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05 June 2006

News from the Net

Well, that asshole Jack Thompson is at it again. He said that "Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hitman or a videogamer" What bullshit. I had a friend shot in the face years ago during the Mexican/Indian gang wars in Ukiah. Asshole.

If you aren't already jumping on the bandwagon to buy a PS3, you may want to wait

Want to make your own arcade-style DDR system?

Ok, this is awesome! No, I won't tell you what it is - but it isn't the least bit questionable or political or anything, so everyone should check it out

The IEEE has an article titled "Death by DMCA" which talks about how the DMCA is killing innovation

$500 is available is an amateur cartoonist wants to do some satire about government/science

Oooh! University of Washington has put CSE P 590TU: Practical Aspects of Modern Cryptography online for free!

After 39 years of telecommuting, HP is going to start making them come back to work... Woot! They are stepping back 39 years in advancement! Nice one HP - NOT!

OOOhh! A 5-dimensional rubik cube! You can even play it online.

WOOT! I used to read all the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books when I was a kid (as well as the Hitchcock ones, etc), and they are going to be REPUBLISHED! I am a little concerned about them being revamped with modern references (cell phones, etc) -- but we'll see...

I didn't know that Nokia had ported the Apache webserver to my phone!

Canadian politicans brag about illegally shutting down those who oppose him -- by having the DNS registrar pull the websites DNS records

Virtual Economy could shed some light on real economy

Alien bacteria landing in India?

You thought it was bad enough that the phone companies just handed your info to the NSA? Well, it looks like your tax dollars will be used to handle the phone company's legal defenses

They are evidentally proposing a MANDATORY implant in guest workers... Let's just reverse this and make it understandable for you... Let's say you are a college student and you go to England for a term... would you want a mandatory chip implanted in you as you arrive?

Evidentally, the Courts don't think employees of corporations like DirecTV (which we can only assume paid them off) are required to obey User Agreements

You should know that, if BestBuy tells you they will destroy your old hard drive when you have it replaced, they are lying

AMD is going to start allowing you to add your own chip to their boards!

You can stop paying the extortionist to get your files back. The virus was cracked.

It seems the Middle East is more concerned about proper legal procedure than the USA

Oooh! We're sending droids into space - well, into the ISS actually

Eeks! Sun is laying off 5000 employees. That's not good - I own stock in them

holy good lord that video is hilarious.
I'm going to buy a bunch of two liters of soda now. more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
but they are fun as well, just in a different fashion   

Posted by Silver on Mon Jun 05 04:30:00 PDT 2006
Whoaaaaa, maybe I could explode if I have that combination for lunch! 

Posted by Sarah on Mon Jun 05 10:22:00 PDT 2006
Man, and I thought the hand scaners being installed at my work to get into the building were bad. I'm glad they didn't go with the chip!

Posted by Sylkwyrm on Mon Jun 05 13:29:00 PDT 2006
Fuck that rubic's cube. Seriously

Posted by WILL POWER! on Mon Jun 05 14:57:00 PDT 2006