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Posts Tagged ‘number’

Asking an Oakland PD officer why he’s hidden his badge

These upstanding citizens noticed that an Oakland PD officer had hidden his badge, so they calmly, peacefully confronted him about this, escalating to his supervisor when he wouldn't respond. This how to properly engage with police when they do suspicious things. We were riding by on bikes and noticed hes hiding his name and has no badge number. [...]

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire

This is the Kindle Fire. It's $200. Yes, it runs Flash. Kindle Fire "The number one app for the iPad when I checked a couple of days ago was called Angry Birds — a game where you throw birds at pigs and they blow up,” Bezos told me in September 2010. “The number one thing on the Kindle is Stieg Larsson. It’s a different audience. We’re [...]

Piracy sends “Go the Fuck to Sleep” to #1 on Amazon

Piracy sends “Go the Fuck to Sleep” to #1 on Amazon

I read a review of a funny parody of a kid's picture book called Go the Fuck to Sleep late last month, and it's since gone to be the number one bestseller on Amazon. Except, it hasn't been published yet. It's reached the number one slot on the strength of pre-orders. How did this remarkable thing occur? Piracy. In an age of e-books, piracy [...]

ATM skimmer that doesn’t require any modifications to the ATM

ATM skimmer that doesn’t require any modifications to the ATM

Brian Krebs reports on a new wrinkle in ATM skimmer design: if the ATM is in its own lobby, crooks can steal your card number and PIN without ever touching the ATM. Instead, they attach the skimmer to the door-lock (you know those doors that only open if you swipe your card?) and then use a hidden camera to record you keying in your PIN. [...]

Tron Earns $3.5 Million in Midnight Showings

Tron Earns $3.5 Million in Midnight Showings

The movie ties "Avatar's" early-morning showings. Disney's Tron: Legacy grossed roughly $3.5 million in midnight runs, with Imax theaters providing a record percentage of the gross, according to early estimates. (more…)

US President Obama just booked all 570 rooms at the Taj Mahal hotel

US President Obama just booked all 570 rooms at the Taj Mahal hotel

Your tax dollars at work. To ensure fool-proof security, the President’s team has booked the entire the Taj Mahal Hotel, including 570 rooms, all banquets and restaurants. Since his security contingent and staff will comprise a huge number, 125 rooms at Taj President have also been booked, apart from 80 to 90 rooms each in Grand Hyatt and The [...]

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships

The Man Who Lied to His Laptop: What Machines Teach Us About Human Relationships

For the first century of the automobile's use, passengers were always people or pets. However, in the past decades, automobiles have begun to carry a new "passenger": a voice-based computer agent used to give directions, warn of problems (e.g., "your oil is low"), control entertainment (e.g., "you are now listening to KQED"), and make [...]