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Wednesday, May 5, 2010



Can a $1.5bn supercomputer save humanity?

Posted: 05 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

IT'S like the real-life version of popular video game Sim Earth, in which players build and manage their own planet. Techno-socio-economic guru Dirk Helbing outlined his vision of the Earth's future, or rather, the means to acquire it.At a cost of $1.5bn, the Living Earth Simulator will gather as much data about humanity as possible.

'Daily Show' Stars Find Success on the Big Screen (pics)

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Not all are fully successful yet, but Daily Show is increasingly becoming a comedy breeding ground for movies and TV -- from Steve Carell (of course) to Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee, many others...

Kin available online starting tomorrow,Verizon stores May 13

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Verizon will be selling both the Kin One and Kin Two online starting tomorrow, May 6, for $49.99 and $99.99

APOD: 2010 May 5 - The Faces of Mars

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT


To Green the World, McDonald's Unleashes French Fry Power

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

McDonald's is announcing examples of how the company and its suppliers are bringing sustainability to their operations through greener french fries, from powering homes with potato waste to using wind power in fry factories.

Zero Punctuation : Splinter Cell: Conviction

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Splinter Cell: Conviction.Be sure to join the Zero Punctuation Facebook Fan Page.

Which Illegal Drug is Best for the Environment?

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Let's say I were the type of person who would go to a party where an assortment of recreational drugs were being used. Would it matter, so far as the environment goes, which one I took?

Sleeping for less than six hours can cause early death

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Researchers find 'unequivocal' link between lack of sleep and increased risk of premature death.

Daft Punk's Costumer Designer Mixes Liberace & Tron [Video]

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

In this episode of Motherboard, Janet shows us her San Diego studio and explains her technique for coaxing the robot side out of some of the world's biggest future-minded performers.

Google Search Gets a Major Overhaul [PICS]

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

After months of testing and speculation, Google is finally releasing the next edition of Google search to the public, complete with a left-hand menu bar and even an update to the well-known Google logo.

Ernie Harwell, Longtime Voice Of Detroit Tigers, Dies At 92

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Ernie Harwell, the acclaimed Tigers broadcaster whose eloquence and kindness made him a beloved Michigan institution, died Tuesday night after a nearly year-long bout with cancer. He was 92.

10 Most Dangerous Stunts Ever Performed

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Stuntmen have a reputation for being extremely brave, stupid and crazy. What many people do not realise though is that stuntmen regard their profession as a form of art.

Redneck Ingenuity At Its Finest [GIF]

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Five gameplay elements Doom invented that nobody stole

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Did the vultures really leave this much meat on the landmark shooter's carcass?

Onbashira-sai festival: The log surfers of Lake Suwa

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

There's a famous saying in Japanese that goes, "If you want to see people, go to the Onbashira festival." This festival, only held once every six years, sees a dangerous crush of human beings congregating in Nagano Prefecture's Lake Suwa area. It is one of the most iconic festivals in Japan, widely broadcast both domestically and abroad.

Obama Interviews Chicago Judge Diane Wood for Supreme Court

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

President Obama interviewed federal judge Diane Wood of Chicago on Tuesday for an opening on the Supreme Court. The president appears to be homing in on a decision. He has interviewed at least three other finalists: Solicitor General Elena Kagan and federal appeals court judges Merrick Garland, who serves in DC and Sidney Thomas of Montana.

Abandoned Soviet Military Navy Repair Factory (PICS)

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Abandoned Soviet Military Navy repair factory in Estonia. It is placed at Arkula, near Tallinn.

22 Bizarrely Groomed Dogs (Pics)

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

It's called a trend, but the basic dog grooming competition was started back in 1980 by a professional groomer named Jerry Schinberg. It's now morphed into a ridiculous art form.

Take THAT Overpriced Water Cooling Systems! (pic)

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Battle of the Plastic: Debit vs. Credit [Infographic]

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Ever wonder how debit cards and credit cards stack up against each other? Here's a bit of insight to both.

Handheld Breathalyzers Make Good Drinking Buddies

Posted: 05 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

You're drunk. How drunk? Hard to say, since you're drunk and all. A handheld breathalyzer can help. We got trashed and compared four over-the-counter testers with the California Highway Patrol's gear to find out which one is the best drinking buddy.

New Machete Red Band Trailer for Cinco de Mayo (VIDEO)

Posted: 05 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Take a look at this new trailer with a special intro by Danny Trejo.

French Government to Buy 50,000 Electric Vehicles!

Posted: 05 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

The French government has assembled a group of 20 corporations, utility companies and other large fleet owners to purchase 50,000 EVs, most of which will come from Renault and Peugeot-Citroen.

Owner Michael Jordan Considering Changing Bobcats Team Name

Posted: 05 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

As the NBA's newest majority owner, one of Michael Jordan's first objectives with the Charlotte Bobcats could be changing the team name.

Alabama Man Wins $1 Million in MLB 2K10 Perfect Game Contest

Posted: 05 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

2K Sports announced today that 24-year-old Wade McGilberry of Semmes, Alabama has won an unprecedented cash prize in the amount of $1,000,000 by being the first person to throw a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball® 2K10, the latest iteration of the popular Major League Baseball® 2K series.

Feds threaten eminent domain grab on Vermont farm

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Some here think the WWII-era brick structure that houses the border station should be abandoned entirely. This is one sleepy border crossing. Not the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: The government, which got $420 million from the federal bailout to modernize land ports like this, wants to spend about $7 million to build an expanded station

Inside The Bulgarian BitTorrent Crackdown

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

TorrentFreak caught up with someone with inside knowledge of the trackers and the scene in general, for their take on the situation.

24 Plot Devices They Keep Recycling On '24'

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:21 PM PDT

24 has grown more than a little tired over the years, with story-lines and plot devices that have become incredibly familiar. That's because much of what we see has occurred before and every story line, plot thread or turn of events feels directly copied from previous seasons.

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Obama is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

10 Amazing Animals That Have Superpowers

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Ten awesome animals with super powers, including immortality, super weapons, and other crazy animal super powers.

A Linux Baker’s Dozen

Posted: 05 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Linux is probably best known as a server operating system, and for a good reason – according to at least one source, 60% of the servers on the web are running a Linux OS. But Linux on a desktop (or laptop) as a very viable option is gaining popularity, and its presence as the default OS on many netbooks continues to push its market share.

Bank Robber Caught After Teller Recognizes Him

Posted: 05 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Sean Hemmerle was busted because he ignored the Number One rule of bank robbing: don't knock over the branch where you make your deposits.

Kendra Wilkinson Fighting Release Of Sex Tape

Posted: 05 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Former Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson has become involved in a messy legal battle to stop the release of a sordid sex tape.

'Pirates 4' - No Longer of the Caribbean

Posted: 05 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

The 4th movie will not be filmed in the Caribbean but instead it will be filmed in Hawaii and London to save some cash. Time for a name change perhaps? Pirates of the Hawaiian Islands?

What's Really in That Bottle of Personal Lube? (CHART)

Posted: 05 May 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Lubricant! That magic potion that keeps your partner's orifices interested in what your body's talking about is mysterious stuff. It's water, but it's sticky; it's alcohol, but it dissolves. Here's a breakdown of how that bottle of Astroglide in your mom's underwear drawer works.

Hunter S. Thompson fills out a TV contract (pic)

Posted: 05 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT


10 Reasons Why Microsoft's IE Dominance is Ending

Posted: 05 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

News Analysis: Internet Explorer still might be the leader in the browser market, but its dominance is coming to a close. Here are the reasons why and how that's happening.

Bare Handed Bull Wrestling

Posted: 05 May 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Though jallikattu (Bull wrestling) has been compared to the running of the bulls that takes place in Pamplona in Spain, the Indian pageant is far more dangerous. Competitors and spectators are trampled and gored every year. In 2004, at least five people were killed and hundreds were injured at jallikattu events across the state.

Was Tasering a Phillies Fan Excessive Force?

Posted: 05 May 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Monday, a 17-year-old named Steve Consalvi ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park. Wearing a red shirt and khaki pants, he ran around waving a white towel above his head, a police officer Tasered him. The incident raises some interesting legal issues.

11 Great Videos: The Most Interesting Man in the World

Posted: 05 May 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Happy Cinco de Mayo from the Most Interesting Man in the World. He can speak French - in Russian. The police often question him, just because they find him interesting. He lives vicariously ... through himself. Stay Thirsty, My Friends.

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