Cringely on Internet gambling

Over at PBS, Robert Cringely has a very thoughtful article on the recently passed Internet gambling banning law. Naturally, Cringely makes sure to jump on the “It helps the terrorists!” bandwagon, which is a nice touch, I think. I’ve been reading his columns (for every ‘him’ that has made up Robert Cringely) for nearly 15 years, and it’s articles like this one that keep me reading.

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The best airport security quote yet

I’ve written about the confiscated rock at the airport already. You’ve probably even seen the article posted elsewhere on the great big, wild intarw3b. Now, check out Bruce Schneier’s brief post on the confiscated rock. At the end, you’ll get this, the greatest quote so far to come from the security theater that is airport “security” these days:

They already take away scissors. Can paper be far behind?

Additionally, as Bruce notes in closing his post:

We can’t keep weapons out of prisons. We can’t possibly keep them out of airports.

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Eye candy – please smile for us you beautiful woman

Man, if I ever have a chance to set my self up with another future ex-Mrs. RagManX, I’m so totally chasing Jessica Alba until she says yes or gets a restraining order. I think I’m in love. And this time, it’s real. Oh, and yes these pictures are large. That’s because there’s too much “I’m in love with her” in these to make the pictures smaller.

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