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What the hell’s happened to Chris Pirillo’s blog?

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

What the hell's happened to Chris Pirillo's blog ?  It used to be a tech blog but when I look at a listing of the last 20 posts I find an assortment of oddities like "Medical Malpractice," "Finding a Tax Attorney," "Bad Credit - Home Mortgage," "Attorney Search," "Student Loan Debt: Why?" and other assorted oddities?  [...]

Would you use Lenovo’s “ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utiltiy”?

Friday, June 1st, 2007
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This spello doesn't give me confidence that the BIOS flash will go smoothly:

Thanks to Scott Hanselman  for the heads-up.

Newsflash: Latest AACS update was busted weeks ago

Friday, June 1st, 2007
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Here's an example of a headline gone bad:
New AACS "fix" hacked in a day. 
What's bad about it?  Simple, it's wrong.  The latest incarnation of the AACS copy-protection for HD DVD and Blu-ray discs (MKB v3 for the technical out there) was busted before it was released  - over two weeks ago.

Linux car crashes at Indy 500

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
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Well, you know what they say, it's hard to get good drivers for Linux !

When the pale blue "Linux car ," also known as car #77 from Chastain Motorsports, was the first car to crash in the 91st Indianapolis 500  on Sunday, we can imagine hordes of geeks wishing it had been a "Vista car" instead. Imagine [...]

Spam of the Day

Sunday, May 27th, 2007
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Another day, another set of scumbags sending out emails.  The first two lines of this spam email caught my eye ...

Attention: Dear Prominent User Of The Internet
How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition.
This is from a total cash prize [...]

Weekend Project - Nerf sniper rifle

Friday, May 18th, 2007
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The weekend is here so why not indulge in a little fun - and build yourself a Nerf sniper rifle!

Nerf gun made from schedule 40 pvc pipe. Extremely accurate and consistent if constructed properly. I was able to hit a 2x2 foot target from about 60 yards away precisely. Any further and the shot became [...]

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