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  • Audio Analysis Brings New Revelations From Kent State Shooting
    By on October 10, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    a_nonamiss writes “The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting today on new forensic analysis by audio scientists Stuart Allen and Tom Owen on a recently discovered audio tape from the Kent State shootings. The analysis suggests that four shots from a .38-caliber pistol were fired 70 seconds before the National Guard opened fire on a crowd of student protesters, killing four and wounding nine others. The alleged shooter, student Terry Norman, was hired (more…)



  • Lost Online Games From the Pre-Web Era
    By on October 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    harrymcc writes “Long before the Web came along, people were playing online games — on BBSes, on services such as Prodigy and CompuServe, and elsewhere. Gaming historian Benj Edwards has rounded up a dozen RPGs, MUDs, and other fascinating curiosities from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s — and the cool part is: they’re all playable on the Web today.” What old games were good enough for you to watch them scroll by on your 300 baud modem?

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  • From Where You’d Rather Be
    By on September 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Taylor Steele makes a beer-fuelled road trip down Mexico way, surfing and drinking Corona all the way

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  • Blast From The UFC Ring Girl Past
    By on September 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    September 23, 2010 Dr. T
    The UFC has had some of the most beautiful women in the world grace the edges of their Octagon. The ones in this gallery, however, were all let go without a moments notice. Even though these ladies are no longer with the UFC, that doesnt mean you wont see them around. Enjoy.

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  • Man Prevented From Finding Chipped Pet Under Data Protection Act
    By on September 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dave Moorhouse was elated when he was informed that a microchip provider had information on the whereabouts of his stolen dog. This joy soon faded when the company informed him that it could not divulge the Jack Russell terrier’s location because it would breach the Data Protection Act. Last week a court agreed with the chip company and refused Mr Moorhouse’s request for a court order compelling them to reveal the name and address of the new owners. (more…)

  • Brawl at the US Open, from all angles
    By on September 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A foulmouthed New Yorker set off a brawl at the U.S. Open tennis tournament Thursday, as Novak Djokovic and Philipp Petzschner played nearby. Here is a composite of the incident from three different angles, as caught by nearby spectators, and the simultaneous feed from the Djokovic/Petzschner match, as seen on television.

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  • What Can Hollywood Learn From Video Games?
    By on September 5, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Most franchises fizzle out at the third film, and that is precisely why Hollywood should take a lesson from the game series BioShock, which will soon be releasing its third entry, BioShock Infinite.

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  • Fulham recruit Salcido from PSV
    By on August 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fulham complete the signing of Mexico international left-back Carlos Salcido from PSV Eindhoven.

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  • ‘Leap Seconds’ May Be Eliminated From UTC
    By on August 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    angry tapir writes “Sparking a fresh round of debate over an ongoing issue in time-keeping circles, the International Telecommunications Union is considering eliminating leap seconds from the time scale used by most computer systems, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Since their introduction in 1971, leap seconds have proved problematic for at least a few software programs. The leap second added on to the end of 2008, for instance, caused Oracle cluster (more…)

  • Rubber Made from Chewed Gum Could Replace Plastic
    By on August 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Designer transforms chewed gum into a useful rubber that can be made into anything from toys to boots.

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