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Friday, July 22, 2005

Slackware Security Fixes

Since I've been on vacation there have been a bunch of Slackware security fixes released. So basically if you use Slackware, hit your favorite mirror site and get downloading. Looks like I'll be busy when I get home. I'm sure that other versions of Linux have similar updates available too. Check with your distro for the details.

Drop the $%^#ing Puck!

Much to no one's surprise, the NHL board of governors unanimously approved the new collective bargaining agreement, officially bringing the 310 day lockout to an end. They also approved a bunch of new rules changes to allow skill players to show their stuff. The draft lottery was held, with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Sidney Crosby sweepstakes. My Wings will pick 19th. Hopefully now they can get a new U.S. cable T.V. deal worked out so I'll actually be able to see the Wings this year.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

NHLPA Approves New CBA

The National Hockey League Players Association overwhelmingly approved the new collective bargaining agreement. I figured it would be approved but the near 90% approval rate was surprising. The League itself will vote on the CBA tomorrow, but that will be a mere formality. There will actually be hockey this season! Now for the big question: will I actually ever see the Wings on T.V.?

GTA: SA Rerated to AO

Take Two Interactive issued a press release stating that the ESRB has rerated Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas AO (Adults Only, 18+) instead of M (Mature, 17+). Well, at least now the children are safe. That change of one year in the rating no doubt will result in fewer teenage pregnancies, drive-by shootings, spontaneous decapitation, and Pauly Shore movies. I would also like to remind folks who like to blame conservatives for all of this that the main high-pitched whining was coming from noted non-conservative, Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Having said this, if the notorious "Hot Coffee" mod actually just unlocks content that ships with GTA: SA (as the mod author claims), then Rockstar was pretty stupid not to remove it before shipping. They had to know that somebody would find it. However, if it isn't Rockstar-created content, then I can hardly see how the ESRB could justify rerating the game based on what one modder did. Dumber things have happened though. People often do what is politically expedient instead of what is actually right.

Past Two Days' News

Recent Headlines

January 5, 2015: It Returns!
August 10, 2007: SCO SUCKS IT DOWN!
July 5, 2007: Slackware 12.0 Released
May 20, 2007: PhpBB 3.0 RC 1 Released
February 2, 2007: DOOM3 1.31 Patch

January 27, 2007: Join the World Community Grid
January 17, 2007: Flash Player 9 for Linux
December 30, 2006: Darkness over Daggerford 1.2
December 19, 2006: Pocket Tunes 4.0 Released
December 9, 2006: WRT54G 1.01.1 Firmware OK with Linux/Mac

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