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  • VIDEO: When Lineker met up with Maradona
    By on June 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport’s Gary Lineker meets up with Diego Maradona on his Argentinean chat show, with the pair discussing Lionel Messi, the rivalry with Brazil and Argentina’s hopes of winning the World Cup.


  • “451″ Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites
    By on August 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Daniel_Stuckey writes “To fend off the chilling effects of heavy-handed internet restriction, the UK consumer rights organization Open Rights Group wants to create a new version of the ’404 Page Not Found’ error message, called ’451 unavailable,’ to specify that a webpage wasn’t simply not there, it was ordered to be blocked for legal reasons.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Narrowing Down When Humans Began Hurling Spears
    By on May 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    sciencehabit writes “Archaeologists have long debated when early humans began hurling stone-tipped spears and darts at large prey. By throwing a spear, instead of thrusting it, humans could hunt buffalo and other dangerous game from a safe distance, with less risk of a goring or mauling. But direct evidence of this hunting technique in early sites has been lacking. A new study of impact marks on the bones of ancient prey shows that such sophisticated (more…)

  • What Happens When a 30+-Year-Old Joins a Fight Club?
    By on June 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Benjamin Leatherman is in his “dirty thirties” and has never been in a real fight. Thinking there’s no time like the present, this master of the sedentary lifestyle throws his hat into the ring at a fight club during an industrial dance night.


  • The Only Time When Roger Federer Lost 0-6, 0-6
    By on May 27, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    There may be only one tennis player in the world who wishes he had taken it a bit easier on Roger Federer.


  • When A Spartan Loves A Stormtrooper [Video]
    By on March 4, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    They say Stormtroopers can’t hit the broad side of a barn, but there’s one that can hit the hardest target of all – the cold heart of a Halo Spartan.


  • AT&T: landline phone service must die; only question is when
    By on December 31, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    AT&T tells the FCC that, with consumers embracing VoIP and wireless, it’s time for the agency to schedule a sunset date for landline telephony. But the move could force the Commission to resolve many long-delayed questions about unbundling and the Universal Service Fund.


  • What Do You Do When You Get Stuck In A Video Game?
    By on December 9, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    I am so stuck on a video game right now. Should I rage quit, read a walkthrough or just cry out to the Internet via random forums to help me?


  • When robots fall in love: Ars reviews Machinarium
    By on October 26, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    With some of the most striking 2D visuals around and a understated but compelling narrative, Machinarium is a perfect example of a modern adventure game.


  • Things To Do When In Japan
    By on October 15, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Japan: Worth a visit at least once in a lifetime, if not more. There’s no place quite like it. It’s not so much of a sightseeing destination, but more of a place to feel, sense, absorb, and experience. Here are a few things you MUST do when there.