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Wednesday, August 12, 2009



Aztec Warriors defeat US, Mexico wins WC qualifying game 2-1

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Mexico's talent and depth came into play to vanquish the talented US squad at Estadio Azteca today as they win the World Cup Qualifying match 2-1.

Insane Neighbor Lawn Chair War That Won't Die [more EMAILS]

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Another crazy email exchange. Battle between 2 neighbors. One's crazy.The other's a victim but also funny, mean & clever & here, in latest of several earlier email exchanges between them, seems to raise stakes & rally other neighbors. (Earlier emails are linked in piece & were posted earlier)

The Daily Show Crushes NBC Nightly News

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

They said it couldn't be done, but The Daily Show has beaten NBC Nightly News in the ratings, and by ratings I mean a softball game...

Baseball Uniforms Through the Years

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The shorts need to come back for a retro night in Chicago.

Florida OKs First New Nuclear Plant in More Than 30 Years

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The Florida Cabinet on Tuesday approved Progress Energy's controversial proposal to build a nuclear plant in Levy County, the first such plant approved in Florida in 33 years.

De-Mock-cracy In Action: Facebook's Open Governance

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Following February's slew of complaints regarding Facebook's Terms of Use amendment, founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an "Open Governance" model and wrote, "If [Facebook] were a country, it would be the sixth most populated country in the world..."

Pic: Luxury Business Plane That Will Cut Flight Time in Half

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Aerospace company Supersonic Aerospace International (SAI) is developing a plane able to cross the Atlantic at the speed of sound. It will be quieter than a passing car at 65dB at ground level. Primarily meant for business travellers, the QSST will cruise at an altitude of 60,000 feet at speeds of Mach 1.6 to 1.8.

Top 5 Scariest Meals Served in Self-Heating Cans

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Meet HOTCAN, the self-heating can of food. In five steps and ten minutes, you can go from cold cans of Irish Stew, Sausage & Bean or Chicken Casserole...to toasty, hot versions of these potted delicacies. Sadly, the whole-chicken-in-a-can isn't available in a self-heating option.... yet.

Mobs, Intimidation, and Deceit at Town Halls

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Before the spin starts to take hold on the consciousness of Americans, it is important to review what has happened recently at these town hall meetings to discuss potential health care reform in America. Right wing groups that have previously been throwing Tea Parties received astroturfing instructions from FreedomWorks ...

NY Fire Dept. Honors 5-year-old Boy Who Called 911 Saved Mom

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A 5-year-old Queens boy saved his pregnant mother's life with a quick-thinking 911 call - and was amazingly able to pass on her medical history along with their home address.

Kids Welcome At The Bank Of Scrooge McDuck

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Many children's savings accounts are now attracting record low interest rates of just 0.05%

Apple Gaming Console: An Idea So Crazy It Just Might Work

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

After years on the sideline, Apple may finally be taking serious interest in games again.

Perry Farrell Confirms 10 More Years of Lollapalooza

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT


23 Movie Plots That Could Have Been Solved in Minutes

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

'Hey boss, I know this is gonna' sound crazy, but what if just this once, we tried not doing this the most complicated way possible?'

Apple Leads International Smartphone Market Growth

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Sales of iPhones increased more than sixfold during the second quarter of 2009, helping Apple maintain its ranking as the third largest smartphone maker worldwide, according to a new report.

Insults Are Better Taken Lying Down, Claim Scientists

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Research showed that those who took personal insults while upright exhibited brain activity linked to attacking but this urge disappeared when they took the same insults lying down.

Death: Scientists Reveal What It's Like To Die

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Most of us have probably wondered what it is like to die - so scientists have tackled the issue head-on and revealed the macabre yet fascinating truth.

NASA cannot keep up with killer asteroids

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

I'm not sure how much they could do even if they could... After all, they are killers AND asteroids.

'Kick-Ass' Starts a Kick Ass, Three Studio Bidding War

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Lionsgate, Paramount and Universal are all locked in a bidding war over the movie, likely in the seven figure range.

Fast Food Silent Assassin (Infographic)

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Despite the nation's love (or perhaps lust) affair with processed food, we are all aware of the 'dangers' that accompany it. But can processed food really be considered a 'silent assassin'?

Hawking: I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the NHS

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Responding to the right-wing suggestion that if Stephen Hawking was in England under their socialized medicine he wouldn't have a chance. Idiots, he is English. From England Hawkins replied, "I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the NHS,"

20 Most Bizarre Pikachu Crossover Pictures

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 01:50 PM PDT

13. Mythbusters Pikachus.... That would be a strange show

Who Won the Recession?

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Chief among the Great Recession's winners is McDonald's. McDonald'ssales growth in 2008 was greater than in 2006 and 2007. While many restaurants scaled back, it opened nearly 600 stores in 2008. And the chain has notched same-store-sales growth in each of 2009's first seven months.

30 Creative Examples of Javascript Slider & Scrollers

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

JavaScript frameworks like jQuery, Mootools , Scriptallicious and Prototype replace the flash with a light weight code and we can get the same effect like flash, that gives web designers and developers a lot a space for creative thinking.

Judge: Microsoft Banned from Selling Word in the US

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Welcome to the world of surprising patent lawsuits. A Texas judge ruled Tuesday that Microsoft cannot sell Word - yes, Microsoft Word, the cornerstone of..

Zero-Punctuation - The Conduit

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews The Conduit.

Incredibly Artistic Garage Doors in San Francisco (16 Pics)

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

For wall murals and alley art, S.F.'s Mission District really is the central hub of activity. One could put together a very interesting art walk centralized around the massive amount of color, expression and creativity found in the Mission alone.

Windows 7 Review: XP vs Vista vs 7 in 80+ Benchmarks

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

As 2009 draws to a close, we find ourselves testing another new Microsoft OS: Windows 7. Building on the now-mature technologies introduced with Vista, but with a renewed focus on performance and ease-of-use, Windows 7 seems poised to succeed where Vista couldn't. We've finally received a final build of Win7, and have run it through the tests.

Wascally Wabbits! The best bunny pics on Flickr

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Silly wabbit, Trix are for kids!

Geek Graffiti

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 12:10 PM PDT

A collection of geek tags/graffiti photos.

Orangutans Make Musical Instrument

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 12:10 PM PDT

The evidence is mounting that culture isn't something unique to us humans: Orangutans in Borneo have developed and passed along a way to make a useful, improvised instrument, researchers report.

Killer whales visit social clubs

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Hundreds of killer whales from different pods regularly meet up to socialise, scientists discover.

Stereotypes Persist Even Where Immigrants Don't

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

To figure out which stereotypes about immigrants persist in the U.S., researchers went to Ohio a mostly white state with little immigrant experience

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Posted: 12 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

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'Nanospears' Could Lead to Better Solar Cells, Lasers, Light

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Growing - and precisely aligning - microscopic, spear-shaped zinc oxide crystals on a surface of single-crystal silicon, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology may have developed a method to make more efficient solar cells.

Rick Pitino denies rape, admits to sex, pays for abortion

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino told police that he had consensual sex with Karen Cunagin Sypher at a Louisville restaurant where he'd been drinking on Aug. 1, 2003. He also told police that he later gave Sypher $3,000 to have an abortion.

Asteroid Impact Craters on Earth, Seen From Space (Gallery)

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Asteroid impact craters are among the most interesting geological structures on any planet.

Soldier Accused of Being Hit Man for Cartel

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 10:50 AM PDT

A U.S. soldier arrested in connection with the killing of a Mexican drug cartel member in El Paso, Texas, allegedly worked as a hit man, court records show.

When Did Humans Return After Last Ice Age?

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

The Cheddar Gorge in Somerset was one of the first sites to be inhabited by humans when they returned to Britain near the end of the last Ice Age. According to new radio carbon dating by Oxford University researchers, outlined in the latest issue of Quaternary Science Review, humans were living in Gough's Cave 14,700 years ago.

What Not to Wear... While Robbing a Bank (Pic)

Posted: 12 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

The robber passed a note to the teller which stated, "I have a gun. I will kill you. Give me your $100's and $50's." He was also wearing a shirt that said "Gangsta: I am what I am." A very apropos shirt for a felonious day.

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