atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#1116: A week's worth of stuff all at once.

Maybe they were saving it up for me, I don't know. What I do know is that there's a lot to do, so here goes.

A neat idea, but too expensive. For now, FLASH RAM-based drives are far too expensive for the average user. $2,400 for 80 GB is 1990s pricing--but it's fast, and in certain applications that's a must.

Five years from now I expect all hard drives will be semiconductor-based if HP's "memrister" memory is everything it's supposed to be. Here's hoping.

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Judge who supports Barak Hussein Obama has his picture hanging on the wall next to a picture of Che Guevara.

The funniest part of all this is that the guy is complaining about execution by lethal injection being "cruel and unusual". While sitting in front of a picture of Che Guevara.

And read the comments....

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There is so much wrong with this story I hardly know where to start. Trouble arises when morons videotape morons having sex. Two young college guys see the lesbians across the alley having sex and break out the video camera, and tape it.

Crass, yes. Juvenile, yes. Illegal? I'll get to that. But the stupid part came when they uploaded the video to a university server so others could see it.

Illegal: it's illegal to videotape other people without their permission. That's the illegal part.

But these women were having sex in their room with the drapes open. I'm sorry, but if you can't be bothered to close the drapes, you kind of lose the expectation of privacy. Particularly when one of the girls "...said that she and her roommates had been pointed at with lasers from students across the alley when they were changing before and that she had also heard of this happening to other students in her building during intimate acts."

(By the way, the construction of that sentence smells. Ace Journalist at your service! The writer clearly didn't learn grammar when he was in college; probably too busy going to protests.)

So these morons had warning that others could see them, and if they'd bothered to look out the windows they could have seen that others could see them...yet they persisted.

I have no sympathy for these stupid girls. None. If you boff in front of an open window, expect people to watch.

It still doesn't excuse the other morons videotaping and sharing the video of the event, though. I'll give 'em the "videotaping" part--what normal college guy wouldn't?--but the "distribution" part is a no-no. Sure, show it to your friends, but don't put it on a server for others to download.

One of the lesbians says she has nothing to be ashamed of. Lord, I hope not. I just hope she's learned to close the damned curtains when she's going to muff-dive her girlfriend.

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Big surprise: Stalin-era Soviet photographers doctored photographs for propaganda value. This revelation is only surprising if you're an American liberal. Everyone else has known this since day freaking one. (I expect it would come as a surprise to the judge in the first link of today.)

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Similarly unsurprising, Al Sharpton is an expert at shaking down major corporations for money. It's "racial protection" money; it's extortion, and no one dares to call him on it. Isn't it wonderful when a man can rise from poverty to being rich and powerful enough to force major corporations to fund his "charity"?

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Someone has to do something! The illegal immigrants, the criminal aliens, are leaving!

The last few paragraphs of the article center on a guy who owns three duplexes, and who rents them out to illegals. Now one place is empty and he's worried that he won't be able to make the payments on them. "Somebody has to do something," he complains.

I don't have any sympathy for criminal aliens. I just don't. Sorry. And I don't have any sympathy for people who make money off criminal aliens, either. Not the people who exploit cheap labor, nor the people who sell goods and services to the cheap labor.

Besides every other valid reason we have to properly control our borders and limit immigration, illegal immigrants also depress wages, both by supplying demand and by providing labor that is cheaper than legal labor (which, by definition, must follow all the labor laws of the US). This isn't a case of workers coming in and working for minimum wage; it's a case of workers coming who will work for less than minimum wage (or the same amount) get paid in cash, and never pay a dime of income or social security taxes on their earnings.

So, too bad.

Unfortunately, the illegals are merely leaving Florida; and they're coming here--Illinois--as well as going to Michigan and Texas.


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We don't know for sure, but it looks like Iran may have the schematics and specifications for advanced nuclear warheads.

The point here is, we don't know. A nuclear bomb is a precision device, but it is not a complex one, and given the fissionable materials, the explosives, and maybe twenty thousand bucks, you could build one in your garage if you had the plans for one. It's not that hard.

The precision required is the same precision needed to make a pair of lenses for eyeglasses. No more than that. If you can grind an optical lens to the right shape, you can make a bomb; and there are plenty of machine tools out there with that level of precision. (In fact, you could probably buy a CNC machine with that level of precision on the used market without much searching.)

But of course Iran is no danger to us because it's so much smaller than the US is, right, Mr. Barak Hussein Obama?

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More lesbians behaving badly. I don't know what the hell is wrong with these women. Maybe they were taking out their rage at the phallocentric, patriarchal society on the one woman's son, I don't know.

I do know that every time I read a story like this, it makes me sick to my stomach. People who do this should be sterilized.

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Boortz today is chock-full of goodness. Especially the cheesecake shot of his "web wench". Hooray!

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Sometime over the weekend, sunspot #998 evaporated; it didn't make it all the way across the face of the sun before doing so, either. Now #999 has appeared.

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I now have the entirety of the animated version of Starship Troopers, so expect to hear something about it later on; I'm adding it to my viewlist right away.

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Today's chores include mowing the grass and doing the shopping. I couldn't do it yesterday due to a combination of gut malf and bad weather--we had two lines of severe thunderstorms whip through, about six hours apart--and it's got to get done ASAP. And so, off I go.

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