Friday, June 9, 2006, 04:06 PM - IndustrialFoo
I'm starting a new catagory which will be a series of industrial photographs highliting "Order in Chaos".

I present Faster Than Light...

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GER: 4 - CRC: 2 
Friday, June 9, 2006, 02:56 PM - Foo-tball
A fantastic opener. Germany's passing game was precision defined. They will be in the final 4. I look forward to them playing Argentina.

My first-ever blog post was in July 2002, after Brasil won the final against Germany. I think those two teams will be in the final this year also.
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Microsoft's eyes now open 
Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 02:02 PM - techFoo

Allchin says Ballmer, the world's 13th wealthiest man with a fortune of about $18 billion, spent almost two days trying to rid the PC of worms, viruses, spyware, malware and severe fragmentation without success.

He lumped the thing back to Microsoft's headquarters and turned it over to a team of top engineers, who spent several days on the machine, finding it infected with more than 100 pieces of malware, some of which were nearly impossible to eradicate.

Among the problems was a program that automatically disabled any antivirus software.

"This really opened our eyes to what goes on in the real world," Allchin told the audience.

(Emphasis mine)

It's 2006 and it took this for them to realize this?

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Thursday, May 25, 2006, 04:24 PM - blogFoo
I miss you.
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101st Fighting Keyboardists 
Monday, May 1, 2006, 02:46 PM - blogFoo
My blog sofTware doesn't interpret the following javascript code properly.
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Sandra Ray 
Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 03:03 PM - blogFoo
Happy birthday Mom

1944 - 2005

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Best April-Fools Joke on the internet 
Monday, April 3, 2006, 07:06 AM - blogFoo
Music And Film Industry Association of America (MAFIAA)
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The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science 
Friday, March 31, 2006, 10:07 AM - techFoo

6. The discoverer has worked in isolation. The image of a lone genius who struggles in secrecy in an attic laboratory and ends up making a revolutionary breakthrough is a staple of Hollywood's science-fiction films, but it is hard to find examples in real life. Scientific breakthroughs nowadays are almost always syntheses of the work of many scientists.

"the lone genuis" ... I thought he was referring to me for a minute there.

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P for Pimp-slap 
Monday, March 20, 2006, 01:57 PM - politiFoo
I saw "V for Vendetta" this weekend. Waste of time and money.

Incidentally, after reading the script, creator of the V comic book, Alan Moore, insisted Warner Bros. remove his name from the project. He told MTV, "[My comic] has been turned into a Bush-era parable by people too timid to set a political satire in their own country… [The film] is a thwarted and frustrated and largely impotent American liberal fantasy of someone with American liberal values standing up against a state run by neo-conservatives — which is not what "V for Vendetta" [the comic] was about."

When the creator of the novel upon which the movie is based asks to have his name removed from the film, you know it's got to be bad. I wish I'd read that before seeing the movie.
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Greenhouse theory smashed by biggest stone 
Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 11:04 AM - politiFoo

Many natural gases and some of those released by conventional power stations, vehicle and aircraft exhausts act as greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide, natural gas, or methane, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are all potent greenhouse gases. Carbon dioxide and methane are found naturally in the atmosphere, but it is the gradual rise in levels of these gases since the industrial revolution, and in particular the beginning of the twentieth century, that scientists have blamed for the gradual rise in recorded global temperature. Attempts to reverse global warming, such as the Kyoto Protocol, have centred on controlling and even reducing CO2 emissions.

However, the most potent greenhouse gas is water, explains Shaidurov and it is this compound on which his study focuses. According to Shaidurov, only small changes in the atmospheric levels of water, in the form of vapour and ice crystals can contribute to significant changes to the temperature of the earth's surface, which far outweighs the effects of carbon dioxide and other gases released by human activities. Just a rise of 1% of water vapour could raise the global average temperature of Earth's surface more then 4 degrees Celsius.

(insert snarky industrial-water-usage comment here)

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Technologist Manifesto 
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 04:57 PM - blogFoo

You want to make your system easier to use than to not use.

Convincing the caveman to come out of the cave is more effective and long lasting than throwing him out of the cave.

Users know the business better than you do, whoever you are. If you are willing to learn, you can change the world.

The entire Manifesto here
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Shooting Controversy 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 03:36 PM - politiFoo
The only thing I'll post about it.

Buy here.

UPDATE: ...I lied.
From the comments (by jrhelgeson) over at LGF

Collection of Headlines over Dick Cheney Hunting Accident
2/14/2006 - Shelby Trial

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The following is a sampling of news story headlines related to Vice President Cheney's shooting accident:

Kingsville Dispatch
"Sheriff Fines Cheney $100 For Only Wounding Lawyer"

National Review Online
"Shot Came From Grassy Noll"

Dallas Morning News
"Red States Poll Shows Cheney Shooting Was Justifiable"

Austin Statesman
"Cheney Says Victim's Quail Call Was Best He Ever Heard"

Washington Post
"Cheney Prevents Hunting Party From Field Dressing Shooting Victim"

The Nation
"Cheney Drove Shooting Victim to Hospital Tied to The Hood of His Car"

Texas Medical Association Bulletin
"Corpus Christi Hospital To Do Jackass Face Transplant On Cheney Shooting Victim"

San Antonio Express/News
"Sneaky Lawyer Tactics Don't Work On Cheney"

Houston Chronicle
"Personal Injury Lawyers Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside Cheney Victim Hospital"

Wyoming Tribune Eagle
"Cheney Friends Decline Fall Duck Hunting Invitation"

La Raza
"Cheney Shooting Victim Gets Emergency Room Priority Over Illegal Aliens"

Vegan News
"Cheney Shooting Victim Converts To Vegetarian In Hospital"

NRA American Rifleman
"Witnesses Claim Cheney Only Feathered Lawyer"

"Candlelight vigil"... hehehe

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