If I were to merge and post all my pieces about kudos and rants about gaming, it would come out as an eBook and might bore you. So what I did was copy PopSci’s funny list. Here is a just-released first
Online games are a “playground” for organized crime and cyber criminals
That’s according to JD Sherry, vice president of technology and solutions at Trend Micro
‘Earlier this week, account information — usernames, email addresses, salted password hashes, and some first and last names — for some North American League of Legends players were “compromised” by hackers. Riot was also “investigating that approximately 120,000 transaction records from 2011 that contained hashed and salted credit card numbers have been accessed.”…’
read full article here
Here are the PopSci examples of how confusing things get:
Games can make you smarter.
Games can make you smarter.
Games can make you dumber.
Games can make you worldly.
Games can make you a better driver.
Games can improve your reflexes.
Games don’t improve reflexes.
Certain games are relaxing.
Lots of games are relaxing.
Games can cause aggression.
Games do not cause aggression.
Games are kind of related to aggression.
Games make you snack a lot.
Games can make you fat.
Games can make you skinny.
Unsolved Mysteries of Everyday Life
‘…What’s the big deal, you might say: Who uses the handrail on an escalator anyway? Are we such lazy bastards that we need physical support just to stand stationary while an incredibly expensive, impossibly complicated machine walks up stairs so we don’t have to?
‘It’s the principle of the thing: Why do we have such an obviously, transparently broken machine in every public building on the planet?
‘Nobody uses the handrail because we all instinctively know that the handrail moves 6 mph slower than the stairs. We don’t even think to question it. The basic human right to rest our hands somewhere that obeys the same speed limit as our bodies has been lost…’
rest of list
Joe Legal vs. Jose Illegal
This humorous piece was originally posted as an example of why hiring illegal aliens is not economically productive for the State of California. But while I was reading it, I realized it was like a description of legit resident workers in my Manila hometown!
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