Remainders – Things We Didn’t Post

Remainders – Things We Didn’t Post

The Mac Pro That Didn’t Exist…Our Nominee for Sexiest Use of Modern Video Production…A Gas Stove You Wear Around Your Neck…The Decline and Fall of Wikipedia…

Spec nerds felt a momentary spike in their britches today when Geekbench turned up a Mac Pro with a 3.19GHz Intel Xeon X5580 processor. “No,” you’re supposed to mutter knowingly, “the current top-of-the-line Pro only has a 2.93GHz X5570”. Was this some Cupertino super Mac busting forth with a score of 18765? In the end, the answer was “No…?” The chip was explained by a processor update, but there was still some unsolved BIOS mystery. Intense, right? [PC World]

Although you can’t call the video for Major Lazer’s “Pon De Floor” NSFW (because, in doing so, you’d have to label everything on the Fox channel as such), it is an oversexed romp that uses the latest in green screen, animation and ladder-leaping to get the point across. All I can say is, I finally know what it was like to be a crotchety old person in 1950 when the kids started dancing to that rock and roll. [YouTube]



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