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From Feb 14, 2004

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Today Avast released a bad antivirus definition file “110411-1″ in which its web filter detected false positives for what seems to be most websites.

I found the official information from Avast about it on their Twitter feed.  Their forums were down.  (overloaded?)  Their update servers were taken down to prevent more people from getting the bad updates until the new fixed update 110411-2 has been released.

Now the update servers are online again, so if you are experiencing false positives for Avast, go ahead and have Avast update itself and it will be fine again.  (Or wait for it to update itself on its own)

I drank this on a Saturday morning, made me sick in less than five minutes.

The expiration date was for the following Tuesday.

Then that Friday I took this video:

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Friday night, from around 1:45am until 5:15am, I did something uncommon.  That is, I cleaned my bedroom.  It was something so uncommon, I took a video of it.  Here is the video time-lapse compressed into 3 and a half minutes.

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A homemade automatic mowing system.  A self-propelled lawn mower on autopilot.

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Season 9 Episode 13 of Scrubs

Another resemblance:

April Bowlby: Played the part of Kandi from 2 and a half men.

Amy Mainzer: A researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  She has been featured on several episodes of History Channel’s “The Universe”.

More celebrity look-alikes:

Top: Mike Speller, played the part of Mr. Lippman from Nickelodeon’s “Welcome Freshmen”

Bottom: Robert Picardo who played the part of Dr. Lewis Zimmerman and “The Doctor” in several Star Trek series and Richard Woolsey on some episodes of more than one series of Stargate.

It wasn’t until recently that I realized that these are 2 different actors.

Doesn’t Dr. Cynthia Breazeal look like Jewel Staite?  Well, from all the photos I can find of them from the web, maybe they don’t look that much alike, but seeing Jewel Staite in the Firefly series and Serenity, and Cynthia Breazeal on Nova Science Now on PBS, the resemblance is uncanny.

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal makes robots capable of life-like facial expressions.

Jewel Staite is an actress who plays the part of Kaylee on the TV series “Firefly” and the movie “Serenity”.