Daily Archives: May 14, 2011

Writer Hugo Blick Was The Young Joker!

That is Hugo Blick, the same guy who’s the producer, writer, and director of The Shadow Line.

It says so in this Guardian piece that has a major spoiler in the first paragraph (so I suggest you skip it until you’ve seen the first episode): Hugo Blick on how he wrote The Shadow Line.

Previously here:

TV: The Shadow Line, Episode Two
TV: The Shadow Line, Episode One

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TV: The Shadow Line, Episode Two

No spoilers ahead.

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Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Wife

No spoilers ahead.

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New Amazon Search Tool: Amubosé

From the website:

Ever needed to search Amazon for a whole list of books? Yeah. So have I, and it is awful.

Up until now you had to search

one. stinkin’. book. at. a. time.

Amubosé fixes that.

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Paperback Book Versus 7″ Tablet, Part One

I noticed this once before but couldn’t photograph it due to my ignorance — at that time — of how to access the Macro feature of the damn camera.

This is the standard test PDF from Google Books I’ve used — Success: A Novel [Google Books, Google Docs for those outside of the U.S.; don’t worry, it’s public domain] — on my current monitor with Adobe Reader:

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By the way, this is a crap 15″ 1024 x 768 flatscreen monitor on its last legs, so YMMV if you try this at home.

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Laugh Of The Day

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The spammers are getting more clever.

No, I didn’t even open it. It was in the Spam folder and I just delete that stuff.

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Dropbox Can Go To Hell

Dropbox Lied to Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges

After being told by people again and again I should use Dropbox, the truth of it finally emerges!

Dropbox, which has more than 25 million users, revised its website claims about its data security April 13, from:

All files stored on Dropbox servers are encrypted (AES256) and are inaccessible without your account password.


All files stored on Dropbox servers are encrypted (AES 256).

All of you who put your trust in that service have been betrayed.

Every Cloud service will betray you the same damn way.


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Boycott Indiana

Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer’s entry.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Indiana can go to hell.

And any cop or government employee that tries to enter my premises in NYC without a legal search warrant, without being in hot pursuit of a criminal suspect, without a valid court order, or without my permission will be resisted with utmost force. Period.

A few more states pull this and there will be war in this nation.


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