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    One of my greatest aims is to make Whitechapel a nexus for Desirable Information.

    Memes, virals, that which makes you laugh, that which makes your bowels weep; anything found or scavenged online which has no informative value: that stuff will continue to go in “Around The Net.” I’ll be updating that once every four weeks too.

    This…? This is for everything else.

    News Stories. Mad Science. Horrific Nature. Metaphysical madness.

    Here is where we gorge ourselves on the creamy clostrum of Information. Here is where we nuzzle at the red-raw teat of the Up-To-Date Dataweb. Bring me the light of your Weird Wisdom and your New News.

    (Anything of particular interest, go ahead and create new threads in this category to delve deeper.)
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2011
    The US has installed radiation monitors at Shanghai's super-container port:
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2011 edited
    I give up.

    Original video here.
    • CommentAuthorKelind
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2011 edited
    British embassy attack in Iran: live

    There's tension in the air. Or, is shit about to get real?

    Faulklands, redut.
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2011
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    This is immensely interesting.

    "He discovered that the reflected sounds actually contain sound pictures and when replayed to the dolphin in the form of a game, the dolphin was able to identify the objects with 86% accuracy, providing evidence that dolphins understand echolocation sounds as pictures. Kassewitz then drove to a different facility and replayed the sound pictures to a dolphin that had not previously experienced them. The second dolphin identified the objects with a similar high success rate, confirming that dolphins possess a sono-pictorial form of communication."

    The Discovery of Dolphin Language
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2011 edited
    Vornaskotti, take a look at some of the other reporting on that site.

    i'm not sure it's particularly reliable.
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2011
    George Clooney has his own private spy satellite network, which has been used to gather evidence against a sudanese war criminal.

    This supposed humanitarian aim is all well and good, but I am suspicious by nature and can only assume it must also be an orbital death cannon platform.
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    Scientists find monster black holes, biggest yet

    "Scientists have found the biggest black holes known to exist — each one 10 billion times the size of our sun."
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2011
    @ Seantaclaus: No! Yet more scientific data to reduce me to a scared little wreck.Is there no end to the horrors which exist beyond this planets atmosphere?
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
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    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
    Mythbusters: They're "what you call experts."

    The show's good entertainment, but this incident just reinforces that what they do is damned dangerous.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011

    And that's why zoning land half a mile from a bomb disposal site for housing is fucking idiotic.
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011 edited
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2011
    Backstory: Rick Scott is the douchebag governor of Florida who, among many pretty shitty things, made it mandatory for anyone to get public service they must submit to a drug test first. Nevermind the fact that they have only found about .2% of those on public service use drugs, the requirement was costing the tax payers millions despite the claims that it was to save money by kicking those people off public service who do drugs (because the poor, supposedly, are rife with drug abusers). Mostly, many people believe this was to make a system to funnel taxpayer money into Rick Scott's pocket seeing as he owns a chain of labratories up and down Florida that, among other things, perform drug testing.

    Anyway, apparently he recently had a press conference interrupted by The Daily Show when one of their correspondents presented him with a cup and asked him to pee in it to prove to the citizens of Florida that he's not on drugs since he benefits from so much of their tax money.

    Rick Scott was not amused.
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2011
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    ?"Lamb and Lynx Gaede, whose band Prussian Blue was popular back in 2005 among those inclined to like such things, ascribed their unsavory past to having been "home schooled country bumpkins" heavily influenced by their domineering white supremacist mother, reports Neurobonkers."

    Reformed Nazi Twin Singers Renounce Racism; Credit Marijuana
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2011
    This thread always leaves me speechless.

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    @Vorn - Best story ever. Nice find.