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Entries for January, 2007

Netflix Launches “Watch Now” Downloads

Netflix has launched a new feature called Watch Now that will enable subscribers, at no additional cost, to watch movies immediately on Netflix.com. The new service does not limit the number of movies a customer can watch, instead it gives users 1 hour of video for every $1 they spend monthly (18 hours of online […]

ND Man Aims to Become 1st US Hemp Farmer

Monson plans this week to apply to become the nation’s first licensed industrial hemp farmer. He will have to provide two sets of fingerprints and proof that he’s not a criminal. The farmer, school superintendent and state legislator would like to start by growing 10 acres of the crop, and he spent part of his […]

On Marriage…

Violent Acres has another amusing post, this time on marriage: When I got married, I had a lot of grand ideas in my head of what married life should be like. I thought that our marriage would be 100% fair, completely diplomatic, and that all household duties would be split 50/50. I thought my husband […]

Drupal 5 is here!

After 8 months of development we are ready to release Drupal 5.0 to the world. Today is also Drupal’s 6th birthday, so the timing could not be more perfect. Drupal 4.0 was released in 2002 and finally we feel confident to increase the major version number from 4 to 5. more… Technorati Tags: drupal, 5, […]

Best emergency landing ever

This was so well written, I almost had tears in my eyes after reading the encounter… Technorati Tags: plane, emergency, landing

Bush on Iraq

Bush declared he is sending another 20,000 troops to Iraq. Not surprised that he didn’t show this photo… Technorati Tags: troops, Iraq, war, Bush

Windows Home Server and iPhone

At CES this week, Microsoft announced the forthcoming Windows Home Server and Apple quickly upped the ante with a great new mobile device tagged the iPhone. Guess who won the limelight? Apple of course. Their stock is up 8% as of writing and RIM is down 8%. I watched the keynote. I want one of […]

Water Cooling Computers With A Swimming Pool

This guy has a pretty neat idea. If my server room was not on the opposite side of the basement as the pool room closet, I might have tried it. Technorati Tags: pool, computer, cooling

File your taxes for free

The Free File program is a free federal tax preparation and electronic filing program for eligible taxpayers developed through a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Free File Alliance LLC, a group of private sector tax software companies.  Since Free File’s debut in 2003, more than 15.4 million returns have been prepared […]

Our Fine Government at Work

About to become law is an agreement allowing illegal aliens to getSocial Security benefits after only 18 months of employment in the U.S., further burdening a system on the brink of collapse. Surveys have shown that more Americans believe in the existence of unidentified flying objects than in the promise that they’ll ever get back […]