Saturday, December 29, 2007

Windows home server corrupts your files

(Links to other sources are available in this article, and various links are also available in those...)

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TSA: no spare luthium ion batteries onboard

...You may not pack a spare lithium battery in your checked baggage...You may bring spare lithium batteries with you in carry-on baggage...if you must bring one in checked baggage, you may check it with the batteries installed...

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Why Today's Music Sounds Like Shit

"...They make it loud to get [listeners'] attention"...applying dynamic range compression, which reduces the difference between the loudest and softest sounds in a song...music on MP3...eliminates much of the data from the original CD file and can leave music sounding tinny or hollow...

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Vote for the Sexiest Geeks of 2007

Add your opinion to this year end best of poll.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Angry Gradpa Ruins Christmas

...reminds me of past gatherings with my family when I was a kid...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

the response is the reward

To: Compass Bank
http://www.compassbank.com/

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS:
I was at a Whataburger, and found a debit card for one of your customers:
(name)
(card number)

Feel free to give him my eddress and phone number...we may be able to meet so I can return his card to him.

Thanks for your time.

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From: CompassBank.com
To: S!ick
Subject: Re: Existing Checking Account

Thank you for your e-mail. The customer has already reported this card lost. If you would please just destroy the card. Thank you so much for taking the time and being such a Nice Person!!!

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Their reply made the effort worth it...
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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Big Iron Remains Career Option

"...there's financial security in this path"...the demand for mainframe specialists is not diminishing...

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Circuit City will see a loss

...That disappointing forecast, along with a dreadful third-quarter report, sent shares plunging...Earlier this year the company layoff of 3,400 employees in favor of lower-paid workers...it that has come back to bite the company as inexperienced staff results in weaker levels of customer service and disorder in its stores. - http://www.thestreet.com/newsanalysis/retail/10395666.html------------------------------------------------------Kinda reminds me of radio...

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

EULA gave $1000

...PC Pitstop buried a note in its own EULA, saying they would give $1,000 to the first person who emailed them at a certain address...four months and over 3,000 downloads before someone noticed it and sent an email (and got the $1,000)...

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Ariel Waldman's...


bedroom, originally uploaded by arielwaldman.

...got great gams!

http://shakewellbeforeuse.com/


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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Firefox system recommendation = Windows XP

Windows XP recommended over Vista? The same pattern is repeated for Firefox 2 and Thunderbird 2...

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Buying a Big Screen, No Big Deal

shopping info

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Remove tell-tale metadata from Microsoft apps

...can easily include embarrassing comments, hidden text or info helpful to hackers. Here’s how to get rid of it...

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no law that defines an "illegal" immigrant?...

"Under 8 U.S.C. § 1325, it is a misdemeanor to enter the United States without inspection...there is no law that makes the mere presence in the United States a crime...overstaying a visa is a violation of civil-immigration law...not a crime..."

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newspapers cost more...for the ads...

...newspapers across the country celebrated their big advertising windfall by ... raising the sales price of the Thanksgiving-day edition...So, in other words, after making a lot of money on advertising, the newspapers choose to gouge readers as a result...

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new USB Revision To Include DRM

...it's that old joke about how speakers would one day have internet connections to check to see if you're allowed to listen to your own music, except that it's for real...

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Howard and Bubba #1 and #2 on satellite radio

Bubba The Love Sponge...is the second-most popular show on satellite radio. According to Arbitron’s first ever satellite radio ratings released in late October, Howard 100 and Howard 101 are the two most listened-to channels on satellite radio....

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Monday, December 3, 2007

Yahoo's new Yahoo Mail (sucks)

...Yahoo Mail (the new fancy one) has been a pain...It’s slow. It’s clunky...I’ve gone back to Yahoo Mail Classic twice...

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