12/28/2005

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  • December 26th, 2004 : I know it's a day late now, but continued prayers & condolences for all those affected
  • InfoSec : New exploit for Win* .WMF vuln & more here ... no patch
    ... possible workaround : "Start, Run, "regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll"" (unverified by Symantec)
  • NIF : In case you ddin't notice, posting will be spotty for the "between week" ... lots of real life stuff going on!
  • Riley : You did see her Christmas picture, right??


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  • Iraq : Post-election protests, violence continues ... one US GI killed, condolences
    ... Mass grave found ... from 1991
  • Katrina : More Red Cross fruad ... ~50 arrests!
  • Economics : Chinese firms helping Iran, getting sanctioned
    ... Putin's econ guy quits, "Russie is not free"
  • Fire : Texas, Oklahoma


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  • Islamofascism : In France, "rage is asleep" ... just waiting for a trigger?
    ... Clinton-Kerry-etc. conspiracy led to 9/11? ... "MegaFix"
  • Illegal Immigration : Slavery by any other name ... ... "Por La Raza Todo, Por la otros Nada" indeed!
  • Merry Christmas Capitalism : Amazon has a record season
  • NSAgate : Unprecedented tinkering by FISA Court led to bypass
  • Computing : Default PWs and Deafult PWs
    ... DVD ripping, a how-to ... for personal backups, of course
    ... Some back & forth on Open Source
    ... This watch makes julienne fries! ... well, not quite - but it does a LOT!
    ... Cel phone GPS, some thoughts & laws
    ... Europe making "Galileo", GPS of their very own
    ... iPaq rx1950 = lotsa bang for little bucks
    ... Huge list of misc WinXP fixes, tweaks
    ... EU slaps tax on large LCDs
  • Internet : MS "Online Crash Analysis" detects worms, virii
    ... Cybercrime in 2005, a look back ... Sony's DRM Rootkit wins!
  • Terri'ish : Fla courts conducting a survey ... let your voice be heard!
  • Left : More Clinton badness? Some IRS hinkiness
  • Nature : Science in 2005, a look back
    ... 'Top 50 Inventions' ... remote control!
    ... Don't forget we get a leap second this year!
  • Health : Biology / medicine in 2005, a look back
    ... Your motorcycle wants an airbag
    ... Short glasses make you drink more ... yeah, but tall glasses make it easier!
  • TV : Shows of 2005, BSG wins! ... Colbert Report gets #7, everything else on the list sux0rs
    ... Firefox getting "product placement"


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  • Foot in Mouth Awards : Blunders in 2005, a look back
  • Health : Panexa, new drug - only for living people
  • Confusing : I don't know what Goonbase is/is supposed to be, but it made me laugh
  • NSAgate : Invasion of Privacy = "The gift that keeps on giving"
  • Relationships : Now not to win 'em back ... thanks Chris!
  • Computing : Misc Computer songs, poems, etc.
  • Flash : Space Invaders'ish
  • The Onion : Best Articles of 2005, a look back


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    Quick Hit Wednessday

    A Little Self Promotion, Just for A Day...
    Get the ACLU off the Taxpayers' Dole

    12/21/2005

    King of the World

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  • ME : Wow, workload really snuck up on me today!
  • NIF : Just like combination fried rice, this post will be a combination Wed+Thurs post.


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  • Oil : Senate GOP loses spine, denies ANWR drilling
  • NSA : FISA says "the President did have inherent authority to conduct warrantless searches to obtain foreign intelligence information" ... any questions?
  • Crime : Serial rapist escapes in Florida .... facing atleast life w/o parole, not much to lose IYKWIM
  • RIP : 'Son of Colts' coach Tony Dungy found dead'
  • Air Travel : How about a 45 hour lay-over?
  • Auto Travel : The UK will know where you drove from, drive to, and when ... and you thought listening to terrorists' phone calls was bad!
  • Crime : Guiance Software loses CC info for 3800 clients ... What's that smell? Ah yes, Irony.
    ... Not so sure the "Wardrobe Malfunction" excuse will work for this guy ... found via the *good* OSM
  • Stupid laws : No smoking in most of Scotland, including your own home! ... WTF?
  • Unions : Illegal strike continues ... striking workers may get sent to jail
    ... "Thuggish" is a racist term? ... WTF?? Just get back to work, slackers!
    ... oh, a WRT "We wake up at three and four in the morning to move trains in this town"
    yeah, it's called a JOB! I get up at 3-4am everyday to, what's your point??
    ... already losing 2*(# of days striking) in pay .. and TWU being fined $1M/daily ... TWU-local leader also faces jail time!
    ... Mediator involved now ... they just had a press conference to say they won't have any more press conferences. Oh, and workers may be are going back to work soon'ish.

    ... Is the solution to remove the state from the equation ... free markets are good


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  • Islamofascism : Germans cave, free Mohammed Ali Hamadi ... bargaining with terrorists?
    ... UK convicts Abu Mansha
  • National Security : "Failing to renew the Patriot Act in it's strongest form is an example of such dhimmitude"
    ... Why bypass FISA?
    ... B5 has more on NSAgate, 'Enemy Signal Surveillance not Domestic Spying' ... "Al-Qaeda declared war"
  • Iraq : Ba'athist involvement - "an unvanquished enemy can’t become a reliable ally overnight, if ever"
    ... Some troops probably coming home soon! ... above and beyond the "additional election" troops coming back home
  • Illegal Immigration : We Need A Fence ... that is step 1!
    ... Guest worker programs, "all smoke and mirrors"
    ... Mexico promises to block the fence ... them being that upset means it must be good!
    ... one quore really caught my attention - "It's against what we see as part of our life, our culture, our territory"
    ... THEIR TERRITORY, whih exemplifies why we need a wall!
  • "Palestine" : Not such good farmers ... having to hire the Jews they just kicked out, more Irony!
  • Katrina : Hypocrisy from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Crawfordstock : Sheehan gets part of a "Knucklehead of the Day award"
  • Computing : Quantum Computing, thanks to Ion Trap?
    ... More on Sony's DRM rootkit ... installed even if you said No
    ... Linux vs Windows on the desktop, some thoughts
    ... MS looking at $2.4M/day in fines?
  • Internet : Symantec not handling RARs so well ... MAJOR BUG!
    ... Broadband over powerline, coming to Texas
    ... eCommerce taxation to crush online businesses ... that is bad, bad and bad
    ... Tim Berners-Lee joins ranks of bloggers
    ... Cain & Abel 2.8.2 released (DL this) ... and here I have been using OPHcrack (multiGIG DL!)
    ... Symantec restricting LC5 export ... just use OPH or C&A/RC :P
    ... GoogleTrends - are they reading your mind?
    ... Google owns Python, or atleast its creator Guido van Rossum
    ... Internet going two-tier; "network neutrality" at risk
    ... France OKs P2P! ... the French are now ahead of US in something; aside from cheese, wine & retreating that is :P
    ... RIAA vs Mother; and now she is broke ... wanna help?
    ... MPAA "suborn national police" in anti-priacy round-up ... not really Internet related, but the DMCA is still odious
    ... Blog-confessions of Vehicular Manslaughter / DWI
    ... Oakland County, Michigan going all wireless
    ... Sober worm prompts Kiddie Pr0nographist to turn self in!
    ... The truth about SuperNova's shutdown ... not as intersting as some of the rumors :)
  • Gaming : Cali's anti-game legislation blocked ...and shame of Govenator for signing it!
    ... Conqueror ... free, online, turn based ... Risk'ish
    ... Dyson presents "Vacuum Game" ... first 15 pretty easy, try it out!
    ... Samorost2 ... weird ... kompotarna, budoar ... beat free levels
  • Right : An Open Letter to Reid ... imagine that, democracy means he with the most votes wins
    ... Thoughts on Dem's obstructionism, and how it may help the GOP in '06 ... "the minority which runs the Senate" indeed!
    ... So, what possessed Govenator to hire 'vormer Gray Davis aide' Susan Kennedy? ... back in NOV
    ... 'White liberals support ‘diversity’ in theory, not practice'
  • MSM : Fox's Ailes is raking it in! ... WOW!
    ... TMH has some a few thoughts on, examples of media bias
    ... PATRIOT Act now a "domestic surveillance law" instead of "anti-terrorism law" ... no bias @ WaPo, nope, none!
    ... NYT - partisan hacks, like usual
    ... Spies for al Qaeda
    ... NSA "bombshell" just another Memogate?
  • Military Tech : Scramjet powered missiles
  • Nanotech : 'Nano Blocks: One-step process makes trillions of DNA pyramids'
  • Health : More Stem Cell magic, for children this time? ... NOT embryonic!
    ... More on printing organs
  • Robots : They don't always flip out and kill people, sometimes they save the day ... especially @ White Sands
  • Math : 43rd Mersenne prime found?
  • Space : Uranus, +2 rings
    ... HomeWorld Security : asteroid warning system
    ... Better telescope images by laser-generating a fake star
    ... Ingredients for life are out there, right up next to IRS46
  • "Global Warming" : Permafrost melting, to be gone by 2100 ... sinkholes opening already
  • Nature : Gene modification, through civiliation ... "linkage disequilibrium"
    ... How animals deal with unusual day-night cycles
  • Misc : Afraid of squishing spiders? Here is a gadget.
  • Bloggers : These awards are different ... slap a language warning on that


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  • OOTS : #259 ... I would totally hit that!
  • Christmas : Santa watches you, NORAD watches Santa
    ... '2005 Holiday Survival Guide for Slackers' ... "RU = DU/MB"
    ... SMB's "12 Days of (liberal) Christmas" ... up to Day 10, so far
    ... 'A Visit From Old St. Hillary'
  • RVB : #70 is available! ... slightly less red, and making Simmons cry
  • Racism : Byrd loves Stevens, hates that ... eh, go read it yourself!
  • MSM : I have no words for this, just read it! ... it's from Wuzzadem, what are you waiting for??
    ... Use of "qoutes" on the rise
  • Slang : Hip Hop Helper ... off da heezy fah sheezy ... thanks Chris!
  • Comics : Top10 Villainous Moments
  • CaptionThis : NSFW
  • 2005 : 'CIA intelligence leaks added to 2006 entertainment book'
  • Iraq : Cheney entertains the troops
  • Blooper : "Plagiarism can be a great research tool, if you don't get caught."
  • TMGAIHAA : The Millington's wish you a Merry Christmas!
  • Eww : Golden shower, with drawings!


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  • Wiki!:
    Gelgameth : ...Now wait a second.. There's a class action lawsuit against wikipedia?
    Scarab: Anyone can join in and add a grievance.
    --thanks BASH!



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    Fair Use? ... pic posted here
    Darth Emperor Misha in trouble for using this pic?
    © NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images



  • Sources / Bloggie Linkfests: Basil-AM, JC, Basil (old)

  • 12/20/2005

    Ooga Chaka

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  • NIF : Sorry I've been deNIFed lately ...
  • Wiretaps : The President authorized the NSA to wiretap terrorists phone calls, w/ Congressional oversight.
    ... What is the big deal? (Yes, I know there is a lot more to it - but this, in the end, is really what it boils down to!)
    ... CHT presents FICA, for your review ... quite interesting!
    ... B5 has a thought or two on this ... think Clinton ;)


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  • Military Tech : 150lbs of C4, plus giblets, missing in NM ... enough to readily take out a decent-size building
    ... NEIN adds 250lbs of "sheet explosives" to the list! (metal detector proof)
  • Air Travel : Plane down yesterday over water, near Miami ... everyone aboard killed - 19 (or maybe 20?), condolences
    ... "It exploded in the air, and one of the wings flew out of there"
  • Unions : NYC grinds to a halt as transit workers strike ... illegally, I might add
  • Iraq : Elections : Sunni's challenging results, make threats ... Allawi got trounced
    ... Before you disparage the Iraqi Security Forces ... "a force that will be able to provide stability and keep the peace"
  • Nulcear : Venezuale loses more Iridium-192
  • Democracy: It just keeps spreading! ... record-breaking 122 nations are now democracies!
  • ID : On trial again ... UPDATE : Federal Judge rules againsts ID


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  • Islamofascism : Iran banning "western influences" ... e.g. - Kenny G ... and a joke at the end
    ... Canada arrests Abdullah Khadr, extradition proceedings to US underway
    ... UK nabs 7/21 suspect
    ... Dying "Just because ... " ... another response to Crawfordstock
  • 2005 : It's been a long year ... read it, and appreciate the sacrifices being made to keep us safe
  • Illegal Immigration : HR 4437 is a few steps in the right direction! ... now, just make that fence longer.
    ... (Vicente) Fox wining about the wall ... it's all about the illegal part!
    ... MSM still biased!
    ... a relevant saying I am quite fond of : "A nation that cannot secure its borders is not secure."
    ... FWIW - once the border itself is under control, I would be willing to entertain a guest worker program to allow foreign nationals to come into the US for work.
  • W : Polls inching higher - 47% approval ... not that opnion polls mean that much, but this is good
  • Cuba : Can democracy spread to their, peacefully?
  • Serenity : DVD goes onsale today!
    ... Order the whole series, on DVD
    ... They made an RPG out of it! ...
  • National Security : 62% support the Patriot Act
  • Computing : Spare some thought for the Motherboard
    ... Do you need QUAD-nVidia GPUs?
    ... RFID tags ... for people ... NOW the big brother alarms start going off :)
    ... Screenshots of Windows Vista (build 5270)
    ... Apple = better; but not for the reasn you think? ... that needs more?s on it
    ... RIM may be able to continue operating
  • Internet : No more IE for Mac
    ... Kiddie Pr0n on the Internet
    ... Another "Advanced Googling" guide ... good stuff, one or two I hadn't seen before
    ... Digg got $Millions - now you can do the same thing yourself! ... I mean the voting, not the $ :(
    ... HackingCiscoExposed ... I sense another book purchase by TJ
    ... Wikipedia founder caught editing own wiki-Bio ... shame on Jimmy Wales
    ... Cracking WPA
    ... Google's market cap briefly surpassed IBMs! ... insane?
    ... MS adopting Firefox's RSS icon
  • Gaming : Congress getting it all wrong with "violent games" legislation ... "for the children"
  • Earthquake : Louisianna, 3.0
  • Health : Socialized medicine, only a few maggots
    ... Medical fraud - ESCR "pioneer" Dr. Woo Suk Hwang
    ... Advances in painkillers ... more potent, less addictive
  • Attitude : 'Happiness buys Success' ... other factors - "intelligence, family, expertise and physical fitness"
  • "Global Warming" : Polar bears some of the first victims?
  • Nature : Rice improved again ... this staple food now gets a stiffer backbone
    ... Man was in N. Europe 200k years sooner than previously thought
    ... Human != Chimps, as of 5-7M years ago
    ... "Skin color" gene found
  • Space : Life on Mars? ... would require drilling "thousands of feet" to know
  • Misc : Air Guitar'ing for real music? ... wireless MIDI glove
  • Bloggers : Is the ecosystem rigged?
    ... Aaron gets medieval on commenters ... luckily, I have not had that pleasure
    ... Basil is Area51?


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  • OOTS : #258 ... Celine Dion as torture is too evil, even for the Linear Guild
  • Office Warfare : Nerf kicks it up a notch
  • Christmas : Your house, your lights - music by TSO
    ... And other computerized light display stuffage here
  • Flash : Just watch this change


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  • How to live :
    Good marriages, good business relationships and good friendships are based on Christ's golden rule. Bottom line: - show people that you value them! John Maxwell tells of a new pastor who shared the following rules with his congregation.

    a) If you have a problem with me, come and see me privately. I'll do the same for you
    b) If someone else has a problem with me and comes to you, send them to me. I'll do the same
    c) If someone will not come to me, say, "Let's go see him together". I'll do the same
    d) Be careful how you interpret me - I'd rather do that. It's too easy to misinterpret intentions. I'll also be careful how I interpret you
    e) If it's confidential, do not tell. If you or anyone else comes to me in confidence, I will not tell unless the person is going to harm themselves or someone else; or a child has been physically or sexually abused. I expect the same from you
    f) I do not read unsigned letters
    g) I do not manipulate; I will not be manipulated; do not let others manipulate you. Do not let others try to manipulate me through you
    h) When in doubt, just say so. If I can answer it without misrepresenting something or breaking a confidence, I will.
    And one final thought: if people can still construe that you are taking advantage of them, even after you have had a chance to explain your motives, you need to rethink your idea.

    Whatever you want men to do to you do also to them. (Matthew 7:12)
    --thanks to Andy, from my church, for forwarding this along


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  • 12/15/2005

    It's a beautiful day

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  • ME : You know when you have "one of those days" ... but it spread over multiple days, non-stop? That's me, right now.
    ... What I am trying to say is sorry for the unexpected NIF-outage yesterrday, and don't expect too much today :(
  • Weather : And I know they are just taunting me again, with promises of ice & snow ... we shall see!


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  • Iraq : Voting!
    ... And, of course, some bombing too
    ... Don King supports Bush, Iraq ... "George Walker Bush is a tremendous advocate to America"
  • Islamofascism : France(!) nabs terror suspects
    ... Iran's President again says the Holocaust is just a myth
    ... Bush - "Iran is a real threat"


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  • Crime : 'Students Arrested For Oral Sex In Classroom' ... I never knew that was an option!


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  • OOTS : #257 ... "disproportionate revenge over quasi-imagined slights" ... and rocket skates!


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    12/13/2005

    Zing!

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  • Kerry : How about that 180? (more later)


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  • Crime : RIP, Tookie
  • Beverages : Meet Coke Blak ... Coke + Coffee


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  • Illegal Immigration : +1 example of why it must be treated seriously, stopped ... just a bunch of $lost. Oh, and 9 rapes.
    ... Sorry I missed the "Guard Our Borders" 'burst yesterday
  • Katrina : More docs show Blanco did not help the situation
  • MSM : NYT, where it is ALWAYS Bush's fault ... what news?
  • Christmas? : Killer Santa ... WTF?
  • Computing : Cel-phone TV? or RFID Phone or Doggie-phone
    ... Yahoo updates Konfabulator
  • Internet : Chinese military is cyber-attacking US ... although Paller's statements are wrong, not giving some non-governmental bad guys enough credit
    ... Internet turns 15!
    ... IPv6 migration to cost US $75B?
    ... Nessus 3.0 released
    ... Comprehensive Firefox tweak guide
    ... Firefox extension for Gmail, multi-account mgmt
    ... Networking Win* and Apple* ... or just throw out the Macs :P
    ... Tempe, Arizona to have city-wide WiFi
  • Gaming : Violent games do alter how your brain reacts to violence? ... uh-oh
    ... And some "uncool" parents restrict games ... damned straight; although Daddy has an XBOX (and really wants a '360)
    ... XBOX360 no workie in vertical position?
    ... Nintendo Revolution, "Displacement Mapping"
  • Elections : SCOTUS to review Texas electoral map ... remember when the Dems ran out of the state, that was hilarious!
  • Health : Vioxx mistrial
    ... Bone resilience to impact depends on angle ... duh?
    ... Kids' cancer caused by colds?
    ... Positive mental attitude makes you happier ... duh?
  • Space : Galactic collisions not so infrequent
    ... Hayabusa hopes fading ... missed it's target, and now it probably won't make it home
  • Nature : This mouse has human brain cells ... do scientists EVER watch horror movies??
    ... Surprise geysers springing up in OK
    ... Microscopic enginge moves @ 8cm per second
  • Photography : Another use for Pringles cans!!
  • Fire : Windproof utility lighter ... and it's flexible


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    12/12/2005

    The Incredible Machine

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  • NIF : Gonna be a little late / light today ... sorry!


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  • BOOM : Buncefield Oil Depot explodes ... cause underdeterminced as of yet ...developing
  • Racism : Riots in Australia
  • Earthquake : 6.8, Papua New Guinea
  • Iraq : Early voting underway ... let's hope & pray things go smoothly
  • Economics : Gold reaches higher, $535.75


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  • Islamofascism : France still has 40-60 cars being torched, per night
  • Crime : Cali's Supreme Court denies Tookie's plea ... it's all up to the Govenator to let him fry
    ... Yes, I know, technically it will be by lethal injection - but "Let him fry" has a certain ring to it
    ... UPDATE : Arnold (correctly) denies clemency request
  • Internet : Wikipedia lazy, having problems
  • Bloggers : You can make $! ... speaking of which, Buy an ad, help Riley go to college :)
    ... YOU can halp make the US more secure


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  • OOTS : #256 ... as long as it include rocket skates ...


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    12/09/2005

    Christmas -16 days, and counting

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  • NIF : Slowly developing, just like the Democrats' cut & run plan exit strategy ... ok, a little better now
  • Jack Idema : Ever heard the name? Know the details? Go here and learn something
  • Snow : Another disappointing storm ... but I am feeling too damned sick to have enjoyed it anyway :(
  • ME : This cold is killing me ... I think I have some hybrid SARS / Avian Flu thing going.
  • Bloggers : Vote TJ for King of Hearts!... or let me be a Joker :P


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  • Islamofascism : "Bicycle suicide bomber" kills 6 in Bangladesh ... condolences
    ... More fallout from Iranian President's ridiculous "What Holocaust?" and "Move Israel to EU" comments
  • Air Travel : Jet slides off runway in Chicago, hits car, kills 6yr old ... Boeing757's nosegear broke off ... condolences
    ... FNC reports it as a 737 .... most other sources agree it was a 737 ... YMMV
  • Crime : Debra Lafave's plea deal rejected! ... excellent; maybe she will actually be punished!
    ... "Cartoon Network" drug ring busted ... no "hydroponic chronic" for your Christmas!
  • Wow : Louisville Sheriff's deputy Andy McDowell loses both sons, minutes apart ... umimaginable, prayers & condolences
  • Katrina : NOPD still housecleaning
  • Economics : House passes $56B tax cut plan ... now the Senate's turn
    ... The strongest economy you may not have heard of ... atleast not in the MSM


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  • Islamofascism : "Truth is the best propoganda" ... and thoughts on what W, US should be doing
    ... Web design contest; winner gets to kill Americans ... WTF??
    ... The IMF would also disagree with Murtha
    ... Morale, public opinion ... to Murtha : "You owe every American soldier a formal apology"
  • WMDs : No conspiracy to mislead us into war! ... & at first glance, looks like they reference NIF :P
  • Avian Flu : If it goes into "severe pandemic" mode, 2M Americans could be wiped out ... if
  • National Security : Feingold, Dems to obstruct Patriot Act extension ... continuing their assault on our security
  • Military : Pentagon sticking with "2 war" plan
  • Religion : Churches closing on Christmas Sunday? ... gobsmacked is my reaction as well!
    ... War on Christmas, or not? ... someone wants to know (The answer is YES THERE IS)
  • Computing : Son'y DRM rootkit not fixed?
    ... OPHCrack 2.1 ... your Windows PWs are now EASILY crackable
    ... P4 overclocked to 7.1GHz! ... dude named Memesana takes 3.8GHz CPU, adds a touch of frosty liquid :)
    ... Podcasters rejoice, the "M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96" is here to save your day
    ... RIM vs NTP, USPTO still in the mix? ... and why the judge really should slow down!
    ... Samsung releasing 8GB memory sticks ... "FB-DIMM"
    ... InSb to help extend Moore's Law ... "accelerate the transistors by 50% while reducing power consumption by a factor of 10"
    ... Outlook12 to include native RSS support!
    ... SysInternal's "Autoruns", what MSCONFIG shoudl have been all along
    ... Speculation - Apple moving toward Solaris?
    ... Hardware-based rootkit detection ... would it spot Sony's DRM rootkit? :P
    ... Alienware trying to go mainstream?
    ... Camera batteries - to last 50x longer?
  • Internet : UWB standard finally seeing some movement
    ... Sober URLs cracked - January 5, 2006 to be a bad day?
    ... WPA cracking tool available ... short keys vulnerable
    ... Firefox exploit released ... your history can cost you
    ... "Windows Live" going local .. similar to GoogleMaps / GoogleEarth
    ... GMail + RSS, "Clips"
    ... Google, now in the trip planning business ... and 'Talk to get PSTN capabilities?
  • Gaming : XBOX360 games dumped to ISOs ... no use, yet ...
  • Left to Right : Thoughts on converting to the right team ... logic & reason abound ... new word : "crypto-conservative"
  • Left : 'The Intrinsic Evil of Evolutionary Humanism'
    ... Dean's "We can't win" is directed at his fellow Dems? ... NICE!
  • Right : GOP's balls, finally descending? ... PT has the video!
    ... Fight Code Pink hags, buy "war toys" for everyone!
    ... Observations on recently elected Cali Congressman John Campbell ... Hewitt misleading?
  • AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : Lying about Taser deaths?
  • Economics : Suburban sprawl, and what you don't know about it ... not evil, not just American
    ... Sprawl, more on those ticky tacky boxes ... man, GM is OLD! :)
    ... Free markets - the way to feed the poor
  • History : Denying the Soviet holocaust ... lots of holocaust denials going around these days ... WTF?
  • Crypto : Online "Enigma" machine! ... NEAT!
  • Medical Advances : Rat brain (kinda) flies plane ... up next : rat-brain powered robotic overlords
  • "Global Warming" : Capitalism is the answer, no the problem ... and why environmentalism is a trojan horse for socialism
    ... MSM too green for our collective good?
    ... Greenhouse gasses my arse, "Sunspot activity is the sole cause of global warming" ... found via RT
  • Weather : Re-defining clouds? ... "Global Warming" impact?
  • Physics : Crystals made entirely of "holes" ... the future of superconductivity?
  • Space : The Geminids ... moon playing the role of party pooper
    ... Planetary doomsday not too likely ... I had never heard of "strangelets"
    ... Dark Matter, Black holes ... same-same? ... or Black holes don't exists? ... "quantum phase transitions"
    ... You are here, galactically speaking ... our place in the Milky Way, triangulated
  • Health : Pacifiers reduce risk of SIDS?
    ... New info on Metastasis ... stem cells guide, assist the growth?
    ... Was Vioxx data obscured? Merck says no ...
  • Nature : Greyhounds can run at full speed around corners, here's why
    ... More on dogs, and their genealogy
    ... North Pole, on the move ... Compasses now more inaccurate, and is Santa going to learn Russian?
  • Karma : Lost lottery ticket finds its way home ... a happy ending for good people, +$25k
  • Jeep : Gifts for offroaders ... hint hint
  • Crime : More "Nuke Tookie-age" ... with any luck, good bye & good riddance!
  • Bloggers : Make Argghhh!'s Christmas merrier - help get them to 1M visits


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • OOTS : #255 ... Wile E Coyote would be proud! (be sure to catch up, I have missed posting several of these!)
  • Avian Flu : Dems already infected with variant, "Chicken Flu"
  • Flash : Crash! ... directions are in gibberish, but look for "combo-boost" & aerials :) ... 3029m
  • Boardgame : Monopoly, WarHammer style!
  • Internet : Poweerjamas Media vs UN, MSM, other bloggers
  • Illegal Immigration'ish : Revised "food pyramid"
  • Celebrity(ies) : What you didn't know about Chuck Norris ... BAMF!
    ... Anna Nicole Smith, Moron of the Week
  • Language: Banished words list for 2005


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing
    Dems hate America
    Sacred Cow Burgers

    GOP running new ad campaign ... telling the truth
    Drudge

    Christmas Reindeer
    Committees of Correspondence



  • Sources / Bloggie Linkfests: Basil-AM, JC, SD, TMH, RWN