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Tuesday, July 7, 2009



Teacher regrets mock 'wedding'

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A Falmouth elementary school teacher has apologized for participating in a mock wedding in which he was the bridegroom and the bride was one of his students.

Hearse, La Toya Jackson Seen Visiting Cemetery

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Several carloads of people, Michael Jackson's sister La Toya among them, came and went from a heavily secured Los Angeles cemetery after sunset Monday, but it was not immediately clear whether they were there for a private viewing. Shortly before the cars began arriving, a hearse drove up to the Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn cemetery.

New glorious and ghostly image of the Swan Nebula

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Also known as the Omega Nebula or the Lobster Nebula, this star-forming region is around 5,500 light years from Earth and is one of the biggest in the Milky Way, stretching 15 light years across. It became active just a few million years ago, making it one of the galaxy's newest nurseries.

"Little Steven" Van Zandt Warns on State of Rock

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Steve Van Zandt doesn't mince his words. Bruce Springsteen's guitarist loves rock with a passion -- and that's why he gets so mad at modern music.

Judge Rules P2P Legal, Sites To Be Presumed Innocent

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 05:10 PM PDT

After Spain virtually ruled out imposing a "3-strikes" regime for illicit file-sharers, the entertainment industries said they would target 200 BitTorrent sites instead. Now a judge has decided that sharing between users for no profit via P2P doesn't breach copyright laws and sites should be presumed innocent until proved otherwise.

Kazaa Still Kicking, Brings HD Video to the Pre?

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Seriously, we're just as surprised as you are. Not only is Kazaa somehow still in business, they've set their sights on bringing HD movie downloads to the masses (well, the masses that use Kazaa), and the Pre is where they've decided to make their stand.

Saving the Dying Burial Beetle

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

The undertaker of the insect world is beginning to make a comeback from its own near-death experience.

Sleek, swift and deadly: Hitler's stealth bomber (w/PICS)

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

It could be something out of Star Wars or a version of America's feared B2 stealth bomber. This is Hitler's stealth fighter-bomber, a little known secret weapon which might have altered the course of the Second World War. The plane has been recreated and its radar-beating capability put to the test by the men who built America's stealth bomber.

Sea Aged Beer Available after Two Centuries

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Beer aged at sea will be commercially available again, for the first time after two centuries.

United Airlines Breaks Guitars

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Video says it all... True Story that I read about United Airlines breaking this guys guitar: http://www.davecarrollmusic.com/story/united-breaks-guitarsI'm sure there are a lot of people who can relate!

The 40 Greatest Movie Bastards

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

There's nothing quite like a good Movie Bastard. If done well, proper bastards can be the difference between a good film and a great one. If done really well, they can help raise a movie to classic status. Movie Bastards may come in all shapes and sizes, but they all share a propensity for being complete, well, bastards. Here are the 40 greatest!

What the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Means for You

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Fresh off of the heels of Congress's passing of the Credit Cardholders Bill of Rights, Obama sent a proposed law to Congress, which if enacted, would create a shiny brand new Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). The agency would not only help enforce the Credit Cardholders Bill, it would expand into the broader scope of consumer protection.

Geoffrey Dunn: Palin Hit With More Ethics Charges

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

In the wake of Governor Palin stepping down from her job, new allegations have surfaced today in Alaska charging Palin with additional violations of the Alaska Executive Ethics Act.

Full MODERN WARFARE 2 Preview Arrives w/ Commentary (VID)

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

IGN has received all new footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. And they fill you on on some great new details behind the most anticipated shooter game of the year.

Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain [PHOTOSET]

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Thrill-seekers sprinted through Pamplona in a swift and relatively clean start to the running of the bulls

Jim DeMint's amendment to audit Fed. blocked in the Senate

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is blocked by Senate Democrat Leadership from having a vote on his amendment to audit the Federal Reserve, based on a bill authored...

The $400 Million Club (PIC)

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Assuming Revenge of the Fallen becomes the ninth member of the $400 million club, we thought it would be interesting to compare it to the first eight movies that passed that threshold. The graph below takes into account box office gross, widest theatrical releases, and Rotten Tomatoes rankings.

Special Report: Upcoming Hollywood Movie Fads

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Many folks are wondering what Hollywood will turn to after the board game to movie fad simmers down. The answer: washing machines and lunch boxes.

A Look At The Facebook Movie Script, The Social Experiment

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

ScriptShadow has a look at Sony Pictures' The Social Experiment, the new draft written by Aaron Sorkin and based off of the Ben Mezrich book, The Accidental Billionaires. (Won't be the first time Sony has used Ben's work, having poorly adapted Bringing Down the House into the ***** that was 21.)

New Monkey Discovered In Brazil

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Biologists have discovered a new monkey in a remote region of the Amazon in Brazil.

Video Games Used As Shorthand In New Movie Trailers

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Making a trailer for a major motion picture and need to show that John Cusack's fictional son is a bit detached? Need to show that Vince Vaughn is partying hard? Show video games. While sped-up sunsets, crowd scenes in Manhattan and the destruction of the White House are all common elements of Hollywood trailers, video games don't usually show up.

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber Over The Western Pacific Ocean

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Bush snapped this beautiful aerial photo on 12 May 2009 during an aerial refueling mission.

Passing unread laws - Washington Times

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Welcome to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House of Representatives. The "people's House" is now a place where bills are voted on not only before legislators or the public have read them, but also before parts of the bills even have been written.

Yo, Yokohama! - Photo Gallery

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Yokohama Landmark Tower, the tallest building in Japan, looms over a bed of flowers. Yokohama, with nearly 4 million residents, is the largest incorporated city in Japan (Tokyo is no longer a single incorporated city.)

Could Animal Surveillance Have Seen Swine Flu Coming?

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

The surveillance of animals for new flu viruses has lagged behind preparations for the human pandemics that can be caused by the bugs.

Solar Powered Blimp Set to Fly Across English Channel

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Perhaps propelled by the recent dawn of solar powered airplanes, this stunning solar powered blimp is poised to take flight by harnessing sunlight for fuel. Dubbed Nephelios, the solar-powered helium blimp was designed and built by high school engineering students in France.

Gaming and Used Sales Boom During Recession, Says Nielsen

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Study suggests the number of hours gamers spent playing games and sales of used games rose in part because of the recession.

You Guys Do Know This is For a Funeral Right?

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Is it me or are some people reacting more like they're attending Michael Jackson's Birthday party rather than his Memorial Service? It's nice that you get to go and pay your respects but it may be best internalize the overjoyed excitement a little bit.

Web Form Validation: Best Practices and Tutorials

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

This article explores different validation and error feedback techniques, methods and approaches for web form design.

Buy an Electric Vehicle at Best Buy, plug it in at McDonalds

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The Wall Street Journal reports that Best Buy will soon roll out electric vehicles, including the Brammo Enertia, an all-electric cycle that sells for $12,000, adding to the electric bicycles and Segways already being sold in 19 stores. Where to charge them? McDonald's announced it will be testing charging stations, starting next week in Cary, NC.

Sci Fi Becomes 'SyFy' Today, Nerds Pissed

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

As previously reported, today's the day that the Sci Fi Channel changes its name to Syfy. And science fiction fans feel like their girlfriend is dumping them because she got a makeover and wants to hang out with cooler kids now.so Syfy digital exec (or "head Syfylist") Craig Engler has taken to answering questions on Syfy's Twitter feed.

So How Did Megan Fox Land That 'Transformers' Gig Again?

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

When Michael Bay auditioned Megan Fox for the first Transformers, he made her wash his Ferrari while he filmed the whole thing. Yup. If you need anymore proof of just how perverted Hollywood is sometimes, look no further than Mr. Michael Bay. Apparently this video exists somewhere, though no one knows where it is.

Plant-Fueled Horse The Ride Of The Future?

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 01:50 PM PDT

The vehicle--designed like a horse--can climb steep grades and even navigate rocks and boulders. Best part, it finds its own fuel. Using a built-in GPS system, the horse seeks out vegetation which it then consumes and converts to fuel.

Radiohead Manager Starts New Label With Profit-Sharing Twist

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Radiohead created quite a stir with its fill-in-the-blank, pay-what-you-want price tag on In Rainbows. Now the band's manager, Brian Message, has launched a new record label, Polyphonic, which promises to feature similarly creative distributions.

5 Weapons That Changed the World

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

We're counting down the seven days until France's Bastille Day on July 14 with five revolutionary weapon technologies that changed the game -- and changed the world. Vive le revolution!

Is there life after death?

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT


10 Extreme Marathons Around the World

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Great Wall Marathon in China? Count me in.

Locomotive Vs. Tornado: Guess Which Wins?

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Nothing like thinking your a badass in a big heavy locomotive until a little wind ruins your day. This is a messy crash!

Bourbon shortage hits Knob Creek

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Fans of Knob Creek bourbon may find their favorite whiskey in short supply this summer as the brand's bottle warehouses near Clermont, Ky., are empty and the next batch of aged whiskey won't be ready until November.

Brain Training - best selling game ever in the UK!!

Posted: 07 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training has now passed 3 million units in the UK as casual games dominate the ChartTrack 2009 half year chart

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