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  • Casey Kasem's Body Is Missing, Daughter Says

    07/21/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/21/2014 | MICHAEL ROTHMAN
    The late Casey Kasem's body is missing, more than a month after the radio icon's death, according to his daughter. A spokesperson for Kerri Kasem confirmed to ABC News that the legend's adult children have yet to see his body. Kasem died on June 15 at 82 years old after suffering from a form of dementia. An autopsy has also not been performed yet, the family said. Jean Kasem denied to ABC News that his body is missing. Jean Kasem, the radio personality's second wife, had been embroiled in a conflict with his children from a previous marriage over her...
  • Tim McGraw Smacked a Female Fan at Concert

    07/19/2014 7:41:19 PM PDT · by This Just In · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2014 | UPI
    ATLANTA, July 18 (UPI)--Tim McGraw "swatted" a fan at his July 13 concert in Atlanta. A video of the incident surfaced this week that appears to capture the 47-year-old singer smacking a woman in the face. The footage shows McGraw as he performs his song "Truck Yeah" amid a sea of fans and touches hands with people in the audience. He gives the fan in question a smack after she attempts to get his attention and grabs onto his jeans when she is rebuffed.
  • Plans to drop a piano off 26-storey east London flats blocked by concerned residents

    07/10/2014 12:34:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 31 replies ^ | 7/10/14 | Mark Shales
    Plans by a Turner Prize-nominated artist to drop a piano off an iconic east London tower block have been thwarted by residents, who were concerned over the “danger and utter stupidity” of the stunt. Catherine Yass had been scheduled to hurl the instrument off the top of the 26-storey Balfron Tower in Poplar – but a petition signed by 254 locals forced organisers to change their tune. Retired nurse Jean Brown, 66, of nearby Burcham Street, was concerned about the “danger and utter stupidity”, and amazed the idea had even been suggested. “People seem to have finally come to their...
  • NH Man Leads Saline Co. Deputies On Bizarre Chase

    07/08/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies ^ | July 7, 2014 | Nick Viviani
    SALINA, Kan. (KAKE) -- The Saline County Sheriff's Office was inolved in a bizarre, 43-minute chase Saturday morning. It began when a deputy clocked a passing car on Interstate 70, travelling at over 90 mph. The deputy began pursuit of the driver as he traveled west towards Salina. The car was spraypainted with derogatory statements about law enforcement. The suspect was able to drive around spikes that were set up at the junction of I-70 and Highway 81. Eventually, the suspect drove into a soybean field. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski says the suspect then drove the car in circles for 40...
  • Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal: A Dark Day for Brazil

    07/08/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 8, 2014 | By Sam Borden
    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — The fireworks began at dawn. All around this city, loud pops and bangs rang out as men and women and children, so many dressed in yellow, set off flares and beeped car horns. It was supposed to be a magical day. The Brazilian national soccer team, playing at home, was one game away from a World Cup final. No one could have guessed the tears would come before halftime. No one could have imagined there would be flags burning in the streets before dinner. Certainly no one could have envisioned that any Brazilian fans, watching their...
  • Albuquerque NM Police: Inmate Hid in Laundry Basket to Escape

    07/08/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Police: Inmate hid in laundry basket to escape ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say a New Mexico inmate has been captured after he escaped from jail by hiding in a laundry basket. Officials say 28-year-old Kevin Matthew Perkins packed himself in the basket on Monday to get away from the Metropolitan Detention Center. Authorities say the laundry basket was headed to another facility. When an officer opened a truck door, officials say Perkins jumped out of the basket and ran. Albuquerque police later received a breaking and entering call at an assisted living complex. That's where they found broken glass from...
  • Kim Jong Un Caught Limping

    07/08/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8, 2014 | Jenn Gidman
    Not surprising: that a 30-something man who appears to have recently gained weight, smokes heartily, and is probably perpetually stressed out from his dictatorial duties might have physical issues. Surprising: that that man is Kim Jong Un—and that state media showed him apparently exhibiting one of those physical issues today. Footage aired on state television showed North Korea's "supreme leader" limping onto the stage at a 20th anniversary tribute for his deceased grandfather, Kim Il Sung.
  • Women as Sumo Warriors

    07/03/2014 12:43:40 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 57 replies
    American sumo wrestlers of all shapes and backgrounds descended on Jackson Hole, Wyo., for the United States Sumo Championships. The women were a small, but proud, contingent. Video at link
  • Divers begin Lake Michigan expedition to find fabled Griffin ship

    06/24/2014 4:53:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies ^ | June 16, 2013 | Associated Press
    ON LAKE MICHIGAN NEAR POVERTY ISLAND, Mich. – In a remote part of northern Lake Michigan, divers have started looking at an underwater pit, hoping to find the resting place of the Griffin, a ship commanded by the 17th century French explorer La Salle.
  • Explorer says Griffin shipwreck may be found

    06/24/2014 4:31:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2014 | John Flesher
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A debris field at the bottom of Lake Michigan may be the remains of the long-lost Griffin, a vessel commanded by a 17th-century French explorer, said a shipwreck hunter who has sought the wreckage for decades.
  • Scan license plates so you can text flirty messages to cute drivers with GM’s new app

    06/22/2014 5:58:41 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 54 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | 21JUN2014 | Jason Hahn
    There are plenty of smartphone apps that make it easier to flirt and set up dates with strangers, but GM has an ace up its sleeve that may trump all of them. No, the car manufacturer isn’t muscling its way into the dating game – at least not directly. But its China R&D team has developed an Android app that lets a driver scan a license plate in order to start texting the owner of that car. The romantic implications of DiDi Plate, a prototype app debuted earlier this month at the Telematics Detroit 2014 conference, are obvious enough, even...
  • Danger Mouse to return to TV screens

    06/17/2014 1:23:09 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17th June 2014 | BBC News
    'Animated superhero Danger Mouse is to return to children's TV, more than two decades since the popular show ended. The new series, featuring the fearless white rodent secret agent and his trusty sidekick Penfold, is due to be broadcast on CBBC in 2015. The show originally ran from 1981 to 1992 and Danger Mouse was voiced by actor Sir David Jason. CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor said the new show would "win over a whole new generation of fans". Danger Mouse's producers and animators will be FremantleMedia along with Boulder Media. Ms Taylor said: "Danger Mouse is the last word in...
  • San Antonio Spurs beat down Miami Heat, earn fifth NBA title with Game 5 win

    06/15/2014 8:09:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 54 replies ^ | 6-15-14 | Mark Heim
    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, '05 and '07. They nearly had another last year, but couldn't hold off the Heat and lost in seven games. The rematch was no match at all. San Antonio rebounded from an early 16-point deficit by outscoring the Heat 37-13 from the start of the second quarter to midway in...
  • French boxer floored by his own freak punch

    06/02/2014 9:08:23 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    the local (France) ^ | 31 May 2014 12:51 GMT+02:00
    Heavyweight boxer Mickael Vieira was the victim of his own punch when he suffered a first-round knock-out against Germany's Francesco Pianeta. The 29-year-old lasted just 140 seconds of Friday's fight for the vacant WBO European title in Dresden when he suffered a suspected broken elbow after punching Pianeta's right shoulder.After landing the punch with his left, the Frenchman let out a cry of pain and crumpled to the canvas in a bizarre end to the bout. It was Vieira's fight outside of France and he was immediately offered a rematch by Pianeta, 29, who suffered the only defeat of his...
  • Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

    05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 238 replies ^ | May 14 2014 | ANITA BUSCH
    Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Alcon acquired Blade Runner‘s film, television and ancillary rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels of the sci-fi cult classic. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble,...
  • FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. "I Told T.I. ...'THESE HOS AIN'T LOYAL'" [Paging Don Imus]

    05/27/2014 9:14:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    tmz ^ | 5/27/14
    Hours after Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. and T.I. squared off over the rapper's wife ... Floyd sent a not so subtle message to T.I. ... "These hos ain't loyal."
  • @JulieChen It's #MemorialDay wknd which means 1 thing - #BB16 starts soon, 6/25!

    05/26/2014 3:06:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    @JulieChen ^ | May 24, 2014
    Julie Chen ‏@JulieChen · May 24 It's #MemorialDay wknd which means 1 thing - #BB16 starts soon, 6/25! #ButFirst go to & sign up for Live Feeds today!
  • SF Traffic Sign Hacked To Warn Drivers Of ‘Godzilla Attack’

    05/18/2014 6:26:21 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | May 16, 2014 | Gregg Rosenblum
    A prankster is getting points for creativity after hacking an electronic traffic sign in San Francisco warning of a “Godzilla Attack.” The sign was spotted on Van Ness Avenue Wednesday night, reading ‘Godzilla Attack – Turn Back.”
  • Obama fires Shinseki for incompetence; appoints Sebelius to head Veterans Administration

    05/13/2014 7:49:31 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 55 replies
    one man's opinion...
    FR has learned exclusively that Obama will today fire VA Secretary Erick Shinseki for incompetence, and will ask former HHS hear Kathleen Sebelius to take charge of the troubled agency.
  • 'I Did My Best,' Says Student Who Flubbed 'Wheel of Fortune' [messed up 3 different puzzles]

    04/14/2014 1:29:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 79 replies
    video at link:
  • California Lottery official: Sole winner of $425M February Powerball jackpot comes forward

    04/01/2014 3:27:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 1 , 2014
    MILPITAS, Calif. – California Lottery officials say the sole winner of February's $425 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize.
  • DHS Obeys ACLU’s Order to Stop Arresting Illegal Aliens

    02/14/2014 1:13:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 14, 2014
    Caving into the demands of a leftist civil rights group, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has terminated an enforcement program that apprehends illegal immigrants in California’s central valley. The unbelievable story comes out of Kern County in Bakersfield, which is considered the heart of the nation’s most populous state. The increasingly powerful American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) didn’t like that the DHS agency responsible for deporting illegal aliens, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was doing its job. So the ACLU, which has repeatedly shown to wield tremendous power in the Obama administration, fired off a letter demanding that the...
  • An appropriate choice - MSNBC carries Russia hockey game live (Vanity)

    02/13/2014 6:31:13 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 7 replies
    February 13, 2014
    So what happens when the USA and Russia have two different hockey games at the same time? An uncomfirmed source deep in the liberal bowels of Comcrap/NBC said that mayhem insued when MSNBC and NBC Sports Network officials met with other Comcrap officials to schedule today's olympic programming. MSNBC primetime hosts were meeting in a conference room, adjacent to the sport sports programming conference room, discussing their daily talking points from the DNC. Ed Shultz was first to hear arguing network sports executives. It was clear that sports executives wanted to bury live coverage of the Russian game on the...
  • Paula Deen Is Ready to Come Back, Y'all

    02/12/2014 12:00:01 PM PST · by kingattax · 81 replies
    Yahoo/WSJ ^ | 2/11/14 | Lee Hawkins
    Paula Deen is trying to reheat her career. A recently formed new company, Paula Deen Ventures, said it has received an investment of between $75 million and $100 million from Najafi Cos., a private-equity company led by Jahm Najafi, who owns BMG Music Service and the Book-of-the-Month Club. Phoenix-based Najafi Cos. said the cash infusion will be used to help Ms. Deen establish new deals and move away from a pure licensing model, in which she sells her likeness and expertise to others. Instead, she hopes to take more ownership and control in partnerships with retailers and other companies. Steven...
  • Obama References 'Alex' de Tocqueville

    02/12/2014 7:16:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/12/14 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama referenced "Alex" de Tocqueville in today's remarks at the White House
  • Meet Bizzle! Justin Bieber Changes His Name...Planning On Launching A Rap Career

    02/11/2014 4:00:46 AM PST · by zeestephen · 39 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 10 February 2014 | Chelsea White
    Is Justin Bieber going from pop to hip hop? On Saturday, the teen quietly changed his name on Instagram to Bizzle - sending his fans into meltdown.
  • What you need to know for the Seahawks victory parade (Calling All Seahawk Fans)

    02/05/2014 5:07:33 AM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 63 replies
    King 5 TV - Seattle ^ | February 2 - updated February 5, 2014 | King 5 News
    The city expects around 300,000 people - the same attendance as Seafair Parade - along the parade route to celebrate the Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champions, the first Super Bowl winners in franchise history. >snip The Seahawks victory parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. It will begin just south of Seattle Center at Denny Way and travel south down 4th Avenue past Westlake Park and finish at the north entrance of CenturyLink Field. >snip A Super Bowl celebration will be held at CenturyLink Field following the parade. The celebration is expected to start around 1 p.m....
  • BREAKING: Red Hot Chili Peppers: We Faked Our Super Bowl Performance

    02/05/2014 4:25:30 AM PST · by McGruff · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2014
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided long ago they were never going to mime a live performance. The band made an exception for the NFL, it turns out. The group’s bassist, Flea, said in a letter to fans posted on the group’s website Tuesday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members pretended to play along to a pre-taped track of “Give It Away” during the Super Bowl halftime show as Anthony Kiedis sang live. The request came from NFL officials who felt it was too difficult to pull off a completely live performance because of potential sound issues.
  • Futuristic Bra Only Opens For 'True Love'

    01/29/2014 7:57:10 AM PST · by shove_it · 24 replies ^ | 27 Jan 2014 | ALYSSA DANIGELIS
    Well, the Japanese have done it again. Apparently this tech-laden bra made by the lingerie company Ravijour will only unhook for “true love.” Stealth Clothing Averts Government Snoopers: Photos The “True Love Tester” bra can’t be masterfully unhooked by some skeevy player who hit on the wearer at a club. No, this bra only comes undone when sensors embedded inside it that are connected wirelessly to a smartphone app detect a particular heart rate (video, safe for work). According to the Victoria’s Secret-like company that made the bra, Ravijour, a particular heart rate over time indicates “love.” And what do...
  • Deval’s getting warmed up with another way to soak us

    01/15/2014 6:58:04 AM PST · by AU72 · 7 replies
    The ^ | January 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    So now the state is going to hire itself a $100,000-a-year weatherman. Deval, this time we won’t be needing the charade of one of your nationwide searches — plenty of un- or under-employed meteorologists around here. Dick Albert, Bruce Schwoegler, the luscious Mish Michaels, even Shelby Scott, sort of an honorary weatherperson. I’ll bet Al Kaprielian could be had for the right price, and I’ll also wager the right price is considerably less than $100,000. My personal preference — bring back Melissa Mack, late of Channel 4, from Cleveland. She was all that most of us males want in weather...
  • Dwyane Wade Has An Incredibly Elaborate Birthday Party On A Yacht

    01/13/2014 7:02:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    post game ^ | 1/12/14
    Dwyane Wade celebrated his 32nd birthday with an extremely elaborate party that included a three-story yacht (plus a matching jacket), multiple cakes and a display case full of expensive shoes. But did you expect anything less? These Miami Heat, known for a style of flashy play that matches the reputation of their city, have thrown some impressive birthday bashes over the years. Chris Bosh has had several over-the-top cakes, including this one, a chocolate elephant covered in jewels and ridden by a figurine of Bosh himself wearing a turban. LeBron James hasn't done too bad for himself, either. Over the...
  • NCAA BCS Championship Thread - Auburn V Florida St (-10) 8:30pm EST ESPN TV

    01/06/2014 2:38:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 319 replies
    NCAA BCS Championship Thread - Auburn V Florida St (-10) 8:30pm EST ESPN TV. Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET. Temperatures in the upper 60s.
  • Police investigating after Justin Bieber’s limo driver claims he was assaulted by singer’s entourage

    12/30/2013 3:25:16 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | DECEMBER 30, 2013 | AP
    Toronto police are looking into allegations that a member of Justin Bieber’s entourage assaulted a limo driver who was driving the Canadian pop star and several others. But a spokesman says it’s unclear whether the teen heartthrob himself is accused in the attack or simply one of his companions.
  • Four black swans spotted surfing in Australia

    12/18/2013 11:43:17 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 14 replies
    Telegraph, UK ^ | Dec.18 2013 | Telegraph
    The yuletide song counts 'seven swans a-swimming', but four black swans appear to have taken their Christmas antics to another level
  • Two men save shark from choking on moose {A TWO-FER: Sharknado + MOOSE}

    11/27/2013 9:40:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 11-27-2013 | Staff
    <p>According to, two Newfoundland men saved a shark from choking on a moose.</p> <p>Derrick Chaulk was driving by the Norris Arm North harbor and thought he saw a beached whale. But when he went closer to investigate, Chaulk realized it was a Greenland shark.And it was choking.</p>
  • 400-Pound High School Player Largest Running Back In Nation

    11/19/2013 6:28:19 AM PST · by shove_it · 46 replies
    CBSSeattle ^ | 18 Nov 2013
    Tony Picard, the 6-foot-4-inch, 400-pound senior running back for White Swan High School in Yakima, is the biggest running back in the nation, according to the Northwest Prep Report. Picard – who is part Umatilla-Nez Perce Indian, helped lead White Swan to a 9-1 regular season record and a playoff berth, but they lost in the opening round to Colfax High School, 22-14. “It’s just not going to be as much fun,” head coach Andrew Bush told Indian Country Today Media Network about Picard not being on the team next year. “When we come out of the locker room and...
  • Week 8 NFL Football Live Thread

    10/24/2013 6:23:48 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 116 replies
    Thu Oct 24 Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sun Oct 27 Buffalo Bills @ New Orleans Saints Cleveland Browns @ Kansas City Chiefs Dallas Cowboys @ Detroit Lions Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles San Francisco 49ers @ Jacksonville Jaguars New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers @ Oakland Raiders Atlanta Falcons @ Arizona Cardinals Washington Redskins @ Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings Mon Oct 28 Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams Bye: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee
  • Fukushima Industries unveils new mascot with an unfortunate name

    10/15/2013 5:10:03 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 21 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Arts & Culture Oct. 15, 2013 - 07:00AM JST | By Preston Phro
    Meet the newest mascot at Fukushima Industries. This cute, winged egg is the perfect face for a company that manufactures the kind of industrial refrigerators, blast chillers, freezers and refrigerated showcases that you might find in a restaurant or a supermarket. The name they chose for this little egghead, though, probably needed a bit more work… The image below reads: “Hi! Nice to meet you! I’m–” Now wait just one second, can we really post this on such a family-friendly website?? That’s right, the new face of Fukushima Industries is named “Fukuppy,” which sounds just like the nickname you’d give...
  • A Coca-Cola first: Heated soft drink

    09/04/2013 3:13:50 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 50 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 | Christopher Seward
    Atlanta-based Coca-Cola is launching a first among its scores of beverage selections: a heated carbonated drink. After four years of development, Coca-Cola Japan is putting a “hot” Canada Dry Ginger Ale in vending machines beginning Oct. 21. The company managed to maintain the carbonation during the heating process. The company said spiced hot drinks are popular in Japan, especially during colder months. Coca-Cola’s new offering features a ginger extract combined with apple and cinnamon flavors.
  • Man dragged under by crab pot, drowns

    09/02/2013 11:04:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 1, 2013 | Erin Allday
    A man died Sunday morning in Tomales Bay when he fell over the side of a boat while dumping a crab pot into the water just a few hundred yards off shore, according to the Marin County Fire Department.
  • Big tease: Sydney Leathers is all thumbs at NYC strip club ‘hosting’ gig

    08/14/2013 4:10:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2013 | Chelsia Rose Marcius and Bill Hutchinson
    She turned on Anthony Weiner with sexy pillow talk, but Sydney Leathers proved to be a big tease at a Hell’s Kitchen strip club Tuesday night. The 23-year-old online ingenue was supposedly “hosting” at the Headquarters Gentlemen’s Club on W. 38th St., but she appeared to be doing nothing more than texting. Billing herself as “Mrs. Danger” — a riff on Weiner’s sexting alias Carlos Danger — Leathers posed for photos wearing a black minidress and platform heels.
  • 50 Cent Ordered to Give Up Guns [Rapper Beat Up Girlfriend. What a man.]

    08/06/2013 6:18:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    kmbz ^ | 8/5/13
    50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson, pleaded not guilty Monday in Los Angeles on domestic violence charges filed by his ex Daphne Narvaez. The video of the court proceedings, obtained by ABC News, shows Judge Bernard Kamins reading Jackson, 38, the criminal protective order, which becomes active in domestic violence cases. His next court date was set for Sept. 4. “The defendant, that’s Curtis Jackson, not harass, strike, threaten, assault, sexually or otherwise, follow, stalk, molest , destroy or damage personal or real property, disturb the peace, keep under surveillance, or block the movements of the protected persons named above,” Kamins...
  • How Mobile apps, 3D printing, and Raspberry Pi are changing holiday lighting

    07/08/2013 1:46:30 PM PDT · by null and void · 18 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 7/2/13 | Nicolette Emmino
    I know what you’re thinking: Christmas in July? Well, it’s never too early to see what’s new in holiday lighting This Christmas, get ready for lights that you can completely control with your cellphone, use your 3D printer to print bulbs for, and hook up to your Raspberry Pi. Lumenplay uses LED technology and each light can last about 20,000 hours.Rigado, a product development company based in Oregon, recently introduced Lumenplay lights, which give users personalized control over colors and special effects.Using a mobile app that works with all Android and iOS device, as well as Windows and Apple computers, you...
  • Tour de France *** 2013 *** [LIVE THREAD]

    06/26/2013 3:56:07 PM PDT · by Baynative · 362 replies
    Le Tour ^ | 6/26/13 | Baynative
    For as long as I can remember it has been a tradition that the Tour de France begins with a prologue held on the first Saturday of July. Something changed this year, but the race goes on with a new and exciting route beginning with a specially staged prologue on the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup

    06/24/2013 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 59 replies
    Yahoo! Sports/AP ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jimmy Golen
    BOSTON (AP) -- An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Three straight victories to clinch the title. From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league. Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final minutes and the Blackhawks rallied to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night to clinch their second NHL championship in four seasons. < snip >
  • Gary David Goldberg, Creator of ‘Family Ties,’ Dies at 68

    06/24/2013 7:29:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/24/2013 | BRUCE WEBER
    Gary David Goldberg, a writer and producer who created warmhearted television shows, most notably “Family Ties,” a leading comedy of the 1980s that propelled Michael J. Fox to stardom, died Sunday at his home in Montecito, Calif. He was 68. The cause was brain cancer, said his daughter Shana Silveri. Mr. Goldberg came to writing relatively late, after a peripatetic young adulthood in the 1960s and early ’70s that involved dropping out of colleges, waiting on tables in Greenwich Village, hitchhiking around the world with the girlfriend who would become his wife and starting a day care center with her...
  • Justin Bieber hit with new speeding complaints

    06/22/2013 2:41:03 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 56 replies ^ | JUNE 22 2013
    Cops turned up at Justin Bieber's gated community on Friday in response to calls reporting alleged reckless driving through the streets. Police arrived at The Oaks compound in Calabasas, Calif., to speak to residents who complained about the singer's associates allegedly speeding around the area, reports E! News. According to E!, an emergency meeting of the community's homeowner association has now been set for Monday to address neighbours' concerns about Bieber's behaviour within the exclusive estate in recent weeks. One unidentified local says, "It has been escalating for the past six months, he has begun to flip over to a...
  • Going bare-breasted, woman makes statement about women's bodies

    06/05/2013 9:33:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies ^ | 6/5/13 | Ronnie Polaneczky
    WANTED TO WRITE something snarky about Moira Johnston because what she's doing kind of begs for snarkiness. But after hanging with her in Rittenhouse Square - where her bare breasts caught the morning sun, elicited picture-taking and drew a blasting honk from a Roadway Express truck - Johnston won me over to her cause. Which is this: Women should be allowed to go topless anywhere that men are allowed to. Maybe it was the flowered pasties that covered Johnston's nipples. Or the glorious breeze. Or the guy who grinned at Johnston's chest and said, "God bless ya, babe!" Mostly, though,...
  • Very Fine Art: 6 Stunningly Beautiful Nanoscale Sculptures [Slide Show]

    05/20/2013 12:10:12 PM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 5/20/13 | Luciana Gravotta
    Researchers coax self-assembling materials into flowers, corals and other complex shapesImage: Wim L. Noorduin, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Artists and material scientists alike bend, melt and mold materials into useful and aesthetically pleasing forms. But nothing human hands have made can match the intricacy of convoluted corals or the delicate and unique geometry of a snowflake. In a study published yesterday in Science researchers exploited nature’s sculpting methods to create visually stunning 3-D structures that may change the way nano- and micro-materials are made. Organisms alter their growth patterns in response to changes in their environments. For...
  • [David] Beckham to retire from soccer at end of season

    05/16/2013 9:44:00 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 16, 2013 | Rob Harris
    LONDON (AP) — David Beckham is retiring from soccer, ending a career in which he became a global superstar who transcended the sport. The 38-year-old Beckham, who recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain, said Thursday he will retire after the season. ‘‘I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,’’ the former England captain said in a statement. Beckham, whose forays into fashion and marriage to a pop-star wife have made him a riveting international...