Slammers

Yesterday in the mail I got a notice from VeriSign with the following:

Domain Name Expiration Notice
Reply by: June 20, 2002

I stuck me as odd that I was getting a renewal notice so quickly, I just bought the buzolich.com domain in January….and wait, I registered with EasyDNS.com, not VeriSign. This is pretty shady.

I’ve read posting about how companies are basically stealing your business when acting like a renewal notice. They do disclose in step three that you need to “Sign the form to authorize payment and transfer to VeriSign.” The first time through I missed the transfer part and I was looking for it.

There are too many companies using spam and posing like something they aren’t so it must be working…or tricking a lot of people. It’s pretty rare to get a real deal in the mail or via spam….I would have just throw the letter away if I wasn’t interested in writing an entry about it. In that vein, how do I get credit card companies to stop sending me credit cards? They don’t seem to care that I’m rather unemployed right now…

VeriSign has lost any future business I would have given them.

Editor’s Note: All domain registrations are now done with godaddy.com

Hot Pants

I’d like to thank Kramer for the idea of putting my pants into the oven to warm them up. I wouldn’t have done it if not for the fact that all of my clothes were still damp from the wash. Cold jeans suck, but warm jeans….

I sure miss the dryer at Chez Hugo, almost as much as I miss the “Hoolie” calls early on a Saturday morning.

Newest Heavy Element

A major research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. This new element has been tentatively named “Administratium.”

Administratium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 111 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Administratium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A minute amount of Administratium causes one reaction to take over 4 days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

Administratium has a normal half-life of 3 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization, in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons and assistant deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Administratium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization causes some morons to become neutrons forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to speculate that Administratium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as
“Critical Morass.”

You will know it when you see it.

Reported by: Daniel