Sunday, September 30, 2012

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 14/2012

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on The Black Stump.
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 14/2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Probably the Most Ridiculous Trick Shots You'll Ever See [VIDEO]

From a spinning merry-go-round. Off the wall. Off the other wall. From behind the wall. Off the corner of a curb.
Probably the Most Ridiculous Trick Shots You'll Ever See [VIDEO]

10 Bizarre, Useless Facts We Learned On Reddit

Reddit user Frozen_Beer posed this simple question to the Reddit community:
“Horses can’t vomit. What useless facts do you know?”
One day and nearly 7,000 responses later, our brains are bursting with incredibly useless, albeit oddly fascinating, trivia. We’re sharing our favorites here for people who don’t have time to sort through them all.
10 Bizarre, Useless Facts We Learned On Reddit

Watch Hand Gestures To Find The Underlying Truth In A Conversation

Whether you’re giving a formal presentation or just chatting, chances are you use a wide variety of hand gestures to get your point across. According to Psychology Today, those hand gestures are often communicating a hidden story.
Watch Hand Gestures To Find The Underlying Truth In A Conversation

People from 0 to 100 years in 150 seconds

Kanaal van Filmersblog says: In October 2011 I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to 'collect' a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. At first my collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old.
People from 0 to 100 years in 150 seconds (video)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

EU working group produces the stupidest set of proposed Internet rules in the entire history of the human race

An EU working group that's been charged with coming up with recommendations for a terrorist-free European Internet has been brainstorming the stupidest goddamned ideas you've ever read, which are now widely visible, thanks to a leaked memo.
EU working group produces the stupidest set of proposed Internet rules in the entire history of the human race

Should I Leave My Laptop Plugged In All The Time?

Should you leave your laptop plugged in and charging when you’re not on-the-go? What’s best for the battery? What’s best for your user experience?]
Should I Leave My Laptop Plugged In All The Time?

Discover Popular Alternative Products with Google Autocomplete

It's easy to find popular products, but sometimes you want something different than the mainstream option. Finding a good alternative isn't always easy, but Redditor wellnhoferia found a simple trick for discovering popular alternative products: Google autocomplete.
Discover Popular Alternative Products with Google Autocomplete

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The 20 Worst PINs: Is Your ATM Code This Easy to Crack?

Remember that list of the most frequently-used passwords? Did you have a good chuckle at the fact that “password”, “123456″ and “qwerty” were at the top? You, of course, would never use something so foolish.
The 20 Worst PINs: Is Your ATM Code This Easy to Crack?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

HOWTO use a phone (1917)

The 1917 Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company publication "How to Use the Telephone, 1917" is a clear, sensible guide to managing your "delicately adjusted instrument," including useful tips like finishing your calls with "good-bye" so that the other party doesn't suppose that the operator has cut them off.
HOWTO use a phone (1917)

Oldest recorded message in a bottle

Dropped into the Atlantic Ocean's North Sea on June 10, 1914, this is the oldest message in a bottle ever found. A fellow plucked it from the sea last year. The bottle was part of a study of ocean currents conducted by the Glasgow School of Navigation nearly a century ago.
Oldest recorded message in a bottle

Friday, September 21, 2012

Upcoming Space Station Cameras Will Give All Humans Live Imagery Of Their Houses From Space

An ambitious effort to broadcast real-time streaming video of Earth from space is closer to reality, after a new influx of cash and some new partnerships. By spring 2013, everyone on Earth will be able to watch the planet from the most unique vantage point ever built, the International Space Station.'
Upcoming Space Station Cameras Will Give All Humans Live Imagery Of Their Houses From Space

Swiss Federal Railways Says Apple Stole Its Clock

If you think Apple’s new clock design in iOS 6 looks like a Swiss watch, that may be because it is.
Swiss Federal Railways Says Apple Stole Its Clock

Windows Secrets Newsletter website hacked

It recently became known that the Windows Secrets Newsletter website got hacked. The attacker managed to brute force an administrator account to gain access to the site. Using the account, the hacker planted malicious code on the site to get access to the site’s database and information. When subscribers and editors started to receive spam that appeared to come from Windows Secrets, site administrators began an investigation to find out what was going on.
Windows Secrets Newsletter website hacked

Monday, September 17, 2012

iPhone 5: clearly the most exciting iPhone yet!

Although many of the digerati have dubbed Apple’s newest iPhone 5 as ‘boring’ or ‘unexciting’, nothing could be further from the truth, with this new iPhone clearly destined to smash all iRecords before it and emerge as the most popular iPhone yet.
iPhone 5: clearly the most exciting iPhone yet!

Amazeballs Joins Mummy Porn As New Additions To Collins Online Dictionary

More than 80 words and terms including blootered, amazeballs and mummy porn have been added to an online dictionary.
Amazeballs Joins Mummy Porn As New Additions To Collins Online Dictionary

Saturday, September 15, 2012

ResourceBlog Article: New List of Privacy Resources and Sites on the Internet

Privacy Resources and Sites on the Internet is a comprehensive listing of privacy resources currently available on the Internet. These include associations, indexes, search engines as well as individual websites and sources that supply the latest technology and information about privacy and how it relates to you and the Internet.
ResourceBlog Article: New List of Privacy Resources and Sites on the Internet

Why You Don't Need the iPhone 5, by an iPhone Owner

Can you feel it yet? The slow, subtle build-up in peer pressure. The smug, self-satisfied looks from that guy in the office who pre-ordered the iPhone 5 at midnight. The questions from friends who assume that, because you like tech, you're probably getting one. The calculations you catch yourself making, wondering if you could actually afford it, just in theory.
Why You Don't Need the iPhone 5, by an iPhone Owner

John Lennon interviewed by Jann Wenner, 1970

In December 1970, John Lennon sat down with Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. This interview took place in New York City Shortly after Lennon and Yoko Ono finished recording the monumental "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band." The conversation is not to be missed, and you can hear them on the Rolling Stone podcast.
John Lennon interviewed by Jann Wenner, 1970

Friday, September 14, 2012

iPhone 5: All the New Stuff

The iPhone 5 is finally here, and it’s — in a word — different. The new iPhone is the most radical redesign of Apple‘s flagship product since its inception, sporting a larger screen, a different shape, more features and even new accessories in the box.
iPhone 5: All the New Stuff

September 11, 2001 as experienced on the International Space Station

On September 11, 2001, US astronaut Frank L. Culbertson watched the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from the International Space Station. He wrote up his experience that day and the days following in a letter posted on NASA's site.
September 11, 2001 as experienced on the International Space Station

Monday, September 10, 2012

Classic UFO Identification Chart from March 1967

If you love classic sci-fi goodness, then you will definitely enjoy looking through the various ‘alien’ starcraft featured in this classic chart from yesteryear!
Classic UFO Identification Chart from March 1967

A is for Amazon: Google's autocomplete alphabet

A is for Amazon: Google's autocomplete alphabet
Have you done your ABCs with Google lately? Autocomplete for single letters tells us a few things about what's on our minds and who's top dog from A to Z.
A is for Amazon: Google's autocomplete alphabet

Thursday, September 06, 2012

How to Check If Your Apple Device ID was Compromised

A hacker group called AntiSec said it has compromised 12 million Apple iOS Unique Device IDs (UDIDs) and personal information from Apple product owners — and there’s a good chance your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices could be at risk.
How to Check If Your Apple Device ID was Compromised

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

WolframAlpha Can Now Do In-depth Analysis of Your Facebook Account

If you’re a big fan of WolframAlpha’s ability to crunch the numbers on just about anything–and we certainly are–you’ll likely be just as delighted as we were to watch it massage the data from your Facebook account. Find out your most liked, discussed, and shared posts, see your Facebook habits, and other neat trends.
WolframAlpha Can Now Do In-depth Analysis of Your Facebook Account

Monday, September 03, 2012

Watch Out for This Sneaky Facebook Scam Disguised as a Photo Notification

The next time Facebook sends you an email about a friend tagging you in a new picture, be cautious -- it could be a trap.
Watch Out for This Sneaky Facebook Scam Disguised as a Photo Notification

Man Finds Magical Disneyland Footage From 1956

It’s been 57 years since Walt Disney opened the first of several theme parks. How did these theme parks become known for their magic? Let’s take a look back in time.
Man Finds Magical Disneyland Footage From 1956

12 Most Cliché Photos on Instagram

A steaming broccoli and cheese casserole straight from the oven … a bed of clouds gathering above the sunset … your feet in a warm mountain of sand. It’s true, cliché photographs can be the most comforting and captivating images. And where does much of it live? You guessed it — Instagram.
12 Most Cliché Photos on Instagram

10 programs that make Windows 8 better

So you have made the jump and installed Windows 8 on a computer, or, you are planning to buy a tablet, laptop or desktop PC running Microsoft’s latest operating system. If this is your first contact with the OS, chance is that you will need some time adjusting to the new startpage, missing start menu, and all the smaller changes that come with it.
10 programs that make Windows 8 better