This week's most popular Diggs: why geeks hate IE, Apple killed the CD, how to pet a cat

The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on October 26.

1. Why Do So Many Geeks Hate Internet Explorer? - an article on howtogeek.com that explains why "geeks" don't like Internet Explorer.

2. Yep, Apple Killed The CD Today - an article on TechCrunch.com about Apple replacing the newly released MacBook Air's re-install OS X software CD with a super-slim USB stick.

3. How to pet a kitty - The Oatmeal - an infographic on theoatmeal.com that provides examples of how to correctly pet a cat.

4. 5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In the Bible - an article on cracked.com that reveals there is no mention of angels as we know them today, a red horned devil with a pitchfork and goat legs, or the Holy Grail in the bible.

5. Student Hides Rick Astley's Song In College Paper - an article and video on Gizmodo.com about a student that spent five hours formatting his computer science paper to include the lyrics to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up."

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