Yearly Dentist Visits Useless?

Tue, 09/09/2008 - 10:56

Oh sweet vindication. I go to the dentist every couple of years, just never had the desire to go more regularly. And I never ask to see the actual dentist as I trust the technician to spot potential issues. Now I read this article from The New York Times Freakonomics that seems to add even more question to the cleaning of teeth... Read more »

No Luck for Free Previews

Thu, 01/17/2008 - 10:43

I tried to see the preview for Cloverfield last night. My brother got there 45min early to save a place in line and we missed it by 10 people. The Paramount rep handed out fliers that said if you go to you can register for free preview passes that get emailed to you (print on your PC with a bar code). Sounded like a cool idea, Hoorah Hollywood! But if you go to the site its locked down! 401 Authorization Required, not even a site just a lockdown. Read more »

Please don't Voicemail my Google Chat

Tue, 11/13/2007 - 02:05

Please oh please, no matter how much time you 'think' it will save both of us don't leave a voice message to me on Google Chat. I love to use Google products and sure I get excited when new features come out but it doesn't mean that you have to use all of them. There is a reason why I have and use chat both on my laptop, desktop and Blackberry. There is a reason I have dozens of email addresses and yes there is a reason I only have ONE phone. Read more »

Bionic Woman Needs to Work Out

Thu, 11/08/2007 - 23:22

Okay maybe it's just me but I thought the Bionic Woman was like bionically strong or something. But after watching a few shows I think her software has a glitch. I say a glitch because that is the only way that I can rationalize what I see on the screen. You see one minute she can kick in this huge metal door or bend steel but then she has to kick and punch the same bad guy like 20 times. Do you sense some discontinuity?   Read more »

Since 1997 Canada has had a unique legal approach to Music and Movie copyrights. Called the Copyright Act, the law allows Canadians to do whatever they want with the content they possess. Possession is ownership so it does not matter where you obtained the material. Sound illegal? Well its not. In fact at the time it was considered a 'win' for the media sellers because rather than tax the content the law tases, or places a 'levy', on the blank media that people used to use for recording their content. Also known as a 'private copying levy'. Read more »

I just watched 007 Casino Royal and I really did appreciate that it was a 'darker film' than some of the more recent Bond flicks. There had turned more and more cartoonish as the series progressed.

This next version was edgy and hard where the other were not with less CGI effects and more real action scenes. I think the film should have gone back in time by setting the film in the middle of the Cold War. It was already presenting itself as the beginning of Bond by giving him his 'double O' status at the very start of the film. Read more »

When fiction becomes fact

Wed, 10/25/2006 - 21:45

Here is an article about a book that I think I will read (great for a rainy weekend)...

"The Yale Book of Quotations" has a simple thesis: famous quotes are often misquoted and misattributed. Sometimes they are never said at all but are, instead, little fictions that have forged their way into public consciousness.

It seems that I am constantly amazed by two things: The really cool features found on overseas mobile phones and 2) that US phones are constantly lagging behind.

With the way that US markets devour techie gadgets with disposable incomes, I am always surprised that companies don't include these features right away. Even 6-12 months later would be one thing, normally "IF" the US gets a feature it will be about 2 years after the fact. Read more »


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