Archive for February, 2010

Exposed: Tigers murdered for £185 wine

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

It’s sad when you see stories like this, and while I’m not shocked that this came from China (again), I’m amazed that these people feel absolutely nothing for these animals.

I guess there’s a reason why the Chinese are one of the only ethnic groups in the world who worship a Money God - greed. I’m almost ashamed to be Chinese in this respect.

Looking at these majestic tigers reduced to skin and bones, and reading about how they are mistreated and underfed just makes me fume. If the conditions of the tigers on show are already so appalling, I just wonder about those kept in the dark, in the small concrete enclosures!

It’s just so… sad. Maybe like someone said, there really is only one species that truly deserves to be extinct.

Original post at garry blogs

Why you should buy pirated DVDs…

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Kinda true, don’t you think? I’ll just buy mine off iTunes, tho, when the stupid iTunes store decides to open in Singapore.


Original post at garry blogs

Idea of the Day: Use Your Hand Puppet As a Cellphone Case

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Kermit: “See? It fits.” True. And here’s the proof.

Probably the wrongest image I’ve seen this month. Make that this year. And guess what, there’s a wrong-er image if you click through the link above… haha!

Original post at garry blogs

Mathematical Refutations of Folk Wisdom

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Absolutely hilarious… via @acidflask. If you don’t get it, nevermind ;)

Original post at garry blogs

Cookies off? No problem, we can track you anyway!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies.

Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits. Click below and you will be given a uniqueness score, letting you see how easily identifiable you might be as you surf the web.

Only anonymous data will be collected by this site.

Click here to test how trackable your browser is.

I was pretty shocked when a colleague (thanks Steven!) forwarded me this. Looks like for the really paranoid, you should just simply stop surfing the net altogether.

What Panopticlick does is that it uses publicly available information your browser is willing to share (plugins installed, screen dimensions, colors, fonts, http headers, etc) EVEN if your cookies are disabled, and this information, apparently, is sufficient to uniquely track you (your computer) for practical purposes.

However, there is an upside, i guess. You analytic companies, are you using all these information as a combination to *uniquely* track visitors yet? :)

Original post at garry blogs