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Tuesday, August 18, 2009



Douchebag Defines "Bipartisanship"

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 04:30 PM PDT

On today's "Morning Meeting with Dylan Ratigan" on MSNBC, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, said that even if the committee's final version of a health insurance reform bill gives him everything he says he wants, he will vote against it.

B.C. university introduces grade worse than F

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

It used to be that the worst grade you could receive in school was an F, and that was bad enough. But now B.C.'s Simon Fraser University is taking punishment to a whole new level.

Man Drives Snowmobile on Highway with No Snow - gets DUI #5

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

COLCHESTER, Vt. -- Police arrested a Colchester man Saturday morning for driving an unusual vehicle under the influence.

Venus Flytrap and other Carnivorous Plants (PICS)

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Carnivorous plants, like the Venus Flytrap, trap and consume animals and insects.

Bell Internet - It knows what kind of guy you are [PIC]

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Perfect for hookups with no commitment

The 10 Most Infamous Internet Animals Of All Time

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

It took them a while to catch on to the whole internet thing, but animals are finally starting to capitalize on their animal behavior. Animals are some of the biggest stars the history of the internet and as they become more popular who knows what will happen.

What Does Googles Customer Satisfaction Rating Mean for Bing?

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

According to the results of a new survey by the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, Google's users are extremely happy with their search engine. Google scored 86 points out ...

20 Fall Movies We Can't Wait to See

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Summer's almost over, but there's a lot to look forward to at the multiplex before the end of the year; here are the coming attractions we've got high hopes for, from ''9'' to ''Jennifer's Body'' to ''Where the Wild Things Are'' to ''Avatar''

Snes On An Xbox360

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Surprisingly the Xbox 360 hasn't seen a lot of homebrew action. [tmbinc] has taken it upon himself to port the Snes9x emulator to it. There's no pretty GUI, and its not running on top of linux or anything. This is native, directly to the hardware emulation.

Mad Men's Secret Product Placements

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The show's third season, which premiered Sunday (Aug. 16), featured placements with London Fog and Stolichnaya vodka that both brands said were engineered.

Video: Shoot out Your Road Rage With iGun for iPhone

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

This might be the best way to solve road rage without harming another person.

7 Reasons Why a District 9 Game Would Be Awesome

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:50 PM PDT

If you're anything like us, you walked out of the theater thinking a few things: (a) that Neill Blomkamp should direct a Halo movie and (b) District 9 would make a kick-ass video game experience. With that in mind, we humbly present 7 Reasons Why a District 9 Game Would Be Awesome.

A State-by-State Guide About Increasing U.S. Wildfires

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

More than 5 million acres of U.S. forests have burned so far in 2009, continuing a 10-year trend in above average forest wildfires.

Jon Stewart Skewers Obama on Public Option Waffling (Video)

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

He's only been in office seven months, but if you voted for Barack Obama, you've got to be at least a little concerned. He failed to close Gitmo, he's forgotten gays exist, and now he's pussying out on government-run health care. At this rate, I don't even know if we're going to get the free abortions for kindergartners he promised.

Arsene Wenger predicts European super league within decade

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

A full-blown, midweek European League could be in place within a decade, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The Edge of a Black Hole

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

This combined optical and X-ray deep image shows some of the faintest galaxies ever seen, along with the X-ray glow (in blue) from heated material in the environment of a black hole that is in the same region of the sky. Credit: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory

Elite 360 No Longer Ships With HD Cables

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:30 PM PDT

One of the things I appreciated most about my Xbox 360 Elite was that it shipped with a HDMI cable in the box, letting me get the most out of my system's visuals without the need for further expense. Thing is, I got my Elite years ago. If you plan on picking one up in the future, you won't be so lucky.

How Sam Adams Helped Save Craft Brewing

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Making and drinking beer is serious business, says Boston Beer Founder, Jim Koch. But he's just as serious about doing right by his neighbors and his band of craft brewing brothers.

A Ceiling Made From What?!

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

This incredible ceiling art - known as Heaven of Delight, fantastic ceiling art created in four months using 1.6 million beetle shells

Why Haven't Signs of Intelligent ETs Been Discovered?

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 02:02 PM PDT

The world-renowned physicist Lee Smolin author of Life of the Cosmos says that what we should look for to confirm the existence of intelligent life in the Milky Way is a message left for us some time in the last several hundred million years.

Kids Recognize Faces Better Than Adults

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Scientists have found one reason why children are better than adults at distinguishing between the faces of children.Using this test, called the composite illusion (or effect), Susilo and colleagues found that children had stronger holistic processing for other children than the adults did.

Erin Andrews in GQ...With Clothes On

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Erin Andrews appears in the September issue of GQ magazine, as previously rumored, and the photos are finally available. These shots were taken back in April, and are pretty tame compared to what many people were predicting.

Colbert Bongs a Beer with Congressman Jared Polis

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Stephen even better knowed Colorado's second district by sitting down with Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected to Congress. At the end, they take turns sucking on a long cylindrical object, but this is 2009, we have a black President and gay people can be elected to Congress, so there's really no comedic conclusion to jump to there.

New Techniques Developed To Analyze Hebrew and Arabic Docs

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Researchers in Israel will combine the scientific and scholarly expertise of their humanities and computer science experts in a new project to analyze degraded Hebrew documents. The effort to develop new computer algorithms combines scientific expertise in computer vision, computer graphics, image processing and computational geometry.

25 Awesome Homeless Guy Signs

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Now days, being homeless is more competitive than ever. Only the most clever and creative signs are going to get people to let go of their precious spare change. This makes for some pretty awesome homeless dude signage.

Amazing New Orleans Arcology Habitat Building

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

NOAH (New Orleans Arcology Habitat) is a massive, 1200-foot city within a building that's hurricane-proof and can actually float. Conceptualized through a mind trust of three architectural firms, green (wind, solar and water) energies would help power the structure's 20,000 residences, 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space...

If websites were people [PIC]

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT


A Journalist's Look at How Journalists Look at Detroit

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

After suffering through the nation's worst and most concentrated examples of racial violence, industrial collapse, serial arson, crack war, and municipal bankruptcy following years of municipal kleptocracy, Detroit is being descended on by a plague of reporters. Here's one writer's take on how journalists are covering Detroit and how they fail.

New Jay Leno Show Promo Is Unexpectedly Twisted

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Hollywood Reporter - If you've been to the movies in the past week, you might have caught this scene-stealing promo for the Jay Leno show. It's totally out of character. Here is the first look for internet.

Dash Cam Shows Police Beating at Traffic Stop (w/vid)

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

"DAMN, yall seen his face after the beating! There is no excuse for this, he clearly was not fighting back."

Not A Myth To Bust: Discovery Channel Hits The App Store

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Scientist wannabes, rejoice! Discovery Communications has released a Discovery Channel application on the iTunes App Store, bringing heaps of video content produced by the popular non-fiction media company to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Mentos Ice Cube Prank... Was a Hoax

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

The prank is based on the widely known phenomenon of dropping MENTOS® chewy mints into soda to create an erupting geyser. Instead of just dropping the Mentos into soda, the pranksters suggest freezing a Mento in the middle of an ice cube. The only problem is... IT Doesn't Work... DOH

10 Awesome Package Designs

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Have you ever bought something just because it's package? Well, these package designs are definitely one of a kind and they do make you want to get them regardless of what is inside. This list contains different kind of packages but they all have some in common; they are awesome, check it out!

Germany Becomes Europe’s Largest Videogame Market

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Germany's relationship with videogames has been rocky lately. But that hasn't stopped German gamers from buying and playing games. Market research

IE (Trident)+Firefox (Gecko)+Chrome+Safari(Webkit)=Lunascape

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

In reality, each browser is different in its own way. Lunascape is the world's only triple engine browser. What this means is that you can have the best features, performance, and speed of Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari all in one browser and can view any website in an optimal way without a need to open

Why I Hate The Moviegoing General Public

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Yes you. The general public. What has happened to you? Why is it you've made going to the movies about as much fun as lying down face first on a colony of Bullet Ants? Where have the manners gone? Where has the common sense disappeared to?

Stay up and read this tonight: 7 Myths About Sleep

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:30 PM PDT

The truth behind popular misbeliefs about sleep. You�ll thank us in the morning!

Planck Sees Light Billions Of Years Old

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

The answer is hidden in ancient light, called the cosmic microwave background, which has traveled more than 13 billion years to reach us. Planck will measure tiny variations in this light with the best precision to date.

Coffee table as a remote control of interfaced systems

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Instead of having to juggle multiple remotes and input systems to deal with a room full of technology, CRISTAL merges a coffee-table touch screen, an overhead camera, and connected devices to form a frighteningly intuitive control scheme.

Iran's Ahmadinejad criticizes rival Rafsanjani

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 12:10 PM PDT

There was a smile, a quick wave hello, a brief chat. Yet, despite the exchange of pleasantries, the simmering tensions between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and one of the nation's most powerful clerics became quickly evident at a major ceremony in Tehran on Monday.

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