Saturday, July 26, 2014
Do not move to San Francisco. In fact, do not even spend money in San Francisco. Because.
iOS developer Jonathan Zdziarski discovered that iOS has several major security holes, things that governments and "black hats" could use to spy on iPhone and iPad users. (needless to say, Apple denied everything.) He posted it on his blog, which has been crashing ever since due to massive traffic.
"Buried within the American World Airline Awards, touchstone rankings for the airline industry doled out at the Farnborough International Airshow this week, is a trend America’s coach class travelers may find vindicating: among the ranks of global airlines, their nation’s airlines boast the world’s most uncomfortable seats."
"Since many Americans don’t like picking out bones and are squeamish about eating something with its head still on, they need their seafood broken down and packaged before it hits the frozen section of the grocery store. But deboning and filleting fish is a lot harder to mechanize than, say, carving up a chicken or a hog. So the US has outsourced the vast majority of its processing capacity to places like China, where labor is relatively cheap."
"NLCHP says an overwhelming increase in urban homelessness after the recession and a widespread initiative to revitalize cities’ downtown areas incited the crackdown on the homeless."
And so much for !!'Murica!!!
Need reminding that Glenn Beck is nuts? Okay!
Own a strip joint? Need liability insurance for it? You might want to avoid Jeff Cohen's company.
And should you need a gynecologist, you might wish to try someone other than Dr. Nikita Levy.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Today, an airliner full of people was shot down over Ukraine, and Israel started a ground invasion of Gaza. But what does the San Jose Mercury-News care about most of all? The new football stadium.
Recently Harley-Davidson showed off an experimental electric motorcycle. And predictably, the fat over-40 whitebread assholes who constitute the Harley fanbase started bitching and whining. Bonus: This popular Harley blog didn't mention it at all.
Before you carry your precious musical instrument onto a commercial airliner, you might read this, and this, and this, and this. Evidently the TSA doesn't like metal, either. Have a nice flight, taxpaying sucker.
Like near misses? Have one.
Now, this is how you watch baseball: baked.
If you like to read books about nuclear weapons and reactors, have I got a place for you.
Friday, July 4, 2014
At last, someone's done posterity a great favor. By documenting the origin of those pissing-Calvin stickers.
Something to really celebrate!
Dickey Scaife died on the Fourth of July!
Eat ass in hell, Dick!
Don't fool yourself, Mr. Doctorow. I suspect that NSA employees are laughing at you right now. And so am I.
And as predictably as shit follows coffee, Terry Pratchett announced that he wouldn't be able to make the next Discworld Convention, and his dork fans threw hysterics.
Meanwhile, this was the top thread on Metafilter today.
Hurricane? What hurricane?
Go to Ratcave and eat your hurricane ass.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Proof. I pity that poor little animal.
Should you need some evidence of the extreme and hopeless dorkitude of Reddit users, consider this thread. A neurotic compendium of printing errors in an edition of one of the most nerd-loved books ever written, David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.
And btw, this was one of the busiest threads on Reddit today. As with most Internet fora, they love to gawk at the misfortunes of others. And make douchey comments.
Job interviews reward narcissists? Bullshit. Every aspect of our corrupt culture rewards narcissists. And we all pay the price.
Even Steve Coogan thinks Jeremy Clarkson is a twat.
So why is Clarkson still one of the BBC's biggest stars?
Insane Artist Corner:
First, consider Chicks with Stevebuscemeyes.
Then, ponder this.
Hope he sues.
Oh yeah, don't forget to donate money to the Autoblow campaign.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you.
And fuck Metafilter too.
Yes, Mr. Brin, you are also a shit.
Everyone will be pleased to know that Poop Report, a joke website dating from 2003, is still in operation, and still being updated. They have users and everything. Shocking.
Oh oh oh, I'm so negative!! Why am I so negative!!
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
And VICE responded, in a subtle way, with a friendly little number called "Fuck You and Fuck Your Garbage Click-Bait 'Journalism'". In which they bragged about their employee fringe benefits, but failed to mention or address the other accusations in the Gawker piece. (As you well know, Gawker's mad dictator Nick Denton isn't exactly as pure as the driven snow himself.)
Predictably and tiresomely, there was some "media reaction". I have no idea who the hell Rick Tulsky is, but he must be important. Or something.
Now, wasn't that bracing and refreshing?
What, not "bracing" enough? How about Nick Denton's Twitter, which hasn't been updated since March 2007? Oh, wait, that's right, someone hijacked his name back in 2007. This is Nick's "real" Twitter account. Never mind.
How about this: you can now purchase the top nine floors of the old Woolworths Building in lower Manhattan. As a "condominium". It's only $110 million. Making it possibly the most expensive condo on earth.
You'll no doubt be deeply pleased to know that the Meatmen have a new album coming out! Have a look at the first video! Yes, kids, Tesco Vee now looks like an angry grandfather, ha ha ha!
Ever wondered how US federal income taxes have changed over the last 150 years? Our little friends at Intuit will be happy to tell you. Yes, you tax-hating pussies, current top tax rates are nothing compared to the period from 1933 to 1980.
And as Aaron Swartz's former girlfriend Quinn Norton will tell you, everything is broken.
Thanks a lot, lady.
Go ahead, explain this away.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
It seems that famous political cartoonist Ted Rall has been reduced: to posting shit like this on Pando Daily. Poor Ted.
You think you've got Windows problems? Consider what happened to Emory University the other day. (Not mentioned in the mainstream either; instead, they were flapping their arms over this. Hope she knows how to back up her work files.)
How much would you pay for this, shit-muncher?
And now for political content. (fart)
Ever seen the "Tea Party News Network"?
It almost looks like an Onion parody of an ultraconservative news blog. So stupid, so biased, so angry.
Run by Scottie Hughes, one of those dumb/attractive blondes who routinely decorates Fox "discussions". Apparently with (inadequate) Sheldon Adelson money. And mostly written by Matt Burke and his wife. He was a massively-failed teabagger candidate for congressman in Washington in 2010.
Can't help it, I keep reading TPNN as "Toilet Paper News Network". Tell me again that America is not going down the shitter.
Friday, May 16, 2014
On the other hand, there's Texas.
Okay, that's enough about Texas.
Can't forget Florida, can we? I can.
Yes, kids, Actresses Without Teeth is still there, and still being updated.
r/spacedicks was made for you.