I am not sure how to respond to this? I would have thought it a hoax if I didn't already know what the Koran says about women as property. I know I am just an American with a ethnocentric view of the world, but how can you love someone enough to marry them then want to strike them for any reason whatsoever?
I haven't been this annoyed with an online game in years. I've goten about 17 of the logos, but stuck on the last six. The only nasty thing is that if you want the answers, they charge cash! So please help me out with B, D, F, H, L, N, O, P, Q, U, V, and Y.
I was reading about Howard Stern's fight with the FCC (I am not a fan, but I like 1st amendment fights) and the key to his fight is a discussion he had on-air about a certain sexual act. The problem was that I didn't have a clue what the word meant. In Google'ing the phrase, I ran into a great site. It's called Urban Dictionary and has definitions for tons of interesting non-dictionary terms. Some of my favorites (all rated G or PG) are:
I've been watching the Linux news wires lately to see whether I should be putting any time into Mono and it looks to me like Linux is falling victim to the Unix disease of splintering into too many distributions that may or may not be compatible. Here's what I am reading:
None of these stories are very damning on their own, but I am seeing a trend towards many conflicting distributions for specific needs. Imagine an enterprise where you would need four or five different distro's to support. Windows three tier OS (Home/Professional/Server) seems to be easier to manage (one company, one support contract, etc.)
While editing Ian Griffiths new WinFX article for ONDotnet.com, he showed me how wrong I am. I've been complaining about the hit on battery life that Longhorn will have since it will use the GPU (Video Card). Of course, Ian correctly mentioned that the high power/heat 3D computation is not needed for Longhorn, but the 2D rendering is. This eleviates all of my concerns about power and Longhorn. I am happy to be wrong...
After reading Don Box's blog that his blog is 28% evil, I had to go to the gematriculator and find out how I rated. I am disappointed that I was only rated 25% evil. Though evidently I am more evil than whitehouse.gov, but Chris Sells' site really kicks at 47% evil!
I am very impressed with RS at the moment. I looked briefly at this stuff a year ago when it was to be part of Yukon and liked what I saw a lot. Now the Report interface is done via Visual Studio and it is very powerful. My days of trudging through Crystal Reports or creating ad-hoc aspx pages may be over. The feature I really like are:
This Outlook Add-In from MS Research and Maryland U. is particularly interesting. It may be a little more of than another consuption of extra CPU cycles in an age over-zealous animations, but I think there is something useful here. There is an intuitiveness to what they have in mind that is very useful.
I like it when a “MS v. Some small guy” story works out. Mike Rowe has given MikeRoweSoft.com to microsoft, but in return he's getting some great stuff. Here's what Microsoft is doing in return for the domain:
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