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2008-02-11 - 11:46 a.m.

This weekend I managed to get a DVD burner installed in my computer. The big problem was getting it to read the material - it would recognize the disc (CD, DVD, or PC-ROM) but not play the content.

Turns out I needed a new cable to connect it to my motherboard. Now it works perfectly.

So now I can watch DVDs in the comfort of my computer chair. Yay me!


Roy Scheider, who amongst other things played the police chief in "Jaws" and Bob Fosse in "All That Jazz", died yesterday at 75.

No comments about him sleeping with the fishes.


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Yesterday was a day of mass protests at several Scientology centers by the group Anonymous. There was one in Los Angeles and a HUGE one in London.

Supposedly another is scheduled for March 15. Bring the popcorn.


In political news, Obama swept Hillary, and she cried again. It looks like she's in real trouble and she may not get the, nomination.

Oh, and Nobel Prize winning author Doris Lessing says that, if Barack Obama were elected, he would be assassinated. She declined to say who would do it.

Nothing like a nice generic threat. I'll be glad when this is over.


Speaking of threats, British atheletes who want to compete in this year's Olympics in Beijing had a line inserted into their contract that basically keeps them from commenting on China's human rights offenses - if they do, China won't let them into the country.

You can't make this stuff up.


The Iranian Parliament may use their "apostasy" law to put to death anyone who leaves Islam.

So once you're in, you're in for life...kinda like Scientology. But the Scientologists don't kill you.

Oh, wait...


Speaking of Muslims...

In Canada, many Muslim men have found a new benefit for having multiple wives (other than the obvious example) - they can get welfare benefits for each wife. The government says that the wives "could apply as single people [for welfare] and we just wouldn't know"

Gee, there are numerous cases here of dogs getting credit cards through the mail. I wonder how many of those wives are human...and how many are livestock. Not saying they're having sex with their livestock, mind you...just using the livestock's "name" to get more benefits.

Monetary or otherwise.


Well, it's President's Day, so we'll be busy at work. I better get going.

Be seeing you.


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