8/12/2005

Sorcerer of The Wonkavator

Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Riley : Now feeding herself (with a spork) ... a little clumsy, but still !!!
  • TV : Ready for Stargate, BattleStar Galactica and Stargate:Atlantis tonight!
  • Celebrate : RUSTY HITS 2M HITS ... that is sweet! ... a mere 40x my count!
  • Bloggers : More Trackback Fiestas - OTB, TMG, Basil
  • NIF : This will be a VERY LIMITED BLOGATION WEEKEND(TM) ... so I am gonna just add to this post :P
    ---Sat = a blood draw for Riley *FUN*... then a wedding, congrats to Matt & Sarah! (is it IT WAS an open bar? !)
    ---Sun = church, and then lots of yard work *FUN*
  • WORM : There is reportedly a worm running around that exploits "Microsoft Windows Plug and Play Buffer Overflow Vulnerability" via TCP/445


  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Greece : Cypriot airliner crash kills 121 ... loss of cabin pressure? Developing ... (and condolences!)
  • Oil : Briefly tops $67 ... Dow plummets
  • Turkey : Bomb-makers blow themselves up ... condolences and all, but ____. Prayers for the innocents that were injured.
  • AIDS : Curable? ... "standard ARV + valproic" showing promise!
  • Avian Flu : (H51N) spreading throughout Asia ... in birds, mostly
  • Sri Lanka : Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar killed ... early suspects : "Tamil Tiger" rebels
  • Boston : Exploding manhole covers? ... Georgetown did that awhile back too, IIRC
  • Fires : Montana, Washington ... Governor I stole the election! Gregoire declares state of emergency
  • China : +Mudslide ... traps 1200 tourists
  • Iran : Still going nuclear ... and W "raises option of using force"
  • Iraq : 'Federalism Emerges as deal-breaker in Iraq' ... although progress is being made
  • UK : Additional Terrorist attacks being planned?
  • Weather : Irene nearing hurricane strength, US ... update : moving away from US


  • Quick Thoughts * News Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : 'Putting the fear of God into the ACLU' ... churches getting involved!
  • Islamofascism :
  • ... Some thoughts on how Christians should respond
    ... American Hiroshima, an Open letter to DHS' Chertoff
    ... Using the wrong tactics, getting our boys killed ...
    Riding in a Hummer around central Iraq is the moral equivalent of wearing a “kick me” sign on your back
    ... August = not a good month for our Reserves! ... keep up the good fight, prayers & condolences!
    ... No press for our heroes?
    ... FNC presents "Company of Heroes" ... TiVo set!
    ... War Heroes Week! ... excellent!
    ... "It's a war waged by totalitarian Islamists against the rest of the world"
    ... SCA has this and this to say ...
    We heartily disagree with the erudite and well informed author of My Pet Jawa. We do not believe we have lost the propaganda war. As a matter of fact, we believe that we have not as of yet even responded to the propaganda war ... Al Qaeda is in effect, recruiters for what is essentially the Islamist Hitler Youth
    ... Defining Terrorism ... found via IAP
    ... 9/11 concert?
    ... 09/11 terrorist ties to Germany, more 09/11 Commission omissions?
    ... Able Danger - SuperHawk Rick has a thought or two for the 9/11 Commission
    ... Able Danger, more Berger ties
    ... Able Danger - Call for legal action
    ... Able Danger, GTL is PISSED ... and rightfully so!
    ... OBL infiltrating the Iraqi Govt?
    ... More on 09/11/200, Fuel-Tanker-terrorism warnings
    ... UK - Hizb ut-Tahrir about to be banned? ... good start!
    ... UK - The Guardian al Guardian publishes terrorist's editorial ... yeah, that makes sense
    ... 'I've been over there and "Over There" it ain't'
    ... "Over There" - biased
    ... VA Tech plays the Dhimmi?
    ... CAIR (wrongly) attacking Michael Graham, again ... and (wrongly) Pro-Terrorist, still
    ... A heartfelt response to Sheehan, from the people her son died to help ... found via Ace
    ... More on Cindy Sheehan ... "she has become the latest of a new breed of political animal: the Grieving Activist"
    ... "Sheehan says she is particularly upset"
    -- not so much about her son's death apparently -- but by two statements the president recently made ... She is co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, an organization that seeks to impeach George W. Bush and apparently to convince the U.S. government to surrender to Muslim terrorists ... In fact rather than pitying her, the public should be disgusted how the mother of a dead serviceman is using his heroic death to push her anti-Republican political agenda
    ... A clear, concise, (cough) touching response WRT Sheehan
    ... WRT Sheehan - "She disgusts me"
    ... More Sheehan back and forth; left, right, herself
    ... "While a grieving mother like Cindy Sheehan deserves everyone's sympathy, what's more important is what Casey Sheehan thought of his sacrifice."
    ... SuperHawk Rick has some more subdued thoughts ... thought-provoking as always!
    ... Sheehan getting some offshore PR as well ... thanks, and keep getting the word out!
    ... Sheehan also calls for "Israel to leave Palestine", and vows to not pay taxes ... Anti-Semite and Tax Evader
    quite an attractive package she's got going there
    ... SCA, and the Anchoress, ask us to step back for a moment and think
    ... 'Dueling Blogswarms' ... and more importantly
    The left’s entire anti-war rationale – that Saddam was not involved in 9/11 – may, in fact get a second hearing. And wouldn’t that cut the anti-war crowd off at the knees if any significant changes are forced upon the Commission
  • "MultiCulturalism" : 'No Hablan Espanol Aqui' ... damned straight!
  • Military Operations : Words have meaning! ... "Operation Killer" good, "Operation Bunnyhug" not so much
  • InfoSec : ''Responsible disclosure, or headline grabbing?
  • Highway Bill : Some very negative thoughts/comments ... I agree to a certain degree, but must also consider this
  • Privacy : RFID in the workplace ... "Fire the lazy bums. Crybabies."
  • Israel :
  • ... 150k person anti-disengagement protest! ... good, its still the wrong plan! ... found via Gindy
    ... Aaron has some harsh words for W, and is renaming GOP ... "ROPublicans", ROP = religion of peace
    ... he goes just a bit far IMHO; it is Disengagement that is wrong. Blame the Israeli govt!
  • Health :
  • ... You brain might get pig cells ... if you8 suffer from Huntington's disease
    ... Anti-Alzheimer's nasal spray
  • World Hunger : WaPo all wrong, blames "free markets" ...should blame "lousy geography, a shortage of grain" & govts
  • Healthcare : Another (cough) stellar (cough) victory for socialized medicine ... 100k people waiting to die in Canada
  • Lutherans : 'No Gay Clergy, Yes Gay Marriage'
  • Social inSecurity : Why first attempt at reform has stalled, and must be renewed!
  • NARAL : David E. Seldin, Communications Director, resigns over SCOTUS/Roberts' ad? (PS - Lanny Davis agrees the ad was a LIE)
  • SCOTUS :
  • ... NYT runs a batch of corrections ... 'cuz getting it right the first time is too much work, and not partisan enough
    ... Only on the left! ... and
    tell Sen. Barbara Boxer that John Roberts is not running for political office – and get her a copy of the Constitution
    ... Boxer getting a pass by the MSM? ... what media bias?
  • Left :
  • ... Belafonte "apologizes" to Jews
    ... Dean encourages DNC pushing "their version of the facts" ... see also : NARAL
    ... Democrats and Pro-abortionists splitting?
    ... MSM finally takes note of Air Scamerica!
    ... Streisand blabbers again
    ... Didjya' know that CafePress is biased ... "Spanken Franken" rejected, "Nig_ers" ok - their actions, not mine!
  • String : Incan khipus are damned complex
  • Driving : The future of driving, from IBM
  • Dinosaurs : Possibly killed by Volcanic eruption(s)? ... meteorite impact gets an assist :)
  • Gadget : Garmin Rino 530 - GPS, weather, radio ... NICE, but too much $! ($530)
  • Energy : Worlds largest solar array! ... in Cali, commercial(!), using stirling engines, 20k+ dish, 4500 acres, 500MW!
  • Computing : Samsung releasing 16GB "solid state" HDD
  • Linux Everywhere :
  • ... Hacking the AirLink101
    ... USB = portable Linux
  • How To : Install OS X x86 natively on your PC!
  • Deal! : 100GB IDE (UDMA) HDD for $30
  • Space : Wanna see Earth form a satellite?
  • Nature : Spider silk is cool, and here is why
  • Architecture : Chicago getting a sweet-looking skyscraper ... 115 story
  • Technological Advancement : Moore, meet Murphy
  • UselessNations : WHO misguided, and near useless
    a billion people lack access to safe drinking water, while 80% of all illness in the world's poorest regions is linked to water-bred diseases. Poor water and sanitation annually kills about five million people, and 50% of people in the developing world suffer from a disease associated with poor water quality and inadequate sanitation. These are shocking statistics and you would think that in the normal course of things they and others like them would set the agenda and determine the direction of a five day conference organized by WHO on health promotion. But you would have to look very hard to find something as pedestrian as safe drinking water on the agenda ... delegates have been concentrating their attention on the far more urgent and important issues of " raising awareness of determinants of health" and "fostering health-inducing environments and strengthening capacity at national and local levels for planning and implementing comprehensive health promotion that is sensitive to gender, culture and age…" And when they're not busy with all of that delegates have been asked how best to address such major developing world problems as "unhealthy diet and behaviors". They will, of course, have all of the resources of WHO to "promote intersectoral collaboration and coordination" and to "strengthen national capacity for health promotion"
  • A Story, bit by bit : ... "The organization and the crime" :
  • Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7 , Part 8, Part 9, Part 10


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • OOTS : #214 Guest week'ish ... "Final Fantasy is blasphemy!"
  • Networking : Power over Ethernet, by Jennifer Wilbanks!
  • Caption This : Back-to-School shopping!
  • AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : "Operation : Marginalize Indians" succeeding!
  • Criminals : Married, interracial couple who didn't get shot to death in final gun battle just like Bonnie & Clyde
  • Flash : Rumble Ball ... think Billiards + BreakOut ... 12710 :P
  • Election08 : White House needs more cowbell, Walken for President! ... found via Ace
  • Math : Don't let geeks get ahold of baseball stats
  • Gaming : "Civ4, too addicting" - the ad
  • Alcohol : The Drunk Commandments
  • Logos : Phallic Logo Awards!
  • Dean : Has family asks him to stop!
  • Clintons : Pirro offers to "Pinch Hit" during Hillary's Presidential campaign
  • ID'ish : 'Creationism vs. Evolution vs. Contradictionism: The Secret Untold Story - I'
  • Baby : Toddling = hurt feet, head
  • Hunger : 'Sudanese refugees beg to be chosen as hosts of next competitive eating competition'
  • Flash : RaidenX ... like Xevious, but twitchier!
  • Blogging : Sure the FBI is after me, but check out the mad AdSense $$$
  • Penii Blogging : Yes, it says Penii Basil Phin
  • Sheehan : Sheehan eats sammich, demands refund
  • Sheehan'ish : Sobek pulling a Sheehan on Ace ... found via Ace
  • News : Fox having fun, making news
  • Priests : Need to be more macho, goes to Hotels w/ wimmin
  • Evil Glen Quotes : A-C, D-H, I-M, N-R (I'm there) and S-Z... found via Basil Phin
  • Beth : #1 result for "virulently Islamophobic"


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • PC :
    Dear Employees:

    It has been brought to management's attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their co-workers. Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated. We do, however realize the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with co-workers. Therefore, a list of 18 New and Innovative "TRY SAYING" phrases have been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner.
    1) TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
    INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.

    2) TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go-getter.
    INSTEAD OF: She's a f___ing bit__.

    3) TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
    INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?

    4) TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.
    INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.

    5) TRY SAYING: Really?
    INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh___ing me!

    6) TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...
    INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.

    7) TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.
    INSTEAD OF: It's not my f___ing problem.

    8) TRY SAYING: That's interesting.
    INSTEAD OF: What the f___?

    9 ) TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.
    INSTEAD OF: this sh__ won't work.

    10) TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.
    INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn't you tell me sooner?

    11) TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues.
    INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.

    12) TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
    INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.

    13) TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it?
    INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.

    14) TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.
    INSTEAD OF: F__ it, I'm on salary.

    15) TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.
    INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.

    16) TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
    INSTEAD OF: This f___ing job sucks.

    17) TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
    INSTEAD OF: Who the f___ died and made you boss?

    18) TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.
    INSTEAD OF: He's a pr_ck.
    --thanks Aaron (via email)!


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing
    TWA-sibling C&R gets the perfect TTLB ranking
    Clarity and Resolve

    Phishing!
    Dilbert

    ACLU=terrorists :)
    Cox & Forkum

    Social inSecurity
    NTU

    ACLU Pics
    Stop the ACLU

    Modern Drunkard
    Modern Drunkard



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