That a high-concept, fast-talking farce based on a board game was a box office bomb in 1985 is no huge mystery. But figuring out how it became an enduring favorite is a Hollywood whodunit for the ages. (The prime suspect: you, in the living room, with the remote control.) via “Something Terrible Has Happened Here”:… Read More

Watching this whole CBS vs Time Warner drama has been quite interesting in seeing how these big companies position themselves in the fight. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Content-Provider and Content-Delivery fight over fees and it won’t be the last. However, what happens when it’s NBC vs Time Warner, Dish, Direct, etc? Now… Read More

So… the Russian boycott is having an effect. The non-Russia Stoli is upping their (already established) relationship with the LGBT community and awareness has been raised about the issues. Russia and the Russian controlled Stoli have seen the error of their… um… no. Guess it’s a glass-half full. It really depends on what your goal… Read More

The Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain—standing proud in this image—was designed to be a striking symbol of hope and prosperity, to signal to the rest of the world that the city was escaping the financial crisis. Sadly, the builders forgot to include a working elevator. Oopsie… via The Builders of This Spanish Skyscraper Forgot the… Read More

In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in quantum memory storage and information processing, German researchers have frozen the fastest thing in the universe: light. And they did so for a record-breaking one minute. via Scientists ‘freeze’ light for an entire minute.… Read More

The following is a large collection of stories and anecdotes about clueless computer users. It’s a baffling phenomenon that in today’s society an individual, who might in other circumstances be considered smart and wise, can sit down in front of a computer screen and instantly lose every last shred of common sense he ever possessed.… Read More

The public defender system hasn’t just been stripped bare by sequestration, its bones have been chiseled away as well. There has been a 9 percent reduction in the roughly $1 billion budget for federal public defenders offices, while federal defenders in more than 20 states are planning to close offices. Careers have been ended and… Read More