Archive for August, 2007

Remembering Joybubbles 2

From Wikipedia:

A student at the University of South Florida in the late 1960s, he was given the nickname “Whistler,” due to his ability to place free long-distance phone calls with his whistle. He was disciplined by the university early on; but after graduating his studies in philosophy and moving to Tennessee, law enforcement raided his house. He was charged with malicious mischief and given a suspended sentence and quickly abandoned phreaking, although was able to whistle 2600 hertz throughout his life.

In the early 1980’s, he ran a phone line called the “Zzzzyzzerrific Funline,” which had the distinction of being the very last entry in the phone book. During the Zzzzyzzerrific Funline days, he would go on various rants about how much he loved Valleyfair amusement park and would also regularly play and discuss “Up With People“.

Joybubbles died of a heart attack on August 8, 2007, in his home in Minneapolis.

I’m sad that this is the first I’ve heard of this man. May his childhood go on.

High-heel Cross Trainers? 0

Women running in heels

For looking chic whilst you sprint.

Via Fark, Der Spiegel Int’l

Up until 5 o’clock 3

it was a decent day.

It went downhill pretty rapidly after that.

You don’t get to know.

Here’s hoping things change.

Updt- Time will tell.

Duct Tape Bandit 1

Updated with News Video link

You already know it 2

but its nice to have someone say it to you.

It is worth noticing though, the backlink to the SEO site. Even that site could end up being about money. [Update] See this post’s comments. Seems the backlink was just part of the counter code.

Via Digg

AND this type of crap is also part of our problem.

Slice, Dice 0

…lose a finger? Some robot enthusiasts made a “Mumblety-Peg” automatron:

Fascinating what people do in their spare time.

Via Engadget

It was weird as a song 0

It’s even weirder as a video.

Barnes & Barnes: Fish Heads

Via an in-law

To the Movies: Superbad 0

After seeing this, I will be seeing more:
[Caution: NSFW/Unrated]

AT&T. Your world, censored. 0

The Net Neutrality debate just got alot more interesting…


After concluding our Sunday night show at Lollapalooza, fans informed us that portions of that performance were missing and may have been censored by AT&T during the “Blue Room” Live Lollapalooza Webcast.

When asked about the missing performance, AT&T informed Lollapalooza that portions of the show were in fact missing from the webcast, and that their content monitor had made a mistake in cutting them.

Found via a DKos article, which including the following observation:

That’s right. AT&T, like other telcos who say you can “just trust them” not to censor content in the absence of mandatory net neutrality, just did exactly what everyone who’s worried about net neutrality always believe they would do.

What’d that take? About ten seconds?

For more information on net neutrality and ways you can help protect expression on the internet, click thru to Save the Internet.

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Korean Starcraft Tourney 0

I had no idea…

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