Harry Slaughter's blog

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Why software is so bad ...
Read this (or Revelations) to understand why Microsoft is evil.

Dot-com rise and fall

I recently saw two documentaries that pretty well summarized the dot-com industry in all its self-indulgent glory.
Startup.com is the funnier of the two. Though it
might only be thoroughly appreciated by folks who saw this stuff first hand, this movie shows why
so many of these companies never had a chance.

e-Dreams is the story of Kozmo.com. I think this
company could have made it. They just tried to get too big too soon.

Big news

Ice reservoirs found on Mars
Wow. Where there's water, there's life. We're not talking traces of water here.
We're talking large reservoirs. If there is life within the water in nuclear reactors,
and there is life in the boiling volcanic waters at the bottom of the ocean;
I would think there might be something interesting on Mars.

Kill some time

100 online games
A bunch of simple online games

Alert System

Alert System May Be Adjusted

This seems a big joke to me. We can't possibly create an warning system that works. A Red alert
puts security on high alert, and I can't believe terrorists are going to be inclined to act at a time
during which they are not likely to succeed. A Green alert, on the other hand, scares me. This is
obviously the best time for terrorists to attack. The whole thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

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