FUN: Do all country music stars …

Do all country music stars …

(Now, I have the TV on the various “country” music channels. And, from time to time, usually when I’m waiting for the computer to respond, I look at the “stills”. — Hmmm, TV has capable of continuous video since its inception. Why put up basically a bad powerpoint deck (i.e., a series of badly designed composite pictures) with the music? — and made an observation?

… have blue eyes?

Or blue contacts?

Yeah, I know get a life!

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TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Can Remotely Kill Purchased Apps

Microsoft Can Remotely Kill Purchased Apps

Posted by samzenpus on Thursday December 08, @09:54PM

from the killing-distance dept.

Meshach writes “The terms of service for Microsoft’s newly launched Windows Store allows the seller to remotely kill or remove access to a user’s apps for security or legal reasons. The story also notes that MS states purchases are responsible for backing up the data that you store in apps that you acquire via the Windows Store, including content you upload using those apps. If the Windows Store, an app, or any content is changed or discontinued, your data could be deleted or you may not be able to retrieve data you have stored.”

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Better you than me!

I won’t be buying any apps in the MICROSOFT app store. And, neither should anyone.

Sorry, best way to “help them understand” that this is unacceptable is to boycott!

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RANT: FDA-approved hangover pill

Cheers! FDA-approved hangover pill promises to take edge off holiday partying
Over-the-counter cocktail beats hair of the dog
Saturday, December 3 2011, 2:56 PM

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A new FDA-approved hangover cure has hit the market just in time for holiday party season.

“So many people see hangovers as a shameful or embarrassing thing. I think of them as just a fact of life,” said Brenna Haysom, the creator of Blowfish through the West Village-based Rally Labs LLC.

The over-the-counter drug cocktail combines 1,000 milligrams of aspirin, 120 milligrams of caffeine and a stomach-soothing agent into two effervescent tablets taken the morning after a night of heavy drinking.

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As anyone who reads this blog, I’d like to replace the FDA with “Consumers’ Reports” type private organizations.

We need to have a gradual way of escaping the regulatory tyranny of an agency that has been captured by those it regulates (i.e., an incestuous relationship between the “regulators”, those “regulated”, and the politicians).

Perhaps a good first step is making FDA approval optional?

If it’s not FDA “approved”, then your right to sue or collect damages is limited in some fashion.

It’d be a start?

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