Archive of October, 2018

October 26, 2018

19 Crimes -- If chain gangs, convicts, and felons are your thing,

 commit to 19 Crimes, an Australian winery named after the 19 offenses by which a citizen of the English crown could find themselves punished by being transported to the end of the earth (i.e. Australia). The wines are as sneaky as their namesake—the chardonnay has a literally staggering 15 percent ABV.

Saved, Bewitched, Dearly Beloved -- More glamorously ghoulish than spooky or scary, these three wines span from mystical to muertos. Saved, California red blend created by tattoo artist Scott Campbell, has a silkscreened label (designed by Campbell, of course) that looks like the world's chicest ouija board, while Bewitched, from Healdsburg's Truett-Hurst, has gothic lettering warns of a bold pinot noir inside. And in case you're soirée is more of a fiesta, look no further than Dearly Beloved’s intricate calavera labels on their bright, balanced chardonnay.

Source: Kat Thomsen, 7x7.com -- 10/26/18

October 26, 2018

An individual employee [for a political campaign] “could easily send 30,000 messages per hour (conservatively at 10 messages/second), far outpacing the capability of users to report and block or opt-out of these unwanted messages.”

October 26, 2018

Given this Top 10 list, why in the world is the word, “phone” in the word, Smartphone?

October 26, 2018
On October 23, Russian President Vladimir – following his meeting with U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton -- poked fun at the official seal of the United States, saying he wondered if the American eagle had plucked all the olives from the branch in its talon. Did Putin know what was on the back of a one-dollar bill? Do you?
October 26, 2018

“No matter how hard you fall, how much you fall, you can come back.”

October 26, 2018

The unofficial “uniform” for Bay Area techies and venture capital investors is a vest, so the Japanese small business Uniqlo is cashing in with a vest vending machine at the San Francisco International Airport.

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