Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Bright Lights Film Journal | Attack of the Clones

Link to the article



This is a fun read and view on the movie the Attack of the clones. I first saw it on Slashdot, and really enjoyed taking a look at it. More comments on this later, but I need to get to work now!

Sprint, cable companies form venture

Sprint, cable companies form venture


this is quite impressive. What's nice for me is that I already use sprint for my cell, and Time Warner for my cable and highspeed internet...

Together, the companies plan to package video, wireless voice and data services, high-speed Internet and cable-phone service and sell them in Sprint stores and other retail locations.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Russia says opposes use of force against Iran

Russia says opposes use of force against Iran

good! we don't need to get involved with that! a war there is not one we would do well in.... too many mountains... it's not like Iraq; and we're good but we're not the Greeks fighting Xerces here...

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Welcome to Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg

Welcome to Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg


This is an amazing site with tons of free reading material; like all of Lincoln's writings; to books like Rob Roy. The whole spectrum of public domain works in over 50 languages. This is amazing stuff!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

My Way News- Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games

My Way News - Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games

Sad... of course... but kind of funny, isnt it?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Bush Signs Overhaul of U.S. Energy Policy

Bush Signs Overhaul of U.S. Energy Policy
This is a spet in teh right direction, but not the solution. Still, at least it's something. The truth is that we need more research into alternate fuel sources. The fact is that we rely on oil too much, and we need to start building a better, more diverse, infrastructure. Since no one can satisfacturally come up with a reasonable alternative(s) to oil, then more research is needed. A lot of progress is being made, ubt not enough...

The Australian: Uranium exports to China on the table [August 10, 2005]

The Australian: Uranium exports to China on the table [August 10, 2005]


yeah... just try to keep them from weaponizing it... the weapons are pointing here after all....

The Australian: Cleric on run from bomber inquiry [August 10, 2005]

The Australian: Cleric on run from bomber inquiry [August 10, 2005]
It's about time the Brits got rid of the bum. Good on him for saving the Brits the time and money to deport his ass. Good riddens.


Syria has warned he could face prosecution if he attempts to return to his homeland.


And... Good on Syria for threating him with prosecution if he attempts to return hom. Enough of this garbage. I'm all for dissent, but this bum is not about dissent, but WAR. So send him packing, and I hope the door hit him in the ass on his way out!!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Redesign Is Seen for Next Craft, NASA Aides Say - New York Times

Redesign Is Seen for Next Craft, NASA Aides Say - New York Times
Although not elegent, I do support this simple solution for the shuttle. A reconfiguration is better than the current setup, and cheaper than coming up with a whole new vehicle like the shuttle that noone seems to want ot pay for. Until we can get a proper space plane, then I say use rockets. Besides, space plane for people, let pure rockets bring up the cargo. I love the idea of a 100 ton lifter. That's the better solution. Think of that. 5 shuttle launches to equal one of those big boys. 5 billion US instead of likely less than one billion to get all that tonage up there. If we really want to get to mars and back to the moon, then we need a big heavy lifter to space.

Check out their idea for the better solution at Safe Simple Soon . Granted it's a goofy name, but I do support the idea.

Using the existing booster to get people into orbit would work fine. Those things are great and have never exploded. Even when they caused the Challenger disaster in 86, it was more the fault of launching outside the temperature window. Even then, in this configuration, you could simple use the tower jet (mini rocket at on top of the CRV to separate the crew from teh rocket, and they would not have been lost.

Friday, July 29, 2005

DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2005® - Million signatures claimed for Iraq troop pullout petition

DRUDGE REPORT FLASH 2005® - Million signatures claimed for Iraq troop pullout petition

correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't we say we're leaving? well, maybe we should leave sooner. I doubt my botehrs-in-arms would have a problem with it, so long as the country doesn't fall apart in the process. Again, that's the whole reason we haven't left yet...

OLIVER STONE - STONE BLAMES ALEXANDER RECEPTION ON AMERICAN YOUTH

OLIVER STONE - STONE BLAMES ALEXANDER RECEPTION ON AMERICAN YOUTH

yeah, that or you just madea bad movie....

Thursday, July 28, 2005

FOXNews.com - Views - Junk Science - Tree Ring Circus

FOXNews.com - Views - Junk Science - Tree Ring Circus
Oh yeah this says it all!!!

United Press International - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

United Press International - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

Perhaps if they didn't have generals threatening us with a nuclear attack every other month, we would have a better view of them. The fact is that we need eachother economically. Still, this quote below is a prime example of the pot calling the kettle black. Rather hypocritical if you ask me...

" China, he said, would 'gradually' address U.S. concerns over the trade deficit and intellectual property rights and allow it greater access to services.
Tang reiterated Chinese demands that the United States give China full market economy status, lift restrictions on commodity and technology exports 'and correct the wrong practices of trade protectionism.' "

HoustonChronicle.com - Timing of reduction of troops in Iraq outlined

HoustonChronicle.com - Timing of reduction of troops in Iraq outlined

Sounds good to me...

XM, Samsung and Napster Form Music Trifecta

XM, Samsung and Napster Form Music Trifecta: "'Imagine having your MP3 player be capable of accessing hundreds of thousands of XM songs, and be able to record them and manage your playlists, and then integrate that with the MP3 songs you already have on your computer,' Patterson said."



Now this is the toy for me!!!!

CNN.com - Discovery docks with space station - Jul 28, 2005

CNN.com - Discovery docks with space station - Jul 28, 2005

Yeah, and the damn foam has been crappy ever since they switched from using freon in it. Freon being proven to hurt the ozone layer, but comeon we're not talking about that much. Better the stuff was removed from all the fridges, ACs, and car ACs. The minor damage from a few fuel tanks a year is nominal compared to the loss of life and resources.

DUMB, DUMB, DUMB!!

MercuryNews.com | 07/28/2005 | Narrow approval for trade pact

MercuryNews.com | 07/28/2005 | Narrow approval for trade pact


This is of course true, but we'll lose the jobs anyway to places where the free trade agreements already exist; China and other asian countries. At least we can send some of those jobs to people closer to home. Richer folks in Central America will help our border security, drug problems, and environment.

"More than 90 percent of House Democrats voted against CAFTA, arguing that it will cost U.S. manufacturing jobs because it is not strong enough on labor and environmental rights in the Central American countries. The vote continued a drop in House Democratic support for controversial trade deals that could hurt the party with the high-tech industry."

British Police Round Up 9 More Suspects Tied to Failed Attack - New York Times

British Police Round Up 9 More Suspects Tied to Failed Attack - New York Times

Go Brits!!!! Go get 'em guys!!!

Xinhua - English - Northern Ireland's paramilitary to lay down arms

Xinhua - English - Northern Ireland's paramilitary to lay down arms

I can think of no better news... Maybe they'll stop training terrorists now too... Still, this is really good news.

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) paramilitary movement is set to put down its arms from 4 pm on Thursday.

Chicago Tribune | New study sneezes at benefits of echinacea

Chicago Tribune | New study sneezes at benefits of echinacea

aaah the plecebo effect proves itself again...

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

SPACE.com -- Richard Branson and Burt Rutan Form Spacecraft Building Company

SPACE.com -- Richard Branson and Burt Rutan Form Spacecraft Building Company
This is what I'm talking about! Rutan is the man!!!!

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Japanese develop 'female' android

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Japanese develop 'female' androidCREEPY!!!

AP: Iran Achieves Solid Fuel Technology - Yahoo! News

AP: Iran Achieves Solid Fuel Technology - Yahoo! News
This is a bit bad for us, but much worse for our European allies and Isreal. Let's hope the government is overthrown there soon! It certainly seems like the people are chaffing under the theocracy there, but not with Uncle Sam's GIs. They did it before, they can do it without our help again...

My Way News - Iraq Wants Quick Withdrawal of U.S. Troops

My Way News - Iraq Wants Quick Withdrawal of U.S. Troops

Sounds good to me... If they're ready, or don't want us there... let's go.. Maybe that will help stop the terrorists there...

Science News Article | Reuters.co.uk

Science News Article | Reuters.co.uk
Oh don't get me started on this one... to put it mildly, i don't agree

IRA to announce decommissioning : HindustanTimes.com/UK: News for UK Asians

IRA to announce decommissioning : HindustanTimes.com/UK: News for UK Asians
Did a snowflake fall in hell? This is truely amazing. Perhaps we can have peace in the Middle East too.

Floppy DIY Motor

Floppy DIY Motor Oh I love nerds....
Of course, I am one....

BBC NEWS | Technology | Downloading 'myths' challenged

BBC NEWS | Technology | Downloading 'myths' challenged This is sooo true....

Intense Hunt for Signs of Damage Could Raise Problems of Its Own - New York Times

Intense Hunt for Signs of Damage Could Raise Problems of Its Own - New York Times


This is why Burt Rutan should be designing all of this stuff for us. To bad he's busy with a private contract with Virgin Galatic Spacelines. NASA needs a good redesign of how they do business. The shuttle is a step in the wrong direction. The new vehicle under construction hopefully will be better.

Washington recasts terror war as 'struggle' - Americas - International Herald Tribune

Washington recasts terror war as 'struggle' - Americas - International Herald Tribune


Notice it was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that made the decision to change this.

General Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the National Press Club on Monday that he had "objected to the use of the term 'war on terrorism' before, because if you call it a war, then you think of people in uniform as being the solution."

He said the threat instead should be defined as violent extremism, with the recognition that "terror is the method they use."


Ol' General Myers has it right, and it's about time the administration made this change. Still, to give some credit to where it's due, they did listen to him.

The fact is that the, as Foxnews calls them, Islamifacists, are a group of extreme religious fanatics who don't want us to live how we live. Unfortuntately for them, the reverse is true. Many of their laws, especially as they relate to women, are unacceptable. This wouldn't be half the problem that it is if they didn't have all that oil that we need. Otherwise, we wouldn't be meddling with them, and giving them the resources, money, to hurt us. There are cultures in Africa and South America that are almost as distasteful to Westerners, but we don't hear about them, becuase we don't need them.

Monday, July 25, 2005

CNN.com - Judging Mr. Right - Jul 25, 2005

CNN.com - Judging Mr. Right - Jul 25, 2005 Another reason why I support this guy!!!

Russia’s Biggest Spammer Brutally Murdered in Apartment - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM

Russia’s Biggest Spammer Brutally Murdered in Apartment - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COMThis is wrong, but...

CAFTA Deserves To Pass

CAFTA Deserves To Pass I agree. Free trade will probably hurt a bit in the short run, but help a bit in the long run. We lost a bit to China, and now look at them. A threat yes, but also an economic power. Quite frankly, a marketplace. We need more of them, and more people with more money to buy our stuff. Wealth creates wealth. This is an investment worth making.

Pakistan to Help Afghans Contain Election Strife - New York Times - login required (free)

Pakistan to Help Afghans Contain Election Strife - New York Times I wonder if this means that they'll spread it to their own country? Perhaps also a good word or two about the ol' US.

Top News Article | Reuters.co.uk | Iraq Sunnis to end constitution committee boycott

Top News Article | Reuters.co.uk | Iraq Sunnis to end constitution committee boycottGood News!