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Monday, July 5, 2010



Why Internet Paywalls Will Fail

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

If you are reading this article in print, what you have in your hand, in less than 50 years, won't exist at all. If you are 25 or younger, you're probably already reading this on your computer screen. And to put it in one bleak sentence, no medium has ever survived the indifference of 25-year-olds.

Retailers Launch Their Own Stimulus Packages

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Tired of waiting for spending to rebound on its own, retailers are taking matters into their own hands. Stores like Sam's Club, Target, Toys "R" Us, Staples and Office Depot are offering unconventional promotions meant not only to attract visitors to stores, but also to get them feeling profligate. Wal-Mart's Sam's Club is introducing a program...

Can terms of service turn you into a criminal?

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

If you live in the United States, a warning: you may want to read the terms of service of the websites you use a little more carefully. That's because a government prosecutor in New Jersey is pursuing criminal charges against the operators of a company that used an automated process to purchase event tickets on Ticketmaster.com for resale.

5 Hilarious Failures in the History of American Revolutions

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Independence Day affords every American the opportunity to grill, reflect on the history of the nation and, state law permitting, set things on fire.

US Bars Slammed for Serving ‘Irish Car Bomb' Drink

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

An IRA victim's group, Fair, has criticized the selling of the cocktail claiming the suffering of bomb attack victims, who have been maimed or killed, should not be celebrated in such a way.

Google Offers Mobile Payment with Chrome Checkout Extension

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 03:32 PM PDT

It might not be long before those little signs on storefront windows read "We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discovery and Google Checkout." Google released last week an extension for its Chrome browser that makes on-the-go payment for Android smartphone users possible.

Obama backs world's largest solar plant in Arizona w/ $1.5b

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 03:11 PM PDT

Abengoa Solar plans to build the largest concentrating solar plants in the world in Arizona. When completed, the 250-megawatt facility known as Solana is expected to provide enough clean energy to power 70,000 homes.

Underground Economy: The Big Salt Mine in Detroit (PHOTOS)

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 03:11 PM PDT

Nearly 1,200 feet beneath the city, workers excavate one of the continent's robust salt reserves.

I am an Actual Real House Cat [Image]

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow..........

Bobby Fischer Is Exhumed over estate dispute.

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 02:31 PM PDT

The exhumation was ordered to see if Fischer is the father of nine-year-old Filipino girl as part of a fight over his estate.

I am Monkey. And I Shall Haunt Your Dreams.

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT


Meet the Eyeborg (video)

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

A Canadian man who lost an eye in an accident has installed a tiny wireless camera in the empty socket.

Yahoo introducing new engine to pick what they report

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

By utilizing a variation of their search algorithm, Yahoo is allowing queries to guide their editorial process so that, in essence, the people determine what gets reported.

Constructing The Perfect Mobile Operating System

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 01:31 PM PDT

If you could create your dream mobile OS. How would it work? What would it look like?

Geek Graffiti (PIC)

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

When geeks take to the street...

Google Planning Android 3.0 and Music Service for Q4

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

(PhysOrg.com) -- Google Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread, will appear around mid-October with the first headsets shipping in November/December time frame, according to Mobile-review.com's Eldar Murtazin. This information was obtained from Russian blogger Stasys Bielinis in a June 30th podcast that was conducted ...

Fugitive killer draws up 'Facebook hitlist'

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Fugitive killer 'posts Facebook hitlist of people he wants to kill' as police admit they were WARNED by prison he would go after ex-lover

Is Porn Only Skin Deep? Eizo X-Rated X-Ray Calendar [PICS]

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 12:01 PM PDT

Just when you thought models could not possibly get any skinnier...Eizo, a manufacturer of medical imaging equipment, released highly suggestive poses of x-ray skeletons in stiletto heels. This strange new marketing gimmick is hilarious and creative. Is beauty, or porn, only skin deep?

The 6 Most Gigantic Everything in the History of War

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT

You have to be amazed by what humans can accomplish when they really, really want to kill each other.

Is the Recovery Act helping the economy?

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 11:31 AM PDT

The job market and economy need a serious jumpstart, but the stimulus program likely won't be able to do it. The $787 billion stimulus program is running at its peak, with 30,000 miles of highways being improved, more than 2,800 water projects started and 120,000 homes weatherized this summer alone.

Man Found Dead In Seat While Watching Twilight: Eclipse

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

A NEW Zealand man was found dead in his seat at a movie theater after a screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

60% of NBA Player Broke 5 Years After Retiring

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 11:02 AM PDT

Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke. Also, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.

Arizona Candidate: Cut Off Power to Illegal Immigrants

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Ratcheting up the debate over immigration in his state, a candidate for the Arizona utilities commission is threatening to cut off power and gas to illegal immigrants if he's elected.

Why Is It So Hard to Apologize Well?

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 10:40 AM PDT

When done well, apology can heal humiliation by allowing splintered bonds to mend. These days, they more often sound like parodies of their once-powerful selves, and instead of bringing solace, they tend to create more anger.

Dodge Creates Ultimate Factory Customized Viper (With PICS)

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 10:20 AM PDT

Commemorating the end of a storied production run, Dodge has announced the creation of the ultimate factory customized Viper.

American flag is leaving solar system

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 09:51 AM PDT

This July 4th, U.S. citizens around the world may proudly display American flags to celebrate Independence Day while away from home, but they won't hold a candle to the farthest American flag in history, which is leaving the entire solar system behind on NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft.

A Guide To Evil Dictator Facial Hair (PICS)

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 09:31 AM PDT

Dictators need facial hair. The way an ordinary person needs consistent sustenance, dictators must proclaim their superiority on their face, with hair.

APOD: 2010 July 5 - The Milky Way Over Pulpit Rock

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Can a picture of the sky be relaxing? Cape Schank, Victoria, Australia, highlighted by a quiet lagoon, soft ground fog, two galaxies, and tens of thousands of stars. The rock cropping on the left may appear from this angle like a human head, but the more famous rock structure is on the far right and known as Pulpit Rock.

15 most spectacular fireworks displays from sci-fi movies

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 08:50 AM PDT

If there's one thing we've learned about sci-fi, it's that no futurist or fantasist can imagine a world where humans don't blow stuff up for fun. Fireworks are the original eye candy, the special effects that existed before filmmakers knew they even needed regular effects.

Planck telescope reveals universe image

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 08:41 AM PDT

The first image of the entire universe taken from Europe's Planck telescope has been published.

German Daycare in '69: "Sex exercises" and a "f*cking hour"

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 08:00 AM PDT

In Berlin's Kreuzberg neighborhood, up to 15 children aged 8 to 14 were taken care of during the afternoon. A "sex exercise" was conducted on Dec. 11 and a "***** hour" on Jan. 14. The students played games that involved taking off their clothes, reading porno magazines together and pantomiming intercourse. [The sexual revolution of children]

15 Geeky Home Theater Themes to Ravish Your Senses (PICS)

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 08:00 AM PDT

Here are 15 of the most popular and cool home theater themes that would make Geeks salivate.

Econopocalypse: the Marxist Animated Whiteboard Explanation

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 07:39 AM PDT

Marxist sociologist David Harvey gave a great presentation analyzing the econopocalypse in Marxist terms at London's Royal Society for the Arts. The talk is animated with high-speed whiteboard doodles from Cognitive Media, a treatment that is really a top notch of augmenting complex lectures.

xkcd: Analogies

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 07:28 AM PDT

I just call all of them 'synecdoche'.

What The Apple CEO REALLY Thinks Of Microsoft's Founder

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 07:28 AM PDT

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, two titans of tech, have been friends, competitors, and colleagues. They've even gone on double-dates.

Poll: Who did U.S declare independence from?

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 07:26 AM PDT

26% got it wrong... France? China? Japan? Mexico? Spain? You've got to be kidding!

The science of lying: Why the truth really can hurt

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 07:00 AM PDT

Lying causes humans emotional stress – yet psychologists say we are primed to deceive. Studies show there are clear biological benefits to dishonesty, writes Alice-Azania Jarvis . How do you know if someone is lying to you? What, exactly, are you supposed to look for?

Spate of broken penises caused by dance style 'daggering'(!)

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 06:54 AM PDT

Okay, so this is weird to say the least. Apparently, amid a spate of broken penises, Jamaican authorities have sprung into action to put a crackdown on the dance trend known as daggering.

Turkey threatens diplomatic break with Israel ove

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 06:47 AM PDT

Turkey warns Israel all diplomatic ties will be cut unless Israel apologises for its raid on a Gaza aid convoy.

The Muppets: American Woman

Posted: 05 Jul 2010 06:43 AM PDT


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