An unexpected homecoming: On the heels of revealing his medical plight to the Venezuelan public (he recently revealed he had cancer surgery), Hugo Chavez has returned to his homeland. “Here I am then, in my house and very happy!! Good day to my lovely Venezuela! Good day to the lovely people! Thanks to my God! This is the beginning of the return,” the leader wrote on Twitter. This comes as a surprise — he was expected to stay in Cuba for further treatment for some time, but it makes sense that he’d see a return as the only way to quell speculation he’s physically unable to remain President. source
15:36 // 2 years ago
Wolf Blitzer tries out a Situation Room without walls, magic or otherwise: A massive power outage over at CNN’s DC bureau forced the network into some unexpected measures to get Situation Room on the air. After all, what would America do if they missed just one scheduled day with Wolf Blitzer? Looks like Situation Plaza might be more appropriate.
18:09 // 2 years ago
Maybe we’re showing our age, but we don’t get why Minecraft has gotten a disproportionate level of hype. It’s made its developer lots of money, though it’s effectively a really next-level version of Lego with a multiplayer element. Oh, and those pseudo-8-bit graphics are a nice touch. These are elements of a good game, but a multi-level success like Minecraft? Color us impressed. In this clip over here, some guy built an 8-mile long train tunnel using the game. And last week we saw that someone made a to-scale version of the Star Trek Enterprise. Really? People have this much time to spend on this game?
Minecraft’s success, while pretty cool, utterly baffles us
10:32 // 3 years ago