Monday, April 20, 2009

Bye Bye Blogger

In order to provide you with more timely updates, I have decided to move my hosting service..

please visit my new site @

I am also working on an exciting new side project to be announced soon at the new website.

See you on the other side!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tertiary Series: Security for criminals

I always love a good irony and here's a great one:
"Faced against such a highly secure means of transmitting of information, however, it's near impossible for law enforcement to listen in on and nab suspected criminals."
Blackberry is the Smartphone of Choice for Gangs and Criminals
Whoops! Didn't see that one coming..

"Now, if only they can make it smaller.." - some gangster

Friday, April 17, 2009

Try out the new Google Pervert

I didn't know Google was into the peeping-tom business until I read this:

Google camera trolling streets of Canadian Cities

"Strange-looking vans and cars are prowling the streets of 11 major Canadian cities and taking pictures of homes, lane ways, yards and people as part of the controversial "Street View" feature offered by Google Inc.

The feature allows someone using Google Maps or Google Earth to click on a street or a building and see a picture of the area. The service's ability to allow onlookers to swivel 360 degrees even gives Internet voyeurs the ability to take a virtual stroll of neighbourhoods."
A person being interviewed on the radio even said that this feature is not necessary but interesting because it allows you to see your own street, which he claimed is "pretty cool".

Here's what you should do if you want to see your own street live in 3D, HD, and whatever other (expletive) D you can think of..
  1. Go to front door
  2. Open door
  3. Walk outside
  4. Explore using the two cameras between both your nose and adjust your head for a better viewing angle.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Unions gone wild!

France is in a labour dispute involving recently laid off union members who kidnapped their employers and barricaded themselves in workplaces in protest.
"Workers at a factory operated by U.S. firm 3M held their French manager hostage overnight to protest against plans to lay off half the staff."
French manager blocked in office by angry staff

"Hundreds of French workers, angry about proposed layoffs at a Caterpillar office, were holding executives of the company hostage Tuesday, a spokesman for the workers said.

It is at least the third time this month that French workers threatened with cutbacks have blockaded managers in their offices to demand negotiations. Executives were released unharmed in both previous situations."Angry French workers hold Caterpillar execs in offices

If the managers didn't regret hiring these people before, they do now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tertiary Series: Terrorism Double-Standard

I'm usually not a fan of biased editorials, especially from a Conservative newspaper, but this piece on the recent Tamil protests raise some interesting points. (re: Protest may affect afternoon rush hour)

Surprisingly, I'm on the fence on this one..

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Macbook Air Killer

I'm a big fan of anything with the potential to dethrone Apple's reign of darkness - and this might be one of those things..

See more here:

Editor's Note: Dear Dell, your advertising bill will be in the mail.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Q&A: Are their things to avoid when applying for University?

I was surfing a forum and noticed an interesting topic. Some had asked, "Are their things to avoid when applying for university?"

A poster simply replied, "Yes, bad grammar."

Editor's Note: On vacation until Tuesday, April 14 - in the meantime, I will be working on my photography so there will hopefully be some original pictures on my blog for a change. I might get my chimps to post something Saturday, we'll see. Have a good Easter weekend.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tertiary Series: Money in Your 20s

Here's something I wish I knew earlier..

10 Financial Commandments for Your 20s

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bye Bye Depression..

Scientists have discovered a way to help you forget traumatic experiences..
"To help people with these kinds of post-traumatic stress disorders ..... you might just want to minimize the emotional association between the memory and the highly disruptive and negative emotions that people have in this context."

He says the research may well conjure "Orwellian" notions of mind manipulation and thought control.

"But that's not really the goal of this. The idea would be (to use it) in a therapeutic way," Salter says, referring in particular to post-traumatic stress prevention.) (Article: Erasing traumatic memory possible, researchers say)

See, this is why I worry about scientists and their "advancements". Look, it's not the goal that people worry about, it's the effects of your crazy (expletive) experiments. In this case, the "Orwellian" notion of mind manipulation and thought control (which by the way, means the same thing) is the consequence that worries people. See, you gotta come out of your labs sometimes and just check out the world. It's a different place now, there is a black President.

Editor's Note: This goes for you meteorologists too. Don't say it's going to be sunny when everyone is holding an umbrella.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Baseball cap shopping, Recession edition

I need to buy a new cap because my old one is worn out. If you didn't know already, I try to push my clothing to the limit and don't necessarily replace them unless it's deemed hazard to public health.

I shopped around and found this...

It's a retro Toronto Blue Jays baseball cap from their glory days back in 90s. I figure, if I am going to buy a cap, I might as well buy a baseball cap. Anyway, when I saw it, I knew I had to have it - so I made it a priority to check it out the next time I went to the mall. Let's fast forward a little bit..

I held the cap in my hand and turned it over, the price tag read, $35.99. In the famous words of my boss: W-T-F? Since when are baseball caps 40 bucks?! I mean, this fabric that wraps around your head?!?!

Whatever, I'm more mad that no one told me the recession is over.

Editor's Note: See this cap @
Editor's Note2: Wait until you see my article on the Dell Adamo.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Recession Shopping: A Recession Sized Meal

I don't know how much this costs, but damn.. this is 1220 calories worth of Mexican goodness. (Source:

I must try this out.. will give a review if I live to tell about it... If you've tried it, and would like to write a review, you know my email. If not, just ask me through email.

March 2009 Round Up - Top 4 Popular Posts

It's been a thrilling month of birthdays and fat families. Here are the top four posts of March.
  1. Tertiary Series: Beautiful Calendar Wallpapers
  2. Best Birthday Present Ever!
  3. Sean Penn: Equal Rights Hypocrite
For the second month in a row, Country Style's Win (Crap) Everytime Event! is in the top four.

Have a great April!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Exam-ing Urgency

Spring always reminds me one thing: exams. You must be hating me right now if you're in school, but trust me, I'm going somewhere with this for your benefit. I still remember spending countless nights cramming for a semester's worth of material. Don't worry though, I'm going to try and change your mindset.

I knew this guy who drove from Mississauga to Coburg (140 km) on a full bladder. When he finally got to the washroom, well you can imagine.. The process of cramming for and writing an exam is like going to the washroom after holding your full bladder for way too long. The key is to remember how good it feels when it's done..

Good luck on your exams!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tertiary Series: The Importance of Litercy

Let me tell you why literacy is important...

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Tertiary Series: Beautiful Calendar Wallpapers

Head on over to Lifehacker for some beautiful March calendar wallpapers!

Oh, is it April already? Shoot, my bad. Well head on over immediately so you can use it for a few days.

Re: Bad Grammar

One of my readers pointed out an unforgivable grammatical error in my last post, Service with a Frown. I would like to personally apologize to the fans of this blog. Due to the current economic recession, I had to outsource much of the editing to baby chimps in order to remain competitive.

Fairly-Biased.Blogspot.Com would like to reaffirm our commitment to delivering high quality content at no costs to the reader.

Editor's Note: What did you expect? We're chimps!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Service with a Frown

I am shopping for a couple of big ticket purchases lately and realize that customer service representatives do not take "young" people seriously - let me give you a few examples:
  1. I went into a Mazda dealership on a weekday and I was approached by a man in his late 40s. He didn't take me very seriously when I told him that I was looking for a car and I received poor service as a result. He also kept asking for my parents. Every person who walks into a dealership is a potential customer - you should be talking to them like they're worth 20 grand.
  2. Looking for a digi cam and they say that the best thing to do is to go to a store and play with it. So I went to Black's and was approached by a sales rep (another guy in his 40s). I told him that I was looking for at picking up photography as a hobby so I need something suitable for a beginner. He told me that the one I was looking at is really good, and that he sold a lot of it. He also told me the specs of the lens (which is written on the lense itself!) but nothing else. Then worst of all, he just walked away! I turned around and couldn't find him!?
Three random guys in a factory who are not in sales.

I think I've unlocked the secret to seeing the real side of customer service reps.
  1. They don't care two (expletives) about you if you look like a kid
  2. Unless you're fanning yourself with a brown stack of Sir Robert Borden's finest (hundred dollar bills), you're not going to get a stare.
  3. Therefore, if you want an accurate evaluation of customer service, go shopping dressed in something that makes you look too young for your age or wear something that looks like you're trying to pawn something off to them.
Editor's Note: Black's and Mazda were both added to my boycott list.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

URGENT POST: Anti-Americanism is Not Unfounded

I usually don't post two days in a row, but it is absolutely necessary to bring this to the attention of my readers. I think there is a reason why many Canadians harbour anti-American sentiments. Fox's late night bullshit show, Red Eye, commented on General Andrew Leslie's claim that Canada will need an "operational break" in 2011 (re: Chief says army will need 'operational break' in 2011)

Let's flip this around: if Rick Mercer made a parody about the American troops, the US will surely invade us. The sad part is that these comments are directed at our troops, who have thus far fought valiantly given the workload. This show was especially in poor taste considering that four of our bravest just came home from Afghanistan today (Thank you for your service, God bless). Look, at the end of the day, we're on the same damn team. We literally "fuel" your wars, so don't make us hold that against you.

To the members of the Canadian Forces, thank you for your service, we're sorry you had to hear such insensitive comments. Keep fighting the good fight.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tertiary Series: House with No Steps

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fat Family can Sure Use a Recession...

Editor's Note: Thanks Chris!

I wish I was too fat to comment on this article, but I'm not, so here goes..

Mr Chawner said: "What we get barely covers the bills and puts food on the table. It's not our fault we can't work. We deserve more."..

"All that healthy food, like fruit and veg, is too expensive. We're fat because it's in our genes. Our whole family is overweight," she added.

(Read: Family who are 'too fat to work' say £22,000 worth of benefits is not enough...)

Here's a summary of what each family member is receiving:

  1. Mr and Mrs Chawner receive £177 per week in income support and incapacity benefit.
  2. Mrs Chawner is paid an extra £330-a-month disability allowance for epilepsy and asthma, both a result of being overweight.
  3. Mr Chawner gets £71 a month after developing Type 2 diabetes because of his size.
  4. Daughter Samantha receives £84 in Jobseekers' Allowance each fortnight while
  5. Emma, who is training to be a hairdresser, gets £58 every two weeks under a hardship fund for low-income students.

The clincher is, in my opinion, "We barely cover the bills and put food on the table"? are you (double expletive) kidding me?! It looks like you should stop putting food on the table. They should get taxed for consuming too much food.

"We used to work for the government." - Family of 8

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tertiary Series: For those who are Security Conscious...

This is for those who are security conscious...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Best Birthday Present Ever!

I got the best birthday present ever and I have the Ontario government to thank for it. I was checking the mail sometime ago and received something from the Ministry of Transportation. Half-heatedly expecting a bill and praying that it wasn't a ticket, I opened the envelope and found a limited offer to purchase a shiny sticker for my car! The offer was valid until my birthday and failure to comply would mean a remove of my driving privileges. So on my birthday, I bought myself the most expensive birthday present ever.

My sticker looks way better than this shitty photoshop-ed one from 99'.

The joy of growing up...

Editor's Note: One year licence plate sticker renewal = $75.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tertiary Series: Tweaking your Bittorrent Client

Here's a guide on tweaking your bittorrent client for those of you who are fans of sticking it to the man.

Tweak uTorrent's Settings for Faster Downloads

Editor's Note: I do not condone sticking it to the man. I would rather not stick anything to any men.

Friday, March 13, 2009

DIY: How to Get into the History Books

I believe that everyone wants to be remembered for something. This is true from the guy who tried to break the world record by stuffing the most straws in his nose to the pot-smoking hippie who won the most gold medals at the Olympics. However, if for some reason, you're average at everything or just too damn lazy to do anything remarkable - then I have a solution for you..

"This kid is going places." - Ma

The key is to just suck at something - but you can't just suck an average amount, no, the secret is to do so poorly that you'll get in the history book as "the other person"...

Here are some examples:
  1. Be the French guy Vince Carter dunked over
  2. Be the guy who got bluffed out of 10 million dollars on the World Series of Poker final table (if you know poker, I'm talking about Sam Farha),
  3. Be the guy who got beaten by an eight year old in the Guitar Hero Championships.
Either way, you're sure to make a name for yourself. I can almost guarantee it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tertiary Series: iPodME Converts your Videos into iPods

For my lemming readers, this link will show you where to download iPodMe, a program that will apparently convert your videos into iPod format. This should be useful since (from what I hear) iPods are very imcompatible video players.

Anyways, enjoy!

Article of Interest: iPodME Converts Your Video to iPod Friendly Format

Editor's Note: I have not tested this software because I refused to be ripped off by Apple. The only thing I will buy from them is their stocks.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Review: The Curious Case Benjamin Button

I was bored one Saturday afternoon and decided to check out The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I must say, I quite enjoyed it - it wasn't action-packed or anything, but it was a weird kind of drama - one of those "artsy-fartsy" type of film. I think it got snubbed at the 1st Annual Slumdog Millionaire Awards. Anyways, it took me about an hour and half, but I think I've solved the curious case of Benjamin Button...Benjamin is, in fact, a pedophile. See photographic proof below:

Editor's Note: No seriously, it's a good movie. I think you should check it out.