Archive for July, 2005
Sunday, July 31, 2005
`People who illegally share music files online are also big spenders on legal music downloads, research suggests.
Digital music research firm The Leading Question found that they spent four and a half times more on paid-for music downloads than average fans.
Rather than taking legal action against downloaders, the music industry needs to entice them to use legal alternatives, the report said.’
`Click in the window to start a particle in motion around the two strange attractors. Click again very near to where you clicked the first time. You should see a new particle following the first very closely for a while, but as time goes on the small difference between the paths of the particles increases until they are following completely non-related paths.
The Lorenz butterfly is significant becasue it illustrates the concept of “sensitive dependence upon initial conditions.”‘
Saturday, July 30, 2005
For all your bouncing boobie image needs. Strangely hypnotic.
Not safe for work, unless you manage to hypnotize your boss and convince them you’ve done nothing wrong.
Side by side pictures of the model and the photographer in the same pose. Not safe for work.
`More than 300 American Boy Scouts at an ill-fated jamboree have fallen ill in the heat while waiting for President George W. Bush.
Mr Bush was to arrive at a memorial service for four scout leaders killed a day earlier while pitching a tent under a power line.
His visit yesterday to the Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill was postponed because of the threat of severe thunderstorms and strong wind. Instead, Mr Bush is scheduled to visit today.
But before his appearance was called off, many scouts became ill as temperatures rose into the upper-30s.
Dozens were sent to hospitals, where they were in stable condition last night.’
Apparently, in 1975 ‘trainables’ was the polite way to refer to ‘retards’.
Edit: Now the link actually goes somewhere.
`This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verifiy their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called ‘Genuine Advantage.’ It was cracked within 24 hours.’
Thursday, July 28, 2005
`[..] In an effort to identify counterfeiters, the US government has succeeded in persuading some color laser printer manufacturers to encode each page with identifying information. That means that without your knowledge or consent, an act you assume is private could become public. A communication tool you’re using in everyday life could become a tool for government surveillance. And what’s worse, there are no laws to prevent abuse. [..]
`A foul-mouthed parrot previously owned by a lorry driver has been banished from public areas in a British animal sanctuary after repeatedly embarrassing his keepers.
Barney, a five-year-old Macaw, is now kept indoors at Warwickshire Animal Sanctuary in Nuneaton, central England, when outsiders visit after abusing dignitaries with swearword-littered insults.
“He’s told a lady mayoress to fuck off and he told a lady vicar: ‘And you can fuck off as well’,” sanctuary worker Stacey Clark said.
Nor did the forces of law and order escape, she added.
“Two policemen came to have a look at the centre. He told them: ‘And you can fuck off you two wankers’.”‘
That strange bubble game has been updated. You can now choose characters other than the bikini girl to play with.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Lots of cool fractal images.
`The cone shaped nostril inserts were designed to allow one size to fit all. The slider provides a snug fit. The clitoral stimulator, with natural head movement, excites the receiver, in addition to the oral arousal. In short, it doubles the pleasure, and doubles the fun! With The Pussy Snorkel you won’t miss a lick!
WARNING: USPSA* Surgeon General has determined that continuous use of The Pussy Snorkel will cause multiple orgasms, which could result in temporary loss of energy. ‘
`Once upon a time, we took all of the employees of a pizza delivery place hostage to make a political statement about something or another. While the employees were locked up in the cooler and our leader was negotiating with the police, me and my friends were bored so we started answering the phones and talking to customers. At first, we tried to just chat with them to pass the time but they refused to believe that we were international terrorists. So instead we decided to just pretend that we were the employees and we ended up fucking with everyone who called us. Below are sound clips from some of the better calls.’
The astronaut of the internet..? I don’t know.
I can see half of a testicle, so that probably means it’s not safe for work.
`An undercover officer saw Ansche eat the one fry and quickly placed her under arrest. The twelve-year-old girl was searched and her jacket, backpack, and shoelaces were confiscated. Her hands were cuffed behind her back and she was put into a paddy wagon and driven to the Juvenile Processing Center. Three hours after the arrest, Ansche was finally released into the custody of her mother. [..]
A 12-year-old with hyperactivity disorder told students ahead of him in the lunch line to leave some potatoes, or “I’m going to get you.” The principal called the police and the Louisiana boy was arrested for making a terrorist threat. He spent two weeks in jail awaiting a hearing. [..]
An 11-year-old girl was arrested after asking her teacher for permission to use a smooth-edged steak knife that she had brought from home to cut a piece of chicken that she was eating for lunch. [..]
Eight-year-old Hamadi Alston found an L-shaped piece of paper in a school book. While playing “cops and robbers” with his friends during recess, Hamadi used the paper as a pretend gun, exclaiming “Pow, pow!” At the conclusion of recess, Hamadi was taken to the school office and interrogated to tears. Hamadi was arrested by the Irvington, New Jersey, Police Department for “threatening to kill other students” with his paper pistol. He spent almost five hours in police custody and was required to make two court appearances before charges were finally dropped.’
`A sculpted and polished phallus found in a German cave is among the earliest representations of male sexuality ever uncovered, researchers say.
The 20cm-long, 3cm-wide stone object, which is dated to be about 28,000 years old, was buried in the famous Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm in the Swabian Jura.
The prehistoric “tool” was reassembled from 14 fragments of siltstone.’
`As Peter Kofod wrote,”Take a look at this photo of the four alleged London bombers.” [..]
“At first, (almost) everything looks fine, but look closer… look at the guy with the white hat… check out his left arm (HIS left arm)…. the lower of the rails of the railing is IN FRONT of his left arm… where of course it shouldn’t be! I’m NO image specialist, but this sure looks ridiculous. I’d say it´s a fake.”
The CLG has also inspected this image. “The white-hatted man was apparently superimposed onto the photo. Not only is his arm ‘behind’ a railing that is supposedly several feet behind HIM, but also, upon magnification in Photoshop, part of the bar actually goes into his head. This was ‘touched-up,’ but pixels of his head mix unmistakably with pixels from the railing.” –Michael Rectenwald.’
I think a lot of these are a bit silly. But kinda interesting anyway.
Hacked twice, it seems. Above link goes to the Google cache.
At the time of posting the site itself has a different hacked page on it.
Monday, July 25, 2005
Another Grow game. These things are cool. Not easy tho.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Here’s a picture of your mother. She’s too sexy for work, so wait until you get home to have a look at her.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
`Spammers have taken control of communications on Mars rover Spirit, and have started using it as an interplanetary spam relay announced NASA representative Sylvia Monborn.
NASA engineers first became aware the issue when the images of the Martian landscape from the pancam started to resemble hot young girls who like to spread them. For some of the engineers the new pictures were even more interesting than Martian rocks, but they eventually realized that something had gone wrong.’
`It’s amazing, or maybe kind of scary, what a hair and makeup artist and photoshop can do for a girls image. Makes you think twice about hot chicks in magazine spreads.’
`US investigators, including CIA agents, will be allowed interrogate Irish citizens on Irish soil in total secrecy, under an agreement signed between Ireland and the US last week.
Suspects will also have to give testimony and allow property to be searched and seized even if what the suspect is accused of is not a crime in Ireland.
Under ‘instruments of agreement’ signed last week by Justice Minister Michael McDowell, Ireland and the US pledged mutual co-operation in the investigation of criminal activity. It is primarily designed to assist America’s so-called ‘war on terror’ in the wake of the September 11 atrocities. ‘
‘This is a great prank call made using clips from A Few Good Men. The lady being pranked really gets worked up.’
I’m too straight apparently. Only 36% gay.
I know how much you guys reading my blog love this sorta stuff.
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`MythTV is a homebrew PVR project that I’ve been working on in my spare time. It’s been under heavy development for two years, and is now quite useable and featureful.’
Looks kinda interesting.