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iPhone Is The New Booty Call

booty-callWell, not for me because the last thing I want is the ability to be leaving a laundromatwith a thought of ‘Hmmm what should I do now?’ followed by my iPhone app giving my proximity to some skeezer in the apartment building across the street.  However, I do know a few people who are on their way to the AT&T kiosk ’round the corner to one up.  As if I really needed another reason to think my phone is a germ metropolis – thanks MENSA guys!

The iPhone is a hotbed for location-based social networks, which tap into the phone’s geolocation features to help users find nearby friends and strangers that they might like to meet. We’ve seen a handful of dating applications that cater to the straight community, and today brings the launch of Grindr (iTunes Link), one of the first iPhone applications geared towards gay and bisexual men.

While privacy is an issue for all location based social networks, it is of the utmost importance on gay networks. Without proper security measures, bigots could easily download such applications and use them to pinpoint targets for hateful slurs and potentially even violence. Grindr deals with these issues by obscuring a user’s absolute location by default. Rather than plotting each user on the map. Grindr displays how far away they are (distances can range from a few feet to miles away).   READ MORE HERE


March 26, 2009 Posted by | Did you know?, technology | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Have a Seat – You Should Be Fine

Many people are afraid of germs, particularly in public restrooms. Now, this topic might seem somewhat gross but you know it’s true. If you HAVE to go, and you know what I’m talking about, a public restroom might be your only option. Most people probably look at the toilet in slow-motion and imagine what the hell they’re going to catch if they sit down on it. Anyway, according to one study, the toilet seat is the cleanest location in the entire bathroom, holding only about 49 bacteria per square inch. To give you a point of reference, an office telephone has about 25,000 per square inch. The sinks and the levers at the sink is actually the dirtiest of them all, so use a paper towel as much as you can when closing up your zipper and making your way to the exit door, including ON the exit door. Wash your hands frequently, keep an anti-bacterial at your desk, whatever. Good luck and happy germ busting.

November 2, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , | Leave a comment

I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

Double-dipping, hmm…I have a friend, his name rhymes with cycle – he’s somewhat of a germaphobe. I would say that he’s a part-time one though, cause sometimes I think he’ll put his mouth in places that aren’t exactly germ-free, but don’t we all? (I’m totally just saying that, shhh) Anyway, I saw this article on MSNBC and I found it very appropriate. I tend to like to research things, find out statistics, and all that junk. Here’s what the article says: Continue reading

November 1, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , | Leave a comment

Kettle One and 7 Please, with Lemon?

Watch this and think about the last time you were getting drinks. Where have those hands been, and do you care? 

November 1, 2008 Posted by | Did you know? | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment