Crypto export lawmakers are RETARDED I just read this on a piece of ipsec software I’m downloading… The web form makes you agree to the following: Do you certify that you are not located in, or a national or resident of, any of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya,

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Cosmic Encounters… online? This is one of the best board games every made; I can’t possibly see how it would work as an online computer game. With the group dynamics gone I don’t see how this would be any fun. I’m gonna have to give a preemptive thumbs down on

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Beastie Boys speak out against the war Way to go B-Boys! Unfortunately The Slate had a much less positive reaction, calling it a “meek protest song.” The Slate and MSNBC has been really pro-war lately (actually that goes for basically all American news sources), I despised their comments they made

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Peephole viewing a PDA screen This is the same thing that X11 can do: You set the screen resolution to particular size, say 640×480, but then your desktop larger, say 1024×768, and then use the mouse to move around the display, giving you a “peephole” view of your desktop. This

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US INS sitting on 700,000 change-of-address forms backlog Thanks Ashcroft, for enforcing laws we don’t have the resources to enforce… Hey! Maybe Total Information Awareness won’t be so bad if we just don’t fund the program… ;-p

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US firms fight over post-war Iraq-reconstruction contracts The American government is on the verge of awarding construction contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild Iraq once Saddam Hussein is deposed. Halliburton, one of the companies in the running for the deals, was headed by the US vice-president Dick

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Heading in the wrong direction IN 1962 the apartheid regime in South Africa, no respecter of civil liberties, picked up a suspected terrorist leader who had just returned from training in bomb-making and guerrilla warfare in Ethiopia. It marked the start of 27 years in jail, but Nelson Mandela was

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I just finished writing my first MacOS X app! It’s a simple little X11-style load grapher that sits in your dock I like to call dockload. Check it out! 🙂

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Macintosh Open Firmware (OFW) boot password Neat article from O’Reilly about hacking the Mac’s OFW to support a boot password, and other ways to secure your Mac. (Not like I would ever actually use any of these techniques, I hate dealing with security… you can always pull out the CMOS

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When a tree falls in the forest and it’s the Fourth Amendment, does it make a sound?

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