All they had to do was look at the two words in the captcha, enter the proper label for the ‘easy’ one (presumably that would be the one that the two optical scanners would agree upon) and enter the word “penis” for the hard one. If they did this often enough, then soon a significant percentage of the images would be labelled as ‘penis’ and the ability to autovote would be restored (one side effect, that was not lost on Anonymous, was the notion that for years to come there would be a number of digital books with the word ‘penis’ randomly inserted throughout the text.
I kid you not.
The story is on how some Anon beat TIme, Inc when they hax00r’d the voting system, using something called the Penis Flood. Lulz.
Proudly brought to you by the letter B, I suppose…
In my opinion, the most commonly heard complaints about Twitter stem from a misunderstanding of it. Chief among these complaints is the utterly bunk assertion that it’s just a whole bunch of people heralding the trivial events of their daily lives into the void. (i.e., “I’m going to the bathroom now!” or “Eating a yummy ham sandwich!”) Frankly, if that’s how you’re using Twitter, you’re doing it wrong, and you should stop without subjecting your friends to a full week of that rubbish, let alone a full month.
Explaining Twitter to people can be always interesting, and as of late I’ve found that for most people “What you don’t understand, you ridicule.” I’ve had some interesting conversations around Twitter and how one would use it and why. I like this video, as it explains it without jargon or going in to technical details. (This would be one of the best I’ve seen).
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This is a sentence where the Nth word is N letters long.
e.g. 3rd word is 3 letters long, 8th word is 8 letters long and so on.
Horribly, horribly wrong.
//intro – this is some thing from Facebook, decided to share it here as well!
What is your salad dressing of choice?
Caesar – but only because I’m boring.
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
My Dad’s old restaurant was pretty good – but only because I got to eat there free, hah!
What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
Mi Goreng – although I’m not sure how healthy that would be, MSG is bad mmkay?
What colour mobile phone do you have?
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Our massive CRT TV.
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Benny’); DROP TABLE * (see http://xkcd.com/327/ – I have no idea if the asterisk works in mySQL.)
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
One pair. I’m not a huge fan of them.
What was the last run in you had with the cops?
Never personally had a run-in with the cops myself.
Last person you talked to?
Last person you hugged?
My mum. (One, two, three – Awwwww)
Summer. Everything is nice and warm. ^_^
Christmas and New Years. Presents, and usually overseas trips.
Favourite day of the week?
Thursday at the moment – 11am starts for the win.
They’re all good.
First place you went this morning?
The last movie you saw?
Wow – it’s been so long I don’t even remember.
Do you smile often?
I would say so – often when I find something amusing. I smirk a lot more.
Do you always answer your phone?
I have no reason not to!
It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
My mum. Typing in all caps. “WHERE ARE YOU?!!!?!?!?!”
If you could change your eye colour what would it be?
Anything but brown would look weird, I rekon.
What flavour drink do you get at Sonic?
lolwut? What’s Sonic?!
Have you ever had a pet fish?
Not personally. My dad seems to like them, though.
What’s on your wish list for your birthday?
Something tech-related, I’m sure.
Can you do a chin up?
With gargantuan effort, maybe.
Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Eh – I don’t really care. Live in the moment, and all that.
Do you have any saved texts?
iPhone. So, er, yes?
Do you have an accent?
Depends which language I’m speaking. English, yes. Mandarin, yes.
Homework. Setting up a CMS for a new (youth-orientated) website.
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
I didn’t buy anything yesterday, not even lunch 🙁
Have you ever been given roses?
No… *bursts into tears*
Current hate right now?
The fact that websites break up lists into so many pages. Eg: Discovery Channel, if there’s a list on “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Antimatter”, don’t break it up into 11 pages FFS!
Met someone who changed your life?
How did you bring in the New Year?
Writing a blog post on my iPhone. :O
What were you doing 12 AM last night?
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
That I was running late. =/
If I remember right, this one is firing a TOW missle.
TAC-15 ‘Tactical Assault Crossbow’, the sort of crossbow designed for when aliens invade from another dimension. It actually replaces the upper receiver from an AR-15 so you can swap between assault rifle and crossbow with a little tinkering. The payoff is at the end when they sell you that it comes with a picatinny rail system. For, you know, when you need a grenade launcher on your crossbow.
Wait – a Tactical Assault Crossbow?
Tactical. Assault. Crossbow. Oh man – I’m so there!!
So, if you’d like to buy it (Blog, Domain, Concept), it is for sale. I’d like to see it bought by someone like Engadget or Gizmodo, so they could turn the blog into what it should be. The blog has several hundred regular readers and even more RSS subscribers.
It’ll be sad to see Dear Cupertino go, but hey – it’s been a blast.
The “Everything We Could Find” Pizza
This seems to be a Photoshop with some Japanese text thrown on, to mock a culture whose major export seems to be insanity. But the product is real and oh by the way, it’s from Pizza Hut.
It’s the Double Roll Pizza and comes with a pigs-in-blankets crust. The only thing it’s missing is some pork rinds. Maybe sprinkle some tiny cans of beer on there.