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You can put the next stock-market crash on your 2016 calendar now

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Spoiler alert: Actually, you’ll hear the crash coming. Many, many times. You just won’t act. Won’t get out in …

Isohunt search engine for Bittorrent to shut down and pay MPAA $110m

Isohunt, the third most popular search engine for Bittorrent files, will close and pay the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) $110m, ending a long-runng legal battle.<p>The move comes just ahead of a formal court battle which Isohunt, set up by Gary Fung of Canada, was certain to lose. The …

Girls' arrests in Florida bullying case may mark turning point

Tough stance by Sheriff Grady Judd in the Rebecca Sedwick case may reflect a shift in how law enforcement reacts to cyber bullying.<p>October 17, 2013|By Ralph Vartabedian<p>Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest… (Calvin Knight, Associated…)<p>The unprecedented …

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Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …

Shutdown shows the Civil War never ended

The battle lines are still drawn<p>Stephan Richter<p>October 7, 2013 8:29pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Globalist.<p>One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Unfortunately, it has not ended yet. What was achieved back then was an armistice, …

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

Pre-shutdown wisdom that wasn't

The shutdown was supposed to be short, if it happened at all.<p>After all, Republicans were sure President Barack Obama would give in at the last minute, like he has in past budget battles. Democrats were equally certain that Republicans would collectively conclude a shutdown wasn’t in their best …

The Idiocy of the Shutdown, in 3 Acts: Map, Thought Experiment, Speech

"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events." Thus spake a previous Republican president.<p><b>1. Map.</b> What you …

Why Chip Kelly's Historically Productive Eagles Offense Can't Score

The Eagles are on pace to challenge the NFL record for total offense in a season. They're ranked 2nd in yards per game behind the Denver Broncos.<p>But Philly is only 11th in the league in points per game. They're average 24.8 points per game (2.1 points above the NFL average), at the same time that …

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

Yes, atomic bomb that fell in US almost went off, says document

Newly declassified documents are on everyone's mind these days, as are inadequate safeguards on national-security programs. But the latest secret doc to see daylight makes the NSA's surveillance missteps look rather like child's play -- at least in comparison to nuking your own country.<p>That's …

Maybe U.S. public schools don't stink

The drumbeat is hard to miss: Our schools are failing. Public education is in crisis. Our students are falling further and further behind.<p>The rhetoric comes from the left and right, from educators and politicians and lobbyists and CEOs and even Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The deep dysfunction …

iOS 7 download problems as Apple's servers struggle

Many iPhone users reported issues when attempting to install the iOS 7 update last night, with some having to wait several hours for the software to download.<p>Apple released its operating system update at around 18.00 GMT yesterday. However, thousands of Apple customers immediately took to social …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but extracting these with algorithms is tricky. A new system developed by a team of researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and Tel …

Funny new Moto X ads say iPhone, Galaxy are lazy slobs

It's the sort that sits in front of the TV, lapping salt-n-vinegar chips into its large, saliva-filled mouth.<p>Crumbs stick to its beard. It constantly fiddles with its underpants.<p>It's an overweight know-it-all who's a lazy good-for-nothing and very probably ne'er-do-well that thinks it's actually …

The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we’re always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent …

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Judge grants stay in lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez

A judge has granted a stay in the civil lawsuit filed by a Connecticut man who says Aaron Hernandez shot him in the face in February in Florida.<p>Alexander Bradley said he lost an eye when Hernandez fired a gun while they were arguing in a car after leaving a strip joint. Bradley's attorney has …

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What’s Left? 40 Albums to Anticipate for the Rest of 2013

This year has already seen new releases from (ahem) David Bowie, Daft Punk, My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Jay Z, Nine Inch …

No injuries after Memphis 5-year-old fires gun in school

A Memphis, Tenn., kindergarten student is in police custody after he fired a handgun in his elementary school cafeteria Thursday morning.<p>The incident didn't result in any injuries, and school is back in normal operation, school officials said.<p>The Westside Elementary School student, 5, brought the …

Why "Work Smart, Not Hard" is the Worst Advice in the World

Work smarter, not harder? Don't tell it to Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe, who meets some of the hardest-working people in America. In fact, he argues, that mantra is the opposite of the attitude we need to beat this lousy economy.<p><b>When I was 17</b> my high school guidance counselor tried to talk me into …

Australian Scientists' Quest for a Hangover-Proof Beer

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There comes a time in adulthood when having a few beers too many comes back the next day with a …

Wikileaks Just Released A Massive 'Insurance' File That No One Can Open

Anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks just released a treasure trove of files that, at least for now, you can't read.<p>The group, which has been assisting ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden after he leaked top-secret documents to the media, posted links for about 400 gigabytes of files on their Facebook …

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Google argues UK privacy laws do not apply to it

Google is trying to avoid a potentially costly bill in the UK for allegedly breaching the privacy of iPhone users by arguing it is not subject to British laws.<p>The company is facing a landmark group legal action by Britons angry over the way it circumvented settings on the iPhone to track their web …

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