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Genius Ideas

Genius Ideas

New Browser Tool Reveals Health Ratings of Your Fave Seamless Restaurants

Guess we're not ordering from A1 Sushi Cafe. (Screengrab: Chrome Web Store)

It can be jarring coming face-to-face with a restaurant you’ve only ever known through Seamless, especially if you discover the place is actually a total dump.

Now, you can rest assured your innocent-looking sushi isn’t coming from a cockroach-infested cesspool, thanks to Seamless NYC Health Ratings, a new Chrome extension that reveals the health ratings of Seamless’ restaurant listings. The extension pulls the health inspection data from NYC Open Data, and then displays the ratings on Seamless to the right of each restaurant’s name. Read More

Genius Ideas

Programmer Secretly Outsources His Job to China So He Can Get Paid to Screw Around on Reddit

UReddit student. (Photo: Free Code Source)

Today in brilliant ideas: Verizon’s security blog tells the story of an employee at an unnamed company who decided to outsource his job to China so that he could “watch cat videos” all day.

When the company noticed that someone from China was using the VPN of the employee (named “Bob”) to login, they called their telecommunications company, Verizon, to investigate. Verizon initially thought it was some type of malware, but it turned out that the company just had an amazingly lazy genius on their hands. Read More