The business model for casinos always includes the simple idea that in general, gamblers will lose more than they win. Every game is constructed to fulfill that expectation, while still allowing enough winnings to keep hopeful gamblers interested. Any factor that alters those odds, therefore, threatens the casino business. It isn’t illegal to count cards […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] It seems fitting that pirates shouldn’t go down without a fight, and so it is no surprise that four of them say they are innocent of copyright infringement in regards to the torrent site The Pirate Bay. The trial started today in the Stockholm District Court. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 28, […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Remember a couple of weeks ago when I mentioned videos disappearing from YouTube due to Warner Music’s copyright claims? Well, I was really saddened to notice that one of the victims was the “Flagpole Sitta” lip dub video, created by the guys in the Vimeo office (though you would […]
At Cuba’s annual Conference on Communication and Technologies in Havana, the Cuban government unveiled its latest weapon against the U.S. capitalist devils (aka Microsoft): a new distribution of Linux, called Nova. The motivation for this project is at least three-fold. First and foremost, the Cuban government is worried about rumored back doors in Microsoft’s closed operating […]
A long time ago in a gymnasium far, far away….
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Today’s pics post is brought to you by the letter V, for Valentine’s Day. After all, geeks need love, too! So here’s to all of the myriad wonderfully geeky ways we find it. I for one have enormous amounts of love for people who post pictures on Flickr released […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Seth Grahame-Smith, author of such books as Pardon My President: Ready-to-Mail Apologies for Eight Years of George W. Bush, and Huffington Post contributor, is taking on Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice with a zombie-friendly spin. Actually, it’s more of a mash-up than a parody, as unlike previous […]
By Jimmy Rogers Contributing Writer, [GAS] If you’re any kind of geek and you’re in my age bracket (18-25), you probably got excited when you read the title of this article. The Oregon Trail is an iconic game for many young geeks because it was available in schools (something about being educational), fun to play, and a bit […]
No, this is not a joke folks. Steve “Mac Daddy” Wozniak will be featured on the next season of Dancing With The Stars. We have no idea if Steve actually knows how to dance, but I predict this will spread through the Web like wildfire, bringing endless hours of mirth to hackers worldwide. Good luck […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] As promised when we pointed out the romantic properties of flash drives, here are some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for or from the geeky guy or gal. If you think that flowers and candy are too boring for your significant other, maybe you’ll find something here to inspire […]
Yesterday at TED2009, Bill Gates made a passionate and funny case for solving the world’s problems by asking us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them. He even goes to the point of unleashing a swarm of mosquitoes upon his audience to make his point.
While reading the paper version of ComputerWorld this morning, I stumbled an article reporting that more than half of Gen Y employees regularly bypass corporate IT usage policies at their workplace, and a quarter of them face no repercussions for doing so. These results came out of a study performed by Toronto-based research firm Harris/Decima, […]