How To Crash the US Justice System: Demand a Trial
I don't know about the Netherlands, but heroin is one of the most addictive drugs there is. People who are addicted to heroin are not bad people, but they may become bad people as a result of two things: the terrible addictiveness of heroin, and the shame from their "illegal" addiction.
If the Netherlands is treating addiction as a disease instead of a criminal offense, I'm so happy for them.
Kinect Hacked, Adafruit Bounty Won
Nice, lets all remember that you were the first person to think of using a robot that watches how hard you spank it to determine what kind of dirty stuff you're into the most. Like a functional MRI for porn. You should slap a patent on that one.
It would be a little creepy though... Just don't make the robot too human-like or it could really distract.
Microsoft Rushes Internet Explorer Patch
I bet you have two blue arrows that point to each other in your tray. If Ubuntu checked and applied security updates at startup, you wouldn't need to reboot after applying them. I think that's what he's saying.
Discuss the US Presidential Election
I voted early, but got a call from the Obama campaign saying that the county hadn't received my ballot (which I mailed). I showed up at the county courthouse yesterday and they were right. I filled out another one.
Voted straight Dem ticket this year, except the county auditor (who was in the room -- small county) who is an R. I figure, the fact that my ballot didn't arrive may not have been his fault, but the fact that I found out about it and was able to correct it is at least partly due to him, so kudos, and 4 more years!
Also I wrote myself in for sheriff. I feel good about that.