Friday, January 30, 2004

Gateway to Buy EMachines for $235 Million
interesting consolidation in the PC industry
Bush Declines to Back Call for Intel Probe:
"but he declined to endorse calls for an independent investigation"
I can't believe the hypocrisy of the President as he runs like a bull to knock down this investigation when the Republicans in Congress were mad dogs when Clinton lied about a blowjob. I am a firm believer that there are different degrees of lies - one when you are lying to cover your ass to your wife and one when your like kills thousands of people.
"There is no deadline for those inspectors, the Iraq Survey Group, to complete their work"
Hmmm - no deadlines for the Survey Group (as he hopes they work FAR past the elections) but he has firm deadlines in mind for the 9/11 Commission so that their report doesn't come out at a time that is "politically sensetive" - I mean come on - what's more important... politics or the truth about the greatest single tragedy in the history of our country. I guess when you are a lying fuckup that got the job cuz of your daddy - it's the politics :)
Disney loses Pixar
This is a huge blow to Disney. They just got done shutting down the Orlando animation studios and Nemo is up for 4 Oscars. Wow, how the mighty have fallen. Could it be time for Eisner to go?
ESPN.com - NHL - NHL Recap: "Yzerman was working out after the game and was not available for comment."
This statement is one of the reasons that Stevie Y is now #6 on the all time scoring list. You have to remember how BAD the Wings were for the first 1/3 of his career. He has been the team captain for TWO DECADES. Fucking Stud

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

t r u t h o u t - The Hartford Courant | Demolishing The WMD Theory: " Americans are owed an explanation of why their government's case for war does not hold up. It should come from Mr. Bush. The director of the CIA does not take the nation to war. The president is the one who makes such life and death decisions"
Saddam's Capture Has Very Little Impact on Attitudes to the War in Iraq
Some of these statistics are actually frightening -
Approximately a quarter of the US population believes that "clear evidence of weapons of mass destruction has been found in Iraq"
Just over half believe "clear evidence that Iraq was supporting Al Qaeda has been found in Iraq"
About half think that the government tried to portray the info about WMD ACCURATELY!

Holy shit - with statistics like this it's no wonder that someone like George Bush can be elected in the first place. I mean, what does this say about the intelligence of the average American - I would have to say that we are living in a nation of fucking idiots. Please lord, tell me in some divine way that people this stupid are also too stupid to vote.... please please please!

Monday, January 26, 2004

iTunes ad to show sued file-swappers
further proof that steve job's hasn't lost his sense of humor :)
German Secret Service: U.S. Warned of 9/11 Attack
I pray this isn't true.....

Sunday, January 25, 2004

t r u t h o u t - Robert McNamara: 'It's Just Wrong What We're Doing':
"Robert McNamara breaks his silence on Iraq: The United States, he says, is making the same mistakes all over again."
I think that McNamara is one of the few people in the WORLD who has both the moral and social authority to speak out this way about the current conflict in Iraq and how it has been handled. Based on what happened in Vietnam and his role there - he is emminently qualified!

Saturday, January 24, 2004

US chief Iraq arms expert quits
Ah, I love the stench of fresh lying in the morning...... it smells like..... presidential corruption!

Friday, January 23, 2004

Doctors Remove 175-Pound Tumor from Woman
Shit, there is no way in hell to say "It's not a tuma"!! That is freakin nuts!
Lopez announces split from Affleck
aw shucks - no more bennifer :(
Insomnia's Wake-Up Call: "Marketing powerhouse Pfizer has a dominant incumbent in Viagra, but Eli Lilly's (LLY ) Cialis and Bayer's (BAY ) Levitra are trying to horn in to the market."
Do you really think that the author was thinking when she said "horn in" when talking about impotency drugs?? :)
Really though, this is a good article about some upcoming competition for Ambien.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Inert Ramblings: Is Apple calling Microsoft and Windows users poseurs?
Apple doing some subliminal thumbing of their nose at windows!
NASA: No data from Spirit rover in more than 24 hours
Damn, and just when we could thumb our noses at the British for losing their manly spacecraft "Beagle" (tee hee hee) we manage to click a few pictures, roll off the lander and then CLICK CLICK BOOM - nada, nothing more.
t r u t h o u t - Rick Perlstein | Bush Flees Iraq Mess On The Campaign Express: " Welcome to the new Iraq. Recently Lloyds of London has begun selling insurance to U.K. firms with reconstruction contracts, to pay off if America quits the scene before reconstruction is complete. An American insurer, Marsh & McLennan, has chosen not to offer its usual line of insurance for political risk, expropriation, and terrorism. The smart money in Iraq, it appears, is betting on a bugout.
'This is a plan that is entirely geared to create political peace in the United States from June to November,' Blumenthal observes. 'Whether it has any relations to the facts on the ground is another question.'
War opponents might be tempted to take heart: If President Bush wants to end an ugly and wasteful war in order to get elected, let him."

I wonder when the time will come that a US President gets called before an international war crimes tribunal for actions such as these. All Bush wants to do now is get out and get out fast. It doesn't matter if a single one of the things that he said we were there for are done or not.... it simply doesn't matter.
Pentagon's Online Voting Program Deemed Too Risky (TechNews.com): "'The concern for security is a good thing, and we respect what they've done,' Glenn Flood said. 'But we think the thing will be secure, and security will continue to be enhanced. We're not going to stop it.' "
An attitude like that BLOWS my freaking mind! Nothing but an invitation to sheer and utter failure.......

Monday, January 12, 2004

Soros puts money where mouth is to defeat Bush
sweet - soros has more money then most of the bush supporters combined. if he really gets pissed and really cares about this then we may have a very different result then the weenies in the white house want!

"It's got a rise out of me and it will probably find an expression in the amount of money (I donate)," Soros said. "I have made rejection of the Bush doctrine the central project of my life for the next year."

Abandoned Bicycles of New York
This is the kind of artwork you could only find in New York!
Top 25 for 2004
Already looking at the '04 college football season. Is it to early? I don't think so :)
One Phone To Rule Them All
Interesting way to hold the phone companies hostage - in this case both your cell and landline carrier!

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Miami proposes linking ballpark to Orange Bowl
Holy shit, this is turning into a goat fuck of titanic proportions that could ONLY happen in a place with as screwed up of a local government as Miami. I can't believe that adults would sit around and have this conversation. Can you even begin to fathom the kind of problems that would be brought on by bringing baseball sized crowds into the Orange Bowl neighborhood 81 (plus any potential playoff appearances) times a year!?!? Only a crackhead would come up with an idea this stupid. And then to do a half ass retrofit of the OB and reduce it's capacity by 25%??? And the topper? They are asking to get sign off on a South Florida baseball stadium without a retractable roof - I mean, has ANYONE BEEN LISTENING FOR THE LAST DECADE??

Miami doesn't deserve to have the Marlins and Fort Lauderdale won't get f*&%ed up the ass to take the Marlins - what a sad state of affairs for a World Series championship team, eh?

Friday, January 09, 2004

A PC In Your Pocket
drool drool - me wants the antelope technologies PDA/PC/wonder device!
Sowing the Apple Seeds of Love
The kind of news that I never thought that I would read - Apple reselling its hardware under another manufacturers (HP) name! I think that this is either a desperate move to stave off the competition or a move to enforce a leadership position...

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Woman Suing Over Lottery Has Past Charges
My fav part of this story is that the taxes that are being paid on this will take her city from a deficit to a slight surplus!
China mobiles outstrip landlines
the telecom world is a very, very different place then it was a mere ten years ago. when the kind of services provided by voip are tossed into the mix you will start the hear the creaking and groaning of the top heavy traditional telecom powers like the baby bells as their profits continue to erode.
Blue-sky thinking about climate
Wow - some scientest are starting to show me that maybe the earth won't be that great of a place to be in a few years, if we keep on keeping on with the way we are burning fossil fuels, etc.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Selection committee could be in BCS future
How exactly would a selection committe have fixed this years mess? There were three teams with the same record. Each one has a legitimate shot at the game. And let's look at the drive for a playoff. With the truly limited number of teams that can play at the top levels - in all honesty no more then 5 in a regular season - then is it a playoff that we really need? And if we are doing a playoff of - say - 4 teams, what about that 5th team? They have just as much of a right to be in the playoff as the other teams. This is where most pundits screw up by saying that in the case of a 4 team playoff that the 5th ranked team wouldn't have a reason to say that they deserve the national championship. That is arguing apples and oranges, it has nothing to do with the teams right to be champion but instead their right to PLAY for it. Isn't that what everyone is bitching about? I may be a bit skewed in my perception - but couldn't it be argued that the Miami Hurricanes would be a team to put in that playoff virtually any year - this one included? That's why it's just as important for that 5th place team as it is for the 3rd team this year - one you are in the playoff, anything can happen.

Now - the MOST interesting part about this article is right down at the end where this is written:

Tranghese said the BCS had no role in the coaches' guaranteeing their No. 1 spot to the winner of the BCS championship game. He described that as an arrangement between the American Football Coaches Association and the USA Today-ESPN poll.

Some coaches who voted USC No. 1 have grumbled about having to drop the Trojans on their final ballot.

"There's no rationale explanation for that, but we didn't make the deal," Tranghese said. "The coaches need to look in the mirror and say, 'I didn't know this?' They did know it. They just didn't think it through."
Time to revise some '03 misperceptions
go down to the bottom of the column and read about Mandel's predictions for next year - that's right, predicting next year ALREADY!! I freakin love college football :)
Law firm considering iPod battery class action suit
more in the saga about the quality of iPod batteries
Apple G5 powered supercomputer @ Virginia Tech
Great story about the entire experience of building a supercomputer from off the shelf components (Power Mac G5's running Mac OS X) in just 3 months that is rated the third fastest in the world.
Wien: Osama, Rumsfield, Cheney Will Be Gone
interesting predictions for the new year - both political and financial.
What was Britney thinking?
the big question - did the dude get a chance to consumate the marriage!?!?
Universal remote roundup
Very cool roundup for the remote control "power user" (is that just a nice way of saying fat bastard couch potato??)
Forbes.com: The New Face Of Audi
the newest of new audi's..... SWEET!

Sunday, January 04, 2004

ESPN.com - Page2 - The 13 levels of losing
a must read for ANY sports fan. guarantee that you can relate to most of these feelings!
'Canes lose a lot of talent -- again
wow - I didn't know that the special teams coach had criticized monroe's work ethic. that makes his punting performance that much harder to take!

Saturday, January 03, 2004

a shitty game of bait and switch by Replay TV

Service Charges Irk Replay TV Customers

Thursday, January 01, 2004

the best part - the movie was made on an ibook use imovie and it's being shown in quicktime!!

iPod's Dirty Secret