November 26, 2008

BlackBerry Storm FAIL

Now, I can't say that RIM hasn't made some excellent stuff in the BlackBerry product line, it really had. And when I was debating whether to get a BlackBerry or iPhone I was MIGHTY tempted to go BlackBerry because of that clickable qwerty keyboard. Let me repeat, that was a good thing.

But in an attempt to compete with Apple's iPhone, and go buttonless with the BlackBerry Storm... let's just say that RIM hasn't taken the world by Storm. In fact, much the opposite as Gizmodo, WIRED, and others were not impressed.

But the best line of what could quite possibly be called an epic Storm Fail comes from the NYT.

Until then, maybe Storm isn’t such a bad name for this phone. After all — it’s dark, sodden and unpredictable.

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October 22, 2008

Yaburnt, Bitches!

From Harvey

When you get past the consultants, it is obvious that the general mood among Republican incumbents facing challengers is glum. While not euphoric, Democrats are upbeat if not downright enthusiastic about their prospects.

A reliable pollster told us a month ago there was no evidence of a Democratic wave in Texas…but that was a month ago.

The bottom line? This election is a knife fight and, for the moment, Democrats have the power of the trends behind them.

My question to Harvey... who was that reliable pollster?

My only other comment, there is a wave and it will hopefully lift up those of you who have run lackluster (or, to put it another way, RETARDED) campaigns. You know who you are. Mostly because I've already told you I thought you were doing a shitty job.

In other words, some of you are going to win on accident.


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January 10, 2008

No mas with the DRM

Digitial Rights Management, the pesky bit of code added to digital files that keeps you, the consumer, from using them as you wish (or putting them on multiple devices) is officially dead. The last hold out, Sony BMG, threw in the towel recently. What's curious is the RIAA, of which Sony BMG is a financing member, continue to go after consumers for pulling music OFF THEIR CD'S AND ONTO THEIR COMPUTERS.

Not for P2P file sharing, for using music they've purchased on other devices they own. Exactly when can we finally do away with the litigous RIAA? Now that the music companies have given up on controlling us through coding, can they finally give up on controlling us through the courts? It would certainly be more profitable for them than their stupid lawsuits.

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January 07, 2008

FISA coming back...

The Republicans and the Administration (along with, unfortunately, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid) are still pushing for FISA reform to take away your rights and gut the Constitution they've all sworn to uphold.

With a lot of help, Senator Dodd beat them back late last year. Now they're coming back. Just for shits and grins, I thought we'd recap something I found while doing some research last week. What the government wants to do is wiretap at least tens of millions of Americans. What they are doing, because they have credible intelligence, is wiretapping about 100.

What, of course, has never been explained is why they want to violate the privacy of millions. At the end of the day, they are hoping all of us will be more skeered of the terrarists than our government in the hands of the same people who brought you Gitmo! The Holiday Hotspot!. Actually, we're not scared of terrorists or the government.

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July 11, 2007

IN YOUR FACE Obama Girl!

Two can play this YouTube game.

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April 18, 2007

This is why I'm going crazy...

I'm hatin' on Research in Motion right now...

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Users of Research In Motion Ltd.'s (s: rimm] BlackBerry wireless e-mail device in the U.S. and Europe reported the service was working Wednesday morning, following reports of outages by some U.S. users. Other U.S. users and a BlackBerry owner in Europe told MarketWatch their service had not been affected. Several media reports said early Wednesday the company's network suffered a widespread service outage beginning late Tuesday. Research In Motion shares fell as low as $128.80 in early trading Wednesday. A phone call to the company wasn't immediately returned.

Mine's been affected. And I'm mad....

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February 21, 2007

You need some ugly in your life

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThis rug is specifically designed for the modern world with channels for all the cables that make our homes so much fun. It's also totally ugly. Yes, we'll laugh at you if you buy one.

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February 12, 2007

Why an iPhone when you can have this?

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Yes, I want one. Like you wouldn't believe... I'd give up my BlackBerry for it.

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February 08, 2007

Presenting the Annoy-O-Tron

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingOh, I'm excited and you know how wrong that can be. The picture up on this page is of an ugly little device that can provide hours of fun. It's the Annoy-O-Tron, the little gadget that's dedicated to driving people crazy. People you select.

Imagine the possibilities... the bitch down the hall? Drive him/her slowly mad by placing this device (even using the convenient magnet) in an out of the way place, setting it (it emits a squeak at 2Khz, 12Khz or alternating) and then activating it. The automatic timer never runs it at exactly the same time which is guaranteed to slowly drive the target insane.

The best part? Set it and forget it (just like the Showtime Rotisserie)! The battery lasts for weeks!

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February 05, 2007

Make sure your unborn child isn't Al-Qaida

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingWe know the little human growing inside you is the physical manifestation of the love you share with your husband. Or your boyfriend. Or the mongo you just happened to hook up with 8.5 months ago during a really amazing happy hour. However, do you know Al-Qaida may have already turned him/her into a traitor? That's why you need the FirstSounds Eavesdropper. Of course, you can also hear baby's adorable little heartbeat, but we all know you're really going to use to make sure that Islamofascists haven't already taken control.

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January 18, 2007

SUPER BAD IDEA

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This is the perfect gift for the blow hard Republican in your life who thinks the reason no one listens to him is that no one can hear him. Or her. Yes that's right... people really DO want to hear your jackass opinions and this is just the thing to get the word out!

You morons never heard of a blog?

(via Gizmodo)

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August 04, 2006

Bob Ross sooo rocks

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Seriously... you have to remember this guy. Here is a link to some video love.

Can y'all tell that I'm ready to call it a day and get my drink on?


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July 28, 2006

Excuse me, Sir. May I see your computer?

ars technica has the deets up on intrusive searches of computer hardware by border agents.

The case made its way to a Nevada court, which found Romm guilty. An appeal of the case went to the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, which was charged with deciding an important issue: can border patrol agents search laptops without a warrant and without probable cause? The court's ruling was handed down on Monday, and said that yes, agents can search laptops for any reason.

Granted, the guy was into kiddie porno but how long will it be until some kid is busted for illegal MP3's on his iPod by some overzealous wage slave?

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July 08, 2006

A little mindless fun for the weekend

Ever wanted to smite El Presidente with a plague of locusts? Here's your chance!

Bonus fun: The only Ann Coulter interview where she doesn't say anything offensive.

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July 03, 2006

Take the Citizenship Challenge

Thanks to Stace Medellin @ Dos Centavos for the link to MSNBC's site where they are have a real live citizenship test up. Seriously, it takes all of 2 minutes and while it may not be the most fun you'll have all day, it was entertaining.

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June 28, 2006

Dude! You're getting a Dell!

That's hot!
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NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The Dell laptop computer seen bursting into flames in photographs on the Internet was being examined as part of the company's probe of the incident, Dell Inc. said Tuesday.

"We have captured the notebook and have begun investigating the event," Dell spokeswoman Anne Camden said, confirming the computer was made by Dell but declining to specify the model. No one was hurt in the incident, she said.

The report of an exploding laptop at a conference in Osaka, Japan, accompanied by digital photos, was first published on technology industry news Web site The Inquirer last week.

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February 26, 2006

Tell me if this is a dumb idea...

I want to buy two websites: IHateShiites.com and IHateSunnis.com and I'm going to offer them for sale to Iraqi's under the theory that if they have some sort of slam book website they'll be able to work out their agression toward one another without having to set fire to mosque's... and Imams.

Seriously... they should all have internet access and computers. Where else was the money to contractors going?

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February 22, 2006

You deserve a laugh today

Turn your speakers on.
America's Asshole in Chief
Safe for work? Depends where you work!

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January 28, 2006

Tired of pesky merchandise sensors?

If you're one of the millions of shoplifters out there you'll be able to see the value in a simple device, constructed at a low cost, that enables you to fry out the sensors in the items you wish to steal.

Or, just maybe, someone's TV, radio, cellphone or iPod. Or, even better, RFID's used to track you or your car. The folks over at 22nd Chaos Communications Congress have created just such a device out of a single-use camera with a flash. They call it a portable RFID zapper but it's basically a portable (and reusable) EMP weapon. Imagine the fun to be had from zapping out toll tags...

Not to say I would do such I thing, it's just an idea. And, as always, we at McBlogger never condone illegal activity, unless it's gay marriage and we're all about that.

Make sure you check out the Caution section which includes:

  • Soldering irons are known to be unpleasantly hot at the tip.

  • RFID-Zappers don't comply with the FCC-rules.
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