I am a genius (and humble to boot).
Quickie: The latest twist on the RSS Feeds Du Jour is that EvenBalance just released a new version of PunkBuster for Joint Operations (caught during the morning catchup via Newsgator). Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but hopefully this one will support X64, and I can again play online. Yay!
This brings my "bizarre predictive RSS feed" score to 100% within ~24 hours of publication. Wait, no it's 66%, still no sign of... you know, that one.
Now, after playing Battlefield 2 to warm up, I can get back into JOPS, with any luck...