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Tuesday, June 15, 2010



Letting Your 16 y/o Sail The Globe? Then Have Rescue Money.

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Now that 16 y/o sailor has been rescued during a failed sailing attempt, it raises questions. Why should Australia have to foot the bill out of the goodness of its heart to rescue her? Reported costs of the rescue operation will top $300,000. Asked about that, her mother said, "We're not wealthy people. What price would you put on a child's life?"

'Free cocktails?' a dying call at casinos

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

The quintessential Las Vegas or Atlantic City casino experience comes with card dealers in ties, feather-festooned showgirls and the most coveted amenity: the free drink. Yet as casinos have migrated from America's storied gaming towns to middle America, the complimentary cocktail hasn't always survived the trip.

Valve: Steam and Portal 2 Coming to PS3

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 04:06 PM PDT

VALVE EMERGENCY SURPRISE IS.. Portal 2! - If you like my submissions friend me up :)

Study Shows Economic Recovery Will Be A Long Slow Climb

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The UCLA Anderson Forecast makes the case for a tepid recovery from the national recession, with unemployment levels slowly declining.

20 Things We Learned From 90s Rap Songs

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

If there is one genre of music we can learn something from, it's 90s rap songs. These songs are filled with tasty little tidbits of information that we can carry with us for the rest of our lives. As long as the information you feel is pertinent to you is mainly about asses and drinking, that is.

Every Apartment I've Ever Lived In--->(Comic)

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

....apologies to my downstairs neighbors....

Neil Gaiman fights Todd McFarlane over Spawn characters

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Two titans of the comics are locked in a mortal struggle in a local courtroom. Hanging in the balance: control of a popular character and lucrative royalties.

Ubisoft's Michael Jackson Video Game Will Use Kinect

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

I wonder how much the people in charge of Michael Jacksons estate are getting paid to let MJ be part of this possibly revolutionary dance-music game?

Burglar did the washing up at homes he broke into‎

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A burglar who does the washing up homes he raided has been jailed.

How Will Facebook Make Money?

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

The company's future depends on finding just the right balance between the privacy expectations of its users and the quality of the social marketing data it can serve to its business partners.

Perez Hilton Could Face Jail For Miley Cyrus Pic

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Legal expert says Perez could face federal charges...could be career

US House of Representatives Elections,2010 (Interactive Map)

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

The New York Times has published a map of the fall senate, house and gubernatorial races from around the U.S.

New BlackBerry to Rival iPhone ?

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

RIM is testing a touch-screen smartphone with a slide-out keyboard and is also experimenting with a tablet device to serve as a larger-screen companion to its BlackBerry phone.

Facebook + Myspace = FaceSpace

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT


How to Filter Out Those Annoying Vuvuzelas

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

If you've watched five seconds of the World Cup so far you're sure to be totally annoyed by the vuvuzela, a plastic horn that sounds like a mosquito near your ear. Or 15,000 of them all at once. There are a few things you can do to your TV though to minimize the sound or drown it out completely.

Durham Astronomers' Doubts About The 'Dark Side'

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 02:10 PM PDT

New research by astronomers in the Physics Department at Durham University suggests that the conventional wisdom about the content of the Universe may be wrong. Graduate student Utane Sawangwit and Professor Tom Shanks looked at observations from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe ...

Plastic Designer Molecules May Boost Immune System

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Plastic molecules made to mimic the body's natural disease-fighters and injected into living animals behaved like antibodies, latching onto foreign molecules and launching an attack against them in the bloodstream.

Mommy, What's Wrong with Grandpa? (PIC)

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 01:30 PM PDT

He's just a fan of death metal, sweetie.

Obama Plans Oval Office Address To The Nation On Oil Spill

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

President Barack Obama plans an Oval Office speech Tuesday night about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. White House adviser David Axelrod says Obama will talk about the disaster after he returns from a visit to the region on Monday and Tuesday.

iPhone 4G vs EVO 4G: The Latest Generation Smartphones [PIC]

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

The iPhone 4, EVO 4G, Droid Incredible, and Google Nexus One; when it comes to choosing a smartphone, there are several worthy competitors on the market to consider. It is important to compare the key features that each phone and its carrier offer before making a decision.

Cop Punches Girl in the Face During Jaywalking Stop (VIDEO)

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

It started when he stopped the girl and her friends for jaywalking. It gotout of hand when he brought out the cuffs.

Jupiter Impact: Mystery of the Missing Debris

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Something hit Jupiter. A comet or asteroid descended from the black of space, struck the planet's cloudtops, and disintegrated, producing a flash of light so bright it was visible in backyard telescopes on Earth. Soon, observers around the world were training their optics on the impact ...

The Worst Sellout Musicians in Pop History

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Proudly gay pop icon Elton John last month played Rush Limbaugh's most recent wedding, obviously bringing into question Elton's valuation of morals over-- do we really need to spell this out for you? Here's some other sad cases of how the musically mighty have fallen.

More College Grads Are Turning To Trades

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:50 PM PDT

They started out studying aerospace engineering, creative writing and urban planning. But somewhere on the path to accumulating academic credentials, they decided that working with their hands sounded more pleasant -- and lucrative -- than a lot of white-collar work.

How the Chinese Internet Needs to Up Its Game

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

I thought that Google pulling out of China wouldn't make much difference. The search engine was a distant number two in the market to Baidu, and many of the people already using Google in China were doing so through VPNs anyway. But I underestimated one thing: The impact that the lack of Google would have on China's Web businesses.

Top 10 Lost Plot Holes

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:40 PM PDT

After six seasons, fans waited patiently for a final episode they thought held promise to unravelling the Island secrets in a satisfying way. Most people only found there was no surprise inside this Island's Kinder Egg. What it did it did leave us was enough holes in the plot to sink a badly-rendered submarine.

Taliban University, Children Taught To Be Suicide Bombers

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

The Taliban are running suicide schools inside Pakistan, preparing a generation of boys for atrocities against civilians.

Shooting For 400 mph On an Electric Motorcycle

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Håkansson became immersed in the world of business and environmental science at Malardalen University in Sweden. It was there that she grasped the beauty of electric vehicles. They're quick. they're clean and they're efficient.

1, 2, 3, 4 ... Katy Perry Declares A Boob War!

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:30 PM PDT

See who is pulling out the Big Guns in this fight—if Katy Perry thinks she's the only one pulling out the bra busters, she better invest in better mammary intelligence. Here are the dossiers on the women who just might overthrow Katy.

Kevin Rose Announces fforward

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Digg founder Kevin Rose, after confirming that he's leaving Diggnation at the end of this year, is now announcing his new show. It's fforward

America's Top 20 High Schools (PICS)

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

A look at the cream of the crop, the top twenty schools in the country, how they're preparing their students so well for college, and where those students are pursuing their degrees—from Florida State to MIT.

iPhone 3GS v/s iPhone 4 [ Infographic]

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

An infographic about iphone 3gs v/s iphone 4 features.

T-Mobile: Every Phone is Free June 19

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 12:00 PM PDT

It's true: every phone in every T-Mobile store in the U.S. will be free on June 19...but folks will have to pay for the required two-year service plan.

Bloody Sunday Report States Those Killed Were Innocent

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 11:40 AM PDT

All those killed on Bloody Sunday were innocent says the Saville Report and the Prime Minister says he is 'deeply sorry' for their deaths.

5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks to Movies)

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Those of us raised on the laws of Rambo and Red Dawn are totally boned.

First Date Lies

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 11:30 AM PDT

I should go home...I have to get up early tomorrow.

YouTube, Guggenheim Begin Quest for Most Creative Video Ever

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 11:28 AM PDT

With an alleged 20 to 25 spots ready to be filled, it makes you wonder what will make the cut and be formally recognized by YouTube and the modern art community as officially the 'most creative video ever'.

White House wants to better measure domestic poverty

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 11:10 AM PDT

Starting next year, the federal government will take a few baby steps toward changing the way it measures poverty, something that is decades overdue. The government has used its official poverty guidelines to divide the haves and have-nots for 45 years

Popular Dogs and Their Genetic Problems (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 11:00 AM PDT


Five Ways To Tell You're Eating Americanized Mexican Food

Posted: 15 Jun 2010 11:00 AM PDT

That's not to say that eating occasionally at the El Toritos of the world is a bad thing, but it's best to go in knowing what to expect. So how do you tell if you're at a real Mexican place or an Americanized facsimile?

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