10/30/2005

Preemptive Strike of Limited Blogation

Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • NIF : Not today, atleast not yet. I guess the standard Limited Blogation weekend starts a day early :(.
    ... So, for now, just leave comments & trackbacks. I'll be back! ... afternoon, evening blogging in effect!
  • Basil : I slipped past his robo-assassin-guards and got a crosspost here
    ... UPDATE : He has fixed teh TypePad trackback problem ... Check it out ... it's something called WordPress :)
  • DST : Since we haven't managed to kill this monster (and in fact, have extended it effective 2007), set your clocks back 1hr on Sunday


  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • BOOM : New Delhi, India - rocked by 3 explosions ... still developing, 10 reported dead so far
  • Afghanistan : US Embassy spitting on First Amendment? ... how very American of us!
  • Plamegate : Libby indicted, resigns ... if I was acting like a Dem I would demand a definition of "is" and "sex"
    ... and also blindly believe (or claim to believe) in innocence
    ... But I am not, so I just hope the truth comes out and those guilty are punished

    ... Good analysis here ... strengths and weaknesses in Fitzgerald's case
    ... 'Fit to hit the shan' ... nice title, good post
    ... Lying about lying ... and how it still doesn't answer the root question
    ... The questions not asked
    ... TSG has more
    ... "And despite the apparent glee on the part of the left, it's coitus interruptus for them." ... news'ish, cut me some slack!
    ... Sidenote - 32 Dems opposed the law Scooter might have violated ... found via Poca Dot
  • Islamofascism : Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defends his "wipe Israel off the map" statement ... "Religion of Peace Pieces"
    ... Iran revealing how weak it is?
    ... Tony Blair responds to Iran
    ... UN makes a (cough) strong response to Iran ... UN, where the U is for useless ... and Russia basically endorses Iran
    ... TBIFOC has the Congressional votes on Condemning Iran ... 49 say "Iran is A-OK", and one votes as "Present" ... WTF??
    ... Iran + al Qaeda ... no surprise here!
    ... Prince Charles, Dhimmi?
    ... ISM, PLO = (still) terrorist organizations
    ... Danes make 4 arrests
  • Beta : Will become hurricane ... lucky #13, not expected to hit US
    ... Now a Cat 1, moving towards Cat 2
    ... Makes it up to Cat 3
    ... Weakens back to Cat2
  • Oil : Profits under fire ... ExxonMobil Q3 net income up 75%!
    ... They don't learn from their own history? ... or we don't learn from ours?
    ... Thoughts on the problem, and "Windfall Profit tax" is not (nor is ever) the right answer
  • Baseball : Most recent World Series was lowest watched EVER ... apparently I am not the only one who doesn't care!
  • RIP : Richard Smalley (62), one of the buckeyballs guys
  • Economy : A healthy Q3 ... 3.8% growth; in spite of natural disasters, etc.
  • Katrina : NOPD fires 51 officers for desertion ... and 60 have quit, so what about the other 139 AWOL employees??
    ... and put a second S in dessertion to make it funny


  • Quick Thoughts * News Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • New York City : City smells good, people get worried
  • MSM : NYT's misleading us WRT Cpl. Jeffrey B. Starr ... found via Absentee
  • UselessNations : Riddled with corruption
    ... Oil for Food for Bribes - AWB in it for $300M ... via Alia
    ... Kofi pledges to investigate ... I WOULD FRACKING HOPE SO.
    ... unless of course they do the RIGHT thing and fire him (or he resigns) ... but that is more than a little doubtful.

    ... Stop the UNternet ... :
    "The United Nations either does not understand or is willfully ignoring
    the fact that the lack of control of the Internet is not a bug"
  • Computing : Korea -Windows?
    ... MS fighting Zombies, in court
    ... Notebooks, with screens that are readable in sunlight
    ... SW industry not prepared for multicore? ... MS would know, wink wink
    ... Odious DMCA undergoing review, speak out!
    ... IBM's Blue Gene tops own record ... 280.6 teraflops!
    ... RAID, explained through water jugs
    ... MS building Web-based Office? ... or just a lite version
    ... More on "IE7 to be more secure"
    ... Convert videos to iPod easily , freely
    ... USB Guitar
    ... MS vs OSI
    ... IBM to sell Solaris on blades?!
  • Internet : 1Tbps!
    ... Cisco building WiFi mesh
    ... Digg gets some sweet VC$ ... a cool $2.8M, and they deserve it (but so do I!!)
    ... AOL hit by IM virus
    ... L3, Cogent get over selves, sign peering agreement
    ... Internet plays integral role in our lives ... no, really??
    ... Sex.com hijacker (finally) busted ... $65M run for the border finally over?
  • Gaming : Your PSP wants solar power!
    ... XBOX360 expected to sell 4.5M to 5.5M by 06/30/06! ... including mine?
    ... WoW - Burning Crusade site launched
    ... Battlefield 2 "complaints" ... bullets turn peoples' skeletons into jello, and Jeeps blow up like Pintos?
    ... Civ4 - the addiction ... and bad politics
  • Happy Birthday : Lady Liberty ... dedicated on October 28, 1886
  • Education : Corporate bribes are just fine for WVU President David Hardesty ... I wouldn't mind a $70k "bonus salary"
  • Abortion : A peek inside Planned Parenthood
  • Right : 'The Cost of Real Corruption' ... "Democrats relentlessly decry the “culture of corruption”"
    (cough) hypocrites (cough)
  • SCOTUS/Miers : 'A pyrrhic victory for opponents'? ... sadly; I hope they are wrong
  • Racism : Sports not safe from it ... "race-based pseudo-controversy"
  • Halloween : ACLU throws a block for sex offenders ... they keep good company - pedophiles, terrorists
    ... 100 greatest horror movie performances of all time
    ... Go as Halo's Master Chief
    ... LED Jack-O-Lantern
    ... Venus, Mars to be glowing
  • Space : Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) opens eyes ... 10x better than Hubble
  • Health : CNTF vs obesity
    ... Microbe + machine = cellborg
    ... ExxonMobil giving employees "fake flu shots"? ... I got a real one from my Dr, atleast I think so :)
    ... The Mediterranean Da Vinci Code Diet ... by a bread-maker ... no ulterior motive here!
    ... Tiny robots, remote surgery ... sounds like a movie
  • Privacy : Passports + RFID + (attempted) AntiSkimming measures
  • Employment : 'The worst jobs in science'
  • Education : MIT Prof Luk Van Parijs fakes data, gets fired ... been doing it for quite some time?
  • Weather : Tracking hurricanes back to 1700s
    ... Hurricane Wilma made a "2"?
  • Culture : Babies w/o daddies on the rise ... (sad), but teen births are down (good)
  • Urban Legends : Check it out here first, before you email it to everyone on the planet
  • Crime : Steal CC, buy winning ($1M) lottery ticket, get busted/lose $/go to jail
    ... Ex-"Mayor for Life" Marion Berry charged with Tax Evasion ... um, that damned IRS set him up?
  • Stupidity : State Hospital gives mental patient Adonis Oandasan a machete ... you see where this is going, right?
  • Celebrity(ies) : George Takei, aka Star Trek's Sulu = teh gay ...TMI
    ... IMAO wants to hear about any celeb who is surprisingly NOT teh gay
    ... DiCaprio blathers about "Global Warming" ... yes, 'cuz he is a scientist and stuff
  • TV : 10000 bouncy balls released in San Fran for ad
  • Bloggers : Forbes thinks you are dangerous ... what, to their profits? Credibility?
    ... Spacemonkey reacts to Forbes
    ... Intro to Trackbacks ... in case you didn't know!


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • OOTS : #238 ... no pied piper
  • Islamofascism : Saddam - "You can't handle the truth!"
  • SCOTUS / Miers : Acceptance to White House Halloween Bash withdrawn
    ... Miers flees SCOTUS fiasco ... cookies weren't enough
    ... Mr. Stick Figure, on Free Speech ... if it is not about Miers, we don't care!
    ... Scooter for SCOTUS ... a one-liner, throw away ... but still funny (and I hear he is available)
    ... Where'd everybody go?
    ... Miers withdraws, + punchline at the end
  • Plamegate : 'Libby case a ‘slam dunk’, but leaker on the loose'
    ... Hitchcock salutes prosecutor
    ... ' The White House girls take Scooter Libby out to lunch' ... standard going-away lunch
  • UF : The geek dating saga continues!
  • Right : TBIFOC has a nightmare
  • Katrina : Red Cross uses $ to takeover Salvation Army ... actually, ARC is outa $ - but that isn't funny
  • Laundry : Some people HATE doing laundry ... and offer "rewards" as payment, thanks Chris ... (true)
  • Culture : Ignorant wannabes everywhere
  • W : Reality Show up next
  • The Onion : A response to POTUS cease & desist order ... using the White House seal is verboten
  • Podcast : Night of the Living Left ... found via ... IMAO
  • New Jersey : (Rejected) State Slogans
  • Engrish : Wok the F@#$ (flash) ... obviously, language warning ... thanks John!


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Divorce :
    A man stuck on a deserted island stumbles onto a lamp. As he is rubbing the dirt off of
    it a genie flies out of it and says "I will grant you three wishes, but first I must know your
    marital status." The man says he is divorced. The genie says then his ex-wife will get
    twice as much of what ever he wishes. The man says " Ok. For my first wish I want a
    billion dollars." The genie gives the man a billion dollars and his ex-wife 2 billion dollars.
    The man then says " For my next wish, I would like my own private jet." The genie gives
    him a private jet, and his ex-wife two private jets. "And for my last wish I would like you
    to beat me half to death." The man says. The genie then beats him half to death and his
    wife is dead.
    --thanks Aaron (via email)



  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing
    Happy Halloween :
    Riley Bear
    My Riley Bear

    Piece-ful Islam, Iran
    Cox & Forkum

    Jack on the Vicki McKenna Show Live This Tuesday at 3pm EST
    Task Force Sabre 7
    ... found via Cao ... all of her Sabre 7 stuff here!

    Dunno about the text, but illusions are cool: (click for larger)
    The pictures attached are used to test the level of stress a person can handle.
    The slower the pictures move, the better it is said is your ability of handling stress.
    Alleged criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly; however, senior citizens and kids see them standing still.
    None of these images are animated-they are perfectly static.
    One teacher who used this test said, "I felt like they were all moving... but slowly. Kinda like, they were breathing."

    Stress
    Stress
    Stress
    Thanks Aaron (via email)

    Pick your Scooter :
    Scooter

    Scooter

    Scooter

    Bloggers != sex
    IFCB

    Merry Christmas, ACLU!
    Stop the ACLU

    Dear God : (Click for larger)
    Dear God ... from the mouthes of children
    ... thanks Rodney (via email)



  • Sources / Bloggie Linkfests:
    PR, TJ, Mac, PT, CC, IP, JC, AB, Cao, RotR, OTB, TMG, B&E, SAHA, BSC, OA, MPJ, DS,
    FM, Basil, BOL, 2B&aB, TMG, OBD, STACLU, CC, TMH, B&E, RN, EC

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