Citations, sites, quotas and stuff that seem to be non-neglecteble. A more non-conform way to spy on the trends and the world.
Finibus Bonorum et Malorum is a work from Cicero. Chunks of this is a part of the Lorem ipsum - the dummytexts that is used in almost every sketch that creatives in advertising use.


Dumbest dealer ever

CBS4 Boston: An accused drug dealer was arrested last night for trying to sell cocaine on the Internet. Tyrone Burgo, 20, of Brockton, posted an online advertisement for cocaine that included a phone number, according to Boston police. Police called the number 2:15 p.m. yesterday and arrangements were made to meet Burgo last night near City Hall. An undercover officer bought cocaine from Burgo and then arrested him.


Comp-virus turns twenty

BBC NEWS: "The virus was discovered in January 1986 but may have been written some time before that as it used a relatively slow method to travel.

Brain was known as a "boot-sector" virus because of the area on a floppy disk it hid on. By concealing itself in this region, the virus could ensure that it would be installed every time that floppy disk was used on another computer. The Brain virus is now extinct."

"The most significant change has been the evolution of virus writing hobbyists into criminally operated gangs bent on financial gain."
Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure


Nine years and a fingertip

MSNBC: A California court sentenced a couple to nine years in prison on Wednesday for planting a severed human finger in a bowl of chili to swindle a Wendy’s fast food restaurant.

Finally the story somehow ends. More on the stuff: FB&M - Wendy's working hard to find the owner of the finger
FB&M - Finger-in-chili accuser has litigious history
FB&M - More on the finger
FB&M - The mystery of the chili-fingertip.

Rich and married A study by an Ohio State University researcher shows that a person who marries — and stays married — accumulates nearly twice as much personal wealth as a person who is single or divorced.

Yeah. Sure...


05 Vaporware

Wired: Time to suggest the 2005 Vaporware. "As in previous years, software that hasn't shipped is considered vaporware until it's shrink-wrapped. Any program that's in a never-ending, pre-release, beta-testing stage is considered vaporware, even if it's widely available.

Likewise hardware. Prototypes may exist in some lab, but it's vaporware until it hits store shelves.

And remember, if it shipped -- even if it stank -- it's not vaporware."


Worst dressed 2005 Calling her a victim of "Couture Chaos," fashion guru Mr. Blackwell on Tuesday named Britney Spears the worst dressed star of 2005.

"From the 'Princess of Pop' to the ultimate 'Fashion Flop,'" sneers Blackwell of Spears, claiming the new mom "looks like an over-the-hill Lolita."

More celebs get their share of Blackwell's poison:

Anna Nicole Smith: "Queen Kong."
Shakira: "Coiffure by Medusa ... clothes by the Marquis De Sade."
Renee Zellweger: "Runs the gamut from Kewpi Doll Dreck to Red Carpet Wreck … she looks like a painted pumpkin – on a pogo stick."


mp3 diminishes feelings from musical experience

MediaPost Publications: "'The pace of technological change has accelerated further over the last 20 years or so and these fundamental changes in the nature of musical experience and value have arguably become even more pronounced,' North told AFP. 'Because so much music of different styles and genres is now so widely available via portable MP3 players and the Internet, it is arguable that people now actively use music in everyday listening contexts to a much greater extent than ever before.'

North concluded: 'The degree of accessibility and choice has arguably led to a rather passive attitude towards music heard in everyday life.' "

And I conclude: Bullshit.