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Monday, July 19, 2010



5 Financial Bubbles: Are We Facing a Bubble of Bubbles?

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 05:00 PM PDT

It seems that bubbles are structurally tenuous entities with nothing of substance at their core. How does that strike you? Do you think that accurately describes any part of our economy, financial system, or cultural zeitgeist?

Zappos CEO: How Weird are You?

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

As the CEO of Zappos.com, Tony Hsieh has achieved phenomenal company growth through revolutionary approaches to marketing, human resources, and customer service. Under his leadership, in 2009, Amazon acquired Zappos with shares valued at $1.2 billion.Hsieh believes in the science of happiness as a way to run a business.

Anti-AIDS gel helps prevent infection, study Finds!

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Researchers are reporting a breakthrough against AIDS. A vaginal gel containing an AIDS drug cut in half a woman's chances of getting HIV from an infected partner.

This was written on a toilet wall of Maths Faculty [PIC]

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT


AZ Switches Off Speed Cameras For Privacy, Revenue Reasons

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

The state was the first to adopt camera enforcement for speeders, back in October 2008, but it banned them for two reasons: Infringement on individual privacy, and a belief that the operation was intended only to raise revenue, without independent, peer-reviewed data demonstrating their impact on road safety.

5 Sitcom Housewives No Man Would Ever Want to Marry

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

At the heart of every classic sitcom was a wife keeping the family together. And at the heart of every one of those wives was usually a lump of coal or a hollow heart shaped shell of nothing. Because a whole lot of those ladies were anti-awesome, as any man with a brain the size of a peanut would have seen from a mile away.

Meat with antibiotics off the menu at some hospitals

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Antibiotic resistance concerns are prompting dozens of U.S. hospitals to serve antibiotic-free meat to patients to try to discourage drug use in animal farming.

Unveiled: Laser used to shoots down planes

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Laser beams have been used for the first time in naval warfare to shoot down aircraft, it can be disclosed.

Mom Caught Sexing up Daughter's Friends, aged 14 & 15

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Cathleen M. Miller was having marital problems. The 40-year-old mother of three daughters was going through a separation with her husband. So she went looking for love in all the wrong places. That would be the group of boys who hung out with her teenage daughter...

Cyberwarrior Shortage Threatens U.S. Security

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Analysts estimate there are as few as 1,000 people in the U.S. with the skills needed to defend complex computer systems against attack -- and 20 to 30 times that many are needed. And so the race begins to recruit American cyberwarriors.

Cities Rent Police, Janitors to Save Cash

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

After years of whittling staff and cutting back on services, towns and cities are now outsourcing some of the most basic functions of local government, from policing to trash collection.

Fix the Pacific Garbage Patch? Turn it Into an Island!

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

"The proposal has three main aims: cleaning our oceans of enormous waste, creating new land, and constructing a sustainable habitat. Recycled island seeks to recycle the plastic waste on the spot and recycle it into a floating entity."

Hunter S. Thompson Would Have Been 73 Today

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, the legendary creator of Gonzo journalism, would have been 73 years old today. "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."

Google Discontinues the Nexus One Android Phone

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:24 PM PDT

Google has pulled the plug on the Nexus One, its once highly anticipated smartphone. The last shipment has arrived at Google HQ, and once those are gone there will be no more Nexus Ones for U.S. consumers.

Hot Pavement Can Cause Severe Burns

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Just a few barefoot seconds can result in second degree burns for children and the elderly.

New Jersey Devils re-sign Superstar Ilya Kovalchuk

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:14 PM PDT

The New Jersey Devils announced via Twitter that Superstar goal scoring winger Ilya Kovalchuk has decided to stay with the Devils. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. So many rumors have been

Search Top Secret America's Database of Private Spooks

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

It includes a searchable database cataloging what an estimated 854,000 employees and legions of contractors are apparently up to. Users can now see just how much money these government agencies are spending and where those top secret contractors are located. No wonder it scares the crap out of Official Washington...

How Xbox Live Achievements work

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

The latest Xbox Engineering blog post gets down and dirty with the actual software and hardware behind the Xbox Live Achievements system, and not only how your Xbox actually learns from whatever game you're playing that you just earned some points, but how you friends get to know it as well.

Windows Phone 7 in-depth preview

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Full preview of Windows Phone 7.

WTF? Beautiful people political party?

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Sanziana Buruiana would tax obese citizens and criminalize 'dumb blonde' jokes, saying "anyone like that needs to be put in prison."

Achilles 4 [Comic]

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT


Video Claims to Show MW2 Subscription Menu

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 01:35 PM PDT

Video surfaces on Youtube claiming to show Modern Warfare 2 subscription menu.

Nokia Siemens Acquires Motorola's Network Business for $1.2

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 01:24 PM PDT

Nokia Siemens Acquires Motorola's Network Business for $1.2 Billion

Fight Fans Are Attracted To 'Forbidden Fruit' Of Violence

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Violent sports, movies and games enjoy popularity and profitability because of the excitement and "forbidden fruit" factor, say psychology experts.

Black Holes: Peering Into the Heart of Darkness (w/ Video)

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

A new infrared image has captured the center of our galaxy in never-before-seen detail--showing stars and gas swirling into the super massive black hole that lurks at the heart of our own Milky Way.

5 People Who Bragged About Awful Crimes Via 'Art'

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

The world is full of terrible things, things like ugly people and responsibility and consequences. Fortunately, money and fame have always acted as a force field against these afflictions. Hundred dollar

Six Ugly Secrets of the Beauty Counter

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

How cosmetics companies trick you into spending hundreds of dollars for that 'free' makeover, as explained by one former cosmetics pusher.

Women are most attractive at 31

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

The poll of 2,000 men and women, commissioned by the shopping channel QVC to celebrate its Beauty Month, found that females in their early thirties are seen as more attractive than younger girls as they are more confident and stylish.

Great Design Tools For Generating Buttons Online

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Are you looking for a great online tool to create buttons? If yes, then I have got a great collection for you that you can't afford to miss it.

Judge a Presidency By Its Crises Avoided

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

How Presidents consider the alternative reality in order to keep bad things from getting worse

God Hinting At Retirement

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

THE HEAVENS—At a press conference Tuesday, God Almighty, our Lord and Heavenly Father, gave his strongest indication yet that he might soon step down from his post as the supreme ruler of all things.

Jimmy Olsen is History’s Greatest Monster

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Lex Luthor. Doomsday. Zod. These are all names of tremendous evil, but they pale in comparison to a single man: Jimmy Olsen, ace photographer.

Poachers kill last female rhino in South African park

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:09 PM PDT

Record levels of poaching are endangering survival of rhinoceros in South Africa

20 Beautiful Examples of iPad Finger Painting

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Thanks to some apps like Brushes, these artistes can upload their masterpieces directly online to social networking sites like Deviant Art, Facebook or Flickr. They also created some awesome videos teaching you how you can do that too.

Priest goes ***** during baptism (video)

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT


The NFL's 20 Biggest Questions For 2010

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Every NFL season starts with a host of unanswered questions, and this year it's even more so.

Verizon to Microsoft: Take Back Your Kins

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

Microsoft's Kin is dead, and Verizon just put the final stake in the heart of the tawdry technological affair. The company has opted to return all unsold Kin devices to Microsoft as of Monday. All online sales of the Kin One and Kin Two have been suspended, and Verizon is only offering accessories for either device at this point.

NASA appears to no longer be shooting for the stars

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 11:10 AM PDT

In a cavernous structure at NASA's Plum Brook Station near Lake Erie, a concrete chamber five stories high rises from the ground. Its walls are 2-feet thick to withstand the blast of powerful gas-operated horns strong enough to destroy human organs.

Hamas bans water pipes for Gaza women

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 10:50 AM PDT

As part of Hamas' enforcement of an Islamic way of life in Gaza, women are no longer allowed to smoke water pipes. The smoking of water pipes loaded with sweetened tobacco, also known as nargileh or shisha, is popular in cafes across the Arab world. The shisha ban drew criticism from many Gazans who felt it infringed on personal freedom.

8 Obscure but Adorable Wildcat Species... (pics)

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 10:50 AM PDT


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