June 5th, 2008

Keep Walking

Bling! Bling!

Just when you think it's safe to leave your own home, along comes a product that stops you in your tracks, makes you go back inside, lock the deadbolt, swallow the key and hide behind the sofa... no, I'm not speaking about a life-sized remote controlled Dalek with real functioning blaster, I'm speaking of this new "gem" of a product --

Anal Jewellery -- who woulda thunk it?

"Butt" wait, there's more! (Ouch, had to be done!) Oh my Gawd! Read the description -- you'll be in tears (the image is clickable for a better view) "Depending on the lighting and type, this results in fascinating reflections in the stones." I don't even know where to start on this lovely item. It's also on sale! Only a mere 49 euros! Perhaps it's best not to even get into any sort of discussion about it and pretend it doesn't exist. I mean, can't you easily imagine some pompous 'queen' walking around the bathhouse with this shiny thing between her cheeks like a proud peacock?

My eyes burn now. (I also now know what to get Frick for his 51st birthday!)

On to other interesting things... What, exactly, are they telling me to do on-board this MD-80 aeroplane? To dock someone immediately? Look at the icon below and tell me that's not what it looks like to you! Some gay man in the design department at McDonald-Douglas must be laughing.

Ding! You are now free to DOCK at 35,000 feet!

Okay -- well, June has been a record month for my blog! I hope you are enjoying all of the free and original content! ;-)

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How To Frame a Printer For Copyright Infringement

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get 'caught' for copyright infringement on the Internet?

Surprisingly, actual infringement is not required. The New York Times reports that researchers from the computer science department at the University of Washington have just released this study that examines how enforcement agencies monitor P2P networks and what it takes to receive a complaint today.

Without downloading or sharing a single file, their study attracted more than 400 copyright infringement complaints. Even more disturbing is their discovery that illegal P2P participation can be easily spoofed; the researchers managed to frame innocent desktop machines and even several university printers, all of which received bogus complaints.

Story ganked from http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/05/1723225&from=rss

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