Monday, December 29, 2003

Forum: The fish that threatened national security

That TSA supervisor needs to be kicked squarely and firmly in the balls. Pardon my language, but why the f*&^ is a small fish not allowed on an airplane? What, precisely is the reasoning behind this particular steadfast rule? Grr...

Offline NT Password & Registry Editor

Something no Windows NT admin should be without.

Christopher Hitchens said:

(click here for some back-and-forth about this article.)

"Watching the towers fall in New York, with civilians incinerated on the planes and in the buildings, I felt something that I couldn’t analyze at first and didn’t fully grasp (partly because I was far from my family in Washington, who had a very grueling day) until the day itself was nearly over. I am only slightly embarrassed to tell you that this was a feeling of exhilaration. Here we are then, I was thinking, in a war to the finish between everything I love and everything I hate. Fine. We will win and they will lose. A pity that we let them pick the time and place of the challenge, but we can and we will make up for that."

To which I have to say "I doubt it." (here is why...note the article's date and content).

***note*** Credit for this tidbit goes to GMontag

Monday, December 22, 2003

NEWS.com.au | Rats to SARS, diners still lap it up (December 22, 2003)

I'm sorry...did they say something about turning rats into wine? No thanks, I'm driving.

False historical fact of the month (December, 2003)

Origin of "dildo" as a word:

The origin of this word, interestingly enough coincides with diffculties in obtaining canning materials in Texas in the early 1900's.

There was a great deal of public discussion about high tarrifs on the metals used to make the lids used in the canning of various vegetable products in the southern US. Clever canners found that they could use bits of rubber as as stoppers instead.

As a result, the same canners coined a new word for these stoppers (as well as some alternative uses for them): didlo is "od(d) lid" backwards...

Trouble at the airport

If you're a reporter from Austrailia, I guess you better be *reeeeeealy* polite at the airport. This goes under my "what the F***?" section.

Friday, December 19, 2003

Gribblog

Random, slightly odd 'blog I stumbled upon.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Mossyrocks News: "December 12: What NOT to Do... "

Number 6 still has me laughing every time I read it...

Thursday, December 11, 2003

The Animal Rescue Site : Feed an Animal in Need

Click your mouse, save a kitty (or doggie, or mouse, or alligator, etc)...no charge, the site needs to generate some click-through revenue.

Landover Baptist | Where the Worthwhile Worship. Unsaved Unwelcome.

Satire for the holier than thou. Funny stuff...unless you happen to be christian and don't have a really good sense of humor where religion is concerned.

Thank god I'm agnostic...oh, wait...hmm.

Monday, December 08, 2003

Don't be so literal?

Warning to liberals...the first paragraph may irritate you...it's worth reading past, however (paragraph 4, especially so).

Breast-feeding driver found guilty

Apparently the "my husband ordered me to do it" defense failed the first time around...wonder if it'll do better on appeal.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

States where atheist's can't legally be governor

From the "laws that sounded like a good idea at the time" department...interesting. Now, I'm agnostic, so does that mean they're not sure if I could be governor or not?

Software paraphrases sentences TRN 120303

"The method could eventually allow computers to more easily process natural language, produce paraphrases that could be used in machine translation, and help people who have trouble reading certain types of sentences."

That just about made me spray coke all over my monitor...