Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Massive Linkdump

Peter David weighs in on the Aquaman pilot.

Local #1 is out today, and Brian Wood offers you a try it before you buy it deal.

Funky Winkerbean is tackling the comic book shop storyline again. It actually started referring to it a few days ago, but I'm linking to the first courtroom strip.

Mike Sterling on boxes and what peeks at you from them.

The Beat has a hopeful story about creator's rights.

Happy belated birthday to Marty Nodell, creator of Green Lantern and the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Katie Rice works on a new Weird Al Yankovic video, and puts up some samples.

The Sci Fi Wire reports on the success of The Spriggan Mirror, a novel that Lawrence Watt-Evans put up chapter by chapter according to donations. You can read the entire book here for free.

Via The Comics Reporter, a campus cartoon about torture camps is protested at MSU. I'm not sure why. As described, the cartoon is perfectly correct and makes a valid point: that we as a nation should be ashamed. Why aren't the same folks protesting the use of torture? I think the cartoon is pretty harmless. Here's the cartoon.

My condolences to Deshae and Jeff on the death of a companion dog, Ulina. And thank you to Dave for sharing Ulina's story.

Garret Fitzgerald on why we don't allow supertankers into Puget Sound, and what idiot politician is attempting to get them in the Sound anyway.

Student folds paper 12 times. MMMmmm Mathy.

Timelapse figure drawing (PRUDE Alert: contains brief artistic nudity).

Speaking of nudity: Barenaked Ladies on a stick! I want!

Harriet is 175. Cool story.

Electronic Voting is Crap. The thread also has some thoughts on the Ohio election coverage I linked to earlier, and will probably have a lot more by the time you check it out.

Children who have never seen a computer get some computers to play with. The results, the problems, and the solutions. Via this thread on MetaFilter.

If someone suggests, on national television, that terrorists should destroy a city in the United States, then defends his statement, shouldn't he be fired? San Francisco thinks so. But oddly enough, the bosses of this man who publically incited terrorism haven't booted him yet.

More on Sony's attempts to destroy your computer: the rootkit uninstaller is dangerous and creates a security hole. Over half a million networks are compromised by the rootkit, including military and government machines. Sony intended to put the malware on all its CDs. Sony isn't sorry they've infected your machine, either, but at least they pulled the uninstaller. Sony CDs are banned in workplaces. I wrote to Cory at Boing Boing and asked how to find out if the rootkit is on your machine, and if so, how to remove it. To find out if it's on your machine, create or rename a file $sys$test. If it disappears, you are infected. And the bad news is that there is no effective and safe way to uninstall the malware yet. Watch Boing Boing for updates.