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Comics Made with CAPTCHAs

CAPTCHAs are good for other things beside security and the occasional laugh. For one, they can fulfill dreams. They can destroy dreams too. They can be the stuff of our nightmares. But they can also be inspirational. These CAPTCHAs inspired an artist to create comics devoted to the word combinations. These internet security-inspired comics are so cool and so puntastic ...

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Take a Left at the Penguins: Google Street View Expands to Antarctica

With the addition of portions of Antarctica to Google’s Street View, Google can now claim Street View availability on all seven continents. It took three years of LARPing and accident catching, but they’ve done it. For now, the Antarctic viewing is extremely limited, but Google plans to expand with user-submitted photos and more official photography. You’ll notice that some Antarctic ...

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Canceling Gamefly Accounts Can Be Damn Near Impossible

John signed up for Gamefly with innocent intentions. He just wanted to allow his son to enjoy a variety of video games that he wouldn’t have been able to afford without a all-you-can-eat mail service and possibly get a few free ecstasy pills out of the deal. But once the time came along to cancel his Gamefly account, that’s when ...

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The Art of Smooth Talking as Seen Through Facebook

You might be wondering, why am I sitting here alone, perfectly capable of treating a woman right and treating her to all of the Star Wars-references that every girl deserves? It’s probably because you don’t have the smooth moves of this guy. Ladies like to hear sexy talk, and they like it in said in the most unimaginative and least ...

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Surprised Darth Vader

He looks like a little Ewok! Surprised Kitty has new competition with CapnPeteStraw’s Surprised Darth Vader, a parody of a meme (Surprised Kitty) inspired by a meme (LOLCats). Should we be expecting a parody of a parody? Maybe an Even More Surprised Darth Vader? Or Surprised Lando Calrissian? Come on, that just sounds like a hit.

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GEARDeals: Amazon Offering Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate for $0.01

Just as they did for AT&T’s Galaxy S release, the Samsung Captivate, Amazon.com is offering Verizon’s adaptation of the Android device, the Samsung Fascinate, for only $0.01, yes, one-cent, with a two-year contract. No other strings attached. I ordered a Captivate thorough Amazon when that sale was going on and saved myself a few hundred bucks. The Fascinate is equipped ...

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Google Thinks You’re Naughty: Blacklisted Google Instant Words List

For those of you out there who have adopted the Google Instant lifestyle with open arms, you might have noticed a little catch when searching for a query which might contain such dirty words as “hairy,” “submissive,” and even, dare I say it, “tushy.” These searches require the extra step of a click or a keystroke. This is no accident. ...

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Facebook Explains Yesterday’s Site Outage

Facebook Engineers posted a detailed post on their Facebook page explaining the details about yesterday’s 2.5 hour outage, the worst outage in over four years. Facebook says that, ultimately, the severity of the outage was caused by “an unfortunate handling of an error condition.” Today we made a change to the persistent copy of a configuration value that was interpreted ...

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