Out of the Blue

It was a fine old Halloween yesterday, the rugrats did indeed hold off until sundown, and as always, were a delight. As always, Hudson was a hit... there were requests for shots of her in her fire chief's outfit last year, but we had a camera mishap, but this year we were able to work this out, so with all due advance "Welcome to my homepage, here are pictures of my dog" embarrassment, here are a few shots of Hudson the wonder dog (please don't share the shot revealing her secret identity with any criminal masterminds).

Play Time: Bullettime Fighting. Thanks Dan K.
Links of the Day: Apple Advertising and Brochure Gallery. Thanks Devicer.
Pokia custom wireless handsets. Thanks RedKev.
Science!: Totally artificial hearts offer hope.
Venice Sinks Under High Waters.
The Mystery of the Coca Plant That Wouldn't Die.
Media of the Day: Fyndnar klippur.
Image of the Day: FoxTrot. Thanks Ant.
Auction of the Day: VULCAN BOMBER XL391. Thanks daKine.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Nov 2, 2004, 05:29
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Nov 2, 2004, 05:29
 
Chav = Young british person who comes from a poor, working class background, believes he is god's gift to everything. He also (if old enough) drives an old either Nova or old Ford Fiesta that looks crap, but has a way too expensive sound system in it, an induction kit, alloys etc etc. Oh and he proceeds to drive around town at bout 2am wasting all his petrol and playing some crap garage music way too loud.

Alternatively stop being lazy and go to www.chavscum.co.uk as tango said earlier. They really are the bane of my existance. And i live in an area full of the little pikey shits. Bastards all of them.

In response to MeatFarts, no we don't have a 5 button mouse, but we do have a 3-button mouse.

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OK, this really pisses me off....
Nov 2, 2004, 01:11
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OK, this really pisses me off.... Nov 2, 2004, 01:11
Nov 2, 2004, 01:11
 
I went to take my dog for a walk tonight and on my front walkway is a political mailer. Since it is garbage/recycling night, I assumed one of the numerous pieces of political junk mail had fallen out of a bin and I hadn't noticed it earlier. I picked it up and put it in the garbage bin.

As I walk down the street, I notice one of these on EVERYONE's yard/walkway. Now I'm getting pissed. I hate littering, and I really hate people leaving shit on my yard, especially political shit and especially political shit from a State Assembly candidate who's been slinging a LOT of mud with ugly ads, etc. Doesn't this constitute some kind of fraud (placing election ads favoring a particular candidate in plain view on people's property without their permission)? I'm ready to wring someone's fucking neck. Leave my yard alone, you assholes! Put your shit in my mailbox where it fucking belongs!

God, I'm glad this shit is over tomorrow.

Sorry, had to vent.

Edit - I went to the Secretary of State's web site and filled out an on-line form complaining about it. I doubt if anything will happen, though. They've got bigger fish to fry.

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Hold it. The Schwartzenegger Library?
The Schwartzenegger Presidential Library. Wasn't he an actor when you...
He was President?


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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 2, 2004, 01:01
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Re: Ideas appreciated Nov 2, 2004, 01:01
Nov 2, 2004, 01:01
 
I never in a million years would have thought that my .sig would be taken to a whole new level ....

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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 2, 2004, 00:42
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77.
Re: Ideas appreciated Nov 2, 2004, 00:42
Nov 2, 2004, 00:42
 WarPig
 
Be sure to spread your goop

Jeez banddirector, I was just joking around. You just had to take things too far didn't you?



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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 2, 2004, 00:26
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Nov 2, 2004, 00:26
 
Thanks for yanking it back to the topic at hand


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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 1, 2004, 23:54
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Nov 1, 2004, 23:54
 
Boy, this thread sure went off the beaten path ....

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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 1, 2004, 23:16
WarPig
 
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Nov 1, 2004, 23:16
 WarPig
 
Well, to be fair he did say...

That is only if you do it alot in concert with heavy physical exercise.

...so maybe he meant these guys were playing pocket pool while fighting and thus taking quite a beating (no pun intended).

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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 1, 2004, 23:02
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Re: Ideas appreciated Nov 1, 2004, 23:02
Nov 1, 2004, 23:02
 Bronco
 
Pro football players blow out their knees a lot too so they must really yank the monkey a bunch also.

This of course, can be attributed to women and their natural tendency to hate large, rich, athletic men.

Now it is all clear to me!

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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 1, 2004, 22:49
WarPig
 
72.
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Nov 1, 2004, 22:49
 WarPig
 
I know about 5 guys who do martial arts that have all had ACL surgery or hip replacement.


I never knew martial artists were such notorious serial masterbationists. Pro football players blow out their knees a lot too so they must really yank the monkey a bunch also.

Hmmm, "The Serial Masterbationists"... I think I just came up with the name for next year's fantasy football team (this year I'm the Bow-Legged Swamp Donkeys).

Did you know Chinese believe you should do it until you are ready to blow, then stop? They believe you should not ejaculate because it makes you week. If they believe that so strongly, maybe there is something to what I say, huh?

That's probably why there aren't that many Chinese people.

Admit it, you're Sting, aren't you? Any Police reunion concerts in your future? C'mon you can tell us.


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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 1, 2004, 22:03
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Nov 1, 2004, 22:03
 
Rant huh? I will have you know I post only verifiable facts and future projections that any intelligence analyst or science fiction writer would make.

Tracking japanese children at school is true. Implanting mexicans for anti kidnap is true.

If you masturbate too much, you WILL go blind in one eye, have a bad arm and a leg, get symptoms of Alzheimers and be at risk for heart attack, asthma, anxiety etc. You are also likely to be a candidate for hip replacement surgery or ACL surgery. That is only if you do it alot in concert with heavy physical exercise.

I know about 5 guys who do martial arts that have all had ACL surgery or hip replacement.

Ur weenie is not something that just hangs out there between your leg. It is attached by strings to your arms and legs and head. When you do something to the weenie, the feelings go to the head and arms and legs. It is a long discussion.

I think I told you if you don't believe me that you can go look at chinese or hindu medicine and they all say "not too much sex". Martial arts also say the exact same thing. You want to be like Bruce Lee, as little sex as possible.

Did you know Chinese believe you should do it until you are ready to blow, then stop? They believe you should not ejaculate because it makes you week. If they believe that so strongly, maybe there is something to what I say, huh?

Not American chinese, they get contaminated and lose the ancient knowledge. The real chinese from china believe that.

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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 1, 2004, 21:22
WarPig
 
70.
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Nov 1, 2004, 21:22
 WarPig
 
I don't know about the rest of you guys but I'm starting to really look forward to every JosephBlowski post. Very entertaining. The masterbation rant a few weeks ago was classic.

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What the pictures didn't show...
Nov 1, 2004, 20:23
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What the pictures didn't show... Nov 1, 2004, 20:23
Nov 1, 2004, 20:23
 
The 3rd and 4th pictures obviously show Hudson peering out at nin, who is of course parked in his van across the street...

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Re: Early Apple ads
Nov 1, 2004, 19:34
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Nov 1, 2004, 19:34
 
A British yob who wears too many Burberry stripes, drives a modified knackered old car, chews gum vigorously...

once more in the queens english please....

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Re: Early Apple ads
Nov 1, 2004, 18:41
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Nov 1, 2004, 18:41
 
I sat there for, not joking, 30 minutes trying to figure out where the hell the eject button was for the cd tray. I looked everywhere, couldn't see anything on the base of the iMac, looking all over the keyboard (yes i have selective vision) to no avail. Eventually i found it and slapped myself hard for being such an idiot.

ROFL! I know the feeling! I do something similar every time I've been working on the Mac for a long time and then move over to my Windows box (which also has an Apple keyboard on it) -- I invariably hit the eject button the first couple of times I want to get a CD out

Anyway, to defend Mac users a bit, the single mouse button actually works well. To bring up any form of menu you use the keyboard in conjunction with the mouse. Personally i hate it (ain't used to it) but i can see how it can be handy.

I hate it too, and personally, I don't see how it could ever be more handy than a simple right-click But I know where you're coming from as well, as I use the jelly-bean mouse at work all day long, and agree that it works quite well once you get the control-key thing down... still hate it over 'the right way' tho.

Malakai - do you have a five-button mouse handy? You'd do yourself (and your family) a huge favour by plugging it into that iMac of yours. You won't need to do anything else to make your life better, since the right mouse button is, by default, assigned to bring up the contextual menu (the way it should be). But if you really want to see some incredible human-interface design at work, try assigning the other 3 buttons to Expose (you'll find it in your System Preferences). Here is what I'd suggest:

  • Middle-mouse = Desktop
  • Mouse Button 4 (the 'Back' button) = All Windows
  • Mouse Button 5 (the 'Forward' button) = Application Windows

Just give it a shot -- open up a crapload of apps and windows, and fiddle around with the combinations of things you can do.. Once you get used to task-switching this way, I'd wager you'll find it hard to imagine how people have gone without it for so long. Since OSX is so drag & droppable, and Expose windows are 'spring-loaded' (meaning if you drag something over one and pause long enough, it will become active without you having to release the item you're dragging), you can really rip around the OS. It's pretty crazy stuff

Feat of engineering too. To get everything within an approx 3" pace [sic] behind a 21" (i don't know exactly, it might be a 30") monitor has to be applauded. Why can't PC's be that compact?

They can, and they are called laptops.

That is all it basically is, a laptop with external keyboard and a stand.

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was thinking the first time I saw the new iMac: "Huh -- so that's how big a G5 laptop would need to be!"

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yeh, its really inconvienent when you have to wait for the OS to boot up so you can eject a CD from the drive

Well the eject button should still be working for you, but if it isn't, you can always hold the mouse button down to eject the CD before the OS loads. This is a holdover from the very earliest days of the Mac when the floppy-drives didn't have (wouldn't ya know it) eject buttons!! lol

Don't know about your CD/DVD issues, SC. Uptime on the G5 next to me says 37 days 28 mins, and I'd consider that normal, so..
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Re: Early Apple ads
Nov 1, 2004, 18:37
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Re: Early Apple ads Nov 1, 2004, 18:37
Nov 1, 2004, 18:37
 
'"Uh huh. So.. having an 'eject' key right on your keyboard is somehow inconvenient and confusing?? ""

yeh, its really inconvienent when you have to wait for the OS to boot up so you can eject a CD from the drive - especially when the Mac fucks up and gets stuck in a loop trying to access data because it thinks a CD is a DVD or some other bullshit like that...

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Re: Early Apple ads
Nov 1, 2004, 18:11
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Nov 1, 2004, 18:11
 
What's a "chav"?
A British yob who wears too many Burberry stripes, drives a modified knackered old car, chews gum vigorously... If you ever get the chance to listen to The Streets' latest album (and I recommend) then it's the type of life he describes.
See http://www.chavscum.co.uk/

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Re: Ideas appreciated
Nov 1, 2004, 18:07
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"Ok, I'm looking for a unique emerging technology, service or concept to discuss. Something current that would have a lot of resources I could easily find online.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Also any sites where I could look for information would help"

Implantation of RFID trackers in humans.

RFID are raidio frequency trackers. They been using them in pets for awhile. Now they are starting to put them in people for big brother fascistic purposese.

They do the usual first though. Only talk about "good" uses. They implanted people in Mexico so if they get kidnapped they can find them. Then they implanted kids in japan so the teachers can tell if they are in the school or have left school grounds. Then they implanted people with medical problems so if they are in an emergency, they chip helps the doctors find information on the patient.

I guess keying in the patients name in a computer is too strenuous.

Pretty soon they will implant everyone. A chip to get into your place of work, to get into school, to get into government buildings.

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this, I noticed about 6 posts after the question said the same thing. I'm the only one talking about people implantation though.

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Re: Early Apple ads
Nov 1, 2004, 17:58
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Nov 1, 2004, 17:58
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Feat of engineering too. To get everything within an approx 3" pace behind a 21" (i don't know exactly, it might be a 30") monitor has to be applauded. Why can't PC's be that compact?

They can, and they are called laptops.

That is all it basically is, a laptop with external keyboard and a stand.


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re: slow halloween
Nov 1, 2004, 17:47
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I live in an isolated post 9/11 northern california city, pop. @ 8k, 27k w/in 12 miles. We had a group of three kids and their dad, and another group of four tricker treaters.

My friend knew the first group of tricksters. They were all wearing store bought S.W.A.T. team outfits complete with camo jumpers, belts, egg-proof vests with 'SWAT' insignia, and hoods with clear plastic faceplates.

I could not help but laugh out loud and remark that in my day, halloween costume kits came with guns. In my day, you wouldn't dress up as a warrior without some kind of weapon, be it toy sword or toy gun. The kids looked a little upset when I made fun of them for not having guns, but, I think Halloween is a perfectly appropriate time to illustrate how national policy changes the very fabric of society.

If I had been in charge of candy distribution, I would have docked their candy for having incomplete costumes.

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Re: Early Apple ads
Nov 1, 2004, 17:36
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everyone's either a chav or a goth wannabe between the ages of 7 and 16

What's a "chav"?


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Hold it. The Schwartzenegger Library?
The Schwartzenegger Presidential Library. Wasn't he an actor when you...
He was President?

Have I lied to you? I mean, in this room? Trust me, leave that thing alone. - GLaDOS

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley
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