17 April, 2009

Just picture this and try not to laugh ...

Excerpt from WebMD news:

EB Brands is recalling about 3 million fitness balls -- those large, inflatable balls that people use for crunches and other exercises -- after getting 47 reports of fitness balls that burst because of overinflation.

Reported injuries related to the recalled fitness balls include a fracture and bruises.

The recall includes fitness balls sold in 55, 65, and 75-centimeter diameter sizes in various colors with the Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, or Valeo logos printed on the balls, which were sold nationwide from May 2000 to February 2009 for between $15 and $30.

Don't head to the store to try to return the fitness balls.

Instead, contact EB Brands to get a copy of the updated instructions on how to safely inflate the ball.

Call EB Brands at 800-624-5671 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday or visit the company's web site.

09 April, 2009

If this is real, this is awesome

Check this out. What do we think Billy Bob's problem is? My guess would be cocaine, or perhaps cocaine withdrawal ...

08 April, 2009

Fuck you Comcast; fuck you with a dirty, rusty pole -- with burrs.

Fuck. Fuck. Fuckity Fuck.

Comcast sucks. Comcast sucks so terribly and inexorably bad, my hands are shaking. I don't have the strength to tell you all of the reasons why, but I'll focus on the big ones.

1. Their TV service is always deficient in some way, that is to say it never functions completely. If your DVR is working, you can probably only see half of your channels, if on-demand is working, all the HD channels are blacked out, etc. It never works all at the same time, it doesn't do what you pay it to, ever.

2. When you have the temerity to call customer service to see if they even give a shit about giving you something for your money, its like you are wearing a ski mask in a bank. You are suddenly the biggest gaping asshole in the world, or so they would have you believe. They act like they are doing you a favor and struggling to do it. You enter your information over the phone and they make you repeat it every time you get transferred to another inept waste of humanity, which is often. To say they need a little process improvement is an understatement of massive proportions.

3(mostly). Comcast violates net neutrality continually and lies about it.(Orsome would claim, they can't deliver what they promise so they decide to fuck over torrent users to reclaim bandwidth) Comcast is preventing people from seeding torrents, and in some cases (like mine) they disconnect service altogether if they detect a download/upload pattern they think (or have been paid to think) isn't right. Fortunately, there are some workarounds. But they ain't foolproof or pretty. For whatever reason, they think that it is perfectly acceptable for them to decide what you can and can't do with your data, and what data you are allowed to have access to, not cool, Johnny. Comcast should sell the connection, not tell people what to do with it. I concede that it is possible that comcast just can't handle the traffic caused by all of this P2Ping, so that's why they are simply cutting people off and/or throttling their bandwidth, but again if you are paying for a service, you should be able to use it the way you want to, fuck comcast if thy can't keep up with the demand being placed upon them they are being paid money to keep the juice flowing, so they should keep it flowing.

Now these corpse-fucking bastards would have you think that all is well, that they don't dig up graves and have their fun, and they sure as shit don't throttle or even block or disconnect torrent users, well at least any more they don't. They say that they are experienceing unusual disruptions to service, and that they just can't get anyone to fix your problem for a week. Well, I say bullshit. Fuck you Comcast. I can't wait to be rid of you forever. If you can switch, I highly recommend it.

06 April, 2009

These aren't the droids you're looking for ...

Yes. Honda researchers have combined EEG and NIR data to compile brain "state data" to determine a series of commands for a the ASIMO robot. Yes. They did that.
check out the official press release from Honda.