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Friday, September 14, 2007

The Week in Geek

posted by on September 14 at 13:15 PM


Stop me if you’ve heard any of this before..

Thought Crime of the Week - Polish Googlebomber faces three years in prison. The problem is having “bomb” in the word “Googlebomb.” They probably thought it was a real bomb, you know, because Polish people are stupid.

Not So Much - Yahoo!’s “Mashup Debate” won’t allow mashing-up.

iPhone Officially, Really Unlocked, for Realz, and for Free - And a nerd war begins.

Like a Cool Mountain Soda - Water so pure, it tastes like strawberries.

Spare a Gigabit, Buddy? - Bandwidth as currency.

How come everybody’s suddenly talking about Dr. Who again these days?

Free McD Goodies! - SMS 2.0, now with McDonald’s ads. This is a fantastic idea.

Prince to sue YouTube - Enigmatic rock star hires the “Web Sheriff” (serious!) in attempt to “reclaim the Internet” from the rest of us and keep it all to himself.

YouTube to sue JewTube - Or someone.

Domain Still Available -

We’re Rich and We’re Smart and We Live Nearby - High-fallutin’ tech jobs abound in Seattle. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Amazon all expanding all up in our faces.

MySpace Out, Facebook In - 23% growth in a year is just sad. Sorry Rupert, the dream is over.

Time Suck - If you’re at work, don’t click this. It’s too awesome.

Every Important Invention. Ever. - Wikipedia has the definitive list. For example, did you know that the only two important things that have been invented this century are the self-contained artificial heart and the Scramjet? S’true. If we can invent three more things by the end of the decade, we can stick it to the stupid lame-ass 1990s, and their “World Wide Web.” Get busy.

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I believe the Scramjet has existed as prototypes / test bed engines since the late Sixties or something, so I put forth that it wasn't truly invented in this century. Sure, a working, flying model was finally created but I don't think that counts as inventing it. We're down to one useful invention for this century.

Unless you want to count that remote-control clicker-thingy that shuts off the TV set in the bar, that thing rules.

Posted by Dr_Awesome | September 14, 2007 1:25 PM

Um...yeah. Guess I know what I'll be doing the rest of the afternoon. SUCKIT TETRIS!!!!!!!!

Posted by heywhatsit | September 14, 2007 1:28 PM

JewTube is pretty funny. I hope youtube backs down. I like "Where Jewish people find fun online…"

I really appreciate all the online communities for Jews today. The Stranger is right up there with the best of them. Mazel Tov!

Posted by Issur | September 14, 2007 1:31 PM

highfalutin is a word! not an colloquialism!

Posted by Lake | September 14, 2007 1:35 PM

Everybody is talking about Doctor Who again because it's back and it's FABULOUS.

Posted by Sweeney Agonistes | September 14, 2007 1:39 PM

Well, it probably IS a colloquialism. But it's also defined.

Posted by Lake | September 14, 2007 1:40 PM

JewTube today, XTube tomorrow!


Do you want to live in a world without free amateur porn and Yom Kippur videos??


Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | September 14, 2007 1:49 PM

JewTube is a great place to find Jewish humor and news. I really hope YouTube buys a clue and stops oppressing JewTube.

Maybe The Stranger could start some kind of JewTube news to go along with their other video news. I know lots of people in the Seattle community who'd love to see more local Jewish news and humor video available.

Posted by Issur | September 14, 2007 1:57 PM

I'm not sure that someone who doesn't know "Doctor Who" is back is *qualified* to give the Week in Geek.

PS Vote Saxon.

Posted by jacicita | September 14, 2007 2:01 PM

Wasn't there a case a few weeks ago where prince was suing some sweet housewife over a video of her baby dancing to one of his songs?

Posted by Sasha | September 14, 2007 2:17 PM

@9 - Probably true. Secret is, I don't really know anything at all.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | September 14, 2007 2:21 PM

I am in love with Bloxorz. Thanks for the link!

Posted by Kristi in Kitsap | September 14, 2007 2:25 PM


Me either. Although it's not much of a secret over here.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 14, 2007 2:57 PM


Actually, that was the RIAA that was suing over a song played in the background of a video.

They're not really happy unless they can make someone's life miserable.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | September 14, 2007 2:58 PM

I keep trying to figure out the connection between John Davidson, Cathy Lee Crosby, and Fran Tarkenton and the contents of this post.

PS by the way, Cathy Lee Crosby as Wonder Woman ROCKED! I've had a fascination with multi-colored foam ever since.

Posted by monkey | September 14, 2007 3:27 PM

Weeping Angels Rulz.

Posted by COMTE | September 14, 2007 3:31 PM

I like the idea of bandwidth as currency. With the unlimited high-speed internet, it would be nice making money selling the gigabytes to the needing. Especially if you have a T1 line or something.

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2007 5:53 PM

Fuck Poland. The Kaczynskis are inbred Nazi pigs.

Posted by Donovan | September 14, 2007 9:27 PM

That's Incredible!

Posted by PdxRitchie | September 14, 2007 9:32 PM

Completed in 2810 moves, 2 hours and 9 minutes, with 112 failed attempts.

Anthony Hecht just made my enemies list for wasting 2 hours of my life.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | September 16, 2007 1:48 AM

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