12.03.2005

MISC: Your computer is not as important as our disc

Sony was forced to recall 4.7 million CDs this month because the copyright-protection software embedded on the discs left computers prone to hacker attacks.

Other musings in the news:

  • Prior to leaving for a two-week break, Congress approved another pay raise for itself. Wish my group can do the same at work.
  • What's fast food: A day before millions of Americans sit down to eat traditional Thanksgiving dinners, a Virginia woman grabbed the world turkey-eating title on Wednesday by gobbling down a whole roast bird in 12 minutes.
  • Is that a failure, or a deferred success?: According to Yahoo.News, some people wanted the word "brainstorming" replaced by "thought shower" so as not to offend people with brain disorders, and they also wanted "deferred success" to replace "failure" so as not to embarrass those who don't succeed. Both phrases appear on a tongue-in-cheek list released on Thursday of the year's most politically correct words and phrases issued by Global Language Monitor, a nonprofit group that monitors language use. Other phrases include misguided criminals, Intrinsic Aptitude, Out of the mainstream, and womyn.

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