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Sunday, July 5, 2009



Since March, Internet Explorer Lost 11.4 Percent Share

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 05:20 PM PDT

More than a decade after Microsoft killed off Netscape with Internet Explorer, competition in the browser market has never been stronger. Just last week, Mozilla released Firefox 3.5, which has now been downloaded nearly 14 million times. Earlier in June, Apple released Safari 4.

How Do Prisons Deal With Overcrowding?

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm sent a letter to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday offering to take some prisoners from his overcrowded facilities. The California prison system is currently at twice its intended capacity. How do prisons deal with so much overcrowding?

Innovative Soil Clock is Powered by Dirt!

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Dutch designer Marieke Staps has figured out a way to grow time, instead of killing it. Her soil-powered bio-clock (is that like a biological clock?), showcased at Dutch Design Week in 2008 and most recently at Dwell on Desiger's Kitchen Ecology Show last week, keeps time by plugging into mud!

PHP Security: Fortify Your Website, Tips, Tools & How to

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Though many programmers and developers may be implementing PHP in their websites, the issue of PHP security is often overlooked when building a site. Insecure coding is rather common in PHP due to the fact that it's such a forgiving language that will often "work" even when there are a few loose ends in the coding.

6 Species We've Nearly Killed Off (For Retarded Reasons)

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Mankind's rapid growth has caused the extinction of many species. While there's rarely a good reason, these are just mind-bogglingly stupid.

Iran Uprising Blogging (Sunday July 5)

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

1:02 AM ET -- Top clerical group defies Supreme Leader, calls government illegitimate. This is very significant.

Arrest warrant issued for mom charged w/overdue library book

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Failure to return library books is a serious crime in some Texas cities Out of fear of being picked up for her outstanding warrant, Rogers says she refuses to drive or apply for a job.If only she had returned that library book to the Killeen Public Library, this would not be an issue.

Hadron Collider restart delayed...again

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The planned restart of the world's largest atom smasher has been delayed, its operator said. Scientists have to carry out further tests and put in place more safety measures to prevent a repeat of the faults which sidelined the 10 billion-dollar (£6 billion) machine shortly after start-up last year.

Is The Worst Over? Most Economists Say Yes

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

As the year's second half begins, most economists are saying the economy will begin to grow slowly in the fall. But hopes for a faster recovery cooled Thursday when the Labor Department said another 467,000 jobs disappeared in June.

Twitter + World Of Warcraft=Tweetcraft

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

For all of you World of Warcraft fans out there, there's a new Twitter client that is worth checking out. TweetCraft is an in-game Twitter client for WoW that lets you send and receive Tweets within a game. If you are busy in the middle of a WoW match, you can put Tweets in a queue to send when it's more convenient.

Awesome CrunchPad Web Tablet Landing

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

CrunchPad web tablet, already several prototypes in, is quickly bubbling to reality reports Bits: There's going to be an announcement in July or August, and it'll be available "as soon as possible.

Whattaya Call That Thing?

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT


Top 101 Movies with Highest Body Counts

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Chart for films and movies with the largest body counts.

Federer win breaks Sampras record

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Roger Federer becomes the greatest player in Grand Slam history as he beats Andy Roddick 16-14 in the fifth set for a sixth Wimbledon and 15th major title.

Top Ten "Oh S**t" Moments in Gaming

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Your up playing games at four am. The lights are off, and you feel exhausted. You have little to no health, the last time you saved was seven cups of coffee...

Six Flags Partners With Nintendo For New Wii Sports Resort

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Six Flags plans to expand its partnership with Nintendo in order to provide its theme park guests with the opportunity to play the upcoming Wii Sports Resort video game before it's released to retail stores.

Hilarious News Reporter Bloopers and Out-Takes

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Many of the clips in this compilation will be immediately recognizable to crusty veterans of the Internet ("We lost a lotta good men on Friendster"). But even if you've seen them before, it's nice to have them all packaged together to relive your favorites and see how they hold up over time.

Magnificent Image Of The New Hoover Dam Bridge Taking Shape

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

The picture of the new Hoover Damn bridge above the Colorado river looks pretty amazing

Geoffrey Dunn: The Real Story Behind Palin's Bombshell

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Some pundits have said that Palin's resignation is out of character. Hardly. Don't forget that she resigned from her last statewide office. Sarah Palin is a quitter.

How to Remote Control your Windows PC with Email or SMS

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

It works like this. You first install the free TweetMyPC utility on any Windows PC and associate your Twitter account. The app will silently monitor your Twitter stream every minute for any desktop commands and if it finds one, will act upon it immediately.

Madoff Hires Consultant to Find Best Possible Jail

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Bernard Madoff has hired a veteran prison consultant to help him to find the best possible jail in which to serve his 150-year sentence for Wall Street's biggest fraud.

Five Myths about America’s Origins

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree; geological evidence from his boyhood home shows that no cherry trees have ever grown there. As we prepare for our country's 233rd birthday, we should think about the fact that many of the stories sold as historical fact would be better categorized as sheer fiction.

Michael Jackson to be buried without his brain

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Michael Jackson will be buried this week– without his brain. As his family tries to finalise details for the King of Pop's funeral on Tuesday they have been told it will be held back for tests.

Single Ladies Dance gone wrong

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Maybe the mask was to hide the humiliation?

APOD: 2009 July 5 - Genesis Missions Hard Impact

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

A flying saucer from outer space crash-landed in the Utah desert in 2004 after being tracked by radar and chased by helicopters. No space aliens were involved, however. The saucer, pictured above, was the Genesis sample return capsule, part of a human-made robot Genesis spaceship launched in 2001 by NASA itself to study the Sun.

FDA May Take Vicodin And Percocet Off The Market

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Bad news for Dr. Greg House and other, non-fictional chronic pain patients. The FDA advisory panel that met yesterday about the effects of excessive doses of acetaminophen made another recommendation to the FDA—to take popular painkillers Vicodin and Percocet (and their generic versions) off the market because of the effect both drugs can have.

Linux : Welcome to iPod Nano Linux !

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

So far, a customized uClinux kernel has been successfully ported to several iPods by iPodLinux Project. Note that, others are also quite successful for other operating systems (e.g. Rockbox). A simple interface and additional applications/modules have been written too. Unfortunately, Apple has protected iPods firmware through encryption since...

12 Extraordinary Table Designs [Pics and Vids]

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Product designers are never happy with the normal 4 legs-1 flat top tables. They want to experiment. And sometimes, experiments lead to amazing results.

Black holes do join together

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Researchers have found evidence for a moderate-size black hole, backing up the idea that smaller black holes merge into huge ones.

Federer Beats Roddick In Epic Final

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Roger Federer made tennis history at Wimbledon Sunday, defeating Andy Roddick 16-14 in the fifth to claim his 15th career major and surpass Pete Sampras' record for most Grand Slam singles titles

Happy Plane [PIC]

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 11:30 AM PDT


Mama, can we have a pet like this in the house? [pics]

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 11:30 AM PDT

There are no any law regulations on what pets you can keep and what you can't, no PETA, no need to pick up your little friend's poo in special bags. You can walk with your pet anywhere on the street or public park, no any single "no pets allowed" signs outside. Some call it chaos others call it freedom, you decide yourself.

World's First 'Self-Watering' Plant: Desert Rhubarb

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Researchers have managed to make out the "self-irrigating" mechanism of the desert rhubarb, which enables it to harvest 16 times the amount of water than otherwise expected for a plant in this region based on the quantities of rain in the desert. This is the first example of a self-irrigating plant worldwide....

MI6 chief's cover blown by wife's holiday pics on Facebook

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 10:50 AM PDT

The new head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, is at the centre of a security breach after his wife published family holiday photographs and other personal details on the Facebook website.

Microsoft drops vomiting ad after complaints [VIDEO]

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 10:10 AM PDT

A controversial Microsoft ad campaign featuring a vomiting woman has been dropped by the software company after customer complaints

Navy may discharge seaman after discovery of sex games

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 09:30 AM PDT

The Defense Department has confirmed it is investigating claims Australian sailors engaged in a sex-for-money competition.

OpenBitTorrent Tracker Muscles In On The Old Pirate Bay

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 09:00 AM PDT

On Friday Jamie King, director of the Steal This Film documentaries, speculated here on TorrentFreak that the brand new OpenBitTorrent tracker could prove to be a replacement for The Pirate Bay if certain conditions were met. Now, just 48 hours later - has that dream already become reality?

Sarah Palin Threatens To Sue Entire Internet, Via Twitter

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 08:20 AM PDT

How did you spend the Fourth of July? *****-insane American Quitter Sarah Palin ended her own special "Independence Day" by posting a series of desperate grammar-challenged nonsense and vicious threats on her Facebook and Twitter pages. Really.

Royal Guards Perform Thriller MJ Tribute

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 07:50 AM PDT

The UK's Band of the Coldstream Guards unexpectedly perform Michael Jackson's Thriller

NGC 4921, An Unusual Spiral Galaxy

Posted: 05 Jul 2009 06:10 AM PDT

Located in the Coma galaxy cluster, "in the northern constellation of Coma Berenices, the hair of Queen Berenice," 320 million light-years from Earth. Photographer: The People's Telescope -- the world's most beloved and greatest telescope ever -- the one and only Hubble Space Telescope, a NASA Great Observatory.

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