Here is a good site that tells you how to tell all your banks, creditors, credit card companies, etc. to NOT share your information with others. They don’t share just information, but transactional information, which is what makes this so scary. Another way to fight back is to return all that junk mail to the people with empty envelopes (that costs them money).
You’ve gotta be kidding me! Here is a story of a man divorcing a woman via text. I, personally, have trouble understanding Middle Eastern cultures – but to each his own I guess.
Everyone who’s had anything to do with “Enterprise” hardware can completely relate to this experience. Slashdot and most of OSDN went down. The part about the tech support numbers is especially funny.
Acme Rent-a-Car? Here is an extremely creepy story about Acme tracking the speed of rental cards and assessing fines when speed limits are broken. I have a feeling Uncle Sam is gonna be ticked that others are invading his pockets. It brings up all sorts of issues about privacy, due process, etc.
Due to the recent snafu between AOL and Microsoft over placement of AOL in Windows XP, one has to wonder if AOL will toss its hat into the OS arena. They could, of course, make their own Linux distro. However, I would think a purchase of BeOS would be more in line with their strategy. And with as many uses as AOL has – this could be the end of Microsoft.
Here is a great story about breaking the stereotypes that surrounds the term “Geek”. I personally wear my geekness like a badge, but others still feel it emits “loser”. The story is centered around geek girls, but you get the point.