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Lazy Sunday Links

November 15, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

Whoops, I hope this Microsoft exec still has a job.
On the iPhone Jailbreak community.
January 10, 2001: Let’s Make a Wiki!
Why do you have to pay $200 for your city’s law code again?
Banned Xbox Live players: OVER 1 MILLION!!!!!
Who would’ve thought a cute Blue Hippo is a scammer?
One Yotabyte equals approximately one million million million gigabytes:

Is XKCD pro-DROID?

Lazy Sunday Links

October 25, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

Nothing’s sure yet, but a recent Apple patent application details an in-OS advertising system that could conceivably “disable some aspect of [the OS'] operation to prompt the operator to pay attention to the advertisement.” Eeek!
European Parliament says: feel to cut off persistent file-sharers from the Internet, member states!
Good advice: if you no longer need a SIM, destroy it by breaking it in half. Not if you want to “protect” your hot girlfriend from potential suitors.
If you’ve never bothered researching the history of the Internet, this easy-to-digest slide show should help.
I’m a Nokia fan, but I still scratch my head over …read more

Lazy Sunday Links, Deals from HP

October 18, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Deals, Desktops, Laptops, Trends

Lazy Sunday Links, Deals from HP

Today marks the start of a week-long promo from HP. The company has slashed prices of two desktops and two laptops apparently in an effort to move stock, through discounts that last until the 24th of this month:

HP Desktop Deals

Save up to $515 instantly on the NEW HP Pavilion Elite e9280t Series Customizable Desktop PC! – Savings Include: $300 instant rebate, FREE 750GB hard drive upgrade (-$50), FREE 15-month Norton Internet Security subscription (-$49), 35% off a 21.5-inch diagonal widescreen monitor (-$90), and get FREE shipping (-$29).
Save up to $415 instantly on the NEW HP Pavilion Slimline s5280t Series Customizable …read more

Lazy Sunday Links

October 11, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

Yes, the FBI director has his own commander. Not the president of the US or some senate committee, but his wife who banned him from doing online banking after he nearly fell for a phishing scam.
Iceland is all about being (literally) cool, which is why they want to become the server capital of the world. They offer natural cooling crucial to cutting down data center costs and energy consumption.
Adaptive roof-tiling technology that absorbs heat during the winter and reflects it during the summer. How? Simply by switching between black and white.
A summary of Leo Laporte’s career. For some reason, I …read more

Lazy Sunday Links

September 13, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

AMD Eyefinity: powering six 30″ displays at a time—with a single GPU.
Shock and awe: disgruntled Apple laptop users!
Futurism fail: “I don’t see many sales in the future of iPod“.
Catching up with the rest of the world: AT&T now rolling out MMS for the iPhone.
Yes, I already know construction cranes go up this way.
“If extraterrestrial civilizations are monitoring our TV broadcasts, then this is what they are currently watching”
So, publishing a Blu-Ray requires committing to DRM. Here’s why.
So, there’s a space treadmill named after Stephen Colbert.
If I live in the US, and you know my zip code, gender, and birthday, then …read more

Lazy Sunday Links

September 6, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

Ladies and gentlemen, Intel’s SSD killer
Amazon seeking to make amends for book-deletion fiasco
AM radio poses multiple threat, says terrorist group responsible for destroying AM towers
Punctuality was long dead before the Internet supposedly killed it
New drag-and-drop spec for web developers not really well implemented
The UK government wants to punish those accused (not guilty) of illegal downloading by cutting off their net access
I wait for your opinions on Snow Leopard
Symantec’s attempt to tap crowdsourcing to catch hackers
Goodbye obsolete books, says Boston school
Someone hates Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, enough to create a flash game that lets players punch her

Lazy Sunday Links

August 23, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

Keeley Houghton Bully sentenced to 3-months for bullying someone on Facebook. Keeley Hazell definitely looks better.
The I-can’t-stop-dissing-Mozilla-Firefox rant. Could someone do the same or Firefox’s continually sucky memory management?
Apparently the advantage of Windows 7 over Snow Leopard is the “A complete absence of Justin Long“. Amen!
Mark September 6 on your calendars, as that’s when AT&T will start requiring data plans for smartphones this September 6. Hooray! [/sarcasm]
Google’s worst ads ever: proving that terrorism can be academic.
Looks like you’ll need at least $5000 to protect your kick ass invention with a patent. Time to start saving!
The base salary of Larry Ellison …read more

Lazy Sunday Links

August 16, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study. So, you’ve got MIT students proving the foil helmets actually amplify radio signals, not block them.
Doom as a tool for system administration. Surprisingly, it seems using Doom for that purpose has a lot of benefits!
Cornify, the online tool that instantly adds rainbows and unicorns to any website (via Javascript). Hooray!
The best damn way to combat unauthorized image hotlinking. Ever! (NSFW)
So what happens when you strip online assholes of their anonymity? The Smoking Gun has the answer!
Researchers think predictive texting makes kids dumber. Durrrgggghhhh…

Lazy Sunday Links

August 2, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 for $110 – The product carries licenses for up to 3 home PCs.
Hacking threat ‘exposes every iPhone in the world’ to takeover by criminals – Talk about irony: are hacker intentionally gunning for the iPhone due to its increasing popularity, much like how most malware is created for Windows?
New JBL K2 S9900 Present The Next Generation Of Audiophile-Level Free-standing Full-Range Loudspeakers – Just a PR I had no time to publicize over the last week.
Uncovered: The Truth Behind the AT&T 4chan-Block – What, AT&T blocked 4chan for its subscribers? Mystery whistle-blowing AT&T employee FTW.
I …read more

Lazy Sunday Links

July 12, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

Lazy Sunday Links

China: “Meanwhile, the United States wants to lure other countries into participating in an online ‘arms race.’ Acting as the ‘international police’ of cyber world, the U.S. could utilize certain clauses and excuses to infringe on the sovereignty of other countries or intervene in their domestic affairs.”
Mozy: How Large is a Petabyte?
RepRap: Open-source (meaning low-cost) 3D printer that can actually manufacture its own parts. A low-cost alternative to Jay Leno’s setup?
Twilight Earth: Using electric cars doesn’t mean giving up one form of pollution for another
Test Freaks: How HTML 5 will change the World (Wide Web)


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