David Wendt

David Wendt has written 612 posts for 100gf | Politics and Computers

Facebook spam claims to offer Whitney Houston autopsy photos, video

Just days after the death of Whitney Houston, Facebook has begun to see spam offering users the chance to view photos and videos from the star’s autopsy. Needless to say, this is a scam designed to get people to take part in surveys, and there are no such images circulating. Pretty much every high-profile news … Continue reading

Obituary: Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War I, dies aged 110

Florence Green, the last surviving veteran of the First World War, has died at the age of 110. She died in a care home in Norfolk just over a week before she was due to celebrate her 111th birthday, bringing to an end a chapter of British history. Just 17 when she signed up with … Continue reading

Love at what time? Does the Superbowl start before or after your SEO whoring?

A lot of people are probably going to watch the Superbowl this weekend (February 6th, 6.30pm eastern / 3.30pm Pacific) and many of them, understandably, want to make sure that they don’t miss the start of the game. So if you want lots of traffic for your website, a post titled What Time Does the … Continue reading

At least 10 killed in fiery crashes on Florida highway

At least ten people have been killed in a series of fiery crashes on Florida’s Interstate 75 south of Gainesville. The accidents occurred at around 4am on Sunday, and involved at least five cars and six tractor-trailers. The cause of the crash is not clear, but the highway had reportedly been closed for some time … Continue reading

Obituary: Greek film director Theodoros Angelopoulos dies aged 76 after being hit by bike

Greek film director Theodoros Angelopoulos has died at the age of 76, after being struck by a police bike while crossing a busy road in Athens. Angelopoulos was knocked down on Tuesday evening while working with his film crew. He was rushed to hospital but died a few hours later. Angelopoulos began making films in … Continue reading

US takes down Megaupload, Anonymous takes down DOJ website

Popular file-sharing website Megaupload has been taken down by the US Justice Department (DOJ), and members of the Anonymous collective have apparently responded by taking down the DOJ’s own website. Megaupload housed vast quantitites of data for customers, and had support from a number of celebrities. Although it was accused by some of housing copyright-infringing … Continue reading

Obituary: winemaker Giuseppe Quintarelli dies aged 84

Legendary Italian winemaker Giuseppe Quintarelli has died at the age of 84. The news was announced by Franco Ziliani (source is in Italian), who described Quintarelli as the ‘true soul’ of the Amarone della Valpolicella. Quintarelli has long been considered one of the leading Italian winemakers of the past century. His estate, which dates back … Continue reading

Twilight saga to continue after Breaking Dawn part 2?

Not content with dividing the final Twilight book into two films, it looks like Hollywood is now considering extending the franchise despite the fact that there are no more books left to adapt. Well, apart from The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner… With Breaking Dawn part 2 set to make $700m, studio bosses are … Continue reading

Looks like Wikipedia is joining Wednesday’s SOPA blackout

Wikipedia looks set to join the growing online blackout scheduled for Wednesday January 18th in protest at the US SOPA / PIPA legislation. Jimmy Wales certainly seems enthusiastic on Twitter, and the participation of the internet’s sixth most popular site means it should finally be possible to get more and more pepole interested in the … Continue reading

Is this the worst ever report into the state of British film-making?

A new report is expected to recommend that British film-makers back more commercially successful projects. The report by Lord Smith will be published on January 16th, but is already been heavily trailed as a call for a more ‘mainstream’ industry. Critics are already lining up to slam the report’s conclusions. There are really two things … Continue reading