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Wednesday, August 11, 2010



Valve Files Trademark for Defense of the Ancients

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 06:30 PM PDT

Signs continue to point towards Valve developing a new Defense of the Ancients game. If you weren't already convinced that it's really happening, Superannuation points out that Valve filed for a trademark of "DOTA" this past Friday.

Ancient language mystery deepens

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 06:20 PM PDT

A lingual mystery has arisen in Scotland, surrounding symbols on stones that predate the formation of the country itself.

The Top Five Naked Travel Incidents of 2010...So Far

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 06:00 PM PDT

#5. Flight Attendants strip all over the world?

Hizballah Leader Nasrallah Implicates Israel in Hariri Death

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 05:50 PM PDT

When Hassan Nasrallah talks, Lebanon listens. Such is the Hizabllah leader's reputation for delivering on his promises that when Nasrallah vowed last month that he would produce evidence implicating Israel in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, the country readied itself for a political blockbuster. After all...

BlackBerry Finally Gets Podcasts Through Native App

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 05:30 PM PDT

BlackBerry smartphones got official podcast support of their own today through the launch of BlackBerry Podcasts. The native app gives support for browsing and downloading podcasts in audio or video.

‘Chop-shop' remark causes outrage

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 05:30 PM PDT

The United States-India Business Council has issued a statement of searing criticism against a Senator who described Indian IT major Infosys as a 'chop-shop.'

Six Actors That Should Run For President In 2012

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Fighting aliens, protecting Air Force One, and bringing peace to the Middle East are just a few feats these actors have achieved during their first term as President. It's about time they run for office again in 2012.

The chance of bankruptcy at MGM grows

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Things are going so badly with MGM's restructuring review that a forced bankruptcy is a real possibility by Sept. 15.

Police Confiscate $100k in Cash for Smelling Like Pot

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

New Jersey Police hard at work, stealing money. A search of a vehicle that yielded a backpack full of cash that smelled like marijuana was ruled invalid, but the money was never returned to the vehicle's occupants.

Joe Posnanski's Top 32 All-Time RBs [GALLERY]

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Sports Illustrated senior writer Joe Posnanski ranks the Top 32 running backs of all time.

Clip-Free: How Mobile Coupons Are Changing How We Save

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:30 PM PDT

We have a round-up of a relatively new coupon phenomenon: one that doesn't require any clipping, weekly circular browsing or even a subscription to your local Sunday paper: mobile coupons.

Cat Moves Off Menu, Into Home

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Rescued Sunday from a man who was preparing the cat as a meal, the 4-year-old feline was adopted Tuesday through the SPCA. Investigating officers found Navarro in a cage "marinating" in a mixture of crushed red peppers, chili pepper, salt and oil.

Misspelt and misleading road signs: Your photos

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Have you spotted the mistakes?

Top 15 Best Family Cars of 2010

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Been holding off on buying a new car? Your wait is finally over. These 15 top models are packed with performance and safety technology -- plus lots of cool features that will pamper your kids (and you).

4Chan Founder Explains /b/ Hilariously To Federal Prosecutor

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Q: And is there any significance to "new fags"?A: That is the term used to describe new users to the site.Q: What about "b tard"?

7 Of The Worst VC Investments Of All Time

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

If spotting the Next Big Thing were something that anyone with a quick wit and some business savvy could effortlessly do, such stories would be the rule instead of the exception.Instead, we find that for every titanic tale of venture-backed startup success, there are dozens ofcolossal failures.

Roommate Fight Over Dirty Dishes Ends With Machete Attack

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

No one likes a roommate who leaves their dirty dishes in the sink. Delester Walton just dislikes them with a little more intensity than you or I.

Top 15 musicians turned politicians [PICS]

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:50 PM PDT

When they steal the mic, they don't just bust rhymes.

No, Thanks: Six High Profile Award Renunciations

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

A look at honorees of major awards who said, "No, thanks."

How to Fix Electronics with Everyday Materials

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

For every luxury electronics bring us, there comes an equal but opposite frustration. Flashlights go dim right as the power shuts off; the romantic date-night movie has a fatal scratch. To spare yourself some headaches, use these tips to repair common electronics damages without using harsh chemicals or expensive products!

After the Crackdown - a letter from Iran

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

A rare glimpse into reform and repression in Iran under hard liner Ahmadinejad. A western journalist was allowed entry into Iran to interview Ahmadinejad. At the same time he talked to people in Iran about the Green movement and the opposition to an aggressive regime that kills its opponents and takes away everyday freedoms we take for granted.

Palestinian Women Smuggled Into Israel

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:30 PM PDT

A group of Israeli women say they smuggled a dozen Palestinian women and four children into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for a day of fun in defiance of Israeli law.

Canadian Children Are Advanced (PIC)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT


Hallmark was kind of Epic in the 50s...(Pic)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Thief tries to sell ladder to guy he stole ladder from

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 02:50 PM PDT

A man just released from jail for stealing a ladder, caught by the guy he stole it from, was arrested again for trying to sell a stolen ladder to the same guy.

12 of the Most Ridiculous Books Ever Printed

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 02:40 PM PDT

We're told not to judge a book by it's cover, but sometimes a book's cover is just too ridiculous to ignore. Here are 12 examples of the most ridiculous books we've ever seen, and you can buy all of them today.

Bad Mother Funky Meal (Pic)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT


Holy plastic, Batman! Arizona has a lot of Action Figures

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

The Arizona Pop Culture Museum is unlike anything else in the CityNorth shopping district. While the surrounding businesses offer gourmet yogurt, upscale dining, and brand name clothing, the APCM offers the largest collection of colorful plastic action figures we've ever seen.

Former Ill. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, the Chicago Democrat who became the leading architect of congressional tax policy in the Reagan era but later went to federal prison for corruption, died Wednesday, a family friend said. He was 82.

Pope Axes Resignation of Bishops Who Protected PedoPriests

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 02:10 PM PDT

In a move that has stunned his critics the Pope has rejected the resignations of Bishop Raymond Field and Bishop Eamonn Walsh. The Murphy Commission found that sexual abuse was 'endemic' in boys' institutions but that the church hierarchy protected the perpetrators and allowed them to take up new positions teaching other children.

5 People &/or Things That Piss Us Off (and how to retaliate)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

On a day to day basis certain things piss you the ***** off...retaliate.

Dow Plunges After Fed Grows More Cautious

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:51 PM PDT

Stocks and interest rates are tumbling with investors worldwide growing concerned about the health of the U.S. economy after the Federal Reserve said the recovery was slowing down.

Can We Trust People Who Find God on Their Deathbeds?

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:50 PM PDT

What is it, finally, that divides the believer from the atheist? The question comes to mind in observing renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens endure, in full public view, metastatic esophageal cancer.

Pirates Mathematically Eliminated From Major League Baseball

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:50 PM PDT

PITTSBURGH—After losing their fifth straight game Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates were mathematically eliminated from Major League Baseball, having fallen to a 36-69 record that officially disqualified the team from ever playing the sport again.

Top 10 Failed Celebrity Political Campaigns

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

While no one knows whether Wyclef Jean will be successful in his run for President of Haiti, TIME takes a look at other stars who came before him — and failed in their bids to lead.

Japanese Water Bottle Jet Pack Fail (Video)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:40 PM PDT

I'm going to wait for the second generation on the Water Bottle Jet Pack. It'll be cheaper, lighter, and you'll be able to go twice as far before crashing.

Facebook Criticizes Google Verizon Net Neutrality Pact -- In

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:33 PM PDT

FCC Commissioner Copps urges the agency to reassert authority over broadband telecommunications as the social network provider advocates principles of net neutrality for both landline and wireless networks.

Cleavage Controversy: Racy Oktoberfest Ads (Pics)

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:30 PM PDT

An annual global celebration of German heritage and culture ads are definitely a celebration of breasts and beer.

Today in Death Penalty History: Last Words of the Executed

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:20 PM PDT

Here are some last words uttered by American death penalty recipients.

Apple releases iOS 4.0.2, fixing PDF vulnerability

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 01:19 PM PDT

Apple on Wednesday released an update for its mobile operating system, fixing a vulnerability in viewing PDF files.

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