The annual calendar is peppered with deplorable consumer holidays. Some have origins in ancient customs or religious traditions, while others were conceived by individuals or governments. But whatever their roots most are now characterized by an unabashed, cynical commercialism. The Worst Commercial Holiday Contenders Being the West's [...]
Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4? In this video, we take to Sydney's streets to find out what people think of what they think is a Windows 7 demonstration. The net result? Mainly, people just didn't like Vista. (more...)
Hackers have discovered a new way of duping users onto fraudulent websites: fake parking tickets. Cars in the US had traffic violation tickets placed on the windscreen, which then directed users to a website. The website claimed to have photos of the alleged parking violation, but then tricks users into downloading a virus. Anti-virus [...]
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DAVOS, Switzerland -- Ever since Vladimir Putin rose to power in 2000, his political opponents and entire countries have learned to their cost that he has a tough, demeaning streak. Wednesday it was Michael Dell's turn. At the official opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Putin, now Russian Prime Minister, delivered a [...]
A new bill is being introduced called, Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, which would require any mobile phone containing a digital camera to sound a tone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera's phone. It would also prohibit such a phone from being equipped with a means of disabling or silencing the tone. While its a good gesture, I do [...]
These user reviews for a Playmobil Security Check Point ($55!) are pretty hilarious. (more...)
Did you know you can stump anti-abortionists with one simple question? Just ask them this: If abortion was illegal, what should be done with the women who have illegal abortions? Now watch their faces as the cognitive dissonance sets in. They believe abortion to be murder. Murder deserves severe punishment. Thus, women who have illegal [...]
Is it a symptom of Stockholm Syndrome to feel fondness towards Microsoft for implementing this?
I present to you the next Youtube sensation... I don't normally talk like this, I'm normally all over the place (more...)
Above is the United States Air Force's blog assessment chart, developed by its Emerging Technologies Division. The “rules of engagement” are quite good. You might find them to be useful for your own blogs, whether personal or corporate. (more...)
I’m not really sure what it means that the two people I showed this Electric Bath Ducky to both said it was a good gift idea, but I really like that on the back of the package it suggests: "Please make sure you have made the right decision." (more...)
China has confirmed itself as the "king of counterfeiters" with the building of a new shopping center dedicated to fake brands. Some of the brand impostors at the mall in Nanjing, east of Shanghai, include a McDonalds look-a-like burger bar called McDnoald’s, a Starbucks-style coffee shop called Bucksstar Coffee, and a wannabe Pizza Hut [...]
I guess the processors that do your benefits calculations have to go home to spend time with their families and sleep some time. Ohh, and if you are retiring after 2018, the answer is 0. That should be easy enough to program.
In anticipation of Vista's new hardware requirements—a truckload of RAM—major RAM suppliers like Hynix and Samsung basically doubled their production. Vista's anemic sales and the economy hosed them, but it's good for you. Every maker has a huge oversupply of RAM—Hynix has raised capacity by 159 percent, Inotera by 112 percent, Elpida by [...]
My love for xkcd comics has influenced me to write this modified autoconfig "cracking" tool that cracks Wifi WEP password from your neighbors, exactly the way shown in xkcd comic number 416... Here is the tool in action... (more...)
My first thought was: "this building was not designed efficiently" then... "holy shit, from a bird's-eye view it looks like anyone who is reading that sign has been inserted into a man's rectum." It was more funny when I thought it was accidental.
Today's XKCD swallows its own tail with a great flowchart explaining how to read flowcharts. Source