Groklaw – Sweden’s SIS Declares OOXML Vote Invalid – Will Change Vote from Yes to Abstain

By , August 30, 2007 6:08 pm

Groklaw – Sweden’s SIS Declares OOXML Vote Invalid – Will Change Vote from Yes to Abstain

Seems that Micro$loth’s vote fixing hijinks has caused Sweden to reexamine the process and declare the vote invalid. I don’t think they are winning any friends with this stupid and costly behavior.

If they would just put the money that they waste on crap like this into making products that are simple, effective and generally usable then they wouldn’t have to lie, misrepresent and bribe their way into getting folks to buy and use their products.

Put a Double Entendre in Your Garden (TreeHugger)

By , August 30, 2007 3:14 pm

Put a Double Entendre in Your Garden (TreeHugger)

All jokes aside, they put the liquid spout on the wrong side… πŸ˜‰

Water Butt

Nina Burleigh: Satan’s in the Stall Beside Me – Politics on The Huffington Post

By , August 30, 2007 3:01 pm

Nina Burleigh: Satan’s in the Stall Beside Me – Politics on The Huffington Post
The demise of mountain state Republican Senator Larry Craig amuses those of us who enjoy watching right-wing heroes crash to the ground, spiked on their own hypocrisy. It further confirms my theory: prick any conservative and the kink oozes out. The rockier the rib, the more likely you’ll find pink lingerie under the trousers or a bullwhip and manacles in the bedside drawer. You can bet those Beltway dominatrices, madams and escorts (gay and straight) have been able to buy second homes — maybe even in Sun Valley! — with their haul during W’s reign.

Snicker, snicker, chortle. And the rest of the article is just as good if not better. I just love seeing those conservative sexually suppressed republicans getting their kink dragged out into the open like this. Two faced asshats!

Groklaw – Microsoft Memo to Partners in Sweden Surfaces: Vote Yes for OOXML

By , August 30, 2007 2:51 pm

Groklaw – Microsoft Memo to Partners in Sweden Surfaces: Vote Yes for OOXML

And once again Micro$loth proves how they prefer to buy their way through life rather than get off their collective arses and actually produce a good solid product that folks will WANT to use. Asshats…

Less is More: Grilliput Grill Weighs Less than One Pound (TreeHugger)

By , August 30, 2007 2:41 pm

Less is More: Grilliput Grill Weighs Less than One Pound (TreeHugger)

Interesting concept. Not so sure of the practicality of this thing. If I counted correctly there are 18 (not counting end cap(s)) seperate pieces that make it up. 12 (at least) of which are gonna get quite dirty and greasy. I realize that it has a built in cleaner for the actual grilling rods but I just don’t see it being a long term usable product. It looks to me to be one of those impulse buys that get used once or twice and tossed in the back closet to never be used again.

Grilliput in action

Foxmarks

By , August 30, 2007 2:31 pm

Foxmarks

I haven’t tried this yet but plan to. It allows one to use a single set of bookmarks on all the machines you use no matter where you are. Mozilla only (I think). Hope the actuality is as good as the concept.

Panasonic Electric Rug Might Save A Lot of Energy (TreeHugger)

By , August 30, 2007 2:26 pm

Panasonic Electric Rug Might Save A Lot of Energy (TreeHugger)

I’d like to try one of these. It makes a LOT of sense as if the feet are warm the rest of the body will be at least a lot warmer. Guess we will have to wait and see if they release it in the US or if it will be a Japanese only product.

Man’s Best Friend: ‘The Device’ – All-In-One Beer Making Machine – Gizmodo

By , August 30, 2007 2:20 pm

Man’s Best Friend: ‘The Device’ – All-In-One Beer Making Machine – Gizmodo

It looks impressive and from the article was rather expensive to build but I personally don’t see wasting all the time and energy on something that is gonna have to be taken apart and cleaned on a regular basis. Or maybe there is an auto clean function here that I missed. Whatever turns their cranks and knobs…

Beer making machine

Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates – Boing Boing

By , August 30, 2007 10:36 am

Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates – Boing Boing

I just feel SO much safer now, don’t y’all?

The Knight Shift: Viacom hits me with copyright infringement for posting on YouTube a video that Viacom made by infringing on my own copyright!

By , August 30, 2007 10:07 am

The Knight Shift: Viacom hits me with copyright infringement for posting on YouTube a video that Viacom made by infringing on my own copyright!

Some days you got to wonder what kind of world it would be “without” lawyers… πŸ™

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