SPAM: Now with three kinds of pig!

The ingredients label for a can of Hormel's SPAM with bacon — that non-perishable staple of survival kits the world over — lists "pork," "ham" and "bacon." Separately. In that order. » 5/11/12 3:40pm 5/11/12 3:40pm

Turning Spam Into Art

Spam-mail becomes art in these images, which turn the most common words in specific weeks of spam messages into word maps, letting you see what was foremost on spammers minds in days gone by (Our favorite? "Please"). [New Scientist] » 2/27/10 11:00am 2/27/10 11:00am

Meet The Spock Cat!

Some spam-blogger decided to auto-generate a Star Trek page, and accidentally crafted a work of brilliance. First of all, instead of getting a picture of Spock, they pulled in someone's photo of a cat that has the most Spock-like expression you've ever seen. Also, there are quotes from Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine… » 11/07/08 1:00pm 11/07/08 1:00pm

How Will You Stop the Flood of Spam in 20 Years?

Every day somebody releases a new spam solution, but just as often you hear dire predictions about how spam loads are growing exponentially. How will future generations deal with spam floods in 2030? Though some pundits claim email is becoming obsolete, it's unlikely that most people are going to give up on what is… » 5/30/08 2:36pm 5/30/08 2:36pm

Philip K. Dick Is Spamming Me

Like anyone who has read their fair share of schizo-pharmo-technological Philip K. Dick and Robert Anton Wilson books, I sometimes find data on my computer that make me wonder if there is some kind of weird conspiracy at work. Or, worse, that somebody is trying to make me think there is a conspiracy to get me… » 5/30/08 7:00am 5/30/08 7:00am

How Would We Kill Aliens Without Faster Than Light Travel?

What if warp drive, hyperspace and wormholes turn out to be fantasies? We'll still need to kill aliens from other solar systems. What will we do? Take the poll after the jump! » 12/21/07 10:00am 12/21/07 10:00am