Friday: August 21, 2009
- Five of the most expensive U.S. military vehicles to date.
Want to build your very own aircraft carrier? You'll need about 4.5 billion bucks. Good luck.
Thursday: July 7, 2011
- 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) | Share | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: May 11, 2010
- 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) | Share | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: April 20, 2010
- 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) | Share | 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.
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) | Share | facebook | twitter | 64 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Tuesday: March 30, 2010
- Large hadron collider smashes protons successfully after some minor power issues.
This is thought to have a profound role in the structure of the Universe, and would enable scientists to explain why matter has mass - something which, at a fundamental level, they have difficulty doing at present.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 6:17 AM | Tags (9) | bbc | collider | hadron | issues | large | lhc | power | scary | smashing | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Wednesday: March 24, 2010
- Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.
The Internal Revenue Service's failure to use strong passwords, install patches quickly, and adequately control access to computer systems and information makes the system vulnerable to insider threats and attacks from outside, a new government report concludes.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:42 AM | Tags (12) | taxes | security | risk | irs | data | exposed | cnet | passwords | weak | control | systems | vulnerable | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Friday: March 19, 2010
- A collection of tutorials on how to make a variety of different money origami.
Yes, you really can make anything from a dollar bill heart to a dollar bill t-shirt. My personal favorite is the dollar bill wallet. The sheer logic of putting money in something that is already made of money makes me dizzy.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | crafts | dollars | folding | folds | instructables | money | neat | origami | tutorial | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Wednesday: March 10, 2010
- 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.'
Tuesday: March 9, 2010
- 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) | Share | facebook | twitter | 178 Clicks | Posted by Vin
Friday: March 5, 2010
- Twelve of the biggest ripoffs that one can currently find in America.
Others actually believe that it is essential to put premium gas in their car and that it will malfunction if you try to run it on anything less. For most drivers, nothing could be further from the truth. Just check your car’s owners manual.
Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | ripoffs | list | america | waste | money | buffets | gas | textbooks | messaging | bspcn | premium | | Discuss (0) | Share | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin