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Thursday: March 18, 2010

Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.

I wouldn't call this so much of a 'hack' (or hacker according to Wired) but rather a disgruntled employee who happened to know his way around a most-likely poorl y designed online security system. If you put functionality like this online without proper security this is just an accident waiting to happen.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 9:37 AM | Tags (8) | auto | bricked | cars | disgruntled | hacker | systems | texas | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.

It's bad news when you reveal a product this large, with so much riding on it, and within an hour people are putting down the controller and walking away from the demos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (10) | arstechnica | controls | gaming | motion | move | playstation | ps3 | review | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

New survey shows that 12% of employees knowingly violate IT policies.New survey shows that 12% of employees knowingly violate IT policies.

With 12 percent of those people actively working outside of stated IT policy (and plenty more who do so out of ignorance), IT admins certainly have their work cut out for them if they want to maintain a tight ship.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:03 AM | Tags (7) | it | policy | survey | arstechnica | security | violations | obvious |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.

It wasn’t bad enough that he made Greedo shoot first; now he wants to mess around with the whole look and feel of the movies. If we haven’t made our case yet, we have but three more words for you: 3D Jar Jar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:11 PM | Tags (8) | movies | wired | alien | 3d | funny | starwars | georgelucas | greedo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Stride Rite offering up new line of Star Wars sneakers next month (younglings only).Stride Rite offering up new line of Star Wars sneakers next month (younglings only).

Sorry to build your hopes up with that headline Star Wars fans, but these kicks are for kids only. However, if the comments on the source site are any indication - an adult line of these sneaks would probably sell too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 4:05 PM | Tags (7) | fashion | shoes | sneakers | starwars | striderite | trooper | vader |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Monday: March 8, 2010

Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.

Imagine running a restaurant where 40% of the people who came and ate didn't pay. In a way, that's what ad blocking is doing to us. Just like a restaurant, we have to pay to staff, we have to pay for resources, and we have to pay when people consume those resources. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | ars | interwebs | online | technica | websites | writeup |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.

It was quite nice to see that Cablevision and ABC were able to set aside there differences just twenty minutes after the broadcast started. Especially after Cablevision promised a free day of On Demand programming (which didn't work) and ABC's sponsors threatened to have them mauled by tigers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:31 AM | Tags (7) | oscars | nominations | winners | movies | advertising | abc | cablevision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Man finishes LEGO Star Wars space ship from scratch after just two years.Man finishes LEGO Star Wars space ship from scratch after just two years.

This model was completed using approximately 30,000 pieces of LEGO and remarkably without the direct use of a licensed LEGO instruction manual. That's right - this Droid Control Ship was assembled using only schematics from a book of Star Wars space ships. That's some impressive architectural dedication right there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:25 PM | Tags (7) | completion | droids | legos | pieces | ship | space | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 178 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Ten creative and geeky hoodie designs for your viewing pleasure.Ten creative and geeky hoodie designs for your viewing pleasure.

I added 'geeky' to the headline mostly because all of these hoodies are of the Star Wars, comic book or video game variety (not that there's anything wrong with that; I just felt it had to be clarified). Source link also contains purchase links for those who are so inclined. By the way, that R2-D2 hoodie will set you back $92 bucks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 11:18 AM | Tags (8) | fashion | fun | hoodies | nerdy | ninjas | r2d2 | starwars | uphaa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 450 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Internet manages to overtake print consumptionin the U.S. according to Ars Technica.Internet manages to overtake print consumptionin the U.S. according to Ars Technica.

Only 17 percent said they read the print version of a national newspaper, however, and 50 percent said they read local papers. According to Pew, newspapers were most likely to be read by people who were over 50 or those who don't own cell phones — yikes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:42 AM | Tags (9) | ars | technica | newspapers | online | decline | stats | national | magazines | local |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Students at Mississippi University call upon Admiral Ackbar as mascot replacement.Students at Mississippi University call upon Admiral Ackbar as mascot replacement.

Ackbar, a member of the Mon Calamari species who led the Rebel Alliance ships into the Battle of Endor, appears to be the early favorite. He has more than 14,000 Facebook fans. Websites like notatrap.org -- 'It's a trap!' was his famous line -- are promoting Ackbar's candidacy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 11:39 AM | Tags (9) | starwars | olemiss | students | college | mascot | ackbar | admiral | ajc | itsatrap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.Speeding hearse manages to set new world record.

Secretary of the Tasmanian Drag Racing Association John Hurley says the modified 1987 Ford Falcon hearse was a challenging choice of vehicle. 'I guess there's all sorts of weird and wonderful machines that come out to play in drag racing.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:12 AM | Tags (5) | speeding | hearse | worldrecord | abc | australia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 19, 2010

Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.Some highlights from the International Toy Fair held recently in New York.

No Star Wars collection is truly complete unless you have a carbonite-frozen Han Solo Lego figurine. Side note: this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of when the Empire Strikes Back was released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:05 AM | Tags (9) | carbonite | fair | fun | hansolo | highlights | international | popsci | starwars | toys |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash. Who knew?Turns out that Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash. Who knew?

...a source of 'security holes.' He also referred to Flash as dying technology, likening not supporting Flash on the iPad to Apple dropping support for floppy drives, ditching legacy data ports, and replacing CCFL backlighting with LEDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | arstechnica | dying | flash | ipad | stevejobs | technology | wsj |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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