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Tuesday, October 6, 2009



Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: NASA's Lost Female Astronauts

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Imagine if the first person on the moon had proclaimed, That's one small step for woman, one giant leap for mankind. It could have happened....

15 Most Memorable Ferris Bueller Moments

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

The late, great director John Hughes' film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is an iconic movie. There aren't many people under 40 who don't love it or can't quote it.

John C. Dvorak's Apple Tablet Theories

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

Speculation concerning the upcoming Apple Tablet computer is running rampant, so I might as well toss in my thoughts on the device, along with predictions of what it will actually do.

6 things about games that aren't true

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

The common misconceptions and nauseating half-truths that tarnish our lovely hobby

'The Book of Eli' Trailer Looks Badass (Video)

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT


AT&T Changes Tune, Allows VoIP Over Cell Network

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

All engines, full reverse! That's the order AT&T seemed to be giving on Tuesday when it announced that it would be altering its existing policy to allow...

Verizon to Launch Android Powered HTC Hero

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

There's a couple hardware modifications and one big one is that the buttons below the trackball are, as we're told, not physical, but touch-sensitive buttons. Look for it to drop in November on Big Red.

Brad Pitt Unveils Flood-Surviving Float House

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Brad Pitt has been making waves in the green building world lately, so it's only appropriate that the newest house completed for his Make It Right Foundation project be a floating one.

10 of the Wildest MMA Fighter Entrances of All Time (Videos)

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

...because without costumes and choreographed dance routines, it's just two guys beating the hell out of each other. Booooooring!

What the Coen Brothers are Trying to Tell Us (Pics)

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Whether it's through dark comedy or evil we cannot understand, the Coens are always trying to tell us something.

The Pirate Bay Relocates to a Nuclear Bunker

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

The Pirate Bay is going on a road trip through Europe, one they hope to end today in a former NATO bunker. After a move from Sweden to the Ukraine, The Pirate Bay has now arrived at CyberBunker, an ISP that can provide them with a facility that can resist a nuclear attack as well as electromagnetic pulse bombs.

Nuclear Power: An Inconvenient Solution?

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

That's what Lamar Alexander wants you to contemplate. Here's what the Republican senator from Tennessee broached in a speech Monday: "I want to ask you to do something that gives many conservationists a stomach ache whenever it is mentioned -- and that is to rethink nuclear power."

Man Survives 165-foot Failed Bungee Jump In Thailand (Video)

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

And surprisingly, it doesn't look that bad...

3 Out Of 10 Prefer Cell Phones Over Sex

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Three out of 10 people said they'd give up sex for a year rather than give up their mobile phones, according to a recent online survey.

Zombies Vs. Vampires Is This Generation's Beatles Vs. Stones

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Vampires have a much richer history, it's true. Ancient cultures like Persia and Rome all have some version of bloodsucking spirit, but the current incarnation really became popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. Zombies, by comparison, didn't start showing up on our radar until the mid-1800s.

Life summarized in 4 bottles. I'm already on the 3rd one

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT


IBM aims for personalized medicine with DNA chip

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

IBM aims to expand the life span of humans by developing a chip that could make personalized medicine affordable and quick.

15 Favorite Sports Cars (Then and Now) {w/Pics}

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A fast car is sort of like your first BJ. When you dump the clutch in one of these muscle machines; your eyes, mouth, and cornhole (in some cases) will fully open. You'll put this experience in your memory, where it stays for the rest of your life.

Laird Hamilton - the best surfer to have ever lived?

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Monster wave maniac Laird Hamilton shows us why he's a surfing legend. But is he the best ever?

TED: How Food Shapes Our Cities

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, and shows how ancient food routes shaped the modern world. Understanding the flow of food will help us reconnect with what we eat.

Science vs. The 10 Most Obvious Facts [gallery]

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Gamblers Don't Learn from their Mistakes, Potato Chips are Bad for You, People Binge-Drink on their 21st Birthday... Here's the science behind it.

Thirteen Alcoholic Beverages You Can Make at Home

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Brewing alcoholic beverages a legal art that can be both satisfying and rewarding. Whether you want to try your hand at brewing beer, wine or spirits, its all very doable and could turn into a unique adult hobby with some practice. Here are thirteen most commonly brewed alcoholic beverages and what home brew hobbyists use to make them.

Congressional leaders fight against posting bills online

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

As Congress lurches closer to a decision on an enormous overhaul of the American health care system, pressure is mounting on legislative leaders to make the final bill available online for citizens to read before a vote.

its True : NASA To Bomb The Moon (PHOTOS)

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

*See photos below* NASA is launching a dramatic mission to bomb the Moon.

Birther Lawyer Taitz Alleges Judge Secretly Met With Holder

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

In a 24-page filing littered with all-caps, bold, and underlined text Birther attorney Orly Taitz is demanding that a federal judge recuse himself in a case that has morphed from a soldier's attempt to resist Barack Obama's orders to what Taitz sees as a prosecution of herself.

Colbert Counters Obama's Proposed Longer School Day

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Have you heard? President Obama wants to extend school days and maybe even abolish Summer vacation. It's all part of his evil plan to indoctrinate the nation's children with knowledge. Stupid poopyhead.

10 Memorable Presidential Campaign Slogans

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

While today's presidential slogans are mostly indistinguishable combinations of the words "America," "leader," and "change," that certainly wasn't always the case. Here are 10 campaign slogans worth remembering.

Micro Pigs - New Pets for Celebrities

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

The adorable animals, which grow to just 14 inches tall, are being snapped up by stars including Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint.

Rich Ross named Chariman of Walt Disney Studios

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Rich Ross, the television executive who helped revive the moribund Disney Channel, now has to prove he can work movie magic at Walt Disney Studios. The 47-year-old former talent department head has been tapped by Disney Chief Executive Robert A....

David Cross Reads an Open Letter to Larry the Cable Guy

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Audio taken from the audiobook for David's first book 'I Drink for a Reason'

Crocodile thrown in jail cell, held 3 days for loitering

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Police were forced to arrest a grumpy crocodile and throw it in jail after it was discovered loitering in a town.

What Doesn't Fit In This Picture? (Photobomb)

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

hmmm.... oh there it is!

Dow Chemical To Ship First Solar Rooftop Shingles Next Year

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Dow Chemical Co said on Monday it would begin selling a new rooftop shingle next year that converts sunlight into electricity. The new solar shingles can be integrated into rooftops with standard asphalt shingles, Dow said, and will be introduced in 2010 before a wider roll-out in 2011.

The roller coaster that'll make you lose your lunch & money

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

The resulting thrill ride may be behind schedule, but it's ahead of the times. It's the first one that's equipped to capture your every move as you ride it -- cameras at every row, plus more on the tracks -- and combine that feature with the ability to choose the song you want to hear while you ride it using a personal touch-screen that you program

Rick Roll Anyone? (Not your traditional Rick Roll)

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT


Return to Oz: The Surviving Munchkins 70 Years Later

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

The Five Surviving Munchkins from the Wizard of Oz (interview).

Saying Farewell to the Metrodome (PHOTOS)

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

When the Twins' season ends, indoor Major League Baseball in Minnesota will be no more: Target Field will open next spring, come snow or shine. Take the photo tour of the Hubert H. Humphery Metrodome's highlights, then read all about getting over the Hump Dome.

Japanese Invent Flu Fighting Suit

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

A Japanese company, Haruyama Trading Co., has developed a suit that it claims protects the wearer from the deadly H1N1 strain of influenza.

CT Billboard: Teens Drinking and Babies Drinking = The Same

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

The image of a baby sucking on a beer bottle is drawing eyes to a billboard on Route 154 in Deep River, Connecticut.

How much booze do you really need in a day, Australia?

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT

Australian police are gearing up for an annual crackdown on motor-racing fans - limiting race-goers to 24 cans of beer a day.

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