Archive for January, 2006

Lisa Loeb wears a thong

Permalink | January 31st, 2006

Lisa Loeb wears a thong Lisa Loeb wears a thong

Remember Lisa Loeb? She had that popular hit back in the ’90s, Stay. Anyways, she has a new reality TV show — seriously, she does. But no-one knew about it, or really cared for that matter … that was, of course, until she dropped her pants and showed off her butt in a thong. Impressive? Not really, but it’s doing wonders as a viral internet marketing campaign as it makes its way around the web. So if you care to see Lisa’s thong butt, check out #1 Single.

And if you really don’t want to sit through an entire episode, you can watch the thong clip here.

See Google censor

Permalink | January 31st, 2006

See Google censor

So much for do no evil. There has been considerable discussion made of Google’s decision to censor searches in China, but the Guardian Limited has uncovered visual evidence of this censorship.

As they point out, compare these: a Google.cn image search for ‘tiananmen’ and a Google.com image search for tiananmen. Notice any differences? Hint: Where did all the tanks go?!

For those who do not remember, a pro-democracy protest by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square in 1989 prompted a military response by the government which ended in tragedy when hundreds of protestors were massacred.

Cheryl Tweedy was a naughty girl

Permalink | January 31st, 2006

Cheryl Tweedy was a naughty girl

Cheryl Tweedy, the Girls Aloud beauty, has confessed that she used to sneak out of her room when she was younger to meet up with boys.

The beautiful brunette revealed she used to go to bed in a skimpy outfit and then quietly slip away in the early hours to see her male admirers.

She said: “My friend and I used to go to bed fully dressed, then these boys would throw stuff at the window at 2am to wake us up and go out.”

And … it would appear that her warning to the paparazzi not to take pictures of her underwear fell on deaf ears (follow the link below).

[NSFW pictures after the jump]
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Did Buffy slay the WB?

Permalink | January 31st, 2006

Did Buffy slay the WB?

Several people in high places seem to all agree — Buffy’s move from the WB to UPN ultimately caused the demise of both networks. Did Buffy the Vampire Slayer really have that much influence? Apparently!

When the obituary is written of the WB network, the cause of death should probably read: complications resulting from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Last week, when the money-losing WB and UPN networks announced that they were pulling the plug to form a single new broadcast network, many television veterans traced the roots of the decision back five years, when a fight over the fate of “Buffy” drove what would prove to be a fatal stake through the WB’s heart.

In the end, many agree, the WB’s loss of “Buffy” — which breathed new life into the struggling UPN — set in motion a pitched battle for the coveted youth market that would eventually doom both networks.

Did Buffy slay the WB?

How ironically fitting it was that the 100th episode of Buffy, The Gift — the last episode to be shown on the WB, and the episode where Buffy died, actually signified the end of the WB as well. But out of the ashes of the WB and UPN will come the CW network. Ooo, ahh…

[full article after the jump]
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The story behind NTP vs RIM

Permalink | January 30th, 2006

The story behind NTP vs RIM

Here’s a very interesting article explaining the back story behind the now infamous NTP vs RIM case involving wireless email and the BlackBerry.

Patently Absurd

By BARRIE MCKENNA and PAUL WALDIE AND SIMON AVERY
Saturday, January 28, 2006 Posted at 1:44 AM EST
From Saturday’s Globe and Mail

It’s the kind of story even a careful newspaper reader might overlook. Tucked at the bottom of an inside page of The Wall Street Journal was a four-paragraph item beneath the innocuous headline: “Pager Maker Gets Patent for E-Mail Delivery.”

Canada’s Research In Motion Ltd. was suing U.S. rival Glenayre Electronics Inc. to enforce a newly acquired patent on its BlackBerry wireless device.

“BlackBerry knockoffs will now need a licence from us,” RIM co-chief executive officer James Balsillie warned. “The amateurs out there have to stop.”

That was May 18, 2001. And the now-ubiquitous BlackBerry was just emerging in the United States as a hot new toy for busy executives, politicians and, most notably, lawyers.

[full article after the jump]
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Don’t you want a Jeep?

Permalink | January 30th, 2006

Don't you want a Jeep?

Jeep — Bouncy and Fun.

Video: Red Balcony: Jeep Spot

In-N-Out 100×100

Permalink | January 30th, 2006

In-N-Out 100x100

Hungry?

It started innocently enough with a Halloween weekend in Vegas (2004). What started as a drunken, silly weekend..became quite legendary.

Throughout the weekend, Andy kept on saying: “We should go get a 100×100 at In-N-Out”. Over..and over…and over again. Until we finally broke. So on Halloween night, we went to go chowdown.

Visit: What Up Willy: In-N-Out 100×100

Just another Windows virus

Permalink | January 30th, 2006

Just another Windows virus

PC users have been urged to scan their computers before 3 February to avoid falling victim to a destructive virus.

On that date the Nyxem virus is set to delete Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Acrobat files on infected machines.

Like many recent viruses, Nyxem tries to spread by making people open attachments on e-mail messages that are infected with the destructive code.

Unlike many recent viruses Nyxem is set to overwrite 11 different types of file on infected machines on the third of every month. The list of files to be over-written includes the most widely used sorts of formats.

Haven’t we learned by now — don’t open unknown attachments with “funny” subject headings…

[via The BBC]

You can buy it on eBay

Permalink | January 30th, 2006

You can buy it on eBay

You can buy it on eBay … but “it” may be a fake. Angry users are finding that more and more knock-offs and fakes are populating eBay’s listing, and the internet auction giant feels no obligation to do anything about it.

Of course, fakes are sold everywhere, but the anonymity and reach of the Internet makes it perfect for selling knockoffs. And eBay, the biggest online marketplace, is the center of a new universe of counterfeit with virtually no policing.

EBay, based in San Jose, Calif., argues that it has no obligation to investigate counterfeiting claims unless the complaint comes from a “rights owner,” a party holding a trademark or copyright. A mere buyer who believes an item is a fake has almost no recourse.

“We never take possession of the goods sold through eBay, and we don’t have any expertise,” said Hani Durzy, an eBay spokesman. “We’re not clothing experts. We’re not car experts, and we’re not jewelry experts. We’re experts at building a marketplace and bringing buyers and sellers together.”

Buyers and large companies feel otherwise — Tiffany & Co. has recently sued eBay for facilitating trade of fake Tiffany’s items. Should the suit prove successful, eBay’s core business model will be seriously threatened.

[via NY Times]

Exxpose Exxon

Permalink | January 27th, 2006

Exxpose Exxon

Here is a rather funny movie on a rather serious topic: global warming.

On January 30, 2006, ExxonMobil is expected to announce yet another record-breaking profit — $32 billion in 2005! Outrageously, despite its enormous profits, ExxonMobil still refuses to invest in developing cleaner, safer energy solutions or to pay the money it owes to fishermen hurt by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Visit: Exxpose Exxon Movie
Visit: Exxpose Exxon

[thanks Amelia]