Friday, August 28, 2009

FaceBooK agrees with Canadian Concerns

Now... I know a lot of people use Facebook...
Canada has around 12million users...
Facebook is seemingly a good way to find and keep in touch with friends long forgotten or to...
umm... actually I have no idea what Facebook does or why people use it... or even what uses it has...
I just know by NOT having FaceBook, I've missed out on many parties, events, and even dates... Silly me...
Or... is that Silly YOU?
Even though I don't use any social networking thingys...
I still try to stay informed about them.

This Summer, Canada launched complaints that FaceBook violated Canadian Internet Privacy Laws.
Now... I know what you may be thinking "BiG Deal... Canadian Privacy Laws..." but consider this...
2006 and 2007 Canada ranked 2nd according to Privacy International
No worries about "BiG Brother". (o^-')b

Yearly Privacy ranking of countries
published by Privacy International
RankCountryTotal score
51 Greece3.13.1
22 Canada3.62.9
-2 Romania2.9
62 Hungary3.02.9
65 Argentina3.02.8
265 Slovenia2.32.8
85 Portugal2.92.8
135 Luxembourg2.62.8
15 Germany3.92.8
135 Italy2.62.8
135 Estonia2.62.8
-12 Iceland2.7
312 Belgium3.22.7
1814 Czech Republic2.52.5
1214 Finland2.72.5
1814 Republic of Ireland2.52.5
-(14) Scotland2.5
-17 Switzerland2.4
1317 Malta2.62.4
1819 New Zealand2.52.3
-19 South Africa2.3
819 Poland2.92.3
2419 Spain2.42.3
319 Austria3.22.3
819 Cyprus2.92.3
-(19) European Union2.3
-25 Japan2.2
2425 Australia2.42.2
2825 Israel2.22.2
1325 Latvia2.62.2
-29 Brazil2.1
-29 Norway2.1
2631 Netherlands2.32.1
1831 Slovakia2.52.1
2831 Sweden2.22.1
1834 Denmark2.52.0
-34 Bulgaria2.0
1834 Lithuania2.52.0
-37 India1.9
837 France2.91.9
3139 Philippines1.91.8
3040 United States2.01.5
3140 Thailand1.91.5
3140 Taiwan1.91.5
3343 United Kingdom1.51.4
-(43) England and Wales1.4
3443 Singapore1.41.4
3445 Russia1.41.3
3645 Malaysia1.31.3
3645 People's Republic of China1.31.3

The Privacy complaints were in regards to holding user information even after an account has been deleted and the information it shares with third party applications.
August 27th, FaceBook agreed with Canada's Privacy concerns and is working to implement changes.
With the changes, the application developer will have to specify which categories of data the software needs, so users can decide accordingly. Users who authorize an application will be able to opt out of giving certain information.

As part of Thursday's agreement, Facebook will provide users with a clearer distinction between deleting an account -- which removes all personal information from Facebook servers after two weeks -- and deactivating it, which merely stores the information in its database.

The Web site will also provide users with a better explanation of how its advertising programs work, and will change how it handles the accounts of deceased users.

Who knows? Maybe after these changes... I just might consider using FaceBook...
See full Story via Mainichi Daily

Edit: For those that DO use FaceBooK... perhaps this might be of interest?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Amazing 8-bit Lego Stop Motion Video

This took reportedly 1,500 hours to create. And I believe it. This is stop motion, matrix style Legos in action. Amazing!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Winner of the Ani-Pock Drawing Contest is...

1st Place: Sykora

2nd Place: Sarcasticrape

Sykora can choose from Pocky + Wiimote Projector combo or Solar Sumo Wrestler or Virtual Pets. Sarcasticrape won the Mario window stick on doll! Winners, please send the mailing address at which you wish to receive the prizes to

Thanks for entering all! Stay tuned for out next contest.

Got a contest idea? Post it in the comments!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Vote for the Drawing Contest!

Voting instructions:
  1. View the 12 entries above
  2. Vote for the funniest one
  3. Check back on Saturday for the winner!

No cheating! Your IP address is recorded. Any IP address that votes more than once will automatically be thrown out.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ani-Pock Drawing Contest

How to enter:
  1. Draw something FUNNY using the Ani-Pock Drawboards
  2. Take a screen shot and email it to with the subject " CONTEST "
  3. Vote Thursday Aug. 20
  4. Winner announced Saturday Aug. 22 at noon Pacific Standard Time

  • Entries may be submitted Monday Aug. 10 to Wednesday Aug. 19
  • I will pick the Top 5 and post them to be voted on here
  • Entries will be picked based on 70% humor, 30% quality
  • You may enter more than once

Open to US residents only (sorry!)

Ships directly from
1 X Pocky flavor of your choice (Original, Blueberry, Double Chocolate, Mens, Strawberry, or Almond)

Also see additional prize options on previous posts!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ani Pock Idol Winner!

And the winner of the 'who can perform a better cover of So Contagious' is ...


Hip Hip Huurayy!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Additional 1st Place Drawing Prize Options

Also! The 1st place winner of the drawing contest may have the option of picking ONE of the following instead of the original prize.

The one with the sumo guy is solar powered- he shakes!


Drawing Contest Bonus Prize

Bonus prize!

The 2nd place winner of the drawing contest shall receive a Super Mario figure!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Mochi and KillerKunai!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the two coolest AP chicks around! KillerKunai (August 12) and Mochidzuki (August 13). I hope you got to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower on your birthday!

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks at August 12th, 2009

Every year in August, the Earth passes through rock and dust fragments left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, last time it came near the Sun. As these small particles collide with the Earths atmosphere, they burn-up, often creating a startling streak of light across the sky.The term 'Perseid', refers to the star constellation of Perseus. The meteors actually have nothing to do with the stars we see from Earth, as being part of Perseus. It just appears as though the meteors originate from Perseus. The Perseid meteor shower actually starts in late July and runs to late August. However, the best time to view is around the peak.

...Hilary Duff says happy birthday..

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ani Pock Idol!

Vote NOW on who can perform a better cover!

Listen to the song "So Contagious" in the Ani Pock Voice Center(on the top left) and DECIDE!

Punkchicula OR Sykora?

Voting Ends @ August 16

So Contagious Cover
PC (Punkchicula)
SYK (Sykora) free polls

Here's the song we covered -

Happy Birthday Z!

Jabba Says "Happy Birthday Zslayrrs!" Soon you'll be able to; go to strip clubs, buy liqour, and do things you shouldn't be doing! Hurray!

...Princes Leia looks sooo happy! ><

Monday, August 3, 2009

YellowBird = 3D panoramic video!

This plays like a normal video, but if you drag the mouse around, you can look in any direction! While the video plays!! Try it out:

Lots more cool stuff here!! Continue browsing...

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