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October 31st, 2007

The Pyewt Agenda

In re: last night's post about Silencers That Go "Pyewt!", a potential motive just occurred to me, beyond plot expediency.

Is it possible the move is a CYA on the part of the studio? After all, they don't want to be accused of teaching people how to commit murder, so maybe they throw in deliberate misinformation precisely so their elaborate schemes wouldn't work in real life?

Sorta like in Real Genius -- the sciencey pranks pulled by Chris Knight and Ick, while they sound plausible to laymen, don't actually work and deliberately don't actually work 'cause the people making the movie knew they'd get a slew of imitators if the pranks were feasible. (You can't store frozen nitrogen in an off-the-rack refrigerator freezer, they aren't cold enough. And even if you could, a slice of frozen nitrogen shoved into a coffee machine wouldn't have the right weight/size ratio to get past the coffee machine's "slug detectors" ... just for instance.)

It's a thought, anyway.

-The Gneech

Computer's Arrived

...but I'm not going to be able to work on it much tonight. Trick or treat, y'know? But I'll at least get started.

Maybe I'll start by installing LOTRO just to see how the graphics card does. ;P

-The Gneech

C'mon in Here!!!

Klaatu Barada Nikto

Greetings from my new computer, which has been christened GORT.

Turns out the Dell bot was right -- no LPT ports, no serial ports. Yikes. Time to go get a hub and some adapters!

So far the performance is fine, but that doesn't mean much as I haven't been doing anything but ripping out Norton and installing my own software. More bulletins on this subject as events warrant.

In other news, Halloween turnout has been disappointing to say the least. I know there are kids in the neighborhood, I've seen 'em! Why aren't they trick or treating? 0.o

Maybe we need flickering jack-o-lanterns out front. We just didn't have time for that this year, unfortunately.

-The Gneech

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