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Thursday: July 7, 2011

Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.Installing spy camera software on laptops at the Apple Store may not be the smartest idea.

So the story kinda goes like this, an artist wanted to capture various people as they stared blankly into computers, you know for purposes of art (better explanation via source link). The computers happened to be the public ones at a New York City Apple retail store. No big deal, right? The Secret Service apparently felt differently and issued a search warrant for computer fraud. Whoops.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:47 PM | Tags (11) | apple | artist | camera | confiscation | exclusive | fraud | secret | service | spy | store | warrant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.IBM pulls the curtain back on brand new social media analytics tool.

This new software will allow companies, marketing groups, and advertisers to track 'consumer sentiment' on various social networks. Just one more thing to be be aware of as you romp through daily social networking sites. It can even analyze product names, industry jargon, slang, even emoticons. :-/

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 11:01 AM | Tags (10) | analytics | debut | ibm | mashable | media | reporting | social | software | tool | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Some amazing photos of that pesky volcanic ash for you to gawk at.Some amazing photos of that pesky volcanic ash for you to gawk at.

If you happened to be doing some overseas traveling over the past few days you might have noticed a delay or two (possibly more numerous than that). While this would've made for a really good excuse to justify the lack of recent GLM postings, sadly (or happily - depending how you look at it) it wasn't the case. More on that later.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 12:40 PM | Tags (9) | boston.com | photography | photos | volcanic | ash | eyjafjallajokull | glm | postings | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.

Stupid Fight can't go out and administer an intelligence test to each person that's sending messages to a celebrity. So instead, it estimates based on several stupid indicators. Are they using twenty exclamation marks in a row? Do they endlessly use the abbreviation 'OMG'?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:30 PM | Tags (13) | celebrities | dumb | dumber | fans | funny | indicators | interwebs | online | site | stupid | stupidfight | tomscott | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 64 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Large Hadron Collider to officially shut down for one year due to safety concerns.Large Hadron Collider to officially shut down for one year due to safety concerns.

Dr Myers said: 'It's something that, with a lot more resources and with a lot more manpower and quality control, possibly could have been avoided but I have difficulty in thinking that this is something that was a design error.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:50 AM | Tags (7) | lhc | bbc | hadron | collider | safety | concerns | shutdown |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Eleven of the world's craziest roads for you to gawk at.Eleven of the world's craziest roads for you to gawk at.

Enjoy this collection of wild and in most cases ridiculously dangerous modes of travel. Maybe it's because I usually have video games on the brain but after seeing these pictures I really want to go play some Mario Kart.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:36 PM | Tags (11) | autos | cars | design | leisure | roads | scary | strange | travel | turns | twisty | windy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 178 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

Putting landmines in your garden probably not the smartest security measure.Putting landmines in your garden probably not the smartest security measure.

Landmines? Seriously? Why not just build a bigger fence? It also begs the question as to what was in this garden that needed the additional explosive power of landmines as security. Maybe he figured out how to harvest a money tree.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | defense | garden | intruders | landmines | scary | strange |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.Cyber extortion of the U.S. power grid quite rampant according to McAfee.

What Americans don’t know, however, is that many of these enterprises are paying extortion fees to hackers who compromise their systems, threaten operational shutdowns, and demand payment to desist.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:29 AM | Tags (7) | power | grid | security | mcafee | report | exposed | extortion |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.A collection of Earth's most amazing meteor craters for you to gawk at.

Want to feel a bit more vulnerable today? Then have a gander at some of these photos. You'll start to feel a little bit more insignificant in no time knowing you stand no chance in the path of meteor destruction. Happy Thursday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | craters | earth | giant | large | scary | space | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 55 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

World's tallest building officially open for business.World's tallest building officially open for business.

Dubai is banking on the $1.5 billion tower and a related $20 billion development to help resurrect its status as a commercial megapolis that can host the biggest and best events around, including a huge airshow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:20 PM | Tags (7) | dubai | tallest | building | popsci | scary | big | skyscraper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

If you happen to find a frog in your can of Diet Pepsi, please alert the FDA.If you happen to find a frog in your can of Diet Pepsi, please alert the FDA.

Did you know that there have been thirteen complaints of foreign objects in Pepsi cans since 2007? All of which have happened to come from the same manufacturing plant as well. Don't worry, the FDA is on the case and this should all be resolved shortly. Ribbit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:27 AM | Tags (8) | can | complaints | diet | fda | food | frog | pepsi | scary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Ten of the most alien-like insects currently residing on this planet.Ten of the most alien-like insects currently residing on this planet.

Go ahead and enjoy this gallery of alien-like insect photography. For the squemish, it's probably better to view this link post-breakfast. I find assigning each insect a ridiculous cartoon voice makes the whole thing more enjoyable.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | insects | aliens | alien-like | smsread | scary | earth |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.Computer glitch over at FAA manages to ground flights nationwide.

The FAA is investigating which center experienced the computer problem. Early reports indicate the problem may have involved phone lines that feed into the processing system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 3:01 PM | Tags (6) | flights | faa | computer | glitch | abcnews | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.New study shows that we've had more record highs than lows this decade.

You can thank climate change for the reason as to why you're wearing a t-shirt in the middle of November. Global warming? What global warming?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 7:27 AM | Tags (6) | weather | record | highs | lows | usatoday | november |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Large Hadron Collider shut down via bird armed with a baguette.Large Hadron Collider shut down via bird armed with a baguette.

The LHC was not operational at the time of the incident, but the spike produced so much heat that had the beam been on, automatic failsafes would have shut down the machine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | hadron | collider | bird | baguette | down | shutoff | scary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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