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It doesn’t pay to be a spammer

It doesn’t pay to be a spammer

According to CSO Online, yet another Facebook spammer has been nail to the wall with outlandish fines for spamming. This time, Adam Guerbuez, of Montreal, was order to pay $1 billion CDN to Facebook for his spamming campaign. Mr. Guerbuez set up a phishing site, stealing login information, then using a botnet to send out […]

The Return of the Hachi Roku

The Return of the Hachi Roku

Few cars have ever captured my heart as the original Hachi Roku did. For the clueless, I’m referring to the AE-86 Toyota Corolla GTS, a RWD couple/hatchback from the mid-80’s. A major hit with the drift cult car, ranked around the 240sx/sylvia as one of the best drifters of all time. Lightweight + solid chassis […]

The true evil plot: Hulu.com

The true evil plot: Hulu.com

Most of us have heard of the supposed alien crash site at Roswell, New Mexico. It lives at the core at the UFO conspiracy theorist, and the government documents later released may be the most scrutinized government documents ever in existence. Books have been written. Movies filmed, TV shows produced. But maybe there is yet […]

Linux: a new generation

Linux: a new generation

I’ve never been one of those googly eyed Linux fanatics. My experiences with Linux generally were not great. All of the hardware incompatibility, backwards engineering drivers to work, patch jobs to the kernel. Way too much work for me just to compute. Then Windows emulators back then were crap too, so application access was cut […]

Dual boot blues

Dual boot blues

Well, I finally decided to install Windows XP on my desktop, which is already running Vista. Within thinking, I just set up an extra partition and set it up. That was a lesson. After WinXP finished and booted, I went into boot.ini and did like any other version of Windows. Yet when it booted, it […]

The death of the tuner

The death of the tuner

  Ok, so the tuner is not truly dead. But it is not in a good position. Tokyo Auto Salon showed proof. HKS a no show, Honda a no show, Mitsu a no show, GReddy is bankrupt. The girls? Slim pickings. Sad day for us jap car lovers.   Tuners used to be laughed at. […]

Embryonic stem cells get the federal ...

Embryonic stem cells get the federal dollar

Hallelujah. I was reading that Obama is apparently switching the Bush position by 180 degrees on this one. Thank goodness. That conservative approach just showed how brain dead those conservatives were. Stem cell research has high hopes among many scientists. Because of its properties of being able to turn into any other kind of cell, […]

Highway to the danger zone

Highway to the danger zone

Who could forget Top Gun?! Awesome movie, back when Tom Cruise was much more respectable (his Scientology crap grew old quick). Well, after getting bored and looking up some stuff on the F-22, I came across this site f22fighter.com. Low and behold, they (fittingly) use Highway to the danger zone as the music for their […]

A Savior For Motorcyclists?

A Savior For Motorcyclists?

  Honestly, I’ve been bored tonight. I wound up at a video site called WonderHowTo. It’s been worth it.   I found a trick that is definitely worth trying for my motorcycle. Anyone who owns one knows how much of a b*tch it is coming up to the so-called “smart” stop lights. The ones where […]

F-22 Follow up

F-22 Follow up

The last post stirred up some of those feelings that originally set me going again towards aerospace (the Raptor and a prototype hypersonic jet), so I went YouTubing for some videos. Warning, don’t try any of these stunts at home. To do your part to help preserve not only the F-22 Raptor, but the 95,000 […]