Daily Archives: January 9, 2008

Spam In Unexpected Places

Untitled document Almost as soon as I posted the last item about Boeing and their plans to equip their new 787 with internet capabilities, this item popped up. It seems a security manager in the financial industry has just managed … Continue reading

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Hacking The Airplane

Untitled document The Federal Aviation Administration is requiring Boeing to prove that their new 787 aircraft is hacker safe. They say it is, computer security experts are saying that Boeing may have made their internet connection hack-proof. But if they did, … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Ideas, Technology | 5 Comments

Bill Richardson Drops Out

Untitled document The Associated Press has a very short breaking news update out that Bill Richardson has decided to drop out of contention for the Democratic nomination. Big surprise there, eh? MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) – New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson … Continue reading

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Well, They Can’t Make ‘Em Fly Yet

Untitled document But they can make pigs glow in the dark. A fluorescent pig developed by Chinese Scientists has successfully passed the genetically modified genes that cause the fluorescence to its offspring. They now have second generation glowing bacon. BEIJING … Continue reading

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Gitchie, Gitchie, Ya Ya Here

Untitled document So a guy walks into a brothel and asks his wife what she's doing there. Really. WARSAW (Reuters) – A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited a brothel and spotted his wife among … Continue reading

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iZap!

Untitled document The makers of the Taser have a new consumer offering coming out. Already being called the "iTaser" it combines a 50,000 Volt Taser with, wait for it, an MP3 player. No, really, it does. The taser, which is … Continue reading

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More Christmas Festivities At The Bottom Of The World

Untitled document I posted about the unofficial title fight held over Christmas at the South Pole. In that incident, two contract workers duked it out in a drunken brawl, resulting in one man being medivaced with a broken jaw. The … Continue reading

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In Chicago, The Dead May Vote…

Untitled document …But in New York City, they cash checks. Two men have been arrested for wheeling the dead body of a roommate to a local check cashing store and trying to cash the dead man's Social Security check. Oh, … Continue reading

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Bad Polling, Part Two

Untitled document Gary Langer, director of polling for ABC News, is not at all happy with the breakdown in the New Hampshire polls. He is calling for a serious look into what went wrong by all of the various polling … Continue reading

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Bad Polls?

Untitled document As frequent commenter feeblemind points out in comments, the polls predicting a Clinton defeat in New Hampshire were – virtually across the board – wrong. Spectacularly wrong, in fact. Clinton pulled off a victory by about 3% instead … Continue reading

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