NTK Bits now, 18/12/98
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 98 10:50:28 -0800
Subject: NTK Bits now, 18/12/98
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"Software expands to fill the space available. If it
didn't, it wouldn't be designed properly."
- NATHAN MYHRVOLD explains Microsoft's design philosophy
...within 4 hours we estimate NT will have consumed much
of Washington State: after 16 hours, the entire Western
seaboard. It'll reach New York by 3am tomorrow morning...
>> ANTI-NEWS <<
berating the obvious
JUSTIN PETERSEN arrested but not at that CIA secret spy base after
all... BAGHDAD WEBCAM a hoax... Title vs Body discontinuity doh at
... Stale bread not freshened by re-heating, uncovers the
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA... MICROSOFT chooses BARNESANDNOBLE.COM as
its official bookseller... LUCY ELLMAN goes completely INSANE in
GUARDIAN online SECTION... IETF want to obsolete the ASCII
standard... Australian exotic dancer changes his name to BILL GATES
... nominative doh: http://www.bogoff.com/ ... SONY sends out Xmas
message to all Vaio owners: puts everyone on the cc: list...
someone trademarks "LISTSERV" (R)... "Click on pop up" gets 5000
votes in TIME'S MAN OF THE YEAR contest... WALLPAPER does a Y2K
survival issue... FREESERVE at 700,000 customers...
http://www.ibm.com/IBM/year2000/ says 379 days to Y2K:
http://www.hp.com/year2000/ says 378... Do you Yahoo Iraq?
>> TRACKING <<
making good use of the things that we find
As Stuart Houghton writes in response to the LiteStep plug last
week, coding Windows Explorer replacements seems to be the new drug
wiping out young Windows programmers' lives. Cussedly, the best
resource for these custom jobs http://floach.pimpin.net , is down
right now, so we'll have to give you the next best thing, and save
that for the New Year. WIN 98 LITE isn't a new shell - it just lets
you keep the old, stable, Windows 95 one when upgrading to 98 and
its unique open-a-whole-Web-browser-every-time-you-need-a-file
approach. Not only do you free up to 32MB of hard drive, not only
do folders load up in a fraction of the new, improved time, but
you are single-handedly disproving Microsoft's court case whenever
you boot. Objection - sustained!
-<smallprint>only works *before* you upgrade, though<smallprint>
>> MEMEPOOL <<
hasta la altavista
... optical switches ahoy!... clip art of the Lord:
http://wwww.christart.com/... BT-CLICK doesn't work if you withhold
caller ID (not that we tried or anything)... so that's where he
went: http://www.joemcintyre.com/ ... avoid Heinlein and still keep
your "friend": http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/sff.shtml ...
fork THE GIMP? fork *you*! ... DIGICASH to "open license
arrangements" - about bloody time... URL of the Year:
http://www.fandommenace.com/ ... but someone else gets "Best
... time to buy up those Guy Fawkes stocks:
http://www.fromorbit.com/drutter/Bombs.html ... "knicker bacon"?
http://www.d-day2k.com/cgi-bin/swear.pl ... cut out the middle Grey
with http://www.alienabductions.com/ ...
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