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Sunday, December 13, 2009



UFC Fighter Diego Sanchez = Horror Flick Victim (Pic)

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 05:02 PM PST

A HUGE gash that spanned half of his forehead. His eyebrow looked like it was knocked off. His left eye was swollen completely shut. His bottom lip was fat and split in two. His right ear was bruised and bashed in. Did Diego Sanchez fight B.J. Penn or Freddy Krueger? And did we just watch UFC 107 or Saw 7?

HDI's 100-inch, Laser-Driven 3D HDTV gets $10-15k price tag

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 04:52 PM PST

Thought Mitsubishi's LaserVue set was pricey? Hah. HDI, the California startup with dreams of producing a 100-inch 3D HDTV that's driven by lasers, has just released the first hint of a price range, and it ain't cheap. The set has already been deemed a favorite by The Woz.

BBC deletes story on toxic waste dumping after legal threats

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 04:42 PM PST

Deleted BBC news article on the toxic-waste dumping of commodities giant Trafigura. According to a September 2009 UN report, the dumping drove 108,000 people in the Ivory Coast to seek medical attention.

Mexico's Drug Cartels Siphon Liquid Gold

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 04:32 PM PST

Drug traffickers employing high-tech drills, miles of rubber hose and a fleet of stolen tanker trucks have siphoned more than $1 billion worth of oil from Mexico's pipelines over the past two years, in a vast and audacious conspiracy that is bleeding the national treasury,...

Hard Hit + TD....NFL Players are Tough

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 04:22 PM PST

Derrick Mason takes a huge hit to the chest, stays up, and runs for a 62-yard TD vs. the Lions.

25 Authentic Asian Experiences

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 04:02 PM PST

From taking in the towering mountain ranges flanking the Karakoram Highway to a tall, pink glass of air bandung, here are 25 places to go, people to see and things to try across Asia

The End Of Hand Crafted Content

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 03:52 PM PST

Old media loves nothing quite so much as writing about their own impending death. And we always enjoy adding our own two cents. The disruptors are getting disrupted, and everyone has to adapt to it or face the consequences. Hand crafted content is dead. Long live fast food content, it's here to stay.

Legos on Hoth (Pics)

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 03:42 PM PST


Vanishing point: Flickr's best of 2009 [PHOTOS]

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 02:42 PM PST


Weight Loss - Amazing [PIC]

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 02:32 PM PST


Will there be a Helium Shortage?

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 01:52 PM PST

There are two kinds of stable helium. You know the first one: It puts lift in birthday balloons, Thanksgiving Day parades, the Goodyear blimp.The other kind, an isotope called helium-3, may not be as familiar It's a naturally occurring, but very rare, variant of helium that is missing a neutron. Helium-3 is the fuel for a form of nuclear fusion

Iranian state TV faked burning of Khomeini photo

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 01:52 PM PST

The Iranian state broadcaster, Irib, has been accused of faking dramatic footage of an anti-government protester setting fire to a portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran's revered revolutionary leader.

James Cameron : half scientist, half artist

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 01:32 PM PST

All eyes are on James Cameron with the imminent release of the most expensive movie of all time. "Avatar" may very well be the 55-year-old director's masterwork in an already astounding film career. Yet most people know very little about him.

45 Breathtaking Examples of Slow Shutter Speed Photography

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 01:02 PM PST

Using slow shutter speed photography can be a totally different phenomenon if you get it right. You can use it to inspire others, or to capture light painting, or may be some smooth water effects, or it can be anything else.

Smart Student vs Smart Teacher [PIC]

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 01:02 PM PST


Berlusconi 'suffers blow to face'

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 12:49 PM PST

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly been struck in the face after leaving a meeting in Milan.

Lebron James HUGE Block On Brandon Roy Into Stands [Video]

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 12:32 PM PST

Yeah, yeah, we know that technically he should have tried to block it towards a teammate to regain possession. But every once in a while you need to send a message. On this play, message sent.

A Look Inside Pixar Studios (20 pics)

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 12:12 PM PST

Google has become known for creating a fun environment for employees, and has set somewhat of a standard in doing so. We've seen the offices of facebook, twitter, collegehumor, and a bunch of others… Now, here's a look inside Pixar.

How to Write a 'Call of Duty' Game [FLOWCHART]

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 11:32 AM PST

Majorly successful first person shooter that everyone raved about until they all realized it's not as good as the first one and has a bit of a rubbish ending [SPOILERS BELOW]

Researchers Discover Hidden Sensory System in our Skin

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 11:02 AM PST

"Researchers report that the human body has an entirely unique and separate sensory system aside from the nerves that give most of us the ability to touch and feel."

10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World. [PICS]

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 10:32 AM PST

There are probably hundreds of majestic and magnificent trees in the world – of these, some are particularly special.

J.J. Abrams On The Fans, The Future, And Meeting His Heroes

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 10:22 AM PST

This interview isn't specific to anything but it provides some really cool insight into a great writer and director.

Pokémon is Considered A Way For Kids To Worship the Devil

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 10:12 AM PST

Pokémon is consider the gateway to the devil's doorstep by a church evangelist. The evangelist preached in his sermon that Pokémon will make kids kill each other and fans of the series will not go to heaven.

WordPress Makes Blogging On The Fly Easier

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 09:42 AM PST

This morning, a blogging platform and a microblogging platform have become more symbiotic. WordPress has enabled posting and reading the blogs the platform powers via the Twitter API.This means any Twitter app that supports a custom API URL can be used to either post updates to your WordPress.com blog

Drunk Woman Steals Ambulance; Has "Pretty Good Time" (Video)

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 09:42 AM PST

With amazing epic video-goodness. *****-faced drunk woman tells local news channel she had "A pretty good time driving" a $125,000 ambulance she stole - after checking into a hospital, and then sneaking out and stealing an ambulance parked outside - And it gets better - She says she stole it to go find her ex-boyfriend in a drunken rage.

How To: Totally Overhaul Your Phones With Google Voice

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 09:12 AM PST

Google Voice, which lets users consolidate all their phones under one number, archive your texts and voicemails, and much, much more, is two things to most people: vaguely promising, and totally confusing. Here's how to make the switch, in plain English.

14 of the greatest Second City moments

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 08:12 AM PST

I've reviewed just about every production of The Second City -- on Wells Street, in Arlington Heights, on Chicago's South Side, in Las Vegas, in Detroit -- since 1992. Here is my list of the greatest Second City moments.

"Alien" Jellyfish Found in Arctic Deep (PICS)

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 08:12 AM PST

A naked snail, a brightly colored jellyfish, and a ten-foot-long string of bell-like animals are among the odd discoveries - some only recently described by science - made during a 2005 expedition of the frigid and little-known polar waters.

Apple Says Audiobooks Must Have DRM

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 07:41 AM PST

Audio DRM has all but dissapeared from MP3s. Apple said earlier this year that there would be no more DRM on music available via the ITunes music store. However, as prolific writer and blogger Cory Doctorow has found out, they still require DRM on their Audiobooks.

Bush Tax Cuts Cost More Than 2X Dems' Health Care Bill

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 07:21 AM PST

Dubya's upward redistribution of working folks' wealth could pay for the currently proposed healthcare bill twice over.

Demonoid is back online!

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 07:02 AM PST

After months of being offline due to a loss of memory, the popular BitTorrent Tracker Demonoid is finally back online!

MySpace/Imeem Deal Leaves Thousands of Artists Unpaid

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 06:41 AM PST

Independent artists who sold their music through imeem's Snocap music storefronts on MySpace and other sites won't be paid.

Bath & Body worker is a "witch"; gets fired for Salem outing

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 06:11 AM PST

A Bath & Body Works staffer who practices witchcraft claims her boss put a hex on her career for using vacation time to attend Salem's annual Halloween celebration. Gina Uberti charges in a federal lawsuit that Bath & Body Works fired her after she took a week off around Halloween to mark the Wiccan holiday of Samhain. Witch side is right?

Al Qaeda offers 'condolences' for innocent victims

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 05:41 AM PST

On the heels of a U.S. announcement of a massive troop surge for Afghanistan, an al Qaeda spokesman Saturday appeared to be trying to improve the group's image in the region with a new audio message in English.

Vols' Kiffin: NCAA investigation a compliment

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 05:21 AM PST

Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin says he takes investigations of the school's recruiting practices as a compliment..... um ok.

Can Obama bully the bankers?

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 04:41 AM PST

The president wants more lending, less gouging and smaller paychecks. But after a year of pro-bank policies, he may not carry a big enough stick.

France to resume 'black box' hunt

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 04:12 AM PST

French accident investigators say they will begin a third search for the black boxes of an Air France plane that crashed off the coast of Brazil. The Airbus A330 crashed in a storm en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on 1 June, killing all 228 people on board.

The World's Fastest Animal (the Falcon) Takes New York City

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 03:51 AM PST

The peregrine falcon, the world's fastest animal -- reaching 200 mph -- was nearly extinct. Until scientists and conservationists committed to reviving the species. And NYC, and specifically the top of the Empire State Building, has become a highly unlikely key base for these remarkable birds.

ACLU Blasts Obama For Continuing to Cover-Up Bush War Crimes

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 03:22 AM PST

Obama has substituted words for action on issues surrounding torture accountability since his first days in office nearly one year ago. But it's clear that his pledge does not apply to torture committed by officials from the Bush administration. And that's the point the ACLU made shortly after Obama's acceptance speech in Oslo

Arizona sheriff ups the ante against his foes

Posted: 13 Dec 2009 02:51 AM PST

The day after the federal government told Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that he could no longer use his deputies to round up suspected illegal immigrants on the street, the combative Arizona sheriff did just that.

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