September 13th, 2002

mountain of books

i have a long commute, an awful driving tan, and a question:

were there sunburns before the industrial revolution?

before there were unnatural elements in the air that acted upon the ozone layer to the point of altering the amounts of ultraviolet rays that could come through, i mean. i wonder because i would think that humans would evolve in such a way that would prevent them from getting sunburnt since the sun is an element of nature that has existed as long as we have!
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I'm at work, on a corporate über-net connection. Microsoft also has a corporate über-net connection that probably puts the one I'm on to shame. Windows XP service pack 1 was released a few days ago, so... downloads should have tapered off a bit by now.

So, why is it going to take me over 4 hours to download this stupid service pack? Is it even worth the effort?

(For reference Windows 2000 SP3 took me approximately three minutes to download the day it came out)

ugh.. double post. curse the web interface =)
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