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Comment Re:A cornal what? (Score 1) 151

Brings to mind the poem by Jack Prulutsky:

The Turkey Shot Out Of The Oven

The turkey shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air,
it knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.

It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with a deafening boom,
then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.

It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor,
there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
where there'd never been turkey before.

It blanketed every appliance,
it smeared every saucer and bowl,
there wasn't a way I could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.

I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
and thought with chagrin as I mopped,
that I'd never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn't been popped.

Comment Same experience without the video (Score 1) 473

I had the same call come to me twice. The second time I took a little more time and here's how it went: They usually ask you to open up the event viewer to show you all the "malware" on your system. After booting up my windows XP VM, he opened up a command prompt window to one of the Windows folders. Then he ran the command "attrib". at the end I got a similar the command prompt back:

C:\Windows>Windows firewall subscription has expired.

with the written text about the firewall being typed MUCH slower than my 8 year old son types. Eventually I told the guy he was doing all of this in a VM, and he didn't think I was as smart as I said, so he asked a couple of obscure computer questions (about msconfig and northbridge/southbridge)... I then asked him if I could ask him a question... I asked, "Will you take me off of your call list?" I tried to guilt him out of doing what he was doing, but I figured I'd wasted enough time, so I hung up. I haven't had another call since then.

Submission + - Orrin Hatch (Senator R-UT) removes co-sponsor of P (

kaychoro writes: If you can get to your senator's website, you may find something similar to what Orrin Hatch (R-UT, PIPA cosponsor) said:

...the PROTECT IP Act... is simply not ready for prime time ... Rushing something with such potential for far-reaching consequences is something I cannot support and that’s why I will not only vote against moving the bill forward next week but also remove my cosponsorship of the bill.

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