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December 2, 2006

Horsham Park Damage...

Here is the original article concerning the dipshit that trashed the park with his car trying to commit suicide. You get an ASSHAT Award for picking a stupid way to try and kill yourself. BTW, it doesn't look like you were really trying at all to achieve your goal. It looks more like an angry little boy drove through the playground.

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June 20, 2006

Comcast Phishing Scam

Here is the source of the email scam below. Don't fall for it.

"Received: from w1.dorazi.net ([63.105.207.36])
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Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 11:22:53 +0900
Message-Id: <200606200222.k5K2MrbR016920@w1.dorazi.net>
To: MYCOMCASTEMAILADDRESS@comcast.net
Subject: Comcast Service Dept.
From: "updateserv@comcast.net"
Reply-To:
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Content-Type: text/html
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit


It has come to our attention that your Comcast Verification details records are expired. This requires that you update your Comcast Profile records immidiatley.
Failure to update your records will turn out in account termination. Please update your records within 48 hours. Once you have updated your account records, your Comcast account will not be terminated and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in Terms of Service violations, termination of service or future billing problems.

This is the URL kinked to the text following it.... http://mail.fcq.unc.edu.ar/.secure_comcast/Account_updates_SessionID783762537/index.htm
Please click here to continue. "

June 8, 2006

611 accident a short bit ago... Ugh...

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May 23, 2006

My iBook came back...

I got my laptop back today from Apple Repair. I loathe getting a repaired laptop back from them now. It never goes right. Anyway... They fixed the laptop assembly battery (CMOS battery), but the laptop still dies when you unplug it from the power adaptor. It will not start up again unless it is plugged back in to the power adaptor. After startup it is now holding the date and time correctly, and remembering my network settings. BUT... It's still shutting off after you unplug it from the power adaptor. So, my assumption is that said laptop has an issue with the battery, and or charging board. The reason the laptop lasts as long as it does when you unplug it from power is that the new CMOS battery is trying to keep it up and running. This is why the CMOS battery was drained completely in the first place. Now on the phone with Apple Repair again. Wondering why they did not check to see if replacing the CMOS / laptop assembly battery fixed the issue.

Prior post...

May 18, 2006

My New iBook G4 is screwed now...

The issue started while I was away for vacation at Block Island. I would unplug the power cord, and in the middle of doing something it was just shut off. No warning. Just blackness. I plug it back in, boot up, and the date & my network settings are whiped. It does this whenever I unplug it from the power adaptor now.

Symptoms:
- unplugging power adaptor shuts off laptop.
- after booting up my date & network settings are whiped.
a. date reset to December 1969 in iCal... And in my system bar it says it's reset to 2001, and I should change it.
b. network settings gone.

Time to call Apple. I just got this thing November 23, 2005.

This is the iBook G4 1.33GHz, 512k level 2 cache, 512MB of DDR SDRAM, 40GB Ultra ATA hard drive.

P.S. - Resetting the PRAM did not fix it.

Update: Now I wait for the delivery of my box to send back my laptop for repair.

"RIAA Sues XM Satellite Radio" from slashdot

Record labels sue XM over portable device

By Sue Zeidler Wed May 17, 9:00 AM ET

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The recording industry on Tuesday sued XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., alleging its Inno device that can store music infringes on copyrights and transforms a passive radio experience into the equivalent of a digital download service like iTunes.

A spokesman for the
Recording Industry Association of America, comprising major labels such as Vivendi Universal's Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group Corp., EMI Group Plc and Sony BMG, said the suit was filed on Tuesday in New York federal court.

The suit accuses XM Satellite of "massive wholesale infringement," and seeks $150,000 in damages for every song copied by XM customers using the devices, which went on sale earlier this month. XM, with more than 6.5 million subscribers, said it plays 160,000 different songs every month.

"...Because XM makes available vast catalogues of music in every genre, XM subscribers will have little need ever again to buy legitimate copies of plaintiffs' sound recordings," the lawsuit says referring to the hand held "Inno" device.

The suit says that XM has touted its service's advantages over the iPod and cites XM's advertising literature that says "It's not a Pod. It's the mothership."

XM said the Inno, which is maufactured by Pioneer Corp., are legal devices that allow consumers to listen to and record radio just as the law has allowed for decades.

While the labels are asserting the device has transformed radio broadcasts into a download service, XM said the device does not allow consumers to transfer recorded content. XM also said that content recorded from radio broadcasts like XM's is not on demand, in contrast to the content people buy from online music stores like Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iTunes service.

XM said it will vigorously defend this lawsuit on behalf of consumers and also called the lawsuit a bargaining tactic.

The company's shares, which rose 4 percent to close at $17.63 on Nasdaq, were down 1.3 percent at $17.40 in after hours trading.

The labels are currently in talks with XM and its rival Sirius Satellite Radio, to renegotiate digital royalty contracts for broadcasts.

XM and the labels had also been in talks about the licensing of content for the digital portable player, but failed to reach agreement, according to sources familiar with the matter. The labels had pressed for licenses similar to those required for services like iTunes, the sources said.

Sirius earlier this spring came to an agreement with music labels over the ability to save songs to its S50 portable satellite receivers that double as MP3 players.

"XM Radio is the largest single payer of digital music broadcast royalties, and royalties paid by XM go to the music industry and benefit artists directly," the satellite radio company said.

"The music labels are trying to stifle innovation, limit consumer choice and roll back consumers' rights to record content for their personal use," XM added.

"It's a question of economic impact. Will these devices substitute for the purchase of a record? Everything is changing and the industry is petrified," said Jay Cooper, an entertainment lawyer.

Read entire article here.

May 3, 2006

Hmmm... "Eggs fertilised without sperm"

"It may be possible to have a baby without involving men

Scientists in Australia have found a way to fertilise eggs using genetic material from any cell in the body - and not just sperm.

The technique could potentially help infertile couples to have children. "

Read the rest of the article here.

April 23, 2006

I've been getting a rash of these lately...

Be warned...

yourpostcard.com

April 12, 2006

This is just so wrong...

Gay student expelled for his 'predisposition'

I now have another job... As well as...

*chuckles* I should have a new Furry Fury a week from now, maybe sooner. We'll see. I've been preoccupied with my new kitten, Lana. She's a hand full, and she's got me punk'd.

March 23, 2006

Updated Web Store...

I decided to take advantage of the Comcast Homepage that you get when you sign up for your cable internet services. I’ve made a basic little website there, which will allow people to buy my wallpapers and desktop backgrounds for $12 on CD (including free ground shipping), or you may purchase them once at a time for $0.25 (cents). I haven’t finished putting up pages for the ‘purchase one at a time’ still working on those. I’ll put them up a page at a time as I complete them. You can check that out here.

March 16, 2006

R.I.P. - Darcie Marie

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1991 - 2006
Darcie passed away this evening.
Thursday, March 16th, 2006 just before 9 p.m.
Complications from Advanced Lymphoma.

Darcie was infamous in her time, and went by many nicknames. Dar-Roo, Dar-Cougen, Dar-Dar, Fuzzy Girl, and Girly. Most of you may recognize her from the “Furry Fury” episodes. She loved basking in the sun where ever it could be found. Her favorite treat... Moist Whisker Lickin's tuna flavor. Her favorite toy... A balled up piece of paper whacked, and chased around on the kitchen floor. This was a sight to see, and often left observers laughing madly. She loved snuggling in the laps of her loved ones, and often came to bed to snuggle during the night. Darcie was an awesome bedtime snuggler. She loved laying in your armpit with her head on the pillow (or your arm), and tucked under the covers. She had a purr so loud it often kept you awake, and sounded similar to a pigeon coup. No Joke. When Darcie growled she sounded like a small cougar. Hence the nickname Dar-Cougen. Beautiful girly... She was a fighter to the end... Our little trooper. You are already missed, sweety. Love You, Forever.

Continue reading "R.I.P. - Darcie Marie" »

February 27, 2006

Microsoft USB SP2 laptop battery drain...

MicroShafted?

*Mmmmm usb slurp slurp*

February 23, 2006

Concerning my desktop wallpapers...

I�ve decided to add the option to purchase the full size image for $1.00 from PayPal. Once you make your purchase you get a gracious email response from me with your attached full size wallpaper for your personal use on your computer.

What�s better than to make $1.00 on something you've spent your time creating? Know? And I figure a quarter isn�t all that steep of a price to pay for something so lovely to use as a desktop wallpaper.

Keep in mind PayPal gets a rather large percentage of this $1.00.

February 5, 2006

w00t!


My blog is worth $2,822.70.
How much is your blog worth?

January 29, 2006

Octopus Attacks Mini-sub

Read the story...

Link to the movie...

January 23, 2006

Heading back shortly...

Yeh, packing up and heading back to PA shortly. I would guess another hour and a half before leaving. Give or take.

December 14, 2005

Just Peachy...

"Security Breach At Sam's Club Exposes Credit Card Data - Officials at Sam's Club are investigating a security breach that has exposed credit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers."
read more...

December 4, 2005

Hockey...

Resting in bed now watching some college hockey. Harvard vs Yale. Yale is playing well today.

The score is Yale 4 : Harvard 1

Stilll sicky poo... ugh...

Edit: Yale won... 4 to 3

Our first snow...

Was late last night. It's actually quite pretty outside.

May 13, 2005

Talk Of Closing Willow Grove Reserve Base...

They say it will save everyone tax dollars. Ok. What about the occasional Willow Grove Air Show that you take your kids to see that they always enjoy? If it really closes, then this fun family outing will be no more. I enjoy going to the Willow Grove Air Shows. It's a nice day out, and you get to pig out on junk food. And buy trinkets you really don't need while enjoying the high flying acrobatics of the pilots. This will be a sad day.

March 24, 2005

"The Undoing of America"

The Undoing of America - Gore Vidal on war for oil, politics-free elections, and the late, great U.S. Constitution by Steve Perry

Interesting read...

March 17, 2005

Asshat Awarded To...

John Gibson of FOX news...

The Basic Idea of Marriage Is to Raise Kids

"Gays can't have kids ? other than going to the abandoned kids store and getting one or two, or borrowing sperm from someone with more sperm than brains ? so by definition they're out of the marriage game."

"Now what about this ruling that gay marriage is legal from the judge in San Francisco?

Well what about it? He's a judge in San Francisco ? of course he says gay marriage is constitutional. You think he could live there if he said otherwise?"

March 7, 2005

I'm Not A Girl, I'm A Boy

Officials back girl who seeks treatment as boy

Cudos to the Superintendent Littlefield.

I found this article via Metafilter.

Motorola iTunes Phone

"Another new model, the yet-to-be-unveiled ROKR, will be Motorola's first phone that is fully compatible with Apple Computer Inc.'s (Research) iTunes software, which will be Motorola's default music player on handsets."

http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/16/technology/motorola_interview.reut/

I can't wait to see this thing.

March 4, 2005

* Just Shakes My Head *

Bush Pardons

* Just Laughs *

"Nude man threatens neighbors with sword

Police arrested a 44 year-old Iowa man Sunday after he allegedly chased and threatened his neighbors with a sword while nude.

The victims told police their neighbor was in his front yard naked and became upset when they told him to put some clothes on. He then went inside his residence, retrieved a sword with a 2-foot 6-inch blade and chased and threatened his neighbors on their own property.

The man was charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine upon conviction."

You can find the link in my sidebar to the left there. "Dump Crooks Of The Week"

Just leave the nekked people alone! *lol*

January 7, 2005

Tsunami Scams?!

"FBI Warns Of Online Scams Associated With Tsunami Disaster

The FBI today warned that a variety of online scams asking users to
send money for the victims of the recent tsunami disaster have popped
up online in the past week.

http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,98756,00.html?nlid=SEC2"

January 2, 2005

Tsunami Photos

Tsunami Photos via DigitalGlobe.com

December 24, 2004

Cat Cloning?!

Look. This is just unacceptable. If your cat (pet) dies, then it dies. Mourn and move on. There are other kittens that need homes. Seriously. I would NEVER clone a pet. EVER. Now I understand if you are trying to save a species, but for a loved domestic house pet?! It's just wrong on SO many levels. Death is a natural, and necessary part of life. The question of, "What if you have a child and just can't bring yourself to tell them and deal with it?!" OMG! Grown some nads, Ok. Children have to learn about death sometime. What other healthy way do children have to learn about death, and learn that it is natural and necessary? Who better to learn it from than a loved one. And that Death can NOT be undone, or avoided. Everything dies, and eventually 'you' will too.

http://www.savingsandclone.com/services/cat_cloning.html

October 20, 2004

Hacker Hits UC Berkeley Computer System

"A computer hacker accessed names and Social Security numbers of about 1.4 million Californians after breaking into a University of California, Berkeley, computer system in possibly the worst attack of its kind ever suffered by the school."

read article

I imagine some poor system admin is having a VERY bad day.

October 2, 2004

The White House Helped Me With My Paper

Leading Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California expressed "profound dismay" that the White House allegedly wrote a large portion of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's speech to the US Congress.(AFP/File/Robyn Beck)

"I want to express my profound dismay about reports that officials from your administration and your reelection campaign were 'heavily involved' in writing parts of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's speech," California Senator Dianne Feinstein wrote in a letter to President George W. Bush.

"You may be surprised by this, Mr. President, but I viewed Prime Minister Allawis speech as an independent view on conditions in Iraq," she wrote.

*blink blink*

August 21, 2004

Ohio Sues BestBuy

COLUMBUS - Attorney General Jim Petro today filed suit against Minnesota-based Best Buy Co., Inc. (?Best Buy?), which operates retail outlets throughout Ohio and via the Internet. The lawsuit alleges that Best Buy engaged in a pattern of unfair and deceptive acts and practices. The Attorney General?s Office received hundreds of consumer complaints during the last few years with the highest concentration of complaints alleging, among other things, that Best Buy repackaged used goods and sold them as new, failed to honor rebates, failed to honor refund and exchange programs, and failed to honor extended service contracts.

Entire Article

Oh My!

August 18, 2004

SP2 News

AUGUST 18, 2004 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Security researchers inspecting a new update to Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP found two software flaws that could allow virus writers and malicious hackers to sidestep new security features in the operating system.

German Internet security portal Heise Security published a security bulletin, dated Aug. 13, that describes two holes in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and warns users about running programs from untrusted Internet sites. The flaws could allow virus writers to circumvent the security feature and write worms that spread on XP SP2 systems, according to the bulletin. However, the researcher who discovered the holes said he doesn't consider the flaws to be serious and still recommends installing SP2.

Read more

Ummmm... Good thing I didn't update.

August 17, 2004

Latest PayPal Phishing Scam

Below is the latest PayPal phishing scam I received from www.zubro.net. You can read it completely including headers here.

Keep in mind I removed my email added to say MYEMAILADDY@comcast.net. I really don't need to get anymore spam. This is officially a reminder to NEVER, and I mean, NEVER go to a PayPal page through a link from your email. Always login via a web browser to check your account status and whatnot.

Continue reading "Latest PayPal Phishing Scam" »

July 24, 2004

Female Monkey Walks Upright!

Female Monkey Walks Upright!

"Monkey hits stride after near-death experience

Last Updated Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:41:23 EDT

JERUSALEM - A five-year-old monkey at an Israeli zoo started walking exclusively on her hind legs after recovering from a serious illness."

Complete Article Here

Humans be afraid... Be VERY afraid!

July 16, 2004

Hawking cracks black hole paradox

"Hawking cracks black hole paradox

After nearly 30 years of arguing that a black hole destroys everything that falls into it, Stephen Hawking is saying he was wrong. It seems that black holes may after all allow information within them to escape. Hawking will present his latest finding at a conference in Ireland next week"

Complete Article

July 14, 2004

Victory

"Senate Scuttles Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

Today, we won a huge victory. President Bush failed to pass his Constitutional amendment denying marriage equality to same-sex couples. The amendment failed resoundingly in a Senate vote this afternoon, with just 48 votes in favor and 50 against."

Complete Article

Nigeria's e-mail conmen gets scammed

"Mike is a "scambaiter," dedicated to fighting back against those who send out the notorious 419 e-mails, promising untold wealth to anyone gullible or naive enough to disclose their bank details."

OMG! Try not to laugh too hard when reading the article.

July 11, 2004

Microsoft Employee Is A Suspect In AltaVista Hacking Case

"A Kirkland man arrested last week on allegations that he stole proprietary technology from the AltaVista search engine two years ago is a Microsoft Corp. employee who has been working on the Redmond company's MSN Search initiative."

Complete Article

July 10, 2004

U.S. Government Sometimes Jams Keyless Car Locks?

"By Joshua Partlow

Washington Post Staff Writer

Monday, July 5, 2004; Page B01

Vernon Garrison was stuck at the supermarket -- outside, actually, in the front seat of a navy blue Caprice Classic that would not start.

His keyless entry remote control, the device that unlocks the doors and also is required to start the engine of his car, had gone haywire again. "I was furious," said Garrison, 67, who owns a gas station and, fortunately for him, another car. "

Complete Article

Ahhahahaha! Ummm... "No Access For You!"

July 1, 2004

Defense bill could stifle computer trade

"Defense bill could stifle computer trade

The dramatic tightening of export regulations is included in the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual military funding bill that has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Though the proposed rules are only a tiny portion of the 630-page bill, they could have a devastating impact on the computer industry."

Complete Artcile

Hmmm...

June 29, 2004

U.S. Satellite Fails to Reach Planned Orbit

"U.S. Satellite Fails to Reach Planned Orbit

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. telecommunications satellite failed to reach its target orbit on Tuesday after blasting off from a platform floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the launch provider said.

But the satellite, orbiting closer to Earth than planned, could still be pushed to the correct position using its own engines, Sea Launch, the launch provider, and the satellite's manufacturer, Loral Space & Communications, said."

Complete Rueters Article

Oopsy!

June 22, 2004

South Korean Hostage Beheaded

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN)

"SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Iraqi insurgents have carried out their threat to behead the South Korean civilian they were holding hostage, the Pentagon said Tuesday."

"It breaks our heart that we have to announce this unfortunate news. A body identified to be of an Asian man was found between Baghdad and Fallujah," said South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Shin Bong-Kil in Seoul.

"Afterwards, the photo of the body was e-mailed to the South Korean Embassy and was confirmed to be the body of Kim Sun Il."

June 21, 2004

Spaceship One

Cool!!!!

Success

Pics:

The White Knight turbojet aircraft climbs over the Mojave desert with SpaceShipOne attached below

White Knight launch aircraft carries the spaceship, followed by Bob Scherer?s Starship chase aircraft

SpaceShipOne sits on the ramp on its landing gear

June 16, 2004

New Kernel Crash-Exploit discovered

"A Linux kernel bug allows a simple C program crash the kernel, effectively locking the whole system. The security hole affects both 2.4.2x and 2.6.x kernels on the x86 and x86_64 architectures."

Yipes!

June 3, 2004

Discovered Missing Black Holes

"Discovering missing black holes: First Science from a Virtual Observatory"

"28-May-2004: A European team has used the Astrophysical Virtual Observatory (AVO) to find 30 supermassive black holes that had previously escaped detection behind masking dust clouds. The identification of this large population of long-sought ?hidden? black holes is the first scientific discovery to emerge from a Virtual Observatory. The result suggests that astronomers may have underestimated the number of powerful supermassive black holes by as much as a factor of five."

Very interesting...

May 31, 2004

IO in color

IO in color

"The strangest moon in the Solar System is bright yellow. This picture, showing Io's true colors, was taken in 1999 July by the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003. Io's colors derive from sulfur and molten silicate rock. The unusual surface of Io is kept very young by its system of active volcanoes. The intense tidal gravity of Jupiter stretches Io and damps wobbles caused by Jupiter's other Galilean moons. The resulting friction greatly heats Io's interior, causing molten rock to explode through the surface. Io's volcanoes are so active that they are effectively turning the whole moon inside out. Some of Io's volcanic lava is so hot it glows in the dark."

May 21, 2004

FTC Porn Spam Regulation Now in Effect

"FTC Adopts Rule That Requires Notice That Spam Contains Sexually-Explicit Material"

"Starting May 19th 2004, spam that contains sexually oriented material must include the warning ?SEXUALLY-EXPLICIT: ? in the subject line or face fines for violations of federal law. The CAN-SPAM Act, passed by Congress in 2003, directed the Federal Trade Commission to adopt a rule requiring a mark or notice to be included in spam that contains sexually oriented material. The purpose of the notice is to inform recipients that a spam message contains sexually oriented material and to make it easier to filter out messages they do not wish to receive. Establishing the mark was one of several actions Congress directed the Commission to undertake by enacting the CAN-SPAM Act, which was signed into law on December 16, 2003. The CAN-SPAM Act required the Commission to prescribe the mark or notice within 120 days after passage of the Act."

It's about time! Finally a spam filter for porno that will work.

March 24, 2004

Microsoft Hit with Record EU Fine

Microsoft Hit with Record EU Fine

http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3330341

European Commission finds the world's largest software company guilty of breaking anti-trust law by abusing its 'virtual monopoly' with its Windows operating system.

March 22, 2004

Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL)

Broadband Over Power Lines (BPL)

Also known as "PLC"... Power Line Communications Association

"Digital power lines are believed to be able to carry data at roughly the same speeds as cable or DSL lines. And because electricity is more prevalent in homes than cable or even telephone lines, a vast new communications infrastructure could be born overnight -- notably in rural areas, where broadband access has lagged."

Article at wired

"Studies done by amateurs and regulators worldwide demonstrate conclusively that BPL that uses HF or VHF spectrum will cause serious degradation of the communications capability to nearby receivers on frequencies that BPL uses. HF is a unique international resource that is in use by commercial radio services, broadcasting, amateurs, government and military operators."

Article saying that this will effect HAM radio, and the effect of the amount of interference will cause other unwanted outcomes. Read More Video of the interference here

Problems With PLC (BPL): And why is should not be used...

"Because of the high level of radiated energy radio reception is disrupted! The freedom of receiving independent information and to have access to foreign radio programs via short-wave is abandoned. Transmissions from BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Deutsche Welle cannot be listened any more. This represent a severe cut in democratic rights. Emergency communication is impossible. Important life saving information cannot be relayed on shortwave anymore. Safety of life services and foreign embassies communications will be disturbed. Shortwave is of vital importance to all military operations. Navigation and Aeronautical communication is also affected in this frequency range."

http://www.powerline-plc.info/

March 12, 2004

Web Copycats Ripping Off Small Businesses

Web Copycats Ripping Off Small Businesses...

Seems there has been a web site stealer going around downloading entire sites, then putting them up under his/her own domain name hosted out of the country. I've included an example below of this. Take a look and be the judge. I read the original article concerning this on silicon.com.

Sports Car Club of America - Original website.

Carorcar.com - The theifs website.

February 4, 2004

teen uk hacker caught

Interesting article. It seems a teen UK hacker was caught, and admitted to hacking into the US Government's Laboratory computers. When asked why, he used the computers to download and store gigabytes of hot music and movies. He wound up getting 200 hours of community service, because he could not afford to pay the ?21,000 in damages.

read more

November 5, 2003

spam scam... more

This is the new spam scam that is going around. I got this one at my SBP Ltd. account. I seriously can't believe people actually fall for this stuff. Anyway, enjoy the reading.

email.scam110503.txt (4k file)

August 26, 2003

A little article from slashdot.com

Vellmont writes "From the state that brought you the 2000 presidential

election debacle, now comes the proposal to tax your LAN. The Orlando

Business Journal is reporting that the the state of Florida is thinking

about [0]putting a 9% tax on LANs within the state. Exactly what they

will be taxing isn't clear, since the tax amounts to 9% of... something.

Will taxing the electrical wires within your home be next?"

read entire article

All I have to say to this is... OMG!

August 6, 2003

An article from SANS NewsBites...

Important...

--Bill Would Require Permission to Install Spyware (29 July 2003)

Representative Mary Bono (R-Calif.) has introduced the Safeguard Against Privacy Invasions Act, which would require businesses to obtain explicit permission before installing spyware on people's computers. Spyware monitors people's Internet habits and gathers information on them; often, spyware disclosures are included in software licensing agreements, which many users do not read carefully. news.com article

August 1, 2003

Potato Bazooka???!?!?

Laughing my ass off... Read this article...

Potato Bazooka

July 19, 2003

RIAA on attack

Recording industry on attack... Subpoenas data on Net music sharers. See the below article!

Article provided by: Boston Globe Online Business...

Enjoy!

:-(

February 5, 2003

Memorial "Space Shuttle Columbia"

In Memory of The Crew of the Columbia: Fallen Heroes and Pioneers of Our Time.

In Honor to them, and their Sacrifice, and wishes peace to their Loved-ones.

Group Photo

The space shuttle Columbia was feared crashed in northeastern Texas, February 1, 2003, with seven astronauts on board. The seven STS-107 crew members take a break from their training regime to pose for the traditional crew portrait. Seated in front are astronauts Rick D. Husband (left), mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William C. McCool, pilot. Standing are (from the left} astronauts David M. Brown, Laurel B. Clark, and Michael P. Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist representing the Israeli Space Agency. This photo was taken October, 2001. NO SALES NO ARCHIVE EDITORIAL USE ONLY REUTERS/NASA