Worlds worst hacker. IRC transcript

By , September 13, 2006 10:37 pm

Worlds worst hacker. IRC transcript

Idiot ends up deleting his own hard drive(s) when he attacks 127.0.0.1.  Funny as hell!.. 😉

Tube Lines – Any old iron? Disused tube carriages being turned into studio space

By , September 13, 2006 9:15 pm

Tube Lines – Any old iron? Disused tube carriages being turned into studio space

Very good reuse of old rail cars.  Would like to see more pictures of the process as they modify them into studio and work space.

Kinky Friedman up for literary prize – Yahoo! News

By , September 13, 2006 8:21 pm

Kinky Friedman up for literary prize – Yahoo! News

Go Kinkster!

Take-away, from Belfast to New York | NEWS.com.au

By , September 13, 2006 8:06 pm

Take-away, from Belfast to New York | NEWS.com.au

Totally out there.  15,000 for a catered meal.  Nuts…

Lake Song-Kul Photos | TrekEarth

By , September 13, 2006 7:38 pm

Lake Song-Kul Photos | TrekEarth

Yurts! These are the real thing. Wish there were pictures of the insides.

Update: Ask and ye shall receive. Inside roof  Inside The Yurt

The BLAB! Show

By , September 13, 2006 7:31 pm

The BLAB! Show

Artshow online.    Amy Crehore has 8 new pieces that she is showing and she is only one of many. Good stuff!

Techdirt: Can Someone Make Sure The FBI’s New Multimillion Computer System Connects To Google?

By , September 13, 2006 7:19 pm

Techdirt: Can Someone Make Sure The FBI’s New Multimillion Computer System Connects To Google?

This would be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic…

Bob’s Quick Guide To Apostrophe

By , September 13, 2006 7:13 pm

Bob’s Quick Guide To Apostrophe

Bob The Angry Flower is wonderful.  Can’t believe that I haven’t seen this webtoon before! Not for the faint of heart. 😉

Boing Boing: Princeton researchers show how to steal an election with Diebold machines

By , September 13, 2006 1:50 pm

Boing Boing: Princeton researchers show how to steal an election with Diebold machines

If you have any doubts about this being possible just go and watch the video .  They claim it takes about a minute to infect a machine.
So how many stolen elections are due to Dieblod? Can we sue them for the last 6 years of crooks and liers in office and massive loss of human life that this has caused? Sounds like a good class action suit to me…

Boing Boing: British hand-baggage restrictions to be loosened

By , September 13, 2006 1:45 pm

Boing Boing: British hand-baggage restrictions to be loosened

Idiots…

Boing Boing: Google Books promotes banned books for Banned Books Week

By , September 13, 2006 1:43 pm

Boing Boing: Google Books promotes banned books for Banned Books Week

I can hear the “I want total control religous nuts” (of all faiths) screaming to shut the evil Google.com down, NOW!

Nun tried to kill priest after finding him in bed with another woman | the Daily Mail

By , September 13, 2006 1:42 pm

Nun tried to kill priest after finding him in bed with another woman | the Daily Mail

She’s 39, he’s 70.  But they’re Italian so… 😉

The Blog | Tom D’Antoni: Job #1 Is NOT Iraq | The Huffington Post

By , September 13, 2006 1:38 pm

The Blog | Tom D’Antoni: Job #1 Is NOT Iraq | The Huffington Post

Damn if he ain’t right!  If you have medical insurance you are being robbed.  If you have to have medical help and have no insurance you are gonna be raped.  Kinda a catch 22 but concidering that everyone needs health care sooner or later they ARE gonna get you.  Go, read, get pissed off.

Tracing the limits of quantum weirdness – fundamentals – 13 September 2006 – New Scientist

By , September 13, 2006 1:28 pm

Tracing the limits of quantum weirdness – fundamentals – 13 September 2006 – New Scientist

Since a lot of this stuff goes behind a pay wall a short while after it goes online here is the article as posted online:

Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle limits what we can know about the quantum world. Now the uncertainty principle is being harnessed to see if it is possible to identify a point at which matter begins to exhibit weird quantum behaviour.

According to the uncertainty principle, measuring the position of an object always disturbs its momentum in an unpredictable way. Physicists ordinarily see this so-called “back action” as a nuisance, but a team led by Keith Schwab of the University of Maryland, College Park, decided to put it to good use.

Schwab’s team fabricated a nanoscale resonator – the equivalent of a tiny pendulum – on a silicon chip, which oscillates at 20 megahertz. On the same chip, they created a single-electron transistor and electrically coupled it to the resonator in such a way that any change in the resonator’s position caused a change in the transistor’s current.

Measuring the current should cause back action in the resonator – and it did (Nature, vol 443, p 193). In most cases, the back action caused the resonator to get noisier or “hotter” than it would have if the measurement hadn’t taken place. But when the team set the transistor voltage to a value that let electrons tunnel through the device, allowing the transistor to absorb energy, they found that the resonator cooled from the ambient temperature of about 500 millikelvin down to about 300 millikelvin.

By cooling the resonator in this way – to temperatures out of reach of conventional technology – Schwab hopes to put it into a state called quantum superposition, where it is in two states at once. The resonator would be the largest object placed in such a state. By monitoring if and when the superposition vanishes, the team aims to probe the boundary between the quantum and classical worlds.

From issue 2569 of New Scientist magazine, 13 September 2006, page 8

The Snackbox Diaries: Introducing AbuseOS from Twinksoft corp

By , September 13, 2006 12:55 pm

The Snackbox Diaries: Introducing AbuseOS from Twinksoft corp

ROFLMAO!

WWdN: In Exile: iTunes 7 ate all my purchased music. Awesome.

By , September 13, 2006 12:51 pm

WWdN: In Exile: iTunes 7 ate all my purchased music. Awesome.

Will is experiencing the JOY of DRM from Apple computer’s totally awsome(ly bad) iTunes store.  Did a sync and now all of his play lists are gone.  Poof!  No more.  You just got to hate it when that happens and after dumping quite a few bucks into it have nothing left but a bad taste in your mouth.

I don’t own an iPod but do have two iBooks.  However, when Apple started down the DRM path to total control, I quit updating my OS X’s and am waiting for Ubuntu to fix a couple of more things and then will wipe the DRM laden OS X from at least my iBook.  Cat may still use hers but then she still uses Winblows XP too.  Which I refuse to work on in either sense of the word.

I really do hope Will gets his music back, though according to Apple and Mircosloth the music they sell is not yours but only a rental.

Just remember, there is a LOT of FreeOpenSourceSoftware out there that doesn’t call you a crook and say NO if you want to play music on more than (insert # here)  authorized computers/devices.  And I don’t get pissed off at it near as much as I used to when using either Microsloth or Apple products… 😉

Moving to freedom, one step at a time | Free Software Magazine

By , September 13, 2006 12:08 pm

Moving to freedom, one step at a time | Free Software Magazine

A journey from Microsoft slavery to FOSS freedom, one step at a time.  He makes some good points and if you just have to use Windoze then by all means move to Firefox and other FOSS programs  NOT owned by big biz.  Good read and some good comments too.

Roq La Rue Gallery – Pop Surrealism and Underground Contemporary Art

By , September 13, 2006 12:02 pm

Roq La Rue Gallery – Pop Surrealism and Underground Contemporary Art

Roq la Rue Gallery
presents
Tiki Art Now! Volume 3
Curated by Otto Von Stroheim of Tiki News magazine

Opening reception: Friday September 15th (6-9 pm)
Live set by renowned Exotica/Lounge band Lushy (7-745pm)

Also, the musical stylings of Selector Lopaka before and after Lushy

Artists in attendance: Shag, Lisa Petrucci, Heather Watts, Davey and Dawn Frasier

Exhibit runs through October 9th

Shrunken Head Velvet #1 in Rarotongan vs. Marquesan Cannibal Frame

Crazy Al Evans
Shrunken Head Velvet #1 in Rarotongan vs. Marquesan Cannibal Frame
acrylic on black velvet, carved wood/bamboo
24″ x 27″

Be sure to check out the online gallery – Good Stuff! Some NSFW.

Another day still no update from Technorati

By , September 13, 2006 11:45 am

Wrote them yet again.  Not expecting any answer other than a autoresponse but will keep trying and posting about their lack of response with each passing day.

Just for giggles try going to the Technoprimitive feed at Technorati  and typing in technorati.  There are 18+ posts since August that show up when searched from the search box on Technoprimitive.org but Technorati shows 0.  And they are susposed to be one of the best sources for current info on the blogging web.  NOT from my viewpoint… 🙁

Boing Boing: Cingular bans the word

By , September 13, 2006 11:17 am

Boing Boing: Cingular bans the word “Engadget” from its message boards

So if you (Cingular) don’t like what some site says about you, just ban them or their name (Engadget).  That will work right?  May help keep the word from apearing on your site but then the web picks up on your (Cingular’s) stupidity and then everyone knows what kind of idiot you (Cingular) are/is…

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