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About probabilityZero

I'm a rather boring, geeky college student. Most of my time is spent at a computer, reading a book, or sitting in (mostly uninteresting) classes. My hobbies include reading, blogging, creating and running websites, creating amateur video games, arguing incessantly on discussion forums, and buying books on because I'm too lazy to go to the library.

AP’s impossible text DRM dreams

So, it’s just text content, but it can call home, track where it has been, and secure digital rights. Good luck with that.

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Christian Civil Liberties Union calls for book burning in Milwaukee

Here we go again. I think I’m becoming desensitized to these stories. I just can’t muster up the moral outrage like I used to. CNN reports: The strife began in February when West Bend couple Jim and Ginny Maziarka objected … Continue reading

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Last week I was in San Francisco to see the de Young museum. Now I just (yesterday) got back from Sea Ranch.  I’ll be back to posting normally soon.

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Video games and the Hollywood effect

“Indie” games, or independent video games (games developed without support from a major video game publisher) have become quite popular recently in some circles of gamers, and I couldn’t be happier. The majority of these games are so-called “casual” games, … Continue reading

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Komm, süsser Tod

(Title is in German… translates to “Come, Sweet Death”) Originally written in Japanese by director Hideaki Anno and sung in English, this song features prominently in the movie End of Evangelion. You can find alternate translations and additional information here. … Continue reading

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Firefox 3.5 in Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit

As I’m sure you’re aware, Firefox 3.5 was officially released. I had been using the beta version previously, but had a bit of trouble updating to the final release. The main obstacle I ran into was that I use a … Continue reading

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Alan Turing’s birthday

This is Alan Turing, one of the most brilliant men of the last century and the father of computer science. He was greatly influential in the fields of logic and mathematics, and he worked on codebreaking for the British government … Continue reading

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Piracy and shoplifting

A common talking point you hear from the RIAA/MPAA and the media corporations is that piracy is stealing. You wouldn’t steal a DVD movie, so why would you download a DVD rip from a torrent site? Well, the obvious problem … Continue reading

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NASA has a sense of humor

Source: Wikipedia.

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200th Anniversary of Thomas Paine’s Death

Last week was the 200th anniversary of his death. In remembrance, I thought I’d post some of his more inspirational quotes: THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, … Continue reading

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