Monday, February 21, 2011

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NJ Cop To Parents: Steal FaceBook Passwords

Batelli is advancing this extreme parenting advice at Mahwah Police seminars where detectives teach parents how to install keystroke-recording software on their home computers. Sometimes called “spy-ware,” the software allows parents to surreptitiously hack FaceBook passwords from their kids’ accounts.

“When it comes down to safety and welfare of your child, I don’t think any parent would sacrifice anything to make sure nothing happens to their children. If it means buying an $80 package of software and putting it on and seeing some inappropriate words you don’t want your child to say. Then that’s part of society.”

“There may be a website that your children are on that they shouldn’t be visiting. That will show up on this third-party software,” said Blake. “It’s very easy to install. Your children don’t know it’s there.”

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You seriously think THAT is a solution!? Moron.

Blocking offensive / inappropriate websites is one thing, but stealing passwords - and that too from your kids.. WTF! That’s definitely a new low in crazy parenting. Batelli probably believes this will also set a great example for the children.

He goes on to say Your children don’t know it’s there. Perhaps they won’t know when you installed it, but think about this for a second:

You steal your kids password and go through the FaceBook messages and emails. Let’s suppose that you do find objectionable content. Perhaps you find something that YOU believe to be inappropriate. What do you do next? Confront your child and explain what s/he is doing is wrong or whatever?

How stupid do you think the kid is to NOT figure out that you have been snooping around his emails and messages?? Kids are not as stupid as Batelli (or some others) believe them to be.

How do you think this kid is going to react? Do you really expect the kid to jump with joy or hug his dad for stealing his password and saving him from going down the ‘wrong’ path?

Think about that for a bit and I am sure you will be able to picture (more or less accurately) what is more likely to happen.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Budget Reality

Hillary Clinton Continues To Say Dumb Things

Recently, during an interview with Mexico's Televisa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that the United States can't legalize drugs "because there is just too much money in it."

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There is too much money in it BECAUSE it’s illegal, you daft cunt!

Because it’s illegal – there is a black market for it. I seriously doubt anyone needs a refresher course in Black Market 101. Just in case there are people like Hillary Clinton who don’t know what a black market is, here is a link for you.

News flash - It’s not just drugs. If tomorrow some stupid government decides to make cigarettes illegal, a black market for cigarettes will crop up and then there will be just too much money in cigarette trade as well.

BlackBerry Dakota In The Flesh

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Bekaraan

Gulzaar (nice to see him penning something good for a change)…
Music/Singer - Vishal Bhardwaj

Beautiful track.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Is Everyone On The Windows Phone Team An Idiot !?

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First they claimed no one really used Copy-Paste on the phone and it will never be included in WP7 – Link.

Then they realised just how stupid that statement was and decided to include Copy-Paste in the first update (due in March ‘11) – Link.

And here is the latest – the Camera app resetting itself to Default Settings every time the camera is launched – is a feature and it was a decision by the team to have the camera app behave this way.

The rant by a user:

Again, I come back to the camera app. The settings reset every time I close the app. Is that a feature or a bug that will be taken care of in the update? Nobody responds through Twitter or email correspondence.

If it's a feature, even if no one wants to man up and admit it (because let's face it, it would be the dumbest "feature" ever in a camera app), why not take responsibility and acknowledge it?

If it's a bug, isn't it great to let the users know that it's going to get fixed? Little things are what your competitors are getting right, and what you guys are ignoring as you set your targets for what needs updating.

The response from a Microsoft Employee:

thanks for the feedback vanmardigan.

regarding the camera settings: it was a decision by  the team thinking that if you pulled the phone out to take a quick pic, it would be better to know it was always in a default setting rather than having to remember what the settings were the last time you took a picture, so shooting for predictability.

That said, feedback from folks like you has the team seriously looking at that option to see if there is a more optimal option. thanks again.

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It probably wouldn’t be THAT bad if the camera app allowed the user to set the Default Settings himself. It just seems idiotic that the team at Microsoft decided what should be the default setting for every one who bothers to buy a crappy Windows Phone.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Media Psychiatrist Gets Jacked

 

What the hell is a Media Psychiatrist?? Sounds like a fake psychiatrist, and by looking at the statements put out, I am pretty convinced that Carole Lieberman IS a fake psychiatrist. If not fake, she is definitely an idiotic one.


So here is what happened. FoxNews.com – infamous for it’s crappy reporting - decided to publish an article:

Is Bulletstorm The Worst Videogame In The World.

Cuckoo Carole Lieberman was cited as an expert and the article goes on to say:

Carole Lieberman, a psychiatrist and book author, told FoxNews.com that sexual situations and acts in video games -- highlighted so well in Bulletstorm -- have led to real-world sexual violence. 

“The increase in rapes can be attributed in large part to the playing out of [sexual] scenes in video games,” she said.

Please take note that Bulletstorm is rated M (Matured) and does contain violence. BUT the game has NO SEXUAL SCENES whatsoever. It does use certain terms such as Topless / Gangbang depending on how the enemies are killed off in this shooter game, but it has absolutely no sexual scenes.


Obviously the article ticked off a lot of gamers but Wired.com decided to deal with the matter properly. In addition to contacting the doc, they also got in touch with Douglas A Gentile.

I don’t know where [Lieberman] would get any evidence for this opinion,” said Iowa State University professor Douglas A. Gentile, who studies the relationship between media and violence. “There’s really very little to substantiate her claims in research literature.”

Gentile has been researching violence in media since 1999. He has written books and studies about the psychological effects of videogames. When asked by Wired.com in a phone interview, he said very few mainstream games contain any real sexual content.

Explicit old games like Leisure Suit Larry and Custer’s Revenge, Gentile pointed out, are hard to find on store shelves nowadays.

No serious researcher is linking playing violent videogames with criminal violence,” Gentile said.


In a phone interview with Wired.com, Lieberman claimed countless studies could be used to validate her statement in FoxNews.com. Interestingly enough, she was unable to name even a single one of those countless studies.

Unable to answer the question properly, Lieberman said –

There are thousands of studies. I’d have to look through them or recent ones as far as finding one that specifically speaks about rape, and I don’t have the time to do that right now.

Obviously I know what I’m talking about or I wouldn’t be called upon to testify in front of Congress, I’ve been doing this research for over 20 years…. It’s all about violence, it all applies to rape. And it has been done on videogames less violent or less sexual than the current one that we’re talking about.

A calculated guess would be the Congress is just as stupid as she is.

For someone who has been doing THIS RESEARCH for over 20 years, it’s a bit difficult to understand why she couldn’t mention even a single one when asked.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Rumsfeld Memoir

Egyptian Presidency Website

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Some internet users have pointed out that the site has been like this for a while now.

Google translation for the Arabic text is:

This site is under development and modernization

Best part - the font used is A l g e r i a n. :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

MegaMind

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Not bad.

SM Krishna Reads The Wrong Speech!

Speaking at the UNSC at a debate on security and development on Friday, Krishna read out the wrong speech for about three minutes before being corrected by India's envoy to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri.

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The guy reads out for 3 minutes and has no idea it’s not his speech. Wow!

We all know that these people have this stuff written for them, but I thought AT LEAST they would read through the speech once before yapping away! Evidently that’s not the case. Would be fun if one day some speech-writer decided to include a bit of truth in those write-ups, eh?

If SM Krishna did bother to read his speech before, he would have figured out (a lot sooner than 3 minutes) that what he was barking into the microphone was NOT his speech!

What makes this even worse is - even after 3 minutes, Krishna had no clue that the speech wasn’t his! It was pointed out by Hardeep Singh Puri. At least SOMEONE at these debates seems to be listening.

The Portuguese Foreign Minister had already spoken. HAD Krishna been listening to the proceedings, he should have figured out in the 3 minutes of his own yapping that the same stuff had been said a while back.

To summarise –

  • Krishna didn’t bother to read (beforehand) what was prepared for him.
  • Krishna wasn’t bothered with what other people present at the debate had to say.

You couldn’t be bothered to read your own speech beforehand and prepare, so clearly you don’t give a shit about what you will be mouthing off at the debate.

You are sitting there and not listening to what the other participants are saying, so you don’t give a shit about  their views either (which is not so bad, given that you don’t give a shit about - what will be termed as - your own views, in the first place).  

So… err, why go in the first place? Doesn’t really seem like you are bothered, so why state that you are there to push India’s agenda for Security Council reforms. Should have just had your prepared speech emailed to the UNSC.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wiyana 59 - Zain

Free Blackberry phones and other Smartphones, as well as Platinum lines for every subscriber.

For a year, the new package will allow each subscriber to use Voice calls, SMS, MMS, Zain Mobile TV and Internet for free within Zain network. Zain also stated that the new package offers free 5000 Voice call minutes, 1000 SMS’s and 1000 MMS’s and 1000 Video call minutes outside Zain network.

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Smartphone Based Ultrasound Imaging System

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MobiUS is the world's first smartphone-based commercial ultrasound system. It consists of an ultrasound probe and a Toshiba Windows Mobile-powered smartphone with Mobisante's software on it.

Since the system is based on smartphones, it is extremely portable and very affordable compared to traditional ultrasound systems. In addition, it can utilize the cellular network and Wi-Fi capabilities of the smartphone to send images remotely.

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Interesting Choice Of Font – Corporation Bank

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That is an Internet Banking application form downloaded from Corporation Bank’s official website. This is the first time that I am seeing an official form typed out in Comic Sans Ms font (There is a first time for everything).

Doesn’t really look official, now does it? After I downloaded it and took a look, I went back to the browser to confirm I had actually downloaded it from the official website.

It’s not just the choice of font. The application form doesn’t even have the bank’s logo!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wafaa Bilal

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In case you don’t recall this moron professor, you can click on the links below to get a recap:

Wafaa is back in the news. The titanium base / plate that was implanted in his no brain head seems to be creating problems. Err.. of course, it was a stupid idea to begin with and the procedure was done in a tattoo shop! What did you expect?

Moving on, Wafaa is experiencing constant pain despite antibiotics and steroids because one of the posts holding the plate is being rejected by his body. Now an interesting part from the news article:

Once the wound heals, Mr. Bilal hopes to figure out a different setup and remount a lighter camera. For now, though, he’s carrying on the project by tying the camera to the back of his neck.

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Could have done this from the start, right?

When the idiot had come up with this stupid idea in the first place, people all over the internet had asked the same question - WHY IS THERE A NEED FOR ANY SURGICAL IMPLANT(S) AT ALL!? Why not just hook up the camera from a cap or a safety helmet or hold it in place with a rubber band or …. well, you get the point.

He insists on calling this a performance and uses words like endurance and commitment. Would have actually done him some good if – in addition to using WORDS, he would have bothered to use his brains as well.

Implant or no implant - I still refuse to accept that this nonsense can be classified as art. The camera is hooked at the back of his head and is snapping away pictures at regular intervals. He is NOT even taking the pictures himself!

Electric Nose Life – USD 144. Yes, It’s The Japs.

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Push up that nose of yours to create the perfect profile with this handy Beauty Lift High Nose, a beauty gadget that applies gentle electric vibrations from the bottom, side and front. Just slip it on and turn on the switch on the front of the frame.

While the supports hold your nose in place the buzzing will help shape your nose into just that little bit firmer and higher. All you need is three minutes once a day and you (and everyone else) will soon notice the difference!

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Err.. WTF!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Humen To Ab Bhi Vo Guzra Zamanaa Yaad Aata Hai

Asrar Ansari…

Humen to ab bhi vo guzra zamanaa yaad aata hai
Tumhen bhi kya kabhi koi deewaana yaad aata hai

Havaayen tez theen baarish bhi thi tuufaan bhi tha lekin
Tera aise mein bhi vaadaa nibhanaa yaad aata hai

Guzar chuki thi bahut raat baaton baaton mein
Phir uth ke vo tera shammaa bujhaana yaad aata hai

Ghataayen kitni dekhi hain par mujhe 'asrar'
Kissi ka rukh par vo zulfen giraana yaad aata hai

Ye Kaisi Maya Hai …

Auriya: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's Personal Security Officer (PSO) went beyond his call of duty as he, believe it or not, cleaned the Chief Minister's shoes when they got too dusty.

The incident took place on Monday when she visited a village in Auriya district of the state. As soon as she stepped out of her chopper, her PSO quickly slipped out a handkerchief from his pocket and began cleaning her shoes.

The shoe-wiping procedure went on for a few minutes even as Mayawati stood talking to officials of the area.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Smallville – Season 10 Episode 12 – Collateral

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Talk about a really bad Matrix hangover.

No matter what she does or doesn’t do, I always find Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack) boring. I am pretty sure it’s her hair that puts me off.

BTW, the idiot finally flies in this episode. Just for a while though and that too in the computer generated matrix world. This is the tenth season and Kal-El is yet to figure out how to fly!!? Will somebody remind me why I used to like this show?

P.S. Where the hell is Lionel??

Egypt Revolution

Bennett editorial cartoon

Egypt-Autocracy Toppling-Mubarak

Saturday, February 5, 2011

AT&T Strikes Back … But Lacks The Punch

In reply to Verizon’s I can hear you now, AT&T came up with Talk and surf at the same time.

I usually enjoy such ad battles but, AT&T’s commercial lacks the punch. I mean, err.. the guy in the commercial seems to be in an office environment. A bit surprising that he doesn’t have access to a computer/laptop in the office building!

More importantly, what good is Talk and surf at the same time if your network keeps dropping calls!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

January 5th!!

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Obviously it’s supposed to be Saturday, February 5th.

Come on! There are people who actually read the tweets. Make an effort will you!

USB Mask – Yes, It’s The Japs Again

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In addition to making you look like a weird version of Pink Panther, this mask has a USB powered fan that will circulate air in front of your nose and mouth (huh??).

Errr.. does ANYONE get the idea behind this??

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iPhone 4 Free with VIVA 55 Kwd Package

#INFOCONNECT #NEWS Subscribe to the 55KD package and get iPhone4 16GB for FREE Immediately. Go to InfoConnect this afternoon FCC, i2 & HALA Babtain

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab Offer - Wataniya

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Shameless – Season 8

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Just started off with Season 8.

Monica is back and that really ticked me off. Stupid, irritating annoying cunt!

Govt. Of Malawi Planning To Outlaw Breaking Wind

Apparently there is a new Local Court system which will have the power to enforce some new laws and also have the power to punish the offenders. Opposition leaders have termed the new courts - Kangroo courts.

If reports are to be believed, Dr. Bingu wants to make ‘farting in public’ illegal and a punishable offense. Before you start chuckling, could you just give this one a bit of a thought.

How are they going to err… assign the blame for the crime? I mean – How do they intend to prove Guilt Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Just in case there are people who bother with what gets published in the Daily Mail:

One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: 'My goodness. What happens in a public place where a group is gathered. Do they lock up half a minibus? And how about at meetings where it is difficult to pinpoint 'culprits'?

'Children will openly deny having passed bad air and point at an elder. Culturally, this is very embarrassing,' she said.

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Shameless – Season 7

Definitely watchable. Not really happy about Patrick Maguire’s (Sean Gilder) exit from the show. Really did like that character. There still are plenty of characters that I like. I love watching Maxine Donnelly (Joanna Higson).     

In fact, the only ones that bother me are Ian (Gerard Kearns) and Karen (Rebecca Atkinson). Ian is… annoying at so many levels, I wouldn’t know where to begin. I was extremely disappointed when Season 7 ended with Karen turning back. I was hoping they would get rid of her.

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