Posts Tagged ‘tech’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il visits the newly built Seojung middle school at Rakwon county

North Korea Tweets

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

Our favorite despotic dictatorship, North Korea, is now on Twitter. I’m not sure how North Korea plans to use it’s newly found communicative ability, but I can’t wait to hit the ‘Follow’ button. I bet all kinds of crazy Tweets are in our future – except I don’t read Korean, so that might be a […]

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Miyazaki is a luddite

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Anime

Famed animator Hayao Miyazaki is an Old Guy. And you know what that means! He’s old-timey and hates newfangled gadgets, like computers and TV’s. And what does he compare the iPad to? Jerking off! That’s right – to Hayao Miyazaki, all you people out there stroking your lap-tablets are just playing with yourselves! In an […]

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Apparently, working at Foxconn IS suicide.

Written by Musashi on . Posted in WTF

Another day, another dead Foxconn employee. Except this one didn’t take his own life – unless you consider working for Foxconn itself to be a suicidal act. Foxconn Employee Dies After 34-Hour Shift Yes – 34 hours on the clock. That’s the work schedule 28-year-old Yan Li was on when he croaked, presumably from being […]

Steve Jobs is Willy Wonka

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Video

Watching this recent iPhone ‘unveiling’ in Vietnam, and reading this subsequent post at Wired about Apple’s obsession with security, it suddenly dawned on me – Steve Jobs is Willy Wonka. All the security measures and secrecy implemented by Apple remind me of nothing less than Wonka’s obsessive protection of his own iPhone, the Everlasting Gobstopper. […]

Just 'cause I can…

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Personal

I’ll probably never bother with this again, but I’m amused to be posting this on my iPod from the IHOP in Kenwood, Ohio. Frankly, typing on this thing is a bit of a pain but you do get used to it. Makes me think about picking up an iPad… And now that I’ve used my […]

AT&T picks fight with 4chan – this will not end well

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

AT&T has placed itself in the dubious position of policing net traffic to 4chan’s infamous /b/ message board. Why they did so is predictable, but I’m amazed on two fronts: one, that they would place themselves in a position to censor net traffic and two, fucking with 4chan – possibly the largest hornet’s nest on […]

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Missing iPhone prototype leads to suicide

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

An engineer working at a factory in Shenzen, China committed suicide last week after a prototype iPhone he was responsible for went missing. The Southern Metropolis Daily newspaper said Sun — responsible for sending iPhone prototypes to Apple — noticed he was missing one of the 16 units he received on July 9. He reported […]