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Friday, July 30, 2010



Students finally wake up to Facebook privacy issues

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 05:30 PM PDT

College students do care about Facebook privacy, it turns out, and their use of the service's privacy settings has skyrocketed between 2009 and 2010, according to two researchers.

Lord British wins $28 million in NCSoft lawsuit

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Game developer Richard "Lord British" Garriott won a $28 million lawsuit against former employer NCSoft today for breach of contract. The Korean-based software company fired him while he was in space.

Brazil's sex tourism boom

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

An investigation has highlighted the extent of child prostitution and sex tourism in the north-east of Brazil. The country is overtaking Thailand as a destination for sex tourism and on attempts to curb the problem.

Mexican Drug Lord Killed

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Mexican soldiers have killed a leader of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel in a shootout, providing a badly needed victory to President Felipe Calderon in his war against the criminal organizations that have vied for control of the country.

How Coins Are Made (Pic)

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 04:01 PM PDT


Digg Closes New Account Registration. New Digg is Nigh.

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Either Digg hates new users or we're about to see the changeover to Digg v4.0. As of this morning, new account registration has closed for Digg. Attempting to create an account yields this message: "The New Digg Is Coming..."

This is Burning Man [Infographic]

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The history of Burning Man has always been a complex entity that has survived, nay, mutated over the years. And because of this, it has grown rapidly since its humble beginnings of a simple gathering on a beach.

Swedish Police Officer Gets Funky in the Street (Video)

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

As a member of the police force, you've gotta have sharp instincts. You have to know when to when to call for backup, when to ask questions and when to shimmy out of the squad car to unleash the funk.

Apple Enters the Battery Game, Releases Battery Charger

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Apple's got a new product, again, but this time it's not a computer, digital music device, or tablet, it's... a battery charger.

Ansel Adams Photo Mystery Now Solved?

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Miriam I. Walton has come forward with evidence that the images in question were actually taken by her not-quite-so-famous late relative, Earl Brooks.

They Rapin' E'rybody Out Heah [video]

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Antoine Dodson's inadvertent reality TV audition.

Police filmed dragging women and babies during protest

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

A video has emerged showing French police evicting African immigrants with babies and children during a housing protest in a Paris suburb.

Report: RIM unveiling 9.7 inch Blackpad in November

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:12 PM PDT

Apparently, RIM is gearing up to unveil a tablet sometime in November and guess what? It actually will be called the Blackpad.

Oregon Considers Plastic Bag Ban

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

The Oregon Legislature may impose a plastic bag ban statewide next year.

400 Killed in Flooding in Pakistan, Officials Say

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:03 PM PDT

Hundreds of thousands of people were believed to be unable to evacuate to safer ground.

3 Teens Charged in Videotaped Immigrant Death

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

A deadly attack on a 47 year-old father of four has left a town in New Jersey shaken....

Time to scrap BP brand? Gas-station owners divided

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

BP gas station owners across the country are divided over whether the oil giant stained by its handling of the Gulf spill should rebrand U.S. outlets as Amoco or another name as part of its effort to repair the company's badly damaged reputation.

Flickr Creator Spins Addictive New Web Service

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Connecting people to one another is not just Fake's hobby — she has made it her career. As the cofounder of Flickr, the landmark photography site, Fake provided a place for shutterbugs to share their work; they have uploaded more than 4 billion pictures. It was a seminal service that helped launch the era of user-generated content, spurring...

The Science of Baseball

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

MIT outreach program uses America's pastime to hook boys on math and physics

Scientists Find Evidence That Oil And Dispersant Mix Is Maki

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:58 PM PDT

Scientists have found signs of an oil-and-dispersant mix under the shells of tiny blue crab larvae in the Gulf of Mexico, the first clear indication that the unprecedented use of dispersants in the BP oil spill has broken up the oil into toxic droplets so tiny that they can easily enter the foodchain. Marine biologists started finding orange blobs

What Is It?

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

The ghostly looking Mexican axolotl retains some of its larval features for life, including its feathery pink external gills.

Officer accused of forcing oral sex at gunpoint not charged

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Prosecutors have decided not to file charges against a former city police officer accused three years ago of forcing a prostitute at gunpoint to perform oral sex on him in his patrol car while he was on duty and in uniform.

I Just Bought Zombie Insurance (PIC)

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

I know I'll be ready when they arrive...

Matt LeBlanc: I Dyed My Hair the Whole Time on Friends

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Six years after the finale of "Friends" — and four after spinoff "Joey" ended — Matt LeBlanc, now 43, sporting silver hair. But LeBlanc has a big secret bottled up.

The Robot That Visits Your Cubicle

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

When Trevor Blackwell, CEO of a company called Anybots, wants to know what his employees are up to, he sends a robot to their cubicles.

Christina Hendricks' Breasts Render Anchor Speechless [VID]

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Madmen star Christina Hendricks appeared on KTLA's morning show to discuss her Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama, but anchor Brian McFayden had a tough time staying focused after Hendricks makes a passing comment about taking a bath.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty [Review]

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty brings players back to the sci-fi world they've been pining over for more than a decade, and it doesn't disappoint.

William Shater: CBS should call it ***** My Dad Says

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 12:00 PM PDT

A critic at press tour to William Shatner..

Man in LeBron Jersey Thrown Out of Cleveland Indians Game

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

The guy, who was apparently born in Florida but moved to Ohio, shows up in the Heat jersey and doesn't do anything to provoke being thrown out. However fans started chanting, "*****, *****" and "***** LeBron" over and over again and police decided to escort him out.

Have a happy SysAdmin Day (despite the pay)

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Today is the 11th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day, but IT workers who keep corporate desktops, servers and networks running won't see a lot to celebrate in a new report that shows their pay dropping and more of their jobs being farmed out to even cheaper labor.

Has Obama worn out his welcome on Capitol Hill?

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

For the last year and a half, on issues including healthcare, financial regulation and climate change, Democrats in Congress have bent for President Obama. Then the president asked them to bend yet again. In that exchange, the tension between the White House and the president's Democratic allies spilled over.

Muslim students demand that female teacher wear burka

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

A female lecturer has been prevented from teaching at a Muslim university in eastern India by students demanding that she wear a burka, according to a report.

Idiot Tries to Drive Bulldozer on Frozen Lake (Video)

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Remember: Before you test out your DIY Zamboni, make sure you've got your DIY tow truck on standby.

More People Getting DVDs From Library Than From Netflix

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Why rent the cow when you can borrow the milk for free? That seems to be the mindset of many Americans, as a new study claims that more DVDs are borrowed from libraries each day than are rented via Netflix, Redbox or Blockbuster.

The Ten Video Games Roger Ebert Should Play

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 10:30 AM PDT

Roger Ebert recently stated that he never should have spoken about video games because he lacked first-hand experiences with them. These are the 10 games that we think he should play; they would give him the requisite knowledge and understanding of the video game experience to allow him to make an educated judgment on the medium.

How To Clean Your Owl {PIC}

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 10:30 AM PDT


21 Amazing Examples of Droste Effect Photos

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 10:20 AM PDT

A perfect example of the Droste effect can be just produced by placing two mirrors in front of both. Another practice would be to shoot one's own TV with a video camera, while viewing the output of the video camera on the same television.

How Banks Prey On Their Customers

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 10:10 AM PDT

The banking industry, long accused of consumer abuse, now finds itself in the cross-hairs of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Signed into law by President Obama on July 21, the Act takes aim at a number of long-standing bank practices that many deem harmful to consumers.

GM Dealerships Take A Cue From Wal-Mart

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

In what sounds an awful lot to us like the "Every Day Low Prices" campaign from Wal-Mart, GM dealerships claim to "meet or beat other service centers." The strategy certainly worked for the retailing giant, and GM dealerships could use some help in getting word out that they aren't always that much more expensive.

Who Is 2010's Biggest Loser?

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Mel Gibson, Lebron James, Lindsay Lohan, NBC, and many others compete for the least-desired award of 2010.

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