March 5th, 2004

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Morning Linkage and Ranting

Replace multiple credit cards with one using a "programmable credit card". This is expensive- too expensive to catch on. It's also handy for fraud- you just need someone's credit card for a few seconds, and you have it forever- and they won't know until you use it enough to draw their attention.

Which makes me think about the false-fronts that were put on ATMs to scan people's cards and a camera to get their PINs.

In election news: "I'm offended by your ads." "No you're not. Don't be a baby." is roughly the conversation that relatives of the World Trade Center victims are having with Bush's campaign adviser. Bush's big campaign strategy is that you don't change presidents during a war. Unfortunately for Bush, the "war" he's discussing is undeclared, with unclear goals, no end in sight- not exactly things that keep a President in office. Now that we know who the Democratic canidate is (sadly, Kerry- I'll go so far as to say, "He'll be better than Bush", but maintain my fantasy that some day, someone will run a canidate that I actually approve of, as opposed to disapprove of less)- initial polls (for what they're worth- read, not much) put Bush and Kerry neck and neck. I only bring this up because usually the incumbent has alot more support.

Meanwhile, Iranian state radio claims "Osama Bin Laden was caught, to which Pakistan and the US reply, Shit no! We're not going to catch him till late October!
run the fuck away

Ancestry...

Live Journal Ancestry: Who made you get a LiveJournal? Post that person's LJ, and if this meme spreads, see, you'll eventually be able to click click click and see who your LJ grandfather, great grandmother, great great grandthing, etc, etc, is all the way back to the pioneer days.


I yoinked this meme from riverheart. But guess what? No one induced me to get a livejournal. I first heard about it was from ellie (gee, you think she was one of the first people on board, what with actually getting her _name_ as a username?). She showed me a few entries, but it wasn't until a year or two later that I decided I wanted a place to record all of my thoughts online. The only such place I knew of was LiveJournal. So I'll say ellie is my LJ aunt.
My Hat!

Hail Eris

I'm feeling Discordian Tonight. So I share an important clip from the Principia:
NONSENSE AS SALVATION

The human race will begin solving it's problems on the day that it ceases
taking itself so seriously.

To that end, POEE proposes the countergame of NONSENSE AS SALVATION.
Salvation from an ugly and barbarous existence that is the result of taking
order so seriously and so seriously fearing contrary orders and disorder,
that GAMES are taken as more important than LIFE; rather than taking LIFE AS
THE ART OF PLAYING GAMES.

To this end, we propose that man develop his innate love for disorder, and
play with The Goddess Eris. And know that it is a joyful play, and that
thereby CAN BE REVOKED THE CURSE OF GREYFACE.

If you can master nonsense as well as you have already learned to master
sense, then each will expose the other for what it is: absurdity. From that
moment of illumination, a man begins to be free regardless of his
surroundings. He becomes free to play order games and change them at will.
He becomes free to play disorder games just for the hell of it. He becomes
free to play neither or both. And as the master of his own games, he plays
without fear, and therefore without frustration, and therefore with good
will in his soul and love in his being.

And when men become free then mankind will be free.
May you be free of The Curse of Greyface.
May the Goddess put twinkles in your eyes.
May you have the knowledge of a sage,
and the wisdom of a child.
Hail Eris.


And:
If you think the PRINCIPIA is just a ha-ha, then go read it again.