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Wednesday, November 4, 2009



Suffer a Cold Nose or Look Like a Freak? You Decide

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 05:50 PM PST

At a certain point, you must choose between having a cold nose and looking completely bonkers.

Ten More Reasons to Stay Away From the Water

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 05:50 PM PST

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

New Genomic Zoo to Collect DNA of 10,000 Vertebrate Species

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 05:40 PM PST

A new "genomic zoo" has launched, with the goal of sequencing the genomes of 10,000 vertebrate species. The massive Genome 10K Project will help biologists watch evolution in action on the genetic level.

The 5 Cheapest, Easiest, and Coolest DIY Laptop Stands

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 05:30 PM PST

I've been experimenting with laptop stands that will do the trick with minimal effort, minimal cost, and minimal - or no - new materials. Here are some of the

Check out my new Los Angeles Lekars Jersey (Pic)

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

Excited about his new Lakers jersey, I don't think this child even knows that his parents bought him a jersey with the incorrect spelling, Probably not.

Top 10: Hottest Women From The Arab World (Pics - Videos)

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

10 sexiest women to come out of the Arab World.

14 of the Manliest Things in The Universe

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

Look, we're all men here on the Internet, right? Right! So let's just get right down to the 14 manliest things in existence and call it a day. Cause that's what men do… we get ***** done!

iPhone, RIM taking over smartphone market

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

The latest Q3 2009 smartphone market figures from Canalys show RIM and Apple gobbling up the smartphone market as overall growth in the segment begins to slow. The global smartphone market grew just 4% over the previous year ago quarter, a major slowdown from last year's 27.9% expansion over Q3 2007.

Semi Hangs Over Freeway Dumping 1000's Of Beer Cans [VID]

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

I can't believe my eyes...

Weak Economy Spurs Shoplifting Rings and 'E-Fencing'

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

"Shoplifters are getting more aggressive," says Joseph LaRocca, senior adviser on asset protection of the National Retail Federation (NRF). "They're fighting, they're abusive, they're running.... It's a very disturbing trend."

Pair Stole Up to 1,000 Bags at Arizona Airport

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

Stacy Lynne Legg-King, 38, was one of two people arrested Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 and booked on counts of theft of property and possession of stolen property. Phoenix police found up to 1,000 pieces of luggage stolen from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in their home northwest of Phoenix.

Pabst Brewing Co. for sale

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Pabst brands own a special place in beer history, and include Schlitz, Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee. But the brand that may end up getting the company sold is Pabst Blue Ribbon, a hipster favorite that is seeing skyrocketing sales.

Old Media Meets Click Fraud. Radio Has Much to Learn.

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

The story of a Seattle Radio station attempting to dive into social media, but instead gets called out for click fraud.

Israeli Commandos Seize Hezbollah-Bound Arms Ship

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 04:16 PM PST

Israeli commandos seized a ship Wednesday that defense officials said was carrying hundreds of tons of weapons from Iran bound for...

The Future of Rocket Flight Is Now

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

A committee named by the White House to review NASA's human spaceflight plans has recommended scrapping it, saying it simply costs too much. "With time and sufficient funds, NASA could develop, build and fly the Ares I successfully," its report said. "The question is, should it?"

The Dullest Candidates for EU Presidency

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

How supremely boring are European politicians who are running for the highest office...

The 'Other Guy' of Mount Everest

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

Sure, Sir Edmund Hillary got all the accolades for being the first to scale Everest. But the locals celebrate someone else -- Tenzing Norgay, the sherpa who some say beat Hillary to the summit of the world's highest mountain.

Incredible Iceberg Photography [SLIDESHOW]

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

David Burdeny's iceberg series shows that these frozen giants are far more than platforms for penguins: They are floating sculptures that are becoming increasingly endangered.

The 9 Most Trafficked Websites No One Visits

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Are these sites really getting that much traffic? Am I that out of touch?? Obviously, someone is visiting these sites, but I'm just not sure who.

The Timeless Wisdom of Glenn Quagmire (PICs)

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Quagmire is by far one of the most popular characters from any animated series, and with good reason. This perverted pilot has given us a wealth of sound bites and, of course, the ubiquitous 'giggity'. The following is a list of our favorite Quagmire moments, styled as part of our "Timeless Wisdom" series.

Ho White and the Seven Pimps

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST


Microsoft Cuts 800 More Jobs

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

The latest workers to have their jobs eliminated are being notified Wednesday, in what Microsoft said completes personnel reductions announced earlier this year.

Tokyo Train Stations Use Lights to Stem Suicides

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

Some Japanese railway operators are installing special blue lights above station platforms they hope will have a soothing effect and reduce suicides.

New Mac 'game' Plays Russian Roulette With Your Files

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

Looking for an ideal holiday gift for that brooding philosophy student in your life? Check out Lose/Lose. It's reminiscent of classic arcade games like Space Invaders, but with a sobering twist: Each time you destroy an alien, the game deletes a file from your Mac. Forever.

Ferrari Confirms All-Wheel Drive Hybrid

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

Ferrari hybrid drivetrain will debut on the next-gen 612 with a pair of torque-laden electric motors that will be connected to the front wheels.

Great Moments in Video Game Voice Acting: Chaos Wars

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

This is what happens when you hire your family to do the voice acting in your game.

The Daily Show Nails Cable News Election Panels

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

As you've now heard, in last night's two high-profile gubernatorial elections, the GOP candidates emerged victoriously in what was a clear referendum against President Obama. Jon Stewart and the Daily Show team expose the vapid news media and their flimsy tactics.

78-Year-Old Man Arrested for Kicking Cop in the Nuts (Twice)

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

What began as a routine traffic stop ended with the arrest of a 78-year-old man for allegedly battering a much younger police officer -- an attack the cops say included grandpa kicking the patrolman in the nuts. Twice!

Space Elevator Tryouts (for real)

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- Rocketing into space? Some think an elevator might be the way to go. That's the future goal of this week's $2 million Space Elevator Games in the Mojave Desert...

DETHKLOK creator Brendan Small influenced by Marx Bros

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

Dethklok Brendan Small creator gives a rare interview a week before the premiere of the new season. Talks about juggling the show, touring and putting out music, comedy influences and more, including being influenced more by the Marx Bros than modern cartoons.

N.Y. AG Files Suit Against Intel Over Its Monopoly

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Intel, alleging the chip maker violated state and federal laws by engaging in a "systematic campaign" of illegal conduct to protect a monopoly.

10 Disaster Films Even More Crapocalyptic Than 2012

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

In 2012 -- a definite Bad Movie We Love -- the Earth is being superheated by "mutant neutrinos" supposedly linked to a planetary alignment predicted by the Mayans. This massive movie cheesiness is not unprecedented.

Cities of the Future (Graphic/Videos)

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

As people utilize more portable technology in their daily lives and as cities become more advanced and hi-tech, we theorise about what daily life in a 'sentient city' could be like.

Former USC Coach Tim Floyd Breaks Up Casino Brawl (Vid)

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

And yet it's not even that weird, mainly because a "smallish" woman tries to smash a chair over his head at the end. But at least he's found work I guess.

Google Chrome Gets Bookmark Syncing

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:11 PM PST

The latest Chrome beta build ushers in a great new feature: bookmark syncing. If you use multiple computers, or even just appreciate a cloud backup of your browser bookmarks, this feature will be a boon.

The 101 Muppets of Sesame Street (Interactive)

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

Roll over to learn more!

Intel's CULV Laptops

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

Laptops equipped with the Intel's new consumer ultra-low voltage (CULV) processors are lightweight and promise big screens, long battery life, and amazingly thin profiles.

5 Reasons FlashForward Is A Flash In The Pan

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

The whole world goes unconscious for 2 minutes. It is a catastrophe the likes of which the world has never seen. People die, the world is thrown into disarray and it is obvious there is some kind of cover up happening. This thing has gone international. Who is going to figure it out? Some lower level FBI agent in the Los Angeles field office!!

Beckham returns to AC Milan in bid to make England squad

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

AC Milan have confirmed that David Beckham, the former England captain, will be returning to the Italian club on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy.

The Mountains That Froze the World

Posted: 04 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

The rise of the Appalachians plunged Earth into an ice age so severe that it drove nearly two-thirds of all living species extinct. That's the conclusion of a new study, which finds that the mountains' rocks absorbed enough greenhouse gas to freeze the planet.

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