Friday, August 05, 2005

"Google representatives have instituted a policy of not talking with CNET News.com reporters until July 2006 in response to privacy issues raised by a previous story" The irony is that the supposed privacy violations were all found by CNET reporters doing a Google search!! The whole point of the first article was to demonstrate that Google represents a threat to privacy, and the reporters demonstrated that by publishing private information they Googled up about Google's CEO!!


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"BUSH'S SHOCKING SECRET TATTOO"
  • One disgruntled former White House aide told Weekly World News the President "most likely got it in 1972 when he was AWOL from the National Guard. He was a party animal back in his Guard days and he probably got it when he was hopped up on liquor and cocaine," says the source.
  • The source wanted to tell Bob Novak, but the number was busy, so he called Weekly World News instead.


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The Straight Dope: "How do you have lucid dreams?"


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Blogger Drunken5yearold said...

It's not bullshit, but I've had precisely ONE lucid dream in my 24 years. Usually, I go through periods where I rememeber my dreams fairly well for 1-2 weeks before returning to normal. Anyway, I mentioned this to my brother some time later and he was surprised because he said that it was a fairly common occurence for him. Not sure if he was joking or not, but both us are more science oriented and not prone to mysticism, creativity, foolishness, etc. =)

I can still recall precise details about the part of the dream where I realized that it was a dream. I was out on the street in front of my house, and looking at my reflection in the window of our neighbor's van. I realized I was dreaming, and attempted to conjure my high school crush for some freaky dream-loving. Didn't work, and I slipped back into a normal dream state. I do remember the following part, which involved a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader before moving on to various other random dream-type events.

I am a firm believer that analyzing dreams is useless, and that it's mostly a jumble of thoughts/memories that the brain stumbles through (for some reason) while you sleep.

 


Blogger Uncle Scoopy said...

Well, I kniw the article is not bullshit, because I almost always know that my dreams are just dreams.

Of the ones I remember, I always have some glib response to every threat, like "Hey, bugger off, it's just a dream, how can you hurt me?" When I see attractive women, I just go right up to them and remove their clothing because - hey, what can they do about it?

I don't, however, have that ability to go back and resume an interrupted dream that I had been enjoying. THAT would be a great gift!


On the other hand

1. I suppose I only remember a very, very small percentage of dreams - usually only the ones I was dreaming when my sleep was interrupted for some reason. So there must be a vast body of sub-conscious items there of which I am not aware, and that may include dreams where I think they are real.

2. When I was a child, I used to have dreams which seemed real, just like (I suppose) everyone else.

3. When I was a younger man, I would even get (momentarily) confused between dreams and reality. I'd think, "yeah, I did that ... wait ... I just dreamt it."

I don't remember when it all changed, and my dream-self started being aware that he was simply a character in dreams. Maybe around age 40.

 

Cops arrest crusader, who tries to go medieval on their asses. Literally.


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Roger Ebert reviews the Dukes of Hazzard
  • He hated it. Nothing unusual there, but I linked it because it is an amusing article.
  • "The movie stars Johnny Knoxville, from 'Jackass,' Seann William Scott, from 'American Wedding,' and Jessica Simpson, from Mars. Judging by her recent conversation on TV with Dean Richards, Simpson is so remarkably uninformed that she should sue the public schools of Abilene, Texas, or maybe they should sue her. On the day he won his seventh Tour de France, not many people could say, as she did, that they had no idea who Lance Armstrong was."


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I laughed so hard (after reading that) I got light headed.

Now I know how Jessica Simpson feels like all the time.

Hahaha!!!

 

NASA - self-portrait during a space walk, and another great picture.


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"Francis Ford Coppola has made Walter Salles an offer he can't refuse. The Godfather mastermind has tapped the Brazilian filmmaker, best known for last year's critically-praised indie hit, The Motorcycle Diaries, to direct a long-awaited big-screen version of Jack Kerouac's Beat classic, On the Road"


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Every word of this is quoted from the headline and story: "Eel kills again."
  • "A GIANT killer eel has roused from the murky waters of the Yarra to claim its second victim. Eddie the giant eel, named after its first victim -- a Jack Russell dog -- reportedly claimed the life of an unsuspecting goose on Wednesday night."
  • (Soon to be a minor motion picture.)


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PACERS, GREMLINS, AND MATADORS! ... THE BRILLIANTLY WEIRD CARS FROM THE 1976 LINEUP FROM AMC MOTORS


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This might be a bit too real, even by Russian standards. Key West confirmed for next Real World. Production will begin during the final months of hurricane season, but if a hurricane does come, the cast “will uproot their world and leave real fast, with camera crews capturing the chaos every step of the way.”


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The latest Hollywood power couple: Rose McGowan and Al Pacino. Rose is 31, while The Godfather is 65.


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The trailer and a TV spot for Undiscovered
  • "Set in the world of up-and-coming artists, 'Undiscovered' is a heartfelt and comic film that tells the story of an aspiring model who falls in love with a struggling musician when they suddenly cross paths on a NY subway train."


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This is for real: The Clown Code of Ethics


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Astronauts Take Out the Trash. Two and a half tons of it!


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Daily Show: Jon makes fun of the little Douchebag of Liberty, Robert Novak


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Mortimer says no more nude scenes: "English actress Emily Mortimer has decided to stop shedding her clothes after jibes about her full-frontal scene in hit indie film Lovely and Amazing."


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was jibing her "The Gay Men Against Female Nudity Aliance"

I thought she looked hot in that film, she was naked of course, but that's besides the point.

Bastards.....

 

Mr Chekhov, set phasers on .. sell.


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Vegas, baby! Sin City hoops. The 2007 NBA All-Star Game is headed to Las Vegas, the first time a city without a franchise has been chosen to host the event. They are considering Paris as the host for the 2008 event! Yes, I mean Paris, France.


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Jessica Simpson says Daisy Duke is "iconish".
  • Funny, she doesn't look Iconish.
  • Iconish - and she waits tables? Don't the iconish women normally just tend to their quilting and butter-churning?
  • Although they live mostly in Vermont now, the Iconish came here from Iconia, which was once a small, proud Baltic nation which split off from Estonia in a typically European argument about the proper angle of tilt for a feathered cap.
  • Like many immigrants to this land, they entered New York harbor by looking hopefully at the Statue of Liberty. Unlike the others, they mentally pictured what Liberty would look like in tight shorts.


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Furniture Porn: Enter... unkess you're an enormous wuss.


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NCAA tournament bans Indian-themed mascots, nicknames, or logos. The committee also recommended that schools follow the examples of Wisconsin and Iowa by refusing to schedule contests against schools that use American Indian nicknames. The team most significantly affected is Florida State, which can keep Seminoles for the football team, since there is no NCAA tournament in football, but would have to make changes to the basketball program. Illinois (Fighting Illini) is another major college affected by the ban. (St. Johns and Marquette have already changed, if you hadn't noticed.)


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean there will never be another NCAA tournament game in the state of Indiana? How about Illinois? Or Michigan? Or Minnesota? Or Wisconsin? Or Tennessee (an indian word for, I think, "What did you say, paleface?")?
Stupid fucking PC assholes.

 


Anonymous Sparks said...

Once again, I'm compelled to point out the irony that this meeting was held in INDIANAPOLIS.

 


Anonymous Sparks said...

UPDATE: Florida State prez threatens legal action:

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/tallahassee/12312215.htm

 


Anonymous Sparks said...

I see the link was too long. Try:

http://tinyurl.com/czfar

 


Blogger Uncle Scoopy said...

It seems to me that the culture has now declared that we can only make fun of one ethnic group - the Notre Dame team can still be the Fightin' Irish!

There are no Pummelin' Polish or Battlin' Bulgarians. No more Warriors or Braves.

Am I wrong? Are there any other ethnic groups mentioned in team nicknames?

So why is it that we can stil ridicule the Irish with those cute little drunken leprechauns 'n shit?

 


Anonymous Sparks said...

Trojans & Spartans, maybe?

Not to mention all the non-ethnic social and vocational groups. Has the NCAA no sympathy for the world's Boilermakers, Miners, Cornhuskers, Volunteers, Knights, Aggies, and Mountaineers?

Shouldn't religious people be offended by a school representing itself with a Demon or a Devil?

How in the world can Indians be off-limits, but Cowboys are perfectly OK?

The biggest thing the NCAA doesn't seem to realize is no school intends for THIER OWN FREAKIN' MASCOT to be insulting. That would be self-defeating. Why would you pick, AS YOUR OWN FREAKIN' MASCOT, something you have little respect for?

 

Jessica Simpson discusses her ass cheeks with Diane Sawyer


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I don't think this Brit ad will ever be playing in the USA. (Nudity, perversion, and non-gratuitous ripped limbs.)


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The reviews are finally pouring in for The Dukes of Hazzard, and it's not a pretty picture. 18% positive.


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Conan offers some tips for New York tourists


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Vin Diesel will star in a movie called The Retriever, which features Diesel as a one-man army fighting to save the world from nuclear apocalypse.


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One more clip from Broken Flowers (Bill Murray's latest Sad Sack movie)


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Cisco.com has been compromised and customers need to change their passwords.
  • I can't stress this strongly enough, and these alerts never tell you this: It also means that if you use the same username and password on other sites as you use at cisco.com, you should change those as well.
  • One of the most common methods of site cracking works like this: (1) Crackers assemble monstrously long lists of known combinations of usernames/passwords. (2) They employ brute force programs to try every combination on major pay sites. One day I had a single guy try to log in with 1.3 million different combinations at scoopy.net (I know because they all came from from a single IP!!) (3) The ones that work get shared or posted on Warez sites.
  • Thus, if you use the combination silver/bullet or mickey/mantle (two of the most common combos), it is only a matter of a day or so before the entire internet knows that those are working at site X. Therefore, if you use the same username and password at an unsecured bulletin board site and a major pay site, it is only a matter of time before some cracker finds the unsecured list, adds it to his master cracker list, and finds out that the same combo works on the paysite.
  • Bottom line: use a different username/password for every site you belong to. It's worth the little extra time it takes to keep them recorded somewhere.


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