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Congress Bans Caller ID Spoofing

April 15th, 2010 12:13am No comments

The House has passed the “Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010” (PDF), which does exactly what its name would lead you to believe.

Under the bill, it becomes illegal “to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information, with the intent to defraud and deceive.” The bill maintains an exemption for blocking one’s own outgoing caller ID information, and law enforcement isn’t affected. -Ars Technica

This is absolute nonsense. How are kids supposed to have fun anymore? Doesn’t Congress have anything better to worry about than passing this moronic bill? Some crotchety old senator from West Bumblefuck, Montana probably got too many calls from Seymour Butts with number on his caller ID displaying 8008135. Like seriously, if you haven’t made/ been with anyone who has prank called, you don’t breathe oxygen.

Seriously, back in 1997 I remember being at a third grade rager in this dude Lou’s basement. We prank called all the 8 year old sluts in training. Picture a bunch of third graders giggling around a phone, messing with these people’s parents (since cell phones weren’t mainstream yet). Boys shall be boys.

Instead of banning caller ID spoofing, why not worry about how much the Federal Reserve keeps printing money and how much debt there is. That is much more detrimental to this nation that morons making stupid phone calls.

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Slash vs. Backslash

April 14th, 2010 3:11pm No comments

This has been pissing me off for a while now, but I never bothered writing about it. XKCD clarified it. Let’s learn the difference between a forward slash (/) and a backslash (\)

If  forward slash were to tip over, it would fall right, which is forward /
If a backslash were to tip over, it would fall left, which is backwards \

This is not a hard concept. They are in two completely different spots on the keyboard. In URLs, just say slash. People say backslash all the time and it makes you sound dumb.

Courtesty of xkcd.com

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Is This Sign Racist?

April 13th, 2010 6:54pm 1 comment

Matsui returned to Yankee Stadium today – in an Angels uniform and got a lot of love from the Yankees players. YES camera people decided to look around the stadium to look for signs of people with nice messages for Matsui. I saw this one and was like what? I can’t tell if the producer is racist and did that on purpose or if he had no idea that sign is jokingly making fun of Matsui. What do you say?

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