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Saturday, November 14, 2009



World's most awesome cheap Chinese toy (VIDEO)

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 05:40 PM PST

My daughter earned this spinning top for selling wrapping paper in a school fundraiser. It plays the theme from Beverly Hills Cop and draws a laser circle on the floor

First marijuana cafe in U.S. opens in Portland

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

The United States' first marijuana cafe opened on Friday, posing an early test of the Obama administration's move to relax policing of medical use of the drug. The Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is the...

APOD: 2009 November 14 - DIA Sunrise

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 05:09 PM PST

A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Hackers Post Private E-mails of Historian & Holocaust Denier

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

A group identifying themselves as "anti-fascist hackers" broke into the web site and AOL e-mail account of controversial British historian and accused Holocaust-denier David Irving and obtained his private communications as well as attendee lists for his current U.S. speaking tour. The hackers posted his e-mail, personal information, and passwords.

Fake Sites and Bomb Scares: Viral Campaigns Gone Bad

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Disaster movie 2012 inspired panic in the States with NASA having to reassure Americans that the world wasn't about to end. Is movie marketing getting too clever for its own good?

Swiss privacy commissioner miffed, taking Google to court

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

Google's Street View has pushed Switzerland's privacy commissioner over the edge. His organization plans to take Google to court over what it considers to be egregious privacy violations on behalf of Swiss citizens after months of trying to negotiate with the company.

Murdoch to remove News Corp's content from Google in months

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corporation, is prepared to remove his company's content from Google's search index "within months" as the pay versus free content debate reaches crisis point.

37 BBC staff earn more than the Prime Minister

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

At least 37 BBC executives earn more than the Prime Minister, it was revealed yesterday, as the corporation disclosed the scale of its senior salaries for the first time.

The first Aston built outside UK

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

THIS is the first Aston Martin to be built outside the UK in the firm's 95-year history.

73 Year Old Has Wrecked Over 10 Exotic Cars

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

The "King of Wrecked Exotics", a 73 year old Florida businessman who has managed to destroy at least 10 exotic cars in the last 3 years.

'2012' Sucks Worse Than the Mayans Could Have Predicted

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

2012 is like watching a Special Olympics weightlifting event.

He's normally vicious

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST


Nokia Booklet 3G [Review]

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

Nokia is one of the most unlikely companies to launch a netbook, given that cell phones are its claim to fame. Most manufacturers can attest that the key to a successful netbook is to find the right combination of differentiators while minimizing its flaws. The design, battery life, and user experience are exceptional for a first-time netbook maker

Area Man Defends What He Imagines Constitution to Be

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

ESCONDIDO, CA -- Provoked by a presidential administration he believes is guilty of numerous transgressions, self-described American patriot Kyle Mortensen, 46, has become a vehement defender of ideas he seems to think are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and principles that brave men have fought and died for solely in his head.

Water found on Moon after Nasa 'bombing'

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

A new chapter in space exploration has been opened up after Nasa confirmed that their mission to bomb the Moon had found significant quantities of frozen water.

Iron Maiden's 'The Trooper' played on harp

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

Brazilian musician Jonathan Faganello plays Iron Maiden's "The Trooper" on harp. Horns up.

The Top 10 Martin Scorsese Movie Scenes of All Time

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

It was announced that Martin Scorsese will be receiving the lifetime achievement award at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Marcus Leshock of ChicagoNow.com counts down his 10 favorite scenes from Martin Scorsese movies.

I received this in an email... from my Dad... [PIC]

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST


Teenage Mutant Reservoir Turtles (Mash-up Trailer)

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

A video mash-up so obvious, brilliant and well done I don't want to spoil it with words. Just watch it and enjoy the magic.

Office 2010 Beta Hits BitTorrent One Week Before Debut

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

Like the Office 2010 Technical Preview, the Office 2010 Beta build, dubbed a "Beta 2" in some circles, has been spotted in the BitTorrent wilds, among other places, one week ahead of its presumed official debut at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference.

Bob Bauer's Credentials for White House Counsel Challenged

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Is a partisan warrior appropriate for the post?

Proof That Modern Warfare 2 PC Was a Lazy Console Port

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

Worse than when youre playing a PC game and it says "Press the Right Trigger button to fire..."

Word "MEEP" Banned From US School

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

Principal Thomas Murray said the disruption was planned on Facebook. After 'repeatedly' disrupting classes by imitating Beaker from The Muppet Show and saying "meep", students at an American school have been banned...

Scientists find new drug that can destroy leukaemia cells

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

People diagnosed with the most common form of leukaemia were given new hope yesterday after a team of Irish researchers announced a breakthrough in treatment of the disease.

Kevin Rose Reveals Notebook of Early Digg Sketches

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

His tweet: Looking at an old notebook that has a lot of my early digg drawings, a bunch of this was never built (pic):

We will be treating this with the utmost confidentiality.

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 12:10 PM PST


My Nightmare Interviews With Google

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

A girl struggles with her initial Google interview

Goliath: The World's Largest Tarantula Species

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 11:40 AM PST

Most people would run for cover if they encountered a spider the size of a dinner plate. But it's one man's mission to track down the biggest arachnid in the world — the Goliath tarantula. Wild Chronicles follows this brave researcher through the jungles of French Guiana in search of this hairy king of spiders.

In a Malaria Hot Spot, Resistance Grows to a Key Drug

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 11:20 AM PST

A dangerous new malaria strain has taken hold on the Thai-Cambodia border. Can an ambitious new plan to bring cheaper, better drugs to malarial countries like Cambodia stamp out the world's third deadliest disease before it's too late?

Swedish Internet Traffic Recovers After Initial IPRED Scare

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 11:00 AM PST

When Sweden's IPRED legislation came into force on April 1st this year, the country saw a massive 30% drop in Internet traffic. Many attributed this to Internet user fears associated with increased powers of anti-piracy groups. Now, 8 months later, traffic is completely back to normal and on track to exceed pre-IPRED levels.

Beautiful Image of Thunderstorms on the Brazilian Horizon

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 10:10 AM PST

Pics from Earth Observatory, International Space Station. Top image especially, when enlarged, is great shot.

Prosecuting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: Harder Than You Think

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 09:40 AM PST

There are hard legal cases, and there are high-profile legal cases, but the prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may turn out to be one of the hardest high-profile cases ever.

Video - Algerian Soccer Team Under Attack!

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 09:40 AM PST

Check out this ridiculous footage of the Algerian bus under siege from rock-throwing Egyptian hooligans. Say....does anyone want my ticket for their World Cup qualifier this weekend? I suddenly have to be somewhere else...

Lenovo returns to the Linux desktop

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 09:30 AM PST

Lenovo will soon be shipping an ARM Snapdragon-based netbook using Linux.

"Drink California Milk" Ads to be FIlmed in New Zealand

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 09:10 AM PST

The California Milk Advisory Board may have shot itself in the hoof. The board, which promotes the state's dairy farmers and is overseen by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is again preparing to film commercials touting California milk from California cows -- in New Zealand.

Wife Posed as Girl in Online Trap

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 08:50 AM PST

A suspicious wife posed as a 14-year-old online to catch her husband propositioning girls.

Roland Emmerich: He Blows Up The Earth To Destroy Religion

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 08:50 AM PST

In this exclusive interview, the 2012 director says his movies are personal. He wants the church to fall on your head.

Top 20 Cities At Risk For Rodent Problems

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 08:30 AM PST

The economic downturn and its possible effect on urban sites and conditions that might affect rodent populations.

Police Hunt for Blogger Who Exposes 300 cheaters Online

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 08:30 AM PST

The list contains 300 supposed cheaters from the small rural city of Lagoa da Prata in Brazil. As you would imagine, particularly in such a small community, the list has caused somewhat of a stir amongst the people involved and others living in the area.

13,750-Square-Foot iPod Board Goes Missing

Posted: 14 Nov 2009 08:20 AM PST


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