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Cross of Valour - Constable Chris Garret
Chris Garret was murdered in the line of duty in 2004. He was nominated for the Cross of Valour but denied it because the trial of his killer held up the application until the 2-yr time limit lapsed. That such a callous and automatous application of the rules is even possible leaves me dumbstruck. There is an online petition to correct this: http://www.petitiononline.c... Please take a moment to sign. Dave Just because I ......

Posted On Friday, November 30, 2007 9:52 AM

You'll Never Guess
Ed Bott over on ZDNet was installing a new OS. Being an experienced techno-wonk he used the following steps to ensure a smooth installation: I made sure I had a CD containing the latest released version, placed that CD in the drive, and restarted. The system detected the CD, launched the boot files, and allowed me to create a new partition to install the OS files. I answered a few questions and then let the installation proceed automatically. After everything completed (well under an hour), I created ......

Posted On Friday, August 18, 2006 3:49 PM

You Will Give Me Your Username And Password
And these are not the droids you're looking for... Is it just me or is this really bad? Warning: main(http://ezpolls.superst... failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! XCÙ  in /hsphere/local/home/*******... on line 109 The asterisks are where I've removed identifying information but suffice to say that this was on a commercial website that is using the ezpolls stuff. And no, it's not credit ......

Posted On Friday, August 18, 2006 3:39 PM

Microsoft Doesn't *Get* Security??
Oh come on! I haven't gone postal on anyone for a while and then this caught my eye. Look Don, just because some first level extranet help desk person suggests that maybe you use some kind of memonic for your complex passwords does not mean that they are advocating poor security practices. You gave an example of a password you wanted to use as “qKa5$KucX#lD”. Correct me if I am mistaken but I'm almost certain you don't memorize a password like that. And if you're even remotely similar ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 16, 2006 3:22 PM

A Sad Day For Open Source - NDoc is NDone
You may or may not have seen this: Kevin Downs, the creator and sole developer (I believe) of NDoc has thrown in the towel. Some of his reasons: The development and release of NDoc 1.3 was a huge amount of work, and by all accounts widely appreciated. Unfortunately, despite the almost ubiquitous use of NDoc, there has been no support for the project from the .Net developer community either financially or by development contributions. ......

Posted On Thursday, August 3, 2006 11:40 AM

Can You Say "Stooopid"?

Teens arrested in alleged MySpace extortion scam.

Normally I'd have something pithy to say but..

I got nothin'...

Just because I can...

Posted On Sunday, May 28, 2006 12:30 PM

See. That's How They Get You
The Spanish American War lasted for about four months back in 1898. The US government imposed a 3% tax on telephone service to help pay for it. It was essentially a tax on the wealthy as the telephone was definitely a luxury item affordable only by the well-to-do. One hundred and eight years later, they figure it's time to stop collecting. I smell refund! DaveJust because I can ......

Posted On Sunday, May 28, 2006 7:08 AM

SPAMMERS - They Wouldn't Bother Me So Much If...

...they weren't so frackin' lazy.

-----Original Message-----
From: [%from_name%] [mailto:[%from_email%]]
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 4:27 AM
To: [%to%]
Subject: Need S0ftware?

And I'll bet business is booming despite it.

Just because I can...

Posted On Saturday, March 18, 2006 7:32 AM

Did Somebody Misplace A Decimal Point?
Aparently not. Via Paul Mooney's blog. US Congress has just raised the national debt limit to nine trillion dollars. Don't you wish you could just raise your credit limit when you run out of available funds? Only five years ago, the National Debt Clock was actually going backwards. It was turned off when the national debt stood at about $5,676,989,904,887.00 USD as many felt that it would send the wrong message and lead to complacency. The outstanding public debt as of 18 Mar 2006 at 07:03:24 AM ......

Posted On Saturday, March 18, 2006 6:33 AM

GPS Technology Gone Wrong
Or are we too quick to blame GPS and the mapping service? Blindly following the path the computer has laid before you is not entirely a wise thing to do. This is proved true by a couple on holiday in New Zealand when the GPS system in their rental car led them on a 10 hour journey through a mountain pass barely suitable for goats. Rainbow Station manager David McEwen said the road could best be described as "a shingle goat track". "To say they're following their GPS quite frankly doesn't wash with ......

Posted On Thursday, December 15, 2005 12:48 PM

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