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Star Wars Uncut Trailer: I've Got a Good Feeling About This

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

The "Star Wars Uncut" project lets 472 aspiring nerds call 15-second section of the movie, film it themselves, and then they'll take all the clips and put it together. I think this is great, and hope Lucas isn't going to squash these guys like bugs.


Most Expensive Drinking Endeavors

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

If you thought a weekend in New York,doling out $20 per glass unfairly robbed you,reevaluate your strength to peruse some truly pricey (dare we say puzzling) distillations,you'll want to forget the next morning.That is, until during hangover hour - when you realize the total sum of a singular liquid indulgence could have bought you a brand new home


FBI Arrests Westmont Man In ESPN Nude Video Case

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A Westmont man faces a charge of interstate stalking in producing nude videos of ESPN personality Erin Andrews by altering peepholes in two hotel rooms, according to the FBI.


Scientists Discover What Makes The Same Type Of Cells Differ

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A research team led by Lucas Pelkmans at ETH Z├╝rich has managed to decipher a well-known phenomenon that had, until now, remained unexplained: why cells of the same type can react differently, and what the reason for this is.


Lookout! Domo Invades 7-Eleven Stores (PICS)

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The coolest thing since The Simpsons has just invaded 7-Eleven stores. Yep, it's Domo, the lovable-but strange Japanese character with an affinity for Japanese meats and a strong hatred for apples that has something to do with an unexplained mystery in his DNA (no lie).


Barbara Boxer Endorsement Continues Meg Whitman Train Wreck

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Former eBay executive Meg Whitman, the 2010 California gubernatorial candidate who has recently portrayed herself as a "darned good" conservative Republican, endorsed Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in 2003, records show.


Cheer Up Chicago, You Did Have the Olympics Once, Kind Of

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

OK, now that that's done with... Let's go back 100 years or so when Chicago did get the Olympics. The 1904 Olympics, to be specific.


Britain to help Pak establish MI5-like network

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Britain will assist Pakistan to set up a counter-intelligence agency on the line of British secret service, MI5.BBC's Richard Watson quoted senior British and Pakistani counter-terrorism officials as saying that British training and funding will be made available to the new security authority.


Week in Apple: Light Peak, MMS, and dropped calls

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

This week's top Apple news wasn't just about MMS coming to the iPhone in the US. It also highlighted Apple's involvement with the new Light Peak optical connection, environmental issues, more tablet rumors, and some new iPhone apps that caught our eye. Come on in for the weekly roundup!


18yr Old wants to be Mayor (And you never knew teens could!)

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Did you know that teens could legally take office? Most people don't. An 18 year old can be Mayor. Think about that. Because everyone else is starting to. Including the 18 year olds.


The perils of long-term unemployment

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Alarming as the climb in unemployment is, the growing duration of joblessness is more worrying still. America's army of long-term unemployed — those without work for six months or more — swelled to 5.4 million, according to today's figures.This is roughly equal to the combined populations of Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento.


US Gov Suffers Huge Potential Data Breach Of 70 Million Vets

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

A defective hard drive containing the personal information of some 70 million U.S. military personnel was returned to a contractor for repair and recycling -- without being erased first.


When Lobsters Seek Revenge [pic]

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

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Why You Can't Get Decent Earphones for Less Than $100

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Crappy earbuds are killing music. It's true. The problem is that good earbuds, like speakers, aren't cheap. Here's why.


Why it's still so brutal finding work

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Employers in the United States continue to be more interested in cutting their payrolls than in keeping their existing employees, let alone adding new ones. Workers are dropping out..There are not enough jobs..Governments are now feeling the heat..Progress has slowed..Hours fell back down..Construction and manufacturing are still hurting..Future..


Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the Year: 2009 Shortlist

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

5 images from the 2009 Veolia wildlife photographer of the year competition


Surfboard + Bike = Sunblocking Carrier (Interesting Combo)

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Don't want to drive to the beach but you still want to carry your surfboard? Well this might be a solution. Simply install this in your bicycle, and now you can carry your surfboard and be protected from sun or rain...


Awesome water ride stunt [Animated Gif]

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

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Why don't pregnant women tip over?

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

A University of Texas researcher has been awarded the tongue-in-cheek "IgNobel" prize for answering this age-old question: "Why don't pregnant women tip over?"


Second Official Trailer "Shutter Island"

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

In 1954, two U.S. marshals investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane on an island in Massachusetts.


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Revealed To Have Jewish Past

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret.A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots.A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver.


Best College Sports Team 'Jumbotron'-Intro Ever? Craziness

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Definitely one of the wilder intros. Explosions, planets blowing up, and a bear. What else do you need? This 'masterpiece' plays at the start of University of Alaska-Fairbanks hockey games. Pretty tough act to follow...you mean, there's a game after?


You Next Stop? The Twilight Zone Guest Star List Gallery

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

50 years ago today on Oct. 2, 1959, the Twilight Zone premiered on CBS. And as the show gained popularity over the next five years, several up-and-coming actors would take a trip to another dimension as a guest star including the like likes of Robert Redford, Carol Burnett, Dennis Hopper, Lee Marvin, Jack Klugman and of course William Shatner!


Eleven Years of Google: A Look Back

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Google has come a long way in its eleven-year history, from its humble beginning as a Stanford University research project in 1998, to the global, multi-billion dollar online presence Google enjoys today.


Bluehenge unearthed: Prehistoric site - Stonehenge's sister

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 10:50 AM PDT

Archaeologists have discovered Stonehenge's little sister - just a mile from the famous monument. The prehistoric circle, unearthed in secret over the summer, is one of the most important prehistoric finds in decades. Researchers have called it 'Bluehenge' after the colour of the 27 giant Welsh stones it once incorporated - but are now missing.


State seeks $4.7-billion high-speed rail grant

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 10:20 AM PDT

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by several state and local officials Friday at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to announce California's application for $4.7 billion in federal money to fund a high-speed rail line.


Daily Show: Tea Partiers Dole Out Advice to G20 Protesters

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PDT

"Look out or I'll shoot you in the face with Jesus." Stay on message: it's protesting 101.


On Healthcare, One Democrat With Backbone: Rep. Alan Grayson

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Rep. Alan Grayson is standing up like a real man should to the GOP attacks on health care reform. This freshman Florida Congressman boldly and succinctly laid out the Republican plan for health care reform late Tuesday night. It's his Wednesday follow-up that's raising eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.


A True Geek's Final Resting Place [PIC]

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 09:40 AM PDT

For my recently departed brother (long illness, don't smoke!), I thought this nice SPARCstation would be a cool place to spend eternity. Yes, he's really in there (after cremation). I kept the floppy drive cover but for space reasons removed the floppy drive, hard drive, and most of the power supply.


One-Handed Basketball Player Begins Division I Scholarship

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 09:20 AM PDT

Kevin Laue has defied all the odds to fulfill his dream of playing NCAA Division I College Basketball even though he only has 1 ARM. His first game is in a few weeks....


Wheelchair-Bound Hero Tackles Sex Offender in Walmart

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 08:10 AM PDT

Despite his injuries from falling off a roof, Cameron tackled the perv and held him down till cops arrived.


Conservatives Revel In America's Olympic Defeat | TPM

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 07:50 AM PDT

When the International Olympic Committee voted against Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics this morning -- after the President and First Lady flew to Copenhagen to push for it in person -- the Weekly Standard newsroom burst into applause. Cheers...


Why Fit Guys Can Still Eat Pizza

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 07:50 AM PDT

Other foods, you eat. Pizza, you experience. But is it healthy?


A Unified Theory of Superman's Powers

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 07:50 AM PDT

Friend of Dinosaur Comic auteur, Ben Tippet, has been commissioned to write and present a scientific analysis of Superman's super powers with the goal being trying to understand his seemingly superior ability in the framework of Newtonian physics.


Muzu music video site launched to rival YouTube

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 07:40 AM PDT

Muzu, which is based in Ireland, has signed deals with the so-called "big four" record labels – Universal, Sony BMG, Warner and EMI – as well as more than 7,000 independent labels. Users can create playlists of their favourite videos and clips, and share them with friends over the internet, or embed them on social-networking sites.


65+ Must See Resources Especially For Designers

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 07:20 AM PDT

We obviously cannot cover all the best from the web, but we have tried to cover as much as possible.


Forget gas, batteries: Pee is new power source for fuel cell

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 07:10 AM PDT

Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University. Using a nickel-based electrode, the scientists can create large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine that could be burned or used in fuel cells.


70+ Photo Manipulations Art That Will Blow You Away

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 06:50 AM PDT

Throughout history, great designers always found new ways to show their creativity to express themselves and create new trends and techniques to remark their


Gravitational Corridors Act Like Space Lanes

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 06:30 AM PDT

Gravitational corridors describe minimum energy pathways between objects in the solar system. These twisting, ever-changing pathways provide low speed but highly fuel efficient paths between planets and moons. They create what some call an Interplanetary Transport Network connecting all of the major bodies in the solar system.


Woops! Collection of Mistakes From Classic Movies

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 06:20 AM PDT

Sometimes movies aren't exactly perfect when they are released. Check out this collection of errors that are in some of your favorite classic movies. Did you catch any of these?


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