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  • Why Our Electronic Gizmos Inevitably Die

    01/28/2015 9:11:12 AM PST · by dennisw · 55 replies
    12/23/2014 | Robert X Cringely
    Almost ever electronic device made today except some for the military have solder joints that contain no lead. This is an effort to save our groundwater and our public health. The fact that the lead has been generally replaced with silver or bismuth, both of which are actually greater health risks than lead, well we’ll leave that one for Ralph Nader. The longer-term trend is toward all-tin connections, anyway, but they don’t work very well, either. Costs have gone up for computers with lead-free solder, mean time between failures (MTBF) has gone down (in this case down is bad) and...

    11/30/2014 5:02:41 PM PST · by blam · 100 replies
    BI ^ | 11-30-2014 | Myles Udland
    Myles Udland November 30, 2014 On Sunday night, gold was down more than 4% to as low as $1,143 an ounce after voters in Switzerland on Sunday rejected a measure that would have required the Swiss National Bank to increase its gold reserves from 8% to 20% of its holdings. The vote failed by a margin of 78%-22%. In addition the drop in gold, crude oil prices are resuming their tumble, and the price of other precious metals — silver and platinum — were also down sharply. Silver futures were down 12% early Sunday night and platinum futures were down...
  • Solid Concepts 3D Prints Another Metal Gun, ‘Reason’, a 10mm Auto 1911

    10/26/2014 8:32:55 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    3D ^ | 26OCT2014 | BRITTNEY SEVENSON
    In yet another move which may send shivers down the spines of law enforcement agencies around the world, while at the same time exciting techies and firearm advocates, Solid Concepts has revealed yet another 3D printed metal gun. Just under a year ago, the company, which has since been acquired by 3D printing giant Stratasys, revealed the world’s very first 3D printed metal handgun, the 1911. Although there had been a number of interesting plastic firearms 3D printed up until that time, this metal firearm was the first capable of shooting several rounds of ammunition flawlessly. In fact the original...
  • Former Korn Touring Guitarist Shane Gibson Dies

    04/15/2014 5:58:12 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Loudwire ^ | April 15, 2014 | Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann
    Sad news to report from the Korn family. Shane Gibson, who performed as a live member for Korn from 2007-2010, has passed away at the age of 35 from complications due to a blood clotting disorder... Gibson went on to play with SchwarZenatoR, stOrk and others ...
  • Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

    04/02/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 21 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | n/a | n/a
    Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides. The people posing in these photos represent bands with names that are anything but cuddly – Napalm Death, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Skeletonwitch and Lightning Swords Of Death. But despite these fearsome band names and their black leather, spikes, tattoos and muscles, it’s clear...
  • HEAVY METAL Band Name Generator:

    08/19/2013 1:23:46 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 71 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49By Billboard Staff

    05/02/2013 3:57:43 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 48 replies
    Billboard ^ | 05/02/2013 | Billboard Staff
    Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman died earlier today of liver failure. He was 49. "Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home," the band's longtime publicist said in a statement. "Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure." Hanneman co-founded the thrash metal greats with Kerry King in 1981; their breakthrough came in 1986 with the brutalist album "Reign in Blood." Hanneman wrote or co-wrote the set's standout tracks, "Angel of Death" and "Raining Blood." Click here to play...
  • Need Help Finding Good Metal Detector

    03/09/2013 5:12:05 PM PST · by The Louiswu · 37 replies
    Me ^ | 3/9/2013 | The Louiswu
    Hi - My wife has said she would like a metal detector for her birthday in late April. I know nothing about them and would like some help so I can get her a really good one. I am willing to spend a few hundred dollars for one if that is what it takes, but I want one that will do a good job locating objects and is good quality. Thanks in advance!
  • Cyber War Goes Heavy Metal New computer attack detected on Iran nuclear facility

    07/26/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/26/12 | Bill Gertz
    Computer systems at Iran’s nuclear facilities were attacked recently by a new worm that forced some workstations to randomly play the heavy metal rock song Thunderstruck, U.S. officials said. The computer attack followed several U.S.- and Israeli-origin virtual strikes on Iran’s illicit nuclear program that involved the insertion of malicious software into Iranian industrial control networks. Those attacks were carried out under the code names Stuxnet and Flame. The latest attack took place about a week ago and was discovered after an Iranian scientist revealed it in emails sent to a Finnish computer security expert asking for assistance in countering...
  • Police Arrest Suspect Dubbed The ‘Crapper Scrapper’

    03/19/2012 4:13:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 3/19/2012 | CBS4
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Valuable parts have been stolen from restrooms across the Denver metro area and then cashed in for money. Now investigators say they know who is responsible. Donald Allen Citron, 48, faces 18 charges, including burglary and theft. He’s accused of stealing toilet parts from several locations, including Southwest Plaza Mall, University of Denver, and Craig Hospital. Most of the crimes happened in just a few minutes, but police Citron is a plumber and all he needed was a wrench and a screw driver to steal pipes and the plumbing in toilets. The items he’s accused...
  • Mysterious metal ball from space falls in Namibia

    12/22/2011 10:58:53 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 38 replies ^ | 12-23-11 | CleanTV
    A mysterious metal ball reportedly fell from space , landing in a grasslands area of the African nation of Namibia. So far experts claim the object is not of alien origin. It has two bumps on each end, appears to be hollow and weights about 13 pounds. Namibia's National Forensic Science Institute Director Paul Ludik said the sphere is 3.6 feet around and is made out of a "sophisticated" alloy that is not unknown to modern science, although it has no identifying markings to link it with a country or a company. So far that's about all we're told. But...
  • Unidentified object careens through roof of building

    12/03/2011 1:42:15 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies ^ | 2 Dec 2011 | unattributed
    PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- A piece of debris came crashing through the roof of a building in Plymouth. Investigators are not sure where the piece of debris came from or what it came from. However, they do know it came from far up because the force of the object falling tore a hole through the roof of a building. Luckily, the object fell into an empty room and no one was hurt. Andrew McWilliams, an employee at Michael’s Warehouse, was shocked when he opened a door in his office to see the debris on the floor. “And that was the first...
  • The Moon Is Bursting With Precious Titanium

    10/13/2011 7:29:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Wed Oct 12, 2011 01:16 PM ET | By Irene Klotz
    A new map of the moon has uncovered a trove of areas rich in titanium, which could one day be mined. Lava flows that turned into rocks on the moon are enriched with titanium in concentrations far higher than what is found on Earth. The precious material could be used to construct equipment for lunar and other spacecraft.< Detailed maps from a robotic NASA science satellite circling the moon show deposits as rich as about 18 percent, planetary geologist Jeffrey Gillis-Davis, with the University of Hawaii, told Discovery News. “Up to 3 percent is considered high on Earth,” he said....
  • Weekend Vanity: Heavy Metal Conversion Experience

    09/03/2011 10:03:44 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 78 replies · 1+ views
    9/3/11 | dagogo redux
    With Labor Day coming up, I find myself again reflecting on the wisdom of our elected leaders, who, in years past, had the insight to offer a holy day of celebration in honor of the American Labor Movement and its Marxist underpinnings. But that’s not all I found myself doing this fine weekend. No, I was on the road for an extended drive in my fairly new, reliable as hell, non-union-built Toyota Tacoma, which came equipped with Sirius Satellite Radio reception. Our single local “conservative talk” station, in typical lame fashion, had again bumped Rush’s Weekend in Review for some...
  • Magic Metal Beans Keep Your Coffee Hot For Hours

    04/28/2011 5:42:51 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies
    I would trade a cow for these magic beans. Seriously. "Coffee Joulies" are a new invention that are stainless steel "beans" that keep your coffee at the perfect temperature for several hours. Hours. How do they work? Their Kickstarter page says: This material is designed to melt at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and absorbs a lot of energy as it melts. This is how Joulies cool your coffee down three times faster than normal. Once it reaches this temperature, the special material begins to solidify again, releasing the energy it stored when it melted. This is how Joulies keep your coffee...
  • Heavy Metal: 12 Million Tons of Chinese Rice Contaminated

    02/27/2011 8:23:18 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 108 replies ^ | 2/23/11
    Ugh. Hong Kong's English daily South China Morning Post has a distinctly unsavory dispatch from the Chinese media this morning: Government scientists have released research that millions of acres of Chinese agricultural land and over 12 million tons of Chinese grain are contaminated by toxic metal pollution, according to this week's edition of the China Economic Weekly, a state-run magazine. Last week, a separate article reported that 10% of Chinese rice contained excess cadmium, a heavy metal known to cause cancer.
  • Destroyer Commissioning Honors Marine Hero (Marine Corps Cpl. Jason L. Dunham)

    11/12/2010 12:13:18 PM PST · by Dubya · 22 replies
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 – Final preparations are under way in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the commissioning tomorrow of the Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, to be named honoring Marine Corps Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroism in Iraq. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos is slated to deliver the keynote address during the ceremony at Port Everglades, and Debra Dunham will serve as sponsor of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named for her late son. Navy Cmdr. M. Scott Sciretta, USS Jason Dunham’s first commanding officer, and his 276-member crew also...
  • Amid Tension, China Blocks Rare Earth Exports to Japan

    09/22/2010 9:57:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2010 | Keith Bradsher
    Sharply raising the stakes in a dispute over Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing trawler captain, the Chinese government has placed a trade embargo on all exports to Japan of a crucial category of minerals used in products like hybrid cars, wind turbines and guided missiles. Chinese customs officials are halting all shipments to Japan of so-called rare earth elements, industry officials said on Thursday morning. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao personally called for Japan’s release of the captain, who was detained after his vessel collided with two Japanese coast guard vessels about 40 minutes apart as he tried...
  • Why Uranium Will Make Someone Rich

    06/17/2010 11:40:08 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies · 307+ views ^ | 06/16/2010 | Dave Forest
    Uranium is a very unusual sector. For one, it's small. So small, that at one point in history top-producing nations like Canada and France tried to form a uranium cartel to control prices for the metal. The "uranium OPEC" failed. But production today is de facto controlled by a handful of companies. Consider this. The world's top ten uranium mines account for 59% of global production. (The top mine, Saskatchewan's McArthur River, alone puts out 15% of the world's supply.) This is very concentrated, compared to other sectors. In the copper sector, the top ten mines turn out just 30%...
  • Paranoid about your health? Dr. Ozzy will set you straight (Ozzy is health advisor at London Times)

    06/08/2010 4:46:06 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 20 replies · 85+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/8/10 | Lauren Beckham Falcone
    Just when you thought a medical degree meant something, Ozzy Osbourne is now “Dr. Ozzy.” Crazy, that’s how it goes. The former pill-popping, pot-smoking, cognac-swilling ant snorter who was hit by a plane, treated for rabies, committed to a mental hospital and declared legally dead twice has a new gig - health columnist for the Times of London. What, Keith Richards wasn’t available? Writes Dr. Ozzy: “It makes perfect sense: I’ve seen literally thousands of doctors over my lifetime, and spent well over 1 million pounds on them, to the point where I sometimes think I know more about being...
  • Prepare to lose metals, says UN group

    05/26/2010 12:48:24 AM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,025+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 20 May 2010 | Andy Extance
    Supplies of speciality metals like lithium, neodymium and indium could become restricted unless recycling rates improve. That's the message from the first two of six reports prepared to assess metal supply sustainability for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 'Scientists should anticipate the possibility that they may not have the whole periodic table to work with in future,' says Thomas Graedel, who led the Global Metal Flows Working Group that compiled the studies.  The report series won't deliver overall supply and demand projections until nearer to the 2012 Rio Earth Summit. Nevertheless Graedel, who is also director of Yale University's Center for Industrial Ecology...
  • Metal legend Ronnie James Dio dead at 67

    05/16/2010 2:57:01 PM PDT · by devane617 · 173 replies · 4,773+ views
    breitbart ^ | 05/16/2010
    Ronnie James Dio, whose soaring vocals, poetic lyrics and mythic tales of a never-ending struggle between good and evil broke new ground in heavy metal, died Sunday, according to a statement from his wife and manager. He was 67.
  • Bret Michaels Suffers Brain Hemorrhage

    04/23/2010 2:41:22 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 63 replies · 2,794+ views ^ | 4/23/10 | TMZ Staff
    Bret Michaels was rushed to the hospital late Thursday night after suffering a massive hemorrhage near his brain stem, this according to Michaels is reportedly in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital. According to the report, Michaels was suffering from excruciating headaches earlier in the day. According to the report, Michaels underwent several tests -- including CAT Scans and MRIs. The report claims it was determined Michaels suffered from a "subarachnoid hemorrhage" -- bleeding at the base of his brain stem. Earlier this month, Michaels was rushed to the hospital after experiencing stomach pains -- he ended up having...
  • Shipping Indices Highlight a Potential Commodities Sell off

    03/12/2010 9:57:44 AM PST · by goldenwings · 2 replies · 307+ views ^ | 03/12/2010 | Dave Forest
    The China Containerized Freight Index has bee-lined upward in 2010. The index tracks shipping prices for goods sailing from China to 11 different regions around the world. Between January 15 and February 26, the index rose 17%. During the same period, the Baltic Dry Index (which tracks average shipping prices globally) fell 18%. As I mentioned, these numbers suggest a big increase in goods being shipping from China relative to the rest of the world. With anecdotal evidence that at least some of the exports were metals. The fear being that Chinese metals stockpiles are being drawn down and re-exported....
  • Merry Christmas Headbangers!

    12/23/2009 3:35:17 PM PST · by papasmurf · 17 replies · 510+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/2009 | papasmurf
  • 'Pillaging' Vikings unmasked as eco warriors

    12/03/2009 7:58:22 AM PST · by BGHater · 24 replies · 865+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 02 Dec 2009 | Paul Jeeves
    THEIR reputation for raping and pillaging may not have set them out as the ideal role-models for an environmentally-friendly way of life. But it seems that lessons could perhaps be learnt from the Vikings after the intriguing discovery in Yorkshire of what is believed to be a metal recycling centre dating back to the 11th century. Historians and metal detector enthusiasts have made the find which is being heralded as evidence of how the Norse invaders recycled their fearsome array of weapons. Hundreds of pieces of metal including arrowheads, shards of swords and axe heads have been unearthed as part...
  • Gold Reaches New Record Above $1,100

    11/06/2009 7:51:33 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 341+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 11-6-2009 | Nick Godt
    Gold Reaches New Record Above $1,100 By Nick Godt MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Gold futures barreled to a new record high above $1,100 an ounce on Friday, as news that the U.S. unemployment rate topped 10.2% in October boosted expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero well into next year, pressuring the dollar. Gold for December delivery, the most active futures contract, rose as high as $1,100.50 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained up to $1,101.90 an ounce in electronic trade. It recently gained $6.40, or 0.6%, to $1,095.80. The U.S. economy...
  • Lit drummer Allen Shellenberger dead at 39 (Brain Cancer)

    08/14/2009 10:06:02 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 8 replies · 650+ views
    Consequence of Sound ^ | 8-14-2009 | Alex Young
    Lit drummer Allen Shellenberger dead at 39 By Alex Young on August 14th, 2009 Allen Shellenberger, founding member and drummer of the band Lit, lost his battle with brain cancer yesterday. He was 39-years-old. In May of 2008, the California native was diagnosed with a malignant glioma brain tumor and immediately underwent clinical trials, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute. Shellenberger had been a member of Lit for nearly two decades and had been performing with the band until last fall. He is survived by his daughter Giovanna Mackey, his mother Connie James, and his...
  • As Brazil’s Economy Explodes, China Overtakes the US as its Largest Trading Partner

    05/20/2009 9:31:27 PM PDT · by wrrock · 13 replies · 899+ views
    UK Telegraph via ^ | 10 May 2009 | Malcolm Moore, in Shanghai UK Telegraph
    The US has been Brazil’s principal trading partner for nearly 80 years, but a sudden surge in Chinese demand for Brazilian iron ore in the first quarter of this year dislodged the Americans. The news is the latest sign of China’s increasing challenge to US hegemony in Latin America. China has been steadily increasing its sphere of influence and has become particularly close to the four “Red” South American countries: Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.
  • 'Iron Maiden: Flight 666': Heavy metal’s finest goes airborne in inspired documentary

    04/21/2009 8:35:40 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 75 replies · 1,638+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | April 17, 2009 | Jeff Miers
    If you’re looking for “Spinal Tap” jokes, you won’t find them here. Sure, that “mock-umentary” did a great job nailing the vacuous hilarity at the heart of bloated ’80s heavy metal, and it made just about every rock documentary that followed in its wake seem like at least a bit of a joke. Iron Maiden, however, has never fit the accepted mold, nor followed the rules. And with its brilliant new “road movie” “Flight 666,” the band shows no sign of doing so — now or ever.
  • JERSEY CITY - FAA: Falling Metal Did Not Come From Airplane

    02/18/2009 5:46:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,346+ views
    wcbstv. ^ | Feb 18, 2009
    The Federal Aviation Administration says a piece of hot metal that crashed through the roof of a Jersey City business did not come from an airplane.FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac says investigators examined the metal and determined it is made of cast iron, which is not used in airplanes. She says it's up to local authorities to determine where the object came from.Owner Al Smith was fork-lifting a sofa onto a wooden storage platform around 10 a.m. at his moving company when he heard a sound he thought was a bomb.A piece of warm metal the size of a brick came...
  • Iraq metal band reunites in U.S., meets idols

    02/05/2009 2:16:04 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 17 replies · 716+ views
    msnbc ^ | 2-4-09 | Brian Ries
    NEW YORK - One of Iraq's first heavy metal bands has been reunited in the United States after fleeing their homeland as refugees. Members of Acrassicauda faced death threats in Iraq for playing Western rock music and went into hiding before spending two years exiled in Syria and Turkey. Named after a type of scorpion, Acrassicauda began writing and playing heavy metal in 2001 after being inspired by bands including Metallica and Slayer.
  • Iron Maiden: Flight 666 - The Movie

    01/24/2009 6:07:50 PM PST · by wastedyears · 29 replies · 4,547+ views
    Iron Maiden website ^ | January 20, 2009
    Saw this and got really really excited about it.
  • Trilateral Plan to Corner World Gold Market?

    12/10/2008 7:11:22 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 1,170+ views [Editor's note: members of the Trilateral Commission and companies with Commission representation appear in bold type.] Since 1973, this writer has made inquiry as to the location and ownership of the vast stores of monetary gold (400 oz., .999 pure bars) in the world. There has not been a formal audit on Fort Knox, for instance, since the Eisenhower administration. Official statistics on gold holdings are often contradictory. Getting plain answers from any Central Bank in the world, including the Fed, is virtually impossible. This paper points out a pattern of manipulation that has been clearly observed by many...
  • Heavy metal monk in second album

    07/19/2008 9:32:28 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 31 replies · 139+ views
    BBC ^ | 18 July 2008 | Frances Kennedy
    At first glance, Cesare Bonizzi looks like the archetypal Capuchin monk - round-faced, stout, with twinkling eyes and a long flowing white beard. But beneath his robes beats a heart of metal. Brother Cesare is the lead singer in a heavy metal band which has just released its second album. A former missionary in the Ivory Coast, he lives in a small friary in the Milan hinterland. The 62-year-old monk's love affair with heavy metal began when he attended a Metallica concert some 15 years ago. "I was overwhelmed and amazed by the sheer energy of it" he says. Brother...
  • Who Is Your Favorite Guitar Player/Guitarist?

    05/28/2008 5:10:29 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 419 replies · 1,772+ views
    Per popular demand, after the very successful "Who Is Your Favorite Drummer?" thread, here we have a new posting to determine who is your favorite guitarist of all time.
  • Who Is Your Favorite Drummer?

    05/27/2008 7:47:59 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 210 replies · 273+ views
  • Totally 80's Hair Attack Sandbox: "The Godd, The Bad & The Ugly!"

    05/18/2008 11:01:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 270 replies · 29,132+ views
    And The Winners Are....
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Rock/Pop Musicians Who Turn 60 This Year!

    05/16/2008 2:14:00 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 104 replies · 1,681+ views
    Musicians Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent, Steve Winwood, Robert Plant, Kenny Loggins, Glenn Frey, Alice Cooper, Tony Iommi, Chris Squire, James Taylor, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, Donna Summer, John Bonham (R.I.P.) & Rick James (R.I.P.)
  • CNN - Iron Maiden: Revealed

    05/10/2008 12:23:54 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 47 replies · 276+ views
    CNN ^ | May 9th, 2008
    Saw that they finally have this up on the band's website, so I figure I'll post it to give people an opportunity to learn that not all of us metal fans are dirty, dark people who take one shower a week. Hope you guys enjoy it.
  • MTV's "Rock The Cradle" - Kids of Famous Music Stars Compete Live - Thursdays at 10P/9C!

    05/06/2008 5:39:05 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 68 replies · 230+ views
    A'Keiba Burrell - daughter of rapper MC Hammer. Landon Brown - eldest son of R&B singer Bobby Brown. Lara Johnston -daughter of Doobie Brothers' singer Tom Johnston. Chloe Lattanzi - daughter of Olivia Newton-John. Crosby Loggins - son of singer Kenny Loggins. Jesse Money -daughter of singer Eddie Money. Jesse Blaze Snider - son of Dee Snider. Albert J. Brown IV - son of R&B singer Al B. Sure. Lucy Walsh - daughter of legendary guitarist Joe Walsh.
  • Metal Pipes Worth More Than Some US Homes

    04/01/2008 7:08:25 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 241+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-2-2008 | Catherine Elsworth
    Metal pipes worth more than some US homes By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles Last Updated: 2:19am BST 02/04/2008 Copper pipes and wiring found in many of America's repossessed homes are now more valuable than the properties themselves. Across the country thieves are stripping empty houses of the copper, aluminium, and brass in their plumbing and heating systems to take advantage of the crashing property market and the soaring price of scrap metal, much of which is sold to China and India. The trend has accelerated as the glut of unwanted properties clog the market, dragging down house prices. "Houses...
  • Metal Theives rival "elitist politicians"

    12/13/2007 10:07:57 PM PST · by PizzaDriver · 14 replies · 344+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Dec 13 2007 | Abe Winter
    "Copper thieves hit Omaha's police/fire training center being built"... "Not even public-safety buildings are immune from thieves in search of copper. The building that will house Omaha’s police and fire training center, under construction at Rainwood Road and Nebraska Highway 133, was victimized... Thieves stole copper piping and fittings, a saw and a core-drill machine worth more than $5,000. The building is next door to the National Guard Readiness Center."
  • Vocalist Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot Found Dead in Vegas

    11/26/2007 8:25:04 AM PST · by RockinRight · 72 replies · 724+ views ^ | 11/26/2007
    Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin DuBrow was found dead at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday. Friends reportedly went to his home and found the singer. The musician was 52. DuBrow started the heavy metal band Dubrow in 1980 and later changed the name to Quiet Riot. The group released an album “Mental Health” that took them to the top of the charts. They were the first metal band to receive number one status on their debut album. Their latest album “Rehab” was released in 2006. Most recently, the group performed in July at glam metal festival “Rocklahoma” and at...
  • Death-cheating cat dubbed bionic[Bionic Cat]

    11/23/2007 5:47:17 PM PST · by BGHater · 55 replies · 646+ views
    BBC ^ | 23 Nov 2007 | BBC
    Baby's x-ray showing the inserted metal implants (photo: Bill Osment) A cat who was fitted with metal plates in all four legs after surviving two 21ft falls has been dubbed "bionic".Six-year-old Baby fractured her back legs after falling from a window in her south London home in September. The domestic short-haired cat had a metal plate and screws inserted at the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria. To the surprise of vets, an X-ray showed she had two implants in her front legs, inserted after a similar plunge when she was a kitten. Extremely lucky Vets said Baby was...
  • Archaeologists Stumble On Sensational Find (7,500 YO Metal Tools)

    10/04/2007 8:12:12 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 1,163+ views
    B92 ^ | 10-4-2007
    Archaeologists stumble on sensational find 4 October 2007 Prokuplje -- Serbian archaeologists found evidence of the what could be the oldest metal workshop in all of Europe. According to National Museum archaeologist Dušan Šljivar, experts found a “copper chisel and stone ax at a location near Prokuplje in which the foundation has proven to be 7,500 years old, leading us to believe that it was one of the first places in which metal weapons and tools were made in prehistory.” Archaeologists hope that this find in southern Serbia will prove the theory that the metal age began a lot earlier...
  • Led Zeppelin to Perform Comeback Gig

    09/12/2007 3:22:07 PM PDT · by Pistolshot · 1 replies · 504+ views
    Comcast ^ | 9/12/07 | By ROMINA SPINA
    LONDON - Led Zeppelin will perform a one-time comeback concert in memory of Ahmet Ertegun, a co-founder of Atlantic Records. The band will perform together for the first time in 19 years on Nov. 26, at London's The O2 venue, on the banks of the River Thames. Promoters said the concert would pay tribute to Ertegun _ the label boss who popularized Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin _ who died in December at age 83. "During the Zeppelin years, Ahmet Ertegun was a major foundation of solidarity and accord," said Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant. "For us he...
  • Ever heard of a Tesla coil based Metals Analyzer? (vanity)

    08/25/2007 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 12 replies · 726+ views
    me | 8/25/07 | me
    I have this machine called a Metals Analyzer made by Applied Precision Technologies. It looks to be made in the 60's. It was given to my father by a man who said it was based on Tesla coil technology. Anyone know anything about it?
  • Lead stolen from (Brtitish) church roofs to ship to China

    08/05/2007 3:28:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 234+ views
    Telegraph ^ | August 5, 2007 | Jasper Copping
    Police have warned of a bizarre crime wave sweeping Britain as thieves strip millions of pounds' worth of metal off buildings to ship to China and other countries where demand is soaring.   Costly: The damaged roof of the Ragged School Museum, which was left with a repair bill of £20,000 Thousands of properties - including hundreds of churches and other historic buildings with lead roofs - have been targeted by organised gangs who sell the metal on to unscrupulous dealers.It is then shipped overseas, either as scrap or after being melted down, to countries such as India, China and...
  • Lead stolen from church roofs to ship to China[UK]

    08/05/2007 12:57:57 PM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 559+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05 Aug 2007 | Jasper Copping
    Police have warned of a bizarre crime wave sweeping Britain as thieves strip millions of pounds' worth of metal off buildings to ship to China and other countries where demand is soaring. Thousands of properties - including hundreds of churches and other historic buildings with lead roofs - have been targeted by organised gangs who sell the metal on to unscrupulous dealers. It is then shipped overseas, either as scrap or after being melted down, to countries such as India, China and Dubai, which are struggling to find enough materials to keep their booming manufacturing and building industries supplied. According...