Posts Tagged ‘lies, damn lies’

Wireless Tazer Weapon | SCIFI.COM

The guys at Scifi.com have a little blurb about a Wireless Tazer that may be coming to a cop near you. It’s certainly not rocket science, just a bullet-sized gadget with electrodes and a battery. While I’m sure there’s a mile of paperwork documenting all the homeland-security-funded R&D, the fact is I’m simply not […]

TorrentSpy ordered to start tracking visitors – CNet News.com

The article at News.com.com.com.com 😛 You’ve got to love California and their Hollywood legal system. A federal judge has ordered TorrentSpy.com to start tracking its visitors’ habits, as part of the discovery process in their suit against the MPAA. It just keeps getting better and better (and by that I mean WORSE). You […]

Blank media, and cheap garbage in general

I ran out of blank DVD-R discs today, and since nobody in town ever has good media (Verbatim, TY) in stock, I ended up trying a different brand as recommended by the store manager and my former boss. They are Philips 16x DVD-R, and they are the worst garbage I’ve put in my burner, EVER!

Flickr (aka Yahoo) needs a reality check

You may have heard of an Icelandic photographer named Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir (I have no idea how to pronounce that!). She’s taken some gorgeous artistic shots and trick photos that dazzle the eye and mind alike. She’s so good, in fact, that an unscrupulous print shop decided to sell canvas prints of her work without permission, and made a fair chunk of money

Ignorant breaks a CFL light bulb in her home, goes to the media

A woman in Maine accidentally dropped one of those modern power-saving CFL light bulbs, the spirally ones that cost umpteen times more than the regular ones. Knowing that these little greenpeace bombs contain mercury, she asked everyone she could think of on how to best clean up the mess and avoid “contamination”. E