Despite being quite the average geek, I've never been that much into Pokemon. It's not because I don't like it, but rather because it became popular when I was in undergrad and had a lot less time to devote to shows, games, etc. Still, I've always loved the characters and went into the movie with an open mind. My .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Detective Pikachu, Movies, Pokemon
Several years back, we noticed that my son was having an adverse reaction to Pizza Hut pizza (he puked every night after eating their food) so we stopped buying it. Since then we've been primarily a Domino's family and it's been fine, but I remember really liking Pizza Hut once and when a new store moved into the shopping .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Domino's, Pizza, Pizza Hut
Sony will let you Play the EU version of a game, but won’t tell you it’s incompatible until it’s too late
I first became interested in this game when I heard of the concept: bows and spears versus big robot dinosaurs. There's clearly much more to it than that, but I never regretted it playing it. Besides beautiful graphics, and exceptional gameplay, it has one of the best stories I've ever seen. .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Gaming, Horizon Zero Dawn, Playstation 4, Playstation Store, PSN, Region Lock, Scams - Ripoffs - Dirty Tricks, Sony
As with most insurance deals, the odds are greatly stacked against you. I know this. You probably knew it. And yet, we've probably both agreed to buy insurance on shipped items at least once or twice… and why not? The insurance prices are fairly cheap are presented as being so straightforward: "Would you .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Insurance, Scams - Ripoffs - Dirty Tricks, USPS
Why are there so many top ranked answers for how to get the dye out of your or your kids' hands that just don't help? Dishsoap? Baking soda or toothpaste plus lots of scrubbing? Feh. Well, consider that baking soda does provide great cleaning power and abasion, but vinegar is what they use to disolve the dye packs in .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Easter eggs, Kids, Parenting, Tips and Tricks
One of the more irritating oversights in Windows 7 is that when you open configuration files from Windows Explorer (txt, ini, etc), they open in Notepad as expected, but when you go to save, only then do you realize that you didn't have admin rights and your work is wasted.
Sick of .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Computers, Powertoys, Text Editors, Tips and Tricks, Windows, Windows Hacks
LexisNexis (which acquired ChoicePoint) is the largest data-broker in the world. They create vast profiles on people and use that information to create various reports that they sell to companies of all kinds. These reports are used to make decisions about renting, insurance and more. In the past these .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Big Business, ChoicePoint, Data Brokering, LexisNexis
Apparently, they put tamper seals on the ports and plugins, but NOT the case itself. Therefore, the university was able to just .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Diebold, Evoting, Sequoia
For anyone who's participated in forums, online games, or any other system where you can communicate with random strangers, you've probably encountered people who make you angry. Some are just people who you don't get along with legitimately, and some are "trolls"; people who toy with others for their amusement.
What makes people trolls is generally the anonymous nature of .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Consequences, Gaming, Internet, Kids, Parenting
So yesterday, we learned that OnStar tracks you even if you're not a customer and today, we learn that Facebook will track and monitor your web usage without your knowledge or permission… even if you're not logged in.