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Friday, August 20, 2010



Could this be the dumbest forum post ever? [IMAGE]

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 06:00 PM PDT

gotta feel sorry for the guy...

*WTF* - Trojan could have caused Spanair plane crash.

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 05:50 PM PDT

It's been two years since the tragic Spanair flight JK-5022 crash. Now reports are surfacing that the ground computer responsible for triggering an alarm after three failures are reported in a plane, failed to do so. This was because the computer was infected with a trojan.

Nintendo Reveals Dates for its Fall Line-Up

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Leave it to Nintendo to interrupt a party. The company is sitting out Gamescom, but in true "market disruption" fashion, it chose to drop a slew of release dates for its anticipated fall line-up today. Included in the announcement were some of the titles that grabbed headlines during E3, like Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns.

"Ivory Wave" is the New Terrible, Legal High

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 05:20 PM PDT

When I first heard that the new legal-ish drug that's replacing the now-illegal Mephedrone as the papers' narcotic hate-figure was called "Ivory Wave", my first thought was: "Ooh what a lovely name, I'll do that."

Expendables Cast Crashed The NYSE [Image]

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Needless to say, Terry Crews was excited. And Dolph Lundgren now trades commodities. A bullish day all around for the New York Stock Exchange.

The Rainbow Dance of the Jumping Peacock Spider

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 05:00 PM PDT

Even tiny creatures can really push the boat out when trying to attract a mate. The Jumping Peacock Spider may be tiny, but what an amazing show he puts on for the ladies.

RIM Must Switch To Android Now, Before It's Too Late

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 04:40 PM PDT

RIM's new BlackBerry 6 operating system and apps platform still isn't in the same league as its arch rivals, Apple's iPhone and Google's Android. So it's time for RIM to make a difficult, but important move: Stop... RIM's greatest assets are its email service but no one who buys BlackBerry products actually cares about the BlackBerry OS.

T-Mobile G2, LG's WP7-toting C900 Surface in Spy Photos

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 04:24 PM PDT

Two major smartphones have been leaked today from what appears to be the same source.

Epic Beard Men (PICS)

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Photographer Dave Mead traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to capture portraits of men who competed in the 2009 World Beard and Mustache Championships.

San Francisco Threatens to Sue Zynga for Vandalism

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 04:00 PM PDT

It's all fun and Mafia games until someone pisses off the city attorney, who is going after social-gaming company Zynga -- maker of such popular Facebook applications as FarmVille and Mafia Wars -- for what it calls an "illegal and actionable" marketing campaign to promote the company's latest product, Mafia Wars: Las Vegas.

Court orders Muslim witness to testify without burka

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

An Australian court has ruled that a Muslim woman must remove her burka while she gives evidence so that the jury can assess her facial expressions.

The most isolated man on the planet

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 03:40 PM PDT

He's an Indian, and Brazilian officials have concluded that he's the last survivor of an uncontacted tribe. They first became aware of his existence nearly 15 years ago and for a decade launched numerous expeditions to track him, to ensure his safety, and to try to establish peaceful contact with him.

FourSquare responds to Facebook Places threat

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley has responded to the news that Facebook is taking on location tagging with Facebook Places, insisting that a redesign and new features will keep people checking in.

Questions Mount White House's Overly Rosy Report - Oil Spill

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Two congressmen on Thursday questioned why the Obama administration made a major announcement about what happened to the oil in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month without the science to back it up . Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ed Markey demanded that NOAA surrender the data and algorithms behind its increasingly controversial estimate, so tha

Please cure my daddy (COMIC)

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT


Empire State Building to Turn Off Lights for Migrating Birds

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Every year, approximately 90,000 birds die in NYC because of collisions with buildings. This year, the Empire State Building will turn off its lights to help migrating birds pass safely through the city.

La. Scientist's Oysters Safe from Oil, but Pricey

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Biologist John Supan thinks he has developed what may be the holy grail for oyster lovers: a hardy breed of the delectable shellfish that stays fat enough for consumers to eat throughout the year. And unlike many oysters across the Gulf Coast, ruined by BP's massive oil spill and the fresh water poured in to fight it, Supan's oysters are all alive.

One Bryant Park Tower Gets LEED Platinum Certification

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Last year the world's greenest skyscraper, One Bryant Park opened its doors in midtown Manhattan to rave reviews celebrating its innovative design. Today we're thrilled to announce that the green tower has just achieved LEED Platinum certification, making it the world's first office tower to reach the USGBC's highest rating.

The Great Bacon Odyssey: Extreme Bacon Pancakes

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 01:50 PM PDT

So I'm back from vacation, and ready to shave a few more weeks off my life in the service of science ... bacon science, that is. This week's mission: Extreme Bacon Pancakes

Former Doctor Who sidekick claims Tom Baker was a drunk

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT

If you thought you hated Adric when he was a sidekick to Tom Baker's Doctor Who, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Matthew Waterhouse, who played Adric, is now outing Baker as a ranting, boorish drunk in his tell-all book, "Blue Box Boy."

Coolest Bears I have ever Seen! (GIF)

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 12:50 PM PDT


Man tortures roommate who won't provide beer money

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 12:40 PM PDT

He tied him to a chair for 4 hours, beating and threatening to set him on fire before blasting him with a taser.

Don't worry I will catch you if you fall (Pic)

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 12:20 PM PDT


Live-action Metroid: Other M Commercial Revealed

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Nintendo has released the T.V. ad for Metroid: Other M, which is one of the company's better commercials. It features live acting by Samus as well as some gameplay.

In Murfreesboro, Tenn.: Church 'Yes,' Mosque 'No'

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Local Muslims want to build a church next to a Baptist Church but somehow things just keep getting in the way.

Revenge will be Sweet!(PIC)

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

They deserve it for all their fallen brethren..

How Much Should You Tip For Bad Service?

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Should you leave a tip if you've had terrible service at a restaurant? What about getting take-out: do you tip if you pick it up yourself? What's a good tipping policy, anyway?

10 Awesome Predator Moments Through The Years

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Get to the choppa!

Mullet Pants (PIC)

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 11:20 AM PDT

These are going to be all the rage with the cool kids

Paul Finkelman: Parents, Children, and Citizenship by Birth

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Republican leaders have proposed amending the Constitution to deny citizenship to children born in the US but whose parents are undocumented. As law professors we oppose this, not only for historical and legal reasons, but on deeply personal grounds.

8 Movie Sex Cliches That Never Happen in Real Life

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Any mention of movie sex invariably conjures images of two (or more) inconceivably attractive Hollywood superstars pitch-perfectly wailing and undulating in slow-motion deployments that exceed our most ambitious fantasies—let alone our realities. Real sex isn't nearly as lame as it is in movies.

Summer Wrap-Up: Pixar On Top, M. Night Shyamalan Is A Joke

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Toy Story 3 is something special even by that studio's standards. It's the #1 movie of the year with $400 million domestic and counting. Meanwhile nearly everyone has a story of movie-going audiences openly laughing at Shyamalan's name on the trailer for Devil.

A Low Score for Credit Bureaus

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 10:40 AM PDT

How many of us have fought with Equifax, Experian or TransUnion to get errors removed from our credit reports? For five years running, my own report has included an account with American Express I've never had, which, of course, I keep telling the credit bureaus, to no avail.

EFF: Protect Your Privacy on Facebook Places

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Like all location products, the new application publishes potentially sensitive information, since a stream of information on location can provide a detailed picture of your life. Some locations might appear cool at one moment, and yet become something you'd rather forget the next.

Crysis 2 NEW Multiplayer Trailer (Video)

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Check out nearly four minutes of Crysis 2 multiplayer footage in this brand new trailer from Gamescom 2010.

Dog Survives Surgery After Swallowing a 'Swiffer Mop' [Vid]

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Swifter Mops may not be as safe for pets as others may lead you to believe.

Arizona Inmate and Fiance Captured in Apache County

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 09:37 AM PDT

Escaped Arizona inmate John McCluskey and his fiancée, Casslyn Welch, who have been on the lam since July 30, were captured in Apache County in northeastern Arizona, authorities confirmed for 12 News and The Arizona Republic late Thursday.The U.S. Forest Service was believed to have played a role in their capture, though details remained sketchy.

A Lot Of Pain, A Bit Of Relief At Pakistan Flood Camp

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 09:10 AM PDT

As a primary school teacher Mohammad Ayoob is used to giving instructions, not taking them. But when the loudspeakers from the nearby mosque blared instructions to evacuate, he obeyed along with 35 members of his extended family.

Hollywood Poster Artists are Mailing it in

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Back facing us. Head turned to the right. Weapon in right hand. Different posters, same old story.

Pirate Bay Typo Squatter Trying To Seize Site Trademark

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 09:00 AM PDT

Several rogue sites are in operation which aim to pull in people who were aiming to reach The Pirate Bay, but accidentally entered the URL with typos. While this kind of activity is nothing new, there is a more interesting detail being overlooked. One of the companies behind the scheme is trying to register the Pirate Bay trademark in the US

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