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Rewarding Failure

Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 3:50 AM

Regarding the tale of the dead computer, it appears a recent power outage had confused the CPU. Plugging the Mac in had shown the problem, but the moment we opened the case, the problem resolved itself.

Thank you to Bob at the Walnut Creek Apple Store for his help.

One of the principals involved in last Friday's fake news conference for FEMA has resigned.

John Philbin has been presented with an amazing opportunity - the chance to head up the public affairs department at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Like I want someone with Philbin's principles ("Certainly ... I should have stopped it.") putting a happy face on the actions of DNI Mike McConnell as the Bush Administration continues to push their agenda for unfettered domestic surveillance.

The instructions for Activision's Guitar Hero III on Sony's PS3 game console lack one important bit of information.

How to enable the controller.

Normally, you press the PlayStation logo button until the system locks in on the controller. With Guitar Hero III, you have to first plug in a wireless receiver.

That's not the problem.

The problem is that you have to press a not-terribly-obvious button on that receiver in order for the system to link to the scaled-down Les Paul guitar.

President Bush is always puffing about how he 'listens to the commanders on the ground' about the situation in Iraq.

Despite what General David Petraeus tried to sell the American Public last month, here's what a soldier has to say about the place.

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