Tag Archives: Film

Clint, Veganism, and Maligning the Net

By | December 17, 2008

Great interview in the International Herald Tribune/NYT with Clint Eastwood, but once again, it’s old media slagging off new media and ending up looking the worse for it. The interviewer, presumably, asks Clint to confirm that he’s a vegan. Turns out he’s not.  Apparently the writer did his research on Wikipedia, because that’s what he cites as a… Read More »

Pig Gelatin Proves Oswald Acted Alone

By | November 15, 2008

Advances in technology—specifically, in blood spatter analysis and crash test dummies—have been harnessed to prove that it was, in fact, Lee Harvey Oswald who killed JFK. Blood spatter analysis has, apparently, been around for a while, but only recently has it gotten good enough to know what the spatter actually means. (More here, if you need to know… Read More »

An Answer to Our Scanning Prayers?

By | September 26, 2008

  I’m always amazed at how weak the market for scanners is. The devices aren’t always that good, and the software that accompanies them is generally speaking pretty awful. Those that were once good, like PaperMaster, are now dead. So it’s good to hear that NeatReceipts, once interested mainly in, well, scanning receipts, is now called The Neat… Read More »

Songs for Suits

By | August 25, 2007

Things are never so weird they can’t get weirder. Techdirt posts on a legal firm’s corporate song “Everyone’s a Winner at Nixon Peabody” which really has to be heard to be believed. I don’t guarantee it’s a pleasant experience, but it’s the only way to know just how low companies can go to get their staff feeling good… Read More »

China Cracks Down on Beautified Soccer Hooligans

By | February 23, 2006

Further to my post about China’s facial recognition, a system — possibly the same one — will be used to ban soccer hooliganism at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday. It will even work on those who try to look their best for the occasion:  If the hooligans attempt to enter stadiums to… Read More »