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Sun August 15, 2010
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(Telegraph)   Movie superheroes send out wrong message to boys. Worst. Article. Ever  (telegraph.co.uk) (114)
(3 News New Zealand)   IN A WORLD where people use computers, ONE HASSLE will return for a game of cat-and-mouse. Spam is BACK... and this time, IT'S *PERSONAL*  (3news.co.nz) (43)
(YouTube)   Presenting the Masstransiscope: New York subway turned into giant Zoetrope (video)  (youtube.com) (28)
(RedOrbit)   Hurricanes use chlorophyll to gain power from the sun. So... hurricanes are plants, then? Anyway, here comes the science  (redorbit.com) (21)
(Some Guy)   Five underwater inventions and services, from totally cool to insanely stupid  (aquaviews.net) (38)
(Gizmodo)   With these wacky lofts that resemble a McDonald's playground, all you're missing is a ball pit  (gizmodo.com) (30)
(Dayton Daily News)   Video games will make you a reclusive loser, prevent you from playing in the NFL, destroy your relationships with friends and family, and make you kill your parents. Article to the left, proof that it's true to the right  (daytondailynews.com) (97)
(Yahoo)   If aliens ever visit Earth, it is likely they will not care for Einstein or Newton since they will likely be much smarter than them, but will rather treasure our art and music. That is until they find out we have Justin Bieber and Ke$ha  (news.yahoo.com) (118)
(Some Gun Fan)   For the gun lovers out there. Here are three I'll bet you've never heard of  (walyou.com) (74)
(New Scientist)   Parrots are problem-solvers and rather skilled thieves, assuming they're given enough time to assess the situation  (newscientist.com) (18)
(The New York Times)   Did you know that every picture you take from your smartphone has a geotag that gives your exact location of where the picture was taken? Now you do  (nytimes.com) (68)
(Cracked)   Six high-tech ancient weapons: Come for the Claw of Archimedes, leave satisified  (cracked.com) (51)
(New Scientist)   Study reveals that elephants would rather walk over a pile of lit dynamite than deal with us humans  (newscientist.com) (15)
(MSNBC)   Space, the Final Frontier... These are the voyages of the starship WFIRST, her billion-dollar mission... to seek out new life and new funding sources for NASA  (msnbc.msn.com) (43)

Sat August 14, 2010
(Mother Nature Network)   Don't like health care in the United States? Then move to Tanzania where they use rats to sniff you to see if you have a disease. "Rats are much cheaper to work with than dogs"  (mnn.com) (20)
(Examiner)   What happens when a film geek ventures into a gathering of video game nerds? A report from Quake Con 2010 reveals nerds stampeding for Bawls, hot girls handing out schwag, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret video game agenda  (examiner.com) (15)
(Wired)   Wired magazine shows how to brew tea without hacking, nano-terraforming, Larry Ellison or cyber-war. The sun is there  (howto.wired.com) (42)
(Paleontology is Neat)   The Osage orange: a fruit that outlived the mastodons and mammoths that ate it  (thegreatstory.org) (59)
(Huffington Post)   How scientific evidence of God would destroy atheism and Christianity  (huffingtonpost.com) (330)
(CNN)   CNN asks: How do you like your beer? Oddly, "in my belly" isn't a choice  (eatocracy.cnn.com) (38)
(Live Science)   You know why THEY make slide shows? It's to hide the TRUTH at the end. THEY know we won't keep going, and that keeps most of you sheeple in the DARK which is just how THEY want it  (livescience.com) (27)
(Mental Floss)   Ten amazing ways video games can change your life, get you out of your parent's basement  (mentalfloss.com) (21)
(Boston Globe)   Everything you know about drowning is wrong. The truth is quiet, creepy and very scary. Here's the science  (boston.com) (115)
(C|Net)   Motorola Droid 2 is going to be incredible and recent leaks reveal a new Texas Instruments processor that is two times as fast as the original Motorola Droid. It is now officialy time to pass the torch: will Apple ever make a Droid killer?  (news.cnet.com) (130)
(BBC)   Sun's 'quiet period' explained. It was still recovering from the Chicago Fark party  (bbc.co.uk) (10)
(Jerusalem Post)   Jews...in...Spaaaa aaa aaa aaa aa aace  (jpost.com) (45)
(Wikipedia)   Happy 60th birthday to America's greatest living cartoonist and friend to science, Gary Larson  (en.wikipedia.org) (159)
(AP)   Scientists determine the best way to pour champagne. Of course, their research was on a case by case basis  (hosted.ap.org) (13)

Fri August 13, 2010
(It will be full of Nguyen)   Dustin Nguyen will take over artist duties on Batgirl. Thank god we had that article yesterday so we know how to pronounce his name  (digitalspy.com) (40)
(Gizmodo)   Just in case you were feeling pretty good about yourself today, here's a story about how a 16-year-old kid made his first million dollars  (gizmodo.com) (35)
(Some Geek)   Edinburgh artists have builts a robotic music machine that plays based on how much attention it gets on the net. Let's see if we can make it melt  (hackaday.com) (14)
(Discover)   Nano-wiretap lets scientists spy on a cell's inner life (with nifty pics)  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (7)
(Space)   New kind of star explosion discovered, alcohol, meth, "crying vagina syndrome" reportedly not involved, but a dwarf was mentioned  (space.com) (15)
(Discover)   We know we are approaching the grandest of mysteries   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (27)
(Lifehacker)   YouSwear teaches you how to swear in any language. This is indeed a golden age for man  (lifehacker.com) (38)
(AOL News)   New Taliban video game explodes onto the scene. Critics predict it will crash and burn  (aolnews.com) (34)
(Guardian.com)   Old 'n busted: Peak oil. New hotness: Peak antibiotics. Wave goodbye to modern medicine  (guardian.co.uk) (131)
(io9)   Eco-friendly skyscraper, "The Electric Razor," is named ugliest new building in England, and the English know from ugly  (io9.com) (55)
(The Smoking Gun)   After stumbling out of the blocks with their redesign last week, TSG gets over it with this weeks Friday Photo Fun. Was it Col. Mustard in the Library with the candle stick?  (thesmokinggun.com) (27)
(Ars Technica)   Google: In the spirit of compromise and dumptrucks of money, a little evil is okay  (arstechnica.com) (192)
(News.com.au)   Dear Internet, I want my girlfriend to understand that she can make her own decisions about her life and that I'm here to support her, so can you tell me how to stop her from stripping?  (blogs.news.com.au) (80)
(Reuters)   Indian government demands that RIM, Skype, and Google allow them to access encrypted data in order to monitor dissidents --- I mean, protect against terrorism. That's the ticket  (reuters.com) (52)
(KHON)   Four-month-old Dylan is the first baby born in Hawaii from frozen eggs, although there's no proof of that unless he produces a long-form birth certificate  T-Shirt  (khon2.com) (102)
(News.com.au)   Every Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less....and here's the math to prove it  (news.com.au) (60)
(News.com.au)   Scientists find link between faith and transplant survival. WHERE'S YOUR SKEPTICISM NOW?  (news.com.au) (347)
(Gizmodo)   One man, a GPS, and an urge to prove how much time Randians have on their hands after going Galt. And they wonder why no one takes them seriously  (gizmodo.com) (391)
(New Scientist)   Neptune's dead zones hold more rocks than an asteroid belt, less clutter than a Stephen King novel  (newscientist.com) (15)
(io9)   Science fiction's ten craftiest smugglers. HAN TAKES FIRST  (io9.com) (49)

Thu August 12, 2010
(Some Guy)   You kinda like electric cars but hate the expensive, limited-range batteries? Well, solid state batteries are just the thing for you - and the name is geeky-cool too. To the right are explanations of why EVs still suck and will never catch on  (greentechmedia.com) (112)
(Kotaku)   A Cincinnati-area father took bad parenting to a new depth by selling his son's console and videogames for drug money, leaving son inconsolable  T-Shirt  (kotaku.com) (29)
(io9)   The ugly truth about Star Wars. This is not the multi-film saga ripoff you're looking for  (io9.com) (181)
(New Scientist)   Jupiter swallows  (newscientist.com) (15)
(Cinematical)   Supervillain extraordinaire Billy Mitchell reclaims his throne as the King of Kong: "Some say I'm being cocky. Some say I'm being lazy. I say, I'm being Billy Mitchell"  (cinematical.com) (30)
(Popular Mechanics)   The fools They laughed at my collection of the top ten weird science stories of the year But soon they will pay for their insolence  (popularmechanics.com) (5)
(Lifehacker)   How to properly coil your MacBook power cord. Because if there's anything a Mac user needs, it's something else to feel smug about  (lifehacker.com) (41)
(Gizmodo)   Steve Jobs rolls plateless and parks like a douche  (gizmodo.com) (43)
(Computerworld)   Mixing up celcius and farenheit on the thermostat, losing all of your data for want of a $35 backup tape, and other stupid data center tricks. More horror stories to the right  (computerworld.com) (40)
(Gawker)   What's better than a video of two nerds battling it out with LED lightsabers? A video with 500 nerds battling it out with LED lightsabers  (tv.gawker.com) (33)
(Some Guy)   Like the Frenchmen who own them, Ubisoft surrenders. Will use Steam's DRM for upcoming title  (techspotlight.net) (66)
(Popular Science)   Coming generation of lasers may be the most powerful lasers that will ever lase. Still waiting for the frickin' sharks  (popsci.com) (45)
(Some Guy)   NASA is sending an R2 unit to escort the next space mission. Protocol droid unavailable for comment  (ibtimes.com) (18)
(Some Guy)   You Don't Know (Samurai) Jack. The 11 best scenes from the best animation you never watched  (toplessrobot.com) (118)
(Some Guy)   Apple: "This emergency update is to fix... Well, it's to improve... F*ck it, we're pushing this update to stop jailbreaking"  (thinq.co.uk) (137)
(Newsweek)   This article is stupid and wrong, and the author is an idiot who doesn't know what she's talking about  (newsweek.com) (67)
(Discover)   4 messages an orangutan might convey via pantomime: 1. look over there (while I steal your food), 2. poor me (please give me food), 3. thanks for everything, 4. clean your face you dirty slob  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (18)
(GameSpy)   There will be a playable Duke Nukem Forever demo by the end of the year. This is a repeat from 1997  (pc.gamespy.com) (173)
(PCWorld)   PCWorld comes up with a list of 21 signs you've been spoiled rotten by technology with items ranging from complaining about a buggy smartphone all the way up to buying a car for it's tweet-reading capability  (pcworld.com) (55)
(Torrent Freak)   Boss of Austrian film trade association pulls out of discussion on how policy could better align interests of both consumers and copyright holders runs away like little girl when he finds out Peter Sunde is one of his fellow participants  (torrentfreak.com) (12)
(Yahoo)   Our defintion of "conditions inhospitable to life" gets narrower every day, now no longer includes bodies of water that are always below freezing 5x saltier than the ocean and containing 20,000x the safe levels of arsenic  (news.yahoo.com) (87)
(C|Net)   Microsoft set to release IE9 beta next week and details are slowly leaking out about the updated "minimalist" look. After the amazing success of IE8, one can hardly wait to see old technology from a decaying browser become new again  (news.cnet.com) (59)
(Herald Tribune)   Recession causes black investment broker to spontaneously evolve into white southern country music redneck  (heraldtribune.com) (48)
(Scientific American)   "I always suspected Neandertals and humans interbred: humans are the most sexual of all the primates, willing and able to do it just about anywhere, anytime, with anyone, and with other species if the Kinsey report is to be believed"  (michaelshermer.com) (92)

Wed August 11, 2010
(Discover)   Our ancestors were influenced by the Monolith a million years earlier than expected  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (42)
(Slate)   There's a reason iPhone users are so smug... and yes, it's because they get more than you do  (slatest.slate.com) (76)
(Jalopnik)   Hackers wirelessly crash car's computer at highway speeds, pwn n00bs who aren't very 1337  (jalopnik.com) (73)
(G4TV)   Coming this fall: The ability to play Wii with C3PO's ovaries  (g4tv.com) (49)
(Some Dog Lover)   The difference between a Great Dane and a Chihuahua lies in a few dog genes. Cats still not impressed  (news.sciencemag.org) (42)
(Discover)   Here's a tarantula you wouldn't want to step on, unless you want your foot to be zapped into ionized vapor. Also, its a bazillion miles across  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (23)
(Aggrogate)   You can't terrorize any culture that can build an entire store based entirely around Pop Tarts. I fear nothing now, for I have eaten Pop Tart sushi  (aggrogate.com) (41)
(Telegraph)   Saudi Arabia attempting to replace Greenwich Mean Time with Mecca Time by building a garish version of Big Ben  (telegraph.co.uk) (159)
(Yahoo)   Security software make McAfee says threats from computer viruses and malware are at an all-time high. In other news, the guy running the liquor store claims that drinking a beer will give you superpowers and make you irresistable to chicks  (news.yahoo.com) (51)
(C|Net)   For those Google fanatics who laughed at Apple's recent antenna-gate misfortune, don't look now, but the very first SMS-sending trojan for the Android OS just popped up and is starting to spread  (news.cnet.com) (97)
(Some Guy)   The bad news: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Japan, China, the United Kingdom, and Germany have united to develop a superweapon to take over the world. The good news: their effort has resulted in some really cool photographs  (enterprisemission.com) (73)
(Some Guy)   Unemployed computer technician/furry wants to change his name to Boomer the Dog. With picture of what you thought an unemployed computer technician/furry would look like  (post-gazette.com) (401)
(The Ledger)   Taking a cue from Mexico, the Galactic Empire legalizes stormtrooper-on-stormtrooper marriage  (theledger.com) (53)
(PopMatters)   What is interesting about the way that Chun-Li has been eroticized is that her thighs violate typical beauty standards  (popmatters.com) (166)
(io9)   These two galaxies tag-teaming another galaxy into oblivion is now the starring attraction in Subby's nightmares. Tag is because it's still an awesome picture  (io9.com) (27)
(Yahoo)   The earthquake that shook Haiti to rubble wasn't caused by the massive fault that runs right through the middle of the island, but a completely different, and previously unknown massive fault  (news.yahoo.com) (27)

Tue August 10, 2010
(G4TV)   Commissioner Rawls, Mr. Las Vegas, Clay Morrow, Machete, Worf and Chandler have joined forces  (g4tv.com) (72)
(Gizmodo)   How to watch this week's spectacular Perseid meteor shower  (gizmodo.com) (54)
(Discover)   1960s cosmonaut waste systems look like equipment for making meth  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (10)
(io9)   Genetically modified crops have escaped into the wild, and begun mutating. Soon, the human shaped pods start showing up  (io9.com) (76)
(Kotaku)   Aeris is dead. No amount of white knighting, fan fiction, or conspiracy theories that put Birthers to shame is going to bring her back, so knock it off  (kotaku.com) (297)
(CNN)   Study shows that Spinal Tap is almost 11/11 in predicting Alzheimer's disease in patients  T-Shirt   (pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com) (24)
(Guardian.com)   Step 1: Buy up a bunch of real estate at an elevation of 23 feet above sea level. Step 2: Wait. You already know step 3  (guardian.co.uk) (146)
(G4TV)   What do you do with old guitar-controllers? A) Store them B) Sell them C) Throw them into an active volcano  (g4tv.com) (27)
(Kotaku)   What Civilization V might look like  (kotaku.com) (173)
(Gamma Squad)   Researchers in Japan build a helmet that makes a plain cookie look and smell like the flavor of your choice, because that's necessary  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (20)
(Ars Technica)   How Star Trek artists imagined the iPad... 23 years ago. This is relevant to your interests  (arstechnica.com) (76)
(New York Times)   South Korean police Zerg rush Google office  (nyti.ms) (23)
(Ars Technica)   Mac gaming renaissance coming in 2011. I don't know why this is a big deal, there's already a lot of great games on the Mac, like the puzzle game with the Apple logo. That's a great game  (arstechnica.com) (103)
(TechnologyReview)   New technology will speed up detection of infectious diseases which will allow the media to start fear mongering even faster  (technologyreview.com) (4)
(Ars Technica)   In addition so sunlight, solar panels can now absorb heat energy. Nice  (arstechnica.com) (61)
(Network World)   Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicts that sometime soon in the future, governments will demand a verified name service for people using the internet with the hopes of ending online anonymity. This is a brilliant idea -ScrotieMcBoogerBalls   (networkworld.com) (144)
(Some Guy)   It's Tuesday, so here's your latest iPhone not on Verizon rumor. This time for sure  (crn.com) (18)
(CTV)   Saudi Arabia to continue BlackBerry service - "Hey dood u shld hav seen lst nite stoning, waz rly cool LOL"  (ctv.ca) (25)
(PopMatters)   The box office triumph (of 'Inception') has wrongly been chalked up to a glorified geek ideal that 'Scott Pilgrim' caters to like lemmings at a cliff diving competition  (popmatters.com) (65)
(Washington Post)   That's it.... Game Over ..... Shut.Everything.DOWN. 4Chan is mainstream  (washingtonpost.com) (968)
(WordPress)   Chemistry (grubby old chemisty) has theological implications  (luysii.wordpress.com) (73)
(gilles vidal.com)   Here's a 360-degree look inside the cockpit of an Airbus A380. Altitude: 21,000 feet. Speed: 520 knots. Level flight. Course: zero-niner-zero. Trim and mixture: wash, soak, rinse, spin  (gillesvidal.com) (93)

Mon August 09, 2010
(Fox News)   Boy drops Nintendo DS into gorilla enclosure, gorilla plays with it, returns it to him after figuring out it can't run Starcraft II  (foxnews.com) (59)
(Some Guy)   It's Monday, so here's your latest iPhone on Verizon rumor. This time for sure  (techcrunch.com) (74)
(Gizmodo)   Anyone can wrap office supplies in tin foil as a prank. It requires a special brand of evil to encase a co-worker's computer equipment in Jell-O  (gizmodo.com) (39)
(Some Guy)   New York town forces retro arcade to shut down because an ancient anti-pinball machine law  (wthitv.com) (63)
(io9)   The sun shoots plasma into space at 2.2 million miles per hour, is there  (io9.com) (11)
(Boing Boing)   Who spends the most time online gaming? Hint: Your mom. No, seriously. Your mom does  (boingboing.net) (65)
(The Sun)   Meet the first robot to act like a human. No, it's not Hayden Christensen  T-Shirt  (thesun.co.uk) (37)
(NPR)   The human brain is made from "suboptimal parts" taken from evolution's junk drawer  (npr.org) (87)
(io9)   Nanomesh breakthrough brings us one step closer to drunken jackasses ending up in Fark headlines due to invisibility cloak pranks gone wrong  (io9.com) (11)
(Discover)   Study of death certificates shows that people with "positive" initials (like VIP, ACE, WOW) live longer than those with negative initials (like PIG, DIE, ASS, UGH). Good news for subby, Fred Theodore Wilkenson   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (125)
(Discover)   Higgs boson physicists' plan for winning a Nobel Prize, step 1: stay alive till the damn thing is found  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (21)
(Telegraph)   Galactic collision captured by Nasa's 'Great Observatories'  (telegraph.co.uk) (33)
(Daily Mail)   Where have we heard this before? NASA planning mission to land on asteroid to avoid collision with Earth. We need to have a top notch drilling team on hand before 2106, and they'll never have to pay taxes again, EVER  (dailymail.co.uk) (101)
(C|Net)   RIM to let Saudis monitor Blackberry network, thus proving that businesses put profits before moral integrity as well as eliminating the whole point of having a Blackberry for data security  (news.cnet.com) (47)
(National Geographic)   Rising temperatures on Mars prove that global warming is caused by the big ball of fire in the sky....or robots with solar panels....BUT NOT HUMANS  (news.nationalgeographic.com) (221)
(Independent)   Robots to break through doors in the Giza pyramid, release The Mummy  (independent.co.uk) (123)
(Some Guy)   Old and busted: post-rapture pet care. New hotness: post-rapture orphan adoption  (blog.beliefnet.com) (104)
(Some Guy)   Xbox 360 Kinect can read lips and recognize American Sign Language and a few other gestures that are thrown when you get fragged  (gamespot.com) (69)
(New Scientist)   Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can cause arthritis  (newscientist.com) (16)
(Some Guy)   American Klingon scholars travel to Australia to provide cave walking tour. And no, that sentence is not a jumble of random words  (bluemountainsgazette.com.au) (20)
(Daily Mail)   Asthma inhalers increase the risk of prostate cancer. You're using the wrong orifice  (dailymail.co.uk) (16)
(Telegraph)   Humans subconsciously mimic other accents. If they're in the yahd, they're not too fah from the cah  (telegraph.co.uk) (87)
(Some Omni-Man)   Comic scribe Robert Kirkman says superhero violence is ruining the comic industry. Yes, Robert Kirkman, writer of Invincible, Marvel Zombies, and The Walking Dead  (digitalspy.com) (52)

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