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Seven Years ago today I was 22 years old. In a rented tuxedo here I stand fidgety, nervous but not willing to admit it. Spread out before me are my family, closest friends and... Her. The most amazing woman I have ever met, slowly and rhythmically walks toward me. She is now close enough for me to see through her veil, our eyes lock, my heart skips a beat, a distant voice in my head says "you done good, real good".

While this post is open to the public, really... it is meant for one person. Maria, my wife, thank you. For seven years, two gorgeous little girls and all you have given me. You rock my world baby and make my heart back flip every single time you look at me.

Happy Anniversary!

Unlocking the iPod

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Jon Johansen became a geek hero by breaking the DVD code. Now he's liberating iTunes - whether Apple likes it or not.

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"Battlestar Galactica" Writes Fight With Studio Over Webisode Rights

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NBC Universal has refused to pay for or credit the writers for the BSG webisodes, claiming they are promotional material. So the BSG Executive Producer decided to stop making them. In response, NBC Universal has seized the webisodes and filed charges of unfair labor practices against the Writers Guild of America,

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11.17.06 The Wait is Over!

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Jack Thompson Ruling! - Judge will NOT prohibit the sale of Bully

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The judge says he will not prohibit the the sale of Bully. In the time that he played the game, the judge said that he did not see anything so violent that would require the game to be held from being shipped. The judge and Take Two employee used a cheat code in order to skip around in the game and play through various parts, including the more graphic portions of the game.

Bully is an action game from Rockstar that takes place at Bullworth Academy, where you face bullies, mean teachers, and more. Thompson had filed suit against two retailers, GameStop and Wal-Mart, as part of a broader measure to stop the sale of Bully in Florida on the grounds that it violated the state's public nuisance law. It would appear only a few formalities remain before that suit is effectively dismissed.



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Schoolgirl arrested for refusing to study with non-English pupils?

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A teenage schoolgirl was arrested by police for racism after refusing to sit with a group of Asian students because some of them did not speak English.

Codie Stott's family claim she was forced to spend three-and-a-half hours in a police cell after she was reported by her teachers.

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Preorder Microsoft’s Zune

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Zune, now available for
Pre-Order from walmart.com
Zune Pre-Order Links by color...

Pre-Order the Brown Zune at Walmart.com!
Pre-Order the White Zune at Walmart.com!
Pre-Order the Black Zune at Walmart.com!


More About Zune:
Available this holiday season in the United States, Zune includes a 30GB digital media player, the Zune Marketplace music service and a foundation for an online community that will enable music fans to discover new music. The Zune device features wireless technology, a built-in FM tuner and a bright, 3-inch screen that allows users to not only show off music, pictures and video, but also to customize the experience with personal pictures or themes to truly make the device their own. Zune comes in three colors: black, brown and white.

Every Zune device creates an opportunity for connection. Wireless Zune-to-Zune sharing lets consumers spontaneously share full-length sample tracks of select songs, homemade recordings, playlists or pictures with friends between Zune devices. Listen to the full track of any song you receive up to three times over three days. If you like a song you hear and want to buy it, you can flag it right on your device and easily purchase it from the Zune Marketplace.

Zune has a release date of Nov. 14 in the USA and will sell for $249.99

Are you going to Zune? Comments welcome!

Rockstar's "Bully" Not What Critics Were Expecting

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I laid into the kid with a flurry of punches, including a punishing uppercut I'd been taught by an alcoholic Vietnam vet. Wham, wham, wham: Pretty soon I'd pummeled my opponent into the ground. And for my brutal finishing move? I leaned over and gave him a hand up. And lectured him about the importance of not bullying defenseless kids.

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Happy Birthday !!!!

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Today is my wife's birthday
Send her a shout out!

Sony Officially Announces First BD-50 Blu-ray Discs

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) today announced the imminent arrival of its first three 50GB dual-layer Blu-ray Discs (BD). The heart-warming comedy Click, starring Golden Globe-Nominee Adam Sandler, Oscar-Winner Christopher Walken and Kate Beckinsale, will be available on store shelves October 10. Black Hawk Down, the Oscar-winning, action-packed drama from director Ridley Scott, starring Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore and Eric Bana, features new Blu-Wizard technology and will be available to film fans on November 14. The hilarious box office hit, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, starring writer and producer Will Ferrell and Oscar-nominee John C. Reilly, hits shelves December 12. All three titles were authored by the Sony Pictures Digital Authoring Center (DAC) and manufactured by Sony DADC.

"As consumers make the leap to Blu-ray's incredible high-definition picture and theatre quality audio, they want access to a diverse selection of content packed with added-value features and reference titles like Ridley Scott's powerful war epic Black Hawk Down, that will add to their growing Blu-ray Disc libraries," said David Bishop, President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. "We're proud to be the first studio to deliver a 50GB Blu-ray Disc title to the marketplace with Click on October 10, along with two other highly entertaining titles this year that offer the expanded capacity and special features only a 50GB disc can provide."

Battle Star Galactica headed To NBC...?

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Word has begun to circulate that NBC's acquisition of 'Battlestar Galactica' is in the "waiting for the ink to dry" phase at this moment, and an official announcement could be days away. The program, which returned for its third season last friday, continues to delight fans and critics alike. With Universal's involvement in the big reimagining, it was always a possibility that the program could be pulled to the network if it proved successful enough, and with the lashing NBC is taking over its fall line-up so far an ace-in-the-hole couldn't come at a better time.

The show will make the move to NBC as a mid-season replacement, possibly taking the slot currently occupied by "Studio 60" which would make sense given the genre-centric lead-in of heroes.The question is: will NBC be tolerant of the quasi-political themes that BSG seems to take from the most controversial page of world events? In recent episodes, BSG has examined the flip side of insurgency, terrorists as freedom-fighters, and any number of edgy themes. In the small arena of cable, it is easy to get away with forays into these troubled waters; cable shows are expected to push the envelope to maintain any kind of viewership. On the big network, however, it may be seen as a statement of NBC's political alignment and in polarizing times such as these the concern may be that these themes could bring about the kind of controversy that drives viewers away. Of course, it could do just the opposite.

PS3 Overheating - The Truth

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OK. Here's the independent, non-Sony approved truth. We've played a PS3, for a day, in a room, with it on a table in front of us. At no stage did anyone comment about the noise it made (ie, next to none). And a collegue put his hand behind the machine after it had been running for a few hours and felt warm air being quietly and safely extracted via a fan via the vents at the back of the machine. The surface of the machine remained at room temperature with a small portion at the back being 'warm'. Not hot - 'warm'.
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Tired of prying eyes at work?

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My boss recently decided that we'd be more productive if we adopted an open floor plan, which includes having all monitors facing outwards so he can keep a constant eye on what we're working on. In order to continue reading digg in peace, I whipped up a little proxy app which I thought some of you might find useful.

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Free Relaxing Music and Nature Sounds Tool - Very Cool!

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The free relaxing music and nature sounds on this website have been carefully chosen for their ability to aid sleep, reduce stress, and provide a relaxing atmosphere for activities such as yoga, tai-chi, and meditation.

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Awesome anti-DRM ad

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Once DRM enters the picture, you get stuck...

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PS3: Finished PS3 in hands of PS3 Mag

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Some details ...
1) It's quiet like a sleeping baby. A barely audible hum. With the TV on you simply can't hear it at all.
2.)The start up is amazingly fast. And game load times were faster than expected. In fact, PS3 does both at about the same speed of PSP. ie, Long load times due to the massive Blu-ray disc? Nope. Simply not an issue. etc ...

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