If you were a fan of the show John Doe, the president of Fox revealed why he was so smart the other day. Click here for the answer.
Archive for July, 2003
Okay, part of me is disgusted by the concept of hunting naked women with a paintball gun at a cost of $10,000. And part of me is absolutely enthralled with the idea, minus the $10,000 part. I like the part about getting to “mount” the girl if you tag her, though I’m not sure how much fun it would be out in the woods with other hunters around.
When I was a kid home during the summer, I’d flip on the 700 Club between episodes of Perry Mason and Gilligan’s Island (I really needed to get out more) and watch Pat Robertson talk about religion and politics and just thought he was a complete nut. Now, 20 years later, he’s still doing the same old thing, this time using magic (via prayer) to cause people to lose their jobs. Gotta love a good Christian.
Well, it’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally gotten around writting my first in the series of “A Better PC” documents. This one is on how I backup my data and the techniques I think are the best. You can download the full file at:
In it, you’ll find the way I have found best to backup data. This is a living document, so it will proably change over time as I refine my techniques or correct errors in the text. Please feel free to provide me feedback at:
Well, if the idea of one-way, bullet-proof glass doesn’t impress you, nothing will .
I can’t imagine what it would be like to go through life attached to someone, but never being able to see them. Nor can I imagine seeing that person for the first time after 29 years. Sadly, a pair of Iranian Siamese twins joined at the head, who were undergoing an operation to do just that, died during surgery. When I first heard about the operation, I wondered what it would be like to constantly hear someone’s breathing and movement; and then being free from it. Would they have felt alone for the first time in their lives? Sometimes technology is not good enough.
I like the Matrix. In hindsight, I liked Matrix: Reloaded. Mostly I see them as movies, but a number of people have taken it to a religious arena, reading way too much into the movie. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but it seems like there are those, as with any religion, who take things a little too far. Case in point, three kids decided to do a Matrix-style shootout, killing innocent people because Hollywood glorification it. I understand the allure of The Matrix, being regulated to the lower ends of popularity in the social ecosystems that we call schools. I understand wanting to believe you were something more, something better then the jocks and preps that seem to have free reign at school. I don’t understand the desire to hurt and kill others because of this though. Kids these days; don’t even know how to tie their own pumpkin!
One of the issues I have had with the entire Iraq war and the demands leading up to it is that the US demand that Iraq prove a negative. In other words, they said: Prove that you don’t have weapons of mass destruction or we will attack you. Logically that’s impossible. You can only prove a positive, i.e. we have X. Any “proof” would have to consist of pointing to a specific location and saying “look, we don’t have them there”, at which point the US could have said “you could have hid them elsewhere”.
Further, the US said they had evidence that Iraq had WMDs, but has yet to show that evidence, (aside from some videos that show trucks in a location one week and gone the nex)t. This “evidence” has yet to appear, even after the security threats are gone and Iraq has been liberated.
Put yourself on a jury with the following evidence put forth by the prosecutor: 1.The defendant owned a gun 10 years ago. 2.The defendant used that gun previously in a crime. 3.A gun similar to the one once owned by the defendants was used recently at the scene of a crime. 4.The defendant says he destroyed the gun years ago. 5.The defendant can not prove that he no longer has the gun. 6.The prosecutor says they have evidence, but says it can’t show it because that information is classified. 7.The prosecutor says that if the defendant quits his job and moves to another town, they’ll drop the charges.
No jury in their right mind would convict this person, but by doing the exact same thing, the US tried, convicted, and attempted to execute Saddam. To further add insult, at the start of the war, the US began saying this was about Iraqi Freedom. While the freedom of the Iraqi people is admirable, why not start with that plea to the American people and the rest of the world? Why present “facts”, only to ignore them later?
This has to be the best idea I have seen in a while. One of the biggest problems with government is the sheer size of it, making it difficult to find out information on the people who are actually part of it. I do have a problem with not substantiating information coming in though. There are a lot of Interesting people out there who will post anything they hear.