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2011-08-06 05:20:00

In a year where their online gaming network was hacked, the credit card numbers of customers were compromised, and their popular video game console was forced offline for a considerable amount of time, Sony was presented with a dubious award for the "Most Epic Fail" of the year. The award, known as a "Pwnie" -- fashioned after a small horse and named in honor of the slang term for totally dominating someone -- was presented to the Japanese electronics giant during a Thursday gathering of...

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2010-07-23 09:35:00

Microsoft posted a record revenue total of $16.04 billion for the fourth quarter and netted $4.52 billion in profit, the company reported on Thursday. According to Glenn Chapman of AFP, the Redmond, Washington-based technology firm "credited the strong sales figures in part to the successful launch of its latest-generation Office 2010 software and to continued strong demand for its new Windows 7 operating system." "The popularity of its Xbox 360 videogame consoles and Bing's improving...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'