Shapecatcher: Draw the Unicode character you want!
‘This is a tool to help you find Unicode characters. Finding a specific character whose name you don’t know is cumbersome. On shapecatcher.com, all you need to know is the shape of the character!’ Handy.
(tags: shapes drawing unicode characters language recognition web)
Unchi-kun Candy – Japanese Lucky Poop Candy
What doesn’t look like Christmas more than a smiling piece of poop, called unchi in Japanese? Because the shape of unchi looks similar to that of mochi used for shrine offerings, and because the sound “unchi” like the Japanese word for luck, this treat is actually a lucky gift — at least that is how you can explain yourself when you give it as a gift. Each Unchi-kun comes packed with poop candy, taken out from the bottom. Once finished eating, you can open the slot in the back with a box-cutter and turn it into a bank.Want one!
(tags: unchi-kun unchi pile-of-poo emoji unicode cute funny japan j-list sweets food gross candy)
Bletchley Park Trust erects “Berlin Wall” to cut off on-site computer history museum – Boing Boing
The Bletchley Park trust have erected a fence, nicknamed “The Berlin Wall,” between their well-funded museum and its poorer on-site neighbour, the UK National Museum of Computing, which houses the hand-built replica of the codebreaking Colossus computer. The trust received an £8m lottery-funded grant and set about shitcanning long-serving volunteers, cutting off the computer history museum, and generally behaving like greedy jerks, systematically alienating long-term supporters. Oh, and there was that Snowden business.WTF. Stupid antics.
Good benchmark data on the performance of JVM exceptions
(tags: java jvm exceptions benchmarking performance optimization coding)
Oh Apple, you asshats. This is some seriously shitty programming. iMessage on iOS devices caches the “iMessage-capable” flag for all numbers, indefinitely, so if you switch from iPhone to Android, messages from your friends’ iPhones won’t get delivered to you henceforth — and to add insult to injury, it claims they do with a “Delivered.” status appearing under the message. This is happening to me right now…
(tags: apple sms messaging phones mobile imessage android fail bad-programming bugs)
an Android-based stingray (IMSI catcher) detector that uses machine learning to detect the presence of stingray devices which can be used to eavesdrop on cellular communication.In pre-launch right now. Via EthanZ via Antoin
(tags: imsi-catcher stingray surveillance via:ethanz snooping spying privacy mobile)