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last updated at 2005-09-12 23:38

"No More Games. No More bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun -- for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax -- This won't hurt."


seti: "The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request."
seti: D'oh
seti: Same for http://www.orkut.com/terms.aspx - both recently updated


^matthew: Unfortunately the vid is in streaming quicktime and the story practically nonexistant. The url pretty much has all the necessary information.

Tear down the firewall

coderman: "Three years ago, I proposed to our technology architects that we eliminate our network firewalls. Today, we're close to achieving that goal. Back then, I thought that network-based firewalls were losing their effectiveness, enabling a mind-set that was flawed. Today, I'm certain.

Bootstrapping an Infrastructure

Power outage in large parts of Los Angeles, California, USA

seti: started about an hour ago
seti: This Spartan Life, a Halo machinima, is hosted by Broadspire who are down because they had a non-redundant setup.

The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

seti: <Mutiny> concentrating your protection at the edges is so gauche.



This American Life: After the Flood

nym: RealAudio, but totally worth it


seti: This is only funny if you're an Apple GUI zealot (and think the new iTunes 5 look sucks).

Pentagon Revises Nuclear Strike Plan

Tonus: "Strategy Includes Preemptive Use Against Banned Weapons"

'Panic buying' at petrol stations

^matthew: Fears of a new fuel shortage prompted a wave of panic buying by motorists as protesters warned of a week of chaos on the roads.

Fuel protests 'causing no panic'

^matthew: There are no signs of motorists panic-buying at petrol pumps ahead of planned refinery blockades, fuel retailers have told BBC News.

Ebay to buy Skype for $2.6bn (possibly $4.1bn)

seti: ask not for whom the cluefone rings; it rings for thee.

Four Stages of Revolution

How Bush Blew It (Newsweek 19th September issue)


Zerodhero: if Skype hits certain performance targets between now and 2008." Niklas and Janus, Skype's founders, will receive $1.3 billion in cash, $1.3 billion in stock, and $1.5 billion in rewards, guaranteeing that most of Skype's staff will stick around.


Zerodhero: Evil, but oh so revalant :)


LazyWeb: Fast Secure and Transparent Remote File Sync?

burtonator: any ideas guys?

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