29 October 2008

Estonian domain registrar Estdomains no longer ICANN-accredited

F-Secure’s blog post offers an interesting look at a “the largest registrar used by online criminals“, including a presentation of its owner and even the de-accreditation letter.

2% of Finnish municipal elections votes lost due to bad UI design

“The results of the election may have been affected, because the seats in municipal assemblies are often decided by margins of a few votes”

The saddest part of the story is that the ignorant fuckers who wanted privatized e-voting (or any e-voting) sold Finland’s Democratic process to Tietoenator, a company to which most sensible persons wouldn’t assign the task of drawing a flash-based Goatse.

TE previoulsy provided the voting system for the Finnish Parliament, a project plagued by delays and instability (link in Finnish).


28 October 2008

Vaasa Central Hospital’s new website includes speech synthesis (In Swedish)

The announcement can be heard in Swedish and Finnish.

The tools used to run the service are created by Phoneticom.

[via:MediUutiset (fi)]

26 October 2008

Poladroid – Polaroid camera emulation software for OS X

Shitty Polaroid snapshots, now in ten glorious megapixels. I’m definitely against change for the better.

The Windows version will be available in November.

[via:Veronica Belmont]

23 October 2008

Kauppalehti listaa yritysten verkkotunnukset

“Kauppalehden uudesta yritystietopalvelusta löytyy myös yritysten rekisteröimät suomalaiset verkkotunnukset. Toiminnon avulla yritys voi katsoa mitä verkkotunnuksia kilpailija on rekisteröinyt ja onko yritykseltä tulossa uusia tuotelanseerauksia.”

22 October 2008

11 year old Indian girl set on fire for wearing lipstick

“[The victim] was attacked by the man she called nana (grandfather). On Friday, Saleem told the little girl not to wear lipstick. When she defied him, in a fit of rage he allegedly molested her before pouring kerosene on her and setting her on fire.”

Jungledisk acquired by Rackspace, a major managed hosting provider

Jungledisk is a magnificent proprietary multi-platform Amazon S3 based backup solution that almost everyone should be using.

19 October 2008

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18 October 2008

PS3 game soundtrack with Qur’an reference causes massive recall

The combination of religious pigfuckers and corporate censorship is such great fun. Also: fuck multiculturalism.


Cute world domination rabbit by Marc Johns (buy print). The original is available on Marc Johns’ Flickr account.

See also: Stalin

15 October 2008

Let’s hope we won’t see palinaspresident.com

“Updated daily until November 4th!”


14 October 2008

Ferrari 456 Venice Station Wagon custom built by Pininfarina for the Brunei royal family

Related: Jerrari


13 October 2008

Fonera 2.0 features usb port, print/file server, plugin API

Details on a beta version of an updated Fonera Wi-Fi sharing router were recently posted on the FON company blog. New features include a usb port, file/printer/scanner/webcam sharing, and a plugin API. Bittorrent support, backup tools and AirTunes-like functionality through plugins seem to be in planning. The unit is already available for purchase in some countries.

The new Fonera’s coolness is superseded only by the Freebox.

Splicd: permalinks to YouTube timecodes

Example: George Carlin: The Owners of This Country.


Tutkimus: Palomiesten keskimääräinen elinikä Helsingissä 65 vuotta

[via:Helsingin kaupunki]

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