March 26th, 2004

Tom Baker

Strangely, I'm on Bush's Side

Bush cracked some jokes about the missing Iraqi WMDs that most people called tasteless.

Oh puhleeze- get over it. Even the worst greyfaces can be a servant of the Eristic principle, for the Eristic principle grows even out of the Aneristic. Laugh a little.

This doesn't change the fact that I want to deliver the turkey curse onto Bush.

This article against gay marriage makes a few good points that I've intimated several times. It amuses me how the pundits steer the debate- for gay marriage or against- while each side spins it- for the (destruction of western culture)/freedom or against it.

There's no mainstream debate at all over whether or not the entire thing should be gutted.

Meanwhile, in Romania, people are fighting against their own form of government intrusion- a police investigation into a vampire slaying..
"What did we do?" pleaded Flora Marinescu, Petre's sister and the wife of the man accused of re-killing him. "If they're right, he was already dead. If we're right, we killed a vampire and saved three lives. ... Is that so wrong?"

Now I'm off to download last night's Mad, Mad House. And oh! An Eddie Izzard special I dont have too! And The Omega Code 2! Um... kidding about that last one- I like my eyes, and have no interest in burning them from my skull. [Edit: Gak! Last night's Mad, Mad House isn't up yet! You bastards! Upload the torrent already!]

Hey look... a true EBook...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the first consumer level product involving an e-paper technology. It's the first one that I've seen.

The cost is a little steep for what it is ($375 for a paperback sized device that has the display quality of news paper). But not _that_ steep. Not for a first gen device of this kind, and one that uses pretty basic technologies, none of this organic polymer printable circuit stuff that other e-paper solutions are offering. In fact, I'm amused by the relative simplicity of this solution- it's the sort of thing that anyone should be able to build. Minus that pesky, and in this case, justfied patent laws.

Hey, speaking of patent laws, something's been nagging at me for years. Years ago, my mom saw that "Pony Flip" thing on TV- a hair styling tool thing. She wanted one, but thought the price was a bit steep. I replied, "Don't buy one, that's stupid," and took a twist of wire, and made one.

Now, assuming that device was patented, did I violate its patent? Moreover, if you replicate a patented device for your own personal use, and do not sell, profit from, or distribute your copies, have you violated the patent?
Tom Baker

I've come from the future...

Have something important to tell yourself in a few weeks? Maybe a few years? Well, shit. Send the message: time delays an email.

(This is so ready for pranks... seriously... it's an anonymous way to send harassing emails to anyone- and to time delay them so that they arrive on a convienent day, like the victim's birthday.)
johnny cash


"What is the difference between 'to love' and 'to be in love'."
"One of them is a use of the passive voice, technically correct, but frowned upon."
run the fuck away

There's gonna be a stoning...

Fred Phelps, the founder of everyone's piece of shit website, has decided that he must bring his message to New Paltz.

New Paltz, which in many ways, is still living in the 60's- it's the school of artfags, hippies, progessives, and liberals. It's the town where the mayor is Green Party and was giving out SSM licenses.

So I guess in Phelpsie's mind, this is a place crying out for him.

In my mind, he's gonna show up to a gallows.

Waaaaaiiit... I wanna have a little of fun. Who wants to set up a faux gallows or bonfire and be his "supporters"? Let's be as blatantly evil as we can, as rampantly homophobic and biblical as possible about it.

That'll be hella more fun than insulting him- it's played out.