Leave it to the Internet to yet again capitalize on a mysterious tragedy for the sake of a scam, a punchline, or both. Reporting on the bizarre disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has bounced all over the place over the course of the past several days, with theories on the fate of the Boeing 777 airliner ranging from a hijacking or terrorism to pilot error and an even wider range of conspiratorial hypotheses.
He thought it was funny.
He was alone in that.
Back in 2012, Jason Willis of Racine County, Wisconsin, thought it would be funny to take out personal ads on Craigslist in his neighbor's name. Now he's going to find it hard to place a Craigslist ad to sell his furniture.
His neighbor is a woman. The ads were sex solicitations. Men came to her door, one dressed as nature intended.
Editors' note: This review was updated on February 28, 2014, to cover new features added in the latest version of the app.
Lovely (Android|iOS) is a sleek apartment-hunting app that streamlines the process of finding a new place to rent. It grabs classifieds from rental sites, property management firms, and its own rental database, giving you a wide variety of places to choose from, which helps up the chances you'll find your dream abode.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Xbox One Kinect Sensor is now so powerful it can see your penis.
- Say goodbye to Winamp as AOL shuts down the media player.
- Look at all the weird stuff Blockbuster stores are selling on Craigslist.
- English has a new preposition, because Internet.
- Airbnb host left violated after busting fanny pack-clad male prostitutes in her apartment.
Why live in a boring suburb when you can buy your own ghost town and spend your days reenacting favorite scenes from "Cabin in the Woods"? For a mere $225,000, you can be the proud owner of the remote and empty California town of Seneca.
The ghost town, which is located about 100 miles northwest of Tahoe, consists of a bar with a liquor license, three rundown cabins, and 9.8 acres of land that also includes a small island with a swimming hole.
While a ghost town doesn't automatically insure ghosts will be your neighbors, Seneca has a very interesting past. … Read more
In today's edition of "Your Morals, Tested," we ask what would you do if you found an ungodly amount of money attached to a casual online purchase?
Please imagine your name is Noah Muroff and you live in Connecticut.
You buy a desk on Craigslist for $200. When you bring it home, it almost fits through your door, but not quite.
So you begin to dismantle it a little, just to squeeze it in.
Behind one of the drawers, you find a plastic bag. You hope it's not cocaine, because that might take a touch of … Read more
I'm not sure what's cooler about RingMeMaybe: the name or what it does.
It's a toss-up. RingMeMaybe generates disposable phone numbers right on your iPhone, the idea being to protect your privacy while still making yourself available by phone.
Let's say you're selling something on Craigslist, which, as we all know, can bring out the nutjobs. Ideally, you'd rather not give out your real home or mobile number. Same goes for the guy you just met at the bar.
A temporary number allows for phone contact without making your real number public.
You can … Read more
Between brushing up your resume, filling out applications, and networking with people in your industry, you can end up spending a lot of time spent in front of a computer when hunting for a new job.
If you'd rather get away from your screen and still not fall behind on your job search, there are a few apps that can help. I've rounded up five professional networking and job search engine apps that can help you spot new opportunities and keep you organized along the way.
All my favorite politicians tell me that the people's biggest enemy is waste.
I am, therefore, constitutionally uplifted by a sublet ad that has appeared on the DC Craigslist site.
It offers an 775,000-square-foot abode, with 8 bedrooms, for a mere $1,000.
This is perhaps the bargain of the century. It is a steal.
The word "steal" is currently most associated with the politicians in Congress, who still get paid during the government shutdown, while many residents and tourists are denied basic services.
How heartening, then, that the building on offer is, in fact, the … Read more
Disguising an IP address or using a proxy server to visit Web sites you've been banished from is a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer for the Northern District of California issued the ruling Friday in a copyright infringement lawsuit between Craigslist and data harvester 3Taps. The legal dispute began in July 2012 when Craigslist sent a cease-and-desist letter to apartment listing app PadMapper, claiming it was violating the site's terms of service by scraping apartment rental information from the online classifieds site. … Read more