Search for "Terrorist Costume" on Amazon under Apparel & Accessories and here's what you'll find.Sure, the tags are added by reviewers and not Amazon themselves, but it's still pretty funny. (To be fair, McCain is also similarly tagged.) (Also spotted by Consumerist.)
Why is half of the internet down right now??
Verizon to charge SMS companies to deliver SMS to subscribers?! This is absurd. Verizon is essentially going to kill the use of shortcodes and B2C SMS services in the United States. (Click the title above to read the original article.)
The nation’s No. 2 carrier has informed partners that it will add a 3-cent fee for every MT (mobile terminated) message processed on its network beginning Nov. 1. MT messages typically include text alerts, interactive voting notifications and SMS search responses.This is absolutely unbelievable. Verizon is going to charge SMS companies to deliver messages to handsets. They say this fee is to "cover costs" when there is virtually no cost associated as is. This kind of greed by Verizon seals the deal - I will never, ever go back to being a Verizon Wireless customer.
Private suites on the new A380 I will no longer be flying any other way...
Thunderbird Extension: SmtpSwitch Problem: When using an email client on a laptop from multiple locations, sometimes you have to change smtp servers. There has to be an easier way to changing the smtp server than to going into account options everytime! Solution: Enter, SmtpSwitch for Thunderbird by Gregory Kokanosky! It adds a dropdown menu right off of the Send button, so if you want to choose an smtp server other than the default, just select it from there and the message is on it's way! Oh, it's the little things that bring the greatest joy to my life!!
Apple rejects competitors to iphone app store Apple is restricting iphone applications from the app store that compete with programs that Apple has already written for the phone. To me, this is a form of censorship. From the article:
I’ve said before that Apple should not reject apps unless the code is malicious. More important is to have criteria applied equally to all apps. Making up new reasons to reject an app only makes a closed platform appear even less open, especially when the app may appear to compete with Apple. Apple should be treating its app developers like royalty. These people are going to keep the iPhone as the platform of the future. Right now the developers need Apple more than the company needs them, but that will not last forever. Apple needs to make peace now, before it loses some of its biggest supporters.Why is Apple restricting me from using applications on the phone that I paid for? Click the link above to read the story.