June 14, 1999

CKL's HotSheet *

What Non-Aardvarks are Pondering This Week...

by Curtis C. Chen

01 DeForest Kelley, requiescat in pacem.

02 The Lunar Prospector space probe will go out in a blaze of glory next month, crashing into the Moon's surface in the hopes of "liberating" subterranean water deposits for Earthbound NASA observers to see. Why did it take them so long to put a 13-year-old in charge of the mission?

03 Worm.Explore.Zip Hi HotSheet reader! I received your email and I shall send you a reply ASAP. Till then, take a look at the attached zipped docs.

04 Free Enterprise, a new independent film, has been described as "Swingers for geeks". As if the two categories are mutually exclusive.

05 Buffy the Network Slayer! Since the WB refused to air the season finale, "Graduation Day, Part 2", in the United States, fans are getting it imported from Canada. The executives are peeved, but creator/writer/executive producer Joss Whedon says: "Bootleg the puppy!"

06 AllAdvantage.com: Two months after they announced their "get paid to surf the Web" program, they still have no software and have paid nothing to their "members". I'm surprised they haven't gone for an IPO yet.

07 China shut down incoming CNN feeds during the tenth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. And replaced it with bootleg broadcasts of Mulan.

08 No parking for Stanford frosh beginning in the fall of 2000, but the university is planning "a specialized car rental program for students and improved social programming for freshmen". And giving out free lollipops.

09 "PizzaZone is a free service that helps people decide what sort of pizza to order. You and your friends enter your preferences ... and we'll tell you what to order, based on who likes what, how much they're planning to eat, and the menu of the place you're ordering from."

10 hack the world and the fourth estate will interview you. So it is written.

11 I'm a doctor, not a hacker!

12 DNA can apparently be used for secure encryption. It's too bad carrier pigeons are extinct...

13 Bliss by Sliders: Uniquely styled eight inch long translucent green jelly probe.

14 job applications can be difficult to complete. Consider using this template to help you out!

15 faster-than-light travel may be more possible than thought in the past... but we already knew that.




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