Posts tagged ‘safety’

2009-09-12

>>> I invite anyone who claims CO2 is not a pollutant to sit in a room full of it for 10 minutes.
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>> I invite anyone who claims pure water is not a pollutant to sit in a room full of it for 10 minutes.
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> I invite anyone who claims pure oxygen is not a pollutant to sit in a room full of it for 10 minutes

I invite anyone who claims pure vacuum is not a pollutant to sit in a room full of it for 10 minutes.

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2009-02-28

My Manly Shave

Yesterday I shaved with a straight razor for the first time. I got it for my birthday this Thursday. First impressions: It’s kind of like a trade-off between “Wow this feels great, I’m getting a really close shave” and “Steady hands. Steady hands. Come on steady hands. Please let me keep my hands steady.”

Obviously I’ll get better at it over time and it won’t take as long as it took the first time, but at least I had no cuts on my first try! Wish me luck!

2009-02-25

Thank you Microsoft

Microsoft has done it again! I continue to be safe from something that wasn’t a threat in the first place. (Or was it?)

Windows terminated an application to protect my computer. However, an interesting question is: Which application?

irony

My version of Windows XP is Swedish, so I will translate:

Titlebar: Data execution protection [I guess]
In bold: This application was terminated to protect the computer.
Name: [The] Explorer
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Button: Close the message
Below horizontal line: Data execution protection helps protect against harm from viruses and other threats.
Link: What should I do?

Apparently Windows thought Explorer was a threat and terminated it accordingly. Explorer shut down after giving me a message that it had terminated in an “unexpected” way, but of course, Explorer being Explorer, it started right back up again. But Windows was not complaining this time.

And all I wanted to do was to shut down the computer. Do you think you can handle that, Windows?