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Tuesday, June 23, 2009



APOD: 2009 June 23 - Molecular Cloud Barnard 68

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Dark Cloud Nasa

The 14 Greatest Star Trek Time Travel Adventures

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Nazis, tribbles, hippies, punks, and whales. What more could you ask for?

Hate Groups And Social Networking

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:50 PM PDT

In 1995, only one hate website existed on the Net. Now, according to a report by the Wiesenthal Center's Digital Hate and Terrorism Project, there are over 10,000 websites, social networking groups, portals, blogs, chat rooms, videos and hate games, that promote racial violence, anti-Semitism, homophobia, hate music and terrorism.

When Wild Animals Attack: An Encounter With a Rabid Skunk

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Animal encounters on our turf are on the rise—and it's not just big animals like mountain lions, bears and alligators. Here, TheDailyGreen.com's Brian Clark Howard revisits the time a rabid skunk attacked him while he camped in a friend's yard, just 1 hour away from New York City.

Minister given 30 years' jail for genocide

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

A 30-year jail sentence to a former interior minister accused of tricking thousands of people to hide on a hill before they were slaughtered..................................

The Web Designer's Guide to Cloud Hosting

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Cloud computing is quietly taking over the world and changing the way we use our computers forever. Whether you're storing your photo collection on Flickr or logging on to Gmail, everyone's now using the cloud, even if they don't realize it. But how does it work and how can we as web designers and developers make it work for us?

Palm Oil boom threatens the last orangutans

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Orang-utans are vanishing at an alarming rate in Borneo but in Sumatra their situation is even more precarious. The Sumatran orang-utan – more intelligent and sociable than its Borneo cousin and with a unique culture of tool use – is likely to be the first great ape species to go extinct, from habitat loss due to new palm oil plantations.

How to Refresh an Old Desktop

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

The recession and the tight credit situation are combining to make it more attractive to fix up an old computer, because a three- or four-year-old PC can be rejuvenated fairly easily.

Roger Ebert's scathing review of Transformers 2

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:10 PM PDT

"If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination." And that's just the beginning. I have a feeling this review will end up being more entertaining than the movie itself.

Obama Asks Insurance Companies Why Are They So Afraid

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 04:00 PM PDT

President Obama at a press conference on Tuesday asked private health insurance companies why are they so afraid of competing with a government sponsored health care plan since for a long time business themselves have said that they can do better than the "inefficient" government. If they offer better service and rates, what's the worry...

We'd love to see you here! (PIC)

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Not a good location or choice of words for this bench.

Folding plug for the UK

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Awsome desiong idea for a smaller UK plug. I do hate those bulky plugs we have to live with here in the UK.

WSJ.com - Son's Death Has Iranian Family Asking Why

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

An Iranian couple is trying to learn why their son was fatally shot in the head in Tehran. He wasn't politically active and hadn't taken part in the turmoil that has rocked Iran for over a week.

Restaurant Fire of Irony (pic)

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 03:20 PM PDT


This Is Your Cat on Drugs [VIDEO]

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 03:10 PM PDT

How catnip gets cats high.

Tiger Woods Accepts Jimmy Fallon's Wii Golf Challenge

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Today, Electronic Arts confirmed to Kotaku that Woods has accepted the challenge and that the two would be playing rounds of golf on the Wii version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. I'd assume it will include MotionPlus, which means Fallon better start practicing.

Iran Poll: What Went Wrong In Detail

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 03:00 PM PDT

When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the landslide victor in Iran's presidential election - less than 24 hours after polls closed - the shock on the streets of Tehran was palpable.Mr Ahmadinejad had won 63% of the vote, his challenger, Mir Hossein Mousavi, 34%.

Facebook's Plan to Dominate the Net...and Keep Google Out

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 02:50 PM PDT

In Zuckerberg's vision, users will query this "social graph" to find a doctor, the best camera, or someone to hire—rather than tapping the cold mathematics of a Google search. It is a complete rethinking of how we navigate the online world, one that places Facebook right at the center. In other words, right where Google is now.

Five Extreme Sports You Never Heard Of

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Extreme sports have gained in popularity over the past few years with break out stars from skateboarding, BMX, and motorcross signing television and endorsement deals. As the popularity grows more sports reach new fans, but there are a lot of extreme sports that have not broken through yet...

Opera 'is Music for the Heart'

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Listening to the right kind of music can slow the heart and lower blood pressure, a study has revealed.

Brett Hull to join father Bobby in Hockey Hall of Fame

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Brett Hull confirmed Monday that he is part of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2009, joining his father Bobby as the first father-son player entries.

Goodbye, old friend -- Ed McMahon's Final Commercial

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Even as he neared the end, our beloved Ed didn't take himself too seriously -- as shown in this Cash4Gold spot that ran during the Superbowl.

Top 50 Movie Robots Of All Time (+pics)

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

From Robocop's ED-209 to Johnny 5, there have been some fantastic and unique robots created in cinema.

Season 2 of Co-Op Starts Today

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Open world reviews: Red Faction, Infamous and Prototype.

Everything you missed in the Super Mario Galaxy 2 Trailer

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Rewind Theater...

PHP 5.3 gets GOTO operator - XKCD used in the PHP manual

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:50 PM PDT

The goto operator can be used to jump to another section in the program. The target point is specified by a label followed by a colon, and the instruction is given as goto followed by the desired target label.

Obama to push healthcare, energy reform

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

President Barack Obama will throw his weight behind legislative bids to reform healthcare and cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions on Tuesday in his fourth White House press conference since taking office. Obama,...

An unintentional martyr: Neda becomes 'symbol of goodness'

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Twitter users tinged their avatars green, a colour used by reformists in the recent election, or adopted an image of a broken heart atop Neda's name in solidarity with demonstrators. Wikipedia entries in both English and Persian appeared. Images of her graphic death were plastered on protest placards around the world.

The 10 Most Awesome National Food Holidays

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Happy National Pecan Sandy Day, everyone! Any excuse to drink beer or eat chocolate is welcome any day around here. The truth is, there's a different (and often strange) national food holiday for just about every day, even leap years. Here are SFWeekly's picks for 10 of the most awesome.

Iran's Crisis Posing a Problem for Its Mideast Allies

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:20 PM PDT

For years, opinion polls have found Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the most popular leader among ordinary Arabs who decry their own rulers' authoritarianism and impotence. Iran's election debacle could dim his appeal

Man killed pair 'he caught having sex'

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:10 PM PDT

A man who stabbed his partner and friend after finding them having sex on a canal boat made a desperate attempt to save their lives, a court heard today.

In Search of the Flower that Blooms Every 3,000 Years

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 01:00 PM PDT

The myth that has grown up around the plant called the Youtan Poluo or Udumbara has clung on almost as stubbornly as the nonexistent roots with which the plant itself clings on.Said to bloom only once every 3,000 years, this rare & special occasion is supposed to mark the arrival of a future king. Let's see how much truth there is in this fairytale

Limbaugh, Colbert and Goldblum Stand Up for Zicam

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 12:50 PM PDT

No minority in this country is more oppressed than the pharmaceutical juggernauts. In fact, last I checked, there are only like three of them left, so they really ought to be on the endangered species list. Luckily, a select few are willing to advocate for this downtrodden lot.

"Stuff On My Cat" Website For Sale...Meouch!

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Thousands Of Unpublished Cat Photos Could Be Yours

Where Exactly Is The Friend Zone? [infographic]

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Ahh… the friend zone. It's pretty much nowhere near where you want to be...

Naked Man Gets Stuck In Dryer While Searching for Underwear

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Don't ask Dave Chapman why he climbed into the clothes dryer, it's an answer that eludes even him.

Why China's Internet Plan May Backfire

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 12:00 PM PDT

The mandatory requirement that all computers sold in China carry security software has caused a stir among Chinese Internet users. Officially, the purpose of the Green Dam-Youth Escort software is to shield kids from online pornography, but most China watchers expect Beijing to use the program to block access to...

95% of Opinions Withheld on Visit to Family

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 11:40 AM PDT

A full 95 percent of the opinions held by Justin Wilmot, 26, were kept to himself Sunday during a Father's Day visit with his family.

Can Wind Power Get Up to Speed?

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Pop quiz: what source of power doesn't come out of the ground, doesn't burn and isn't radioactive? Hint: it contributed the most new electricity generation to the U.S. grid in 2008.

Sarkozy Says He Will “Go All The Way” With 3 Strikes

Posted: 23 Jun 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Yesterday from the Palace of Versailles, Nicolas Sarkozy became the first president to address Parliament in 150 years. He took the opportunity to show his determination over the proposed HADOPI legislation, promising that he will "go all the way" to enforce law on the Internet.

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