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1. Happy Thanksgiving!

Epic Win: The Cartoon Network rickrolls New York during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. With actual Rick Astley.



2. Help! I'm completely failing to upgrade Flash on my Eee. I can download a tar.gz file, and executing the installer (and the other file) in it does *something*, but doesn't make Flash work, dammit. I think I might have to uninstall Flash and then reinstall it, but I'm not sure...

3. I am utterly entranced by the Text 118118 (text any questions) line's live feed. :

Q: What is the name of the girl in hollyoaks who had a 1 night stand with tony

A: 118 Team is uncertain. However, you may try to ask Tony for best result upon your query. thx

Q: How do you know so much stuff

A: We use a mix of brainpower, a hint of ingenuity and then, we mix it with the internet. thx

Q: Is it true if i keep pulling this face it'll stay this way

A: Yes, you will stay that way even you keep pulling your face. However, you might get hurt if you do. thx

Q: Is PEM a painter and decorator

A: Peabody Essex Museum is the oldest continuously operating museum in the United States. thx

Q: Did they swing

A: The 118 Team is uncertain. However, ABBA topped the charts worldwide from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s

Q: Got any sci-fi jokes please 118

A: started reading a book about anti-gravity. It's really interesting, I just can't put it down. thx

Q: Another word for minor crime

A: Treason is the another term for a minor crime. thx

Q: Wot courses do i need to do to become a tree surgeon

A: For you to be qualified as a tree surgeon, you must have a doctoral degree, masters degree & bachelor degree

Q: I need a really unique present for my mum... Help

A: You may give her a bunch of roses, a greeting card or bracelet. thx

More links later, possibly, as I have far too many tabs open again.

Comments

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laerad
Nov. 27th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
Wow, that 118118 actually sucks doesn't it! And they are charging folk for this? Incredible.
pickwick
Nov. 29th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Yeah...if you watch it for a while you can see patterns, some of them are fine and accurate and funny and some of them don't even seem to have English as a first language.
johnbobshaun
Nov. 27th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

I thing the Eee uses Xandros as the basis for its OS: you might be able to download the Ubuntu .DEB file and run it. Otherwise the tar.gz stuff here might help...

http://www.howtoforge.com/native_linux_flash_player9_in_ubuntu

(you're probably installing Flash 10 but it's basically the same process)

chebutykin
Nov. 28th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, I had the same problem a couple weeks ago. Xandros won't run the newer versions of Flash, and that is the end of it.
johnbobshaun
Nov. 28th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
Nuts. Sorry: you're right.

There's a thread here where people have got a Flash 10 Beta working which might help.

http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=48308
pickwick
Nov. 29th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Cheers!
pickwick
Nov. 29th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Bugger...I think I did see someone saying that, but I decided it couldn't be true because I didn't want it to be!
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