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Friday, October 2, 2009



Which Economies are Dependent on Foreign Investment?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Foreign direct investment is measured when a company in one country makes a physical investment in the economy of another country. The percentage of a country's GDP that this investment comprises shows how dependent each economy is on foreign economic influence.

The Man Who Sued Twitter Is Baseball's October Idiot

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 04:41 PM PDT

But the truly remarkable thing about Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is his rather unspectacular record at winning anything that counts. Eugene McCarthy once said of Walter Mondale that the latter "had the soul of a vice-president." Tony La Russa has the soul of a semifinalist.

Badger Guns Shooting Range ... Leave Store At Your Own Risk

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT


Apple flexes iPhone muscle with mobile networks

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Apple dictates terms as iPhone price war looms between Vodafone, O2 and Orange.

Would You Pay to Play on Facebook?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Facebook is the new king of social networking. But the site is stuck with an old business model that prevents it from cashing in on the increasing affluence of its users and the monopoly it has over their attention. Simply...

Scientists Develop Nasal Spray that Improves Memory

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Good news for procrastinating students: A nasal spray developed by a team of German scientists promises to give late-night cram sessions a major boost, if a good night's sleep follows.

Sexual Favor Fail

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 03:31 PM PDT

I have a younger friend who dates a Psychology TA at her school, and she sent me this amazing exchange he had with a student last semester.  !split

Disney Offers Free Entry to 1,000,000 Volunteers

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 03:31 PM PDT

The "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program will provide certified volunteers with a one-day ticket to any park at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla., in 2010.

Leaked video: ‘Glenn Beck uses Vicks to cry on cue’

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

A video posted to YouTube a few weeks ago making the rounds across the internet shows Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck applying Vicks under his eyes in order to cry on cue for a photo shoot.

An Engineer's Guide to Bandwidth

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

From Yahoo Developer Network

Is Dark Energy Creating Infinite Universes?

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Dark energy is the deus ex machina of cosmology, able to save even the most inflation-prone calculations from destruction or - worse - being provably wrong. But while we've been busy watching the X-energy apparently accelerating all of creation while...

Michael Bay Announces Transformers 3 Date, Disses Megan Fox

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth...

Professional Payday - From Carpenter to Top Paid Athletes

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Chart that examines some of the salaryĆ¢��s of regular folks and compares them to the salaries of professional athletes.

Top 5 Most Awesome (and 5 Least) "Baby" Cartoons

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

In the 1980s, television took a particularly strange form in which a scene from a single movie inspired a cartoon, which in turn inspired numerous other franchises to re-invent themselves as "babies." Oh, Muppet Babies, what have you wrought?

Fox News Reports Unemployment at a Staggering 149 Million

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 02:02 PM PDT

I had no idea things were this bad! I mean, our labor force is only 154 million, so that would put our unemployment rate at a whopping 97%. It would... if it were accurate.

George Romero to Write His Definitive Guide to Zombies

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Filmmaker George Romero birthed the modern zombie, and now he's finally ready to reveal all the secrets of the walking dead. In his first novel, Romero will explain the full capabilities of the undead and how the zombie plague began.

First Rule Of Marijuana Growing: Don't Call the Cops

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 01:41 PM PDT

In the Houston suburb of Santa Fe, a woman who called the cops because her husband was choking her somehow forgot to hide the massive marijuana garden in her home, complete with notebooks documenting production.

Cops shoot homeowner who called 911 in the back six times

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 01:31 PM PDT

"That's all right. Don't worry about it. I got your back. ... We clear?" The family says the officers were not aware that the 911 call was still recording as they spoke about covering up the shooting.

Month in Space: September 2009 (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 01:21 PM PDT

A collection of stunning space photos from the month of September.

Exploring the Mysteries of the Ocean Floor

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 01:12 PM PDT

About three years ago, Emily Beal — a graduate student in geosciences at Penn State —eagerly boarded the deep-diving research submersible called Alvin, bound for the bottom of the ocean.

The Top 10 Indispensable Technologies We Never Saw Coming

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Once something becomes a part of your everyday life it's hard not to take it for granted, as though it has always existed in some form. Although the majority of technology has followed a fairly traceable evolutionary path, some of the most vital and world-changing tech has emerged completely out of left field.

Google Will... (PIC)

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Some WTF search results by Google about... Google.

The One "Wild Things" Change That Bothered Maurice Sendak

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 12:31 PM PDT

When Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers set about adapting Where The Wild Things Are into a movie, Maurice Sendak encouraged them to take a free hand and change stuff. But Eggers and Jonze tell us one change made Sendak nervous.

What Women Think About Sports (Graphic)

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 12:31 PM PDT

This is the real truth underneath the shiny make-up.

Hell planet where rock falls as rain found

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

COROT-7b, an alien planet where a rain of pebbles falls from clouds of rock vapour into lakes of molten lava, has been found by astronomers. COROT-7b, a rocky planet around twice the size of the Earth but of similar density, is only 1.6 million miles from its star: 23 times closer than the innermost planet in our solar system, Mercury, is to the Su

Unusual Marriage Proposal Doesn’t End Well (Pics)

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:11 AM PDT

A public marriage proposal can be a nice gesture. It shows the other person that you are vulnerable, confident, and extremely happy to be with them. The use of signs in your proposal can be an interesting way to pop the question. Unfortunately for Jennifer, things didn't go so well.

Recovery from marine mass extinction happened much faster

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:02 AM PDT

In 1979, Luis Alvarez and his collaborators stunned the world with their discovery that an asteroid impact 65 million years ago probably killed off the dinosaurs and much of the the world's living organisms.

Talk Shows Infested By Corporate Plugs Masquerading As Gags

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 11:01 AM PDT

This isn't just Jay riding an elevator with a guy in a Snapple costume, but a seemingly endless barrage of paid-for jokes nested within other plugs and run-on "sketches" like a grilling of the Wendy's mascot (The Office's Kate Flannery). In the case of Leno, fine, it's gross but seemingly in line with everything else going on over there...

2016 Olympic Announcement: Rio de Janeiro Hosts Summer Games

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Rio de Janeiro has been chosen as the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics, beating Madrid in the final round of voting.

New Computer Graphics Systems Give Reality a Convincing Make

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 10:10 AM PDT

Augmented-reality technology mashes computer-generated images with real-world sights and sounds

Chemicals Found in Air Outside 15 schools in Eight States

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Outside 15 schools in eight states, government regulators have found elevated levels of a substance that in a more potent form was also used as a chemical weapon during World War I.

ICE AGE Director Will Bring SPORE To Life As Film

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:41 AM PDT

20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to Electronic Arts' "Spore" video game to create a CG animated feature...

The Best and Worst New Shows of Fall 2009

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:31 AM PDT

We've sampled autumn's harvest of new TV, and now our critics are ready to pass judgment.

The Office E-mail Translator

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:11 AM PDT

Because sometimes you just can't sift through all the passive-aggressiveness.

Chicago Loses Vote's First Round

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 09:02 AM PDT

Chicago has lost in the first round of voting in Copenhagen.

Google Strips Pirate Bay Homepage from Search Results

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:41 AM PDT

The Pirate Bay's homepage and seven other pages relating to the BitTorrent tracker website have been removed from Google's search engine, following a DMCA complaint.

Canadians Breathing in Ashes of Dead People

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:21 AM PDT

Looks like we're celebrating Halloween early this year... Residents of Ottawa, Canada, have been complaining that soot from a crematorium on Bank street has been "falling and blowing on nearby homes" and making it impossible to open windows or sit outside. A resident said: "It makes you feel like you're breathing in the remnants of a ... dead body.

BREAKING: Texas Judge: Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 08:21 AM PDT

Dallas state District Judge Tena Callahan ruled Thursday that the state bans on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional guarantee to equal protection under the law

8 Rejected Photobooth Effects

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 07:40 AM PDT

Tired of fun house mirror and sepia tone? Well bad news, you won't be seeing any of these photobooth effects anytime soon.

Digg Ads: Marketers Speak to Diggers in Digg's Native Tongue

Posted: 02 Oct 2009 07:39 AM PDT

We're very excited about this at Digg, and not because we've found a few extra pixels to sell to advertisers but because Digg Ads is our first step in the direction of helping marketers speak to the Digg community in the local language of Digg.

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