The feds are getting tough on folks who haven’t fixed their computers infected with the DNS Changer malware. At 12:01 AM Monday they plan to shutdown servers that allow Internet access to ”dirty” computers, blocking affected users from the Internet.
The FBI has recruited DNS Changer Working Group for the job. Visit their website at www.dcwg.org if you think your computer has been infected. Even Mac is not safe from this one. DNS Changer has been reported on several Apple computers.
Fashion muse Daphne Guinness has more apparel than she knows what to do with. Tomorrow Christie’s will auction off over 100 items from the beer heiress’ personal wardrobe and photos. The source link maps to their website where you can scroll through photos of Guinness’ fabulous frocks and strange footwear. Source
The 2012 Mercer Cost of Living Survey results were released this month. The United States is among the Top 50 but we’re in the bottom half of the ranking. A random selection of five of the most expensive cities are listed below. Check the source link for the full report.
Most Expensive Cities (Rank)
. Tokyo, Japan (1)
. Osaka, Japan (3)
. London, United Kingdom (25)
. New York City, United States (33)
. Rome, Italy (42)
We already know that rents are too damned high but did you know that in cities like New York a monthly mortgage is often lower than a monthly rent? Forbes ranked the 2012 “Best and Worst Cities for Renters” this week. The top five are listed below. Check the source link for the full list.
1. New York City
2. Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN
3. San Francisco, CA
4. San Jose, CA
5. Boston, MA
Romanian artist Mihai Marius Mihu used Legos to create “Nine Circles of Hell in Lego.” The colorful vignettes depict scenes from Dante’s The Divine Comedy. We posted links to two different photo galleries. Have fun!
Three Siberian tiger cubs have become the pride of a Hungarian zoo. The female cubs are six months old and quite playful. Check the source link to view the video. Source
The penny is going the way of the floppy disk in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint pressed its final one-cent coin last week and it will go to a museum. Canadian officials said pennies are no longer practical because it costs 1.6 cents to produce each one. Source
Hey Lunar-tics. The biggest and brightest moon of 2012 is on display tonight and it promises to have a meteor shower in the background. The “supermoon” will be the fullest at 11:35 PM ET Saturday night. Source
Restaurant magazine released “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” 2012 report this week. Some of us have never eaten at most of these places; but we extracted the USA eateries from the list. Check the source link for the full list.
USA Best Restaurants
6. Per Se, NYC
7. Alinea, Chicago
10. Eleven Madison Park, NYC
19. Le Bernardin, NYC
25. Daniel, NYC
37. Momofuku Ssam Bar, NYC
43. The French Laundry, California
48. Manresa, California
Time magazine published “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” this week. Of course that’s just their opinion but these are always fun. Look who made this year’s list.
. Viola Davis
. Raphael Saadiq
. Jeremy Lin
. Tim Tebow
Check the source link for the complete list. Source