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…Cocaine still has social stigma?

Radar Cocaine Prank

Radar wondered: Would sniffing the white stuff in public go unnoticed, or do people still care? Armed with a bag of confectioners’ sugar and the phone number for a lawyer, they set out to find out.

Potential targets include the swank (Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn), and the pedestrian (Starbucks), and the results might surprise you.

Care to indulge?

[Radar – White Mischief]

…There are a lot of reasons you’re still single?

JortsEver wonder why you’re still single?

Well wonder no more, because Radar has come up with 100 reasons why, and they’re amazingly accurate.

See how many you can check off the list.

[Radar – 100 Reasons You’re Still Single]

…Junior doesn’t need a driver?

Junior

Stanley may have put Stanford on the map, but Junior wants to put the map away entirely and just go it alone. Part of the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, an unmanned vehicle competition, Junior is Stanford’s entry; and considering their track record, is sure to be a strong showing among the fierce competitors. Junior has some big shoes to fill though, as Stanley did take home the crown of the 2005 DARPA Challenge, a feat that required it to traverse 132 miles of barely charted desert land without any direct human intervention. For the 2007 DARPA Challenge, vehicles will travel through a 60-mile urban area course, obeying all traffic regulations, negotiating other traffic and obstacles, and merging into traffic, all on their own.

Junior isn’t just any old driverless car though; it features every gadget and gizmo an intelligent car could wish for, including a 360-degree laser rangefinder, bumper mounted lasers, RADAR, GPS, and a whole bunch of other things that are so complicated they are referred to by acronym only. Make sure to tune in November 3 to find out if Junior can continue Stanford’s excellence, or if a new king of the driverless town will be crowned.

[DARPA Grand Challenge]

[Wikipedia – DARPA Grand Challenge]

[CNET – Junior Photos]

[Via: Engadget]