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Tuesday, December 22, 2009



Being naked at home is a John Dillinger-esque crime?

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

This is a follow up on the story of the man arrested back in October for being naked in his own home. Erick Williamson was having a cup of coffee in the buff one October morning. A mother and her 7-year-old son walked by on their way to school and saw him. Rather than averting their eyes, they decided to call the police. He has now been convicted.

Survey Says: Teens Think Cigs are Worse Than Booze & Drugs

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Nearly 70% of all respondents in a recent survey believed that smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day posed a major health risk while only 40% of participants believed binge drinking was dangerous. Less than 50% of the teens said that using cocaine once a month was highly risky.

What Should I Eat: Candy Edition (Flowchart)

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:30 PM PST

Follow this handy flowchart to sweet bliss.


Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST


Dwyane Wade & Lebron James on the Same Team, Is it Possible?

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

Dwyane Wade has not only suggested that he and LeBron James chose to sign extensions specifically built so that the option would be available for them to play together, but that they would be willing to sign for less money to make that happen.

Relative prices of different liquids(Pic)

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST


Hey White House, where's our broadband stimulus money?

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:20 PM PST

The White House has announced the destination of about two percent of the government's $7.2 billion broadband stimulus grant package. Where's the rest? everybody's starting to ask. And how do we make up for the funding/investment gap that still remains?

Minneapolis TV station can take credit for dick-in-a-box bef

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

(VIDEO) Long before SNL, KSTP had the original dick-in-a-box when a cop walked through the background of this live report with a giant dildo bouncing out of the evidence box.

Now, That's a Classy Wedding... (pic)

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:10 PM PST

There's classy weddings and then there's CLASSY weddings. This one is right up there with the classiest of all...

Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh Wins AP College Player of the Year

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:40 PM PST

Suh, who finished fourth in Heisman voting, is the first-ever defensive player to win the honor from the Associated Press.

Google Voice Added to Office Suite

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:30 PM PST

Google is very seriously planning to add a version of the Google Voice product to its Apps/Office suite of applications for businesses. Currently, businesses are offered enterprise versions of Google Docs (online Office), Gmail, calendar and other applications. More than 2 million businesses and 20 million people use Google Apps.

Volcano spews lava as eruption looms

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:11 PM PST

Fountains of red-hot lava shot up from the intensifying Mayon volcano as the Philippines awaited an imminent eruption, the country's national news agency reported Tuesday.

Why GoldenEye Is Still the Best First Person Shooter Ever

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:10 PM PST

If you played video games in 1997, chances are you spent many a late night killing the ***** out of your friends in GoldenEye 007. You were also probably consuming a dangerous amount of Cheetos and Mountain Dew.

Pentagon to Pay for Iraq & Afghanistan Vets' Face Transplant

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:00 PM PST

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has been awarded $3.4 million to fund face transplants for U.S. veterans hurt in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials said. The money, from the Department of Defense, is to fund six to eight complete face transplants during the next 18 months and can also be used to fund a face transplant for a civilian.

Kim Peek, Man Who Inspired 'Rain Man,' Dies at 58

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 02:40 PM PST

Kim Peek, the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning 1988 movie 'Rain Man,' died of a heart attack Saturday at age 58, according to the Deseret

Christmas At The Zoo [pics]

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 02:40 PM PST

The animals enjoying this holiday season aren't just your fellow shoppers -- or your overexcited kids. Celebrate Yuletide joy with this gallery of animals getting in the Christmas spirit.

Sugar in raisin cereals increases acidity of dental plaque

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 02:30 PM PST

Elevated dental plaque acid is a risk factor that contributes to cavities in children. But eating bran flakes with raisins containing no added sugar does not promote more acid in dental plaque than bran flakes alone, according to new research.

Google Nexus One leaked online [VIDEO]

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 02:20 PM PST

A video clip purporting to show Google's new Android phone, the Nexus One, being removed from its packaging, has appeared online.

7-Eleven Hack From Russia Led to ATM Looting in New York

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 02:20 PM PST

The Russians, evidently using an SQL injection vulnerability, "gained unauthorized access to 7-Eleven, Inc.'s servers through 7-Elevens' public-facing internet site, and then leveraged that access into servers supporting ATM terminals located in 7-Eleven stores.

House dates to time of Jesus

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 02:14 PM PST

Archaeologists in Israel say they have discovered the remains of a home from the time of Jesus in the heart of Nazareth.

Satellite TV to FCC: we're special, don't make us open up

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 02:10 PM PST

DirecTV says that the new FCC push to bust open video should only apply to cable; satellite is plenty competitive already. Also, a tale of woe from a Comcast subscriber illustrates just why some common video decryption standards are needed.

Kick-Ass Red Band Hit Girl Trailer

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 02:00 PM PST

Red Band trailer for Kick-Ass that showcases the unique killing talents of Hit Girl.

On Too Long: The Most Played Out Shows Of The Decade

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

These are the shows that started off great but somewhere along the line, took a turn for the worse and ended up out-staying their welcome.

Tennessee Coal Ash Spill: One Year Later

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

A year ago, a massive coal ash spill took place in Tennessee. About 5.4 million cubic yards of ash ended up in a river and covering the private property of local citizens. The EPA this week called the spill at TVA's Kingston plant "one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in history."

The Oddest Holiday Traditions: "Pooper" Statues (PICS)

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:40 PM PST

Statuettes of well-known people defecating -- called "caganers" -- are a strong Christmas tradition in Catalonia, dating back to the 18th century.

Missing WWII Hero Returns Home After 50 Years

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

Until her last breath, nearly 50 years after her son's wounded bomber plunged into the Pacific Ocean, Dessie Arnett Amick clung to the faintest of hopes that her baby-faced airman would someday return from World War II. On Tuesday, he finally did.

Escaped prisoner taunts police on Facebook

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:30 PM PST

An escaped prisoner, Craig Lynch, has set up a Facebook page and is using it to taunt police by posting messages about his whereabouts.

The Best Christmas Prank Ever [Video]

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:20 PM PST

Louie decided to lend his apartment keys to a friend for a week. This is what happened.

Mexico City Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:10 PM PST

Ending a lively debate and turning aside opposition from the influential Roman Catholic Church, this massive city's leftist-dominated legislature approved the measure by a 39-20 vote.

No Word and Office For You Starting January 11

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:00 PM PST

Microsoft loses patent appeal; Word and Office to be barred from sale starting January 11

The Top 10 Science Stories of 2009 [Slide Show]

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:00 PM PST

A hominid ancestor, swine flu, the world's biggest laser system and other highlights that defined this year in science.

Big Picture: 570-Megapixel, Intergalactic Camera

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:50 PM PST

The heart of one of the biggest digital cameras ever conceived - 74 CCD sensors that will go into an enclosure the size of a Mini Cooper. Once the $35 million rig is complete, astronomers will mount it to a telescope in Chile and, over the course of five years, use it to map some 300 million galaxies.

Heavy snow blankets in north-eastern states of the US (Pics)

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:40 PM PST

Snowstorms across the US leave major cities covered in thick snow. I like the White House this way because now it really looks like a whitehouse.

Teen Liked to Play the Horses...By Sexing Them Up

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:40 PM PST

This won't go over well in prison: Erick Rivera caught raping horses at least 12 times at NY track.

Really Bad Santa: The Four Worst St. Nicks

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:21 PM PST

Celebrate the joy of Christmas with these jolly old murderers and alcoholics.

Paris at Night

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:20 PM PST

The image may take a while to download, definitely worth the wait.

Kinkos for Kidneys: 3D Printing Your Own Body Parts

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:10 PM PST

By marrying a knowledge of biophysics and cell biology with the precision of computer aided design and high precision deposition, they can recreate the microarchitecture of even the most complex human tissue.

Tax Avoidance (Pic)

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:00 PM PST


The SkyMall Catalog For Gamers: Holiday Edition

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 11:40 AM PST

The best holiday buyer's guide in the sky!

Why the HTML5 ‘Video’ Element Is Effectively Unusable

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 11:40 AM PST

Interesting analysis explaining why the 'Video' element might not be effective, even if the browsers support it.

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