Posts Tagged ‘boing’


19 May, 2009

I was a lifeguard all through high school, this is hilarious:

From the Boing

Space is Cool…

18 May, 2009

This is an awesome picture of the shuttle Atlantis in transit. Cool stuff…

From the boingboing


31 March, 2009

God Damn Chinese…

From the Boing:

The CBC’s SearchEngine podcast delved into the GhostNet story that broke yesterday, in which the University of Toronto’s CitizenLab discovered and revealed a spy-ring (apparently of Chinese origin) that was gathering intelligence from sensitive government, military and NGO computers in over 100 countries. CitizenLab’s researchers managed to gain access to the control server for these spy-trojans, and got an unprecedented look at the extent to which these machines were compromised (for example, they saw the spymasters activating the cameras on compromised machines and watching meetings and other sensitive communications)openquote

I’d Sleep Here…

23 March, 2009


Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren, in the Netherlands, has converted 14,500 liter wine casks into hotel rooms. That’s pretty cool…

I’ve never been to the Netherlands, but it seems like people there generally are generally pretty cool. This hotel, albeit kind of mundane, is pretty cool, as some people know, I’m a fan of the brewing and all things (good) alcohol so this would be an interesting experience.


5 March, 2009

From BoingBoing:


4 March, 2009

From the boingboing:

Doran sez, “A retired barber named Joe Godlewski wasn’t happy with all that ‘Kosher salt’ TV chefs use, so he’s selling sea salt, blessed by an Episcopalian priest and marketing it as ‘Christian Salt’. Of course, most chefs use Kosher salt because of its properties, and not because of any blessing which may have been given by a rabbi.”
Oh, sure, but what if you’re not an Episcopalian? What about Mormons, Baptists, Catholics and Scientologists? Where’s their salt?…

20 February, 2009

Below is from about, a website that gives you a free credit report. Actually, no, it doesn’t…

closequoteI clicked on the large bright orange button that said “Get your Free Credit Report & Score!” and was presented with a form. I filled it out. I hesitated for a second when the site asked for my credit card number, which it stated was “required to establish your account,” but the site assured me that my “credit card will not be charged during the free trial period.” Having done this before (or so I thought), I went ahead and entered the information. A shopping cart receipt indicated that the total was $0.00.
I got my credit report, looked it over, and forgot about it. A week later I was looking at my checking account register online and I noticed a $14.95 charge from a company called CIC*Triple Advantage. I didn’t recall buying anything from a company with that name, so I entered “CIC*Triple Advantage” into Google. The search results made my eyes bug out of my head. This was the name of the billing entity for The thousands of search results were full of words like “deceptive practices,” “scam,” “ripoff,” “unauthorized billing!” and “beware!” In fact, all the top results were either from people complaining that they’d been conned into signing up for a $14.95 monthly credit monitoring service without their permission, or they were about how to cancel the service.

This Is a New One…

18 February, 2009

According to the medical journal “Sleep Medicine” there have been records of people emailing in there sleep…

closequote The mails themselves were perhaps not up to the woman’s waking standard; each was in a random mix of upper and lower case characters, badly formatted and containing odd expressions. One read: “Come tomorrow and sort this hell hole out. Dinner and drinks, Bring wine and caviar only.” Another said simply: “What the…”

The writers of the report have dubbed this new variation of sleepwalking ‘zzz-mailing’. They say: “We believe writing an email after turning the computer on, connecting to the Internet and remembering the password displayed by our patient is novel. To our knowledge this type of complex behaviour requiring coordinated movements has not been reported before in sleepwalking. She was shocked when she saw these emails, as she did not recall writing them. She did not have any history of night terr ors or sleepwalking as a child.”

Unlike simple sleepwalking, they argue, the activities the woman engaged in required complex behaviour and coordinated movement, as well being able to remember her login details. She had no memory of the events next day. It’s thought that the somnambulistic episode may have been triggered by prescript ion medication.closequote

I’m not really surprised by this one. People do everything from eat and have sex to drive their cars and murder people in their sleep. Actually, this one time I was sleeping over at my friend’s house and in the middle of the night I awoke to find him not in his room. I decided to go exploring and find him and just as I walked past his sister’s room I heard her scream “hey, what are you doing?!”. To our surprise, he was peeing on his sister’s shoes in his sleep.

It was hilarious…

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These people have a lot of time on their hands

26 November, 2008

(well, more than a casual blogger…)

Macuarium1Macuarium 2 has an article about people turning their old mac’s into, of all things, fricken aquariums. Seriously people.

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