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Monday, November 30, 2009



Mickey Mouse Sues Donald Duck. Yes, Really (pic)

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

One clever prankster. The actual document is hilarious...

So long, 2500 Modern Warfare 2 Steam cheaters

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

Employing Steam's built-in VAC anti-cheating system, Infinity Ward has dropped the ban hammer on its first round of Modern Warfare 2 cheaters – 2,500 PC gamers.

Mapping the unborn baby's brain in 3D

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 05:10 PM PST

How a special scanner gives an in-depth look at the brain. Using the scans doctors say they expect better diagnoses of brain disorders, including malformations, growth problems or injuries that can lead to cerebral palsy and sometimes autism.

Chrome Detailing, In-Depth With Google's Shiny New OS

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 05:00 PM PST

...One final bit of irony. Over ten years ago, Microsoft was sued for bundling a browser with Windows 98. Does it amuse anyone else that Google is bundling an operating system along with their browser?

12 Ways Financial Institutions Are Screwing You Over

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 04:50 PM PST

They are all smiles and have a sucker for your kid, but that doesn't negate the fact banks and other financial institutions are ripping you off month after month with ***** fees and deceptive practices.

Lawsuit Claims Drug Caused Woman's Skin to Peel off, Death

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 04:20 PM PST

A relative of a dead Cahokia woman is suing several care centers and medical staff for the death of Earlene Taylor. The suit filed this month claims that medical staff improperly treated the infirmed Taylor with an allergic drug in 2007 that caused the patient to lose more than 50 percent of her skin and die.

30 Secrets Your Waiter Will Never Tell You

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 04:00 PM PST

"I knew one guy—he was a real jerk—he'd go to Costco and buy this gigantic carrot cake for $10 and tell us to say it's homemade. Then he sold it for $10 a slice."

All Harry Reid Wants for Christmas Is Health Care

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 03:50 PM PST

"Victory has a thousand fathers," John F. Kennedy said, "defeat is an orphan." U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid soon will rediscover this wisdom.

Mini Microbe Portraits (Stunning PICS)

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 03:30 PM PST

Tired of the portraits, landscapes and abstract art that peppers the walls of most art museums? According to Dutch photographer Wim von Egmond, there's one art subject that has been ignored for centuries and finally deserves its due: microscopic organisms.

Whole Foods Worker Reports Sewer Spill and Gets Canned

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 03:21 PM PST

The employee, who we'll call Janet, did some investigating and found a sewage line had busted. Brown water -- along with chunks of toilet paper -- leaked onto the floor of the cheese and prepared foods sections. But instead of closing the store and fixing the problem, the manager locked the bathrooms and let the mess sit for a week.

The Jobs Imperative

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 03:00 PM PST

Washington assumption that the economic recovery will sooner or later create jobs is wrong and unacceptable. It's time for an emergency jobs program.

'Cosmic fruit machine' matches galactic collisions

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

A new website will give everyone the chance to contribute to science by playing a 'cosmic fruit machine' and compare images of colliding galaxies with millions of simulated images of galactic pile-ups.

Health bills fail to block illegals from coverage-Wash Times

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 02:30 PM PST

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants could receive health care coverage from their employers under the bills winding their way through Congress, despite President Obama's explicit pledge that illegal immigrants would not benefit.

Quit Your Whoring {Pic}

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

Apparently this 70 year old "no sex guy" has never gotten busy himself.

Mississippi Library Adding Video Games To Inventory

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 02:00 PM PST

Jackson-George Regional Library System has used their grants from the Library Services and Technology Act to buy $13,000 worth of video games. The library hopes that offering videos games will help them draw in teens and young adults.

10 Ways to Prevent Pirate Attack (Graphic)

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 01:50 PM PST

Oil tankers are floating gold mines, but they're starting to attract more and more unwelcome attention from pirates. But there are steps these huge vessels can take to protect themselves...

Irish Police and clergy protected pedophile priests

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST

Police officers, government officials and bishops of the Catholic church in Ireland have been harshly censured in a report on clerical child abuse over three decades in the Archdiocese of Dublin. An official commission investigated 320 allegations against a sample of 46 out of 183 priests from 1975 to 2004..

Periodic Table of Cupcakes [PIC]

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 01:40 PM PST


Serena Williams fined record $82,500 for US Open Tirade

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 01:31 PM PST

Serena Williams was fined a record $82,500 for her U.S. Open tirade and could be suspended from that tournament if she has another "major offense" at any Grand Slam in the next two years, Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock told The Associated Press on Monday.

Remember those dreamlike images of Dubai? You WERE dreaming

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 01:30 PM PST

When I first read about the gigantic, whimsical developments in Dubai, I felt a bit uneasy. None of it sounded even vaguely sustainable. But what did I know? Clearly the people paying for all this knew precisely what they're doing. But it appears the hazy sense of "but surely they can't do that . . ." may have been precisely the correct response.

Inmates assist ill and dying fellow prisoners in hospices -

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

Volunteer prisoners assist at a growing number of hospice programs for dying inmates. Volunteer inmates shave debilitated prisoners, give them bed baths, help them to the bathroom or clean their rooms. Many of the volunteers are lifers themselves who hope the favor is repaid when they are unable to walk 10 paces to the bathroom.

Scientists demonstrate multibeam, multi-functional lasers

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 01:20 PM PST

An international team of applied scientists from Harvard, Hamamatsu Photonics, and ETH Zürich have demonstrated compact, multibeam, and multi-wavelength lasers emitting in the invisible part of the light spectrum (infrared). By contrast, typical lasers emit a single light beam of a well-defined wavelength. ...

The 49 Films That Will Define 2010

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 01:00 PM PST

Next year's high hopes, big hits and hype magnets

How the 9/11 Pagers Got Hacked

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

The shock and awe over the thousands of hacked pager messages from September 11, 2001 just anonymously published online isn't just about painful memories. There's also the big question as to how all those mundane, terrible and weird messages — 573,000 lines and 6.4 million words, to be exact — were stolen to begin with.

Charlie Weis Fired by Notre Dame (Finally)

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:50 PM PST

It's now official -- Charlie Weis will no longer be coaching Notre Dame. At least they made it semi-painless.

Escaping an inferno: “Every cab I opened had bodies inside”

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:40 PM PST

On Nov. 28, 1942, Cocoanut Grove nightclub inferno killed 492 people. "The priest asked me if I had a lipstick," she said. "I wondered why, but I gave him my tube." He used the lipstick to draw a cross on each victim as he gave the last rites. The dead and dying lay grimly unattended at Massachusetts General Hospital.

2011 Mustang can get up to 30 mpg

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:30 PM PST

The base model of the 2011 Ford Mustang will come with nearly GT power and could get up to 30 miles per gallon in highway driving, Ford Motor Co. announced today. The 3.7-liter powerplant, which replaces the 4-liter V-6 now in Mustangs, will produce 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque.

Virtual thief arrested in real world

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:20 PM PST

A man who hacked into accounts to steal virtual characters and their possessions on one of the world's biggest multi-player online game has been arrested.

Catching rays + cutting emissions

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:10 PM PST

The phrase "catching a few rays" might conjure up images of lying on a sunny beach.But Germany's Renewable Energy Act has given that phrase a whole new meaning..

Dubai World's Debt Not Guaranteed by Government

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:03 PM PST

Dubai's government said it hasn't guaranteed the debt of Dubai World, the state-controlled holding company struggling with $59 billion in liabilities, and that creditors must help it restructure.

The End Of The CrunchPad

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

The entire project of CrunchPad self destructed over nothing more than greed, jealousy and miscommunication.

New Urbanism: Couple Builds Urban Mini-Golf Course

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

The putting lot is a parking lot transformed into a nine-hole miniature golf course in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The theme of the course is "neighborhood sustainability" which encompasses both environmental sustainability and the sustainability of communities.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Arrives on U.S. Soil to Replace Cobalt

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 12:00 PM PST

GM's European economy sedan, the Chevrolet Cruze, has finally come to America. On display this week at the LA Auto Show, the Cruze will serve as the replacement to the Cobalt.

The Web Discloses Inconvenient Climate Truths

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 11:41 AM PST

The world cannot trust scientists who abuse their power.

How to Mix Oil and Water

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 11:10 AM PST

Scientists in Belgium have uncovered a new way to shake things up. Violent bouncing of a water droplet coated with oil causes the oil layer to move inside and fracture into many oily globs. In a paper published in the December Chaos, researchers at the University of Liège in Belgium call this microemulsion of oil and water the mayonnaise droplet.

The Search for the "Game of the Decade"

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 11:10 AM PST

Help build the ultimate Game of the Decade bracket.

Why LA truckers shouldn't be sent to San Francisco (PIC)

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 11:00 AM PST

To quote "The Music Man": You gotta know the territory!

Holiday Suicides -- Why the Myth Lives On

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 10:50 AM PST

The idea that suicides climb during the winter holidays has been around at least since "It's a Wonderful Life," but Frank Kapra had it wrong. Study after study shows no such link; in fact, suicide numbers peak in the spring and may even dip in December, according to the CDC. Still, the holiday suicide myth has amazing staying power.

APOD - Bright Sun and Crescent Earth from the Space Station

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 10:50 AM PST


Samso: The Energy Self-sufficient Island (Graphic)

Posted: 30 Nov 2009 10:40 AM PST

As the quest continues to try and make fossil fuels obsolete, one island in Denmark has managed to become the first entirely energy self-sufficient region on the planet - with not a barrel of oil or smoking chimney in sight.

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