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Sunday, August 9, 2009



Reuters Happy to Take Traffic the AP Doesn't want

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 06:10 PM PDT

For those of you interested in the online news industry and the never-ending controversial discussion surrounding the Associated Press, linking, fair use, etc., you should be interested in reading what Chris Ahearn, Media President at Thomas Reuters has to say.

Luxury Resorts offer Survivor Packages (No Beds, Lights, TP)

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 06:10 PM PDT

A luxury resort in San Diego is offering rooms for $19 a night รข�� if you don't mind sleeping in a tent. For $19, guests give up breakfast, air conditioning, lights, sheets and even the bed. Staff will remove the mattress and headboard and leave a small tent instead.

Publicis Groupe to buy Microsoft's Razorfish

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 05:50 PM PDT

French advertising group Publicis Groupe SA has agreed to acquire Internet ad agency Razorfish from Microsoft for $530 million in cash and stock.

'Nation's Pride' Trailer (Movie Within Inglourious Basterds)

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 05:50 PM PDT

"The Weinstein Co has released the trailer for Nation's Pride, a Nazi propaganda film-within-a-film which you'll apparently get to see bits and pieces of during Inglourious Basterds. "

Idol Thoughts: Top 9 Paula Abdul Video Moments

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT

E! Online's nine moments that best encapsulate what we've come to expect when the nicest Idol judge opens her mouth.

Why you shouldn't have your boss on Facebook (Pic)

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT

When will people learn?

Splitter 2 (Game)

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Slice and dice your way to victory over 32 levels!

I Want To Love Firefox 3.5, But It Keeps Crashing On Me

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Firefox keep crashing and it has been reported by many user. If you open 10-15 tabs Firefox can not handle it. What's up with that Mozilla?

Typhoon forces evacuation of 1 million Chinese

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Typhoon Morakot churned toward China forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people Sunday, a day after lashing Taiwan with torrential rains that caused the worst flooding on the island in 50 years.

50 expert tips to make your PC faster

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The road to a faster PC starts by properly optimising your hardware. While some of these procedures can be risky, they can also prove very effective, often delivering direct and noticeable performance gains in every area of your system.

Slump Makes Nigeria's Online Scammers Work That Much Harder

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Online swindling takes dedication even in the best of times, the scammer said earnestly.

How To Create An Ubuntu Installation USB On The Mac

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

I just let myself be lured into buying a Netbook for my daughter. It was a good deal actually and I love the machine. The only problem is that it came with no

16 Apps That Make Sharing Large Files A Snap

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Easier ways to share files online...

Hawks' Kane arrested for robbing, assaulting cab driver

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane and his cousin were arrested for assaulting and robbing a cab driver in Buffalo, according to several news sources in that city.

New antibiotic resistant superbug found in Britain

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A new superbug that is resistant to all antibiotics has been brought into Britain by patients having surgery abroad, Government scientists said. Doctors are urged to be vigilent for a new bug that has arriving in Britain with patients who have travelled to India and Pakistan for cosmetic surgery or organ transplants and is now circulating here.

Hand Grenade [Comic]

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT


Earcandy is the next cool thing you want in Linux

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

This volume manager could mute music in your amarok or rhythombox or literally any music player when you play some video in youtube(i am not lying) or VLC or other video players. Mute is not the right word, but instead the music slowly fades away, and the sound from video player fades in. Sounds promising eh? But it is much better than you think.

iTunes 9 rumored to have Blu-ray, social media support

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A new report suggests that the next version of Apple's iTunes could carry support for Blu-ray discs, visual management and rearrangement capabilities for App Store software, and integration with social media Web sites.

Make the most of large drives with GPT and Linux

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Once a faraway problem, an important barrier in disk storage is fast becoming a reality: the venerable master boot record (MBR) partitioning scheme can't fully handle disks larger than 2TB. With 1TB-hard disks now common and 2TB-disks becoming available, forward-looking individuals are thinking about alternatives to the MBR partitioning scheme.

Google Voice Can Sneak onto iPhone

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Here's a way around Apple's initial ban on a Voice over IP application. The all-things-phone-management application (which was widely speculated to have been rejected for threatening AT&T profits on calling plans) will be remade as a stylized Web site that offers everything the rejected app would have.

Underworld 4 Happening In 3-D

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Shock Till You Drop confirms that Sony's Screen Gems is moving forward on Underworld 4, and planning it for a January 2011 release. There's a twist this time. Underworld 4 will be in 3-D.

Skydiving (COMIC)

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Most parachutes aren't golden.

Hitting on Married Woman FAIL

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A banner warning former NBA star Reggie Miller off of married women was flown over southern California beaches. Seems Miller's been accused of trying to dip his Dunkaroos in someone else's frosting cup, and we've got the restraining order to prove it.

Show Trial of protesters seems only to hurt Iran

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

The alleged French spy stood at the lectern in Tehran on Saturday and described her dastardly act of collusion. Clotilde Reiss, a pale, soft-spoken 24-year-old who had been teaching French in the central Iranian city of Isfahan when she was arrested, confessed to sending a single e-mail to a colleague in the capital.

Surface Features On Titan Form Like Earth's

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan turns out to have much in common with Earth in the way that weather and geology shape its terrain, according to two new pieces of research. Wind, rain, volcanoes, tectonics and other Earth-like processes all sculpt features on Titan's complex and varied surface.

Can One Pill Tame the Illness No One Wants to Talk About?

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

The first signs of illness in Suleiman Djarra appeared during a heavy rainstorm.

Classic: Neighbor stealing your wifi? Time for some fun!

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

My neighbours are stealing my wireless internet access. I could encrypt it or alternately I could have fun.

uTorrent’s 2.0 Beta Finally a Good Citizen

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Almost four years since uTorrent had its debut, the development team has now released a version 2.0 Beta of their BitTorrent client with significant improvements and updates.

Psychologists offer ways to improve prison environments

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

U.S. prisons are too punitive and oftPsychologists offer ways to improve prison environment, reduce violent crimeen fail to rehabilitate, but targeting prisoners' behavior, reducing prison populations and offering job skills could reduce prisoner aggression and prevent recidivism,

GE, Fox, and Clear Channel let the crazy-train roll

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

What happens when you get three pumpkin heads of the airwaves shouting at each other as their conglomerate parents try to rein them in? You get a whole lot of crazy! But that's crazy like a fox -- because all this media attention about the pumpkin heads and their corporate minders is good for ratings.

Earth's Most Prominent Rainfall Feature Creeping Northward

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

The rain band near the equator that determines the supply of freshwater to nearly a billion people throughout the tropics and subtropics has been creeping north for more than 300 years. If the band continues to migrate at just less than a mile a year, which is the average for all the years it has been moving north, then some Pacific islands near...

World’s First LEED Platinum Data Center Opens in Germany

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Designed by leading sustainable architecture and engineering firm Arup Associates, the 230,000-square-foot facility's efficient use of energy and resource-conserving design have made it the first data center in the world to achieve LEED Platinum! That's no small task considering the energy required to keep stacks of servers running smoothly.

5 Minutes of Iron Man 2 Footage

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT

The five-minute clip runs through a number of scenes, including a meetingbetween Stark and Fury, a congressional hearing questioning Stark's possession of the suit and an action montage where we get our first looks at Whiplash, Black Widow and even War Machine in motion.

The Price is Right: Worst. Bid. Ever.

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Jose the sailor stars in Showcase Showdown FAIL.

Health care opponent calls for town hall violence on Twitter

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Talking Points Memo reports that a health care protester in New Mexico has been encouraging those following him on Twitter to bring their guns to town hall meetings — and use them against ACORN and SEIU if provoked. SEIU, in particular, appears the to be latest boogeyman for the anti-health care protesters.

WTF: Doctors say Baby Died but Man Finds him Alive in Coffin

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 10:10 AM PDT

Paraguayans have hailed a "miracle" after a grieving father opened his baby son's coffin and discovered that the infant was still alive hours after doctors pronounced him dead. Definitely need a better health care system there !!!

Wine 1.1.27 Released

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 09:50 AM PDT

- New version of the Gecko engine. - New GSM 06.10 codec support. - Improved support for the disk volume APIs. - Support for XShm pixmaps for better performance. - Various bug fixes.

Remembrances, Mike Seeger Cleared Paths, Showed Us The Way

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 09:30 AM PDT

Mike Seeger, whose love for traditional songs and tunes inspired many other musicians — including Bob Dylan — to look for the rural roots of American music, died of cancer Friday night at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75.

The Elusive Beauty of Lunar Rainbows [PICS]

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 08:40 AM PDT

When the moon is near its fullest, with barely a cloud veiling its face, certain locations on earth treat observers to the scarcely seen light phenomenon known as the lunar rainbow, or moonbow.

Study: How Facebook is Destroying Relationships

Posted: 09 Aug 2009 08:30 AM PDT

Never mind the perils of cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying and posting photos that could endanger your future job prospects: Facebook could be ruining your relationship and driving you toward compulsively jealous behavior.

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