Amazon to start charging Maryland sales tax

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If you live in the state of Maryland and purchase something from Amazon, an extra six percent will be added to your purchase price and funneled to Maryland in the form of a sales tax. This change goes into effect beginning today. Until now, Amazon did not collect Maryland sales tax because they did not have a physical presence in the state. … [Read more...]

Wal-Mart is selling Batman t-shirts some are finding offensive

Wal-Mart is in hot water with some over a t-shirt it's selling in the Junior's section of its stores. The shirt is also available online. It features the Batman symbol along with the text, "Training to be Batman's Wife." Here's a photo of the offensive shirt: I don't really understand what the controversy is. Not really. It's just a dumb … [Read more...]

I was thinking of getting an Xbox One, but this looks like a better deal

As good as the Xbox One is, I don't think you can get Bustout, let alone Super Bustout, for it. With Radio Shack's TRS-80 Color Computer, it's available for only $19.99. Also, the TRS-80 Color Computer is endorsed by a man named Isaac Asimov, best known for writing the novel adaptation of the Will Smith's blockbuster movie, I, Robot. I'm sure … [Read more...]

‘The Daily Show’ confronts four Redskins fans with eight Native Americans, hilarity does not ensue

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The Daily Show ran a segment this week that tackled the issue involving the name of the Washington Redskins, a name some people claim to find offensive and on the wrong side of history, whatever that means. In the heavily edited segment, fake-correspondent Jason Jones sat down with four self-described Washington Redskins fans; Kelli … [Read more...]

iThemes admits to storing customer passwords in non-secure text

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Cory Miller, founder and CEO of iThemes, shared more information about the data breach that resulted in customer information taken in an apparent attack on their website. From Cory Miller at iThemes: There is no easy way to say this: We were storing your passwords in clear-text. This directly impacted approximately 60,000 of our users, past and … [Read more...]

The economic reality of comic book conventions

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Denise Dorman, wife of illustrator Dave Dorman, wrote a blog post about how attending comic book conventions as an industry professional is a money losing endeavor. According to Denise, people go to comic book conventions not to see artists like her husband and buy some of their work, but to see cosplayers, folks who dress up as characters from … [Read more...]