Advert review: Toyota, Unbreakable Drivers

I was browsing AdsOfTheWorld and came across this advert by Toyota. It simulates drivers going through all kinds of hazardous situations to earn themselves a Toyota Hilux.  I have to admit, I love the advert, not just because it is about a Hilux, but the emotional feeling you get at the end of the advert.

When the guy cries upon receiving the keys to the Hilux, it is comically disheartening. We are used to the “actor” showing emotions after passing the hard test. Sadly, for this Hilux-owner wannabe, no emotions are allowed.

Watch the video and enjoy.

Jumia doesn’t know the meaning of free

The word “free” when used as an adverb means “without cost or payment”. Essentially, this means when you want an item, you do not have to pay for it.

Apparently, in the world of E-Commerce (according to Jumia) the word “free” means something else. Look at the screenshot below:

jumia_free

 

Jumia is selling the BlackBerry Z10 at N43,995. Jumia is selling the BlackBerry Z10 with free Aerial7 Headset at N49,495. I’m confused. How is the Aerial7 Headset free if there is a price difference of N5,500. A quick search of the website for headset reveals headset within that price range.

Somebody, please explain to me.

An imagined letter from the NSA to Tim Cook

 

Source: http://pandodaily.com/2013/09/11/an-imagined-letter-from-the-nsa-to-tim-cook/

from: [REDACTED] <supaspy@totallynotthensa.com>

to: Tim Cook <tcook@secretappleemailserver.com>

date: Tuesday, Sep 10 2013 at 8:00 PM

subject: Thanks!!!

Tim. T-dawg. T-bone.

I wanted to thank you on behalf of the Agency for including (mostly) every feature we requested with the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.

The M7 chip that determines whether an iPhone user is walking, biking, or driving? Brilliant. Combine that with the location data you guys were already gathering, and we’ll finally know where people are going and how they’re gettin’ there. This is wildly important, and not just because a few of our agents are wondering if the, uh, “targets of their affection” enjoy long, lonely walks in secluded areas.

And the fingerprint scanner? I mean, come on. Millions of people using their fingerprints to unlock their phones — and electing not to set a passcode because of it — is gonna be a huge help. I’m sure we can get some agents to press our targets’ (…I mean, law-abiding American citizens… wait, no, I meant “suspected terrorists,” that’s the one) thumbs against their phone during one of our border stops.

Insisting that all fingerprint data is encrypted and stored directly on the device was great, too. I mean, sure, legally you can’t tell the zombies — shit, sorry, citizens — if we had installed a backdoor that allowed us to grab the fingerprint of anyone who purchases the iPhone 5s. But still, I appreciate you doing us a solid like that.

Look, the only problem I really have is that the iPhone 5c isn’t cheap enough. Like, we asked you to build something that would be wildly popular in China so we can better spy on, you know, a seventh of the Earth’s population, and you come out with some mid-priced bullshit? Not cool.

Thankfully yours,

[REDACTED]

P.S.

What in the fuck is “space gray“?