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Thursday, January 21, 2010



The 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal | The White House

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Now for the 2010 Citizen's Medal, the White House is opening up the process to include an exciting source of nominations: you. President Obama is inviting the American public to nominate candidates he should consider for the Presidential Citizens Medal -- truly making this an honor of, by, and for the American people.

Videobomber will not be deterred

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

I'm not one to take content from other sites that find it first, but this guy needs to be displayed on as many sites as possible simply because of his extreme willingness to disregard tact. He cannot be stopped.

Top 12 NBA First-Half Storylines (Gallery)

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

Gilbert Arenas' gun "situation", AI's short stay in Memphis, the abysmal New Jersey Nets, Greg Oden injured...again and more

FBI Broke Privacy Laws Says Justice Department Probe

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

A counterterrorism program that used employees of major telecom companies to search private phone records violated the law, according to a Justice Department investigation. But the political climate may preclude further action

National Enquirer submitting Edwards coverage for Pulitzer

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:20 PM PST

The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper's work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize.

Gaming's Unhealthy Obsession With Spoilers

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Reviews and blog posts about games and a lot of genre films are often strewn with SPOILERS AHEAD warnings, as though the reader who truly wishes to avoid the premature disclosure of certain aspects of a game's story is an automaton with a non-functioning "stop reading" button. Maybe it's time to outgrow spoilers.

Arachnophobia: 44 Reasons to Run Before They Jump You!

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

Most of us love cute, cuddly, furry little critters. These are hairy and they jump, but few of us fear something like a kitten. Arachnophobia: the irrational fear of spiders and other arachnids. If you don't like spiders, however, it's not irrational at all...

Cops Beat Teen Girl Because She Made an "Angry Face" (VIDEO)

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

It's long past time for Paul Schene to man up. The King County Sheriff's Deputy who lost his job after beating 15-year-old Malika Calhoun in a SeaTac holding cell first said he'd attacked the girl because she injured his shin kicking off her shoe. Then, when video was released showing him accidentally kicking the cell's metal toilet...

Windows 7 growing faster than Vista, overtakes Mac OS

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Windows 7 has already managed to capture more market share than all the Mac OS versions combined, and it's also doing far better than Vista did in its early months. Copious charts inside.

Is it ethical to vacation in Haiti now? Asks CNN!

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

When Catherine Jones recently booked a Royal Caribbean cruise that included a stop in Haiti, she never expected that her vacation would lead to deep soul searching and an emergency family meeting.

7 Items That Will Cause a Man to Never Leave His Home

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Guys like things. We often work very hard to acquire these things. Guys shop with purpose. We go shopping for items that make our living space more comfortable and more importantly, we are shopping for things that will make other guys envious.

Facebook's Privacy Changes: the real reason behind the move

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

Facebook announced controversial changes to its privacy settings in December 2009 via its 'notifications' tab. Is it a coincidence that less privacy for users means more money for Facebook?

Android App Catches Moronic Phone Thief [PICS]

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

The thief must not have known the rightful owner had installed an Android Application called Lookout because soon after he he stole the phone he began taking pictures of himself with one of the Droid cameras.

Marriage: Husbands Get Richer, Bachelors Get Screwed

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

A new study shows the biggest beneficiaries of the woman's rights movement have been married men

Teacher drowns saving bride on honeymoon in Egypt

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

Luke Day, a teacher, drowned after sacrificing himself to save the life of his bride when a violent storm capsized their boat while they were on honeymoon in Egypt.

Amy Fisher is Stripping for Haitian charity

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

Amy Fisher is going to get naked at a Long Island club with "part of the profits" going to Haiti. You're the real hero, Amy Fisher.

Study Links Masturbation and Prostate Cancer

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

Researchers in the UK have shown that young men who masturbated frequently, as opposed to those who have sex frequently with a partner, were at an even greater risk of developing prostate cancer.

Very Cool Electric Synth Guitar

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

No strings, no pick ups, no frets...no problem! This cool device makes some cool, unique sounds.

Let me save you.

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST


Pelosi: House lacks votes to OK Senate health bill

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST

WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she lacks the votes to push the Senate's sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to President Barack Obama's signature issue

Gift That Keeps On Giving: Hasselhoff Reality Show Coming

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

The Hoff is returning to TV.

Top 5 Not-So-Historic Obama Moments

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 04:00 PM PST

One year after his historic election, Barack Obama has had his fair share of moments he would prefer history forgot.

Unbelievable Celebrity Phone Book Carvings

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

Alex Queral uses phone books to carve 3D portraits of celebrities.

How does an outfielder know where to run for a fly ball?

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

While baseball fans still rank 'The Catch' by Willie Mays in the 1954 World Series as one of the greatest baseball moments of all times, scientists see the feat as more of a puzzle: How does an outfielder get to the right place at the right time to catch a fly ball?

Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in the US

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

You may want to think twice when purchasing your next car. You may be purchasing a thief's next target!

Woman Shoplifter Dies After Fight w/ Walmart Security

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:20 PM PST

Walmart's everyday low prices -- and even lower wages and benefits -- don't always attract the finest people, either employees or shoppers. That combination turned deadly at a store in Conway, South Carolina, when security caught a woman shoplifting.

Analyst Predicts Verizon iPhone Announcement Next Week

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

What if in addition to a tablet, Apple made another huge announcement at next week's press event, like a Verizon iPhone?

Eating Flies - The Oatmeal

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

The sordid tale of the day I ate a bug in elementary school

Game developers warn FCC of "balkanized" Internet

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

Meeting with the FCC on the last day for comments on its net neutrality proposals, a sextet of online game developers warns that the whole idea of priority Internet access deals with the big ISPs gives them the jitters.

Gandolfini Was the Model for 3D Shrek

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Tony Soprano's relationship with Shrek is more than skin deep.

The Rise of Consumer Debt (Infographic)

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

Facts about credit cards and average American debt per household.

Nostradamus Prophecies First French Book Archived on Google

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

The collection of prophecies is from a vault containing 500,000 classic French books stored at the Municipal Library of Lyon.

Congratulations! It's a BOY!

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST


Supreme Court Drop-Kicks McCain/Feingold, Scores Victory for

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 02:45 PM PST

This will be the worst week in modern history for the Democrat liberals in D.C.

Why Haiti is So Poor

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

It's not culture or curse, but a difficult history of occupation and environmental degradation that explain the country's woes.

The Apple Tablet Interface Must Be Like This

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 02:40 PM PST

Some people want the Apple Tablet to run Mac OS X's user interface. Others think its UI will be something exotic. Both camps are wrong: The iPhone started a UI revolution, and the tablet is just step two. Here's why.

Spectacular fluorescent forest animation

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

Magical creatures and neon trees captured at night in this amazing stop motion LED light animation.

WTF? That is way too much information! (VID)

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST

9 inches, eh?

Transformers All Spark Cube Xbox 360 Mod

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

Out of this world

If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Simple Passwords Remain Popular, Despite Risk of Hacking - NYTimes.com

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