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[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Satanists to Toronto: FORD MORE YEARS

A satanic church known as the Cloven Path Ministry is here at Fan Expo extolling the virtues of Toronto’s mayor in an effort to get him back in office for another term.
The centerpiece of their booth is a 6-foot tall golden idol of the corpulent magistrate holding a crack pipe and looking decidedly pleased with himself.
Says Pastor Morgan Wilkes, when the idol was unveiled on Friday, it created a “psychic overflow; a miracle so big, it could not be contained.”
“[Rob Ford] echoes the accolades of what this ministry is about: …

Gaming, Internet »

[20 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
So, two fish decide to play Street Fighter II…

To be honest, two fish ARE playing Street Fighter II, but they’re oblivious to the situation. They are, after all, fish.
Essentially, the tank face has been divided up into a 3 by 3 grid, each representing different game control. As Aquarius (P1) and Robert the Bruce (P2) swim around, they’ll unwittingly activate the controls. No fish are harmed in the process. In fact, according to the Twitch page, they seem to be doing quite well.
You can watch the competition all day below, or go to the Twitch.tv page to get all the …

Arts, Comics, Computing, Headline »

[8 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Best Way To Read Webcomics

Webcomics. There’s a metric tonne of them out there. Some, like the ever-popular XKCD and Penny Arcade follow along the lines of newspaper strips, while others are delivering individual pages of an extended graphic novels one page at a time, usually once or twice a week. If you read more than one or two, keeping track of them all can be cumbersome, until now…

Computing, Gaming, Software »

[18 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Catlateral Damage

If you have a few minutes to kill on a Sunday afternoon, give Catlateral Damage a try. This may be the most accurate cat simulator ever created, even though it’s only in alpha form, except for the lack of random surprises like coughed up hairballs. It also answers the question as to WHY cats like knocking things off shelves… because it’s fun!
Catlateral Damage is a first-person destructive cat simulator where your goal is to knock as many of your owner’s possessions onto the ground as possible. It is currently in alpha …

Computing, Software »

[23 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Steve Ballmer to retire as Microsoft CEO

After over a decade as Microsoft’s CEO, and 7 years Steve Ballmer has announced his retirement from Microsoft. He will step down within 12 months, as the search for a new CEO commences. It comes at an interesting time for the company, as Microsoft tries to position itself as a “Devices and Services” company moving forward, having announced a major restructuring plan earlier this year.

Computing, Software, video »

[19 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
How to uninstall McAfee – NSFW

If you’re easily offended by foul language, scantily clad women, smoking, drug use or the irresponsible use of firearms, you might not want to watch this video. If, however, you’ve been MORE offended by McAfee anti-virus software in the past, then you might be able to overlook those other things, as the creator of the McAfee software out Sheen’s Charlie himself in this (not so) informative video…

Computing, Mobile »

[18 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Microsoft announces phone support life cycles.  Ill founded conclusions are made.

A few days back, Microsoft posted the support lifecycle for their Windows Phone devices, both those running version 7.8, and newer devices running Windows Phone 8. If you’re familiar with lifecycle patterns at all, these numbers seem pretty reasonable. Windows Phone 7.8 will continue to be supported until September 9th, 2014. The newer WP8 actually ends earlier, in July of 2014.
While no official announcement about an update to WP8 has been made, the chances are that there will be an update to those devices either later this …

Computing, Hardware, Mobile »

[20 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Configuring the Budweiser Red Light without a phone

Budweiser recently released the Red Light, a limited edition a wireless hockey goal light that’ll blast the horns and spin the lights when your favourite team(s) score a goal. It’s the perfect addition to any den or man cave inhabited by even casual hockey fans.

The Red Light has been such a hit for Bud that they’re now back ordered until May, and a brisk second hand market for them on Ebay with the kind of 200% to 300% markup you’d expect from a gizmo limited to Canada, leaving US hockey fans out in the cold. I was lucky enough to get one as an early birthday present from a friend…

but there was a caveat that came with it.

Arts, Computing, Music »

[9 Nov 2012 | 8 Comments | ]
World War Z trailer launches, unfortunately

After moving back the release of World War Z from December to the summer of 2013, it’s not surprising that the trailer is getting a lot of buzz.  Too bad that before the end of the first minute of the trailer, I already didn’t give a crap.
The trailer opens with Brad Pitt and his family stuck in NYC gridlock.  Every lane is packed with cars, and Brad Pitt gets out to see what’s going on.  There’s an explosion far up ahead… so far so good.  Something ominous, and unexplained fireworks in downtown …

Arts, Comics, Computing, Featured, Zombies »

[1 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Practical Dead

This post is both a shameless self-promotion and an explanation of sorts. Over the past while, the site has been quieter than usual. While there’s still more to come from Fan Expo, and we’ll still be writing other pieces, a lot of time has gone into another endeavour – The Practical Dead. It’s a new web comic written and drawn by myself and RGB’s own Rebel Scum. What is The Practical Dead you ask?

Computing, Hardware, Mobile »

[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
iPhone 5: 5 days in

So Friday Sept 21 finally arrived, and with it, the latest iteration of the venerable iPhone. Me being the new-toy-nerd that I am, and one that is beginning to come to grips with what may be a severe case of Fanboyism, I dutifully ran down to my local Rogers store and waited in line with the masses to get my hands on the shiny gadget I’d wanted all my life…since 9 days prior

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[6 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
iOS 6 and YouTube: The Internet needs to take a collective time-out.

So as anyone whose interested knows, today Apple released the latest developer preview of iOS 6, named iOS 6 Beta 4. Several improvements were made, but the only thing about which anyone is talking is the omission of the dedicated YouTube app from the build.