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Another group email fail, this one by Aussie supermarket Woolworths

By: Chris Smith | Humor & WTF | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 @ 2:30 CDT

We've seen a few group email fails in our time, ranging from accidentally sending secret hate mail to the person that is targeted to putting every sender in the CC box instead of BCC when they're bidding for a Bitcoin investment.




The latest was completed by the Australian supermarket chain Woolworths, sending out an email to over 1,000 people featuring a spreadsheet of customer details.


Containing names and email address', Woolworths also managed to send out exactly 7,941 vouchers worth a total haul of $1,000,796.96 US ($1,308,505 AU) to some lucky people.

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Colorado Springs man rages at his computer, shoots it 8 times

By: Anthony Garreffa | Humor & WTF | Posted: Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:42 CDT

Lucas Hinch was experiencing "technology problems", so what better way to solve them, then by taking your computer outside and shooting it eight times? Yes, it happened.




Police spokesman Jeff Strossner told the Colorado Springs Gazette: "He was having technology problems, so he took it to the back alley and destroyed it. He got tired of fighting with his computer for the last several months". The paper reported that Hinch "shot the darn thing" when ctrl+alt+delete "consistently did not work".


The paper added: "He was able to wreak the kind of revenge most of us only dream about. The computer is not expected to recover".

A mischievous schoolboy's dream, this USB will kill your PC

By: Chris Smith | Humor & WTF | Posted: Mar 12, 2015 @ 23:33 CDT

Thinking back to my high-schooling days, the amount of bored teenagers that would find out various ways to break, maim or destroy school computers was "too damn high" as the popular meme states.




Instead of turning the CRT monitor display sideways, taking the rubber belts off the CD drive trays to ensure they don't work or trying to use strong magnets to wreak havoc on CRT monitors and hard drives alike, this USB drive has been developed and discovered on this Russian website, naming it "USB killer" and with an obvious motive in mind.


Translated by Kukuruku Hub, the basic function of this device is to fry your computer: "When we connect it up to the USB port, an inverting DC/DC converter runs and charges capacitors to -110V. When the voltage is reached, the DC/DC is switched off. At the same time, the filed transistor opens. It is used to apply the -110V to signal lines of the USB interface. When the voltage on capacitors increases to -7V, the transistor closes and the DC/DC starts. The loop runs till everything possible is broken down."

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The drama llama strikes again - massive llama chase in the US unfolds

By: Chris Smith | Humor & WTF | Posted: Feb 26, 2015 @ 16:36 CST

With as many as 100's of Americans glued to their televisions this morning, news developed of two South American camelids having escaped from Arizona's Wildlife World Zoo and rampaging the streets.




Covered live on news channels like FOX10, the use of helicopters, multiple reporters and call-in experts were all part of this chase - resembling something of a Grand Theft Auto 5-star ordeal.


As explained to us by, an expert called in to Fox News explaining that "you don't want to be kicked by one or headbutted by one. This is a very large animal and it can cause serious damage to your vehicle," drumming in the fact that this was actually a slightly serious and dangerous campaign.


The drama llama's have since been rounded up and delivered back into custody - we're wondering if their punishment is a cut on carrot rations for the rest of the month.

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GrumpOut unearths lifes real issues with realistic Smash Bros clapping

By: Chris Smith | Humor & WTF | Posted: Feb 21, 2015 @ 21:03 CST

Have you ever wondered what the Smash Bros second-placing characters would sound like if their clapping was realistic? Well I didn't, but the question has been answered either way in this hilarious video.



With Donkey Kong providing the biggest laugh, GrumpOut has gone about showing us exactly what some real-life clapping would sound like if Nintendo were to record the characters for who they are. Fully featured with muffled gloves and metal clanks, there has also been an extended version released, featuring every character in the game.


The video description for this masterpiece simply reads "clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap" and that's really all you need to know. Released only one day ago with 342,828 current views, it's already hitting viral territory.



92-year-old driver totals 10 cars in 20 second car park incident

By: Ben Gourlay | Humor & WTF | Posted: Feb 17, 2015 @ 19:12 CST

If you've ever parked your vehicle in a car park and been dismayed to find a ding on the door on your return, you might want to send your condolences to the residents of Mayville, Wisconsin while shopping in the Piggly Wiggly supermarket chain. In an astonishing security video released online, a panicked 92 year old hits nine vehicles in the span of just 22 seconds.



Luckily no-one, including the driver was injured in the incident, which Mayville Police Chief Christopher MacNeill tells the WISN network "in 23 years of law enforcement, I've never seen anything like this". Despite this, the driver won't be fined although his licence has been revoked.

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This crazily-priced Ethernet cable will cost you a cool $10k

By: Chris Smith | Humor & WTF | Posted: Feb 15, 2015 @ 6:02 CST

In the same league as Monster and other companies offering high-priced standard 3.5mm audio, Ethernet or HMDI options that are no better than your standard $8 item - this $10,000 Audioquest Ethernet cable apparently provides a solid design, "ensuring no critical data is lost."




If you're worried about your audio data traveling in the wrong direction, this "directional" cable is apparently only meant to be plugged in one way. Alongside this amazing feature, it's claimed that this product will also provide you with speeds of 100 Gbps across distances greater than 300 feet!


The cable has been pulled from e-shelves since receiving some bad press commenting on the crazy price (wonder why?), however thanks to website archiving you can still lay your eyes on the original page.

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Racing Greyhound tests positive for meth

By: Ben Gourlay | Humor & WTF | Posted: Feb 12, 2015 @ 0:32 CST

Thanks to the exploits of 'Breaking Bad' hero/villain Walter White, for better or worse meth is now a household term and whilst we wouldn't want to make light of a terrible addiction that's causing great harm across the world, this story was simply too strange to pass up.




An Australian Greyhound has tested positive for the illegal substances amphetamine and methamphetamine, after it won a race last month. Its trainer, Jenny Hunt claims to be unaware of how the substance entered the dog's body saying "I am bewildered how that dog got something in it like that." Hunt's father in law, Graeme Bate was last year stripped of his Hall Of Fame award last year following five charges of administering banned substances to his greyhounds.


The investigation will continue.

What's the weirdest thing you've found inside a PC?

By: Chris Smith | Humor & WTF | Posted: Feb 11, 2015 @ 21:29 CST

Discovered on the My eXtreme PC Facebook group and submitted by a fan, sometimes you really have to sit back and think about what weird and wonderful things appear within your own, friends or clients PCs.




Personally I've found a fork located within my computer a few years back, probably due to the fact I eat meals at my computer - this comes alongside numerous stories of dead animals, insects and possibly even small household pets.


If you're thinking about taking on Cooler Master's cool Nutella thermal paste trick, it's extremely likely that you're going to take in some fairly nasty inhabitants of your own.


Take a look below for a few more awkward, weird and unusual PC-dwellers (including dust) within and feel free to share your own.

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The next WD40? Nutella is apparently a great thermal paste

By: Chris Smith | Humor & WTF | Posted: Feb 9, 2015 @ 23:07 CST

Thanks to Cooler Master, I've ascended one step closer toward the PC Master Race pearly gates by learning that Nutella can not only be used as a delicious snack, filling or spread - it's also built to keep your CPU cool under load, working as a replacement for thermal paste.



Move over WD40, it seems that we're going to start using Nutella for everything now. This isn't a joke either - however don't expect your spreadable conductor to last, made note that your new super-material will dry out quickly and stop working within a short time period.


This video was made and released on world Nutella day - what better way to celebrate?

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