Container Lets You Pour Just The Right Amount Every Time!

Don’t you just hate having your pasta or rice inside that bag and regardless of how much you try to guess a serving for 2 you always end up making food for 10 people? I do, I’m usually having to use a measuring cup to make sure I have just the right amount – and even then I make food for 10. You have to admit, it’s hard to guess how much a person eats, especially when you take rice and it expands to a size you didn’t know was possible.

I also hate not being able to guess exactly how much cereal I need for my milk to be fully gone when I’m done eating my cereal. This is why I love this new plastic container from Quirky. You can place two dividers in the main container that always allow you to pour the exact same amount of whatever you have inside the container.

This is great for me because now I can just simply pour the box over while I’m half asleep and not have to worry about how  much cereal I’m having to pour. This is also great for parents who have children that like to over fill their plates full of cereal. And lastly, this is great for people that read the back of the box and it says – serving amount, 14 servings – now you’ll really have an Idea of how much you need each time. Simply set the lid to the 1 serving and tilt the box over to feed the right number of people.

The container can hold 3.25 quarts of dry food, it lets you pour down to half a cup of goods at a time. The product is no longer on the design stages, this is going to be out for sure, but they didn’t say when exactly. Check out the gallery at the bottom to see how convenient this really is! via The Green Head

People in China Pay $1 a Month to Have Their e-mails Read “Sent From My iPhone”

Have you ever received an e-mail from a person and at the very bottom of the e-mail it reads ‘sent from my iPhone’? Well, apparently there is a market for this. People who want to have this signature at the bottom of their e-mails can pay a company $12 a year and they can add the signature line at the bottom.

Apparently, the demand is so high that people are actually falling for this. They don’t want to pay the $800 it costs to buy an iPhone so I guess they think, $1 a month is pretty awesome, I’ll make people believe I have an iPhone for basically free!

A Chinese sales site called Taobao say “The iPhone is too expensive. If you don’t want to spend that money, then fake it!” After you sign up for the service you are prompted to give them your password and they will set you up with an awesome signature line to make people believe you have one.

Of course you wouldn’t fall for this silly and ridiculous offer. The offer is trying to target users of China’s QQ Messaging service which is used by younger people who are not really familiar with their technologies yet. So here, I’ll spare you a $1 and teach you how it’s done.

Gmail

1. Pull up your Settings!
2. Click on General in the top right hand corner
3. Go to the “signature line”
4. Type your signature, “sent from my iPhone”
5. Click “Save Changes”
6. You’re done.

Yahoo

1. Pull up your Yahoo! Mail account
2. Click “Options” in the top right hand corner
3. Click “Mail Options”
4. Click “Signature” – the link is on the left of the page
5. Type your signature, after choosing “Show a signature on all outgoing messages”
6. Click “Save Changes at the top of the page”
7. You’re done.

OR you can simply search Google, I’ve taken the liberty to Google it for you, click here and see how it’s done. Via Gizmodo

Badass Tactical Mug Lets You Strap on Spec Ops Gun Attachments

Nothing says you’re drinking coffee like a real man better than the OPMOD Battle Mug. This mug lets you spike up your drink while you smell the napalm in the morning. You can literally equip your mug with night vision scopes, laser targeting equipment, and just about any other gadget you can think of. Oh, and it comes with a tripod on the side so you don’t have to rest it on the ground.

This mug has three Mil-Spec 1913 tactical rails that allow you to put any type of attachment your heart desires. The video above lets you see just some of the things you can equip your mug with. The best thing about it is that you will always be able to identify your mug. Each one is custom-engraved with its own unique serial number and includes a removable AR15 carry handle, so you know it’s both durable and awesome. If you want to get your own mug, you’ll have to drop down $250 dollars, so it can be a little expensive. Not including the gadgets and equipment you need to buy separately you’re looking at dropping about $1000 before your mug looks bad ass. But I can guarantee you that you’ll never need another mug again. by OPMOD via Geekosystem

Study Finds That There Is No Difference In Usage Between Unlimited Data Plans and Tiered Data Plans

You know when AT&T Started to send out the text messages with the “you’re in the top 5% of the people that use data so we’re going to slow it down” and every American started to get pissed over it? Well, AT&T and other major carriers said it was to save bandwidth usage… a.k.a. charge you an arm and a leg for something that’s completely useless and fake.

A study was conducted by Validas, an analytics firm that analyzed over 50,000 cellphone bills from AT&T and Verizon to see if throttling was actually something that was necessary to save bandwidth. After the study, it turns out that the numbers didn’t really add up. So why do they have the bandwidth caps? According to Validas’s findings, throttling may indeed simply be a ploy to push unlimited users into newer tiered plans – you know, so they can charge you an arm and a leg for the extra bandwidth.

That’s right, if you look at the chart above you can see that regardless of what kind of plan you have, you still use about the same kind of data – or at least you would if AT&T didn’t slow you down.

Subscribers who approach the top 5% of unlimited data users in a single billing period see their data speeds throttled, however, countless users have found that AT&T is now beginning to throttle users after less than 2GB of data usage in a billing period. So yes, you have unlimited data, but they want to literally annoy you into getting the 3GB tiered plan for the same price that you would pay for the unlimited plan – $30 a month. The only difference is that you have unlimited speed all the way to the end… THEN they start to charge you for going over.

It’s like going to Ihop to get unlimited pancakes, sure you may have as many as you want, but we’ll wait 20 minutes between pancakes OR you can get 3 pancakes right away for the same price without a 20 minute wait – if you want more we’ll charge you extra. So the tiered plan is really good for impatient people, but if you can tolerate the speed caps you should be alright.

According to Validas: “When we look at the top 5% of data users, there is virtually no difference in data consumption between those on unlimited and those on tiered plans — and yet the unlimited consumers are the ones at risk of getting their service turned off. So it’s curious that anyone would think the throttling here represents a serious effort at alleviating network bandwidth issues. After all, Sprint does seemingly fine maintaining non-throttled unlimited data for its customers.” Via BGR

When Nigerian Scammers Get Scammed, WE Go To Jail

Nigerian Scammers are extremely elaborate. They scam people for thousands of dollars every single day, and they never get caught. I have several friends who have fallen victim to different versions of scams, but what happens when you actually see the scam and in return you scam the scammers? well, if you’re in Australia, you end up in jail for scamming people. WTF?

According to the Associated press, Sarah Jane Cochrane-Ramsey allegedly provided her back account to a Nigerian scam artist. The scammer was going to use her account and funnel money to Nigeria; after they receive money obtained from a fraudulent car sale. The e-mail Sarah received instructed her to keep eight percent of the money and then send the rest of it back  to Nigeria- about $35,000 us Dollars.

When Sarah caught on to the scam, she decided to keep the whole $35,000 dollars to her self.  A couple of days later on Thursday, she was in front of a judge facing charges of “unknowingly” stealing more than $30,000 from a Nigerian Scam Artists.

According to the AAP, the car buyers who were ripped off reported the matter to police, who traced the account to Cochrane-Ramsey. Cochrane-Ramsey pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated fraud on Thursday.

Judge Terry Martin described her as having a “dishonest bent” after hearing she had a history of stealing and property offences. I’m sorry, but if a scam artists gives me $30,000, I’d much rather keep it for my self rather and wait for the scam to end. Otherwise, I could be scammed my self when I forward the 92% to them and three days later find out that my account is $28,000 in the negative.

Looks like even if you are smart and try to avoid being scammed, you still end up in jail. I guess she could have returned the money to the owners, the owners she never met, the owners who were from a completely different continent. Imagine getting a wire transfer from a Nigerian scammer saying “I stole this from a guy in China, send me some money and we’ll split it” Even if you want to do the right thing, who would you go to? The police is certainly  not going to call China and figure out who the money belongs to.

Man in a Wingsuit Crashes Against a Mountain at 120 MPH

Jeb Corliss is probably the luckiest men alive. In case you’re not familiar with him, he is one of the world’s foremost and best-known BASE-jumpers and wingsuit pilots. And even thought this video and accident looks like it could have been his last. He’s a professional and from the video, he clearly kept his head in the game and manage to have a safe landing.

After jumping off Table Mountain, in South Africa, he started to glide at 120 MPH and started to get closer to the ground each passing second. His goal was to hit a black balloon tied to the ground and pass a photographer who was going to take a picture of him at the closest point of the ground.

They got the picture, he hit the balloon, but he got closer to the hill then he had expected. As he swooped in, his foot clipped a rock. The impact caused him to lose control, and this is what I mean about being a professional: Even though he lost control in the accident, he managed to regain control, steady his flight course, and then pull the parachute. Had he freaked out, like many of us would of done, he would of pulled the chute to early while he was tumbling and probably get tangled in the chutes’ chords.

His helmet camera and the camera of a second Wingsuit diver caught the whole impact on video. It’s freaking terrifying and scary to watch. I give him credit for trying to pull a stunt like this off, he obviously has more guts than many of us, but jumping off a cliff with a fake pair of wings is not really the greatest idea ever.

You can see the video here, or click the video tab at the top, but it’s a little disturbing so this is your warning. Lucky for him, he was able to pull the parachute immediately after making impact with the rock, which Is probably the only reason he survived the accident.

Man Who Gave Birth Fears the Reaction He Will Get From His Parents

A man believed to be the first in Britain to give birth has described his fears that his parents will want to “convert” him back to being a woman.

Is that so? The man is actually a 27 year female old university graduate, who remains anonymous in fears that the negative publicity will hurt his/her daughters future. He was originally a she, but he had a sex change earlier in his life and after forcing his parents to accept his change, the man got pregnant and gave birth to a little girl in March of last year. He now fears that his parents are going to force him to become a woman again – which he’s not about to give up.

The Telegraph reported that his parents took the pregnancy well but added: “They seemed to be OK but I am worried they may try and ‘convert’ me back to the way I was because of the perceived ‘mental health’ of the baby when it’s born.” Which really makes sense, especially when he’s going to raise the girl making her believe she’s a he, “My mum’s already told me I’d be a good mummy and I said ‘no, I’ll be a good daddy’. According to him, the mother got used to the idea of having a female raise the child making her believe she was actually a He but he revealed that another member of the family, an aunt, had not been so supportive. He said: “She wanted to know if I was going to stop being silly and become a woman again, she wanted to know if I was going to get rid of the silly new name I’d adopted.

“She wondered how on earth I was going to cope when I was going against society in this manner, men don’t have babies!” He, like many other trans-gender people was born a woman but started to live live as a man for the past five years. He  legally changed his name and gender and had been receiving hormone treatment, but decided to attempt to conceive with his male partner, from whom he has now separated, using his own eggs.

He said: “I’m not the first man to have a baby, and I won’t be the last, but we’re not fully accepted and understood yet, there’s still a long way to go.” I’m all for trans-gender society, but there is something wrong with this. If I was a female – male, I would raise my child and teach him/her that I made a choice to become the opposite gender. I would educate them in the matter, rather than convince them that I’m actually a man.

Splitflix: Share the Cost of Hulu and Netflix Subscriptions With Other People – Screwing us Over!

Welcome to the beginning of the end, Splitflix just opened up, it gives you the ability to share your online subscriptions for TV and Movie streaming sites like Hulu and Netflix. This is something that we have been doing for a long time now and both Netflix and Hulu know about it, but now that a company is trying to send this sharing on a mass scale, you can expect that both Netflix and Hulu will be implementing services to prevent multiple streaming at the same time.

Online streaming services are extremely appealing to people that don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for their movie and TV Show subscriptions. But the streaming subscriptions can quickly add up. In our home for example, we have Netflix, Showtime, HBO, and Hulu. These services add up to a little over 60 dollars a month, not including Xbox Live and Internet connections fast enough to deliver the streaming service uninterrupted.

Yea, you’re saving money, but you still feel the pinch on your wallet. That’s why a lot of people share their passwords to online streaming services with their friends or roommates. You each pay $10 a month, and you have all of the services that you want. Splitflix is a service allows you to split the cost of your Netflix and Hulu subscriptions with other people.

You simply pay $1 a month, and Splitflix will set you up with an anonymous “buddy” to split the cost of Netflix. Once you are paired up with the other person, you negotiate what each of you are going to pay, how and when they are going to enter into the ‘arrangement’, and other conditions you may set for each other.  Once you are done, you give out your password to the other person and you’ll have access to Netflix and Hulu at half the price.  – until the other person screws you over and steals your credit card information and changes your password/e-mail to keep you out of your own service – but that’s beyond the fact.

A little digging around in the Netflix terms of service you can see that, “sharing” passwords is not completely banned:

BY SHARING THE NETFLIX SERVICE PASSWORD, THE ACCOUNT OWNER AGREES TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSURING THAT HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OF USE AND SUCH ACCOUNT OWNER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THE HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.

This technically makes Splitflix legal right now, as in it doesn’t break the terms of service for Netflix or Hulu, but I can imagine that it’s going to be going out of business once Hulu and Netflix update their terms and conditions.

I applaud Splitflix for doing this and making quick money, but companies like Splitflix are the cause that terms and conditions are changed for the worse. Once they are blocked by these services, you can rest assure that our days of sharing services with our friends and roommates are going to be over. By installing a simple – one streaming movie at a time per device – script or code into their servers, we’ll be forced to watch our movies at predestined times. They could even add an option where you have to register one device at a time; which will make it a hassle to share the service with other people. I guess, you might as well enjoy it while it lasts.