Month: November 2013

Magnitude 2.8, Sunday, December 1 2013 at 12:15:28 pm (NZDT), 5 km south-west of Christchurch

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Public ID 2013p902619
Universal Time November 30 2013 at 23:15:28
NZ Daylight Time Sunday, December 1 2013 at 12:15:28 pm
Latitude, Longitude -43.57, 172.56
Focal Depth 7 km
Magnitude 2.8
Location 5 km south-west of Christchurch
Agency WEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic

from GNS Science – GeoNet: Recent New Zealand Earthquakes. http://geonet.org.nz/quakes/2013p902619
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Bank Boss Fires Warning To Homeowners

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The governor of the Bank of England says mortgage holders will not be guaranteed a helping hand if the interest rate rises.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1175715
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PS4 Launch: UK Fans Snap Up New PlayStation

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Sony pins hopes on its latest games console as fierce rivalry against Microsoft’s Xbox One heats up ahead of Christmas.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1175134
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Boris Johnson Says Some People Are ‘Stupid’

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The Mayor of London draws criticism for saying greed is good for the economy and society is hampered by low IQ levels.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1174637
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Carney: Bank Has No Help To Buy Veto

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The Bank of England governor clarifies its oversight role on the property scheme amid apparent confusion within Government.

from Business News – Markets reports and financial news from Sky http://news.sky.com/story/1174773
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My D&D Session Demands Them: 3-D Printed Thorn Dice

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This is a set of 3-D printed thorn dice designed by Shapeways user ceramicwombat. You can get plastic versions for as low as $27, but that makes you a cheap-ass. Just save up the $82 and get a decent metal set or don’t get any at all. Just think about how badass your next Dungeons and Dragons session is going to be!

Friend: Whoa bro, sweet metal thorn dice!
You: Thanks, I was going to get plastic ones until the GW talked some f***ing sense into me.
Friend: He’s a smart dude.
You: The smartest.
Friend: I heard Eskimos have over 100 different names for his penis.
You: I know, my favorite’s Warmth Bringer.
Friend: You ever stopped to realize how much time he’s made us spend thinking about his penis?
You: Not enough.
Friend: Not nearly enough.

Keep going for a couple more shots of different metal finish options and a video so you can hear what they sound like when you shake them, but be sure to check out the rest of ceramicwombat’s Shapeways store for a ton of other unique dice.

from Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/geekologie/iShm/~3/NT9xcK_gsww/my-dd-session-demands-them-3-d-printed-t.php

For Sale: A Scrooge McDuck Bank Vault With Enough Coins For Swimming

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This is the Swiss bank deposit safe for sale in Basel, Switzerland. You get the actual room, along with the safe deposit boxes and 8-million Swiss five-cent coins. The coins alone weigh 5-tons. For reference, that’s one ton more than your mom. I’m joking, she’s a beautiful lady and you should feel lucky to share her genes.

This is the original bank safe from the former “Schweizer Volksbank” and known to be one of the finest Swiss piece of craftwork in the early 20th Century. It is in very good shape and still usable as a bank deposit safe. It will be removed from it’s original location and be replaced anywhere in the world. You’ll freely decide what happens with it.

So you think if we bought this and had a high dive installed then broke our necks trying to dive into the money we could sue DuckTales for giving us the impression that was possible? Because I say we should at least try. You go first though, I just ate and don’t want to cramp.

Keep going for two more shots and two videos of the coinage.

from Geekologie – Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/geekologie/iShm/~3/fkAxDeTJJfw/for-sale-a-scrooge-mcduck-bank-vault-wit.php