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Wednesday, August 18, 2004  

Adapt or Die
According to an a rticle onCnet in the current Internet environment, a new and virginal PC will only last an average of 20 minuets before it is forcefully sodomized by Malware and made to spew V1@kkrA ads across the Internet. Even for a proficient computer user this is nowhere near enough time get the machine up to date with the latest patches and prevent a hideous infection. The article goes on to say that the environment is getting so bad that the whole idea of issuing security patches for machines in response to new threats is a flawed and doomed concept; the researchers liken this to the human immune system, and they hope to develop a way for computers to be able to adapt to threats of infection instead of just getting totally compromised. To quote the article quoting the researchers, "If the human body did patch management the way (companies do), we'd all be dead."

In other news I fell victim to a similar attack when I tried to watch "KIll Bill Vol 2" last night. I booted the DVD in the new player and before I knew it Tarantino's gargantuan ego was farcing its way into my living room. You may know I was no fan of the first volume of QT's masturbatory opus, but i have to say that Vol1 is WAY better than Vol2, which ended up being a disjointed and boring experiment in how many styles of 70s cinema can one man forcefully shove into 130 minuets of runtime. It was extra frustrating because the film almost had something cool going on with the different visual styles for each of the "chapters" but they didn't seem to be motivated by anything. I couldn't help but think that a lot of the time the film felt like a student film (if an extremely well shot and beautiful student film,) in the way that so many cinematographic "tricks" were employed on top of flashy camera moves and dialogue that seemed to rip-off Tarantino. Julie mentioned that she felt like the film was made by a "Tarantino Impersonator" or alternately "QT doing his best impression of himself." And maybe that was the point. But somehow I doubt it.

posted by JMV | 8/18/2004 11:22:00 AM
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