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the top 20 albums of all time

With all the artists in the world, and all the songs out there it is indeed difficult to select the top twenty albums of all time. So, Yahoo in 2008 undertook this difficult job and after enough calculations, finally came up with the list. Here it is:20. Faith - George Michael
19. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
18. Purple Rain - Prince
17. Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin
16. Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
15. Nevermind - Nirvana
14. Van Halen - Van Halen
13. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
12. The Wall - Pink Floyd
11. The Joshua Tree - U2
10. Metallica - Metallica
09. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
08. Hotel California - Eagles
07. The White Album - The Beatles
06. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
05. Abbey Road - The Beatles
04. Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
03. Thriller - Michael Jackson
02. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
01. Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie WonderWhat is your favourite song, artist or album? Technorati Tags: ,,,

man invents robot girl-friend, wants to make her wife

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Some people have super-intelligence that they squander on the couch eating Doritos and watching "Weird Science" on TBS. Other people, like 33-year-old inventor Le Trung, take that potential and push it to reach glorious new heights by making their own robot girlfriend. Aiko, Lee's robotic companion, is a math genius who handles Le's accounts and can speak 13,000 different sentences in English and Japanese. She has enviable measurements and performs simple household tasks and cleaning. Unlike the similar-looking love dolls, Aiko is not manufactured for sex, although according to Le she could be "tweaked" to become a sexual partner. "Her software could be redesigned to simulate her having an orgasm and reacting to touch as if she is playing hard to get or being straight to the point," he said. A child genius, Le devoted his considerable brainpower and all of his life savings on perfecting the fembot, who he says draws mixed reactions. "Women ar…

carbon footprint of e-readers higher than print

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Digital delivery of content for e-readers is a rapidly expanding market. Many assume that, because trees aren't being cut down and used to manufacture paper for books, e-readers (including the Kindle, Nook, iPad, and the like) are a greener way to read books and magazines. But a broader look at the use of these devices that includes the life-cycle of the e-readers themselves paints a much bleaker picture about how green they really are.The article first looks at the carbon emissions for an average adult reader who reads 6.5 books per year. Paperback books have a footprint of 26 kilograms (over 57 pounds) of CO2, as compared to just under 70 grams (about 0.15 pounds) for the e-reader. But the tables are turned drastically when the carbon footprint of the reader is added in. The carbon footprint for this average reader is almost identical (130 kilograms or 285 pounds) when expanded over 5 years.But how many people still use 5-year old electronic devices? Assuming a 2-year replacemen…