Monday, October 18, 2010

TerreStar May File Bankruptcy

AT&T partner TerreStar may be on the verge of filing bankruptcy. The Virginia-based firm had released an announcement four days ago stating that the FCC had given them the go ahead to use the same wireless frequencies that it uses for both it's satellites and its commercial devices on land, according to

This had followed some hand-wringing from the company that had feared a 'catastrophe' if their request did not go through. Two days later, Wall Street Journal reported that TerreStar was considering bankruptcy despite their approval from the FCC. As Engadget pointed out this afternoon, TerreStar had just released their Genus satellite phone last month.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Spit on Your Grave 2010 Review

Love it or hate it, there is no doubt that Sarah Butler and I Spit on Your Grave 2010 will be a major office cooler topic for months to come. The film is a remake of the original I Spit on Your Grave that was released in 1978 starring Camille Keaton as she avenges herself of the four men who raped her in classic over-the-top 70s slasher style. If nothing else, I Spit on Your Grave 2010 shows just how much has changed in the world of formulaic slashers in the recent years thanks to brutal films filmed by directors like Eli Roth and James Wan.

For those whose panties are all in a bunch over the graphic depictions of rape and murder in this film, take it down a notch. I Spit on Your Grave 2010 is unrated, meaning it is unlikely that the family is going to accidentally stumble into the theater after Sunday mass. There has always been a subgenre of film that zooms in on the gruesome details of violence; modern filmmakers just have better equipment and a more hardened audience in 2010.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ashley Anderson email virus

According to a developing story in the computer security community, a new virus is making the rounds online in the form of an email message sent from Ashley Anderson. The email contains a message in which a person by this name encourages you to click on an embedded link to wedding pictures or some other material.

Clicking on this link may result in a malicious virus being introduced to your computer. As of this moment, the precise identity of this virus has yet to be reported. Be sure to delete any emails from this sender without opening the message or clicking on a link.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friendly's Ultimate Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt

Tired of news headlines lamenting the impending foot amputations of the next generation's blubbering sacks of asthma, heart disease and diabetes? Friendly's invites you to take your war-torn conscience and metabolism out of their misery with the shotgun blast of meat, cheese and grease that is the Ultimate Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt.

Grilled cheese hamburger buns: When fried chicken buns just will not do.

Some numbers via Friendly's website include 1500 calories, 79 grams of total fat, 2090mg sodium and 180g of cholesterol.

They might even let you substitute the lettuce with bacon if you ask nicely enough.