Multiple NBC sites, including its mobile landing page, the Saturday Night Live site, and the NBC Sports Rotoworld page have been hacked into. Several pages now have black starry backgrounds, including banners readings “hacked by pyknic.”
The banner also includes scrolling text reading, “Remember, remember the fifth of November.” It goes on to say, “The gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.”
I may be from New Jersey...But this was FUNNY!!! The “Sh%t [Whoever] Says” video trend hit its hardest a couple months ago, but it's better late than never for this colorful entry into viral video history: “Sh%t Southern Girls Say” is a sassy treat.
The impending landfall of Hurricane Sandy has many people along the Eastern Seaboard changing their plans for this week. The impending landfall of Hurricane Sandy has many people along the Eastern Seaboard changing their plans for this week. While residents in Brooklyn are boarding up or evacuating, Google made the decision to cancel its Android event today. Along with bottled water and canned goods, information is one of the most valuable commodities at times like these. To better serve families and businesses in the area affected by Frankenstorm, Google has put Hurrican Sandy on its Crisis Map.
Prepare yourself for a spin on the roller coaster of emotions while watching a potpourri of viral videos set to music. You’ll giggle, you’ll tear up, you will have to explain to your coworkers why you seem a tad bit bananas.
YouTube user Zapatou teamed up with musician David Meshow to create a video mix tape of sorts that strings together 69 memorable viral clips.
Romney Game : Help Mitt Romney to catch all women with his binder ! An online game has taken the Mitt Romney “binders full of women” meme to a literal level. you’ll be treated to a flash game that requires players to fulfil one goal: “Help Mitt Romney catch all women with his binder.”
What are your chances of being hacked? Find out some easy ways to prevent a breach of your system.
Cybersecurity is a rising concern globally — for individuals, businesses and nations. Unfortunately, many either don’t take the threat seriously or aren’t doing enough to protect themselves from cybercrime.
A Ponemon Institute survey of 583 U.S. companies found 90% had been hacked in the past 12 months. Of those companies, most admitted their networks had been breached more than once, and more than half expressed little to no confidence that they could ward off such attacks in the future.
PayPal, Symantec and other company web sites have been hacked. The Anonymous hacker collective has claimed responsibility for the cyberattacks, claiming on Twitter the hacks are part of a “November 5th protest.”
NASA released satellite images that compare the tri-state area before and after Sandy.
NASA’s Earth Observatory released satellite images that compare power usage in the tri-state area before and after the storm.
The first image was taken at 2:14 a.m. ET Aug. 31. The second, with clouds still present from Sandy, was taken at 2:52 a.m. ET, Nov. 1.
“Both images were captured by the VIIRS ‘day-night band,’ which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe signals such as gas flares, city lights, and reflected moonlight,” writes the Earth Observatory.
Flooding, power outages and fires from powerful storm that left at least 18 dead up and down East Coast.
New York and New Jersey awoke Tuesday to devastating flooding, power outages and scattered fires left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which cast broad swaths of the Northeast into darkness as it barreled ashore overnight and left at least 18 dead from Connecticut to North Carolina.The powerful storm’s torrential rains and howling winds transformed the streets of Atlantic City into rushing rivers and inundated parts of Lower Manhattan. Swirling water formed white-capped cascades in the Ground Zero construction zone and swamped New York’s financial district.
Images of a completely empty New York City subway station can usually only be seen in movies, but this time they're for real.
Images of a completely empty New York City subway system can usually only be seen in movies, but this time they’re for real.
New York City’s subways and train stations were closed in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, a category 1 hurricane expected to bring a storm surge to the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday evening and early Tuesday.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has published photos of the mostly empty stations, including iconic locations such as the Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station.
Those suffering from the blues can now get a quick pick-me-up, thanks to EmergencyCompliment.com, a website that generates praise with the click of a button.
Visitors to the the bare-bones site are greeted by a compliment in bold white letters on a neon-colored background.
A sampling of the pseudo-kudos include: “Your cousins refer to you as ‘the cool cousin,’” “You’ve never had morning breath. I swear,” “Everyone was cool with that time you peed in the shower,” “You’re the best at making cereal” and “Your pet loves you too much to ever run away.”
A comparison of pictures taken in 1962 by U-2 planes during the Cuban missile crisis with current Google Earth pictures. Half a century ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. It all started when an American U-2 aircraft photographed Soviet nuclear missile sites in nearby Cuba. Fifty years later, a spy plane is no longer needed to see what’s happening in far-off countries — you only need Google Maps.
Since the second day of second grade, Omaha, Neb. Stella Ehrhart, 8, has gone to school dressed as a different person — sometimes fictional, mostly historical — almost every day.
Her first costume was Laura Ingalls Wilder. Now in third grade, Stella has channeled Joan Baez, Queen Elizabeth, Billie Holiday, Georgia O’Keefe, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and more for her daily outfits.
Though Stella’s costumes occasionally veer into non-historical woman territory — she has dressed as Elvis Costello, Jan Brady, her best friend and her school principal — the majority of her inspiration comes from the book 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century. According to Omaha.com, Stella’s teachers have used her outfits as a jump-off point for classroom instruction:
A German fellow in tight swim trunks didn't make quite the splash he was hoping for when an attempted cannonball ended with a painful thud. The amateur diver’s friends shared the entire frozen pool fiasco on YouTube, offering giggles for the Internet and a cautionary tale for ice acrobats. Remember, kids — butt padding and helmets are recommended for all winter activities.
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