50 funniest Homer Simpson Quotes
- Marge, don’t discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important
to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals! Except the weasel.
- Lisa, Vampires are make-believe, like elves, gremlins, and Eskimos.
- Bart, with $10,000, we’d be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like…love!
- Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.
- I’m normally not a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me Superman.
- Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They’re about to announce the lottery numbers.
- Well, it’s 1 a.m. Better go home and spend some quality time with the kids.
- Maybe, just once, someone will call me ‘Sir’ without adding, ‘You’re making a scene.’
We can never have enough Homer…so enjoy.
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Broken
Arnezami, a hacker on the Doom9 forum, has published a crack for extracting the “processing key” from a high-def DVD player. This key can be used to gain access to every single Blu-Ray and HD-DVD disc. Previously, another Doom9 user called Muslix64 had broken both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD by extracting the “volume keys” for each disc, a cumbersome process. This break builds on Muslix64’s work but extends it—now you can break all AACS-locked discs. AACS took years to develop, and it has been broken in weeks. The developers spent billions, the hackers spent pennies.
Always great news to hear… where there is a will, there is a way. There always will be. Period.
This is what my laptop looks like for February (so far)â€¦
Burn just About Any Video File to Playable DVD
Putting any old video file – like the DivX/Xvid-encoded videos you’ve downloaded with BitTorrent – onto a DVD to play on your TV can be a daunting task. There’s plenty of software that tackles this sort of thing for a price, but as a lover of open source software, free’s always my first choice.
Handy instructions for those out there who have downloaded a video (or 300).
Plagiarism-Detection Tool Creates Legal Quandary
Turnitin.com’s founder also denies that the company is infringing on student copyrights—even if the students aren’t forewarned that their papers will be handed over to Turnitin.com—arguing that the service is simply making “fair use” of student works.
An intelligent rebuttal
As many as three factors undermine the argument, the professor says: The students’ papers are completely copied. They are often creative works, as opposed to compilations of scientific facts. And they are being submitted to a commercial enterprise, not an educational institution. “To run a database, you’ve got to make a copy, and if the student hasn’t authorized that, then that’s potentially an infringing copy,” says Mr. Burk.
This pisses me off because I am currently in being shafted by my school with this. One of my professors is requiring we turn in our papers using this god awful service, and I am in a very interesting situation. I hate the idea of this service, I hate what it represents, and I hate the fact that I am being treated like a criminal before I have done anything wrong. I have nothing to hide, I write my own papers, and I despise the fact that I don’t have a choice in this manner.
Use Vista’s BitLocker with a USB Key
Vista’s BitLocker drive encryption is available in the Ultimate and Enterprise editions. To use it, you’ll need a computer with a supported Trusted Platform Module (TPM), but even if you have one, it may not be enabled properly in your computer (in which case, you’ll be waiting on your PC or motherboard vendor to update the BIOS).
You may remember some talk about Vista allowing you to use a USB flash drive on systems that don’t have a TPM. It’s possible, but you need to dig up an obscure setting to turn it on.
This is an excellent walk through for anyone who wants to use BitLocker in Windows Vista, but might not have a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) equipped computer. Keep in mind, this is only available to those individuals with Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate. This shows you how to store your encryption key on an ordinary USB thumb drive. It has all kinds of pretty pictures so you shouldn’t get confused while doing this.
If you really want to mess with people on a plane:
1. Fire up your laptop
2. Load this site
3. Promptly get arrested
4. Probably end up in Guantanamo Bay forever
hacking a CoinStar machine
So, you go digging through your couch and you find somewhere around $200 in loose change and you REALLY don’t want to count all of that yourself. Fortunately, god invented CoinStar to do that for you. Unfortunately, CoinStar charges you somewhere around 9% for its services. This is why you want to learn how to hack a CoinStar.
Useful site…I’ll have to keep this in mind whenever I get around to cashing in all my useless change.
[daily dose of imagery]
Amazing photos updated daily. Most of the photos are very interesting. It’s too bad they don’t offer larger copies though, I’d love to have some of these for wallpapers.
2007 Superbowl Commercials
Just in case you missed these last night. Most of them aren’t very good, but I especially liked ”Click a Mouse” and ”Rock, Paper, Bud Light.” Enjoy.