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Thursday, June 3, 2010



A Lesson in Comedy, the Will Ferrell Way

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PDT

First off, where are the sports? C'mon people, that was two movies ago, watch Step Brothers. Next, what the heck is Mark Wahlberg doing in their movie? Surprise! He has skills other than talking to animals. Finally, why are there car chases, shootouts, interrogations and Sam Jackson/Dwayne Johnson-types mouthing off and kicking ass?

The Real Story Behind Bros Icing Bros

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

I live in fear. The left pocket of my favorite pair of jeans is now forever molded to the shape of a Smirnoff bottle. I carry a Smirnoff Ice on me at all times. Even when I go run. Make that, especially when I go run.

Will British gun laws get any more restrictive? CAN they?

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

With the mass shooting in England yesterday, leaving 12 dead and 25 wounded--3 critically--will British gun laws become even stricter than they are now, as they have after past shooting rampages? In the U.S., will "gun control" advocates acknowledge that even gun laws vastly more restrictive than they can hope to pass here can't prevent massacres?

Colbert Talks to the Crew of the Atlantis Space Shuttle

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Astronauts! Hurray! Everybody loves astronauts, right? I mean, I think it's a law or something, isn't it? Or maybe it's not a law because what would be the point of going to all the trouble of writing it down in the law books, because it's just so unnecessary because who possibly wouldn't love astronauts to begin with.

Google To Patent Technology Used to 'Snoop' Wi-Fi Networks

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Google's secret Wi-Fi snooping was powered by new sniffing technology that the company wants to patent, court documents filed Wednesday alleged.

What Causes “Eye Floaters”

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

For those who've never experienced this phenomenon, eye floaters are little oddly shaped objects that appear in your vision, often when one looks at bright light such as a blue sky. Their shapes vary greatly, but will often appear as spots, cobwebs, or randomly shaped stringy objects.

Missouri won't commit to Big 12

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Big 12 commissioner Don Beebe has repeatedly said he wants to know which Big 12 member schools are committed to remaining in the league. So far, that's been a difficult task. Nebraska and Missouri have both indicated they might be interested if the more lucrative Big Ten Conference decides to expand, a move it is studying.

The Internet [2010 Post]

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

What Will you say about this?

Obama Joins McCartney and Friends On-Stage for “Hey Jude”

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Put this high on the list of stuff I never thought I'd live to see: Barack Obama, Paul McCartney, Jack White, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Seinfeld, Emmylou Harris, Dave Grohl, a Jonas Brother, Faith Hill and Elvis Costello all on-stage together singing "Hey Jude."

Leaked Concept Art Shows Chris Hemsworth as THOR

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Hot on the heels of the leaked Marvel concept art that gave us our first look at Chris Evans in his Captain America costume, Collider's gotten similar pictures that show Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

Dell Streak Tablet Gets Priced, Poked and Prodded [VIDEO]

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

The price of the Android-based Dell Streak 5-inch tablet has finally been revealed — $500 unlocked, direct from Dell. It will become available to U.S. consumers starting next month, and potential buyers in the UK will be able to pick up the device as early as tomorrow.

Top Ten Moments in the Illustrious Career of Ken Griffey Jr.

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Maybe it's a generational thing, but for those of us in our late 20s and early 30s, didn't it feel like we got about 10 years older last night? Ken Griffey Jr. retired at the age of 40, ending a sure-fire Hall of Fame career and, in a way, closing a chapter of baseball history in the process.

"Canadian DMCA" legalizes CD ripping, mashups, backups

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Canada's major new copyright reform legislation would legalize DVRs, CD ripping, backup copies, parodies, and mashups. But it comes with a poison pill: tough DRM anti-circumvention rules. Digital locks again trump fair dealing.

Woman Finds Her Kidnapped Kids 15 Years Later Using Facebook

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

The woman just happened to search for her daughter's name on Facebook and found her profile. After exchanging messages with the girl, the mother contacted the office of San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Kurt Rowley.

Is there a safe way to travel with a dog in a car?

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

When a dog is confined to the car cargo space by a netting or gate, what other safety measures should be used? Could a paw accidentally hit a power button that controls a window or door? Does the upholstery get sizzling hot in direct sun?

Mashup: Google Search with Bing Wallpaper Background

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

In their quest to make their search engine sexier and more appealing to the fickle masses, Google's now begun to let users add a background image of their choosing to the main search landing page. Is this cool? Yes. Is it copying Bing? It's your call!

Too Soon? (pic)

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT


Entrepreneur or Unemployed?

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

A supposed boom in startup companies may just be acts of desperation by workers who have lost their jobs.

Digg Technical Talks - Jack Dorsey

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:55 PM PDT

We've had some awesome speakers at Digg recently. This week Jack Dorsey the founder of Twitter and Square stopped by Digg to talk about the growth of Twitter and the resulting engineering and cultural challenges. He talks about applying the lessons learned there to his latest venture, Square. Fascinating stuff.

Dirty Dancing Banned After Cleaning Bodily Fluids Off Floor

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

One Philadelphia area high school has banned "dirty dancing" due to "inappropriate touching" leading to the janitors having to "[clean] bodily fluids off the floor."

The Sticky Truth About Orgasms (Infographic)

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Pay attention, folks. You never know when "How many gallons of semen does a man ejaculate in his lifetime?" is going to come up in a trivia game.

New BP Spill Worst-Case Scenario: Oil Till Christmas?

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

BP has officially given up trying to seal its gushing oil well in the Gulf of Mexico until it can finish drilling at least one "relief well" in mid-August. Although its latest attempt to temporarily control the spill may succeed, what if the long-term "relief wells" solution fails, as experts say is entirely possible?

Millions in digital royalties remain unclaimed

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

SoundExchange, a non-profit organization that collects royalties on behalf of sound recording copyright owners, claims that it has paid out over $412 million in digital royalties since 2001, but that millions more remain unclaimed.

First Look at the Captain America Costume

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

New leaks have given us our first look at what Captain America will look like in the upcoming movie.

Michael Jordan Is On The Cover of NBA 2K11

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Rumors have been swirling around the Internet for some time now about the possibility of Michael Jordan donning the cover of NBA 2K11. Now it is official.

DIY EyeSeeCam Tracks Your Eyes' Movement, Film What You See

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

A new German-developed head-mounted camera system tracks your eye movements, pointing a camera wherever you look and allowing you to zoom in on your view.

Many South Koreans Indifferent About North

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

"The average South Korean university student is simply not interested in North Korea," said Brian Myers, who is director of the international studies department at Dongseo University in Busan, South Korea, and wrote a New York Times Op-Ed on the matter.

THE Best Rick Roll Ever (VIDEO)

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

This is truly the most creative and effective Rick Roll that I've ever seen.

College students turn school building into R2D2 shrine

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Parents, this is what those hefty tuition bills pay for at Carleton College: Students decorating a campus building -- the Goodsell Observatory -- to look like the R2D2 droid from "Star Wars."

Man Crashes His Helicopter While Looking For His Luxury Boat

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Finding his £150,000 luxury cabin cruiser missing from its mooring in Loch Long, the canny bloke took to the sky in his Robinson R44 four-seat chopper to search for it, only to run into trouble and ditch the copter in the Loch. Luckily he managed to swim to safety as it sank.

George W. Bush Has Joined Facebook

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 02:41 PM PDT

So far the reaction has been almost entirely positive. That's because you have to "like" Bush in order to be allowed to comment on his wall. For a large portion of the world, putting "I like George Bush" into their newsfeed would be like garlic to a vampire. You are, remember, either with him or against him.

In France, Drinking Parties Draw Government Regulation

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

It sounds like a quintessentially French problem: rogue cocktail parties. Over the past year, France has seen a growing trend in large unlicensed, outdoor gatherings organized through Facebook - and attended by thousands of young drinkers - popping up across the country.

Jerry Seinfeld to Direct Off-Broadway Play

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

For his next act, Seinfeld will take on live theatre, announcing today that he will direct an off-Broadway show called "Long Story Short".

Nokia C2 - Nokia's Dual Sim Mobile Phone

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 01:55 PM PDT

Nokia introduced a new mobile phone which will now be supporting dual sims and it comes with all the power packed features at affordable price.

Asian Porn Star Murdered in Samurai-style Sword Attack

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 01:50 PM PDT

According to police reports, Herbert Wong, whose stage name was Tom Dong, was attacked along with two others who worked at Ultima DVD Inc., an adult video warehouse.

Coffee 'does not make the brain more alert', study shows

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The belief that a cup of coffee stimulates the brain and makes drinkers feel more awake is a myth, a new study shows.

Why Nashville Had No Looters During the Floods

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT


Obama Returning to Gulf Coast Tomorrow - CBSNews

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Mark Knoller: Hit For Not Spending Sufficient Time on Gulf Cost; President Returns for Third Visit; Carville Urges Obama to `Take Control of This`

Army Bills Soldier for Losing Gear After Getting Shot

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

He passed out after getting shot in the leg by a sniper and woke up in Germany with a Purple Heart. But now the Army says he owes them for the gear he left behind in Iraq.

Kristen Bell & Ed O'Neill in David Mamet's 1930s Porno

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

This lost masterpiece of pornography was recently discovered in a woodworking shop of a Beverly Hills dentist. June Crenshaw (Kristen Bell) was known as the 'sex kitten' of the Supreme Court. Written and directed by David Mamet.

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