Content protection: another reason why Vista sucks.

The Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute the longest suicide note in history. By putting the protection of content above user experience in its new OS Microsoft shows us what happens when a company arrogantly bets that it can do anything it wants to its customers. History will show what happens when the “what are they gonna do, switch?” attitude rules product design.

So she became the first by making 3 with 2.

Woman with two wombs gives birth to three babies. You’d probably expect to read this in the Weekly World News, but no, this is a serious newspaper! The woman was apparently not aware of her unusual condition, and ended up with twins in one womb and a third baby in the other. Meanwhile the father should probably see a doctor about his hyper-fertility!

Redeeming Aeroplan miles

I’ve been an Aeroplan member for nearly 6 years now. Aeroplan is the frequent flyer mile program for Air Canada, which is my national airline. I used to fly quite often between Montreal and New York, so i figured I might as well earn frequent flyer miles for doing it; if you don’t belong to the program, those same “bonus miles” just go to waste. Besides the Aeroplan card lets you check in using those ATM-type machines in Canadian airports.

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Oh Benny, say it ain’t so.

Lots of stuff gets stolen in Italy, a country that plays host to a truly astounding number of thieves and pickpockets. Recently a friend of mine even had her luggage stolen from the incorrectly-locked trunk of a taxicab. Normally we’re talking about things of monetary value and easily fenceable. Well, you wouldn’t believe what got stolen from a small place just north of Rome in 1983.

Some of these make me really want to visit Japan with a girlfriend.

Love Hotels. Photos of rooms in Japanese “love hotels”, by photographer Misty Keasler. Some of the rooms are a bit creepy (I don’t know what’s up with the ‘toilet training toy’ in the first photo) but the Hello Kitty S&M room strikes me as a must-see attraction. Apparently a whole book of Keasler’s love hotel photos is also available from Amazon.