A furious Camden resident spotted a ridiculous new CCTV camera in the communal area in front of his flat, which plays a recorded message demanding people leave the area or have their photograph taken and "sent for processing."
The government and the London 2012 organisers have put together a guide designed to help businesses get ready for the Olympics, warning we may see slower web connections and the odd complete failure due to increased demand.
A few years ago, back when the Constellation Program was still alive, NASA engineers discovered that the Ares I rocket had a crucial flaw, one that could have jeopardised the entire project. They panicked. They plotted. They steeled themselves for the hundreds of millions of pounds it was going to take to make things right. And then they found out how to fix it for the cost of an extra value meal.
When landing a helicopter, I guess there are a few basic rules to follow. Make sure you don't land on people likely comes first, but a close second is probably to avoid landing near things that stand a good chance of getting blown away. This pilot didn't remember that part.
One of the things I love computers for is how they have democratised the access to things that once were only attainable by a very few. This World War II short film called The German is a perfect example.
This glob of dried glue kind of looks like Homer Simpson. Kind of. The thing is that this insignificant blip in the scheme of humanity is about to sell on eBay for a metric crap ton. It's at £151,000 with two days to go.
If mankind can ever reconcile its determination to construct edifices with its lust for things exploding in slow motion, we will have unlocked our essence as a species—tête à tête with God herself. Until then, enjoy shit bustin'.
Apparently O2’s sending some customer phone numbers in the HTTP header to every website they browse over its cellular network. It’s not unusual to send identifier information to sites when you visit -- it’s normally your IP address -- but your phone number? That’s a whole different ball game.
After enduring a few years of shrinking relevance in the smartphone market, RIM punctuated its decline with the simultaneous departure of its conjoined CEOs, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. And while thist may signal a new direction for the company, it also likely means the stream of moronic soundbytes we've grown accustomed to will cease to exist as well.
Looks like tube commuters will be blessed with Wi-Fi in 120 stations around London in the run up to the 2012 Olympic games. Who is going to be providing the access hasn’t been announced yet, nor whether it’s going to be free or a paid-for service, but it’s still “on track” according to Transport for London.
Dante Autullo is a tough guy. He's also, according to his wife, a very accident prone guy. So when he accidentally hit his head with a nail gun and only saw a scratch, he didn't think anything of it...