Friday, September 28, 2001

"Playing Area 51 was like playing a concrete bunker for people who were all
identically dressed in mall clothes, who all watched MTV and didn't know about
music unless they saw it on MTV,"
-tina weymouth
posted by john , 3:11 AM Þ 
Thursday, September 27, 2001

"ah physics"

and yes iis is total crap. that new licensing scheme using the
subscription platform truly makes me ill. are they trying to completely
isolate every even slightly knowledgable user because i know
alot of people who are really getting completely fed up with their
greedy bullshit products. xp? give me a break.

at last check pc world had the %market share use on the server side at ms-
40% and linux(all distributions)-29%. and that was pre xp.
sometimes i wonder how smart they really are.

'i'm the operator of my pocket calculator'
posted by john , 11:22 PM Þ 

Beam me up Scotty! (Very scary indeed)
Experimental Long Lived Entanglement of Two Macroscopic Objects
(Click 'Latest News')
posted by Claus Eggers , 6:41 PM Þ 
Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Gartner: Dump IIS

"From the mouths of the expert analysts, Microsoft has finally pushed them over the top. The leaky IIS security track record and lack of widespread attack threat on other web server software leads Gartner to recommend that companies look elsewhere. For what it's worth, I can't say that it's a bad idea. I run my own personal web site on IIS, but I certainly don't consider it to be critical. I run business websites on Apache and have no intention of changing that anytime soon. Apache is stable, secure, easy to manage, and generally doesn't require the babysitting that IIS has garnered. Not to mention that it's FREE!"

The writing is on the wall...
posted by Irdial , 2:14 PM Þ 

An ID card, by definition, is a form of internal passport. Virtually all ID cards worldwide develop a broader usage over time, than was originally envisioned for them. This development of new and unintended purposes is becoming known as function creep.
posted by Irdial , 1:02 AM Þ 
Tuesday, September 25, 2001

"All identification numbers on the tails of US aircraft are issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and start with the letter "N," said
FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac. They're similar to license plates on cars."

Check out what LONDON gives :-)
posted by John , 12:00 PM Þ 
Monday, September 24, 2001

I'd love to, Barreh. But I can't really afford much these days, and being as it is, I'm trying to cram in some time for a final few days of freedom before I have to go act like an idiot for 10 months. If I get the chance, I'm coming over, though, and we'll party like there's no tomorrow. And go to the cafeteria *nudge nudge*
posted by Mikkel , 9:55 AM Þ 

Sweet jesus carth (mikkel), now's the time better than ever for you to get your ass over here so we can strut our stuff at my university. Conscription is inhumane and should be banned.
posted by Barrie , 3:49 AM Þ 
posted by captain davros , 1:52 AM Þ 

Yes, it is wrong. In Denmark at least, I know that if you refuse service, refuse the forced labour that you will be assigned in that case, the government will give you daily fines. If you refuse to pay these, it's jailtime. Jail as an ultimate consequence if you refuse to do their bidding. Sheesh.
posted by Mikkel , 12:11 AM Þ 
Sunday, September 23, 2001

Its increadible; there are countries in Europe that have legalized slavery, mandatory psychological evaluation, and NO ONE seems to think that this is wrong.

The European declartation of human rights is a sham, devised to trick the people of eorope into thinking that they have some kind of ultimate protection under this fake document.

Let me spell it out for you. It is WRONG and IMMORAL and a VIOLATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AS A HUMAN BEING to be compelled to serve in the army, FOR ANY PURPOSE. Such compulsory service is SLAVERY, and as such, should be ILLEGAL in al civilized nations. If a country needs to maintain an army, then it should be a VOLUNTEER ARMY ONLY. Volunteer armies are much stronger and more effective than ones made of unwilling conscripts; this is a well understood fact.

What I cannot FOR THE LIFE OF ME understand, is why there has not been mass revolt about this situation, and why no one has challenged these barbaric and absurd laws in the European court of human rights.
posted by Irdial , 8:06 PM Þ 

It's a draft-paper. It says that the guy drew a number 237 (or 257), a pretty low number, which means he is required to meet at a draft office for the healthcheck and further dishumaning.

In Denmark, we do it the other way around. Firt we go get the health & psychecheck, which is mandatory for all males as they reach 18 years of age. After the healthcheck, if you are declared suited for service, you go and draw a number. I drew #12136, which meant I would get drafted. 3 weeks ago, I received the letter, and I got signed for 10 months in the engineering troups. Sent off a conscientual objection and I am slated to meet at the objector introductory thing April 16th.
posted by Mikkel , 5:23 PM Þ 

Could someone clear up on what that mailgram means? I am kinda confused, it's hard to read.
posted by Barrie , 9:34 AM Þ 

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