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02 May 22:48

Two Owners & Full Service History: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC

by bringatrailer

This 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC (VIN WBCA45D2GA257242) is offered by its second owner, who reports it to be all-original with fully documented history from new. The car seems well-kept throughout as well, with a nice color combination, Euro headlignhts, and what look like period Carlsson wheels. Mileage is given as 107k, and the seller further reports that the car “runs and drives perfectly.” Find it here on eBay in Kings Park, New York with a $10,900 BIN. Special thanks to BaT reader Colin N. for this submission.

There isn’t much else said in the listing’s brief description, but the car looks straight, shiny, and clean. We’re unsure of the wheel choice–they look great from some angles, while from others the front pair look to have too much offset. Euro headlights are easy to appreciate however, and otherwise the car looks to be all stock.

The interior shows well too, with very good leather and no dash cracks. Carpets look clean too, and wood trim appears to be free of cracks, fading, or tired varnish. There’s an aftermarket head unit fitted, but again, everything else looks to be factory.

Here’s a look at the back seats. All four show evidence of use in the form of some light wrinkling, but nothing approaching neglect or abuse.

There aren’t any specifics regarding upkeep, but full records from day one are on hand. It’s bone-stock looking under the hood however, and though intolerant of deferred maintenance, these cars last and last with proper care.

We miss the days when good looking W126 coupes were plentiful at $4k, but times have moved on, and prices aren’t likely to come down anytime soon. Still, $11k isn’t much considering what these over-engineered, over-built luxo-tanks went for new, and this one looks to have a lot going for it.

21 Sep 17:52

The 20 Craziest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can't Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2016 

by Germain Lussier on io9, shared by Adam Clark Estes to Gizmodo

Fantastic Fest is my favorite film festival in the world. Sure, other fests are bigger, or have more famous work, but if you love unique movies and having a good time, this intimate, awesome Austin-based film festival is not to be missed. It starts Thursday and io9 will be there all week, reporting back on the most exciting films playing the festival.


16 Sep 16:14

1935 World Championships

by Jeff

World Championships 1935 at Heysel Stadium Brussels Belgium

The veteran Eugène Christophe (1885 - 1970) provides advice to the young Pierre Georget (1917 - 1964) at the 1935 World Championships
The veteran Eugène Christophe (1885 – 1970) provides advice to the young Pierre Georget (1917 – 1964) at the 1935 World Championships

Riders Ulrich, Chaillot and (Australian) Eddy Smith at Heysel Stadium 1935 World Championships in Brussels Belgium
Riders Ulrich, Chaillot and (Australian) Eddy Smith at Heysel Stadium 1935 World Championships in Brussels Belgium

World Championships 1935

World Championships 1935 Heysel Stadium Brussels Belgium
World Championships 1935 Heysel Stadium Brussels Belgium

André Leducq (1904 - 1980) carried off of the track at the 1935 World Championships in Brussels Belgium
André Leducq (1904 – 1980) carried off of the track at the 1935 World Championships in Brussels Belgium

Jef Scherens August 1935 World Championships
Jef Scherens August 1935 World Championships

from the amazing Flickr of Douglas Siple

08 Sep 16:06

Leaked Demo Video Shows How Government Spyware Infects a Computer

by BeauHD
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Motherboard has obtained a never-before-seen 10-minute video showing a live demo for a spyware solution made by a little known Italian surveillance contractor called RCS Lab. Unlike Hacking Team, RCS Lab has been able to fly under the radar for years, and very little is known about its products, or its customers. The video shows an RCS Lab employee performing a live demo of the company's spyware to an unidentified man, including a tutorial on how to use the spyware's control software to perform a man-in-the-middle attack and infect a target computer who wanted to visit a specific website. RCS Lab's spyware, called Mito3, allows agents to easily set up these kind of attacks just by applying a rule in the software settings. An agent can choose whatever site he or she wants to use as a vector, click on a dropdown menu and select "inject HTML" to force the malicious popup to appear, according to the video. Mito3 allows customers to listen in on the target, intercept voice calls, text messages, video calls, social media activities, and chats, apparently both on computer and mobile platforms. It also allows police to track the target and geo-locate it thanks to the GPS. It even offers automatic transcription of the recordings, according to a confidential brochure obtained by Motherboard. The company's employee shows how such an attack would work, setting (the site of a popular IRC chat client) to be injected with malware (this is shown around 4:45 minutes in). Once the fictitious target navigates to the page, a fake Adobe Flash update installer pops up, prompting the user to click install. Once the user downloads the fake update, he or she is infected with the spyware. A direct link to the YouTube video can be found here.

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22 Jul 22:44

Stock Up and Save on Versatile, Wonderful Sugru, Courtesy of Amazon

by Shep McAllister on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Gizmodo

Sugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear, and you can stock up today with 8-packs from Amazon for just $16 each, or about $6 less than usual.


04 Apr 16:21

There are different paths to your destination, choose your own...

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There are different paths to your destination, choose your own and #dontbesucharoadie

22 Mar 22:54

Malaysian Army reveals its Starstreak MANPADS

by alert5

The Malaysian Army recently release a set of photos showing its personnel undergoing training to operate the Thales Air Defense Starstreak Man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS).

Photos: Malaysian Armed Forces

Malaysia ordered the Lightweight Multiple Launcher (LML) and vehicle-based variants in July 2015.






16 Mar 15:00

BaT Auction: 35K-Mile 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-Speed

by bringatrailer

This 1994 BMW 850CSI is #19 of 225 850CSIs produced for the American market. The car has 35k miles and sports upgraded suspension and exhaust by Racing Dynamics, Strong strut brace, and staggered 19″ wheels by Axis wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires. It was originally sold in the United States and was brought to Canada 10 years ago by the current owner and seller. An aftermarket exhaust is fitted but the drivetrain is otherwise reported to be stock. It comes with a clean Carfax and Vancouver, B.C. title.


This is one of just nine cars finished in Hellrot Red. Paint is mostly original, though the seller notes that the forward surfaces have been repainted to eliminate some stone chipping.


The car is fitted with larger than stock wheels by Axis, with 285/30-R19 Bridgestone Potenza tires at the rear and 245/35-R19s at the front. The lowered stance is achieved with aftermarket springs and struts both by Racing Dynamics. The wheels have been repainted and polished, and the rears tuck very slightly inside the rear wheelarches. The original Throwing Star wheels are not included.


This particular example is fitted with extensive wood trim which has held up well. The shift knob has been replaced with an M5 part which has a backlit shift pattern, and the shifter is fitted with a short shift kit. Leather surfaces appear to have held up well, though some looseness can be seen in the seat leather. The original stereo has been replaced with an OEM BMW Executive item with CD player. Note the car phone.


Comfy power sport seats have been reconditioned and are said to work well and be comfortable for long drives. The headliner is new. A/C blows cold and all power accessories are said to work as they should.


BMW’s familiar V12 was enlarged to 5.6L for the 850CSI, and produced 380 horsepower and 400 ft. lbs. of torque in standard trim. This car has been fitted with a Racing Dynamics exhaust, but no other drivetrain modifications are mentioned. The seller has performed oil and filter changes every year regardless of mileage over their decade with the car. The Carfax and original books can be viewed in the gallery.

09 Mar 04:53

Michigan Cops Are Doing God's Work: Teaching Drivers Not To Drive Slow In The Left Lane

by Andrew P Collins

Left-lane cruisers are the worst. They’re the bane of any highway, just sitting in the passing lane at pace with the slowest-moving cattle on the road, generally having no clue they’re got a train of traffic behind them. Cops in Michigan aren’t having it anymore.


15 Feb 16:28

“Back off m8. I’ll cut you.” [video]

“Back off m8. I’ll cut you.” [video]

14 Feb 15:06


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25 Jan 06:24

In Hockey There's Only One Way to Cock Block

And it hurts.

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13 Jan 22:48

Watch how Russia troops attached to S-300 unit repel an ambush during drills

by alert5

A Russian S-300 air defense unit convoy had to fend off an ambush during a training exercise near the city of Voronezh recently.

22 Sep 23:44

Clásicas Del Zipa in Bogota

by Richard Masoner

Clásicas Del Zipa in BogotaA child dressed in vintage clothes rides his bicycle in Bogota during World Carfree Day on September 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GUILLERMO LEGARIA

My Spanish language Google-Fu is weak, but I think Clásicas Del Zipa is something like a vintage ride group from the Colombian city of Zipaquirá.

07 Sep 18:05

Alleged victim of Dr. White's practice remembered by daughter

Dietra Beahan is relieved to learn Redding Doctor James Gregory "Greg" White gave up his medical license on Monday.
28 May 16:46


by consumeconsume

cospobre la cosa

csopobre mistica

cospobre capitan america

cospobre groot

cospobre linterna verde

cospobre bella y bestia

cospobre goku

cospobre guille el se stree fighter

cospobre neo matrix y terminator

28 May 15:47

Boop! Jazz hands! Do a barrel roll! Jazz hands! Retreat!...

Boop! Jazz hands! Do a barrel roll! Jazz hands! Retreat! [video]

20 May 17:03

Must Be a Union Job

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15 May 09:38

Bike of the day - LEVEL BLACK

12 May 23:09



five guys, 5 thais

12 May 18:09

Fastest wheelie machine EVER!

by Alan Sikirić

Thing is something' else huh? The inside the frame dual drivetrain is SLAYING ME, lol!

11 May 17:26

Boop. [video]

Boop. [video]

04 Apr 09:57

If This Craigslist Ad Can't Sell a Chevy Cavalier, Nothing Will


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20 Jan 22:40

two shots

by consumeconsume

two shots

20 Jan 22:34

Will A Bong Hit A Day Keep the Doctor Away? New Study Suggests Maybe

by Bucky Turco
Will A Bong Hit A Day Keep the Doctor Away? New Study Suggests Maybe

At this point, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are widely accepted, with even CNN’s top doctor touting its positives and NIDA opening up to discussing its therapeutic value. However, one sticking point remains: is it safe to smoke? As noted by Medical Daily, “if smoking cigarettes, or basically anything else, can damage the lungs, then the smoke from marijuana should as well.”

Although that may seem like a very common sense position and is the main reason cited by Governor Cuomo for why New York State won’t have a cool medical weed program like in other states, a new Emory University study indicates that moderate amounts of smoked herbals DO NOT fuck up the lungs as much as preciously thought, according to science:

In a cross-sectional analysis using data from two rounds of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), researchers found that adults aged 18 to 59 who smoked one marijuana cigarette — aka joint — a day were still able to forcibly exhale the same volume of air in one second (known as forced expiratory volume, or FEV1) as someone who didn’t smoke marijuana. Measuring a person’s ability to exhale is called spirometry, and it’s the go-to method for diagnosing respiratory diseases, which impair lung function.

Marijuana users who smoked joints were also more likely to report minor bronchitis-like symptoms such as cough and sore throat, Mic reported. These effects appeared less often in smokers who used vaporizers, which heat the marijuana up just enough to release the active chemicals without combusting them. That meant it probably wasn’t the marijuana that caused the symptoms, but the papers the participants used to roll their joints.

And apparently it’s not the only study of this type. There has been previous research with similar results:

The current studies findings echo results from previous research. In one study from 2012, researchers found that people who smoked weed each day for seven years experienced no adverse effects to pulmonary function. In another study from 2013, researcher Donald P. Tashkin, from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, found “habitual use of marijuana alone does not appear to lead to significant abnormalities in lung function when assessed either cross-sectionally or longitudinally, except for possible increases in lung volumes and modest increases in airway resistance of unclear clinical significance.

Thanks for the study, smart people, but is there any way one of the authors involved in the research can take a moment and let the governor know about these latest findings before he fucks up New York’s medical pot?

(Photo: Pablo Mirano)

The post Will A Bong Hit A Day Keep the Doctor Away? New Study Suggests Maybe appeared first on ANIMAL.

09 Jan 22:10

Most Popular Water Bottle: Nalgene

by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team

Most Popular Water Bottle: Nalgene

In one of our biggest votes ever, Nalgene took the crown of Best Water Bottle with its combination of durability, capacity, and reputation. Some of them even glow in the dark.


05 Jan 21:21

32k Miles and Original Paint: 1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs

by bringatrailer

This 1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs (chassis JM1FC3318K0703615) is offered by the second owner who bought the car from the original owner in 2012. He had to have the engine rebuilt at the time due to the driving pattern of the original owner, apparently just to the country club and back for many years. The GTUs model is a de-contented lightweight of sorts, but with all the turbo model’s suspension and performance parts except with no forced induction. 1100 were supposedly made, and this might be the nicest one still in existence. Find it ending today here on eBay in Cincinnati, Ohio. Special thanks to BaT reader Nicholas D. for this submission!

1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs For Sale Red

The red paint is said to be all original. The black interior looks clean but the photos offered are pretty weak. A Nakamichi stereo resides in the dash, but otherwise things look stock. We like the red and black combo on this car, and the seats look like they have held up well.

1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs For Sale Interior

The GTUs name is a bit of a mystery. Does it mean this was a USA-only model, or was this model sold elsewhere? The seller lists the following as the GTUs specs:

  • 4.30 LSD
  • Turbo II brakes and suspension
  • Turbo II wheels
  • Shorter 5th gear .756
  • Aluminum hood
  • Rear wiper and sunroof delete


The engine bay is very clean, and we like the painted 13B RE intake manifold.

Mazda RX 7 Gtus | eBay

Below is a full review of the GTUs model from MotorWeek back in 1989. Does anyone else have Owings Mills, Maryland’s zip code memorized from watching John Davis recite it on that show for so many years?


30 Dec 21:38

Man On Drugs Jumps Off Bridge, Walks Away Like It's Nothing At All

by Michael Ballaban

A half-naked man in Tijuana, Mexico, found himself higher than an astronaut and cornered by police on both sides of a bridge. So he did the only thing you can when you're higher than an astronaut and half-naked in Tijuana, Mexico – he jumped.