Friday, October 29, 2010

3G on Mount Everest. More dead climbers.

Welcome to 2010. There is now 3G coverage all the way up to the summit of Mount Everest.

Now, regular mobile phones can go where only satellite phones once could. And those satellite phones could only do voice (Like I said: welcome to 2010).

However, with all the features of modern phones comes mountaineer blogging,
Look, Ma, I'm up so high!
douche-bags talking into thin air with their bluetooth headsets, 
And then I says to that coyote, "No, that's MY cliff bar!"
who the hll nds snry? im txtng n a Fn MNTN
and (of course) sexting.
I haven't climbed Mt. Everest myself (yet), but I think it requires a great deal of focus and all the blood possible to the brain. Consciousness is a good thing. People who climb Everest already risk passing out and dying because of the low partial-pressure of oxygen. NOW, they have the most awesome distraction there ever could be: sexting on Mount Everest.

I hope they have corpse crews making their rounds on the trails.

Story from UPI
Picture stolen from CSmonitor

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ouch! Does it Hurt Being so Dumb?

Apparently it does. This has been a question that I often suppress asking various people.

A woman in Arizona mistook a bottle of superglue for eye drops. If you want more details, follow the link.

Why was her superglue not in a toolbox, or (in her case) an arts-and-crafts cupboard?