Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Hunter Thompson's last written words

(via BoingBoing)David Pescovitz: Rolling Stone is publishing what seems to be Hunter S. Thompson's last written words, penned in marker four days before he ended his life. From the note, titled "Football Season Is Over":

"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun -- for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax -- This won't hurt."

Link to CNN article

Real people who have (un)real relationships with Real Dolls

(via BoingBoing - Xeni Jardin: Snip from Salon.com story) Davecat keeps a picture of his girlfriend in his wallet. She's pretty, with long black hair, an alluring mole under her left eye, and glossy red lipstick. Her sheer tank top shows off her full breasts and the hoop through her left nipple.

Ask Davecat about Sidore -- pronounced She-doh-ray -- and he'll tell you she's everything that turns him on: beautiful, loyal, a great listener. Si-chan, as he affectionately calls her, is half British, half Japanese, which is nice because he's always had a thing for both British and Japanese culture. Even their clothing style and taste in music is simpatico -- they're both Goths.

Like many born in the sun sign Cancer, Sidore is a homebody, but then, she couldn't leave the comfort of the bed she shares with Davecat even if she wanted to because Sidore is a 100-pound solid silicone Real Doll.

Link to story (worksafe), and link to the Real Doll website (not worksafe). Units start at around $6,500 USD.

Group ranks most dangerous U.S. cities

CAMDEN, New Jersey (AP) -- For the second year in a row this destitute city of Camden, New Jersey, has been named the nation's most dangerous, according to a company's annual ranking based on crime statistics.

Last year, the distinction seemed to hurt city boosters' feelings more than it harmed revitalization efforts. This time, city leaders are offended by the ranking, calling it unfair.

"We're doing so many nice things now. It's unfortunate that somebody always wants to bad-mouth Camden," Mayor Gwendolyn Faison said.

The city took the top spot last year from Detroit, which remained No. 2 in the most dangerous city rankings, to be released Monday by Morgan Quitno Press...[ More ]

New version of Sober worm pretends to be an email from FBI or CIA

Internet users are being warned of an in-the-wild worm which is pretending to be an email from an FBI or CIA investigator.

In the last four hours, the worm has accounted for over 35% of all viruses reported to Sophos, making it currently the most prevalent virus spreading across the world. The FBI is so concerned about the messages that it has issued a warning on its website.

The new version of the Sober worm arrives as an email attachment, with the following message body:

Dear Sir/Madam,

We have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.

Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions are attached.

Yours faithfully,
Steven Allison
Federal Bureau of Investigation-FBI-
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW , Room 3220
Washington , DC 20535
Phone: (202) 324-30000

(Sometimes the emails claim to come from the same investigator, but at the CIA.)

If the attached file is run, the worm scans the user's hard drive for other email addresses, in its search for other computers to infect.

In a statement, the FBI has urged users who receive the viral emails to report them to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

"This variant of the Sober worm may catch out the unwary as they open their email inbox this morning," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. "Every law-abiding citizen wants to help the police with their enquiries, and some will panic that they might be being falsely accused of visiting illegal websites and want click on the unsolicited email attachment. All users should be reminded to follow safe computing guidelines, and PCs should be kept automatically updated with the latest anti-virus protection. Anyone who may have information about the Sober worm's author should report it to the computer crime authorities. This malware writer has been maliciously attacking innocent computer users for over two years, and must be stopped."...[ More ][ FBI.gov Details ]

Famous Virgins

(via YesButNoButYes)Dated, but funny...[ More ]

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Flowlab Bullit 32 Shortboard Carves Like A Snowboard

(via OhGizmo!)

See, it’s a board with not four wheels, but rather 14, arranged in two semi-circular rows of 7.
The patented 14 wheeled Deep Carve System (DCS) allows you to carve with the rhythm and flow of snowboarding and surfing. Most skateboards reach their turning limit at about a 25 degree angle. With Flowlab Skateboards, you’ll flow through 45 degree turns with the edges of the board almost kissing the pavement.

Designed to control speed by carving, these boards are a great alternative to lift lines, long drives to the mountains, and the summertime blues.

There’s a video of it in action, too.

It’s $200, at Carveboards.com. Story VIA Travelizmo.


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Kid Jacked for XBOX 360



MINOT, N.D.

A 17-year-old boy who was one of the first in this city to buy one of the much-anticipated new Xbox 360 video games was assaulted and robbed as he left the store, police say.

The boy was attacked by two males around 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, when stores nationwide began selling the new Xbox system. The attackers took the game valued at about $450 and fled on foot.

The boy suffered minor injuries to his face, police said.

People lined up at stores around the country to get one of the games. The new consoles also can play music, display photos and show DVDs.

Most retailers have refused to say how many of the consoles they have in stock, but Microsoft has said that an ambitious plan to launch the console worldwide within a few weeks will mean fewer of the games initially in North America.

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Back in school, we used to get jacked in Spanish Harlem for 8Ball jackets and practically shot for the Fly Jordans. I don't care what town your in, if your walking around with a $400 piece of electronics at midnight, you can't be that supprised.

Update: Here are some pics of Bill Gates buying his XBOX360: Link

Monday, November 21, 2005

Zero-Day IE Exploit Takes Control of PCs

Exploit code for a critical flaw in fully patched versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser has been released on the Internet, putting millions of Web surfers at risk of computer hijack attacks.

The zero-day exploit, posted by a U.K.-based group called "Computer Terrorism," could allow a remote hacker to take complete control of a Windows system if the victim simply browses to a malicious Web site.

Ziff Davis Internet News have verified that the exploit works on fully patched Windows XP systems with default IE installations.

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New AT&T Logo


Wow. They really went out on a fuckin limb with this one... [ More ][ Gallery ]