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    • CommentAuthorValente
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011 edited
    @ dorkmuffin... this is great

    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011 edited
    Pop history #19

    The Goodies, while less well known internationally than their Python contemporaries, were three of the funniest blokes on British TV in the early to mid 1970's. One of the highlights of their early shows was the parody commercials they ran halfway through each episode. Tim Brooke-Taylor hated having to play all the gay and girlie parts, but he always got stuck with them by virtue of having blonde hair.

    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011
    Apparently this is a wedding ring....

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    Nauseating site dedicated to videos of people squeezing zits, lancing cysts and digging wax out of their ears.
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2011
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2011

    That is EXACTLY what the internet was made for!
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    Charlie Stross found a nasty little gadget:

    Oh dear fucking Cthulhu, this is like something out of a John Brunner novel: NewsTweak.

    TL;DR version: it's a plug computer like SheevaPlug or PogoPlug ... or the rather less benign PlugBot. It runs Linux and has wifi and a bunch of preconfigured software to do interesting things on whatever wifi network it finds itself on. You'll notice it has an extra mains socket on the front, so that it looks like a rather clunky surge suppressor or similar adapter.

    In the case of NewsTweak, it uses ARP spoofing to change the text displayed on certain web sites. In the demo video (see that link at the top?) we see NewsTweak changing a headline on the BBC News website.
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    @groonk re:inception score - I found this mind-blowing

    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2011
    @dorkmuffin: That's beautfiul. Just beautiful.

    @RenTHing: That first bird is outside my apartment every morning. The lion is priceless.

    @CaptainLou: Yup. That was ingenious what they did there.

    Huzzah! The International Space Station is finished. Now about that Space Elevator...

    Man builds plane in basement, demolishes wall to get it out

    So that's how Gibbs(NCIS) gets all those boats out if his basement.
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    @Greasemonkey: Trying to close that zit-popping site locked up my Firefox to the point of everything else locking up as I tried to close the program. Could be a coincidence, could be some nasty programming.
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    @Twentythoughts - it didn't cause me any problems. Trend Micro is usually pretty good at detecting and blocking malware sites, and it didn't sound any alarms.
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    @Greasemonkey: Yeah, I'm just saying what happened. That site DID have a ton of different video-type scripts running at once, and I had a Livestream running in another window, so it could've just been Firefox derping on me.
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    @Twentythoughts - I'm glad you mentioned it. Can't be too vigilant with all the nasty hidden shit online.
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    More from The Goodies.

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    Didn't The Goodies kill a guy once?
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2011 edited
    Yeah. Alex Mitchell died of a heart attack in 1975 while laughing at the Ecky-Thump episode.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2011
    The Goonies ran on public TV in the states for a short time. Wonderfully loony.