Forgot to de-friend your wife on Facebook while posting vacation shots of your mistress? Her divorce lawyer will be thrilled.
Oversharing on social networks has led to an overabundance of evidence in divorce cases. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers says 81 percent of its members have used or faced evidence plucked from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networking sites, including YouTube and LinkedIn, over the last five years.
"Oh, I've had some fun ones," said Linda Lea Viken, president-elect of the 1,600-member group. "It's very, very common in my new cases."
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
"Facebook is divorce lawyers' new best friend":
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"iPhone 4 Loses Reception When Antenna Band is Touched: Firmware Issue?"
Got an iPhone 4 yet? Hold it carefully by the glass, avoiding the new steel antenna band that runs around the edges. Note the number of signal-strength bars you have. Now, touch the steel band with your other hand, preferably the left and bottom sides together. You will almost certainly see your signal disappear, or drop by three or four bars...
Wall Street Journal: "'I Hate My Room,' The Traveler Tweeted. Ka-Boom! An Upgrade!"
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How a rare voice recording of Thomas Edison was recovered with modern technology:
There are other nuggets among the recordings, such as a portion of a high school basketball game believed to be the second oldest surviving sports broadcast and the earliest known recording of the famous NBC chimes.(Via Howard Roerig.)
In one of the recordings, Edison spoke about the creation of the incandescent light bulb on its 50th anniversary.
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"Is This the Craziest Bridge Ever Designed?":
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It's a clever solution to a very real and obvious problem, however.More information here. (Via @foodphilosophy.)
The bridge is part of a proposal by NL Architects to connect Hong Kong with mainland China. To do that, they had to solve a problem: In Hong Kong, people drive on the left side of the road. In mainland China, they drive on the right side. Here's the solution: A road flipper that physically twists the roads over each other.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
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More from Rand Simberg at AOL News: "SpaceX Launch Shows Promise of Private Space Travel".
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Video of the day: "8 month old hears for first time as cochlear implant is turned on"