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Sunday, November 22, 2009



Three Wolf Moon Ain't Got ***** on Me (PIC)

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 05:40 PM PST

Howl at this bitches.

Scoot Coupe: Hot Holiday Gift Or Barely-Legal Nightmare?

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 05:20 PM PST

Is it a car? A scooter? A motorcycle? All of these questions are fair game when talking about three-wheeled cars, and the issue has even risen as high as the White House, with the Obama administration deciding they are in fact cars in the case of electric-powered three-wheelers like the Aptera 2e.

Real-life CSI techniques go global

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

A Bosnia-based organization is a global leader in the science of identifying human remains using DNA. Other countries from Iraq to America are turning to Bosnia for help identifying the victims of conflict and natural disasters.

"Sorry, No Mortgage": Experian Says You're Dead!

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 04:30 PM PST

Shortly after surviving the death of her husband and a life-threatening medical crisis, Ann Howe of Seattle decided to refinance her home mortgage. Everything went smoothly until the bank informed her that the refinance couldn't be completed because the credit bureau Experian was convinced that she was dead.

Kennedy: Forbidden from Communion

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

WASHINGTON — Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has forbidden Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy to receive the Roman Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion because of his advocacy of abortion rights, the Rhode Island Democrat said Friday.

The World’s Largest Earthquake-Safe Building

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

The new terminal at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport is the world's largest earthquake-safe building. You're looking at the over two million square feet of scaffolding that support it, all resting on top of giant geological roller skates.

A plane in front of the Sun

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

This is an incredible (and genuine) image by a chap who specializes in 'astrophotography'. He was taking a photo of the sun using something called an H-alpha filter and caught the jet passing through the frame purely by chance.

Star Trek-like Replicator?

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 04:10 PM PST

A group of engineers working on a novel manufacturing technique at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., have come up with a new twist on the popular old saying about dreaming and doing: "If you can slice it, we can build it."

Gmail Creator "Email Will Last Forever!" Has he tried Gwave?

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

Gmail Creator Thinks Email Will Last Forever. And Hasn't Tried Google Wave. "Email is not going to disappear. Possibly ever. Until the robots kill us all." – Paul Buchheit, creator of Gmail, co-founder of FriendFeed, currently doing vague infrastructure things at Facebook.

Obamanomics 101

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

And what the president doesn't understand--or, to be more charitable, refuses to acknowledge--about free markets, the economy, and competition could fill a book, or at least an Obama speech. The economic growth he sees was produced, in part, by cash-for-clunkers and the first-time homebuyers tax credit.

Goldman Sachs's Tax Rate Drops to 1%, or $14 Million

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which got $10 billion and debt guarantees from the U.S. government in October, expects to pay $14 million in taxes worldwide for 2008 compared with $6 billion in 2007.

Classical mechanics at work (PIC)

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 03:40 PM PST

Found left at a co-worker's desk at the Physics department of a university. I wonder how much more weight could be added before the ruler snaps.

New York To Tap Gaming Console Networks For Emergency Alerts

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

Under New York's new "Empire 2.0" initiative, Deputy CIO, Rico Singleton is targeting developement of an alert system that will connect to various game console networks like Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Wii Connect.

Announcers Suspended For This Anti-Iran Rant [Vid]

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 03:20 PM PST

Clippers longtime play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler and color analyst Michael Smith were suspended one game by the Fox Sports Prime Ticket cable network for their comments during Grizzlies-Clippers game about Iranian-born center Hamed Haddadi.

The 5 Deadliest Attacker Animals

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

Firstly, most barbaric animals don't consider humans prey and so are not belike to aggress unless they feeling threatened or differently provoked in some way. It would be considered indeed to try to deflect any so much unfriendly meetings.

China Arrests Human Rights Lawyers to Prevent Obama Meeting

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 02:50 PM PST

At 10:13 AM (Beijing time), nearly 200 nervous-looking Public Security officials seized two Chinese human rights lawyers outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, who were trying to meet with President Obama while he was in China. The lawyers were strictly warned, "You are not allowed to meet with President Obama. We will hold you until he leaves."

Study: Who Are the Rudest Travelers? (w/GRAPHIC)

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 02:20 PM PST

Ahh, holiday travel. Long lines. Packed planes. Short fuses. Is it any wonder many of us dread air travel over the holidays? Did you ever stop to consider, though, that maybe you're the rude traveler?

Eight ways to kill ideas

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

The eight (or more) natural enemies of great ideas

Sugar-Coated Polymer to Cure Allergies and Asthma

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 01:10 PM PST

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have developed sugar-coated polymer strands that selectively kill off cells involved in triggering aggressive allergy and asthma attacks.

Tesla Motors Preparing Public Offering

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

Tesla Motors, a six-year-old start-up electric car maker, is planning to go public "any day" with hopes to cash in on investor appetite for green technology and interest in battery-powered vehicles. The company, who's investors include Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, will be the first U.S. auto company to go public since Ford in 1956.

Two New Awesome The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Trailers

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 12:49 PM PST

Nintendo released two new trailers for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks showing item footage (Whirlwind, train, Spirit Pipes/Flute, and more) and Tag Mode.

Meet The Movie Star of The Future

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

Why ''Ninja Assassin'' and its lead actor, Rain, could just be the perfect movie model for tough times.

What Earth Would Look Like With Rings Like Saturn?

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

What the rings would look like from different cities and latitudes accross the world. It's interesting to imagine how it would effect culture throughout time. It would have influenced religion, mythology, navigation, etc..Personally, I think the blue hue of earth's atmosphere would partly be reflected in the rings.

The 20 Best Gadgets of the Decade (2000-2009)

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 11:50 AM PST

The new Millennium got off to a great start where the world of gadgetry was concerned...

The Biggest Cheaters in Sports

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 11:30 AM PST

With the whole Thierry Henry incident in the World Cup playoffs, we take a look at some other great cheaters in the history of sports, to show Henry, that despite his wonderful career, the reason he'll be remembered for eventually might be a pretty shameful one.

All On Your Own [comic]

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 11:10 AM PST


The 5 Best Attempts to Describe "Emo" on Local News [VIDEOS]

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 11:00 AM PST

And by "best," I mean "worst." A quote from one of the vids: "Emo music can make a bad situation worse." That's true, actually.

Cat vs Cop: I can haz ticket too?

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 10:50 AM PST

No cats were harmed in this attempt of cuteness.

Security in Google's Chrome OS

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 10:40 AM PST

The new Chrome OS promises extreme security. It is too early to put it to the test, but we took a close look at their strategy and checked in with some security experts for their opinions, too.

This is real footage of bears playing hockey,its so amazing

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 10:10 AM PST

This is a video of bears. Bears in ice skates. Bears in ice skates playing hockey. Real bears in ice skates playing actual hockey with a puck and sticks. No, really.

Green Zone Trailer Looks Awesome (Video)

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 10:10 AM PST


APOD: 2009 November 22 - Light Echoes from V838 Mon

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 10:00 AM PST

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

Bing Accused of Censoring Simplified Chinese Language Search

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 10:00 AM PST

The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof is controversially asking web users to Boycott Bing, claiming that Bing is censoring Simplified Chinese queries even outside the People's Republic of China.

Senate Dems Beat GOP Flibuster, Health Care Bill Moves On

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 09:50 AM PST

Invoking the memory of Ted Kennedy, Democrats united Saturday night to push historic health care legislation past a key Senate hurdle over the opposition of Republicans eager to inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama. There was not a vote to spare (60-39).

Acid Oceans Leave Fish at More Risk from Predators

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 09:50 AM PST

Fish reared in water acidified by CO2 may become fatally attracted to the smell of their predators, say scientists.

A Man Was Arrested for Paying a Teen $31 to Spit in His Face

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 09:50 AM PST

Authorities say the 39-year-old has made a habit of recruiting boys on MySpace to yell profanities at him, slap him and spit at him. Authorities say several teens also accused the man of offering them money to urinate and defecate on him. His motive wasn't clear.

Ghostly Bones of Galactic Feast Revealed [PIC]

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 09:40 AM PST

A new infrared image of the galaxy Centaurus A reveals the gassy, ghastly bones of a galaxy that it consumed several hundred million years ago.

SNL: Palin/Beck 2012 Disaster Movie Trailer!

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 09:30 AM PST

Could This Happen in 2012? President Sarah Palin? SNL says so in this Nov. 21 skit.

San Francisco's Green Business Program Rewards Big Polluter

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 09:20 AM PST

Thanks to yet another of Newsom's pre-governor's-race-dropout "green" programs, San Francisco taxpayers have actually paid to greenwash a major toxic polluter. I'm not making this up.

Students shout down Klan at Ole Miss rally

Posted: 22 Nov 2009 09:10 AM PST

A rally by the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan fizzled soon after it began this morning as students shouted down the 11 KKK members who were protesting a University of Mississippi decision to bar the school band from playing "From Dixie with Love" — a medley that some football fans append by shouting, "The South shall rise again."

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