Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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RIM (BlackBerry) To Stop Making Smartphones [news]

RIM announced today they will stop making smartphones and tablets. Their focus will be software and licensed services. I remember the good old days of shitty scroll buttons and that one time their whole network took a massive shit and left us all without service.

Tech news flashback: I think we know the answer to this.

I saw a photo linking to this article on Imgur the other day via the NYT and I felt it was worth commenting on. Stated via the Imgur link, the Times predicted this way ahead of the curve (February 25, 2010!) - but, honestly to...

Guy builds video game in Excel. In other news, least efficient game designer in the world located.

BBC reports that an accountant (of course) named Cary Walkin developed a fantasy turn-based RPG in Excel(!) over the course of 4 months while he was studying for his MBA in Toronto.  "Sssssuuuuure he did" said his employer. The game, called Arena.xlsm, is developed using...

Google ruined a donkey’s dirt bath, conspirassy dedonked! [news]

If you're not aware, Google has made the news again, but not in the usual way - this time, people have called them out for hitting/killing a donkey in Botswana with one of their Google Street View cars.  While finding oddities with Google's mapping...

Apple stores really should have drive-thrus [news]

On January 13th, an elderly person drove their Lincoln Town Car right into the Lincoln Park, Chicago Apple store.  No "geniuses" were hurt in the making of this awesome news story. "The dark-colored sedan drove through the glass walls and made it about four or...

Facebook update: “JUST GOT PULLED OVER LOLZ”

As reported by Fox news via Der Spiegel, a driver in Germany was pulled over for speeding and the police discovered the guy may have a bad habit of being distracted while driving. The guy had a laptop PC, printer, a couple cell phones, a...

Tech Win: Vandals break into congressman’s office; install Linux

The Register reports that vandals broke into New York congressman Michael Grimm's campaign office and installed Linux on the server and workstations.  When asked for a comment, Grimm stated "This is an attack against a federal campaign office, which is an attack on our...

iSue 2: Apple’s lawyers gunning for Polish grocery chain

Apple, who seems to be suing everyone they can, has focused on a grocery store in Poland, claiming copyright and/or trademark infringement.  I kind of understand why, kinda - the supermarket chain owns the A.pl domain ("A.pl Internet SA" - get it?  A.pl?), while...

One part awesome, one part “Oh crap”: DARPA funded power-strip can hack your network

Well, keep on the lookout for this gizmo...called the "PowerPwn" - fitting, right? From ZDNet: The Power Pwn may look like an ordinary power strip, maybe with an included surge protector, but it's far from it. Network administrators and IT staff in general need to be...
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