So: I bought some frozen eggrolls at the store yesterday, and am having two of them as well as an eggroll left over from Monday night's dinner. Whee!
The student loan people, at least, have not called today. I guess they're still trying to figure out WTF is going on and whether or not I actually owe them money. I have some of my own work to do on this project, but having lost this day to locusts I don't know what I can do until next year. (Next week, that is.)
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Midwest Chick has a couple posts up today about the UK's green follies:
"Green" boilers freezing up. You'd think the people installing the things would know, "Hey, that little pipe's going to freeze solid if it gets cold." On the other hand, it lets the plumber charge $500 or so to fix it when it does freeze, so maybe they just let it go and counted on the extra business.
Scots wind turbines freezing up. Forget the problem of icing blades; if the gearbox freezes, how much electricity does the turbine generate?
People like Al Gore continually push this kind of crap because they know they won't be the ones left freezing in the dark when it fails.
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Ace on Hugh Hefner and his hos.
Short form: very rich old man has scads of young women clustered around him because he's very rich.
One by one they have revealed what life was like behind the glittering façade of the Playboy Mansion. According to them, it disguises a grubby world where some girls feel they are no better than prostitutes, paid pocket money by an octogenarian obsessive who funds plastic surgery to turn them into his physical ideal, and yet must still take huge amounts of Viagra to manage sex with them.Allow me, ladies, to correct your misapprehension: you girls don't just feel like you're no better than prostitutes. You are no better than prostitutes. Especially the ones lining up for $1,000 per week in "allowance".
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Also from Ace: New York City's "snopocalypse" exacerbated by union babies. Yeah, it seems the union babies purposely did a crappy job as a "protest" against budget cuts.
Time for mass firings to begin!
Maybe those "Street and San" workers who couldn't get the front-end loader out of the snowdrift did it that way on purpose, you know?
Jalopnik is part of the hyper-lefty Gawker Media effluence. They say, "That's second-hand, and from the virulently anti-labor Post, so take it with a grain of salt,"
but knowing that that comment comes from one of the lefty-est sites on the 'Net, I take that with a few grains of salt. ("They don't agree with us, so they're lying," is how I read that bullshit.) Still, the post has some more information on how spectacularly NYC managed to stuff their response to the snowstorm.
It has to be incompetence with a heavy leavening of union baby malice: how the hell else does a northern city get so fucked up over twelve lousy inches of snow?
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People who do DDoS attacks should be arrested. Sorry, 4Chan: the site is good for cheap laughs; it's not some kind of grand political statement.
The support for WikiLeaks is stupid, and the DDoS against commercial sites which have refused to to do business with WikiLeaks is even more stupid.
The "Anonymous" douches take themselves far too seriously.
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China produces something like 95% of all the rare-earth metals required by the world economy, and they're introducing export quotas. This means that the prices for these metals on the world market will rise.
Think that doesn't matter to you? Well, let me ask you: own an iPod? How about a computer? Do you own a car that was made after 1972? How old's your TV?
We use rare earth metals in a lot of things, and if rare earth metals cost more, everything costs more.
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Larry Elder points out that gas is predicted to hit $5 per gallon this year or next, and no one is upset at Barack Hussein "Got Oil?" Obama over it.
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How they deal with huge snowfall in Japan.
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I was going to watch anime last night, but WoW sank its claws into me and I ended up playing until midnight. Then I was tired, so I hit the hay...and tossed and turned for three hours. I might as well have watched some anime, I guess.