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Smoking Victory at Titan Poker’s $2,500,000 Tournament

Young Gun Shoots To Smoking Victory at Titan Poker’s $2,500,000 Tournament It was nearly the record victory that never was for 23 year-old Titan Poker player Olivier Lombard, whose last minute decision not to forfeit his $2,500,000 Guaranteed Prize Tournament seat earned him $500,000 in first prize winnings…via remote access from Africa. Online poker room…

Franco’s first law

Tom Mighell posted: A Brighter Outlook for Spam Sufferers — Jeff Beard has a nice post outlining some of the new features available in the soon-to-be-released Outlook 2003. One thing that Jeff and I both are looking forward to is the enhanced spam filter. Read more about it in David Pogue’s Microsoft Office 2003 Reviewed.…

Quick and simple file finder

ASFileFinder excels at the frequent task of searching for a file by its name.  It is just over 75KB in size, and runs as a standalone executable — no DLLs, not even an installation routine.  When you run it, it asks you to choose a drive, and then does a quick survey of all the files…

I blog to educate myself

“I write books to educate myself.”  This from Paul Johnson, whose recent book on art history was discussed yesterday by Tyler Cowen of the Volokh Conspiracy. Johnson’s shared insight applies to those who “blog”, doesn’t it? Franco Castalone: LawTech

Ominous lawsuit threat

This report says that a “digital content security” company anticipates filing a lawsuit under the DMCA against a student who wrote a paper disclosing that the “security” can be overcome by holding down the Shift key while inserting the CD.  See also Derek Slater’s comment.  This would be a “Silly-Ass Lawsuit” if it weren’t so…

Weblogs and politics

In the wake of the Easterbrook controversy, both Ernie the Lawyer and Jerry Lawson have chimed in on one of the inherent risks of maintaining a weblog: leaving an easy and well-documented trail for later use against the author, not in a court of law (although that can happen) but in the no-holds-barred world of…

New gizmos

New cool stuff written up at Gizmodo: The MIRT (Mobile Infrared Transponder) – A device to change a red light to green as you approach the intersection.  Now you can truly be the Master of the Universe.  The Knee Defender – a device to “prevent the asshole sitting in front of you from fully reclining his or…