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PayPal is in the process of phasing out the sale of any goods which fall under the terms of the Mature Audiences Policy, according to the following terms. As a result, all PayPal accounts must follow these guidelines:In the Discuss forum, BoingBoing reader "newton" wonders aloud if it's time for someone to launch PornPal. Link to Paypal notice.
Intangible Goods: If you have registered through PayPal's digital adult merchant process, you may continue using PayPal to process payments until May 12, 2003. If you have not registered through PayPal's digital adult merchant process, you may not use PayPal to process payments. "Intangible Goods" includes digital adult products and services, including online photos, streaming video and phone or other audio services.
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The location-based service comes from an outfit called Zingo, which, incidentally is owned by MBH, the company that makes London's taxis. (...)When a punter calls Zingo from their mobile, location-based technology pinpoints where they are. At the same time, global positioning satellites identify Zingo taxis in the area that are free. Then, punters are automatically connected to an available cab driver in their area before the prospective passenger tells the cabbie exactly where they are. Bingo.Link to Register story, Discuss, (via unwired list)
"American Idol" remains a major exception with over 91% of young viewers claiming they plan to view the next season's broadcast. "Observational" shows such as "The Osbournes" and "Competitive" shows such as "Fear Factor" appear to be declining in interest based on the previous year's viewing habits, although they are far from losing their audience completely. "Romance" Reality TV ("The Bachelorette") and "Viewer Voter" shows ("American Idol") are holding onto their audience share. Could Reality go the way of "Wild talk shows?" Perhaps. Young consumers are becoming jaded with Reality programming, with 68% of those surveyed claiming they are "getting tired with Reality TV shows" and 63% believing that there isn't much that's "real" in Reality TV.Link, Discuss
"The theory behind it is simple. Under normal light, the visible and infrared lights can pass through some type of material covering an object and are reflected by the object's surface. The reflected visible light is too strong and saturated to see. Therefore the covered object surface can not be visible using naked eyes. However, if the reflected visible light is filtered out and only the reflected infrared and the required light is captured using special made sensitive cameras inside the Goggles, the covered object surface will be visible. Some materials completely blocks the naked eye from seeing through it. But with these Goggles , you can see through it. With your purchase. We will include a piece of clothing material that you can test the X-RAY effect for yourself without having to go out doors to test it in public."Link to product website, Link to purported sample images (caution: boobies), Discuss
Praise: Nux VOMICA! I invoke you, BEAST! But I only do so because you are HONEST! "A++"BoingBoing reader Jake says, "Certainly a funny site!!! Would VISIT again!!! AAA+++!!!!" link, Discuss
Praise: I'll bid on you til there's nothing left but crumbs! Then I'll bid on the crumbs
Praise: Uses only nice, ROUND numbers, like $10 and $12. NOT $73.98
Praise: You items carry HARMFUL DISEASES and VIRUSES. I think. I'm pretty sure. RARE! A+
Praise: There was NO REASON for you to call my house and yell at my children. Still, A+
Praise: I would rather be SLAUGHTERED for BEEF than forbidden to bid on your ITEMS!
Praise: A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ and how !!!!
Praise: Pornography is bad because God will kill you and eat your bones. TERIFFIC SALE!
Response by bishop2 - I have not dealt with this person. Do not understand the "feedback."