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Sunday, March 21, 2010



Ben Folds does live ode to Chatroulette piano guy

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Ben Folds Does Merton live before an audience at the Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 20th, 2010.

Crazy Michigan State Buzzer Beater Downs Maryland (Video)

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Maryland stormed back from 15 down, but the best part of the game was the final 30 seconds, which featured no timeouts and three back-to-back-to-back huge shots, with the final being a buzzer beater that propelled Michigan State into the Sweet Sixteen.

Online Threats Not Protected Speech

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

A state appeals court ruled this week that online threats, specifically in comments posted on the web, do not constitute protected free speech....

More Subliminal Pac-Man (pic)

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 03:20 PM PDT


20 Great Infodumps From Science Fiction Novels

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A truly great infodump is a work of art. The best science fiction authors can brief you on everything you need to know about their worlds, without making you feel lectured. Here are 20 great examples of the smooth infodump.

10 great places to go through the looking glass

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PDT

If you think the delightfully bizarre world of the new Alice in Wonderland movie (opening today) exists only on the big screen, you're in for a surprise. In reality, many places around the USA cater to the quirky and downright weird. Janet Friedman...

Artists Get Their Geek On to Celebrate Yuri’s Night

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The geek equivalent of St. Patrick's Day takes place next month in more than 70 locations as science-minded revelers throw parties to celebrate Gagarin's historic feat.

A Mom's 2-year struggle with a brainwashing cult

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Her daughter disowned her as a devil-worshiping witch. Police didn't believe her allegations of brainwashing. And social services said they weren't equipped to deal with a cult. But Seeta Newton still would not let her grandson Javon go.

Fearless to the end: Remembering Margaret Moth

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Simply put, Margaret Moth made an impression.

How the West poisoned Bangladesh

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Up to 20 million people in Bangladesh are at risk of suffering early deaths because of arsenic poisoning – the legacy of a well-intentioned but ill-planned water project that created a devastating public health catastrophe.

Marvell Teases with $100 Tablet for Students

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Chip maker Marvell wants to get into the tablet business and it is showing a prototype that will offer web access and high-definition content at a price that would beat the competition by a wide margin. The device will also bring 1080p full-HD capability, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity and FM radio.

Daily life around the World

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

A look at daily life in various countries around the world by photographers at the Associated Press.

A bigggg moth

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 11:55 AM PDT


New Sprint ad shows iPhone using WiMAX... via Overdrive

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Your existing iPhone (yeah, even the original) can surf the information superhighway at 4G speeds. Today. Who knew, right? Sprint's Overdrive -- whic

The Best Games to Play Drunk

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Gaming is a social experience for many of us, and can also be a way to vent our anger and frustration. That makes at least 2 things that video games and alcohol have in common (they're also both fun!).

10 Discontinued Girl Scout Cookies Fans Miss Most

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Though they're no longer in production, certain varieties remain steadfastly in consumers' memories - and hearts.

Canadian Cement Plant Becomes First to Capture CO2 in Algae

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 11:10 AM PDT

A Canadian company called Pond Biofuels is capturing CO2 emissions from a cement plant in algae -- algae the company plans on using to make biofuel.

Pelosi's Powers of Persuasion

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:54 AM PDT

As Speaker of the House, Pelosi will draw upon all her experience as a leader (and parent) in doling out sticks and carrots to reach the magic number of 216 votes to pass health care reform.

The Brainstormer (Interactive)

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Dear Digg, please construct a sentence with the three words The Brainstormer gives you and leave your sentence in the comments section. Let's roll the dice and see what happens!

Opera Designing a Safari Replacement for iPhone OS

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Opera has always had a tough time taking on the big guys in the desktop browser market, but anyone who has given Opera Mini a try on their smart phone platform of choice would probably be pleasantly surprised

On Sunday, Will GOP be on Wrong Side of History Again?

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Republicans warn Democrats about the political downside if Obama-Pelosi win Sunday's vote on Health Care. Actually, it's the GOP that's in a lose-lose -- either the Democrats earn due credit for change or the public will blame the GOP for opposing major social breakthroughs as it so often has.

Top 10 Lesbian Sex Secrets

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:30 AM PDT

OK, admit it: The thought of two women together turns you on. But have you really thought about what women do together -- sexually? Have you ever wondered if you might be able to learn something from lesbians about what turns women on?

Hunch’s Twitter Predictor Game Is Awesomely Accurate

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:20 AM PDT

When I first read about Hunch's Twitter Predictor game, I was pretty skeptical. The game asks you to put in your Twitter user name and based on who you follow and who you are followed by, it predicts how you will answer questions on Hunch. Then I used it. It's awesome. Well, pretty awesome.

Scientific Reasons for Earth's Seasons

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:10 AM PDT

It's time for a change of seasons but what determines when winter ends and spring begins? Get the scientific reasons.

Hamas bank and TV station put under US' sanctions

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:00 AM PDT

The U.S. Treasury put the Islamic National Bank and Al-Aqsa Television, on its terrorist-financing list as part of its effort to contain Hamas, which the US considers a terrorist group, financially. Al-Aqsa TV is financed and controlled by Hamas, airing programs designed to recruit children to become Hamas armed fighters and suicide bombers.

NYC 'Vampire' Bites Cabbie in Vicious Robbery

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 09:31 AM PDT

Somebody call Van Helsing!Police in New York City are looking for an armed robber that would make Bram Stoker blush, a swarthy suspect who brandished a handgun before repeatedly biting a cabbie in a robbery attempt.

Novell looks gift horse in mouth, rejects $2B takeover bid

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Novell's CEO on Saturday notified customers that the open source software company has rejected hedge fund Elliott Associates' roughly $2 billion bid to take it private

Volcano Erupts Under Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland [PICS]

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 08:53 AM PDT

Local authorities in Hvolsvollur, in Iceland have confirmed that a volcanic eruption under the Eyjafjallajökull glacier has begun today.

Abraham Lincoln Reborn As A Vampire Slayer

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Then suppose that, in 19th-century America, the forces of good and evil battled for the soul of the new republic; what we now know as the Civil War. Author Seth Grahame-Smith explores that premise in a new book you can really sink your teeth into.

Teen arrested in Wal-Mart racial announcement incident

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Police in New Jersey arrested a teenager in connection with a public-address-system announcement telling "all blacks" to leave a Wal-Mart store, a police spokesman said.

Oh how I love a nice interspecies nursing photo....[PIC]

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 08:31 AM PDT

Here's the latest. A Siamese cat named Amanda, owned by Debbie Girting from Beaver, Pa., nurses her two newborn kittens and an orphaned litter of puppies.

Toyota says Prius crash in NY = User error

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 07:50 AM PDT

Complaints against Toyota for unintended acceleration have nearly doubled in the last two weeks, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's latest findings could explain that phenomenon.

Essential WoW terminology in other languages

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 07:30 AM PDT

In the sprawling, global environment that is the World of Warcraft today, there's really no telling who you'll end up grouped with. Even on a white-bread American realm, I've met players whose primary language was not English.

BioWare and EA expect 2+ million subs for Star Wars: TOR

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 07:10 AM PDT

As if the idea of 100% voiced dialogue trees wasn't ambitious enough in an MMO property, word has now come out that EA and BioWare are expecting to have two million subscriptions for Star Wars: The Old Republic. In a genre where only one game has ever exceeded two million subscribers at $15 per month, that's a very high standard.

Crew had the time of its 'Life' filming whales' courtship

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 06:20 AM PDT

Seems like a simple rule to live by: Never dive in front of a herd of charging, sex-crazed whales.Then again, some people would just consider that a dare.

Thousands protest Putin in Russia's "Day of Wrath"

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 06:10 AM PDT

Cries of "Freedom!" and "Putin resign!"filled Kaliningrad's dilapidated main square, as up to 5,000 people gathered to take part in a nationwide "Day of Wrath." From Vladivostok in the far east to this, Russia's westernmost region, dozens of protests were held today in the largest show of discontent since Putin came to power more than a decade ago.

Happy Birthday, Gnutella: Pioneering P2P Protocol Turns Ten

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 05:40 AM PDT

Ten years ago this week, online music pioneer Justin Frankel released a little application dubbed Gnutella that enabled file sharing through a distributed P2P network.

Why Does a Salad Cost More Than a Big Mac? [InfoGraphic]

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 05:10 AM PDT

Why does a salad cost more than a Big Mac? Part of the reason is that a huge proportion of our food subsidies go to meat while only 0.37 percent go to fruits and vegetables.

American Muslim groups condemn call for jihad against U.S.

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 03:50 AM PDT

American Muslim groups small and large have condemned a radical American-born imam's call for Jihad against the U.S.

St Mary's Upsets Villanova

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 03:35 AM PDT

Check out Mickey McConnell's awesome bank-shot 3-pointer against Villanova as St. Mary's takes home the big W.

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