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Price for hot air continues to skyrocket

So, apparently the New York Times has decided to charge non-subscribers for unlimited use of its site. I’m not sure if I can speak for anyone but myself but, I just don’t care.  I think I’d rather eat a news paper than actually read it and I won’t pay anyone for the filler between advertisements that they’ve shoved down my throat for decades.

All I can really say about news print media is, good bye and good riddance.  As the MBA’s frantically scramble to try to figure out how to wring blood from turnips, I’ll just keep on gathering my news in my own way, reading what really is good content.  For free.

Sorry papers, you lost us all.  Too bad your content was so abysmal that you drove  the advertisers and readers out the door.  Too bad your senior executive ranks couldn’t live without multi-multi-million dollar salaries and bonuses, even in a near depression.  Too bad you couldn’t understand the impact of the internet until it consumed your advertisers and readers.  Too bad I’ve nothing to line the bottom of birdcages…

Are you paying attention Comcast, Time Warner, Rogers, Etc.. ?!  I doubt it.  I sincerely doubt it because your are next and I can hardly wait.

Holy Neglected Website!

Ah, so…  you are still here.

Thanks.

Sorry that it takes me so damned long to write stuff.

I work to hard.

So, I’ve done some background work keeping paxtonland up to date technically.  There are still quite an awful lot of people that come here, despite the fact that I never seem to have time to write.

As they say, if it’s important, you’ll do it.

I’ll do it.  Sorry again.

Finally Crap Dot Com!

So, there is about 4 major things wrong with this commercial:

  1. XP on a MacBook, with a BSOD
  2. Actually, most of the computers depicted are Macs running Windows.
  3. At about :18 in, they have a Mac running windows, running IE, getting the Firefox version of the “Unable to Connect” page.
  4. Finally, through the entire thing, they flash “PC Computers only,” on the bottom.

I think that the guy who put the commercial together was putting subtle clues to let people know it was a scam.  I think.

Anyway, seems they charge for free software you can easily download and run yourself. So if you were thinking about running their “Free Scan,” remember these things almost always cost you money and will probably trade your malware, viri, and spyware for theirs.

Lonely? Call 1-800-hot-dems

Mich. Dems’ typo directs voters to phone-sex line

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Democrats trying to arouse interest in absentee voting have accidentally directed people to a phone-sex line.

State party spokeswoman Liz Kerr says a flier that included two absentee ballot applications had a misprint in the number for a campaign hotline.

The flier came from the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee and featured photos of presidential candidate Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Carl Levin.

The error was first reported by WJBK-TV in Detroit. Kerr says the party apologizes for the misprint.

Well, look on the bright side.  The Michigan democratic party turned a bunch of shut-ins on to a new addiction.