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…Microsoft wants you to steal Office?

The Ultimate Steal

Here’s an interesting move by Microsoft: They figure that most college students are smart enough to steal a copy of Office Ultimate 2007 and get away with it, so instead of getting $0 for all of their hard work, the ‘soft guys decided to let students ‘steal’ a copy for only $59.95. (The regular price is $679!)

It’s a digital copy, so they must download to install, but considering that’s what students would need to do for a ‘stolen’ copy anyways, you’ve got to assume that downloading isn’t much of a deterrent anymore.

All you need is a .edu email and .5 units.

I wonder how much a unit at the local city college would cost…

[The Ultimate Steal]

…Keg math is hard?


Throwing a party? You could buy a keg and hope for the best, but why not just let The Kegulator do the hard work for you. By plugging in how many people will be drinking and how drunk you think they plan on getting, The Kegulator will figuring out just how much beer you’ll need to buy as well as how much ice and how many cups you’ll need to dispense that beer. It’s like having a web based college roommate.

[The Kegulator]

[Via: TechCrunch]

…Cow tipping is not as easy as one would think?

Cow Tipping

Cow tipping (The pastime, not the way of thanking the cow for his prompt and courteous service) has always been something you heard that a friend of a friend did once to his udder amusement, though you’ve never seen it done yourself. Sometimes the story even includes the fact that the cow is unable to get up and can even die from such a maneuver. Animal lovers everywhere can now breathe a sigh of relief though, as it appears this sport of sorts has been officially debunked into the realm of urban legend. The legend has two origins, one being that cows lean into the wind when they sleep, and thus, a cow tipper just pushes in the direction of the wind while the cow pushes back against the force of what it thinks is the wind, and then at just the right moment the tippers jump out of the way and the cow falls under its own weight. The second method involves the use of brute force to simply push the animal over before it awakens. Contrary to the myth though, many cows lie down when sleeping, and most are easily awoken due to their prey like reflexes. Even if a cow were to be tipped over though, there is nothing that would prevent them from simply standing back up, contrary to the popular death scenario. Besides the fact that a cow would simply need to wake up to prevent an unplanned horizontal slumber, a zoologist a the University of British Columbia calculated that it would take the simultaneous force of five people pushing in unison to tip a cow, and though a well organized team of tippers could probably pull off such a feat, most of the participants in the sport of cow tipping are usually in some state of heavy intoxication. Despite being debunked, cow tipping will probably still live on in the hearts and dreams of drunken college students and bored country folk across the land.

[Wikipedia – Cow Tipping]

[Cow Tipping]

[Via: The Presurfer]