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Sunday, May 23, 2010



Ugly Duckling (COMIC)

Posted: 23 May 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Success is the best revenge.

Can Rand Paul Revive Conservative Foreign Policy?

Posted: 23 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

After a decade in which the Republican Party defined itself by its attachment to the Iraq war and to illegal detention, interrogation and surveillance policies, the resounding success of a strongly libertarian, antiwar candidate is an encouraging sign for the future of American conservatism.

Final Season Of Lost Promises To Make Fans More Annoying

Posted: 23 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Producers say the last season of Lost will contain an unprecedented number of twists and turns for fans to endlessly debate around people who don't care at all.

Jose Lima, former All-Star right-hander, dies at 37

Posted: 23 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Former MLB pitcher Jose Lima died Sunday morning at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 37.

Were Cops Showboating for Camera in Shooting of 7-Year-Old?

Posted: 23 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Does being followed around by a camera crew affect the way police officers do their jobs? That's the question being posed by the family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones. The 7-year-old Detroit girl was shot and killed in her bedroom by a stray bullet last Sunday while police searched for a murder suspect with a camera crew for the A&E series The First 48.

The Google Toilet(Beyond True)

Posted: 23 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Google is taking over....Well pretty much already has.

Facebook is just the first step, say Russians

Posted: 23 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

The Russian investment vehicle that bought a $200m stake in Facebook last year is preparing to buy stakes in dozens of well-known internet companies as Russia turns to the internet to lead its future prosperity.

Research: Handful of Pistachios Can Destroy Bad Cholesterol

Posted: 23 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

A handful of pistachio nuts a day can help destroy bad cholesterol, ward off heart disease and prevent cancer, say scientists.

11-Year-Old Girl Writes a letter. Nintendo Delivers. [PIC]

Posted: 23 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT


The Net Worths of the U.S. Presidents: Washington to Obama

Posted: 23 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Having examined the finances of all 43 presidents (yes, 43; remember, Cleveland was president twice) we calculated the peak net worth figures for each in 2010 dollars.

What Will the First Apps for Google TV Look Like?

Posted: 23 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Wondering what an app built for Google TV looks like? Jinni is letting people see what it could do on a Google TV device with its semantic search engine. It compares well to the TotalGuide from Rovi mentioned in our roundup. We'll see what hits the big screens first, and through what delivery method.

Alan Wake: The Worst Product-Placement In Gaming History?

Posted: 23 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Alan Wake is full of in-game advertising, from Energizer batteries for the flashlight in the game to the cellphone calls provided by Verizon wireless. Is advertising in games gone a bit overboard?

Baby Gap: Germany's Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

Posted: 23 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

New figures reveal Germany's birth rate has fallen to its lowest point in over 60 years. With an aging population and a debt that could take generations to settle, can the country convince its citizens to build bigger families?

Yin Yang Cats

Posted: 23 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

How Google Helps Hackers (Accidentally)

Posted: 23 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Hackers prioritize Google search results for poisoning, study reveals.

Apple faces patent suits over iTunes Store, Safari, Mac OS X

Posted: 23 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

A pair of lawsuits filed in Texas claim that Apple is infringing on patents related to selling music online and summarizing data based on adjustable user input.

BP says FU to EPA, says they will use toxic chemical

Posted: 23 May 2010 02:10 PM PDT

BP says FU to EPA, says they will use toxic chemical CorexitTake that USA!

The Alot is Better Than You at Everything

Posted: 23 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

As a grammatically conscientious person who frequents internet forums and YouTube, I have found it necessary to develop a few coping mechanisms.

What to expect from Halo Reach

Posted: 23 May 2010 01:50 PM PDT

To many Halo fans, Reach comes as a blessing and a curse. Reach marks the final entry from bungie in the Halo universe, and where that is a depressing fact, Bungie is putting its best foot forward as they exit the scene. There is talk that other publishers may create further games, but to the hardcore fan this is the final Halo title.

5 Terrifying Ways Your Own Gadgets Can Be Used to Spy On You

Posted: 23 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

All that paranoia you harbor about being spied on? Turns out it's totally justified!

How Facebook Is Redefining Privacy

Posted: 23 May 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Nearly 500 million people worldwide are on Facebook. Is there a limit to how much we'll share? CEO Mark Zuckerberg is betting there isn't.

Anti-Islam movement reaches Poland

Posted: 23 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

European anxiety over the presence of Muslims in traditionally Christian societies has arrived in Poland, where the capital has been blanketed in anti-Islamic posters and several hundred protesters recently showed up to denounce the construction of a mosque.

US Debt History by President and Congress (Graph)

Posted: 23 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

....So very interesting and enlightening. The out-of-control government spending was and is plain to see....Presidential Parties and Control of Congress Highlighted.

How To Destabilize Countries Legally. Economic Hitman

Posted: 23 May 2010 12:40 PM PDT

I first heard of this a couple years back, and i could not believe what i was hearing...is this really how the "greatest country on earth" builds it's empire? These videos were taken from an interview with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now....watch them and judge for yourself.....

Plane crash drill turns into emergency

Posted: 23 May 2010 12:20 PM PDT

An emergency training exercise designed to test rescuers' ability to save lives if a plane from nearby Sydney Airport should ever ditch into waters off Port Botany, ended with real casualties when volunteers needed medical attention after awaiting 'rescue' in chilly waters.

After oil spill: Taking stock of fishing industry

Posted: 23 May 2010 12:00 PM PDT

On April 20, we witnessed one of the worst oil spills in American history, an event that has caused oil to surge into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks now.

MIT debuts fuel-saving "double bubble" aircraft

Posted: 23 May 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Researchers claim space-age design could cut aviation industry fuel use by up to 70 per cent. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this week took the wraps off two new aircraft designs, which they claim could cut aviation fuel use by 70 per cent and deliver similarly deep cuts in air and noise pollution.

Escape Into 15 Fantastic Home Theaters To WOW You!

Posted: 23 May 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Most us watch movies to escape for a short while. With a spectacular home theater, a person could escape by merely entering the room. Whether they were created with a huge $150K budget or as a DIY project, your mouth might drop open into a wowed "O" by these 15 fantastic home theaters.

The Death of the Open Web

Posted: 23 May 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The Internet was once an unruly place. Are apps gentrifying it?

10 Most Promising New Shows of the 2010 to 2011 Season

Posted: 23 May 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Here's our early picks for what might be worth watching this fall and next winter/spring.

Kitten Stretches and Paws Face = Cuteness Overloaded

Posted: 23 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

This deserves a million stars for cuteness!

Report Torpedoes Cruise Lines For Merrily Dumping Raw Sewage

Posted: 23 May 2010 10:50 AM PDT

A new report from Friends Of the Earth calls on cruise lines to end use of dirty fuel, and the disgusting practice of dumping sewage and other waste into the sea. Major cruise lines are harming marine ecosystems and the health of people who live near ports of call.

NJ Towns Giving Illegal Immigrants ID Cards

Posted: 23 May 2010 10:20 AM PDT

As you can imagine, not everyone is happy.

Slow Motion of a Golfball Being Deformed (GIF)

Posted: 23 May 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Pretty cool stuff...

The World's Deadliest Plane Crashes

Posted: 23 May 2010 09:40 AM PDT

A list of some of the world's deadliest air disasters.

Japanese PM: U.S. military base will stay in Okinawa

Posted: 23 May 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama went back on a campaign promise and announced Sunday that a U.S. military base would remain in Okinawa.

With V.I.P. Pricing, Fans Buy Their Way Closer to the Band

Posted: 23 May 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Helena Aguiar had come all the way from São Paulo, Brazil, for a front-row seat to see her favorite band, and she got it: a black metal folding chair with a gold and cherry-red Bon Jovi logo on the cushion, hers to take home. The price: $1,750. Promoters have found that hard-core fans are willing to pay premium prices to get red-carpet treatment.

Student rapes schoolmate in hallway

Posted: 23 May 2010 09:20 AM PDT

A Savannah High student raped a female schoolmate in a campus hallway during school hours.

Did Warner Bros. pirate anti-piracy technology?

Posted: 23 May 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Warner Bros., of all companies, has been sued for stealing an anti-piracy technology patent...

11 Lost Series Finale Questions We Would Like Answered

Posted: 23 May 2010 08:50 AM PDT

With the Lost conclusion within reach, the faithful will tune in with mixed emotions. Sad to say farewell to good friends, and bitter enemies, but also looking forward to finally getting some answers to the myriad of questions posed over the past 6 seasons.

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