Sad day in Robertland Not Found The requested URL /~rose was not found on this server. Apache/1.3.26 Server at engr.oregonstate.edu Port 80

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Diagnostic Tools for Linux My Winxx box has been crashing hard lately, and I haven’t the slightest clue why. Up until tonight I didn’t care (too much) because rebooting it “made it all go away…” Well tonight it finally wouldn’t boot at all, before I even had the option to

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Microsoft’s “switch” campaign gets pulled Link

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Space travel at the speed of light “What would it be like to travel in a real starship? It’s weirder than Star Trek, but not nearly as fast-paced.” Link

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Regime change for Iraq I am against any kind of war action with Iraq. If Iraq really has the “weapons of mass destruction” that the U.S. and Britain claim, war would only provoke Iraq into using them. If it turns out after a war that they didn’t have the weapons

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Why the economy still sucks Politics again have gotten in the way of real company accounting reform, this week in the form of the SEC not being able to elect a chairman to their new PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board). It’s antics like this that scare international investors, and

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Apple’s iCal I finally got around to installing iCal and playing with it.. Pretty cool. iCal syncs with your [Palm] PDA, iPod, Bluetooth enabled cell phone, and can publish calendar data on the web. iCal can also use the iCalendar protocol to synchronize with other calendar data that has been

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Digital Choice and Freedom Act Now here’s a Congresswoman that has her ducks in order, Representative Zoe Lofgren of California. This week, she proposed a house resolution that would reinforce the legal [and moral] rights of people who legally own copyrighted works. Under her bill, we will again be able

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Survivor Celebrity Mahem Explained: Celebrity Economics

The Economist had an article last week exploring the entertainment industries’ recent shift towards talentless celebrities (think Survivor winners). The case Economist brings to the table is that it’s cheaper to manufacturer a celebrity out of someone with no talent because celebrities who actually have talent are demanding a larger

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No Child Left Behind for War As part George W Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, there is a provision a few parents are taking note of that requires schools and parents to give recruiting information to Armed Forces agencies when their child starts middle school. Section 9528 contains the

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