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Saturday, November 21, 2009



Newspaper Decides to Contact Mothers of Bathroom Sex Couple

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 06:10 PM PST

Lois Feldman and Ross Walsh had apparently never met, but decided to have sex in a male handicap stall at the Metrodome. Their story blew up on the Internet, made headlines in newspapers and on television. That was a year ago. Today, in a new low for investigative journalism, one paper looks into where they are now.

Top 10 Ergonomic Upgrades for Your Workspace

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 06:00 PM PST

It's easy to forget about your body's needs when you're deep into your work or the net—until your body offers a painful reminder. Save your physical shell some strain with these cheap, customizable ergonomic workspace upgrades.

Hi-Def DSLRs May Be Cheap, But Talent Is Priceless

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 05:30 PM PST

It seemed that a few big Hollywood studios would no longer dominate our viewing agenda, that an indie revolution was imminent and that the dam on a reservoir of creativity had been destroyed. But that has not been the case.

Apparently these People Don't Agree w/Term, 'Travel Light'

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

[VID] Some serious packing & stacking skill here...

Unburied bodies tell the tale of Detroit-a city in despair

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 04:40 PM PST

The abandoned corpses, in white body bags with number tags tied to each toe, lie one above the other on steel racks inside a giant freezer in Detroit's central mortuary, like discarded shoes in the back of a wardrobe.Some have lain here for years, but in recent months the number of unclaimed bodies has reached a record high.

Foobar2000 v1.0 Beta -- holy crap, it's finally here!

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Believe it or not, almost 7 years after its initial release, the Foobar2000 v1.0 Beta is finally out, and with it comes a large list of changes. Most of them are much-needed interface fixes, but there is the welcome addition of built-in support for the streaming of Windows Media formats (ASX/MMS/RTSP).

Several 2009 MLB Awards Clearly Thought Up On The Spot

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

A number of players suggested to reporters Monday that, with accolades such as the AL Platinum Baseman Award and the Best Lead Off of the Year Trophy, the Baseball Writers' Association of America was almost certainly making up its year-end honors on the spot.

Who leaked the Hadley CRU files and why

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

The anonymous tipster, whom many people initially assumed had "hacked" into the computers at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (repeatedly called the "Hadley Centre" by mistake), was probably an insider, seeking to expose certain sharp practices and unscientific methods of his bosses.

TEN alcoholic drinks a day slashes heart disease risk in men

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 04:05 PM PST

New findings suggest drinking can cut the overall risk of heart problems by almost a third in men. Those who drank the most - four to ten drinks a day - had an even bigger reduction, down by half.

Is the Android OS Growing Too Quickly?

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 03:39 PM PST

After getting off to a slow start, Android phones have gone gangbusters. As of last July, there was only one Android-powered device available in the U.S., but that number has since exploded. Now, there are eight Android phones available stateside, with more expected to debut in the coming months. So things must be looking pretty great ....

Lcpl Shawn P. Hefner - Bringing Home a Hero

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Nov. 19, 2009 - Shawn Patrick Hefner, 22, of Hico, Texas; assigned to 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Nov. 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. ...

Landrieu Says She'll Back Democrats on Key Health

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 03:17 PM PST

Democrat Landrieu said she would vote to move forward with debate on health-care legislation, as the chamber moved toward an evening vote on whether to bring the bill to the floor. The support of at least one other centrist Democrat remained in doubt.

Wall-E in Real Life: Euro-Trashbot Cleans up Italian Streets

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 03:10 PM PST

Sort of like a real-life Wall-E, the bot gathers rubbish and sorts it into recyclable, organic (hopefully to be composted), and waste. Then it whisks it off to a waste management facility, finding its way using pre-loaded maps and sensors to avoid obstacles.

Vintage Video of Mailman vs. Clyde the Glide

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

Vintage Video of Karl Malone vs. Clyde Drexler from back when....well the shorts were really really short.

Britain's new Internet law as bad as everyone's been saying

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

Mandlesons plans for the internet in the UK, the future of internet freedom looks grim

The Amazing Spinning Sign Samurai Wows Fourth Street

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 02:40 PM PST

Dude takes his sign holding job to a higher realm -- a freakin' signage samurai.

One in a Million, Split Second OMG's

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

Near misses, once in a lifetime events and a few OMG moments make this a great video!

World’s Fastest Computer Working on Solving Climate Change

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

The insanely powerful Jaguar XT5 supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was recently named the fastest supercomputer in the world. With a speed of 1.759 petaflops , this swift machine is currently being used by the forces of good to solve the world's problems – including the climate change.

Yamaha Wants You To Hear The Lexus LFA

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 02:10 PM PST

One of the world's foremost musical instrument manufacturers helped design the Lexus LFA's cabin. Why? Because Toyota wanted its supercar to crawl inside your ears and invade your soul.

'Random' Shooting Rampage On Resort Island Kills Five

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

A gunman went on a rampage on the Pacific resort island of Saipan Friday, first at a shooting range and then at a World War II historical site, killing four people and wounding six others before fatally shooting himself, officials said.

2009 MLB Least Valuable Players And Other Anti-Award Winners

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

It's baseball awards time, which means it's also time for Joe Posnanski's Least Valuable Player, Anti-Cy Young Award and the not-so-great Manager of the Year Award.

A Universe of Universes, the Megaverse theory

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

Imagine if you will that each point of light is a universe, each universe containing hundreds of billions, if not trillions of galaxies and all of them orbiting a universal core

Vampires Attack Oprah and Sarah Palin, Run For Your Lives

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

What a surreal, epic week in mass media. On Monday, Sarah Palin appeared on "Oprah," then on Thursday Oprah announced she's quitting her talk show. Meanwhile, vampires rule the Earth.

Earth's Weather Like You Have Never Seen It Before

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

This video shows Earth's weather from August 17 to August 26, 2009. It also shows how beautiful this planet is, and how insignificant we are.

12 Guerilla Marketing Stunts That Actually Worked

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

It doesn't take much to get a reaction from people when it comes to guerrilla marketing.Cleverly placed prop-replicas from V For Vendetta caused thought-provoking pause in the step of passers-by, and coffee-giant Folgers had the bright idea to use a manhole in New York to remind city-goers just how good a steaming cup of coffee can look in the AM.

APOD: 2009 November 21 - NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

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

Microsoft Releases Games for Windows Update

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

Microsoft has released an update for their Games for Windows Live PC client, the upgrade brings with it many cosmetic changes. The redesigned marketplace and more detailed game pages will make browsing the marketplace easier.

CAVE PICTURES: Mineral Crusts, Ooze Found to Be Poop

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

Butterscotch ooze, pink crusts, and blue-green goo are just some of the multicolored mineral deposits being excreted by cave-dwelling microbes, researchers have announced.

Twitter Geotagging Now Officially Available

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

Location, location, location. The API provides developers with the ability to geotag tweets.

Microsoft to offer 24k free training vouchers in N. Carolina

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 11:50 AM PST

Microsoft Corp. is giving away nearly 24,000 vouchers to North Carolina residents who want to improve their computer skills so they can improve their lot in the work force. The vouchers will be distributed over the next 90 days and will provide free online training for Windows & Office software or advanced technical training.

Man visits every country on earth in record time

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 11:00 AM PST

An Indian businessman has visited all 194 countries on earth in a record six years, 10 months and seven days. But the holiday snaps to show for it are less than gripping...

Criminals Beware: Abu Dhabi Unveils Police-Issue Nissan GT-R

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 11:00 AM PST

The Abu Dhabi police department took the wraps of its latest cruiser on Monday at the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix — a 2010 Nissan GT-R carrying a price tag of over $83,000.

Mick Foley & Jon Stewart Don't Appreciate Your ***** Hating

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 10:50 AM PST

If you want to call William Phillips a gaywad, you'll have to get through Mick Foley first.

Rare Dune Concept Art

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 10:40 AM PST

Artist Chris Foss is known for his visionary presentation of future technology and weird vistas. His cool vision of the future led him to be asked to work on production designs for Alejandro Jodorowsky's uncompleted Dune movie, in the mid 1970s, and later on Ridley Scott's Alien and Superman: The Movie.

Seize Seesmic Twitter app on BlackBerry, Android

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 10:30 AM PST

Twitter service Seesmic expands from the desktop with two new apps for Google Android and BlackBerry phones.

New Moon Has $70 M Opening Day, Breaks Dark Knight's Record

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 10:20 AM PST

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" raked in over $70 million on Friday, the best single-day haul a film has ever enjoyed at the box office. The previous record for single-day domestic ticket sales was $67.2 million, set by "The Dark Knight" in 2008.

Arrests made in massive, $390/hour Video Relay Service scam

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 10:00 AM PST

A public service meant to help the hearing disabled has been exploited for "tens of millions of dollars," according to the FCC. Arrests were made across the US this week and the FCC vowed to improve the service to better protect against fraud.

Women attempted murder of transvestite over missing handbag

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 09:40 AM PST

Brazilian Gabryela Passos, 29, of west London, set Ricardo da Silva 25, alight with petrol at his flat in Digbeth, Birmingham Crown Court heard.

How to Run Chrome OS as a Virtual Machine

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 09:30 AM PST

Itching for some Chrome OS? Well, we all are, but you might be a bit disappointed at the fact that while Google has open-sourced its progress on the OS so far, the version that is currently available for download seems eons behind what Google showed off at its event yesterday. Still, if you just have to see it for yourself...

MPAA: Copyright Treaty Critics Hate Hollywood

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 09:10 AM PST

If you don't back a copyright treaty being negotiated in secret, you must want to destroy Hollywood, its blockbuster movies and all the jobs they create. At least that's the message from the Motion Picture Association of America.

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