Looking for something to do

Got about 5 different options for New Years, ranging from dinner at Concordia Club, to the Flying Dog, Revolution, Starlight, and even just hanging at the Huether/Barley Works. Then there’s a couple of parties I could attend, the most promising of which is the one at C + J’s place, but it doesn’t sound like […]

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Maniacs Make a Modern Mansion

A swimming pool cools a nuclear reactor in the basement. Dismembered tentacles mope in the attic listening to punk music. And a murderous purple meteor sucks out the brains of a bikini-clad babe for no real reason. To some longtime computer gamers, this will all seem familiar. It’s part of the fan-created computer game Maniac […]

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I Want My Internet TV

Next month, Adultinternet.TV officially launches with a lineup that includes reality shows, news, sitcoms and cartoons — all with an adult twist. That doesn’t mean that every host or actress is going to take her clothes off, but it does mean that adult pioneers are once again developing technologies that will change the landscape of […]

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Tiny aircraft that just eat and go

Aircraft the size of bees that get the energy they need by feeding themselves a diet of dead flies could be buzzing around the battlefields and motorways of the future, thanks to research in southwest England. The aircraft, up to 15cm long and equipped with sensors and cameras, could have a number of uses in […]

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You’ve got spam! US tops the list

The United States is still the country where the most number of spams originate, almost 42 per cent, says a report by security solutions company Sophos. Researchers at Sophos scanned all spam messages received at its global network of “honeypots” — a system developed by network security firms to track illegal activities on the Internet […]

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The Call of Cthulhu

The HPLHS is currently in production of a short film adaptation of Lovecraft’s most famous story, “The Call of Cthulhu.” With a cast of over 50 people, it is to be a faithful period adaptation of the story, done in the style of a 1920s silent movie, the way it might have been done if […]

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Boxing Day Preposterousness

Took advantage of the Boxing Day madness and went shopping. Actually, it was more like taking a longdrive through the congested streets of Kitchener, remarking on how many other people were driving themselves crazy, looking for a bargain. We drove past the parking lot at Best Buy down on Fairway and saw cars packing into […]

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Men and Multiple Orgasm

Why do women get to have multiple orgasms and men only get one shot with the Sputnik and it’s all over for at least an hour and a half? Is it just God’s way of telling us that women really are the superior sex? Scarlet Letters: Nonfiction – Sex Advice

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Exploits released for new Windows flaws

A Chinese security group has released sample code to exploit two new unpatched flaws in Microsoft Windows. The advisory comes in the week before Christmas, a time when many companies and home users are least prepared to deal with the problems. Security firm Symantec warned its clients of the vulnerabilities on Thursday, after the Chinese […]

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All I want for X-mas is to not be paged.

Got paged this morning. Wasn’t expecting a call from the president, but one of our local customers had a server go down late last night. The sshd was down so I couldn’t get access to it, but the proper ports were open, so it was definitely some kind of process-level problem. I had them take […]

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