November 27, 2015
Cards Against Humanity's Black Friday Deal

Cards Against Humanity’s Black Friday Deal Is Literally Nothing, and they’ve made over $38,000 with it. Check out the current status and maybe give them $5 for nothing at all.

I love CaH so much for this… I don’t know or care if it’s a statement about Black Friday, consumerism, or just a way to get more money from it’s fans. I don’t think it matters either.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:50 AM
November 24, 2015
The Hacking of Hollywood

The Hacking of Hollywood:

Hollywood’s hacker war began on February 19, 2004 with a simple phone call. It happened at a T-Mobile store near Los Angeles. The caller told the salesperson he was from the T-Mobile headquarters in Washington. “We heard you’ve been having problems with your customer account tools?” The caller said.

Great little read, and I love the fact that most hacks basically consist of calling someone, telling them you are someone important, and they tell you their password. No exploits, no wild, four handed typing, just some kid saying he’s looking into something and give me your username and password.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:40 AM
November 19, 2015
Death Star's architect Responds About Exhaust Port

Death Star’s architect finally answer the complaints about the exhaust port. Absolutely hilarious. Worth of an @ThatKevinSmith movie.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:38 PM
November 16, 2015
Media Manufactured Outrage

Excellent article - 5 things the media does to manufacture outrage. A more concise dissection of how stupid things are blown out of proportion by the media to get more clicks I haven’t seen.

Not sure how me linking to the article talking about how the media talks about the media talking about things online counts, but whatever, I’m here to amuse.

Posted by Arcterex at 04:52 PM
Rdio Is Shutting Down

The streaming music playing field just got a bit smaller… seems that Rdio is shutting down and Pandora is buying up the scraps. Wonder how this will turn out.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:59 PM
November 10, 2015
Remembering BBS life at 2400bps

Great article on Modems, wArEz, and ANSI art: Remembering BBS life at 2400bps by Lee Hutchinson over at Ars Technica. I grew up with this stuff, it was my first exposure to connected computers in a day when a 386 was hot stuff. Good memories in there.

Posted by Arcterex at 09:13 PM
November 09, 2015
Dalek Relaxation Tape

Nothing could put you to sleep and get you more centered and focussed for the day than this beautiful Dalek Relaxation Tape.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:18 PM