Anonymous ready to dump 2.6GB of Haditha docs

A group of Anons are about to dump a torrent 2.6GB of email containing “detailed records, transcripts, testimony, trial evidence, and legal defense donation records” about the Haditha massacre, in which 24 unarmed Iraqi men, women and children were killed by the USMC.


The announcement states that Anonymous stole 2.6 gigabytes of e-mail belonging to Puckett Faraj, a law firm that represents Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, who is accused of leading the group of Marines in Haditha. The Web site of Puckett Faraj is not currently loading, and Gawker is reporting that the site was hacked.

A spokeswoman for Puckett Faraj confirmed that the Web site was down but said that she could not confirm or deny whether the site had been hacked.


Anonymous says it will leak giant cache of Iraq war e-mails

(Image: Guy Fawkes Anonymous face stencil, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from elias_daniel’s photostream)


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3D printed Pirate Bay ship


One of the first “physibles” available for download on The Pirate Bay’s 3D object download site was a 3D model of TPB’s pirate-ship logo. Canadian Charles Randall ordered one up from Shapeways, and it’s arrived.

“I was entertained by telling shapeways.com that I owned the copyright on the design though, something they force you to accept in order to have the model printed. But I guess, in a way, we all do,” Randall told TorrentFreak. “I debated just putting it up for sale on the site, but despite the Pirate Bay sensibilities, I didn’t want to entangle myself in any weird controversy for trying to sell it.”

Unlike regular downloads on BitTorrent, 3D objects come with a hefty price tag. Using the cheapest materials available, 3D pirates have to invest roughly $100 to get their new toy made.

“The raw price was about $80 for the material, $6.50 for the shipping, and then I had to pay $15 in Canadian duties,” Randall said

First Downloaded and 3D Printed Pirate Bay Ship Arrives


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‘Chronicle’ edges Radcliffe’s ‘Woman’ with $22M (AP)

In this film image released by 20th Century Fox, Dane DeHaan is shown in a scene from 'Chronicle.' (AP Photo/20th Century Fox, Alan Markfield)AP – Some unknown kids with superpowers have nudged out the world’s most famous teen wizard at the weekend box office.

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Weird but true

She wasn’t loving this.
A North Carolina woman who cut line at a McDonald’s drive-through was shot with a stun gun by cops after a 20-minute standoff.
Evangeline Marrero Lucca, 37, had her 3-year-old daughter in the car when she drove directly to the pick-up window and tried…

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US, Australian filmmakers die in helicopter crash (AP)

AP – Award-winning American cinematographer Mike deGruy and Australian television writer-producer Andrew Wight have died in a helicopter crash in eastern Australia, their employer National Geographic said Sunday.

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‘Tebowing’ Alec Baldwin hosts NFL Honors (AP)

Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow reacts after correcting Alec Baldwin on his Tebowing form during the inaugural NFL Honors show Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Indianapolis.The New York Giants will face the New England Patriots in the NFL football's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)AP – Trying to do his best “Tebowing,” Alec Baldwin got a bit of help on stage.

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Fine art reimagined with science fiction themes


Tor.com’s Irene Gallo gathers together an absolutely fantastic gallery of science fiction artwork that quotes famous works of fine art. I’m all over John Mattos‘s Mos Eisley reimagined as Picasso’s Three Musicians.

Art History Through Sci Fi-Colored Glasses


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Woman’s infected jaw removed, 3D printed replacement implanted

An 83-year-old woman with a badly infected lower jaw had the entire thing replaced with a 3D printed titanium/bioceramic replica. The surgery was performed by doctors from the University of Hasselt (Belgium) in collaboration with Dutch surgeons.


The 3D printer prints titanium powder layer by layer, while a computer controlled laser ensures that the correct particles are fused together. Using 3D printing technology, less materials are needed and the production time is much shorter than traditional manufacturing. The mandible was finally given a bioceramic coating compatible with the patient’s tissue by BioCeramics in Leiden. The artificial jaw weighs 107 grams, it is only 30 grams heavier than a natural jaw, but the patient can easily get used to it.

The operation was performed in June last year in the hospital in Sittard-Geleen. One day later the lady could start talking and swallowing.

83 year-old woman got 3D printed mandible

(Thanks, Don!)


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16-y-o girl, accepted to MIT, sends her admission letter into space

Chris sez, “My name is Chris Peterson. I run web communications for MIT Admissions and have been a loyal BB reader for years.

For the last several years we have been sending our admitted students their acceptance letters in cardboard tubes. First because we sent a poster, but now it’s its own thing.

2012 is the anniversary of an old MIT balloon hack, so we put a letter in all of the Early Action admit tubes telling them we wanted them to hack the tubes somehow, and set up http://hackthetubes.mitadmissions.org to collect responses.

Lots of them are great, but this one, from Erin King (MIT ’16) in Georgia, is the best.”

16 year old girl from Georgia launches her MIT acceptance letter into near space

(Thanks, Chris!)


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HOWTO do Converse fingernail paint


I don’t know an awful lot about fingernail painting, but this seems like a pretty straightforward painting task, and the effect is pretty awesome.

Converse Nails

(via Super Punch)


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