Ubuntu Linux headed to smartphones, tablets and smart TVs
Not about to let Apple, Microsoft and Google remain the only players in the mobile revolution, Ubuntu announced yesterday that it too will be competing with mobile and TV versions of Ubuntu Linux for smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.
Foreclosure law firm holds a homeless themed Halloween party. Stay classy.
On Friday, the law firm of Steven J. Baum, the largest foreclosure law firm in the country, threw a Halloween party just like they do every year. I don’t know what this year’s theme was, but a former employee of the law firm recently sent in pictures of last year’s bash to the New York Times, when the theme was homelessness. During the party, employees came dress as bums, squatters and people who had recently been thrown out of their homes.
According to the UN, there are now 7 billion humans on Earth, more or less
Demographers are uncertain exactly when the world human population will actually cross the 7 billion mark, but the UN today figured today was good enough. They symbolically named the above baby, Danica Camach as the 7 billionth human on the planet, though of course India and China both claimed they had the 7 billionth, but who the fuck knows.
A eulogy from Steve Jobs' sister and his final words
Before the “Holy fuck Steve Jobs oh noes” stuff starts, this public eulogy to her brother by Mona Simpson is pretty incredible stuff. She didn’t meet Steve until she was 25, but here she pours her heart out on the most important man in her life, how he struggled for years trying to beat cancer and ultimately… not failed, but achieved death in his own way.
News from Florida: Domino's Pizza managers burn down Papa Johns, because that's just how it is in the streets
Pizza chains are fiercely competitive, but in Lake City, Florida, a pair of managers from a Domino’s Pizza decided to do things the Florida way by going full tilt crazy and setting fire to a local Papa John’s. The two managers they could bring more business by getting rid of their pizza rivals. That plan didn’t work out so well.
Assassin's Creed board game for the iPad headed our way this November
Let’s see… there’s been about eight different Assassin’s Creed games spread across lots of platforms, a movie in the works… and Ubisoft isn’t done yet. Coming some time in November is an Assassin’s Creed board game for the iPad called Assassin’s Creed: Recollection.
FAA not happy about parachuting porn stars jumping out of a plane while having sex
People do all sorts of things while jumping out of planes— knitting, ironing, playing chess, riding motorcycles, etc. But the FAA isn’t too happy for some reason about a porn company that decided to do the first mid-air fuck, with two porn stars jumping out of a plane while fucking.
The October of sequels continues with a sequel to 2010’s Human Centipede. The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) takes the series into a new, interesting, and incredibly meta direction. With such a horrifying concept to begin with, what corners of depravity do they venture do in this one?
Company develops fruit labels that dissolve into fruit wash
Fruit labels can be a pain, but they’re often necessary for stores and vendors to keep track of the fruit and sell it accurately. One company has invented a solution that’s ideal for both the vendor and the consumer— labels that turn from paper into fruit wash when you hit them with water.
Skinless Heidi Klum just won the celebrity Halloween costume contest by a mile
Unlike you or I, celebrities generally have the money and the personal assistants, professional make-up artists and costume designers at their disposal to create Halloween costumes that are better than the store-bought kind. But no costume, celebrity or not can compare to Heidi Klum’s epic use of detailed body paint to turn herself into a skinless cadaver. She even had herself wheeled into her own party on a stretcher for effect.
Sometimes better than a scary movie is just a scary story, told by friends around a campfire with beers in hand. Today’s Halloween, so let’s talk about scary stories. What spooky stories did you love as a kid? You don’t have to tell the whole thing, though you’re free to.
Hey IHC! I'm the guy who asked about the dead PS3 a few days ago. Just wanted to say thanks for posting and also thanks to all the people who commented. It was all really useful. In the end though I'm just going to get a new one. My mother is going to get a new mobile phone contract that comes with a free 120gb PS3, so I'm going to have that. Thanks man, I really love your blog! It kicks ALL the ass!
Wanted: Apprentice to the last living master of a dying Indian martial art
Born in the British Midlands and having previously been more familiar with factory work, 44 year old Vidar Singh is perhaps an unlikely heir to the ancient Indian martial art of shastar vidya or “the science of weapons”. But now that he is the last master, he’s looking for an apprentice to learn everything he knows. And it could be you.
IHC News: Halloween contest extended to Tuesday, update on October's charity of the month
So I decided to extend the Halloween costume contest til Tuesday the 1st just to give people time to submit photos in case they’re waiting til the last minute to do costumes. So if you’ve got cool Halloween pics from this year or the last year or two, of either you or your kids, you could win a $25 gift card from Amazon.
The FBI finally recognizes Juggalos as a national threat
You and I may know Juggalos as just stupid fans of awful rap that like to get together dressed in black and white clown face paint to drink, smoke weed and do shrooms, but the FBI recently put Juggalos on a gang watchlist, saying that some groups have begun to go beyond old fashioned American drug and Faygo fueled fun and into organized crime.
So the audio out port on my macbook got fucked up a while back (the I/O microswitch is stuck) then the other day i tripped over the audio wires connecting the macbook to my audioengine speakers. Now there's a broken jack tip in there. Is there a way to connect wirelessly to my speakers outside of iTunes? Like when I want to watch a video online and listen, too? It seems almost as though these things are hobbled somehow.
Oh no they di'int: Fox working with Keenan Wayans to revive In Living Color
First Beavis and Butthead comes back to MTV and now Fox is working with Keenan Ivory Wayans to bring brand new episodes of the awesome 90s sketch comedy show In Living Color back to the air. Pinch me, I must be dreaming.