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Instructions unclear, I am now deaf in one eye

Posted on April 18th, 2014 at 17:19 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


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  1. Nothing wrong, it is just the packaging. It is worn by turning the the muffs in alignment with each other. These are the same ones that are in use on the Roberts Court when they decide election law (one example). The bag is different, however. In the Supreme Court it says: “See No Evil Eyewear”.

Remember 9/11

Posted on September 11th, 2013 at 22:13 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


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Deputy files civil lawsuit against 9-1-1 caller after he was injured during assault at her home

Posted on August 16th, 2013 at 21:07 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, batshitinsane


It’s something you would probably least expect after calling 9-1-1 during an emergency — a lawsuit. If a deputy was hurt, would you be financially responsible?

A deputy is now suing a woman who called for help during an emergency. It all stems from a deputy-involved shooting that happened in Katy last year.

The deputy says he was injured when she made that call from her subdivision. In this lawsuit, he claims the homeowner failed to adequately warn 9-1-1 of the dangerous situation he was walking into.

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Lavabit founder, under gag order, speaks out about shut-down decision

Posted on August 14th, 2013 at 16:18 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


“There’s information that I can’t even share with my lawyer, let alone with the American public.”

Dear USA. Kafka would like a word.

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  1. More like Lord of the Flies.

  2. Well, there goes free speech. Can the judge put a gag order on the whole country?


Posted on August 13th, 2013 at 12:56 by Jan in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails

Posted on July 24th, 2013 at 14:28 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture.

But ask the NSA, as part of a freedom of information request, to do a seemingly simple search of its own employees’ email? The agency says it doesn’t have the technology.

“There’s no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up, unfortunately,” NSA Freedom of Information Act officer Cindy Blacker told me last week.

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Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets

Posted on July 16th, 2013 at 23:26 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Pastafarian News


In its latest attempt to keep up with the times the Vatican has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ tweets.

The church’s granted indulgences reduce the time Catholics believe they will have to spend in purgatory after they have confessed and been absolved of their sins.

The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money. But now indulgences are being applied to the 21st century.


“That includes following Twitter,” said a source at the penitentiary, referring to Pope Francis’ Twitter account, which has gathered seven million followers. “But you must be following the events live. It is not as if you can get an indulgence by chatting on the internet.”

In its decree, the penitentiary said that getting an indulgence would hinge on the beneficiary having previously confessed and being “truly penitent and contrite”.

Praying while following events in Rio online would need to be carried out with “requisite devotion”, it suggested.

Apart from the papal Twitter account, the Vatican has launched an online news portal supported by an app, a Facebook page, and it plans to use the online social networking site Pinterest.

“What really counts is that the tweets the Pope sends from Brazil or the photos of the Catholic World Youth Day that go up on Pinterest produce authentic spiritual fruit in the hearts of everyone,” said Celli.

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  1. And the sooner we get through purgatory the sooner we can have a crack at the angels.

  2. Pah! Sister St. Joseph once told me that you got 5 mins off purgatory for every Hail Mary and 10 mins off for every Our Father. You can see why buddists came up with prayer wheels.

We’re going to need a bigger boat!

Posted on July 12th, 2013 at 16:22 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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  1. Just proof that “B” movies are still alive and living in Hollywood!

  2. This film falls under the heading of “Wish I’d thought of it”. It was an internet sensation. It was almost like the original radio broadcast of War of the Worlds.

US mother wins lawsuit over bagel

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 at 2:35 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, News


A US woman whose newborn was taken from her because she failed a hospital drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel has won a settlement, says her lawyer.

A child welfare agency and hospital in Pennsylvania have paid Elizabeth Mort $143,500 (£94,500) for the mistake.

Her three-day old daughter, Isabella, was removed from her for five days in April 2010.

Words fail me…if it wasn’t the Beeb, I’d think it was the Onion.

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Multiple choice

Posted on May 23rd, 2013 at 0:52 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Funny!

You run out of gas along the interstate. Do you

A: Call a friend for help?

B: Call a tow truck? or


See if you guessed right

straight from Fark, of course

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  1. He might have drummed up attention, but the risk is he could have turned into a crash symbol…

Why do conservatives like to waste energy?

Posted on May 1st, 2013 at 2:53 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, batshitinsane


A study out Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined attitudes about energy efficiency in liberals and conservatives, and found that promoting energy-efficient products and services on the basis of their environmental benefits actually turned conservatives off from picking them. The researchers first quizzed participants on how much they value various benefits of energy efficiency, including reducing carbon emissions, reducing foreign oil dependence, and reducing how much consumers pay for energy; cutting emissions appealed to conservatives the least.

The study then presented participants with a real-world choice: With a fixed amount of money in their wallet, respondents had to “buy” either an old-school lightbulb or an efficient compact florescent bulb (CFL), the same kind Bachmann railed against. Both bulbs were labeled with basic hard data on their energy use, but without a translation of that into climate pros and cons. When the bulbs cost the same, and even when the CFL cost more, conservatives and liberals were equally likely to buy the efficient bulb. But slap a message on the CFL’s packaging that says “Protect the Environment,” and “we saw a significant drop-off in more politically moderates and conservatives choosing that option,” said study author Dena Gromet, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Got that? With all other factors being equal, conservatives were less likely to buy the exact same lightbulb if you told them it would help the environment.

Another source:


In the second study, 210 volunteers were interviewed and then given $2 each to purchase a light bulb. The light bulbs offered for sale were either “normal” or an energy efficient variety (with a higher price.) The higher priced bulbs were identical but were advertised in two different ways: one made claims about how the light bulb was good for the planet, the other claimed to save the buyer money by using less electricity. The researchers found those with more conservative views were less inclined to buy the special bulbs when the labeling touted its planet-saving features. When it was labeled as a money-saver however, conservatives were quite willing to buy them. Those with a more liberal view were found willing to buy the special bulb regardless of which advertising was used. In another variant of the study, the researchers found that both conservatives and liberals bought the special bulb over the “normal” bulb if they were priced the same.

The researchers suggest that those people in the study with conservative ideology were not necessarily against buying so-called green products, but have been conditioned to associate such terms with liberalism, and thus, shy away from products labeled as such.

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  1. “Conservative” used to mean to be careful or to save things. “Liberal” used to mean to be generous or to give things away.

    “Stupid” still retains its old meaning, which is reassuring.

Shut Up or Get Out: PA City Punishes Domestic Violence Victims Who Call the Police

Posted on April 27th, 2013 at 1:16 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, batshitinsane


Last year in Norristown, Pa., Lakisha Briggs’ boyfriend physically assaulted her, and the police arrested him. But in a cruel turn of events, a police officer then told Ms. Briggs, “You are on three strikes. We’re gonna have your landlord evict you.”

Yes, that’s right. The police threatened Ms. Briggs with eviction because she had received their assistance for domestic violence. Under Norristown’s “disorderly behavior ordinance,” the city penalizes landlords and tenants when the police respond to three instances of “disorderly behavior” within a four-month period. The ordinance specifically includes “domestic disturbances” as disorderly behavior that triggers enforcement of the law.

After her first “strike,” Ms. Briggs was terrified of calling the police. She did not want to do anything to risk losing her home. So even when her now ex-boyfriend attacked her with a brick, she did not call. And later, when he stabbed her in the neck, she was still too afraid to reach out. But both times, someone else did call the police. Based on these “strikes,” the city pressured her landlord to evict. After a housing court refused to order an eviction, the city said it planned to condemn the property and forcibly remove Ms. Briggs from her home. The ACLU intervened, and the city did not carry out its threats, and even agreed to repeal the ordinance. But just two weeks later, Norristown quietly passed a virtually identical ordinance that imposes fines on landlords unless they evict tenants who obtain police assistance, including for domestic violence.

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  1. “Would I be right, Savage, in thinking that Ms. Briggs was a coloured person?”

  2. I agree Sue, but why is he still her boyfriend?

  3. Ok, let’s be honest. It is horrible is people are frightened to call the police and the police should *always* protect the weak. On the other hand sometimes the police is called to a 10-90 twice weekly for months on end to the same address. At some point they want to tell the (usually) woman that she better quit that (usually) man but they can’t and if they would it would have no effect. Basically some people use the police to balance their “relationship.” I am all for a solution to that problem but a three-strikes-and-you’r-out definitely is not it. Protecting the weak comes first.

  4. Cases like these are simply impossible. She can’t or won’t protect herself and can’t or won’t allow the police to protect her. Having the police answer the same dangerous calls repeatedly taxes their manpower and resources and diverts them from other police work not to mention that it is the very definition of insanity. To top it off, when the guy finally kills her or seriously hurts her, the city will be sued and some twit will ask, “Why didn’t they do something?”.

    Three strikes shouldn’t be necessary. She should have gotten the message the first time he hurt her.

  5. I agree, what people “should” do is grow up, become independent and behave sensibly. It sometimes happens. The rest of the time there is a social problem. I don’t think this rule will help that individual or society in general. It might save some money although most of what the police do is social work. (Poorly done, in some cases, but it’s a blunt instrument.)

  6. @Sue – I’m OK with the rule in that sometimes society has to highlight a path to a better life for some people. She doesn’t want to be evicted and she doesn’t want to get hurt any more, either. The police will protect her to the extent they can but not indefinitely. She has to start looking for other options. I’d recommend going to a battered women’s shelter to live and getting counseling about the choices she’s been making but her options are certainly not limited to just those. That this ordinance might save some taxpayer money is OK by me but irrelevant to me. No one should live a life like that.

The Internet finally reaches its apex as man marrying My Little Pony character writes angry email to erotic pony artist

Posted on March 23rd, 2013 at 9:45 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, batshitinsane


The Internet—the global system of interconnected networks that’s become an increasingly central means of commerce and communication capable of bringing far-flung civilizations together—reached its apex this week, after a man claiming to be the fiancé of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic character Twilight Sparkle contacted a user of online community DeviantArt to demand he stop drawing sexual pictures of his imaginary pony-bride. The request was made in a letter that was then published in full on the Internet, which no longer has any reason to exist, having achieved everything it has ever set out to do.

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Unicode obelisk

Posted on February 22nd, 2013 at 15:32 by Desiato in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

Given that ASCII has always had an asterisk character, why hasn’t the Unicode design committee had the sense of humor to add an obelisk character?

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  1. Contrived, but you get the “I snorted coffee through my nasal passages” prize for this morning, Mr. D!

  2. You’re welcome! It’s just something that came up in conversation. :)

  3. That’s really an Idée fixe with you, eh?

  4. Bon, je ne vais pas menhir…

Why the world isn’t running out of oil

Posted on February 21st, 2013 at 12:34 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


The 75-page study, by oil executive Leonardo Maugeri, was based on a field-by-field analysis of most of the major oil exploration and development projects in the world, and it predicted a 20 per cent increase in global oil production by 2020.

Well if you can’t trust an oil executive that says it’s not necessary to switch to alternate fuels, then I guess you just can’t trust anyone.

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  1. A 20-percent increase in oil production in 7 years is not going to cover the projected happy-path world growth in energy demand, is it?

CNN Anchor Asks Bill Nye If Global Warming Had Anything To Do With A Near-Earth Asteroid

Posted on February 12th, 2013 at 18:18 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame)


After wrapping up a Saturday afternoon segment on the impact climate change may have had on the extreme winter weather that hit the Northeast this weekend, CNN anchor Deb Feyerick turned to a feature on a large asteroid that will just miss earth as it passes by.

“We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that’s falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid,” said Feyerick. “What’s coming our way? Is this the effect of, perhaps, global warming? Or is this just some meteoric occasion?”

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  1. This shows the importance of blond hair as a qualification for “news anchor”.

Twitter, Amex enabling shopping, 140 characters at a time

Posted on February 12th, 2013 at 17:07 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, If you're in marketing, kill yourself, What were they thinking?


According to an Amex Web page, the arrangement works like this. Amex cardholders first sync their card with Twitter. Then, when they come across products that are eligible to purchase under the plan — products that American Express will promote through a Twitter feed — they simply send out a tweet that includes a special hashtag. Amex will then send them an @-reply with a confirming hashtag. Finally, the buyer has to send out a second tweet with the special hashtag within 15 minutes.

I’m going to “synch” my credit card with my twitter account?

And I’m going to wait for them to send me tweets?

And then I’m going to tweet them back when I want to buy something?

Why would I want to do this?

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Facebook will be closed for maintenance between Feb 29-31

Posted on February 7th, 2013 at 18:40 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Funny!


Messages have been spreading on Facebook claiming that the social network will be closed between February 29th and February 31st, 2013.

And, of course, it’s kinda true. You won’t be able to log into Facebook on February 29th, February 30th or February 31st this year. Nor will you have much luck, although the messages don’t mention this, on June 31st.

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  1. Come on. You cant be that thick to fall for this one.

HTC gives a huge smartphone its own Mini feature phone

Posted on January 30th, 2013 at 17:25 by Desiato in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Funny!


Meet the HTC Mini. Though you might mistake it for the phone you had in 2006, it’s an accessory for the HTC Butterfly (known as the Droid DNA in the U.S.). Chinese Butterfly owners can use the Mini to make and take calls without removing their super-sized phones from their pockets.

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Al Qaeda Commander Killed for the Third Time

Posted on January 26th, 2013 at 16:34 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


Al-Shihri, a “veteran jihadist,” traveled to Afghanistan shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks to fight coalition troops, only to be captured weeks later, according to West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. He was sent to the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he stayed for six years before being released to Saudi Arabia. There, he entered a so-called “jihadi rehab” program that attempted to turn terrorists into art students by getting them to get “negative energy out on paper,” as the program’s director told ABC News in 2009.

But just months after he supposedly entered the fingerpainting camp, al-Shihri reappeared in Yemen where he was suspected to have been behind a deadly bombing at the U.S. embassy there.

Wait, what? fingerpainting camp?

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  1. And just what colors were they going to paint their fingers? :-)

  2. According to Pantone that would be Explosive Residue Emerald.

Record quarter, so better dump that stock!

Posted on January 24th, 2013 at 3:02 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ

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  1. Stock prices are not about past earnings, but about expected future earnings, so this reaction is not as illogical as it may seem on a first glimpse. When a stock drops after record earnings, this is a very bad sign that people with insider knowledge are maybe dumping now their stocks to people who got greedy by seeing the glorious days of the past, and ignore that very rough times may lay ahead for Apple.

    It is the eternal cycle of the stock market: “Smart money” playing their game with the “Dumb money”

  2. Record *revenue* but same profit as the year earlier quarter.

    Interesting one analyst said it was lagging iMac sales that had the biggest negative impact.

    Analyst price targets still $600, $650, $750, $875, $1100…

  3. @Desiato: All good points. Still, I can’t quite fathom the P/E for Amazon being 290 times greater than that for Apple.

  4. @SjG: I don’t really get it either. Although Amazon’s profit is artificially low since they’re plowing all their cash back into developing their business. The stock reflects expected earnings growth, which for Amazon is still thought to be potentially quite large, and for Apple people are worrying that they’re running into the laws of physics. So I guess I get some part of it. But Apple at P/E around 10, yeah, crazy.

  5. I think THIS is why their stock price took a hit in spite of record revenues and profits. Exactly the kind of thing Wall Street does not approve of.

  6. John, do you have anything to substantiate the claim that Wall Street cares about that? Sounds highly, highly dubious to me. To put it politely. :)

I think this is a serious question that not enough of us are pondering

Posted on January 18th, 2013 at 13:55 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


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  1. Answer: “The same reason why eMails from rich gentlemen from Nigeria go immediately into my spam folder”

  2. It’s eastily the most pole-arizing matter I’ve seen today.

  3. “Get back in your grave you zombie spawn of Satan!”

Horsemeat found in beef burgers on sale in UK and Ireland

Posted on January 15th, 2013 at 23:21 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


Horse DNA has been found in some beef burgers being sold in UK and Irish supermarkets, the Republic of Ireland’s food safety authority (FSAI) has said.

The FSAI said the meat came from two processing plants in Ireland, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods, and the Dalepak Hambleton plant in Yorkshire.


A total of 27 products were analysed, with 10 of them containing horse DNA and 23 containing pig DNA.

Thing is, there’s probably worse things in the burgers than a little bit of horse, of course. And no one can tell if it’s horse, of course.

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  1. This is why I’m a vegetarian – a bit of celery in my tomato soup is not a major problem! :-)

  2. Not following your reasoning here, Spiff. If you’re a vegetarian, isn’t a bit of horse in your tomato soup more of a problem than it is for a meat eater? The whole point here is that you’re served food that isn’t what you expected it to be… happens with vegetarian food tooo. (vegetable soup made with chicken stock, a surprise addition of bacon bits, etc.)

  3. this is why i eat meat exclusively. there’s no way some dickhead is going to sneak a piece of celery into my steak.

  4. Neigh! Stop horsing around and pony up for proper meat! Well said florian!

  5. florian, many animals eat vegetables, you know? Maybe you should consider eating only carnivores.

  6. PS: much along the same lines, check this out. http://gothamist.com/2013/01/14/is_that_calamari_or_pig_rectum.php

  7. Finally we’ve got to the bottom of that particular bucket of entrails.

    Visit any Piggly Wiggly store in the South: “Our rissoles contain pigs’ arseholes, madam!”

GroverNorquist: Up is the new down

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 at 15:46 by Desiato in category: awesome, ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, batshitinsane, bleeding obvious, Foyer of Ennui (just short of the Hall of Shame), Funny!, No shit, sherlock


The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting for Senate bill is cutting taxes and keeping his/her pledge.

Yes, I think all the tags I applied to this post are justified.

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The wurst nativity set is now bacon in the oven

Posted on December 13th, 2012 at 16:25 by Desiato in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Great Picture, What were they thinking?

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Yes, Half of Republicans Think ACORN, Which Doesn’t Exist, Stole the Election

Posted on December 5th, 2012 at 16:34 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


The funniest poll of the afternoon comes from the folks over at Public Policy Polling, who have results that are new and legitimate results (if a bit heavy on the forced fantasy questions) finding that 49 percent of Republicans and six percent of Democrats believe ACORN stole the 2012 election for Barack Obama — despite the pesky fact that ACORN folded in 2010. How … wait … huh?

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  1. No way. 49% of voters don’t even know what ACORN is (was).

  2. It’s likely just a matter of “that option is negative for Obama so I am picking it”

  3. Listening to biased polls might lead to thinkimg the election was stolen.

  4. those 49% weren’t going to vote for obama anyway. they believe that supporting a free market ideology means no black people in high office, and that one day they will ascend to a castle in the sky where a magic jew will do card tricks for them for eternity.

When A Mouse Requires An Internet Connection, You’re Doing ‘Cloud’ Wrong

Posted on November 8th, 2012 at 12:37 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Software, What were they thinking?


This really took me by surprise. Just bought a new Naga 2012 mouse, installed the software and get greeted by a login screen right after. No option to bypass it to use the software to configure the mouse, set the options, sensitivity, shortcuts, macros etc.

So I go ahead and create an account and try to log in. Nothing. Try several more times, and still nothing. Try to make new accounts with different email addresses and it still wont work.

Finally call Razer who tells me the activation server is down, and I wont be able to use the mouse until it goes back up and will only be able to use it as a standard plug and play mouse til then. I ask about a workaround to use the mouse offline and they say there is none. Supposedly once the mouse is activated on the computer offline mode will work, but it needs to upload my profile and activate my account first and since their server is down its not going to happen. I ask for a supervisor to confirm this is the case and ask again for a workaround to use it offline. He said sorry theres nothing they can do, tells me the call center is closing and hangs up on me.

I’m pretty shocked Razer thought it was a good idea to do this to customers. Nowhere on the box does it say anything about needing an internet connection to “activate” a mouse. If the servers go down in the future, anyone who buys this mouse is out of luck.

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  1. I’d say when a mouse requires an internet connection, you’re doing “mouse” wrong.

  2. Razer missed a trick there, they could have charged the purchase price all over again to ‘unlock’ the device. That’s how capitalism works. If you don’t believe me ask someone whose just spent $390 million with nothing to show for it.

No-fly list strands man in on island in Hawaii

Posted on October 22nd, 2012 at 14:07 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Do you feel safer yet?, Security


“It’s scary to know that something like this can happen in a free country. You’re not accused of any crime. You haven’t been contacted by anyone. No investigation has been done. No due process has taken place,” he said.

He got a hotel room at the Pearl Harbor naval base while he worked things out. Being on the list didn’t stop him from staying on a base that’s home to submarines, cruisers and destroyers.

He’s way, way too dangerous to be allowed in a plane. But a naval base? No problem!

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How to Die

Posted on October 9th, 2012 at 1:51 by Desiato in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, News


Even if it turns out that programs like the Liverpool Pathway save big money, promoting end-of-life care on fiscal grounds just plays into fears that the medical-industrial complex is rushing our loved ones to the morgue to save on doctors and hospital beds.When I asked British specialists whether the Liverpool protocol cut costs, they insisted they had never asked the question — and never would.“I don’t think we would dare,” said Sir Thomas. “There was some very nasty press here in this country this year about the Pathway, saying it was a way of killing people quickly to free up hospital beds. The moment you go into that argument, you might threaten the whole program.”In America, nothing happens without a cost-benefit analysis. But the case for a less excruciating death can stand on a more neutral, less disturbing foundation, namely that it is simply a kinder way of death.“There are lots of reasons to believe you could save money,” said Emanuel. “I just think we can’t do it for the reason [that it saves] money.”

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  1. The American healthcare CBA sometimes seems to serve to increase costs, rather than the opposite. Funny, that.

  2. I have had some close-up personal experience with end-of-life care last 6 weeks, and at no time did I get the impression that “saving money” was in any way a consideration at all.

  3. The Liverpool pathway has been around for years, in the two case I am aware of all other treatments would have been to no avail and would have served only to extend suffering. It seemed like the best, most humane choice in the circumstances. I think it is uncharitable to suggest that this option might be the economically motivated choice of parsimonious bean-counters

Pig Farmers Face Pressure on the Size of the Sty

Posted on October 6th, 2012 at 3:26 by Desiato in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ


In the last week of September alone, three companies — Dunkin’ Donuts, ConAgra Foods and Brinker International, which operates Chili’s — announced that over the next decade, they would no longer buy pork derived from pigs housed in gestation crates.

What does Dunkin’ Donuts fry their donuts in…?

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  1. Bacon has to be the third most addictive product in common use.

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