There are times when one of the pups (usually Dash) does something and I swear he’s smiling. Of course, anyone who’s actually interacted with a dog over a long time can learn that dog’s language. This study just shows what dog owners have known for a long time, dogs speak to us, we just have to learn to listen.
Archive for July, 2002
This article scares me, but I understand Hollywood’s desire to keep their copyrights and I respect them as long as they respect my rights (i.e. being able to copy my music from one format to another, as long as I’m not trading with others). That said, I’m wary of any corporation being immuned to laws if they do damage to my computer because they were on a hunt.
I do have to wonder what techniques they plan on implementing. The most obvious is infecting the peer-to-peer networks with a virus that infects pirated works. I’m not sure how that would work, but it’s probably in line with something they are planning. They will probably also set up dummy files or possibly flood the networks with bogus traffic.
For the most part, I agree that Hussein is not a very nice guy. I do have a problem with preemptive strikes on a country that hasn’t been a major threat since the early 90s because they may do something, someday. That said, I find it somewhat amusing that there won’t be an attack until after the elections. The official reason is to allow “time for Congress to debate the possibility of war”. The real reason is probably the fear that the U.S. may be able to depose Husein prior to the elections, causing the Republicans to lose a bit of face in the eyes of the voters. I do love the fact that most Americans want thing done quickly or they view it as a failure. Look at the “War on Terror”. We started out big and America was behind it. Now that it’s lasted almost a year, people have started to lose interest and faith and are now thinking of it as a failure. We do love our big explosions though.
It seems like there are more and more articles like this one, describing a vegn family. That’s a good thing. When I went veggie back in 89, there was next to nothing that gave me any support in my decision (it actually wasn’t that hard, but still it would have been nice). Of course, it didn’t help that I live in Colorado, just south of one of the largest meat farms in the country . Over the years I have seen a greater and greater encroachment of the vegn lifestyle into the mainstream diets of Americans. This has been to be a boon for people like me. When I read articles like the one above, I’m happy to see that the media is starting to realize that being a veghead isn’t a bizarre lifestyle.
This is an absolutely fascinating story, full of just interesting little side trips. I find it somewhat a waste that the U.S. Government would order all subsequent coins destroyed. I do have to wonder how many of the coins still exist besides the one on auction.
Okay, let’s look make a little equation about this article and see if it adds up to the end result: Bar Hopping + Trailer Park + Texas Men + Argument = One dead, one arrested. Yea, that kind of adds up perfectly.
VisiCalc was the first spread-sheet program and the first “killer app” (I think). Prior to it, Apple II’s were just a machine for the home, but with the introduction of VisiCalc, businesses suddenly had to have one.
Lenses were named during the 13th century for their vague resemblance in shape to lentils — from the Italian word lenticchie for “lentils,” which was later changed to the Italian lente for “lens.” For more than 300 years, lenses were called “glass lentils.”
Courtesy of Cool Quiz!
This entire series at Space.com has been fascinating. I find both side of the alien life argument somewhat amusing. On one side you have the trailer-park confessions of abductees who recount stories of anal probing and pregnancies on Jerry Springer. On the other side you have the staunch opposition, proclaiming that we are unique in the universe (for no real good reason other then…well, they don’t have a reason). For the most part I think there is o has been life elsewhere in the universe. The place is just too damn big not to evolve life away from Earth. Of course what type of life that is, how close it is to us, and when it actually evolved is another question.