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Firefox Plugins in IE 8.1

That’s genius. Many Firefox plugins will work in IE 8.1. Though, that doesn’t mean I’ll switch, considering the pending FF 3.1 with its new Javascript engine. But IE is definitely moving in the right direction (especially with 71/100 on the ACID3 test). See what real competition can do? Produce better products for consumers.

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What I Don’t Get About the AIG Bonuses

Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t bonuses tied to performance? When your company experiences such massive losses that it needs huge government infusions to keep operating, explain to me how a bonus is justified. Explain why they’re contractually obligated when the business has performed so poorly. It doesn’t make any sense.

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Study This: TV Commercials Suck

The results of this study is complete bullshit. It concludes that people generally like commercials and that commercial breaks help people enjoy TV shows more. Because you get annoyed by the interruption and are so much happier when the show comes back on. WOW. What a load of crap! I honestly laughed when I read this. I thought I was reading something from The Onion!

No one likes commercials, you don’t need to conduct a study to determine this! It’s common knowledge. There’s a reason DVR’s and Tivo’s are so popular. I absolutely abhor commercials and think they are a waste of my time. There are few things, if any, that I hate more than wasting time. I haven’t watched any of my favorite shows on my actual TV for a very long time. In fact, the only time I even watch TV these days are for sports.

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Federer and Cahill

It seems rumors have been swirling for weeks that Roger Federer may hire Darren Cahill as a coach. Recently, it was confirmed Federer is currently training in Dubai with Cahill. Supposedly, nothing’s definite and they’re testing the waters. But it’s certainly an interesting development since many have suggested The Mighty Fed needs a good coach.

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Legalization of Marijuana?

So I’ve seen a couple articles lately about increasing public approval for marijuana legalization. Fivethirtyeight.com is tracking an upward approval trend. And the New York Times reported that many struggling states are examining legalization of marijuana and taxing it for revenue. Very interesting stuff is all I have to say! ;-)