Friday, August 16, 2013

Fast Times at Ridgemount High Friday

It's hard getting back into the groove after last week. I ran into a not so nice version of the flu and pretty much didn't crawl out of bed for the entire week.  Sort of reminded me of being back in high school - a time when feigning some form of "illness" was always the best option for not turning in homework. Although there was no feigning this time, the results were the same. A whole bunch of shenanigans took place while I was gone, and now it's hard to catch up. But what the heck, what do you say we give it a try anyway?  

Hacked Toilet: It's bad enough that some prankster could hack your computer, but now it looks like you will have to start worrying about your toilet.  That is provided you have enough bucks in your pocket to shell out nearly $6,000 for a toilet controlled by and Android app.

(BBC News, August 5, 2013)

Google Street View Duplicity: Let it be known there are BIG differences in the various employment opportunities at Google Street View. In Thailand, a group of angry villagers thought a Google Street View worker would make a good hostage, while in Florida, two surfer dudes are out strolling the beaches checking out chicks.  Both below:

(Mail Online, August 15, 2013)

(Miami Herald, August 14, 2013)

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When Off Button Equals Hammer: In round 5,023 of the location privacy war, some researchers have recently discovered that turning the Wi-Fi off doesn't necessarily mean your Android phone isn't tracking where things are - and for that matter, where you are.  It's enough to make you want to throw your phone in the trash bin...but wait, there's a problem with that too....

(BBC News, August 12, 2013)

Beer From the Skies: It was bound to happen sooner or later.  Now, you too can enjoy beer delivered by drone.  Best of all, it's FREE!

(AFP, August 8, 2013)

The Result of Too Many "Sick Days": Looks like I'm not the only one who has been out sick in grade school, middle school, high school, college, and life. What else could explain the world's declining awareness of "where"?  I think a few folks should be staying after school for some extra instruction...

(CBC News, August 10, 2013)

Hope You Find Your Way to a Great Weekend!

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