and the most epic prank award goes to … Casino Roy

This one is quite frankly the most hilarious thing I have seen in ages and had me laughing out loud. The story is that Reddit user Casino Roy put together one of the very best pranks I’ve ever seen as follows: Step 1: Search Facebook for people with the same name as him Step 2: Recreate the profile … Read more and the most epic prank award goes to … Casino Roy

Debating Islam on Facebook – The Shallow end vs the Deep end of the pool

There are two specific Facebook groups I’m in that have rather similar names, but are dominated by very different views. One, entitled ATHEISM DEBUNKED BY MUSLIMEEN (their caps not mine) is dominated by various strands of Islamic thought, and rather bizarrely has  a rule against logic and reason. No really, it reads, “Members are requested not to involve in … Read more Debating Islam on Facebook – The Shallow end vs the Deep end of the pool

Spanner – Google’s GPS-powered database

Have you ever wondered how Google manages to cope with the ever increasing volumes of data? Well, we have some new insights. Google has published a paper about Spanner, their scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database. It is the first system (so they claim) to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions. The … Read more Spanner – Google’s GPS-powered database

Scam Alert: If Facebook offers you different colours – Avoid, it is a con.

The Inquirer reports … THE SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook has been hit by a scam tempting users to change the colour of the web site. The scam involves inviting users to change the colour of their Facebook to pink, red or black for a limited time only. A link within the post then prompts the user … Read more Scam Alert: If Facebook offers you different colours – Avoid, it is a con.

‘Anonymous’ plans to ‘destroy’ Facebook on Nov. 5

Anonymous, or to be more literal, some crank claiming to speak for Anonymous, has issued a YouTube press release.. Yes, a YouTube “press release”, thats a new one for me as well, but not a surprise since it is quite clearly far more effective than the more traditional format. As you might imagine, most of the media would have simply ignored it, but doing it via YouTube has already yielded over 2 million hits.

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