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Tuesday, August 4, 2009



District 9 May Turn Out To Be One Of The Best Sci-Fi Films

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 05:30 PM PDT

District 9 is a genuinely original science fiction film that grabs you immediately, not letting go until the final shot.

CO-OP 0207 Ghostbusters, Monkey Islands, iPhone Space Invade

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Creators of the popular video game show CO-OP now on Revision3

Man steals Golf Cart from Buick Open, Tries to Drive it Home

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A guy tried stealing a golf cart from the Buick Open and driving it 21 km home. Unfortunately for him he was stopped on the way home at 2am and thrown in jail.

Collection of Weird Leaning Buildings [PICS]

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Yes, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is on this list.

Woman Asks for Method Man's Autograph, Gets Shot

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Anderson is suing Method Man, more formally known as Clifford Smith, in Harris County District Court for allegedly shooting at her six times with a pellet gun. According to the lawsuit, Anderson attended a rap concert where Method Man and Redman were performing.

Postal Service May Close 1,000 Offices

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Facing staggering financial losses, the Postal Service is looking at closing as many as 1,000 offices across the country

Report: Apple Evaluated 4- to 12-inch Tablet Screens

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Apple has reportedly purchased a number of screens -- ranging from 4 inches to 12 inches in size -- over the last few years, as it explores its possible entry into the tablet and sub-notebook market, according to a financial analyst.

Subway Sandwich Shop Doubles as Strip Club

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

A federal magistrate has recommended slamming Anthony "Cousin Vinny" Agnello with triple damages for serving up deli delights by day and nudes at night, according to a report filed Tuesday.

Vanity Fair - George W. Bush: Comic-Book Villain - The Joker

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

jus saying.....http://www.vanityfair.com/online/politics/2008/07/bush-as-joker.html

Lou Holtz Considering Running for Congress

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

The famed skipper and ESPN analyst met with top Republicans in Central Florida last week and said he was interested in challenging first-term U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, D- New Smyrna Beach, according to four GOP officials who did not speak on-the-record because they don't know if Holtz actually will run.

Pringles... Ain't Jus For Eatin

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT


Star Wars Dance Off Freestyle 2009

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

After the formal dance off, the characters come back out for a final freestyle free for all that is just unreal!

For The Modern GOP, The "White Voter Strategy"

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

With Republican party leaders so constrained by ideological blinders that none of their positions is likely to produce gains among non-white minorities, especially Hispanics, the GOP is finding it has no real alternative but to revert to a "white voter" strategy.

Suicide strike on Sydney army base 'was imminent'

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A 35-year-old Sydney man is today helping police with inquiries into the country's largest counter-terrorism operation after cops foiled what could have been a deadly suicide attack on soldiers at Sydney's Holsworthy Army Base.

Left 4 Dead gets "Crash Course" as brand new campaign!

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

A brand new campaign, specially designed for Versus, has just been announced. It takes place just after No Mercy and sounds incredibly fun indeed.

How the Ultra-Rich Are Trying to Kill Health Reform

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The wealthiest 1-percent have deployed an army to destroy an initiative that would tax the super rich to help pay for health care.

You Win: One Free Internet (PIC)

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Redeem your coupon now

Tucker Max's "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" Trailer

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The first trailer for the movie version of Tucker Max's I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell has hit the web. Tucker Max co-wrote the adaptation of his own book, in which the main character is Tucker Max, and this is one of the shots of him. I desperately hope there's something tongue in cheek about that.

Keith Olbermann Exposes Congressional Opponents of UHC

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

We've just received an advance transcript of tonight's Special Comment by Keith Olbermann on his MSNBC show. It is nothing short of brilliant -- and if all of America were to hear what he is going to reveal tonight, we are certain the vast majority of Americans would be on the phone to their elected representative immediately, calling for an end...

The Curious Case of the Calamitous Cannabis

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

At a camp sponsored by the CDC, kids (and our intrepid reporter) learn to be disease detectives.

Cool Nikon Camera with a built-in Projector

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Remember the odd rumor from yesterday regarding a new Nikon pocket camera with a built-in projector? It turns out that it was spot on. Today Nikon has announced the S1000pj, and along with a nice, big 2.7" screen, a 12.1 megapixel sensor, there's a VGA projector inside.

New Zealand Getting SUPER COOL Mini Strap-On Helicopters VID

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

New Zealand tourists will soon get to sore on mini-helicopters. I guess this means we're one step closer to flying cars.

KDE - KDE 4.3.0 Caizen Release Announcement

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

4 August, 2009. The KDE Community today announces the immediate availability of "Caizen", (a.k.a KDE 4.3), bringing many improvements to the user experience and development platform.

New @NASA IX Rocket Being Built Exclusive Pics @WiredScience

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

The first tall, skinny Ares I-X rocket is now more than half assembled at Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building. The Ares I-X is set for an October 31 test flight, but along with the entire next-generation NASA Constellation program, its future is uncertain. The Human Spaceflight Review, initiated by the Obama administration...

First came Birthers. Now wingnuts say Obama is Anti-Christ

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

FTA: Of course, both the "Christian" and WND then go to some pains to try to claim that they're not suggesting Obama is the anti-Christ. Which is sort of like saying you're not a racist after calling a black person the N-word. (VIDEO)

Colbert: How to Pay for Health Care

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Colbert explains that Sean Hannity is dead and Democrats want to pay for health care reform by taxing sodas and killing old people.

Timberland CEO: "Bottled Water is Complicated"

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

It should be easy to phase out bottled water from company headquarters, right? Think again.

Reports: AFL will cease operations

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

The Arena Football League will soon announce that it is folding, multiple media outlets reported on Monday.

'G.I. Joe' Won't Be Screened by Critics

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" opens Friday, but Paramount Pictures isn't screening the blockbuster for critics beforehand. Only a select few writers from blogs and movie Web sites have seen it for review -- like Harry Knowles, the self-professed "Head Geek" from Ain't It Cool News -- and their opinions have been mostly positive.

6 Degrees of Nolan Ryan: Science Ranks Baseball Greats

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Arguing over who's the better player is as much a pastime as baseball itself. Pedro Martinez or Sandy Koufax? Barry Bonds or Mickey Mantle? Of course it's impossible to say. You can't compare players from different eras. Heck, it's hard enough to compare them between teams, in the same season. But that doesn't stop stat junkies from trying.

Apple Bans Prolific Developer from App Store

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Khalid Shaikh's company has developed more than 900 apps for the iTunes, and has raked in thousands of dollars a day in the process. Now Apple is banning the developer from the iTunes App store.

The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

The movies on this list are a good indicator of just how diverse the science fiction genre is. From the epic philosophical ideas of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris to the joyful space opera of Star Wars and Flash Gordon, the films here are linked by their ability to explore time and space with imagination, flair and audacity.

The True Story of America's Official Leper Colony

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

From the outside looking in, the United States Marine Hospital #66 is a spooky place. It stands on the River Road that winds its way from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in the Louisiana of Old South myth and voodoo legend.

Man Armed With Samurai Sword 'Talked Crazy', Assaulted Cops

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

It was James Brown who famously uttered "I don't know karate but I do know ka-razy!" Well, pity the cops who encounter the man who knows both. Last week in San Francisco, it appears to have happened.

Bill Clinton Wins Release of U.S. Journos

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Two American TV journalists held in North Korea for more than four months and sentenced to a decade of hard labor are free after ex-President Bill Clinton made a surprise trip to Pyongyang and appealed their case to the rogue state's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il.

With new ads, Google aims offensive at Microsoft Office

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

In the latest shot fired in Google's ongoing battle with Microsoft, Google announced today that it's taking this fight to the streets. Literally.

Dallas Cracks Down on Resident Over Fake 'Astroturf' Lawn

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

The Landmark Commission recently ruled that phony grass isn't consistent with a historic district. Commissioner Ann Piper, stated that the neighborhood dates back to the early 1900s, and "there wouldn't have been artificial turf used in that period."

Rapid Tuberculosis Detector Spots Bacteria in a Half Hour

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Researchers at have now demonstrated that a handheld device can be used to count as few as 20 bacteria in a sputum sample in a half hour. They hope to develop the test into an inexpensive product that can be deployed for TB testing which currently can take up six weeks for the most accurate results

New Firefox patches authentication security holes.

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Two critical problems with how Mozilla's browser handles authentication processes could let an attacker see encrypted data or take over a machine.

Jon Stewart Breaks Down Fox's Outrage Generating Ecosystem

Posted: 04 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart detailed the process by which a Fox News talking point seed is planted and fertilized before coming to life. But if you ask me, that sounds like science. Everyone knows Fox News talking points were all created in the Garden of Eden 6000 years ago.

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