Holy Shit I Just Spent $236 on Candy Crush, Help

I don't understand. It's just Bejeweled. With candy. What's the big deal? Innocent words from a better time. A better place. Before I'd ever made that deplorable journey to the App Store and downloaded... it. Candy Crush Saga. Now, about a month later, I've lost a little over $230, hours of battery life, and any… » 8/07/13 3:30pm 8/07/13 3:30pm

The Invention of Jaywalking Was a Massive Shaming Campaign

Before the invention of the car, jaywalking wasn't a recognized concept. Want to get across the street? Then just walk across the street—nobody's going to stop you. But the rise of the automobile posed a new problem for people of the early 20th century. While the median state-designated speed limit for American… » 7/22/13 3:22pm 7/22/13 3:22pm

What's The Internet Thing About You That You're Hoping No One Sees?

I know what you're thinking. This chatroom is dumb. Why would anyone reveal the thing they're trying to hide? First of all, you're so afraid of it precisely because you know you can't hide it. Second of all, if you just reveal it here it'll be out there on your terms and you can stop worrying about it. This is a… » 7/14/13 2:00pm 7/14/13 2:00pm

You Really Don't Want to Drop the New Nook Simple Touch

The Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight is an excellent ereader. It's the best, actually. But it's not indestructible. And with new features like a frontlit display, there are new things that can go wrong. Like this frightful little light tunnel that popped up after I scratched the new Nook's screen all to hell. » 5/02/12 3:20pm 5/02/12 3:20pm

Dell's Wasteful Shipping Habits Take a Steamy Dump on the Environment

There are few practices as stupid, simple and damaging to the environment as wasteful packing. Take a look at this ludicrous box that Dell used to send a 2GB thumb drive. It's about 100 times too big, and it's not just wasteful because of the cardboard used. I, for one, am sick of seeing crap like this. » 4/21/08 4:30pm 4/21/08 4:30pm

British Protecting Local Textards by Padding Lampposts

Apparently, there's been a large number of injuries in England caused by boneheads walking and texting and then walking into solid objects. Rather than create some sort of Darwinian euthanasia program like I would if I was Duke or Lord or Bobby or whatever the leader of that country goes by, the Brits have decided to… » 3/05/08 2:10pm 3/05/08 2:10pm