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noticed a bunch of new folks signed up while the blog was out of commision. tell us about yourselves..
robot runaway · Jun 29, 2004 at 8:05 am
I think they’re mainly people passing through on their way to test the scripts. I may have to send out a mass mailing to see how many actually want to keep their memberships.
btw.. but one can always hope that since I’ve turned the posting on, people might post a bit more.. :-P
tism · Jul 1, 2004 at 8:37 am
now you tell me…lol
<3 star wars chess is my new favorite time waster..
had a little trouble with the pod racer game. maybe it wont freeze up so bad when i shove another gig of ram in my machine.
also,thanks for the horrible star wars x-mas flick. im sure its just as bad as it was when i was a kid.
yours is in the mail as soon as i have time to finish it. night jobs are a bitch.
robot runaway · Feb 13, 2004 at 10:31 am
No problems - glad you’re enjoying the disc!
Pod Racer ran fine for me with 128MB of RAM but was a bit tricky to get setup. Seems like I had to set my screen resolution to 800x600 to get it going.
Nothing like a Wookie Christmas, huh?
Queen to give knighthood to Bill Gates - but you can blame it on Gordon Brown
By Robert Peston, City Editor
Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder and the world’s wealthiest man, is to receive an honorary knighthood for “services to global enterprise”.
The recommendation that he receive the honour was made by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown. Buckingham Palace is expected to announce it tomorrow, when Mr Gates will speak at a conference on “Advancing Enterprise” organised by Mr Brown.
Bill Gates, who is to receive an honorary knighthood
The controversial software company creator - whose commercial success has led to hatred of him among his competitors - is worth an estimated $40 billion (£22 billion). Microsoft is described as the “Evil Empire” by those who resent its grip on the computer industry.
Other Americans to have received the KBE include George Bush, the former president, Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, Steven Spielberg, the film director, and Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve Bank.
Mr Greenspan is another speaker at tomorrow’s conference. The event has prompted resentment in the Prime Minister’s close circle, who knew nothing about it until a fortnight ago.
They are annoyed that the conference - which gathers together luminaries from the business and political worlds including Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, Sir Terry Leahy, chief executive of Tesco, and Lord Browne, chief executive of BP - is taking place in Tony Blair’s most difficult week since he became Prime Minister in 1997.
“On the eve of Hutton and the university fees vote, this is Brown saying, ‘Look at all my powerful friends’,” said a Downing Street adviser.
Mr Gates has been a notable donor to charities and good causes. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was created in 2000 to improve “equity in global health and learning”. He has donated nearly $26 billion to the foundation.
The foundation set up a 139 million scholarship scheme three years ago to attract the brightest students to Cambridge University. It has also invested millions of dollars in research for an Aids vaccine.
robot runaway · Jan 25, 2004 at 3:00 pm
Even though he’s given billions to charity, it’s all tainted money as far as I’m concerned. Those billions came from sheer torture to his competitors and the fact that the Queen is going to knight him is like giving knighthood to Hitler if he’d have given away a fraction of his spoils of war.
And let’s not talk about Microsoft’s innovation either.. Raise your hand if you knew that the original Internet Explorer code was licensed from NCSA and based on Mosaic, the browser written by Mark Andreessen and his friends who went on to write the Netscape browser which was annihilated by Microsoft?
Open up IE and click on Help and then About Internet Explorer.. Talk about an ugly start..
man..they just dont know when to quit..
Software giant threatens mikerowesoft
January 19, 2004, 16:10 GMT
Tell us your opinion
Microsoft is threatening teenage software writer Mike Rowe with legal action for registering and using the domain name mikerowesoft.com
Microsoft has set its lawyers onto a 17-year-old software writer from Vancouver, called Mike Rowe, because he has registered MikeRoweSoft.com, which the company said infringes on its copyright.
Mike Rowe, who registered the domain name in August 2003, received an email from Microsoft’s lawyers three months later asking him to transfer the domain name to Microsoft. They also offered to pay him a “settlement” of $10 (£5.55), which is the cost of his original registration fee.
“I was surprised that they would offer such a little amount of money to persuade me to hand my domain over,” said Rowe, who wrote back telling them that he had worked hard on the site and spent money printing stationary, but would be willing to give it up for $10,000. In response, he received a 25-page letter explaining why Microsoft’s customers could get confused between his site and their site.
According to Rowe’s Web site, which is straining to stay online because so many people are dropping in to wish him well, Microsoft accused him of setting up the site only because he had the intention to sell the domain for a large cash settlement. “This is not the case. I never thought my name would cause Microsoft to take this course of action against me. I just thought it was a good name for my small part-time business,” said Rowe.
Microsoft was not available for comment.
br0q · Jan 20, 2004 at 9:48 pm
ive always wanted to test the boundries of copyright infringement by starting a band called the mikrosoftz,or ayeohhell..or perhaps M.S.N - mid sentance nuisance
how do i add a comment system to this little bastard of a free-for-all links script that i found? example
robot runaway · Dec 16, 2003 at 12:38 pm
Sorry I can’t help as I’m not super familiar with PHP.. Where did you get the script?
just posting a bit to pass some time during my 7 hr layover here in new orleans. its really fuckin boring..but,i will be home soon..hopefully. so whats up with you guys?
tism · Nov 15, 2003 at 5:39 am
Nice to see… that blonde headed avatar! A 7 hour layover!!!…man that’s obscene
Hope the rest of the way is a smooth ride. Take care bro.
robot runaway · Nov 15, 2003 at 2:27 pm
Good to know you’re making a safe journey across the states but man, a seven hour pit stop had to be a long one! And I also was a bit surprised to see, erm.. read ya so soon. I spent many an hour on Amtrak when I was a wee lad full of rebellion and such but I suppose I wouldn’t mind a nice country ride now.
Nothing exciting going on in these parts unless you count watching it rain and the wind blow a thrill.
Greets big guy and lettuce know when you land in ‘Bama.
br0q · Nov 30, 2003 at 7:31 am
amtrak sucked this time around. we were travelling in 12-18 hour stretches,so smoke breaks were few and far between. all the old people were getting cranky,and kept asking the attendees when we were gonna get to stretch our legs. of course they got no answer,because nobody knew anything. especially annoying was how they eventually ceased to call out stops after Texas other than major cities,so we never knew when that precious 3-4 minute nicotine party was happenin. oh,another evil amtrak thing. i didnt get to call lark for 2 days,so i finally decided to use the credit card only payphone in the sighseer lounge. supposedly the cost was 99 cents to connect, a buck 99 per minute anywhere in the US. what a fuckin lie! when i got home,i found a $18.00 charge for a 3 minute conversation. the “web appliance” that i used to start this thread was supposed to be a dollar for 5 minutes,three dollar minimum. LIES! i was charged almost $18.00! for about 15 minutes! amtrak needs to burn. by the time i got here,my poor bank account was overdrawn $216 due to all the overdraft charges and negative balance fees due to being charged 2 and 3 times for a single service. when i called,they claimed that no such services existed in amtrak trains or terminals!!??&%^&))*
robot runaway · Dec 4, 2003 at 9:44 pm
Those tele-charges can get outrageous.. I called the Missus from the airport collect once and it cost us 15 dollars for a 3 minute conversation. Jerks. I need a couple cell phones instead. Then I can be cool and hang out in StarBuckers.
Seriously though, I’m just glad you made it safe and sound. :-)
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robot runaway · Nov 6, 2003 at 10:21 am
I had to update the permission categories to just reflect the recent ordinance. Me favorite part was “Such an obstruction hereby is declared to be a public nuisance.” The everyday headaches of tying one’s shoes and contemplating public nuisances.
Mebbie I should incorporate into the WI’s ToU.
does that mean i can beat other posters senseless? its not like i want to. im just doing my job.
robot runaway · Nov 6, 2003 at 10:14 am
All in a day’s work but if Rodney comes in, best to look the other way..
pretty awesome, as always, but i wasn’t able to pick out the “extras.”
robot runaway · Nov 6, 2003 at 10:12 am
From what I’ve heard the director’s cut should have been called the enhanced audio/video cut but I haven’t any facts to back up that statement up.
Still, it’d be pretty cool to see it in the theatre. >:-)
DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — James Nichols, the brother of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, says he was tricked into appearing in the documentary “Bowling for Columbine,” according to a federal lawsuit filed against filmmaker Michael Moore.
Nichols also alleges in the lawsuit, filed Monday in Detroit, that Moore libeled him by linking him to the terrorist act.
Nichols accuses Moore of libel, defamation of character, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
His lawyer is asking for a jury trial and damages ranging from $10 million to $20 million on each of nine counts, the Detroit Free Press reported.
A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with Moore’s publicist.
In the film, Moore asks Nichols for an interview and steers the subject from the Oklahoma City bombing to gun ownership. Nichols tells Moore he has a gun under his pillow, and Moore asks Nichols to show him.
In the lawsuit, Nichols, who lives in Decker, said Moore misled him about the purpose of the interview.
“Bowling for Columbine” won the feature-length documentary Academy Award earlier this year.
robot runaway · Oct 30, 2003 at 4:56 pm
James was a bit off the deep end in that documentary and I don’t think any amount of trickery could hide that!
I wonder if this is his personal site? It’s got some cool artsy-type shit on it none-the-less. And this site seems pretty cool, too. Found it while check to see if Michael Moore had anything about the suit on his.