Saturday, April 07, 2007

Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Demorez!  Is life?  No.  Demorez. We finally signed up for NetFlix.  I am not sure why we have been resisting.  Our first choice, Borat, took me aback:  I could not believe NetFlix used backup discs!  Is that legal?  Cheap ones too.  The only that made me suspicious is that the text appeared to be hand written.  Surely NetFlix would use machine labeling, and the text was quite neat, so maybe it was just an informal font?  But the “R” in BORAT was backwards, a trick that would certainly give me pause.&nbsb; And the disc read “widescreen” but how would that be a feature of a blank?  Unless that was meant to imply high quality from a brand, Demorez, that I had never heard from?  Their slogan was lame:  “Is Life? No. Demorez.”

So I am too naive.  The write up on the disk sleeve held the explaination:
Note: This is the actual studio-released DVD, not a DVD-R.

Good movie to rent.  Not as funny as I was expecting.  And I already knew Americans were that ugly.  Plus, no way do I need to see the naked fat man wrestling again.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

FCC seeks comment on their implementation of Section 504

I got this in email from NCD.  The Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) seeks comment on the Commission’s policies and practices under Section 504.

The actual on-line ECFS form is at URL:
For 1. Proceeding enter:  03-123
For 13. File Number enter:  DA 07-1396

Somewhat remarkably, the FCC seems unable to post public notices in HTML.  Instead, they post inferior versions in Word, PDF, and plain text.  For further irony, the Word and PDF versions even include live hyperlinks.

If I could be bothered to comment myself, that is the kind of thing I would complain about.  Instead, I converted the damn thing to html myself.