Watch: Bon Iver's 'Holocene' The first thing that springs to mind when we think of Iceland is ice, which is pretty self-explanatory really. The second thing that we think of is elves — perhaps it's because Icelandic names, with their squiggly little embellishments, look like they've been lifted from the pages of Lord Of The Rings. In fact, belief in elves, or huldufólk, is so entrenched that when seeking approval for construction, one must first perform an assessment of the surrounding area's folkloric importance. Bon Iver's latest video clip was filmed in Iceland. Christ Getting In Shape For Second Coming HEAVEN—Emerging from a grueling 90 minutes of cardiovascular exercise and light lifting for tone, Son of God Jesus Christ said Monday that He is "definitely on track" to achieve peak fitness condition for the Second Coming. The Son of God spends each morning trying to attain perfect abdominal definition. "If every eye is going to see Me, and all the tribes of earth are going to wail on account of Me, I think I owe it to them and to Myself to be in the best shape of My life," Christ said. "Right now I'm up to 35 minutes at seven [miles per hour] on the treadmill and benching about 165 [pounds]." "I'm really starting to feel like I'll have the strength and endurance to move every mountain and island from its place," Christ added. Since His birthday last Dec. 25, Christ has committed Himself to a demanding daily regimen of exercise and prophecy fulfillment.
The NSA Can Only Spy With A Little Help From Its Feds This week the ACLU published a damning report chronicling the many ways the FBI has abused post-9/11 authorities to spy on everyday Americans. As we noted, the FBI is even enmeshed in the broad suspicionless NSA dragnet of American phone calls. One area that is especially ripe for FBI reform is its use of electronic surveillance tools. There's no two ways about it: the FBI is at the heart of the U.S. intelligence community's domestic data collection programs. The most recent example is that the FBI applies for secret court orders to compel companies to give the U.S. military's spy agency the NSA all of their customers' domestic phone records. This means the FBI helps the military, which is traditionally barred from collecting information about Americans, to get all the telephone records of almost everyone in the U.S., even if they aren't suspected of being a terrorist or a spy or in contact with someone who is.
30 reasons why we hate the French 5. Because they make love more than anyone else On average, that's 137 times a year; we only manage 119 times. 6. Because everyone believes they're great lovers But when asked about Napoleon's love-making, French good-time girl Marguerite Josephine Weimer remarked that the Duke of Wellington was "beaucoup le plus fort". Today, just 23 per cent of French people are happy with their sex lives compared to 25 per cent of Brits. 7. Mass Effect 3 Confirmed by Sony Russia Sony Russia’s tweet seems to have confirmed Mass Effect 3 will is the teased game at the upcoming Videogame Awards(VGAs). Here’s a rough translation from the tweet: “The company Bioware for premium VGA showed a teaser in which we can see the first shots of Mass Effect 3 – provides a screenshot for those who have not displayed. Jpg. Mass Effect 3 supposedly is going to be on both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Cultural Appropriation Isn't Cool As Coachella season officially wraps up for another year, a sea of celebrity photos are renewing discussion around culturally offensive trends. We all know that festivals can be full of a rare bread of douchebags who rep anything from offensive t-shirts to feathered headdresses, but how far is too far? In the past year Glastonbury has restricted the sale of Native American headdresses, and Australian festival Meredith furthered its "no dickheads" policy by banning them altogether. This calls two more trends into question: cornrows and bindis. challenge: make art more awesome Home » Image Challenge » Make Art More Awesome[Suggest a different challenge] Make Art More Awesome(This challenge is now closed) In response to this this, open up Photoshop, take a famous (or otherwise) piece of art, and make it 'AWESOME'. Thanks to The Great Architect and Patrice Ici for the suggestion.
U.S. spy agencies mounted 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011, documents show Additionally, under an extensive effort code-named GENIE, U.S. computer specialists break into foreign networks so that they can be put under surreptitious U.S. control. Budget documents say the $652 million project has placed “covert implants,” sophisticated malware transmitted from far away, in computers, routers and firewalls on tens of thousands of machines every year, with plans to expand those numbers into the millions. The documents provided by Snowden and interviews with former U.S. officials describe a campaign of computer intrusions that is far broader and more aggressive than previously understood. The Obama administration treats all such cyber-operations as clandestine and declines to acknowledge them. The scope and scale of offensive operations represent an evolution in policy, which in the past sought to preserve an international norm against acts of aggression in cyberspace, in part because U.S. economic and military power depend so heavily on computers.