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Thursday, June 17, 2010



Man Killed By Family For Trying To Watch World Cup On TV

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Police say a South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country. In my opinion this is a "Red Card".

The 6 Most Insanely Misguided Attempts at Viral Marketing

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Viral campaigns are all about pushing the envelope. You have to shock people to get their attention, and this is where the potential for disaster lies. Awful, hilarious disaster.

The Hobbit Now Has Built Sets, But Still No Director [Pics]

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Despite the fact that Guillermo del Toro fled the director's chair and Peter Jackson doesn't want the gig, the film has still been auditioning actors in Los Angeles like nothing's the matter. Now, new pictures have leaked of The Hobbit's sets, which have already been built in New Zealand.

Tablets May Overtake Netbooks By 2012, Desktops By 2013

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Apple's iPad should help push tablet sales past netbooks in as little as two years, Forrester analyst Sarah Rotman Epps estimated today.

Barack Obama's Signature Has A Hidden Message (PIC)

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Didn't see that one coming..

Drawbridge prank [Pic]

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:30 PM PDT


E3 2010: DS vs. 3DS, The (Flattened) Visual Comparison

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

It's brother against brother as we pit the two two-screened systems against one another -- ...

New HBO documentary exposes gas drilling hazards

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Fox presents a frightening scenario in which tens of thousands of drilling rigs take over the landscape, gas companies exploit legal loopholes to inject toxins into the ground and residents living nearby contract severe, unexplained illnesses.

Marvel vs Capcom 3 epic gameplay blowout [VID]

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Check out the wild over-the-top gameplay complete with signature aerial combos, hyper combos and other original systems from Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Cop tackles pregnant woman in labor at hospital

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

She was bleeding, so she blew a stop sign on the way to the hospital. A cop pulled her over and started writing a ticket. When he took too long, she took off for the hospital.

When do newborns first feel cold?

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

McKemy's latest study, published online by Neuroscience, shows that the cold sensing circuit starts to develop in utero but does not mature until well after birth

Sweet Tattoo Dude! (PIC)

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Too much alcohol consumption can hinder your ability to make proper judgements.

Rogues of K Street - Confessions of a Tea Party Consultant

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Everything I know about being a good consultant comes from Fight Club. Discretion is everything. Rule number one is you don't talk about consulting for the Tea Party. Rule number two is you don't talk about consulting for the Tea Party. The story about the wild characters who are shaping this campaign cycle is worth telling, but please excuse my...

Who's the Biggest Greenwasher? You Are!

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

For all the sound and fury over deceptive, disingenuous corporations seeking to falsely create a green image, that the biggest offenders of greenwash aren't companies. And they're not politicians, the mainstream media, green marketing firms, or environmental groups. They're you, the consumer.

Mexico Defeats France 2-0, Gets Closer to Advancing

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 04:00 PM PDT

Mexico gained an easy victory over France as they cruised to a 2-0 score to end the match. Up next: Paraguay. Viva Mexico!

An Insight Preview of Rage from E3 2010

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:50 PM PDT

At E3 2010, Bethesda Softworks and id Software featured a twenty-minute long demonstration of their upcoming first-person shooter, Rage, which is powered by the new id Tech 5 engine and is in development for the PlayStation 3 and PC. First impressions here.

Thats What She Said

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Oregon Reclassifies Marijuana As Medicine

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Oregon on Wednesday became the latest state -- and the first in many years -- to officially reclassify marijuana from its Schedule I status as a dangerous drug with no medical value. The Oregon Board of Pharmacy voted 4-1 on June 16 to move cannabis to Schedule II, thereby recognizing its medical use.

The Truth About Japanese Food [vid]

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Find out the startling truth about Japanese cuisine outside of Japan.

Open Letter Urges Facebook to Strengthen Privacy

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

In an open letter, advocacy groups urge Facebook to further strengthen its online privacy practices. The list of groups includes the EFF, Consumer Watchdog, andConsumer Action among others. Facebook responds to the letter, point by point.

The 50 Worst Hip-Hop Fails Of All Time

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:30 PM PDT

With the internet on overdrive these days, no ones fails are safe including rappers. With all the latest technology its only a matter of time before that fail is cached somewhere in the annals of your favorite hip-hop blog. Here are some of the all time bad moves and hilarious humiliations from rap history...

Your Browser in Five Years

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The next big computing platform won't be Apple's Mac OS, Google's Android, or Microsoft's Windows. It's already here--and it's the Web.

So many 'Simpsons' episodes, but never noticed... (pic)

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:20 PM PDT


100-year-old Thought Experiment Proven Possible (w/Video)

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

By building a machine that uses 2,000 bouncing beads to spin a paddle and perform work, researchers from the University of Twente have finally realized a long-debated thought experiment.

Conficker: The Ultimate Computer Worm?

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

"Porras, who operates a large honeynet for SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., noted the initial infection, and then an immediate reinfection. Then another and another. The worm, once nestled inside a computer, began automatically scanning for new computers to invade, so it spread exponentially."

Anatomy of an oh-so-good splurge in fragile times

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Meet Jim Breitinger, Alison Hinson and Joanne Cleaver. Their lives are different but they've got one thing in common as they navigate the fragile economy: an oh-so-good splurge. (NOTE: The fridge, OK; doggie day care? Wtf? But that's just me.)

Today is the Fifth Annual National Dump the Pump Day

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

The Mexican Gulf oil leak is terrible and depressing, but is there a chance it can have eco-benefits? For example, the American Public Transport Assoiciation's regular "Dump the Pump" campaign has never seemed so attractive an idea. Today is the fifth annual national Dump the Pump day, where the APTA encourages U.S. commuters all to use public...

Wax On, Testicle Off

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Spare a thought for Joe Cooper. In fact, do more than that, pray for the poor chap. He was raising money for his local hospital by allowing pub pals to give him an intimate beauty waxing around the testicular area.Alas an overzealous participant tore off six of his seven layers of skin…

Ten Awesome G1 Transformers Collectibles | Gunaxin Gadgets

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Ten best old school Transformers for those who grew up in the 80s.

Surgery No Longer Needed for American Transgender Passports

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 02:50 PM PDT

"Starting June 17th, applicants are no longer required to have sexual reassignment surgery in order to receive a gender change on their passport. "

Should You See Toy Story 3 In 2D Or 3D? An Unbiased Guide

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The biggest question any potential moviegoer faces at the box office right now isn't which movie to see, but how to see it. Going 3D for the newest Pixar masterpiece might seem like a no-brainer, but just because something's more expensive doesn't always mean it's the best possible experience.

Renting a White Guy in China

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Recruiting fake businessmen is one way to create the image—particularly, the image of connection—that Chinese companies crave.

Mutations on three genes could predispose people to suicide

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Three genes that have barely been studied to date have now provided fresh knowledge about patients with suicidal backgrounds. Scientists found that several mutations are involved. This finding could help to develop future genetic tests to identify predisposition to suicide, without ignoring the importance of social and cultural factors.

Chronic(what?)cles of Narnia: Voyage of Dawn Treader Trailer

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 02:18 PM PDT

That's right: the trailer for 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' is finally online. It isn't just the most popular volume in the series, the film adaptation also seemed for a long time to be doomed after the abject failure of the second movie in the series, 'Prince Caspian,' caused Disney to back out of production.

WordPress 3.0 Thelonious

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 02:08 PM PDT

The new version of the world-famous CMS, Wordpress is now out! Wordpress 3 Thelonious is available for download on wordpress.org

Jeremy London: Kidnapped & Forced To Smoke Drugs

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 02:01 PM PDT

Armed bandits forcibly abducted and robbed Party of Five star Jeremy London. They terrorized him at gun point and forced him to smoke drugs during a harrowing five hour ordeal in Palm Springs, California. His twin brother, Jason, starred in the coming of age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993).

8 Most Memorable NBA Finals Game 7s (Gallery)

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 01:40 PM PDT

The Celtics and Lakers are set to play the 17th Game 7 in NBA Finals history. Here is a look, in reverse chronological order, at some of the most memorable of those grand finales -- many of which, not surprisingly, involve Boston.

GOP congressman apologizes to BP for '$20 billion shakedown'

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 01:22 PM PDT

We're sorry that the government is forcing you to set up a $20 billion fund to compensate victims for creating the worst environmental oil spill disaster in the history of the United States, one Republican congressman suggested Thursday. Texas Republican Joe Barton actually called the $20 billion trust fund a "slush fund" and a "shakedown."

Language guru: Obama speech too 'professorial' for his targe

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

President Obama's speech on the gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.

Man Calls Cops When “Sexy Dancer” Refuses to Refund $200

Posted: 17 Jun 2010 01:20 PM PDT

He says she appeared older than her Craigslist ad indicated.

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