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malthaussen

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May 19, 2024

Suddenly, my copy of Windows is "not genuine."

I have an old, old laptop with Windows 7 Professional. I've been using it for years.

This morning, I get a message "you may be the victim of software counterfeiting," and there's a note on my screen that says "this copy of Windows is not genuine." It doesn't seem to be affecting anything, but WTAF?

The Registry number has long worn off the label on the bottom of the laptop. I did a system Restore, but they're still telling me Windows is not genuine. Any ideas on what I should do?

-- Mal

March 23, 2024

Penguins rocking out.



-- Mal
March 20, 2024

Christian Nationalism is like the Holy Roman Empire...

... which was neither Holy nor Roman. Christian Nationalism is neither Christian, nor Nationalist. Their "Christianity" is the opposite of everything the faith teaches, and the Nation they want to bring about is the opposite of everything the USA is supposed to stand for.

-- Mal

March 15, 2024

Very good Karen Carpenter cover:



There are some differences, of course, but I wouldn't want to live on them.

-- Mal
March 10, 2024

An irreverent parody:


I shot an arrow into the air
Where it fell, I do not care.
Perhaps it put out someone's eye
As it tumbled from the sky.
If it did, I am not liable
For it tells us in the Bible:
Acts of God are no-one's fault;
If it hit you, Deus Vult.

-- Mal
March 8, 2024

Thoughts about appeals... from a layman.

I'd actually like some feedback from legal professionals on this question.

It seems to me, as a layman fairly well educated in legal history, but not clued-in to the nuts-and-bolts of daily legal practice, that a trial should only be accepted for appeal if there is some procedural issue that suggests it was not fair to the appellant. Yet Mr Trump seems to get away with appealing all judgements just because he doesn't like the results. He's not the only one, of course, but to me that seems an abuse of the theory of appellate courts.

Higher court can always reject an appeal if they think it is without merit, correct? So why do higher courts indulge the Orange One, and other appellants who are just throwing tantrums because the trial didn't go their way? It seems a waste of the Court's time and effort.

Those who actually work in the legal profession, please feel free to tell me what an idiot I am.

-- Mal

February 21, 2024

Scenes from the city: no smoking, please.

I was sitting on the platform waiting for the subway. Canned recording playing overhead "Smoking is prohibited on the platform.
Guy sitting next to me was sifting through a huge pile of cigarette butts, hoping to find a fag end he could light up. He wasn't having any luck, they were all smoked right down to the filter.
But no smoking on the platform.

-- Mal

February 21, 2024

Scenes from the city: a handgun in the closet

I was checking out a room to rent yesterday, and the previous occupant had left a handgun in the closet.

Maybe I'm superstitious, but I didn't take the room. Bad vibes, man.

-- Mal

February 13, 2024

Ha, an Internet quiz many years ago said I would die at 67.

68 today, so up yours, Internet!

-- Mal

February 9, 2024

People keep sending me hearts! How nice of them!

I appreciate it very much.

-- Mal

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