Archive for July, 2005


Friday, July 22, 2005


If World War II Was a Real Time Strategy Game

`Roosevelt: hey sup
T0J0: y0
Stalin: hi
Churchill: hi
Hitler[AoE]: cool, i start with panzer tanks!
paTTon: lol more like panzy tanks
T0JO: lol
Roosevelt: o this fockin sucks i got a depression!
benny-tow: haha america sux
Stalin: hey hitler you dont fight me i dont fight u, cool?
Hitler[AoE]; sure whatever
Stalin: cool’


Gallery of Selected RocketCam Videos

Cameras attached to rockets.


` offers daily updates of hundreds of pages which list thousands of complimentary software programs for Windows. All of the applications listed here were hand-chosen and to the best of our knowledge contain no spyware or malware of any kind.’

Lots of freeware stuff.


Thursday, July 21, 2005


Cannabis vodka for sale

`A unique alcoholic drink unlike any other. Extremely popular in the US, Europe and Canada, this light drink is distilled from cereal alcohol, pure spring water, sugar and handful of hemp seeds of the Cannabis sativa L. variety (better known as the Beniko species). Even more artistic and distinctive than the worm at the bottom of the tequila bottle, each Cannabis Vodka comes with a handful of marijuana seeds at the bottom of the bottle.

This product is legal to purchase in all countries and ships worldwide to all regions except Australia.’

Pictures of Walls

`A gallery of walls with stuff written on’

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


A Periodic Table of the Elements

From Los Alamos National Laboratory. With links to some info about each element and their isotopes. Nothing too exciting.

Death Star Home Cinema Subwoofer

`When Darth Vader decided to take over the universe, he decided he needed a really big gun…. a really very big gun indeed, a gun so big it could destroy an entire planet in a single shot. With this in mind he built the Death Star, witnesses at the time often confused it with a small moon, so you get some idea of it’s size… and colour.

In my batchelor days I decided I needed a subwoofer for my lounge, a subwoofer so powerful it could loosen fillings, shake out the colesteral from my arteries and generally make a lot of noise. It seemed to me that the Death Star, ignoring the weakness that ultimately lead to it’s complete destruction, was a pretty good design… so I made my own (with a lot of help from my then housemate).

I’m no longer a batchelor, I no longer live in a detached house in the middle of nowhere, so the subwoofer is offered here for sale.’

Construction pictures here.

Monday, July 18, 2005


Public service announcements

Public services announcements from the 50’s and 60’s.


Saturday, July 16, 2005


Dr. David Thorpe’s appearance on G4 TV

`Dr. David Thorpe recently appeared on the G4 TV show, “Attack of the Show.” Here’s the backstory we came up with before he went on:

Lowtax: I think you should concentrate on making SA seem like the worst site in the world. Come off as a real jerk. Refer to SA by the wrong name, like “Something Is Awful dot com” or “Some Things Awful.” Make up facts about the site. Claim I’m in jail. Say we’re being investigated by the FBI.

Lowtax: Seriously, make sure everything you say is 100% wrong. Don’t answer any questions legitamately. I want people who never heard of SA before the interview to think it’s a horrible site and never want to visit.

Lowtax: say I couldn’t do the interview because I’m under house arrest

Lowtax: If I look at the SA stats and notice traffic has spiked after your interview, I’m going to know you did a terrible job’


Friday, July 15, 2005


Supervillains use Linux


Strutting onto the keyboard catwalk

`Its streamlined metallic bodywork is seriously easy on the eye, but the biggest attraction is the fact that each of its keys features a colour OLED screen. Cleverer still is its ability to store a number of preset images and configurations, enabling you customize the keyboard specifically for unique pieces of software, such as Photoshop or Half-Life 2 (click to enlarge gallery images below).’

Thursday, July 14, 2005


Baby’s Named a Bad, Bad Thing

`It’s simple. Some parents are just plain crazy. But few are as crazy as many soon-to- be parents, who, wrapped up in the fear and anticipation, the social status and expectations, go just plain mad. Mad as march hares with swollen ankles and morning sickness.

The following is a catalog of naming questions and suggestions posted on several different baby naming bulletin boards going back as far as early 2001. All entries are left unedited except for length.

As you will see, some parents-to-be have gone so far into the realm of baby-obsession they have lost track of the real, adult world. Their view is so skewed their only concerns are a) making their child “unique” and b) trying to keep the kid from being teased, often with terrible results.

Steel yourself, take a few deep breaths, and read.’


Thunder Horse platform news

Looks like a hurricane knocked their little off-shore oil platform over.


Forgotten pictures of popular people

Pictures of celebrities. Compare “then” and “now”.


Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Obscure Pixies TV Appearances Video Clips

`Here’s a bunch of pixies and related downloads. Most of the clips are from european tv and are from tapes made in 1992, some was obtained from kind people that wanted to share and others from torrents.’


The nerd who saw too much

`In 1983, when Gary McKinnon was 17, he went to see the movie WarGames. In the film, a geeky computer whiz-kid hacks into a secret Pentagon network and, inadvertently, almost instigates World War III. Sitting in the cinema, the teenage McKinnon wondered if he, too, could be a hacker. “Really,” I say to him now, ” WarGames should have put you off hacking for life.”

“Well,” he replies, “I didn’t mean it to actually come true.” [..]

He is good-looking, funny, slightly camp, nerdy, a chain-smoker – and terrified. “I’m walking down the road and I find I can’t control my own legs,” he says. “And I’m sitting up all night thinking about jail and about being arse-fucked. And, remember, according to them I was making Washington inoperable ‘immediately after September 11’. [..]

The sentence the US Justice Department is seeking – should McKinnon be extradited – is up to 70 years. What McKinnon was hunting for, as he snooped around NASA, and the Pentagon’s network, was evidence of a UFO cover-up. [..]

Given the Justice Department has announced the information McKinnon downloaded was not “classified”, and he was stoned much of the time, perhaps we can assume NASA is not too worried about his “discoveries”.’

The Latest News

A pretty good summary of all the major news stories at the moment.

` presents some of the worlds best VR Photographers in a weekly fullscreen feature. The panorama page opens in a new fullscreen window which resizes to your screen size.’

` is an anonymous question and answer system, open to anyone, with one simple rule: to ask a question, you must first answer someone else’s question. Question yields answer yields question. Strangers helping strangers.’

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


Boys Beware

`What Jimmy didn’t know was that Ralph was sick, a sickness that was not visible like smallpox but no less dangerous and contageous, a sickness of the mind. You see, Ralph was a homosexual. [..]

Finally Jimmy told his parents and they reported it to the juvenile authorities. Ralph was arrested and Jimmy was released on probation in the custody of his parents. [..]

One never knows when the homosexual is about. He may appear normal and it may be too late when you discover he is mentally ill.’


Did you mean..?

Do a Google search for “Paris Hilton isnt a dirty whore”, and let Google correct your typing for you. 🙂


Monday, July 11, 2005


Flash Game Of Some Sort

Kinda cool. Atleast the beginning is.

I’m cold and going to bed, so I don’t know what the ending will be like. 🙂


Friday, July 8, 2005


Baiting – Fuck A Duck

Baiting is always good for a laugh. This one made me chuckle. [shrug] 🙂

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

All this electric cosmos stuff has me thinking about good old William of Ockham.

And I think latin is cool. 🙂


The Meaning of Deep Impact

‘Every journalist and commentator assured us that comets harbor the pristine material from which the Sun and planets were born. They even gave a date for the primordial birth of comets — 4.5 billion years ago. Was it really 4.5 billion years ago? No, some said it was 4.6 billion years ago. Well, how did they arrive at such extraordinary knowledge? They delivered their descriptions and dating of comets because NASA scientists gave these “facts” to them. So how did NASA scientists know these things? The answer is that they have never known these things. These “facts” are mere guesses, and they are no longer intelligent guesses because they are rooted in archaic science from before the space age. The picture has changed completely with the discovery of plasma and electricity in space. But somehow, due to the nature of education and research funding today, the original guesses were permitted to harden into ideology.’

This is from people who favour the electric cosmos theory of the universe. It’s interesting stuff. I hope they’re right, because somehow I’d be greatly amused if the whole science of astronomy was fundamentaly flawed. 🙂


Drug Rocket Fails to Take Off

`Two accused methamphetamine traffickers apparently rigged up their car so that if cops closed in, a small rocket carrying their stash would pop up from the trunk and launch itself far from the long arm of the law.

For some reason, the rocket never achieved liftoff when Missouri State Highway Patrol (search) officers pulled over Michael Ray Sullivan, 41, and Joseph C. Seidl, 39, both of Kentucky, on June 24 in Kingdom City.

The $13,534 in cash in the 1990 Ford Thunderbird was interesting enough, Kansas City U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Don Ledford told the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune.

Far more intriguing was what was in the trunk: three dud pipe bombs and a “hobby-style” rocket, three to four feet long, all packed with meth worth up to $145,000.’


Thursday, July 7, 2005


History of the Vibrator

`The use of vulvular massage as a therapy for “hysterical” patients dates back to Hippocrates. During the 19th century, it caught on as a treatment for the rampantly diagnosed afflictions hysteria and neurasthenia. The doctor of Alice James, the sickly sister of the famous Henry and William, probably brought her routinely to “hysterical paroxysm.”

The treatment wasn’t generally thought of as sexual, but rather as ho-hum therapy. Not surprisingly, it was a cash cow for the medical profession. Women had to return week after week, year after year. But doing it by hand was exhausting, tedious work; some women had to be massaged for an hour before they reached paroxysm.’


Wednesday, July 6, 2005


Revealed: how drugs war failed

`The profit margins for major traffickers of heroin into Britain are so high they outstrip luxury goods companies such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci, according to a study that Downing Street is refusing to publish under freedom of information legislation. [..]

It says that the traffickers enjoy such high profits that seizure rates of 60-80% are needed to have any serious impact on the flow of drugs into Britain but nothing greater than 20% has been achieved.

The study concludes that the estimated UK annual supply of heroin and cocaine could be transported into the country in five standard-sized shipping containers but has a value which at a conservative estimate tops Ł4bn.’

Tuesday, July 5, 2005


Breasts Betray Cross-Dresser

`A girl was not admitted to an entry exam at the Moscow State University after it was discovered that she was actually a young man trying to pass the exams for his sister, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday.

The dean of Moscow State University’s Journalism Department, Yasen Zasursky told the agency that on Sunday security staff who checked the contenders for cheat notes paid particular attention to a girl with bright makeup and “especially outstanding feminine features”. A thorough check revealed that the girl was in fact a young man who tried to pose as a girl to pass the exam instead of his sister.

The dean said that security were especially suspicious of the applicant’s breasts that were of “incomparable proportions”. They thought that cheat notes could be hidden inside her clothing. However, it turned out that the breasts were fake.’

Toyota to build 100,000 vehicles per year in Woodstock, Ont.

`The factory will cost $800 million to build, with the federal and provincial governments kicking in $125 million of that to help cover research, training and infrastructure costs.

Several U.S. states were reportedly prepared to offer more than double that amount of subsidy. But Fedchun said much of that extra money would have been eaten away by higher training costs than are necessary for the Woodstock project.

He said Nissan and Honda have encountered difficulties getting new plants up to full production in recent years in Mississippi and Alabama due to an untrained – and often illiterate – workforce. In Alabama, trainers had to use “pictorials” to teach some illiterate workers how to use high-tech plant equipment.’

Imagine living in a place where people are so stupid no one will hire them, not even for $800million+ dollars. That would suck. 🙂