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Thursday: July 28, 2011

More people returned Logitech's Google TV box than actually purchased it in the first quarter.More people returned Logitech's Google TV box than actually purchased it in the first quarter.

Ouch, with news this bad it can only mean one thing... price drop! If you are so bold to purchase one of these boxes you'll only be paying $99 bucks as opposed to the $249 you would have originally had to spend. You'll learn to love the clunky interface and all it's complicated intricacies, that is unless your cable company hasn't blocked you from using it. Good luck!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:56 PM | Tags (10) | boxes | clunky | google | googletv | interface | logitech | pricedrop | q1 | returns | revue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.

Organizers claim Lucasfilm's legal stormtroopers fired off a cease-and-desist order just two days before the event. Organizers of the 13-hour screening, which had been slated for the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge on July 3, promptly called it off. The order cited copyright infringements and added that there was a moratorium on public 'Star Wars' screenings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 10:43 AM | Tags (11) | bar | brooklyn | brooklyn | george | lucas | marathon | movies | nyc | scifi | starwars | stops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Sneaking chickens into your school will land you with a suspension plus a felony charge.Sneaking chickens into your school will land you with a suspension plus a felony charge.

And let that be a lesson to all of you kids out there looking to make a name for yourselves with an outrageous senior prank. Chickens (and law enforcement) do not find amusing to be let loose through the halls of your school.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:26 AM | Tags (9) | prank | studends | school | chicken | vents | felony | suspension | dumb | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.

Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport  that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:59 PM | Tags (10) | airline | back | canada | commercial | destination | flight | hangar | row | sleep | vancouver |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.Nokia's N97 phone interface turns out to be a little different from the promo video.

The iPhone really has changed the landscape of smartphones and it's plain to see after you see the video from the source link. You'll see some attractive looking transitions and animations  that somehow skipped the actual device. You'll want to give your trusty iPhone a hug after watching this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | advertising | dumb | interface | nokia | phone | truth | ui | video | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.

Well, this is certainly a little strange. This deal is not currently available to Netflix and RedBox users - meaning you have to wait quite a bit before seeing new releases from Warner before you can rent them. But for Blockbuster members, you can rent their movie the day it's released on DVD. Okay then.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:03 AM | Tags (10) | blockbuster | rentals | warner | releases | waiting | netflix | redbox | ars | technica | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 19, 2010

Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.Netflix decides to do away with that friends feature that nobody used.

Maybe this would have worked better had they tried to incorporate into - I don't know, a popular social network perhaps? Seems like the right place where friends would want to exchange information about the types of movies they happen to be renting at the time. Maybe that's just me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:12 AM | Tags (7) | discarded | dumb | features | friends | netflix | networking | social |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.

Microsoft has decided to give Windows XP users the finger and not allow them to use their latest and greatest web browser until they upgrade their OS over to Vista or Windows 7.  Yet another reason why I'll be sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other superior browser.  Good work, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:28 AM | Tags (11) | browsers | chrome | dumb | firefox | ie9 | internet | interwebs | microsoft | safari | software | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

The ten drawbacks of naming your city, state, or country to 'Google'.The ten drawbacks of naming your city, state, or country to 'Google'.

2. Finding Pizza : Till date Google Search has enabled some awesome results when you search Pizza and your city name. For example – “Pizza in Jaipur“. For Topeka it will be now “Pizza in Google“

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:19 AM | Tags (7) | pizza | google | topeka | kansas | confusing | mapping | results |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

It's probably not a smart idea to throw hot coffee at a parking enforcement official.It's probably not a smart idea to throw hot coffee at a parking enforcement official.

The next time you happen to witness the writing of a ticket on a vehicle you happen to own and find yourself agitated with coffee in hand - remember this little article. As it turns out, tossing a cup of hot liquid substance at a person of authority can in fact land you with an assault and battery charge. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 3:01 PM | Tags (8) | anger | assault | battery | coffee | dumb | enforcement | parking | tickets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Turns out there are much cheaper ways to fill up your printer.Turns out there are much cheaper ways to fill up your printer.

And it also turns out that it is significantly cheaper to fill said printer up with human blood over ink at today's standard prices. Scroll down and read some of the comments on source article for additional face palming action.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | blood | dumb | expensive | ink | printers | substances |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Calling 911 because your significant other won't eat dinner is not an emergency.Calling 911 because your significant other won't eat dinner is not an emergency.

FYI, calling 911 for similar non-emergency situations like this this not just once, not just twice, but over thirty times in a specific time frame is grounds for 911 abuse. Be sure to write this down in your life lesson book kids.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:22 PM | Tags (9) | 911 | dinner | dumb | emergency | once | silly | thrice | twice | fyi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

Mother decides to call 911 on son who won't stop playing video games.Mother decides to call 911 on son who won't stop playing video games.

I'm sure this was a great use of police time who had to respond to this 'emergency' call. Whatever happened to just pulling the plug from said video game console? Are parents not allowed to do that anymore?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:15 AM | Tags (6) | 911 | dumb | habits | kmov | videogames | waste |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible to ring up $22,000 worth of charges on your cell phone.Yes, it's quite possible to ring up $22,000 worth of charges on your cell phone.

The charges in question were actually caused by the data usage of a thirteen year old boy. The bright side to all of this is that Verizon has stepped in and made a promise to credit the entire amount of astronomical charges.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | phone | mobile | verizon | data | usage | charges | high | kmov |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.An extensive list of bad decisions made by some notable companies in 2009.

InfoWorld takes a detailed look (six pages worth) at the many blunders by some of your favorite brands including Microsoft, Pepsi, and Amazon just to name a few. Here's to hoping they learn from their mistakes next year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:06 PM | Tags (5) | 2009 | decisions | infoworld | mistakes | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 148 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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