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Thursday, April 1, 2010



Is the Call of Duty MW2 Stimulus Package worth it?

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Alot of bad press has been surrounding this package download for Modern Warfare 2, but is it worthwhile?

The Mafia: Alive and Well in South Florida

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 05:30 PM PDT

Ever since the ruthless Chicago mobster Al Capone bought a mansion on Miami's Palm Island in 1928, South Florida has been a destination for organized crime figures who want to relax and do a little business. The rackets have evolved over the years, but the culture of greed and violence has remained a constant.

Investing Lessons From The Lost Decade

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Most investors are painfully aware that the past 10 years have been pretty dismal for the average Joe and Jane. The Lost Decade is aptly named, seeing as the S&P 500 wound up basically flat over that time, even as it endured several roller-coaster rides.

Ice sheet melt identified as trigger of 'Big Freeze'

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 05:20 PM PDT

The main cause of a rapid global cooling period, known as the Big Freeze or Younger Dryas -- which occurred nearly 13,000 years ago -- has been identified. A new study, has identified a mega-flood path across North America which channeled melt-water from a giant ice sheet into the oceans and triggering the Younger Dryas cold snap.

Cops: NFL Star Rogers Busted at Airport with Gun

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Shaun Rogers was arrested today after he allegedly took a loaded gun into an Ohio airport.

Any Place for Me ?

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Hold on..

The Truth About Your Promotion

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

"Leadership is about trading imaginary things in the future for real things today."

25 Terrifying Easter Bunnies (PICS)

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT


Improv Everywhere: No Underwear Subway Ride [Video]

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Over 1,000 people rode the subway without underwear or pants in New York City. The annual No Pants Subway Ride has been a tradition for years, and it was time to up the ante. Riders spread out over four different subway lines to surprise and delight everyday New Yorkers riding the train. Private parts of all the riders have been blurred, so SFW!!

52% Of Bloggers Consider Themselves Journalists

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

52% percent of bloggers surveyed consider themselves journalists. This is an increase from 2009's study, when just one in three had the same opinion. However, despite this, only 20% of bloggers obtain the majority of their income from their blogs; which is an 4% increase from 2009.A

You're Never Too Old to Be Young (PIC)

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT


Should Congress Extend the Home-Buyer Tax Credit?

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The housing recovery is approaching a critical test, as the clock ticks toward the expiration of home-buyer tax credit at the end of April. The credit -- up to $8,000 for first-time homebuyers and $6,500 for people trading up -- has already been extended once, in November, but there appears to be little appetite in Congress for renewing it again.

Nintendo Sends C&D to Digg Over April Fools’ Joke

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Social news site Digg was just "having a little fun" when they decided to put Mario in many of their Diggbar links. Nintendo disagreed and sent a cease and desist letter to Digg asking them to remove their trademarked character from use on their site.

U.S. Navy Captures 5 Somali Pirates; Siezes Pirate Ship

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 03:51 PM PDT

The U.S. Navy captured five pirates by shooting at them, sinking their skiff and capturing their mother ship off the coast of Kenya and Somalia.

'75 Red Sox World Series hero: "I played every game high"

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Bernie Carbo launched the greatest pinch-hit home run in Red Sox history. He admitted he was high on drugs during the 1975 World Series. Now he has cleaned up his act.

NBC announces nationwide "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" tour

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Just when you thought NBC couldn't stoop any lower...

The Exploits of Howard Hughes (Graphic)

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. may be best known for his aviation exploits including designing the Spruce Goose, but he was also an engineer, industrialist and philanthropist. In fact, due to his many talents he soon became one of the world's wealthiest people.

Small Town Mayor Offers Ride in Car, is Shot to Death

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Washington Park, Illinois Mayor John Thornton was found dead in his car Thursday morning, the victim of two gunshots to the chest. It's wasn't uncommon for the mayor to offer rides to the residents of his impoverished community, known best for its grimy strip clubs. The person Thornton picked up tried to rob him. It defies common sense.

VBS Meets: David Haye AKA 'The Haymaker'

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

In this episode of VBS Meets, Ben Anderson travels with David Haye to Senegal on a visit to meet orphans and an old slave fort. We also talk to David from inside his personal gym near the House of Commons and find out about his preparations for his next Heavyweight title fight against John Ruiz on April 3rd 2010.

Hulu Confidential: The Hulu Manifesto [Video]

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Hulu Training and Orientation: For Internal Use Only

iPad May Force Amazon to Drop Kindle Price to $149

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today called for Amazon to drop the Kindle's price to $149 to avoid a collision with the iPad.

Not For Profit: How Hamas Sabotages the Gaza Charities

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Hamas is bullying Gaza's charities to get a piece of the pie. A recent example - Hamas militants forced the Palestine Bank to allow the newly elected chairman of "Friends of the Patient Society", a Gaza charity that provides medical services, to withdraw $270,000. The bank's manager was held at gunpoint as he counted the money.

New A-Team Trailer Increases Nostalgia Factor 300% (VIDEO)

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Remember the A-Team teaser from a couple months ago? The one introducing us to the revival of the beloved '80s-TV mercenaries, adapted to slicker, more contemporary and/or insanely expensive action-film tropes? If so, the new trailer that premiered this morning...

7 Fighters Who Lied Their Way to Legendary

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Many martial artists gained their notoriety by making outrageous, sometimes even false claims. Here are the sagas of seven such martial artists.

Monarch Butterfly Population Drops by 50%

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

This year may be one of the worst on record for the monarch butterfly, experts are reporting. Severe hailstorms in Mexico (one of the monarch's winter home) followed by fifteen inches of rain has left the population decimated by up to 50 percent this year.

Are they refusing change? You need a plugin to crash IE6

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Yes, simple and neat plugin to crash IE6, however I doubt if the user will return to your site :-)

Q+A with the Face of Music Piracy, Matt Mason

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

A few months back, Milene Larsson spoke to Matt Mason, London's pirate radio god-daddy and the host of a new documentary about that daredevil, building-scaling underground music culture.

April Fools: Top 25 Prank Videos According To Digg (Vids)

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

No one knows the LOLZ like Digg users, which is why it makes sense to use the site when ranking the best prank videos on the interwebs.

Social conservative group urges members not to donate to GOP

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:01 PM PDT

Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council and an influential social conservative, is urging his members to stop giving money to the Republican National Committee, POLITICO has learned. "I've hinted at this before, but now I am saying it: Don't give money to the RNC," Perkins will tell FRC members in the group's next e-mail newsletter.

The Scoop on Semen (Infographic)

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Everything you'll ever need to know about the male jungle juice.

TV Fortune Teller Faces Beheading in Saudi

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

A popular Lebanese TV personality who hosted a show where he predicted the future and gave callers advice is awaiting execution in Saudi Arabia for witchcraft, his lawyer said this week. In other news, Sylvia Browne, still roams free.

10 Meanest Tricks That Games Ever Played on Us (SPOILERS)

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 01:30 PM PDT

This April Fools' Day, we look back with a sick mixture of irritation and awe at the pranks played on us by the friends we least suspected: our videogames.Big, big spoilers follow!

We reached the future - Bionic Arm Moved by Thought

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Electrodes and a computer translates biological nerve signals into computerized signals that control electric motors in a bionic arm and hand.

How Do You See Your Colleagues? [PIC]

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

If you're convinced that the office would devolve into mayhem without your team's contributions, you're not alone–in thinking you're the most important, that is.

FTC: Scheming scum telemarketers to pay $18 million

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Telephone fundraisers who duped consumers about their donations to police and firefighters must pay a record fine worth $18.8 million, including surrender of pricey Picasso paintings, luxury cars and a guitar collection. The civil penalty is the biggest ever in an FTC consumer protection case.

Apple reveals its list of 'iPad-ready' Websites

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 12:50 PM PDT

On Thursday, Apple released a page of its site entitled "iPad Ready"; which catalogues and describes all the major news and entertainment sites currently using Flash-free Web standards.

Diggbar and Super Mario (Is this April Fool?) - [Image]

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Just saw a SuperMario running on my digg toolbar. Is this for April Fool??

Gamers face trial over baby's death

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 12:20 PM PDT

The trial of a South Korean couple whose 3-month-old baby allegedly died of malnutrition while they nurtured an animated child during marathon sessions playing an online game begins Friday in Suwon, a satellite city south of Seoul.

Nursing Home Employee Accused Of BODY-SLAMMING Patients

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 12:10 PM PDT

A man accused of abusing patients at a pricey Calabasas retirement home jumped on a 78-year-old woman's chest and body-slammed her and encouraged wheelchair-confined residents to fight, jurors were told.

New Yankees Sensation is an Ambidextrous Pitcher [Video]

Posted: 01 Apr 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Pat Venditte Is The Newest Yankees Sensation. Check out the photos and video of him pitching 'both ways'.

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