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Sunday, September 20, 2009



Why Did Intuit Buy Mint?

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Did Intuit buy Mint to kill it? Or did Intuit make a big leap in the online space with this purchase? And what does this mean for other online personal finance tools like Wesabe?

Inside BART's lost-and-found: Porn, prosthetics, and pot

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

A recent San Francisco Examiner article about BART's lost-and-found policy somehow managed to avoid asking the massive, throbbing question one simply must ask of the person charged with rummaging through the detritus mistakenly left on trains. Namely — what's the weirdest stuff you find?

Chad Ochocinco Fulfills Promise of Lambeau Leap

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

In Sunday's victory over the Packers, outspoken Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was able to fulfill his promise of doing a Lambeau Leap. After his third quarter touchdown, he briefly pleaded with Packers fans to let him leap to them, but settled for a celebration with the lone Bengals fans in the front row.

Soda Tax: It's the Real Thing

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

FTA: "Coke wants to double global beverage servings as American teen obesity has tripled. This is now a wanton attack on the health of children. Taxing Coke is not communism. It is common sense." A liberal Boston Globe columnist gives a full-throated endorsement on another sin tax that would disproportionately hurt those can't afford it.

Mint Adds Extra Security,Editable Transactions to iPhone App

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

While Mint's iPhone app was always quite good, this new version brings a number of new features to the app that make it more useful and, most importantly, more secure.

6 Tips for Perfect Composition in Portrait Photography

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Posing and lighting both play enormous roles in the creation of a dynamic portrait. However, background composition is a forgotten component that requires an equal amount of time and thought here are some things to consider when creating a perfectly composed portrait.

Co-workers at Waldoboro store discover they are brothers

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Gary Nisbet and Randy Joubert work at the Dow Furniture store. Joubert searched the Maine database in January to find out about his birth parents and was told he had a brother, but was given only a first name for his sibling. He and Nisbet have been working together since July, riding in the same delivery truck, unaware they were brothers.

Fox Gleeful About Fall TV Digital Strategy

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

As TV gets back into gear for the fall season, there's a fresh opportunity for digital initiatives.

6 Insane Dog Behaviors Explained by Evolution

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

much of what dogs do is so bizarre and unfathomable that you can't help but wonder what the hell they're thinking. Turns out they have their reasons. Weird, disgusting reasons.

Apple Taking More Active Role In iPhone 3.1 Battery Life Tro

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Sure, the iPhone 3.1 update delivered a host of new features, including the exceptionally tardy MMS, but for some users there was something extra: Crappy battery life.

3 Simple Free Virtual Drive Tools to Mount Disks & ISO Image

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Using widely available tools called free virtual drive software or Disk Emulators, it's easy to mount an ISO file (or a disk for that matter) and use it as one would with a disk loaded in the CD tray. Let's load with three simple and free virtual drive tools.

USC drops to No. 12, Washington into Top 25

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Southern California dropped nine spots and out of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll and Washington moved into the rankings for the first time in six years.

New Batch Of "Where The Wild Things Are" Character Posters

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Warner Bros just released a second batch of character banners (first batch here) for the Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. Prepare for another month of torture, because that's how long it's going to be until this comes out.

Winnie the Pooh: The Untold Story (PIC)

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 02:50 PM PDT

What, you didn't really think all those wild animals could get along peacefully in the Hundred Acre Wood, did you?

Planck Snaps Its First Images Of Ancient Cosmic Light

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Preliminary results from European Space Agency's Planck mission to study the early Universe, indicate that the data quality is excellent. This bodes well for the full sky survey that that has just begun.

Artist creates sculptures with party balloons

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Artist Jason Hackenwerth has turned a children's party trick of twisting balloons together to form animal shapes into an art form by creating highly complex sculptures.

The Mysterious Skeleton Lake

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Roopkund is one of the most enticing and fascinating places of the world. Situated in the isolated corners of the greatest mountains of Himalayas ...

Glenn Beck Is Not Smart Enough To Be Original (Pic)

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT


Intel vs Apple, future rivals?

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 01:30 PM PDT

As Intel readies its most potent chip yet for small devices, Apple is already a competitor.

Nanoparticle-based ED Therapy Shows Promise

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

An innovative drug-delivery system, nanoparticles encapsulating nitric oxide or prescription drugs, shows promise for topical treatment of erectile dysfunction . Delivery system smaller than a grain of pollen, that can carry tiny payloads of various drugs or other medically useful substances and release them in a controlled and sustained manner

Statistics Show That Atheists Are a Dying Breed

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Austria's figure of 0.85 children per atheist woman is far below replacement rate (2.1) and below even the most barren European country's average rate, which is about 1.2. And since most people inherit their parents' political and religious world views, this is bad news for Team Dawkins.

10 Revealing Infographics about the Web

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 12:40 PM PDT

In this article, you'll discover a variety of infographics and visualizations associated with the internet. You might just learn a thing or two about the web by looking at these awesome artworks!

APOD: 2009 September 20 - Ganymede Enhanced

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

What does the largest moon in the Solar System look like? Ganymede, larger than even Mercury and Pluto, has a surface speckled with bright young craters overlying a mixture of older, darker, more cratered terrain laced with grooves and ridges. Like Earth's Moon, Ganymede keeps the same face towards its central planet, in this case Jupiter.

Mystery Creature Found Dead [Video]

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Zoologists in Panama aren't sure what it is, but say an unknown creature found by four teens appears to be a dead fetus.

The Five Stages of Your Life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

Reject Google book deal, says US justice Department

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

The US Justice Department has advised a court to reject a legal settlement between Google and authors and publishers that would allow the internet giant to scan and sell millions of books online.

Your Google Docs Soon to be in the Search Results?

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 11:40 AM PDT

In two weeks, Google will allow published docs linked to from a public Web site to be crawled and indexed, which means they can appear in search results, it announces.

How Many Guy's do You See With This Problem - Classic!!

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 11:30 AM PDT

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Hurley Pro Surf Competition Lower Trestles San Clemente CA

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Brazilian surfer Heitor Alves Shredding and Australian surfer Kai Otton goes over the top of a wave during a freestyle show at Lower Trestles. Pro surfer Rob Machado trying a few of the waves while the Hurley Pro surf competition was put on hold and several great event photos from the Lower Trestles, south of San Clemente, California.

Seinfeld Stars Reunite  ... Yada Yada Yada

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 10:40 AM PDT

The fab four from hit sitcom will reunite on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the HBO show starring "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David.

How To: Rip Your Music Like a Pro

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 10:30 AM PDT

For most people, dropping a CD into their disc drive and clicking "Import" in iTunes is good enough. For music freaks, though, it's not --and with good reason. Here's how to digitize your tunes, the right way.

The Infamous History of Yakuza Tattoos [Infographic]

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 10:20 AM PDT

A well executed Japanes tattoo is without peer in complexity and meaning. This traditional art form that has evolved in Japan from as long ago as 11,000 BC has gone through many iterations, the more recent of which is its association with organized crime in Japan – the Yakuza.

Interesting Comments Thread From a Porn Site [PIC]

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 10:20 AM PDT


You Lie!

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 10:20 AM PDT


How to Become a Top Model According to Reality TV

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 10:00 AM PDT

When it comes to what it takes to become a High-Fashion Model, Tyra Banks and 'America's Next Top Model' seem to have a different opinion than the rest of the fashion world.

U.S. Subsidises Oil 2.5 Times More Than Renewables

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Listen to the messages coming out of Washington, D.C. and you'd think we're spending all our available money on clean and green technologies, things like algae biofuels, cleaner cars and advanced batteries. Turns out, this isn't remotely true.

Young Age At First Drink Affect Genes & Risk For Alcoholism

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 09:40 AM PDT

The age at which a person takes a first drink may influence genes linked to alcoholism, making the youngest drinkers the most susceptible to severe problems.

1993 AT&T Ads About the Future Scary Accurate

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 09:40 AM PDT

Narrated by Tom Selleck, and directed by Fight Club's David Fincher, the ads began in 1993 and were (mostly) remarkably accurate, predicting: E-Books, in-car GPS, tablet PCs, E-ZPass, video conferencing, and video on demand.

Idaho Teacher Caught in Bushes, Having Sex w/ 13 yr old

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 09:00 AM PDT

Their stories didn't quite match, and it is rather hard for a 37-year-old teacher to explain what she's doing in the bushes with a little kid. Now she's been charged with having an affair with the student since April.

Last pictures taken by the youngest British soldier to die

Posted: 20 Sep 2009 09:00 AM PDT

The mother of Rifleman William Aldridge, the youngest British soldier to die in Afghanistan, shares her son's final pictures for the launch of new charity Afghan Heroes.

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