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Sunday, June 14, 2009



Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan [Big Pictures]

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Here's a glimpse from Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder of life with the U.S. Marines at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

Firefox 3.5 Preview Shows New Hope For Open Media Standards

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 05:20 PM PDT

"Firefox 3.5 will be able to smoothly resize videos on the fly within the page. The interesting part, though, is that these videos are in OGG format - in other words, entirely open"

Intel Hopes To Enter Smartphone Chip Market

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Next year, Intel plans to introduce a new version of Atom thatis even more power efficient than the one we have today. CalledMoorestown, this upcoming chip will begin targeting the smartphonemarket. In 2011, Intel plans to introduce an even smaller and lesspower hungry version of the chip known as Medfield.

George Will: GM & Chrysler Good Cases for Judicial Activism?

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Controversy about the judiciary's proper role is again at a boil because of a Supreme Court vacancy, and conservatives are warning against "judicial activism." But the Chrysler and GM bailouts and bankruptcies are reasons for conservatives to rethink the usefulness of that phrase and to make some distinctions.

Stars at the Galactic Center - Astronomy Picture of the Day

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

The center of our Milky Way Galaxy is hidden from the prying eyes of optical telescopes by clouds of obscuring dust and gas. But in this stunning vista, the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared cameras, penetrate much of the dust revealing the stars of the crowded galactic center region. [...]

Crist Signs Zo Kidney Bill

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Alonzo Mourning, all 6-foot, 10-inches of him, returned Wednesday to Tallahassee to watch Gov. Charlie Crist sign into law a kidney transplant bill named for the former Miami Heat star. Mourning, himself a kidney transplant recipient, had visited the Florida Capitol in April to seek support from Crist and lawmakers for the bill.

The Revolution Will Be Twittered

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 04:51 PM PDT

Mock not. As the regime shut down other forms of communication, Twitter survived. With some remarkable results. Those rooftop chants that were becoming deafening in Tehran? A few hours ago, this concept of resistance was spread by a twitter message.

Legal quirk lets anyone sue over patents

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Look carefully at the lid to your coffee cup or the handle of your disposable razor. A recent ruling on an obscure, century-old statute has opened the door for people familiar with the finer points of patent law to sue companies that stamp their products with expired patent numbers.

Ping Pong Acrobatics

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Ping-Pong In China Is Serious Business

Cute Animal Photos That Make You Go "Awww" (PICS)

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT


NYT's Nicholas Kristof Says Drugs Won the War on Drugs

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 04:01 PM PDT

This year marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's start of the war on drugs, and it now appears that drugs have won. "We've spent a trillion dollars prosecuting the war on drugs," Norm Stamper, a former police chief of Seattle told me.

Fox News Fail (Video)

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT


Herschel telescope 'opens eyes'

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Europe's new billion-euro Herschel space observatory, launched in May, has achieved a critical milestone. The telescope has opened the hatch that has been protecting its sensitive instruments from contamination.

20+ Best Tutorials to Convert Psd to Html/CSS

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

You've designed your site but you're having a little trouble turning your design PSD into a coded layout. Here i've listed 20+ Best Tutorials to convert Psd to Html/CSS.These tutorial should help you learn how to find the best way to code it.

Search for life on distant planets gets boost

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

A new technique for detecting signs of life on distant planets by analysing light could soon lead astronomers to extra-terrestrial life.

A Reality Show with Terminally Ill People, That’s Too Far!

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Each week, "Live for the Moment"… will send a different person with a terminal disease diagnosis on an uplifting adventure related to an unfulfilled wish, like and exotic trip or hoped-for reunion. Having shot the pilot episode earlier this year, starring a man with Lou Gehrig's Disease, Probst says, "It's the best thing I've ever been a part of."

Take A Look At What Is Happening In Iran (Flickr Slideshow)

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 02:10 PM PDT


Bill Maher Turns On Obama: "Not What I Voted For" (Vid)

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Hollywood Reporter: The left-leaning Bill Maher is tired of Obama the TV star and has some 'new rules' for the President. Does Maher go too far or is he hitting the vein?

Great themes for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty jackalope

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Great themes for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty jackalope, are very nice and the installation quit easy , just add the repository and install the them by using the command apt-get install

Max Payne 3 Details - High Res Scans

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Max payne has changed quite a bit since the last sequel back in 2003. The new issue of Game Informer has 10 pages of details on the hot upcoming sequel, check out the scans for more details.

The end of social media? Probably not....

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Is the Twitpocalypse nigh? Is the end of Facebook right around the corner? And if so, how on earth are you going to fill eight hours a day at work?

The Five Sleaziest Wrestling Stories Of All Time

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

If you've seen The Wrestler, you're probably aware that the world of professional wrestling is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Well, truth is always stranger than fiction, and the following five real tales of grappling depravity would make Mickey Rourke pass out in his cheerios. It's a dirty world in the squared circle – read on and enjoy.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising Won’t Utilize MGS4 Engine

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is, undoubtedly, one of the best looking games of this generation, however, it seems that the upcoming Metal Gear title Metal Gear Solid: Rising won't be utilizing the Metal Gear Solid 4 engine.

Motel America (PICS)

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Cool collection of motel signs around the U.S.

CSS Cheatsheet Wallpaper in Helvetica

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 01:10 PM PDT

A beautiful Desktop Wallpaper for CSS Developers.

6 Disgusting Ways Animals Can Improve Your Health

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Nature is disgusting, but it also gives rise to medical breakthroughs that benefit mankind. Nauseating, repulsive breakthroughs.

Laser Cat Makes His Own Pet Door

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Laser Cat shall not be constrained by your pathetic flimsy doors. PIC

Fight Club rules

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 12:30 PM PDT

How many people know the various rules of Fight Club? I suspect most of you fall in line with this graph.

Hours of Operation [PIC]

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 12:20 PM PDT


20 Creative and Unique Typefaces

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 12:00 PM PDT

We live in a world surrounded by Times New Roman, Arial and Helvetica, typefaces so functional that they have long since become boring. In this article, you will find very creative fonts that surely push the limits of uniqueness.

BBC Reports on Iran Elections American Media Remains Silent

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 11:20 AM PDT

While a massive uprising happens in Iran in the wake of a nakedly stolen election, CNN MSNBC and FOX all remain virtually silent.Here's an amazing report out from the BBC if you want to see what real journalism looks like:

Sixth-Grader Stabbed After Standing Up To A Bully

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 11:20 AM PDT

A 12-year-old boy's lung was punctured when a fellow sixth-grader stabbed him after school Wednesday afternoon. The stabbing occurred after the victim was told the other boy, who is 13, had inappropriately touched a female friend of the victim. The victim confronted the older boy about the incident and told him not to touch the girl again.

Bee Decline May Spell End of Some Fruits, Vegetables

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Save the bees!

Star Trek Online timeline shows where game falls in with TV

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 10:50 AM PDT

There is perhaps nothing that Star Trek content creators fear more than the collective power of Trekkie nerd rage when the universe's canon is altered. Cryptic Studios is well aware of this and wants to clarify where Star Trek Online falls in the IP's timeline, and they frame this in reference to the latest (and eleventh) film and the deviation fro

Social Media Rats

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 10:50 AM PDT

14 Future Diggers

No Barney, Did Not Expect This From You! [PIC]

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 10:50 AM PDT


Man Bear Pig in L4D2

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Man Bear Pig in Left 4 Dead 2?... Sure! Why not!

How To Make an Awesome 80's Action Movie

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 10:40 AM PDT

We are huge fans of 80's Action Movies....HUGE fans. Over the years, we've noticed that most 80's Action Movies follow a certain recipe, and contain specific elements that really seem to make them work. By following these simple steps, you too can create your own 80's Action Movie

The problems with the Department of Homeland Security

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 10:30 AM PDT

The myriad problems at DHS means that the United States is no safer in many areas than it was before 9/11.

Mousavi Twitters His Arrest

Posted: 14 Jun 2009 10:10 AM PDT

Dear Iranian People, Mousavi has not left you alone, he has been put under house arrest by Ministry of Intelligence

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