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Be careful what you name your computer files

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Got any file names on your computer’s hard drive that use double entendres? Do you get coy with what you call photos, documents or video files? Given a recent ruling by a federal judge, you may want to go for a more, um, conventional naming convention . . . Forbes.com’s Not-So-Private Parts blog reports on […] [Read More]
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Wives vs. mistresses: Are miners trapped again?

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Absence does make the heart grow fonder. Amid all the cheers, tears and hugs in Chile where miners are being hauled up to freedom, there is another real-life soap opera taking place. Wives of the trapped miners and mistresses of the miners are apparently both at the San Jose Mine. In some cases, both the […] [Read More]
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Chile miners could face rescue related depression

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When all 33 miners in Chile trapped underground for 69 days have returned to the surface after a miracle rescue, and the cameras go away, their lives are unlikely to go back to normal. Mental health workers who have looked at similar incidents are concerned about depression among the miners and their rescuers. Brant Webb […] [Read More]

What will be this year’s Halloween hit? 5 costumes to watch for

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With only 19 days until Halloween, you should really should be getting your costume together. Lady Gaga is bound to be a popular choice, but who can afford 40 pounds of flank steak? No, you need something more practical. Here are some suggestions: Horror: BP crewman. Costume/props: Green British Petroleum boiler suit, pipe wrench, used […] [Read More]
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Banksy on The Simpsons: So that’s where I left my unicorn hole punch.

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ABOVE: Banksy, a controversial British graffiti artist, created intro to Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Here is some of his more conventional unconventional work. Banksy’s Simpsons intro created something of a buzz on the internet this week, mostly because nobody actually watches The Simpsons anymore a lot of people thought the whole thing might be […] [Read More]
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Courteney Cox and David Arquette separating

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Looks like Courteney Cox will be on the prowl in Cougar Town — and not just when she’s playing Jules on the hit ABC show. Cox and her husband, David Arquette have announced they’re splitting. Like most Hollywood couples, they’ve tossed out the cliches about remaining committed friends and responsible parents and loving each other […] [Read More]
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Google’s ‘driverless car’ tests: Cool, but not everyone on board

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Google’s tests in California of cars that drive themselves are awfully cool, but have some questioning how the company is being steered. The six specially equipped Toyota Priuses and one Audi TT have logged more than 140,000 miles from San Francisco’s crooked Lombard Street to Hollywood Boulevard. They use Google’s map technology as well as […] [Read More]
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The cult of the McRib: Celebrating mystery meat

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten sandwich, that whosoever believeth in it shall not starve, but have everlasting fullness.” This is how JaShong King, a photo editor from Toronto, describes his beloved McRib, paraphrasing the Gospel of John. He is not alone. The Wall Street Journal today delves into […] [Read More]
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