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Tuesday, February 16, 2010



Editorial: The Red-hot Scam Unravels

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 05:40 PM PST

The global-warming hysteria, on which the Obama administration wants to base enormous new tax burdens, is just about as reliable as the weather hysteria presented nightly on your favorite television channel.

7 TV Bosses We'd Love To Work For

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

Everybody loves getting an ass fax, regardless of local laws or threats of sexual harassment lawsuits.

Steve Jobs’ 6 Sneakiest Statements

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 05:30 PM PST

Steve Jobs was reportedly wearing a top hat when he visited New York publishers last week. It's a fitting lid for the Apple CEO, who can be as tricky as a magician.

Beautiful view of Mt. Roraima

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 05:20 PM PST

9 thousand feet high, two billion years old, with a rocky, flat top five miles long completely isolated from the surrounding jungle.

Where Old People Go (Comic)

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 05:10 PM PST


Open Source, Open World (Infographic)

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

As wonderful and widely used as open source software is, according to Linus Torvalds, "the future is open source everything." From foods and beverages to scientific and health research studies and advanced technological innovations, the world has turned to open source.

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! NO! It's a Dinocopter!

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

Triceratop Dinosaur Helicopter Design is an awesome sculpture made out of fiberglass back in 1977.

Bilingual babies: The roots of bilingualism in newborns

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 05:00 PM PST

It may not be obvious, but hearing two languages regularly during pregnancy puts infants on the road to bilingualism by birth. According to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, infants born to bilingual mothers (who spoke both languages regularly ...

Stoudemire to Cleveland,Is It Possible?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

A lot of smoke is swirling above the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA's trade deadline approaches.

Is Grad School Worth the Money?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST

You had a job that you liked but you, like 9.3 million other Americans, are now jobless. Sitting around in gym shorts sending desperate resumes and cover letters is getting tiring (how many times can you hear the words "hiring" and "freeze" next to each other?), and you've always dreamed of being a therapist or photographer or just getting an MBA

How to prepare a kiwi .......................... fruit [PIC]

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:50 PM PST


The Only Thing I Know

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST


12 Things About Wall Street That Should Still Worry You

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:40 PM PST

Several foreboding obstacles remain to be dealt with before the millions of people who buy and sell securities feel as comfortable doing so as they once did.

Magic Johnson: What's the lesson in this photo?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:30 PM PST

Magic in 1985 with a bunch of ladies on the beach.

Tiny Flying Lizard Discovered in Indonesia (PICS)

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:20 PM PST

These pictures show an amazing species of gliding lizard which basically looks like a miniature dragon. Fans of the film Avatar will no doubt be reminded of the flying Toruks...

US Toys in 2010 Are Green, High-Tech And Cheap

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:10 PM PST

US toy makers are coming out of a long recession tunnel this year, hoping to ride the recovery wave with new lines of classic, 'green' and high-tech toys, and a sales pitch centered on affordability.

EFF: Music Journalism is the New Piracy

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 04:00 PM PST

Imagine you're a music journalist who maintains a blog. You've just found a great, new, virtually-unknown artist that you want to tell the world about. How can you do so, in a way that is simple and convenient for your readers..Thanks to the increasingly aggressive copyright-enforcement tactics of the music industry...

ESPN Analyst's Strange Beauty Tip: Chickensh*t on His Face

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 03:50 PM PST

ESPN's Jay Crawford asked hockey analyst Barry Melrose about how to get rid of crow's feet and how he keeps his middle-aged skin looking so young. The answer (repeated for clarity) was "chicken sh*t." ESPN had to come back from commercial and apologize. Lovely new Canadian facial cream I guess.

Steve Jobs agrees to collaborate on authorized biography

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Apple's chief executive is set to collaborate on an authorized biography, to be written by Walter Isaacson, the former managing editor of Time magazine.

15 Dazzling Digital Illustration Artists to Watch

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 03:40 PM PST

Watching an artist turn a piece of paper and some graphite into a realistic, imaginative work of art is amazing enough – but somehow, seeing such illustrations come to life from pixels on a computer screen can seem even more magical.

Researchers Demand Smaller Condoms For Better Sex

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 03:30 PM PST

Researchers have called for a public health campaign to encourage men to use the right size of condom – without getting hung up on size terminology.

Toyota hits Digg and I must say I like it

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 03:20 PM PST

When I first saw the advertisement that Toyota had placed on Digg.com, I was skeptical. After all, Digg and most social news sites in general are not considered a "PR venue" to help in times of crisis. After reviewing their landing page and seeing exactly how they have integrated, I have to say that I like it.

You Want To Reboot Terminator? Here's How!

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 03:10 PM PST

Now that hedge-fund Pacificor has spent $29.5 million for the Terminator movie rights, a new chapter in the war against Skynet seems assured. We're betting it'll be a reboot - so here are nine suggestions for how not to f*** it up.

How will Xbox Live work on Windows Phone 7?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 03:00 PM PST

Apple may have the iPhone, but the iPhone doesn't have the Xbox. On Monday, Microsoft leveraged its most compelling entertainment asset, the Xbox 360, into the Windows Phone 7 Series. But what does this mean, practically speaking?

Facebook to launch 'Zero' for mobile phones

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

The world's biggest social network has revealed details of a stripped-down, text-only version of its mobile site called Facebook Zero. The social network recently said that more than 100 million people now access Facebook from their phone. The new site "omits data intensive applications like photos."

One Man's Junk is another Man's Treasure... The Anti-Ebay.

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:50 PM PST

To donate something or give something away you don't want anymore can be more trouble than it's worth. Especially if you are trying to use Craigslist or Ebay, only to realize fees may be too high to make it worth while. One company is looking to change that, and give you incentive that makes it worth your while to give items away.

My Prius is Screwed, But Is All Green Marketing Bogus?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:40 PM PST

What does Toyota's travails for the Prius mean to green marketing? That's a question that seems ripe these days, as the leading Japanese auto maker gets a comeuppance for its allegedly serious safety defects.

King Tutankhamun Died From Broken Leg Made Worse by Malaria

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:28 PM PST

Scientists have finally discovered how King Tutankhamun died, nearly a century after the boy-pharaoh's tomb was unearthed in Egypt.

Roger Ebert Lost His Jaw to Cancer, But Not His Last Words

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:20 PM PST

Nearly four years ago, Roger Ebert lost his ability to talk, to drink, and to eat. But, as this interview shows, he has never seemed more alive.

Awesome Parachute Stunt...for the Loopy (Vid)

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST


If Bruce Wayne Had a More Normal Childhood [COMIC]

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:10 PM PST

Man, Gotham's lucky Bruce Wayne encountered that giant bat ...

Oxytocin May Help Relieve Autism Symptoms

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

Oxytocin, a hormone often referred to as the "cuddle chemical" for its role in helping to foster intimate relationships may help people with autism to read and react to social cues, according to a new study

Best Winter Athletes from Warm Climates at Olympics

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 02:00 PM PST

Everyone knows about Jamaica's bobsled team, but check out these other unlikely winter athletes from hot climates.

The Dumbest Action Figures of All Time [with Photos]

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 01:50 PM PST

From a sword-fighting Obama, to a pregnant Wonder Woman, to a piece of meat, there are many strange action figures out there. For better or worse. Here are the most ridiculous ones on the market.

Gamers more scary than bikie gangs - Michael Atkinson

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

In case you missed last night's episode of Good Game, South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson likened gamers to bikie gangs," I feel that my family and I are more at risk from gamers than we are from the outlaw motorcycle gangs who also hate me and are running a candidate against me."

Cat Plays I-Spy with his Owner (Video)

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 01:40 PM PST

Cute little cat plays a game of I-Spy.

"I don't think any of us thought we'd come out alive."

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 01:30 PM PST

A survivor of an Alabama university shooting said the professor charged in the attack that claimed three lives methodically shot the victims in the head until her gun jammed and she was pushed out of the room. "There was a time when I didn't think I'd come out of the room alive," he said. "I don't think any of us thought we'd come out alive."

Could the Chevy Cobalt be next for recall?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 01:20 PM PST

General Motors Co., which makes the compact car, said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into complaints of failing power steering systems in the Cobalt, making it tougher to control at low speeds.

20 Ads From The Golden Age Of Skateboarding

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 01:10 PM PST

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, skateboarding was almost dead. At this time, the title 'professional skateboarder' was little more than a formality, and not very many pros could make a living through the sport alone.

High School Says the 'Freaking' Must Stop

Posted: 16 Feb 2010 01:00 PM PST

The school's dance had been scheduled for Feb. 6, but with concerns that students would engage in "freaking," the school required anyone interested in attending the dance to sign a contract beforehand. Across the nation, public schools have been putting the brakes on grinding or freak dancing, where partners repeatedly rub their pelvises together.

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