Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
5Top: Hollywood’s hottest celebrity jerks - 5Top- msnbc.com
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident in Port George, Nova Scotia, a man answered his door to find two grim-faced Mounties.
'We're sorry sir, but we have some information about your wife,' said one Mountie.
'Tell me! Did you find her?' the husband shouted.
The Mounties looked at each other. One said, 'We have some bad news, some good news and some really great news. Which do you want to hear first?'
Fearing the worst, the ashen husband said, 'Give me the bad news first.'
The Mountie said, 'I'm sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we found your wife's body in the bay.'
'Oh my God!' exclaimed the husband. Swallowing hard, he asked, 'What's the good news?'
The Mountie continued, 'When we pulled her up, she had 12 twenty-five pound snow crabs and 6 good-size lobsters clinging to her.'
Stunned, the husband demanded, 'If that's the good news, what's the great news?'
The Mountie said, 'We're going to pull her up again tomorrow.'
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I suggest you grab a large, inexpensive USB key and drop them all onto it so that you can spread the love to all those family and friends machines that you look after. Who knows, some of it may just help cut down on the support calls that come your way.
Windows Starter Kit
Security Starter Kit
BEWARE, as with the music player, you can damage your unit if you do not follow the instructions or upload corrupted firmware. If the router in question is your bread and butter connection, I would take every precaution before looking to perform this change. On the other hand, I naturally encourage you to try it with the caveat of knowing you may need to buy a new router in the worst case scenario. Really though, the danger is no worst than upgrading the firmware supplied by the vendor.
DD-WRT :: News
Rockbox does exactly that for music and video players. It adds format compatibility, equalizer settings and other goodies that the manufacturer simply chose not to add into the original release. As with anything, BEWARE to do this on a device you use regularly as sometimes things go wrong and you can end up bricking the unit. That is why it is best to try it on an older machine that you may not need or use. If something goes wrong, ah well; at least you tried. If it works out, then you have breathed some new life into a dusty unit that was sitting on a shelf.
Rockbox - Open Source Jukebox Firmware
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Seagate Knowledge Base
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Yes, I bring these items to light because of Obama. Hopefully, like the holocaust, Hiroshima, Rwanda and many other attrocities, we will never see them happen ever again. We can only make sure of that by never forgetting that they were possible in the first place.
Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lost Wallet Test ,,, 100 wallets deliberately lost to test honesty
Monday, January 19, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Millions in the
U.S. are counting down with excitement to the swearing-in of Barack
Obama as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday.
Up to three-million people are expected to make their way to
Washington, D.C. for the historic inauguration, as security reaches
unprecedented level of readiness.
Those who live in the Washington-area said they have never seen
anything like the security that is in place -- 10,000 members of the
National Guard will be spread out across the city, with over 7,000
military personal, 4,000 city police officers and 4,000 others from 96
different law enforcement agencies, as well as the Secret Service and
A security spokesperson told CNN that security is so tight because
the U.S. is engaged in two wars and on-guard against terrorism, and
because of the number of people expected on Capitol Hill.
Those who make it to the National Mall will have to pass through
airport-like screening, with just as many restrictions on what they can
Washington will be locked down by late Monday night. All bridges
into Washington will be closed by Tuesday morning and roads will be
closed for miles around Capitol Hill. So, the crowd will not be able to
line-up until 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Cell phone and Internet companies have installed portable towers in
anticipation of colossal calling coverage and cell phone picture
The actual ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Marine Corp Band, the invocation and a performance by Aretha Franklin.
Vice President-elect Joe Biden will take his oath at 11:46 a.m., followed by Obama's oath at noon.
His address is expected to make the kind of history made by John F.
Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt. In fact, Obama will
use the same velvet-covered Bible used by Lincoln in 1861. Obama is
expected to wear a tuxedo and a top hat during the swearing-in.
The parade will follow next, which will leave the Capitol along
Pennsylvania Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Obama and his wife will attend up to
15 inaugural balls before returning to their new home, the White House.
Click here for the Inauguration Day schedule and a list of other events.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Bored.com - Tap the rhythm of the song's melody to find music
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
The Israelis are NOT wrong for responding to the constant attacks on them by Hamas and others. They ARE wrong for the strength, direction and apparent lack of focus and control that they are exhibiting in that response. Just as Hamas is wrong for firing rockets wildly into Israel without regard for life there and the Palestinians are wrong for continuing to support Hamas as they get nothing but grief in return for these actions. Many people, including good friends of mine, are quick and vocal to chastise Israel for killing innocent civilians and children. I do not disagree with this voice but I do not sit back and listen; I question.
My first question is, "Where were your voices when Hamas STARTED this issue by firing more rockets into Israel?"
My next question is, "Where were your voices when Hamas and Iran and others were calling for the destruction of Israel and the death for all Jews?"
My final question is, "Where were your voices when bombers were killing children on buses, tourists in cafes and innocent people in a wedding reception?"
If you are going to be vocal about atrocities, you should be vocal about ALL atrocities. If you are going to pick and choose which really bad things bother you then, seriously, just STFU!
Israel stopped their offensive and arranged for aide to help those affected in Gaza and for that they received more rockets out of Lebanon (who promptly denounced the action of those stupid enough to draw Lebanon into this latest fray). There is a lot of history and facts that I honestly am ignorant of but neither side should think to claim innocence in these matters because there is enough shit for everyone's fans. The thing that boggles my mind is the apparent mind lapse by these people that Israel is a nuclear nation. When Saddam was firing Scuds across, the only reason he did not get a nuke up the tailpipe was because the US stepped in and begged Israel to chill out. Now, I doubt Israel would use nukes on any of its Arab neighbours as that would simply provoke a sinkhole effect in response (everyone would gang up on beating them down) but the possibility still looms so why on earth would you provoke them?
I will again state that I do not in any way condone the killing of children or innocent people in any form or fashion. I will say though that you only have to remember some well known sayings to know Hamas royally f**ked up.
"You don't bring a knife to a gunfight."
"Don't poke a beehive unless you are willing to get stung."
"Don't wake the sleeping bear."
"Mess with the bull and you get the horns!"
And my final words come from a skit Chris Rock did about the OJ Simpson case in his "Bigger & Blacker" concert. I don't agree with what the Israelis are doing as a response to Hamas' violence, but I understand. I just hope it all stops before it is too late.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Very well done video that shows the amount of work the better videos require and the better results that come of it.
Maurice: The most beautiful blonde I ever saw in my life. I pushed the driver out of the way and opened her door. When she climbed out, she kissed me on the cheek and said, “I hope our paths cross again one day.”
Malcolm: Wow, that’s so romantic!
Maurice: Exactly ten years later, at exactly the same time, I was standing in front of the Biltmore Hotel again and a yellow taxi pulled up. Do you know who was inside?
Malcolm: The same gorgeous blonde?
Maurice: No, the same driver.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
CityNews: Wife Charged With Murder After Allegedly Setting Husband's Genitals On Fire
I'd check for dead animals around the yard.
CityNews: Angry 4-Yr.-Old Shot Babysitter For Stepping On His Foot: Cops
Monday, January 05, 2009
Mrs. Roddenberry was supposed to play the part now immortalized by Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock; it seems the TV executives simply could not fathom a woman with that much power in those times so ordered a change. She ended up in a more minor part as Nurse Chapel but has also been immortalized in her own right as the voice of the Enterprise in almost every Star Trek show and movie and video game. If that was not enough, her turn as Mrs. Troi, Deanna's mother in both TNG and DS9 provided some of the most comedic episodes to ever air during those series' runs. Her greatest accomplishment is probably driving the continuing legacy of her and her late husband after his passing in 1991. She brought not one but two distinct, successful science fiction series to TV syndication in Earth: Final Conflict and Andromeda.
Very easily she could have been labelled as a pain to work with, undesirable boss, on and on. I personally have never read such stories and continually I have read about what a wonderful person she is on and off the set. Frankly, I don't care if those stories exist, it would nto phase me one bit. To me, she will always be that voice that says, "So and so is not on board the Enterprise" and "Oh Jean Luc, such naughty thoughts."
Rest in Peace and I hope you and Gene can now spend eternity together.
Majel B. Roddenberry, wife of 'Star Trek' creator, dies - Los Angeles Times
Sunday, January 04, 2009
I read the article and I added the information I recently gleaned from friends who live on Amherst Island near Kingston, Ontario to form my opinion. Unfortunately, it is still on the fence in a manner of speaking. Let me explain.
First, I think the title of this story is misleading because it never specifically outlines any actual facts concerning the effect on the actual environment itself. It does mention ruining the picturesque views for some folks but the photo opportunity of your horizon is not argument enough to stop such projects. It would have been far more effective an article with actual facts on what these projects do to the surrounding lands, animals, erosion patterns, etc. I expected better than a half-ass report from a national newspaper and Mr. Frum, you should be ashamed of printing this incomplete report.
Next, on the island they have some true concerns about these windmills and very little of those concerns have to do with how things look from their window. The island is in the migratory path of many birds and the ONLY resting spot for certain owl species. Schools, scientists and birdwatchers flock to the island to observe these birds all year long. with approximately eighty-six wind turbines being slated for the island, smack dab in the middle of these lands, the obvious question is "what happens to these birds?" Now, I am all for alternative power but it seems that in order to lessen the installation cost, the obvious site out in the water is being ignored in order to lower the price of putting these items in. THIS is a true example of the environmental cost and impact Mr. Frum. Do some research and get back to us.
My finally note on this topic is one I have sung before. If this is not the solution to the issue, what is? Once again, right or wrong, we have the government pushing forward a solution and a bunch of people nay saying and running against it going through. Everyone is well within their right to protest against it BUT what other solutions has anyone come up with? People want the coal burning stations shut down, they want no more nuclear plants built, they want less cars on the road, they want the moraine saved and they want no further lands flooded for hydro electric damns as it displaces (and kills) the wildlife. Uhm, okay, so then what do you propose as a solution to provide the power for a growing population in 2009 without doing any of the previous items you don't want done? CRICKETS!! Yeah, thought so.
I'm not saying what Dalton's government is doing is the absolute right answer or that how they are going about it is necessarily the right way. i am saying that I am tired of the Conservatives and everyone else simply bitching about the decisions without coming up with a concrete plan that can be put forth and measured directly against the current plan to PROVE it is the better way to do things. One does not have to be in power to effect change and if that is all one is seeking by going against the plan, then what incentive is there for anyone to listen to you.
I don't think the people of Ontario, or across Canada, should simply shut up and accept the current plan as it is being put forth. I DO think that those in a position (i.e. opposition leaders, etc.) to get the current plan changed should shut up until they have something meaningful and useful to say. It is 2009 people and this planet is quickly running out of time. Grow up and start behaving like adults and fix this before it is too late for us all.
Shut up and pay for your windmill
After the annual office Christmas party blowout, John woke up with a pounding headache, cotton-mouthed,
and utterly unable to recall the events of the preceding evening. After a trip to the bathroom, he was able to
make his way downstairs, where his wife put some coffee in front of him.
"Louise," he moaned, "tell me what went on last night. Was it as bad as I think?"
"Even worse," she assured him, voice dripping with scorn. "You made a complete ass of yourself, succeeded
in antagonizing the entire board of directors, and insulted the President of the company to his face."
"He's an asshole - piss on him!"
"You did," Louise informed him.
"And he fired you."
"Well, screw him!" said John.
"I did. You're back at work on Monday!"
The wonderful thing about the Internet is that you can get immediate information about just about anything newsworthy from around the world. It also allows for immediate reaction and expression about those events. Sometimes that is done in forums, letters to the editor, emails between friends/colleagues, articles, You-Tube videos or, like has been done here, imaginative and creative shockwave games. The person who sent it to me got 9; I've managed 8 in the few times I tried. I'll update this post when I break 9. Enjoy.
Sock and Awe!