Archive for December 1st, 1999

Don’t Look at Me

Sly Stallone is being sued by some former employees. They claim they were fired after only 6 days of the 15 day contract had been completed. It doesn’t really seem like their case has premise though because they were hired under certain rules:

they could be fired if they looked directly into the actor’s eyes, and they should “back out and vanish immediately” when Stallone entered a room at his former Miami estate.

They were also allegedly banned from speaking to Stallone’s mother, Jackie – “nor will you let her talk to you” – and from eating or drinking anything from the house

And then they claim they were fired for breaking those rules. Duh? What do you expect you buttdarts? And they’re suing for $1.5 million in damages. Damages? What damages? There’s only 5 of them, and they were working for 15 days. They couldn’t have been being paid that much, and I doubt they were scarred emotionally by these events. Sounds weak and desperate to me (unless the article is really slanted, which I doubt).

Source: BBC

MiniZip

Uh-oh. Gotta update those virus definitions again. An ExploreZip variant, called MiniZip, is now spreading the net. It effectively does the same thing, which is clean stuff off of your hard drive, but is half the size of the original, weighing in at 120kb. It is contained in an executable attachment, called “zipped_files.exe”, to an email that reads “I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP. Till then, take a look at the attached zipped docs.” So, if you get an email that says that, don’t run the attachment. Read an article for more info.

It says that 12 companies so far have been hit by this virus. Now I realize that some people are unfamiliar with computers and such, but doesn’t it seem like these people would learn. If not for themselves, then it seems like they would have a company IS guy yelling at them to not open every email attachment that they get, especially if it doesn’t make any sense. I guess some people are just stupid with this stuff, and there’s no fixing it. At least it gives 13 year olds a hobby in virus writing.. something to keep them off of the streets.

Ugh

Dammit. I’m up way too late.

Driving

I had three exciting encounters on the road today.

The first was classic. It was just like you always see on a video or something. I was driving behind a car full of people, 4 or 5 of ‘em crammed in there. All of a sudden their hood flies open and smacks against their windshield. They swerve a little before regaining their composure. I quickly moved to an outside lane and passed them. They were all moving their heads around wildly trying to see where they were going as they pulled off of the highway. It was funny.

The second was not as good. I was on my way to school on a 3 lane one-way road. I was on the right-most lane and had to get into the left-most lane. So, I flipped my signal on and started going left. I got into the middle lane and a guy that was a good distance behind me sped up and pulled into the left lane in an attempt to not let me over in front of him. There wasn’t much room until my turn, so I sped up also and got over in front of him. Then we had to wait for the red light to change. There were 2 cars in front of me. When it turned green he cut out to the right, sped around and cut over right in front of me. He was obviously more willing to sacrifice his vehicle to win this little confrontation, so I didn’t contest his cutting in too much. We parked in separate places, but I was looking for him as I walked to my class. I wanted to have a word with him. Dick.

The third was expected. I was turning right into the right lane of a two-lane road, and a lady was coming from the other direction turning left on the same road. For some reason, the stupid wench turned at the same time as me into the same lane that I was going into (despite my right of way and the fact that she was supposed to turn into the nearest lane). She kept going until she realized I was going the same way as her. She promptly slammed her brakes and started flailing her arms at me like she was being attacked by a swarm of bees. I got into the left lane, and she continued in the right lane. She pulled up next to me at a stop sign and was talking and giving me dirty looks. I just honked, smiled and waved. I forgive her though, you can’t expect to much more from women.





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