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  • 10 Storylines and Surprises From College Football’s National Signing Day
    By on February 3, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    The dust is beginning to settle on College Football’s annual recruiting bukkake-fest National Signing Day, giving us a clearer picture on who’s going where in the freshman class of 2011.


  • Android Wrests Smartphone OS Title From Symbian
    By on February 1, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    2010 was the year of Android. That’s according to research firm Canalys, which reports that Google’s operating system eclipsed Symbian in the fourth quarter to become the top smartphone OS in the world by shipments. It caps a huge year of growth for Android.


  • Twiblings? Siblings Born Days Apart From Different Wombs
    By on January 6, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Melanie Thernstrom, who didn’t meet her husband Michael Callahan until she was 41. The two appeared on the “Today” show Monday to talk about their so-called “twiblings.”The couple are parents to a son and daughter conceived with Callahan’s sperm and donor eggs and placed in two different surrogate mothers. The children were born only days apart.


  • Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School
    By on November 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    mernilio writes “According to UPI: ‘A Massachusetts school district superintendent said a memo banning sixth graders from carrying pencils was written without district approval. North Brookfield School District interim Superintendent Gordon Noseworthy said Wendy Scott, one of two sixth-grade teachers at North Brookfield Elementary School, did not get approval from administrators before sending the memo to all sixth-grade parents, the Worcester Telegram (more…)

  • Glentoran player faces competition from Lionel Messi on shortlist for Fifa goal award
    By on November 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Glentoran’s Matty Burrows will go head-to-head with Lionel Messi and eight other candidates for Fifa’s coveted goal of the year prize.


  • Massive DDoS Cuts Myanmar Off From Net
    By on November 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Trailrunner7 writes “The nation of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, found its access to the Internet severed by a massive denial of service attack, according to a report by Arbor Networks. The source or motivation of the attack isn’t known, but it is believed that the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have targeted the country’s Ministry of Post and Telecommunication (or PTT), the main conduit for Internet traffic in and out of the authoritarian (more…)

  • Countdown to Extinction: Brown bats may soon vanish from Northeast
    By on November 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Little brown bats, an ecologically essential eaters of pestilent insects, may be extinct in the Northeast within 16 years, researchers predict. The bats, found throughout North America, are dying from the mysterious white-nose syndrome, which has been annihilating bat populations in the northeastern United States since 2006, when it first appeared in New York state.


  • Erin Andrews Fighting Site ‘The Dirty’ Over Pictures From Nude Video
    By on October 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Erin Andrews’ lawyer has sent a letter to TheDirty.com demanding they take down images from the illegally-filmed nude video of Andrews that surfaced last year.


  • Two Girls, One Cup. Lesbian Couple Booted from Ravens Game
    By on October 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Two women were ejected from a September 26th game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore for what security guards are saying as a theft of a plastic cup. The women are a couple who state they were ejected for kissing in public and that the security guards ejected them for being lesbians.


  • New Tool Blocks Downloads From Malicious Sites
    By on October 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “Science Daily Headlines reports that a new tool has been developed (funded by the National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office and US Office of Naval Research) to prevent ‘drive-by downloads’ whereby simply visiting a website, malware can be silently installed on a computer to steal a user’s identity and other personal information, launch denial-of-service attacks, or participate in botnet activity. The software called (more…)