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Friday, May 7, 2010



Turn any Pen into a Touch Screen Stylus [DYI]

Posted: 07 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Cell phones like Google's Nexus One, iPhone, Nokia N8, HTC Droid, BlackBerry Storm and tablets like the iPad have a capacitive touch screen. That means the screen will only respond to touch commands from human fingers and not the stylus pen that may have come with your old PDA. Here is how to create your own stylus.

Why Time Travel Will Never Work

Posted: 07 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Sorry, time travel hopefuls. Even if you get it right, someday, it's going to go wrong. Although this would've made a great alternate ending for Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

What Happens When Squirrels Mess Up

Posted: 07 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The feisty creature flung a series of well-aimed kicks and jabs at the hapless Romeo rodent, whose clumsy attempts at wooing her bit the dust.

Mother's Day: By the Numbers (Infographic)

Posted: 07 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Here's a look at how Americans honor mothers on Mother's Day.

Lord Jesus Christ suffers minor injuries in downtown Northam

Posted: 07 May 2010 03:52 PM PDT

NORTHAMPTON - A 20-year-old Pittsfield driver was cited by police Tuesday after she ran down Lord Jesus Christ in a marked crosswalk at Main Street and Strong Avenue, police said.

Digg Benefits...Good Stuff (Pic)

Posted: 07 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

http://jobs.digg.com/ ....great benefits, tea parties and you can even bring your dog to work!

Concord, MA to be First U.S. Town to Ban Bottled Water

Posted: 07 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Last week residents in Concord, MA voted to ban the sale of bottled water by next January, which would make it the first U.S. town to take such action.

20 Awesome Things To Know About Bacon (Infographic)

Posted: 07 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Who doesn't love bacon? Even pigs love bacon and so do vegetarians. There really is nothing not to like about bacon, with it's crispy, salty, fatty deliciousness. It can be added to almost anything to enhance the flavor of an otherwise bland dish. Here are a few facts about the amazing wonder that is sliced pork belly.

First Non-Latin Domain Names Go Live

Posted: 07 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Today is a "historic day" for domain names and internationalized domain names says ICAAN as the first three non-Latin script top level domain names go live. All three are country code top level domains under the IDN ccTLD fast track program.

What Happens When You Deactivate Your Facebook Account

Posted: 07 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

He took a screenshot of what he saw after clicking the "deactivate my account" link on his account page - and it is pretty far-out.

'30s Texas History Textbook As Racist As It Is Hilarious

Posted: 07 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Studies in Crap presents ridiculous quotes and scans from a 1932 schoolbook, "The Lone Star State", which is slightly more racist than .......

Will Ferrell's Short-Lived Minor League Baseball Game [Vid]

Posted: 07 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Well, Will Ferrell's night on the mound in the minors last just one pitch, but he did manage to drink a beer and brush back the leadoff hitter all while doing his best Kenny Powers impersonation.

Fake Raphael turns out to be genuine worth £25 million

Posted: 07 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

A portrait of a young woman, which had been dismissed as a fake Raphael and lay forgotten in the basement of an Italian palace for 40 years, has been confirmed as genuine by art experts and could be worth up to £25 million.

Beyond Times Square: The Threat from Pakistan

Posted: 07 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

No longer satisfied with targeting India, Pakistan's extremist groups are taking direct aim at the U.S. and its allies

APOD: 2010 May 7 - The Antennae

Posted: 07 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

A different astronomy and space sciencerelated image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.

Endometrial Stem Cells taken from uterus for Parkinson's

Posted: 07 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) and transplanted into the brains of laboratory mice with Parkinson's disease appear to restore functioning of brain cells damaged by the disease, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.

Opera on Flash Debate: "You Can Cook an Egg While its Runnin

Posted: 07 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

There's a new entrant in the ring to the Great Flash Debate of 2010, which heretofore had Apple's Steve Jobs and Adobe sending nasty-grams back and forth over the latter company's interactive web technology. Now there's a new player in town, with browser maker Opera stepping into the ring to weigh in on the fight.

Could motion control cause a game market "crash"?

Posted: 07 May 2010 02:10 PM PDT

How waggle may one day crumple the industry

Giant Container Lowered Into Oil-Fouled Gulf : NPR

Posted: 07 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT

A mission to the bottom of the sea to try to avert a wider environmental disaster progressed early Friday as crews said a 100-ton concrete-and-steel box was close to being placed over a blown-out well on the Gulf floor in an unprecedented attempt to capture gushing oil.

Are These Kids Terrorists?

Posted: 07 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT

The members of this lineup, same as young as 23 months, have to go through additional security screening, can't print out boarding passes at home, can't check in curbside or at kiosks, and have to show up at the airport hours before fellow passengers in order to make their flight.

25 Awesome Motorcycle Helmets

Posted: 07 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

When you crash and burn in a horrifying motorcycle accident, you are going to want to do it in style.

Wall Street Swings and Then Turns Lower

Posted: 07 May 2010 01:11 PM PDT

Stocks fell even as policy makers sought to calm investors who fear that GreeceĆ¢��s crisis will spread within Europe and beyond.

Big Bang Theory may Delay NASA's Shuttle launch

Posted: 07 May 2010 01:01 PM PDT

Possible problems with a $2-billion physics experiment could delay the space shuttle's final flight and further complicate White House plans to retire the orbiter fleet this year.

Fake Police Squad Barges into Home, Kidnaps Resident

Posted: 07 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Now the real cops are looking for a group of three to six white males who burst into an Orange County residence claiming to be the police--and the man they kidnapped.

AT&T Customers Report Most Dropped Calls, Verizon Least

Posted: 07 May 2010 12:32 PM PDT

In a new survey, AT&T scored highest in customer-reported dropped calls. AT&T also fared badly in terms of the number of customers reporting that they're "very satisfied" with their wireless service. Verizon had the least number of dropped calls and the highest number of satisfied customers.

Today's American Moms Older, More Educated

Posted: 07 May 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Just who falls into the category of "American mom" has changed quite a bit over the last 18 years, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center released today.

How 4Chan Hacked the TIME 100 (Video)

Posted: 07 May 2010 11:00 AM PDT

How did the followers of Internet phenom and 4Chan.org founder "moot" put him on top of the TIME 100 poll in 2009?

Goodluck Jonathan Is Nigeria's New President

Posted: 07 May 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as the president of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, just hours after the death of the oil-rich country's elected leader whose long illness had sparked a leadership crisis.

Mixing Drinking and Gambling: Not As Smart As It Sounds

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

When it comes to perceived vices, drinking and gambling are usually right up there with swearing and prostitution.But for casino regulars, mixing booze and bets can be a mixed bag.Many of those who

New Albino Killings in East Africa

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Seven new albino killings have been reported in Tanzania and Burundi amid signs that the lucrative trade in their body parts has not waned.

How Real Men Start Their Day (PIC)

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:40 AM PDT


Dog Growling Re-mix [video]

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:30 AM PDT


Can Learning to Cook Help a Guy Get Laid?

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Follow this fella's lead and you will get laid... and it won't be by someone who attends court-appointed therapy.

Why the Media Ignored the Nashville Flood

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:30 AM PDT

With two other "disasters" dominating the headlines--the Times Square bombing attempt and the Gulf oil spill--the national media seems to largely to have ignored the plight of Music City since the floodwaters began inundating its streets on Sunday.

Starbucks Dictionary Announced

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Now you can speak coffee.

Playboy’s New Web Bet: Ditch the Naked Ladies

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Odds are, even if you really enjoy looking at naked ladies on the Internet, you don't spend much time thinking about Playboy. So what about a Playboy site that doesn't feature naked ladies? Not a terrible, idea, really. But not a novel one.

Do Women Make Better Doctors?

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Gender plays a complex role in doctor-patient relations.

Windows Can Become Dyslexic Too

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Or maybe it's a copy of Windows made for emerging markets, this being the Na'vi version. Of course, this is only the rough Windows XP version, if they used Vista, these errors would look something like Wei Heve gnotided thet yur abe try$ng ta run Wandows, do yur wend to allow?

Kid Launcher: Catapult Fat Kids As Far As You Can! (Game)

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Flash Game: Use the catapult to launch the chubby kid as far as possible. Upgrade your gear to score more points and reach insane distances.

Fat Dad Faceplants into a Car

Posted: 07 May 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Reason number 57 why people over the age of 45 should avoid skateboards at all costs. Ouch.

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