theNetImp writes "I am a US citizen who lives in Japan. I have been here 9 months, and do not speak the language well enough to get all the information I need. I've been reading twitter and facebook non stop to get information from other english speakers. I was surprised when about 15 minutes ago I checked facebook to find earthquake emergency information in english above my status feed. Facebook is doing something right for a change. Thank you facebook!" top
theNetImp writes "I have a friend who just posted a status on Facebook. "No more FB Ads!" she exclaimed. Now I will admit there are plenty of ads on the internet that are obnoxiously annoying, like the mortgage ads with the dancing people. Then there are the NSFW personal ads that appear on some websites, but a majority of ads (especially the ones on Facebook) are relatively tame. It seems so many people want to view websites for free, but then they go and block the only means a company has of producing any revenue from the site. Websites can't run if they aren't making a profit, so why is everyone up in arms about "OMG ITS AN AD GOTTA BLOCK IT". Oh and is the information they collect really that big of an invasion. The most they get is the general area that you live in, and if you clicked an ad, oh and maybe what other sites you visit so they can see what ads actually might appeal to you. Is it so wrong that they might want to send you "useful" ads?" top
A woman in Maine broke a CFL and, rather than carefully cleaning the mess up herself, she called Home Depot. They told her not to vacuum, and directed her to call Poison Control. Poison Control directed her to the Maine DEP, who then sent an agent. The agent told her to call in a toxic waste team to give an estimate. Naturally, they told her it was going to be around $2,000. She heard that number, walled off the bedroom and alerted the local media.
Enter Fox News, where Steven "Junk Science" Milloy a well known, self-appointed "Junk Science expert" and global warming denier, writes an editorial extolling the dangers of CFLs to you, me, and our precious, precious babies."