PC World India: Microsoft Delays Release of... →
Microsoft has delayed the release of a third service pack for Windows XP, blaming a “compatibility issue” between the software and a retail-chain-management application. Microsoft had said last week that it completed development on Windows XP, Service Pack 3 (SP3), and that it would be available via its software-update services on Tuesday. However, incompatibilities discovered in the...
So you want to be a scientologist | Slate magaz →
Q: How is becoming a Scientologist like buying a house? A: You have to sign a contract!
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ...– The Quotations Page
Techdirt: Judge Puts JPEG Patent On Ice →
The infamous and questionable JPEG patent held by Global Patent Holdings (GPH) and used to threaten just about anyone online (including the Green Bay Packers, CDW, a resort in Florida and others) who happened to have a JPEG on their website has been put on hold for a while. While the folks behind it somehow got Forbes to write a puff piece making it sound like the patent holder was the victim, if...
”Yeah, I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I’m working. I do...– ‘Office Space’: 15 Quotable Lines | EW.com
Readers Confess: The Movie I Walked Out On |... →
“The first time was Solaris. The one with George Clooney. I chose to walk around aimlessly in the freezing rain instead. — rachelle” [wtf?!?!??…one of my favorite films - both the US and the original Russian version](m)
Six Diseases You Don’t Want : DivineCaroline →
1) Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) To answer your question, yes, your pee does smell like maple syrup. Other symptoms include lethargy, coma, avoiding food, and mental retardation. If left untreated, this disease can kill you and would make for an embarrassing obituary…
NFB - Carts of Darkness
Carts of Darkness →
roamin: National Film Board of Canada Must be seen to be believed… Big Al, Ben and Kelvin, bottle collecting adreneline junkies on Safeway carts. Excerpts/etc plus a trailer on YouTube.
The ABCs of securing your wireless network |... →
First things first The first thing to understand about wireless security is that by default, you have none. The router you buy from Newegg or Best Buy is going to come preconfigured for open access, which means that all of your neighbors can hop on and begin snarfing up MP3s with your bandwidth. This makes the router easier to set up—on a modern OS, you shouldn’t have to do much more than...
Behind the phony tinsel of Hollywood lies the real tinsel. Oscar Levant (1906...– The Quotations Page
Microsoft releases the long-anticipated Windows XP... →