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Thursday, March 11, 2010



March Madness: The Geek Edition - NYTimes

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PST

Editors from Random House's Del Rey and Spectra imprints have created their own NCAA-style bracket in which 32 of genre fiction's best known heroes, villains and beasts are placed head-to-head in a six-round battle to the finish.

Roethlisberger Denies He Had Sexual Intercourse With Accuser

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PST

Ben Roethlisberger told police there was no sexual intercourse with the woman who is accusing the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback of assault.

Epic Beta Proves StarCraft 2 Will Not Suck [w/Pics]

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PST

After a Zerg rush of critics have been pressing forward to slam StarCraft 2, the beautiful beta gives players all the reason they need to fall in love with StarCraft all over again.

3-D Printing Whole Buildings in Stone...in Space

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 05:20 PM PST

Enrico Dini is building sandcastles on the moon. His giant 3-D printer is the first of its kind with the potential to print whole buildings, and it makes them out of solid rock, cutting down a thousand-year-long process into a few minutes. It uses sand, but someday it'll use moon dust.

I'm Here To Open A Savings Account [Pic]

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 05:10 PM PST


Time change: springing forward, falling back

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 05:00 PM PST

Although first instituted in 1915, the idea of daylight time had been batted around for a more than a century. Benjamin Franklin suggested the idea more than once in the 1770s while he was an emissary to France. But it wasn't until more than a century later that the idea of daylight time was taken seriously.

Teacher Admits Having Sex with Teen

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:50 PM PST

Police in California say a 33-year-old teacher turned herself in, and admitted she had sex with a 14-year-old student.

What's not fun about Assassin's Creed 2

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

Let's imagine this terrifying scenario for a moment. You come home from a long day of work and sit in front of your computer to try out your newly purchased copy of the video game Assassin's Creed 2, and then ... nothing happens.

Telepathic computer can read your mind

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

Telepathy has taken a step closer to reality after British scientists developed a computer that can read your thoughts.

Iron Man 2 Briefcase Suit (GIF)

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

It's inevitable that within weeks we're all going to be Iron Manned out, but you're kidding yourself if you think this animated gif extracted from the new Iron Man 2 trailer isn't pretty f'n sweet.

Marijuana Milkshake Celebration & Bhang Your Head!

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PST

They're getting that old time religion in northern India, as the annual Holi festival, an extravagant Hindu spring celebration of colors, is observed with potent marijuana milkshakes. Factor in that practically everybody involved is high as a freakin' kite, and got-DANG if that doesn't sound exactly like my kind of party.

Mom and dad, stop stifling me – it's damaging my brain

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

Overprotective parents inhibit more than their kids' freedom: they may also slow brain growth in an area linked to mental illness.

Five Curious Food Inventions You've Never Heard Of

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PST

From a 3D food printer to growing plants suspended in mid-air, the future of food is already here.

Stan Lee Reveals New Marvel Characters For Disney Movies

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PST

March 10 (Bloomberg) -- Comic book creator Stan Lee talks with Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman about new comic-book characters ( Nick Ratchet/Tigress) that may be featured in future films.

Jon Stewart & The Tickle Monster Attack Glenn Beck

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PST

Jon Stewart threatens Glenn Beck with a tickle fight after his interview with Eric Massa... Oh and, balls!

Karl Rove: I'm Darth Vader, Cheney Is a Sith Master

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PST

Republican strategist Karl Rove acknowledged last night that he isn't the most popular guy in politics these days -- but he's not the only one.

It's Shamrock Shake Time!

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PST

Now that we're well into March, Shamrock shakes are popping up all over the country. A little history of the delightful shake, plus a graphic showing the full spectrum of all McDonald's milkshakes.

Super Stealth Plane Breaks Through Cost Barrier

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PST

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing today on the future of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and things are not looking pretty for the next-generation stealth aircraft. It now appears likely the Air Force will have to declare the program has soared past a key cost-containment barrier, in addition to being over 2 years behind schedule.

The Scandalous Lawsuit Against Scott Brown

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PST

Scott Brown--the new star Republican Senator--was accused of harassing a female campaign worker in 1998. Did the Democrats blow an opportunity to keep their 60th Senate seat?

The case for graphic images of war (SFW)

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PST

Some say showing grisly photos and videos of servicemen in distress -- or dying -- violates an unwritten code. But the fact is, those people are serving in our name.

Top 26 richest internet entrepreneurs

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PST

BBC lists the top 26 richest internet entrepreneurs according to the latest Forbes ranking, released this week.

Babysitting Industry is Rough [PIC]

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PST

You don't got what it take.

Forget Avatar: Hubble 3D Is a Religious Experience.

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PST

Courtesy of Hubble's cameras – capable of rendering stars emitting light of various wavelengths that reflects their life-stages — we are presented with a far-reaching mosaic of the cosmos, an image threatening in its beauty to Van Gogh. - Hubble 3-D is a must see.

Clark Found Guilty of Murdering Broncos' Darrent Williams

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

Over three years after the death of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, Willie Clark was found guilty of murder Thursday. Clark, 26, was facing 21 charges, including two counts of first-degree murder.

Email and deficit are killing US Mail services

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

Could the familiar blue U.S. mailboxes soon go the way of pay phones?

Pensioner Has to Take 14 Mile Ride Just To Cross the Street

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

Partially blind: Nancy Underwood lives in a Dorset village with no pedestrian crossing and has to take a 14-mile bus journey just to cross the road.

Benefits of Coffee: A Cup a Day May Keep The Doctor Away

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PST

Cant start your day without a cup of coffee? Told it would stunt your growth? Now it seems that drinking coffee has a number of surprising health benefits.

In Mexico, gay couples celebrate historic wedding

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PST

Two glowing brides in white gowns made history today as they wed under Latin America's first law that explicitly approves gay marriage.

Caution: Thin Ice (PIC)

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PST

"Skating on thin ice" is most often used as an idiomatic expression, but at Keystone Resort in Colorado, that was literally the case.

Living on Pennies, but Wearing Gucci

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PST

Congo's fashion devotees call themselves "sapeurs," and at the moment, a group of them are attempting to revive a movement that has been in some decline in recent years, perhaps not coincidentally along with Congo itself.

2010 tech industry graveyard off to fast start

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PST

Ongoing list of IT companies, technologies and ideas killed off or headed for the end of life (with maybe an occasional one that comes back to life). Microsoft, Google, Red Hat and others already contributing

22 Coaches Putting the MAD in March Madness [Gallery]

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PST

A pictorial celebration of the MAD in March Madness, featuring the coaches of the current top 16 teams in America, as well as six others thrown in for good (see: hilarious) measure.

Android Crushes the Competition, iPhone Stands Still

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

The latest quarterly smartphone results are in from market research firm comScore, and surprise-surprise, Google's Android platform continues to rock the marketplace while everyone else looks on.

Russia Is Making Flying Saucers. DUN-DUN-DUN!

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

Russia's latest endeavor to produce commercial grade lighter-than-air aircraft seems a little strange. The "aerostatic thermoballasted vehicle" from Locomo Sky looks like something straight out of a 1950s UFO movie.

Feud Over, Ludacris Makes Peace With Bill O'Reilly

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PST

Feisty rapper Ludacris has made peace with Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly, bringing an end to one of the great showbiz feuds of the last decade.

Is Sexual Anorexia the Flip Side of Sex Addiction?

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PST

Dr. Drew Pinsky, our favorite reality television doctor, addresses the issue of sexual anorexia, or avoidance of sex and intimacy.

Hail Storm-> Downpour-> Flash Flood [Vid]

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:30 PM PST

Incredible flash flood in melbourne which saw a trickle turn into a hailstorm then a massive downpour. But that wasn't the end of it as the rain continued to pour and turn into a flash flood on the city streets!

Amazon to Geeks, "My bad."

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PST

Amazon, hopefully you're prepared to fight like the fierce ladies you share a name with, because you've just made a butt-load of new enemies. You may have heard of them, they're called geeks.

Facebook Threatens to Sue Over Daily Mail Article

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PST

Facebook may sue the Daily Mail over a story published on Wednesday which claimed that 14 year-old girls are likely to be subject to abuse from paedophiles while using the social networking site.

Who is Jason Heyward?

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PST

One day Chipper Jones says he looks like a linebacker. One day Bobby Cox compares him to Hank Aaron. Another day he is smashing cars with his homeruns. Just yesterday Jim Leyland compared him to Albert Pujols.

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