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Happy Geek Day

So today is Towel Day, in remembrance of Douglas Adams. I forgot my towel, unfortunately.

It's also the Glorious 25th of May, Pratchett fans, and I've deleted and lost my How Do They Rise Up? icon. But I'm thinking of it anyway. And, er, not wearing lilac. For next year, I think I'll find a lilac towel.

(Thinking about it, I have a lilac towel. Hmm.)

Today is also the 30th anniversary of the opening day of Star Wars. Here's Carrie Fisher talking about it at Time magazine.

More geekiness: sovietkiki linked to tons of Heroes T-shirts on Cafe Press. I want the I'm comfortable with morally gray one. (And I totally mistyped that as "morally gay". Hee.)

And the Heroes DVD is out on August 28th. Only three months! (Um, only on Region 1, probably.)

Someone linked me to the Atheist Rights and Responsibilities page, which made me laugh.

As a moral atheist you have a number of rights and responsibilities. These include (but are not limited to):

Have no gods.
Don't worship stuff.
Be polite.
Take a day off once in a while.
Be nice to folks.
Don't kill people.
Don't cheat on your significant other.
Don't steal stuff.
Don't lie about stuff.
Don't be greedy.

Remember, theists may condemn you for living by this code because you are doing it of your own free will instead of because you're afraid that if you don't a supreme being will set you on fire. I followed the links through to the I Am An Atheist blog, which looks pretty interesting - I'm reading an argument about whether just making up the above list makes atheism almost a religion.

And to finish, cutest kitty video ever. Seriously.


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May. 25th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
It's really sad; I'm actually considering buying a regionless DVD player just so I can buy the Heroes boxset. (I doubt the UK one will come out until Heroes has aired on the BBC).
May. 25th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
Mine is regionless anyway (it's just a cheap one from Adsa, they might still do them!) and I've got so many region 1 TV shows! All my Andromedas and Veronica Marses come from playusa.com.
May. 26th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
My current DVD plasyer will play any region. My old one was supposed to be region 2 only, but I found a website with hack codes for all manner of DVD players, and reprogrammed it to be region free. Once I had the right instructions, it was pretty straightforward.

I think I found out about doing that through some DVD mag I was leafing through in the newsagents. Might be worthwhile Googling something like 'DVD region hack".
May. 26th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
Talking of Pratchett and moral codes (which you were, sort of) I liked Granny Weatherwax's one rule, don't treat people like objects. Pretty much everything can come from that one rule. Cool, huh?
May. 27th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yep - I think if you had to boil everything down to one simple rule, that'd be it.
May. 28th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
Mmmm, boiled rule...tasty!
May. 26th, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
cutest kitty video ever. Seriously.
I am breathless from teh cute. I die!
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