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Thursday, May 27, 2010



Engineer leaves New York career to walk across America

Posted: 27 May 2010 06:00 PM PDT

In these uncertain times, most of us cling to the things that make us feel secure. Those who have jobs give thanks. We wait and hope for better times. So when someone like Matt Green comes along, we shake our heads a little and wonder. Who is this young man, bearded and weather-worn, pushing a cart down a country road, mile after mile?


Posted: 27 May 2010 05:40 PM PDT

I recently found myself wondering what a video game might look like in the form of a stop motion animation. While a normal person's response to such a question would of course be "who gives a *****?" I possess few of the qualities typically associated with normalcy and was irrevocably compelled to find out. This is the result.Also, I'd l

31 Youtube Earworms That You Love To Hate (VIDS)

Posted: 27 May 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Most likely originated around the time of Hanson's Mmmbop - an ear worm refers to any song that is so catchy, and at the same time extremely annoying, that it feels like a worm has crawled into your ear and eaten the intelligent parts of your brain so that you hum the song all day long, no matter how much you hate it.

An in-depth look of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2

Posted: 27 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

In approaching the sequel to LucasArts most successful video game ever, Haden Blackman and Julio Torres first had to face the challenge of somehow reviving their hero, which they'd symbolically killed at the conclusion of the original. Here's how they overcame that obstacle...

Dog Found Trapped In Car's Bumper After Being Hit on Highway

Posted: 27 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

A man in Chile hit a dog with his car while on the highway. Repair shop workers soon found the dog alive and stowed away in the bumper (with VIDEO).

Waterless Urinals Green, But Users Complain of Smelly Piss

Posted: 27 May 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Why are waterless urinals popular in some places and not others, even in the same building? Despite the many green benefits of no-flow toilets, if you don't keep them clean, no one cares if they're green.

Scientists prove even the thought of money spoils enjoyment

Posted: 27 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT

The idea that money does not buy happiness has been around for centuries, but now scientists have proven for the first time that even the thought of money reduces satisfaction in the simple pleasures of life.

Are You Doing What You Truly Love?

Posted: 27 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

If not, how can you get there? A reminder that life is indeed fragile and short at the Bra Fashion Show & Art Auction.

When will the music industry finally give in to iTunes?

Posted: 27 May 2010 05:00 PM PDT

If the music industry had any sense, it would make executives at all the top labels embrace Apple much more than they have in the past. But unfortunately, the battle between Apple and the record labels continues. And the only companies that are being hurt are the record labels.

57 Ways To Supercharge Your Browser

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

If you only use your browser to, well, browse the web, you have not yet begun to harness its power. Learn how extensions and bookmarklets can throw the doors of the internet wide open.

Korea's Favorite DJ, Soulscape, Shows Off His Vinyl [Video]

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

If South Korea has an equivalent of DJ Shadow, it's unquestionably DJ Soulscape. Not only does he have Asia's largest collection of vinyl, he also mixes and matches much like his more famous American counterpart. Here, he shows off some of his more obscure LPs and talks about the future of the music industry.

Meanwhile, in Japan... [sfw]

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT


We’re Here. We’re Queer. We’re Retiring.

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

As America's gay population ages, LGBT seniors are opting to retire among their own.

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. new screens are full of awesomeness

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Tom Clancy's HAWX was an average game. But with the sequel, Ubisoft have promised that they will be fixing all the issues that had plagued the original. And judging by the screens they might be right.

Is everyone on the internet happy or sad? Facebook knows

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Facebook, for example, has developed a "Gross National Happiness Index" that measures the positive and negative sentiments expressed in status posts. "You can have a very statistical picture of how the happiness of an entire population of people is changing over time," said Facebook research scientist Cameron Marlow.

Most Embarrassing E3 Moments

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

As great as it is E3 is still prone to some very embarrassing press conferences. Here are a few examples of some E3 events that didn't go the way that they intended.

Image-conscious youth rein in social networking

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

What's that? A young college grad lecturing her elders about online privacy?It might go against conventional wisdom, but a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project is adding fuel to the argument that young people are fast becoming the gurus of online reputation management, especially when it comes to social networking sites.

Cops Claim Vitamins Are Meth; Raid Pot Dispensary

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

A bag of white powder that police seized last week in a California marijuana dispensary raid, claiming it was methamphetamine, was actually a nutritional supplement from GNC, according to the operator of the pot shop. "They made it sound worse than it was," Ian Stubbs, the owner, said.

Toyota unintended acceleration blamed for 89 deaths

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a fresh report that links as many as 89 deaths and 57 injuries to Toyota's known unintended acceleration problems.

The Anatomy of a Jewelry Buyer (infographic)

Posted: 27 May 2010 04:00 PM PDT

While jewelry buying is largely done at brick-and-mortar retailers, the online jewelry industry has grown rapidly over the past decade, a trend that is not expected to slow down any time soon. This graphic illustrates the anatomy of a typical jewelry buyer, who he is, what he buys and when he buys it:

Undercover video shows cows beaten at Ohio farm - Yahoo!

Posted: 27 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Graphic video released to The Associated Press by an animal welfare group shows workers at an Ohio dairy farm beating cows

A Guy's Guide to Having Sex Outside

Posted: 27 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

As you get older and come to terms with the dwindling of your time on this planet, you realize there's some stuff you really need to do before you check out. For some people it's climbing K2, for others its reading "Don Quixote," having a child, or curing cancer. I'd just like to bone a girl outdoors.

The 50 Prettiest Porn Stars of All Time [SFW]

Posted: 27 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Let the debate begin.

***** Dad Tries To Sell Son Into Slavery

Posted: 27 May 2010 03:01 PM PDT

Yong Tsui wanted to sell his boy as a slave because he could no longer afford to take care of him.

Hero vanishes after saving woman from oncoming train

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A mysterious good Samaritan saved a young woman in the nick of time from being crushed by subway train in New York City after she fainted and tumbled onto the tracks. The hero - described by cops only as a black man - then disappeared quietly into the night. "He has not been identified," a police source said.

Seriously Saucy Surfer

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Professional female surfers are changing the image of women in sport. I think the change is good, in fact very good.

1st Ever Native American for Statewide Office in Arizona

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

It's never happened before. A native American has filed to run for statewide office in Arizona. Chris Deschene, a former Marine Corps major, claims he's the first to do it. His claim checks out.

Man Charged With Murders Of Three Bradford Women

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A man is charged with the murders of three Bradford women after body parts were found in a river.

Michelangelo's Secret Message in the Sistine Chapel

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

500 years after Michelangelo drew them, his hidden anatomical illustrations have been found—painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, cleverly concealed from the eyes of Pope Julius II and countless religious worshipers, historians, and art lovers for centuries—inside the body of God.

Vivid Propaganda Art of Kim Jong-il and Father

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

No matter where you travel in North Korea, the faces of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il are likely to be watching over you. Here are a few images of the propaganda that bombard North Korean citizens in the course of their daily lives.

39 Women Pen Letter To Pope About Their Sex With Preists

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

As sex abuse scandals once again rock the Catholic Church, the 39 Italian women who are, or have been, in longtime sentimental and sexual relationships with Catholic priests have penned an open letter to Pope Benedict XVI, denouncing compulsory celibacy as a "torn up shroud."

Star Wars: KOTOR the Movie part II : Veil of the Dark Side

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Kaydon Sentry's adaptation of the video game "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" continues in this second installment of the film franchise. Veil of the Dark side follows where the prequel left off. The crew of the Ebon Hawk travel to Manaan and Tatooine in search of the next Star Maps - artifacts that will lead them to the Star Forge

US 'to extend oil drilling ban'

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Barack Obama is to extend an offshore drilling moratorium amid criticism of the handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Feds Break Up Major Online International Child Porn Ring

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

More than 50 people have been arrested in several states since the 2008 start of the investigation, and authorities are seeking the extradition of several suspects from overseas. "This is the largest crimes against children case brought anywhere by anyone," Assistant U.S. Attorney said. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they had broken u

The 6 Ugliest Custom Guitars Ever Made

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Considering the list starts with the "Wangcaster" and goes downhill from there, these are some pretty heinous guitars.

Burglar ID'd By Cops After Leaving Undies at Crime Scene

Posted: 27 May 2010 02:10 PM PDT

A 39 year old felon from Seattle didn't leave fingerprints at the crime scene. No, what he left was a dirty pair of undies.....

'Top kill' effort succeeds in blocking oil leak

Posted: 27 May 2010 01:53 PM PDT

Engineers have succeeded in stopping the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government's top oil spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday morning.

9 Strange Facts About the BP Gulf Oil Spill

Posted: 27 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

There has been no shortage of tragedy and heartbreak attached to whatmay already be the greatest environmental catastrophe in U.S. history.But elements of strangeness and irony have also been part of thestory. Here, nine facts in that vein about the spill.

Sony's Futuristic Concept of Computers by Hiromi Kiriki

Posted: 27 May 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Sony futuristic concept of computers developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) touchscreen!

Dog Surprises Officer After Being Freed From A Fence

Posted: 27 May 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Wait 'til the end... it's worth it.

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