Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Category: from Pitas

  • Electronics Not Respect Consumers’ Rights

    Yeah, the electronics and software manufacturers don’t care about us. We are the enemy! Nevermind that we give them the money that sustains the industry. Each and every one of us have the potential for attempting to use their products differently than they intend. Should we venture into those gray markets they will do their […]


    “… My hypocracy knows no bounds” — Doc Holiday, Tombstone “Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest.” — Thomas Fuller “You live by choice, not by chance.” “It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It’s that they can’t see the problem.” — G. K. Chesterton “Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your […]

  • Real World: Miami

    Actually got my mom to watch MTV’s Real World: Miami. Just a few episodes. She picked up on the idea of the show very, very quickly. Pick a bunch of people to be on a show to create conflict. Turn them loose and let them wreck havoc upon each other. Of course, I think she […]

  • Point. Click. Think?

    The wild, wild, web is a dangerous place to be if you want to think critically. C’mon, really now… who expects students to think while doing an assignment for a class in which they are not engaged. School has become an endeavor to do what is minimally necessary to get the grade desired. Maybe it […]

  • Video Games Hurt Your Brain

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm… playing video games is what screwed me up. GamePro.com News: Report: Video Games Hurt Your Brain That last post has some problems in methodology, I think. First Person Shooters (FPSs), where people have to react as quickly as possible could elicit the problem of reduced emotional and creative abilities. To me those games are the […]

  • Trojan Chips

    Hard geeks are probably aware of this b.s…. the rest of you, especially the free software pirates and MP3 traders, better be afraid! Very Afraid! A little chip on your motherboard under the pretenses of encrypting your transmissions with the outside world could also make you a sitting duck by the RIAA, MPAA, and BSA. ITworld.com […]

  • Unhappy with your Breast size?

    From a spam… “Unhappy with your Breast size?” uh… yeah. I’d like them to be smaller. They have been known to be larger than some females I know. As a guy that is just embarassing.

  • MS Includes Sun Java

    Internet: M$ is caving on one of their monopolistic behaviors: allowing their Java Virtual Machine to be implemented in Windows XP as something other than a plug-in the user has to locate and isntall. Why is it that features Microsoft wants included cannot be sumamrily ripped from the Windows operating system? Yet features they do not want […]

  • Why software is so bad

    Especially enjoyed reading this article… tempted to send it to all the professors in the CS area here. Why software is so bad …

  • Net Filtering Unconstitutional

    Tech: Glad the panel involved rational people. CIPA was idiotic. Court rules library Net filtering unconstitutional Maybe with some computer the Patent and Trademark Office will have people that understand them? Some of the most ignorant patents make it into existence. Think there should be panels of people involved various industries to determine the viability of […]