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Every Man's Dream Girl - Video This contortionist has the ability to control her body in amazing ways - And what a body it is! Watch as she fires prefect bullseyes using only her legs. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:32 p.m..


Going For Broke: How Ordinary Families Wind Up Bankrupt Last year, the number of personal bankruptcies ballooned to two million as people rushed to beat last deadline for a new law that made it harder and more expensive for consumers to declare themselves broke. 90% of the families who file for bankruptcy do so following a job loss, a medical problem or a family torn apart by death or divorce. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


AllofMP3 Vows to Continue Despite Tougher Russian Copyright Laws "Things are changing in Russia, at least when it comes to the letter of the law. Russia toughened it's copyright law back in 2004, but a few key amendments were delayed to take effect today. Now what exactly is changing today, and which effect will this have on music download platforms? Actually, it's pretty complicated - so we asked an expert." From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


Microwave Madness Some interesting microwave history, cooking myths and exploding water! From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


Kid Almost Falls Out of Ride Watch this kid nearly fall 100's of feet our of his seat at an amusement park. His Mom hardly seemed to notice as the boy screamed for his life. Pretty funny. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


California rewrites cable TV franchise laws If signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, it would let any company offer video services 10 days after notifying the relevant local government of its plans. Each video franchisee would have to enforce customer service and protection standards consistent with California state laws. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


Coming To Video Games: Live Ads Players of the latest version of EA's Need for Speed see the same billboard ads on the side of the virtual roads whenever they play the street-racing game. But with live ads streamed via the Internet in the next version of the game, players could see different ads every time they turn the game on. Some players find such advertising objectionable. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


NASA's Orion Moonship Site Contains videos, 3D models and videos of the recently announced moonship program. Lockheed Martin has been chosen to build the new capsule, which will eventually replace the space shuttle for most missions. The first flight to the moon is planned for 2020. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


Engineers were warning about levees on the Mississippi 160 ago. "Every day, levees are extended higher and higher up the river - natural outlets are closed - and every day the danger to the city of New Orleans and all the lower country is increased," the state engineer, P.O. Herbert, observed in 1846. His successor, A.D. Wooldridge saw it too, saying it was unsafe and would become disastrous. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


99 wolves crashing into a wall 'Head On' by Cai Guo-Qiang at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The installation consists of 99 life-sized wolves, fabricated from painted sheepskins and stuffed with hay and metal wires, barreling in a continous stream towards - and into - a glass wall. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


Chad Vader Episode 3 Chad Vader returns after being demoted to night manager. In this episode he tries to enact a plan to regain the day shift but doesn't get very far. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


Adobe To Release Universal Apps Next Week? MacRumors posts on page 2 an unconfirmed tidbit that Adobe is planning to hold an event next week that will have "universal appeal." With CS2 now 17 months old, the time may be ripe for a Universal CS3 announcement. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


An Apple-Google Friendship, and a Common Enemy The old social networks in Silicon Valley run very deep. One need not name the enemy in mind: Microsoft, the leading rival to both Mr. Jobs and Mr. Schmidt through most of their careers. Now, with the Internet era remaking the competitive landscape, their prospects for outdueling Microsoftâ??s Windows empire may be better than ever. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:24 p.m..


Possessed Demon Cat From Hell! This is one seriously pissed off cat...someone please call a priest! From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Open source "gaining enormous momentum" The open-source software "phenomenon" extends far beyond Linux, and is "gaining enormous momentum," IDC reports. Following a recent survey of over 5,000 developers in 116 countries, IDC has concluded that open-source represents "the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the software industry has seen since the eighties." From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Mythbusters - Plants Can Feel The Mythbusters hook a polygraph up to a plant. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


The $8.6 billion gold deal Insert Goldfinger or maybe Goldmember jokes here...but seriously what is with all the commodity consolidation recently, it's causing prices to soar. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Chertoff backs air traveler registry Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff strongly backed a program Wednesday that would ease airport security for passengers who pass voluntary background checks to show they aren't terrorists. Chertoff told USA TODAY that checking air travelers' backgrounds, including phone numbers and travel histories, would improve security. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Hyrule to take 45 minutes to cross - Twilight Princess "Twilight Princess will not only be bigger - a horse ride from one side of Hyrule to the next is rumored to take 45 real minutes - but much more ambitious than ever before." Scroll to the Twilight Princess section for more. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


A day of Google traffic Time lapse graphic showing Google traffic around the world From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Great Time-lapse photo of Toronto using Flash Watch Toronto turn from daylight to nitelife by rolling your mouse over the photo. Its simply a beautiful effect. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Safari 3 Beta Movie A Youtube clip showing the tab browsing features in Safari. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


(video) Guys runs up a 400ft vertical wall (amazing) This guy runs up 'Lovers Leap' a 400 ft vertical rock face, unaided, no ropes, no harness, no problems !! From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Nintendo Debunks Wii Production Issues "The reports are entirely rumour and speculation. I can confirm that the Wii is very much on course for a Q4 release, as Nintendo originally stated," the spokesperson said. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


MySpace to sell music from nearly 3 million bands The goal is to be one of the biggest digital music stores out there," MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe told Reuters. "Everyone we've spoken to definitely wants an alternative to iTunes and the iPod. MySpace could be that alternative. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Voice Recognition Goes Wireless With a new service launched by his network provider Sprint Nextel Corp. on Friday, a user can press a button and say the recipient's name and dictate a message of up to 20 words into his Blackberry's receiver. Within about a minute, the full message appears on the screen and it can send it off with one keystroke. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


DK shows off 200 GB Blu-ray disc TDK has announced a prototype Blu-ray disc that can store a massive 200 GB of data. The 200 GB disc will be protected by a hard coating called DURABIS2. The coating stands up to the industry's steel wool rubbing test and resists dust, scratches and fingerprints. TDK also said lower capacity 50 GB discs will start selling next week. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


What's Good About the New SAT Test The new SAT scores are out, and buried in them is a sign of hope for American education. They made it longer and added Algebra II, grammar and an essay. Fewer kids wanted to take the new 3-hr., 45-min. test more than once. Scores were bound to slide. But tucked into the reams of data included with the new scores was some positive news. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Homemade Full Size Flight Simulator "In 1998 I began the design and constuction of my 747-400 simulator. The approximate size of the simulator is 13ft wide x 11ft long and 9ft high. It will include every switch and panel in the 747-400. The Simulator has been built to accept full motion and visuals at a later date." From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Sony DENIES next-gen PSP rumors Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, a Sony spokesperson has dismissed rumours that a new version of the PSP is currently in development. But camera and GPS add-ons will go on show at TGS From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Bush Setting up next Terror Speech The White House is bringing representatives from countries that have suffered terrorist attacks to populate the audience at President Bush's next war-on-terror speech, to emphasize the global nature of the enemy. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Watch Nigerian 419 Scammer Get Busted in Action - BBC Clip from a BBC story; the reporter followed Nigerian police forces into an Internet cafe from which Nigerian 419 scammers were operating. Video shows the raid, the arrests, and the evidence. Pretty cool. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Red Dwarf Backwards Hidden Message In the Red Dwarf Episode "Backwards" the crew end up on a parallel universe that goes backwards in time. For those who were anal enough to reverse the speech to see what the people talking backwards were saying, there was a small suprise in store for you. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


The original apple icon on your Power/i/Mac book (pro)! If you are getting bored with with the standard white glowing apple on the back of your apple lovechild, spice it up a bit. This company sells little acetate grids to stick behind your laptop cover and turn it different colours and patterns (including the rainbow logo) - the best part is it only costs $4 inc shipping worldwide. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Apple's Sound Strategy For the iPod Consider the source of Apple's strength. Its execution of its digital music strategy has been a textbook example of how to consolidate an early market advantage. It has extended its product range and segmented the market, moving into lower-priced devices and up into video, turning the iPod into one of the fetishistic objects of the age. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Boredom in the West fuels Binge Drinking "The open space means room to roam and a sense of frontier freedom. It also means that on any given night, an unusually high percentage of young people here are drinking alcohol until they vomit, pass out or do something that lands them in jail or nearly gets them killed." From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Paper plane in a business card This is a design for a business card that I use. The first version was done in 1995, but I still carry them around. It usually gets a good response, although most people don't actually get down and use their glue and scissors. Suits! From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Pluto-bound Probe Snaps First Photo NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has snapped its first high-resolution photo, an image of distant stars that shows the probe's high-resolution camera works. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 5:23 p.m..


Gene-modified blood cells attack cancer Scientists for the first time have successfully used gene therapy to fight cancer, altering the body's immune system so it would attack and destroy the deadliest skin tumours. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Man Lives to 112 Despite Junk-Food Diet "A lot of people think or imagine that your good habits and bad habits contribute to your longevity," Coles said. "But we often find it is in the genes rather than lifestyle." From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Partystrands aims to be Last.fm + Digg for the jukebox Partystrands is a music service launching next month that aims to bring together aggregated recommendations, voting and photos synchronized on location by mobile phone. Created by the Corvallis, Oregon and Barcellona, Spain based company MyStrands, PartyStrands is targeting bars and clubs. The site will go live on September 14th. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Clack - addictive Rube Goldberg-esque web game "Contrary to its first impression appearance, Clack is a simple game of chain reactions, similar to a domino effect or a rudimentary Rube Goldberg machine made up of only similar parts." Can you trigger all 20? (don't click on anything just let it load for a second) From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Technology Spices Up Learning for Net Generation The Net Generation student is used to working in groups, multi-tasking, and flexibility. Even simple classroom changes can enhance learning, such as a U-shaped table rather than desks, or a restaurant-style booth in a library that fosters group work. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


September 14/15, Worldwide Wii Day Nintendo is inviting Japanese press to a special event on September 14th, Nintendo of America is also inviting American press to an event on the 14th, and Nintendo is also holding a similar event in Europe on 9/15. Each will be showing off region specific games, and with hopes all of Nintendo's cards will be shown....mark your calenders! From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Highly enriched uranium found in Iran The International Atomic Energy Agency told the U.N. Security Council its inspectors have found new traces of enriched uranium in Iran. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Lady Calls 911 Over Wrong Burger King Order Wow.....just wow. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Taking a ride on the moon - new PC gaming software Commercial space entrepreneurs are developing rockets to take tourists to the moon someday. But a software maker has gotten a head start on the adventure by simulating a lunar ride for the PC user. The new software renders the exact physics and topology of the moon in a 3D game, letting players drive on the lunar surface or gaze at the galaxy. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


FBI Investigates the Son of Sen. Ted "The Tubes" Stevens The offices of at least six Alaska legislators, including the son of Sen. Ted Stevens, were raided by federal agents searching for possible ties between the lawmakers and a large oil field services company, officials and aides said. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Hands-on with the Sony Mylo Holy hot damn, we got us a Mylo up in this piece. Yes, unfortunately it's only a late prototype (we haven't actually heard of anyone getting a final production unit yet) but here she is, From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Ubuntu Edgy Eft Knot 2 Is Out Edgy Eft, Knot 2 is out! You can read more about it here. http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/knot2 From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Windows Vista Versus XP Pricing We thought it'd be interesting to have a quick look at how the initial pricing of Vista may compare against the launch pricing of Windows XP (that Microsoft advises remains largely the same today as it was at launch on October 25th, 2001). From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Gene-Altered Flies Testify to Global Warming Populations of fruit flies on three separate continents have independently evolved identical gene changes within just two decades, apparently to cope with global warming. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Mike (Office Space) Judge's 'Idiocracy': Limited Release With No Publicity "Where is it?" "Why is it delayed?" The answer is dire: the film has been unceremoniously relegated to a limited relase...BEGINNING TODAY. Seven cities: Austin, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and Toronto. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Unbelievable - 6 Years Old Muscle Boy scary!! From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


GT creator: "PS3 is a weapon for revolution" "For us, the PlayStation 3 is a weapon for revolution..." Mr Gran Turismo reckons that he's now finally happy with a videogame console in terms of physics modelling power. PS and PS2 couldn't manage the degree of simulation he wanted in his games, he tells us - but the PS3 will do "true" physics. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m..


Flash animations in science Learning object repository for science teachers (biology, physics, mathematics).You will find flash animations especially made by teachers for teachers.The main topics are: Life sciences (transcription, replication, DNA, genetics, anatomy, organs, heart cycle, digestive tract, physiology) Earth and space sciences (astronomy, geophysics, satellisation, seismic wave,plates, continental drift, tsunami, resources and environment, water cycle) Electromagnetism (electric field, potential, magnetic field, magnet and compass, charge, Faraday's law of induction) Optics (light, shadow, From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2006 at 9:29 a.m..


Animaciones de procesos biologicos Sitio que ilustra a travesd ea animaciones, procesos biologicos relevantes. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 2, 2006 at 9:29 a.m..


Mom Gets Photos of Son Missing for 24 Years The mother of a boy abducted 24 years ago said she's bewildered by two photographs left at her front door, apparently showing her son and two other children bound and gagged. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Daring Fireball Issues A Challenge On "MacBook Exploit" With that in mind, I’m issuing the following challenge to David Maynor and Jon Ellch: If you can hijack a brand-new MacBook out of the box, it’s yours to keep. Rules and challenge on the site. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


MacZOT site visitors kept in the dark for days. TUAW leaks info MacZOT has been running a storyZOT while selling an application bundle. Visitors don't know until the end what's included. TUAW got some info and has leaked it too soon. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


$100 PC with $100 catch - from Office Depot Office Depot will sell a Hewlett-Packard desktop PC complete with a CRT monitor and printer for $99. The bundle, which typically sells for $429, involves a $100 in-store instant rebate and four mail-in coupons. The catch? You have to have the machine shipped, and shipping comes to $99. The offer is good from Sept. 3 through 9. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


How Would You Spend $3 Trillion? The UN wants world tax collection The world's bureaucratic elites, including the United Nations, are demanding that the rich nations spend 0.7 percent of their gross domestic product on development aid. This is more than $300 billion a year, or well over $3 trillion over the next decade. The demand for such huge funds is given as the main rationale for global taxes to be levied From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Key weapons inspector claims FM Downer knew there were no WMD in Iraq. Dr. Gee wrote Australia's Foreign Minster Alexander Downer telling him that the U.S. had a predetermined outcome in their investigation into Iraqi WMD, and that the search was fundamentally flawed. He is also accusing the FM Downer of suppressing the information. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


There's nothing to celebrate this Labor Day. Even though the economy generally is strong, as the White House proclaims, new data illustrates why President Bush's polls are low: Wages haven't been rising and workers are losing health coverage. Surging productivity and corporate profits aren't making it to the working man like they have in the past. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Delta 2 Rocket EXPLODES shortly after takeoff Then rains BALLS OF FIRE from the sky. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Drug companies use financial clout to push agenda at FDA The Food and Drug Administration is bargaining with the pharmaceutical industry for an increase in fees, giving the industry a greater role in shaping the priorities of its regulator. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


CERN's Massive Physics Experiment ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS ) a billion dollar detector - about the size of a seven-story building with a height of 25 meters and 44 meters in length and weighing some 7,000 tons - that will track billions of collisions of electrically charged particles per second. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 3:32 a.m..


Why I'm Boycotting Miller Brewing Company http://www.alipac.us/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1474 Shame on you Miller! I will add you to the list of other U.S. companies who have sold out patriotism and have committed treason against America! No more Miller in this house! We just switched to Budweiser. From Undesignated Blog on September 2, 2006 at 12:50 a.m..


Google CEO Declines Automatic Stock Option Grant From Apple In connection with his appointment, Dr. Schmidt has declined the automatic stock option grant to purchase 30,000 shares to which new directors are entitled under the Company's 1997 Director Stock Option Plan, and instead intends to purchase 10,000 shares of the Company's common stock on the open market. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 12:50 a.m..


MySpace Not So Social Anymore MySpace is no longer a social site, corporate spam-peddlers have taken over. Fake celebrity profiles, corporations posing as 13 yr-old girls to sell products, and a growing flood of ads is too much even for undemanding, noobish MySpace users. If something isn't done, it's only a matter of time before MySpace goes the way of AOL. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 12:50 a.m..


The Best of Rodney Mullen (skateboarding) The most influential street skateboarder of all-time. Rodney Mullen. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 12:50 a.m..


Porsche 911 named top high performance sports car Consumer Reports rated the Porsche 911 ahead of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the Dodge Viper and 11 other performance vehicles in a competitive test of luxury sports cars. These were the most expensive group of cars the magazine has ever purchased to test. From digg on September 2, 2006 at 12:50 a.m..


ESPN 2006 NFL Predictions: Peyton Manning & Colts Favorite John Elway couldn't win the big one. Steve Young's monkey turned into King Kong. Both silenced critics with the only thing that can: a victory in the Super Bowl. Is this finally Peyton Manning's year? From digg on September 2, 2006 at 12:50 a.m..


Technorati Ranked Top 100 Blogger To Testify About Comment Made On His Blog The owner of shoemoney.com currently ranked #66 on technorati's most popular blogs on the internet has been called to testify over comments made on his blog. Evidently one reader is suing another after being slandered on the popular blog. Is this going to be a landmark case or is there already case law pertaining to slander in blog comments ? From digg on September 2, 2006 at 12:50 a.m..


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