Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:26 Z
SOME DECENT FACTS ABOUT SLEEP
you shouldn’t wake a sleepwalking person, but it’s fine to put a funny hat on their head and take a picture
horses sleep standing up because they want to make dogs jealous
freud posited that people who sleep on their left sides are “just real d-bags”
sleep debt can be resolved by consolidating your sleep loans into one easy sleep payment
while you were sleeping last night you mumbled “the turbo may have blown in my juke”
you can sleep on the toilet for a pretty long time before a coworker notices you’re gone!
REM actually stands for “rub everyone’s mandibles”
narcolepsy is the #1 cause of zzzzzz
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 Z
Well, friends. They say that no news is good news. And this does not sound like good news.
I hope that someday when I die, my gravestone can be part of something weird and inconsequential that a few people online will think is hilarious.
Not gonna lie, this video made me really want to go to Japan someday.
And now for the moment we've all been waiting for: the moment when we crown a new winner of the illustrious GOLDEN COMPUTER AWARD. Lemme see that prize!
Our winner this week is mick52 because I love skeletons and I love dogs and I really love the idea that my dog would protect me from a scary skeleton if I got attacked. Check out this video!
That's it for this week folks! I'll see you back here next Wednesday, same place, same time. Well, anytime, really, but you know what I mean. Bye!
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 ZJanuary 1, 2017 isn't just New Year's Day… it's also the Internet's 34rd birthday. On January 1, 1983, all the computer systems on the ARPANET, created by the Department of Defense in 1969, were required to switch over to the TCP/IP network protocol that it still uses today, giving birth to the Internet as we know it. But how well do we know it? Onetime computer programmer (and Jeopardy! computer victim) Ken Jennings is here to do a complete systems update on all the Digital Age spam in your mental inbox. The Debunker: Are Apple Products Really "Virus-Proof"? Fans of Apple devices are a proud and loyal bunch, and for years they've been a little smug about the barrage of viruses and other malware faced by the less fortunate among us who use Windows machines. They thought their beloved Macs were virus-proof, and Apple was happy to let them go right on believing that. "It doesn't get PC viruses!" bragged one Macintosh ad campaign. At best, this is like saying that oak trees don't get Dutch elm disease: technically true, but suspiciously silent on other, oak-specific diseases. But since "PC" actually stands for "personal computers," not just Windows machines, this claim has never been technically accurate. There's nothing magically invulnerable to viruses about macOS (the recently renamed OS X, Apple's Macintosh operating system). It's true that there are some security-savvy design decisions in macOS that make it Macs harder to infect than Windows machines. But the main reason why most malware—98 percent, according to one AV-TEST count—tends to target Windows rather than Apple or UNIX is simply that there are more Windows computers out there than Apple or UNIX ones. It's a bigger market for Windows malware, so many Internet ne'er-do-wells apparently never get around to writing Apple versions of their software. For many years, Apple's virus-proof reputation was skating by on the company's own smaller (or more selective, if you prefer) market share. That all ended in 2011 when a Trojan horse called Flashback infected over 600,000 Macintosh computers, about 1 percent of the world's Macs. And that wasn't the end of it. Security analyst Bogdan Botezatu has warned that Apple's overconfident marketing has made its user base less than vigilant about malware, and that lately Apple's been slower and less proactive about software patches than Microsoft. "Mac OS X software has more high-risk vulnerabilities than all versions of Windows put together," he said in 2015. As a result of the new wave of attacks, Apple has had to modulate its PR hype. Instead of bragging that a Mac "doesn't get PC viruses," their website now says, "It's built to be safe." Safe, yes…but not invulnerable. Quick Quiz: ApMV is a virus that can infect real apple trees. What word—also the name of a piece of early Internet software for PCs and Apples—does the 'M' stand for? Ken Jennings is the author of eleven books, most recently his Junior Genius Guides, Because I Said So!, and Maphead. He's also the proud owner of an underwhelming Bag o' Crap. Follow him at ken-jennings.com or on Twitter as @KenJennings. [...]
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 Z
Happy Music Monday! It used to be that being on TV made you famous nationwide. It used to be that recording a hit record did the same thing. So it was only natural there would be some crossover between TV and Pop Star, right? Today Scott's gathered five TV heroes of yore and their music. And now, you must watch and listen. YOU MUST.
David Soul was on Starsky & Hutch. He was Starsky. Or maybe Hutch. It's been a long time. Also, he had a hit single. Pretty good, right? I certainly think so.
Thankfully for Scott, there are plenty of other TV actors with recording careers too. You'll see four more, coming right up!
Don Johnson has had more than one hit TV show! Also, he recorded more than one song! One more than one album! They weren't really the best. But this one isn't too bad, right?
Before he was a movie star, Bruce Willis was on TV. As he was making the transition, he recorded The Return Of Bruno. No one was entirely clear who Bruno was but we all sort of let that slide and focused on the music.
The biggest hero to bald guys before Captain Picard appeared! He was Kojak and he was a singer.
Before she turned into an art-pop nudist, Miley was a child star who had a secret identity! I wasn't a fan of the show but then again, I wasn't really the target audience. Miley has kept on with the hits every since, though she's left this persona behind forever.
Visit our Facebook page and you might just get yourself a vinyl record. Let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use. See you next week.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 Z
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:00:20 Z
You can say the devil made you do it.
If there's one thing we know about good, it's that it makes for BORING entertainment. Like, sure, good is better than evil. That's not even a question. Even evil people know good is better than evil, that's why they spend so much time trying to defeat good! If evil people were happy being evil, they'd just stay at home and be happy! Good would be ignored! See, that's just simple logic. YOU'RE WELCOME.
Anywho, good has no conflicts, and conflicts are really the heart of where entertainment begins. So here's what we're suggesting. First, get an HP Omen Laptop. Then close your eyes, take a deep breath, and commit to being good in the real world. Then keep in mind that the Internet isn't the real world. And there! You're done! Watch terrible shows and cheat in video games and look at strange pictures and chat with other evil people about how sad you are that your digital life has all this conflict in it. Be evil! Be truly truly evil!
And then, when you're done, come back to reality and be nice to everyone IRL. Because we've given up making the Internet a better place. It's just not gonna happen. Ever.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:22 Z
Think you have enough shelves? THINK AGAIN.
Stuff goes on shelves. Therefore you do not have enough shelves until you finally have enough stuff. See how it works?
Think you have enough stuff? Well, what happens if you lose some of that stuff? What if you tear a shirt? What if you find a really nice towel? What if you have friends over and you want to cook pasta but they're not coming over until Saturday and you have to keep the noodles somewhere until they arrive? You need more shelves for that, right?
And what if you want to move stuff? What if your stuff has to be elsewhere for reasons of style or beauty? Where will you put the stuff that you've moving if you don't have more shelves? ON THE FLOOR LIKE A SAVAGE?
In conclusion, you always need more shelves. And now here is your chance to buy some today.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 Z
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 Z
Another Don Rich Minute helps you be brave against bears!