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Saturday, October 10, 2009



Top Ten: Hottest Videogame Babes

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

With the evolution of the graphics from simple dots to actual 3D characters, it was only logical that, given the big percentage of males in their teens/twenties that make up the gaming population, developers would try to cater to one of their most primitive desires...

Why we care so much about catching a foul ball

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

None of the ball-retrieving fans interviewed during the game had trouble explaining the joy of snagging a souvenir that, for most of them, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kids and adults, season ticket holders and first-timers - all crowed about coming home with a small piece of hardball history.

Typography Served - Smart Ideas With Hidden Messages

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Interesting, inspiring typography ideas, some of them are really nonsense, but most of them made me smile when I discovered that hidden message!

O'Reilly calls Richard Dawkins a fascist

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Richard Dawkins responds by telling O'Reilly to stop shouting at him. Bonus points: O'Reilly claims science has never advanced the human condition.

I'm not sure how I feel about this... would this be useful?

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT


Nintendo Jazz Odyssey

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Love video games and jazz? Well, Scott Bradlee and Ben Golder-Novick teamed up to bring you this: classic video game music in piano and saxophone!

Shock: BBC Global Warming Honesty

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

'For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures' -- 'Debate about what is causing it is far from over' -- Cooling 'could last another 10-20 years'

For College Students, Health Overhaul Starts Today

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

While Congress haggles over the details of a massive health-care overhaul, at least a few people will no longer have to worry about losing their health insurance if they get sick: college students who are still covered under their parents' health plans.

Catfight Breaks Out on City Bus ... Driver Keeps Driving

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

"Just another day on Muni ... fuc**ng Muni," relents the cameraman shooting this video of a fight between two women on a Chinatown Muni bus. The women, who have an all-out brawl on the bus, should have been arrested. Or something. You don't do this on the bus. Or anywhere, for that matter.

The Empire Strikes Back: FCC Probes Google Voice

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

AT&T has just given Google a taste of its own mandated openness medicine, successfully goading federal regulators to officially begin looking into why Google's Voice service blocks phone calls to certain rural numbers.

Can Mentos Make You Smarter? [PIC]

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Einstein eats it...

Why France Telecom employees are killing themselves

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Suicides at France Telecom SA have company officials worried that cost cutting led to workplace violence and an increase in suicide at the France communications giant. In their suicide notes, some of the 24 victims since February 2008 blame the workplace climate.

Beautiful Art created with the use of Stamps (WOW)

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Traditional chinese art recreated by Yao Shaowu with the use of stamps. This is just amazing.

Family Guy: Then and Now (PIC)

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT


Has science found the cause of ME?

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

Scientists say they have made a dramatic breakthrough in understanding the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome - a debilitating condition which for decades has defied a rational medical explanation.

Economist.com to start charging fee for Reading News Online

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

As a subscriber for economist.com, I got an email from the Economist Team that says the complete news coverage will be available only to the paid subscribers from 13th of Oct.

Scientists Identify Bacterium that Helps Formation of Gold

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Australian scientists have found that the bacterium Cupriavidus metallidurans catalyses the biomineralisation of gold by transforming toxic gold compounds to their metallic form using active cellular mechanism.

Take down the enemy, while getting in some shopping

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

GeoXray aims to quickly answer the question "What's around here?" for both government agencies and civilian users. In a nutshell, it works this way: you can peruse dining options or identify enemy assembly areas simply by clicking on aerial images of your area of operations.

Faith-Healing Parents Charged in Death of Infant Son

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Edwin Lieberman, the assistant medical examiner who did Kent's autopsy, said that he had determined the manner of death to be a homicide because the boy could have been saved with basic medical care.

Top 5 Creepiest Halloween Candy

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 11:10 AM PDT

We're not talking about goblins and ghosts-type creepy, we're talking about candies like Zit Poppers. The only question is WHY?

Copy of Windows 7 Sold Early at College Bookstore

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Street dates are invariably broken somehow, somewhere, and Microsoft is certainly no exception, with it now able to chalk up at least one sold copy on the Windows 7 charts thanks to an exceptionally eager college bookstore. While it didn't come in an actual retail box, this does indeed appear to be a legitimate education copy of the OS.

'Saturday Night Live': Early Years (PICS)

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

On Oct. 11, 1975, NBC debuted a scrappy late-night sketch comedy show, giving it a shot as a replacement for reruns of Johnny Carson. Three and a half decades later, it may not be as funny or fresh as it once was, but 'Saturday Night Live' is still kicking.

'Banana Spider' Gives You a Mean Boner Before Killing You

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

Erections resulting from the bite are uncomfortable, can last for many hours and can lead to impotence.

Solar power outshining Colorado's gas industry

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:50 AM PDT

As La Plata County in SW Colorado looks to shift to cleaner sources of energy, solar is becoming the power source of choice even though it still produces only a small fraction of the region's electricity. It's being nudged along by tax credits and rebates, a growing concern about the gases heating up the planet, and the region's plentiful...

Illegal Downloads 150x More Profitable Than Legal Sales

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Unlike most people might think, piracy is not necessarily a bad thing for copyright holders. In fact, German pirate-tracking outfit DigiRights Solutions shows that copyright holders can earn 150 times more money from illicit downloads than from iTunes and other legal stores.

Swine Flu (H1N1) Rates Up to 5X Higher for Native Groups

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:30 AM PDT

Today's announcement that U.S. swine flu deaths among children are "shooting up" is generating headlines. But, under the radar, swine flu is infecting another group up to five times more often than the general public, a recent report says.

Scientists refute online rumors on moon bombing

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:30 AM PDT

With the Internet abuzz with rumors of drastic tide changes and a moon off its axis, scientists have stepped up to provide a reality check on concerns.

Four different ways to sync your cellphone with the cloud

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:20 AM PDT

It's no longer uncommon for a phone to be able to sync data wirelessly so that you're never without your contacts, images, and e-mails. We took a look at four different syncing services to compare what they have to offer.

NASCAR Founder's Grandson Popped For DUI, Cocaine And Racing

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:20 AM PDT

A blasted-looking J.C. France, grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France and Grand-Am racer, was arrested in Daytona Beach with his "housemate" for an illegal trifecta: drug possession, street racing and DUI. Yup, Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

Drink Coasters Can Test for Date-Rape Drugs

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:10 AM PDT

Drink coasters at several North Texas bars can test for substances such as GHB and ketamine.

Ubuntu 9.10 - Almost Perfect

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Ubuntu 9.10 is only days away... and it is spectacular. Here's a quick look and what makes this the best release of any Linux distro. Ever.

Flash for iPhone is a Hail Mary pass for Adobe

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Flash CS5 will output native iPhone binaries, but can Adobe convince developers to choose Flash over Web standards?

Top 10 Fights to Break an MMA Fighter (Videos)

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 09:50 AM PDT

The hardest part for a fighter is knowing when to say they are finished. Instead, it happens in the ring when they receive a bad beating from their opponent.Here, in chronological order, are the most notorious breaking points in MMA history

911 Calls Gone Wrong - How Operator Error Leads to Tragedy

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Wrong addresses, dismissive dispatchers, and crossed signals. Our police response system is in crisis, and the cost can be measured in lives.

6 Magical Movie Items They Wasted on *****

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 09:30 AM PDT

What would you do if you found a magical object that could create anything you asked for, instantly? Or a clock that could stop time? This is the type of thing that comes up in movies all the time. And for the most part, what the characters choose to do makes no freaking sense.

How to pretend you've seen a classic film

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 09:21 AM PDT

A survey suggests 58% of men and 38% of women lie about having seen classic films. So how might you go about bluffing that you have?Here are six of the top 10 most fibbed about films with all of the necessary bluffage provided for you to able to get away with not having seen any of them.

Sexual abuse discovered in nursing home, wtf?

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 09:20 AM PDT

The offender, who is not named, is accused of mouth kissing, then fondling, a dementia patient numerous times.

Star Wars: The Old Republic - The Making of Coruscant

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 09:10 AM PDT

From the majestic skyline to the dark and seedy underground levels, a large team of The Old Republic developers worked together to construct the dynamic city-world of Coruscant. Watch our latest Developer Dispatch, The Making of Coruscant.

6 Mac Apps To Help You Focus & Be Productive

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 09:10 AM PDT

f you have a project due Tuesday — then there's no choice but to complete it by Tuesday. Sure, you can try to push the deadline but there's still one! To help with the situation and motivate me to clear the work that are currently pending, I've come up with 6 great (and free!) tools

Shooting outside Pakistan army HQ

Posted: 10 Oct 2009 08:50 AM PDT

Four gunmen die in a shoot-out near Pakistan's army headquarters as troops foil an attack on the complex, military officials say.

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