Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Daily miserable life for the Iraqui passer-by picked up with some insurgent suspects. BBC NEWS: Cold reality of the Black Watch: "When the other 16 were dropped off a few kilometres from their village, they stood at the side of the road with their heads bowed, apparently expecting to be shot. "

And that means,... what? Posted by Hello

Friday, November 26, 2004

Quote of the day, from the NYTimes:

"It's been my life's dream to see the parade live. Once it starts, it means the holidays are here. My other dream is to get a jet pack."Nicholas Perdue, a 16-year-old at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

You should forget the parade and the totally ludicrous mythology of the first Thanksgiving. It is a load of BS and should be an embarrassment to the United States. Why? Because the first pilgrims couldn't do jack and had to rely on pretty cool indians to feed them. In return, the Europeans gave them small pox, the flu, probably sexually transmitted diseases and basically wiped out the total community. I am not kidding; its the truth that is easy to find. Why must we still keep going on with this stupid hoax? For the turkey?

Personally, the jet pack sounds very cool.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Rent-a-geek, for help with techie problems at home.

This is way cool. A bunch of guys, with clip-on ties and white shirts no less, are available to come to your house and fix computer viruses and bugs, install games and programs, even program the remote control.

"We're a little bit Dragnet and Ghostbuster, but this is not revenge of the nerds."

The question is, did they have this in mind 20 years ago when they were the ones creating the computer age? Just to get everyone else to love and appreciate them? Hmmm.
I want my CCTV !

TV cameras mounted on lamps and in public buses catching pretty good photos of this flame thrower-punk and this shooter-cop, attacking some people! Makes me wonder what else they catch on film? And for what other purposes can they use these films? Can they use it in Divorce court to catch the guy cheating? Can they sell them to funniest home videos? (see this guy double-take the pretty girl and get hit by a bus!). Can they be used to help find 1. the pen I dropped on the way home from work? 2. my dropped house keys? 3. or even my dropped life-saving medicine? Who has access? All government security services? Shoud they have warnings like the radar-zones on the roads? Ow, my fingers hurt from writing all these question "?" marks !

Saturday, November 13, 2004

The Inadvertant Basketball-Sized Tatoo

The first military sci-fi Lazer?? Wow, here they go flashing momentary lazer beams around the stratosphere to blow up missiles. Way cool.

What if they miss? Does some guy on earth get a momentary burst "designed to focus a basketball-sized spot of heat on a missile's skin to rupture it". Sort of like the branding that was going on in some LA-gangs for a short while (until they realized "man that shit hurts!").

Friday, November 12, 2004

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Eyewitness: Smoke and corpses

Okay, I got a Big Problem with this article about a local Fallujan commenting on death and destruction in Fallujah.

1. This guy mentions he has seen a few Minarets being "toppled". He (and the BBC) neglects to mention a. how the Minarets are being used for sniper nests (as indeed the BBC mentioned in earlier reports) and b. why would the troops aim and waste a round of mortar, tank shell or explosive pack unless it was being used for such purpose. And 2. this guy seems fairly able to write, take phone calls and now he is moving about the city. "Woe is me. I had my chance to flee before, and didn't take it so please, world -with whom I am electronically connected (ie. better off than the rest of his neighbors)- take pity on me!" Doh!

We should not believe this guy a lot of credence. It could obviously be a planted bloody whinger. And if it isn't, then the BBC should own up and make a statement that this guy is a good source.

And then he goes on to feed the idea that, well hell, these guys aren't insurgents but only those nasties-that-we-all-hate; the KURDS!! "I don't know which part of the country these soldiers are from. They are definitely not from any of the western provinces such as al-Anbar. I have heard people say they are from Kurdistan"

Yeah, right. BBC, shame on you. You should know better.
CBS Apologizes for Interrupting CSI; Will Rebroadcast Episode Now this is funny. Makes you think about the sensitivities of typical Americans. Also, it is interesting that the statment released says "An overly aggressive CBS News producer jumped the gun with a report that should have been offered to local stations for their late news." when BBC and CNN are playing long eulogy-like broadcasts last night. 'should have been offered to local stations'?

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Doesn't this look like the soldier is waiting for someone to leave the Barbecue?
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History will judge Arafat harshly: Howard.
think this about sums it up.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Reuters article says the Surgeon General* recommends that we all track our health, as a means to assist us in future diagnosis; say its better than a genetic test. (*USA top guy in health, usually an ex navy doctor to give it some authority, I guess)

Since I have a great Hypochondriac mother, I sent it to her to fill in. Well, yes, I am one, too.

After a few minutes the dark side took over and I decided to enter a fake personal with some high risk ancestry. How about an Irish Mother, American Indian father, with a history of breast cancer, multiple sclerosis, and a myriad of politically incorrect diseases? If I sent the data to my Mom by mistake, she would claim it accurate.

Monday, November 08, 2004

There are times when you just feel so helpless like this story of the 29 Year old American supposedly robs the newstand across the street from his flat. Czech cops are not the sharpest knives in the drawer.