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Monday, September 7, 2009



Oh, Why Hello There! [PIC]

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Nice to see you again

Trapped kids update Facebook rather than ring police

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Trapped kids update Facebook rather than ring police 'Little Joey is stuk in stm drain lolz' : TechRadar UK

Proud PHP Programmer [PIC]

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT


Damon turns corporate whistleblower in dark comedy

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Matt Damon stars as a whistleblower at a big U.S. agri-business company in ''The Informant!,'' a black comedy based on a true story which had the audience laughing out loud at the Venice film festival. Damon had to put on 30 pounds, wear a mustache and look unusually unglamorous to play Mark Whitacre.

11 Firsts In Internet History

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

People on the Internet love firsts. I can only conclude this based on the number of comment threads that begin with someone writing "First!" So I went on a hunt for 11 Internet firsts and found some really interesting ones... although, sadly, I was unable to track down the first time someone left the first "First!" comment.

Lost world of fanged frogs and giant rats discovered

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A lost world populated by fanged frogs, grunting fish and tiny bear-like creatures has been discovered in a remote volcanic crater on the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea.

PS3 sales skyrocket with PS3 slim release

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Around half a million units sold worldwide last week according to preliminary data

Recession Lowers Divorce Rate by 40%

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 03:41 PM PDT

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports that divorce filings are down by 40%, a phenomenon the NY Daily News calls "sleeping with the enemy."

Astronomy photographers capture cosmic masterpieces (PICS)

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The dramatic rearing horsehead nebula and mysterious glowing Bow of Orion are just two of the unforgettable images that have been entered into the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

Monopoly City Streets: Google Maps Enable Real Street Buying

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

This could be very addictive: GoogleGoogle is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch a Google MapsGoogle Maps version of Monopoly. A monopoly game to let you buy any street in the world.

Inflatable heat shield tested in space

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT


At Least We Aren’t THESE People

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 02:41 PM PDT


District 9 warns us of a dangerous future

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Sci-fi films are often read as allegory. The provenance of District 9 has led some to see it as a reflection on apartheid. Perhaps, however, it has as much to tell us about the future as the past.

Samoa drivers brace for left turn

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The Pacific island nation of Samoa prepares to move traffic from the right to the left side of roads, a move that has angered many residents.Cars are going to crash, people are going to die - not to mention the huge expense to our country

Star-shaped cells in the brain aid with learning

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 01:51 PM PDT

Every movement and every thought requires the passing of specific information between networks of nerve cells. To improve a skill or to learn something new entails more efficient or a greater number of cell contacts. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology could now show that certain cells in the brain influence this information

RoboBath: NASA Studies The Cleanest Robot in the World

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

When searching for life on a distant planet, it pays to make sure that any biologically derived molecules you find didn't catch a ride from Earth on the spaceship. Avoiding "forward contamination" takes the right mix of chemicals, before a mission even launches. To test NASA's sterilization protocol, scientists set off for the Arctic with Cliffbot.

Obama's Speech to Students -- The Transcript

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 01:11 PM PDT

Despite the controversy surrounding Tuesday's speech to schoolchildren across the nation, the transcript shows it to be both non-political and inspirational.

20 Things You Didn't Know About the Beatles

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Great list of little known facts, trivia. Fact #15: "The closest the Beatles came to reuniting was at Eric Clapton's wedding to Patti Boyd in 1979, where McCartney, Harrison and Starr played. Lennon did not attend."

Customer Beaten to Death by Wal-Mart Employees

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT

At Wal-Mart, theft is not tolerated. At least not at the Wal-Mart in Jingdezhen, China, where a customer died at the hands of Wal-Mart employees who suspected

Polar Bear Poops Underwater (Warning: Cannot Unsee)

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT


Late-Night Snacks Worse Than You Think

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 12:01 PM PDT

A study has found that eating at irregular times -- the equivalent of the middle of the night for humans, when the body wants to sleep -- influences weight gain. The regulation of energy by the body's circadian rhythms may play a significant role. The study is the first causal evidence linking meal timing and increased weight gain.

Password Hackers Do Big Business with ex-Lovers

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 11:51 AM PDT

When Elaine Cioni found out her married boyfriend had other girlfriends she turned to YourHackerz.com. For $US100, the website provided Cioni, then living in northern Virginia, with the password to her boyfriend's AOL email account. For another $100, she got her boyfriend's wife's password. And then the password of another girlfriend and ...

Can you find true love on the internet?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 11:40 AM PDT


Patrick Stewart: May return to X-Men; no more Star Trek

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 11:10 AM PDT

In a talk show interview setting, Patrick Stewart fielded questions about his career and memories of his tenure as captain of the Enterprise. Stewart thought that this summer's reboot of "Star Trek" was "terrific," but didn't see a future for Jean-Luc Picard in the franchise, leaving open only the possibility that he would agree to do a cameo.

Losing Its Religion: The New York Times Compromises

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 10:41 AM PDT

Two things that would end hypocrisy and make the world a better place: Priests should be allowed to get married, and the New York Times should update it's Ethics Policy.

Awesome Home Run celebration!

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Prince Fielder involves his teammates in the celebration after he cracks a walk-off line-drive homer in the 12th.

Like Apple, TV Explores Must-Have Applications

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 10:21 AM PDT

DirecTV and Verizon have app stores. Other cable, satellite and phone companies are working on new technology, but the industry is still wrestling with many questions.

Could a Solar-Hydrogen Economy Supply All our Energy Needs?

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 10:02 AM PDT

Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Adelaide in Australia, makes a persuasive case that it is perhaps the most effective medium for using and storing solar energy

Weird Crater Creatures From Papua New Guinea (PICS)

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 09:41 AM PDT

Stunning photographs of unusual and unknown invertebrates discovered in a 'lost volcano' in Papua New Guinea.

'Achilles' Heel' In Y Chromosome Linked To Sex Disorders

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 09:31 AM PDT

The unique mechanism behind the evolutionary survival of the human Y chromosome may also be responsible for a range of sex disorders, from failed sperm production to sex reversal to Turner Syndrome.

C64 emulator for iPhone approved — minus BASIC

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 09:11 AM PDT

After a lengthy process that had previously met with rejection, Manomio's Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone and iPod touch has finally been accepted by Apple. This marks the first time a multi-purpose emulation title has been approved by the App Store.

Ladder Gag Taken To The Next Level

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 09:02 AM PDT

I predict some extreme slapstick.

Video Games Are Evil, says guy who made money creating games

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 08:40 AM PDT

I think that video games are evil," says Tomino. "[Gaming] is not a type of activity that provides any support to our daily lives, and all these consoles are just consuming electricity! Let's say we have about three billion people on this planet wasting their time, bringing no productivity at all. Add 10 billion more people, and what would happen t

Clijsters upsets Venus to reach quarters

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 08:31 AM PDT

When the Grand Slams roll around, the best stories often revolve around the prospect of Williams vs. Williams, Maria Sharapova, maybe even a possible breakthrough by No. 1 Dinara Safina. All those options have vanished from the U.S. Open, replaced in large part by the potential of Kim Clijsters.

Don't hide! I know you're there!..

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:30 AM PDT


22 TV series not ruined when two characters hooked up

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:29 AM PDT

Not surprisingly Who's The Boss? failed to make the cut

The Thing With Two Heads (PIC)

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:29 AM PDT

The doctor blew it.

China, green? In the case of solar water heating, yes

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 07:10 AM PDT

In a nation known more for its belching smokestacks, solar water heaters are on nearly every roof in some cities. Chinese manufacturers are eyeing foreign markets, including Southern California.

Astronomy Picture of the Day Jupiter Over the Mediterranean

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 06:50 AM PDT

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

Nike and Serena Can't Afford a Spellchecker

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 06:20 AM PDT

So, apparently Nike and Serena can't afford a spellchecker... ("Delicous?") Or did I miss something???

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