June 18, 2000

Lex Luthor for President

Lex Luthor for President.
That's all I have to say.
posted by Bane at 11:02 PM PST - 6 comments

Does Gareth Branwyn's / WIRED's Jargon Watch

Does Gareth Branwyn's / WIRED's Jargon Watch ever acknowledge its debt to Eric Raymond's Jargon File? I mean, the File's revision history states clearly that it began in 1975-- considerably before WIRED came to the trough --so isn't this Jargon Watch book just a rip-off of the print verison of the Jargon File, The New Hacker's Dictionary?
posted by jbushnell at 5:44 PM PST - 10 comments


Coinstar seems like a good idea, however, in the FAQ, they don't give the exact amount of the service charge. How odd.
posted by starduck at 2:48 PM PST - 15 comments

Another new console

Another new console is set to hit the market. That makes PS2, Dolphin, XBox, and now, the INDREMA! Personally, I think this is a bit too modern for current gamer tastes, but the fact that it runs LINUX makes me think they're going for something else. It saddens me to see all the next-gen consoles turning into computers, because nothing beats holding a controller in your hand. *gets misty-eyed*
posted by starduck at 2:38 PM PST - 0 comments - Post a Comment

furnish thy pad.

furnish thy pad. pure design sells some of the best work from the new generation of designers...including douglas coupland (yes, *that* douglas coupland), karim rashad, and nick dine. and they sell it online. superbonus!
posted by patricking at 12:34 PM PST - 7 comments

Weekend box-office shakedown: "[Shaft] skewed younger and male, said Wayne Lewellen, president of distribution at Paramount Pictures, which released the film in 2,337 theaters. It was 'certainly very strong' with black audiences, but also pulled in solid receipts from Canada, he added." I guess "Canada" signifies white people? What a fatuous thought process.
posted by highindustrial at 12:08 PM PST - 2 comments

I get so much phone spam that I leave my ringer off all the time.

I get so much phone spam that I leave my ringer off all the time.
posted by grumblebee at 10:11 AM PST - 8 comments

I hope this isn't true.

I hope this isn't true. Apparently (at least according to this article) Norma McCorvey is in with the Christian Identity folks. You know, these guys. Wow, times do change, don't they?
posted by Ezrael at 8:58 AM PST - 7 comments


Almost no animals were harmed during the making of this commercial. This is really gonna have those animal-rights wonks hacked off!
posted by quonsar at 8:45 AM PST - 3 comments

I love "The Apartment."

I love "The Apartment." It's one of my favorite films of all time. But whenever I've rented it and showed it to friends, they've dismissed it as a fun/sentimental comedy. I think it's got infinitely more depth than that, though it can be seen as a simple love story. Finally, someone else shares my love of this American Masterpiece.
posted by grumblebee at 7:53 AM PST - 11 comments

Windows users rejoice!

Windows users rejoice! Finally, a program for Windows 9x that does the same as Kalidoscope... and it works well.
posted by cheaily at 3:34 AM PST - 18 comments

Napster retains (ahem) counsel. The right move I think. Along with the DeCSS case, this may be setting the precedent for what "intellectual property" and "public domain" mean in the 21st century. Hopefully, things will turn out better than in Sterling's "Distraction". Either way, things will never be the same.
posted by aflakete at 1:10 AM PST - 1 comments

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