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Sunday, November 1, 2009



Apple ad bombing Windows 7 on Google

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 07:00 PM PST

If there is one thing you can say for the Apple marketing department it is that they love nothing better than taking subtle swipes at Microsoft. While their

Why is Linux Chrome so fast?

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 07:00 PM PST

Chromium developers discussing why the Linux version of Chromefeels ridiculously faster than Windows and Mac.

101 really useful tips for Mac beginners

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 07:00 PM PST

No matter how long you've been using a Mac for there's always more to learn and useful tips to discover. Whether it's realising that you can find a folder much quicker by using Finder's Go To Folder option or that you can turn iCal into a nifty little radio alarm clock that will play your favourite tunes to wake you up.

What Sign? [PIC]

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 06:40 PM PST

I didn't see no sign.

Colorful Delight

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 06:40 PM PST


Do you think my body looks out of proportion? (Pic)

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 06:40 PM PST


SICK Pulp Fiction Sound Effects Mashup (Video)

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 06:30 PM PST

This is a song created using only sound effects from Pulp Fiction, accompanied by video showing where each sound effect came from, all synched up and split screened so you can watch it in real time. I have no technical expertise or attention span, so it goes without saying that I could never create something like this.

Submarine Loaded with Cocaine Busted

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 06:20 PM PST

Colombian drug dealers sick of getting busted by law enforcement have come up with numerous ways to transport their contraband to foreign shores. They used automobiles with secret compartments, human drug "mules," high-speed aircraft and boats. Now, they're trying their luck with submarines. One of these special drug subs was caught 175 miles off

Scientifically Haunted Room Shows Ghosts Are Not Real!

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 06:10 PM PST

Researchers wanted to prove that those who believe in paranormal experience are completely nuts, so they scientifically haunted a room using ultrasound waves and stuck people in there. Results? A lot of dizzy, tingly, aroused, and gullible individuals.

A room full of politicians

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 06:00 PM PST

Which one is the liar?

Marijuana laws spur small businesses in Oakland, elsewhere

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 05:50 PM PST

An incremental acceptance of medical marijuana has spurred a cottage industry of business ventures — from iPhone applications to lobbyists — whose expansion shows no sign of slowing despite the recession. Instead, pot is the new growth industry."It is a social movement with cash flow," said James Anthony, an activist and attorney who...

7 Dead as Latest Typhoon Hits Philippines - CBS News

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 05:40 PM PST

Bridge Collapse, Flash Flooding Sweep Away Victims as Authorities Evacuate 115,000 From Path of Storm

Second chance for Large Hadron Collider to deliver secrets

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 05:30 PM PST

More than $50m worth of damage was done to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most advanced particle accelerator ever built, a few days after its ceremonial opening. Now, one year after the meltdown, scientists watch anxiously as the 'God Machine' starts work again under Swiss mountain.

Billy Mays: We Can Help - The Auto-tune Ballad

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

Billy Mays returns from the afterlife this Halloween to sing about his favorite products, and enlists the also-deceased Scatman John to deliver an auto-tuned & quantized scat-bridge for his song.

Six Drugs Scientists May Resign Over Nutt Sacking

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

Leading members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) are expected to resign over the sacking of its chairman, leaving the service in disarray, one of its leading scientists has warned. Six of its scientists will resign from the independent organisation, putting further pressure on the Government over its handling of the affair.

Introducing a 3D TV-- Without the Glasses (w/ Video)

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

"Now, though, efforts are being made for a 3D television viewing experience without the glasses: the Full Parallax 3D TV."

Oldest Known Spider Webs Discovered

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

Silken spider webs dating back some 140 million years have been discovered preserved in amber, scientists announce today.

8 Things Disney Parks Have Banned

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

Disneyland may be the Happiest Place on Earth, but don't think that means you can just waltz in and do whatever you want. In fact, Mickey Mouse's theme parks have banned quite a few things over the years. Here are just a few of the things on which the Mouse has dropped his hammer.

911 Call by a woman to report herself as drunk driver

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

A Clark County woman recently called 911 to report a drunk driver, but it turns out, she was the one under the influence.

Best Homework Ever?? [PIC]

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST


Leaking Australia Oil Well, in Timor Sea, catches fire

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

An oil well at the centre of a massive spill in the Timor Sea off the north west coast of Australia is on fire. Engineers have been struggling for more than 10 weeks to stop the leak which is spewing gas and oil at an estimated 400 barrels a day.

Drug shows promise in treating erectile disorder

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

Thousands of men are afflicted with an embarrassing and painful condition that triggers spontaneous, long-lasting erections. There are limited treatment options, but a solution could be on the way thanks to new research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Downloaders Spend MORE On Music Than Those Who Obey The Law

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

The survey, published today by think-tank Demos, found those who admit to file sharing spent £33 a year more on singles and albums.

How Women Shop For Shoes [Flowchart]

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

Shoes are hollow objects that humans enjoy sticking their feet into as a means to keep them warm and dry, and to protect them from rough terrain. Interestingly, men and women have widely differing opinions on such a simple invention.

New Honeypot Mimics the Web Vulnerabilities Hackers Exploit

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

A new open-source Honeynet Project tool toys with attackers by dynamically emulating apps with the types of bugs they're looking for. This next-generation Web server honeypot project poses as Web servers with thousands of vulnerabilities in order to gather firsthand data from real attacks targeting websites.

He's not in Iraq (50 sec. video that will warm your heart)

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

The video pretty much speaks for itself. Heartwarming!

Ericsson shows off its new "spider" computer concept

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

Ericsson have been demonstrating their new computer concept design for the year 2020 and it's kind of, well, different. The computer on show made use of a pico-projected screen and a laser projected keyboard. So what we'd basically have is a virtual screenprojected onto a wall and virtual keyboard projected on to any hard surface.

Futurama Halloween Costume for Dogs is Awesome! [PIC]

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

Finally, a costume for dogs that doesn't suck. Someone dressed their French Bulldog up as Nibbler from Futurama, and it is AWESOME!

Happy Halloween: OverClocked ReMix Does Castlevania!

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

OverClocked ReMix today released its 16th album, Castlevania: Sonata of the Damned. The album consists of seven arrangements of original themes from Konami's legendary Castlevania franchise. The album reinterprets the music in arranger Joshua Morse's signature fusions of funk, Latin and jazz, spanning the legendary Castlevania series, old to new!

Teen Girls: Get Cash for College--If You Don't Get Pregnant

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

For six years, Mia Hubbard has belonged to College Bound Sisters, which focuses on fellowship, goal-setting, age-appropriate sexual education and getting into college. Hubbard will complete the program by graduating high school and enrolling in college. She'll get $2,000, unless she's pregnant. If she is, she'll get nothing.

25 Awesome Skateboarding Sequences

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

When you look at skateboarding sequences shot in nine frames per second, you see every bit of the action and the result is almost like one of those flip-book "movies." Here are 25 of the most interesting.

10 Incredibly Surprising Original Casting Choices

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

For whatever reason, thank god the original pick didn't work!

Mexico's top Soccer team fights to defend its Mexicanisimo

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

The one tradition Chivas fans care most about is the one that has kept the team from using non-Mexican players -- although the definition of who is and isn't Mexican has gotten blurred in recent years. Protecting its reputation as a Mexican-only team is vital for Chivas, because many fans identify with its Mexicanisimo more than anything else.

Lord of the Rings' dwarf warrior says no to Hobbit movie

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

There's a lot of speculation about who will/won't be in the proposed Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit. Will Ian McKellen be back? Who will play Bilbo? Does Andy Serkis get to reprise the role of Gollum?

TED MED: The Power of the Mind over the Body-Incredible!!

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 11:40 AM PST

The sold-out meeting in San Diego, held for the first time in five years...... Including research on Engineering Life to Create Cures and Regenerative Medicine, the personalization of Health Care, the quest to slow Aging, and technologies, such as Robots, to make it more practical for the elderly to extend their years at home.

Happy Halloween! You're banned from Xbox Live

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 11:30 AM PST

We hope your recent forays into piracy merely involve you donning a hook and eyepatch for a debaucherous costume party, or else you likely received a message from Microsoft like the headline of this post. The company recently dispatched a wave of bans to owners of modded Xbox 360s who've been playing pirated copies of games.

Beijing's first snow of season 'artificially induced'

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 11:20 AM PST

Chinese meteorologists covered Beijing in snow Sunday after seeding clouds to bring winter weather to the capital in an effort to combat a lingering drought, state media reported.

Threats to Bats that Would Scare Even Count Dracula

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 11:20 AM PST

While Halloween shouldn't be the only day that we think of our fury flying friends, bats do shine on this scary holiday. But what's more scary is the dangers that bats are currently facing. From White Nose Syndrome to habitat destruction, bats are facing threats from every angle.

Best. Math. Teacher. Ever.

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 11:10 AM PST

This is a Halloween video trick I did for my Nature of Math class at Biola University, October 28, 2009.

An Identity Stolen For Halloween [PIC]

Posted: 01 Nov 2009 11:00 AM PST


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