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The Untold History of Where Barcodes Come From

When George Laurer goes to the grocery store, he doesn't tell the check-out people that he invented the barcode, but his wife used to point it out. "My husband here's the one who invented that barcode," she'd occasionally say. And the check-out people would look at him like, "you mean there was a time when we didn't… » 4/03/14 1:00pm 4/03/14 1:00pm

Why You Shouldn't Post Your Concert Tickets on Facebook

The scene: your girlfriend and/or boyfriend (hey, nothing wrong with polyamory) got you tickets to The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. You've been waiting your whole life to see those goats up close, so naturally, you want to post pictures of your beloved gift on Facebook, rubbing it in all your friends' rodeo-less… » 1/08/13 10:32am 1/08/13 10:32am

iPods For $4.99? Target Didn't Think So Either

Every once in a while somebody comes around wanting to scam someone else. Usually it's something stupid that gets them caught and thrown in jail. In this case, we have a 19-year-old gentleman who decided to use the program BarCode Magic to create custom iPod barcodes that made them drop in price...a lot. So it should… » 12/05/05 1:37pm 12/05/05 1:37pm