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Wednesday, August 26, 2009



Diagram for the Ultimate PB&J

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 06:00 PM PDT


Texting and driving - is it an overly explicit PSA?

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 05:50 PM PDT

A 'texting while driving' public service announcement (PSA) for television in the UK, is creating controversy for its graphic nature, breaking new boundaries in the explicit level of its bloody details.

AT&T: Highspeed network since 1928

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 05:40 PM PDT


Fake Blood Used In Rugby Club’s Bloodgate Scandal [Video]

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Blood capsules were purchased from a joke shop and used by players in order to fake injuries during a Heineken Cup match against Leinster.

Top 10 iPhone Annoyances (and How to Fix Them)

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Even the greatest gadgets have flaws, and the iPhone is certainly no exception. Here are the top 10 iPhone annoyances and what you can do about them. Praise it all you want, but the "Jesus phone" has plenty of little annoyances or nuisances.

Welcome to Your Crammed, Pricier College

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 05:00 PM PDT

"I'm pissed because they cut, like, a ton of classes, and we're paying more money - it's stressful."

Avatar Trailer: Details You Might Have Missed (Video)

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT


Science fiction breaks free from fantasy

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 04:40 PM PDT

A lot of the predictions made by science fiction writers have been replaced by the march of science

The Human Heart [PIC]

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Great image, especially enlarged.

Return of the thugs: Hundreds Football Fans Riot [PICS]

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 04:02 PM PDT

West Ham and Millwall fans rioted on a night of shame in the Carling Cup which will force an urgent FA investigation. One man was stabbed and hundreds fought a pitched battle outside Upton Park in the worst scenes to blight the English game for years.

I Cheated This Is My Punishment [vid]

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 04:02 PM PDT

The cheater got to wear a sign. On Route 7. During rush hour.

Paralyzed Graffiti Writer Tags Again With 'EyeWriter' Design

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 03:51 PM PDT

Since 2003, Quan has had Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disorder that renders its sufferers largely paralyzed, while allowing them full use of their minds and eyes.

Toyota to cut capacity by 10%

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Think Detroit has problems making money? It's no easier for Toyota Motor. The Japanese auto giant will cut its global production capacity by 10%, or 1 million vehicles. The production cut will come as early as this fiscal year to raise utilization at underused plants.

Republican Admits He's Simply Blocking Health Care Reform

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Mike Enzi, one of three Republicans ostensibly negotiating health care reform as part of the Senate's Gang of Six, told a Wyoming town hall crowd that he had no plans to compromise with Democrats and was merely trying to extract concessions.

The poodles transformed into pandas, horses and even snails

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Defies valid explanation.

Vintage Mercedes FAIL

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT


5 Metamaterials That Make Matter Invisible, Silent or Fast

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Metamaterials are tiny engineered structures from existing composites that are used to manipulate light, sound and radiowaves. Researchers are just starting to come out with products that can cloak, silence and play with light. Here are 5 examples of metamaterials in action.

Apple's Mac leads sales growth as PC market begins recovery

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 02:51 PM PDT

The worldwide PC market began a slow rebound from the recession last quarter with overall home sales surging, and strong Mac sales with business buyers.

SunCatcher from Sandia NL

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT


Farmers Use Beer Bacteria to Convert Onion Juice Into Energy

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Steve Gill recently began using juice from his pungent onion crop mixed with beer bacteria from Anheuser-Busch to produce methane gas and create energy to run his refrigerators and lighting.

Apocalypse 2030: food, water and energy shortages (Graphic)

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The world's population is growing, food supplies are diminishing, water supplies are becoming more scarce, the ice caps are melting, prices are rising - things, one could argue, are looking bleak.

Monkeys Born From Eggs With DNA Transplant

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

An experimental procedure that someday may enable women to avoid passing certain genetic diseases on to their children has gained an early success, with the birth of four healthy monkeys, scientists report.

Closed Due To Crack Ho Infestation?!

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 01:41 PM PDT

Funny Department of Health sign lists a number of reasons, including that.

10 Common Mistakes Made by New Linux Administrators

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 01:41 PM PDT

As Linux squeezes itself into all facets of technology, more people are being forced to use it who have little knowledge of the foreign Unix land. Maybe you're trying to learn your way around, or maybe you're the Windows guy who just got 'promoted' to maintaining the Linux system; either way, things are odd, and you just really, really don't

Delicious: 20 of the Nerdiest Cupcakes [Pics]

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 01:11 PM PDT

When geeks put their minds to it, they can make some awesome desserts. From gross goatse cookies to deliciously disastrous wedding cakes, nerds know how to create a memorable pastry.

We Learn More From Success, Not Failure

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

There is a biological reason why we learn more from our triumphs than from our failures, according to new research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scientists there have shown that the brain responds to success at the level of individual brain cells, but the neurons show virtually no response to failures.

Top Ten Geekiest Constructed Languages for Movies & Books

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 12:51 PM PDT

J. R. R. Tolkien flipped readers' wigs with his penchant for inventing new languages, but since then it has become almost de rigueur for fiction writers and moviemakers to include a constructed language (conlang) when crafting a new universe. Here are some of the best:

Why It Took 15 Years To Love The Flaming Lips

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 12:51 PM PDT

Finding great music (not good but great music) does not happen very often for most of us and when you realize it was right under your nose for so many years, you can't help but laugh.

Adobe abandons CS3 legacy support for Apple's Snow Leopard

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Adobe announced this week that it has not tested and will not support its Creative Suite 3 line of products, including Photoshop CS3, on Apple's new Snow Leopard operating system.

Hack Your Palm Pre

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 12:10 PM PDT

If you're looking to get the most out of your Palm Pre, and don't mind getting your hands a little dirty in the process, here are seven things you can do with your Palm Pre, which can completely redefine how you can use it.

Drawing Blood At The Box Office (PIC)

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Thanks to "True Blood" and Twilight, it seems that Hollywood has itself a bit of a vampire fetish on its hands…not that there is anything wrong with that. The infographic below takes a look back at the vampire films of the last 30 years, showing when they were released and how much they made at the box office.

Top 10 Respectable Horror Sequels

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

With Halloween II hitting theaters, here is a run down of some of the better fright-flick follow-ups.

Prehistoric Animals Swung Tails Like Baseball Bats

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Enormous prehistoric armored mammals called glyptodonts swung their spiked tails like athletes swing tennis rackets and baseball bats according to a new study.

17 of the World's Biggest Liars (photo gallery)

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT

As Mark Twain once wrote, "Everybody lie --every day; every hour; awake; asleep...From the famed American Traitor Benedict Arnold to pop duo Milli Vanilli, a look at some of the world's biggest liars.

FCC Chairman Talks Tough On Network Neutrality

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

The FCC's Chair says he's got the public's back when it comes to protecting the 'Net. But it's unclear what he thinks of new net neutrality legislation in Congress and Comcast's lawsuit against its spanking for P2P throttling.

Argentina rules on marijuana use

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

Argentina's supreme court rules that it is unconstitutional for the government to punish people for the personal use of marijuana.

Gov. Schwarzenegger's secret weapon for budget cuts (PIC)

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

I'm sorry, governors of other states, but California's governor can crush its enemies, see them driven before him, and hear the lamentation of their women.

10 Commercials Before they Were Stars

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Before fame, many actors find work filming commercials. Unfortunately, we found a few of the funniest ones and put them together.

Beautiful Glass Shard Spire Set to Dominate London Skyline

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Feast your eyes on these latest visualizations of The Shard (aka London Bridge Tower), a 1017ft skyscraper actually under construction. When finished in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the U.K, and one of the tallest in Europe.

Humanoid Robot's Latest AI Abilities Demonstration (w/video)

Posted: 26 Aug 2009 11:00 AM PDT

In August 2007, Le Trung invented Aiko, a Yumecom, or 'Dream Computer Robot.' Although it took only a month and a half to build Aiko's exterior, the artificial intelligence software has been a work in progress ever since. Recently, Le Trung has demonstrated his most recent improvements ...

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