How dare the guys at Dropbox try to use a soccer field they reserved

Employees from Dropbox, a San Fransisco based company that provides a popular file hosting service, reserved a soccer field in a local city park. They paid $27 for an hour of soccer time. When they showed up to play soccer during their allotted time, they found the field already in use by neighborhood youths in a pick-up soccer game. The guys … [Read more...]

Who knew storing nude photos on the Internet was a bad idea?


I think what surprise me the most about the recent Apple iCloud naked celebrity photo scandal is that it's 2014 and people, celebrities in their 20's, thought the Internet was a save place to secure their private nude photos. Since when was the Internet a safe place to store anything? Edward Snowden, the American hero who leaked highly … [Read more...]

Why does it take just as many Blu-ray discs as DVD discs to hold the same content?

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the Neil Degrasse Tyson reboot of the 1980 Carl Sagan PBS television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, comes out on video today. I've been looking forward to owning this. Currently, there are two versions: a 4-disc DVD set and a more expensive 4-disc Blu-ray set. Why do both versions need four discs? A dual-layer … [Read more...]

How to read for free

My local newspaper's website, the, like too many newspaper websites, tries to charge visitors to read content, even obituaries. This is on top of all the annoying, gratuitous advertising plastered everywhere. Each month, you're allowed so many free views, but after that number has been reached, you're required to pay anywhere from … [Read more...]

Facebook buys Oculus VR


Oculus VR, the Kickstarter, crowd funded maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming device, has agreed to be acquired by Facebook for around two billion dollars. The deal with include $400 in cash and another $1.6 billion in Facebook stock. To say this announcement caught fans of the Oculus Rift by surprise is an understatement. The Oculus … [Read more...]