Internet Curiosities

Market Basket victory: worker-friendly, fair business trounces looting klepto-investors

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The beloved, profitable, worker-friendly Market Basket grocery chain is back in the hands of former CEO Arthur T Demoulas, following a mass worker and management revolt at the news that Demoulas's cousin, Arthur S Demoulas, was taking over the company, bringing in a notorious former Radio Shack CEO, and getting set to break up and sell off the company in order to extract higher dividends for shareholders. Read the rest

Invited citizen journalist at GOP rally violently arrested for recording speakers

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Nydia Tisdale, a citizen journalist, was invited to a GOP rally in Atlanta, but State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens demanded that she (and not other, more friendly press) stop recording his speech; when she refused, he summoned a deputy who violently arrested her and then charged her with felony obstruction after she elbowed him while he was bending her over and pressing his groin into her buttocks. Read the rest

Microsoft Fixes Faulty Patch Update that Caused Windows 'Blue Screens of Death'

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Microsoft today reissued a security update for Windows to the faulty update that previously caused PCs to suffer Blue Screens of Death (BSoD). The new security update comes almost two weeks after reports emerged that the dodgy update crippled users’ computers with the infamous “Blue Screens of Death.” The company later advised people to uninstall the update, but now it has fixed the issue.

Popular Hackforums Website Defaced by Egyptian Hacker

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Hackforums - one of the popular hacking forum in the world - has been hacked and defaced by the famous Egyptian hacker with the online handle Eg-R1z. HackForums is popular among both whitehats and blackhats. On one end of the spectrum, HackForums helps over 110,000 hacking community members to remove dangerous malware off of their computers, as well as promotes research and learning of

Bedbugs continue to wreak havoc in NYC subway system

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Bedbug infestations are notoriously difficult to eradicate. Hotels are terrified of them because they will get reported on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Now bedbugs have taken to the subways of NYC. The lilliputian turnstile jumpers are biting conductors and shutting down trains. Officials have deployed bedbug-sniffing dogs to help out in their efforts to rid the subway system of the blood sucking insects. (Thanks, Carla!)


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