Out of the Blue

Man has it gotten cold! I was definitely enjoying the unseasonable warmness that marked the end of 2003 around these parts. At approximately 0.0001% body fat, I am just not built for cold snaps. On that topic, Ice Age Ancestry May Keep Body Warmer and Healthier (registration required) is an article sent along today by linkmeister general Mike Martinez with a bit on the science behind keeping warm. This just makes me wonder how my ancestors made it through the ice age, as if they adapted to the cold, it's hard to see what of that they passed along to me. I am pretty good at building campfires (and in more civilized moments, working the thermostat).... maybe that's my genetic gift in this regard.

Stories of the Day: Bush to Announce New Missions to Moon, Mars.
Half of pubs tested fail measures blitz. Thanks Enahs.
Texas Man Receives $7 Million Water Bill. Thanks Viperfour.
Science!: Supernova, sun combo blamed for mass extinction.
Farmed Salmon Have More Contaminants Than Wild Ones, Study Finds (registration required).
Alzheimer's disease cause identified.
Image of the Day: Friends foil Olympia man's home. Thanks Enahs.
Follow-ups: Woman drops lawsuit to stop lottery payout.
Stardust Captures the Best Comet Image Ever.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Re: Pic of the day
Jan 9, 2004, 21:53
nin
 
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Jan 9, 2004, 21:53
 nin
 
It's all fun and games until he gets electrocuted in the bedroom when the automatic coffee maker turns on in the kitchen.



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Today is a Great Day!
Jan 9, 2004, 21:33
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Today is a Great Day! Jan 9, 2004, 21:33
Jan 9, 2004, 21:33
 
I got System Shock 1 working perfectly in WinXP!

Working on getting Terra Nova running now.

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Re: Pic of the day
Jan 9, 2004, 20:41
WarPig
 
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Jan 9, 2004, 20:41
 WarPig
 
It's all fun and games until he gets electrocuted in the bedroom when the automatic coffee maker turns on in the kitchen.

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Question for Bronco
Jan 9, 2004, 20:40
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Question for Bronco Jan 9, 2004, 20:40
Jan 9, 2004, 20:40
 
Hey, Bronco, I've got a question for you...

I occasionally read your blog and notice that you're part of the Blogger alliance. I've been thinking of starting a website (basically a blog) so you guys don't have to listen to my crap and I'm wondering how well Blogger works. Do you like it? Do you use Blog*Spot or another hosting place?

What's the dealio, Braglio?

We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different.
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?
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Re: Pic of the day
Jan 9, 2004, 19:25
Bronco
 
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Jan 9, 2004, 19:25
 Bronco
 
I one time for a particle joke built a moat at a friends house while he was out of town...ok...so it was a crescent moat, as I did not have time to make a full circle.

This reminds me of a story.

In the mid 90's I would pull weekend duty catching emergency calls for a local water utility. On a really cold Saturday I recieved a call from the answering service that a customer was out of water. I drove to the pump station, verified that it was operational and the headed over to the customers house. After letting the home owner know that I was there I started to walk towards the curb stop (buried shut off valve). The trick with these valves is to listen on them. You place a 'key' down inside a valve box and put your ear to it. If you hear any noise like rushing water you have a leak. The louder the hiss the smaller the leak.

I was about 10 steps away from the curb box when the ground began to ripple.

Their water service leaked for so long that it had flooded up against the frost line. The grass undulated like a water bed. One more step and I would have been up to my hips in mud.

That was a mess to repair.

-TPFKAS2S
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wow
Jan 9, 2004, 18:31
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wow Jan 9, 2004, 18:31
Jan 9, 2004, 18:31
 
W@W DOES ANYONE SEE THAT HOT BITCH BELOW THIS STORY.. SHES LIKE 5'10" 100 LBS IM ABOUT TO HIT THAT BITCH UP

THX BLUE, IF I CAN GET A DATE FROM YOUR SITE (PRAYING THAT I GET LAID) I WILL SURELY DONATE VIA PAYPAL!!!!!!11

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Re: Misc
Jan 9, 2004, 18:01
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Re: Misc Jan 9, 2004, 18:01
Jan 9, 2004, 18:01
 
Guess what, most of the people considered rich by the government aren't the super-stinking-filthy rich types.

While I don't agree with the statement that the majority of those below the poverty line are low-life drug addicts it is absurd what qualifies as rich under the taxation laws. While this year has been really shitty money-wise for my family (I believe we may fall under the family of four with 25k income or less) there was a period of time about 4 years ago when we were "rich". Yeah money was much less of an omnipresent worry, but I never felt rich. The clothing we wore wasn't super-expensive designer label, the cars my family drove were at least 10 years old, we still lived in the too small rental we have lived in since my Dad left the Army, in short our lifestyle was still middle-class we just didn't have to worry about how to pay the bills. I can't help but wonder where we'd be if we could have invested the 100k that the government took the year my Dad made just shy of 200k, I know I sure haven't seen that 100k in any sort of government program that improves my quality of life. Call me an uncaring, greedy bastard but I'd rather keep the money I earn and take responsibility for myself when I fall on hard times.

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Re: Pic of the day
Jan 9, 2004, 17:25
Enahs
 
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Jan 9, 2004, 17:25
 Enahs
 
I one time for a particle joke built a moat at a friends house while he was out of town...ok...so it was a crescent moat, as I did not have time to make a full circle.

The thing is though, I filled it up with water from his hose, and the ground permeated very well, so it took about 3 days to fill up. He loved the joke and thought it was cool, until he got his water bill….sucker! He even put his gold fishes in the moat! It was about 3 feet wide by a foot deep, it rocked. Stupid neighbors complained and he had to fill it in, it violated a whole heap of zoning laws, bloody neighbors!



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Re: Pic of the day
Jan 9, 2004, 17:10
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Jan 9, 2004, 17:10
 
That's a good one.. My friends put up a mould in front of the doors of my house and made cement monoliths. I was a little pissed off with that, after the red-eye from Toronto (6hrs or so)

STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, GET OUT OF THAT BED AND GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR, GET OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE: GET DOWN ON THE CEMENT, I DONT CARE IF YOU'RE NUDE, GET DOWN ON THE CEMENT, I DON'T CARE IF ITS FREEZING! WHERES THE DRUGS, WE KNOW YOU GOT THE DRU
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Pic of the day
Jan 9, 2004, 17:01
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Pic of the day Jan 9, 2004, 17:01
Jan 9, 2004, 17:01
 
LOL...
The best practical joke I ever heard of was when someone left a "mate" their keys while they went to Australia for three months so he could water the plants or whatever. He took it upon himself to scatter grass seeds in the carpet and water it. When the guy came back he had to mow the carpet.

This thread has the grumblings of (another) republican vs democrat argument! Wake me up when someone's won...

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Re: No subject
Jan 9, 2004, 16:46
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Jan 9, 2004, 16:46
 
"as long as mandatory birth control does not apply to whites, i support it."
Wow... I hope you are joking


STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, GET OUT OF THAT BED AND GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR, GET OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE: GET DOWN ON THE CEMENT, I DONT CARE IF YOU'RE NUDE, GET DOWN ON THE CEMENT, I DON'T CARE IF ITS FREEZING! WHERES THE DRUGS, WE KNOW YOU GOT THE DRU
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No subject
Jan 9, 2004, 15:35
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No subject Jan 9, 2004, 15:35
Jan 9, 2004, 15:35
 
I have less body fat than that blue

I'm sure you own a car at least.. I get to walk to and from school in -30 Celsius windchill!

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Re: To The Moon!
Jan 9, 2004, 14:53
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Re: To The Moon! Jan 9, 2004, 14:53
Jan 9, 2004, 14:53
 
Aside from some stellar opportunities for astronomy, there doesn't seem to be too much that the moon has to offer in terms of a place to pitch a tent in the old fashioned non sexual sense.

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To The Moon!
Jan 9, 2004, 14:31
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To The Moon! Jan 9, 2004, 14:31
Jan 9, 2004, 14:31
 
I live in Rocket City, USA so one would think that I'm all for manned missions to the Moon and Mars, but I'm not.

Just looking at the Challenger and Columbia disasters reminds us that Space is a dangerous place to get to. Perhaps we should focus on safer and cheaper alternatives for orbital insertion? The next generation space shuttle should be a key focus, and there was a study recently released that argued a space elevator could be constructed for 6 billion, which would certainly be cheaper than a manned outpost on the moon.

We've killed enough astronauts already. For now, leave mars to the robots.

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Re: Misc
Jan 9, 2004, 14:08
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Re: Misc Jan 9, 2004, 14:08
Jan 9, 2004, 14:08
 
http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=6228

I think it's hilarious that under Poverty: You Can't Buy Child Care at Walmart they use the lady getting trampled as the source of pricing for a VCR/DVD combo.

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Re: No subject
Jan 9, 2004, 13:39
Enahs
 
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Jan 9, 2004, 13:39
 Enahs
 
That is not going to last long

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Re: Misc
Jan 9, 2004, 13:35
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Jan 9, 2004, 13:35
 
Talk about serendipitous timing. At the CFAP today...

http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=6228

Rather large piece on Poverty and (which ironically highlights the weak old arguments the right always use about laziness and promiscuity)...

Bush's shortfall of his promised 1.8 million jobs by the end of 2003 and the mess Iraq is really in and his kickbacks from it and...

wait for it...

this is the best...

"Cheney Target of Criminal Investigation"!!!

DING DING DING! We have a winnah!

And on another note...my new HD was just dropped off by the UPS guy.

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actch'll
Ev'rything is satisfactch'll
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!


"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit."
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"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
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No subject
Jan 9, 2004, 13:33
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Jan 9, 2004, 13:33
 
as long as mandatory birth control does not apply to whites, i support it.

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Re: Misc
Jan 9, 2004, 13:02
nin
 
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Re: Misc Jan 9, 2004, 13:02
Jan 9, 2004, 13:02
 nin
 
Mandatory birth control.


Can I get an Amen, Brother?

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Re: Misc
Jan 9, 2004, 13:02
20.
Re: Misc Jan 9, 2004, 13:02
Jan 9, 2004, 13:02
 
Could be worthwile to pay for him to get a subdermal meiosis inhibitor.

can spell, cant type
maybe not.

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