago, doctos discovered Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a blood clot. Today, she was admitted to the hospital where she’s on anti-coagulants.
While this version is authentic, if you’ve gotten use to the ease of modern RTS games, you might be disappointed in some of the clumsiness with Dune II you may have forgotten about, but dammit when I was a kid we’d be happy to take any games with graphics or controls at all.
Theater adds "tweet seats" for those who want to tweet while watching a movie
All movie and stage theaters frown on people using their phones during a movie for a number of different reasons. But for those who do want to, or perhaps can’t help but tweeting and surfing the internet on their phone during a movie, one theater has introduced “tweet seats” at the back of the theater to let people use their phones (silently) without distracting other people.
The FCC is trying to convince more airlines to add in-flight WiFi
Most flights in the US don’t have in-flight WiFi, but that looks like it’s going to change rapidly. First, the FAA decided to start talking about loosening restrictions on electronic devices during take-off and landing and now the FCC wants to help all airlines to offer in-flight Wi-Fi.
Website accuses women of being hookers and then charges them to have the listing removed
Blackmail and slander have been around as long as human beings have been around, and with the internet, we have the high tech tools to embarrass people on a grand scale. One website Potential Prostitutes lets people anonymously accuse women of being prostitutes with no evidence, and then charges the women $100 to have their names and photos removed. Brilliant! (?)
MI6 codebreaker probably locked himself in a sports bag, not gangsters
In 2010, when the naked body of MI6 codebreaker Gareth Williams was found locked into a large duffel bag, it was quickly suspected there would be foul play involved, as in Williams was the target of a hit against the British intelligence agency. As it turns out, he probably locked himself in there, possibly because he was being a dumbass.
How the US government deals with a serial farter at work
A US federal employee was recently reprimanded for farting too much on the job. How did they know he was farting too much? After numerous complaints of this person’s gascapades, they started keeping track. A five page report was reproduced, detailing each and every time someone in the office noticed him cracking one off.