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Wednesday, November 11, 2009



TED: The True Meaning of Mind Blown

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 05:40 PM PST

Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do. He discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions.

Hey you two, don't you dare even think about it!

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 05:40 PM PST

This is just... sad.

Psychiatrist Received Nearly $500,000 to Push Drugs

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 05:30 PM PST

Company paid Chicago psychiatrist to promote Seroquel despite misgivings about his research.

Digital Fingerprints = The Mark of the Beast?

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 05:30 PM PST

One Texas kindergarten teacher thinks so. Pam McLaurin is refusing to submit digital fingerprints for a background check, claiming that "by allowing her fingerprint to be digitized and stored in a computer, she will have assumed the Mark of the Beast."

The Big Apple's Biggest Films: 1940-Today (PIC)

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

Since the earliest days of cinema, filmmakers have been drawn to the city that never sleeps. Not only has the Big Apple served as a backdrop for countless films, often times the city itself has had a starring role.

7 Wonders Of The Modern Shipping World

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

Here are 7 wondrous examples of epic modern ship design, all demonstrating that when it comes to innovation, technology and breadth of ambition, the best designs are the ones making waves.

Who gave Vader the f*cking remote?

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST


A Mona Lisa Created from Motherboard Bits

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

Photos of a Mona Lisa collage created entirely from motherboard chips lies at Asus' headquarters.

15 Childhood Movies that Failed the Test of Time

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

How did a movie get greenlit with a title like "Peanut Butter Solution"?

Global Warming Won't Affect All River Deltas Equally

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Rising sea levels could submerge Mississippi Delta but leave other systems intact, say researchers.

New Bra Transforms into a Golf Putting Mat

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

Lingerie makers Triumph have unveiled the 'Nice Cup in Bra', which can be removed, rolled out and used as a putting mat for the keen golfing lady.

Why 'Buy American' May Be Bad for America

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

Regulations included in the stimulus bill passed earlier this year required American-made products to be used in stimulus-funded projects. But in a world dominated by global supply chains, a "buy American" rule is simply bad business.

Victim of Chimp Attack Shows Destroyed Face on Oprah (Video)

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:11 PM PST

Woman whose face was destroyed in chimpanzee attack shows her face on Oprah.

The Craziest Cat Woman Ever? [Photos]

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

"If my grandma had a tag name, it's got to be either "Don't Let Cat Out" or "Watch for Cat." She bombs the ***** out of her crib with Sharpie markers just so the cat will never taste freedom."

Smashing China's Great Firewall... through trade disputes?

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

Who needs new laws or external pressure? A new paper argues that broad Internet censorship regimes might already be illegal under World Trade Organization rules about free trade. But no government seems eager to take on China at the WTO over the issue.

9 Astonishingly Asymmetrical Buildings

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

Marvel at daring designs from around the world that challenge gravity

20 Essential Tips & Tricks Every BitTorrent User Should Know

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

We'll not only show you how to get the most out of uTorrent, but out of BitTorrent in general. We'll cover both basic and advanced tips, and then toss in some of our favorite third-party add-ons for good measure. Whether you're new to BitTorrent or a seasoned vet, there's something in this guide for you.

This Coach Makes Bobby Knight Look Like an Altar Boy (Video)

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

This hockey coach goes absolutely crazy and throws everything he can find on the ice when a call goes against him. His actions resulted in an ejection and it goes without saying that he is obviously no longer the coach either.

Turtle Completes the Impossible (PIC)

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

Never thought I'd see the day a turtle could pull this off.

Nokia begins shipping N900

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Nokia has started shipping its flagship N900 handset to customers, the company has announced.

Russia's whistleblower cop is a YouTube sensation

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Alexei Dymovsky sits in full uniform and stares at the camera with tired eyes. "Maybe you don't know about us, about simple cops, who live and work and love their work. I'm ready to tell you everything. I'm not scared of my own death," Dymovsky says in a YouTube message addressed to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

In SUSY We Trust: What the LHC is Really Looking For

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

Forget the God particle - the rebooted Large Hadron Collider will give us much greater revelations.

Seth MacFarlane's Dirty Secret Revealed [Video]

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

So many different shows, you won't realize they're exactly the same!

"No Russian" or "that part" of Modern Warfare 2 [SPOILERS]

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

Going in, I was relatively sure that the whole controversy was being blown out of proportion. I figured that the brewing anger over the scene was being driven by misleading, uninformed, out of touch or just plain inaccurate reports of the content. I was wrong.

Programmer 101: Teach Yourself How to Code

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

You've always wanted to learn how to build software yourself—or just whip up an occasional script—but never knew where to start. Luckily, the web is full of free resources that can turn you into a programmer in no time.

Dude, where's my bike? [pic]

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

When things go wrong they rarely look this good.

5 Horrific Ways Your Brain Can Turn On You Without Warning

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

Even if you're perfectly healthy and have never had a mental illness or dropped acid, your brain can mess with you in a terrifying variety of ways.

Prof busted in Columbia gal 'punch'

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 02:11 PM PST

A prominent Columbia architecture professor punched a female university employee in the face at a Harlem bar during a heated argument about race relations, cops said yesterday.

Droid Ends Up Grabbing 1.44% Market Share After Big Weekend

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

After selling more than 100,000 units, Droid seems to be having a fairly productive launch thus far.

They Made a Part Two to What? 10 Worst Unexpected Sequels

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

Sadly, the number of unexpected sequels that did nothing more than tarnish the reputation of their predecessor far outweighs the number that worked. Sequels are almost always a step down from the first film but when that first film is an unexpected hit, that's a reaction that's nearly impossible to recreate. You can't surprise an audience twice.

Sportswriter Admits He's Wrong, Literally Eats Column

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

Back in 2007, Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune claimed he would eat his column with salsa on it if the Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah even proved to be "useful". Well, not only did he talk the talk, he walked the walk. He literally slathers his column with salsa and then proceeds to eat it with Noah looking on.

Macaroni Salad Conflict Escalates To War

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

A homeowner association and neighborhood seem ready to blow up over, what else…macaroni salad. (Second Email post -- response to earlier bizarre email from homeowner association.) It's probably better if you read the earlier email first -- but either way, the lunacy is readily apparent.

Doctors and Their Dirty Fingers: Super-Freakonomics

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

With Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner revealed the good, bad, ugly and super freaky of the world around us.The freakquel is here. Disturbing statistics on how often hospital MDs actually wash their hands.

Editorial: Stop Playing Games With Medical Marijuana Law

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Colorado voters have made their intent clear on this matter by soundly demanding that those who have a doctor's prescription be able to use marijuana. It's up to state officials and lawmakers, like it or not, to find a way to ensure that marijuana can be safely produced and distributed to those who are legally entitled to use it.

Everything Everywhere In 30 Seconds [Videos]

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Life's too short to live at normal speed. These videos summarize The Sopranos, Battlestar Galactica, all of Hollywood, the last ten years of history, space travel, Western philosophy, music, dance, inspirational speeches, and more, all in a matter of minutes.

London's Digital Cloud is An Architectural Masterpiece

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

A unique, high-rise structure called The Cloud is being proposed as the centre piece for the Olympic Village during the London 2012 Games.

Matrox Returns With Octal Output Graphics Card

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

The Matrox M9188 PCIe x16 offers 2GB of memory, resolutions up to 2560x1600 per output, and advanced desktop management features—such as independent or stretched desktop modes

35 Amazing Science Fair Projects [PHOTOS]

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

Science Fair projects should be creative, fun and informative. Here's a list of some of the best science fair projects ever. If anyone knows what Moon Babies are, please contact me. Kthxbai.

Buy Joe Montana's House for only $49,000,000.00

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

Set on 500 acres on a hilly, forested expanse with year-round creeks and uninterrupted views, the couple's 9,000-square-foot Italian villa-style house in Sonoma is filled with custom flourishes and details, much of it shipped from France and Italy or handmade by craftsmen.

Fox News (!) Fact-Checks Palin's Claims About Dollar Coin

Posted: 11 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

Sarah Palin's public pronouncements have now reached an amazing point -- where even Fox News is fact-checking her.

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