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…John Mayer’s iTunes crashes too?

John Mayer Apple Crash Report

Apparently John Mayer’s talents extend beyond the musical arena from time to time, because when his iTunes crashed as he was trying to load it up with new running music to replace “Bittersweet Symphony” with, he typed out one of the best crash reports I’d imagine anyone at Apple has ever seen.

Want to take bets on how long it takes Apple to get back to him?

[Via: John Mayer’s Blog]

…Caffeine can help you nap better?

Caffeine Nap

If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, try taking a caffeine nap.

Here’s how:

  1. Right before you crash, down a cup of java. The caffeine has to travel through your gastro-intestinal tract, giving you time to nap before it kicks in.
  2. Close your eyes and relax. Even if you only doze, you’ll get what’s known as effective microsleep, or momentary lapses of wakefulness.
  3. Limit your nap to 15 minutes. A half hour can lead to sleep inertia, or the spinning down of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which handles functions like judgment. This gray matter can take 30 minutes to reboot.

[Wired – Cheat On The Need To Sleep]

[Via: Lifehacker]

…DYH will miss Colin McRae?

The motorsports world lost an icon today, when rally legend Colin McRae was killed after a helicopter that he was piloting crashed, killing both Colin and his five year-old son.

RIP Colin, you will be missed.

[Times Online]

…Eddie Griffin crashed a Ferrari Enzo?

Ferrari Enzo Eddie Murphy Crash

Actor/Comedian (though apparently not /Driver) Eddie Griffin was rehearsing for a charity racing event today when he lost control of his FERRARI ENZO (yes, a $643,330 Ferrari Enzo, one of only 399 to ever see pavement) and crashed it into a barrier. Thankfully, and yet sadly, the entire thing was caught on tape, so click through if you have a strong stomach for automotive carnage (Eddie was unhurt, though the car can’t say the same).

[Wikipedia – Ferrari Enzo]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Rally crashes are crazy?

Though it’s fun watching rally cars careen around a track, clipping apexes and sliding through the impossible with a grace and a style that few can master, the real fun of watching rally cars, and probably the reason that most people watch, are the crashes. When it all goes so wrong is when watching goes so right. The crashing, the smashing, and sometimes the falling are all just a split second and a missed decision away, and that’s what keeps it interesting. This crash takes the cake though. I’ll bet the driver of the Peugeot wrote one heck of a thank you to the guy who welded in his safety cage.

[Via: Jalopnik]