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When to draft pitchers returning from Tommy John surgery

An elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery is among the most serious that a baseball player can suffer. Pitchers can go from fantasy studs to …

Baseball

15 Successful Entrepreneurs Share The Most Important Lesson They Learned In Their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including billionaire "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.

Entrepreneurship

Prospect Watch: Top 10 shortstops

<i>MLBPipeline.com's 2015 Top 100 Prospects list will be unveiled on Friday on MLB.com, with the Top 50 revealed during a one-hour show on MLB Network</i> …

Baseball

RT @JBONAMASSA: Carmelita and I on 6th Avenue... Just hanging. http://t.co/iZQ5oVmHT2

YouTube Now Plays HTML5 Video By Default, Eschews Adobe Flash

Good riddance, buffering screen--hello, standard web video experience<p>I'm the de facto tech support person in my family. This means every trip to a relative's house I'm asked (among other things) whether or not to update Adobe Flash. Well, we're one step closer to sidestepping that question …

Adobe Flash

A beginner's guide to the Redpill Right

This bigotry is most often seen in action within the Men’s Rights Movement. The term “taking the red pill,” to refer to coming around to that way of …

Jesse Ventura Reveals the Reason He Refuses to See ‘American Sniper’ — It’s Going to Spark Some Anger

MINNEAPOLIS (TheBlaze/AP) — “American Sniper” is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.<p>Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL …

Comcast Renames Man 'Asshole Brown' After He Tries to Cancel Cable

Comcast probably doesn't relish being one of those companies that many Americans love to hate. But sometimes, the cable giant makes this way too easy.<p>…

ANALYST: China's 'Long-Awaited Day Of Reckoning' Is Almost Here

To China bears who have said the country is a debt bubble, Wei's conjecture will seem obvious. To bulls, it raises another question: Where did these credit problems come from? Where have they been hiding?<p>Wei's answer is simple: Problems have been lurking within state-owned enterprises (SOE) and in …

Comcast Changed Customer's Name to "Asshole Brown" But Is Totally Sorry

When Ricardo Brown from Spokane, Washington got his most recent bill from Comcast, he had an extra special reason to be dismayed. It wasn't the …

Currency Swings Cost Apple More Money Than Google Makes In A Quarter

The company sold more than 74 million iPhones and raked in more profit in the Holiday quarter than any company has in any quarter ever.<p>On the company's conference call, however, the big thing Apple analysts wanted to know was how the strong US dollar was impacting, and would impact, the company's …

iPhone

Apple stays classy about jailbreakers with iOS 8.1.3 patch notes

When Apple releases a major update like yesterday’s iOS 8.1.3, it’s usual for the company’s coders to fix (or, in other words, break) all known jailbreak exploits.<p>Not so surprisingly, the latest update is no different. It fixes several exploits that are necessary to run the iOS 8.1.2 jailbreak. But …

iPhone

She Stole a Police Cruiser and Led Cops on 10-Mile Chase That Reached 100 m.p.h. — but Considering Where Her Hands Were, Cops Are Seriously Baffled

Police may have captured the woman they said stole a police cruiser and led them on an unbelievable high-speed chase outside Pittsburgh two weeks ago, but the mystery remains: How did Roxanne Rimer manage the escapade with her hands cuffed behind her back?<p>Roxanne Rimmer (Image source: WTAE-TV)<p>“I …

5 fun multiplayer games for your Google Chromecast

Introduced nearly 18 months ago, Google's Chromecast has become a top-selling media streaming device. Thanks to its low price point ($35, £30, AU$50) and developer flexibility, the HDMI dongle has opened the door to thousands of creative apps and games.<p>While its first year gave rise to a plethora …

Matterform's low-cost 3D scanner will finally give you something to print

3D printers are becoming more and more accessible, but there's still one big hurdle to using them: unless you know how to create digital objects, there's not much to print. But Matterform is aiming to change that with its stylish, simple, and fairly inexpensive 3D scanner. After a successful …

Exposing Houdini's Tricks of Magic

Exposing Houdini’s Tricks of Magic (Nov, 1929)<p><b>Exposing Houdini’s Tricks of Magic</b><p>By R. D. ADAMS<p>The mechanic who made Houdini’s Trick Magic …

Earth’s Quietest Place Will Drive You Crazy in 45 Minutes

Everybody seems to be looking for a little peace and quiet these days. But even such a reasonable idea can go too far. The quietest place on earth, …

The Resolution of the Human Eye Tested Is 10MP

All sorts of wild guesses and theoretical calculations exist about what the resolution of the human eye is, with 576MP a common claim.<p>In this report, …

Cinematography

Perl One-Liners

"A great reference for when you want to do something with Perl without spending an hour or two trying to figure out how."<br>—<b>Sandra Henry-Stocker, IT</b> …

Command-line

With new USB connector, no more wrong-way-up cables

The group behind the USB standard has begun work on a new connector that's designed to fix a two-decade-old problem: it can be hard to tell which way is up.<p>The Type-C connector will make Universal Serial Bus more like Apple's Lightning connector, which is used on newer iPads and iPhones. With it, …

DHS stalls no-fly list trial by putting witness on no-fly list

Phil writes, "Edward Hasbrouck of the Identity Project is doing a fantastic job of reporting on-site from <i>Ibrahim v. DHS</i>, the first legal challenge of …

A history of the Amiga, part 1: Genesis

When it first arrived, the Amiga was a dream machine...<p>Prologue: the last day<p><i>April 24, 1994</i><p>The flag was flying at half-mast when Dave Haynie drove up …

An Open Source Phone That’s Completely Unlocked, Hardware Too

What is it? A phone whose guts you can mess around with and upgrade to your specifications. What isn’t it? The most powerful smartphone on the …

Mobile Technology

Man buys clay iPad, gets put in jail for wanting refund

It's custom in most stores to include the product in the box when it is sold to you.<p>We think of it as fair exchange, even if the price might sometimes be high.<p>A man in the United Kingdom, however, wondered about the equity of a transaction, when he bought an iPad from retailer Tesco.<p>You see, he had …

If These Claims by ‘Reliable Sources’ Are Proven True, the Obama Administration Will Be Dealing With Another Huge Scandal

The U.S. government in the final months leading up to the 2012 presidential election released “faked” unemployment data, according to a bombshell report from the New York Post.<p>President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrate his election victory (Getty Images)<p>Recall that the …

Terminal Cornucopia by Evan Booth

What is Terminal Cornucopia?<p>In early-2013, independent security researcher, Evan “treefort” Booth, began working to answer one simple question: Can …

Meet the Mini Metal Maker: A basic, sub-$1,000 3D printer that prints metal

3D printers can make fantastic shapes, whether someone wants to create an interlocking shape with no seams or even a bacon-textured mobius strip.<p>As a …

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone

I've always known this, and I'm sure most of you do too, but we never really talk about it. Every smartphone or other device with mobile …