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In the Wake of It’s Success, Yet Another Stephen King Story is Becoming a Movie

Stephen King’s words have been made into dozens of movies—and, after It’s blockbuster success, most people assumed that even more would get the big-screen treatment. They just couldn’t have guessed it would happen so quickly. Read More >>

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Stephen King Says Focus on That Creepy It Sex Scene is ‘Fascinating’

Stephen King’s It is an upsetting novel. Sometimes for the wrong reasons. Most notably, there’s the icky and inexplicable sex scene between the boys of the Loser’s Club and their one female cohort, Bev. It’s a gross, gross scene, and a lot of people hate it, which means it gets brought up every time It gets discussed. Read More >>

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It Is a Great Movie That’s Much, Much More Than Just a Horror Flick

It’s been a long time coming to cinemas, but It turns out to have been worth the wait. The cinematic adaptation of what is arguably Stephen King’s most famous novel is absolutely an excellent horror film, but its real success is how it exceeds just horror—it’s dramatic, funny, and, most impressively, has way more heart than any movie about a terrifying clown should manage to have. Read More >>

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Is Playing an Evil Clown Harmful to Your Mental Health?

With their fanciful costumes and comedic personas, clowns seem like the epitome of joy. But these figures of fun also provoke a horrified response and have even inspired their own phobia. Although it’s not officially recognised in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 categorisation of disorders, coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, is one of the most commonly known phobias in the public perception. It’s easy to see why clowns are sometimes viewed as icons of fear. Permanent, frozen smiles and uncanny, mask-like makeup inspire nightmarish visions. Read More >>

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Tim Curry’s Pennywise Spotted in Latest It Trailer

The new full-length trailer for the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s It is damn scary, with Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise looking, sounding, and overall being downright terrifying. However, Skarsgard isn’t the first clown to take on the role, and he has some oversized shoes to fill. Lucky for us, Tim Curry’s iconic clown has a place in the reboot. Read More >>

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Stansted Crashed This Morning and Flights Were Missed

Getting through security at Stansted airport this morning was even more soul-destroying than usual, and managed to involve even higher levels of indignity than slowly shuffling up a queue with your shoes in your hands, your belt in a plastic bag and killing on your mind. Read More >>

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The Latest It Trailer Shows Nobody Knows What’s Lurking in the Sewers of Derry

The true horror of Stephen King’s It was always that the adults of Derry, Maine, where the primordial evil lived, seemed to understand that their children were being periodically snatched and murdered. Read More >>

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Here’s the Trailer For I.T., a Shitty-Looking Movie About Scary Technology Starring Pierce Brosnan

I used to have a giant crush on Pierce Brosnan, back in his Thomas Crown Affair days. Now he’s starring in I.T., a movie about Big Scary Technology that looks both terrible and excellent at the same time. Read More >>

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Man Deletes Entire Company With a Stray Line of Code

A man in charge of his own web hosting business is in quite the bit of modern bother, after having deleted everything on his servers -- including the files of his customers and the software he used to administer everything. Read More >>

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The Government’s On Track to Deliver 37 Massive IT Fails, Says Money Counter

The National Audit Office has painted a pretty bleak picture of the future of the government's IT plans, suggesting many of the biggest and costliest projects are doomed to fall into the usual moneypit quagmire these plans tend to end up in. Read More >>

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Cornwall Council Furious Over BT’s £260m IT System Failures

BT's just been lambasted by the Cornish, with Cornwall Council officers claiming they've had two years of IT hell since handing BT a £260m contract to handle their computer and human resources needs. Read More >>

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Sony IT Employee Leaks: “There is No Overall Strategy”

We already knew that, mere months before hackers attacked Sony, the company's execs were aware of extensive issues plaguing its IT department. Now, leaked 2012 evaluations from Sony IT employees shed light on a department full of internal strife, lacking the necessary tools to do its job. Read More >>

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Sony Execs Knew About Extensive IT Flaws Two Months Before Leaks

Earlier this year, Sony Pictures released one hell of an internal IT assessment. The report showed that not only was the company ignoring basic security protocol, its IT security was plagued with unmonitored devices, miscommunication, and a lack of accountability. It's dated Sept 25th, almost two months to the day before hackers exposed thousands of the company's most sensitive documents. Read More >>

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The Top 10 Most Common Questions Asked of an IT Guy

Many professionals will tell you that they get asked the same questions over and over and over again. Vets get asked about sick pets; accountants get asked about how to legally dodge tax and, like me, IT technicians get asked about all things tech. Here's my most commonly-asked tech questions (in no real order) and how I answer them -- it may help save you (and your local IT guy's) time! Read More >>

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Man Spends Three Years of His Life Destroying Company Servers With Cleaning Supplies

In 2009, Edward Sobolewski was passed over for a raise in his job at market research firm Frost and Sullivan. So he spent the next three years of his life destroying the company's servers using cleaning supplies. That's what you call a long con. A very long, very sad con. Read More >>