November 2008 Archives

Ned Batchelder stares down a bug that shouldn’t exist:

We were no strangers to jammed printers, but a particular file that could jam the printer? Yeah, right. It was crazy.

Just because something can’t happen doesn’t mean it won’t. Just ask any programmer. Or any Bond villain.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Just like last year, and the year before, and so on…

Yes, Virginia, fake news didn’t start with The Onion:

[T]he public embraced Not The New York Times —from the first page to the last, packed with articles that were vaguely familiar. For instance, while there was no Living section with features on home decorating, there was The Having Section, which had handy how-to stories like “Insulating With Pâté: Winter Warmth With Good Taste.”


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Pixar does it again (now in higher quality due to this hack) in this cute little companion film to Wall•E.

Fractals of Change: Saving US Auto Manufacturing

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How to save the US auto industry without a direct bailout:

The US government should order a complete replacement for its vehicle fleet to be delivered over the next four years. The new vehicles must be either plugin electric hybrid, pure electric, or possibly natural gas.

On Language

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A classic bit of Fry and Laurie. Originally found via David Weinberger.

How wrong they were | Salon News

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“I think it’s probably going to be Romney for the Republicans, Hillary for the Democrats” and other spectacularly bad predictions made during the past electoral cycle.

Remind me why we listen to these idiots, please?

And we all thought that Halloween was over

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In light of the above video (seriously—thinking that Africa was a country?), the Sarah Palin on Halloween flickr pool is all the more scary.

Lunch seems to have done the trick

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NBC and AP have (finally!) called North Carolina for Obama, bringing Obama’s EV total to 364, making L. Acus, who got it right on the dot, our EV count winner.

Our two winners will receive, at some point in the not-too-distant future, some (non-political) Cafe Press swag…

So, here we are two days after the election...

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…and we still don’t know what the final electoral vote count is going to be. Thanks, North Carolina.

In other news, all the major networks called the election for Obama at the stroke of 11 p.m., making Rabow the winner of the guess-when-the-election-will-be-called portion of the competition.

Maybe they’ll have a winner in NC by the time I get back from lunch…