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Saturday, August 1, 2009



So, see any dating success from this bumper sticker?

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Or is it just wishful thinking?

Snapshots from inside an exploding star

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT


Windows 7 RTM reviewed (vid)

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

I've spent much of the past six months using Windows 7, tracking its development from beta to release-to-manufacturing. There's a lot to like, some dislikes, and overall it's a step in the right direction. Read the full review of Microsoft's latest OS. Read this blog post by Seth Rosenblatt on The Download Blog.

Big Texas Bank on Verge of Failure

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 03:59 PM PDT

This could be the largest bank failure of 2009. Guaranty Bank is hardly a household name. But the Austin, Texas-based thrift's looming failure is shaping up as a big headache for bank supervisors -- not to mention a black eye for Carl Icahn and others in the smart money set.

Thats not how you do a pull down!

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

A painful experience he will never forget!

17-Foot Burmese Python Caught In Okeechobee County -

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 03:29 PM PDT

A Burmese python, that measured more than 17-feet, was captured and destroyed in Okeechobee County on Thursday. The male snake weighed 207 pounds and measured 26 inches in diameter.

Aziz Ansari's Most Hilarious Moments (Videos)

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

With Funny People opening Friday, watch some of the funniest skits and stand-up from the guy who plays Randy.

Anthony Napolitan Lands the First BMX Double Front-Flip

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 03:08 PM PDT

Summer X-Games 15 held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, one of the most amazing stunts was pulled off. BMX'er Anthony Napolitan was the first ever rider to complete a Double Front-flip. Somehting trully special we had to watch the video twice.

As unemployment rises, we nap more

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 02:57 PM PDT

The unemployed are more likely to nap during the week, and lower income adults are disproportionately more likely to nap than middle and upper income adults. Also, more men than women nap, especially among adults over 50, where 41 percent of men nap, compared to 28 percent of women.

Al Qaeda changing, training, and still plotting

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

When Bryant Neal Vinas spoke at length with Belgian prosecutors last March, he provided a fascinating and sometimes frightening insight into al Qaeda's training -- and its agenda. Vinas is a young American who was arrested in Pakistan late in 2008 after allegedly training with al Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border area.

Wilt Chamberlain, Andre the Giant and Arnold Schwarzenneger

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 02:41 PM PDT

The three on the set of Conan

Red Bull Gives Wings, Gets Fined

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Two years after notifying the U.K.'s Environment Agency that it was violating packaging and recycling laws by failing to recycle, Red Bull Ltd. has received the stiffest fine in U.K. history, £271,800 (US$453,868). The agency said Thursday the fine is part of a growing wave of tougher penalties doled out for "serious waste crimes.

Faces In Unusual Places [PICS]

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

A showcase of readers' pictures of faces in unusual places.

Who need's health care reform? Everything is fine.

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Reform? Why do we need health-care reform? Everything is just fine the way it is. I've got health insurance and I don't give a damn about the 47 million suckers who don't. Obama and Congress must be stopped.

Iran begins trial of postelection 'rioters'

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Opposition political activists and protesters stood trial in Tehran Saturday on charges of rioting and conspiring against the ruling system in the country's first trial following the disputed presidential election, Iran's state media reported.

LaGuardia terminal evacuated in NYC, 1 in custody

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

The main terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Saturday morning, stranding hundreds of passengers, after a man entered the building with a fake bomb in a bag, police said.

Islamic extremist calls on Queen to be prosecuted

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Rabble-rouser Anjem Choudary's cohorts accused British troops of wiping out the civilian population in Afghanistan and said it was Her Majesty's fault because she is "the head of this country". MP Patrick Mercer..branded it an "insult to our monarch." ..his is the next phase of an enemy operation in our country."

Woman hit by car saving kittens; in coma; wakes on Caturday

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Rachel was on a busy Cobb County, Georgia road. She said she saw something that made her stop. "I got out to save the kittens," she said. "Somebody was putting them in the middle of the East-West Connector." She reached down to pick up the wayward kitten, and it nailed her.

Question Everything

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT


Fight at gas pumps leads to name calling, gasoline shower |

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

CRESTVIEW -- A Pelham, Ala. man annoyed at being asked to move his car out of the way at the gas pumps pulled out the gas pump nozzle and sprayed the other man in the chest and face. He then threatened to call the police on the man he had just sprayed.

Jon Stewart Earns the Wrath of Rush Limbaugh

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Jon Stewart has now earned the wrath of Rush Limbaugh for getting Bill Kristol to admit on The Daily Show that government run healthcare works. Limbaugh said that Stewart is a sell out for using the military as healthcare example, because liberals like Stewart hate the military. Ugh, so now Rush is going after Jon Stewart.

Looking For A Bargain Dinner? Try Lobster

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Looking for an inexpensive change-up for your next backyard barbeque? Try lobster. "Per pound, it's less expensive than hot dogs right now," grumbles lobster-boat captain Mike Dassatt, who fishes the coast near Belfast, Maine, with his wife Sheila.

Ghost Busters, The Game, Behind The Scenes With Terminal Reality

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

After years of delays (including one cancelation), developer change-ups, and a lot of hard work, Terminal Reality succeeded in bringing a Ghostbusters game to market for the PS3, XBox 360, Wii, and PC. Terminal Reality committed to building their own graphics enginewe recently had a chance talk with them about the game, the new engine...

Peace & Women's Rights Advocate Corazon Aquino Dies

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Philippine's former president Corazon Aquino has died, she was 76. Aquino gained world recognition after becoming the first woman president in that country after taking over and ending the oppressive regime led by Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. She was a leader in Philippine's People Power Revolution.

Liquid Water In Comets Reveals Possible Origin Of Life

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Comets have contained vast amounts of liquid water in their interiors during the first million years of their formation, a new study claims. The watery environment of early comets, together with the vast quantity of organics already discovered in comets, would have provided ideal conditions for primitive bacteria to grow and multiply.......

How to Survive a Shark Attack

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Before you jump in the water.....make sure you know how to get out of the jaws... of Jaws.

Crashing Comets Not Likely The Cause Of Mass Extinctions

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

A recent likely comet collision on Jupiter caused a minor sensation, but new research shows that similar impacts on Earth are most likely not responsible for any of the planet's mass extinctions, nor have they been responsible for more than one minor extinction event.

NY Times: Fox & GE Reach Deal to End O'Reilly-Olbermann Feud

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 11:30 AM PDT

The nightly cage fight between Bill O'Reilly of Fox News and Keith Olbermann of MSNBC was halted after top network executives complained the feud had become too venomous.

Michael Phelps sets world record in 100 butterfly

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Michael Phelps set a world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the world swimming championships in Rome, edging in front of rival Milorad Cavic despite a great deal of trash talk from the Serbian swimmer.

Silicon Valley Unemployment Skyrockets

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Unemployment in the Valley is now higher than it was after the dotcom bust. The job market is so bad that some folks are giving up, quitting the tech industry, and going into healthcare (and green-tech, which isn't exactly thriving right now, either).

Bad flu in bad economy creates challenges: CDC

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 10:30 AM PDT

The U.S. government on Friday began distributing millions of dollars to help cash-strapped states respond to the H1N1 pandemic amid a deep economic recession that has decimated local health...

Wes Anderson's Stop-Motion "Fantastic Mr. Fox" Trailer

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Here's your look at the first trailer for Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on the Roald Dahl book (adapted by Anderson and Noah Baumbach). Voice cast includes Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Anjelica Huston, and Bill Murray, who if you thought he was lovable as a human, is even more of a huggable snugglebottom as a badger

Hollywood Chief: Cover-Up Cops Will Be Investigated

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 10:00 AM PDT

As if the dash cam video wasn't proof enough. Hollywood Police chief says a fifth officer may have been involved in traffic accident cover-up

Dive right in (PICS)

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 08:50 AM PDT

As the summer crawls into its later stages, the weather outside is heating up (in the Northern hemisphere at least). Cool waters call out to those who would leap in, momentarily letting gravity have its way with them, pulling them down as they flail, shout or twist. Colllected here are a handful of photos of divers around the world, showing their p

Man calls cops over "suspicious piece of pizza"

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 08:40 AM PDT

The man had found a piece of pizza that was three-quarters eaten, with bite marks in it. It was a cheese and pepperoni pizza with traditional hand-tossed crust, in case you were wondering.

Sir Bobby Robson, English Soccer Legend, Dies at 76

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 08:10 AM PDT

No matter where in the world you mention the name Bobby Robson, the response is the same: a man of soccer. A man who lived his 50 adult years for the game and through the game.

Hubble View: Jupiter Impact

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 07:20 AM PDT

This sprawling dark marking is Jupiter's latest impact scar, a debris plume created as a small asteroid or comet disintegrated after plunging into the gas giant's atmosphere.

BioCentric Energy Holdings bioreactor working, will it tho?

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 07:00 AM PDT

Will this clean energy really work??? BioCentric Energy Holdings announced "The 1800 square foot bioreactor is now operating in a totally 'Environmentally Green' process as the system is now completely flooded with reclaimed water."

Western Preview of "Gake no ue no Ponyo" - trailer

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 06:20 AM PDT


APOD: 2009 August 1 - SN 1006 Supernova Remnant

Posted: 01 Aug 2009 06:20 AM PDT

A new star, likely the brightest supernova in recorded human history, lit up planet Earth's sky in the year 1006 AD. The expanding debris cloud from the stellar explosion, found in the southerly constellation of Lupus, still puts on a cosmic light show across the electromagnetic spectrum. In fact, this composite view includes X-ray data in blue

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