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Tuesday, October 20, 2009



Court Slams LAPD For Illegally Seizing Med Marijuana Profits

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 06:30 PM PDT

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blasted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for committing "highly objectionable," "tainted," "reckless," "misleading" and "illegal" conduct in a 2005 attempt to seize more than $186,400 from a legally compliant Southern California medical marijuana distributorship.

U.S. vs. Russia: A Visual Comparison

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 06:10 PM PDT

Relations between the former Soviet Union and the United States thawed a long time ago and we no longer live in fear of mutually assured destruction. But Russia remains an economic powerhouse and a major player on the world stage.

Fan Loses Game For Home Team

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 06:10 PM PDT

This kid just figured out a good way to get beat up by 65,000 fans on his way out of the stadium. Look out for that red ball!

Why Companies Shouldn’t Block Social Media in the Workplace

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Over half of U.S. businesses block social media sites at work, yet 94% of businesses are acknowledging the importance of social media and are starting to invest in it? It's kind of like being a retail business that doesn't let its employees buy anything.

The Ten Most Egregious Fox News Distortions (VIDEO)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Fox News has defended itself against administration criticism by saying the White House has confused its pundit shows with its news programs. But the network constantly, misleadingly disparages Obama and his administration in its supposedly straight reporting.

OnStar halts stolen SUV to end a high-speed chase

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

The 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe roared away with officers in pursuit, but shortly after the suspect made a right turn, operators at General Motors Co.'s OnStar service sent a command that electronically disabled the gas pedal and the SUV gradually came to a halt.

Blasts rock Pakistan university

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

Two suicide bombers have killed at least four people at a university in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. In a telephone call to the BBC, a senior Taliban commander has claimed his movement was behind the bombings.

28 Percent of Twitter Users Click Links to News

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

So what links are Twitterers actually clicking on? Based on a user sample released Friday by Chitika, an online ad network, Twitter users most frequently accessed links directing to information about current events and news (28.49 percent). The sample consisted of about 974,000 impressions collected from Sept. 1-7.

Man kidnaps car salesman, goes for 1,000 mile test drive

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

A man who took a car out for a test drive has been arrested in Wisconsin - after he drove for over 1,000 miles.

Bacon Jam: It's Bacon You Can Spread

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Adding to the list of ridiculous and totally awesome bacon creations already out there, here's the newest addition. Introducing bacon jam…it's bacon…you can spread.

Motorola Calgary pics: Verizon's 2nd Motorola Android Phone

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

There's a lot of buzz about the "Droid Does" campaign for Verizon's first Motorola Android device, but pictures of the second device have already leaked onto the web.

Women in Somalia forced by hardliners to shake their breasts

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Somalia's hardline Muslim extremists have ordered women to shake their breasts to determine if they are wearing "un-Islamic" bras.

Holocaust denier sues Pembroke Pines survivor

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

A notorious Holocaust denier convicted of attacking Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel in an elevator has now set his sights on an 80-year-old Pembroke Pines woman whose memoir recounts her ordeal in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. In a lawsuit filed in Broward Circuit Court, Eric Hunt alleges that the "The Fifth Diamond: The Story of Irene W

PC World: What you need to know about Windows 7

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Windows 7 is hardly flawless, but here's an in-depth look at how Microsoft has changed its OS -- mostly for the better.

Web Surf to Save Your Aging Brain

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Researchers found that older adults who started browsing the Web experienced improved brain function after only a few days.

Top 12 Most "Forgotten" Prime-Time Adult Animated Series

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Everyone knows about The Flintstones and The Jetsons. The Simpsons and Futurama. King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-Head. South Park. Adult Swim. The Seth MacFarlane characters. But many prime-time cartoons characters-both network and basic cable origins- have been all but forgotten and some belong among the ranks of Homer and Cartman.

Guy Pwns Several Idiots While Defending Wife (video)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Even when these idiots sucker-punch the guy - he still finds a way to kick their butts - all to defend his wife.

Enough with the Portmanteaus, Already

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Pedantic a-holes decry the use of combined words.

Competitive Gaming, How Do You Get Started? by vVv Enmity

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Every casual gamer has the opportunity to become a Professional; it's getting started that's the hard part.

Net neutrality pitting Web giants against state AGs, mayors

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

A who's who list of Web companies signed a plug on Monday for tougher neutrality rules. The signers include the founders and/or CEOs of Google, Amazon, Digg, Facebook, and Twitter. But the agency is also getting a slew of pressure from groups who warn that new guidelines for network management could cost in investment and jobs.

Smallest nanoantennas for high-speed data networks

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

More than 120 years after the discovery of the electromagnetic character of radio waves by Heinrich Hertz, wireless data transmission dominates information technology. German scientists have now succeeded for the first time in specifically and reproducibly manufacturing smallest optical nanoantennas from gold.

The Best and Worst Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Celebrities like Heidi Klum love to get their Halloween party on. While some stars remain style icons when it comes to costumes, it's surprising (and often horrifying!) when others miss the mark. Here's a mix of celeb costumes that were too much, too little, and (as Goldilocks might say) just right!

A Plan to Save Space Artifacts for Future Generations

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Man-made objects preserved in the vacuum of space are irreplaceable artifacts of humanity's scientific achievements. Today, however, some of the most important elements of that shared space heritage are threatened. We have the opportunity to ensure that there will still be something there to see when tourists eventually visit.

Barnes & Noble officially launches nook e-reader: $259

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

Looks like all those whispers were true -- the nook is alive and well, and it's calling itself the planet's "most advanced e-book reader." Measuring 7.7- x 4.9- x 0.5-inches and weighing 11.2 ounces, the device includes a top e-ink display from Vizplex and a color touchscreen (3.5-inches) below, which supports one-touch control and swipe-to-browse

10 things you need to stop tweeting about (COMIC)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT

...i know I'm guilty of at least a few of these

The Natural World: Buggin' Out (PICS)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 02:00 PM PDT

Nature pictures of natural world wonders from around the world.

I'm Just That ***** Cool (PIC)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

And you can tell just by looking at my portrait.

Charles Barkley's Ten Best TV Commercials

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

The Round Mound of Rebound is quite the pitchman. Footsies!

Terry Gilliam Interviewed by a Cockroach [Video]

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 01:11 PM PDT

The genius filmmaker, animator, and member of Monty Python speaks over the phone with Nick the Cockroach about Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Time Bandits, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and how Sean Connery refuses to die on film.

If Paper Towels Could Talk [Pics]

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 12:51 PM PDT

Illustrator Marc Johns causing some trouble in a Starbucks Bathroom.

Man proves he has World's Strongest Fingers (WOW)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 12:51 PM PDT

Fu Bingli, a kung fu master from China, has proved he has the strongest fingers in the world. On Monday he scooped the Guinness world record for completing 12 press ups on just one finger of his right hand.

Mom teaches son to shoot Heroin & he ODs

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 12:40 PM PDT

A 46-year-old Burlington mom is in some serious trouble after she allegedly taught her 16-year-old son how to shoot heroin. The teen ended up overdosing and now prosecutors are connecting her to the death.

Star quarterback McNabb has big mental lapse

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

He caught a lot of heat last year for not knowing how NFL ties work, though he's not the only one -- heck, even intelligent ex-quarterbacks-turned-announcers get it wrong from time to time. But Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb(notes) must carry the grief alone for his clock-butchering boo-boo in his team's 13-9 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Negotiate Your Salary in a Down Economy

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

Why it's necessary now more then ever to negotiate a salary increase in a down economy and how to go about doing it successfully.

Tsunami threat looms over Pacific Northwest

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 12:30 PM PDT

The Pacific Northwest needs to brace itself for a massive tsunami that will likely destroy homes, hurl cars against buildings, and threaten the lives of tens of thousands of people, experts say.

Lookout...Supercop unleased on Wall Street Fat Cats

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street on edge as SEC top cop gets aggressive on the dirty fat cats.

How BIG is Antarctica? Do you have a mental picture? [PIC]

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

No? Well, here it is, courtesy NASA.

Breakthrough with light could help viral research

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Researchers have developed a method using the force of light to gently trap, manipulate and study tiny, active objects as miniscule as viruses -- opening doors to expanded viral research.

The 20 Freaks You'll Meet at Ren Fest (Pics)

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Take this handy picture guide with you as you navigate the ninjas, storm troopers and fanged faeries at the Renaissance Festival.

Egg Roll 2.0

Posted: 20 Oct 2009 11:40 AM PDT

Do we want to see the chicken?

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