Out of the Blue

Yup, it's a cold I have... the illusion that this was allergies prevented me from making proper use of that Cold-Eze stuff. Though since last time I used it the cold ended up choked off, but I ended up with a week-long sore throat, I'm a little dubious about it at this point anyway.

Heartfelt condolences to Raven's Kenn Hoekstra, whose .plan file describes the passing of his mom after a long fight with cancer, offering details on how to contribute to a memorial scholarship fund he is establishing in her name.

Link of the Day: Pigstachio. Thanks dishpandan. Not Pigcasso?
Stories of the Day: Atari Comic Books.
Makeovers Dot-Com Check It Out.
Popeye fans get animated in DVD debate.
Science!: NZ Volcano Scarier Than Mt. Doom.
Images of the Day: Future Google. Thanks Ant. Political and racy.
Media of the Day: Rockfish. Thanks Fantaz.
Thanks Mike Martinez
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Re: Yar's Revenge
May 4, 2004, 18:19
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Re: Yar's Revenge May 4, 2004, 18:19
May 4, 2004, 18:19
 
WHen I first got it I liked it but after playing 500 hours of it, you really learn to hate it.

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Re: SST
May 4, 2004, 09:35
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Re: SST May 4, 2004, 09:35
May 4, 2004, 09:35
 
More SST:
"I'll be happy if Carm ends up with nothing from the divorce. You can't marry a mobster then expect to break free and keep all your stuff. And it's fun to watch her try."

I hope Tony gives her something. The thing that is missing from the Sopranos now is the possiblitiy for redemption for Tony. That's what made the first season of the show so great - the idea that this killer could be saved. Every season since just hasn't been as good. Now it feels like they're just covering the same territory over and over again.



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Re: Half-Life2, Fall/Winter release?
May 4, 2004, 08:36
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Re: Half-Life2, Fall/Winter release? May 4, 2004, 08:36
May 4, 2004, 08:36
 
Who knows, I dont think valve has any idea themselves when its out, seems they feel the need to say "late summer" or "holidays" or not respond at all whenever someone asks, instead of doing like every other game developer, and just say "when its done"


Currently awaiting:
Red Orchestra 2.0 For UT2004, coming May 7th. May 20th! WOOO!
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Half-Life2, Fall/Winter release?
May 4, 2004, 04:06
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Half-Life2, Fall/Winter release? May 4, 2004, 04:06
May 4, 2004, 04:06
 
Anyone catch this article?
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/videogames/171447_gamesequels.html?source=rss
At the end and once in the article before Gabes first quote it list HL2 as a holiday release.

‘What is this bullshit that you people are doing?’
The worst criminal in human history, undeniably.
Beating and Gassing Americans for Jesus!
Ain't no tweetin, in jail jammies!
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Re: Follow Up --> MOTD
May 4, 2004, 01:54
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Re: Follow Up --> MOTD May 4, 2004, 01:54
May 4, 2004, 01:54
 
hell yeah on the ignore button. then we could finally start ignoring that dickweed halsey

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Re: Follow Up --> MOTD
May 4, 2004, 01:15
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Re: Follow Up --> MOTD May 4, 2004, 01:15
May 4, 2004, 01:15
 
My name is right here and you still can't spell it right? The stupidity is overwhelming here.

My kingdom for an /ignore user function.


"It's like "Bang the Drum Slowly". Except the drum's a chick.
- Family Guy
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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Follow Up --> MOTD
May 4, 2004, 00:54
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Follow Up --> MOTD May 4, 2004, 00:54
May 4, 2004, 00:54
 
Like Blues really gonna listen to a pimply faced sexist pig like Halsey.

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Re: Future Google
May 4, 2004, 00:39
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Re: Future Google May 4, 2004, 00:39
May 4, 2004, 00:39
 
DON'T. LET. SELF. FEED. TROLLS.


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Google Shmoogle
May 3, 2004, 21:44
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Google Shmoogle May 3, 2004, 21:44
May 3, 2004, 21:44
 
Hell, I did terrible on that contest (My handle on Fark is gilligans_lil_buddy and I did the MST3K one). At least I got top 10 on the 'inappropriate jockey ads'! All in all it's good fun and there's a lot of creative people out there. There's some good themes coming up...

Condolences to Kenn...

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Re: That's a bit scary
May 3, 2004, 21:06
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Re: That's a bit scary May 3, 2004, 21:06
May 3, 2004, 21:06
 
http://www.cnn.com/ - Check out the poll.

I once again find myself awed and a bit frightened by the human race.

I think I've used it before here, but there's no shame in a good Monty Python Quote

-The general public are idiots

Currently awaiting:
Red Orchestra 2.0 For UT2004, coming May 7th. WOOO!
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Re: Future Google
May 3, 2004, 21:05
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Re: Future Google May 3, 2004, 21:05
May 3, 2004, 21:05
 
Secondly, Halsy: I don't want to be hostile

You? No!



WarPig's link of the week:

I forgot to mention before that these were funny.

Don't stop.

-TPFKAS2S
http://www.braglio.com
-TPFKAS2S
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That's a bit scary
May 3, 2004, 20:49
21.
That's a bit scary May 3, 2004, 20:49
May 3, 2004, 20:49
 
http://www.cnn.com/ - Check out the poll.

I once again find myself awed and a bit frightened by the human race.


Lose it? I didn't lose it. It's not like, "Whoops! Where'd my job go?" I QUIT.
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Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?
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Re: Future Google
May 3, 2004, 20:00
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Re: Future Google May 3, 2004, 20:00
May 3, 2004, 20:00
 
I don't, I just get angry with overt, intentional stupidity.

I probably need to smoke some crack and relax, I know. Man, I just can't stop talking about crack after seeing Dave Chappelle's crack addict character, Tyrone Biggums. LOL!

Tyrone Biggums: Remember what the Bible says: He who is without sin, cast the first rock. And I shall smoketh it.


"It's like "Bang the Drum Slowly". Except the drum's a chick.
- Family Guy
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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No subject
May 3, 2004, 19:37
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May 3, 2004, 19:37
 
ya know carnivore 2 wasn't that bad...

dinosaurs rockz0r my boxz0r

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The Former Leader and Victor of the rebel movement against the dark Lord Surewood and his fiendish cohorts(bunko)
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Re: Future Google
May 3, 2004, 19:22
WarPig
 
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Re: Future Google May 3, 2004, 19:22
May 3, 2004, 19:22
 WarPig
 
First off, my condolences to Kenn Hoekstra and his family. Fucking cancer.


Secondly, Halsy: I don't want to be hostile

You? No!


And lastly, complicity: It's Miller Time.

That it is. I was just about to leave for the golf course / bar.


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Yar's Revenge
May 3, 2004, 19:14
Ant
 
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Yar's Revenge May 3, 2004, 19:14
May 3, 2004, 19:14
 Ant
 
Am I the only one who like this game? I don't love it, but I like it!


Ant @ The Ant Farm: http://antfarm.ma.cx
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Ant's Quality Foraged Links (http://aqfl.net) & The Ant Farm (http://antfarm.ma.cx / http://antfarm.home.dhs.org).
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Rockfish
May 3, 2004, 18:49
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Rockfish May 3, 2004, 18:49
May 3, 2004, 18:49
 
That Rockfish is the best animation short Ive ever seen. Amazing stuff. BTW How come its a "Follow-up"?

Currently awaiting:
Red Orchestra 2.0 For UT2004, coming May 7th. WOOO!
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Re: SST
May 3, 2004, 17:55
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Re: SST May 3, 2004, 17:55
May 3, 2004, 17:55
 
SST:
"There was no abundant intentionality!"
This show is so versatile. Not only does it capture the rough language of the New Jersey mob, but it perfectly nails the pretentious pseudo-intellectual blather of college students. What a great show these writers could make set at a first-rate university. Plenty of opportunities for sex and conflict both between students and faculty.

Some more favorites from last night:

Meadow's anthropological analysis of conflict resolution among Italian criminal organizations.
"Do me a favor, hold this!" (SMASH!) "I saw that comin'! (laughs)"
The headstone with "PEEPS."
"Fuck the foot! It wasn't the fucking foot!"
Vito looking very very scary outside the porta-toilet. He's usually just comic in appearance. How'd they do that?
" . . . and as my parter told me, I AM carrying a full load."


Edit: Also have to mention that one of my dreams came true on Saturday. I saw the Pixies in concert in Palm Springs (I've seen Frank Black a half dozen times as well as Kim Deal's short-lived band the Amps). They played a very tight set of their most popular songs. Of course, there was no new material so no surprises but, oh those perfectly crafted songs! Hope they put out some new stuff.

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stupid stupid stupid
May 3, 2004, 16:48
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stupid stupid stupid May 3, 2004, 16:48
May 3, 2004, 16:48
 
If you're ever having a network problem, always check the cables first, no matter what you may think. Always. I know this, but do I do it? OF COURSE NOT, I bang my head against the wall for 3 days trying different solutions because I can ping the printer and nobody else can. Finally decide, there's nothing else to try, so I replace the cat-5 and bingo, everything is copasetic.

It's Miller Time.

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O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war!
A message of hope to those who choose to hear it,
and a warning to those who do not.
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Re: Future Google
May 3, 2004, 16:37
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Re: Future Google May 3, 2004, 16:37
May 3, 2004, 16:37
 
Now now Halsy... DDI is just the resident right wing troll. We certainly have enough left wing trolls to balance him out around here

As for his statement -- yes, the government is fully capable of monitoring anyone it really wants to at the moment. There are some legal issues, but the PATRIOT act removed or castrated most of those. The obvious point is that most people won't ever do anything to be worth monitoring -- I'm sure that anyone monitoring me would be bored out of their minds. But that's not the point.

And as for monitoring everyone -- don't worry. It will be feasibly possible to dump all the data being output by ECHELON, CARNIVORE, or whatever other systems they have to a multi-petabyte array within a few years. At that point you'll be able to retroactively monitor someone, or do data mining for "suspicious activity". Go ahead, laugh if you like, but this exact system has been proposed (and, fortunately, shot down) twice now by the current administration.

And it's not a far stretch to think that a system like this, once in place, could be badly abused. Either on a personal level ("Hey Jim, I know what you did last night...") or a national one (and both parties are equally guilty of passing inane laws that turn a large portion of the populace into criminals). Not to mention the problems that will occur when mistakes are made -- feel free to ask other large database users about that (like, oh say, the credit agencies).

At one point the idea of processing that much data was completely infeasible -- we are talking about a massive amount of data with really wide and deep correlations. But distributed computing and storage, fast and cheap CPUs, and improved database technology have changed all that. If you'd like a case study, look at Google.

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