A few years ago, I bought the DVD for "Rocky and Bullwinkle - Fractured Fairy Tales". I popped it into my Ubuntu system and immediately began watching "Sleeping Beauty Land" and "Riding Hoods Anonymous". It was awesome!
Until I tried to watch the same DVD on a normal DVD player. It had a 15 minute, unskipable ad for some old crappy rabbit movie. As a result, I never watch movies on a regular DVD player. With Ubuntu, I get to the main menu immediately, regardless of what "unskipable" ads the DVD has. It is worth it for that reason alone.
But there is no hockey, at least not at the NHL level. That should start riots in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto at least, or perhaps staging a coup-de-tat of Gary Bettman. To make it even worse, the Stanley Cup is in possession of the LA Kings which should offend Canadians everywhere.
Oh, wait, Canadians actually have lots of good hockey that isn't NHL. Here in the states, it is either the NHL or the Frozen Four if you are lucky. Oh, well, pitchers and catchers report in February.
That is cool. It is nice that you can configure firewalls to protect against layer 7 attacks. It is a great part of defence in depth. If I set up the firewalls I would do this. Of course I don't, and the bureaucracy makes the Vogons look nimble. They would feed their own grandmother to the Ravenous Bugblater Beast of Traal rather than change the rules. And of course, some other "developer" with some clout would get an exception so his craptastic application still works.
I love the idea of a Firewall protecting my app, but would rather write the 2 lines of code to ensure my app doesn't get pwned if it doesn't for whatever reason.
Quantum Mechanics is a lovely introduction to Hilbert Spaces! -- Overheard at last year's Archimedeans' Garden Party