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Here's a good comparison between the 5400 and 7200rpm disk options of the MacBook Pro, as well as externals connected to Firewire 400 and 800. The results between the two disk speeds are quite illuminating - as you'd expect, the drive hanging off Firewire 800 is noticeably faster than the FW400 unit. But the 7200rpm drive only comes into its own in certain cases, such as moderate writes.

The cheaper Intel Mac mini only sports a Core Solo - but, the CPU is socketed, so as this page points out (albeit Googlemangled from German), it's quite feasible to replace it with a Core Duo.

EPA proposal for the day: 'Under current law, plants that emit 10 tons or more of a single toxin in a year, or 25 tons or more of a combination of toxins, must install "maximum achievable control technology" to cut those emissions by 95 percent or more. The draft proposal would lift that requirement from polluters that have reduced their emissions to below 25 tons a year, potentially allowing emissions to increase so long as they stay under the 25-ton limit.

An internal EPA memo summarizing the position of eight of the agency's ten regional offices, dated Dec. 13, contended the change could conceivably result in an increase in toxic emissions. Seven of the offices agreed that the proposal would allow polluters to "virtually avoid regulation and greatly complicate any enforcement."'

QotD: "Supervisors who think they (and everyone else) should be grateful to have a job [are] the digital equivalent of the janitor with one toothbrush at Amal's House of Dodgy Curry, Weak Beer and Salmonella."

Here's a fun AMV (20MB) - opening titles for Evangelion, in the style of Cowboy Bebop. ^_^ (Even if you're not an anime sort, get this for the theme, Tank! by The Seatbelts)

Okay, who wants to get a stack of these printed out and distributed? =:)

Heh. That form looks like it's been taken straight out of Paranoia... :)
Paranoia's a good reason I wish I lived near some friends who'd also enjoy the game. Just sounds like so much fun.. ^_^

I did like this bit on the fourth edition: '"Paranoia XP" - written by Allen Varney, Aaron Allston, Paul Baldowski, Beth Fischi, Dan Curtis Johnson and Greg Costikyan - published in 2004 by Mongoose Publishing. In 2005, Microsoft requested that the XP be removed. As such, the name was shortened to just Paranoia.'
*noddles* It is fun, yes.. or can be. I only ever played it once, for one session (not more because noone else seemed to like it), but it was quite interesting. ^.~

Of course, it's also somewhat hard (for me, at least) to get into the proper mind set...
I've seen some books of that. Well, sort of. They all said Paranoia XP on them. Sounds like loads of fun though. :)
It's a fun setting. ^^
Don't suppose the box looked anything like something from Redmond, did it? ^_^
That form needs a checkbox for being visited by Fox Security. ;-)

The Penis Song? Did the tune get stuck in your head? ;-)
*giggle* Oh, gods, that was a surreal episode, even for O'Reilly. ^_^

Not yet. ^_^ But I do need to remember to post one of my absolute favorites from him sometime,The Angels are Voyeurs.. maybe I Was A Maoist Intellectual (in the Music Industry) too.
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It is probably against the law even to admit that you've received such a form, but there's no way to tell because it is also a crime to admit that you know whether such a law actually exists.  Of course, the problem with "secret laws" (an oxymoron if you ask me) is that then the person(s) with clearance to tell you what the laws are can just make up laws on the spot and you can't cross-check them, leading to "a government of men, not of laws."
Sadly, yes - one provision of the Patriot Act (can't say these guys are without a sense of irony, at least) permits trials to be kept utterly secret, with disclosure, let alone reporting, being a fairly severe matter.

(And now here's Mr Blair with his "we can bypass those pesky Lords", "we can enact new laws without Parliament", and compulsory ID legislation. And as in the US, nobody really gives a damn)
:: amused at the userpic::

::quite amused at the "Sorry we missed you..." form:: Why couldn't you have found and posted that before April 1~ oh, the was-possibilities...

Must clean that up and make it prettier...
*grin* Oh, I wish. ^_^ Still, there's always next year.. or Halloween. :->

Ah, Skifi draws some really cute work - Curr is his slavebunny character. (Terribly cute, but that goes without saying =:)
who wants to get a stack of these printed out and distributed?

As I was thinking above, I found that too late for April Fool's Day, but why wait? ^_^

Hm. Wonder what a British version would have for the agencies.. feel like coming up one?