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Edit: As I suspected, most fines are not paid in full. Some are even reimbursed, with interest.

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Re-enabling DMA on your optical/DVD drive

If your drive is stuck in PIO mode even though “Use DMA” is selected, here’s how to fix it. Basically you delete a registry value in this key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

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Santa, please bring me the following…

  • Pantone Huey - color calibration tool
  • Lumiquest Mini Softbox - for diffusing light
  • Manfrotto 3373 Lightstand - for holding a strobe/umbrella
  • Stroboframe Flash Mount Adapter - holds the strobe
  • Manfrotto 2905 Umbrella Bracket - mounts umbrella to lightstand
  • Westcott 43″ Collapsible Umbrella

And they’re all reasonably priced! Or you can just me a Wii and Zelda.

Please coordinate amongst the individual St. Nickolaus’. Or let me know what you’re getting me Mr. Claus and I’ll mark it off the list :D.

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Breaking News!

The league will return to the old leather balls January 1st.

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Sunday TV of Note

MTV’s True Life: I’m a Competitive Eater (Ep. 28) - Followed Kobayashi and others as they prepare for the annual July 4th hot dog eating contest on Coney Island. The guy can regularly put down 20lb meals! And he’s got washboard abs! His secret? Gastroptosis, and strong mental and physical conditioning.

The Simpsons: The Haw-Hawed Couple (Ep. 386) - Lisa and Homer read the Simpson’s version of The Half-Blooded Prince while Bart is conflicted about his new best-friend status with Nelson. I’d say as good as the Tommaco episode.

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Sonicare mistruth in advertising?

Anyone ever notice in their electric toothbrush commercial that when they do the water turbulence/frothing test that they fully submerge the competitor’s brush while they only submerge half of bristles for their brush in the water? I get the feeling that if their’s was fully submerged, it’d disturb the water just as much as the other brush. That’s false advertising, no?

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Mad about MADD

I get the feeling that if implemented, will just be the beginning of a slippery slope. What’s next, automatic speeding monitors that issue you a ticket when you break the speed limit? Etc.

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.

— M. Friedman

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