Sarcasm is my favorite mode of humor, and Stephen Colbert is, I think, the king of sarcasm. In my post about the torture compromise I said I was speechless. That was speechless with indignation and distress. Colbert made me speechless with laughter about the same topic in his sketch on the issue. Watch it. It really hits that funny bone.
I've always thought the threat level thing was pretty bogus, and designed just to keep us scared. Well, Wired has a much better one – one that really shows the likelihoods of dying from terrorism in more realistic proportion. So, according to this, the threat level should really be "low" – as they say, "your appendix is more likely to kill you than al-Qaida is."
When I lived on the east coast, I used to drool about Fry's. Fry's is the place where you can actually buy a motherboard, or a case, or a big internal hard drive, or an LED, or soldering iron or … all of those things that geeky types like and want.
So, I did a geek pilgrimage to Fry's today. The closest Fry's is in Fremont, which is quite a ways from Berkeley. There is basically nothing around it except office parks and malls – it feels very sterile.
I admit it – I never read those long legalese agreements on software or websites. It's just too much of a pain. Well, it might be time to read them.
As you might know, everyone is trying to get into the movie downloading business. Apple just released iTunes 7, with the iTunes store that has movies. And Amazon launched "Unbox" – it's own movie downloading service.