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Sunday, September 27, 2009



Knicks & Lee reach agreement on one-year contract

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 05:10 PM PDT

After a summer in which neither side was able to make a deal that was to their liking, the New York Knicks and forward David Lee reached agreement Thursday on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $8 million. The deal will make Lee an unrestricted free agent next summer, adding his name to the already star-studded free agent class of 2010.

Crossing the equator - drunk orgy & rite of passage [slides]

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Sailors crossing the equator the first time (Neptunus Rex) dress in costume, perform wild rituals.

Iran test-fires missiles amid nuclear tension

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Iran test-fired missiles on Sunday to show it was prepared to head off any military threat, four days before the Islamic Republic is due to hold rare talks with world powers worried about its nuclear ambitions.

Detroit Lions Break 19 Game Losing Streak

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

The Detroit Lions defeated the Washington Redskins 19-14 to end the second longest losing streak in the NFL. Their last victory was December 23, 2007.

The Heineken Combo: You Really Can Have It Your Way!

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 03:50 PM PDT

....and if you are in a rush order it from your cell phone for easy drive-thru orders at Burger King!

Released Video Shows Teen Being Beaten to Death

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Police and witnesses say the melee was a culmination of a simmering rivalry between two groups of Fenger students, one that lived near the school and the other from the Altgeld Gardens housing development.

Scientists Create Glass Object Using Conventional 3D Printer

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 03:30 PM PDT

A team of engineers and artists working at the University of Washington's Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory has developed a way to create glass objects using a conventional 3-D printer. The technique allows a new material to be used in such devices.

10 things you might not know about the Olympics

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 03:20 PM PDT

On Friday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid or Rio de Janeiro. Here are 10 facts about the five-ring circus:

The Help Wanted Ad That Snagged Chewbacca

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Chewbacca. Chewbacca the Wookiee was the co-pilot of the Millenium Falcon and an all-around can of furry badass.

EPA Attacked Over Clean Air Act

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has proposed an amendment that would deny the EPA its ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from "non-mobile" sources. This means that the EPA would only be able to enforce limits and regulations on vehicles, and not on the industrial players that are sending millions of tons of carbon emissions...

Clinton and Gore: Still the odd couple

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Appearances can be and often are deceiving when it comes to the complicated case of Al Gore and Bill Clinton, whose trial separation during the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998 led to a full-blown divorce in 2000.

La Jolla Is The Most Expensive Real Estate Market in U.S.

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The comparison of similar 2,200-square foot homes in 310 U.S. housing markets found that the average home price in La Jolla, Calif., is $2.125 million while at the other end of the spectrum, Grayling, Mich., was the most affordable market in America, where a similarly sized home costs $112,675.

14 Awesome and Badass Super Mario Wallpapers

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The most badass Super Mario wallpapers to spice up your desktop.

Obama at the Precipice

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 02:40 PM PDT

President Obama, like the young President Kennedy in 1961, is wrestling with sending more troops to an unpopular war during his first months in office.

Javascript in a single picture [PIC]

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 02:10 PM PDT


Don't Mess with this Matchsick-Sized Fish [PIC]

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Blue-eyed triplefin, small as a matchstick, aggressively guards its territory off New Zealand coast.

What Do You Do? Reported U.S. Job Titles From 1850-2000

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 02:00 PM PDT

This is a fascinating snapshot of what men and women have done for a living, and displays how many women have entered the work force. Some obvious gender inequalities are evident, but it is also cool to see how women are increasingly becoming manager/owners.

PSPgo Porn: Sexy Pics of Sony's Tiny Gaming Console

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 01:50 PM PDT

This is how PSPgo looks out of the box. This is exciting.

6 foreign troops killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 01:20 PM PDT

A suicide car bomb explosion targeting Afghanistan's energy minister killed four civilians Sunday, while attacks and a violent storm killed six international troops, including three French and two American forces, officials said.

Vick Is Sick: Protestors Picket QB's 1st Philly Eagles Game

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 01:10 PM PDT

"Hide your Beagle. Vick's an Eagle." PHILADELPHIA--About two dozen protesters are outside Lincoln Financial Field before quarterback Michael Vick's first regular season game with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Hooters Girl Barstool Beer Trick

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 01:00 PM PDT


Not quite sure what this had to do with the G20...

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 12:50 PM PDT


Microsoft Office Web Apps: First Look

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Office Web Apps merges key elements of the Microsoft Office productivity suite into the cloud. Does it have what it takes to fend off Google Docs?

Jenny Slate drops F-bomb on SNL premiere (Video)

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Frickin' awesome

Woman with wrong embryo gives birth

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

An Ohio woman who had the wrong embryo implanted by a fertility clinic has given birth to a boy, her family says.

RIM Working on New Touch BlackBerry/QWERTY Keyboard Combo

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

We knew it was only a matter of time before we saw the first touchscreen BlackBerry with a QWERTY slider keyboard. With the Storm 2 set to be released in early October rumors of a new type of BlackBerry phone could overshadow the launch. Codenamed "Mr. T" and no that is not a typo, this new model BlackBerry is something RIM has never done before.

Unhackable Netbooks Given To Students

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 12:00 PM PDT

The NSW Department of Education is using asset-tracking software, RFID tags, and BIOS-embedded filtering smarts to roll out 240,000 netbook computers into what is called "the most hostile environment you can roll computers into" - the local high school. A massive logistical and IT security challenge...

APOD: 2009 September 27 - To Fly Free in Space

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 11:50 AM PDT

At about 100 meters from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger, Bruce McCandless II was further out than anyone had ever been before. Guided by a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), astronaut McCandless, was floating free in space. McCandless and fellow NASA astronaut Robert Stewart were the first to experience such an "untethered space walk"

Dog sledding -Trail Sled Dog Race, covers 1,868 km [pics]

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Photography You Must!! see , absolutely superb.As winter begins to wind down, we are still in the middle of sled dog racing season. The Iditarod in Alaska had its ceremonial start in Anchorage last Saturday.............................................

This is the one who broke into my house last night [PIC]

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 11:30 AM PDT


NASA found 99% Pure Water Ice on Mars

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 11:30 AM PDT

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has revealed sub-surface water ice that may be 99 percent pure, halfway between the North Pole and the equator on the Red Planet.

Demonoid Warns Of Severe Torrent and User Data Loss

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 11:30 AM PDT

There are many popular BitTorrent sites on the Internet that are sorely missed when they go offline, but of course, the larger the site, the larger the disappointment.One major site having serious technical issues at the moment is Demonoid. At the beginning of September, TorrrentFreak reported that the Ukranian-based site would go down for possib

Bird-eating frog among 163 new species found in Mekong regio

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 11:20 AM PDT

A frog that eats birds and a gecko with leopard stripes are among the 163 new species discovered last year in the Greater Mekong region of southeast Asia, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund.

Translator collapsed during Khadafy's rambling diatribe

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 11:10 AM PDT

After struggling to turn Khadafy's insane ramblings at the UN into English for 75 minutes, the Libyan dictator's personal interpreter got lost in translation. "I just can't take it any more," Khadafy's interpreter shouted into the live microphone in Arabic. At that point, the U.N.'s Arabic section chief, Rasha Ajalyaqeen, took over and translation

ALMA Telescope Reaches New Heights

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 10:40 AM PDT

The ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) astronomical observatory has taken another step forward — and upwards. One of its state-of-the-art antennas was carried for the first time to the 5000m plateau of Chajnantor, in the Chilean Andes, on the back of a custom-built giant transporter.

Google announce two new search features

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 10:40 AM PDT

All search results shows a few lines of text to giving us an idea of what the page is about, a "search snippet." Recently, Google enhanced this search snippet with two new features that make it easier to find information buried deep within a page.

DARPA Wants Ideas for Cleaning Up Space

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 10:30 AM PDT

James Hollopeter of GIT Satellite has a plan for getting rid of orbiting junk. He wants to launch rocket-loads of water into space to create a liquid wall for debris to slam into, so the pieces can slow down and eventually drop out of orbit.

Obama Keeps Bush Rules On Indefinite Detention

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 10:10 AM PDT

The Obama administration has decided not to ask Congress for a new law that would allow terrorism detainees to be held indefinitely - in other words, it'll stay with the rules set up right after the Sept. 11 attacks by the Bush administration. What does this decision say about Obama as president?

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D - Boing Boing

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 10:10 AM PDT

This amazing animation was rendered using the measured redshift of all 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image.

Iron Man 2's Exclusive Behind The Scene Footage

Posted: 27 Sep 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Entertainment Tonight has been hard at work this week, sending not one, but two of their trained seals to the set of Iron Man 2, where they asked the stars the tough questions, like "How's your diet going?" and "Why come you're so pretty?" (There's briefly a cool part at the 56-second mark where Whiplash cuts a Rolls Royce in half with his whips.)

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