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We’re all related… unfortunately
categories: Geeky

Humanity’s common ancestor may have lived as few as 2000 years ago. Personally, I would feel better with 100,000 years separating me from some of the people who commented on the first Devvo post.

The Lyrebird

This is a pretty interesting little video of the Australian Lyrebird, the Master of Mimicry. I’m telling you, this bird is so much like me: neat freak, fantastic with the chicks, great plumage, amazing mimicking skills, fantastic with the chicks, etc. Check it out.

Ted Stevens is a monster
categories: Crazy, Funny, Geeky

Ted Stevens is an 89 year old senator representing the state of Alaska, and is chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Recently he spoke on the floor about why he voted against net neutrality, and demonstrated an astounding lack of understanding. Basically, your grandpa is helping to make important decisions about the Internet.

RFID Hand Implants
categories: Crazy, Geeky

Amal has two RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) implants, one in each hand. His left hand contains a 3mm by 13mm EM4102 glass RFID tag. His right hand contains a 2mm by 12mm Philips HITAG 2048 S implant with crypto-security features and 255 bytes of read/write memory storage space. He can access his front door, car door, and log into his computer using his implants. He is also a crazy bastard.

Where the Hell is Matt?
categories: Geeky, Videos

Three years ago Matt from Connecticut quit his day job and decided to travel the world. The result is a video of him doing a cute little dance in every corner of the globe. For maximum depression, this video is best watched from your cubicle at work.

Cancelling AOL is Hard
categories: Crazy, Geeky

There’s a prominent practice whereby companies make the process of cancelling a service so egregiously difficult, some people will just give up and keep their subscription. That’s why companies hire retention agents. Listen in as Vincent Ferrari tries to cancel his AOL dial-up account. Any of you readers who use AOL have my sympathy, for yours is a fate worse than death.

Officer Delicious
categories: Geeky

Police in West Palm Beach have come up with a rather unique way of catching red light runners. Can you guess what it is? Someone has a fetish…

The Predator UAV
categories: Geeky

An interesting little article that sheds some light on the unmanned Predator drones that are blowing people up in the Middle East. Is it just me, or do the Predators seem a lot like the Hunter-Killers from The Terminator? And is it just me, or am I a total super-nerd?

What would net neutrality mean for you? A ninja explains.
categories: Funny, Geeky, Videos

It’s amazing how 10 minutes ago I had no idea what Hot Dog on a Stick was, but now all I want to do is find one and watch some lemonade being made. I’m going to do it too, as long as I can escape from this gluereed.

Take a walk around the pyramids of Giza
categories: Geeky, Videos

Jason Clay spent three hours walking around the Giza pyramids and took a picture every 10 steps. He then made a 30 second video with the pictures, so now you don’t have to go to Egypt and get blown up.

10 Craziest Animal Mating Behaviors
categories: Crazy, Geeky

I recommend reading the penguin one last. Most of the others are so bizarre and grossly disturbing that you’ll need the cute little penguin story to make you feel like living again. And remind me never to get reincarnated as an Anglerfish. Mercy me…

Diet Coke and Mentos Bellagio Fountain
categories: Geeky, Videos

If you add a roll of Mentos to a bottle of Coca-Cola, you get a very large stream of pop shooting out of the top. If you do it 101 times in a synchronized fashion, you get an impressive recreation of the giant fountain at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The broken laptop I sold on ebay
categories: Funny, Geeky

Amir Massoud Tofangsazan allegedly sold his broken laptop on eBay, neglecting to inform the buyer that it was broken. Unfortunately for him, the buyer found many embarrassing pictures of, and apparently taken by, Amir on the laptop’s still functioning hard drive, and of course he posted them on the internet for everyone to see.

Swarm the dot com
categories: Geeky

Swarm is a new way to ‘browse’ the web. It is a graphical map of hundreds of websites, all connecting to each other. It updates itself every second with where people are going and coming from. Not surprisingly, ‘coming from’ is usually Google, and ‘going to’ is porn, but some interesting things turn up from time to time.