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Sunday, October 11, 2009



45 Outstanding Free Vintage Fonts

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Harness the power of the antique and make your graphics pop with one of these vintage-inspired fonts, which have returned to the spotlight both in print and online. From the Wild West and Victoriana to the Avant Garde and Calligraphy, there are plenty of styles to choose from.

Does Ecstasy Have Legitimate Therapeutic Benefits?

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

A small group of determined supporters - among them researchers and doctors at Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles - have spent more than a decade fighting with the government and institutions for permission to do research. A few months ago, after years of wrangling, the DEA finally signed off.

Use Ping-Pong Balls to Create Diffused Party Lights - DIY

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

If you need some cheap and novel ambient lighting for your next party, you're only a box of ping-pong balls and a string of lights away from solving your lighting worries.

WTF? Who thought this was a good idea?

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Seriously...you know this product went through some sort approval process before it was manufactured.

Planet Health Care - How the rest of the world does it

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

As health care reform rages in Washington over a health care bill, what can Americans learn from the world? Health care reform around the world can help inform America's health care bill.

APOD: 2009 October 11 - Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Old, crazy, topless man shows off his Neo Geo collection

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Absolutely amazing. You can actually see his collection losing its value in real time with this video... not very sexy if you ask me.

Starcraft player knifes girl because he cant get online

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

An 18 year old Starcraft player has been reported as attacking a 15 year old girl. The gamer became angry when his internet connection wouldn't work and picked up a kitchen knife and headed into the street. When there he came into contact with a 15 year old girl who was on her way home from a party and laughing with a friend.

Drunk Hasselhoff:Punches Doc,Locked in Basement,Hospitalized

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Hasselhoff has been admitted to hospital at least FIVE times for alcohol poisoning."He was abusing all the staff, shouting at everyone. We were shocked – you'd think he was just some drunk, not a big star.""David is very hard to handle when he drinks, often very emotional and aggressive. On this occasion he became so drunk he wet his hotel bed...

Man Builds Pedal-Powered Brew Pub & Pizza Delivery Bike

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

A wonderfully quirky addition to the scene is the Hopworksfiets party bike, a brilliant mash-up of human-powered pizza delivery, brew pub, and portable entertainment system. Created by Portland, OR-based bike builders Metrofiets, the Hopworksfiets is designed to deliver everything you need to get your pedal-powered party rolling.

Passwords: How We Should Reinvent Them

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Tough to remember but easy to crack, passwords are the weak link in computer security. Billions hang in the balance. If you're a typical Web user—and these days, what office worker doesn't spend all day plugged in to the browser?—you have 6.5 passwords, each of which is used at four sites, and you're forced to type one eight times per day.

Suspension of Disbelief.Amputees Can "Fly" in Extreme Sports

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Most people who lose a leg dream of walking again. For adaptive athlete Jarem Frye, the inventor of a unique spring-loaded prosthetic knee transforming the lives of amputees, that wasn't nearly enough. He wanted to fly.

Orange Wine Edges Toward the Mainstream, Slightly

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 01:10 PM PDT

Not long ago I wrote about a wonderful tasting of orange wines, with colors ranging from pink to vivid orange. They are linked by a technique of leaving freshly crushed juice in contact with grape skins for several days or more.

BMW’s Hybrid Trike Gets 120 MPG

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

BMW's Simple concept–which kinda looks like a Stealth Bomber with training wheels–is a hybrid trike that gets around 120 mpg. It does 60 mph in just under ten seconds and has a top speed of 125 mph. The car weighs just over 900 lbs and has a super low drag coefficient of 0.18.

Poison Ivy Invades America

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

CO2 makes ivy grow incredibly fast... and poisonous.

Unclaimed Corpses Rise as Families Can't Afford Burials

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Coroners and medical examiners across the country are reporting spikes in the number of unclaimed bodies and indigent burials, with states, counties and private funeral homes having to foot the bill when families cannot. The increase comes as cash-strapped governments are cutting other social service programs.

Want better service? Just complain on Twitter

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 11:30 AM PDT

Public relations and customer satisfaction departments may not answer their phones if you call, or even know the right answer if they pick up, but they're often monitoring every word that goes out on Twitter. After all, if you say something on Twitter about their product, you're saying it in public, and that can be embarrassing.

Five Best Windows Task Manager Alternatives - Task manager -

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 11:20 AM PDT

The Windows Task Manager is a functional but basic tool for keeping an eye on applications and activity on your computer. If you want to go beyond the built-in tool and get a closer look, check out today's offerings.

Jordan to refill shrinking Dead Sea with salt water

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Jordan is to refill the shrinking Dead Sea with salt water despite concerns from environmentalists about the threat to its unique eco-system.

30 GOP Senators Vote to Defend Gang Rape

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 10:10 AM PDT

A new low, by any account: It is stunning that 30 Republican members of the United States Senate would vote to protect a corporation, in this case Halliburton/KBR, over a woman who was gang raped. The details from Think Progress.. Offering Ms. Jones legal relief was Senator Al Franken of Minnesota who offered an amendment to the 2010 Defense...

Horror Movie [Comic]

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PDT


First clown in space hosts show to save Earth's water

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Guy Laliberte's two-hour performance event called "Moving Stars and Earth for Water" linked the International Space Station with singers, dancers and celebrity campaigners in 14 world cities in what organizers called the first event of its kind to be hosted from space."I see stars, I see darkness and emptiness. But planet Earth looks so great, an

U.S. Healthcare: The Canadian Perspective

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 09:40 AM PDT

In the 1960s, the U.S. chose public coverage for only elderly and the poor, while Canada opted for a universal program. As a policy analyst, I know there are lessons to be learned, but, as a Canadian with lots of American friends and relatives, I am saddened that Americans seem incapable of learning them.

Can you teach men who pick up prostitutes not to buy sex?

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 09:20 AM PDT

Dear John ... "I couldn't use my own voice to tell you what I really felt. But when you touched me, my skin crawled. I hated it. I hated it. I was scared"... John Schools seek to reduce the demand for paid sex by educating men about its effects. Some people, however, disagree ..They support decriminalizing prostitution

In Iran, 2 get death sentences for post-election uprising

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 08:30 AM PDT

Iran announced Saturday that two people have been sentenced to death for joining the nationwide uprising after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed reelection in June, when hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters clashed for weeks with police and paramilitary forces.

United States punches ticket into 2010 World Cup

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 08:00 AM PDT

The U.S. soccer team is headed to South Africa for a chance to redeem itself in the World Cup. Conor Casey scored his first two international goals in the second half, Landon Donovan added another and the United States clinched its sixth straight World Cup berth with a game to spare by rallying past Honduras 3-2 Saturday night.

Turkey wars

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 07:50 AM PDT

If you're eating organic turkey this weekend, savour it, because by next Thanksgiving it may be easier to buy crack cocaine in Ontario than a drug-free bird.

At this cafe, you get what the person before you ordered

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 07:20 AM PDT

The next person gets what you ordered.

ZDNet Officially Retracts Claims Against Yahoo & Iran

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 06:51 AM PDT

This is the same Larry Dignan who is Editor in Chief of ZDNet, which is the same ZDNet that yesterday published a blog post accusing Yahoo of passing the names and email addresses of thousands – sorry, hundreds of thousands - of bloggers to the Iranian authorities during the country's recent election.

Close your eyes, and then listen to this...

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 06:30 AM PDT


Dodgers Sweep the Cardinals!

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 06:10 AM PDT

The Dodgers abruptly dismissed the Cardinals from the postseason by finishing off a series sweep in St. Louis. Next up, a return trip to the NLCS. Manny Ramirez showed a return to form that had been missing the past game, getting 3 hits that included a pair of doubles. The final score was 5-1. Go Dodgers!

Astronaut Needed for Trip to Titan. Bad news: it's one-way.

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 05:50 AM PDT

Astronaut Needed: Craigslist ad wants someone for a trip to Titan, $25K cash. Only drawback - it's a one-way trip.

T-Mobile: we probably lost all your Sidekick data

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 05:10 AM PDT

T-Mobile's now reporting that personal data stored on Sidekicks has "almost certainly has been lost as a result of a server failure at Microsoft/Danger."

Hat's Off To Fed-Ex For Bringing a Terminally Ill Girl Home

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 04:50 AM PDT

I can't help but get a little choked up when I read stories like this. Long story short, FedEx freight paid to have 7-year-old Jada Harper flown home in a Medway Air Ambulance so that she could be with her family and the people who loved her.

Apple seeds second beta of Mac OS X 10.6.2 to developers

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 04:30 AM PDT

Apple has seeded its developers with a second beta release of its Mac OS X 10.6.2 update, which incorporates numerous fixes for a wide variety of issues. People familiar with the latest build, said it addressed nearly 150 "general focus areas" ranging from applications like Address Book & Photo Booth to core services like Front Row & Time Machine.

Credit card companies to rush jack up rates before new law

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 04:10 AM PDT

If you hold a Discover credit card, you're in luck -- the company has decided to freeze interest-rate hikes until a new credit card consumer protection bill takes effect in February. But if you have a Chase card, it may suddenly take you a lot longer to pay off that off.

Lex Luthor's Typical Day

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 03:50 AM PDT


Nasa's greatest missions: from Apollo to Voyager

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 03:50 AM PDT

Nasa's 'Moon bombing' LCROSS mission has successfully crashed into the lunar surface. We look back at five of the space agency's other most important missions.

Guess Who Google Ranks for "Search Engine"

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 02:50 AM PDT

Dogpile, Alta Vista, Ask.com, Lycos, etc. Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google is shown bad search results and reacts.

IMDb's Movie Ratings Over the Years (Graph)

Posted: 11 Oct 2009 02:30 AM PDT

IMDb contains 10034 movies that satisfy the above criteria. The average score (on a scale of 1 to 10) of those movies is 6.38 and the median score is 6.6. The average score per release year is given by the following graph.

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