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Archive for August, 2005

Aug 30th 2005

BW&V suggests a law school musical

incidentally, my hate meter* (in increasing order):
5. olives
4. terrorists
2. dell computer corporation and 24 hour fitness (it’s a tie)
1. musicals**
*(subject to change)
**(i may be overestimating my hate for musicals, but it is unlikely)

Aug 30th 2005

some angry emails

get this response from james lileks, which had me rolling on the floor.

Aug 25th 2005

Alejandro Rozitchner

Almost every week I make sure to watch Hora Clave on Canal 9 in Argentina, hosted by the famed journalist Mariano Grondona. It is broadcast over the internet.
Today I found the blog of one of Grondona’s co-hosts, Alejandro Rozitchner. If you speak Spanish it is worth reading, especially if you follow Argentina in […]

Aug 24th 2005

Mobsters and Mormons

Thanks to an all-encompassingly reader (a well connected contact in the LDS film industry), I was able to attend a screening of the upcoming film Mobsters and Mormons last night.
The short take: 3 stars, out of 4, for an LDS film. And a definite “thumbs-up.”
The long take: The plot develops around the relocation to […]

Aug 24th 2005

The Trillion Dollar War

Linda Bilmes had an illuminative piece in the NY Times over the weekend on the true cost of the Afghanistan/Iraq conflicts.
But the biggest long-term costs are disability and health payments for returning troops, which will be incurred even if hostilities were to stop tomorrow. The United States currently pays more than $2 billion in disability […]

Aug 24th 2005

EU: English Is Official Language

From an all-encompassingly reader:
As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as “Euro-English”.
In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c”.
Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard […]

Aug 24th 2005

Google Talk

Google has officialy released (in “beta” of course) their long awaited IM client.

Aug 20th 2005

“poker” is banned temporarily

We are banning the use of the word “poker” in the comments section until we get some better spam protection setup over the next couple weeks.

Aug 17th 2005

Anti-Phishers Pose As Phishers

For all fellow geeks who have seen The Princess Bride.
Carl Bialik from the WSJ writes “This article notices a new trend in efforts to fight phishing: Anti-fraudsters are posing as phishers to ‘to train users to be more careful about sharing sensitive information online.’ Or, as the Wall Street Journal puts it, ‘To fight computer […]

Aug 17th 2005

Henrico County iBook Sale

If you haven’t herd about the iBook sale at the Richmond International Raceway in Henrico County, Virginia…read on.
A sale of second-hand Apple laptops costing only $50 have caused a near riot in Virginia in the US.
More than 5,500 people queued for a chance to buy one of the 1,000 laptops and stampeded when the sale […]