Friday, March 30, 2012

The Man's A Tool - UPDATED

Updated 4/2/12 - see below

Now that the Obama campaign is in full swing - despite not having a particular Republican opponent yet - the president is letting his Vice Gaffer out without a short leash (or should it be a short bus?) to make policy proclamations that the Pres himself couldn't get away with and still have any hope of reelection but this fool can - and does - say whatever comes into his "mind" and gets away with it like he's your crazy and/or drunk uncle at a family reunion spouting his aliens are in the government telling us all what to do crap only this time he's the bizarre alien telling us what to do instead.

Now vice president Biden thinks we need a global tax because it's not enough that people get taxed by their own nation, they should be taxed by the one world government   League of Nations United Nations or whatever cabal or group he thinks is best these days.

I know sovereignty is hard to spell, Uncle Joe, but the concept isn't really that difficult, is it? I'm sure there must be someone in DC who knows what it means - please, try to get a clue, OK?

Good grief, what a tool.

Posted by Lewis Cannon

Biden was speaking to a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, when he turned to praise the work of Richard M. Daley, the city’s former mayor of over 20 years.

“I never had an interest in being a mayor, ’cause that’s a real job. You have to produce,” Biden said, according to a White House pool report. “That’s why I was able to be a senator for 36 years.”

As noted above, good grief, what a tool.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I Like Pi

Raspberry Pi, that is.

I know I'm late with this - it's not remotely news anymore to anyone who's in the know, but if you haven't heard about the Raspberry Pi project over in Jolly Olde England, then you need to read up.
This is a project trying to get kids to learn how to code (that's how to program computers, folks, it's not like they're teaching them Morse Code or Semaphore or the Secret Handshake of the Freemasons or anything!) and it has resulted in the creation of a fully-functional computer in a package about the size of an Altoids case or a cigarette pack. It's pretty amazing - it runs a couple flavors of Linux, can put out 1080p HD TV video, and is an all around brilliant product as those guys over there in the UK say all the time - like Harry Potter and that red-haired kid in the movies and all the guys on the Guinness commercials and everything.
So one of the really cool things is that the computer comes with nothing ready for it - you're supposed to learn how to write programs to make it do whatever you want - but you'll be able to share your programs and get programs from other people all over the world using this little machine that only costs something like $35 (yes, that's really Thirty Five Dollars) for the whole shebang other than the external connections you'll need like a keyboard and mouse and your TV for a monitor since it has HD output built in for that.

So just take my advice and run over to the Raspberry Pi website to find out about it and then you should go ahead and order one and learn about coding instead of just being a user of other people's codes like most of the Excel jockeys I know who couldn't write a program or even a macro in Visual Basic to save their lives or analyze their data, but it's not that hard and you can get a real sense of accomplishment and admiration for the coders who put out all those applications you use every day to do your jobs and all that.

Posted by Gyro Gearloose

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's Atlantis All Over Again

  1. Atlantis was destroyed by an underwater volcano eruption in pre-classical times.
  2. The Greek island of Santorini is the remnant of that destruction.
  3. That same volcano is showing signs of an imminent eruption.
  4. Much of Greece will be lost physically (not just fiscally) when this volcano erupts.
An American scientist from Georgia Tech has been monitoring the movements of the caldera of this volcano for several years. His data indicate an imminent eruption of vast proportions. When that happens, there will be significant loss of life as well as likely interruptions of power and communications in the whole of Europe and Asia Minor.

When will our scientific and political overlords deign to inform the public of this danger? Why won't they issue warnings and evacuation notices?
Has the Greek government taken out huge insurance policies on the area on the Eve of Destruction, hoping to pay off its debts in its wake?
We'll report back when we have more information.

Posted by Listener 43

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Friday, March 16, 2012

At Least We Still Have Strong And Close Allies!

As if we didn't know that president 0bama is challenged when speaking without a teleprompter, and that he doesn't know an ally from an enemy, here's a great video to show just how clueless this twobit banana republic strongman wannabe really is.
Why is it that we have to count on Denmark - our great ally - to expose this crap? Can't ABC, CBS, CNN, or any of the various NBC flavors handle a simple job of reporting any more. Oh, sorry, that was probably best left as a rhetorical question.

Posted by Lewis Cannon

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

SETI Channels Philip K. Dick

  1. SETI (with the help of the TED Foundation) is asking you to do its job.
  2. They've turned the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence into a computer game.
  3. By using crowd-sourced pattern-recognition, they're hoping to find artifacts of attempted communication from other civilizations.
No longer content to harness "spare" CPU cycles from home enthusiasts, SETI's leadership is reaching out for active help with their SETI Live program. They're asking us to find the unexpected patterns in images from radio telescopes around the world, much like the game played in the classic novel, Time Out Of Joint, by Philip K. Dick.
What's next - will the Armed Forces start recruiting via video games?

Posted by Procrustes 17

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