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Friday, April 9, 2010



This Story Will Blow Your Mind-Docs With Body Armour

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Docs Pull Explosive Taliban bullet out of soldier's head!A SOLDIER underwent a five-hour brain op to remove a high-explosive bullet , which could have blown his head off at any moment.........................

The Economics Behind Legalizing Marijuana in California

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Californians head to the polls this November to consider the legalization of pot and, by extension, whether the state and local governments should receive income by taxing it. While both sides of the "legalization debate" have merit, when emotion is stripped from the debate, it becomes a simple economic issue.

Lesbians and Gay Men in Zimbabwe Face Brutal Corrective Rape

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Gay and lesbian Zimbabweans are finding life and identity threatened and endangered by homophobic President Mugabe who uses thought police tactics to maintain power and control through the sexual abuse of lesbians, gay men, and others. This includes a practice known as [quote] Corrective Rape [unquote].

Dwarf planets accumulate in outer Solar System

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Pluto may be demoted again, as researchers work to properly define dwarf planets.

Apple Creates Own Social Platform: Game Center

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Apple announced that it would create its own social platform for games, dubbed Game Center. It's a place ...

The GOP Campaign Against Nonexistent IRS Health Gestapo

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 05:10 PM PDT

The new Death Panel scare. Newt Gingrich is urging Republicans to campaign on a new, equally absurd myth. Gingrich has been appearing on tv and radio alleging that health reform includes 16,000 IRS agents as health police. Noting that the 16,000 IRS agents claim is wildly inaccurate, FactCheck.org explained...

Chilling Photo Essay of the Kyrgyzstan Riots

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

"Kyrgyzstan doesn't get much press unless they start ripping the place apart and, as you'll have noticed, that's what they're doing right now. I'm living in the capital at the moment, where every revolutionary, thug, policeman and journalist seems to have congregated."

iPhone & iPod Management on Linux Just Got Easier

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Managing iPhones & iPods (probably iPads too) on Linux is notoriously buggy, prone to many cryptic error messages, and generally not for the faint of heart. The results are usually abysmal; sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't. Libmobiledevice, aims to change that, and they seem to be on track.

Learn Your Motherf#@kin’ Science: A Textbook for Juggalos

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT

You should really watch this video. Yes, it's the moment you've been waiting for: The Insane Clown Posse just came out with a new song.

Stephen King vs. Lost: Alan Wake hands-on

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Ars goes hands-on with the upcoming 360-exclusive psychological thriller Alan Wake and learns why light will be your best friend.

Don’t Put Your Employer’s Eggs In Your 401(k) Basket

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT

People may or may not learn from their own mistakes, but apparently, the idea that people learn from other folks' mistakes is a myth.

Irish Firm Claims 'Significant' Oil Find Off Coast of Dublin

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Significant oil deposits just over six miles off the coast of Dublin may have the potential to provide Ireland's entire oil needs for up to 12 years, according to a new report by Irish oil exploration company Providence Resources.

Dog Survives Being Run Over By Train Twice

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 04:00 PM PDT

A Utah railroad worker winds up rescuing the unlucky dog histrain ran over twice.

The 7 Most Creepy Fairy Tales We All Know

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

We all grew up with fairy tales. You know, the nice stories with fairies, nice dwarves, heroes and heroines. Little did we know that we were being fed the filtered version of these stories.

The Toxic Avenger to be Reborn as a "Green" Warrior

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

It seems that even B-movies are not immune from Hollywood's current fixation with rehashing and repackaging failed or forgotten franchises for a new audience. The Toxic Avenger is the latest movie property to be rebooted. Deadline describes the new Toxic Avenger as "a green superhero for these environmentally conscious times."

Unrest in Thailand - The Big Picture [PICS]

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:31 PM PDT

After nearly a month of protests by Thailand's Red Shirt anti-government movement, the situation in Bangkok has escalated in the last week. Though most of the past month's protests have been peaceful, earlier this week, Red Shirt protesters briefly stormed and held the parliament building....

Crysis 2: New Images and extended trailer released

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:23 PM PDT

Crytek have released the extended trailer and released new art images for Crysis 2. Also EA and Crytek have teamed up with award winning Richard Morgan to write Crysis 2's story.

The Boy Who Grew Up to Be Charles Manson's Son

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Rocker Matthew Roberts learned that Charles Manson might be his biological father. Then came the strange part: His whole life suddenly made sense.....

Spotlight on Bank Failures in America (Infographic)

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

In 2009, a startling number of banks were seized and more bank failures are expected this year. Focus takes a look at what it means when a bank fails, why banks are failing and where the largest concentration of failed banks are located.

21 critical future NASA missions

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:10 PM PDT

NASA space plans major new missions to Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and the Sun as well as climate change operations

Obama Dismisses Palin: She's 'Not Much Of An Expert'

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:01 PM PDT

President Obama dismissed criticism by Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Thursday over his administration's proposal to limit the use of nuclear weapons. Pointing to Palin's lack of expertise on the policy surrounding nuclear weapons, Obama brushed off Palin's claims that the move would make the U.S. more vulnerable.

Man steals beers from restaurant, starts eight-hour standoff

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Fresh out of prison after five years for leaving his girlfriend's dead body in his Jeep, Matthew Davis stole a bucket of beer from Joe's Crab Shack, kicking off an eight-hour standoff in Olathe, Kansas.

Originally a Black Star Wars??

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Documentary video of the secret saga.

7 Better Choices Than Robert Pattinson for Kurt Cobain Role

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

So "Twilight Saga" actor Robert Pattinson is going to play Kurt Cobain in a biopic directed by David Fincher ("Fight Club"). That's the latest rumor, at least. There's more to the rumor: That it'll be titled "All Apologies." That Courtney Love really wants Pattinson to take the role. Well here are 7 better choices than the "Twilight Dude"

A Tax Day Protest We Can All Get Behind

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

If you, like me, will be scrambling to complete your taxes this weekend, and feeling a bit disgruntled about being taxed more than the big boys on Wall Street, Jobs with Justice has a great plan on how to work out your angst.

Inside WebKit2: less waiting, less crashing

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Get ready for WebKit2. The engine behind Safari and Chrome is going second-generation with a split-process model and a non-blocking API, which means fewer crashes and a more responsive browser.

6 Movie Plots Made Possible By Ridiculous Understaffing

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Running a cloned-dinosaur facility? Naturally, you'll want to staff it with Newman and that dude from Edge of Darkness.

Under 55? Don't plan on Social Security

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

The program's dismal outlook has long been known, but the recent economic crisis further scarred the program's finances, bringing closer the day of reckoning when receipts no longer cover benefit payouts.

The Real Cost Of Obesity (IMG)

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT


Microsoft Declines a Game Due to Not Signing A Exclusve Deal

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Microsoft just refused Machinarium for XBLA after a half year of talking with them. They like the game and know it would be very successful on their platform, but they don't want to support games which aren't Microsoft exclusives.

The Worst Places I've Slept.

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Supposedly, good sleep is one of the most important factors of a healthy lifestyle. Since the age of five I've had insomnia and ever since, I've had zero regard for where I do eventually nod off. I regularly blame my low motivation, ***** immune system and general lack of dynamism on my traumatic bedtime behaviour...

10 Movies That Need a Blu-ray Release - Screen Rant

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

A list of ten movies that have no Blu-ray release date on the horizon, yet desperately deserve to be upgraded to the HD format.

YouTube Returns Blogs Some Link Love - [Topic Google]

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

If a blog or site is responsible for driving a significant amount of a video's views, that site will be credited on the page. (Oh if only there was a Google Topic)

Coming Soon: TV Outside The Box!!

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

In the same way that surround sound lets TV viewers hear what's happening just off-screen, a new system from the Media Lab gives them the option of watching what's happening, too, on the screen of a handheld device.

Sanyo outs two new full HD Xacti “dual cameras”

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Sanyo announced two new "dual cameras" (camcorder and digital camera in one) for the Japanese market yesterday, the Xacti DMX-CG100 (that's the pistol-grip model) and the Xacti DMX-GH1. Both feature an extra-compact body and the ability to record video in full HD and take 14MP pictures.

Finally Jordan Honor Killings Draw Tough Response.

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Honor killing in Jordan means a jail cell finally Men who kill Jordanian women face tough sentences Convicted murderers used to get three month jail terms

Could designer bras be a natural fit for crowdsourcing?

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Crowdsourcing has suddenly become fashionable. Fashion Stake launched last week. It wants to "democratize fashion" by letting people vote to decide which designer gets seed money. It joins a handful of similar startups, from the interesting to the bizzare.

Rep. Bart Stupak to retire, putting seat in play - Josh Krau

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT

President Obama called the Michigan congressman on Wednesday and asked him not to retire.

When Coup Leaders Tweet

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Roza Otunbayeva, the leader of the opposition movement that took over the Kyrgyz government, may be tweeting the coup. Hash tags and @ symbols included.

Kickboxing Orangutans FTW (pics + vid)

Posted: 09 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT


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