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Monday, November 16, 2009



All The Deaths From 'Total Recall' Hint: There's A Lot (vid)

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

Some artiste decided to put together every single death scene from "Total Recall" - even the rat and the goldfish -- into one convenient package.

Can You Open This Door For Me?

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

I would like to get some.

Can Your Body Be A Battery?

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

What if machines ran off biological fuel—blood sugar—from our bodies? Could we basically power gadgets on America's increasing supply of body fat and Snickers bars?

Escapism (1UP Whiteboard EP#4)

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

1UP's Scott Sharkey expounds on why we play videogames and how much life sucks. Especially for stick figures.

Adorable Soccer Girl is Adorably Incompetent

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

This is an unreal video of a youth soccer goalie trying to punt the ball, only to have unexpected and funny results.

Study Shows Texting Causes Pain in the Neck

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Texting on cell phone could cause similar chronic pain problems as typing.

HTC Sense - a touch of new generation! Review!

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

The start was very common: HTC smartphones based on Windows Mobile were no different from other devices, except the badge of the manufacturer and design.


Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

"I saw a group of red ants attacking a poor black ant. I think we all know what is going to happen. I just did not stay long enough to see it." Photo and caption by Luke Chua

How Secure Is Cloud Computing?

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

Cloud computing services, such as Amazon's EC2 and Google Apps, are booming. But are they secure enough? Friday's ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop in Chicago was the first such event devoted specifically to cloud security.

Whoa,,,,,,This just seems wrong [Disturbing Footage]

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

The Chinese have developed a way of deep frying a fish so that it remains alive while you eat it.

Tiny Insect Brains Solve Big Problems

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

Insects have scientists re-thinking an age-old question: Are bigger brains better?

Over 55s are most active daters, study finds

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

People approaching or already past retirement age are the most active and experimental of all daters, according to a study for The Sunday Telegraph.

Scientists Create Bacteria that Lights Up Around Landmines

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

Tens of thousands of people are killed or injured by landmines every year. But an unexpected solution may be on the way--scientists have developed a special kind of bacteria that actually begins to glow in the presence of landmines.

Alcohol: Don't do prom without it [PIC]

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST


A Tax a Day

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Turning Medicare into an income redistribution program.

Obama Admin Slashed 60,000 Jobs From Recent Stimulus Report

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

The Obama administration, under fire for inflating job growth from the $787 billion stimulus plan, slashed over 60,000 jobs from its most recent report on the program because companies had submitted "unrealistic data", according to a document obtained by ABC News.

Curb Watch: Seinfeld 2.0

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

The official position of Larry David—at least the meta-one within Curb Your Enthusiasm—is that there was nothing wrong with the Seinfeld finale. But just supposing, as a hypothetical, that for whatever crazy reason he might have seen the Seinfeld reunion as a do-over shot at giving his past series proper closure, "The Table Read".

Why is Google Android beating Symbian?

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

In the battle of the open-source mobile platforms, developers have at least two choices: Google Android, which is open source but (relatively) closed development, or Symbian, which is open source...once it gets around to releasing the full source code.

Ancient Weapons Dug up by Archaeologists in England

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

A Mesolithic site may date from as early as 9000BC, by which time hunter-gatherers had reoccupied an area near Asfordby, England, after the last ice age. These hunters crossed the land bridge from the continental mainland -- 'Britain' was only to become an island several thousand years later.

Is the James Bond Franchise Worth $1.5 Billion? (No.)

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

$1.5 billion? The last five Bond films grossed a combined $2.3 billion globally, which sounds great until you realize it took 11 years to generate it and MGM only keeps roughly half of it. Add on maybe another $50-$80 million annually going forward based on when a new DVD is released (and whatever other reissues you've got), and you've got...

Titanic 30 Meter Telescope Will See Deep Space More Clearly

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

Four hundred years after Galileo's telescope revolutionized humanity's view of the universe, a gigantic telescope is in the works that could take us to a new, deeper level of understanding.

How much is your portion of the U.S. debt?

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

The U.S. debt is the total amount of money the government has borrowed (from its people and foreigners) in order to pay for past government spending. With congress set to raise the limit on the national debt, let's take a look at just how much money that is.

Failed Family Portrait

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

Funny picture of a family portrait that has one of the children grabbing himself and smiling.

Insane Lotus Elise racing

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:21 PM PST

Dean Evans shows how to overtake at Bathurst, Australia. I'll bet he's always the first one home during the drivetime commute.

Is Democracy Not For Everyone?

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

Winston Churchill famously said that democracy was the worst form of government - except for all the others that have been tried. In western countries like Australia the universal good of democracy is simply assumed. But are we assuming too much? "Democracy Is Not For Everyone" was the challenging proposition debated...

China joins supercomputer elite

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

China becomes one of a handful of nations to own one of the the top five fastest supercomputers in the world.

Setback for malicious prosecution lawsuit against RIAA

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

A lawsuit accusing the RIAA and record labels for malicious prosecution was dealt a blow with a judge's ruling that the labels had a reasonable basis for their original legal action.

I am going Home [IMG]

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST


Apple tablet speculation: high-end graphics, several models

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

Amplifying the buzz for Apple's long-rumored tablet device, a new report suggests the hardware will include a high-end graphics card to produce a picture with "stunning resolution."

The Guerrilla Guide to Cheap (Sometimes Free) Food

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

There are ways to cut down or, in some cases, eliminate food costs while not cooking every single meal at home. Of course, some examples require a bit more creativity, or even some pride-swallowing. In any event, these should be considered fun ways to save money, and for those really in a bind, they can actually be quite useful.

Fake nike Sneakers made from Paper [Pics]

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST


Brock Lesnar may never fight again, says UFC president Dana

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:45 PM PST

This weekend brought the bombshell announcement that Brock Lesnar was hospitalized with a mystery ailment and had indefinitely pulled out of his title defense.

Banned Xboxs flood online marketplaces

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

Hundreds of Xboxs have appeared on online marketplaces such as eBay and Craigslist in the wake of the mass Xbox live bans.

Space Shuttle to Haul 27,000 Pounds of Spare Parts

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:35 PM PST

The space shuttle has often been called a pickup truck to orbit, and the next flight of the shuttle Atlantis, scheduled to launch Monday, lives up to that description. The Atlantis is lugging up to the International Space Station a cargo bay full of spare parts, 27,250 pounds in all .

Hockey Is Intense (pic)

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST


Cray blows by IBM in supercomputer speed ranking

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:25 PM PST

A Cray supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has regained the title of the world's most powerful supercomputer, overtaking the installation that was ranked at the top in June, while China entered the Top 10 with a hybrid Intel-AMD system.

Megadeth and Slayer announce 2010 'American Carnage' tour

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

"American Carnage" is the first time that Slayer and Megadeth will have toured the U.S. together since 1991's epic "Clash of the Titans" tour. Iin recognition of the tough economic times that many of their fans are having, Megadeth and Slayer have decided to roll back the price of a chunk of tickets at every U.S. show to the "1991 price" of $10.

High On a Bike [pics]

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

Stunning photo collection of mountain bikers flying high over spectacular scenery.

Law of Large Numbers[Comic]

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST


12 Comics Who Aren't Funny [pics]

Posted: 16 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

A hat tip to a dirty dozen of the world's least funny comedians.

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