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Comment When I think of coffee... (Score 1) 571

I can't help but get a little nauseous.

What is coffee? Coffee is heated water strained through the ground up remains of dead, chemically treated vegetative matter that's traveled thousands of miles from who knows where via who knows what method peed on by who knows how many rats along the way and packaged for our consumption? Count me out.

I'll take a can of good ole sugared up naturally and artificially flavored soda any day.
This sig pukes when it drinks coffee, and that's before the smell and the taste!


Submission + - White House Announces Vivek Kundra As CIO

tickticker writes: "The White House announced this morning that Vivek Kundra will be the administration's Chief Information Officer. Kundra served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Government of the District of Columbia and was voted the 2008 IT Executive of the Year. Kundra will direct technology ventures for US agencies and will "play a key role in making sure our government is running in the most secure, open, and efficient way possible," according to a statement from the President."
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MST3K is Back, Sort Of 264

Polar Star writes "Retrocrush reports that Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett are back making fun of crappy movies again in a new incarnation called The Film Crew. In the first of many new DVDs to be released, they take on a 1969 abomination called Hollywood After Dark which features a still-not-very-young Rue McClanahan as a down-on-her-luck actress who becomes a stripper. Needless to say, it's one of the scariest movies you'll ever see. There's plenty of funny jokes throughout, and they definitely prove themselves worthy of carrying on the MST3K tradition." Update 1925 GMT by SM: Corrected a few oversights and pointed to The Film Crew's actual website.
Role Playing (Games)

Submission + - The Best MMO You're Not Playing: City of Heroes (cityofheroes.com)

Bonker writes: While Blizzard is certainly king of the MMO empire at the moment, it worth noting that Cryptic Studios has released the tenth free expansion to its popular comic-book themed MMO, 'City Of Heroes/City of Villains'. 'Issue 10: Invasion' sees Heroes and Villains alike defending their cities against attack from the alien Rikti. The expansion has a lot of new content, including a revamped co-op zone for Heroic and Villainous players to take the fight to the aliens. It also includes large-scale city-wide air-raids in which players can fight against spaceship bombers and teleporting alien invaders. Despite the 'large-scale' nature of the event, it's been coded so that it scales with the players attending. Solo-players can fight against the aliens just as well as team-oriented players. If you're not playing 'City Of' right now, you're really missing out on one of the most fun, most dynamic MMO gameplay experiences around.

Steve Jobs Hates Buttons 713

ElvaWSJ writes "While many technology companies load their products up with buttons, Steve Jobs treats them as blemishes that add complexity and hinder their clean aesthetics. The iPhone is Steve Jobs's attempt to crack a juicy new market for Apple Inc. But it's also part of a decades-long campaign by Mr. Jobs against a much broader target: buttons. The new Apple cellphone famously does without the keypads that adorn its rivals. Instead, it offers a touch-sensing screen for making phone calls and tapping out emails. The resulting look is one of the sparest ever for Apple, a company known for minimalist gadgets. "

Submission + - Three Cheap Ways to Boost Security

narramissic writes: In a recent article, security consultant Brent Huston offers three quick, inexpensive tips for small businesses that are looking to increase the overall security of their networks. His first tip, not too surprisingly, is to migrate users away from Internet Explorer. Inexpensive? Yes. Quick? I'm not so sure. Trying to change users' habits isn't generally an easy proposition.

Submission + - BBC opens archive for trial, making a Mac iPlayer

endofcell writes: "The BBC are finally moving forward by opening up their archive in a trial. "The BBC is to open up its vast archive of video and audio in an on-demand trial involving more than 20,000 people in the UK. Full-length programmes, as well as scripts and notes, will be available for download from the BBC's website ... The BBC's proposed iPlayer service, offering catch-up TV via the web and cable TV, would be re-engineered to work with Apple Macs and would eventually roll out to digital terrestrial TV (DTT) and set-top boxes.""
The Media

Submission + - GameLife Host Arrested for Massacre Threats

AbsoluteXyro writes: Kotaku reports that Andrew Rosenblum, the founder and co-host of GameLife, has been arrested for allegedly threatening to go on a Virginia Tech-like shooting spree at a Boston-area college. Rosenblum, who was taking classes at the Boston University, instant messaged his ex-girlfriend shortly after 32 people were killed at Virginia Tech, saying he was going to kill her, according to the Boston Herald. "(I)'m gonna (expletive) bring a gun to your school and kill you and K (another female student) and everybody you love. It's gonna be VT all over again," 20-year-old Andrew Rosenblum allegedly wrote in an e-mail to the victim just hours after 32 people were gunned at Virginia Tech.

Submission + - Microsoft Settles with Iowa

dringess writes: "As reported on Yahoo, Microsoft has settled the suit brought by the State of Iowa. Individuals can collect $16 for each copy of MS-DOS or Windows purchased from 1994-2006, while Office nets $29. No proof of purchase required! Now I can finally get some money from Microsoft!"

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