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Thursday, October 8, 2009



Five Regrettable Music/Video Game Moments (Videos + Pics)

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

In this age of Guitar Hero and Rock Band--and The Beatles Rock Band establishing itself as the hot item of the holiday 2009 season--it's easy to forget that video games and music

Software firm finds Windows 7 doesn't boot faster than Vista

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

There's no question that Windows 7 promises plenty of improvements over Vista, with one of the biggest being faster boot times. While that's certainly been the experience for some, Iolo Technologies (a maker of PC tune-up software) found some significantly different results in their long term tests.

Getting Passed at 160mph (VIDEO)

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Wow. That other guy had to be going at least 161mph. Probably much faster.

Playing 'Halo 3' Online w/ Gamertag "Jesus Died LOL"

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT


Blind mountaineer climbs highest peaks

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

"Going blind has definitely been more a blessing than a curse,'' says Justin Grant. "For me, it opened up the door to climbing. Blind people can climb mountains, as weird as it sounds. ... I'm doing things now that I once thought weren't reasonable.''

US vs. UK postal service: Vital Stats (Graphic)

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

The USPS is the second-largest civilian employer in America. It is also the operator of the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world.

Chaos erupts as thousands jockey for federal aid

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Detroit -- The lure of federal cash assistance for needy Detroit families sparked pandemonium Wednesday at Cobo Center, as hundreds of city residents pushed, jostled and trampled others in a rush to apply for the aid. 60,000 residents applied for the aid over two days, although the city will only be able to help about 3,400 families.


Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT


Intel suit halts development of future Nvidia chipsets

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Nvidia, the maker of Intel-compatible chipsets for Apple's line of Macs, has announced it will cease development of future hardware until its suit with Intel is settled sometime in 2010.

See Men Enslaved In Roddenberry's Weird Post-Star Trek Pilot

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

[VIDEO] The time: the 22nd century. The place: the Confederacy, a matriarchy where men are enslaved and impotent. The hero: Dylan Hunt, a handsome, vigorous 20th-century scientist awakened from suspended animation – just the "breeder" a Confederacy dominatrix has been waiting for!

Box Owl [PIC]

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:11 PM PDT

Box owl will see you now.

Terrific TreeHouses You Might Be Scared to Sleep In [PICS]

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Visionary Treehouses by Baumraum Treehouses are an interesting branch of design. They are usually modest in size, certainly tread lightly on the ground, and can bring us closer to nature.

The 10 Worst FPS Games Of The Past Decade

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

FPS games so bad that PS3 fanboys start saying good things about Halo after playing them.

South Park - Dead Celebrities (Full Episode)

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Ike is being tormented by paranormal forces. Kyle brings in professional ghost hunters to help save his little brother. Thanks Matt and Trey for hosting the brand new episodes for free right after they air!

20 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ask any woman what disease she's most afraid of, and chances are she'll say breast cancer. While you can't control your genes, there are powerful steps you can take to protect yourself. But experts say there's a lot of confusion about what really matters. Here's what they want you to know about…

Introducing the Green Slime Skyscraper

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A new high-rise building in Boston USA is to grow biofuel algae on its outer walls.

Hitler had fillings made from gold torn from mouths of Jews

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Adolf Hitler had dental fillings made from gold torn from the mouths of Jews in concentration camps, a new book on the Fuhrer claims.

Personal Finance According to Video Games

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Most people either justify video games as "entertainment" or vilify them as "time-wasters." With a few exceptions (the Wii can actually help you become physically fit) they are almost never thought of as a tool for learning useful life skills. And yet even in those games that are not labeled as educational, where the game play consists primarily of

Google Earth: Great Technology Used Mostly for *****

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Google Earth. Google Earth is a powerful piece of software that allows one to view any spot on Earth using satellite imagery, maps, terrain, and even 3D buildings. Useful for viewing famous, far

Artificial skin can't fool the human touch

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

ARTIFICIAL skin covering prosthetics and humanoid robots might look like the real thing, but grasp an artificial hand in yours and the difference is apparent. For a truly human feel, Cabibihan and colleagues say that designers of artificial skin need to start using similar experiments to inform their choice of materials and fingertip design.

The end of newspapers?

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Newspapers risk being made redundant by the internet. According to Clay Shirky, the central problem is that there isn't a central problem.

Anti-Pirates Try to Nail The Pirate Bay with Faked Evidence

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

It turns out that the evidence presented by the anti-piracy outfit are apparently faked in an attempt to mislead the court.

Paralysed Dog Walks Again, Treatment Could Help Humans Too.

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Henry, a miniature dachsund, was unable to walk after discs ruptured in his spine last November. Now the six-year-old dog is walking and wagging his tail again, raising hopes of a treatment for humans with severe spinal injuries.

Travis Barker Visits Burn Center to Give Thanks

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Travis Barker stopped by the Joseph M. Still Burn Center Wednesday, which treated him last September after he survived a plane crash. Barker also met with patients who are currently being treated at the center and signed autographs for them. "Travis was gracious with his time today, and his presence was a nice surprise and boost for everyone here."

AL and NL Divisional Series Predictions

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Of the ten teams to have a winning percentage above .700 in the last month of the regular season, firing on all cylinders, only one of them – the 2007 Rockies – even made it to the World Series, where they were swept by the Red Sox.Times

Pill Inventor Gave Women Protection But Lost His Religion

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

The Pill earned its capital letters in my house when my mother found mine after my freshman year in college.

Speeding Things Up

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

We've heard from you that performance is important and the Digg engineering team are busy working on making our site load faster. Today, we're also making some changes to reduce page payloads and minimize HTTP requests with subtle UI changes.

Tiny, Efficient Nuclear Battery is 6x More Powerful

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Batteries can power anything from small sensors to large systems. While scientists are finding ways to make them smaller but even more powerful, problems can arise when these batteries are much larger and heavier than the devices themselves. Researchers are developing a nuclear energy source that is smaller, lighter and more efficient.

Apple Rejects ‘SomeEcards’ App for being too Satiric

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

This comes as no surprise: Apple has rejected an iPhone app submitted by SomeEcards, a website that hosts egregiously satiric e-cards. In its rejection letter, Apple said it could not accept the SomeEcards app because it "contains objectionable content and content that ridicules public figures." Come on Apple its called Jokes.......

Airlines expand $10 fee, and it's your fault

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

You didn't complain. So you're going to pay more.

The Worst Natural Disasters You Never Heard About

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Thousands of people were killed. Cities were leveled and billions of dollars in damage was caused. But most of these natural disasters that caused all this devastation never got much media attention.

Five signs that green is the next bubble

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Even if you don't give a damn about climate change (or don't think it exists at all), the green market could likely become your employer -- or trigger the economic growth that will create your next job.

The 10 Weirdest Marriages In Sports

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Yes, love is in the air, and so is marriage. And I'm not just talking about Jim and Pam finally getting married after four seasons of longing glances and inside jokes...

Left 4 Dead 2 New Multiplayer Mode Revealed

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Valve been keeping a tight lid on the new multiplayer mode for their upcoming sequel 'Left 4 Dead 2'. However, Valve revealed their new multiplayer mode at a press event in San Francisco. The new mode is titled 'Scavenge' which is the combination of the Versus and Survival modes together.

Drinking Games Around the World

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

When it comes to drinking games, anything goes. In the U.S., the Quarter Bounce, *****, Shotgun, Moose, ***** the Dealer, and Presidents and ***** have all been favorites of many, but are now eclipsed by the popularity of younger rivals, like Beer Pong and Flip Cup.

Bogus beef: Miami restaurants say it's Kobe, but it's not

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

The meat isn't what's advertised. It's not the product of cattle raised in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan that in some cases drink beer and receive sake massages. Moreover, its listing on menus is an apparent violation of federal standards and state law.(Whaddya wanna bet it's not just happening in Miami?)

Gun-toting soccer mom, husband found shot dead

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

A soccer mom who gained national attention when she openly carried a loaded gun to her 5-year-old daughter's game was shot dead Wednesday along with her husband in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, police said.

Daily Show: The Recession Is Taking a Toll on Hip-Hop Too

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

They say mo' money means mo' problems, but according to analysts, the current economic downturn is proving that less money can lead to upwards of 99 problems.

Digg Removes User Icons From Submissions on Front Page

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Digg removed user icons from submissions on the Front Page even though Rose himself just spoke at the Future of Web Apps conference about the 10 ways to take your site from one to one million users… and guess what the #1 way was that he suggested… Exactly what Digg just removed.

What a Ralph Lauren Model Might Look Like With a Ribcage

Posted: 08 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

I honestly don't know if this is the result of a lack of understanding of the human body or an obsession with portraying it as disfigured. What do you think?

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