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Tuesday, June 1, 2010



Does Not Compute: The Internet's Worst Parents

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:40 PM PDT

Child Protective Services Funniest Home Vidoes would still be a funny show.

NSU reveals Alarming US Sex Trade Statistics

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:40 PM PDT

Human trafficking, which has been around for centuries, rakes in billons of dollars for criminal enterprises each year. The victims, some as young as 12, are kidnapped, beaten, raped, and forced to have sex with up to dozens of men each day. Their pimps brainwash them into emotional dependence.

APOD: 2010 June 1 - WISE: Heart and Soul Nebulas in Infrared

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:40 PM PDT


Google dumps (on) Windows

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:40 PM PDT

Mac & Linux are in, and Windows is out.

It's a Tarp! [PIC]

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:40 PM PDT


11 Powerful Environmental Messages

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:30 PM PDT

These images from various ad campaigns around the globe remind us that the planet is in peril.

The Park in the Sky

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:20 PM PDT

Elevated parks are mostly built on raised former rail lines, or industrial buildings. Many urban green spaces, elevated or otherwise, offer reinterpretations of different, former uses.

Ireland Accuses Israel of Kidnapping 7 Off Raided Flotilla

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:10 PM PDT

Up to 16 humanitarian passengers were shot dead by the Israeli commandos, and another 50 people are reported injured. The seven Irish citizens detained include members of the Free Gaza Movement's Irish affiliate, The Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Gambling site lets you bet on oil spill related extinctions

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Gambling website PaddyPower.com placed odds on which species would be the first to go belly-up forever because of impacts from the spill. The Kemp's ridley turtle, an endangered species that migrates to along the coastline from Mexico to Florida, is seen as the most likely winner, with a $5 bet likely to bring back $9 if it's listed as extinct.

Scientists Breed Goats that Produce Spider Silk

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Researchers from the University of Wyoming have developed a way to incorporate spiders' silk-spinning genes into goats, allowing the researchers to harvest the silk protein from the goats' milk for a variety of applications.

Workers Fired for Missing Work to Protest AZ Immigration Law

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 05:40 PM PDT

We decided not to go to work because we don't want SB 1070 to go through," said Maria Laurean, who works at Pei Wei restaurant in Chandler. Instead of clocking in, dozens of co-workers joined together at the Arizona state Capital. "It's nothing against the company, it's just to show the American people, "who's going to run the restaurants?"

Is Mayor Daley 'more equal' than others?

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

A CA man was arrested last week, for an allegedly threatening phone message to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's office. The man, Christopher Fox, was apparently incensed by some rather threatening remarks Daley made to a reporter. Fox also denies making any threats. Is Daley getting away with making threats for which "regular people" go to jail for?

Drinking and Driving Among Students Become Worse at Age 21

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Drinking and driving among college students continues to be a major public-health concern. A new study has examined how these behaviors may change as students move through their college years. Results showed that the prevalence and frequency of alcohol-related traffic-risk behaviors took a significant upturn when students turned 21 years old.

Racist couples barred from adopting children in Italy

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Racism is now a prerequisite for refusal of adoption in Italy.

Cats Can Now Tweet with New Liveblogging Device

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

This comes all pimped out with a camera, an acceleration sensor and a GPS, which monitors kitty's every move, translating actions like walking, eating and sleeping into tweets. Excellent for cat stalking.

Is it Legal for a CA City to Ban Tattoos?

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The essence of the case of Anderson v. Hermosa Beach is this question: is tattooing a form of free expression granted protection under the First Amendment? Or, as the City of Hermosa Beach, Ca, argues, is it just a "service" like scooping ice cream, or silk-screening T-shirts, devoid of constitutional guarantees?

South African Politicians Want To Ban All Porn Online!

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Cars are already provided with brakes and seatbelts... There is no reason why the internet should be provided without the necessary restrictive mechanisms built into it....

Larry David Interview: 'I Didn't Piss On Jesus'

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

'The controversy came from people who didn't watch the show and just heard that I pissed on Jesus, which of course I didn't do. But I'm glad that people are offended by it.'

News Corp. COO: 'MySpace Lost Its Way'

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT


Audi Designs Foosball Table, Redefines "Fine Motor Skills"

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

"We know what you're thinking. I love me some foosball; if only the game were infused with a bit more... car. Well, Audi Design has answered your prayers, good friend."

9 Crazy Gadgets to Make Yourself More Beautiful

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

As years go by, the definition of beauty can change dramatically. What has not changed, however, are the wacky methods utilized by otherwise rational women in their quest for beauty and physical perfection. Women are always seeking out the new, best and quickest ways to tighten, primp, and stop the natural aging process.

Big Media Has Trouble Collecting Pirate Bay Fines

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Due to several verdicts against them, The Pirate Bay team were ordered to pay the entertainment industries $6 million in fines. As predicted, actually getting hold of the money is not going to be an easy job for them.

The Scientific Secret of Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

You can teach an old dog new tricks if you feed it correctly, claim scientists.

Animals Getting Drunk

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

"A small clip from Animals are beautiful people. Directed and written by Jamie Uys. He made this before The Gods Must be Crazy."

Robbers spray ATM users with feces, steal their money

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

A team of pick-pockets in Toronto are spraying people with feces and then stealing the cash the people just took out from an ATM.

Five Hilarious And Moronic Sex Stories

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

For some people something as simple and natural as making love can turn into tragedy. For them. Because for the most of us, some sex stories we hear or read about are just downright hilarious and they would be even funnier if the end result would be permanent sexual disabilities, rather than babies.

An Open Letter to Guillermo Del Toro

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Removing the Hobbit films, there are still ten (!) properties listed under your name on IMDB Pro as either director, producer or executive producer. (We don't know how you sleep at night.) For a while, one of those projects was Doctor Strange. You even talked about hiring Neil Gaiman to write it. This is what you should do next.

New York at War: Then and Now

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Seventy years after it sweated and struggled to funnel troops to the front line, New York City has become the front line. Lower Manhattan still bears the scars of the 9/11 attacks, and if the Times Square bomber had been successful, midtown would have its own crater and makeshift shrine.

James Bond’s famed Aston Martin for sale

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

James Bond's 1964 Aston Martin DB5, dubbed by auto auctioneers RM Auctions on Tuesday as the "world's most famous car," will go under the hammer in London in October and is expected to fetch over $5 million. It is the sole remaining original "007" DB5 that appeared on screen with Sean Connery behind the wheel in "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball"

Asus G73 Gaming Laptop: Killer Specs, Perf On The Cheap

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

There aren't many notebooks on the market these days with Intel's latest Core i7 mobile chip and the latest Mobility Radeon HD 5780 graphics on board, along with 8GB of RAM, at this price range. And there aren't many that will offer the kind of multimedia muscle as the G73. Asus appears to have hit the sweet spot with this hot new notebook.

Vigilante arrested after shooting at thieves

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Roger L. Witter, 48, of Gresham, a customer at the store when two suspects apparently stole several iPhones, was taken into custody after police learned he fired at least two shots as the suspects sped away.

Israel Turns to YouTube, Twitter to Rescue Info War

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

The Israeli government is hoping YouTube and Twitter can help restore its reputation after a botched raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla killed nine people. Every few hours, the Israeli Defense Forces are uploading to YouTube a new video meant to demonstrate that their troops acted responsibly — and that the people in the "Free Gaza" flotilla were the ho

Drunk man wears ice skates while driving his BMW

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Kazakh traffic police inspectors had the surprise of their lives when a driver they stopped for a paper check turned out to be wearing ice skates.

How to Install Mac OS X on a PC (Without Using a Mac)

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Great progress has been made in hacking PCs to run OS X, and it is now possible to install Mac OS X without a Mac. Thanks to some great tools put together by some brilliant hackers, it is also much easier and does not involve nearly as much time and effort as was once required.

A Memorial Day Tribute to Kindergarden Cop (w/ vid)

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

It was not my intention to spend Memorial Day rewatching "Kindergarten Cop," but somehow it happened. And as it turns out, "Kindergarten Cop" has more to offer 2010 in the political realm than you'd expect.

How Obama's Bitter Enemies May Give Him a Boost

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 02:27 PM PDT

The contrast between the right-wing's excessive attacks and Obama's famous cool will serve him, and the Democrats, well.

Britain's youngest mum says

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Britain's youngest mum: Girl who was pregnant at 11 says she will fight to see her daughter

Best Vintage Photobombs Of All Time (PHOTOS)

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Yes, Photobombing has been around since the advent of the camera. And given its history, we must pay homage to the innovators. These are the guys are lining the halls in The Photobomb Hall of Fame.


Posted: 01 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

It's not that Macs will replace Windows-based PCs. It's that with everything we use -- phones, mobile entertainment devices, cars -- having computing built into them, the PC is now officially on the skids.

Contaminated Cocaine Can Cause Flesh to Rot

Posted: 01 Jun 2010 01:43 PM PDT

Cocaine abusers -- already at risk for an abnormal heartbeat, blood pressure problems, hallucinations, convulsions and stroke -- can add another potential health complication to the list: rotting flesh.

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