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Saturday, August 29, 2009



64-bit Snow Leopard Defaults to 32-bit Kernel - A Workaround

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Apple's updated OS ships with a number of 64-bit native applications, but Apple's kernel itself defaults to 32-bit, unless the user holds down the '6' and '4' keys during boot time.

Obama's 'emergency' powers over Internet: Cybersecurity Bill

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 04:50 PM PDT

It's proposed that the White House should have emergency powers to control the Internet. A bill would give Barack Obama 'cybersecurity' authority to disconnect users and professionally certify IT people. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers get really spun up about it.

Forget Waldo, BBC Books Coming out with 'Where's Stig?'

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 04:20 PM PDT

"Where's Stig? features jam-packed, cartoonish recreations of famous scenes from the hit television show Top Gear, with the mysterious driver in white hidden somewhere on each page. "

"A Fu**** Bee just stung me",,,,,,Look!

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 04:10 PM PDT

News Channel 9 in Syracuse NY veteran news anchor Rod Wood gets stung by a bee & hilarious mayhem ensues!

Everything must go! Calif. Holds Giant Garage Sale

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is hoping that the "Great California Garage Sale" will turn government clutter like surplus prison uniforms and office furniture into cash to bulk up the state's depleted finances.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 03:40 PM PDT

A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

10 Cheap Dates -- That Won't Make You Look Cheap

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 03:30 PM PDT

With a bit of creativity, you can keep things interesting without overspending. Here are 10 ways to plan a cheap date, plus dozens of ideas to get you started. Many are free, and none should cost more than $20 total.

Crazy Fast: Steve Plater TT '09 Onboard Cam

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT


Rocky Mountain High: Marijuana Growing in Colorado Park

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 03:20 PM PDT

The DEA found 14,500 marijuana plants growing in a Colorado national park, the latest in a series of such finds in national parks that authorities say are linked to Mexican drug cartels.

Utah Gets Tough With Texting Drivers

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Under a new state law, texting motorists who cause traffic fatalities could be imprisoned for as long as 15 years and fined $10,000.

Mexico's Growing Obesity Problem

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

As families guzzle evermore processed food, hamburgers and french fries, they have piled on the pounds to make Mexico one of fattest nations on the planet. Studies show that a startling 68 percent of Mexican adults are overweight and 29 percent are obese — just behind the US.

I'm On A Boat - Navy-Style

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 02:20 PM PDT

With special guest John Paul Jones, the Navy show how it's really done on a boat.

Charting New Orleans' progress since Katrina (Interactive)

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 02:00 PM PDT

4 years after Katrina, New Orleans has made progress into returning the city to its former glory, but there are many areas still requiring attention.

Oscar Winner Hans Zimmer To Do Music for COD2:Modern Warfare

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Hans Zimmer will take on his first video game project

Palms Hotel Dims all Lights but the A&M in memory of DJ AM

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Very nice tribute

Suicide bomber training camp destroyed

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Helicopter gunships destroyed a training camp for suicide bombers in northern Pakistan's troubled Swat Valley overnight, killing six Taliban militants, the army said Saturday. "One thing is certain, that they are terrorists," Police official Mohamad Rizwan said.

'Bacon is good for me!' [Video]

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 01:00 PM PDT

This kid doesn't like a strange woman taking away his bacon!Viewers should also pause at 00:32 This is from an episode of the show 'Wife Swap' on ABC (season 5, episode 18)

Do I Have a Masturbation Problem? (CHART)

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Not everyone can get laid every day and if you want to avoid serious sack buildup, you need to release that pressure a few times per week. While we are being totally honest, masturbation is awesome because it eliminates some of the following risks: STD's, drama, financial cut and crying kids. Is there a such thing as too much though?

Tiny hovering robot

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT


Top 10 Video Games That Need Movie Treatments

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 12:40 PM PDT

The great thing about games is that they offer us memorable characters; characters that seem all the more real given the level of interaction the player has with them. It is because of this that adapting popular game franchises to the big screen seems like a no-brainer.

If you don't dispose of plastic properly, this may happen...

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 12:20 PM PDT


Coolest CD Case Ever Has Theremin Built In

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 11:50 AM PDT

These days, it takes a special CD case to merit much more than a glance from me. Truth is, I usually rip the disc, glance at the packaging and then throw it in a closet. But here we have pretty much the ultimate in CD packaging: a working theremin built into a CD case. Plug in headphones, wave your hand around and you're making music..

9 Warning Signs for Any Internet User (PIC)

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 11:40 AM PDT


Bats Use "Love Songs," Foul Smells to Woo Mates

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 11:30 AM PDT

In the musical city of Austin, Texas, a group of smelly, pug-faced crooners is hoping to woo some females with surprisingly complex tunes.That's the finding of a new study of Brazilian free-tailed bats, which now join songbirds and whales as some of the only animals known to use a kind of musical language during courtship.

Secret Service Talks to Pastor Who Prays For Obama's Death

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 11:30 AM PDT

CNN analyst Mike Brooks reports that the Secret Service has interviewed Anderson, who told TPMmuckraker yesterday: "To be honest with you, I have prayed for Obama to die. I'm not the only one, I'm just the only one with the spine to say it."

Warped Debris Disks Around Stars Are 'Blowin' In The Wind'

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 11:20 AM PDT

The dust-filled disks where new planets may be forming around other stars occasionally take on some difficult-to-understand shapes. Now, a team led by John Debes at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., finds that a star's motion through interstellar gas can account for many of them......

Ballsy 'Millionaire' Contestant Trumps Bill Nye For 500K

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 09:10 AM PDT

"God, let it be right"

Don't Call Me A... Bill O'Reilly Remix [Video]

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 09:00 AM PDT


Beautiful Photo of Puna Flamingos & Their Babies

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 08:00 AM PDT

Puna flamingos make Laguna Colorada their main nesting ground. The birds had been thought extinct before a 1957 expedition discovered this particular colony, which now includes about 15,000 breeding pairs.

Algae-coated buildings: a fix for climate change?

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 07:50 AM PDT

In a report on geoengineering, the U.K.'s Institution of Mechanical Engineers concludes that artificial trees, algae-growing buildings, and white roofs offer the most promise.

How Does a Sports Startup Compete With ESPN and Yahoo?

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 07:20 AM PDT

As a startup in the sports sphere, Citizen Sports has a simple, but annoying problem: They're not ESPN. And it's simply hard to ...

The Most Terrifying Device I Have Ever Seen

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 06:50 AM PDT


Surface Area Required to Power the World From Solar Panels

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 06:40 AM PDT

An infographic showing the surface area Required to Power the World From Solar Panels alone

UAE Seizes North Korean Weapons Shipment To Iran

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 06:30 AM PDT

The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship carrying North Korean weapons bound for Iran in violation of a United Nations arms embargo. The UAE two weeks ago notified the UN Security Council of the seizure, according to the diplomats, who spoke on condition they aren't named because the communication hasn't been made public.

Frank: Bill Mandating "Complete Audit" Of The Fed Will Pass

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 06:20 AM PDT

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, told a Massachusetts audience at a recent town hall that the House will pass legislation this fall mandating a "complete audit" of the Federal Reserve. The bill to audit the Fed, H.R. 1207, was introduced by libertarian Fed critic Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and

Cows Committing Suicide - Now That's Sad

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 06:10 AM PDT

Dozens of alpine cows appear to be committing suicide by throwing themselves off a cliff near the small village in the Alps. In the space of just three days, 28 cows and bulls have mysteriously died after they plunged hundreds of metres to rocks below where they were killed instantly.

Miami Hacker Will Do Hard Time

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 05:30 AM PDT

The Miami computer hacker who prosecutors say perpetrated the largest identity fraud case in U.S. history is heading to jail after agreeing to plead guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.

Putting the Old in Old School

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 05:00 AM PDT

Since 1893, she's been the same old G.

12 Eggscellent Things You Can Do with Eggshells

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 05:00 AM PDT

If eggs didn't come in their own shell we'd probably package them in some form of plastic, which might be recyclable, but would never have the multitude of reuses attributable to Mother Nature's own packaging. Give these handy uses a crack and save some money around the house.

New Rules For U.S. Border Searches Of Portable Devices

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 04:40 AM PDT

The Obama administration unveiled new rules for searching computers and other electronic devices when people enter the United States, attempting to address concerns about violating privacy and constitutional rights.

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