Monthly Archives: July 2005

Pointless Online Games

Here is another pointless yet entertaining online game from newgrounds. This one is called Dad ‘n Me. This game was created by the same team that is responsible for the amazingly successful Alien Hominid. The whole point of this game … Continue reading

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Ban Chimeras?

I just read about this bill on meta. Apparently some people want to: prohibit any person from creating, or attempting to create a human chimera. A “human chimera” is broadly defined to include various methods of mixing non-human cells into … Continue reading

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RSS advertising patent?

As you may or may not know, Google has filed a patent application covering RSS advertising. There is not much I can say here, beyond the classic: what the FUCK is wrong with USPTO? I know they are having some … Continue reading

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Statistical probability of finding the right girl

This guy has done all the math so that we don’t have to. Crap. It doesn’t look all that good: It is here, at a pool of 18 726 acceptable females, that we end our statistical analysis. At first glance, … Continue reading

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Friday Night SciFi Lineup

I haven’t really watched Scifi Chanel since they canceled Farscape. I made small exceptions for Peacekeeper Wars and the Dune miniseries – but that’s about it. It started as a personal protest or boycott of the channel when they canceled … Continue reading

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It has begun… Patent office in trouble!

I told you this will start happening sooner or later! Patent office seems to have major issues with hiring, retention and employee morale. Jason Shultz from EFF nailed it: The incredible surge of patent applications, especially in the software and … Continue reading

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Pegasus is up again!

For several weeks now, our school login server has been down. Since most of my projects, my webpage and allot of backup stuff is located somewhere in the confusing NFS file system of the MSU CS dept setup, I was … Continue reading

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Genuine Advantage can be disabled!

Remember that Genuine Advantage thing? Well, it seems that windows update maintainers are retarded in the head. They apparently left a javascript which disables the GA check on the server. According to boingboing, you can skip the verification procedure by … Continue reading

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McAfee Chat Bots

I had an issue today with a McAfee product. So I got into one of their tech support chatrooms. I didn’t really feel like calling their $2 per minute helpline. Shortly after the conversation started I have realized that I’m … Continue reading

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Inkjects do not spy on people (yet)

You know, sometimes I’m glad I use an inkject printer. At least the government can’t easily spy on me. Fortunately, identifying you with these micro dots is not that easy. You can (still) legally buy a printer for cash without … Continue reading

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Brilliant! Simply brilliant!

Steven Johnson needs to get a medal for his open letter to Hilary Clinton. All I can say is: “Fucking brilliant”! Sigh… I think more gamers should start voting. If we would get that critical mass of voting power to … Continue reading

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Cowbell!

I have a fever, and the only cure is more Cowbell! Tags: humor, cowbell, snl

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Slax to the Rexcue!

The other day I was fighting with a really shitty desktop at work. All I had was an oldish HP monitor which for some reason did not want to work with WinXP. The frequency was wrong or something like that. … Continue reading

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Interesting thing about Gorkster ruling

Mark Frauenfelder from boingboing just posted an interesting note about the Gorkster ruling. This was originally posted on Daily Kos by RadicalRuss. If you haven’t noticed it yet – the Gorkster ruling is grossly contradictory to the new legislation shielding … Continue reading

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VGCats on GTA!

VGCats strip created and maintained by Scott Ramsoomair always makes me giggle. This time he takes on the recent GTA Hot Coffee Debacle in his unique, quirky, dirty minded way. You got to love it! I wish he would publish … Continue reading

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Windows Update will block “pirates”

It seems that Microsoft finally decided to make their Genuine Advantage “anti-piracy” checks mandatory. If I remember correctly, when this thing was first introduced, they said it will never be mandatory. So much for promises from MS :P Don’t you … Continue reading

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Cantennas Illegal?

Cory Doctorow just posted this story at boingboing. Apparently some kid got busted for screwing with his school network. When they searched his house they found bunch of cantennas made out of empty pringle cans and such. The cops allegedly … Continue reading

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Wood Elves

The new White Dwarf just came in the mail. They are featuring a preview for the new Wood Elf range, and I must say they have some impressive miniatures there. Look at the Wood Elf Noble shown on the pic … Continue reading

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Featured on Computerworld’s Blogwatch

It seems that I have been featured on Computerworld’s Blogwatch page over my recent rip on Windows Chicken trademark dispute. Hehe. I’m glad I’m not the only person who finds this humorous! It’s official – I’m on a mission now. … Continue reading

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Religion in Science Fiction

I found a very interesting post in the Very Small Doses blog. Marc Xavier points out that in most Science Fiction today: there’s this strong bias toward the view that people who are religious are ignorant, unintelligent or evil, and … Continue reading

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Massive Multiplayer Advertising?

You know, I never really got into that whole Massive Multiplayer Online thing. I don’t have the bandwidth for it (ag… dialup! I hate dialup!). Besides, I do not like the idea of paying a monthly fee for a game … Continue reading

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War on Terror using Bash

This is how would “War on Terror” look if it would be a bash session. Great find by Cory @ boingboing. This must be one of the silliest war commentaries I have seen in a while! I love it! Tags: … Continue reading

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Deadly Sausages Battle Report

My friend just sent me a link to his new battle report. You have to give these guys some credit for writing all of this down, and taking all these pictures! Definitely nice job! I’m wondering if they have used … Continue reading

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Take a Speed Test

This is cool. The Speakeasy Speed Test measures your upload and download speeds in realtime. And it displays the results as a nice flash animation. I’m on dialup and my download speed turned out to be 32 kBps while upload … Continue reading

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Trademark war over Chicken?

Well, apparently Windows Vista/Chicken might not be such a hot name as MS figured. Apparently there is another software company called Vista who wants their chick.. er, name back. S After they work Microsoft will still have to face lawsuits … Continue reading

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