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Sun February 28, 2010
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Al Gore comes out of his hole, sees his shadow and decides to write a 3 page Op-Ed entitled "So What's A Couple of Mistakes and Coverups? I Still Think The Sky is Falling"
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Today's previously life-saving substance that now kills you is (rolls dice) aspirin
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Everybody Panic
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(Re:)
 
 
 
Statistician chronicles the spiralling descent into madness that is a "Reply-All" e-mail chain, culminating in inappropriate NAMBLA reference
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(Online Sentinel.com)
 
 
 
Maine may be the first state to require health warnings on cell phones. What are the dangers of being exposed to second hand texting?
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(io9)
 
 
 
Peratech, a British material-design company, recently made a deal with MIT to create pressure-sensitive, electronically responsive "skin" for robots. Cyberdyne Systems has already filed suit in US Patent Court
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(Network World)
 
 
 
IBM's Jeopardy-playing machine can now beat human contestants. But it still gets beaten up by the popular computers
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(SFGate)
 
 
 
Hackers increasingly plague WoW. With picture of what a photshopped hand literally reaching into the game and stealing a character may look like
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
Suuuuushiiiiiiii innnnnnnnn spaaaaace
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(Sydney Morning Herald)
 
 
 
When Facebook embraces the Dark Side
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(AlterNet)
 
 
 
The reason people are skeptical of global warming is because there is too much evidence
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Sat February 27, 2010
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
You, too, can be a special-effects movie wizard, never get laid
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Analysts with too much time on their hands have come to the conclusion Apple hasn't "sold" 1 billion songs, because prior to 2007 songs were all coded with DRM, and consumers don't "own" those songs
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(io9)
 
 
 
You can now buy a customized Wolverine themed TV. What's next a Sub-Mariner speed boat? Dr. Doom pumpkin bombs? A Stark Industries arc reactor pacemaker that makes your chest glow? OK, that one sounds pretty cool
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(Sydney Morning Herald)
 
 
 
The face behind the voice of your GPS
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(Iowa Independent)
 
 
 
"Manga" collector sentenced to 6 months in prison. And when they came for the Japanese Rapist Tentacle Monster Comic Collectors, I did not speak up, for I was not a JRTMCC
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
New California law will raise the minimum amount of energy utilities will be required to buy back from consumers with solar panels
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(Foresight Institute)
 
 
 
Rethinking alien first contact: "Any sentient creatures that actually get here will be nanotech-based robots, not water-based organisms. They won't have spacecraft, they'll be spacecraft."
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(Discovery)
 
 
 
Tiny bubbles / ultra-fine / alter light and acoustic signatures in ocean environments / end of line
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
43-inch curved monitor. Yes, please. (with video goodness)
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Top 10 most expensive video games budgets...for now
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Why FarmVille is kicking ass in the virtual gaming second life world
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Using the same technology that Andy Serkis used to create Gollum, apparently scientists can now wander around the moon. Bonus geekery: Star Wars reference
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(BusinessWeek)
 
 
 
Pentagon will allow service members full access to social-media sites. "Unfriend me? LOL I have your 8-digit grid... Tomahawk missile inbound. So long, sucka"
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
British boffins say sinking city of Venice could be saved by releasing smart salad dressing into canals
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Business owners hate bad reviews on Yelp. But it's worse when the bad reviews are written by Yelp employees, who then ask for extortion money to remove them
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Fri February 26, 2010
(AFP)
 
 
 
MIT physicist, curiously not named Scotty, one step closer to warp drive
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
How do climate change scientists make temperature readings higher in order to give their findings credibility? Place sensors and thermometers next to heat sources, like A/C exhausts, chimneys and halogen bulbs
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(Wired)
 
 
 
What is time? A theoretical physicist at Caltech is trying to answer that very question. Time to get your bong
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
The Secret Service computer system runs on a 1980s IBM mainframe with a rock-solid 68% uptime
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(Chicago Breaking News)
 
 
 
Scottish company provides Roger Ebert with a new voice. Now if they can only create a zombie Siskel
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Descartes letter found, therefore it is
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Batman comic sells for $75,000 more than $1 million dollar Superman comic. Because he's the g**dam Batman
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
These ARE the droids you've been looking for
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(Discover)
 
 
 
Two words that will forever haunt you. "Nasal leech"
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(Rolling Stone)
 
 
 
71 year old grandfather of 9 wins Apple's billionth song download contest
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(Wired)
 
 
 
The 10 geekiest ways to hide your age, get kicked in the nuts
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(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
1. Develop global positioning system so accurate and reliable that your military dumps almost all other nav systems in favor of it. 2. Somebody figures out cheap way to jam it. 3. Oops
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Thu February 25, 2010
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Creatures from the deepest part of the ocean. Bonus: one looks like Pokemon
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(Alertnet)
 
 
 
Scientist believe more science ($$$) is needed to determine why previous scientific evidence was wrong about the settled science of Global Warming. Science
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
"That's a classic case that should have got caught," Mr. Pachauri said. "That one single instance is enough of a lesson that we do something to make sure it doesn't recur"
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(Studies in Crap)
 
 
 
Still better than "Superman Returns": in 1980 DC published a comic for Radio Shack where Superman teaches school kids why they should buy $499 TRS-80 "microcomputers"
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Atheist leader Richard Dawkins excommunicates all his fans. (with "who farted, y'all?" pic)
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(Wired)
 
 
 
How Google's algorithm rules the web
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Wed February 24, 2010
(Time)
 
 
 
Did you clean out your inbox today? Pat yourself on the back and get a real nerd merit badge
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(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Let's all welcome Copernicium to the Periodic Table
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Why liberals and atheists tend to be more intelligent
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
A great technical look into how the Lower Merion School District spied on its students
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
2010: Consumer jetpack is unveiled. Good luck getting insurance
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
Autism signs appear in babies' first year, but parents don't notice, prefer to blame vaccines
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
The man who was allergic to radio waves. There is "not enough room in my skull for my brain"
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
US copywright lobby likens open source software to piracy. With a helpful picture of what a programmer may look like
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(Some Mouthy Merc)
 
 
 
Move over, Green Lantern Corps; there's a new group in town: The Deadpool Corps
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
In the 1800's, the US government put the local indian tribes on a reservation. Today, that reservation sits on billions of barrels of oil. Drill, Kimosabe, drill
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
You never clean your refrigerator, you don't know how to load it, and you let too much food spoil. Manufacturers know this, and here's what they're doing in response
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(Bloom Energy)
 
 
 
You know all that "Bloom Box" debate? Well today they released their product details. Let the engineer flamewar begin
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Confessions of an Internet Shock Jock
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(io9)
 
 
 
Has "Siege" turned Marvel into DC? Subby knows it's certainly sucked so far
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(Comics Alliance)
 
 
 
Strangest moments from Golden Age batman comics, including Batman kicking an extra point in a physically impossible manner
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
The media finally discover "Downfall" parodies. You know, this is a good idea for a "Downfall" parody
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(Electric News)
 
 
 
Cisco joins race for ultra-fast US broadband, vows to defeat Romulans
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(Some Comic Geek)
 
 
 
Last wednesday of the month so publishers release the hounds. Lots of new stuff for the Official Comic Discussion Thread(February 24th)
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
The most accurate, highest resolution true color image of planet Earth to date
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Steve Jobs turns 55 today. Here he is changing the computing world for the first time
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Presenting the winner of the "coolest wii-mote accesory of the year" award
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Italian court finds Google violated privacy. Xeni Jardin and 3 others liked this. View all 5 comments
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
400 million years ago mushrooms were 20-feet tall. If only Jerry Garcia was alive today to appreciate this news
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Tue February 23, 2010
(Japan Times)
 
 
 
Obama starts process of bringing Japan's bullet-train system to America, based on fact that it's tried-and-true technology, has never crashed, and is greener than cars. "U.S. bullet trains would probably require larger seats"
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(Fast Company)
 
 
 
So Apple's Adobe-hate isn't the ONLY reason for not bring Flash to the iPad
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
Scientists develop a way to make bloodsuckers stop breeding. Sadly, technique has not yet been perfected on lawyers and ex-wives
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(The Daily Beast)
 
 
 
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson blames Walt Disney for "pissed-off third-graders" sending him hate mail after Pluto was demoted from planet status
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Physicist calls on Hollywood to tone down the fanciful science in movies and restrict themselves to just one scientific flaw per film. Also have intermissions every 12 parsecs so people can use the restroom
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Scientists say that for men looking at a curvy woman has the same effect on the reward centers of the brain as a hit of drug. Which would make Christina Hendricks the equivalent of ten kilos of uncut China White
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Thirty-five percent of Americans don't get broadband because it's too expensive, and 20 percent of them are "worried about all the bad things that can happen if I use the Internet" even though they never clicked on 4chan
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
Isreali archaeologist makes find that supports history of the biblical stories of Israel as a strong country during the reign of King David and King Solomon. No proof yet of Brian or the cheesemakers
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
'The Man of Steel' goes platinum. A copy of Action Comics #1 sells for $1 million. Meanwhile, your boxes of X-titles have proven to be adequate shelf supports in the garage
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Chinese programmer fingered in Google attacks. What a shocker
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Nothing says "It's over" like a relationship status change on Facebook
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(Salon)
 
 
 
Atheist scientist: "you should be as suspicious of Darwinism as of creationism"
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(The Age (Melbourne))
 
 
 
-in cars spark safety fears
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
Dalai Lama joins Twitter, can now share his deeply spiritual bowel movements in real time
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(Popular Science)
 
 
 
Robot drum circle makes human hippies even more obsolete than they already were
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Old and busted: Mass extinctions caused by asteroids. New global warminess: Mass extinctions caused by global warming
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
The state of Texas is trying to build a clone army by submitting newborn blood samples to the Armed Forces' "Forensic Database"
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(Labspaces.net)
 
 
 
Animals may have given chlamydia to humans. Your dog thinks this article is bullshiat, but your mom has a disturbingly thoughtful look on her face
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Britain's National Health Service spent £4 million funding four homeopathic hospitals last year. Suggestion: this year, give each hospital £10, and tell them it will work better because it's diluted
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Mon February 22, 2010
(CBS News)
 
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"The Bloom Box will be powering most people's homes in 5-10 years." Before you scoff, Google, Ebay, Walmart and many others are already using it
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
The world's energy problems could have been solved years ago if somebody would have thought to implant electrodes into a cactus earlier
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(SFGate)
 
 
 
Turns out Einstein was right all along
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
New research suggest crows aren't as smart as some thought. A setback for those hoping that birds might find the cure for cancer
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Is the most threatening thing to life on any planet the life on any planet?
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(Science-Based Medicine)
 
 
 
Long-ago, all food was organic, healthy natural remedies were universal, obesity was rare, and people got lots of exercise. And they lived to be 35
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(The Register)
 
 
 
Cracking Xbox Trusted Platform security is easy. It just takes a reel of surplus chips, a focused ion beam workstation, steady hands and six months
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Ibuprofen found to help shake off Parkinson's
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
Archaeologists find the first octagonal house in the U.S. That's right. Octagonal. Suck it trapezoid
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(WTOP)
 
 
 
Online banking isn't as safe as you think. "Technologically, we need a Manhattan Project"
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
Ho-hum: Space Shuttle photographed during landing. Awesome: By astronaut on ISS
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