10 things only bad managers say. The creator of Unix and C died at the age of 70. Siri says some weird things. A computer virus hits the US Predator and Reaper drone fleets. Netflix kills Qwikster. The bassist from Weezer predicted his own death. In the vein of the Likeable Consitution, there is now a Likeable Bible. Plus, an Epic Fail and an “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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Steve Jobs dead at 56. Siri means something completely different in Japan. PassMyWill allows you to send your passwords to your loved ones posthumously. A theater professor’s Firefly poster deemed threatening by campus public safety. Make your own speed vest to show motorists how fast you’re going. Fakegirlfriend.co is a new service that will pose as your girlfriend. Psystar loses its appeal in Apple lawsuit. Plus, this week’s Epic Fail!
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What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Skedaddle hides a secret, password-protected file drawer underneath you Mac’s desktop. Virtual pets starve after bungled resolution to Second Life. Is itching psychological? Savvy bettors have learned how to beat the Massachusetts lottery. A vindictive Walmart security guard accused a couple of shoplifting, gets husband deport, wife fired, and costs the couple their house and car. PLus, the Study of the Week and this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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MAKE announces the winner of their 2010 Zombie Safe House Competition. Ever hear of the Naga Viper pepper? Just reading about it will start you on fire. A researcher at the University of Nottingham has managed to etch the entire periodic table of elements onto a single hair. The Kinect has been hacked to play World of Warcraft. Vladmir Putin has ordered the Russian government to move to GNU/Linux. A man caught UPS tampering with his packages, listen in to find out how. Plus, the Study of the Week, the Fail of the Week, and this weeks “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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A Cambridge computer has identified the most boring day in history. A woman claims ownership of the sun. Netflix is willing to pay $100,000 per episode for new TV. Find out how quickly you can use up your Verizon LTE data allowance. A new burlesque show will desecrate your childhood. Root your Nook to turn it into a cheap Android tablet. All this and the Fail of the Week, the Study of the Week, and this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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A Chinese woman was sent to a labor camp for retweeting. We discuss a new concept stoplight. A little grils hand is cut off and grafted to her foot to save it. The Stuxnet virus targeted ‘high-value Iranian assets.’ Wikipedia has raised the same amount of donations in a week that it took a month to raise in 2009. Google is preparing to launch G-Town. All this plus the Study of the Week and the debut of “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” and the Fail of the Week.
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Babies think a robot is human as long as it acts friendly. Japan’s latest rockstar is a 3D hologram. Marvel comics get Tron Legact varian covers. Spain holds the first National Siesta Championship. Hong Kong McDonald’s begins offering wedding packages. We discuss the myth of the 12 year old McDonald’s hamburger. Google Street View cars collected emails and passwords. A japanese engineer built a kick ass robot to kill wasps in his lab. China now has crab vending machines that vend LIVE crabs. Warner Brothers wants an Inception sequel.
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