Sunday, December 15, 2013

Strange, Possibly Humorous News

I'm a bit behind on my posting, so there was a lot built up, but wow, what weird stuff we have today.

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First up, bras and software... not a combination you see all that often:

How Selfies And an iPhone App Could Get You A Better-Fitting Bra – ReadWrite

Stress-buster: Microsoft bra battles emotional overeating | Crave - CNET

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Open Source does not want to be left behind in the strange news:

If you make it to the end of this song, leave a comment saying what it's about... really it's so bad I don't make it more than a few seconds.  Yes, it's that Richard Stallman....
▶ Richard Stallman Free software Song - YouTube

This is both strange and terribly, terribly funny. This is not a joke (which is why it's so funny).
Richard Stallman decides EMACS should go WYSIWYG • The Register

This next is a GPL'ed game that simulates building you own Linux distribution. He's even trying to charge money for it.
Linux Tycoon

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Microsoft in the last couple of weeks made some big boners in trying to make fun of Google. First they made some tee-shirts/coffee mugs accusing Google of various nefarious acts. The sold out very quickly... you see Googler employees saw it for what it really was, proof positive that Microsoft is on the run and they wanted a souvenir to commemorate the event. Microsoft also took swipes at Chromebooks, failing to realize everything they said about Chromebooks was also true about Windows RT and Windows Phone.

Microsoft Now Sells T-Shirts That Claim Google’s Chrome Steals Your Data | TechCrunch

Microsoft Enters Wearable Computing with Chrome on a T-Shirt – Chrome Story

A Collective Bah! for Redmond's Humbug | Community | LinuxInsider


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Amazon seriously said they were looking at drones to do residential package delivery. The noise alone is likely to make that end badly... but it generated a lot of press and jokes:



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And some miscellany:



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