Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dropped phone. Phone seems OK.
Almost walked to work, but Mom showed up on time.

An Illustrated Guide to Every Stupid Cable You Need

We put up with too many cables. There are at least four different kinds of USB plugs, two kinds of FireWire and like a million different ways to connect something to TV or monitor. Modern gadget life can be kind of retarded in this way. Why not one kind of cable, or just a couple? I don't know. But until everyone gets on the same appendage-to-hole

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lawyer Exposes RIAA’s Legal Bullying

For many people, justice is something that is bought and sold in the US, especially where filesharing is concerned. Few lawyers are willing to represent, and fewer still understand the technologies involved in cases. Ray Beckerman is one of the few that seem to, and he now has an article in the current edition of The Judges Journal, about the RIAA

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Every damn sidestreet closed for construction. What the hell?

Monday, July 28, 2008

I can't believe this! I ordered a specific statue and am sent wrong one!
Had weird dream that I forgot to go to work.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm getting a burger. It's been ages since I've had a Crank burger.
At farm for an hour. having Mt. Dew.
Great uncle Charles left home at 12 and lived alone. How cool!
Walking Spring Hill. Weird machine sound behind us.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

How's your cell phone etiquette?

You could be worse
You know proper cell phone etiquette, but you don't always practice it. With just a little more effort, you can avoid the evil stares of strangers and save yourself the embarrassment of revealing private details on a quiet bus. Remember to use the environmental settings on your phone, excuse yourself from a conversation if it is necessary to make or take a phone call, and brush up on your cell phone etiquette here. And really, talking on your cell phone in the bathroom? That's just plain gross.
Saw Dark Knight. Truly awesome. Bale has improved his Batman tenfold.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Spying on the Text Generation

When it comes to watching over their tech-obsessed teenagers, parents are learning the dangers of too much information.

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10 Revolutionary Computers

Despite appearances, today's online world did not spring to life fully formed. Before they were made a major part of our lives, some pioneering computers either had to capture the public's imagination, establish what could be done by computers, or both. Here, we'll look at some computers that played, and sometimes continue to play, a major role.

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Never anticipate. Never assume. Never take for granted.
Car needs new brake shoes. I hope we can get to Batman tomorrow.
Mom's car blew an axle. So much for Batman tomorrow.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

SMS Addiction and Texting Addiction

Leave it to psychologists to label yet another behavior an “addiction” — short message service (SMS), also commonly known as text messaging (or just plain “texting”).

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Globalists Angle to Hijack Children with “Pre-K Education”

Two bills now in the House of Representatives provide further evidence the government wants to tell you how to raise your children. The Pre-K Act (HR 3289) and the Education Begins at Home Act (HR 2343) aim to micromanage families in the military and those that fall below the poverty line.

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I suck. I don't even know my own neighborhood. Lady asked where a street was and I didn't know.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Experts Attack Big Content's EU Copyright Power-Grab

Now that the EU plan to retroactively add 45 years of copyright protection to old sound recordings looks set to keep the work of the 50s and 60s locked up for another half century, resistance is solidifying.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Computer Mouse R.I.P. In Five Years, Experts Say

Is the end of the venerable computer mouse at hand?

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I hate when things mysteriously malfunction.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

How Public Opinion Has Been Made Irrelevant in America

One of the most striking aspects of our political discourse, particularly during election time, is how efficiently certain views that deviate from the elite consensus are banished from sight -- simply prohibited -- even when those views are held by the vast majority of citizens. This discrepancy is a potent commentary on how our democracy functions

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Court Considers Toddler vs. Universal Copyright Case

Pennsylvania mom Stephanie Lenz,whose case reached a critical stage Friday, finds herself at the heart of an epic copyright fight over Universal Music's attempt to force her to take down a YouTube video of her toddler learning to walk with the Prince song "Let's Go Crazy" blaring in the background.

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Damn you to Hell Yahoo! You have no right to be offline when I need you!
A castrated goat is called a wether. Who knew?

Harnessing The Power of Breast Motion to Recharge Your Cell

the possibility of a bra that harnesses the bounce of breasts to generate electricity to power your mp3 player or cell phone.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

SMS to Replace Sheep Herding?

An unusual experiment is currently being executed in Húsavík in the remote Strandir region in the West Fjords. GPS equipment with a GSM transmitter has been placed in a collar around the neck of 13 ewes, which sends daily SMS messages with their locations. The Iceland Review reports.

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I think I'm passive-aggressive.

Facebook Sues German Knock-off StudiVZ. Who is next?

Facebook on Friday filed a copyright lawsuit against StudiVZ, the largest German social network and has accused it of running a “knock-off” of the social networking website. Who is next?

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BSA: pirated software taking cops off the street, costs jobs

The Business Software Alliance has had IDG conduct another piracy survey, this one focused on eight US states. The report attempts to shock everyone from their piratical ways by calculating the losses in unusual units: police officers taken off the street.

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Kid wearing a helmet to ride a Power Wheel. Pathetic!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New tab switching added for Firefox 3.1

Press Ctrl + Tab (or Shift + Ctrl + Tab) and you are presented with tab thumbnails and titles with the most recently visited ones first so you can more easily determine which tab you want to go, have the one you most probably want to go closer, and as a result get to it faster. Hold Ctrl pressed and keep pressing Tab to see the thumbnails ..

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Waiting in this heat sucks!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rackham must stay public, court rules | | Detroit

Detroit’s Rackham Golf Course in Huntington Woods must be kept publicly owned even if the city sells it, the Michigan Court of Appeals said in an opinion issued this morning.

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Too fucking hot. Like a damn oven.
Going to be a fucking scorcher today. Already in the 70s.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Concentric, fucking burn in Hell for denying me access to the Net!
Bought books on hauntings and mythological monsters.
Back on the road. Fun times.

Opinion: How Microsoft Can Turn The Negative Vista PR Tide

Things have been awfully tough for Microsoft over the past year. Aside from all of its woes with Yahoo and Jerry Yang, the company has faced a PR nightmare on the Vista front.

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Watching fireflies. They blink too fast to photo.
Why the hell can't I send photos to the Upoc groups?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

NY attorney general gets more ISPs to block alt.* newsgroups

New York's Attorney General has turned his initial efforts against online sharing of child porn into a campaign, complete with its own website and a form letter to send to ISPs. The site's announcement coincides with AOL and AT&T reaching an agreement to block newsgroups where such porn appears.

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NY attorney general gets more ISPs to block alt.* newsgroups

New York's Attorney General has turned his initial efforts against online sharing of child porn into a campaign, complete with its own website and a form letter to send to ISPs. The site's announcement coincides with AOL and AT&T reaching an agreement to block newsgroups where such porn appears.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

As Bush Signs the Spy Bill, ACLU Files a Federal Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Thursday over a controversial wiretapping law, challenging the constitutionality of the expanded spy powers Congress granted to the president on Wednesday. The federal lawsuit was filed with the court just hours after Bush signed the bill into law.

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Damn road construction!
Visit over. Saw all the animals, especially the binties.
Went through gallery. Saw butterflies and birds.
At the zoo.

Tiger Stadium walls are coming down

"It looks like one more big swing from a wrecking ball is all it will take for the left field bleachers on the upper deck to pass into history."

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Breaking the law: one-third of US residents rip DVDs

A third of consumers have made copies of DVDs in the last six months, according to new survey results from the US and UK. This number is up from a year ago, but a majority of these users say they only copy their own DVDs for personal use.

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Watching diving on WCSN. Great athletes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Watching Springer. Trash TV at its best.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Viacom May Soon Have Your YouTube Password

A judge ordered YouTube to hand over the log-on names and the Internet addresses of its users to media giant Viacom. The matter is stirring up major privacy concerns.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Against School, by John Taylor Gatto

I taught for thirty years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of the best, and during that time I became an expert in boredom. Boredom was everywhere in my world, and if you asked the kids, as I often did, why they felt so bored, they always gave the same answers: They said the work was stupid, that it made no sense...

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Firefox Users Most Secure on Internet, Study Reveals

Mozilla Firefox fans might rest a little easier these days after a study released Tuesday revealed that its users are most secure on the Internet.

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Court order on YouTube user data fans privacy fears

By Kenneth Li and Eric Auchard NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge's order to Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom Inc (VIAb.N: Quote, Profile, Research) sparked an outcry on Thursday...

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Friday, July 4, 2008

How Ironic.. The Pirate Bay Sues Anti Piracy Agencies

The Pirate Bay, the world's largest bit-torrent tracker allegedly claims damages against anti-piracy agencies. i mean, how weird can things get?

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Fireworks were great. Saw strange orange light in the sky just now.
Saw mounted cops ride by. Fireworks are loud.
At Clawson for fireworks.
Hayride done. Now getting hotdogs.
Now on hayride.
On hayride.
Waiting to take hayride.
Walking around Wing Lake at Kensington.
On way out to park for 4th. Beautiful sunny day in 70s.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Are You Ready to Subscribe to Microsoft Office?

It is one of these products and service you may not look forward to, but knew it was coming: A subscription model to Microsoft Office. Microsoft envisions that more and more users will not own a copy of Microsoft Office in the future anymore, but rent it and provide the company with recurring revenue stream every year, instead a onetime fee.

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I hate waking up this damn early. Sleepy, yet can't sleep.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Solid State Drives Don't Extend Battery Life - Shorten's It

Solid state drives (SSDs) are the inevitable future of mobile computing, but a new experiment by Tom's Hardware is extremely disappointing. It ends up that the touted power savings of SSDs over their moving-parts-laden cousins are nonexistent. In fact, SSDs are sucking more power than conventional hard drives. How is this possible?

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

40% of surfers don't bother with browser security updates

A new collaborative study between Google, IBM, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology suggests that users are slower to move between product updates than they should be—especially those using Internet Explorer. The researchers believe that browsers could learn from the food industry, of all things.

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The pinnacle of stupidity

My sounds

You can record and save voice memos and all received attached sound files to My

To listen to saved sounds or recorded voice memos:

1. Select Menu > My stuff > My sounds.
2. Select Saved sounds or Voice memos and press the OK button.
3. Scroll through the lists to listen to the saved sounds.
4. Highlight Record New, Erase, Lock, Rename, Details, or Erase All and press

Note: If there are no saved sounds or recorded voice memos, the folders
cannot be accessed and steps 3-5 do not apply.

You can't record sounds in the My Sounds folder unless there are already sounds in the folder? So how the hell do you get sounds in the folder if you can't record them?

Kyocera, you fail!

Am I Dumb Test - Intelligence Test - How Smart Are You? - Intelligence Test

Mainland principal cuts off salutatorian's graduation speech

LINWOOD - For the second time in recent years, the final lesson learned by graduating students at Mainland Regional High School was that for high schoolers, freedom of speech doesn't fully apply.

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California to Legalize Weed for Everyone

With enough signatures, Californians could be voting to legalize marijuana in the upcoming November election. They need 694,354 signatures by September, 5, 2008. It's totally do-able. Its been over a decade since Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, was passed with over 5 million votes in favor.

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Don't Want To Be A US Citizen? Be Prepared to Owe Big Bucks!

Congress just passed a new law that will stop your capital -- or at least a good portion of it -- at the border, should you decide not to be a U.S. citizen anymore. Is it, perhaps, in preparation for the possibility that Americans might rebel at the debt and taxes incurred by their government by leaving for lower-tax locales?

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Keyguard stays on even when I hold it down and press OK.