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Geek. Curmudgeon

02 Jun 2011
Changed phone number

Mid-year update … My old -5954 phone number is gone as of yesterday. If you need my new new number, send me email. … back to the cave.

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05 Jan 2011
GPG / PGP keys for 2011

My GPG/PGP public keys for 2011, valid for one year, also available from a keyserver near you. Replace the “:FOO:” with “@” for proper addresses. Personal correspondence: – Larry Olin Horn (lohnet mail 2011) <hornlo:FOO:lohnet.org> – Fingerprint: D65E A7CA 3343 515E 5012 DF28 D501 B8A1 1673 3E32 Business: – Larry Olin Horn (ptk mail 2011) […]

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24 May 2010
alternate email

Looks like my lohnet.org mail server is down; don’t know when it will be back. Use my same username @gmail.com in the meantime. Update: of course they resolved it right after I finally got around to posting about it.

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07 Mar 2010
One hand clapping

If I asked you to “listen” silently to this page for 4’33”, would that be a copyright violation? What if I attached a 4’33” long mp3 of silence? If I recorded it myself, would that be a forgery or a performance? What if I used a kazoo instead of a piano? Would 4’34” of silence […]

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04 Mar 2010
Time Flies

“Ethan here: Today marks the 44th anniversary of Candelstick Park tornado that struck Jackson. 57 people died and 504 people were injured.” —@16WAPTNews I haven’t thought about that in years. My uncle was working there at the time; my aunt too, or maybe she was just visiting him. I vaguely remember them describing the experience. […]

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19 Feb 2010
I C U

This is why I keep a PostIt over the lens of built-in cameras. Cory Doctorow says: According to the filings in Blake J Robbins v Lower Merion School District (PA) et al, the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools’ administrators, who […]

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19 Feb 2010
Surprise, Surprise

Rands In Repose asks an interesting question: I want you to think of the last time you were surprised. Good, bad, I don’t care. When was the last time you were really surprised? Got it? Ok, now think about the very first thing that you thought about the surprise. I don’t want to know how […]

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15 Feb 2010
It’s not the fall …

… it’s the sudden stop at the end. When your plane breaks apart at 35000 feet, you have about three minutes before you hit the ground at around 120 miles per hour. You might even survive. Dan Koeppel provides a morbidly humorous survival guide in Popular Mechanics’ “How to Fall 35,000 Feet—And Survive“. According to […]

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12 Feb 2010
Snow in Jackson, February 2010

We seldom see snow that amounts to anything, but this was enough to close schools and businesses. I’ve posted a few pictures on Flickr.

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06 Feb 2010
I’m a PC, and ruining your battery was my idea.

It is ironic that Microsoft’s claim that Windows 7 will improve battery life is being countered by some users threatening class action lawsuits due to W7 ruining laptop batteries. At least since June 2009 (Windows 7 and the battery error “consider replacing your battery” –Microsoft Technet) testers were reporting this problem. Yet it continues, with […]

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