Daily Archives: 11/07/2005

Huh

Well I’m a little freaked out to learn that for over 15 years, the top secret 8 digit launch codes to fire each and every Minuteman missile in the country’s nuclear arsenal were left at 00000000. And this default launch code was printed in every launch checklist in every missile silo. The codes went unchanged from 1960 until 1977, when each launch code was finally reset to a more secure combination.

Boy, everyday I’m more and more amazed those idiots running the country didn’t blow us all to kingdom come. Thank goodness wiser heads prevailed.
Dr. Strangelove

Big Tiki Drive

Gotta love this USB flash drive from ThinkGeek – and this picture is just priceless.

Meet Big Tiki Drive, the most shaka (coolest) flash drive this side of the Hawaiian islands. Standing at almost 4″ tall, the Big Tiki Drive is a stylish personal storage device for people on the move. It’s USB 2.0 certified for fast data transfers and is backwards compatible with USB 1.1. Store all of your data, pictures, music and more on the Big Tiki Drive to take them on the go or transfer them between multiple machines. Giving a Keynote or PowerPoint presentation? Use the Big Tiki Drive to host your slideshows and you’ll never lose their attention.