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AT&T Goes Dark In Wake Of Hurricane

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[Faulty Products]
Despite the day earlier, statements being issued by major cellular companies that they were prepared for Gustav, one company wasn't. AT&T customers in the New Orleans area experienced a total loss of cellular service for almost the entire day during the impact of Hurricane Gustav in Louisiana.

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Former Google Employees Get $33M For Lame Search Engine

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[Faulty Products]
Right now, the big PR buzz is over a new search engine launched by ex-Google employees, called CUIL - oh yea, pronounced "cool", and previously spelled CUILL - I guess they figured dropping one "L" might improve their brand image. Unfortunately, making a search engine that works before they launch a big PR blitz might have been more helpful.

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The Dirty Dozen Fruits,Vegetables That Contain Pesticide Residue

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A report by Consumers Union has some important information on which fruits and vegetables you should seek out from organic sources because their conventional counterparts, even after being washed, may still contain significant pesticide residue, and which vegetables and fruits aren't as critical to be acquired from organic sources.

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Consumers Fall For Goofy Gas-Saving Devices

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[Faulty Products]
Cracked has put together a list of the most retarded "fuel economy"-increasing devices being marketed. Hopefully you and your friends have not wasted money on these goofy, fraudulent gadgets.

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Dell Bundles Windows XP as "Windows Vista Bonus"

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[Faulty Products]
In an amusing attempt to get around Microsoft's attempt to force dealers to stop selling XP and force users to adopt their profoundly crappy new operating system, Windows Vista, Dell has managed to continue bundling Windows XP with certain systems under the name "Windows Vista Bonus."

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Chrysler's $2.99 A Gallon Gasoline Ad Campaign Exposed

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Have you seen those commercials promoting trucks and SUVs and if you purchase right now, you will only have to pay $2.99 per gallon of gasoline? Let's take a look at that...

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John McCain Suggests The Perfect Father's Day Gift

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I honestly don't want to be harping on McCain, really, but this was too amusing to not post... and it may end up removed by the time people find out about it so we archived a copy here.

The best part is the product reviews...

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Florida Criminalizes Display Of "Truck Nuts"

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[Vanity]
The Florida Senate on Thursday passed an amendment to impose a $60 fine on Truck Nutz, one brand name for the novelty item on vehicle trailer hitches that resemble the dangling southern end of a northbound bull. The proposal would make displaying bull genitalia reproductions on a vehicle subject to a $60 fine, moving violations and points against a driver license.

Will the legacy of truck-testicle discrimination in this country never be put to rest?

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$527 Million Dollar Airport Detector Project: Total Scam

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[Faulty Products]
The Washington Post has revealed that a project by the Department of Homeland Security to install 1,400 "radiation detectors" in the nation's airports is more than fatally flawed: the detectors don't work and the testing protocol to verify their effectiveness may have been totally bogus!

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Your Child Wants A Security Checkpoint Play Set

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In a sign of the times, Playmobil has a new toy set out for children: The Security Checkpoint play set!

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First Look: Exclusive Radiohead In Rainbows Box Set

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[Music]
We here at BSAlert are big Radiohead fans, so it's with much excitement we give you a first look at the limited-edition Radiohead box set for their new In Rainbows album that was sold exclusively online.

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Merry Christmas From China

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Pick up almost any commonly used product and you won’t be surprised to find that it was made in China. It is here that 90 percent of your Christmas decorations are made, 29 percent of color television sets, 75 percent of the world’s toys, 70 percent of all cigarette lighters and probably every T-shirt in your closet. The hard drive for your iPod mini was made in the city of Guiyang. Located in China’s poorest province, Guiyang is more noted for its poverty than for making state-of-the-art one-inch hard drives. Working the assembly lines, China’s youthful peasant population is quickly abandoning traditional extended-family village life, leaving the monotony of agricultural work and subsistence income behind for a chance at independence.

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Inside: A Wal-Mart Sweat Shop Christmas

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At Wal-Mart, Christmas ornaments are cheap, and so are the lives of the young workers in China who make them, apparently.

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Fight The Insanity Of Christmas With The Perfect Gift-- Insanity

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What do you give the person who has everything? Booze doesn't last, nobody but your grandparents likes sweaters, gag gifts are not now nor will they ever be actually funny, so what's a person to do? Well, a fine upstanding tourist in Poland has the idea for you.

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When is a dress not a dress? When it's a vending machine.

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Let's say you're a young woman wandering the streets of Tokyo at night and you're threatened by some miscreant. What to do? Well, if said miscreants are dumber than a three dollar bill, a Japanese inventor has got just the thing for you. Check this out:

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Save the Trees, Support the Boobs

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[Environment]
It's a new modern environmental nightmare: disposable chopsticks. Really. China produces about 45 billion pairs of these little wooden marvels each year, to be used once and then tossed into the nearest landfill, wasting whole forest's worth of trees for a quick rice bowl and the thrill of not having to lug around your own chopsticks.

But now, environmentally-minded designers in Japan have the answer: the Chopstick Bra.

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Selling Girlfriend's Laptop On EBay

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[Humor]
Hey, let's say you want to buy a laptop cheap, but you'd also like some interesting provenance behind it? Well sit down and hear the story of the spurned boyfriend's ebay auction...

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Government Finds Lead Test Kits Don't Detect Lead

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Are you concerned about toxins found in products around the house, like lead in toys? Why not get one of those nifty home lead test kits? Well the Consumer Product Safety Commission has just announced most of those kits don't really work. I wonder where they come from?

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Know Your Food Coloring

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Used in everything from soft drinks to canned vegetable, food coloring is pervasive in our society. Here's a short guide to the various food colors and whether or not you'll be that excited about seeing them in your food from now on..

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A Pair Of Pants To Make You Feel Dirty

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In yet another move to ensure more sleepless nights for fathers and the glee of pubescent boys and dirty old men the world over a Japanese clothing designer has come up with a pair of jeans for women that covers all the parts that matter... barely.

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