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The Internet of things: hacker makes all city’s emergency sirens go off at once

When everything is on the Internet, it might be wise to sleep with one eye open and beneath a tinfoil blanket. People living in Dallas didn’t get much sleep when a hacker triggered the city’s 156 emergency sirens – used to hail sever weather – to wail all at once 60 times from 11.42 pm until 1.17am.

Feel safer?


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You might want to unplug that toaster. When Andrew McGill linked his toaster to the web, hackers plugged in. In a day, 300 hackers had attempted to control his toaster. “I switched on the server at 1:12 p.m. Wednesday, fully expecting to wait days—or weeks—to see a hack attempt,” says McGill. “Wrong! The first one came at 1:53 p.m.”

If it’s on the web, it can be hacked.

Spotter: TelegraphUSA TodayThe Inevitability of Being Hacked


Posted: 9th, April 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Dallas Hospital Patient Says Medics Stitched GPS Tracking Device Into His Armpit: Sues

MICHAEL Woolman says that medics at Dallas’ Baylor Medical Center removed his tonsils, cleaned his sinuses and stuffed a tracking device in his armpit. He wants justice. The Dallas Observer publishes his self-written complaint:

I was in ,”The Room after ,surgery& I needed ,to go to the bathroom .
I got up and a nurse assisted me to ,the bathroom.
I was going to the bathroom and , I finished.
All a sudden ,My cloth started falling off, I tried to pull ,my cloths up and ,,
My arm pit was bloody, Well I thought nothing of it, at the time.
Well , I came in for a since & noise surgery,? Why is my arm pit bloody ??????
Now after ,knowing ,what Bryan LGH was doing IS
Trying a new way to track people,
By inserting a GPS Device in people, Illegally.

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Posted: 22nd, August 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Police Seek Robber With Knickers On Head (Video)

THE Dallas Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit are seeking the man or woman who robbed an Exxon Tigermart at 2503 Lemmon Ave. The suspect was last seen wearing a black and white flower dress with white boots. On his he he wore a flowery pair of knickers. Is that a gun under that  dress, or nerves?

Posted: 18th, August 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Dallas Is Back – You’re Not Dreaming: Let’s Just Hope It Reawakens Dynasty

DALLAS is to make a return to the telly. The US soap opera that between 1978 and 1991 charted the lives of the Ewings cattle and oil family, of the Southfork Ranch in Texas – introducing us to The Oil Barons’ Ball and a scheming secretary called Sly (no-one said it was subtle) – is coming back.

Does the telly need Dallas? Anorak has spent the last few moments working out that because of the money paid on the compulsory licence fee, a one-hour screening of the 1980s soap opera will cost us 0.00019p. It is 0.0012p cheaper than EastEnders. You might think, makes is appear a sound investment. But, then, an apple in Marks & Spencer – one of those big shiny ones hand-picked by Brazilian virgins wearing gloves made from kid goat perineums – costs around 42p. And, you know what, we’d go without 30,216 episodes of EastEnders for one bite of that apple.

And no soap opera is free. Hollyoaks, Crossroads’ bastard child, is on Channel 4 – you pay for that in your licence fee. And there’s Coronation Street on ITV, a show now so firmly locked in its own past that it resembles a swirling bath tubs of soapy water making its way round and round life’s plug hole.

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Posted: 11th, July 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Dallas Robber Holds Up Bank With ‘Bom’ In Burger Bag

THE court calls one Nathan Wayne Pugh, charged with attempting to rob a Dallas bank with a “BOM”.

On July 26, 2010, Pugh enters the Wells-Fargo bank. He is carrying a fast food bag. He hands the cashier a note:

“Look if you don’t want to die then you should do as this note says. This is not a bag of food. This is a bom, so just put money in an envelope and do not make any move till after I have left for ten mintis.”

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Posted: 17th, March 2011 | In: Strange But True | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

The Most Famous Newspaper In The World: From Dallas To Depserate Housewives (Pictures)

THE Most Famous Newspaper In The World is the one that appears on the telly most often. It’s not the New York Times or the Walford Gazette, it’s the paper that has been seen on the telly for years. This paper – the one with the story of the “Girl Third Brightest In Her Class” – has mopped up blood on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, kept the cops informed in No Country for Old Men (2007), helped out JR on Dallas (1991), appeared on Married With Children (1997), and featured on: Six Feet Under (2003), Malcolm in The Middle, Everybody Hates Chris, Scrubs and Desperate Housewives (2007-2010). The news doesn’t change…


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A murder of crows, page 2, (1998)

Posted: 4th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Police Taser Thyself

Posted: 13th, November 2008 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0