Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Blog Awards.

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You know who to vote for.

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Exxon profit tops $10 billion, capping record year

No shit. That is what happens when you bump prices during a national crisis, but that is how the market works. The story isn't the point in this case. (Well, not entirely.) The story here is the picture Reuters used along with this story.



I don't know about where you live but gas here is $2.30.

Monday, January 30, 2006

GRIZZLY MAN

As I sit in front of my TV watching Biker Buildoff there is a commercial that is bugging me. It is for this "documentary" called "Grizzly Man." They show it over and over and over and over. Well, I remembered why I know something about it. Nehring the Edge did a review on it and it is something you should read if you think you want to watch it.

Update: I sit here (still) and wonder when they were in Huntsville? So sometime 6-8 months ago what happened? Where was I?

Well, That Sucked.

I had to move my lab nights from Saturday morning to Monday night. Although I didn't know about it until Sunday. I had planned on doing the 24 liveblog tonight, but I wasn't home from the lab until 9:30. I didn't even tape 24. I am such a putz.

Lab starts at 5:30 and I planned on being done by 7:30. I didn't get done until the lab closed at 9:00.

Anyway, I am using Thunderbird as my default mail thingy. I want to know is there anyway to use thunderbird on two computers for the same e-mail account? I will read the e-mail on one and later I might respond on the other, but there is no mail to be found on the second computer. I can't find any settings for thunderbird to leave the mail alone on the server so both computers can find the mail. Although this presents another problem. I will have duplicate messages on the computers. I read on one then it is still unread on the other computer. Maybe I'll just have to remove thunderbird ofrom the secondary computer.

Reveal

The second coolest FireFox extension ever.

What is Reveal?

24 Liveblogging.

Make sure you tune in tonight I will be Live blogging 24 over at Blogs4Bauer.

Blogging 4 Bauer


Don't forget the Jack Tracker.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Err.

Someone remind me to rip apart this article later.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Live Blogging Battlestar Galactica

9:00- Is it just me or do they show Baltar and Six WAY to much?

9:05- mmmmmhummmm, Apollo, mmmmhummm.

9:07- They don't hesitate to kill people on this show.

9:10- Hey, Monk is on too.

9:20- Apollo is threatening the XO yet again.

9:24- There are always two guys Apollo.

9:25- I fell like there are a few more people are going to die by the end of this episode.

9:27- commercial #7 for Final Destination 3.

9:30- Did they stage it in Apollo's favor? Who killed the other guy?

9:35- Isn't Zarek involved in EVERYTHING?

9:44- Just shoot everyone Adama. Don't make a deal. Kill them all.

9:52- Why does Apollo get off so easy?

I think I am ready to live blog 24? *crosses fingers.*

Live Blogging Stargate Atlantis.

8:03- Crash? Oh great, yet another broken puddle jumper.

8:06- Bet the pilot is dead. No one knew him so yeah, he is dead.

8:07- Not dead, what a shock.

8:08- Nevermind.

8:10- Those damn puddle jumpers are a hazzard to fly. Actually, they don't fly they crash and crash very well.

8:13- 3 amps? Apollo 13 anyone? Or was that 5 amps?

8:15- Dune? 30 extra minutes? I have got to get that.

8:17- Are there two Rodneys or what? He keeps talking to himself. I guess it is the head trauma.

8:24- Yep he is crazy. Didn't Tapping have a kid not long ago?

8:25- Doom is comming to DVD.

8:36- If it is very bad it always gets worse.

8:44- This is to funny.

8:57- Oops, forgot what I was doing.

Live Blogging Stargate SG-1

If it is on Sci-Fi channel tonight I'll live blog it. So far I'm late on Stargate SG-1.

7:15 - I'm late. Teal'c captured? AHHHH!

7:19 - Brainwashed? Well, that was easy.

7:20- Hey now. I thought... I guess not. This just may be a very light live blogging. I have got to get in shape for my monday live blog of 24. Atlantis and Galactica will be better.

7:27- Now we have him as an ally against the Ori?

7:31- Are they trying to give us a background on Cameron?

7:40- Hey it is the memory thingy. Now someone else knows. That knows no bounds.

7:44- YAY! an ass beating is going down. There are a fairly large number of Marines on this op.

7:46- Hey P90's, SAW's, and G36? No M4's? A forum I frequent will get a kick out of that.

7:52- Has anyone seen the other two Final Destinations? Now that there are three I'm just wondering if they are any good?

7:56- YAY! Teal'c shot him (forgot his name) three times. I bet he survrived.

Carnival Time

The 45-Caliber Edition of Carnival of Cordite it up at Resistance is Futile.

I didn't get it either.

If my life were a high-concept movie, it would be Road to Perdition (2002) meets Analyze This (1999).

Take the What Is Your High-Concept Movie? quiz.

Really?

I'm a Porsche 911!



You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.


Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Firefly Season 2?

Apparently there is a movement to create a new season of Firefly.

From there main page:
We are looking to push the envelope of episodic television by offering Season Two of Firefly in a groundbreaking new format. Each episode (or the entire season) would be made available for purchase in Standard or Hi-Definition.

It's possible that subscribers may choose one of three playback options; monthly DVD deliveries, TV On-Demand using your cable or satellite provider, or computer viewing via Streaming Download.

It's also possible that a box set of DVD's would be available at the end of the season.

I'm game. Just as long as Wash and Book are back. Unrealistic, I know.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

WATCH THIS!

Intruders.

I'd like to point out a post by Vilmar about a Houston man defending his home and family against three would be burglars.

Just guess where the intruders where from.

Figures, doesn't it?

Where did I find this?

David Palmer Day??? WTF??!





Blog 4 Bauer

I scored WAY higher than this.



I know I did. When you click EVERY option on SEVERAL lists you know it is bad.

H/T Anti-Hippie

Monday, January 23, 2006

What Finds Me?

The first one is weird. I am #20 but there are NO KEY WORDS.



gm futureliner wallpaper
futureliner jackson barrett
greatful dead and ultrasound
barrett jackson sucks
"my webcamXP server!"+hot
Lamborghini Courtney Shannon
"rebecca west" "courtney shannon"
Danny Shannon exotic cars
1995 LOTEC C1000 RACECAR
Lashaun Harris 10/26

Comcast

I had problems with my internet connection last week just up and quitting. Well comcast blamed me and it was COMPLELEY their fault.

Now 50% of my cable channels are out and the internet is slow.

So I have been running a lot of speed tests.

Here, Here, and Here.


:::.. Download Stats ..:::
Connection is:: 6237 Kbps about 6.2 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)
Download Speed is:: 761 kB/s
Tested From:: http://testmy.net (server2)
Test Time:: Mon Jan 23 2006 17:41:53 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)
Bottom Line:: 111X faster than 56K 1MB download in 1.35 sec
Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 31.39 % faster than the average for host (comcast.net)
Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/stats/id-OCF4H9QLB

It says it isn't slow, so I guess it is something else? Does anyone know what the problem could be?

Customary Historic Use.

Articles can be found here and here.

From: ARS Tech

The RIAA and MPAA's attempts to freeze the progress of consumer electronics technology and then start turning back the clock on all of us. Fair use, meet your successor: "customary historic use."

They don't know how to control new and emerging technologies so we can't have them. Sounds like Communism to me.

sponsored by Senator Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) that contains provisions which appear to limit digital broadcast media reception devices to "customary historic use of broadcast content by consumers to the extent such use is consistent with applicable law and that prevents redistribution of copyrighted content over digital networks." In other words, if it does anything heretofore unheard of with the digital content that it receives, then it's illegal. And if it does anything "customary" that could also possibly lead to unauthorized redistribution, then it's also illegal. So all the bases are covered!

From: EFF

You say you want the power to time-shift and space-shift TV and radio? You say you want tomorrow's innovators to invent new TV and radio gizmos you haven't thought of yet, the same way the pioneers behind the VCR, TiVo, and the iPod did?

Well, that's not what the entertainment industry has in mind. According to them, here's all tomorrow's innovators should be allowed to offer you:

"customary historic use of broadcast content by consumers to the extent such use is consistent with applicable law."

Had that been the law in 1970, there would never have been a VCR. Had it been the law in 1990, no TiVo. In 2000, no iPod.

This has HUGE implications.


Sunday, January 22, 2006

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Barrett-Jackson


$4,100,000 fracking million for a FutureLiner???


$2,000,000 For a Cuda convertible???

$1,100,000 for a Chrysler De'Elagance?

$2,800,000 for a Bonneville?

They are throwing money around like I throw tissue paper (Still sick).

There are 64 Camaros. 18 are Z-28's. (Mommy has a base Camaro, which you NEVER see.)

Only 4 Ferrari's.

1 1964 C-10. My Grand Father has one this year and originally this color.

A 1995 Lotec C1000 Racecar for $225,000? That is too cheap.

4.1 million x 8% = 328,000 to Barrett Jackson (Buyers fee). + 328,000 to Barrett Jackson (sellers fee) + $375 registration fee + Arizona sales tax + home state sales tax = a SHIT LOAD

MENSA Intelligence Test


31/33. Not bad, but I know I have the others right.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Back I Am.

"That there squirrel must have chewed through them there wires and that is what has been causin there low signal."

"We will be out Wednesday to replace your defective modem."

Those are the signs of a incompetent company. Any problems are your problems and are totally not related to our mistakes.

Anyway...

Echo cals for ban of samurai swords after death of local man.

EVIL SWORDS!!! OH NOOO!!!

The newspaper wants the government to stop the sale of the swords, with an exemption for licensed groups.

People don't kill people... yada yada.

And a day after Sidmouth man Bradley Moran admitted killing 33-year-old Matthew Stiling by stabbing him through the heart with the 18-inch blade of a samurai sword, an Echo reporter discovered how easy it is to buy one unchecked from an Exeter shop.

I am so glad Mr. Moran (Moron) didn't murder Mr. Stiling. Thank Gawd for Echo and their unbiased reporting.

Journalist David Edbrooke paid £120 for a sword with a 2.5ft sharpened blade, and said it was "as easy as buying a lotto ticket".

Echo editor Marc Astley said: "It is incredible that our reporter was able to buy such a terrifying weapon, no questions asked. I was shocked at just how sharp and heavy the blade is.

Wow! Just WOW!

"Although they are supposed to be for ceremonial use the sword we purchased was lethal. There is no excuse for this sort of thing to be sold to anyone but licensed organisations and we will be pursuing our campaign with vigour."

What “licensed organizations” should have this weapon of mass destruction??? Hell, I could kill someone with a pen. Oh No! BAN ALL PENS! A car. BAN ALL CARS! A Television. BAN ALL TV’s! My bare hands. BAN ALL HANDS!

"I found it staggering that I was able to go into a city centre shop and in a matter of minutes walk out with such a dangerous, offensive weapon - I've spent more time in my local newsagents picking numbers for the lottery or buying a bag of marshmallows than I did buying the sword."

Emphasis mine.

"The Echo accepts that some martial arts groups use such weapons innocently.

If the Echo accepts, it must be fine.

Here is some more information of the Sword ban effoet lead by Echo.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Nomo Internet.

I am so tired of not having Internet. I feel as if I am in my own little world. After three days of this I feel I need a tactical nuclear device to get rid of this damn world. It sucks. So cut off. So alone.

I had a lot of stuff I planned on posting. A lot of pictures. More Dell Hell. I won't get Internet back until Wednesday. So for the moment I am setting in my car putting those Strages maps to the test. Not having Internet is the worst thing in the world when you are sick and can'’t do anything else. There are noobs to pwn on Counter Strike, porn to download, other blogs to read. I donÂ’t know what everyone has been posting about, so I don'’t know how many of the Blogs 4 Bauer contributors live blogged the two-night premiere of 24. I planned on adding my own brand of moronic-ism to the event.

I found myself strolling to the nearest computer (Then I blow my nose, I'’m sick) and double click the Mozilla icon on my desktop. As I sit there I wonder why is this Pentium 4 2.8GHz Prescott core, 2gb of pc3200 (400mhz) ram, with an ATI Radeon 9600XT is so slow? Then it hits me. Well, it hits the 19"” LCD screen; Server not found.

Too much of that can break your will.

I did that eight times Saturday.

Only four times Sunday and twice Monday.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday.

It is Friday the 13th.

I just finished watching Firefly the series and Serenity. It really sucks that more people didn't see that series. I hate fox for canceling it. It sucks they killed off my two favorite characters.

Other than a few brain farts over the weekend I will just keep the content to pictures.

More Serenity wallpapers here is you want 'em.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Hearing Aid

A man feared his wife wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought
she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called
the family Doctor to discuss the problem.

The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the Husband could
perform to give the Doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

Here's what you do," said the Doctor, "stand about 40 feet away from her,
and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not,
go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response."

That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the
den. He says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens."
Then in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?"

No response.

So the husband moves to closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife
and repeats, "Honey, what's for dinner?"

Still no response.

Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his wife
and asks, Honey, what's for dinner?"

Again he gets no response.

So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away."Honey, what's for
dinner?"

Again there is no response.

So he walks right up behind her. "Honey, what's for dinner?"





"Steve, for the FIFTH time… CHICKEN!"


H/T Darrell

Dumb Mozilla Extensions.

Gmail Space - Converts your gmail accout to online file storage. (if you want a account just ask I have 200)

ShowIP - Shows the IP of current page.

Leet Key - Transforms typed or static text to L337, ROT13, BASE64, HEX, URL, BIN, etc...

and some other crap if you didn't already know.

Barcode Art?

The barcode value for a 19 year old male, that lives in the United States, is 71 inches heigh, and weights 165 pounds is: $9.40



Funny.

Funny. Funny.

He is just lonely.

Bird F***ing Flu.

I swear the people that have been infected by the bird flu have been TRYING to get it.

Girl Gets Bird Flu After Kissing Chicken

Sumeyya Mamuk considered the chickens in her backyard to be beloved pets. The 8-year-old girl fed them, petted them and took care of them. When they started to get sick and die, she hugged them and tenderly kissed them goodbye. The next morning, her face and eyes were swollen and she had a high fever. Her father took her to a hospital, and five days later she was confirmed to have the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.

And a few days ago...

Turkey confirms 14 cases of bird flu

"All the cases that have been reported so far have involved children playing with dead chickens, people who have touched birds that have been sick and then died," said Guenael Rodier, a doctor with the WHO team in eastern Turkey. "At the moment, all the cases we are observing are small cases, family-based, and always involving a dead chicken."

This need to be considered for the Darwin Awards.


Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Evil Post of the Day.


Because this is post #666.

GM and the new CAMARO!!!!!

The muscular Camaro concept is pure '69 updated, with the kind of subtle detailing that makes it look up-to-the-minute. The interior is very glitzy, and pays homage to the original, even down to the GM seat belt insignia and the twin instrument pods.

WHOOOOO! Got to get a job so I can get this. Although I need a 2009 Camaro for the 40 year gap.

Dumb Italian's.

ROME (Reuters) - Forget the U.S. debate over intelligent design versus evolution. An Italian court is tackling Jesus -- and whether the Roman Catholic Church may be breaking the law by teaching that he existed 2,000 years ago.

Oh great. This could be bad for that court. Given that it is the Roman Catholic Church.

he case pits against each other two men in their 70s, who are from the same central Italian town and even went to the same seminary school in their teenage years.

The defendant, Enrico Righi, went on to become a priest writing for the parish newspaper. The plaintiff, Luigi Cascioli, became a vocal atheist who, after years of legal wrangling, is set to get his day in court later this month.

I knew there would be an atheist in this story somewhere.

"I started this lawsuit because I wanted to deal the final blow against the Church, the bearer of obscurantism and regression," Cascioli told Reuters.

So he isn't the run of the mill atheist. He doesn't believe in God and he hates the Church for it.

Cascioli says Righi, and by extension the whole Church, broke two Italian laws. The first is "Abuso di Credulita Popolare" (Abuse of Popular Belief) meant to protect people against being swindled or conned. The second crime, he says, is "Sostituzione di Persona", or impersonation.

But, he is suing...

Speaking to Reuters, Righi, 76, sounded frustrated by the case and baffled as to why Cascioli -- who, like him, came from the town of Bagnoregio -- singled him out in his crusade against the Church.

"We're both from Bagnoregio, both of us. We were in seminary together. Then he took a different path and we didn't see each other anymore," Righi said.

"Since I'm a priest, and I write in the parish newspaper, he is now suing me because I 'trick' the people."

Why does he single out a man from his child hood home? A man that went to the same school? A man for all intensive purposes his opposite?

Even Cascioli admits that the odds are against him, especially in Roman Catholic Italy."It would take a miracle to win," he joked.

Somebody may end up smitten at the end of this one.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

Blogging.

I thought about blogging yesterday. I came to the conclusion that I should not.

Today, I get in a minor car accident and still don't feel like blogging.

So.... Happy Thoughts.

I forgot to tape Stargate Sg-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica.

I think 24 starts soon. I don't really know. For crying out loud, I am apart of this site.

I'm loosing my mind.

Correction, it was never there.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

FYI

The French are NUTS!

French government Lobbied to Ban Free Software
It appears that publishing Free Software giving access to culture is about to become a counterfeiting criminal offence.

France may Sanction Unfettered P2P Downloads
France could become the first country to pass a law broadly permitting free downloads of copyright content from the Internet for private use.

Entertainment Industry "trying to hijack data retention directive."
In a move a digital rights group is calling 'a gross affront to civil liberties and human rights', media firms want to amend the proposed data retention directive so they can bring criminal prosecutions for copyright violation

Basically, the French feel the need to make all free software illegal (Most P2P software), but make the use of P2P software a basic right along the lines of breathing and eating cheese.

Sunday, January 01, 2006