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Andrew Nuckols
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This has just cracked me up.

Microsoft Joins SOPA/PIPA Protest, Windows Will Go Black Today


HUMOR: Microsoft may have been an official supporter of SOPA, but the company has had a change of heart last night when they noticed the historical opposition of SOPA.
According to our well-placed sources in Microsoft Steve Ballmer was upset that Microsoft is not doing enough. "We set a goal 3 years ago that we would do exactly what Google does. They are getting all the limelight today for protesting against SOPA/PIPA and look at us. We need to do something."
Ballmer reportedly threw a chair at the PR team for not doing enough.

The technical team of Microsoft came up with a solution. "We did not have to do much and it will have deeper impact than Wikileak's blackout. According to our funded survey 10 people visit Wikipedia every 30 seconds compare that with Windows BSoD (Blue Screen of Death). There are 30 BSoDs every 10 seconds, around the globle. This is a massive power and we can exploit it."


Microsoft is pushing a patch today which will turn the color of BSoD from blue to black and a message will flash:

Fatal Error: STOPSOPAPIPA
"Technically it's not black screen of death so we can't call it blackout, it's blueout," said an un-named developer.

If you are using Windows please update your system. If you are using GNU/Linux, please install Windows to join the protest.

http://www.muktware.com/blogs/3227/microsoft-joins-sopapipa-protest-windows-will-go-black-today
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Iberian Peninsula at Night from the +International Space Station

The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station (ISS). Several large metropolitan areas are visible, marked by their relatively large and brightly lit areas, including the capital cities of Madrid, Spain—located near the center of the peninsula’s interior—and Lisbon, Portugal—located along the southwestern coastline. The ancient city of Seville, visible to the north of the Strait of Gibraltar, is one of the largest cities in Spain. The astronaut view is looking toward the east, and is part of a time-lapse series of images.

The network of smaller cities and towns along the coastline and in the interior attest to the extent of the human presence on the Iberian landscape. The blurring of city lights is caused by thin cloud cover (image left and center), while cloud tops are dimly illuminated by moonlight. Though obscured, the lights of France are visible near the horizon line on the upper left, while the lights of northern Africa are more clearly discernable at right. The faint gold and green line of airglow—caused by ultraviolet radiation exciting the gas molecules in the upper atmosphere—parallels the horizon (or Earth limb).

The Iberian Peninsula is the southwestern-most of the European peninsulas (together with the Italian and Balkan peninsulas), and includes the Principality of Andorra, as well as the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic. The approximately 590,000 square kilometer landmass is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the northwest, west, and southwest and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. Its northeastern boundary is marked by the Pyrenees mountain range.

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It took me a while to write an online review for Hybrid Pedals because I was just riding the e-bike I purchased from them around Arlington and recommending Hybrid Pedals to anyone that asked me about the bike in person. This is a great place to purchase an electric bike. The shop stocks a lot of different e-bike models. You can test drive any bike that you would like -- and even rent a bike for a couple of days to make sure it is the bike for you. They only carry e-bikes from companies that are reputable and and have good customer support. Everyone in the shop is very friendly, helpful and honest. Highly recommended.
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I had an old pair of glasses -- they were fine. I got new glasses from this place and it has ruined my life. Reading causes huge headaches. Driving is hard. Working requires me to take off glasses and move computer screen around. If you are young and your glasses prescription is easy, this is probably an okay place, If you are older, they can really ruin your life (they pretend to care but they really don't care). Edit: Thanks for the response. Unfortunately I didn't see it because of the way Google puts my activity at the top of the reviews. I have already gotten rid of the progressive lenses. I was told they were not made properly and also that I do not need them. I don't know if the new glasses will be any better -- but I will update this when I get them. Edit: I finally got my new glasses from a different place -- and it seems to be true that I did not need progressive lenses. Yes, I can't read up close as well as I used to but with the correct prescription (one lens was off) and things adjusted properly -- everything is fine. I ordered a pair of computer glasses -- but I don't really think I even need those. I think the problem is that if you come back and complain about progressive lenses people just dismiss you because they think you need more time to get used to them. But I don't complain that easily. The glasses I got had a lot of problems. So I hope this helps. I would suggest if someone comes in and complains about their glasses, ask them to close each eye and see if one of the lenses seems wrong - and then retest them if it does. Maybe I should have been more persistent -- but I did come back twice to try and resolve the problem.
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