If you freeze your credit, Experian will let crooks unfreeze it by ticking a box

If you freeze your credit, Experian will let crooks unfreeze it by ticking a box

Say you’re worried that Equifax has just destroyed your life with its callous disregard for the dossier it compiled on you and your finance; maybe you’ll contact an Equifax competitor like Experian and ask them to “freeze” your credit so no one can use that data to open a new account in your name. (more…)Read full story

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Crockpot cookbook recalled because recipe could cause explosion

Crockpot cookbook recalled because recipe could cause explosion

In 1978, Random House recalled the Woman’s Day Crockery Cuisine cookbook because one of the recipes could apparently “cause a serious explosion.” According to a statement from Random House, “If the recipe (for Silky Caramel Slices) is followed, the condensed milk can could explode and shatter the lid and liner of the crockery cooker.” (Please, no Boston Marathon bomb jokes.) From a May 1978 article in the Chicago Tribune: Because of an unfortunately elusive line that should have instructed folks to fill the pot with water, following the recipe appears…

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Calvin and Hobbes Piescraper

Calvin and Hobbes Piescraper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ-6kOxHklk&feature=youtu.be Pie-hacking baker Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (AKA @thePieous) (previously), author of Pies Are Awesome Vol 1 “Pie-Modding”: How to Epic-Up Store Bought Pies and Be the Hero of the Party, has been dabbling with “Piescrapers”, “pie that are built ‘up’ using a series of engineering and baking tricks to enhance structural integrity and make tall pies stable, and delicious!” (more…)Read full story

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Probation officer sentenced to 1 year in jail for sexually assaulting girl inmates on a “weekly basis”

Probation officer sentenced to 1 year in jail for sexually assaulting girl inmates on a “weekly basis”

A judge really threw the book at Los Angeles County probation officer Oscar Calderon Jr. He has to go to jail for a year for sexually assaulting girls in Camp Scudder in Santa Clarita on a regular basis since 2014. The girls told the court that their complaints to other officers about the assaults fell on deaf ears. From The LA Times: In a victim impact statement read in court Wednesday, Darling’s client described the year she spent living in fear of Calderon, who she said constantly groped her while…

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Former female employees sue Google for paying them less than men

Former female employees sue Google for paying them less than men

Three former employees of advertising giant, and free maps, enterprise Google have filed suit against the giant for gender inequality and discrimination. Via itpro.co.uk: Former employees at Google recently filed a lawsuit against the company on the basis of gender inequality and discrimination. The plaintiffs, Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease, and Kelli Wisuri suggest that Google systematically keeps women in lower compensation levels than men with equal or lesser skills and education even though they do similar work. Due to the extensive records that Google is required to keep regarding pay,…

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Twitter has a laugh fest over Trump thinking there’s a country called Nambia

Twitter has a laugh fest over Trump thinking there’s a country called Nambia

When Trump spoke to African leaders at a UN lunch on Wednesday, he referred to the African country of Nambia twice. It was a head-scratcher. Did he mean Zambia? Gambia? Namibia? Narnia? Oh wait… It made for a busy round of yucks on Twitter. Here is a sample: How Donald Trump sees Africa #nambia pic.twitter.com/noBB0ZCGRe — ElElegante101 (@skolanach) September 20, 2017 Ah yes, #Nambia. I love that country. Stopped by on my way home from a safari in Wakanda last time I was on the continent. 😂😭🙄 — Rosie B…

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Be a dapper zapper with the ZapCane

Be a dapper zapper with the ZapCane

The ZapCane comes complete with a flashlight, and a 1MM volt stun gun. It also supports you, as you walk. I was looking at canes, like you do when you have a bad back, and thinking “Maybe it is finally time for a sword cane?” or something along those lines. Then I saw the ZapCane. Complete with a handy flashlight in a fairly useless location to help you with the walking. The true charm of the ZapCane is its 1MM volt stun gun. The entire bottom extension of the cane…

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