You should see the ones I threw away. I kept this really blurry one because it's actually a little creepier.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
4. Eligibility for Receiving a Free Item for Referral-based websites
(a) For this particular website, users must do the following to be eligible to get approval to receive their free product:
i. You must successfully complete the following sponsored offers: two (2) offers from Silver Offers, two (2) offers from Gold Offers, and eight (8) offers on Platinum Offers.
ii. Refer at least two (2) unique person (s) who join(s) and also correctly complete(s) the same offer requirements listed above.
(b) After a user signs up with our website and successfully completes an offer, they must get two (2) person(s) to also sign up with our website and successfully complete the same offer requirements to get their free item. In order to connect these referrals to the original user, we issue this user a unique link to our offer site, which they must then distribute to the intended parties. Thus, the user is entirely responsible for all communications regarding our offer sites. At no point during the offer process does ShoppersSavingCenter.com send out any communications on the user's behalf to encourage such signups to occur.
(c) A user may complete more than required offers and may refer more than two (2) referrals, but cannot earn more than 1 free product with their account. Any additional referrals or offer completions will not result in any additional free items.
(d) Referrals completing multiple offers will only count once towards referral accruement for the referrer.
(e) We will only give out credit for referrals who join by clicking on your referral link code. Anyone who does not click this URL or type it into their web browser exactly cannot be tracked, and thus, cannot be connected to your account. Note that some applications can remove the tracking part of this URL. Users assume the risk of not getting credit for some referrals when using our site(s).
(f) Users may only receive 1 free item per account.
(g) A user must have a valid email address and a valid shipping address in the United States. The user should also note that some products cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. We only allow one account per shipping address.
(h) Users must be residents of the United States, and there can only be one account per shipping address.
(i) This offer expires 60 days from the date you register on the site. If at the end of the 60 day period, you have successfully completed the required number sponsored offers but have not referred two (2) unique households who have successfully completed the required number sponsored offers, you will not be eligible to receive the free promotional item; but as a consolation for participating, you will automatically receive a complementary $50 gift card.
In other words, you've got to buy 12 other things (exactly what is not known until you sign up), get two other suckers to sign up, and your suckers have to each buy the 12 mystery crap items, all within 60 days. Your basic pyramid scheme.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
notlogical operators, and it has
^(xor) bitwise operators, but no logical
xor. However, since you can pass any object to
bool()and get back a boolean (
False), and booleans are automatically convertable to integers (1, 0), the bitwise operators work on booleans as well:
>>> True ^ True False >>> True ^ False True >>> False ^ False False >>>
However, if testing things that are not actually booleans or integers, you need to wrap them in
>>> "foo" ^ None Traceback (most recent call last): File "
", line 1, in ? TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for ^: 'str' and 'NoneType' >>> bool("foo") ^ bool(None) True
Updated 2006-09-14. I realized you could also use
is not with booleans to get an xor operator:
>>> True is not True False >>> True is not False True >>> False is not False False
This seems more Pythonic. As with
^, non-booleans must be wrapped with
>>> bool("foo") is not bool(None) True >>> bool("foo") is not bool("bar") False
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
- Bush: CIA kept terror suspects in secret prisons: President Bush on Wednesday for the first time acknowledged the use of secret CIA prisons outside U.S. borders to hold top suspects captured in the war on terrorism; detainees will get rights under the Geneva Convention. (bush cia evil terrorism war iraq us politics news liberty security)
- NYC Unveils 9/11 Memorial Hole | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: Days before the fifth anniversary of the destruction of New York's World Trade Center by terrorists, city officials gathered on the site where the Twin Towers once stood to dedicate the newly completed 9/11 Memorial Hole. (9/11nyc newyork us terrorism news humor theonion)
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
- Schneier on Security: Scorecard from the War on Terror: Most "terrorism" arrests are not for actual terrorism; they're for other things. (crime law security terrorism war)
- Caltech Physicists Successfully Split The Bill | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: Sequestered in a private booth at a Pasadena-area Cheesecake Factory for nearly 25 minutes, a party of eight California Institute Of Technology physicists emerged exhausted but visibly excited Friday evening after successfully splitting the bill. (physics science mathematics humor us california news theonion)
- Ubuntu Christian Edition: Coming soon: Jubuntu (Jewish Edition), Mubuntu (Islamic Edition), and Wiccubuntu (Wiccan Edition, includes WiccaWiki). (culture funny weird ubuntu religion linux)
Monday, September 04, 2006
- Australia's "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin dies: Queensland state government sources quoted by Australian Associated Press (AAP) said Steve Irwin, 44, whose television show "The Crocodile Hunter" won international acclaim and popularized the phrase "Crikey," was believed to have been killed by a stingra (australia news weird)
Sunday, September 03, 2006
- Katrina rescuer is sued by boat owner: A Broadmoor man who said he rescued more than 200 residents after commandeering a boat during the flood after Hurricane Katrina is being sued by the boat's owner for taking it "without receiving permission." What a dick. (boingboing news us katrina evil lawsuit)
- Bomb Or Not? Training For Government Agents!: (bomb humor politics security terrorism travel tsa)