Friday, December 17, 2010

Postal Worker Arrested for Delivering Mail Naked

David A. Goodman, a 52 year old postal worker in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin wasarrested after he delivered mail to a law firm in the nude.

Goodman claims that he was just trying to “cheer up” a 21 year old female employee of the firm who he says appeared to be “stressed out”.

Instead, she freaked out, called the police, and had him arrested. Well done, Mr. Goodman!

Fast Five

Vin Diesel is back and guess what movie he's in...surprise surprise

Colorado Data Leak Compromises Informant Safety

The sheriff in Mesa County, Colorado is having a pretty bad week. It was just revealed that an IT employee with the county inadvertently leaked the identity of 200,000 police informants, crime victims, and suspects earlier this year when he copied the contents of a database to another server.

According to the Associated Press, the employee had copied the database in the form of a giant raw text file with everyone’s information available stored in plain text. He assumed that the target server was secure. It turns out that his assumption was wrong. The server wasn’tsecure. The information contained in the file made it out onto the open web

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Deal of the Day: $39.99 Star Wars Boba Fett Electronic Helmet for $19.99

Amazon has the Star Wars Boba Fett Electronic Helmet for only $19.99, originally priced at $39.99. This device "features button-activated blaster sounds and rocket pack sounds, recites phrases such as 'surrender' or 'face disintegration' and light-up antenna." Product page. Video review after the break.

Activate the light-up antenna as you close in on your prey and move the antenna up or down to change which phrases and sounds play.

Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides

Send a Call From Santa

If you have young kids, cousins, nieces, and/or nephews and you want to make this year’sChristmas extra special for them, check out the Google powered Send a Call from Santawebsite. It’s a quick, easy way to give a little kid a nice holiday boost.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Christmas Spirit

the Faucher family of Delawarejust wasted $82K on christmas lights

The family has been building holiday scenes on their property for the past 25 years. This year, they have over 1,000,000 lights. I bet their neighbors just love them.


Acer is about to make a big splash in the touchscreen market with their new Iconia. It’s a dual touch model sporting an Intel Core i5-480M, 560M, or 580M CPU, 4GB of DDR3, a pair of 14″ multi-touch screens, integrated Intel HD graphics (128MB RAM), and every other feature that you’ve come to expect from a modern laptop. At just 6.18 pounds, it’s an absolutely beautiful and extremely portable machine.

No word on a price or release date just yet, however.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Helping the economy

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as investors bet that a Senate race in Massachusetts could put President Obama's reform plans, especially those on healthcare, in jeopardy.

The S&P Healthcare Index (.GSPA) climbed 2.1 percent, led byHumana Inc (HUM.N), which jumped 5.5 percent to $51.17, as voters headed to the polls to determine who will replace Edward Kennedy in a close race.

Pharmaceutical companies' shares also advanced, with Merck & Co (MRK.N) up 3 percent at $40.64, and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) up 2.2 percent at $19.91. The pair represented the Dow's top twopercentage gainers.

"A Republican win would be a positive for the markets since it would mean increased potential for gridlock in Washington," said Carmine Grigoli, chief U.S. strategist at Mizuho Securities USA inNew York.

"This is probably especially true now, given the very large social agenda of the Obama administration."

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Creative 360-Degree House

Called Casa 360, this creative home in Spain by architects Subarquitectura "offers amazing panoramic views as it turns back on itself, completing the revolution

Inside the $120-Million Maltese Falcon Superyacht

At $120-million, the Maltese Falcon, which completed in 2006, is the world's most luxurious superyacht. Powering this work of art are "two 1,800 horsepower (1,300 kW) Deutz engines running at 1,800 rpm with a top speed of 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h) with minimal wave-making and virtually no vibration or noise and with a smooth and non-turbulent wake."

The Force grph

the force...use it wisely

First Mass Effect 3 Trailer Released

Finally, the first Mass Effect 3 trailer has been released, and it looks amazing. Though no exact launch date has been announced, the trailer hints at Q3 / Q4 2011. Continue reading to watch.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mass Effect 3 Confirmed

According to Joystiq, a pre-order page for the third installment in the Mass Effect series was temporarily accessible on the official EA Store earlier today.

Considering that there were already heavy rumors circulating that EA planned to reveal the game at tomorrow’s 2010 Video Game Awards show on Spike TV, I think it’s pretty safe to assume that we’re going to see it actually happen.