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Sunday, July 25, 2010



WTF? Dell Drops All Ubuntu-Loaded Machines From Online Store

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

It's as if a million penguins cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

Firefighter resuscitates a puppy after apartment fire [PIC]

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Sixty firefighters raced to Spring St. where a litter of adorable puppies was trapped inside a burning building, barking helplessly as black smoke billowed to the sky. Firefighter Jim Lanigan then performed "normal CPR, like with a human" on the unconscious pooch. The puppy's leg started moving, so he did it again. And then the puppy woke up.

BP boss, Tony Haywood expected to resign on Monday

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 04:01 PM PDT

BP's chief executive Tony Hayward has been negotiating his exit from the company, the BBC has learnt.

Turning an Accident into a Million-Dollar Opportunity

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

A motorcycle accident left Todd Brown paralyzed from the waist down. But it also inspired a business idea. Today, his 180 Medical is one of the nation's fastest-growing medical supply companies.

Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits Now Target Private Trackers

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Mass lawsuits against alleged file-sharers, such as those from the US Copyright Group and lawyers ACS:Law and Gallant MacMillan in the UK, are generally accepted to have been generated from evidence gathered from big public BitTorrent sites.

UN Against Flotilla

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The United Nations said that groups seeking to deliver aid to Gaza should do so by land. Following reports on a new flotilla from Lebanon, Israel has made it clear this is an unnecessary provocation and that preventing such a flotilla is the responsibility of the Lebanese government. All aid can be delivered via land routes.

Ryan Reynolds Recites Green Lantern Oath

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

One of the highlights of today's Green Lantern panel was Ryan Reynolds reciting the classic Lantern Corps Oath. For the first time, in front of the public he said those magical words that we've all been waiting to hear...

6 Great Novels that Were Hated in Their Time

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Many, if not most, of the books you were handed in high school as required reading were hated by critics and readers alike when they first hit shelves.

U.S., South Korea begin military exercises

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Amid heightened tensions with North Korea, the United States and South Korea on Sunday began joint military exercises, according to a spokesman for U.S. Forces Korea.

Iraq Vet Loses Leg, Still Plays Hockey

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Retired US Army Sergeant Joseph Bowser was seriously wounded during his service in Iraq back in 2004, but he hasn't let that stop him from playing the sport he loves. Ice Hockey.

US security chiefs tricked in social networking experiment

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

In just a month, Sage made connections with hundreds of people from the US military, intelligence agencies, information security companies and government contractors. The 25-year-old navy cyberthreat analyst was invited to speak at security conferences and offered jobs at companies including Google and Lockheed Martin.

The 'Bomb Magnet' Soldier Blown Up 15 times!

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

A soldier who earned the nickname "bomb magnet" after being blown up 15 times has spoken of how his unit survived one of the bloodiest episodes of the Afghan War.

7 Cartoons That Need a Movie Adaptation

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

The 90s were the golden age in saturday morning cartoons and after school syndications. Sadly, these shows are practically extinct in the 2000s and have resigned themselves to cable television hell.

New Scott Pilgrim Vid Will Make You Grit Your Teeth In Anger

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Anyone who has had to deal with their significant other's a-hole ex will experience an overwhelming desire to punch Jason Schwartzman in the face after watching this clip. This clip appears to be the fifth of seven planned clip releases before the opening of them film

Why civility is necessary for society's survival

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

As the national conversation on civility gains momentum, the time has come to take a closer look at what civility is, why it matters and whether it deserves all the attention it is generating.

Massive Green Roof Helps Postal Service Deliver Big Energy

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Green roofs, green buildings and an energy management system has put the United States Postal Service on the fast track to its 2015 energy reduction goal.

18 Arrested in Raid at Houston Flea Market

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Saturday's arrests mark the first large-scale investigation for Houston's ICE-led Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force, one of 19 nationwide.Agents were targeting only the suspects identified in the criminal arrest warrants and were not making immigration arrests at the flea market.

Katie Piper: Facing The World Again

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Model Katie Piper endured 40 operations in two years to rebuild her face. Now she is supporting others with the launch of her charity to help improve facilities for burns sufferers in the UK.

Subaru launches Get more G's campaign for WRX (Videos)

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Subaru's latest campaign, dubbed "Get more Gs," and featuring a combination of Dave Mirra driving like a mad man and a scary tennis ball-turned skull. As many automakers tend to be focusing on improved fuel economy, safety or the latest infotainment systems, Subaru wants to point out just how ridiculously fun it can be to pull some Gs in a WRX.

Iran says it has 100 vessels for each U.S. warship - Navy Ne

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 12:09 PM PDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) The former naval chief for Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the country has set aside 100 military vessels to confront each warship from the U.S. or any other foreign power that might pose a threat, an Iranian newspaper reported Saturday.

Former NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Reported Missing (video)

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been reported missing by his family after disappearing last Sunday.

Pachter: Xbox 360's Kinect to Sell 2-4 Million By March 2011

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Too much expectation for this? You think it will sell that much? Michael Pachter, of Wedbush Morgan, has been the gamer's go-to guy for gaming predictions for a while now & while he's not always correct, he some times is. Latest prediction is that Microsoft should expect to sell 2-4 Million of their body-sensing peripheral, Kinect, by next March.

Kindle's New Software Update Allows Tweeting

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

The e-reader's introduces a new social features. PCMag takes it for a for a test drive.

Pilot ejects from fighter plane moments before crash

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 11:10 AM PDT

The pilot of a Canadian fighter plane has made a miraculous escape from his jet, seconds before it smashed into the ground.

World's Most Stunning Bridges (PHOTOS)

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

From the epic expanse of the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge suspension bridge in Japan to the timeless grandeur of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, the world is covered with bridges that are not only marvels of engineering but also of beauty and inspiration.

Alberto Contador Wins 3rd Tour de France Title in 4 Years

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 10:30 AM PDT

For the third time in four years, the champagne was flowing for Alberto Contador. "El Pistolero" put the finishing touches on his latest Tour de France victory Sunday.

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Teaser Trailer Arrives

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Captain Jack sits on a screen and rambles endlessly about his next adventure, and then promises everyone watching Bloody Marys. Bloody Marys all around!

Top 8 Comic Book Based Movies Critics Love

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Every movie here originates from a comic book source of some kind, not another medium

Washington Post: It's time to end ethanol subsidies

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 09:50 AM PDT

At this point, the question should not be whether to allow corn ethanol's tax incentives and trade protections to expire. The debate should be about why corn ethanol deserves any federal protection at all. There are certainly more effective ways to reduce oil consumption.

CO2 Could be Decreased To Pre-Industrial Levels in 10 Years

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 09:40 AM PDT

A new solar-powered process could decrease carbon dioxide to pre-industrial levels in 10 years

'I Invented The Vuvuzela'

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 09:20 AM PDT

'At the start of the tournament, I was standing at the top of the arena near the players, listening to the sound and crying tears of joy'

‘Watchmen’ Producer Shops Film Version of Comic 'Untamed'

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 09:20 AM PDT

Watchmen producer Lloyd Levin is shopping a script for a live action version of the Sebastian A. Jones comic series The Untamed, which was published by Stranger Comics.

Human ancestors lived in Britain 840,000 years ago

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Relatives of modern humans inhabited Britain at least 840,000 years ago, more than 100,000 years earlier than archaeologists previously believed.

Airline sued for $5 million over bag fee

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 08:50 AM PDT

Lots of fliers hate paying for checked bags, but one air traveler was so frustrated by the fee and a lost bag that she's taking an airline to court.

Do you?

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 08:50 AM PDT


Rachel Maddow Pwns Bill O'Reilly (video)

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 08:40 AM PDT

BillO: We kick your butt in ratings, madam.Maddow: .....

Man Stabbed In Eye With Pen At Comic Con (Video of Arrest)

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 08:20 AM PDT

Between the just ending Resident Evil: Afterlife panel and the Marvel Comics panel a fight between two fans erupted when one of them wouldn't change seats. A man was stabbed in the eye with a pen causing lots of blood, and now both men have been taken into custody.

7 Tips for Finding Restaurant Wine Value

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 08:20 AM PDT

Expert share's his best tips for ordering wine at dinner.

The World's 18 Strangest Bathrooms

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 08:10 AM PDT

Bathrooms, whether public or private, encounter plenty of abuse. The constant inflow and outflow of water paired with limited space and high demands on hygiene and efficiency make it one of the most difficult rooms to design. But there are plenty of architects who have stepped up to the challenge.

Really insightful look behind the scenes of Inception (vid)

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 07:50 AM PDT

Not that the film is a runaway hit, this is a cool look at how the film was made. Some of that stuff you thought had to be green screen was in fact one of the most elaborate sets ever constructed...

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