Monthly Archives: October 2009

Remember how the “left” is unbalanced and the right isn’t about hate…

Report: Unprecedented Number Of Death Threats Against Obama — And Secret Service Overwhelmed | TPM LiveWire “But the election of Barack Obama has increased threats against the president’s life by 400 percent from his predecessor, according to ‘In the President’s … Continue reading

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This is so true (old but never posted…)

bitquabit – The One in Which I Call Out Hacker News “A developer, asked how hard something will be to clone, simply does not think about the polish, because the polish is incidental to the implementation.” Nine times out of … Continue reading

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I agree: fire the judge

Newlywed won’t tolerate ‘overt racism’ by Louisiana official – “The woman who was denied a marriage license by a Louisiana justice of the peace because he refused to marry interracial couples said the official should lose his job.” Absolutely.

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Comcast’s on-line billing system… not so much

I just saved a negative half-hour trying to make Comcast’s dumb-arse online system recognize me. They just upgraded to a new, better, easier, system (that sounds like OpenID though why Comcast thinks I’d trust them… I don’t know). Anyway, it … Continue reading

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George Orwellish moment

From Harper’s magazine: British entrepreneurs launched Internet Eyes, a program that allows registered users to monitor live feeds from some of the United Kingdom’s 4.2 million surveillance cameras in order to search for a crime in progress, with cash prizes … Continue reading

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Closed Border, closed economy, closing opportunities |

I’ve been worried about this for ages. [Closed Border, closed economy, closing opportunities |][1] “All this may sound unfortunate but it has significant implications, political and economic implications. International travel to the United States is down 10% in the … Continue reading

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Peachy + R is Preaching

The day the earth stood still is not an good movie. Oh well, at least I can say that I watched it. IMDB thinks 5.6; I’d say 4.2.

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