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Sex.Com

One of those stories that shouldn't be true, but is. I've been looking for a domain name recently and was reminded of this story because of the amount of squatting going on.

What's in a name? For the owner of sex.com, a cool $100 million a year. With five million page views every day, sex.com was the most valuable piece of virtual real-estate on the planet and the dubious jewel in the crown of the newborn internet. But the fact that it didn't physically exist didn't mean that it couldn't be stolen. With an ingenious scam - the full details of which have never been revealed until now - lifelong con-man Stephen Cohen was able to snatch sex.com and walk into a life of untold wealth and luxury. But Cohen had under-estimated the determination of Gary Kremen, the man he had stolen it from, to get his property back. It would take ten years and millions of dollars, but Kremen would see Cohen finally pay for his crimes.

Price: From £0.50

Posted 3rd Aug 2019 @ 15:21

Are You Rich? This income-rank quiz might change how you see yourself

Tailored to the US market (it is from the NY Times), it's an interesting way to help you frame your income as 'rich' or not and what percentile you fit into.

The concept of “rich” is more complicated than this, of course. Every household is unique; housing costs and other living expenses can vary widely within metro areas; student debt and medical expenses can be crippling; children are expensive. And income isn't the only variable that affects economic standing — savings, investment portfolios, real estate and other holdings not accounted for here all factor into a family's overall wealth.

But these figures can provide perspective. They show the income distribution of people and households in your area to demonstrate where you stand relative to other residents. They also make clear the wide regional variations in American income — a high earner in Omaha would not necessarily be a high earner in San Francisco.

Posted 3rd Aug 2019 @ 11:24

Facebook negotiated it's rules

The article is very interesting but it's easy to forget what they've been doing is unethical rather than illegal.

Posted 3rd Aug 2019 @ 09:38

Sevenhugs Smart Remote U

I find that tactile remotes are far more pleasing to use than touch screen alternatives, but this looks like one that could help me to make the switch.

I have the glass Apple TV remote but with young kids, we don't use it for fear of breaking it.

Price: $199

Posted 2nd Aug 2019 @ 12:04

New Logo and Identity for Go Ape by Littlehawk

I can't remember the last time I saw such positive feedback from the community for a rebrand. The new branding for Go Ape is far more fun and funky, more in keeping with the sentiment we have towards primates.

Posted 2nd Aug 2019 @ 09:22

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