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Give your WiFi router an inappropriate name, go to jail?

January 20th, 2012 Comments off

Police in New Jersey are investigating a wireless router after receiving a complaint that it was broadcasting a racist and anti-Semitic network name.

A mother was watching her 3-year-old daughter attend a dance class at a recreation center in Teaneck when she noticed the offensive WiFi name appear on her iPhone. The mother immediately complained to employees, who in turn called the police. Responding police were able to locate the router inside the rec center.

Township Police Chief Robert Wilson stated that the incident is being investigated as a “possible bias crime.”

The mother that initially noticed the signal commented that the person responsible “should see jail time” for the offense.

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Need some HDMI cables for your spaceship?

January 8th, 2012 Comments off

… Amazon has you covered with these $1000+ beauties. They’re a whopping 3 feet in length and have plugs at both ends!

These babies make the ever-popular (internet whipping boy) Monster Cable brand look like a positive bargain by comparison! Seriously though, I was positive that I was looking at a price mistake, but I was able to find the same brand HDMI cables at similar astronomical prices at Best Buy.

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