Apr 17, 2013

Why your grandma can't use a computer

This website guesses your age based on how quickly you click your mouse. It was guessed my age correctly, I wonder what its accuracy rate is.


Apr 11, 2013

Macklemore spreading violence

This beautiful woman, Sam, choked her boyfriend for refusing to stop singing Macklemore's "Thrift Shop."
Sam left the premises to calm down, and when she got home, she found him singning "Thrift Shop" over and over. She claims she told him to stop at least 25 times, before taking to wild measures and choking him out.

Apr 3, 2013

Your bellybutton is a jungle

I have a friend who is obsessed with bellybuttons. She will be surprised to learn that her poke-and-sniff hobby is a little dirtier than she thought.

Recently, research tested 60 bellybuttons and identified 2,368 types of bacteria living there. 1,458 of those species may be new to science and many of them are very random. For example, one guy had a bacterium that is only found in the soil in Japan. He has never visited Japan.

More here.

Bonus fact: bellybutton lint comes from your underwear and not your shirt.

Apr 2, 2013

Tarantino and food

If you like Tarantino's movies, you will enjoy this immensely. 

Apr 1, 2013


CAPTCHAs are manipulated words that you have to type in correctly to prove that you are a human. They are designed to be difficult to read so a computer cannot recognize the letters. The idea is to prove the person using a site or typing in a password is in fact a person.

D&B, a site offering credit reports, also has CAPTCHAs. 

Except that D&B's CAPTCHA is just a fake. The secret text is included in the HTML code. So a computer can definitely read it.

In some ways, D&B has created a way to tell computers and humans apart. Computers can read it and humans cannot.

http://svedic.org/programming/worst-captcha-ever was the first person to identify the flaw.