Tax Breaks for Witchcraft Schooling???

This is astounding. If you don’t want to read the whole article, just read this pithy quote, from the owner/operator of a witchcraft school:

If he [Dutch PM Peter Omtzigt] would come here and try the divination rod and see how important it is to find things, see that it isn’t pleasant to have earth radiation in your house, feel the forces of the earth, that would be magnificent.

I’m either going to go root out some earth radiation or do something rather more productive, like read for Professor Epstein’s torts class. Let’s see…

Justice Alito

Bush nominated Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, today. Judge Alito is currently on the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (PA, NJ, DE). From everything I know of him and his judicial history, I couldn’t be happier about his nomination.

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I just knew that was too easy…

Well, I screwed up my memo on (a) issues, (b) application of one court decision, and (c) citations. Wonderful. At least I caught it all before handing it in.

Back to editing… I want to go to bed.

UPDATE 10/30 (5:30 PM): It got done and handed in, anyway, but boy, that was annoying. Now to catch up on notes and outlining for Elements and CivPro. Oh, and Torts… Oh, yeah, Contracts, too… <sighs>

Windows XP Pro SP2 Hibernation & Standby Problems

My Dell laptop has 1.5 GB of RAM and about 45 GB free hard drive space, yet it can’t hibernate. It tries, resets the screen to some hideously low resolution, then fails, with the message “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the API.” Translation, you have too much memory installed. It also refuses to enter standby mode, about 1/3 of the time – it will standby properly, then wake itself up, say, 15 minutes later, and proceed to try and cook itself in its case. Yesterday, it nearly succeeded.

Microsoft claims the problem is rare, anyway, only occurs under extreme conditions, was fixed in SP1, and was made even less likely by SP2. This is B.S., pure and simple, as it seems that everyone with more than 1GB of RAM experiences this, regularly, even with relatively few programs running.

So, before I damage my laptop or bite the bullet and remove 1/3 of the RAM I’ve paid for, does anybody out there know a way around this? I must be able to either standby or hibernate, several times each day, and switching this system to Linux is probably not yet a realistic option, thanks.

What the…?

I get lots of random feedback from this site; some people want advice, others want computer help, some want to pick a fight over religion or politics, and some… well, I don’t know what some people want.

Some guy used my contact form to send me five different credit card numbers, this morning, with expiration dates, issuing bank, and security codes. I think at least some of them were actually legitimate. I don’t get it.

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