18 years Ago

New Server

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earthli moves to a dedicated server and gets mail service.

New Logos

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Updated logos for earthli.

SDMI − copyrighted music

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SDMI is the secure digital music initiative. They issued a challenge last year to any comers to crack their protection. Anyone who agreed to enter the contest was bound to secrecy, though and not allowed to reveal any details of how they cracked it, if indeed they could. Once group from Princeton declined because of this proviso and cracked it anyway. Turns out they can now be prosecuted under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) which purports to disallow reverse-engineering of software... [More]

Quake III Battles added

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Battle statistics added to quake site.

Test Engine Build History

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Logicat Test Engine build history transferred to earthli.

19 years Ago

The Golf Game

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Stevie Wonder and Tiger Woods are in a bar. Woods turns to Wonder and says, “How’s the singing career going?”

Stevie Wonder replies, “Not too bad. How’s the golf?”

Woods replies, “Not too bad, I’ve had some problems with my swing, but I think I’ve got that right now.”

Stevie says, “I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing for a while and not think about it. Then, the next time I play, it seems to be all right.”

Tiger says, “You play golf?”

Wonder says, “Oh, yes,... [More]

Pop or Soda?

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Here’s a web site that lets you see who says pop and who says soda. This is only of interest if you have ever left your hometown and you’ve ordered a ‘soda’ only to get soda water.

You can even participate.

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~almccon/pop_soda/

Stupid people deserve bags of money

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Seanbaby takes on the world while defending Jackass (MTV):

http://www.seanbaby.com/news/jackass.htm

Hainan Island (Bush Daily Journal)

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This is George Bush’s daily journal as recorded by SatireWire. The note for April 9, 2001 is really nice:

http://www.satirewire.com/weblog/bushblog.shtml

Mark I shipped

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earthli systems offers the Mark I.

Home of the Blame

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Another Presidential Joke

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George Bush was invited to a get acquainted tour of the White House.

After drinking several glasses of iced tea, he asked Bill Clinton if he could use his personal bathroom. He was astonished to see that the
President had a solid gold urinal.

That afternoon, George told his wife, Laura, about the urinal. “Just think,” he said,“ when I am President, I’ll get to have a gold urinal!”

Later, when Laura had lunch with Hillary at her tour of the White House, she told  Hillary how impressed Dubya... [More]

More kids kill themselves than other kids

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This is an interesting article focussing child suicide rates and why they are ignored in favor of reporting child murder rates.

Another pick-me-up article:

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/03/2½018208&mode=nocomment

New Look

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A new look for earthli.

Bushonics

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The growing trend of speaking like the president.

Badass Hacker

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This guy forged identities of most of the richest people on the Forbes 400. He almost got away with it too…

read on…

http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/26868.htm

More on Windows XP Product Activation

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Apparently, the Beta testers are somewhat upset about it already. There’s a good alternative suggestion culled from the newsgroups, and an all-too-real and all-too-expected reason why it probably won’t get done.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/17742.html

Survivor − Texas Style

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A major network is planning the show “Survivor 2” this winter. In response, Texas is planning “Survivor, Texas Style”.

The contestants will start in Dallas, travel through Waco, Austin, San Antonio, down to Houston and Brownsville. They will proceed up to Del Rio, on to El Paso, then to Midland/Odessa, up to Lubbock and Amarillo.

From there, they proceed to Abilene, and on to Ft. Worth and back to Dallas.

Each will be driving a pink Volvo, with a bumper sticker that reads:

“I’m gay, I... [More]

The uni-screw (not a joke)

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This is an interesting one on the manufacturing of a new type of screw head.

GeForce3 in more depth than you can imagine

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This site is by one of the leading hardware guys on the web…he’s from Germany. His writeup is huge, but if you’re interested in the feature set:

http://www.tomshardware.com/graphic/01q1/010227/index.html

My take is that the GeForce3 introduces some amazing new techonologies and the card kicks ass. However, the next card will take some of the rough edges off of those technologies and kick even more ass.

CPRM

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A couple of more articles on the insidous approach of a dumbed-down era of computing:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/2/15718.html

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/2/17419.html

earthli Forums created

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earthli Forums has been spun from the project manager.

Descrambling DVDs with Perl

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Here you’ll find a 526 byte Perl script that can descramble DVDs in real time.

http://slashdot.org/article/.pl?sid=01/03/06/1954213&mode=nocomment

Latest buzz is they’re going to get away with it

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One day the court hates MS:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/17192.html

Another, they seem to have no problem with MS:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/17192.html

One Big SUV

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