Archive | January, 2010

eBay Shipping Costs for Seller 67% Higher than Originally Calculated

I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with eBay for about 8 years now. If found it handy in the past to try and sell more obscure items on eBay than Craigslist when I didn’t think I would find locals that would be willing to pay what I wanted for the item. In all that time, […]

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30% of Surveyed Female Vets Report Being Raped

I don’t have anything intelligent to say about this other than trying to spread it’s visibility. In a 2003 survey, 30% of female veterans reported being raped during their time in the military with 71% reporting being sexually assaulted. A previous 1995 survey showed 90% of female personnel reporting sexual harassment. News Junkie Post added more details to the […]

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How to Crack any Padlock

Pretty awesome real-world algorithm guide for cracking any padlock out there — not that secure for folks in-the-know:

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Apple iPad News Crushes Even TechCrunch's Server

Damn, in the flurry that is online news today the craziness that is the Apple iPad even took down the likes of TechCrunch today. The iPad certainly looks nice for folks that were thinking about a netbook or laptop AND an eBook reader — it’s a slick device. As someone that spends all day on […]

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Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Default Search Switching to Yahoo/Bing

Canonical, the creators of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, have announced that after negotiating a new profit-sharing arrangement with Yahoo, they will be changing the default search provider in Firefox on Ubuntu 10.04 and beyond to Yahoo Search (from the long-time default of Google Search). The interesting bit here is that back in July of 2009, […]

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Lifting Weights and Getting Shredded… Beef

I know it’s suppose to be funny, but the meat-arms look real enough like musculature that it makes me sick to my stomach. Enjoy!

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Google Voice Circumvents App Store with Native-esque HTML5 Web Application

TBG reports that Google has completely circumvented the issues with Apple blocking their apps from the App Store by launching a rebuild Google Voice application using HTML5 that provides an almost-native experience for iPhone and Palm Pre owners. Functionality includes: Make calls Text messages Read/Playback voicemails Account settings TBG also mentions that outgoing calls are […]

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thesixtyone is Redefining the Online Music Experience

thesixtyone is an online media streaming/sales site that Marc Chung just sent to me to take a peek at – “What do you think of this webapp?” he asked me. It took me about 15mins to figure out what it was before I could reply; but after I did, my reply was pretty much “Daaaammmn, […]

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Secret Music Hidden Within the da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

Thanks to Marc Chung for sending over a link to a great Cracked article on hidden easter eggs (secrets) in real-life art. One of the easter eggs is supposedly the “hidden musical notes” inside of Lenoardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” piece. The claim is that if you overlay a standard 5-bar musical notation graph across the […]

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Superfast 'Maglev' Trains Coming to the US

70 years after big oil and GM decided to kill light-rail in the United States, we are seeing a resurgence in demand and effort in deployment of the technology across the country. Wired has an excellent article covering the building interest and governmental funding building behind the efforts to deploy Maglev trains in the US. Magnetic levitation […]

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Inappropriate Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

When you think of pervert I imagine you almost always picture a guy like the one in the above picture (note the two arrows and what they are pointing at) — some middle-aged guy with a mustache that looks like a creep. Unfortunately it looks like perverts come in all shapes and sizes as evidenced by […]

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Nexus One 'Poor T-Mobile 3G Signal' Issue Discovered

Update #1: Google has responded to the long thread with an announcement that an over-the-air (OTA) update to help make the 3G connections more stable in 3G-covered areas will be coming out, but if you are outside of T-Mobile’s 3G coverage area (which is small) there will be no change in experience for you. Release […]

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Assassin’s Creed II (Xbox 360) Review

Summary [8.5 out of 10] Sequel to the 2007 original, Assassin’s Creed II again follows Desmond Miles’s adventures in the mind bending Animus as he escapes the evil Abstergo Industries and once again plunges into his genetic memory. Instead of heading to the Holy Land of 1149,  Desmond jaunts to Italy during the Renaissance taking […]

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BioShock Story – Taking a Second Look – SPOILERS

NOTE: This post is intended for anyone that ignored BioShock or played it (like me) and then gave up half way through and stopped playing because you just didn’t care about the characters or what was happening. SPOILERS: This article does contain spoilers down in the last few sections, it is clearly marked. If you don’t […]

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Dating 101 – Bedroom Acrobatics

Did you actually know you could do this? I did not know this could be done, although I’ve been obsessed for years with doing something similar to this — using a partner like a chair while they use YOU like a chair. You have to face each other, and then start to sit down, with […]

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ATM Card Skimmers – Hidden in Plain Sight and Hard to Spot

Recently ran across this article at KrebsonSecurity analyzing common ATM skimmers that they found installed around the city and I was amazed at how well hidden they were — I’m almost certain I’ve used an ATM or gas pump with a skimmer on it now that I look at these. One common theme that seems […]

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Re-entry into UAE / Dubai Fine for Americans and 34 Other Exempt Countries

If you have ever wanted to go to Dubai or anywhere else inside the United Arab Emirates and read recently about the new “no re-entry into the UAE in under 30 days” law that is going around you are probably thinking like I was: “Well, screw that trip…”. As it turns out, this law firstly […]

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Google Docs Sharing – Unsharing Documents is Impossible

(Caution: This is a venting-rage post… there is some technical merit to this, but it’s mostly me going insane using Google Docs sharing facility) For the last 3 days I’ve been trying to un-share a large set (About 100) Google Docs that are shared with me that I no longer need access to. For 3 […]

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Fuck You, Guy…

You know what… you Walmart loving hobo… fuck you… just fuck you (click to enlarge):

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Does Anyone Else Notice…

The freakish resemblance between KC of the Sunshine Band and Anna Paquin?

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Random Assortment of Emotional Detritus

Indeed, it must. I almost feel badly about starting my spew with another lame yarn of retail woe, but if we don’t teach these bitches how NOT to be pains-in-the-ass, they will never learn, right?  Of course, by “these bitches,” I mean, “anyone who shops in the store in which I work.”  There may be […]

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God Bless the Presbyterians

Amen.

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Funny Hidden Animal Pics

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NVIDIA GeForce 300 – Leaked Videos

Some leaked videos of the upcoming DX 11 compatible part from NVIDIA, the GeForce 300, hit the web today and look decently impressive. For example, instead of 50 FPS in what looks like Crysis, they are getting 70 FPS. Not life-changing as a lot of us had hoped, but I don’t actually remember 2x performance […]

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