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Saturday, March 27, 2010



Charles Barkley missed The Mentalist for a 29-point blowout

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:40 PM PDT

With the NCAA tournament in full swing, the programming heads at TNT came up with a brilliant idea to counter the ratings bonanza over on CBS — letting Charles Barkley call a live game. Along with his studio mates Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith, it was the first time they'd been on the mic for a regular season game since 2001.

Leaked image says iPad lands at Best Buy on launch day

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:30 PM PDT

We'd heard buzzing for some time now around the internet that Apple planned to sell its iPad in more than just its own stores, and usually the name Best Buy was mentioned in the same breath... but now we've got some photographic evidence.

Legalizing Marijuana: The Golden States Pot Of Gold?

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:20 PM PDT

This week, a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana possession by adults qualified for the California ballot. The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 is coming up for a vote. It's becoming obvious that unlike failed legalization initiatives in the past (of which CA has had at least two), the debate will this time center around money.

University of Wisconsin Banishes Arial Font

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:10 PM PDT

In a bid to save money on printer ink, the University of Wisconsin has declared all e-mail users will adopt Century Gothic instead of Arial for its email system.

8 Layers of Security Every Computer Should Have

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Every time you connect to the Internet, you are putting your computer -- and the information stored there -- at risk. The best way to set up computer security is through layering. Even if one area of protection is only 75 percent effective, the increasing layers will close all the holes. Those layers should include the following:

E-Bomb Awareness Day: Grab Your Tinfoil Hat

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Heritage Foundation is proposing a special day to raise awareness about the threat from electromagnetic pulse attack.

Alpacabomb (pic)

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT


Official Google Blog: Next steps for our fiber network

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Google has received more than 1,100 community responses and more than 194,000 responses from individuals.

Why do they hate us? Americans are figuring it out.

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 03:40 PM PDT

According to Zogby International, 81% of Americans Agree Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Negatively Impacts U.S. Interests

"Romney, Rove, you magnificent bastards, I read your BOOKS!"

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 03:15 PM PDT

And that is why he is kicking their asses.

For Sale: My Daddy's Medical Marijuana

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 03:00 PM PDT

A Colorado teen has been busted for bringing some of his dad's medical marijuana to middle school and selling it to students. Resourceful little sucker.

Preview: The Hottest Debuts at the 2010 New York Auto Show

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Whether you're in the mood for a new car, or just fantasizing about your dream ride of the future, the New York Auto Show has got just what you're looking for...

China's Great Firewall suddenly spreads to U.S.

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 02:40 PM PDT

A networking error has caused computers in Chile and the U.S. to come under the control of the Great Firewall of China, redirecting Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube users to Chinese servers.

He keeps going higher and higher ..... [GIF]

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 02:20 PM PDT


The Obama Seder Tradition

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 02:17 PM PDT

The Obama Passover Seder, one of the most intimate and least likely of White House traditions, began on the campaign trail in 2008 in the basement of a hotel.

Banksy Film "Exit Through The Gift Shop" Debuts April 16th

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 02:00 PM PDT

The documentary directed by the mystery-shrouded street artist Banksy will debut in New York, L.A. and San Francisco in April. Here is more on the strategy behind the release.

Modern Family Dad Actually Wrote Famous Sports Rants (Vid)

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Allen Iverson, Joe Namath and Allen Iverson are just a few of Charlie Hoard's sports clients looking for incredible rants.

10 Best Sitcoms From The ’90s

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Deciding which sitcoms of the 90s were tops is no easy tasks and people's views may differ. However, it I safe to say that most such lists probably include the following shows:

Moron Gets Probation for Sodomizing Dog to Death

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:40 PM PDT

As you can guess from the headline, 22-year-old Laszlo Horvath is one sick little bastard. Last summer, police received tip involving cruelty at the Horvath's Bithlo, Florida home.

Opportunity found ‘strange blueberry stuff’ on Martian rock

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has found a Martian rock covered in weird material as its odometer hit a major milestone this week, with the long-lived robot completing equivalent to a half–marathon on the Red Planet.

iAd: Apple to Launch New Mobile Ad Platform? [RUMOR]

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

A new report suggests that Apple is poised to launch its own mobile ad platform - dubbed iAd - on April 7th. According to Mediapost, Apple is close to unveiling a personalized advertising experience based on technology from Quattro Wireless, which Apple acquired 2 months ago.

The Truth About Educational TV Channels [Chart]

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Discovery Channel, TLC and The History Channel were all created to educate us on all sorts of interesting things right? After checking this chart you may want to reconsider that statement.

13-yo Prodigy Files Age Discrimination Claim Against UConn

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Colin Carlson, a sophomore at the Univ. of Connecticut, is seeking a BS in ecology and evolutionary biology and one in environmental studies. But UConn won't let him take a class with field work in South Africa because he's too young. "I'm losing time in my four-year plan for college," he said. "They're upsetting the framework of one of my majors."

Flame-thrower scooter owner arrested

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Colin Furze, a plumber who adapted his scooter to shoot 15ft flames from the rear, has been arrested for an alleged firearms offense.

Teabaggers To Hold 'Conservative Woodstock' In Reids town

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:42 PM PDT

Tea Party activists are kicking off a grand national tour this weekend with an event targeting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in his small home town of Searchlight, Nevada -- an event that Tea Party Express describes as a "conservative Woodstock."

Fasting from technology: Saturday is No Tech Day

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Saturday, March 27th, is "No Tech Day." Sponsored by UK charity Practical Action, No Tech Day is a time to set aside the luxury gadgets for 24 hours "to raise awareness of how much we all rely on and use gadgets in our everyday life"

The Feds follow you on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, too.

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

U.S. law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into popular social-networking services, going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with suspects and gather private information, according to an internal Justice Department document.

11 die in crash between truck, church van headed to wedding

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

A truck crossed a Kentucky interstate median Friday and slammed head-on into a church van carrying a Mennonite family on its way to a wedding, killing 11 people.

The Permission Slip

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Most parents sign and return field trip permission slips without even giving them a thought or 2nd glance. Not this guy...

Movie Tickets increase up to 26% this weekend, mostly for 3D

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Major U.S. movie-theater chains, seeking to capitalize on the surge in revenues fueled by such 3-D hits as "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland," are imposing some of the steepest increases in ticket prices in at least a decade.

Rapidshare Says That Copyright Infringers Are Criminals

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Who would have thought? Rapidshare is on the warpath against people downloading copyrighted material using their webservice, and has a plan to break the cycle of lost industry revenues that are supposed to result. What are they up to?

Top students reap rich rewards, even as egg donors

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:10 PM PDT

An analysis of college newspaper egg donor ads showed that higher payments offered to egg donors correlated with higher SAT scores.

Extra Ordinary Digital Artworks of Japanese Artist 'Kagaya'

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Kagaya is Japanese digital fine artist created artworks relating to the universe including CG animation pictures, digital prints, posters, illustrations for astronomical books and magazines

Mpemba effect: Why hot water can freeze faster than cold

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Scientists have known for generations that hot water can sometimes freeze faster than cold, an effect known as the Mpemba effect, but until now have not understood why. Several theories have been proposed, but one scientist believes he has the answer.

Microsoft Newly Embracing Open Source Makes Sense

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Microsoft seems to be spending a lot of time lately trying to convince the open source world it really means it no harm. And, just maybe, it's true.

Tennessee Upsets Ohio State, Reaches Elite 8

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Wayne Chism scored 22 points Friday to lead the No. 6-seed Tennessee Volunteers to a 76-73 upset of No. 2-seed Ohio State.

1st Person View of Getting Hit In The Nuts By A Football

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 10:50 AM PDT

The camera man got hit by a football thrown by the NFL player Joe Flacco. I don't think Joe Flacco has ever thrown that accurately before!

Big Content: stopping P2P should be "main focus" of IP czar

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 10:40 AM PDT

The new "IP czar" in the White House has just gotten an earful on how to do her job from big rights holders. It includes a single-minded focus on "online copyright theft" and an embrace of filtering, deep packet inspection, throttling, and site blocking.

iPad App Store screenshots leaked

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Well, look at this. If you've been desperate to know what your App Store experience would be like on the iPad, here's a chance to live the dream.

5 Funny Takes on the Ridiculousness of 'Lost' (Comics)

Posted: 27 Mar 2010 10:20 AM PDT

We've collected some of our favorite comics from webcomic creators Kate Beaton & Nedroid.

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