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Tuesday, March 9, 2010



The 7 Dumbest Celebrity Lawsuits of All Time

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 05:30 PM PST

With news today that Lindsay Lohan is suing E-Trade over the use of her name in a commercial, we thought we'd take a look back at some of the most ridiculous celebrity lawsuits of all-time

If Old Spice Made Commercials For Apple (VIDEO)

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PST

Hello, Geeks. Look at your phone. Now back to mine. Now back at your phone. Now back to mine. Sadly, yours isnt from Apple, but if you stopped buying those girly phones from Sprint and Tmobile and...

Interview with "Boondock Saints" Director and Cast!

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PST

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Boondock Saints as well as the DVD release of Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, a few actors from the film: David Della Rocco (Rocco), Bob Marley (Detective Greenly), and Brian Mahoney (Detective Duffy) joined writer/director Troy Duffy, to discuss the film's cult appeal and how awesome their fans are.

Check Out The Secret McMenu Item In SF: The Mc10:35

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PST

Peter has stumbled upon a McDonald's secret menu item that can only be ordered during the changeover from breakfast to the standard menu. The Mc10:35 is the unholy but oh-so-hot union between the McDouble and Egg McMuffin.

Pink Floyd, EMI Brawl Over iTunes Royalties

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

Pink Floyd and its label, EMI, are battling over online royalties stemming from a contested clause in their decade-old contract. The developer of The Dark Side of the Moon and other top-selling albums claims its contract with EMI requires its music to be sold as an entire album, not the single tracks that EMI has permitted iTunes to distribute...

Creationist Ousted from TX State Board of Ed.

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

The top conservative activist on the powerful Texas Board of Education, who rejects evolution and has pushed a revisionist right-wing U.S. history curriculum, is on the way out, after a moderate candidate defeated him in a tight GOP primary last week. Thomas Ratliff edged out Don McLeroy 50.4%-49.6% for the seat McLeroy has held since 1999.

Romanian street sign warns drivers of 'drunk pedestrians'

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PST

Street signs warning Romanian drivers to be careful of drunken pedestrians lying on roads were erected by road safety chiefs worried about the "despairing" levels of accidents.

A Computer That Processes Faster Than The Speed of Light

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

Exceeding the speed of light opens one up to all kinds of theoretical problems, but two Austrian researchers claim there's no reason we can't build a computer that processes information at superluminal speeds.

Soccer Player Dies after Floor Pierces Abdomen (Video)

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

Making a play on an oncoming forward, Robson Rocha Costa made a slide tackle near the goal line. Apparently, a piece of the surface hit his thigh and went up into his intestines.

Rock Band to Release Cartman's "Poker Face"

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

It was announced today that four Lady Gaga songs are being released in the Rock Band Music Store for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii. And in a classic case of lead-burying, it was additionally revealed that Eric Cartman's version of Gaga's "Poker Face" would also be made available in the store.

Apple's Secret iPhone Developer Agreement Goes Public

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PST

The first rule of the iPhone developer program is: You do not talk about the iPhone developer program...

"Benign" Flight Simulators Could Be Training Pilots to Crash

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PST

The behavior of the pilots in last year's crash that killed 50 people has become an all-too-familiar response when airliners go out of control. Over and over again, startled pilots mishandle stalls, icing and other emergencies. The way airline training simulators portray stalls now is so benign it gives the pilot a false impression of reality.

Man Buys Crack With Monopoly Money

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PST

When you attempt to pull one over on a drug dealer, they might be looking for retribution. For evidence, take a look at this case in Kansas in which a man bought hundreds of dollars worth of crack with Monopoly money and, weeks later, police found him driving with a bloodied face.

Voodoo practitioners shrug off blame for Haitian quake

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PST

In a whirl of limbs and with eyes bulging, the woman is helped to a squat in the ramshackle shed and starts cackling maniacally like a terrified chicken.

Biggie Smalls is Still Influential 13 Years After his Death

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:42 PM PST

Today is the 13th-year-anniversary of Biggie Smalls (aka The Notorious B.I.G.) death. He was one of the most momentous hip hop artists of all time. Here he is before he made it, rapping, age 17 on a Brooklyn street corner.

The 7 People You Meet at The Gym

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PST

And how you can avoid becoming them.

NJ Airport Breach a Few Months Back Was From A Goodbye Kiss

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PST

A 28-year-old student pleaded guilty today to breaching security at Newark Liberty International Airport so that he could give his girlfriend a goodbye kiss. Haisong Jiang also agreed to a $500 fine and to perform 100 hours of community service. The Jan. 3 security breach shut down Terminal C for six hours, stranding thousands of travelers.

The Rise of Netbooks (Infographic)

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PST

2009 saw dramatic growth in the popularity of netbooks. This trend is expected to continue in 2010 as they become increasingly affordable.

Two Of Oldest People In World Die On Same Day

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:30 PM PST

Mary Josephine Ray, who was certified as the oldest person living in the United States, died Sunday at age 114 years, 294 days. Ray died just hours before Daisey Bailey, who was 113 years, 342 days

Biblical City's True Location Discovered, Researchers Claim

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

Scientists think they've finally found the real location of a city mentioned in the bible called Neta'im.

Patton Oswalt To Write 'Firefly' Comic Book (pic)

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PST

Comedian Patton Oswalt is penning a stand-alone comic book that picks up the action where the story left off. Also, the cover art has been released!

Rock 'N' Roll Metro Map v1.0

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PST


'Bottled ghosts' sold in New Zealand auction

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PST

Two glass bottles said to contain the ghosts are bought for NZ$2,000 in an online auction in New Zealand.

Mile-High Mega-Kites Could Pull Giant, Floating Power-Plant

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

Take a huge oceanic catamaran, stick a hydroelectric turbine underneath it, and hitch it to a 6.5 million-square-foot parafoil flying nearly a mile in the air. That's a Korean research team's new proposal for generating gigawatts of clean energy.

Edwards’ affair earns National Enquirer some respect

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

In breaking the story around former presidential candidate John Edwards' infidelity, the National Enquirer has beaten mainstream papers at their own game, and is now under consideration for a Pulitzer Prize

The Five Most Badass Japanese Game Designers

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

Another thing that's awesome about Japan: Video game designers are often seen as rockstar celebrities.

N.Korea says ready for dialogue and war with US

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PST

North Korea said Tuesday it would strengthen its nuclear deterrent in response to US military threats and is prepared for both dialogue and war with Washington.

Concept art from HL2 Episode 3 leaked?

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PST


VA to Automate Its Agent Orange Claims Process

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PST

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is automating how it pays disability claims related to exposure to the chemical Agent Orange, officials said.

Happy Dogs Wearing Coats (PIC)

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

'nuff said.

The Truth About Solar Power [Video]

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PST

Solar energy is plentiful. But is it practical?

Is poker skill or luck?

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PST

Let's say you're playing poker and you need one more diamond for a flush. The dealer turns a card, reveals a diamond and you win the hand. Was it skill or luck? The answer is affecting the fates of people across the country accused of breaking anti-poker laws.

Infoporn: The Best Jobs in America

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PST

Depending on your skillset, degree and what you want from a job, some of the best jobs in the country may be on your career path.

Oil Could Doom Iraq's Future

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PST

The transformation of Iraq into a tentative democracy might not have happened without the return of its oil economy. But that might be a problem: every petro state is beset by illiberal pathologies, and Iraq could be next.

Dude, Where's My Flying Car? The Popular Science Fantasy

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PST

Few machines represent The Future like the flying car, and no publication has championed the fantasy more zealously than Popular Science. Here's a look back at its feverish, 77-year-long vision.

7 (Unsuccessful) Ways To Quit Smoking

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PST

It's my own fault. And so without further ado, I give you the 7 ways I've tried to quit and why I failed miserably at them. Hopefully some of you can either relate or let me know what I'm doing wrong.

12 Tax Breaks You Didn't Take Advantage of in 2009

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PST

Few things are more irritating during tax season than the belated realization that you paid more in taxes than you had to.

In Haiti, Quake's Orphans Long For A Home

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PST

UNICEF estimates that more than 20,000 children lost their parents in the Jan. 12 quake and its aftermath. Relatives or neighbors are caring for many of these children. Others, such as a group of boys in a Port-au-Prince park, are fending for themselves.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters: the new Starbucks?

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PST

Coffee aficionados have been asking the question: Is Stumptown Coffee Roasters of Portland, Ore. — the most conspicuous exponent of coffee's "third wave" — the new Starbucks? In cities across America, a fervid generation of caffeine evangelists is changing the way we drink coffee.

Police Shoot & Kill Barking Labrador in Backyard

Posted: 09 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PST

The owner said he was away when his burglar alarm went off. Officers responded and started to check the back door to see if anyone had broken in. The family dog came running out and was shot in the head by Officer Mark Morales. Morales was not bitten or scratched by the dog and he neither tried to kick the dog away or use a taser or pepper spray.

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