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Sunday, July 19, 2009



Teen convinces airline bosses that he is an aviation tycoon

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 05:10 PM PDT

In a scam that recalls the Steven Spielberg movie, Catch Me If You Can, a teenage boy has tricked British aviation executives into believing that he was a tycoon about to launch his own airline, it has emerged.

How to dual-boot or virtualise Windows 7

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Both approaches have their own quirks and problems, though, so it pays to understand them properly before trying to install Windows 7 on your system. Here's everything that you need to know.

DRM is Dead, RIAA Says

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

For years the RIAA has defended the use of DRM, much to the dislike of millions of honest customers who actually paid for their music. Now, in a shocking turnaround, the outfit seems to have come to the realization that DRM does more harm than good and has officially declared its death.

Link: The Later Years

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Link hasn't aged well.

Someone stole my bike

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Everyone on planet Earth has had their bike stolen at some point in their life. This website is dedicated to cataloging each of those stories.

St. George man drowns saving his sons - The Denver Post

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Shawn Pederson was in a paddle boat in Upper Barker Lake when he noticed that his sons, ages 5 and 7, were having trouble staying above the water as they swam nearby, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's office.Pederson jumped in and kept the boys' heads above water as he tried to get them into the boat.

20 jQuery Tutorials And Plugins To Impress Your Friends

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT

most of them have working demos


Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:20 PM PDT


Zombie Costume [PIC]

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 04:00 PM PDT

This guy knows what's up

The Rebuilding of Hobbiton Has Begun!

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 03:50 PM PDT

With the Hobbit's production starting, the construction of the fabled town of Hobbiton has begun, check it out!

Undercover cops arrest an undercover cop posing as a dealer

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 03:40 PM PDT

An undercover Iredell County Sheriff's Office deputy recently purchased drugs from undercover Statesville police officers, raising questions about communications between the two agencies. "We had several large-scale operations going on at once, and the wires got crossed on this one," he said.

Microsoft speaks out on Obama's Xbox remarks

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 03:30 PM PDT

President Obama hasn't exactly been known for his positive stance on kids playing tons of video games (even though he owns a Wii and ran campaign ads on Xbox Live, ahem).

GE Introduces Green Gizmo Home

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 03:20 PM PDT

They call it the Net-Zero Energy home. It has ground source heat pumps (promising a 30% reduction in energy use), photovoltaic arrays, supplementary wind power, high efficiency appliances and battery storage, all talking to each other through a Home

July eclipse is best chance to look for gravity anomaly

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 03:10 PM PDT

From remote observatories on the Tibetan plateau to a cave in a Shanghai suburb, Chinese researchers are poised to conduct an audacious once-in-a-century experiment. The plan is to test a controversial theory: the possibility that gravity drops slightly during a total eclipse.

Man Sues Dentist After He Dropped Tools Down Throat TWICE

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

A central Florida dentist is being sued for allegedly dropping tools down the throat of an elderly patient - twice. The lawsuit says the doctor dropped an "implant screwdriver tool" in 2006 and a "mini-wrench" in 2007.

Hope Fading For Political Reform In Illinois

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 03:00 PM PDT

This was supposed to be the year for political reform in Illinois. But six months after Pat Quinn took over for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich, some political reform advocates aren't satisfied with the results.

Jack and His Magic Beans

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Jack finds some beans and grows a "special" beanstalk.

Dallas McKennon voice of Gumby, many others dies at 89

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Dallas McKennon, an exuberant character actor and voice actor who helped enliven Gumby, Archie Andrews, Buzz Buzzard and many other animated characters, has died.

Summer School: What? No More Vacations?

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Hello, summertime! No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' — wait, actually, yes, there may very well be more of each of those. Sorry, kids. A vacation-crushing theory on how to improve student performance is gaining traction: more time in class. Longer days, longer year. Goodbye, summer.

The Internet Is Dead (As An Investment) - WSJ

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Op-Ed : Run for the hills when it comes to investing in Internet companies, writes portfolio manager James Altucher. In this economy, it's back to the basics.

The 10 Geekiest Pieces of Furniture in the Universe

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 02:00 PM PDT

So you're a huge geek and have some cash to spend. You're not going to settle for some memorabilia to hang on your walls and some costumes to wear to ComicCon. No, you're going to trick out your whole freaking house with some awesome geek-themed furniture.

Mysterious G-Men in Black SUVs Guard Fiber-Optic Cable in DC

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

A construction crew putting up an office building in the heart of congested Tysons Corner in McLean, Va., hit a fiber-optic cable no one knew was there. Within moments, three black SUVs drove up, half a dozen men in suits jumped out, and one said, "You just hit our line."

Resurrection Ecology Brings Century-old Eggs To Life

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Cornell ecologist Nelson Hairston Jr. is a pioneer in a field known loosely as "resurrection ecology" in which researchers study the eggs that get buried in lake sediments and can remain viable for decades or even centuries. Suspending a life in time is a theme that normally finds itself in science fiction allows us a new method to study evolution.

Japan's "Iron Man" marathon runner retires... at 81

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Japanese marathon runner Keizo Yamada has hung up his sneakers at the grand old age of 81 -- although he could be tempted back to run the occasional half-marathon. "I'm not getting any younger, so I won't run any more 42K races," he said, adding that he still jogs 20 km daily.

Nirvana vs Rick Astley

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

A Teen Spirited Rick Roll.

Embattled Organic Sector Worries About Regulation

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

But now with the deep recession in the United States, farmers are worried about the future of organic farming that grew sharply during the boom times. The industry, which prides itself on delivering wholesome and safe products, also is worried and even a little angry about new food safety rules emanating from Washington.

Yellow Drum Machine LMR - Robot One-Man-Band

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Little robot finds objects to play theme music on.

Catholic church excommunicated 9-year old rape victim

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

We now have an official document from the Catholic church clearly stating their position. Anyone involved in an abortion for any reason is to be automatically excommunicated, no exceptions. They've actually hardened their position.

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is Proud of Napster’s Destruction

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Just days after the BPI's Geoff Taylor said that the industry screwed up in its handling of Napster, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich indicates he has no such regrets, declaring his pride for his hand in the destruction of the file-sharing pioneer but giving credit to the Napster management for painting the band as greedy luddites.

Celebrating Cronkite while ignoring what he did

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Cronkite's best moment was when he did exactly that which today's journalists insist they must never do.

First Napster now Kazaa -Kazaa becoming subscription service

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:10 PM PDT

But with bittorrent who (minus the pirate bay) will Kazaa changing their business model impact many?

Best Possible Art For Imitation Crab & Lobster Meat Ad? [PIC

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 01:00 PM PDT


Dr. No's moment (POLITICO) - Ron Paul on 2012/Obama/Palin

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 12:50 PM PDT

In this interview with Politico, Ron Paul criticizes both Obama on the left AND Palin to the right. He also talks about whether he will run for President again in 2012.

Next For Touchscreens: Temporary Pop-Up Buttons?

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT

The whole point of a beautiful touchscreen like the iPhone or Microsoft Surface is that it doesn't have buttons. But what if touchscreens could have temporary, pop-up buttons when needed, that could appear one moment and disappear the next?

Were 3,000 Afghans Murdered As U.S. Troops Stood By?

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 12:40 PM PDT

"I've asked my national security team to...collect the facts," President Obama told CNN. Then, he said, "we'll probably make a decision in terms of how to approach it once we have all the facts together." Probably. Such was Obama's tepid reaction to a New York Times cover story about an alleged "mass killing of hundreds, perhaps thousands, .....

Space Shuttle Endeavour's Nicked-and-Dinged Belly

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Photo taken on Friday, 17 July 2009 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (Expedition 20) "with a digital still camera, using a 400mm lens at a distance of about 600 feet (180 meters)."

Who's Right: TechCrunch or Twitter?

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 12:20 PM PDT

This past Wednesday it was made public that 300+ confidential documents from Twitter had been stolen and posted on TechCrunch. Was TechCrunch wrong or right in publishing the stolen documents? Whats Your View?

Ex-CIA Agent McGovern: Could Dick Cheney Go to Prison?

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Cheney seems to fear that if our system of justice works, he could be in for some serious, uncommuted jail time.

AT&T is a big steamy pile of junk

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Att decided it wouldn't be important to let people know that the visual voicemail system wasn't working properly.

No, Comcast, that is NOT what I meant!

Posted: 19 Jul 2009 11:10 AM PDT


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