This WCCO-TV article says a lot of people are reselling old computer programs (including activation codes) they have sitting around the house, but they might end up in legal battles.
Blue's News mentions a CNN story on eerie white pumpkins -- naturally white, not painted -- are finding their way into more and more homes this Halloween season. The albinos are called ghost pumpkins, snowballs, luminas or Caspers -- presumably a reference to the friendly ghost. And the ones about the size of a baseball? Baby Boos.
Yahoo! News shows a photograph of a group of people stealing stuff from the store.
Viral Videos & Ads posted many new television commercials/advertisements/spots today. Here three that were my favorites and funny:
StupidVideos posted new streaming videos (from television/T.V. and video cameras) this week. Here are the ones to check out:
CNET News.com and The New York Times (no registration required) report that even though the prices of printers have dropped up to 30 percent in the last few months thanks to a savage price war, buyers are going to pay at least 28 cents a print. This is if you believe the manufacturers' math. It could be closer to 50 cents a print if you trust the testing of product reviewers at Consumer Reports.
Yahoo! News briefly report the annoying quotes from sales clerks.
From a poll of shopping mall customers by a retail consulting firm: "Uh, that's not my department." Ever hear that in a store? Did visions of fiendish violence against the clerk flash through your mind? "Not my department" topped the list of Most Annoying Words from Salesperson's Mouth, cited by 29 percent. No. 2? The classic, "If it's not on the rack, we don't have it." That golden oldie was cited by 25 percent. "That's the policy," "I'm on a break," "Ask the person over there," "I'm new here," "You'll have to wait your turn" and "The computer is down" rounded out the list.
In Joe Sharkey's New York Times article, he rants about the free and high prices between parks and hotels. The pricier the hotel, the more likely you are to pay an extra fee to check e-mails from the room,
StupidVideos posted a funny television commercial/spot/advertisement of a new mouse in town to use online. Darn newbies!
Hey, is that Mousey?
This Ars Technica article reports the stickers (e.g., Intel Inside, Centrino Mobile Technology, Designed for Windows XP, Mobile Graphics by ATI, etc.) placed on computers and laptops by the major OEMs are not only irritating to some users, but apparently Dell is tired of the branding game, too. Why might Dell object? The king of computer mass production says that the time it takes to put all of these various stickers on products is a bottleneck in their operations.