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Comment: yesscript set to no on slashdot (Score 1) 91

by blogagog (#49078487) Attached to: Advice on How to Start an IT Business (Video)
It's a pain in the butt, but /. clearly can't be trusted with javascript. So it's disabled now on 263 computers when they attempt to view slashdot. In fairness, only one or two of those computers visit here, probably. It's a work environment, so most of them are checking out Gawker and Drudge :(.

Comment: May? (Score 1) 448

by blogagog (#48758677) Attached to: Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For
"...if cable companies are finally forced to unbundle their services it may actually result in higher prices and worse service." Here's my alternate opinion: If cable companies are finally forced to unbundle their services it may actually result in LOWER prices and BETTER service. Who knows for sure? I say we force them to do it and find out.

Comment: The end of the world (Score 4, Interesting) 185

by blogagog (#43828645) Attached to: Tests Show That Deadly New Flu Could Spread Among People
The older I get, the more I realize that there are very many people in the world who just don't feel comfortable unless there is some horrible world-ending danger looming over mankind. And it's usually wildly overblown. Here's a short list of all of the things that are supposed to kill me - nuclear war, nuclear power, the end of the ozone, the end of the rain forests, global warming, and pandemics, just to name a few. I'm sure I left out a ton of false armageddons from that list. Overfishing, fertilizers, the end of oil and gas, and clear cutting forests are also supposed not to kill, but to cause us irreparable harm some time between 50 years ago and 'just around the corner'. You can only cry wolf so many times before no one believes you. I'm getting so cynical, I may take up smoking.

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence. -- Jeremy S. Anderson