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Monday, September 21, 2009



Extreme Pizza Chewing Montage

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 06:50 PM PDT

These guys used to High-Five, but that can make you hungry. The kind of hunger only pizza can cure.

Holiday Inn Opens NYC Hotel Made Entirely of Key Cards

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 06:40 PM PDT

"As part of an effort to build buzz around the relaunch of 1200 Holiday Inn hotels this month, the lodging chain has opened a very special hotel in New York. It's not your average hotel though. It's made entirely of hotel key cards. "

How Halo ODST Creators Built a Blockbuster Game in 14 Months

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 06:30 PM PDT

Even if it doesn't break any sales records, ODST will be a success. The real question is whether Bungie's latest experiment -- a first-person shooter designed, coded and released in just 14 months -- can change the industry, showing that major studios can move more quickly, spinning pulp tales worth $60 a pop in just a year's time.

Facebook Beacon shines for last time as part of settlement

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 06:20 PM PDT

Facebook's Beacon has been nothing but trouble since it launched in 2007, spurring numerous user complaints and a class-action privacy suit. The company has apparently learned its lesson, as it has now proposed a lawsuit settlement that involves shutting down Beacon and paying out $9.5 million to a settlement fund.

The Most Expensive Movies Of The Past Decade

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 06:10 PM PDT

The 2009 summer movie season ended, with a record-breaking box office. But 2009 will also go down as the year with the most movies that cost $200 million or more. We've compiled the most expensive movies of the past decade.

The Return Of McCarthyism: Hysteria In Action On The Right

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are paving the way for a return of McCarthyism with their hysterical and shrill denunciations of President Obama and his administration as secret Communists and Marxists and Fascists who actually hate America and are trying to destroy it from the inside. This video illustrates it nicely!

DOJ Urges Court to Reject Google Books Settlement

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:50 PM PDT

Google's book-scanning project was dealt another blow Friday when the Department of Justice urged a district court to reject the search engine giant's $125 million class-action settlement in its current form.

The 15 Most Embarrassing Cakes

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:40 PM PDT


Jack White Pulls A Kanye

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Jack White Mocks Kanye West at a premiere for a documentary on The White Stripes at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Google Maps Earth's Carbon Cycle

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Earth has a new application that shows carbon dioxide in different layers of the earth's atmosphere.

New Drake Equation To Quantify Habitability?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Researchers are laying the groundwork for a new equation that could mathematically quantify a habitat's potential for hosting life, in a similar way to how the Drake equation estimates the number of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way.

Pastor gets life term for abusing 5 adopted daughters

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:20 PM PDT

The pastor of a church in a California strip mall was sentenced to life in state prison Friday for abusing her five adopted daughters, who were beaten daily, fed spoiled food and hidden in a garage.

49ers Wide Receiver Great Jerry Rice Disses Holdout Crabtree

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Jerry Rice questions what kind of impact Michael Crabtree could have this season with San Francisco if the No. 10 draft pick even shows up to the 49ers at all.

CHART OF THE DAY: Digg Crushes The Competition

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Unique visitors [U.S. only] to Digg.com reached 17.4 million in August, according to comScore. That kind of traffic crushes Digg's competition, including Yahoo's Buzz and AOL's Propeller.

Healthcare around the world

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Comparison of healthcare systems in the US, UK, France and Singapore.

District 9 Banned in Nigeria | TakePart Social Action Networ

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Nigeria has banned the film "District 9" from its movie theaters because of what it considers a poor portrayal of Nigerians. The country's information minister,

Epic StarGate PC Case Mod

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

We have all heard about the pyramid inspired spaceship in the movie StarGate. Now this inspiration is being used to create one of the best themed PC cases out there.

H.G. WELLS: 10 Predictions That Have, And Haven't, Come True

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

H.G. Wells, one of the founders of modern science fiction landed on Earth 143 years ago today. His predictions range from the Time Machine in his 1895 novella to the deadly heat ray, used by invading Martians in 1898's The War of the Worlds. Here are his top 10 predictions, some have and some haven't come true....yet.

Jedi Thrown Out of Grocery Store

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:20 PM PDT

You know how a bunch of people went and made "Jedi" an official religion in England? I never could decide if those guys were just fun-loving nerds or out of their goddamn minds.

The 7 Creepiest Simpsons Fan Tributes

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:10 PM PDT

As the old saying goes, if you love something you must set it free, or create terrifying fan art.

MIT develops initial step toward carbon sequestration

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Researchers at MIT have shown the benefits of a new approach toward eliminating carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions at coal-burning power plants. Their system, called pressurized oxy-fuel combustion, provides a way of separating all of the carbon-dioxide emissions produced by the burning of coal, in the form of a concentrated, pressurized liquid stream.

Will San Francisco State Cultivate Vegan Venus Flytraps?

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Or will they be carnivorous like usual, feasting on live prey by asphyxiating them in their lethal vise grip before digesting them alive in a slow and agonizing ordeal?

10 Ways the Zune Could Beat the iPod touch

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The Zune HD is the best media player not on iTunes, but can it ever beat the iPod?

One Queen and 11 Presidents (Pics)

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

From the most recent picture of her with Barack Obama (and the one that stirred controversy with Michelle Obama) all the way back to the days of Mr. Eisenhower, Queen Elizabeth has had her share of presidential men.

How To Become...WTF (PIC)

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

It's not wrong, but let's be honest, this represents at least 10 reasons why we're doomed before Twilight even enters the picture. For instance, the number two goal behind vampire is model. Additionally, it seems a lot of people are really curious about becoming anorexic. Relax, fatty, there's no entrance exam.

Terrible Beauty: Atomic Bomb Tests (PICS)

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

When Robert Oppenheimer witnessed the incredible violence of the first atomic bomb test, it recalled to him lines from Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

The 10 Biggest Moments in IT History

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:31 PM PDT

10 IT moments that had a major impact in shaping modern computing present today. While some of the milestones on this list are debatable (depending upon where you are looking from), most likely are not.

Woman Impresses With Looks, Gator Hunting, & Crossbow Skills

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:31 PM PDT

Some may refer to it as animal cruelty. Others as the circle of life. Which ever way you put it, Arianne Prevost is one hot gator hunter, and she has the kill to prove it.

Hunting Space Invaders (PIC)

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:31 PM PDT

"I'm gonna shoot you right between the eyes."

The Funniest Protest Signs Of 2009

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:31 PM PDT

A while back we collected the funniest protest signs from town halls, but we realized that wouldn't do it--there have been so many protests since then! We set to work to find the best of the year, but we need your help!

Hillary's Honduras Obsession

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

The U.S. is trying to force the country to violate its constitution.

Even Skeletor Needs A Pet

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT


Lawsuit: Copyright Filtering Technology Infringes

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:51 PM PDT

Copyright filtering technology is a form of copyright infringement, according to a lawsuit against document service Scribd. The lawsuit, lodged in a Texas federal court, broaches a novel legal theory in which the U.S. courts have never squarely decided...

US proposes net neutrality rules

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The US communications regulator proposes new rules that would require ISPs to respect the principle of "network neutrality".

Marvel and Disney Served Notice by Estate of Jack Kirby

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The estate of Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The X-Men, The Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk, The Silver Surfer and Thor, has sent notices terminating copyright to publishers Marvel and Disney, as well as film studios that have made movies and TV shows based on characters he created.

NYTimes Execs Are Overpaid Even By Their Own Standards

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The New York Times, which six months ago forced staffers to take a 5% paycut, has been overpaying its publisher and CEO for nearly two years in violation of its own compensation rules.

‘Smoking kills’, doctors warned in 1606

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

A doctor's letter written more than 400 years ago has revealed medics then were concerned about the dangers of young people smoking.

File-Sharing Heroine Lilly Allen is a Copyright Hypocrite

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:30 PM PDT

The war against file-sharing has found a new figure-head. After she wrote an interesting post on MySpace, singer Lilly Allen's words have been relayed around the world – she has even started a new blog where many artists are supporting her. But what if the new face of anti-piracy was just as bad as those she criticizes?

Terrell Owens Tweets: Cowboys Have a Tony Romo Problem

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Terrell Owens' new team, the Buffalo Bills, won on Sunday afternoon. His old team, the Dallas Cowboys, lost on Sunday night. And Owens made it home in time not just to watch the Cowboys lose, but to go on Twitter to take a shot at his old quarterback, Tony Romo. He said, "Dallas just found out they had a T.R. problem not a T.O problem !!"

Sony Changes Ad After Complaints from Nigerian Government

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 02:20 PM PDT

The Nigerian federal government has criticized Sony for a PlayStation 3 advert in which it implied that Nigerians are fraudsters.

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