Month: April 2010

Congress Bans Caller ID Spoofing

Portfolioso April 15, 2010 No Comments Computer/ Tech Related, Rants

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.

Slash vs. Backslash

Portfolioso April 14, 2010 No Comments Computer/ Tech Related

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.

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Courtesty of xkcd.com

Is This Sign Racist?

Portfolioso April 13, 2010 1 Comment Sports

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?

Chan Ho Park Just Made Me Piss My Pants

Portfolioso April 12, 2010 No Comments Sports

There is absolutely no way this crazy bastard understands what the word diarrhea means. There’s just no way any man, no matter what nationality you are, can talk about diarrhea with a straight face, especially to reporters. I mean look at the guy, he’s dead serious. For all we know, Swish told him it meant headache or something. All I know is that if I’m the reporter with the mic, I’d be standing in a puddle of my own piss and shit, because I’d be dying laughing.

The guy literally pitched shitty the first game. I’ll forgive him then

OMG Multitasking

Portfolioso April 9, 2010 No Comments Computer/ Tech Related, Rants

It’s the second coming of Christ. iPhone OS 4 will multitask.You can finally listen to Pandora and check your email. How revolutionary – I’ve never seen such a thing before. Oh and, push notifications? Amazing! No one invented those before.

Where’s your mass storage? My Droid is essentially a 16GB flash drive. No notification bar? So you mean to tell me that when I get a push notification, it’s going to interrupt what I’m doing? Shameful.

Apple’s iPhone OS 4 is nothing revolutionary. It’s just playing catchup with Android. But Apple fanboys don’t see it that way. Anything Apple releases is pure gold and everything else was and always will be inferior.

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