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Sun October 10, 2010
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(Fix Old, No New)   "Some of the earliest known written documents expressed the anxiety of some in Pharaonic Egypt that the written word would impair memory and turn humans into ignorant fools"  (sci-tech-today.com) (154)
(Gizmodo)   If you can find two milk jugs in your garbage, you can make a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet, assuming that you SHUT DOWN ALL THE GARBAGE MASHERS ON THE DETENTION LEVEL  (gizmodo.com) (31)
(Batman)   Superman's worst social networking nightmare  (2.bp.blogspot.com) (47)
(Globe and Mail)   45 "facts"about the future. #46) Douglas Coupland will continue his 20 year career of stating the obvious  (theglobeandmail.com) (122)
(MSNBC)   Why you shouldn't drink diet soda if you're on a diet  (msnbc.msn.com) (90)
(Yahoo)   An experimental drug for melanoma, one of the most difficult cancers to treat, was shown to have shrunk brain tumors in patients in the advanced stages of the disease. Still no cure for cancer...yet  (news.yahoo.com) (13)
(KGO)   Nobel laureates and physicists at national lab hypothesize that hungry mountain lions wouldn't actually want to eat them. Lions seen drawing up experiment, hoping for reproducible results  (abclocal.go.com) (12)
(NPR)   Free Public WiFi is neither free nor public  (npr.org) (55)
(Network World)   (Fill in the blank) is the Facebook of (fill in the blank)  (networkworld.com) (42)
(A bright idea)   Superbright LED applications include... DIY laser eye surgery?  (dimensionengineering.com) (23)
(Guardian.com)   The top ten nerdvana desert island movies to the left. Nerdrage to the right  (guardian.co.uk) (42)
(Gizmodo)   Sass this, hoopy frood: today is Binary 42 Day. Don't panic, just remember to bring your towel to avoid one whole juju-flop situation  (gizmodo.com) (60)
(Daily Mail)   I can't wait to get my tiny little hands on this book  (dailymail.co.uk) (49)
(AOL News)   Archaeologists find small Italian town under Norway  (aolnews.com) (22)

Sat October 09, 2010
(Gizmodo)   The Yellow Pages aren't entirely worthless. As this house made out of phone books shows, they're only MOSTLY worthless  (gizmodo.com) (13)
(io9)   Columnist claims one of the greatest SF novels of all time, Fred Pohl's "Gateway", is 'dreadful'  (io9.com) (66)
(IGN)   The X-Men arcade game is coming back. Dibs on Wolverine  (xboxlive.ign.com) (84)
(Tech Crunch)   My_________  (techcrunch.com) (69)
(TheSpec.com)   Google cars drive themselves, are programmed to 'mimic decisions human drivers make'. This will not end well  (thespec.com) (36)
(Some Couple)   Couple sells their $6,000 home to Apple for $1.7 million. Think Different  (punemirror.in) (33)
(Joystiq)   "Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions" introduces the gayest Spiderman costume yet  (joystiq.com) (28)
(Life.com)   Harold, that base, proud, shallow, beggarly, lily-livered, whoreson Saxon knave and eater of broken meats, has copped it something cruel at Senlac Hill. This is not a repeat from 1066. Oh, wait ... yes it is  (life.com) (17)
(Fox News)   Iran acknowledges espionage in its nuclear program. Now if they'd only acknowledge the Holocaust, human rights, and opposition party votes, we'd be golden  (foxnews.com) (21)
(MSNBC)   Samsung Galaxy Tab will not be $199 as previously announced, but $399 all but conceding the first skirmish of the tablet wars to Apple  (msnbc.msn.com) (69)
(Some Guy)   Attention everyone: The end of the world originally scheduled for 2012 has been postponed. We have found a problem with the Maya Calendar. We apologize for the inconvenience   (laboratoryequipment.com) (51)
(Some Policy Foundation)   Senior scientist resigns from American Physical Society doing his best Martin Luther impersonation  (thegwpf.org) (128)
(AFP)   "The 10/10/10 rumour, just like the 03/03/03 one, is utter codswallop"  (news.yahoo.com) (50)
(PhysOrg.com)   I, for one, welcome our new night-vision wielding insect overlords  (physorg.com) (9)
(MSNBC)   7% of newborns have an email address  (msnbc.msn.com) (31)
(Science Daily)   "Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. ... Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment. ... Corporate accounts payable, Nina speaking. Just a moment." "ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH"   (sciencedaily.com) (14)
(Some Guy)   The co-founder of Facebook donates $100,000 in support of legalizing marijuana in California. 420 people like this  T-Shirt  (couriermail.com.au) (56)
(CNN)   Cisco wants to break in to the consumer market with a $600 video chatting device which has a $25 monthly service fee. Yeah, let me know how that works for y'all  (tech.fortune.cnn.com) (54)
(New Scientist)   The frictionless superfluid has finally come  (newscientist.com) (45)

Fri October 08, 2010
(Boing Boing)   Have you finally memorized The Elements Song? Great. Now try it in Japanese  (boingboing.net) (22)
(9.ai)   The hottest tech unboxing pics you'll see today: the brand new 1972 Olympia Traveller typewriter  (9.ai) (36)
(Den Of Geek)   Are we heading for an "Ultimate" Marvel Movie Universe?  (denofgeek.com) (24)
(Gizmodo)   Why living in cities sucks... besides all the crazy people  (gizmodo.com) (84)
(Topless Robot)   The Joker's "one bad day" speech from Alan Moore's "The Killing Joke," presented by Lego figures. It's equal parts geeky and badass  (toplessrobot.com) (36)
(io9)   This is now America's only way of getting into space  (io9.com) (41)
(New York Daily News)   Poltergeist keep sucking the haunted houses right out of Farmville. Apparently they moved the headstones, but they didn't move the bodies  (nydailynews.com) (13)
(Discover)   On October 20, a comet will miss Earth by a mere 0.000002 light years. EVERYBODY PAN-- Oh, wait  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (16)
(YouTube)   If this show was real, I would watch it every single day while eating my afterschool snack  (youtube.com) (21)
(G4TV)   Have you ever wanted a boat peripheral for your console? Say hello to the Game Boat  (g4tv.com) (9)
(G4TV)   Reading Rambo Takes on The Giving Tree  (g4tv.com) (11)
(USA Today)   News: Professor tasked by GOP to discredit the "Hockey Stick" study was caught plagiarizing and distorting references. Fark: He plagiarized and distorted text from a book written by one of the Hockey Stick's authors  (content.usatoday.com) (55)
(Gamma Squad)   Robotic exoskeletons help the paralyzed walk again, find Sarah Connor  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (14)
(Some Guy)   Incredible armada of ships built entirely of matchsticks by some 79-year-old dude  (odditycentral.com) (28)
(Gamma Squad)   The robot bear from A.I. is real now, thanks to Japan  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (33)
(Some Guy)   If you thought Playstation Move was just a delayed answer to the Wii, you are probably right, but Wii doesn't have a badass submachine gun remote  (ijustwanttofitin.com) (82)
(AOL News)   Astronomers worldwide figure out plan of action to deal with extraterrestrials. Step 1: Deny. Step 2: Discredit witnesses. Step 3: Don't wince during the anal probing, it's considered ungrateful  (aolnews.com) (82)
(Something Too Good to Be True)   Duke Nukem Forever demo to feature a "surprise." We're getting punk'd, aren't we?  (digitalspy.com) (76)
(CBS 46 Atlanta)   Scientific community reels from the shockwave of a recent study that claims men sweat more easily than women  (cbsatlanta.com) (14)
(News.com.au)   Facebook will now allow your friends to add you to groups of their choice. There's absolutely no way this could possibly go wrong  (news.com.au) (70)
(YouTube)   Are you smarter than a two-year old? Probably not this one  (youtube.com) (155)
(Science Daily)   New liquid crystal promises to improve displays, get snorted by Lindsay Lohan  (sciencedaily.com) (22)
(Jalopnik)   A brief history of Russian Snowmobile Tanks, complete with awesome pictures of steampunk-esque snowmobile contraptions  (jalopnik.com) (29)
(Jalopnik)   If you think a Subaru Baja was one of the ugliest cars ever created, seeing one mated with a Prius won't help that opinion much  (jalopnik.com) (143)

Thu October 07, 2010
(Daily Mail)   Scientists discover how to get the flavors of a 3-course meal into a single stick of gum, without Violet violet, Violet  (dailymail.co.uk) (24)
(io9)   One good reason to welcome parasitic infections, besides the possible appearance of Gumbercules  (io9.com) (37)
(Gizmodo)   Psychedelic mural of the Large Hadron Collider probably won't kill us all... probably  (gizmodo.com) (13)
(Life.com)   You had me at "Erlenmeyer flask"  (life.com) (59)
(Gamma Squad)   Some guy converted his old TV into a "flat screen" which is totally convincing and not at all dangerous  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (42)
(G4TV)   Old School Vs. New School Gamers - As told by woodland creatures  (g4tv.com) (116)
(News.com.au)   Proof of NASA photoshopping massive unknown object out of Saturn moon photo. The pixels are out there  (news.com.au) (98)
(CNNGo)   12 things you didn't know about pairing tea with dim sum  (cnngo.com) (24)
(G4TV)   Not news: There are a lot of WoW players. Fark news: There are more people playing WoW than people living in Belgium  (g4tv.com) (55)
(io9)   Dr. Girlfriend Nipple Slip (Not safe for work in a cartoon nudity kind of way)  (io9.com) (132)
(Yahoo)   People with gene marker xj-18-c all be shopping like this while those with Tn-19-p all be shoppin' like this  (news.yahoo.com) (9)
(Science Daily)   Oasis discovered near geothermal vents on floor of Yellowstone Lake. That's a start  (sciencedaily.com) (20)
(Telegraph)   Moon landing film digitally remastered to remove obvious wires  (telegraph.co.uk) (57)
(Discover)   Unicorn + birth + gas = infrared rainbow  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (10)
(Aggrogate)   This is a Sonic the Hedgehog hat. It's a head-sock covered in giant blue felt spikes. You can wear it on your head and look like a crazy person  (aggrogate.com) (36)
(Gizmodo)   Darmok and Jalad at Himalaya  (gizmodo.com) (99)
(Some Guy)   Microsoft wants your computer to get an STD test before it gets onto the net. Told you that strap-on midget porn was a bad idea  (macobserver.com) (157)
(Daily Mail)   Scientists reduce cholesterol in hamsters by feeding them red onions, thereby creating for humans another low-cholesterol alternative to beef  (dailymail.co.uk) (34)
(Mother Nature Network)   12 amazing sinkholes. Your mom's is number 13  (mnn.com) (50)
(Kotaku)   Yo dawg, I herd you like to login, so I put a login in your logout so you can login while you logout  (kotaku.com) (41)
(Yahoo)   Verizon expected to get the iPhone in early 2011. This is a repeat from almost every damn month for the last 3 years  (news.yahoo.com) (101)

Wed October 06, 2010
(Daily Mail)   Ugly-ass tube-nosed fruit bat who bears a striking resemblance to Yoda was discovered along w--OMG, KILL IT, KILL IT WITH FIRE  (dailymail.co.uk) (56)
(The Register)   Actual headline: "Paris unveils impressive box". Frankly, we've all seen it enough times that it's lost its appeal  (theregister.co.uk) (13)
(The New York Times)   Mark Zuckerberg: Not quite evil, not quite genius   (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com) (137)
(The Scotsman)   Study finds your Mom sees boys as "funny", "cheeky", "playful" and "loving" whereas girls are viewed as "stroppy", "argumentative" and "eager to please"  (news.scotsman.com) (48)
(Labspaces.net)   New device that can quickly detect areas with many microorganisms is making life easier for marine scientists, people looking for your mom  (labspaces.net) (8)
(AOL News)   Former skeptic now says that UFOs will bring "great events". Did we mention he is a Chinese scientist referring to the recent UFO sightings over China?  (aolnews.com) (61)
(Denver Post)   Paladins armed with Lvl. 3 Glocks of Justice arrest a Lvl. 7 Chaotic Thief at Dungeons and Dragons event  (denverpost.com) (169)
(Discover)   Is your brain still intact this morning? Yes? Then take a look at this weird picture of Saturn's rings. Bonus: BSG reference   (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (17)
(Labspaces.net)   Fish taken from rivers near power plants had lower than expected levels of mercury. That's good. The huge amounts of selenium in the fish forced all the mercury out. That's bad  (labspaces.net) (39)
(Discover)   How Japanese farmers grow an apple so perfect, it looks like an anime fruit: with pics of the wands, bags, and stencils involved  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (63)
(oneindia)   Scottish researchers discover that sheep's wool is a potent stiffener  (news.oneindia.in) (12)
(Tumak of the Rock People)   Atouk needs a hug  (york.ac.uk) (25)
(IEEE Spectrum)   While some scientists are wasting time investigating if rain makes people sad, some are still doing awesome things, like inventing the RatCar, a small vehicle hooked up to a rat's brain (with pic)  (spectrum.ieee.org) (96)
(Scientific American)   The coolest optical illusion you'll see in the next 26 minutes  (scientificamerican.com) (82)
(News.com.au)   Australian inventor wins prize for developing a bazooka to shoot at drowning people  (news.com.au) (61)
(The Register)   British programmer leads call to build the world's most famous steampunk computer  (theregister.co.uk) (42)
(News.com.au)   Scientists discover yet another 200 new species in remote PNG. It's amazing how much stuff can be compressed into such a small size  T-Shirt  (news.com.au) (24)
(spot all the in-jokes)   XKCD's latest epic, Online Communities 2, shows Fark just barely to the right of Free Republic. Politics tab nods in approval  (xkcd.com) (157)
(Ars Technica)   AT&T basically tells everyone (including the FCC) to take their Net Neutrality and shove it where the sun don't shine  (arstechnica.com) (206)
(Gizmodo)   Right now a computer is using the Internet to teach itself the English language, locate Sarah Connor  (gizmodo.com) (45)
(CBC)   Microsoft may issue tablets by Christmas. No word yet on whether they'll contain potassium cyanide or saxitoxin  T-Shirt  (cbc.ca) (55)
(BBC)   Researchers confirm that light drinking poses no risk to babies, so get 'em started nice and early  (bbc.co.uk) (64)
(UPI)   How doctors talk can affect weight loss. It is in my professional opinion that you sound fat  (upi.com) (7)

Tue October 05, 2010
(IGN)   SEGA has announced that they will release a Captain America video game based on an original story set in World War II next year for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. No word on when they plan on releasing it for the Dreamcast  (xbox360.ign.com) (43)
(io9)   Earthlike planet Zarmina could be reached in just 6.1 years - all we need is a simple matter-antimatter drive  (io9.com) (208)
(NASA)   The coolest pictures of Saturn's aurora, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, you'll see all day  (saturn.jpl.nasa.gov) (11)
(Boing Boing)   This years Nobel Prize winner also won the IgNobel prize for levitating a frog. Science: it just works biatches  (boingboing.net) (31)
(io9)   Stuxnet virus incident forces US and Europe to think about NATO's role in future cyberwars  (io9.com) (11)
(Ars Technica)   Arrakis doesn't have anything to do with IP lookups. Or does it?  (arstechnica.com) (29)
(Some Meteorologist)   Survey of local TV weatherpeople reveals some incorrectly call themselves meteorologists, few stray from NWS forecasts, all overuse 3-D graphics and overhype storms, and many think global warming is a scam  (cliffmass.blogspot.com) (53)
(USA Today)   "Keys to happiness: Altruism and a non-neurotic spouse." Not necessarily in that order  (content.usatoday.com) (39)
(Gizmodo)   Panasonic introduces the first portable gaming console designed exclusively for online gaming and MMORPG. For the first time in years WoW addicts can step out of their mom's basement, and into the light of day  (gizmodo.com) (52)
(Gamma Squad)   Bishop to Queen 8, yes, oh god yes  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (40)
(Engadget)   President Barrack Hussein Obama stealing our precious solar resources to heat his arugula and spicy mustard sandwhiches  (engadget.com) (27)
(The Atlantic)   The world's first artificial heart  (theatlantic.com) (30)
(ESPN)   From Downtown. Obama, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, John McCain, and Dick Cheney are in NBA Jam. Boom-shaka-laka  (espn.go.com) (29)
(Mac|Life)   Microsoft Store to open directly across from Apple Store in Mall of America. Store will be four times as large, half as efficient, look vaguely like Apple store, and be rejected by customers for old version of Microsoft Store after two months  (maclife.com) (74)
(Some Guy)   This October has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays all in one month. It happens only once in 823 years. The more you know  (unitedcats.wordpress.com) (49)
(Gamma Squad)   Duke Nukem Forever footage from a con in Amsterdam. It's really happening  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (73)
(Flickr)   No Dr. Who costume could be complete without a TARDIS  (flickr.com) (37)
(Discover)   China's second lunar rocket launch is a complete, awesome success. Except for the fact that extraneous rocket parts rained down on Chinese villages  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (31)
(Engadget)   Best Buy will update your PS3 firmware for only $29.98  (engadget.com) (146)
(Some Guy)   John Glenn questions NASA budget cuts, lawn standers  (939mia.com) (33)
(Yahoo)   Russian Physicists win the Nobel Prize for physics for their discovery of graphene-the thinnest, strongest, from of carbon known. Also win the MacGuyver prize for the tool they used to discover it: scotch tape  (news.yahoo.com) (30)
(CNN)   Scientists have discovered why your belly looks like some sort of distended sack of grain hanging over your straining belt, while your arms and legs remain waifishly and deceptively thin  (pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com) (153)
(The Register)   Unabomber victim patent trolls Apple for $625 million. Apple claims the case is a dud  (theregister.co.uk) (74)
(C|Net)   The room doesn't just contain the computer. This room IS the computer. One step closer to that Holodeck we've all been waiting for  (news.cnet.com) (34)
(Sify)   Remember the water cycle you learned about as a kid? Scientists say even more water is now cycling, and this is a very bad thing  (sify.com) (285)
(Life.com)   The fellow with the monocle, the zither, and the small landmine around his neck would like to have a word. That's right. Now, just climb into this enormous humanoid figure made of wicker. Very good. Okay. Buh-bye  (life.com) (23)
(YouTube)   Need help remembering to take your pills? There's a pill for that  (youtube.com) (6)
(Science Daily)   Interactive video games can cause injury, says scientist with crab on head and gnashing maw in chest  (sciencedaily.com) (26)
(Popular Science)   The devil made me do it - oh, wait, you're telling me it's The Pill, now? The Pill made me do it  (popsci.com) (34)
(The New York Times)   ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC will NOT be partnering up with Google TV  (nytimes.com) (43)
(Gizmodo)   You know that 100-page erotic furry fanfic masterpiece that you've been working on? Well, you can now sell it through B&N  (gizmodo.com) (65)

Mon October 04, 2010
(Some Guy)   New Twitter CEO to make it rain money. OK CASH IS COMING OUT  (businessinsider.com) (26)
(Science Daily)   Wiliwili trees protected by wasps that protect wiliwili trees. Wiliwili  (sciencedaily.com) (20)
(G4TV)   WoW expansion Cataclysm has been dated for December 7th. You only have two months to say goodbye to your loved ones  (g4tv.com) (199)
(io9)   Scientists fold DNA into Möbius strips, describe possible applications of this process as never ending  (io9.com) (25)
(Gizmodo)   Seriously guys, are you *trying* to kill us all?  (gizmodo.com) (52)
(Lifehacker)   Add USB ports to your mouse, in case the 6 on the back of your computer, 2 on the front, 2 on each of your monitors, 2 on your keyboard, and 5 on your USB hub aren't enough  (lifehacker.com) (24)
(Gizmodo)   Your Macbook is sorry to inform you it can't do that, Dave  (gizmodo.com) (27)
(CNN)   New vaccine designed to fight brain cancer and give you autism  (articles.cnn.com) (12)
(G4TV)   Grappling hook, grab a book. It's Reading Rambo  (g4tv.com) (10)
(Life.com)   Rube Goldberg, eat your wonderfully convoluted heart out  (life.com) (17)
(Gizmodo)   Why do so many self-proclaimed geeks hold so much disdain for so-called hipsters?  (gizmodo.com) (107)
(io9)   New possible human extinction scenario: Death by boredom  (io9.com) (63)
(Gamma Squad)   Some girl dressed her crocodile as Iron Man. This is not a euphemism  (gammasquad.uproxx.com) (21)
(Washington Post)   If instead of "pay $2m for the house that inspired Uncle Tom's Cabin," Step 1 actually had been "check historical records to confirm you are purchasing the right property," Step 4 might have been "profit"  (washingtonpost.com) (13)
(PopMatters)   Think of 'Valkyria Chronicles II' as 'Persona' meets 'Mass Effect 2' set in an alternate history World War II's European theater. With magic powered tanks  (popmatters.com) (51)
(Wired)   A rare look inside a legal blackmail factory  (wired.com) (81)
(Discover)   Spin doctors rotate a carbon flake at a million revs per second. No word on glowing green substance in their lab coat pockets  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (34)
(Some Guy)   What a pretty little spid... HOLY FARK it's got green fangs  (swns.com) (43)
(Discover)   Brilliant photos from the just-completed First Census of Marine Life, including a dumbo octopus, a sailing sea cucumber, and more  (blogs.discovermagazine.com) (8)
(Wired)   A look at the upcoming Art of District 9 book  (wired.com) (53)
(Yahoo)   The processors on laptop computer run so fast and hot that it is no longer safe to put them on your lap when they're in use  (news.yahoo.com) (73)
(Kotaku)   Microhard  (kotaku.com) (57)
(Yahoo)   Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3D TV. Will be available in Japan in December and comes with a lifetime supply of aspirin  (finance.yahoo.com) (185)
(CNN)   Some scientists were throwing random animals in blenders and they found one that creates a next generation solar panel. Hippies conflicted  (edition.cnn.com) (118)
(Yahoo)   Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards wins Nobel for medicine, an achievement nobody saw coming  T-Shirt  (news.yahoo.com) (84)
(Gizmodo)   If you have a spare $21,000 lying around then you can buy your kids the best Christmas present EVER. Introducing the kiddy battlemech  (gizmodo.com) (84)
(Yahoo)   Just when you thought used panties were the only strange things in vending machines  (travel.yahoo.com) (137)
(Some New Issue)   Three senior members at DC Comics may leave the company. TO BE CONTINUED  T-Shirt  (digitalspy.com) (28)

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