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April 15th, 2008

J: Speak 'What' again! Thou cur, cry 'What' again!
I dare thee utter 'What' again but once!
I dare thee twice and spit upon thy name!
Now, paint for me a portraiture in words,
If thou hast any in thy head but 'What',
Of Marsellus Wallace!

The post and this thread are to be recommended.

Tired of your cell phone contract?

So apparently last July we saw the first documented instance of sense ever being shown in a ruling about contract law since the invention of the EULA: Douglas v. US District Court ex rel Talk America.

Remember those contracts you signed (or "signed" by "being told about a link to it") that said the other party can change the terms whenever they want and all they have to do is put a notice on their web site?

(Oh, you don't, because you don't sign those contracts? It must be nice living without a cell phone or any software or web sites. Please send me an application packet for your monastery.)

Yeah, those terms are invalid. So if they've ever changed the contract terms on you, you may be able to cancel just because.

Ninth Circuit 4 life, yo.
A number of my friends are either in the medical professions or at least exploring that option, and I imagine many of the rest of you are interested as well.

vvalkyri points us to turnberryknkn in a particularly poignant post on the importance of the first few minutes after cardiac arrest. If you don't know CPR, learn it already. I did, it's not hard, and even stale knowledge is better than none.

Every one of his posts I have so far looked at has been an absurdly engaging read. Start anywhere: as all righteous web pages (but few blogs) do, his posts link to each other in relevant contexts.

...and he's very good about linking to other posts of interest, like this one on abortion and the man with no spine, which found its way to me previously I'm not sure how, but presumably the same way.