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Friday, November 20, 2009



How Google Gets from Chrome OS to YouTube TVs

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

Google fired another shell at Microsoft's fundamental business model on Thursday, when it released the code behind its Google Chrome OS. What happens when you turn the operating system into just another advertising medium? Quite a number of things.

The phony 'war on Christmas' has begun

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

Ah, it's that time of year again. City workers putting up Christmas decorations. Seasonal music piping through retail establishments. Secular humanists resuming their annual plot to dismantle the fabric of American society.....

'Man' Rules. Made to be Broken?...Probably Not

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

There are certain accepted 'guy rules' that you just follow. That's why they're rules. But should they really be rules? Aren't some appropriately and happily broken? One guy here investigates a few and (for him) the answer is..no.

The Evolution of the Superhero Movie (Infographic)

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

The following graphic details the evolving history of superhero movies, from the original Superman to this year's most recent crop.

iPhone App Rates Your Attractiveness

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

The app, made to tell you if you're hot or hideous, uses Fibonacci's Golden Ratio to rate your attractiveness. The Golden Ratio maintains that the more symmetrical your face is, the better looking you are. No need to break out the measuring tape! The "Fit or Fugly" app will do the calculations for

Ten Great Games that Time Forgot or Passed By

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

These are the games kicked to the bottom shelf of your game store's "pre-owned" section and that will get you confused looks when you mention them in conversation.

The Digital Divide: Why Grandma Should Get Online

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

Going online may help seniors overcome depression. Grandma doesn't spend much time online — but she would be better off if she did, researchers agree. Only 42 percent of people over 65 are online, compared to 92 percent of ages 18-29.

Why Google Should Cool It With Chrome OS

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

Sometimes you have to take a step down to step up. That's what Google should've done with its open-source PC operating system Chrome OS, which the corporation demonstrated Thursday.


Posted: 20 Nov 2009 04:02 PM PST

Ben Smith's POLITICO.com blog on politics. Includes new political coverage of the White House and elections around the country.

Agents seize 316,000 bongs listed as 'Christmas ornaments'

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 03:42 PM PST

"They're very colorful and big," said Cristina Gamez, a spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. "Some of them are like 2 feet tall."Gamez said glass bongs and pipes, contained in nearly 860 boxes of cargo, are worth about $2.6 million.

Fla. jury awards $300 million in ex-smoker's suit

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

A South Florida jury on Thursday ordered Philip Morris USA to pay $300 million to a former smoker, agreeing that the tobacco company's negligence was the cause of her emphysema. The award for Cindy Naugle, 61, is the largest to date among thousands of lawsuits filed in the state against tobacco companies.

A Pyromaniac Family Photo

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

DO NOT Piss off this family!

The Guide to Curb Your Enthusiasm Formulas & Themes

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

As we approach the season finale for Curb, let's review the most common 'Larry David' moments.

Tech-Support slash Designer (COMIC)

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

I have hired you to design my website and as part of your services I expect...

How engineers repaired the Large Hadron Collider (w/VID)

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is ready to re-start following a programme of repairs to rectify damage caused by an accident last year. BBC News explains why the accident shut down the Large Hadron Collider and how it has been repaired.

The World vs. Brand-New Videogame (PIC)

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

A handy index of how each region of the world gets screwed with every new game release.

Carrie Prejean's Brother Says He'd "Probably" Watch Her Sex

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST


MTV Cuts "Obama Fried Chicken" From Rap Video

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

MTV airs music video with the words "Obama Fried Chicken" removed from the Brooklyn restaurant's awning. Is that really necessary?

Suspected supermarket thief caught with trousers down

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

A man suspected of attempting to break in to a supermarket in a Portuguese town became stuck with his trousers down for 11 hours.

Jerk Steals Little Girls Stick at NHL Game, Fight!! (Vid)

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 02:21 PM PST

After a 4-3 OT win Scott Niedermayer gives his stick to a little girl in the seats when some jerk steals the stick from the girl. A fight in the stands breaks out! Niedermayer comments afterwards.

Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Ang...

Bishops Press Obama to Strike Provision on Abortion Funding

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 02:01 PM PST

A coalition of Christian leaders -- including New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan -- are putting heat on the White House to strike down any provision in the Senate's health care reform bill that allows abortion coverage in federally subsidized plans.

Star of The Messenger Says "I Would Do Anything for Woody!"

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

Ben Foster stars in Oren Moverman's incredible film The Messenger along with Woody Harrelson (last seen in Zombieland). In the film, the two actors play Casualty Notification Officers. Foster delivers a spectacular performance (as does Woody) and here he talks about researching the role, what it meant to him, and how hard it was to leave it behind.

Future colliders: Beyond the LHC

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

The Large Hadron Collider is by no means the last of the particle smashers. A group at CERN recently explored the various scenarios that might emerge from the atomic debris in Geneva – and how they would shape what colliders we build next. We draw out the key points about each of the scenarios.

Gyromancer: Square-Enix and Popcap's addictive, $15 spawn

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

PopCap and Square-Enix decided to make a baby, and you should be mighty happy about that decision. The two companies have come together on a product that may seem somewhat familiar, but will soon have you playing late into the night.

Cy&H: Nutrition Man [Comic]

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

Cyanide and Happiness #1864 from Explosm.net

Apple Exec's Backyard Is Designed for Barfing

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

When you think of backyards, the first things you probably think: Dogs woofing, July 4th grilling, swingsets. Then again, you're not a senior Apple exec by day, and an art collector on the weekends.

Peru police: Gang killed people for fat

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:57 PM PST

Peruvian police say a gang has been killing people and draining fat from the corpses to sell on the black market for use in cosmetics, although experts say they doubt a major market for fat exists.

Sarah Palin Flees Book Signing, Wingnuts Yell At Leaving Bus

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

Angry crowd shouts at Sarah Palin at her book signing in Noblesville, Indiana on November 19, 2009 after Palin quits and refuses to sign books for around 300 families that spent about 3+ hours waiting in line.

Posted Vulgar Comment While You’re at Work? Lose Your Job.

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

A single vulgar word cost a man his job on Friday.

So You're Locked In a Room With Your Clone: Fight or F#@k?

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

Imagine you are locked in a room with your exact clone for an hour. How do you handle it?

Cyberattacks on U.S. military jump sharply in 2009 - Network

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

The quantity of malicious computer activities against he United states increased in 2008 and is rising sharply in 2009," the report states. "Much of this activity appears to originate in China.

Medibots: The world's smallest surgeons

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

The surgeons of tomorrow will include tiny robots that enter our bodies and do their work from the inside, with no need to open patients up or knock them out. While nanobots that swim through the blood are still in the realm of fantasy, several groups are developing devices a few millimetres in size.

The evolution of highly venomous box jellyfish

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

Box jellies, also called sea wasps, stingers or fire jellies, live primarily in warm coastal waters around the world. Their toxicity varies among species and ranges from being completely harmless to humans to causing death within minutes after a sting

Jabba the Rex

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

With the Jets and Pats matching up again, can Luke SkyWelker save Princess Gisele from the clutches of Jabba the Rex (Ryan)?

NFL tailgating policies won't affect "real" fans

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

When the Philadelphia Eagles have an in-stadium jail, all 32 teams allow text messages about unruly fans, the NFL has adopted a Fan Code of Conduct, and some stadiums (including the Houston Texans and the famously rowdy Oakland Raiders) have adopted the NFL's 20-ounce beer limit, it is time to admit there is a problem with fan behavior at games.

Chrome OS: Internet failing at PC > PC failing at Internet

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

In 2009, it's better to be an Internet company that's taking slow, awkward first steps toward the PC, than a PC company that's still trying and failing to truly integrate with the Internet. Ars looks at what Chrome OS means for Google, Apple, Microsoft, the netbook, ARM, Intel, and the cloud. "Revolutionary" is a clich├ęd term, but Chrome OS is ...

Jason Segel Sings His Cell Number To The Ladies [with VID]

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

Jason Segel Sings Cell # For Ladies Who NEED Him...

Deep fried bull testicles? Chew on this...

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 11:40 AM PST

It might take balls to eat them, but deep fried bull testicles have a niche market in parts of Montana. This north-western US state even hosts its own Testicle Festival every year.

Hockey Goal of The Year, I'm Calling It (Video)

Posted: 20 Nov 2009 11:30 AM PST

Steven Stamkos proved that you don't need to be on your skates to score. If the 2010 Winter Olympics see a goal this amazing, then the Games will be truly blessed.

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