4/26/2005

The Black Army of Sporks

Quick Thoughts
* Tuesdays are always Kerry-180 day! ... Which means we should all take a sec to remember to remind Kerry to sign his 180! ... and take a look @ PoliPundit's Kerry-180 Counter ... :) ... and you can (should!) join the official blog-burst here!


News
* Virginia : Jury convicts Islamic scholar ... excellent!
* Iraq : Zarqawi escapes, but we got his PC
* Lebanon : Syria, out!
* Social inSecurity : Overhaul ... for the life of me I cannot fathom why Congress is not doing what the majority of the people want; i.e. - reform this broken Ponzi scheme into something that returns value to all contributors - preferably via (optional?) 'personal accounts' (forget Baucus' rhetoric - "as soon as the president publicly takes privatization off the table, Democrats would work with Republicans" - that is a bald-faced lie; they have shown in every aspect that they are only willing to cooperate if you push their measures)... and if the GOP includes any kind of tax hike I will be severely upset & disappointed ... as I quoted the other day - "We won the election: act like it" ... and, shocker : Dems to push for "state enforced mandatory savings (aka Socialism)"?
* Recall : GM, 1.5M, 2003-2005 models .. includes 'Suburban, Tahoe, Hummer H2, Escalade, Yukon, Yukon XL and the crew cab versions of the Silverado and the Sierra'
* Todd Krampitz, the "Billboard Liver" recipient, dies ... condolences ... developing

Interesting
* AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : 'Terrorists Have Rights' ... "Support Your Local PLO"
* Iraq / Italy : Sgrena lied, 'Troops who killed Italian did no wrong'
* Thoughts on Tax Reform ... which should have mentioned Fair Tax
* Hong Kong : 1Gbit broadband deployed ... "Hong Kong Broadband Network has launched a symmetric 1Gbps service for a wholly reasonable $215 per month ... already offers symmetric 100Mbps and 10Mbps services at $34 and $16" ... and here I am stuck paying $43 for ~2Mbps ... :(
* Fined! : Adelphia -$715M ... "founder John Rigas agreed to forfeit 95 percent of his family's assets"
* MS : Hybrid HDD released (includes 1GB flash cache ... finally going back to solid state!)
* Trend Micro update kills PCs ... "Essentially, the update on Friday locked up all the CPU preventing anything from running" ...whoops, our bad!
* "We can get all of Bush's nominees—the ones in limbo right now and all future ones, including a nominee for the Supreme Court—without agreeing to the Democrats lousy compromises"
* Russia : Putin - "Russia is pursuing democracy" ... to quote Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means"
* Watch (Crafty) TV! ... Chappelle, Farscape, MacGyver, etc. etc. ... nice!
* MS : New CFO Chris Liddell
* Mom in freezer for 4 years ... and if you have your mom in your freezer, you probably should lay low ... i.e. - don't go shoot your neighbor
* fish - live fast, die young
* Thoughts regarding the 'care & treatment' of convicted pedophiles
* 'Hacking' : OPHCrack 2.0 released ... faster PW cracking ... some history, a how to, and - of course - the installer :) ... and installer here ... and you will need either the LARGE table (720MB!) ... or the SMALLer table (388MB)! ... and you may want toRTFM
* Virginia : Kaine - "I'm a conservative running as a conservative. He's (Kilgore) a liberal masquerading as a conservative" ... indeed! ... "It's safe assume that non-Virginia Republicans will follow this race as intensely as non-Virginia Democrats" ... Vote Kilgore!
* Recalculating health ... a little sun and a few more pounds not so bad after all ... "This study showed a pretty strong relationship between seasons and vitamin D intake and disease-free and overall survival"
* NASA : update - the autonomous DART didn't just shut itself down, it may have collided with the other satellite
* More on IE7
* 'The End of the C:\ Drive?' ... virtualization, Fabric Application Interface Standard (FAIS), tiered storage ("Hitachi's TagmaStore is a kind of "super-controller" that manages a colossal 128 GB of high-speed, on-board cache memory, coupled with up to 330 terabytes of locally managed, internal storage, and up to 32 petabytes (mega-gigabytes) of external storage")
* Nintendo DS - play games while in free fall! ... and video here (.torrent) ... found via BoingBoing
* Martian terrain : chaotic?
* Iran : Ignoring threat of UselessNations sanctions
* Skier survives 8 days in the wild
* 'Hacking' : Cain & Abel 2.68 released ... Breaking Layer2 for fun, and profit? (direct link to DL here)* Your GameBoy wants a floppy drive ... and some funny 'Engrish' translations too :)
* MS : Win64bit launched!
* Star Wars TV Spin Off?
* Genentech "breast cancer breakthrough" ... "Patients who received Herceptin and chemotherapy had a 52 percent decrease in disease recurrence compared to those treated with chemotherapy alone"
* 'The Ten Commandments of system administration, part I'
* More Biden hypocrisy ... too much time fretting about the 'nuclear option' while he "has gone out of his way to reach out to Iran's mullahs and send them mixed American messages" ... "In Iran, Biden is known as that theocracy's number one supporter"
* AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : National ACLU President, Nadine Strossen, pays a visit to Oklahoma

Quote of the Day
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
--thanks Aaron!

Thanks Clear Channel :
Click for Mexifornia
... Not that Infinity is any better - they took away 99.1 HFS :(


Click for Useless Nations!


Click for no 180!
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