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  • Fake Obama Thesis Story Goes Viral, Because Of Stupidity
    By on October 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    Okay, let’s get you up to speed on the incredibly true story about how a bunch of right-wingers got taken in by some satiric blog post on Barack Obama’s college thesis, written ages ago, and frantically presented it as real. Months ago, some blogger crafted a fake news story about how Time Magazine’s Joe Klein had obtained ten pages of

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  • Sports Illustrated Caught Soliciting Digg User
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    This Ben Kaplan guy should be outed. Here is his Digg username http://digg.com/users/bkaplan

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  • Snowboarder survives avalanche (VIDEO)
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    Snowboarder Xavier Delerue tells his avalanche survival story. Incredible helicopter footage captures it all.

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  • Rock Gods Talk About Their ‘Brutal Legend’ Roles (video)
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    Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, and Rob Halford of Judas Priest lend an air of metal legitimacy to the Brutal Legend game that recently came out.

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  • Elder-Assist Robotic Suits, From the Real Cyberdyne
    By on October 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Tasha26 writes “No, not the one which will end up building terminator robots. BBC’s Click brings news of a Japanese company, Cyberdyne, which is in the process of building different robotic suits to assist the elderly in accomplishing simple body tasks such as walking and lifting. Even though still in R&D, this video (@3m15s) shows a pretty promising future for the elderly.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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  • Wolverhampton 1-1 Aston Villa
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    Sylvan Ebanks-Blake scores from the spot to cancel out Gabriel Agbonlahor’s opener and earn Wolves a point against Aston Villa.

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  • Australia 20-20 New Zealand
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    Cameron Smith’s last minute try helps Australia rescue a draw in their Four Nations opener against New Zealand.

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  • Universal Phone Charger Approved By UN Body
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    andylim writes “Plans for a universal mobile phone charger have been approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations body. The charger has a micro-USB port at the connecting end, using technology similar to what is commonly used with digital cameras. It is not compulsory for manufacturers to adopt the new chargers, but the ITU says that some have already signed up to it. ‘We are planning to launch the universal charger (more…)

  • Borderlands shortages reported, Gearbox responds
    By on October 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    It looks like Borderlands, well-received by critics, is having trouble getting received at all by some potential purchasers, with retail shortages being reported in the US. Canada is also dealing with supply issues, possibly as the result of the game’s $40 price tag in the region.

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  • Yosemite Bears Targeting Minivans as Favorite Snack Wagons
    By on October 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The rebellious bears of Yosemite Valley have developed a taste for that old standard of the suburban family life, the minivan. The kid-friendly vehicles are quickly becoming a bear necessity for hungry bears in search of easy pickings.

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