Sunday, July 29, 2012

Burglar allegedly steals more than $1,000 in sex toys from Illinois woman 

Tiara Likes came home to her Galesburg, Ill., apartment to find a trove of toys that she sells had been taken - without so much as a thank you.



Tiara Likes, who sells sex toys for a living, returned home Monday to discover more than $1,000 of her inventory missing. The Galesburg, Illinois resident told police a thief made off with a bag containing the adult novelties and antibiotics, but did not take any other valuables. 


An Illinois woman who sells adult toys for a living may have less of her sexy stockpile than she did a week ago.
Tiara Likes returned to her Galesburg, Illinois apartment Monday to discover a pink Adidas bag containing erotic playthings and antibiotics missing, the Galesburg Register-Mail reported.
Likes, who was returning from a convention in Las Vegas, told police a thief made off with more than $1,000 of her inventory but took no other valuables. The premises reportedly had no sign of forced entry, and neighbors told police they had not witnessed anything unusual in the area.
"No TV's were gone, no laptops were gone," Capt. Rodney Riggs of the Galesburg Police Department told the Daily News. "Right now the case is pretty much closed."
"We'll reopen it if we have some further information," Riggs added.
Likes, 23, did not immediately return a message asking for comment. Her Facebook page describes her as an independent romance adviser with Intimate Expressions, an Ohio-based company that sells adult novelties at parties in people's homes. The Tupperware-style retailer markets an assortment of lubricants, gels and other toys, according its website.
Though the department’s investigation has yet to produce a suspect, Likes told police she publicizes her enterprise via word of mouth. "A lot of people out there know this is what she does for a living," Riggs said. "That's how she promotes her business."







Get ready, Tampa! Republicans spend 3 x Dems on strippers
As Tampa gears up for the Republican National Convention, the biggest party it has ever held, the city and its businesses are primping and polishing for the August arrival of tens of thousands of visitors. Like it or not — mostly not, for city officials — Tampa’s well-known strip clubs have joined the welcome wagon.
Club owners here say they have schmoozed with their counterparts in former host cities, like Denver, and have been told that revenue pours in during conventions, sometimes quadrupling earnings from a Super Bowl week. As for party affiliation, this is one place where the country’s caustic partisan differences fall away, owners say.
Angelina Spencer, the executive director of the Association of Club Executives, which serves as a trade association for strip clubs, said an informal survey of convention business in New York and Denver had determined that Republicans dropped more money at clubs, by far.
Hands down, it was Republicans,” she said. “The average was $150 for Republicans and $50 for Democrats…”
James Davis, a spokesman for the Republican National Convention, declined to discuss Tampa’s prominent strip clubs.
“We’re expecting to have a great convention,” Mr. Davis said. “We’re focused completely on having a great convention.”
Yes, probably every club will have a Sarah Palin look-alike stripper hoping to be the queen of the convention.


Survey Finds One-Third of Americans More Willing to Give Up Sex Than Their Mobile Phones

TeleNav survey examines Americans' attachment to mobile phones; finds iPhone users are least willing to let go of their devices

Results of a recent national survey* commissioned by TeleNav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) indicate that Americans are willing to give up some of life's greatest pleasures in order to hang on to their mobile phones. Not surprisingly, smartphone users were more attached to their devices than were feature phone users, with iPhone users leading the pack. In fact, iPhone users were more likely than their Android or BlackBerry counterparts to spend a week without their significant other, exercise or shoes—rather than go a week without their phone.
While 22 percent of all respondents said they would rather give up their toothbrush than their phone for a week, this number jumped to a whopping 40 percent among iPhone users. Halitosis and other priority quirks aside, 83 percent of iPhone users thought other iPhone users would make the best romantic partners.
Even among feature phone users, however, TeleNav's survey showed respondents' strong attachment to their mobile phones. Nearly half of all respondents said they sleep with their phone next to them, including 38 percent of feature phone users and 66 percent of smartphone users.
From differences between iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users to the snap judgments people make based on the type of phone someone carries, TeleNav's latest survey sheds light on just how important mobile phones have become in Americans' lives.

How willing are you . . .

Life is full of simple pleasures, so having to choose between one of those many pleasures—such as coffee, caffeine or even sex—and your mobile phone can be difficult.
One-third of all respondents would be more willing to give up sex for a week than their mobile phone.
Of the respondents who indicated they would be more willing to give up sex than their mobile phone for a week, 70% were women.
54% of all respondents would be more willing to give up exercise for a week than their mobile phone.
So what about our guilty pleasures? 55% of respondents would be more willing to give up caffeine for a week than their mobile phone, 63% would be more willing to give up chocolate, and 70% would be willing to forego alcohol.
One in five respondents are more willing to go shoeless than phoneless for a week.
iPhone users (43%) were more likely to say they'd go a week without shoes than Android users (27%) or BlackBerry users (25%).







How to Fight iPhone Theft 

Theft of electronic devices is growing exponentially. 
A used iPad or iPhone can fetch more than $400.


Device theft has exploded. New solutions are on the way. Is the industry doing enough about 'Apple picking'?


We were buried in an e-book when the subway doors opened at the Bergen Street stop in Brooklyn. In a flash, a pair of hands dove into my date's lap and ripped away her iPad. Chasing the guy was instinctive. But he had a crew backing him up that I never saw. Instead of winning back the iPad, I found myself lying on the platform bleeding, my jaw split in half.
Nabbing electronic devices isn't new. But lately it is growing "exponentially" according to a 2011 report from the New York Police Department. The lucrative secondhand market for today's niftiest handsets has produced an explosion in "Apple picking" by thieves. A used iPad or iPhone can fetch more than $400.
How big is the iCrime wave? National data aren't available, but in New York, there were more than 26,000 incidents of electronics theft in the first 10 months of 2011—81% involving mobile phones—according to an internal police-department document. In Washington, D.C., cellphone-related robberies jumped 54% from 2007 to 2011, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. And the data may drastically undercount thefts. Since many don't involve violence, many victims don't bother reporting them.
But plenty of the crimes are violent.
Hwang Yang, a chef at the Modern in New York, was walking home from the subway in the Bronx in April when thieves shot him dead for his iPhone. They were caught after posting it on Craigslist. Outside Denver in 2010, Bill Jordan was leaving an Apple store, toting his new iPad in a bag. When a thief ripped the bag away, the strings tore off part of Mr. Jordan's pinkie.
Subway or bus riders make great targets, especially those engrossed in their devices near the doors. When the doors open, a veteran thief will swipe the device and flee, the doors closing behind him. I was off the train before the doors could stop me—at the cost of eating through a straw for a month.
The best way to deter theft is to reduce the value of stolen devices. After pressure from police departments, the wireless industry is moving to adopt a national registry system that would deny service to such devices. The idea is simple: When a smartphone is reported stolen, its ID number goes into a database. When another user tries to make a call or download data, the device pops up on the blacklist and the carrier denies service.
Two of the four major U.S. carriers—Sprint and Verizon—have had blacklists for some time. AT&T and T-Mobile haven't, partly because their networks identify devices using SIM cards. While SIMs can be disabled, a thief can easily install a new one. The networks operated by Verizon and Sprint identify devices by their electronic serial numbers, so devices reported stolen can't be reactivated.
After an April deal brokered by the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T and T-Mobile are rolling out blacklists that identify devices with an ID number. As part of that deal, carriers also promised to build a unified blacklist by October 2013. That should help to keep stolen devices from being transferred between networks.
Similar systems are already in place in parts of Europe, Latin America and Australia. In London, where a blacklist is in use, "mobile personal robbery" declined from 1,600 incidents per month in the fiscal year ending March 2007 to 900 per month two years later, according to the U.K.'s National Mobile Phone Crime Unit. The blacklist helped, as have better policing methods, says Jack Wraith of the Telecommunications U.K. Fraud Forum. But robbery is back on the rise—to 1,400 incidents per month last fiscal year. That increase comes after the iPhone and other fancier devices began to proliferate, notes Mr. Wraith.
A blacklist for the U.S. is a good start, but it will have important weaknesses. First, there is a loophole for tablets. Most iPads rely on Wi-Fi for connectivity, rather than a carrier network, so carriers can't block them. Another problem is that devices blocked in the U.S. will have full functionality in many other markets. Thieves in the U.K. adapted to the blacklist, exporting more stolen phones to places like Africa and India, notes Mr. Wraith.
Meanwhile, electronics recyclers like Gazelle in the U.S. pay top dollar for used electronics. "There is insatiable demand for iPhones outside the U.S.," says Gazelle founder Israel Ganot, "mostly in emerging markets." In Brazil, where an entry-level iPhone 4S retails for nearly $1,000 because of import taxes, buying "a $400 secondhand iPhone is pretty attractive."
Gazelle sells most of its devices to Hong Kong. "That's the hub where these devices get collected," adds Mr. Ganot, before being sent to other markets. Gazelle purchased 150,000 used iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone.
Mr. Ganot says that Gazelle does what it can to determine if phones are stolen, using websites like for Verizon devices, but there is often little the company can do.
Could technology provide an answer? What if a remote kill switch could be thrown to "fry" a stolen smartphone or tablet, making it truly useless? A representative of ARM Holdings, the British company whose technology is the foundation for most chips in mobile devices, says that it is possible to disable a device remotely so that it won't boot up.
After all, what's the point of a mobile device if people don't feel safe using it while they're mobile? In a poster for a new campaign by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, a woman sits alone with her iPhone on a dark city bus. Towering behind her is a hooded, faceless figure. "Always keep smartphones…out of sight," the poster warns.
Unknowingly, Apple even abets thieves on occasion. Because the warranty on its devices is tied to the device itself, not the owner, thieves have been able to get damaged devices replaced at Apple stores.
Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison says the company "has led the industry in helping customers protect their lost or stolen devices." She points to Apple's "Find My iPhone" app that can remotely wipe data from a missing device and locate it on a map. But a smart thief can simply turn off the stolen device—or wipe it clean of apps—to prevent being tracked. Thieves generally don't care about data anyway. They want to erase stolen devices so they can quickly sell them.
No system will end electronic device theft, of course. And people should be cautious when using theirs in public. But device makers could do more. Apple showed on Friday that it wants to improve security on its devices, agreeing to buy AuthenTec, a maker of fingerprint recognition technology. Hopefully the technology can be used not just to protect data but to disable lost or stolen devices.
Steve Jobs was famous for giving customers features they didn't know they wanted. Better antitheft protection is something you don't think about. Until, perhaps, your jaw is wired shut.

Police across the nation are fighting surges in mobile phone and tablet thefts. But can technology and blacklists help bring down the statistics? WSJ's Rolfe Winkler, who was attacked over his own iPad, joins digits to discuss.


Hamilton celebrates third victory in Hungary - Raikkonen second 

Hamilton triumphs in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix of Hungary. The Englishman drove his McLaren-Mercedes one at the Hungaroring a start-finish victory. Hamilton celebrated the 19th Success of his career, the third after 2007 and 2009 in Hungary. Behind the 27-year-old landed the two Lotus drivers Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Romain Grosjean of France in second and third.


The German world champion Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) finished fourth, just behind the Spanish landed championship leader Fernando Alonso (McLaren) finished fifth. With 164 points, Alonso leads the World Cup to continue confidently, closely followed by the now crowded in Hungary, only eight-placed Red Bull's Australian Mark Webber (124), Vettel (122), Hamilton (117) and Raikkonen (116). Formula 1 is now adopted in the summer break, the next race is on 2 September in Belgium on the program.

Final standings after 69 laps:
Lewis Hamilton

Kimi Raikkonen
+ 1,0

Romain Grosjean

Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull

Fernando Alonso

Jenson Button

Bruno Senna

Mark Webber
Red Bull

Felipe Massa

Nico Rosberg

Nico Hulkenberg
Force India

Paul di Resta
Force India

Pastor Maldonado

Sergio Perez

Kamui Kobayashi
a round

Daniel Ricciardo
Toro Rosso
a round

Jean Eric Vergne
Toro Rosso
a round

Heikki Kovalainen
a round

Vitaly Petrov
two rounds

Charles Pic
two rounds

Timo Glock
three rounds

Pedro de la Rosa
three rounds

Out: Michael Schumacher (GER / Mercedes),
Narain Karthikeyan (IND / HRT)


Julian Assange's mother arrives in Ecuador to plead son's asylum case

Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy 
in London since applying for political asylum on June 19.

The mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will meet with Ecuadorian authorities Monday to urge them to grant her son asylum.
Christine Assange, who arrived in the capital city Quito on Saturday, told reporters she will appeal to Ecuador's stance on human rights during her meeting.
"Surely, the president and his staff will make the best decision," Christine Assange said, according to a report in the state-run El Ciudadano website.
Her son has been holed up inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since applying for political asylum on June 19.

He is seeking to avoid being sent to Sweden over claims of rape and sexual molestation and said he fears if he is extradited there, Swedish authorities could hand him over to the United States.
If her son is sent to the United States, he "could expect a sentence of death or many years in prison with torture as they are doing now with Bradley Manning," Christine Assange said, according to the El Ciudadano report.
"If they did that to a U.S. citizen, they would have fewer qualms about doing it to a foreigner."
Manning is a U.S. Army intelligence analyst suspected of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military and State Department documents while serving in Iraq. Many of those documents ended up on the WikiLeaks website.
He is being held on charges of aiding the enemy, wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the Internet, transmitting national defense information and theft of public property or records, among others. He could go to prison for life if convicted.
Ecuador has said it is weighing Julian Assange's asylum request and will make the decision on its own, in its own time.
"Ecuador will make its own, independent decision," President Rafael Correa said in an interview to a local television station earlier this month. "The case is under review."
Correa noted that capital punishment exists in the United States for a "political crime," and that fact could be sufficient grounds to grant Julian Assange asylum.
Correa also stressed he is not afraid of international repercussions that might stem from whatever decision Ecuador makes.
"We have to see whether everything that's being done in the case of Julian Assange is compatible with ... the constitution and our view of human rights, political rights and due process," the president said.
Julian Assange was arrested in Britain in 2010 because Swedish authorities wanted to question him about the sexual molestation and rape allegations, which he denies. His bail conditions included staying every night at the home of a supporter outside London.
UK police say he violated his bail by staying at the embassy. After he entered it, they served him with notice to turn himself in -- an order he ignored, marking a further violation.
Diplomatic protocol prevents police from entering the embassy to arrest him.
Christine Assange said Saturday her son was being treated well at the embassy.
"I am grateful for the facilities Ecuador offered to my son in London," she said.
Two women have accused Julian Assange of sexually assaulting them in August 2010, when he was visiting Sweden in connection with a WikiLeaks release of internal U.S. military documents. He was arrested in Britain that December and has been fighting extradition since, saying the allegations are retribution for his organization's disclosure of American secrets.
Susan Benn of the Julian Assange defense fund has said the United States had empaneled a grand jury in its goal to press charges against the WikiLeaks founder. Turning himself in to British authorities would start a process that would end with Julian Assange being extradited to the United States, Benn said.
WikiLeaks, which facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information, has published about 250,000 confidential U.S. diplomatic cables, causing embarrassment to the government and others. It also has published hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents relating to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Julian Assange sought refuge at the embassy five days after the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom dismissed a bid to reopen his appeal of the decision to send him to Sweden, his last option in British courts.
British officials have met with Ecuadorian authorities, but no information has been released about those meetings.



Friday, July 20, 2012

Man Claims ‘World’s Largest Penis’ Got Him Frisked At SFO


A man famous for having one of the largest penises on record told CBS San Francisco that he was recently frisked by TSA agents at San Francisco International Airport after they suspected he was hiding something in his pants.
New York native Jonah Falcon, 41, said that he was returning from a weekend in San Francisco on July 9 when he was delayed by TSA agents who became curious about the bulge in his pants.
“TSA didn’t know what to make of the massive bulge on my thigh. Even after I went through that body scanner that shows you naked,” Falcon wrote on his Twitter page.
 “They asked me if that’s a growth – and i said no, that’s my dick,” he said in a phone interview with CBS SF.
Falcon said there was no immediate response to his answer from the TSA personnel. “I think they were more embarrased than I was,” he said in the CBS SF interview.
According to Wikipedia, Falcon’s penis is nearly 10 inches long when flaccid, and more than 13 inches long when erect – making it one of the largest ever recorded.
On his Facebook page he lists his favorite quote as, “Yes, it really is that big. See, you can fit more than three hands on it.”
Falcon said he said he was subjected to both a metal detector and a body scanner before being selected for additional screening. He said he was eventually released and allowed to catch his flight.
“Two hour delay…Fun trip home (sarcasm mode),” he tweeted at the time.
Falcon has worked as a gaming journalist and actor. He lists several television and film credits, and was featured in a 1999 HBO documentary profiling men with large penises.


Penis fish at the Korea fish market


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vendor uses asphalt to de-hair pig head
Pig head meat is considered delicacy in China, especially among physical laborers like construction workers. Vendors always try to reduce their cost of production and increase efficiency, but using harmful asphalt in food processing is not allowed according to the govt regulations.


Strip the girl.... Japanese Game Show
No subtitles necessary....


Once in a Lifetime Tattoo Misspelled

Spelling error in torchbearer

 Olympic tattoo


A woman who got a new tattoo to celebrate her role in the Olympic torch relay was shocked to discover it had been spelt incorrectly.
Jerri Peterson, from Atlanta in the US, carried the torch through Derby on 30 June after being nominated by the hotel chain she worked for.
Before coming to England, she decided to spend money on a tattoo to mark the occasion.
Only later did the 54-year-old realise it featured the mis-spelling "Oylmpic".
Mrs Peterson was one of 70 international employees selected by her firm to take part in the relay as a thank you for her years of charity work.
She said: "I always wanted to have a tattoo but I never quite felt passionate about any one thing to have it put on my body permanently.
'Artist felt bad'
"So when I was selected for this wonderful honour, I thought 'that's it - I'm ready to have my tattoo'."
She booked a session with a "really good" tattoo artist in her home state of Georgia, and took a friend along for moral support.
Initially she was delighted with how it looked and it was only when she sent a photo of the tattoo to a friend that the spelling mistake was pointed out.
She said: "I looked at it and I was so disappointed. I called my husband and he giggled a little bit.
"Then I started laughing about it and I've laughed ever since."
Mrs Peterson pointed out the mistake to the tattoo artist responsible but declined his offer to correct it.
She said: "He felt so bad when he found out.
"He wanted to fix it but I decided I want to keep it. It's fine.
"It's the Oy-limpics - it's as unique as I am."


Vettel at Hockenheim with two curses

With Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg, Timo Glock and Nico Hulkenberg five German in Germany Grand Prix Formula 1 go on Sunday at Hockenheim at the start. Six years after Schumacher it should now work mainly for Vettel finally. The Red Bull driver must be in the title match against team mate Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso, Ferrari star to catch up.

Schumacher has been the only home race and also won the 43-year-old also has all of his four wins - celebrated in Hockenheim - last in 2006. Therefore should be the same with two "curses" circuit. Vettel has never been in July and still not win a home race. So does the 25-year-old double world champion, who is only 50 kilometers away from the track grew into Heppenheim, the World Cup half-time in 2012 for the fifth starting their first home win of his Formula 1 career. He would shrink to a different series. Only in Germany, Canada and Hungary, Vettel has not yet celebrated Grand Prix victories.
For the Germans, the tenth race of the season is a total of 20 races a question of honor home. "We are famous for our beaches, and perhaps not seas, but I already know that the fans and the atmosphere will be brilliant again," said Vettel. The defending champion is under pressure, especially after Webber celebrated last at Silverstone, his second win of the season and a few days later extended his contract with Red Bull until 2013.
Many opportunities for his first world title will no longer get the 36-year-old Australian soon. And how to win in Germany against his own teammates, knows Webber: Vettel 2009, he pointed at the Nurburgring in second place. And on the Hockenheimring, he said: "It's a track on which you can attack."
In the championship standings, Webber (116) before the 33 Germany Grand Prix in second place with 13 points behind Ferrari star Fernando Alonso (129). Vettel (100) has 29 points less than the Spanish leader, and therefore can not even win back with a win (25 points) on the 4.574-kilometer Hockenheimring the championship lead. Perhaps but a week later, when the last race in Hungary before the summer break comes.


WikiLeaks finds new funding channel through French non-profit

WikiLeaks announced yesterday that  after “almost two years of fighting an unlawful banking blockade by US financial giants VISA and MasterCard” that they are back open for donations. The Fund for the Defense of Net Neutrality will now be taking donations on WikiLeak’s behalf.
It should be noted that WikiLeaks has been operational recently, having recently published “The Syria Files” to “shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy, but they also reveal how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another.”
WikiLeaks notes that its financial blockade “came during a time of substantial economic growth for WikiLeaks but blocked more than 95% of donations, costing the organization in excess of USD 20 million.” Many believe that state/corporate blockade is a equivalent to trampling on free speech.
“The Wau Holland Transparency Reports for WikiLeaks’ finances, released today, illustrate the financial consequences of 18 consecutive months of economic censorship,” stated WikiLeaks in a press release. “For the year 2011, the blockade resulted in WikiLeaks’ income falling to just 21% of its operating costs.”
The free information publisher estimates that reserve funds will be exhausted within a few months, and they are now looking for a minimum of EUR 1 million to pay for operating costs. To do this, WikiLeaks is set to use the French credit card system, Carte Bleue, to circumvent the blockade.
WikiLeaks states:
Carte Bleue coupled with the VISA/MasterCard system globally. VISA and MasterCard are contractually barred from directly cutting off merchants through the Carte Bleue system. The French non-profit FDNN (Fund for the Defense of Net Neutrality РFonds de D̩fense de la Net Neutralit̩) has set up a Carte Bleue fund for WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks advises all global supporters to make use of this avenue immediately before VISA/MasterCard attempts to shut it down.
In that event, WikiLeaks and FDNN are ready to take the economic blockade ringleaders to court.
As Julian Assange said: “We beat them in Iceland and, by God, we’ll beat them in France as well. Let them shut it down. Let them demonstrate to the world once again their corrupt pandering to Washington. We’re waiting. Our lawyers are waiting. The whole world is waiting. Do it.”


Noisy Typer –

A Typewriter For Your Laptop 

Noisy Typer is a free piece of software which plays typewriter sounds as you type. It runs in the background and works with all applications. Key sounds include letter keys, spacebar, backspace, carriage return and scroll up and down.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Toilet Theme Park Opened In Korea, There is a Rational Explanation for This


On 4 July, Suwon, South Korea officially opened their newest attraction; “The Restroom Cultural Park” which is the world’s first toilet theme park.  To answer the question on everyone’s mind – What the…? – we should first look at a little background on Suwon city.
This city located outside of Seoul is well known for two things.  First, the great Hwaseong Fortress ranks among UNESCO’s world heritage and has ruins which run throughout the city.  Second is their recently deceased mayor who was known affectionately as Mr. Toilet.

Mr. Toilet’s greatest passion was improving the conditions of Korea’s public toilets by teaching people about the importance of proper toilet maintenance.  Around the time of the World Cup in Korea there was a surge of public awareness aimed at improving the conditions of public toilets spearheaded by the mayor. His crowning achievement was a house erected in 2007 in the shape of a giant toilet in Suwon which is operated by the World Toilet Organization.
The effort was a huge success and the people of Suwon now boast many of their public restrooms as sightseeing spots complete with map and photos, description

Following Mr. Toilet’s death, the citizens donated money to build this commode themed wonderland in his honor.
Details of the park are sketchy at the moment and it’s not sure if this is so much a “theme park” in the sense of roller coasters and giant mice of simply a park with many toilet related displays around.  The evidence suggests the latter, but if it was a full-fledged theme park, I’m sure it would have one heck of a log ride.
The park is said to exhibit various public toilets, ancient roman toilets, European toilets from the Middle ages, and even a flushing toilet said to exist in Korea 1000 years ago.  Also you can find some bronze statues of people doing the deuce complete with strained expressions on their faces.


Anonymous Starts Its Own 

'To Catch a Predator' 

Anonymous, the world’s preeminent becostumed online activist group, is going after pedophiles again. Never mind that the name of the project, Operation PedoChat, sounds almost as creepy as the assholes they’re attacking—Anonymous is aiming to shut down 100 websites and forums known to aid the proliferation of child pornography and predation.

WE Anonymous aim to diminish if not eradicate this plague from the Internet. For the good of our followers, for the good of mankind, and for our own enjoyment we shall expel from the Internet and systematically destroy any such boards that continue to operate.

are Anonymous as well. YOU can get off your ass and help. Spread the word to fellow Anons, to the press, and encourage them to do the same. Those that can attack are asked to fire their lazors; those that cannot are encouraged to learn. These pedos are very butthurt about being hit too, so there is some LULZ factor in it. SAILSAFE!

Anonymous has promised “defaces, logs & dox and the occasional domain hijack as well.” In fact, the first round is already complete, and has been split into four parts of doxing (the act of tracing someone or gathering information about an individual using sources on the Internet): one, two, three, and four. The publicly posted information includes the details of hundreds of pedophiles (both users and administrators of these websites) as well as e-mails between some of them.
Child porn is is still proliferating online; it’s a thorny topic to litigate—New York, for instance, determined that it’s legal to look at it online, so as long as you don’t download or save any of the files; while the Russian government is pushing for the next SOPA.
It’s also a repulsive scourge, obviously. And that may be part of Anonymous’ calculus—everybody hates pedophiles. They’re like Nazis; the mere mention of their existence guarantees head-shaking disgust and absolute admonishment. Maybe the Guy Fawkes-garbed hackers felt like they needed a totally uncontroversial campaign to rekindle some popular support. Who knows, but one thing’s for sure: Fuck those pedophiles.



Miami Fries”, Only in Italia! We Went to Have a Taste


They don’t mess around in Italy. Next to the regular french fries on the McDonald’s menu, you’ll find Miami Fries. Customers regularly substitute these fries with the combo sets.
At first glance, these fries resemble ridge-cut potato chips. They’re relatively thin, but thick enough that when you bite into them, there’s a nice chewiness. They’re also wider and have more surface area than regular fries, so there’s more outer crispiness to enjoy before getting to the moist insides.
You might think that more surface area means more oil that’s been soaked up, but to our delight we found that there was virtually no greasiness. Nice! As long as you’re not on a totally strict diet, if you’re in Italy, we definitely recommend checking out these fries!
Also, in Rome, a unique McDonald’s recently opened with some unique features: “… the separate gelato bar and the “Coffee and Sweet” bar, where you can have an espresso or cappuccino and brioche for a little over one euro… [plus,] caprese salads (tomato and mozzarella) and the il Mac (hamburger on a Panini bun).”


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

In Russia McDonald’s, Delicious Rye Bread Hamburger

We put the sleeping bear on our itinerary, we made sure to hit up all the important historical landmarks: St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin, McDonald’s…
That’s right we went to Russia to eat at McDonald’s and we have no regrets, thanks to the Beef a la Rus, a delicious rye bun hamburger introduced 2 years ago to celebrate McDonald’s 20th anniversary in Russia.
So come McKomrades, let us share with you the glory that is the Beef a la Rus
The burger we ordered was technically the Beef a la Rus with Bacon, but the structure is fundamentally the same: lettuce, thick-sliced tomato, juicy beef patty and bacon sandwiched in a lush rye bread bun.
The strong, sour taste of the rye bread may turn some people off and it certainly gives the burger a flavor incomparable to other regional McDonald’s items. We found that the tartness of the bread actually enhanced the flavor of the lettuce and tomato, tasting almost like dressing on a salad. In turn, the dry rye bread buns quickly absorbed the moisture of the vegetables, giving them a pleasantly chewy (instead of soggy) texture similar to french bread. That’s more synergy than all the five-year plans combined!
While the crispy crust and chewy texture of the buns was unlike anything we’ve tasted on a burger, the patty and veggies were standard, delicious McDonald’s fare. It’s a strange blend of conventional taste and unconventional texture, but it works perfectly.
Of course, no McDonald’s meal is complete with out fries and Russia delivers on this front as well with their “village-style” potatoes, thick potato wedges offered as an alternative to the standard McDonald’s french fries. These babies are deep-fried in a thin batter, seasoned with rich spices and salted for a luxurious taste even a Tsar could approve of.



Pacu, Testicle-Eating Fish Species, Caught In Lake Lou Yaeger In Illinois

When biologists say the pacu fish eats nuts, they may be correct in more ways than one.
The pacu, a toothy fish that can weigh up to 55 pounds, has been spotted in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, KSDK reports.
Responding to a report that a fisherman had reeled in a piranha on June 7, lake superintendent Jim Caldwell brought the fish to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, where it was identified as a pacu. Some reports say another pacu was seen a couple of weeks later.
Caldwell said he is still swimming in the lake nearly every day. Pacus primarily eat nuts, aquatic vegetation and snails, he told KDSK, and pose no real threat to humans.
Residents of Papua New Guinea may beg to differ. There, according to British fisherman Jeremy Wade, the pacu is known as the "ball cutter." In 2011, Wade said locals informed him that two fisherman had died from blood loss after something in the water had bitten off their testicles.
"The locals told me that this thing was like a human in the water, biting at the testicles of fishermen," Wade said.
Wade determined that the perpetrator was the pacu, which is known for having human-like teeth. The angler did note that such attacks are uncommon, the Daily Mail reports.
Though pacus are native to the Amazon Basin, they were released into Papua New Guinea waters in the 1990s as part of an initiative to boost fisheries.
Biologists say any pacus in the Illinois lake are most likely former aquarium pets, according to the Journal-News. Anyone caught dumping the fish in the lake could face criminal charges.