Archive for May, 2006

Verizon gives ‘free gift’ to customers – their phone numbers to credit bureaus

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

(via IP)

According to a Boston Globe article, Verizon is giving out customers payment information to the big 3 credit bureaus.

A spokesman described it as ‘a free gift to the public’, and then said it was thought up by their bill collection department as a way to spur customers to pay on time.

The swellest part of the ‘free gift’ is that (even if you’re paying them for an unlisted number!) your phone number shows up on the credit reports.

Hey, Verizon customers, bend over and get your free gift!

Optical illusion

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

(via s-t)

A really cool illusion

Man, this is one big digger!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Humongous 45,500-ton machine – the largest digging machine in the world.

YouTube – Stone Golem

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

This is a pretty cool costume: YouTube – Stone Golem

RIAA “We won’t!” Did.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

(via Techdirt)

According to the HRCC, the RIAA promised not to sue in cases of private in-home non-commercial recording.

Apparently, they changed their minds.

I guess you can tell they’re lying if their lips are moving.

Congratulations Mary!

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Mary’s graduation ceremony Berklee May 13 2006

Where you at?


When you’re smilin’…


Congratulations John Paul!

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

John Paul’s graduation, Northeastern, May 6, 2006.

Wave, so we can see you!


That\'s better.

Easter Eggs

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

A little late, but better late than never…some of Ben’s Easter Egg creations this year.




Crazy Hair

My favorite: Stewie

‘Best Word Book Ever’ Through The Years

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

A flickr set showing the differences between Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever 1963 and 1991 editions

Best Haircut Ever

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

An awesome haircut

False Precision, Ya Think?

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Somebody on a mailing list noted that Google Maps reports lat and long to 13 decimal places, and calculated that comes out to a precision of about eleven Ångströms (Angstroms for the Unicode-impaired).

For folks whose physics is a few years behind them (or ahead of them!) Ångströms are commonly used to measure the wavelength of light – one Ångström is 10-10 meters; a piece of paper is about one million Ångströms thick.

President Bush’s Illegal Music

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Boing Boing: GW Bush’s iPod contains “illegal” (according to RIAA) music

Incredible Machines

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

(via home-ed)
A lovely bunch of Rube Goldberg marble machines

RIAA Sues A Computer-Less Family

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

A family that doesn’t own a computer is being sued by the RIAA for file-sharing.

Obviously the scurvy scalawags are sucking music files through the phone lines with their mouths!

Just a reminder, there are : ways to legally download music.