Wednesday, November 30, 2005
There are a lot of other things that i want, but i either can't find them on Amazon, or i can't remember them.
Happy shopping. ^_^
Update: It should take you to my wishlist now, even if you are logged in to Amazon as someone else. If not give me a yell.
Just so you know:
If a deer comes into the road State Police say you should not swerve. They say they've seen it all too many times the car swerves and hits an immovable object. Police recommend hitting the animal, however if that animal is a horse or cow they recommend you get out of the way.
So the scoring goes: 100pts for hitting a deer, 100pts for missing a cow, and 200pts for missing a horse. Keep me posted on your scores.
Oh, some of them are pretty funny. A couple that are good are:
Paul Wappat: How long did the Six Day War between Egypt and Israel last?
Contestant (after long pause): Fourteen days.
Wood: What "K" could be described as the Islamic Bible?
Wood: It's got two syllables... Kor...
Wood: Ha ha ha ha no. The past participle of run...
Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I...
If you need some funny in your life check out the link.
Update: I forgot to post one on my favorites (it is from the Weakest Link):
Robinson: What insect is commonly found hovering above lakes?
Contestant (interrupting): Pass!
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Like to learn things? Then this is the site for you. It has hundreds of video and audio clips of things that you can learn about. I just got done watching part of a lecture that the CEO of Amazon gave about his company. Pretty interesting stuff.
Pos Player Pts Team
QB C. Palmer 18 Rebels
RB L. Tomlinson 30 Rebels
WR1 T. Holt 7 Pillagers
WR2 C. Johnson 5 &'s
WR3 J. Galloway 4 Snotknockers
TE J. Shockey 9 Snotknockers
K M. Vanderjagt12 Steepers
DEF Carolina -2 Red Burns
DB C. Bailey 7 Eldars
DL1 Ja. Taylor 8 Red Burns
DL2 K. Vanden 5 Steepers
Coach Shannon 98% Steepers
Total All-Stars so far:
Monday, November 28, 2005
So about two weeks ago at Target I had a grand idea: "Hey let's get that Jones Soda Holiday Pack and have it for Thanksgiving." Well Thanksgiving came, and we tried the sodas.
This is what we think about them. (Warning this post is video heavy, so if your computer is stuck in the 90's, i.e. you have dial-up, you will not enjoy this post as much as the rest of us in the 21st century.)
The fateful day had arrived, Thanksgiving was here and Jones Soda wanted to crash the party. They look innocent enough in the packaging don't they?
Well for some reason we decided to try the worst ones first and work our way towards the good ones... So first up was the Brussels Sprout with Prosciutto soda. This Nicole trying it:
Sunday, November 27, 2005
On Saturday my dad and his girlfriend came down to Garden from Colorado for Thanksgiving at my mom's house. (Shadow came as well)
After a very good second thanksgiving lunch a couple of us went out into the front yard to play football for a bit. Although I was outnumbered I was able to still cover both Bredon and Trevor fairly handily. (I think it was solely due to my will to win :D )
After just hanging out at the house for the afternoon, Andy came over and we went out to meet the one and only El Charro. (Let me tell you he makes a real good burrito.)
After El Charro a couple of us went over to Andy's go sit around the fire bowl that he had in his backyard. Let me tell you, they are very nice to have on a chilly evening. (I'm not really sure what is up with Jenette in this picture.. but I think it is making Nicole and El Charro laugh.)
We were out at Andy's until midnight, so when we got back we just went to bed.
Today, after a traditional Sunday lunch (roast), we all left to come back home to beat the storm. It looks like we left at the right time, just before it started to snow in Garden, but we were able to miss the tornados that they had up here around Manhattan. When we got here Nicole and I ate pizza.
So in conclusion: I had a good Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Today was spent just going around places. We went to a couple of furniture stores in
I need to get to bed so that i can be rested for another Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
FreshGames: FreakOut online (game)
Freak out is a “black out” style game where you divide the board up tring to clear off they playing field when there are balls bouncing all around. It is quite fun and adds a couple of twists to the old game play.
FreshGames: Cubis 2 online
Cubis 2 is an update to the old game Cubis. The game play is simple and fun where you try to get three cubes of the same color touching. Cubis 2 has many different types of Cubes to use which make the game fun to play.
Both games are good time wasters. Just what you need, I know. ^_^
Pos Player Pts Team
QB B. Leftwich 18 Pillagers
RB L. Johnson 26 Picklers
WR1 C. Johnson 9 &'s
WR2 D. Driver 8 Eldars
WR3 R. Swinton 7 Vampirates
TE Da. Clark 7 Pillagers
K N. Rackers 9 Picklers
DEF Chicago 10 Rebels
DB C. Carr 2 Steepers
DL1 D. Burgess 6 &'s
DL2 K. Vanden 3 Steepers
Coach Davin 95% Pillagers
Total All-Stars so far:
Monday, November 21, 2005
Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had a seizure on the Detroit bench late in the first period of Monday night's game against the Nashville Predators and was listed in stable condition at a hospital.
Fischer was given CPR at the bench and a defibrillator was used before the 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was removed on a stretcher. The game was called off with no makeup date immediately announced.
I have heard from other places that it also involved a stick to the throat.
Hockey went fine. On Saturday we kicked off the weekend playing Truman, who we lost to 10-1. Next we played SLU. Yeah that sucked. We lost 10-0 in the worst performance of the season (not score-wise mind you, I mean we all played pretty crappely (Crappely: the –ly form of the word crap. Def: to perform as good as crap looks. Example: K-State played Crappely against SLU on Saturday). After the game we all headed back to the motel where we had a pizza party furnished by Zack’s parents for is 19th birthday. Zack’s parents are some of the nicest people I have met (Zack’s pretty cool too). After some pizza-ing Nicole, Jenette, and I headed up to our room and we watched the Oregon/Oregon State game and then went to bed.
On Sunday our first game was against SIU-Carbondale. We lost to them 4-2, but if we would have been sharper we should have been able to beat them. Ironically this game, which is the closest game of the season for us, so far, was the most frustrating game. We didn’t play bad, but we should have played better. After the SIU game we played SLU again, we ended up losing 7-1 but the game was *much* closer than the score, and we almost played better than they did. (Seriously it is amazing how we don’t get bounces. If the puck gets deflected by someone else it always goes in the net, if we deflect it, it bounces around a bit and lands behind the goalie, somehow without crossing the line. Grrrr.)
We were out of St. Louis by 12.30 and we made it to Lawrence by 5 or so. There we met up with Newgen and ate at Montana Mike’s for dinner. It is actually a pretty good place to eat at, and you get more than enough food there.
The rest of the weekend was uneventful, and we ended up going to bed rather early last night.
Today I have been grading tests from the morning until 2.30 this afternoon. (Aaron stopped by Radina’s and at brunch with me.) The tests went good overall and I had more A’s than any other grade on it.
Now I am tired and I think I’m gonna head home soon.
Well, if anybody wants to have some coffee I'll be at Radina's from 7.30 until 12 or 1.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
VaultKicks.org has received official word from Coca-Cola North America that Vault and Vault Zero, a sugar-free version of Vault, will launch nationally in February 2006 in convenience stores, supermarkets, mass retail, and other locations.
Does Vault = Surge?
We will see soon.
Student found dead in home
Jonathan Micheal Wood, freshman in horticulture, was found at 6:12 a.m. Wednesday inside his home after the RCPD was notified of an unattended death. An investigation by detectives and the Riley County coroner revealed the probable cause of death was suicide by hanging, Grubbs said in the release.
Just to see how many Jon Woods there are at K-State I get this.
So there are two, both are freshmen, and both have the middle initial of M.
I would guess that Johnnie isn't in horticulture, but I don't know that for sure.
I'll guess I'll find out for sure tomorrow up at St. Louis...
Update: I looked up Jeremiah’s address and it is the same as the other Johnnie, so I would say that 'our' Johnnie is ok. Good deal.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
K-State coach Bill Snyder will coach the final game of his 17-year career at a stadium that will bear his name Saturday.
On Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the immediate renaming of KSU Stadium to the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. Snyder announced his retirement as the coach of the Wildcats Tuesday.
It sucks that I can't go to the game.
I wasn't gonna post it but this made me smile:
Here are some questions you may be asking yourself as you consider your situation at Thanksgiving, one of the most clearly meat-influenced holidays on the American calendar.
Why is this guest vegetarian? There are many reasons to follow a vegetarian diet, ranging from deeply considered, long-held personal beliefs, to a doctor's instructions, food allergies and intolerances, or simply a son's or daughter's rebellion.
You know who I'm talking about ^_~.
Anyways, there are some good looking recipes in the article, maybe worth a try if you are gonna be hungry even though there is a wonderfully succulent turkey right in front of you come the 24th.
"We can't be breeding right now," says Les Knight. "It's obvious that the intentional creation of another [human being] by anyone anywhere can't be justified today."
Knight is the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, an informal network of people dedicated to phasing out the human race in the interest of the health of the Earth.
"As long as there's one breeding couple," he says cheerfully, "we're in danger of being right back here again. Wherever humans live, not much else lives. It isn't that we're evil and want to kill everything -- it's just how we live."
Knight's position might sound extreme at first blush, but there's an undeniable logic to it: Human activities -- from development to travel, from farming to just turning on the lights at night -- are damaging the biosphere. More people means more damage. So if fewer people means less destruction, wouldn't no people at all be the best solution for the planet?
This sounds like a good plan. The environmentalist wackos can stop breeding to leave the normal humans to live. Unfortunately if people actually start thinking this way, which wouldn't surprise me... they need things to hate, they will start being terrorists.
Is so hard for people to be normal? Maybe it is in San Francisco.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
"I would like to clarify that this is false speculation and that PlayStation 3 software will not be copy protected to a single machine but will be playable on any PlayStation 3 console."
That is good to know, but with Sony being uber retarded in the music front I don't know if they deserve my money.
We'll see in about a year...
The problem started Sunday afternoon, the internet went out, which isn't all that surprising, since it does that about once a month here. Anyways, I tried to fix it, but to no avail. I figured that it would fix itself in the morning. Well it did, sort of. I could connect to the internet, but at a very very very slow speed, as in, it would take 30 seconds to load the front page for Google, and all other pages would time out. Also I could connect through Y! Messenger, which made it that much more frustrating since that meant that the internet was working to some degree. So the internet has been like that since Monday morning.
Anyways, so i called up Mike, and he had no idea what was going on, he called HomeStar, and he said it was spyware and to bring the computer down there. I knew it wasn't spyware, so I left the council of them without a solution.
I got fed up and almost resorted to reformatting my hard drive, which I really don't want to do. But before I reformatting I pulled out my compy and disconnected everything that didn't need to be plugged in, and I gave the cable modem un-split cable access. Guess what? The internet worked. Bah!
It turns out that the latest Internet outage messed up my splitters, so I had to go find a configuration that works for the internet and the TV and the same time. Now, I HAD done this before, because the splitter almost always is the problem, but I had tried to fix it during the K-State internet outage, and so I had thought that wasn’t gonna work this time... Ah, I like spending 4 hours to get something really simple done... :P
Oh, well I guess I at least got my files backed up for the seemingly inevitable reformat of the hard drive, and I did figure it out on my own.. I guess that is a plus. Oh well, I need to eat some lunch so I can be off to school. You get a cookie if you read through this whole post (and it doesn't count if you read this part first and then read the post ^_^).
Ah the joys of the internet.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Toronto Raptor Eric Williams is pitching a new line of merchandise from his company, Eric Williams Apparel. The first product line is a series of urbanwear dedicated to "Black League Basketball" that existed from 1920-1940. The problem? Most historians agree the league never existed.
It's not that bad to make a product and give it a "history". But you can not claim it to be true when it isn't. That's just plain dumb.
Edit: A better article about it is here.
From the above article:
"These logos had to come from somewhere," Williams says. "Whether there was a league or not those logos ... that's still nice to represent the 'hood or whatever it was. Those were all the inner cities. (Whether it was) an interim league or a professional league, those leagues and those logos, to me they sound like they exist. The story sounds good to me so I'm rolling with it."
Truth? bah! It sounds good, so it must be true...
Coach Bill Snyder will coach his final game at K-State Saturday against Missouri.
Snyder, K-State's all-time winningest coach with a 135-68-1 record, is expected to announce his retirement at today's 1 p.m. press conference, the Web site www.gopowercat.com reported Monday night.
Snyder came to K-State in 1988 and inherited a program mired in a 27-game winless streak that would stretch to 30 games. The Wildcats were widely known as one of the worst programs in college football, which prompted Sports Illustrated to name the football program "Futility U."
What Snyder did at K-State has since been regarded as the greatest turnaround in college football history.
Pos Player Pts Team
QB P. Manning 17 Steepers
RB S. Alexander 29 &'s
WR1 C. Chambers 8 &'s
WR2 H. Ward 7 Vampirates
WR3 L. Fitzgerald7 Rebels
TE Da. Clark 3 Pillagers
K J. Elam 9 Eldars
DEF Carolina 15 Red Burns
DB C. Carr 4 Steepers
DL1 S. Rice 7 Pillagers
DL2 Ja. Allen 5 Pillagers
Coach Lance 92% Red Burns
Total All-Stars so far:
Monday, November 14, 2005
Education should be a privilege of the willing, rather than a requirement of the entire population. Or, simply put, only those who desire an education should be allowed to have one. So, who's allowed to acquire an education? Well, anyone... so long as the express a desire. [...]
Parents need to take more responsibility for their children, and rely less on extra-familial forms of guidance and supervision. I don't have a good solution to this problem, but I can think of a number of great of examples of how this gets screwed up.
1-Problem: (pertinent example) Kid buys violent video game. Parents get bent out of shape about the content of the game, lobby the government to do something about the content of the game.
1-My Opinion: DO NOT f****** ruin the fun for me because you don't like the game. Get your goddamn head on straight and DON'T LET YOUR KID PLAY A VIOLENT GAME!! PROBLEM SOLVED!
2-P: Kid sees porn on the internet. Parents are upset, lobby the government for tighter controls on internet content.
2-O: Why is your kid browsing the internet without supervision? Apparently the ever-imminent danger of your child finding porn is not a concern for you until it actually happens. You're an idiot, and you should be shot.
3-P: Kid has to learn about some sensitive subject in school (I'm not trying to be clever here, it could be any number of things... study of religions, evolution, race relations, etc.). Kid bitches to parents about this stuff. On thing leads to another....
3-O: What, you seriously think hiding your kid from the world is going to help him get through life? Again, you should be shot.
Organized religion must be eliminated.
think of a pressing issue in the world. Any issue at all. Chances are very good that:
1. Organized religion caused it
2. Organized religion is exacerbating it
3. Organized religion will eventually exacerbate it
Terrorism? Mostly Islamic fundamentalist whackos. Debate over science standards? Mostly Christan fundamentalist whackos. Perpetual war in Israel? Muslims and Jews can't get along, simply because they're Muslims and Jews.
Although I disagree with some of the stuff about Organized Religion, overall the whole post is a pretty good read.
And now I must meet with the other GTAs.
Actually it is of my choosing. I decided to get up with Nicole this morning so that I can get my reports graded, and what better place to do that then at Radina's? So if you are in the Manhattan area I will be at Radina's from 8 - 12 (and possibly later) today. Stop on by and have a chai with me.
(‘Chai’ must be a newfangled word because Word doesn’t have it in the dictionary, although it apparently does have ‘newfangled’…)
Saturday, November 12, 2005
For dinner tonight we ate Indian food. Raj (my officemate) bought Nicole and I tickets to the India Student Council’s dinner thingy. There was a pretty wide variety of food there; most of it reminded me of Ethiopian food. It was pretty good though. And there was a fair amount of people that went to it (~300 people I would guess, the picture is from the end of the first shift of people, by the time the second shift arrived this hall, as well as another adjoining hall, was packed. )
he NFL and city officials have reached a preliminary agreement on terms to bring a team back to the Los Angeles Coliseum. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made the announcement Thursday on the steps of City Hall. But he didn't identify a potential tenant or speculate when Los Angeles might get the team.
He also spoke positively about a team playing at a facility proposed for the Angel Stadium parking lot in Anaheim and didn't rule out the Rose Bowl in Pasadena as a possible home field, either.
So L.A. looks like they will be getting a team, possibly two. This is how will it work out (Or at least how I see it happening):
Saints and Cardinals move to LA, New Orleans will be guaranteed an expansion spot in the near future. The new New Orleans team will expand with either Mexico City or San Antonio, but San Antonio will win out in the end, and then there will be a second round of expansions to put a team back in Arizona and one down in Mexico City. Leaving the NFL with 36 teams by 2012.
You heard it here first.
Friday, November 11, 2005
goghlines : Built with Processing (flash)
This is a very spiffy flash that draws Van-Gogh like paintings. The painting is always changing, which is what is really cool about it, so my pic above of it doesn't do it justice. You should check it out so you can see it in motion.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study (article)
It has long been suspected that the government has been using satellites to read and control the minds of certain citizens. The use of aluminum helmets has been a common guerrilla tactic against the government's invasive tactics . Surprisingly, these helmets can in fact help the government spy on citizens by amplifying certain key frequency ranges reserved for government use. In addition, none of the three helmets we analyzed provided significant attenuation to most frequency bands.
We describe our experimental setup, report our results, and conclude with a few design guidelines for constructing more effective helmets.
Haha! So if you fear the government is spying on you, do NOT wear an aluminum hat!!! It only helps them spy on you! (The theory of wearing an aluminum hat to block brain signals must have been a big project by the government so that they could actually read your thoughts better!)
It’s time to move on to the new theory of cat-on-the-head to block the signals. (If you do this, please send pics, I'll post em. ^_^ )
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
ShoOot by Tonypa (Game)
ShoOot is a game where you shoot the circles. It is very easy and very addictive. Good good stuff.
(I know, I know, two posts in a row about games, what have I become? I should be complaining about the RIAA or saying how something should be like something else...)
Tip-off #1: on the front of the CD, at the left-most edge, in the transparent "spine", you'll see "CONTENT PROTECTED" along with the IFPI copy-protection logo. A few photos make this clearer.
The PS3 is going to be the coolest gaming system ever (until the PS4). And there is no way that I am not gonna get one when they first come out. There is nothing that will stop me...
In related news, rumour flared overnight that the PlayStation 3 would prevent the use of used software, with technologies patented by SCEI’s Ken Kutaragi and team set to read, store and delete security codes on a per-disc, per machine basis.
Registered with Japan’s patent office, the concept would see each game disc individually encoded. Upon being played for the first time, the host hardware would store then delete from the disc the security codes required for registering the software with the console.
No wait... not being able to buy used games, or even play my games on someone else's system? That would stop me from getting one.
Hint for Sony: Don't be stupid!
This is the guy who played the role of the Phantom for the longest in the show's history. He and a pianst are touring around and they did a community concert here [at Garden City].
So the Thespian club had him sing a couple of songs and the such:
View this clip on Vimeo
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Let me tell you I was very happy with my Party Taco. We hung for a good 15 minutes chatting about how Taco Bell has nothing on the Wayno. But as it is with all the party food, I had to eat it in the end. And you know what? It was pretty good. Beuno even. Taco Beuno knows how to rock my mouth, and throw a good party taco.
Here I am giving a high-five to my Party Taco.
Keep it real
Edit: Well crap, Blogger really doesn't like music players in posts... Just go checkout their website for free music to download.
Re-Edit: Ok it works again (for me). So in conclusion it may or may not be there for you to listen to. Good luck.
But I have found something else that they are doing: turing these books into audio books. Now if you want an audio book for a trip, just download the chapters and burn them onto CD. Viola, (almost) instant trip entertainment.
Now that is really useful.
Pos Player Pts Team
QB P. Manning 17 Steepers
RB L. Tomlinson 29 Rebels
WR1 M. Harrison 10 Snotknockers
WR2 R. Wayne 7 Eldars
WR3 S. Smith 7 Snotknockers
TE J. Shockey 5 Snotknockers
K N. Rackers 12 Picklers
DEF NY Giants 4 Pillagers
DB T. Polamalu 8 Rebels
DL1 K. Edwards 5 Picklers
DL2 J. Abraham 3 Vampirates
Coach Pickle 98% Picklers
Total All-Stars so far:
Monday, November 07, 2005
I have no hockey pics to post, but maybe Chris could make a short highlight movie from the stuff that he recorded...
Anyways, on the way back from St. Louis we stopped at a gas station that had a Sonic attached to it, what was strange was that you had to go inside to order and get your food.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Friday, November 04, 2005
Follow-up from last night and from Sony's Rootkit:
Want to cheat in your online game and not get caught? Just buy a Sony BMG copy protected CD.
World of Warcraft hackers have confirmed that the hiding capabilities of Sony BMG's content protection software can make tools made for cheating in the online world impossible to detect. The software--deemed a "rootkit" by many security experts--is shipped with tens of thousands of the record company's music titles.
Despite making a patch available on Wednesday to consumers to amend its copy protection software's behavior, Sony BMG and First 4 Internet, the maker of the content protection technology, have both disputed claims that their system could harm the security of a Windows system. Yet, other software makers that rely on the integrity of the operating system are finding that hidden code makes security impossible.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Follow-up from game night:
Project Entropia is a virtual universe with a real cash economy. It is set on the distant colony of Calypso, the first habitable planet mankind has ever found. The players take the roles of colonizers that strive to build a new world together, under the threat from various enemies that wants to destroy the colony.
What does this mean?
It means that Project Entropia is a large multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The normal way such games operate is by purchasing the client software in a store and then pay a subscription fee every 30 days, while the internal game economy is just that –- a game economy.
Project Entropia does the opposite! The client software is free to download over the Internet and there are no subscription fee associated whatsoever. The real cash economy means that the internal Project Entropia economy is linked to the real world economy, by using a currency called the Project Entropia Dollar (PED), which have a fixed exchange rate to the US Dollar (10 PED equals 1 USD).
You as a player use PED to acquire virtual land and equipment in Project Entropia to invest in your avatar’s (Player representation in the virtual universe) growth and abilities. A unique aspect of Project Entropia is that a player may elect to transfer PED back into real life currency, thereby enabling them to earn real money while playing an online computer game.
It is a neat idea, as anyone can play since it is free, and if you are good at it you could make real money at it. So I think it's worth checking out. Somebody recently bought a new space station in the game for 100,000 US dollars, which is crazy that someone would invest that much money into it. At the least I'll check up on this from time to time to see how things are going.
Just thought you would like to know.
p.s. spifftacular is now in the new computer’s dictionary.
Update: There are actually three new computers in the stat lab, rock on!
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
A decision to call Christmas lights "Winter Lights" in south London has been condemned as showing a "total lack of respect" for Christians.
Mr Gentry, a Conservative member of the joint Lib Dem-Tory controlled borough, told the BBC it went against efforts to promote respect for all faiths.
"The idea that, in some way, the religious festival of Christmas is offensive to others is just daft - I have never heard a single person who's said that."
Good to hear.
Long story short: This guy is testing a program that looks for hidden malware. He finds some on his computer, thinking it’s an error because he is very careful about what he does with the computer, he does some searching about what the malware is, and where he got it. It turns out that the malware is from a copy-protected Sony CD, which, under the banner of DRM, was installed onto his computer. He notices that the license agreement with the CD never says that anything like this would be installed, and what is worse is that the program checks on the media 8 times every second, thus using up about 2% of his processing power, *even when he does not have the CD in the drive*. He gets very frustrated that a music CD installed malware on his computer, without his consent and that it uses a fairly large chunk of resources even when it is not needed. He gets further frustrated that there is no way to delete the program included on the CD. So he uses the original malware detection program to delete the program (he couldn't even get around to it from the SafeMode because Sony has it boot even then (!!!)). But all is not well after the deletion of the program, Sony wrote the program so that if you delete the DRM program off your computer you lose the ability to use your CD drive. (Pause for a second, and think about that one... Sony installed a program on your machine without your consent and then if you delete it you can't use ANY CD in your computer.) Luckily this guy is very computer savvy and was able to restore the CD drive functionality, but it is not something that the normal person would be able to do.
The entire experience was frustrating and irritating. Not only had Sony put software on my system that uses techniques commonly used by malware to mask its presence, the software is poorly written and provides no means for uninstall. Worse, most users that stumble across the cloaked files with a RKR scan will cripple their computer if they attempt the obvious step of deleting the cloaked files.
In short copy-protection has *already* gone too far, not just in theory but in reality now. My advice to you is to not buy copy protected CDs, at all. And if you must **DO NOT** run them on your computer.
It's a $10 music CD... jeez, and lawmakers let these guys tell them what to do about the movie/music industry... I'm doubt Sony is looking out for me... or even the artist.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Pos Player Pts Team
QB J. Plummer 22 Steepers
RB C. Dillon 16 Eldars
WR1 J. Mathis 9 Red Burns
WR2 S. Smith 9 Snotknockers
WR3 T. Owens 8 Rebels
TE A. Gates 13 Kilters
K J. Feely 12 Kilters
DEF NY Giants 9 Pillagers
DB J. Azumah 4 Picklers
DL1 B. Berry 6 Picklers
DL2 Br. Young 5 Steepers
Coach Shannon 91% Steepers
Total All-Stars so far:
Two small moons have been discovered orbiting Pluto, bringing the planet's retinue of known satellites to three and leaving scientist to wonder how it could be.
The newfound moons orbit about 27,000 miles (44,000 kilometers) from Pluto, more than twice as far as Charon, Pluto's other satellite. They are 5,000 times dimmer than Charon.
Preliminary observations suggest they are in circular orbits around Pluto and in the same plane as Charon, said Hal Weaver of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
Write your local scientist: "Pluto is a planet"