It's a few years old and I no longer have a computer with a CD tray, but I enjoyed this guide to removing ham from optical drives all the same. I might have to head up to the attic to find my old machine, as a large cotto salami is in its Blu-Ray player and I'm excited by the prospect that the same trick might work.
The above appeared not long ago at the Old Gray Lady [archive.org], who perhaps enjoyed a second sherry at lunch today. Bylined "Joe Schmoe", the article comprised of a stock photo of a watermelon and the following text: Fields of Watermelons Found On Mars, Police Say Authorities say rise of fruit aliens is to blame… READ THE REST
For years, people involved in organized crime have been using ANOM, a messaging platform boasting total secrecy for whatever you might be doing with it. Unfortunately for them, ANOM was created by the FBI, and 800 of them just got collared. Drugs, weapons, luxury vehicles and cash were also seized in the operation, which was… READ THE REST
We've posted a few candidates for the worst song ever, but this suite appears to be the most deeply-considered effort to create it. It's an effort to showcase the most "unwanted" genres, motifs and instrumentations in a single piece of otherwise well-composed and professionally-performed music. The Most Unwanted Song, by Komar, Melamid, and Soldier There… READ THE REST
We all live for those moments when we can upgrade our tech. The anticipation from unboxing a new phone, laptop, or tablet gives us an endorphin hit like no other. Of course, most of us don't have the financial resources to trade up all of our tech at the same time. Thankfully, you can reoutfit yourself… READ THE REST
For a majority of online users, video is king. The quality and impact of a strong visual can make all the difference. But once you couple that fantastic video clip with inferior audio, everything falls apart. A Hollywood-caliber film with horrible audio becomes almost unwatchable. Even on a video conferencing call, users can get away with… READ THE REST
For the past two years, app developers have slowly been warming to the advantages of SwiftUI. Much like its other offerings, Apple sought to make this app development arena a be-all, end-all solution for creating across the wide range of Apple products. While every new approach has its growing pains, SwiftUI has spent the 20… READ THE REST