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Wednesday, January 27, 2010



"Heroes" Actor Adrian Pasdar Booked for DUI in LA

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

"Heroes" TV actor Adrian Pasdar has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk and veering across lanes on a West Los Angeles freeway.

Football Snack Stadium (Photos)

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

With Super Bowl XLIV right around the corner, millions of Americans will break out potato chips, Chex mex, Hot Dogs, and hamburgers and, of course, build a giant junk food football stadium.

Verizon Suffers Loss of $653M

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

Even with the success of the Motorola Droid, Verizon had a tough fourth quarter.

My bitch dressed as Link.

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST


Conan O'Brien Immortalized in Cheetos (Vid)

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:20 PM PST

Using approximately 2,000 Cheetos sorted from over 50 bags, one artist has painstakingly created a portrait of (now ex-) Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien.

Warcraft Meets Star Trek

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:10 PM PST

Warcraft Meets Star Trek is one of those machinima pieces that is just plain fun. The sheer ridiculousness of the WoW models chosen to represent the original cast is brilliant.

Five Actors That Need to be Sent Directly into the Sun

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:10 PM PST

Strap in and restrain yourself, it's the five worst actors that are still somehow finding work and getting paid more money for a movie than you will ever see as a hard working [insert dead end job] who is blowing off work at the moment to read a masterpiece such as this one.

Moving for Money: Interstate Migration (MAP)

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:10 PM PST

In times of plenty, relocating for work usually means a better job or a higher standard of living. But in today's tough economy, many are finding that they just can't find work or maintain their standard of living where they currently live. Many are moving for money.

Windows 7's XP Mode: what it is, how it works, who it's for

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 06:00 PM PST

Ars takes you inside one of Windows 7's most talked-about and misunderstood features: Windows XP Mode. Learn what it is, how it works, and who Microsoft intended this feature for.

McDonald's wrong to fire worker over cheese slice

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

"The dismissal was too severe a measure," the district court in Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, said in a written judgment."It is just a slice of cheese."

12 Cool Colored-Pencil Sculptures (PICS)

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 05:50 PM PST

Piled high on the floor of Michigan-based artist Jennifer Maestre's loft is a giant mound of Loew-Cornell colored pencils, the artist's building supply of choice. She produces beautiful, albeit dangerous-looking, sculptures by meticulously poking each through a screen.

Epic Captcha!

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 05:40 PM PST

The world's first pedo captcha

Coerced Reproduction

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 05:30 PM PST

A third of women who report partner violence experience 'reproductive coercion'--when the male partner pressures the other, through verbal threats, physical aggression, or birth-control sabotage, to become pregnant.

A Hydrogen Highway For The East Coast

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

One of the big issues facing hydrogen is just where we're supposed to fill the cars that might run on the stuff. A Connecticut company is answering that question on the East Coast with plans for a "hydrogen highway" that will extend from Portland, Maine to southern Florida.

Football World Cup Win Will Cost Fans £320 million

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 05:10 PM PST

England fans will spend up to £319 million – or £6,399 each - if the team goes all the way to the World Cup Final on July 10th, according to Virgin Money's authoritative Football Fans' Inflation Index.

30 Captivating Fire Dancing Photos | Inspirational [pics]--

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 05:00 PM PST

Fire is a very powerful element. Fire in its physical form can do for you what the sun itself does for our planet. The time fire was discovered, it changed...................

Pregnant woman 'forced to sleep in park'

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 04:50 PM PST

A "heavily" pregnant woman has claimed she was forced to sleep in a park after fleeing domestic violence because housing officers demanded proof that she was homeless.

Medicinal Mushrooms to replace Marijuana?

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

As the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday cracked down on a burgeoning medical-marijuana retail scene that might or might not have inspired a sprawling residential "grow-house" industry, authorities in Lake Los Angeles busted a rare grow house for psychedelic mushrooms.

15-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide After Cyber-Bullying

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

She was smart and charming, but other girls at the school didn't seem toappreciate who Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince was dating.

Wal-Mart Posts Fake Nexus One Page

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 04:40 PM PST

In a spectacular mistake (at least to phone geeks), Walmart.com put up an erroneous page today claiming to be selling a Google Nexus One phone which supports AT&T's, Sprint's and/or Verizon's 3G networks.

U.S. Considers Compromise with Taliban in Afghanistan

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 04:30 PM PST

A decisive victory over the Taliban no longer seems possible, as U.S. military leaders talk in terms of a political solution to the conflict.

Williams Sisters Show Split Personalities in Aussie Quarters

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

Why has one Williams sister been so much better than the other all these years? It was all set out for you Wednesday. Here's why: Serena Williams is mean. Venus Williams is not.

Top 25 MLB Players Under 25

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 04:20 PM PST

It's a great time to be a baseball fan, possibly excluding those poor souls in Kansas City, Pittsburgh and a few other places. But as you will see, even those fans have reason for some excitement.

Digg: Five Years in 5 Minutes

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 04:10 PM PST


The Most Dangerous Place on Earth - Gun Markets of Pakistan

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 03:50 PM PST

On January 22, 2006, the New York Times reported that all foreign journalists were being banned from Pakistan's tribal areas, which has been called "the most dangerous place in the world." One week before that, I arrived in Pakistan to visit Darra Adamkhel, the massive open-air arms market.

The Free & Easy Way to Put Your Own Voice on Your Garmin GPS

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 03:30 PM PST

The new Garmin Voice Studio was announced at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, and is now available to download. It'll work on almost any recent Garmin unit, including all nĂ¼vi series devices. Recording your own commands is pretty simple - you download and install the program, then record the 68 voice commands using a microphone. It's very cool!

Controversial Church's Next Picketing Project: Twitter HQ

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 03:17 PM PST

Reverend Fred Phelps's Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Twitter's San Francisco offices tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. PST. The Kansas-based church is picketing because it believes that "the people who run Twitter … don't use their position & voice to warn a generation of rebels of the consequences of their rebellion."

8 Things That Suck About the iPad

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 03:10 PM PST

My god, am I underwhelmed by the iPad. This is as inessential a product as I've ever seen, but beyond that, it has some absolutely backbreaking failures that will make me judge anyone who buys one.

Man Flying over Crowd Plunges into Kids (Vid)

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 03:00 PM PST

At a Utah festival, a man innocently dropping candy out of a flying car plunges into a crowd of children.

Revealed: Ex-CIA agent 'made up' waterboarding details

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

As it turns out, retired CIA agent John Kiriakou has an active imagination, basically.

Google Voice Finally Comes to iPhone

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 02:50 PM PST

Tired of waiting for approval from Apple, Google releases a new browser version of Google Voice for the iPhone.

The 10 Funniest Superbowl Commercials of All Time (Videos)

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 02:30 PM PST


John Edwards and wife have legally separated:

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 02:20 PM PST

Disgraced former presidential contender John Edwards and his wife have reportedly legally separated after he admitted he is the father of a baby girl whose mom he repeatedly bedded during his 2008

20 Best iPhone Games of 2009

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

iPhone was once a gaming platform suitable only for the extremely casual or the extremely bored. Not after last year. The landscape of the iPhone has changed dramatically over the past twelve months, with gameplay evolving...

Dungeons & Dragons Banned in Wis. Prison - Promotes Gangs

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 02:10 PM PST

Ever said this to yourself? "Well at least if I go to jail for life I can play Dungeons and Dragons till I die."False. Your life will have nothing to do with D&D magic if you are behind bars in one Wisconsin prison. Why you ask? The role-playing game promotes gang activity.

Canada's spin on "homegrown" extremism

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

A man found guilty of Canada's biggest terrorist conspiracy since the 9/11 attacks seems to have given new meaning to the term "homegrown" extremist. The twist comes from evidence that Abdelhaleem's inspiration did not solely come from extremist interpretations of Islam. It also came from the practices of high-rolling Wall Street investors.

Ski Jump Goes Horribly Wrong (GIF)

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 02:00 PM PST

That's going to leave a mark!!!

The 2010 WTF Movie Awards

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 01:50 PM PST

Whereas the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and other so-called "prestigious" awards ceremonies honor such trifles as "excellence" and "achievement," we seek to celebrate the myriad ways in which filmmakers inspire us to ponder that age-old question: What the f**k?!?

France: Is Banning The Burqa A Good Idea?

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 01:49 PM PST

On Tuesday, the French parliament called the burqa a challenge to national values, and backed the ban of the full Islamic veil from public places such as schools, hospitals, government offices and transport systems. The 200 pages report, put together by a parliamentary committee, was made public on Tuesday.....

Mismatched alloys a good match for thermoelectrics

Posted: 27 Jan 2010 01:40 PM PST

Using the supercomputers at NERSC, Lab researchers demonstrated that the semiconductors known as highly mismatched alloys (HMAs) hold great promise for the future development of high performance thermoelectric devices. Thermoelectrics could play a key role in green energy production because of their ability to convert heat into electricity.

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