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Monday, October 19, 2009



The 4 People Every Office Secretly Hates

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

If you ever arrive early to a holiday party or big family gathering, try to secure a spot where you can see guests walk into the room.

Thoughts Upon Finally Seeing Marge Simpson's Nipples (PICS)

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

When it was announced that Marge Simpson would be "posing" for Playboy, I didn't expect anything scandalous. Maybe some sideboob, or a comic silhouette. Then, the pictures leaked, and I saw her nipples.

CBS Report: Account of Steve McNair Death Doesn't Add Up

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

The law enforcement investigation of the deaths of Steve McNair and his girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, concluded that Kazemi shot and killed McNair before committing suicide. But a new investigation from CBS News raises serious questions about whether the police properly investigated the incident, and whether they may have reached the wrong conclusion.

Woman Attempts Kidnapping With A Short Bus

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

A woman driving an unmarked short yellow school bus in Hudson, Wisconsin allegedly tried to convince three girls to get on board. Talk about stranger danger to the extreme.

Despite Gang Wars, Brazil Promises 'Safe' Olympics

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

An hours-long gun battle Saturday between rival gangs in one of the city's slums killed at least 12 people and injured 6. A police chopper was shot down and 8 buses set on fire. Authorities said the violence only toughened their resolve to improve security ahead of the Olympics and before 2014, when Brazil will host the World Cup soccer tournament.

Eugene Kaspersky Wants no Net Anonymity

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Eugene, the eponymous Russian CEO of Kaspersky Labs is promoting Internet passports and Internet police. He argues that anonymity causes security headaches and should be outlawed. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers paraphrase Benjamin Franklin.

Colbert's Best Robot Moments (Videos)

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

The robots are coming, but are they going to kill us or have sex with us?

Woman passenger beaten by train thugs... for being FAT

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Overweight people have launched a campaign to make the world more fat-friendly after a woman was attacked on a train because of her size.

LA Times: Calling America's Bluff on Internet Poker

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

The U.S. approach to Internet gambling, which is legal in much of the rest of the world, is absurd. Like every attempt to enforce a morality that most people don't share, this activity is unstoppable. It's not as though the federal ban can wipe out online play any more than Prohibition wiped out drinking.

14 Projects for the Ultimate DIY Haunted House

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

It's nearly Halloween, the time of the year when it is acceptable, and even expected, to scare the children in the neighborhood as they come to your house asking for candy. Here, are 14 projects that will make your haunted home the envy of all others on the block...with photos and videos.

Pirate Bay Appeal Postponed Till Summer 2010

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

This April, four people received harsh sentences for their involvement with The Pirate Bay. The four soon announced that they would appeal the verdict. Initially the appeal was scheduled to take place in November, but due to controversies surrounding some of the judges, the case has now been delayed till summer next year.

What should museums throw out? [GALLERY]

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

An archive of NASA photos, a 19th-century surgical mask and a hippo skull: there's no room, so one has to go, but which one? 7 PAGES OF IMAGES

Kid Stuck in Skate Bowl

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

This is the 21st century of being stuck in a well.

John Stamos was 'F...... drunk'

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Actoro John Stamos has finally admitting he was 'plastered' during his infamous early morning interview with Australian TV host Kerri-Anne Kennerley more than two years ago, in which he insulted her, gyrated intimately with a prop, and was a rambling, disoriented mess.

First Images: BlackBerry Watch is FOR REAL!

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Remember that story about a Bluetooth BlackBerry Watch accessory being in the works? In case you were doubting it, today we can say with certainty that it's happening, it's getting announced soon.

The Woman of the Future: Shorter, Plumper, More Fertile

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Women of the future are likely to be slightly shorter and plumper, have healthier hearts and longer reproductive windows. These changes are predicted by the strongest proof to date that humans are still evolving. Shorter, heavier women tend to have more children, on average, than taller, lighter ones.

Bird-Poop Facial & 11 Other Ridiculous Women's Health Fads

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

These 12 fads range from annoying to disturbing, to outright disgusting, and they couldn't possibly go away soon enough.

Life from the Eyes of a Danboard [PICS]

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Arielle Nadel is a teenage photographer, and she is trying to use her camera to tell stories of her little Danboard. Instead of just putting Danboard in front of a background and call it a shot, Arielle manages to present Danboard as a real person who has real emotion.

America's 10 Poorest Cities

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

From the South to the West Coast, These Are the Places Where People Are the Poorest.

The Office USA Vs The Office UK: Top Moments

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

Which is better – the British Office or the American Office? It's a debate everyone has an opinion on but nobody has comprehensively won. And that's why we're here now. Using a complex scientific algorithm based on five categories, we've decided to find out which version of The Office is best. Disagree if you like, but you'll be wrong.

Math Modeling Predicts Unknown Biological Mechanism

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

A team of scientists have demonstrated -- for the first time -- that mathematical models created from data obtained by DNA microarrays, can be used to correctly predict previously unknown cellular mechanisms. This brings biologists a step closer to one day being able to understand and control the inner workings of the cell.

Firefighter Suspended for Refusing to Remove USA Flag Stickr

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Firefighter suspended for refusing to remove an American flag sticker from his locker.

2012 Preview: Disaster Movie Or A Complete Movie Disaster?

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 01:42 PM PDT

Our early take after seeing an hour of footage.

10 Best Places in America to Find a Job

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 01:42 PM PDT

Despite a record-breaking national unemployment rates of 9.7 percent (August 2009), there are a few regions in America that show promise with lower jobless rates, moderate job-loss to job-creation ratio, strong commerce and sizable job growth.

LEAKED: Details of the Facebook Home Page Redesign

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 01:41 PM PDT

A few weeks ago, we caught wind that Facebook was testing a new homepage design. Screenshots revealed a few interesting changes, such as a decrease in size for

Exclusive: U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Twitter

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

America's spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates -- even check out your book reviews on Amazon.

Train stops Des Moines Marathon in its tracks

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

Simon Sawe was leading fellow Kenyan David Tuwei by 10 seconds when, after a left turn onto the final stretch in the Des Moines Marathon, he stared right at a train passing on the road.

Modeling a black hole with a 300 GigaWatt laser

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

Researchers have figured out how to recreate the environment near a black hole in order to understand the processes that cause them to emit high energy X-rays.

Chinese Companies Largely Ignoring Pollution Laws

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

A Greenpeace China investigation has found that 18 Chinese and multinational firms are failing to comply with new Chinese environmental laws.

6 Things Your Body Does Every Day That Science Can't Explain

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 12:50 PM PDT

Amazing stuff

The colourful promises of electronic paper - tech - 19 Octob

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 12:31 PM PDT

E-readers are sure to be a popular present this Christmas – so why are they all in black and white, and where's the video?

Google Voice voicemails appearing in public search results

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 12:00 PM PDT

At least some Google Voice voicemails are being indexed and made publicly available somehow -- if you use "site:https://www.google.com/voice/fm/*" as a search string you get a few pages of what appear to be test messages, but there are a couple eye-opening obvious non-tests scattered in there as well.

13 Scariest Haunted Houses in the USA (Pics)

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

And while the black-lights, foam skeletons and swinging pig carcasses slightly shock the senses, it's usually the dark-robed employee who jumps out from a corner that really wets your pants.

When robots fall in love: Ars reviews Machinarium

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

With some of the most striking 2D visuals around and a understated but compelling narrative, Machinarium is a perfect example of a modern adventure game.

Are We Becoming a Gadget Addicted Generation?

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Phone glued to you rear? Forever checking your emails? You may be the victim of the new pandemic. Here, LUCY TAYLOR, explains what happened when she tried to holiday without her mobile.

Microsoft bans unofficial Xbox 360 memory units

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 11:40 AM PDT

If you are using an unofficial memory unit with your Xbox 360 then you had better back up your data onto an authorized Microsoft 360 storage device quick sharp, as the next 360 update will shut-out third party devices from working with your console.

Pixar Intro: Twisted Extended Version

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 11:20 AM PDT

What happens after that adorable lamp crushes the letter "I"?

Self-Propelling Bacteria Harnessed to Turn Gears

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Could we one day have bacteria powered cars?

Well-educated women hardest hit by breast cancer

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Well-educated women and those who live alone are emotionally the hardest hit by breast cancer, according to the findings of a new Australian study announced during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The 10 Best-to-Worst Gaming Conventions of 2009

Posted: 19 Oct 2009 11:00 AM PDT

We came. We saw. We ate terrible meals at 34,000 feet.

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