Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Behind The Bidding War The Real Reasons Why HP And Dell are So Desperate For 3Par

As I was writing this, news of the HP / Dell bidding war for 3PAR broke on the front page of Yahoo.

This made me laugh, as it typified just how crazy this story has becomefew things outside of a bidding war will make a storage acquisition sexy enough to make mainstream news.
At $30, HPs current offer is the sixth bid, a 200 percent premium over 3PARs previous $10 share price. Not only is this insane, but its also nearly unprecedented in M&A histo


Google Rolling Out Priority Inbox for Gmail

Days after introducing voice calling within Gmail, Google on Tuesday unveiled a "priority inbox" feature within Gmail intended to highlight important messages.


Motorola says leaked Droid X Android 22 build wont be updated to the official release

Can't say this is a surprise, but Motorola posted a note on its support forums today warning users Droid X users against upgrading to that leaked Android 2.2 build or any of those custom ROMS that're out there -- they'll be cut off from the official upgrade when it hits in early September and potentially "stuck on the leaked version." Ouch.

Of course, that's the risk you take when you start flashing your phone with unofficial firmware, but betwee


Robotic Yale Aerial Manipulator grabs a can of Guinness

There's plenty of UAVs out there capable of dropping things, but comparatively fewer that are able to pick things up.

Some researchers at Yale University doing their part to change that, however, and have recently shown off their so-called Yale Aerial Manipulator; a UAV with a robotic hand. While that may not exactly sound like much, the four-fingered hand is able to "autonomously" grab objects that weigh up to two kilograms while the UAV is in f


What you dont know about WiFi channels can hurt performance

Being aware of the channels used by wireless networks can be crucial for getting the best possible performance.

Windows, and a least some Linux distros, fail to report on WiFi channels. A great, free, open source program called inSSIDer can do this and more.
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Are You a Financial Nerd Geek Dweeb or Dork

Are you financially-savvy or utterly hopeless? Take a look at this Venn Diagram to find out which category you fall into: Financial nerd, geek, dweeb or dork.


Custom Droid X ROMs starting to break loose eFuse be damned

Despite Motorola's best intentions to the contrary, the Droid X has been making steady progress toward viable custom ROMs, first with root access, then with a recovery method... and now, at long last, we're starting to get the first few glimpses at legit cooked firmware.

The two options we're seeing so far are Sapphire -- originally designed for the Droid of old -- and a so-called "FlyX" ROM from longtime contributor Birdman. In both cases, the b


Monday, 30 August 2010

Reddit Open to Chat Over Ben Cheezburger Huhs Proposed Acquisition

Ben Huh, CEO of I Can Has Cheezburger parent company Pet Holdings, Inc., has made a public offer to purchase Reddit from parent company Conde Nast.

Reddit's management team is skeptical, but willing to entertain a chit-chat.


HPs Phil McKinney teases three mystery prototypes on Twitter

Well, this is certainly interesting -- that's HP CTO Phil McKinney pictured above in a pair of redacted shots that were posted to Twitter by HP's Mark Budgell.

Described only as "early protos" by McKinney himself, the pictures show what appears to be phone-sized device, a tablet-sized device and, perhaps most curiously, something on McKinney's wrist (all mysteriously blacked out). Before you get your hopes up too much about a new wave of webOS de


Zotacs Zboxes are small Ionfueled and cheap

If you're like us, you're constantly on the hunt for the perfect small computer.

Now, we're not saying we've found it in this new set of Zotac Zboxes... but we do like where they're coming from. The minimal slivers pack Ion chipsets along with Intel CULV CPUs, making for a power-sipping experience that can actually push a couple of pixels (a couple, not many more). The company is dishing out a few varieties of the mini PCs, all loaded with some v


How would you change Apples iPhone 4

We know, half of you aren't even going to read past the headline before you start angrily banging away about Apple's admitted antenna gaff and the still-not-totally-fixed proximity sensor, but we're urging you to look deeper.

Think harder. Critique your criticisms. In all seriousness, Apple's iPhone 4 garnered more attention (negative or otherwise) than any other phone released this calendar year, and for good reason -- in fact, Apple itself had


Mysterious Verizonbound HTC handset appears mysteriously on the internet

Hey -- what's this? Well, from the looks of it, it's a new, as-yet-unnamed HTC device.

There is perilously little info available about the mystery mobile, but it appears to boast an 8 megapixel camera with a flash plus a front-facing camera, a 4.3-inch screen, and a headphone jack. It also appears that it's going to boast HTC's own Sense UI. Yes, that's all there is to the story right now but we're going to stay up late tonight to be on the looko


Wii Balance Boardcontrolled robot a hit with toddlers in Ithaca video

How could we resist a story involving robot-powered babies? The Ithaca College Tots on Bots project aims to mobilize infants with physical disabilities by setting them atop a "mobile robot" equipped with a Wii Balance Board to let the young operator steer by leaning -- which, it turns out, works pretty well.

Additionally, the vehicle uses sonar to avoid nasty crashes and a remote control that an adult can use to take control. Further study has to


And Our Craziest Republican Of The Month Contest Winner Is

At the end of July, Blue America and our pals at the Americans For America PAC launched the first in a series of videos that highlights what kind of people now lead the Republican Party.

We featured Sarah Palin, Rand Paul and John Boehner. And we asked the readers here at C&L, at DWT and at Digby's Hullabaloo to tell us who to do the next ad for. Lots of votes for Ken Calvert and Michele Bachmann but it was that reactionary harridan from North Ca


Saturday, 28 August 2010

6 Baffling Flaws in Famous SciFi Technology

As a species, we are tool makers first and foremost.

That's why we love to see gadgets in our movies, and to watch our Captain Picards and Batmans and David Hasselhoffs defeat the bad guys with technology we know we'll never own.


Facebook Places Designer Any Foursquare Logo Similarities Were Not Intentional

In response on to a question on Quora yesterday afternoon about why the Facebook Places logo looks like it contains a four in a square, Facebook Design Strategy lead Aaron Sittig confirms our belief that any similarities between the two logos the two were accidental.

We sure got a laugh from the news stories, but could only wish wed been so clever.

You know whats cool? That I seriously do post these things to get people to laugh (and think). Ru


Google Has Their Own HOPA

Google hot piece of ass, Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Product and User Experience.


DD meets Chess Carcassonne Ars reviews Drakon

Due to overwhelming support for more coverage of board games, we're going to continue the trend by taking a look at Drakon, a tile-based strategy game.

Drakon has a simple premise: you are in the lair of a dragon and are trying to collect his gold.

The first player to have ten gold pieces wins. Each turn you have the choice to either lay down a tile or move your character, and each tile represents an action or ability for your player. You m


The Truth About Antioxidant Foods Infographic

See which foods have the most antioxidants, and what the real health benefits are.


Research More American girls starting puberty by age 8

Doctors and parents were stunned when research published more than a decade ago found some American girls were beginning puberty as early as 7


Halo Reach Revolution or Evolution


The most prestigious, the most loved, the most grandiose shooter franchise of all time. It is said that console shooters would be nothing if it weren't for Halo. Halo: Combat Evolved is to console shooters what Half Life is to PC shooters.


Friday, 27 August 2010

Inside the Digg Relaunch War Room Photos

Trailblazing social news site Digg relaunched with a much-anticipated new version today and it was a busy day behind the scenes. This photo of the Relaunch War Room at Digg headquarters was shared on Twitter by Digg's Chief Revenue Officer Chas Edwards this afternoon. Another, from Kevin Rose's iPhone, is posted below. The day was not without technical challenges.

Are these photos of the rebirth of a more effective Digg, finally achieving t

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Canon EOS 60D 18 megapixels and 1080p video flexes its articulating screen this September

Well, what do we have here? Last we heard about the Canon 60D it was just a twinkle in our articulating screen of a peripheral vision.

And now it's official -- my, how times have changed. Here's what we know: the 18 megapixel DSLR boasts 1080p H.264 video, manual audio level control, a "flexible" (read: articulating) 3-inch LCD screen, an ISO range of 100-6400 purported to be expandable to 12,800, and support for RAW images. Look for it end of Se


New Digg Is Live What It Means For Digg and For You

After a month of testing the new alpha version to invite-only users, Diggs redesigned site is live for everyone.

The new interface and functionality of the social news network focuses on the personalized news stream, My News, which shows stories dugg by users you choose to follow (similar to Twitter), rather than the most popular news (note: at press time, the new site is still experiencing some downtime issues).The company has had a turbulent ye


3 Lessons The Tech Industry Can Learn From Soccer

3 Important Lessons The Tech Industry Can Learn From Soccer


The 50 Most Beloved Street Fighter Characters

Before they can battle Tekken, the Street Fighter characters must brawl to be number one.


MPEGLA makes H264 video royaltyfree forever as long as its freely distributed

The H.264 codec that makes a good deal of digital video possible has actually been free to use (under certain conditions) for many years, but following recent controversies over the future of web video, rightholders have agreed to extend that freedom in perpetuity.

Whereas originally standards organization MPEG-LA had said it wouldn't collect royalties from those freely distributing AVC/H.264 video until 2016, the limitless new timeframe may mean


Netflix adds iPhone and iPod touch compatibility in latest app version

We knew this was coming and here it is: the Netflix application, heretofore reserved only for iPad users, has trickled down to iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Go get it already.Netflix adds iPhone and iPod touch compatibility in latest app version originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 Aug 2010 04:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | iTunes |Email this|Comments


Thursday, 26 August 2010

Lavelle Hawkins can jump [VIDEO]

Lavelle Hawkins can jump [VIDEO]


Worlds First Commercial Solar Plant w PICS

Do you know where it is?


The Largest Hailstone Ever Recorded In The United States

"Even after melting, the stone [produced from the thunderstorm that struck Vivian, South Dakota, U.S. of A., on 23 July 2010] still measured 8.0 inches in diameter and weighed nearly 2 pounds (1 pound, 15 ounces) with a circumference of 18.62 inches." Photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Social Security Is A Milk Cow With 310 Million Tits

Alan Simpson believes that Social Security is "like a milk cow with 310 million tits," according to an email he sent to the executive director of National Older Women's League Tuesday morning.

Simpson co-chairs the deficit commission, which is considering various proposals to cut Social Security benefits.


Arizona Cardinals vsTennessee Titans preseason [VIDEO]

Arizona Cardinals vs.Tennessee Titans highlights preseason [VIDEO]


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Change in Cuba must come from outside

The economic situation in Cuba remains desperate.

And the world has spent the past few months condemning the regime's callous treatment of political prisoners. Faced with such intransigence, it's clear to anyone no longer living in the mid-20th century that a break in the Cuba logjam must come from the outside.


More offices see bedbug infestations

Blood-sucking bedbugs are creeping into a growing number of cubicles, break rooms and filing cabinets.


Team America Dallas Continues Expansion Drive

A few hectares of dirt on a vacant block near the 101 freeway have been transformed by American sporting mega-brand the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys are in the Californian town of Oxnard for pre-season training, bringing celebrity to a place where the glamour of the NFL is normally only seen on TV.


Progressives Prescription for Eliminating the Middle Class

>...ideologues like Reich have difficulty accepting that most poor people are poor not as a result of trying and failing, but from surrendering to "help" that encourages failure.

Progressives reject such truths and instead defer to dreamy possibilities. Fanciful what-ifs are essential to the narrative.....>>


New Yorks bedbug infestation More to worry about bedbugs

BEDBUGS have been resurgent in America since the mid-1990s.

But the situation has gotten out of hand in recent years. New York City, where bedbugs have been found in movie theatres and clothing stores, has been especially hard-hit.


GoogleVerizons Plan Is Bad News for Regular Internet Users

If we wake up one day to an Internet that has a carpool lane for the upper class, it's worth thinking about the alternatives.The firestorm over tech giant Google and telco titan Verizon's self-interested proposal to arbitrarily codify a pay-to-play Internet will dominate the news in the coming months, as net neutrality steps onto a mainstream....


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Tackling phobia in Australias bid for Gay Rugby World Cup

One of rugby unions legendary figures, John Eales, is championing the Sydney Convicts cause to host the gay tournament, known as the Bingham Cup, in Sydney next year.

With 1400 players, its one of the largest rugby tournaments in the world.


DirecTV offers NFL Sunday Ticket to nonsubscribers

NFL fans who don't have access to DirecTV will have the ability to buy the provider's exclusive NFL Sunday Ticket package for the first time this season via an internet package service that will include a "full 720p HD resolution stream".


Why Facebook Places Is Already Annoying

Facebook Places has added an all new level of annoyance to the Facebook experience. Ever since its release people have hopped on board thinking its the next best thing since sliced bread. But in my opinion it is not starting off on the right foot and is quite possibly the most annoying application next to Farmville.


Monday, 23 August 2010

Social News Websites Latest Buzz Needs To Be Shared

I am 101 percent sure that you ask anyone how he keeps an update with the happenings in and around the world... the answer would be Social News Sites.

Gone are those days when you used to visit one of your favorite blog, and your search ended in vain because it almost have had no updates.We have social news sites that are emerging as the new trend.


Court Decides Secretly Recorded Phone Conversations Are Cool

A federal appeals court ruled that the covert recording of a phone conversation using a mobile phone is not a violation of the Wiretap Act if done for legitimate purposes.


Odierno Failure of Iraqi forces could mean US forces return

US still has 'a little bit of terrorism' in Iraq to deal with, general says.

The commander of US forces in Iraq doesn't foresee the need for US to resume combat missions in Iraq, but he isn't entirely ruling it out either.


Sunday, 22 August 2010

WikiLeaks founder suspected of rape The Local

A warrant has been put out for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted on suspicion of rape, according to Swedish media reports.


Viking The First Spacecraft to Land on Mars

35 years ago today, Viking 1 departed to Mars.

Eleven months later, it showed the sand, rocks and sky of the legendary Red Planet for the first time:


Its Obama Versus Bush as Growth Ebbs Before Election

President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats have run out of time and tools to generate growth as a historic government intervention to rescue the economy runs up against the limits of the November.

So the contest with Republicans for control of the U.S. Congress has reverted to arguments that have traditionally defined the parties.


On The Record Googles Schmidt is Myopic

What will come of the increasing lack of privacy in our digital age?


8 Things To Think Before Making Investment Decisions

It is important to be independent in our decisions to invest, and be able to evaluate and understand the companies that we are considering for potential investment.

In this article, I want to share with you some of the things that I look at when deciding if a stock is a good investment or not.


Saturday, 21 August 2010

Obamas Numbers Are Actually Pretty Good

Obama's job approval ratings aren't that bad when compared with other recent presidents who took office amid a recession.


Researchers zero in on protein that destroys HIV

Using a $225,000 microscope, researchers have identified the key components of a protein called TRIM5a that destroys HIV in rhesus monkeys.

The finding could lead to new TRIM5a-based treatments that would knock out HIV in humans.


Federal appeals court highway crosses are unconstitutional

Memorial crosses erected along Utah public roads to honor fallen state highway troopers have been found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.


Diggs Version 4 and New CEO Just a Week Away

Digg Inc. , the Web service that lets people rate news stories, is about a week away from hiring a new chief executive officer and will soon overhaul its site to make the content more relevant to users, founder Kevin Rose said.


Surprise ImmigrantHating Arizona Protects Mosques Freedom

It turns out that there is a state in the union that has enacted a broad standard of religious equality that would fully allow for the development of religious community structures such as the Cordoba House in downtown New York City, without regard to the religion of the organizers.

This center of enlightenment and civil libertarianism is none othe


Friday, 20 August 2010

Obama Tells Republicans to Stop Blocking Jobs Bill

President Obama made a statement today on the White House South Lawn blasting Senate Republicans for obstructing aid to small businesses.

Obama said, "When Congress reconvenes, this jobs bill will be the first business out of the gate. And the Senate Republican leadership needs to stop its efforts to block it."


In Murfreesboro Tenn Church Yes Mosque No

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


Women March Topless for Legal Right to Go Topless NSFW

Women in nine U.S. cities -- Seattle, New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, Honolulu, San Francisco and Austin, Texas -- will gather in public spots on Aug. 22 to put the hot-button issue front and center by wearing little more than strategically placed stickers.


7 die in tricycle bomb attack in China CNNcom

Police in western China detained a man suspected of driving an explosive-laden tricycle into a crowd on Thursday, killing seven people and injuring 13, a government official told CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/08/19/china.xinjiang.blast/index.html?eref=rss_topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed: rss/cnn_topstories (RSS: Top Stories)

Campaign Poll Meg Whitmans Ads Make People Dislike Her

A survey we completed three days ago found most people who have seen a Whitman ad don't believe her claims are true.

When we asked whether these ads have improved or worsened their opinions of the candidates for Governor, the results were as follows:


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Pivotal Senate primary in Washington decided

Murray and Rossi easily won Washington's primary Tuesday on a day in which President Barack Obama came to the state to campaign for the Democrat.


Dino Rossi clueless Thinks 13 of his state makes over 200K

Rossi argued that 2 1/2 million people in Washington benefit from the 2001 Bush tax cuts.

With 6.7 million people in Washington state, Rossi is either claiming that Obama and Murray want to raise taxes on people that they dont, or he is claiming that more than 1/3of the states population is making over 200K a year


Sharron Angles Radical Political Ideology Has A History

From Satanic black football jerseys to founding Nevadas IAP, Sharron Angles early years show her extreme and dangerous agenda spans 20 years


How the fight over tax breaks affects you interactive

Most Republicans want to extend all of the cuts, saying that any increase in taxes will hold back the economic recovery.

Obama and Democratic leaders are proposing to extend many of the cuts but say tax breaks for top earners should expire to help pare down growing national deficits. Click on an option to compare...


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

911 Suspect Was Detained and Taped in Morocco

Ramzi bin al-Shibh was secretly detained after C.I.A. operatives brought him there in 2002, officials said.


Philippe Cousteau National Treasures or American Wastelands

The same problems that made the gulf oil spill so much worse than it should have been -- namely a lack of investment in science and conservation -- are also threatening our National Parks.


Eli Manning Got Jacked Up Video

Eli Manning drops backs to pass, there's miscommunication with running back Brandon Jacobs.

The two collided. Then Eli turned into a rag doll.


Oldest Animal Life on Earth Found

Dating to 650 million years ago, evidence of primitive sponges pushes the fossil record back by about 70 million years.


9 reasons why you will never be successful

Many people want to be successful, but will never be because of the following reasons.


Facebook Partnership Is Proven by 3000 Check Lawyer Says

The western New York man suing over claims he owns 84 percent of Facebook Inc. has a copy of a $3,000 cashier's check that may support his contract claim against the company and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg.


North Korea says it has joined Twitter YouTube

North Korea appears to have ramped up its propaganda war against South Korea and the U.S. by turning to Twitter and YouTube - websites that most citizens of the reclusive communist country are banned from viewing.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Could a 16YearOld Millionaire Save Publishing

Jobs and recruiting for media professionals in journalism, on-line content, book publishing, TV, radio, PR, graphic design, photography, and advertising


THE TEA PARTY THE CIRCUS Final Healthcare Reform

PLEASE HELP US SHARE THIS VIDEO.On March 16, 2010, Tea Partiers from around the country gathered (in disappointing numbers) in front of the Capitol building ...


Gingrich Compares Ground Zero Mosque Organizers To Nazis

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich minced no words Monday morning when he called organizers of the "Ground Zero Mosque" "radical Islamists" seeking "supremacy."


Reid Build mosque elsewhere

Reid says he supports mosque, not at ground zero


Whats Worse Than Credit Card Debt Student Loans

Heres the bottom line on this issue: its easier NOT to get into this debt than it is to deal with the debt once youre in it. As of today, you cant discharge government guaranteed student loans in bankruptcy. That means you WILL pay it back if it takes the rest of your life.


Attacks against Mexicans inflame tensions in NYC

When Rodolfo Olmedo was dragged down by a group of men shouting anti-Mexican epithets and bashed over the head with a wooden stick on the street outside his home, he instinctively covered his face to keep from getting disfigured.

Blood filled his mouth.


Using Credit Wisely Personal Finance Roundup

Credit is one of those things that can be easily misused and, not surprisingly, it played a huge part in the recent financial crisis.

But while credit cards and personal loans in the wrong hands can set the stage for ballooning debt, if used wisely, they can help you simplify your finances, build your credit and even yield you some savings.


Monday, 16 August 2010

Obamas Brave Stand

One good way to measure Obama's performance as president, I think, is by the degree to which he meets this famous pledge: The easiest thing in the world for a politician to do is to tell you exactly what you want to hear.


Why Bernanke Isnt Doing More to Boost the Economy

The Fed chairman doesn't seem to think the presumably modest jobs boost from printing more money would be worth the risk to the Fed's hard-won inflation-fighting reputation


In perspective Dred Scott and the Fourteenth Amendment

In April 1866, the Congress passed a Civil Rights Act declaring that people born in the United States were to be considered citizens.

The bill was designed to extend citizenship protections to freed slaves. President Andrew Johnson promptly vetoed the law � only to have the Radical Republicans in Congress override him in one of the first great show


Five Best DealHunting Sites

The spread of deal-hunting sites has changed finding an amazing deal from a hit-or-miss affair to a whenever-you-want affair.

Check out these five popular deal-hunting sites to score deep discounts and bargain-basement prices.

http://lifehacker.com/5613275/five-best-deal hunting-sites

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Sharrons Real Angle

If you depend on the big guy upstairs for your protection, what do you need the 2nd Amendment (which you luuuuuuvvvvvvvve) for? Are you idolizing guns? If so, thats a violation of the First Commandment.


Somebody Please Explain Social Security to Sharron Angle

A List of Reasons Why Candidate Angle Doesn't Know Her Posterior From Her Elbow About Social Security.


So much for the racist tea partiers meme

As the old saying goes, "Money talks."....No other candidate inspires as much passion among my conservative friends as Col.

West, who, if anyone really cares, is black. >>


Crysis 2 Pushed Back Until March 22nd 2011

EA has announced that Crysis 2 will be delayed from the end of this year until March 22, 2011.


Saturday, 14 August 2010

A bad year for politicians to be getting paid by taxpayers

Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 - Republican House candidate Joe Heck has said that its not governments job to create jobs.

But for more than a decade, Hecks paychecks have come from government entities.


WePay Wants to Simplify Group Payments

WePay creates an online method to collect money from groups, like a bachelor party or roommates divvying up living expenses.


Blagojevich Jury Stuck on Some Wire Fraud Charges

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of the former governor of Illinois told the judge that they have not reached agreement on a majority of wire fraud charges.


Pakistan Fight Stalls for US

The U.S. has stopped pressing Pakistan to help root out the Haqqani network.

U.S. officials believe that elements of Islamabad's spy service are protecting the militant group.


Obama to host Ramadan meal FridayWhite House

US President Barack Obama will Friday join an evening meal to break the daily fast observed by Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan, the White House said.


Friday, 13 August 2010

Be Like Costanza Wallets and Money Clips PICS

Most people give a lot of thought to the contents of their wallets.

But for some, where their money, credit cards or identification are carried is just as important.


Top 5 Outlandish Video Game Weapons of all time

Check out the list of Top 5 Outlandish Video Game Weapons of all time, see which weapon tops the list.


Gay Marriages Resume As Judge Vaughn Walker Denies Prop 8 St

Gay marriages will resume in California after a federal judge Thursday denied a motion to stay his ruling against Proposition 8


Poll Cut deficit by investing not cutting Social Security

Note two of the hot political debates at the moment: letting the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire polls at 54 percent, while raising the retirement age to 70 nets 33 percent.

Republicans are getting this exactly wrong


The Twitter Movie Trailer VID

Tell me that guy doesn't look like Kevin Rose.


Thursday, 12 August 2010

Kayden Kross On Being A Naughty Republican Daughter [Video]

Here is a SFW video of Pornstar Kayden Kross sharing her thoughts on how to be a naughty republican daughter. Let's hope the digg patriots have daughters like her.


Why US Copyright Group abandoned its first two P2P lawsuits

The first two "Doe" lawsuits filed in 2010 against alleged P2P movie-swappers have been dismissed this week by the law firm that brought them.

This isn't a surprise, and it doesn't mean the cases are dead.


Mexico Gay Marriage

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.


Did Powdered Milk From China Cause Baby Girls to Grow Breast

The investigation by the country's food safety authorities will look into allegations that three girls, aged between four and 15 months, were found to have abnormal premature pubescent developments allegedly after consuming the same baby formula.

The infants, who live in three separate towns near the central Chinese city Wuhan, were reportedly foun


Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Business Email Usage Statistics across US infographic

Business Email Usage Statistics across U.S. (infographic)


Facebook nears saturation point in UK

Facebooks growth in the UK has waned over the last six months, suggesting that the social network is nearing saturation point, according to new statistics.


Blockbuster To Start Delivering Game Rentals By Mail

Game and movie rental chain Blockbuster Video has added the ability to rent games by mail to its 'Blockbuster By Mail' program, allowing customers to request games alongside movies without incurring any extra cost.


Man Attempts to Trademark Ganja with US Patent Office

On April 1, the U.S. patent office announced a new trademark: "Processed plant matter for medicinal purposes, namely medical marijuana." The category was killed three months later when the Wall Street Journal asked about it, but in the meantime ganjapreneurs nationwide filed some very interesting pot trademarks.


Consumers Find Ways to Spend Less and Find Happiness

How you spend has a greater effect on your happiness than how much you spend, researchers say.


72 Percent Agree With Prop 8 Ruling Fox News Poll Shows

An online poll by conservative network Fox News shows that 72 percent of respondents agree with a recent ruling that struck down Prop 8


Google Office Raided by Korea Police in Probe of Street View

South Korean police raided Google's Seoul office as part of an investigation into possible
breaches of privacy laws resulting from the company's collection of data for its Street View mapping service.


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Kamala Harris Says Shell Never Defend Prop 8 Steve Coole

Candidates vying to be California's next attorney general hold opposing views on whether the state should defend its gay marriage ban


Latest Voter Roll Numbers Democrats Registering Biggest

The Oregon Secretary of State���s Office has released its latest round of voter-registration tallies.

And for Democrats headed into the November election, the news is not positive.

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Madden 11 Review Change Is Good Sometimes

Lots of different things about the new Madden game, but the good news is it's still pretty damn fun to play.


Science Confirms the Obvious Studies That Make You Say Duh

It might seem silly to investigate whether people are happier on the weekend, but behind such truisms are revelations about our brains, our behavior and our environment.

Here we round up the year's most outwardly obvious scientific studies


12 Players To Avoid In A Fantasy Football Draft

Introducing The Avoidables, a group of unwanted assets at their magazine-assigned draft rounds.


The 2010 Heat Wave 5 Excruciating Climate Records

Year 2010 is on pace to become the warmest year, worldwide, since record-keeping began a century ago.

The scorching weather has caused massive droughts in Thailand and Israel, and killed hundreds in India. Russia is still suffering from its worst heat wave in 130 years, which has sparked deadly wildfires and left thousands dead across the country.


Amid Metro brawl familys night out turns into pandemonium

It was bad enough when Kimberly Hay's family, riding the Metro to the Kennedy Center on Friday night to watch "Mary Poppins," saw three youths assault a terrified young rider reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" by aiming an aerosol can at his face and spraying.


Monday, 9 August 2010

Las Vegas Considers HulaHoop Ban

Las Vegas is a city where tourists are welcome to wander certain streets with open bottles of alcohol, where the phone books contain hundreds of color page ads for escorts and where gambling is so ubiquitous that slot machines appear in most 7-Elevens.

Yet the City Council is now zeroing in on halting a new public menace: Hula-Hoops.


2010 Election Dems will probab lose at least 4 Senate Seats

Arkansas, Indiana, Delaware, North Dakota


5 Fairy Tales Based in Fact

Here then, are a few stranger than fiction� real stories that inspired the fairy tales as we know them today.


Playing Politics with Stem Cells

>...Like Climategate, the public policy debate over hESCR (human embryonic stem cell research) has shown that scientists are not always disinterested parties..

Rather, scientists can be every bit as political and partisan as the politicians, selectively using scientific "evidence" to justify their ideological viewpoint.....>>


So Long to the Dusty Trail

Why couldn't we have had the EPA in the Great Depression? If they had issued their proposed "No dust" regs in 1930, we would have been spared the decade of human suffering from sustained drought and agricultural devastation in the Dust Bowl.

Of course John Steinbeck wouldn't have had a reason to write The Grapes of Wrath.....>>


All of This in The Wealthiest Country on Earth

To note that the United States is the richest country on the planet is a bit of an understatement.

We can take the economies Japan, China, and Germany, combine their gross domestic product totals, and the U.S. still has more wealth. But how we decide to use or not use our wealth, particularly in times of economic distress, can boggle the mind.


Sunday, 8 August 2010

Obama Frustrates Gay Marriage Allies With Wobbly Prop 8 Stan

Gay marriage advocates are becoming increasingly frustrated with President Barack Obama


Wiesenthal Ctr NYC mosque No Museum on Arab graves OK

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a human rights organization devoted to fighting anti-Semitism, has been accused of hypocrisy for joining the ADL in opposing the Ground Zero mosque, while supporting the construction of a "Museum of Tolerance" on top of Palestinian grave sites.


Westerners In Saudi Face Attack Threat US Embassy

The U.S.

Embassy in Saudi Arabia said Westerners face possible attack from unidentified extremists in the central province of al-Qassim, in the first warning of its kind this year.


Unauthorized Thoughts Karl Rove vs Thomas Jefferson

Karl Rove says state resistance to the federal government is fine by him as long as it is done in a way that honors our system� � i.e., involves nothing more than lawsuits� against the federal government, and ignores everything Jefferson ever said


Was Basil Marceaux Trolling Us

"I hate to say this, but I set the Internet up," he said. "I set the Internet up so they would talk bad about me because it's the only way to get hits."


Pic of the Day Madden and Goodells Excellent Adventure

You gotta think that look on Goodells face is one of mild regret allowing Madden to order first.


Saturday, 7 August 2010

Harry Reids GOP Rival Sharron Angle Opposes Gay Adoption

Nevada Senator Harry Reid's Republican opponent Sharron Angle opposes gay adoption


Iraq Were Withdrawing But Not Leaving

Justin Raimondo - (Could not link to Antiwar.com) In Bizarro World, "withdrawing" means "staying".

Secondly, we aren't leaving at all there's that bothersome "transitional force" (as the Prez puts it) of up to 50,000 troops. Oh, but these soldiers won't be "combat troops" (never mind that they'll be fully armed, and backed up by "contractors")


Government Employees The Last Great Consumer Base

This is a hilarious rant against the entrenched beneficiaries of the immense Federal behemoth.

As most things that are funny these days, this is also tragically true


Stocks Tumble After WeakerThanEstimated Jobs Report

U.S. stocks tumbled again. "Unexpectedly".


Dean Individual Mandate Will Be Removed From Health Care Re

Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean has never been a fan of the individual mandate for insurance coverage, both on policy and political grounds.

And once Senate negotiators removed any hope of a public option for insurance coverage from the final health care reform package, he became much more outspoken in his criticism. HCR


EDITORIAL Democrats Voters are dumb Washington Times

Missouri's overwhelming rejection of Obamacare made it clear Americans will resist the federal government's power grab, but Democrats aren't getting the message.

Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, chimed, "It's very obvious that people have a lack of understanding of our health care reform bill.


Friday, 6 August 2010

Junk of the Animal Kingdom Photos

Ever wonder what an anteater dong looks like? Ever argue about who's packing more heat, a turtle or a rabbit? We haven't, either, but here goes anyway.


Guess The Quote Bin Laden or Newt Gingrich

"Everything Bin Laden says about the U.S., Gingrich validates.

All you have to do is read their statements, side by side."


Garbage Islands Threaten Three Gorges Dam

Thousands of tons of garbage washed down by recent torrential rain are threatening to jam the locks of China's massive Three Gorges Dam.