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Saturday, July 18, 2009



Journalism Online, Would-be Newspaper Savior, Gathers Steam

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Hardly a day goes by without some piece of news about newspapers trying to devise fresh ways to get consumers to pay for all the free content they're currently pushing out over the web.

Glenn Beck Freak Out (Remix)

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 05:20 PM PDT


APOD: 2009 July 18 - Planets, Great Wall, and Solar Eclipse

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

The Moons silhouette surrounded by a glistening solar corona hangs above the Jiayuguan Fort along the western edge of the Great Wall of China. Lined-up along the ecliptic plane, all the planets of the inner solar system Mercury, Venus, Mars (and Earth!) can also be seen along with Saturn & bright star Regulus as the Moons shadow tracks across...

1968 King Assassination Report (CBS News)

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Walter Cronkite had almost finished broadcasting the "CBS Evening News" when he received word of Martin Luther King's assassination. His report detailed the shooting and the nation's reaction to the tragedy. (CBSNews.com)

10 Ultra-Expensive CEO Divorces (PHOTOS)

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

This is a list of 10 of the most costly CEO divorces in recent memory. Who got the best divorce settlement? Who got shafted?

Research Shows You Can Train Your Brain to Multitask Better

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Researchers in the United States have pinpointed the region of the brain that limits our ability to carry out more than one task at the same time — and have shown how, with training, the brain gets better at multitasking.

Amazon to Replace Cracked Kindles

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Amazon.com had asked users to pay $200, because the problem wasn't covered by warranty. That led to a $5 million class action lawsuit by Matthew Geise, who experienced the problem with his wife's Kindle 2.

10 Reasons to Politely Decline a Web Design Gig

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

When you're in that first round of meetings with a potential web design or web development client, there are certain statements, revelations or bits of information that serve as huge red flags.

Five Things You Need to Know About Dungeons & Dragons Online

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

MMOs are a dime a dozen these days, but what about quality MMOs that don't even cost a dime? Those, of course, are a tad harder to come by. That's where Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited comes in.

Grandma Pulled Over By Cops, Hilarity Ensues (video)

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

I think we're lookin' at one of the most paranoid grannies ever here...

World's Oldest Man Henry Allingham Dies at 113

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

First World War veteran Henry Allingham who last month officially became the world's oldest man has died at the age of 113.

Sustenance: Where Will Hunger Strike (MAP)

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

There are more than 30 countries where food emergencies persist. This is a look at why those countries are in trouble.

Ug99 fungus: A 'time bomb' for world wheat crop

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 02:30 PM PDT

The Ug99 fungus, called stem rust, could wipe out more than 80% of the world's wheat crops as it spreads from Africa, scientists fear. The race is on to breed resistant plants before it reaches the U.S.

Teenage Burglars Leave Homework at Crime Scene

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 02:21 PM PDT

Police say they caught two teens that broke into Sacramento home, and the key to tracking them down was a homework assignment left behind.

1440 Vinland Map of America no forgery

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

The 15th century Vinland Map, the first known map to show part of America before explorer Christopher Columbus landed on the continent, is almost certainly genuine, a Danish expert said Friday.

Cacophonic typewriter doubles as piano

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

See, we knew those check writers in NYC had something brilliant in mind when dropping a cool million on typewriters this week! As the tale goes, they've contracted one Fabien Cappello to modify each and every one into a 'Typing The Sound' concept, which bangs away at letters whilst making all sorts of racket.

The Sci-Fi Of Homelessness (Homeless Tales)

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Formerly homeless woman discusses how modern sci-fi shows depict societal views of oppression and homelessness.

Big names pay tribute to Walter Cronkite

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

"He was someone we could trust to guide us through the most important issues of the day; a voice of certainty in an uncertain world. He was family. He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down. This country has lost an icon and a dear friend, and he will be truly missed."

SW: TOR: Video Documentary #3 - The Voice of the Old Republi

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT

As revealed during E3, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will be a fully voiced massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. Watch our third Video Documentary where we explore how voice-over conversations deliver a deeper level of immersion and connection to the story and characters. Every playable character and every non-playable character in the ga

Australian Police To Go Wardriving

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Some Australians who haven't secured their wireless networks may soon be getting a (relatively friendly) visit from the police. It seems that a few officers intend to do a little wardriving in order to find unsecured networks and warn the owners of possible problems.

Attention Prostitute… wait this is real? [PIC]

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT


10 Most Outrageous Fast Food Lawsuits (Slideshow)

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Sometimes it's not so easy to "have it your way." Here's a look at some notorious cases of burgers, burritos and other fast-food items that may have had extra ingredients.

Atlanta Braves Retire Pitching Great Greg Maddux's No. 31

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 12:20 PM PDT

On the day the Atlanta Braves retired Greg Maddux's number, his former manager Bobby Cox led the praises.

One Small Step For Man, One Giant Mess In The Spacecraft

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 12:10 PM PDT

NASA is again shooting for the moon, but before a manned mission can get off the ground, scientists must solve a vexing technological challenge: dust.

8 Comically Enormous Retro Gadgets [PICS]

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 12:00 PM PDT

We pointed out why gadgets were more expensive 30 years ago, but it is also important to note that many of these gadgets were hilarously huge. Here are eight examples.

The 10 All Time Best Answers to: Why?

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Anyone who has raised children or ever was a child (and let's face it, that's all of us), knows that the world's Most Frequently Asked Question is "Why?" Unfortunately, it's also the most difficult question to answer because it's bottomless - it can keep right on going forever because no matter how you answer the first "why" there's always a ....

Note To Self: Don't Believe Everything You Hear

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 11:40 AM PDT

I've RSVP'd already.

The Walled Cities: Keeping Out The Joneses [PICS]

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 11:20 AM PDT

"Us And Them." Human history, perhaps, was shaped mostly by... walls

The Death Of A Spider

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 11:10 AM PDT


Top 10 Key Players in Health-Care-Reform

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 10:30 AM PDT

As President Obama ramps up his efforts to overhaul the country's health-care system, these are the personalities on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue who will most likely determine whether he succeeds...

26 Ridiculously Questionable T-Shirts (PICS)

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 09:40 AM PDT

As with all t-shirt compilations, this one contains some slightly NSFW selections so proceed with caution. Now click in.

The NSA Wiretapping Story Nobody Wanted

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 09:30 AM PDT

They sometimes call national security the third rail of politics. Touch it and, politically, you're dead. The cliché doesn't seem far off the mark after reading Mark Klein's new book, "Wiring up the Big Brother Machine ... and Fighting It." It's an account of his experiences as the whistleblower who exposed a secret room at a Folsom Street...

US war zone troops 'can smoke'

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 09:10 AM PDT

American troops are not to be banned from smoking in war zones, the US Defence Department says.

Greatest Shirt Ever? Three Keyboard Cat Moon

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 08:50 AM PDT

Thought the three-wolf moon tee from Amazon was just ok? You've really been waiting for the three keyboard cats playing at the moon.

New Trend in Running: No (or Almost No) Shoes

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 08:40 AM PDT

The running shoe industry is a multi-billion dollar business. But a backlash is occurring -- among back-to-nature runners and increasingly doctors -- suggesting all these highly cushioned/over-designed shoes actually cause greater injuries than simpler or potentially even no shoes.

Burglar Leaves Note

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 08:20 AM PDT


Ex-Marine Kills 300-Pound Bear With Log - ABC News

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 07:40 AM PDT

The ex-Marine saved the lives of his three young sons when a 300-pound bear attacked their Georgia campsite.

Who's ***** bowl is this? [Pic]

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 06:30 AM PDT


I Love You Sweetheart{Image}

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 06:20 AM PDT

Nice way to propose a Girl...

The Vatican wakes up to the wisdom of Oscar Wilde

Posted: 18 Jul 2009 05:00 AM PDT

With his outrageous wit, clear disdain for figures of authority and openly homosexual lifestyle, Oscar Wilde is an unlikely pin-up for the Catholic Church. Persecuted and imprisoned for his sexuality, gay rights campaigners have long idolised the 19th century writer as one of their own.

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