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Posted September 25, 2007 in Life • Tags:

I picked up a new iPod the other day, one of the big suckers with a 160GB capacity. (I remember when a 2GB hard drive was about the size of a small filing cabinet.)


Posted September 16, 2007 in Life • Tags:

The Derb has a curious article up lamenting the passing of a time when it was acceptable to laugh at foreigners.


Posted September 11, 2007 in News • Tags: ,

Atlantic City, a shining example of the nation’s problems with crime and urban decline, wants to ban smoking in all casinos. This isn’t terribly shocking, given recent history. But given that casinos are a very adult place, it’s pretty pathetic that politicos want to treat their patrons like children. Well, it looks like the city council won’t quite get its way. Casinos will be allowed to make their own rules as long as floors remain “at least 75% smoke-free”. This is actually a reasonably fair way to deal with the issue. Casinos can experiment with different rules and find the optimum way to make everyone happy. Everyone except the city council, that is. Still, it’s a shame that they waste time on inconsequential stuff like this when the city outside the casino doors remains an intractable mess.