Some US companies are voluntarily collecting this information about us:
Some US carriers are adding software to your phone to collect data:
We should all be demanding openness. No one needs to know my exact location each minute of each day for months or years.
Sadly, most people don't care
"We trained for a year, flying out of Beale AFB in California , Kadena Airbase in Okinawa, and RAF Mildenhall in England . On a typical training mission, we would take off near Sacramento, refuel over Nevada, accelerate into Montana, obtain high Mach over Colorado, turn right over New Mexico, speed across the Los Angeles Basin, run up the West Coast, turn right at Seattle, then return to Beale. Total flight time: two hours and 40 minutes.
One day, high above Arizona , we were monitoring the radio traffic of all the mortal airplanes below us. First, a Cessna pilot asked the air traffic controllers to check his ground speed. 'Ninety knots,' ATC replied. A twin Bonanza soon made the same request. 'One-twenty on the ground,' was the reply. To our surprise, a navy F-18 came over the radio with a ground speed check. I knew exactly what he was doing. Of course, he had a ground speed indicator in his cockpit, but he wanted to let all the bug-smashers in the valley know what real speed was 'Dusty 52, we show you at 620 on the ground,' ATC responded. The situation was too ripe. I heard the click of Walter's mike button in the rear seat. In his most innocent voice, Walter startled the controller by asking for a ground speed check from 81,000 feet, clearly above controlled airspace. In a cool, professional voice, the controller replied, ' Aspen 20, I show you at 1,982 knots on the ground.' We did not hear another transmission on that frequency all the way to the coast."
Gizmodo has been full of shit like this for years. I'll have to dig up the "Fuck you all Gizmodo readers" post from a couple years ago. It was seriously a 7 paragraph bitch session about how the author's opinions shouldn't be questioned and the readers were all drooling retards. This wasn't a comment or a "I quit" post, this was their feature fucking headline for several days.
Edit: Here it is.
Another piece by the same pilot made its rounds on Reddit a while ago:
>One day, high above Arizona , we were monitoring the radio traffic of all the mortal airplanes below us. First, a Cessna pilot asked the air traffic controllers to check his ground speed. 'Ninety knots,' ATC replied. A twin Bonanza soon made the same request. 'One-twenty on the ground,' was the reply. To our surprise, a navy F-18 came over the radio with a ground speed check. I knew exactly what he was doing. Of course, he had a ground speed indicator in his cockpit, but he wanted to let all the bug-smashers in the valley know what real speed was 'Dusty 52, we show you at 620 on the ground,' ATC responded. The situation was too ripe. I heard the click of Walter's mike button in the rear seat. In his most innocent voice, Walter startled the controller by asking for a ground speed check from 81,000 feet, clearly above controlled airspace. In a cool, professional voice, the controller replied, ' Aspen 20, I show you at 1,982 knots on the ground.' We did not hear another transmission on that frequency all the way to the coast.
I hate apple. I remember when the sued some school in Canada because the school's logo was too similar to apple's logo. Here is the article:
Context for those who are confused.
Edit: One of many reddit posts.
I think it only applies to their industry, but that there can not be another parcel delivery service that uses brown for it's fleet & logo.
This technology seems miraculous. Like, really miraculous. Like, I-don't-believe-this-exists miraculous. I don't understand why this technology, if it exists, hasn't created a scientific and bio medical revolution. The article claims that cancer detection becomes trivial with this shit - why aren't we seeing medical groups scream from the rooftops about this? Something smells fishy.
Note* The article I read as linked to by wanking_furiously: Here it is
I found this. This is where all of the deleted comments go, and if you look, there seems to be a ton that are angry because they posted an article on "how to cheat and get away with it." It also seems it was front paged on Valentine's Day. The fuck??
Gizmodo now has a special section, designated #redesign, where they send all of the comments mentioning the site redesign. It's really pathetic and hilarious at the same time.
If anyone is interested here is a link for it. WARNING The link does take you to Gizmodo.
Now we just consume over 3.4 quarts of soda a week.
Edited for international clarity: 3.4 US quarts = 3.21 liters = .85 US Gallons = 5.6 UK pint= 72.5 jiggers = 196.35 cubic inches= 3217600 cubic millimeter = 108.8 US liquid ounces= 113.24 UK liquid ounces = 4.25 fifths = 217.6 US Tablespoon = 214.5 metric Tablespoon = 226.48 UK Tablespoon = 1.36 board foot
I believe Best Buy was caught doing this.
I read an article about Okcupids statistics. Went like this:
If 'plain Jane' is vote 7/10, averagely attractive, it's because most people vote her 7/10. (her mode is 7)
If 'Tattooed Cutie' is voted 7/10, it's because most people were not into tattoos (~5), but some guys were really into tattoos (10).
This difference in the statistics made there average rating 7/10, but the 'Tattooed Cutie' received 10x the messages. This messaging was explained in the article as the guys thinking, "You are weird, but I like that. Most guys don't like that so much, therefore you must not get approached much, therefore I have an easy in. I will send you a message."
I think this is what is happening. You nerds are thinking she is rated lower by the average man, and high by you, so you must have an easy in. The rub is that you have to compete with each other.
EDIT: Found the article
She indeed seem to be arguing reasonably for the use of pepper spray, but she does understate what pepper spray is. It is not a derivative of pepper, assuming she used the colloquial "pepper" to refer to black pepper, but is "a chemical derived from the fruit of plants in the Capsicum genus." Black pepper is of the Piper genus. Source.
Pepper spray, by definition, is a diluted solution of capsaicinoids. The kind they used was 0.7% solution. The average everyday pepper spray for tactical deployment? 0.2%. The strongest solution approved for animal use (i.e. bears) is 2.0%, but 1.0% suffices. Also, the minimum distance from which it should be sprayed is about six feet. Source.
The reaction shown in the video is just about the kind of reaction you get from powerful pepper spray. There are numerous videos on YouTube that will serve as evidence.
So, yes, she did "under-exaggerate." As for the situation at UC Davis, I find the actions of the police disturbing and the excuses of Mrs. Kaheti disgusting.
This is a good of a spot as any. I'm glad you posted the source article instead of the blogspam. I'm also happy this comment was voted to the top. Vote karma well deserved, kind sir or madam!
I propose a new reddit functionality. If a better URL for a submission is available I propose that it can be submitted and added to the title of the post.
Just a draft for example; something like:
> The RIAA Pirated $9 Million Worth of TV Shows (gizmodo.com)
> Reddit Alternate link (torrentfreak.com)
> (1654 users have proposed the alternate link)
> [+] see more alternate links
The alternate link can have a brief description in the alt text. Something like 'Gizmodo blogspam redirect to source'
EDIT - I see blogspam as a problem. Not necessarily a big problem but I think a good solution would do good things for the internets. There's a not small amount of people who's entire business model is around blogspamming and (re)(re)(re)submitting content for ad impressions. I'd rather give credit and impressions to source not parasite middlemen.
>The sheer technical genius of it amazes me with the fact that it allows for expansion at higher altitudes and returns to normal as it descends.
Fun fact: In order to compensate for the high altitude expansion, they had to basically build the plane with numerous expansion joints throughout the body, even in the fuel tank.
>Ironically, the plane was dripping, much like the misshapen model had assembled in my youth. Fuel was seeping through the joints, raining down on the hangar floor. At Mach 3, the plane would expand several inches because of the severe temperature, which could heat the leading edge of the wing to 1,100 degrees. To prevent cracking, expansion joints had been built into the plane. Sealant resembling rubber glue covered the seams, but when the plane was subsonic, fuel would leak through the joints.
From an awesome story about the Blackbird told by a former pilot.
i posted this in a comment below:
i searched all around and apparently it was meant to be revealed on a special called Found but i searched her website and found no information on it
an article i found said it was set to release around November but nothing else has been mentioned since
other article that talk about the show
so it seems only Oprah and the lake Tahoe police department know what was inside. since there's no mention since i'm sure there was nothing of interest, appeal, or value probably just personal documents and records, tax forms etc. nothing exciting :\
Man, Apple's stuff looks really familiar ... I just can't put my finger on where I've seen this before ...
Everything is a copy of everything.
Relevant #1: Article about labor conditions and work-related suicides at Foxconn-Apple factories in Shenzhen, China.
>There's no doubt about it. The Foxconn suicides were caused by job stress. Within half a year, there have been nine suicides attempts with seven confirmed deaths at Foxconn's Shenzhen factory. In the last month, that number suddenly increased to 30 new suicide attempts, prompting the company to hire counselors and even Buddhist monks to free the souls of the suicidal from purgatory.
>Foxconn is one of Apple's main manufacturer contractors. Thousands of Mac minis, iPods, iPhones and iPads are assembled daily in the Shenzhen factory, which runs 24/7. The company also produces some products for Intel, Dell, and HP, among others.
Relevant #2: Chairman of Foxconn, Louis Woo comments on the Passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs.
>He’s changed the way that we use technology for so many years, and defined the way technology can better be used, and better be applied to our day to day use. He’s more than a trailblazer. He defined what technology is supposed to be. We’ll all miss him, and there won’t be another Steve Jobs, that’s for sure.
EDIT: I'm not pushing any certain agenda here, just pointing towards some articles that I found thought-provoking and interesting.
via their Media Community Policy,
>That said, the community policy of Gawker Media is forgiving. If your criticism is articulate, it will likely get through. We dole it out; we can take it.
Yes, Japan - http://nashvillewx.com/2009/07/from-davis-in-japan-the-japan-alps-the-place-to-keep-cool/
How do they plow that? http://gizmodo.com/5721335/how-do-they-plow-those-gigantic-snowfalls-in-japan
I got banned for this comment:
I was just sick of the iphone dock articles being spammed, and decided to speak my mind on the matter... Apparently such activity is not encouraged on gawker.
Mostly stuck to Kotaku after that, however stopped reading all gawker sites after the redesign too...
"They were two friends of the Google Street View car drivers. They knew he was passing by, and waited for him for 20 minutes in scuba gear. The umbrella was just to make it all seem even stranger."
Good for them! Companies have recently started to realize that being in a state with laws against gay marriage is bad for them. Microsoft was firmly behind legalizing it in Washington
i was just thinking this as I was browsing through this morning. Dig up the list of SOPA supporters and boycott them all. Don't buy music on iTunes. Don't go see a movie. Hit them where it really hurts; on their bottom line.
EDIT: All the companies supporting SOPA
Except it's not you at all and it's been reposted MANY times. Here's the latest example: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ugr8f/my_friends_incredible_van_gogh_makeup_no_photoshop/
Oh and here's an article from January of last year about it: http://gizmodo.com/5743681/sometimes-the-answer-is-more-simple-than-you-think
A few things to note:
1) GoDaddy has since withdrawn their support for the legislation.
2) GoDaddy helped write the bill, so their withdrawal means jack shit.
There are a huge number of companies supporting SOPA. If this thread has somehow spurred you to action, realize that there is much more you can do that just engage in a knee-jerk response to one company that happened to publicly announce its support for the bill on the internet. Esports should definitely band together to help fight this bill, but please remember that this is a large and ongoing process. If we boycott GoDaddy successfully, I know many people will feel like they've scored a victory and let the issue pass from their minds.
On a relevant note, NASA's annual budget is $19 billion/year, and the House budget committee is attempting to cut it by 10%, eliminating the possibility of a successor to the Hubble space telescope
Meanwhile the US military's budget for air conditioning tents in the Middle East is $20 billion/year.
Here is an article written from a pilot's perspective of the beast. It's a very entertaining read.
The jet's top recorded speed according to the pilot was actually a short sprint at Mach 3.5, which is 2,660 mph or 4,280 kph. Unfortunately the titanium skin would creep at those temperatures so it could only fly that quickly for a very short period of time. When it was shot at with missiles (almost 4,000 times total), the pilot simply had to up the throttle to speed away from them.
Because it leaked so bad on the ground like you mentioned, after it took off it did a quick sprint so the body would heat up and expand, filling in the cracks that were designed in the titanium skin. Then the Blackbird would have to slow down to allow the fueler jet to refill it, letting the SR-71 continue on with its mission. The special fuel was heat resistant and doubled as a coolant for the craft, and the wing temperatures still reached 600^o C.
Want a pro tip? Add ".au" to the end of gizmodo.com, and leave the rest of the URL unchanged. The Australian site is still actually functional, even with ABP and NS running.
Someone should make a FF addon / GreaseMonkey script that automatically adds '.au' to the assorted Gawker sites so you can actually see the stupid articles without having to enable 42 different scripts from 8 different domains just to see 3 paragraphs of text stolen from reddit.
Hand counted? Lego manufacturing is some of the most automated in the world.
> In the packaging lines the pieces are distributed: they are dumped into the machine, which separates them one by one, then counts them using optical sensors, and placed in a generic small box. I watched in amazement, seeing how the pieces fell into these small boxes on a very small conveyor. At every step, one, two, three or whatever amount of pieces will fall into the box, according to the instructions of the set in production.
> Along the way, high precision scales measure the weight of the box. The computers know exactly how much a box has to weigh at any stage, indicating that the correct number and kind of pieces are inside. If there's a variation of a few micro-grams, the alarm jumps and an operator grabs the box, sorts the pieces, and puts the box back into production.
> Once the box is complete, the contents are dropped into the plastic wrapping machine, which makes a bag with the pieces inside. The box are then dropped inside another box, and passed into another production line, where more bags would be added until
Anyone remember this news story a while back about the school chairs in China that had some kind of catastrophic failure in the lift mechanism? Apparently one of them killed a kid by penetrating him anally.
Seriously, fuck that shit.
Really, Apple copies Braun. If you look at their designs from the 1960's, you see the similarities. Apple's designer, Jonathan Ive, admits he is influenced by Dieter Rams, Braun's designer of that time. I find it kind of laughable that they are suing Samsung over design.
> I see your bookshelves, and raise you!
A picture of a bookshelf you saw on Gizmodo four days ago. FTFY
It's actually taken by a Russian Weather Satellite.
Actually, multiple random writes only work well for securely erasing data from hard disk drives. Flash memory has extra data blocks for reliability and longevity reasons. These blocks may not be visible to the operating system, but they could still contain sensitive data.
Updated to add a link to a Gizmodo article that reviews some tools for securely erasing most forms of nonvolatile media:
There is an AWESOME book written by a former SR-71 pilot called Sled Driver by Brian Shul where he talks about this happening. He tells a ton of awesome stories and accounts of experience while "riding the sled." I've never been "on the edge of my seat" reading a book before that one.
Edit: Here is the except that I originally read that prompted me to immediately buy and read the book: http://gizmodo.com/5511236/the-thrill-of-flying-the-sr%2071-blackbird
Sorry but this absolutely, 100% does not work. The reason this happens is due to the pits on the surface of the Mentos, and act of getting the mentos wet and freezing it washes away the pits.
I'm not sure how much more wrong you could be. automated lego packaging
There are literally no humans physically handling these things.
alyssa something or other http://gizmodo.com/5833787/my-brief-okcupid-affair-with-a-world-champion-magic-the-gathering-player
turned in to a meme about a bitch
EDIT: i salute your attitude to reddit and telly, man
It was more of an advertising stunt than anything else. They invited people to try to break the glass with their feet (which is why there are multiple camera angles), the cash wasn't real aside from the top layer, and there was a security guard around, apparently.
You make a couple good points, but the whole "you need to spend thousands of dollars on equipment to be a good photographer" is complete bullshit. If you have talent, you should still be able to take great pictures, even with a camera made out of trash Sure it's an extreme example, but I've seen art exhibits with pictures taken solely with disposable film......
"Amusingly, earlier in the day Panda Security researcher Luis Corrons blogged about the Sabu saga, writing that from this point, Anonymous would only be capable of simple denial of service attacks."
So apperantly they shut him up for that, but it doesn't say what kind of hack it really was.
EDIT: Link to pastebin of the "hack"
After 20 years in hiding... The French Tickler has selected his next victim.
OP, you might wanna hang low for awhile, maybe find a safehouse or go into protective custody. I'd tell you why the Tickler is such a feared and infamous serial killer but the crime scene photos would only make you panic at this point.
For now, at the very least wear many layers at all times, like a t-shirt under a turtleneck under a sweatshirt. Something with a lot of armpit padding.
Good luck and Godspeed you poor bastard.
Rape whistle. You'll need a rape whistle.
Oh you're not ticklish?
> What kind of person writes shit like this?
A person, who writes to a site with 100.000s of pageviews, and still has 2 followers: 4n7h0ny and commentadmin.gizmodo.com .
Keep in mind that he was the "third" co-founder who left shortly after reddit was acquired by Conde Nast.
kn0thing and hueypriest aren't looking at jail time just yet.
Edit: Actually, apparently Alexis had this to say[Gizmodo]:
> He is absolutely not a founding member. We acquired his company in December, 6 months after Steve and I launched reddit.
I notice you were downvoted for some reason, but your response was perfectly valid. Scientists have found that octopuses will only watch high-def videos.
My friend's dog never paid attention to his standard-definition big screen television. He later purchased a high-definition television and hung it on the wall, at about the same height as the windows.
For the first month or so the dog thought the TV was a window. He would see something he liked on the TV (usually another dog), and start barking at it. If the dog ran off screen, he would run to the nearest window and look outside for it. He literally thought he was watching the dog through a window. He hates horses for some reason, and always growls menacingly at them.
To iterate: he had a standard-def TV for over a year the the dog ignored completely, but the dog watches high-def TV with everyone else and thinks it's real.
My dad is an audiophile and he manages to do much much worse:
His are only half this price, but still...
Seriously. Viewer statistics for over the air TV are murky at best. Also, most people do not realize the cost and energy requirements associated with running a transmitter, which is what our mutli segment commercial breaks are based on. Sites like Hulu can gain a profit because in this day and age high speed data transmission of compressed video is becoming fairly cheap, therefore there is need for a lot less commercials. This philosophy is both good for the producer and good for the consumer.
They shot with pasties but they ended up being visible after everything was said and done so in order to save the scene they had to use CGI nips from some source material. Wilde got to okay they nips so they looked like the real thing. Lost the source of the article, sorry.
There are a bunch if you search. These were the first couple I came upon.
Gizmodo did an article a few weeks ago on the best headphones for running that's pretty informative.
Their #1 recommendation actually comes from a larger line of Sennheiser/Adidas phones that are pretty great. I've been using the earbud version for running and lifting for like three years now with very few complaints.
Yeps. Gawker, and by extension, Gizmodo are run by unprofessional assholes. Anyone remember the prank where Gizmodo walked around CES one year with a universal remote, shutting off television sets as the companies did their presentations?
I think that redefined the term 'douchebag'
Way to plagiarize by blatantly copy and pasting someone else's words.
At least provide the source. ಠ_ಠ
to everyone - I can not take credit for this (and I hope no one thinks I was trying to! I just now see FAQ#3 and should've put the credit in my post title)
<strong>I found it here</strong>
and linked to a mirror of it because the site and context was clunky and not correctly loading the one I thought was the best.
You know who cabs really hate to pick up? People who live in the outer boroughs. They hate the shit out of that. The longer each trip is, the less the cabbie makes that shift. If a cabbie could pick up and drop off a new passenger every other block, they would love that. If you are black, you are much more likely to be headed to Brooklyn or Queens.
It's a fake bomb detector. Yet for some reason the Iraqis keep using them.
Here's a BBC video about it.
Didn't they also just use a little robot dude to find a secret tunnel with two massive sealing boulders underneath a pyramid in Egypt? From what i recall reading, there were markings that weren't traditional hieroglyphics either. I'll see if i can find the link.. i was hoping for a followup on that.
Edit: Found it.
An amazing plane. I find it incredible that they leak fuel so quickly on the ground, but then it seals up nice and tight when running at speed.
A really excellent read about this plane from a pilot can be found here:
Excuse the Gizmodo link - this was before they went to shit. The story is really awesome and worth a read.
Unfortunately Bell labs was not completely innocent. In the 1930s a researcher, Clarence Hickman, devised a method of magnetic recording.Clarence Hickman had a complete answering machine built in 1935. But Bell suppressed it fearing that people would stop talking on the phone and just leave messages for each other.
Considering they created a math theorem just for the show, it doesn't surprise me that they would be so painstakingly accurate in showing the melody correctly.
It's a semi-anachoic chamber used to block out unwanted Electro magnetic interference from devices and power lines. That would be a hybrid logarithmic antenna used to test emissions from a device. When it comes to rooms like this that is pretty small. If you watch transformers the hanger scenes with the blue cones on the wall is the Air forces chamber, its big enough to fit c-130 airplanes in, i think a total of 5 of them at one time. Its on a small base about 2 hours north of san diego. I used to work for a company testing military items, we had a chamber like this that could fit a tank. http://gizmodo.com/293001/world-largest-anti+rf-chamber-looks-like-mario-galaxy-level
When you access facebook through your smartphone, the facebook app ~~takes~~ steals your contacts list and uploads them.
This was a submission to a photoshop contest for gizmodo.com: "Gaming Peripherals You'll Never Play With." Sadly, this entry did not win.
Apple's influence on the UI was a very real one (even if there were eye candy shiny animated touch interfaces before) and on /r/apple people are always very happy to post Android's blackberry-esque interface before the iphone came out.
Also, the only multitouch capacitive phones before the iphone were limited runs like the FIC Openmoko or Synaptics Onyx.
It's an app some 15 year old submitted, disguised as a flashlight with different colors. A day later he released a video of how to set up a socks proxy and tether to a computer, successfully making the second app to ever tether in the app store.
I use this almost every week ad it works easily and perfect. Best $.99 ever spent.
Edit: here is the gizmoso post someone posted on reddit a while back when it came out.
Edit: Also direct youtube link here
Google is failing me. Maybe I am misremembering, or I was told a bad story. Seems it's been tried, and isn't very effective.
But I had thought someone figured that fry could be frozen into a block of ice and survive, and that at least some lakes had been stocked in this fashion.
Is the guardian usually this clueless? This release isn't for Tuesday, it is for today, it already happened, and it has nothing to do with the UK or phone hacking. Here is the release, it is basically about how FBI/military contrators have absolutely no security and are using false flag social media accounts to support the end of an anonymous internet.
Why I stopped reading Gizmodo. Unfortunate that I have to link to Gizmodo to make my point, but that article is worth a read as a cautionary tale of how to completely alienate people in an industry where part of your job is to make them trust and respect you.
This reminds me of a slot machine player in Austria who was denied because of a 'software glitch.' Or the couple in Denver whose machine suffered a 'malfunction'...cripes I would be mad.
Except this isn't over Colorado. Or even related to this fire. Here's a Gizmodo article from 2008 with the image.
>Describing Android as an iOS clone is quite the stretch.
Not really. Early builds of Android show it, very clearly, as a Windows Mobile / Blackberry esque device and OS. Early Android was not designed, in any way, to be a touch based device.
Considering that the prototype didn't even use touch technology, I think it's very fair to say that Android, as a multi-touch smartphone OS, is inherently a copy of the iPhone.
Whether or not the iPhone formfactor copies something else is another debate for another time, but I think people can agree that Apple's iOS is the OS that popularized multitouch, mobile OSs.
And whether or not you agree, Android certainly got a complete redo in response to Apple's offering. It took Google a while to develop the featureset to compete with iOS, adding multitouch, etc, and today they've surpassed Apple in pure feature counts, but saying that Android owes it's beginnings heavily to the formula that Apple perfected is not a stretch.
1) You can stop the auto updater.
2) Safari is blatantly insecure. It has fallen in seconds at Pwn2 on several occasions.
3) Mac system admin? Are you serious? Someone actually gets paid to be a Mac system admin? I wish I had your job dude.
I don't consider Google's updater to be any more evil than the constant Apple call homes that are embedded into Mac OS like maggots on a dead dog.
Wasn't there a woman that stripped down and walked through a check point in her underwear so she wouldn't have to be searched? haha but this guys gets arrested, way to profile TSA...
I think you misunderstand me. It's not the writing style of this particular article that I hate. It's Gizmodo, and their roster of hack writers, and the unprofessional shit they pull.
I could keep doing this for a while, just search Reddit for submissions about Gizmodo, you'll see what I mean.
Reminds me of this video. Photographer went to hang out with leopard seals and one ended up trying to take care of and feed him the whole time.
This woman has fake leggs or something like that. I can't remember exactly what is was, but she had a valid reason.
Edit: ah, here it is: http://gizmodo.com/#!5602600/i-am-very-sorry-segway-stroller-lady
I had to delete my bookmark for Gizmodo because of two articles i read today.
Here is the first in which the writer purposely omits the first ingredient to try to prove his faulty point:
Here is the second where they show an extremely obvious Photoshop of a fake device: (Gizmodo link to a Kotaku article)
This migh sound weird but, is the girl in the picture the one who went on a date with a Magic champion and ranted about it online? http://gizmodo.com/5833787/my-brief-okcupid-affair-with-a-world-champion-magic-the-gathering-player I like the fact that his image is a meme representing a girl claiming herself a nerd and beign a total bitch about it. Karma at its finest.
FYI wearing a monocle that you don't actually require is considered to be in extremely poor taste. Otherwise nice look, though.
EDIT: My reply from further down in case it gets buried.
>It's akin to a sighted person using a cane or a perfectly mobile person using a wheelchair. A monocle isn't decorative, and they were also used almost exclusively for reading and were not worn full time like glasses are. They were kept in a pocket, usually in the man's vest or coat, pulled out and used when necessary, then replaced. They are uncomfortable to keep in place and are not intended to be worn as much as they are to be simply used.
> This is the modern equivalent of wearing a monocle you don't need.
Well, actually two whole colors now. http://gizmodo.com/5874932/hands-on-with-makerbots-bigger-better-two-color-replicator/gallery/1
Also, anyone that has spent any time on www.thingiverse.com will understand that the Makerbot (as absolutely cool as it is), poses no real threat to manufactured goods as it sits today. I think that the tech will eventually be there, just not right now.
Actually, Bereznak wrote (still writes? I didn't follow this that closely) for Gizmodo, not Jezebel. The article was crossposted to Jezebel, but their editors don't usually have much to do with that, in my understanding. But yeah, still Gawker Media and still par for the course with all of Nick Denton's blogs. There is not a culture of giving a fuck about people in that company.
Jezebel used to pretend that they gave a fuck about individuals with the no body-snarking policy and such, but when most of the original group of editors left, the spirit of those rules was totally gone.
(Not picking on you with the correction or anything--I've just heard a lot of people use that incident as a specific reason to hate Jezebel and/or all women-targeted blogs, and the fact that this occurred on a gadget blog seems to have slipped the collective mind. Jezebel sucks these days, but this isn't a problem exclusive to ladyblogs or necessarily an epidemic on the rest of them.)
You only think that because you don't understand how it works.
> The urinal itself it tied to a tree and hooks into a tank or central sewage system
It's more than just a funnel and tube.
> is essentially a simple pee pot tied to a tree, or poles for that matter, which is connected to sewerage lines with pipes to add some decency and hygiene to your peeing in public places.
Expand that to all of gawker, I read gizmodo for a little because they did have OK tech news as far as new technology (The writing still sucked but I would go directly to the source link anyway). And then this happened: (Gizmodo Link) and the fallout of that writer banning users and I decided I didn't really want to support that site anymore...
No, seriously, that's why some of the early pictures were a little blurry. The transparent dust covers were still on the lenses. Gizmodo did a bit on it - http://gizmodo.com/5932521/why-do-the-mars-rovers-images-look-so-bad
My real point, though, was that this stuff is plenty newsworthy, but it's a little premature to be calling for 24/7 news coverage when they're still getting the thing fully operational.
The redesign I can deal with. Its the blatant lack of any journalism integrity about anything and the fact that they write like angry pre-pubescent teens that got me to leave.
For example: Gizmodo <strong>refused</strong> to review the Nokia N8 because they decided, out of thin air, that it was a worthless POS and wasn't worth their time. Note that this is from late 2010, way before Nokia announced it was moving to Windows Phone and plenty of people was still considering this phone as a viable option. And just for the record, lots of people thought it was quite a lovely phone.
Think a product is terrible? Run it through its course and then say its terrible. Don't say its terrible because you are too cool for it.
That, personally was the last straw for me.
Most of the sites under the Gawker umbrella can be described as shitty. This article might lend some credit to that; My brief OkCupid Affair with a World Champion Magic: The Gathering Player. Ever since they ran that story last August I haven't frequented any of the Gawker sites. They seem to be staffed by a bunch of ignorant shits.
Actually they weren't caught, that newspaper was lying up its' ass.
There is no reading of user text messages.
On the Android App store, the Facebook app permissions include SMS read/write.
The reason it is on there is because we have done some testing (not with the general public) of products that require the SMS part of the phone to talk to the Facebook App. That's what the read&write refers to – the line of communication needed to integrate the two things.
Lots of communications apps use these permissions. Think of all those apps that act as replacements to the build-in sms software.
That's not necessarily what we're working on. SMS can be used for carrier billing (where users opt to pay for things like apps through their phone bill). Again – that's not to say we're launching this. It's just an example of why an app might use these permissions. The Sunday Times leap to the conclusion that is was a messaging feature.
Anyway – we have yet to make any such features available to the public. (so the Sunday Times is completely wrong when it says Facebook is reading people's SMS. Wrong on the terminology, and wrong on the suggestion that it has been implemented).
But Facebook is right to insert this into the Android app permissions – because yes, the app technically has the capability to integrate with the phone's SMS system – even if that is just for our own testing.
Dude...I'm a dude.
There was a woman awhile back who wrote a completely offensive blog article about how she went on a date with a guy she met on OKCupid who she, no shit, looked up his name on Google only to find out that he was the Magic: The Gathering National Champion. Apparently it was a deal breaker for her.
I am nerdy too, I completely agree with you. If someone doesn't like me because of something I enjoy doing then I don't want them to be around me anyways.
EDIT: The dude was actually the World Champion. Here's her article: http://gizmodo.com/5833787/my-brief-okcupid-affair-with-a-world-champion-magic-the-gathering-player
Read up on the SR-71 Blackbird. "The plane was flying a mile every 1.6 seconds, well above our Mach 3.2 limit." In a story told by one of the pilots, they out flew missiles launched at them over Lyban air space.
"To deal with airframe heat at Mach 3 and to reduce weight, the SR-71's skin is 85 percent titanium and 15 percent carbon composites. To prevent cracking, expansion joints had been built into the plane. Sealant resembling rubber glue covered the seams, but when the plane was subsonic, fuel would leak through the joints."
How dare you criticize Kotaku? How dare you criticize Gizmodo, more like it:
The entire Gawker network is a clusterfuck, from asshole bloggers to site design/functionality and just generally the way it's run. What else can you expect from a group of sites started by a gossip rag, I suppose.
Wozniak never wanted to run Apple. He just wanted to be a developer. He is just a geek like most of us on this forum and he likes to buy all the latest and greatest devices. He even waits outside on launch days for the iPhone's when he could easier just get one from Apple beforehand. I believe it was Gizmodo that ran an article on what's in his backpack and he had quite the range of devices.
Here's the article if you are interested.
For any other tv show I'd agree with you. But the futurama writers are kinda insane with easter egg stuff like this. They once created a new math theorem for an episode,
and the show contains several translatable alien languages
It is as you say, your logic is undeniable.
Still sucks that anyone who had a legitimate backup has lost their stuff indefinately, meh, i'm a dropbox user myself anyway.
This is the article that made me leave. They complain about being called unprofessional then posts shit like that? What the hell happened? It used to be such a good site...
"I want you to ask the Lego gang for the definitive answer on the plural for Lego bricks. Is it, as we Brits say, simply Lego, or is it, as some Americans insist, Legos?
Actually both the Brits and the Americans are wrong—but are all forgiven! "Lego" is an adjective and is not meant to be a standalone name. It should always be Lego bricks, Lego building, Lego products, etc."
Well to understand why this is big, you need to understand the history of the smartphone market. Palm created the first real smart phone. The OS on that phone was called Palm OS, eventually Web OS. Ultimately Apple steals this concept, particularly the little icons to navigate.
Admittedly, there were some innovations that the iPhone did, such as capacitive screen and multitouch, but the basic idea was a complete rip off of Palm OS. So what this means is, the death of WebOS and the TouchPad is the death of the true first innovator of smartphones. The one that all are realistically descendants of. It's a sad day. I kind of wish HP at least tried suing Apple before letting WebOS go under. If for nothing else to make a point about how Steve Jobs is a horrible horrible thief.
Steve Jobs talking about stealing: