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Thursday, December 17, 2009



Minnesota Freshman Quits Team Via YouTube (Video, Obviously)

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

Dude didn't have the balls to Ustream it.

uTorrent Adds Video Streaming Support

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

uTorrent – the client of choice for most western BitTorrent users – has added the option to stream video files while downloading.

Colbert Parodies "The Shining" with Stephen King (Video)

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 05:00 PM PST

The first installment of Colbert's new segment "Better Know a Stephen".

Police Release Two 911 Calls From Chris Henrey Death [Vid]

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 04:50 PM PST

Call #1 A woman reports she sees a man beating on the back of a moving pick-up truck. Call #2 A caller reports a man who appears to be dead lying in the middle of the road.

The 7 Most Cinematic Video Games of 2009

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 04:40 PM PST

2009 was a banner year for games that delivered movie-like experiences by blending user-operated mayhem with filmic set-pieces, storytelling and structures. Here are the 7 most cinematic.

WATCH Franken Cuts Lieberman Off;Won't Let Him Finish Speech

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 04:23 PM PST

(VIDEO) In a fun bit of drama on the Senate floor today, Sen. Al Franken cut Sen. Joe Lieberman off during a floor speech, angering Lieberman's good friend Sen. John McCain.

Company Plans To Pull Solar Energy From Orbit

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 04:11 PM PST

As companies go to great lengths to find nonpolluting energy sources, Solaren is preparing to go 22,000 miles, to trap solar power in orbit around the Earth. With the blessing of California regulators, it already has its first client: Pacific Gas and Electric.

Paralyzed man 'turns thoughts into sounds

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 03:50 PM PST

Ramsey is completely paralyzed and currently able to communicate only by blinking his eyes. But researchers at Boston University have implanted an electrode into his brain that lets him convert his thoughts into vowel sounds produced by a voice synthesizer

The 2000s: The NBA All-Decade Team

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST

Kobe, Shaq, Tim Duncan and Steve Nash lead the NBA All-Decade squad.

Ubuntu 10.04 will bring panel overhaul, social network menu

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST

Canonical has revealed plans to bring social networking integration GNOME panel improvements in the next major version of Ubuntu. Notification area icons will be replaced by a new application indicator system. The panel will also feature a new Me Menu for setting messaging status.

The LHC seems to be having a too much fun tonight [Pic]

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST


Billboard Showing Mary & Joseph in Bed Has Kiwis Talking

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 03:20 PM PST

"Poor Joseph. God is a hard act to follow." That's the message underneath a billboard depicting a dejected Joseph and a disappointed Mary in bed. And it has some New Zealanders up in arms.

Disney Shuts Down Wild Hogs Sequel

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

Wild Hogs Is No More...

Video Interview with MacBook Bullet Girl

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

Lily Sussman, the 21 year-old whose MacBook was taken out the back by Israeli border guards and shot-through with three rifle rounds, has given a video interview to the Daily News Egypt. Apparently, she will be reimbursed for the laptop.

Who says birds don't have feelings? (PICS)

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

Millions of people cried after watching this picture inAmerica and Europe and even in Asia . It is said that thephotographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to themost famous newspaper in France .

Google rumored to create netbook hardware

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

As reports continue to state Google will sell a custom built phone very soon, a new rumor suggests the search company will also release its own branded netbook PC when Chrome OS debuts in late 2010.

Scientists Film Photons With Electrons

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 02:50 PM PST

4D electron microscopy makes it possible to image photons of nanoscale structures and visualize their architecture.

Blu-ray 3D Specifications Finalized, Your PS3 Is Ready

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 02:30 PM PST

Even though 3DTV provides a full 1080p frame for each eye, it will only require about 50% more storage space compared to the 2D version, and all discs will be fully backwards compatible, in 2D, on existing players.

NASA's Planetary Grand Tour Salvaged: Sending Voyager 2

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 02:30 PM PST

The twin Voyagers set the pace for planetary exploration. And although the technology on new probes far surpasses theirs, no other spacecraft has yet explored more of the solar system and its interstellar environs. On March 5, 1979, Voyager 1 arrived at Jupiter, followed by Voyager 2 on July 9.

Penguin DNA is being used by researchers [PIC]

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 02:11 PM PST

Penguin DNA is being used by researchers studying how the animals migrate between colonies. Researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the University of Sheffield have identified genetic markers that can be used to track the flightless birds' movements.

High-Tech Hand Jobs

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

The advertising boom for iPods, Kindles, and other gadgets is creating a new kind of supermodel -- the Hand Model.

Should Flowers be Banned in Hospitals?

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Does flower water harbour potentially deadly bacteria? Do bedside blooms compete with patients for oxygen? Do bouquets pose a health and safety risk around medical equipment?

Olbermann: 'Not health, not care, not reform'

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Calling for Dems to kill the senate healthcare bill, Olbermann slams Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) for the resulting version of health care reform, "Seeking the least common denominator, Sen. Reid has found it, especially the "least" part. This is not health, this is not care, this is certainly not reform."

How Congress Spends $13M a Year on Travel

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 01:20 PM PST

One highlight: Republicans Richard Shelby of Alabama and John Cornyn of Texas went to Europe in August, for just over five days, to discuss regulatory reform of the banking industry. Their pleasure trips included one, in Germany, to a heavy metal festival. The total cost, for the two men, their spouses and aides, was $70,000. (Gawker headline).

Homemade Rocket Launcher Attached to Motorcycle [video]

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 01:20 PM PST

In the hierarchy of bad ideas, mounting a rocket launcher to a motorcycle then firing it on public roads definitely falls under the "genius" category.

New 'Golden Ratios' for Female Facial Beauty Discovered

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 01:10 PM PST

"Beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder but also in the relationship of the eyes and mouth of the beholden. The distance between a woman's eyes and the distance between her eyes and her mouth are key factors in determining how attractive she is to others, according to new psychology research."

Man Kills Three People While On Phone With His Niece

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:50 PM PST

"I could hear hollering in the background. They were all drunk," the niece said. Her uncle allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend and two of the woman's friends in a trailer park after they had a threesome without the man being present.

Nudge... You Have Been Naked Mom Bombed (pic)

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:50 PM PST


Analyzing The Wall Street Journal’s 'Paywall' Model

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:40 PM PST


Amazon Screws Up, Sends Lil Wayne Album 6 Weeks Early

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

Amazon.com shipped out about 500 copies of U.S. rapper Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" about six weeks before it was set for release...

Your Christmas Tree's Twitter Page

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

It's tough out there for a tannenbaum...

Stressed mothers spontaneously abort male fetuses

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

A possible evolutionary explanation is that daughters are likely to mate and produce grandchildren regardless of condition, whereas weedy sons may fail in the struggle to have the chance to reproduce at all.

Americans Souring on Democrats - WSJ.com

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 11:51 AM PST

Support for the Democratic Party is slumping amid a wave of public discontent, according to a new WSJ/NBC News poll.

Broke? 5 Ways To Tip The Pizza Guy

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 11:40 AM PST

It's late and none of your party buddies are fit to drive, but you're all hungry. There's another problem though, you can only scrounge up enough cash between you to pay for the pizza delivery — and you know the driver is going to expect, and likely deserve, a nice tip for delivering to a house full of completely intoxicated people.

The Economy's Effect on the 12 Days of Christmas

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 11:21 AM PST


Insurgents Outsmart the Pentagon with $26

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 11:21 AM PST

We spend millions developing unmanned spy drones. Iraqi insurgents buy a $26 off-the-shelf software and hack into our video feeds. Genius.

Close-up photos of dying star show our sun's fate

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 11:11 AM PST

About 550 light years from Earth, a star like our sun is writhing in its death throes. Chi Cygni has swollen in size to become a red giant star so large that it would swallow every planet out to Mars in our solar system. Moreover, it has begun to pulse dramatically in and out, beating like a giant heart.

Putting our economy in the hands of Chavez fans

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 11:01 AM PST

These maniacs in Copenhagen are voting on your future: Chavez won a standing ovation for saying "our revolution seeks to help all people...socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that�s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell....let�s fight against capitalism and make it obey us."

Avatar's Totally Immersive CG & 3D Delivers Fantastic Ride

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 10:40 AM PST

SPOILER ALERT: In Avatar, an ex-marine leaves his body and enters an alien world. And James Cameron hopes the same thing will happen to you, thanks to totally-immersive CG and 3-D. It delivers a fantastic ride. Everything you've heard or thought about Avatar is true. It's one of the most vivid, visceral movies you've ever seen.

ObamaCare and the Liberal Obsession

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 10:30 AM PST

Every Democratic president since FDR has failed to pass national health insurance. The current legislation in Congress is likely the last chance to enact it.

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