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Happy Birthday [Apr. 16th, 2011|09:25 pm]

RFC 114, dated 16 April 1971
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If all the other kids posted a census meme, would I? [Mar. 11th, 2011|01:26 pm]
I guess so.

2011: living in a condo (2br + den) in downtown Mpls with all my books.

2001: living in a co-op (1br) on the Upper West Side that was taken over by books (with more in 3 storage units and my parents' attic)

1991: same co-op, fewer books

1981: studio apartment on the Upper East Side with relatively few (for me) books

1971: my parents' 4br house in Scarsdale and college dorms in Cambridge MA

1961: my parents' 3br house in Queens

1951: pre-existent
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An IPv4 prefix walks into a bar [Feb. 7th, 2011|10:16 pm]
and says "Gimme a CIDR, I'm exhausted."

An IPv6 prefix sits down at the bar. Nobody talks to him.

(stolen from lots of people.)
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"That isn't right. It isn't even wrong." [Jan. 27th, 2011|09:02 am]
According to Fox News, Web developers have tried to compensate for this problem by creating IPv6 -- a system that recognizes six-digit IP addresses rather than four-digit ones.
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Happy Birthday [Oct. 18th, 2010|12:35 pm]
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The single most twisted object I have seen on the net [May. 13th, 2010|03:59 pm]
You were warned.
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Happy Birthday [May. 13th, 2010|03:15 pm]
to cakmpls
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Happy Birthday [Dec. 31st, 2009|01:24 pm]
Happy birthday sfrose.
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Congratulations, Charlie [Dec. 30th, 2009|09:06 am]
Charlie autopope Stross will be GoH for Boskone 48 in 2011.
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Couldn't happen to more deserving folks [Dec. 7th, 2009|04:55 pm]
$6 billion in copyright violations
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NYC trip [Nov. 25th, 2009|04:56 pm]
It being Thanksgiving weekend, I'll be in NYC again (Friday through Monday this time). Anything going on that I shouldn't miss? (Anybody want to get together?)
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Too good not to share [Apr. 2nd, 2009|02:12 pm]
Writing is an adventure.
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It's a dumb question, anyway [Mar. 17th, 2009|04:19 pm]
When you're confronted with a problem, you take it on immediately - but with your eyes wide open.
You deal with stress well. You take things as they come, and you don't panic.

In fact, you often enjoy challenging situations. Difficulty makes you feel alive.
You are alert and observant. You notice every twist and turn in the road.
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Dollars to doughnuts [Mar. 5th, 2009|01:06 pm]
That used to mean a bet at high odds. Now it's not clear which side is giving odds.
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Interesting Microsoft page [Jan. 7th, 2009|08:43 am]
Read it before their lawyers do. You'd almost think real people worked there or something.
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Heh [Jan. 4th, 2009|08:16 pm]
That was my joke.
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Happy birthday [Dec. 31st, 2008|09:30 am]
to sfrose
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Sir PTerry [Dec. 30th, 2008|09:24 pm]
in case anyone didn't already know
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Google Maps is at it again [Dec. 27th, 2008|07:31 pm]
Did anyone get to the Worldcon this way?
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If only these were available when I was young [Dec. 20th, 2008|04:12 pm]
Who knows what the world would be like today?
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Happy birthday [Dec. 9th, 2008|11:04 am]
to lsanderson
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There are few problems that cannot be solved by a suitable application of a green dragon. [Dec. 5th, 2008|09:15 pm]
You had to be at Smofcon to understand that one.
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NYC this weekend [Nov. 24th, 2008|12:44 pm]
I'll be in NYC this weekend (Friday to Sunday). Anything going on that I shouldn't miss? (Anybody want to get together?)
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Windycon Report [Nov. 16th, 2008|01:05 am]
At Fannish Feud Friday night, the question was "Other than a guitar, name an instrument found at a filksing." Tom Smith: "pass".

Saturday, the convention managed to schedule a panel with six participants, including one of the Guests of Honor, into a room that the Fire Marshall limited to 15 people.
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That government governs best which governs least [Nov. 6th, 2008|02:10 pm]
And Obama is off to a good start.

(Though maybe it will load by the time you see this.)
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Scariest Halloween Costume [Oct. 20th, 2008|04:15 pm]
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Serendipity [Oct. 20th, 2008|09:09 am]
Just when the National Debt Clock needed an extra digit, one became available from the Dow.
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Happy birthday [Oct. 11th, 2008|11:49 am]
to carbonel.

On the right day this time, now that I've eaten.
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Happy birthday [Oct. 9th, 2008|08:40 pm]
to carbonel
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Happy birthday [Sep. 30th, 2008|10:14 pm]
Happy birthday jonsinger
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Strategy vs. Tactics [Sep. 28th, 2008|04:07 pm]
Tactics: capture your opponent's soldiers.

Strategy: brainwash them and send them back to take over their home country and bring it down a few decades later.
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Happy birthday [Sep. 21st, 2008|08:54 pm]
Happy birthday dd_b.
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Large Hadron Collider links [Sep. 20th, 2008|11:59 pm]
Drinking Game
Has the Large Hadron Collider Destroyed the World Yet? (Look at the page source, too)
Has the HLC Destroyed the Earth? (More sourcey goodness)
OmG Haz the HLC Destroyed the Earth?
HLC webcams
Demonstration with Small Pie Collider
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Happy 5th Birthday [Jul. 26th, 2008|01:13 pm]
Happy birthday mrissa.
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Northworst annoyance [Jul. 18th, 2008|06:51 am]
I have a 7:20 AM flight to Boston for Readercon. NW emails me at 4:20, saying it's on time. I get to the airport at 6:20, and the gate says it's delayed until 8. The arriving plane is now predicted to arrive at 7:21, from Alaska.

Sure, they can turn it around in 40 minutes.

Sure, they didn't know 2 hours ago that the arriving plane was going to be late so they could have let me spend a bit more time at home.

I'm signed up for txt message notification about flights; I haven't heard about this one yet, an hour and a half in advance. They're supposed to be sent 3 hours in advance. I wonder if it will claim the flight is still on time when they get around to sending it.

Added: At 7:55, they still showed an 8:00 departure, despite the fact that they hadn't started boarding yet.
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(no subject) [Jul. 8th, 2008|03:05 pm]
Happy birthday, tesla_aldrich.
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Stuck at LGA overnight [Jun. 29th, 2008|05:48 pm]
I was supposed to be on the NW 6 PM flight; it got canceled, and they rebooked me on the 8:35. (Nice of them to tell me; I got a phone message after 5 PM, when I'd already learned from calling them.)

While I was sitting in the WorldClub, the 8:35 got canceled, and the best they could guarantee me was the 11:35 tomorrow.

NW claimed the problem was due to weather/air traffic control, hence they wouldn't help me with a hotel room.

Fortunately, Priceline would, so I'm paying only a slightly extortionate rate (around $50 less than the hotel asked directly when I called).

They keep canceling flights, so I'm almost as glad that they couldn't rebook me to get me out tonight via many connections (I'd have taken that for the better chance of getting home tonight and the extra miles).

So now to the hotel and bed, so I can get back to LGA around 5 AM and hope enough people don't get there that they'll let me on the 6 AM flight.

But at least seeing my parents for their anniversary (last Friday) was worth the trip.
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McCain's Honesty Revealed [Jun. 11th, 2008|08:38 am]

McCain's store used to allow user reviews. They're gone now, but some were preserved.

Looking at the source on McCain's store site, we see how much his campaign cares about minor things like honesty and other people's copyrights.

<div id="footer_bottom" style="visibility:hidden">
Customer has agreed per Volusion’s Terms of Service
to maintain a text hyperlink to "" in the
footer of the website. The link must be standard html, contain no
javascript, and be approved by Volusion. Removing this link breaches
the Volusion agreement.
<p>Shopping Cart Powered by <a href=""
title="Shopping Cart Software" target="_blank">Volusion</a>.</p>


For those who don't speak html, he's hiding the required visible link.
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remember talonnews? [Jun. 10th, 2008|08:43 pm]
The web site set up to pretend to be journalism and feed softball questions to Republicans? Seems like they had an attack of sanity.
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Hippo Birdie [May. 1st, 2008|09:35 am]

Happy birthday joel_rosenberg
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