If Microsoft was forced to exclude Internet Explorer from Windows, how would I download Mozilla Firefox? With their arcane command-line FTP utility? Bah!
This post was originally in response to a Slashdot article, referring to the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the law. I have reproduced it here (edited for length) for educational purposes. The original posting can be found by following the related link below.
Yes, you read the title properly. ISPs, in league with law enforcement officials, want to create a database of child pornography images. Apparently (though I haven't made this leap of logic in my own head), this will assist them in catching perverts, because if any files that the pervert downloads, match the files in the database, then they will either be notified, or will block it, or something.
I wanna soak up block out the sun ... (see related link)
For the most part, my humour section has been dumped into a database, which has reduced the number of pages on my site dramatically. Now the next phase is to complete the rest of the site.
I have this desire to convert my website from flat HTML files to database-driven content, to aid ease of use, addition of content, etc. The trouble is, even though these files come in at under 1 MB (yes, you saw it right) and there are over 170 of them, I'm not sure it's actually worth … Continue reading Website conversion
"I don't believe [homosexuality is a sin]. Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender.
I'm going to admit it (again). I watch professional wrestling, and I enjoy it. The reason I mention this, is because I'm used to hearing in the professional wrestling arena about career- and life-ending neck injuries. People say wrestling is fake, but the falls, the moves and the injuries (and deaths) are not fake.
Well I must say that America trains them really young. According to News24 (related link), a six-year old boy plunged 27 metres (9 storeys) to his death from the top of a Ferris Wheel at the San Joaquin County Fair. The article then glosses over a minor detail: the boy, who was alone in the gondola, tried to climb out!
Him: What the hell? My phone just restarted.