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Saturday, October 17, 2009



Howl !!

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT


Digg's New Front Page Ads - Where The Wild Things Are

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Is it genius, or a total failure? As you can see in the first such ad, for the new Warner Brothers film Where The Wild Things Are, the movie studio picked three previously popular stories on Digg about the movie. Each already had several hundred diggs before the studio wrapped it in the ad unit.

Bigger, Faster and Gnarlier: Motorcycle World Records (PIC)

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Somewhere between the classifications of 'crazy' and 'stupid' lie the ideas of men to do seemingly impossible stunts on a motorbike. The following are some of the most absurd feats to ever be accomplished on two wheels.

Google.co.ck -- The Best URL Ever??? [PIC]

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

The URL of Google's regional search engine for the Cook Islands is just plain EPIC. But for some reason, something tells me this probably wasn't a mistake.

The Mystery of the Gyroball: Is it for Real?

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Is it a real pitch or is it as real as the Loch Ness Monster (who I hear might be a friend of Boston's Wally the Green Monster).

China - Kingdom of the Dwarves

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

In China, it's a small world after all. The Kingdom of Dwarves theme park features singing, dancing and costumed "little people."

Felony Franks and other restaurants help ex-cons help you

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

If nobody hires ex-cons, then we shouldn't be shocked when they return to lives of crime. So, for the good of Chicago, go pick up a couple of hotdogs at Felony Franks. James Andrews, who owns the West Side dog joint, makes it a point to hire people who have done time, seeing it as a service to a community that's been struggling with crime.

Congress Approves DOE Funding for Three-Wheeled Vehicles

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Just having got Congressional approval, the bill now heads over to get signed into law by Obama. The president says he plans on doing exactly that, which means the last hurdles for three wheeler funding appear to have been cleared.

The Past 5,000 Years Mark a New Epoch in Human Evolution

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

We are more different genetically from people living 5,000 years ago than they were different from Neanderthals. A study examining data from an international genomics project describes the past 40,000 years as a time of supercharged evolutionary change, driven by exponential population growth and cultural shifts.

Racism Is Still Alive In America

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

A Louisiana judge, Keith Bardwell, from the Tangipahoa parish is yet another symptom that racism is still a problem in America in 2009, despite the election of the first African-American President. Justice of the peace Bardwell is now in the middle of a growing controversy....

Holy Crap! Franken ANNIHILATES KBR attorney during testimony

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

In a follow-up to the "30 Republican Senators Don't Oppose Rape" story, here's Sen. Al Franken's devastating grilling of an attorney representing Halliburton/KBR during Senate testimony after the vote.

Remembering the earthquake that stopped the World Series

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Remembering the Big Loma Prieta Quake that put a stop to the World Series and changed that San Francisco area Forever!

A Look Inside the Human Head (MRI Scans)

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

In September 2009 my doctor recommended an MRI to rule-out a couple of potential conditions. The scan came back completely normal, which was a great relief! I decided to do something with the images, and spent a fun weekend writing this MRI explorer. I hope you enjoy playing with it!

24 years of Windows package design

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

A history of Microsoft's OS in card and plastic

25 Amazing Ancient Beasts

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

There seems to be no end to the odd creatures that scientists find by digging up fossils. Here we celebrate some of the coolest extinct fish, mammals, dinosaurs, birds and other beasts by showcasing the artistic representations that reveal what they might have looked like.

Showcase of Web Design in Russia

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

The era of professional and commercial online design started in Russia about a decade ago. We're now seeing an increase in professional design and development. Like everywhere in the world, Web design came to Russia as a modern way to present any kind of information to an audience online.

The Incredible Shrinking Mortgage Market

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

Making money in real-estate is all about timing. Despite the fact that many people lost not only their shirts but their homes in the mortgage meltdown, real-estate has historically been considered a safe investment. But if current trends continue, there may be more bust than boom.

Five Favorite Web Applications of Designers

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 12:20 PM PDT

Webapps–compared to their desktop counterparts–have the distinct advantage of being flexible in terms of the environment they have to run in; if you have a web browser and an internet connection, you're good to go. This are the 5 most popular web applications that designers voted on.


Posted: 17 Oct 2009 12:10 PM PDT


Polling: Republican Base Voters Living In Another World

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

A new focus-group of Republican base voters by the Democracy Corps (D), the consulting and polling outfit headed up by James Carville and Stan Greenberg, presents a picture of the GOP base as being motivated by a fundamentally different worldview than folks in the middle or on the Dem side -- and they see the country as being under a dire threat.

Vintage Cigarette Ad Showing the Benefit of Smoking [PIC]

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Face the "Facts". Can't believe companies back in the day can go unchecked like this...

This is the greatest message I have seen on my computer.

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 11:10 AM PDT


Creepiest Kids' Book Authors [Slideshow]

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

With the release of Where the Wild Things Are on the big screen, here's a look at some of the scribes who, judging by their appearance, had no business writing stories for children.

BlackBerry Storm2 [Review]

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 10:40 AM PDT

The BlackBerry Storm2 9550 finally delivers on the original Storm 9530's promise. It's a powerful device with an innovative click screen that really works and it feels finished instead of like an engineering prototype.

Why America Should Pay More Attention to Korean Cars

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 10:10 AM PDT

The Koreans have arrived! (This is is a good thing, and Hyundai deserves some respect.)

You can now hail a taxi using Twitter, at least in London.

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PDT

While it may sound gimmicky, an eco-friendly taxi company is meeting customers where they're at--which apparently, is on Twitter.

Mecca's Super Hotel:The Largest Hotel in the World (Graphic)

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 09:50 AM PDT

Boasting the world's largest clock (4.7 times larger than Big Ben) on each side, the 1,591 ft tall Abraj Al Bait hotel will be among the world's second tallest tower, estimated to cost USD$3 billion.

Deep Fried Butter ... Mmmm

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 09:40 AM PDT

I guess there really isn't anything they won't fry in Texas.

Hot Chicks Should Not Flash and Drive (Video)

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 09:30 AM PDT

Don't text and drive, don't talk and drive, don't pull your boobs out...just drive the car! It's hard not to get distracted by this hot blonde, though.

USPS worker busted for stealing 2,200 GameFly games

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 09:10 AM PDT

A United States Postal worker has admitted in federal court that he stole 2,200 videogames addressed to Philadelphia-area GameFly customers.

Mel Gibson's 'Edge Of Darkness' Trailer Is Intense

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 08:50 AM PDT


Fig. 8 (Game)

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 08:30 AM PDT

A game about bicycles and stuff!

8 Breathtaking Cloud Formations From Around the World

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 08:10 AM PDT

Clouds come in many shapes, sizes, colors and forms—all unique and beautiful in their own way. Whether it is a sky full of red and orange clouds lighting up the Brooklyn Bridge or rare mother-of-pearl clouds in Scandinavia, we found some unbelievably stunning photos that capture fascinating cloud formations from around the globe.

Dead Man on Balcony Mistaken for Halloween Prop for a Week

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 08:00 AM PDT

Authorities called to an apartment complex in Marina Del Rey last night discovered the body of a man slumped on a third-floor balcony. The deceased, said to be about 75, had suffered a gunshot wound, thought to be self-inflicted. The twist: Neighbors had seen the body, in plain view, over the much of the week but dismissed it as a Halloween prop.

The 22 Least Necessary Monopoly Special Editions

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 07:50 AM PDT

Some might argue that the only edition of Monopoly that needed to be made was the original Monopoly. Holy *****. I thought the Betty Boop one was the worst Monopoly edition ever. I've just been proven wrong 17 times.

APOD: 2009 October 17 - Bright Nebulae in M33

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 07:40 AM PDT

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

3 ways to turn trash into cash

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 07:30 AM PDT

Don't toss that busted iPod. Don't just take those old books and CDs to a thrift store. These online outlets might give you cool cash for your castoffs.

Rice Dick ? [PIC]

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 07:00 AM PDT

My wife is a sushi chef. This was posted at her work recently.....

Maldives Government Holds Underwater Cabinet Meeting

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 06:40 AM PDT

The government of the Maldives has held its first underwater cabinet meeting to attract international attention to the dangers of global warming.

WSJ.com - CDC Sees H1N1 Vaccine Production Delays

Posted: 17 Oct 2009 06:10 AM PDT

U.S. health officials said fewer doses of the H1N1 vaccine will be available by the end of the month because the vaccine is taking longer to make than expected.

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