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Friday, June 4, 2010



Has national park carry saved its first lives?

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

In Alaska's Denali National Park, a hiker shot and killed a grizzly bear he claims was charging his companion. While the self-defense claim remains to be investigated, it is certainly plausible, and certain details lend the claim credence. If true, one or perhaps two human lives have almost certainly been saved by the rule change.

Out of Toothpaste or Toilet Paper? Buy It Online

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

In July, Soap.com will start selling 25,000 items typically found in a drugstore, like laundry detergent, shampoo and toilet paper. "Nobody is really buying toilet paper online. We're trying to shift in a big way consumer behavior over all, and take share from offline."

Apple Unveils A New HTML5/Web Standards Showcase

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Under fire for its App Store not being more open, recently, Apple's response has been that there is a portion of its devices that is totally open: the web. If developers don't like some of the App Store's restrictions, they should make a web app, Apple reasons.

Beckham, Snoop, Daft Punk Watch World Cup at The Cantina

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Holy awesome Star Wars mashup, adidas! Video features David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, DJ Neil Armstrong.

Has the Supreme Court Decimated Our Right to Remain Silent?

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT

When is the right to remain silent not a right to remain silent? When you have to speak in order to claim it. That is the bizarre paradox that the Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, enshrined in the Constitution, and by doing so, created a gaping hole in the Miranda doctrine — this one backed by what can be described as Alice-in-Wonderland logic.

Israeli Commandos Plan to Stop Irish Aid Ship Bound for Gaza

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Israeli navy sources told the Jerusalem Post that the operation would be carried out by commandos from Flotilla 13 –several of whom took part in their earlier engagement at sea that left nine aid workers dead, including one American citizen, who was shot four times in the head.

Meet 2 Extreme Gamers Who Play Over 48.5 hrs/wk

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Recently a study identified 4% of gamers as extreme gamers who play over 48.5 hours every week. We talked to 2 of them, a disabled veteran and an unemployed girl who will kick your butt in Call Of Duty, and found why they play so much.

Good Guys in Bad Games (PIC)

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

This pretty excellent little art project comes from DavidfromDallas that features cuddly Nintendo characters who have wandered down the wrong side of the tracks in video game world, and have ended up in places they never should visit.

Abandoned Soviet Nuclear Rocket Launch Silos [Pics]

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Soviet Union and the whole Cold War thing is pretty cold now (although there are some sparkles in relations between Russia and USA) but the trails of this pointless race in developing of weapons and military still remains.

Police Abuse On An... Alligator? (Video)

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Honestly, has every right to feel a little offended. He can't walk around any of the nicer neighborhoods without this happening.

School Kids Given Anti-Medical Marijuana Propaganda

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A controversial anti-medical marijuana flyer forced upon elementary school students in Billings, Montana, is causing an uproar. About 300 Newman Elementary School students went home with the propagandistic flyer Tuesday afternoon. The flyer asks people to "take action" against the medical marijuana business.

Deus Ex 3 Smoking New Trailer, confirmed for 360 and PS3

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 03:07 PM PDT

Human Revolution was confirmed today for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. So console users will get their taste of Deus this generation.

Live Streaming Coming Soon To YouTube? Screenshot Says Yes

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

YouTube has been dabbling with its own live streams for almost two years now. It's live streamed presidential speeches, concerts & more. But so far it's stayed away from opening up live streaming to everyone. Now some screenshots that showed up in YouTube's help center give hints its coming to everyone. Watch out ustream.tv, justin.tv, and blog.tv!

6 Degrees from U2 to The A-Team (Infographic)

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Mania guides you through bits of pop-culture trivia that connect U2 to The A-Team.

Tight pants banned for women in Indonesia

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

JARKATA, INDONESIA - Gone are tight pants that feature the body curve of women in West Aceh regency as the regional government will enforce Thursday a bylaw on Islamic dress code as part of the sharia implementation in the Aceh regency.

Life Inside The North Korean Bubble [incredible video]

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

BBC Newsnight's Sue Lloyd-Roberts experiences first hand North Korea isolation and lack of development on an official trip to view celebrations marking the birthday of the country's founder Kim Il-sung.

What if You Ate Only What Was Advertised on TV?

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

A new study calculates how unhealthy a typical 2,000-calorie-a-day diet would be if it contained only foods advertised on TV

Levi's Offers $10,000 to Make Your Jeans Stiffer

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Levi Strauss & Co. is looking for innovative ideas for air drying clothing in an effort to slash the amount of energy used around the country to dry clothing. The company has launched a $10,000 contest with the aim of getting you to abandon your clothes dryer, and into a pair of stiffer, air-dried jeans.

Jupiter Loses A Stripe

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Something interesting about the appearance of Jupiter was recently found -- The brown cloudy band in the southern equatorial area is gone

Caught in the oil - The Big Picture - Boston.com

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

AP Photographer Charlie Riedel just filed these images of seabirds caught in the oil slick on a beach on Louisiana's East Grand Terre Island. As BP engineers continue their efforts to cap the underwater flow of oil, landfall is becoming more frequent, and the effects more evident.

Coleman's Ex: "Gary Would've Ended Up Like Muhammad Ali"

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Gary Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price is defending her decision to pull the plug on life support because she says she didn't want Gary to be like Muhammad Ali or Terri Schiavo.

BP reaches oil leak 'milestone'

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

BP has managed to lower a containment cap onto its ruptured deep-sea wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico in a high-stakes bid to siphon off some of oil billowing from the broken riser pipe.

Foursquare blocked in China

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Reports suggest the Chinese government is restricting access to the Foursquare geo-location service, after players used the service to draw attention to the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

Ben Balistreri’s Top 30 Star Wars characters

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Ben Balistreri is a storyboard artist and character designer for Dreamworks, where he's worked on How to Train Your Dragon. He's also — like everyone — a Star Wars fan. So when he tuned his unique design sensibilities to represent his 30 favorite Star Wars characters

Mr. Bateman, You're Trying to Seduce Me .. Aren't You? (Pic)

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Dustin Hoffman and Jason Bateman just HAD to kiss when they got shown on the jumbotron, right? Um, right.

How Android, Chrome and iPad are shielding us from malware

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Modern operating systems designed for the Web age—like the iPhone OS, Android, and Google's upcoming Chrome OS—were built from the ground up with security in mind.

Minimum Payments: A Monster That Eats You Alive (Comic)

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Using credit cards comes with plenty of traps, but none is as deep -- or easy to fall into -- as minimum payments. Card issuers make it seem so easy...

U.S. Adds Jobs in May, but Private Hiring Disappoints - NYTi

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Employers added 431,000 nonfarm jobs, the biggest monthly increase in a decade, but most of the reported growth was in government jobs.

Brazil's Dog Favela

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

At least they don't eat them...

Frustrated Neighbors Resort to Graffiti (PIC)

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Residents of a Houston neighborhood were so fed up with the ongoing construction on their street, they took matters into their own hands...

Fox News Cuts Glenn Beck Off Mid-Rant (VIDEO)

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Has even Fox News grown weary of Glenn Beck?

Publishing Locations Of Pirate Movies Is The Same As Hosting

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 12:10 PM PDT

n a surprising decision, a court reasoned that by allowing the publication of the location of pirate movie stored on Usenet, FTD was effectively publishing the movie as if they had actually hosted it on their own servers.

A personal letter from Steve Martin

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT


New U.S. commercial rocket to make debut on Friday | Science

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 11:51 AM PDT

Falcon-9, a new rocket designed by private SpaceX company to deliver cargo and possibly astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA, may make its debut launch on Friday, the company said on its website. "SpaceX is now targeting Friday, June 4th for its first test launch attempt of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle."

Hot for Teacher? School House Turns Into Strip Club

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Located about four miles outside of town, the club, called the School House, trades heavily on the building's pedigree. Portraits of presidents hang alongside a copy of the Pledge of Allegiance, and club owners have converted a teachers' lounge into a private room for parties. The former cafeteria now houses a small stage with two brass poles.

‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ dies at 17

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT

A tiny bug-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog whose pimples and lolling tongue helped her win Animal Planet's "World's Ugliest Dog" contest in 2009, has died at age 17 after a career in resort show business.

Unfortunate T-Shirt Choice Isn't Going to Help Man's Case

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 11:00 AM PDT

A Missouri man was arrested and charged (along with his two teenage sons) for felony mob action after the trio beat up a man after a bonfire-side argument about demons -- yes, demons -- got a little heated. Things got worse for Timothy A. Neal when he was photographed wearing this shirt.

Meet The Real Life Superhumans [VIDEOS]

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Through a combination of fortunate genetics, hard work and determination, these six "super humans" have accomplished feats that you really need to see to believe, from a man who can survive 72 minutes in the freezing temperatures of the North Pole (in shorts) and a real-life mermaid who can swim in the open sea without an oxygen tank.

Video Game Alphabet [Pic]

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 10:40 AM PDT


Gay McDonald's ad goes viral saying "Come as you are"

Posted: 04 Jun 2010 10:34 AM PDT

A new commercial for McDonald's in France is generating a tremendous amount of Buzz online.In the spot, a teenage boy sits in a McDonald's booth, looking at his class picture, when his phone rings. "I was just thinking about you," he says, with obvious affection. "I miss you, too" he replies, and then says that he has to go.

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