Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Humans Serving Machines

First, humans tagged online content.

Now, we will read captchas for the machines.

The Captcha Trojan disguises itself as a stripper game that offers voyeurs the chance to see images of a model getting undressed. In order to get "Melissa" to lose an item of clothing, the user must identify the letters or numbers found within a scrambled text image that forms the basis of a captcha (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). Providing users identify the letters correctly, Melissa shows a bit more skin.


Thursday, October 25, 2007

We Don't Need Another Hero

Great highlights from the latest 24 Hours of LeMons. Very Mad Max.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Gmail + IMAP


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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Google is Evil

Don't you believe otherwise; it is indeed The Beast.


Saturday, October 06, 2007 Sucks. Oh yes they do.

I don't care if their business seems ill-conceived and prone to failure; that's their problem.

But sending out emails posing as legitimate buyers and wasting sellers' time -- that's just wrong, folks.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007


Our city could do so much better than this...
Crime forces Subway in Oakland to close
Owner gives up after third heist in a month
By Cecily Burt, STAFF WRITER
Article Last Updated: 09/30/2007 02:39:37 AM PDT

OAKLAND — Subway, one of the few signs of life in the Mandela Gateway retail strip on Seventh Street, was closed indefinitely Friday after being robbed for the third time in a month.

"This is the third time in 30 days, each time people with guns in broad daylight ... 11 a.m., 2 p.m., we're not talking 8 or 9 at night.