Monthly Archives: June 2012

Find A Fetish And Fill It, II

Meet the Woman Who Farts for a Living

Faced with the desperate prospect of not being able to afford her own insurance and $15,000 per annum in additional specialty medication and expensive co-pays for hospital visits, Jacki could have given up. But ever the entrepreneur and optimist, she did not dwell on the failings of the U.S. healthcare system (although fail it did). Instead, Jacki realized that she would have to give her fledgling forays into fetish a full-time shot. As a seller of fetish items, Jacki had a flexibility that most nine-to-fivers would give an arm and a leg for.

Seriously, go read the rest.

Previously here:

Find A Fetish And Fill It

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It Burns Books For Fuel

First Look: New High-Tech NYPD Helicopter Takes The Fight To The Terrorists

The helicopter, a Bell 412EP, was funded with federal port security money and can carry up to 10 people, including a pilot, co-pilot, crew chief, NYPD SCUBA divers or Emergency Services Unit officers. It weighs 7,000 pounds, can travel 150 mph and costs $9.8 million, plus it carries another $4 million worth of sensitive equipment.

What’s not being told: How much fuel does that eat every day?

… the counter-terrorism patrol executed several times a day by the NYPD takes them off the beaten path.

While our bastard Mayor slowly strangles the budget of the New York Public Library, the NYPD gets a new toy to play with and children have access to fewer books.

Damn right it burns books for fuel!

What the hell is going to be left to protect in New York City when all of the budget is going to “protecting” it?

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The iPhone’s Third Casualty

RIM shares plunge almost 18 per cent on news of $518 million loss, 5,000 job cuts, delay of BB10 to 2013

So, that’s three then:

1) Palm
2) Nokia
3) RIM

The Big Six of book publishing think they’re unassailable.

So did Palm, Nokia, and RIM. And they were technology companies.

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Gerry Anderson Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

Gerry Anderson & Virgil Tracy launch Memory Walk

Gerry, who was diagnosed 18 months ago, spoke publicly for the first time about the condition: “I was upset when I found out I had dementia but I try to stay positive and enjoy every day. My dementia hasn’t just affected me; it’s affected my friends and family too.

And so an era draws to a close…

Additional:

Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson has Alzheimer’s

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Twitter’s New UI

Just popped up for me tonight.

Under Interactions, replies are now in-column.

Under Tweets, everything is still in a pop-up. And I had two versions of that pop-up. One which was centered vertically differently and had sharp right-angle edges. I didn’t get a screensnap of that one.

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What Does The Nexus 7 UI Mean?

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Nexus 7 Tablet: A Remote Control For Google Cloud

The primary clue was there, with Google Play Books on the Samsung Galaxy Note. I just didn’t think it all through.

The Nexus 7 is not a tablet. Not really. It’s a remote control for the Google Cloud.

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mikecane:

This is an interesting post that gives me an opportunity to test the WordPress reblog feature too.

Originally posted on Tape Noise Diary:

Some time in 1995 I started playing guitar. It was a friend from high school who turned me on to it. I saw him playing on an acoustic guitar the chord progression of a Green Day song and I was completely blown away. He taught me some chords and standard first-learner stuff like the arpeggio to Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters and Zepellin’s Stairway to Heaven. I practiced a lot and banged away on an old Mexican acoustic until my fingers bled. I bought and learned from books. I learned some more chords and learned scales. I bought rock albums and learned guitar riffs by listening to them. I went to the Mall to buy the Guitar World magazine every time I could. I worked at a water bottling manufacturing plant to save up for an electric guitar and an amp. The idea of starting a band soon followed. I…

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Alexia Tsotsis Lets The Truth Slip Out!

Wow, ever since Arrington left, TechCrunch is letting some serious shit through.

This is epic:

Others who cover the tech beat have their knickers in a twist.

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Twitter Starting “Tweet Channels”?

Twitter suggested I Follow this account, TwitterBooks:

There’s also TwitterMovies and TwitterTV. I have no idea how many of these Twitter-originated ones exist.

So, is Twitter’s aim to guide new users into the service with these “channels”? Or is their aim to make these all Promoted Tweets eventually?

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