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9.19.2003

Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19. Arrrrr, finally, today ye be talking like a pirate and 'aving less weird stares from the folks around ye. Well...probably not.

9.18.2003

I showed this to a few people, but I figured I'd post it here in case some of you haven't seen it. "Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. ceehiro." Makes you want to think twice about fixing typos ;) The most disturbing part of that thing is that somehow my brain added the missing "the" and made the "is" into an "are" in the "iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae" part.

"They're like the KGB of Hamburger Town"

Osama's Liquor Store. You get to shoot at Osama a lot. Not sure if there's a point otherwise, but as Keanu would say in Speed, "Shoot the hostage" if you have to :)

9.17.2003

Censored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Media Stories of 2002-2003

Minority Report is almost here

9.16.2003

Did you know filesharing in Canada is legal? It's all due to them just charging a tax on blank media like tapes and blank cds. This means you can copy cds, download whatever you want, etc. Much nicer system if you ask me. Then theres this article, recounting the past times the music/movie industry has freaked out over some new technology and profited off of it. Also explains how they're basically crooks themselves, which anyone that paid $22 for a new cd that cost less than 1 cent to stamp can tell you. I mean honestly, how is it that multi-million dollar movies get onto DVD's sold for $12 at Walmart, but the new crap-ass cd by the latest "in" band is $22?

9.15.2003

Talk to Everyman. Tell me what doesn't work or what he doesn't respond to well so I can update him. I want to enter a bot into the Chatterbox Challenge, but I haven't settled on one yet. If anyone can help me with some searching code in C++ it would be greatly appreciated.

9.14.2003

Ahhh, Ramen. Staple food product of the average college student.

Recording industry's missteps: "While movie companies escort happy customers to newly-installed recliner stadium seats, the music companies escort their biggest fans straight to the courthouse. There is only so much time for entertainment in a busy day, and people will spend their leisure where they meet the path of least resistance."

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