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Journal: History 3

Journal by Allen Zadr

Just went through all my old Journal Entries, which I haven't done since moving most of my stuff into

Looking at replacing the laptop I bought way back when...

I started here on April 1, 2004. I moved to Multiply on Feb 17, 2007. Figured After all this time, I might as well check in back here.

What's up?

Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 45

by Allen Zadr (#23793239) Attached to: Post an anonymous question!
I am, and always have been, a supporter of butts. That's not to say that I ignore boobs or legs. Boobs, for example, are far less awkward to pay close attention to in intimate situations. There's no comfortable way, for example, to kiss a butt while staring into her eyes. Yet, I am an assman.

+ - A Two-Time Universe?

Submitted by johanwanderer
johanwanderer (1078391) writes "A Two-Time Universe? Physicist Explores How Second Dimension of Time Could Unify Physics Laws... For a long time, Itzhak Bars has been studying time. More than a decade ago, the USC College physicist began pondering the role time plays in the basic laws of physics the equations describing matter, gravity and the other forces of nature. PhysOrg reports on how a second time dimension could solve the problems with current theories."

+ - France to Google: help us promote our culture->

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njondet writes "It now seems long gone are the days when France saw Google as an instrument of American cultural imperialism which needed to be challenged by European governments. Earlier this month, the French Culture Minister officially asked Google for recommendations on how to promote the online presence of French culture . This constitutes a remarkable change of heart for France which, under the Chirac presidency, had planned the launch of European projects, such as the Quaero search engine, in order to challenge Google's technological dominance and protect France's cultural independence in the digital world. France now appears to consider that its culture and Google can thrive together. This u-turn can be explained by the pragmatic realization that anti-Google projects would fail as they have done in the past. A realization that France was all the more willing to make under its new president, Nicolas Sarkozy, a self-proclaimed pro-American eager to break with the policies of Chirac, his predecessor, former mentor and bitter rival. The reconciliation with the Californian company was also assisted by the reassurances given by Google to the Culture minister that its new filtering technology for YouTube would help secure the copyrights, and thus the revenues and future, of the French cultural industry."
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+ - Computer failure leads to man's execution->

Submitted by aethelferth
aethelferth (686304) writes "Reuters reports that a complaint was filed against a Texas judge who let a man be executed rather than keep the court clerk's office open for 20 minutes past closing time to allow an appeal to be filed on the basis of the Supreme Court's decision that day to consider the constitutionality of lethal injection. The reason that the appeal was late coming in? The attorneys had a computer failure. The nature of the failure was not described. So, if you ever find yourself on death row, you may be betting your life on your attorneys' IT infrastructure. How many attorneys who use something other than MS-Windows and x86 hardware?"
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User Journal

Journal: Road Runner is now Comcrapstick

Journal by Allen Zadr

I have had a cable Modem in suburban MN since 1999. Time Warner cable had only been offering cable-modem service for three weeks, and they hadn't started the TV ads for it yet. My family Email addresses were Firstname@, Firstname@, Firstname@, FirstnameX@, FirstnameMiddlename@ ... no numbers, dashes, unmemorable components. Basically, the benefits of an early adopter.

The beer-cooled computer does not harm the ozone layer. -- John M. Ford, a.k.a. Dr. Mike