Your Halloween coffee

If you’re like me, you will be spending much of the day watching scary movies. Here is a list of scary movies I won’t be watching this year.

Hopefully.

I’m not in charge of the movie selection.

Halloween is, of course, a time at which many young ladies briefly become exhibitionists, using fancy dress as an excuse.

Here are some sexy costumes best avoided.

Panicking this morning?

Do you need a last minute costume, or to quickly carve a pumpkin that will impress all your friends?

Evil Mad Scientist has some Halloween Projects for you to steal.

Want to make your home creepy for visitors? Have a bunch of Barbie dolls lying around?

Then we suggest that you make yourself a Barbie Zombie Garden.

Alternatively, you could work on making an area look haunted … using lego.
This Stormtrooper Costume is a quick and easy Halloween costume, for those facing party emergencies.

The morning coffee: hacking your car, and blowing your bats

Slate takes a look at how Ray Bradbury’s writings have become a foundation for our mythology.

Apparently showing your colleague information about fellatio amongst fruit bats can result in a complaint to HR. Even if the information is acutally a peer reviewed paper, and you have been having a professional disagreement for which the paper in question provides an answer. It makes us wonder: will there never be a good time to bring up bat blowjobs to your colleagues?

Cars today often come with safety systems in which your car is remotely monitored — the remote monitors can call an ambulance if you’re in an accident, for example. Or shut down your car and send the location to the police should your car be stolen. Unfortunately — and, perhaps unsurprisingly — this second functionality can be hacked, leaving hackers in control of the car you’re driving.