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Comment: We only have three seasons (Score 1) 451

by semifamous (#29429179) Attached to: Favorite seasonal transition?

Here in Lake Havasu City, AZ, there are three seasons:

Summer lasts from the end of Spring Break until Snowbird Season in September/October. Snowbird Season lasts for months until March/April when Spring Break season starts. Spring Break lasts for a few months until the end of May/beginning of June when the Summer heat returns, driving away all of the Spring Breakers smart enough to get out.

Each change of season is indicated by the large group of people leaving or returning. Snowbirds arrive when it starts to get tolerable outside, but they're driven away like magnetic polar opposites when the Spring Breakers start showing up. And most of the Spring Breakers know better than to stick around when it starts hitting 110+ for Summer.

Comment: Re:No problem on Sprint (Score 3, Informative) 383

by semifamous (#28887707) Attached to: David Pogue Wants to Take Back the Beep

Instructions that I posted here:

      1. Call Your Voicemail
      2. At the menu, press 3 for Personal Options
      3. Press 2 for Greeting
      4. Press 1 to change the greeting.
      5. To enable/disable the instructions, press 3


Decryption Keys For HD-DVD Found, Confirmed 473

Posted by kdawson
from the house-of-cards dept.
kad77 writes "It appears that, despite skepticism, 'muslix64' was the real deal. Starting from a riddle posted on, members on the doom9 forum identified the Title key for the HD-DVD release 'Serenity.' Volume Unique Keys and Title keys for other discs followed within hours, confirming that software HD-DVD players, like any common program, store important run-time data in memory. Here's a link to decryption utility and sleuthing info in the original doom9 forum thread. The Fair Use crowd has won Round One; now how will the industry respond?"

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.