tech Thurs, Nov 08, 2007. close Digg reports. Pictures: Awesome Stamp Keyboard Mod. These are probably the most amazing keyboards that I've ever seen. Each of these keyboards are made with the stamps of a single nation and often commemorate a royal coronation or celebrate a particular sport. Digg reports. Military technology could protect mobile phones from water damage. A technology originally developed to protect soldiers from chemical attack modifies the surface of virtually any material, applying a protective enhancement, just nanometres thick, over the entire surface of the object by means of an ionised gas or "plasma". Digg reports. First Look: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Righteous Kill. Empire has the some new photos from Jon Avnet’s Righteous Kill, which stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro (in their first team-up since Heat) as two Veteran New York City Detectives hunt a vigilante who may be one of their own. Digg reports. Jewelry from Body Parts [pics]. Cut up Barbie and use her best pieces. Slashdot reports. FTC Announces Crackdown on Do Not Call Violators. Tech.Luver writes "The Federal Trade Commission today announced a law enforcement crackdown on companies and individuals accused of violating the requirements of the National Do Not Call Registry, resulting in six settlements collectively imposing nearly $7.7 million in civil penalties, along with an additional complaint that will be filed in federal district court. The actions, brought by the Department of Justice on the FTC's behalf, are against companies ranging from adjustable bed seller Craftmatic Industries, to alarm-monitoring provider ADT Security Services and lender Ameriquest Mortgage Company. To date, consumers have put more than 145 million numbers on the Registry, indicating they do not want to receive calls from telemarketers at home." Read more of this story at Slashdot. Digg reports. What Beautiful HTML Code Looks Like. The beauty of clean coding! Digg reports. Social Networks Mania. In the light of all the debate between facebook and Google's opensocial catching the headlines almost everywhere, I thought that it might be a good idea to make light of the whole thing and have a few light moments. This is a vision of what can happen if social networks become really open and all companies pounce on it. Digg reports. Pakistan has Maxed Out Donations to Hillary. What was that thing about no tangling alliances? Clinton has received tens of thousands of dollars from Pakistan for her bid for President. Digg reports. Apple Software Update now has "Not Now" option. (Pic). Apple finally lets you hid that damned software update window until you're ready to restart. Digg reports. How tattoos are made.. Great video, see how tattoos are made with an explanation of the whole process. Digg reports. President of France Warns U.S. of ‘economic war’ as Dollar Falls to New Low. President Sarkozy of France inflamed transatlantic tensions over the slumping dollar yesterday as the latest steep falls in the US currency fueled fears over its destabilizing impact on the global economy. Mr Sarkozy warns Washington against a policy of tacit acceptance as its currency sank. Digg reports. Shots reported at Finnish school. At least one person has been killed and two others injured in a shooting incident at a school in southern Finland, local media reports. Digg reports. Bush stacks the deck against civil rights. Using a questionable, unprecedented maneuver President Bush has installed a solid Republican majority on a supposedly bipartisan civil rights panel, leading it to abandon racial justice and civil rights cases in favor of arguing against school integration and affirmative action. Digg reports. Software Developers Building an Online Stupidity Filter. OMG!!! The end of online stupidity? Finally, software developers are building a filter that blocks unintelligible comments, writes Fortune's Josh Quittner. Digg reports. Google's "Nofollow" Rule. The “nofollow” tag, when added to a link, prevents Google from counting the link as such a “recommendation”, thus not providing any search ranking benefits to the site being linked to. Digg reports. Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail strike out Iran . Yahoo! and Microsoft have removed Iran from the country lists of their webmail services as stronger US sanctions against the Islamic republic begin to bite. Digg reports. Broken digital camera [pic madness]. Broken Canon S-30 does some crazy stuff... Digg reports. How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour . Secrets Unlocked to learning new languages Slashdot reports. New Parental Controls Limit Xbox Time. An anonymous reader writes "As part of a new marketing blitz to promote the Xbox 360 as a "family friendly" video game console, Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out a new feature called Family Timer, which will show up in the Family Settings Screen. The Timer will let parents limit the number of hours their kids can play the Xbox on a daily or weekly basis. When the time limit is reached, the console will automatically shut off, ostensibly after saving the game." Read more of this story at Slashdot. Digg reports. How Nintendo Can Fix Wii's Storage Space Problem without a Hard Drive. All your virtual console downloads taking up too much space? Worried about how you'll fit WiiWare games on your Wii? Here's an easy solution Nintendo could pull off. Digg reports. Apple and Starbucks iTunes WiFi integration hands-on. Engadget got a chance to sit down with Apple and Starbucks folks at a participating location in downtown San Francisco, here's what they learned: Digg reports. Dobbs: The November Surprise. "More Americans than ever before are now identifying themselves as independents, and I hope millions of Americans in the day and weeks ahead will drop their party affiliation and become independents, refusing to be taken for granted by these two political parties and refusing to be taken for fools by the candidates they're putting forward." Digg reports. Gasoline Above $3 - In November!. Get used to it. The days of cheap energy are over. Digg reports. 7 Engineering Wonders of the Modern World: Bridges, Dams and More. Would you believe that the tallest bridge in France reaches higher than the Eiffel tower, or that a single dam in China can hold back 1.4 trillion cubic feet or water? Each of the projects depicted here has set at least one world record for its height, scale, daring or ingenuity. Digg reports. Wii Maintenance Mode. "Power on your wii and at the initial health warning message hold down both the + and - buttons then press A.".... Video after the jump Digg reports. Fans shafted as Major League Baseball revokes DRM licenses. In what can only be called the biggest bonehead move since Bill Buckner's error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Major League Baseball has deactivated a DRM license server used to verify your worthiness to play back video of games you purchased online. Claiming the full-game downloads were "one-time sales", MLB is completely unapologetic to fans Wired Top Stories reports. How Can We Kill Thee? Let Me Count the Ways. Humans are at their most inventive when devising ways to kill others of the species. But the state must take special care when executing a prisoner. It's quite a dilemma. Commentary by Tony Long. Wired Top Stories reports. Nov. 8, 1895: Roentgen Stumbles Upon the X-Ray. Wilhelm Roentgen isn't trying to reinvent the wheel, or discover the X-ray, while toiling in his lab this day. But discover the X-ray is exactly what he does. Digg reports. State of the Art Wind Power Project Unveiled in Mojave. Large wind energy power project to generate more jobs for Kern County and boost local economy. Oak Creek Energy is located in Mojave, CA and is a wind energy pioneer, beginning with one of the first wind farms built in California in early 1982. Digg reports. Big Brother Watching. According to some unconfirmed market research reports there may be now as many as 6 million CCTV cameras in UK: one for every ten people, and a person can be captured on over 400 cameras each day. Digg reports. Every Single Hotel Failed To Wash Your Cups And Glasses. Fox Atlanta set up secret cameras inside 5 different hotel chains from the Holiday Inn to the Ritz Carlton (shown above) and caught every single one of them failing to properly wash the room's glasses. Slashdot reports. NASA Satellites to Predict Disease Outbreaks. coondoggie writes "NASA and its Applied Sciences Program will be using 14 satellites to watch the Earth's environment and help predict and prevent infectious disease outbreaks around the world. Through orbiting satellites, data is collected daily to monitor environmental changes. That information is then passed on to agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Defense who then apply the data to predict and track disease outbreaks and assist in making public health policy decisions. The use of remote sensing technology helps scientists predict the outbreak of some of the most common and deadly infectious diseases such as Ebola, West Nile virus and Rift Valley Fever." Read more of this story at Slashdot. Digg reports. Abstinence Doesn't Work. The title says it all Digg reports. Incredible High Definition Video of the Moon Taken by a Japanese Spacecraft. Kaguya, a Japanese spacecraft touted to be the largest aimed at the moon since NASA's Apollo era rocketed into space in Sept 2007 on an ambitious mission to study the origins of Earth's nearest neighbor. This high definition video gives you a great view of the moon's terrain. Digg reports. First builds of Mac OS X 10.5.1 pack over two dozen fixes. Moving quickly to address issues in the inaugural version of its Leopard operating system, Apple on Wednesday tapped its developer community to begin testing the first maintenance and bug fix update to the software, labeled Mac OS X 10.5.1. Among the fixes already baked into the first test build are corrections to Leopard's application Firewall, Sp Digg reports. Joe Nathan -- Coffee Is for Closers (B & C Interview). The two-time All-Star recently waxed 2008 with B&C about Minnesota’s rotation, the desire to play the rest of his professional days in the Cities, how far the Twins have to go to be a championship club, and reminds us all once again – that coffee…is for closers. Digg reports. Without irony, Fox commentators blast MSNBC 'liberal slant'. A breathless set of Fox News Channel commentators couldn't keep quiet about Rosie O'Donnell's possible prime time show on MSNBC and a news report that MSNBC has set out to hire a set of left-leaning commentators. On the Tuesday morning broadcast of Fox & Friends, the show's co-hosts were gunning to discuss the network's apparent liberal bias. Digg reports. Bush: If I Were Iraqi, I'd Be Saying, 'God, I Love Freedom'. In a press conference today, Bush tried to insist that “freedom’s happening” and Iraq isn’t in a “quagmire”: "If you lived in Iraq and had lived under a tyranny, you’d be saying: God, I love freedom, because that’s what’s happened." Digg reports. FedEx's Awesome Ad, Featuring UPS // pic. FedEx 1, UPS 0 Digg reports. NOVA | Intelligent Design on Trial | PBS. At the end of the trial, Judge John Jones issued a 139-page verdict supporting the teaching of evolution and characterizing intelligent design as a religious idea with no place in the science classroom. It was a landmark decision, all the more so because Judge Jones was appointed by President Bush and nominated by Republican Senator Rick Santorum. Digg reports. "Changing Room Prank" Ends Rather...Unexpectedly. This is what hidden camera pranks involving hot chicks would be like if M. Night was in charge. Amazing. Digg reports. Gigabyte Radeon HD 3850/70 pictured. Gigabyte Radeon HD 3850/70 pictured Digg reports. 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt Revealed, Officially. Well, never mind all the hints and leaks as the 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt edition's officially revealed. Ford's got a press release and we've got it below the jump. We've also got the press photos below we've provided it for you super-fans of Ford and Steve McQueen -- because we know you'll enjoy it. Digg reports. Hey Digg: Your “Upcoming” Model Blows, Here’s How to Fix It. The concept of Digg is fantastic. Have users submit stories to get peer reviewed and if other people like a story, they’ll vote on it, and it eventually gets promoted to the homepage for all to see.Unfortunately, their system is fatally flawed. Slashdot reports. Monkeys and Cognitive Dissonance. Hugh Pickens writes "People deal with cognitive dissonance — the clashing of conflicting thoughts — by eliminating one of the thoughts. Psychologists have suggested we hone our skills of rationalization in order to impress others, reaffirm our "moral integrity" and protect our "self-concept" and feeling of "global self-worth." Now experimenters at Yale have demonstrated that other primates employ the same psychological mechanism. In one experiment, a monkey was observed to show an equal preference for three colors of M&M's and was given a choice between two of them. If he chose red over blue, his preference changed and he downgraded blue. When he was subsequently given a choice between blue and green, it was no longer an even contest — he was now much more likely to reject the blue. Rationalization is thought to have an evolutionary utility; once a decision has been made, second-guessing may just interfere with more important business. "We tend to think people have an explicit agenda to rewrite history to make themselves look right, but that's an outsider's perspective. This experiment shows that there isn't always much conscious thought going on," said one researcher." Read more of this story at Slashdot. Digg reports. The Least Politically Correct Nintendo DS Game Ever Made. Activision's "Spanish For Everyone" may not be as inclusive as the title may make it sound. Digg reports. 10 Things to Know When Buying an HD Camcorder. Looking for an HD camcorder? They're proliferating like bunnies, but is it a good time to buy one yet? Here are 10 things you need to know before you plunk down your cash. Digg reports. Writers Guild Strike blog and videos. The Writers Guild of America is on strike because they aren't getting paid for the work that they are producing. This site is following the strike. Digg reports. Man Arrested After Reporting Someone Stole His Weed. "The guy walked right up and said the drugs were his," Trevino said. "That's not the smartest move." Digg reports. The Anti-Empire Report (November). November's edition of The Anti-Empire Report, a monthly article by US foreign-policy expert William Blum. Titles: 'In a sound-bite society, reality no longer matters' (about Iran), 'Cuba and Original Sin', 'Hugo the demon dictator strikes again' and others. Digg reports. Alleged MPAA Harrassment Causes aXXo / Pirate Bay Rift. Sometime during the last 24 hours there was a mass deletion of aXXo torrents from The Pirate Bay’s tracker. It appears that a dispute between aXXo and The Pirate Bay about how to best handle alleged MPAA torrent meddling got way out of hand - with aXXo deleting lots of his torrents and leaving The Pirate Bay. Digg reports. Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.5.1 9B13 to Developers. As expected, Apple has started seeding Mac OS 10.5.1 to developers for testing. The latest seed carries a build number of 9B13 and offers a number of fixes. Digg reports. Bush outdoes Nixon, receives highest recorded 'strongly disapprove' rating.. For the first time, George W. Bush has surpassed Richard M. Nixon in unpopularity in the Gallup Poll, receiving the highest "strongly disapprove" rating for a president in Gallup's history. 50% 'strongly disapprove' of Bush; Nixon had only 48%. Graph shows striking pattern of steadily rising Bush disapproval ratings since 2001. Slashdot reports. Grid Computing Saves Cancer Researchers Decades. Stony Stevenson writes "Canadian researchers have promised to squeeze "decades" of cancer research into just two years by harnessing the power of a global PC grid. The scientists are the first from Canada to use IBM's World Community Grid network of PCs and laptops with the power equivalent to one of the globe's top five fastest supercomputers. The team will use the grid to analyze the results of experiments on proteins using data collected by scientists at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo, New York. The researchers estimate that this analysis would take conventional computer systems 162 years to complete." Read more of this story at Slashdot. Digg reports. IGN Review: Super Mario Galaxy - 9.7!. " of the greatest platformers I have ever played, Wii's best game, and an absolute must-own experience...really does feel like the true sequel to Mario 64. It harkens back to the N64 classic...but it also re-invents the franchise with new space-themed mechanics and fresh Wii-enhanced controls." Digg reports. How To: Buy Items Confiscated at Airports. Ever wonder what happens to all the stuff confiscated at airports? Turns out they sell it – for cheap! In some states, scissors and corkscrews are available for 25 cents each and swiss army knives cost $10 -- per pound! Here's a list of .gov's that offer "Leftover Loot" in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wash. Digg reports. Pictures: A 30-Year History of Video Games. After decades of painstakingly collecting video games and consoles, I've finally decided to part with my entire collection. From Atari to PlayStation 2, there's something for everybody in this collection. Even the unbelievably rare games are included. Digg reports. 87 Great Photography Blogs and Feeds. Title says it all Digg reports. Why They Fight - The Writers Guild Speaks Out!. So, we've all heard about the WGA Strike in Hollywood. But, do we all understand why it is happening? The Writers Guild have now spoke out on why they are on strike, and here's the video... Digg reports. Climate Skeptics Duped by "Death of Global Warming Spoof". Putting the fun back into lying about science? Were you duped by spoof global warming site? Digg reports. Huffington Post: The Impeachment Of Dick Cheney. It was yesterday, on the one year anniversary of the collapse of Karl Rove's thousand-year Reich, when the Democrats subjected themselves to both public embarrassment and public disgrace, and each within a few hours of the other. Slashdot reports. Bill to Require Open Access to Scientific Papers. Ponca City, We Love You writes "Congress is expected to vote this week on a bill requiring investigators funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to publish research papers only in journals that are made freely available within one year of publication. Until now, repeated efforts to legislate such a mandate have failed under pressure from the well-heeled journal publishing industry and some nonprofit scientific societies whose educational activities are supported by the profits from journals that they publish. Scientists assert that open access will speed innovation by making it easier for them to share and build on each other's findings. The measure is contained in a spending bill that boosts the biomedical agency's effective budget by 3.1%, to $29.8 billion in 2008. The open-access requirement in the bill would apply only during fiscal year 2008; it would need to be renewed in yearly spending bills in the future." Read more of this story at Slashdot. Digg reports. OfficeMax Black Friday Ad Posted. The OfficeMax Black Friday ad was just posted. Some of random hot items are a MIO DigiWalker C220 Portable GPS System for $99.99, a Seagate 500GB External HD for $99.99 and a Soyo 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor for $250. Digg reports. White Lion cuties line up for crown [pic]. Known as the little gangsters, these five extremely rare white lion cubs are now nine months old. Digg reports. Dell doesn't dump Ubuntu. In a follow-up to yesterday's inaccurate story The Inquirer has now posted a story in which Dell state that they are currently updating their notebook Ubuntu offering and that Ubuntu will continue to be available on both the Inspiron 530n desktop and Inspiron 6400n notebook as normal going forward. Digg reports. Attempt to organize a viral World Wide Cheney/Bush Impeachment call. 'Cause the world can't wait, till 2008. Digg reports. Firefox 3.0b1 has NOT been released.. At around 4am PST today, the last of the Firefox 3 Beta 1 release candidate builds appeared on our public FTP. This was mistakenly reported on Digg as the official release of the first Firefox 3 Beta. It’s extremely flattering to get this sort of attention, and we know that it’s motivated by the very best of intentions, but it does cause us three m Digg reports. 15,000 Americans Want Off U.S. Terror Watch List. More than 15,000 people have appealed to the government since February to have their names removed from the terrorist watch list that delayed their travel at U.S. airports and border crossings, the Homeland Security Department says. Digg reports. Instant iPhone jailbreak site offers many new features. Sure, firmware release 1.1.2 is just around the corner -- expected to launch along with the European iPhone in just a few days -- but that hasn't stopped the guys at from updating their software and enhancing your jailbreaking experience. Digg reports. A Sea of Bananas Invades the Netherlands. Thousands of bananas washed up on two Dutch North Sea islands on Wednesday after at least six containers fell off a cargo ship in a storm and at least one burst open. Digg reports. The Escapist : Zero Punctuation: Zelda Phantom Hourglass. Ben Crosslaw goes after Zelda! Giggity! Wired Top Stories reports. E-Mail Encryption Company Hushmail Spills to Feds. Hushmail, an innovative provider of web-based encrypted e-mails promises that no one can unscramble users' messages, but feds able to convince a Canadian court to issue an order can exploit the service's back doors. Wired Top Stories reports. The End of Oil is Upon Us: We Must Move On ... Quickly. The International Energy Agency makes it clear: It's time to move beyond oil. Digg reports. Dandruff Fungus having Sex on your head right now. Not only does an icky fungus live on your head and cause dandruff, but it could be having sex. On your head. Right now. Digg reports. DRM-free Revolution enlists Jazz Label. This means Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World will be available on mp3 for download. Record label Universal Music Classics & Jazz is making its entire catalogue available online without copying protections as part of an experiment to gauge fans' demand for MP3 tracks. Digg reports. 10 Science & Tech Vids (That Were Really Just Bullspit). Some were actual hoaxes, some were just satire. But the article has decent backstory bits & links to all the vids. Digg reports. Devin Hester's TD prowess not simply for kick returns. Devin Hester leaned against a wall inside Halas Hall, headquarters of the Chicago Bears, a few minutes after practice. Slashdot reports. House Narrowly Avoids Having to Debate Impeachment of Cheney. An anonymous reader writes "Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) yesterday successfully moved articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney to the House Judiciary committee. 'Today's resolution from Kucinich (D-Ohio) was essentially the same as the legislation he introduced earlier this year, which included three articles of impeachment against Cheney based largely on allegations that he manipulated intelligence in the run-up to the Iraq war. The last article accuses Cheney of threatening "aggression" against Iran "absent any real threat."'" Read more of this story at Slashdot. Digg reports. Developing For PS3 Is "Fun". Hotly anticipated third-person shooter Kane & Lynch will run equally well on PS3 and Xbox 360, despite Sony's console requiring "special effort", its lead PC programmer has revealed. Digg reports. Dave Chappelle in London: New Standup!. Yes, he's alive. Yes, he's still funny. Now will someone convince him to do his damned show again? Digg reports. Toyota Supra FROM HELL!. lag......lag.......lag......FUUUUCCCCKKKKKKK!!!!! Digg reports. MacOS 10.5 Leopard Phones Home, Reveals Little Snitch 2. Apple's Mac OS 10.5 Leopard 'loginwindow' process phones home to on port 443 which is only revealed by running the new Little Snitch 2 security monitoring tool. Digg reports. New Target commercials curiously similar to Sony's new PlayStation 3 ads. Story: Sony hires marketing company to create a new line of commercials to promote its new 40GB PS3. Said company creates awesome commercials but then goes around and applies the same artistic design in a commercial for Target. Government conspiracy? Work of aliens? Lazy marketing company? You decide! Digg reports. Jack Nicholson calls Black Jack Pizza. In one of the first Jack Nicholson prank calls ever, Jack calls Black Jack Pizza and refuses to give his phone number. Digg reports. Rumor: Digg close to a $300 million sale. Digg is close to announcing its sale to a major media player for $300 million to $400 million, according to sources close to the company. Digg reports. Republican Troublemakers Save Impeachment Measure. Democratic Maverick Dennis Kucinich receives some unlikely help from Republicans thinking they can "embarrass" the Democratic leadership by forcing a debate on Impeachment. Digg reports. Bonuses Likely to Shrink for Many on Wall Street. I don't feel too bad for them... Digg reports. Chinese Maglev Wind Turbines Enter Mass Production. The chief developer says reduced friction from magnets could cut the operational costs of wind farms by up to half, with an overall cost under 0.4 yuan ($US 5 cents) per killowatt hour. The base will produce a series of maglev wind power generators with capacities ranging from 400 to 5,000 watts in the first half of 2008, said a company statement. Digg reports. How to become a Digg Power user in only 48 hours. Here’s an account of how exactly I created a profile & became a power user that had 4 stories front paged with no help from any IM friends, within 48 hours of creating the Digg Account. Slashdot reports. Low-Cost Board Runs Linux, Google Apps. An anonymous reader writes to mention that hardware hacking enthusiasts can now get their hands on the guts of the Everex TC2502 Linux PC for just $60 (USD). The compact x86-compatible "gOS Dev Board" offers a lightweight Linux-based OS designed for use with Google Apps. " Along with a Firefox browser supporting the Google toolbar, gOS includes local productivity applications, such as However, its main goal is "coherently packaging Google Apps to give users the idea that they can use Google as their main environment," explained Paul Kim, of Everex. " Read more of this story at Slashdot. Wired Top Stories reports. Prosecutor: Reiser Coaxed Son to Cover Up Mom's Murder. Hans Reiser, the Linux engineer who is also a black belt in judo, might have choked his estranged wife to death, then coaxed his 6-year-old son to help cover it up, a prosecutor told jurors here Wednesday during the second day of Reiser's murder trial. Digg reports. WTF Video of the Day: "Help My Girlfriend is Lesbian!". A brutal webcam breakup where the guy finds out that his longtime girlfriend is going to play for the other team. At least he gets to see her make out with another girl. Digg reports. Tim Kring to Heroes fans, "Sorry it's sucked so far this season". Tim Kring, creator of Heroes, told EW recently that he and his team are aware that the second season has been less than spectacular. He outlines some things that they are going to fix after the writer's strike and going into Volume 3. Such things as the BS love stories of Claire and Hiro, too much feudal Japan and more. Digg reports. Battlestar Galactica Vs. Star Wars Vs. Babylon 5. Just a really cool short fan film. Digg reports. Canadian Automakers: 1% of climate change solution; 99% of the problem. Here's a sharp analysis of a Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association campaign to duck regional emission regulations. Canuck car makers say new vehicles account for only 1% of total emissions in Canada, so government should leave them alone. PR guy Jim Hoggan says this is just misleading PR - the biggest part of the climate change problem. Digg reports. "Don't taz me, sonny" - Chicago Police Tasered 82 - Year - Old Woman. Chicago's Police Department is investigating an officer's use of a Taser last month on an 82-year-old woman who police say was swinging a hammer when they arrived. Digg reports. God of War III officially PS3-bound. Confirming Cory Barlog's exit from its Santa Monica studio, SCEA announces Kratos is indeed coming to its next-gen console. Digg reports. Pregnancy deaths increase after abortion ban in Nicaragua. Under Nicaragua's no-exception abortion ban implemented last year, researchers say that at least three women have died because of complications during pregnancy, while 12 reported cases have yet been analyzed. Digg reports. Spontaneous Human Combustions - might be more true than just urban legends!. Accounts of real incidences of people bursting into flames. The strange phenomenon of ball lightning has been used by many scientists in an attempt to explain the even stranger mystery of spontaneous human combustion, but it is as difficult to isolate in laboratories for study as spontaneous human combustions. Digg reports. Major League Baseball's DRM change strikes out with fans. Major League Baseball has apparently switched DRM clearinghouses. As a result, some fans are stuck with DRMed footage that they purchased, but are unable to watch because their licenses can't be verified.