Here's something that's been keeping me amused for the past couple of days. The voice acting is above par, the flash animation is of a high calibre, and the antics of this Mexican boxing mask may (or may not) have you in stiches:
Read post. Click on link. Hilarity ensues!
From Kuro5hin, an amusing article about Distributed Denial of Existence (or DDoE) attacks. The premise is this: a collective fund is established in a Swiss bank account to which users who dislike another user may contribute. When the fund for a particular disliked user reaches a certain point, a contract assassin is hired through an escrow service to eliminate them. Read more »
And now for something completely different: the Top Ten Urinals of the world (and its geostationary satellites).
My favourite is definitely #6 - the Hong Kong ‘Felix’. Relieving myself in one of those ornate marble pillars would feel far to sacriligious to be able to do so without feeling like I’m desicrating something grand; or maybe I just have a slave mentality.
Apologies to our female readers — not that you should feel excluded (check out #5!).
Shares of the Markham, Ontario-based graphics chip maker jumped as much as 13 percent to their highest level since March, 2002 ...
Nvidia's stock fell 58 cents, or 3.5 per cent, to $16.20 on Nasdaq with almost 13 million shares traded. Read more »
May I present some interesting links which have found themselves encoded, compressed, transmitted, decoded, and displayed upon my various internet access points around the house, my work, and uni.
This week's raging controversy involves the premature release of source code to a hotly anticipated game into the wild by an unknown cracker. The game, of course, is Half-Life 2, and its developer, Valve. Well, it seems that Valve has sprung a leak, so to speak... Read more »
This Japanese site has some remarkable panoramic images of the region's passenger trains. Dozens of photos have been stitched together to produce a single image spanning the length of the train. This one, in particular, is quite cool. Read more »
The Morning News has a hilarious piece satirising everyone's favourite chipboard furniture manufacturer, Ikea, and their infamous self-serve stores which would have even a Zen master red in the face. The article takes the form of a video game walkthough: Read more »
Ever wanted to build a chemically propelled projectile device but were disuaded by the cost and lack of legal scapegoats in the event of injury? Read more »
An engineer working for leading electronic video game publisher Electronic Arts has become the second staff member to file a class action lawsuit against the company, seeking back pay, damages and penalties for unpaid overtime: Read more »
Originally by CCH Australia, 8:36 PM
Originally by Ars Technica, 8:46 PM
'A news release at Warcry writes that the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) plans on filing suit in Michigan to overturn the recent Violent Games Act.' Read more »
'Swedish MP3 player manufacturer Jens is to be hauled before the courts for flatly refusing to pay a charge designed to compensate copyright owners whose music is copied to a different format for private use, reports news site The Local. Jens says the surcharge, administered by Copyswede, is unreasonable and that "it's not our problem that the record industry hasn't come up with its own solution". Apparently Apple doesn't pay it on their iPods either.'
Originally by WSJ.com: What's News Technology, 9:43 PM
Originally by Ars Technica, 9:49 PM