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Friday, April 23, 2010



Armenians Reflect On Genocide Memorial Day

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 05:00 PM PDT

On April 24, groups will gather in town squares and city parks around the world to commemorate this first genocide of the 20th century, when more than a million Armenians were killed as the Ottoman Turk government purged the population. But in lonely Vakifli, the day will pass without ceremony. No candles will be lit, no speeches read.

Earth Day predictions from 1970

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 04:50 PM PDT

1970 Earth Day Predictions: "We have about 5 more years at the outside to do something." "Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind." "It is already too late to avoid mass starvation." And more...

James Cameron predicts an 'Avatar' sequel (Video)

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 04:40 PM PDT


The Changes at Facebook: The Good, The Bad and The Very Ugly

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 04:30 PM PDT

With its most recent changes, Facebook is aiming for a more social and accessible web. But at what cost to privacy?

Just the right moment (COMIC)

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 04:20 PM PDT


Bret Michaels Rushed to ICU with Brain Hemorrhage

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 03:51 PM PDT

The rocker is in critical condition and "under intense observation," a source tells PEOPLE

9 Types of Xbox Live Players

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 03:50 PM PDT

If you've spent more than a day on Xbox Live, you will have noticed a pattern of the kind of players you encounter – regardless of the genre of the game.

Blippy Reveals Credit Card Numbers On Google | Engadget

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 03:41 PM PDT

Heard of Blippy? It's a "fun and easy way to see and discuss what everyone is buying." It's also a service that's putting scads of credit card numbers online. Whoops! Also: very bad.

Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration Bill

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 03:31 PM PDT

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a state bill Friday that requires police to determine whether a person is in the United States legally, which critics say will foster racial profiling and discrimination but supporters say will crack down on illegal immigration.

Twitter Acquires Software Startup, CloudHopper

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Recently Twitter acquired the popular app, Tweetie and has just announced that they've acquired CloudHopper, the software startup from Seattle, Washington.

Jay Leno's Ratings Fall Below Conan's on "The Tonight Show"

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Jay Leno's ratings have dipped to the level Conan's were at when NBC replaced him. Uh-oh, NBC.

Coma Victim's Language Ability Explained

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 02:51 PM PDT

How could a Croatian girl speak German but forget her native language after coming out of a coma?

Bills RB C.J. Spiller going to be one of the impact players

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Analyst notes that Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller is 'going to be one of the impact players' in NFL draft class. "Think New Orleans Saints tailback/return man Reggie Bush, only faster."

Don't Question: Just Do It

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Seriously, what are you waiting for? Just do it already.

Son's autism leads to innovation

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 02:20 PM PDT

An autistic boy is given help to communicate as his father creates a visual system that helps to give him a voice.

The Immortality of Bugs Bunny (w/ pics + vid)

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Yesterday, Cartoon Network announced that one of their new shows is a "Looney Tunes" reincarnation --"The Looney Tunes Show," which will safely relocate all the beloved characters to the suburbs.

Police barred from penis enlargement

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Forget about getting a job as a police officer in Indonesia's Papua if you have had your penis enlarged. You won't get it, according to local media reports citing the Papua police chief.

Method developed to identify musical notes at any venue

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 02:00 PM PDT

A team of telecommunications engineers from the University of Jaen has created a new method to automatically detect and identify the musical notes in an audio file and generate sheet music. The system identifies the notes even when the type of instrument, musician, type of music or recording studio conditions vary.

Earth Day 2010 - The Big Picture

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 01:40 PM PDT


Iceland closes airports due to volcanic ash cloud

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Iceland will close two airports on Friday for the first time, a week after ash from an Icelandic volcano forced the shutdown of airspace over much of Europe and stranded thousands of passengers around the world, the Icelandic aviation authority announced Thursday.

'Wet' iPhones Spur Class-Action Suit Against Apple

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

iPhones and water do not mix...

NY cabbie pleads guilty to terror plot

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 01:05 PM PDT

Zarein Ahmedzay pleaded guilty Friday to terrorism charges stemming from his role in an al-Qaeda plot to conduct coordinated suicide bombings on New York's subway system in September 2009, the Justice Department said in a statement.

Even professional race car drivers lose their car keys

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 01:01 PM PDT

If you follow Team Penske IRL driver Ryan Briscoe or his wife, ESPN NASCAR Now host Nicole Briscoe on Twitter, you may be familiar with Ryan losing the keys to his brand new smart car.

Sea Creatures Travel Far to Colonize After Volcanic Eruption

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 12:40 PM PDT

When volcanic eruptions wipe out life at hydrothermal vents, some of the new species that set up camp afterward may come from as far as 200 miles

April Showers: The Evolution of Rain in Videogames

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Watch game weather transform, from 2D pixel drops to atmospheric 3D storms. With videogames in particular, rain is an excellent way of revealing the technology of the time: from barely rendering the extra layer of droplets to fully automated meteorological weather systems.

Seven Reasons Apple Shareholders Should Be Cautious

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Apple investors could be excused for feeling on top of the world. But they shouldn't get complacent.

Surprise! Broncos Pick Tim Tebow In NFL Draft's First Round

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 12:30 PM PDT

The Denver Broncos drafted Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who many pundits considered a fringe first-rounder at best.

Just How Polluted is U.S. Drinking Water?

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Water supplies in the United States are safer than they used to be, but plenty of old and new dangers still lurk beneath the surface. In a December 2009 report on U.S. drinking-water quality, the EPA warned that "threats to drinking water are increasing."

How to Implement a Four-Day Workweek

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Two years ago, the state of Utah ordered 18,000 of its state employees to work four days a week, 10 hours a day, and to take Fridays off. In a study, more than three-quarters of employees reported a positive experience a year into this program. Researchers also observed there were fewer sick days, reduced overtime costs, and energy bill savings.

Will Ferrel Joins Twitter

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 12:00 PM PDT


Have the Movies Gotten More Conservative?

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 11:50 AM PDT

How Hollywood may have shied away from sex, drugs and "communist content."

Facebook Status Update: 5th Ticket This Month (pic)

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 11:50 AM PDT


Development on Fallout MMO resuming?

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 11:40 AM PDT

A report stating that Bethesda, the developers behind Fallout 3, have dropped their appeal for an injuction against Interplay may result in work on a possible Fallout MMO (Project V13) continuing.

It's, like, the end of civilization

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Of course, it's natural for language to change over the years. Look at how different Shakespeare's language was. Four hundred years ago, he was writing sentences like "Aroint thy fardels, sirrah, anent a moiety o' bodkins!" Which, in our modern English, means "See your dentist twice a year." But this "I'm, like" is irrational..

Happy Earth Day - NYPD trashes 100s of bikes for Obama visit

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Citing security concerns that bikes might be secret pipe bombs, NYPD officers clipped the locks of hundreds of bikes along Houston Street this morning in preparation for President Obama's speech at Cooper Union. The bikes were unceremoniously put in the back of the truck. There was no prior notification of the bikes needing to be cleared along the

Innocent Man Jailed Must Break Code of Silence to be Free

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Alan Sudduth's cousin was a gang leader, and we know how they feel about snitches. So he swallowed the truth instead, until -- after 15 years in prison -- someone else confessed to his crime. Now snitching could set him free, but the old code still applies.

Report: Health overhaul will increase nation's tab

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Government economic forecasters say President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will increase the nation's health care tab instead of bringing costs down.

5 Crazy Laws to Keep in Mind While Traveling Abroad

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 11:00 AM PDT

These laws make me proud to be an American.

White House to fight to preserve National Day of Prayer

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PDT

The Obama administration will fight to preserve the law establishing an annual National Day of Prayer, the Justice Department confirmed Thursday.

iPhone Loser Gets Free Flight and Beer From Lufthansa

Posted: 23 Apr 2010 10:47 AM PDT

If you lose an iPhone - especially a next generation iPhone prototype - does that make you an iPhone loser? Cruel puns aside (we're sure that Gray Powell, the.........................

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