Shutdown Day 2008 is your opportunity to be part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the Internet. The idea behind Shutdown Day is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate; the initiative was started by Denis Bystrov and Ashutosh Rajekar, both of Montreal, Canada.
I think we can all agree that being asked to go without your computer for a day is a big ask, especially if you’re addicted to e-mail, IM’ing, surfing the web. But if you could find some other interesting activities to do for just a day other than sitting at your PC, you may discover something about yourself and your priorities.
Here’s a youtube video they produced, pitching the event:
aGeekGal tells a little anecdote at GeekHabitat.com about her recent experience with Amazon’s customer support. Simply amazing, Amazon.
News on our favorite 7 foot primate:
- At the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, John Green lays out his case for the authenticity of the creature seen in the famous 1967 photo above by asking you to “Notice the Arms“.
- While the trackers didn’t actually see or hear the beast, Bigfoot tracks were spotted in West Virginia.
- Man charges Bigfoot with molestation. The AP video on this story below:
Thousands of users at many colleges this month have been targets of a phishing attack, sending network admins scrambling. This broad attack at higher education is turning many user accounts of the university networks into zombies, so if you’re a recipient of a Viagra advert from a college kid, now you know.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details and the weird awareness campaign by Louisiana State University.
Who is the final cylon? Here’s one theory at Screen Rant, interesting. Plus, apparently it’s been leaked already that the final cylon is not in the pic above.