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MC Frontalot’s Stoop Sale

The latest fantastic Kickstarter-funded video from the album Solved, by MC Frontalot

Alaska State Legislator Makes a PSA Warning Travelers about the TSA

I like that guy.

First iPhone worm spreads Rick Astley wallpaper

First iPhone worm spreads Rick Astley wallpaper

It's OK Apple will release an app and for $3.99 you can clean the virus from your phone. However, the worm, known as Ikee, is only a threat to users who have jaibroken their phones to let them run unauthorized software, security experts say. In fact, Ikee doesn't do anything particularly bad -- it changes the victim's wallpaper to a photograph [...]

Fake 81st Academy Awards Winner List

Fake 81st Academy Awards Winner List

This has been floating around the social sites lately... Obvious fake. Here's the image where they got Sid's signature. (more…)

Windows XP SP3 Sows Havoc… Users Complain

Windows XP SP3 Sows Havoc… Users Complain

Within hours of its release, Microsoft's Service Pack 3 for Windows XP began drawing hundreds of complaints from users who claim the update is wreaking havoc on their PCs. The problems with XP SP3, according to posters on Microsoft's Windows XP message board, range from spontaneous reboots to outright system crashes. "My external disks are [...]

BitRipper Converts DVDs to AVIs in One Click

BitRipper Converts DVDs to AVIs in One Click

Windows only: Freeware application bitRipper provides no-hassle, one-click conversions from DVDs straight to AVI video files. Until recently a commercial program, bitRipper handles the decryption and encoding of the DVD video in one fell swoop, emphasizing a very simple one-click process (though you can set more advanced options if you like). The [...]

Anti-spammer fined $60K for DNS lookup “hack”

Anti-spammer fined $60K for DNS lookup “hack”

David Ritz, the veteran American spam-fighter, has been hit by $60,000 in fines plus lawyers fees after losing a civil suit that accused him of illegal hacking. Sierra Corporate Design, a North Dakota business run by alleged former spammer Jerry Reynolds, sued Ritz for hacking and trespass offences. Ritz was accused of conducting unauthorized [...]

To go through the doors of an airport is to enter a strange world where the laws of economics do not apply…

To go through the doors of an airport is to enter a strange world where the laws of economics do not apply…

The airline ticket is a curious beast. It’s yours and yours alone, and unlike a ticket for a music or sports event, it can’t be sold or even given away. You hand it to someone else and it turns to dust. You can rebook or get credit for a future flight through the airline, but unless you’ve paid the top fare the exchange costs [...]