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Friday, October 23, 2009



[dot].Gay Domain Proposed - AppScout

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 05:50 PM PDT

Remember the days when there were like five top level domains? In the past few years, things have gotten a bit more *ahem* open. Now we have Website suffixes like .coop, .biz, and .museum--not to mention the seemingly countless country codes, which includes such favorites at .tv and .ly.

Who will win BCS? Who will win Heisman? [Chart]

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 05:40 PM PDT

This is rather an opinion article showing each SI editor's pick for BCS bowl games, Heisman, and other areas concerning College Football. Do you agree?? I think BCS is a crappy system and very unpredictable, but I would like to see Florida beat Alabama again and play for the BCS title.

Best Buy Sued for "Price Match Guarantee" Fraud

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 05:20 PM PDT

A class action lawsuit was filed yesterday against Best Buy alleging that its "Price Match Guarantee" is a fraud.

Mom watches as 2-year-old smothers her baby

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 05:10 PM PDT

Christina McIntyre sat and watched as her 2-year-old son Micah piled blankets and a bean bag chair onto his 11-month-old baby brother, Elijah, then climbed on top and began jumping until the baby stopped breathing. The 23-year-old Titusville, Florida mom waited a minute to pull the infant off, then spanked him and sent him to his room.

25 Insane iPhone And Gadget Costumes

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 05:00 PM PDT

Here is a showcase of amusing and creative cell phone and gadget costumes. These guys know how to look different on Halloween.

'Gatorade for frogs' could stymie fungal killer

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

The fungus now decimating frog populations around the world does its damage by impairing the animals' ability to absorb electrolytes through their skin. This discovery may eventually lead to treatments that make the disease less lethal.

BMW Offers Plug-In Electric Diesel Hybrid

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:50 PM PDT

A new design, influenced by Formula One race cars, uses a layered look, both outside and inside.

Breaking Down The Badasses [Graphic]

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT


Fake Viagra sweeps over Thailand & Southeast Asia

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Pharmo-piracy sweeps Thailand, and the rest of Southeast Asia. It's a deadly problem. Little is real in Patpong, a glowing bazaar and sex district here in Bangkok. The Gucci is fake, the DVDs are pirated and the go-go girls tell every man he's handsome.

Wall Street and the Murder of Your Future

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:40 PM PDT

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi started what should become a massive investigation into Wall Street activity. What's keeping Obama?

Should Libraries Carry Books on Homosexual Reform?

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT

A Chicago-based group called Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays is urging libraries to carry literature about reformed homosexuals.The national non-profit organization is arguing that the alleged successes of their "gay reversal" movement are not being heard because libraries refuse to carry their books, such as You Don't Have to Be Gay.

Now that's hardcore.. [PIC]

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:30 PM PDT


3 Bizarre Cases of Death by Shaving

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

Shaving was once a dangerous and sometimes lethal endeavor. Before the advent of safety razors and sanitation laws, a man risked his life when he decided to clean up with a close shave. Here are three stories of men who met their end in pursuit of a baby smooth face.

The Creepiest Retouched Photos You'll Ever See

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:20 PM PDT

These are all professionally retouched photos of little girls by real companies on the web. Happy Halloween.

New Software System Identifies Versions of the Same Song

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

A team of researchers from Pompeu Fabra University (UPF, Spain) has developed a system to identify common patterns in versions of songs, which will help to quantify the similarity of musical pieces. The technique, which appears in the New Journal of Physics, could be applied to analyse time series of ...

Zombie City, U.S.A. [PICS]

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:10 PM PDT

Filmmaker George Romero's flick "Dawn of the Dead" and others have catapulted zombies into cult-like status in Monroeville, Pa., where the movie was filmed.

Bradley Nowell’s Estate is Against a Sublime Reunion

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh recently announced they will perform their first concert as "Sublime" since May 24th, 1996 with a new vocalist named Rome. However, in a statement released today, Nowell's family says Brad registered "Sublime" as a trademark under his own name prior to his death, and never intended for any band to use the name without him.

Reading, Writing, and...Credit Scoring?

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 04:00 PM PDT

To prepare your children for successful financial futures, you open savings accounts, pay allowances, and teach them to spend wisely. And with financial institutions toppling all around us, the woes of poor money management is more in the face of this generation than ever before.

Pie-splattered comedian Soupy Sales dies at 83

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appearances across a half-century of laughs, has died. He was 83.

Starcraft 2 Battle Report Protoss vs. Terrans Lost Temple

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Blizzard has finally released the latest Starcraft 2 Battle Report which was originally slated for September. A HD version will hopefully be available by tomorrow but check it out while it's here.

10 of the most important Internet rules and laws

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:40 PM PDT

The internet has matured into a world of its own, and like the real world, it obeys certain immutable laws. Here are 10 of the most important.

Franken Cuts Through Health Care Opponent Like Butter (vid)

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:30 PM PDT

I'm not gonna lie, as much as I love Alan Grayson (a man who's name I forgot, then remembered again once I Googled Democrat with balls), Franken just earned a lot of brownie points.

Less Passive More Aggressive [IMG]

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:20 PM PDT

Colorful reminders that cohabitation ain't easy.

Man Attempts to Hijack Plane Using Plastic Knife

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

A Sudanese man armed with a disposable, plastic knife attempted to hijack an aircraft yesterday, the Associated Press reported. The passenger, identified as 26-year-old Mohammed Hamad Nourain, was onboard an EgyptAir plane from Istanbul, Turkey to Cairo, Egypt....

Dodgers' Owner Frank McCourt Fires Wife Jamie

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:10 PM PDT

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has fired his wife Jamie from her position as the team's chief executive officer, three sources told The Times, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. It is not clear whether Frank McCourt waited to act until the Dodgers had concluded their season.

Space Travel: Major Milestones

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

The Space Age dawned a little sooner than expected with the successful launch of Sputnik 1 by the Soviet Union.With Sputnik 1's successful deployment, the political, military and technological relationship between the Soviet Union and United States changed dramatically. And Endeavour arrived at Kennedy Space Center on May 7, 1991.

BlackBerry Storm 2 Review

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Great detailed review of the BlackBerry Storm 2 and comparison of the old Storm.

Do Men Live Longer if Their Wife Is Educated?

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Listen up, guys: If you want a long life, marry a well-educated woman.That's what Swedish researchers say. In fact, as a factor in a man's risk of dying, a woman's schooling matters more than his own.

Amelia Earhart's Final Resting Place Believed Found

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart mostly likely died on an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, according to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery

8 Incredible Ice Sculptures (PICS)

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

As the temperature continues to drop, many of us will be trading in our gardening rakes for snow shovels. In celebration of all things wintry, we�ve rounded up eight extravagant ice sculptures that are exceptionally detailed. Some were made for festivals and others were made just for fun�but all of them will leave you frozen in your tracks.

25+ Useful Linux and Ubuntu Cheat Sheets

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 02:50 PM PDT

Here are 27 Cheat sheets available for Linux users. These Cheat sheets will contain Linux command lines, Linux security, Linux administration, Gnome/KDE, sed/awk/vim, and distribution specific codes.

Scientology Refused to Provide Evidence to Coroner

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 02:40 PM PDT

The Church of Scientology refused to provide records demanded by a coroner investigating the death of a soldier who committed suicide two days after finishing one of the church's intensive courses. And yet they happily and publicly provide personal "confessions" from members who have left the cult.

Following The Logic Of The Jigsaw Killer (Through 5 Sequels)

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Five movies into the franchise, and nobody has any idea what the hell is going on.

Thousands Protest Global Warming [PIC]

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 02:20 PM PDT


Army General Says EVs a Matter of National Security

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 02:10 PM PDT

During a speech today in Detroit, retired U.S. Army General and former presidential candidate Wesley Clark cast the effort to develop electric vehicles as a critical national security need that is essential to help the United States reduce its dependence on foreign oil.

Strangest Costume Want Ad Ever (PIC)

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 01:50 PM PDT

Wow. Words fail me. What a perfectionist! More power to this guy if he found someone to answer this ad.

McCain introduces bill to block Net neutrality

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 01:40 PM PDT

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced a bill in the Senate on Thursday that would effectively allow Internet service providers to slow down or block Internet content or applications of their choosing.

The 30 Worst Fast Food Restaurant Choices

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 01:30 PM PDT

The 30 unhealthiest choices at fast food restaurant chains – and the healthier substitutions you can make to avoid the calorie bomb.

Muslim woman 'blackmailed by couple who threatened to

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 01:20 PM PDT

... show family photos of her wearing Western clothes' ..They threatened to confront her traditional Islamic family - including her husband-to-be - with photographs of her in Western clothing with her arms around a man, and with a videotape of her dancing.

History of Family Hoaxes,Going Back from Balloon Boy

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 01:00 PM PDT

It was for the show!

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