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“What is ‘RSS?’”  Pooh asked, as if he’d forgotten how to use a search engine, which once again, he had. “It’s short for ‘Rich Site Summary’” said Christopher Robin, though he liked to tell people it meant “Really Simple Syndication.” But he just couldn’t be mean to his friend like that. “All the new information…

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A life more interesting – One

Bored?  No-one talking to you?  Try this: – Put a bag of sand in the trunk of your car – Run around a bit, until you look kinda sweaty. – Drive up to a gas station or convenience store. – Park right in front, head in, so that folks in the store can’t see the…

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Cop talk is a gateway drug

  This  article, which was found by a link from an site with no other known connections to the article, is thought to be quite illustrative of a counter-productive tendency within a certain community. Speaking for myself, I would venture to assert that it was indeed exposure to this form of writing and speaking style…

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Double-bladed Hanlon Razor

Ha! This guy uses readily-available technology to intercept the feed from wireless cameras. Sometimes he makes displays that show the camera feed and mounts them on the camera pole, so that people can see what the camera sees. The “trick”–or lack thereof, really–is that most of these cameras send their wireless signal unencrypted. That means…

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You say dumb, I say unicorn.

  This whole long post grew out of this short Cringely article about how Microsoft is dumbing down Windows. Cringely figures that this is being done so that Windows8 will run on Mobile devices. Now Cringely can sometimes be right out to lunch about stuff, but I think the point he is making here should be…

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