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Friday, August 7, 2009



The Most Ridiculous Moments In 'G.I. Joe' History

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

With "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" heading to theaters, everyone's complaining about the ridiculous accelerator suits, terrible dialogue, and forced comic relief. Well, guess what? None of these things are new to "G.I.Joe."

What is a denial of service attack?

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

What is a denial of service attack? And how easy it is to carry out? In order to add computers to a botnet, hackers must first gain control of the machine. They achieve this by exploiting vulnerabilities within the computer's operating system to install malicious software on the computer that provides them with always-on, remote access to the PC.

Does Milla Jovovich Lie about her Age?

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Milla Jovovich (whom you may remember as Leilu Multi-Pass from 5th Element), who stars in Perfect Getaway opening tomorrow, claims to have been born in 1975. Which would've made her 13 at the time of this guest spot on Married With Children.

7 of the Biggest Twitter Stories and Controversies

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

From hackers, to space tweets, to senseless litigation, Twitter has made a lasting impact on our Web 2.0 world and will remain so – until the next big thing.

Do gadgets make you lonely?

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

A coworker recently asked, "Why does technology pull apart communities and isolate individuals?" He blamed the iPod and noise-isolating earbuds for the problems described in Bowling Alone. Here's why he's wrong.

Facebook messages from freshman roommate. He's a d*ck.

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

My cousin Jordan is starting his freshman year this coming August. He just got his roommate assignment and sent this over to me the other day.

Artist w/ Multi Personalities has Different Painting Styles

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Kim Noble is an artist with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Each of her personalities has its own style of painting. [SLIDESHOW]

NASA Steps Closer to Nuclear Power for Moon Base

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

NASA hasmade a series of critical strides in developing new nuclear reactors the sizeof a trash can that could power a human outpost on the moon or Mars.

REPORT: Billy Mays used cocaine days before his death

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

The report states that "cocaine use caused or contributed to the development of his heart disease, and thereby contributed to his death."

Sincerely, John Hughes

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

A very touching story about a man who took the time to make a little girl believe that, if she had something to say, someone would listen. R.I.P. John Hughes.

Will Ferrell and Jeremy Piven: What Happened in Albuquerque

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A simple mistake leads to a tragic, dildo-filled death.

How Green is Wal-Mart’s Sustainability Index ?

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Green labels abound for seafood, coffee, fair-trade, organic products and more, but we have yet to come across one unifying label that allows us to compare apples to oranges in terms of sustainability. Now it looks like Wal-Mart, may be changing that with the recent announcement of their 'Sustainability Index.'

Pictures show broad-daylight 'killing' of suspect by Indian

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Indian police have been photographed apparently killing a hospital attendant in a busy market in northeastern India in the first exposé of a practice that rights groups say is rife within the understaffed and poorly trained force.

Batman: Arkham Asylum movie-splosion!

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

The Batman: Arkham Asylum hype train is really picking up steam now. Today, we've got three different videos dropping at three different outlets.

Bill Maher: New Rule: Smart President Smart Country

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

New Rule: Just because a country elects a smart president doesn't make it a smart country. Before I go about demonstrating how, sadly, easy it is to prove this, let me just say that ignorance has life and death consequences.

Canstruction: Incredible Sculptures Made From Canned Food

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Bridging the gap between good design and giving back to the community, Canstruction, the annual international design/build competition where architects, engineers, designers, and students compete to design and build gigantic structures made entirely from full cans of food, is coming to New Jersey in October.

9 Ways Carbon Nanotubes Are Supposed to Rock the World

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Nanotubes have been billed as the key to curing cancer, building space elevators, and creating real-world Spidermen. Whether they're totally tubular or just an overhyped pipe dream remains to be seen.

Brian Henson Teases Fraggle Rock and Dark Crystal

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets left the reigns of his company in the hands of his kids, Lisa and Brian Henson. The Jim Henson Company has been teasing us with sparse details about a Fraggle Rock movie AND it's been over a year of talk surround a sequel to 1982's puppet fantasy flick The Dark Crystal.

Student says he faces bankruptcy after $675K RIAA verdict

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum, found guilty last week of illegally downloading and distributing 30 copyrighted songs -- and fined $675,000 by a jury -- has a lot to say about his case.

Dear Soda Machine Re-Stocker... [Pic]

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 02:10 PM PDT


Genetic Proclivity: Scientists Debunk 'Genetic Matchmaking'

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Personalized medicine holds great promise for treating maladies according to an individual's genomic profile. Matchmaking however, will remain outside the scope.

LeBron breaks his silence on Dunkgate, Shaq and his future

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

In an exclusive interview with the National Association of Black Journalists Sports Taskforce, LeBron James spoke candidly for the first time about getting dunked on at his Nike skills camp over the summer, the handshake snub hullabaloo following the Cavaliers loss in the Eastern Conference finals, Shaquille and more.

Fox Chief: NBC Will Have Success with Leno

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly voiced some confidence in competitor NBC's plan to air "The Jay Leno Show" five nights a week.

Oy! World's Biggest Matzo Ball Is 267-Pounds

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Weighing 267 pounds and measuring 29.2 inches in diameter, the biggest matzo ball in the world was unveiled Thursday and served up to hungry lower East Siders.

Prepare Yourselves: Augmented Reality Hype on the Rise

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Augmented reality, or the concept that you can add an additional layer to the world before your eyes, aka the "real world," using technology, is the next big tech trend.

Fans urged to drink whisky to ward off swine flu

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Russian soccer fans have been told to drink whisky on their trip to Wales for next month's World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country's supporter...

ESPN to Start Airing English Soccer Games

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

One of the key arguments as to why soccer hasn't caught on is the fact that aside from the World Cup, Americans don't have easy access to the highest level of play on television (also, because they act like they've been shot after so much as an errant glance or a stiff breeze).

"District 9" Director and Star Already Planning for a Sequel

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Entertainment Weekly named it the "must-see" movie of the summer, but the director and star of the Peter Jackson-produced "District 9" are already talking about a sequel. Both director Neil Blomkamp and star Sharlto Copley confirmed that they're interested in (and already talking about) how to follow-up their much-buzzed sci-fi thriller.

GOP Official Poses as "Local Mom" & Grills Congressman (VID)

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Here's a fun example of astroturfing in its purest form: A woman attending a town hall event for Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI), and--while loudly raising objections to the Democrats' health care reform proposal--insisting she's just a regular concerned citizen. Except, she's actually a GOP official.

My dog going thru depression resulting in attempted suicide

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

I walk downstairs only to find my dog going through depression resulting in attempted suicide.

Death in the Recession: More Bodies Left Unburied

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Several large counties across the country are experiencing unprecedented increases in the number of unclaimed deceased — not only because the dead person could not be unidentified, was indigent or was estranged from their family, but apparently because more people simply cannot afford to bury or cremate their loved ones.

Video Proof Michael Cera Always Plays The Same Character

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Paper Heart comes out in limited release today, with Michael Cera playing - surprise! - an awkward teenager in a twee comedy. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the actor's work.

Super Phobia Bros.

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

If your life was this hazardous, you'd be a mess too.

Top 10 Teaser Trailers of All Time (Videos)

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

The early movie previews that got us rather excited.

How IMAX Wizards Convert Harry Potter to 3-D

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Get a glimpse at the proprietary 2-D-to-3-D conversion software used to transform the opening sequence of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in this video

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Money

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Attendees at the World's Fair of Money — a coin show taking place Aug. 5 through Aug. 9, 2009 — probably know their fair share of numismatic trivia. TIME follows the banknote from ancient China to modern cocaine dens to help the rest of us catch up

Can't Get Drunk Off It? Here Are 13 Uses For Rubbing Alcohol

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Erase permanent markers -- Did someone decorate your countertop with a permanent marker? Don't worry, on most rubbing alcohol will dissolve the marker back to a liquid state so you can wipe it right off. Not so permanent now, are we?

Judge Rules It's OK to Make Your Enemies Look Like Hitler

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

It was heartwarming to learn that, last month, a local federal judge ruled that we're still entitled to one of our most basic freedoms: Firing off unsolicited mailings containing photos of your enemies doctored to look like the Führer.

10 Coolest And Deadliest Fighting Teams in Movies (Videos)

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Here are Hollywood's favorite action teams and everything they've done to save us from decades of nefarious bad guys intent on stealing our crops, hijacking our planes, and just generally giving us a hard time.

Alaska is top recipient of stimulus $ on per capita basis

Posted: 07 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

And don't the citizens get money for living there? Alaska's per capita funding under the stimulus bill was $1,024.28. No other state came close, though DC rang in a strong $878.02.

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