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Ben, earlier
by muhgcee at 31 August, 2007 - 8:59 AM
[11:40] Incu3Sub11bus: i've started to read "the bush administration" as "the bush corporation"
[11:40] Incu3Sub11bus: i have to say, the news makes a LOT more sense that way

Ben...that makes a lot of sense. Good idea.
Latest comment: 31 August 07, 8:59 AM

Government Structural Financial Deficiencies
by rich at 28 August, 2007 - 6:35 AM
Latest comment: 01 September 07, 4:44 AM

Some dj equipment for sale
by cooper at 28 August, 2007 - 4:52 AM
I know some of you guys are djs and Ben recommended I post it here.

I have a silver pioneer djm 300 mixer and two pioneer cdj 100s cd players for sale. Whole thing comes with a travel case as well. All the equipment is in near mint condition. No dents or ding or scratches. sound quality is good too. Retail price for the set up is around $900. I will sell for $600 obo. Thanks guys.
Latest comment: 28 August 07, 5:26 AM

Penny Arcade in Wired Magazine
by ben at 28 August, 2007 - 4:47 AM
much of the comic goes over my head (unless I actually read the accompanying post for the comic) more times than not, but I laugh, and have been regularly reading it again for a while...

wired magazine goes in depth for a week with the guys from Penny Arcade.
Latest comment: 28 August 07, 4:47 AM

Content-Aware Image Resizing
by elfie at 27 August, 2007 - 11:11 PM
http://www.faculty.idc.ac.il.nyud.net:8090/arik/IMRet-All.mov

I think this is WAY cool. I'd love to get my hands on that software to play with it.
Latest comment: 29 August 07, 5:43 AM

Poo
by rich at 27 August, 2007 - 6:11 PM
Latest comment: 28 August 07, 3:35 AM

nigga stole my bike
by enrico at 27 August, 2007 - 12:25 AM
http://niggastolemybike.ytmnd.com/
Latest comment: 27 August 07, 12:25 AM

someecards
by muhgcee at 24 August, 2007 - 5:02 AM
Latest comment: 24 August 07, 7:57 AM

Imagine you are a crazy, out of your mind nutjob with a couple billion dollars.
by AnarchyX at 23 August, 2007 - 3:44 PM
What kinds of goofy things would you do? I think I would offer $1 million to southern white trash 'devout' Christians to allow me to film them shitting on a picture of Jesus, a stack of bibles, and a giant cross. Old Cletus wouldn't know what to do. That'd be fun.What would you do?
Latest comment: 28 August 07, 3:39 AM

this is how awesome SlingBox is...
by ben at 23 August, 2007 - 9:57 AM
i have a blackjack, but i could do exactly this with my phone...

Latest comment: 24 August 07, 9:09 AM

The transition to Ubuntu
by n0manarmy at 23 August, 2007 - 6:28 AM
I followed blindly into the market with the rest of the sheep out there thinking that Linux is the way to go and let me just say...it's easy as hell on a vanilla box that comes with nothing special. When you do it to your home machine that you use for gaming and all sorts of things...not quite the same.

Note:
This article here was the one that really got me thinking about switching over.
http://tlug.jp/articles/Windows_Is_Free
Latest comment: 28 August 07, 9:29 AM

Feed the Reader
by ben at 23 August, 2007 - 5:36 AM
i don't mean give me books... I mean, I'm considering leaving netvibes, because I don't like their new refresh settings (they don't refresh a tab until i switch to it).
I tried pageflakes, but wasn't too terribly impressed, the same as with ig...

Stu just pointed me to bloglines, so i'll try that.. but while i do - what do you folks use? I liked the widgets for netvibes (a myspace widget, so i don't have to log in to read the blogs of my friends who insist on posting to that crap, etc.), which ig and pageflakes have as well... anything cool that you folks use?
Latest comment: 25 August 07, 2:14 AM

A little sumthinb to lighten the mood around here
by Dan at 22 August, 2007 - 1:25 PM
Latest comment: 23 August 07, 12:37 AM

Can I get behind this?
by ben at 22 August, 2007 - 12:02 AM
/. links to an article about a Montana senator requesting free tuition for math, science & engineering majors (as well as help for teachers, and other things).

How do you feel about this? I for one, am in an "engineering" field, but I studied Anthropology (and Philosophy, and Art History, but still...) - what about tuition for the social sciences? or specifically, political science, so people can understand what's going on with their country?
Latest comment: 23 August 07, 5:25 AM

Show Stuff - Chuffed!, Gogol Bordello
by ben at 20 August, 2007 - 11:45 PM
First off, the 8th Edition of Chuffed! (brought to you by the numbers 3, 4 and 8 and the letter P) is this Saturday - come down and see me why don't you? I'll be tag teaming with Pete Welsch to open and to close, bringing the house, funk, techno, and whatever else fits in my bag...

Secondly (oh, you made it this far? good!), npr recorded the Gogol Bordello Show at the 9:30 Club, all of almost 2 hours. It's not a soundboard, but it's good quality (wherever they were, they picked up the sound well... I think I can hear Jamie whistling after the 2nd song... hehehehehe.
Latest comment: 20 August 07, 11:45 PM

christianity
by typhoid at 20 August, 2007 - 6:49 AM
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Latest comment: 21 August 07, 2:27 PM

Nice photos
by adrienne at 20 August, 2007 - 5:01 AM
Dani, another of my sisters, has a website that some of you might like. She's a photgrapher.
http://parvipica.deviantart.com
Enjoy
Latest comment: 20 August 07, 7:39 AM

And so it begins!
by AnarchyX at 17 August, 2007 - 12:51 PM
The bankruns on country wide have begun. Hope your bank has the proper separation between the retail and commercial banking sides.. Oh wait... buwhahaha That law got repealed! Get ready to get F-kd in a scary non erotic way!. My advice is to keep at least 15 - 25K in cash at home in a gun locker and get ready to deal with roving bands of toothless methed out cletuses rampaging from house to house looking for cash. This marks the end of the era of the "shareholder nation" and a return to great depression style living - where getting a meal and having a roof is good enough for most.
Latest comment: 22 August 07, 2:43 PM

How I Spent My Thursday Night
by elfie at 16 August, 2007 - 11:15 PM
Latest comment: 19 August 07, 3:35 AM

D&D 4th Edition Spacing
by elfie at 16 August, 2007 - 11:01 PM
D&D 4th Edition Announced at GenCon

Can anyone explain to me how it makes any sense to space the release of the 4E Player's Guide and DM's Guide by 2 months? I mean... don't you really need both to get a game going? I suppose all of the really important stuff is in the Player's Guide and you could probably run a game from just what's in there... but... I dunno... not releasing them at the same time just seems dumb.

Also, the new Monstrous Manual is being released in between them. It's definitely useful and all, but how does it get release precedence over the DM's Guide?
Latest comment: 20 August 07, 8:13 AM

Jamie critically hits my ears
by ben at 16 August, 2007 - 1:58 AM
as one of his amazing gifts, Jamie decided I ought to get the soundtrack to Evil Dead - The Musical

This is awesome... currently listening to track 3 - "Stupid Bitch"... oy
Latest comment: 17 August 07, 11:51 AM

Cool new videos?
by ben at 16 August, 2007 - 1:50 AM


notice something different about one of the kids? notice which ones are recognizable by facial features. and which one isn't.

and that's terrible
Latest comment: 16 August 07, 5:00 PM

Chevrolet un-kills the electric car
by ben at 15 August, 2007 - 6:06 AM
the chevrolet volt is a "new" concept from GM. videos on youTube
Latest comment: 16 August 07, 6:14 AM

new "will it blend" episode
by ben at 14 August, 2007 - 1:50 AM
i heard about this last week, sorry for being slow posting it... they blend an iPhone! while it's on, even!

"iSmoke!" hehehehe
Latest comment: 14 August 07, 2:12 AM

Funny new show
by ben at 14 August, 2007 - 1:46 AM
For anyone that gets showtime, check out californication... i watched the premier last night, it was hilarious. but beware, those of you who are scared of them - there's lots of breasts.

really... really really funny though. If you don't get showtime, you can find it online here or eventually here
Latest comment: 20 August 07, 2:29 AM

Backpack Laser
by Pie at 13 August, 2007 - 10:54 PM
http://www.livescience.com/technology/070813_backpack_laser.html

Why worry? Each of us is wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.
Latest comment: 15 August 07, 1:27 AM

But but... what about the good news from Iraq. ?
by AnarchyX at 13 August, 2007 - 1:56 PM
... That dammn liberal Sun never writes about that.I just heard this from my father-in-law. Wife and I are now thinking its time to put the fucker out to pasture. What scares me more is that I know of at least 10 other people who buy this bullshit line. Dear God how do you let yourself get that stupid?
Latest comment: 13 August 07, 1:56 PM

Karl Rove
by muhgcee at 13 August, 2007 - 1:07 PM
What do you say we throw him a "Don't Let the Door Hit You in the Ass on the Way Out" party?
Latest comment: 14 August 07, 1:42 AM

Quagmire
by rich at 13 August, 2007 - 6:58 AM
Latest comment: 30 September 07, 7:32 PM

Odd
by ben at 12 August, 2007 - 5:40 AM
Latest comment: 13 August 07, 3:39 AM

While We're on the Subject of Pie
by cgaither at 11 August, 2007 - 2:40 PM
It's been a while since I've visited theDailyWTF, I mean uh, worsethanfailure.com.
Latest comment: 12 August 07, 4:56 AM

Free Pie!
by muhgcee at 10 August, 2007 - 10:24 AM
Would you like some free pie? Do you live within, say, a day's drive of Virginia? Well then today is your lucky day (should you happen to have quick fingers to be the first one to respond).
Latest comment: 17 August 07, 8:27 AM

Conservative Blogs
by muhgcee at 09 August, 2007 - 2:16 PM
I'll readily and proudly admit it. I am a liberal. Call me a Chomsky liberal, a Nader liberal, an anarchist. I'm all of those (at least in theory, what with my corporate job and all). Or call me a progressive. Whatever, you get the point.

Anyway so despite all of the above, I am looking for a couple of good conservative blogs to keep up on. I am looking for two categories:
- reasonable/thinking conservatives. i.e. Ron Smith, Rich Matthews, Ron Paul.
- mainstream/ridiculous conservatives. i.e. Limbaugh, Hannity, Cheney, McCain, etc.

Note that I am not looking for these people in particular. Just these two lines of thinking. I figure the first category will give me a good "other side of the coin" to consider (even though I would probably agree with most "reasonable conservatives" on Iraq). And the second category will give me insight on what conservatives in power are thinking. That is all. I await your suggestions, thanks!
Latest comment: 11 August 07, 4:14 AM

my shower thought came late today...
by ben at 07 August, 2007 - 2:46 AM
It’s not exactly news, but after just having received an email from Pageflakes (which is just like google pages, netvibes, yahoo page thingy and the one the Microsoft put out), it seems to me that spaces are quickly filling up, and the vast majority of web users have at least one account in each of the following:
Social Networking
Personalized Home Page/News Aggregator/Portal
Web Based Email
Blog/Message Board checked/used regularly
(possibly) favorite online shopping (amazon, ebay, overstock, zappos, etc.)
Latest comment: 07 August 07, 2:46 AM

An interesting development
by ben at 07 August, 2007 - 12:57 AM
So, as many of you know, I went canoeing last weekend, and as I was the driver, I was screwing around with the radio. I promptly switched back to my iPod, and forgot about it. When I got home, the car radio was still on 90.5, but oddly enough, I was picking up wxpn, a Philly station that broadcasts at 88.5. I'm not complaining, they're great to listen to (albeit a little bit fuzzily) in the mornings and evenings - no chatter, actually good music, and still get news and weather (well, you get told the weather we just had, 30 minutes ago, but still cool). So, very cool, but now I'm scared to change the station, in case I don't get it back.

For those of you wondering, 88.5 around here comes out of DC - that's NPR there.
Latest comment: 07 August 07, 12:57 AM

The Importance of Placing Commas
by ben at 07 August, 2007 - 12:45 AM
This:
"Your woman should be your right hand man."
is very different from this:
"Your woman should be your right hand, man."

Grammar... matters.
Latest comment: 12 August 07, 4:57 AM

Currently Falling In Love With...
by ben at 06 August, 2007 - 9:37 AM
Mad Marge & The Stonecutters... this band is AWESOME (at least from the 4 or 5 tracks I've found so far)...

Check it out:


also can listen to more on pure volume, and of course, they have a suck space account...

sucks that they're not coming around here, and aren't in eventful to demand (not that i've had much success with that...)
Latest comment: 12 August 07, 4:57 AM

My Birthday
by ben at 06 August, 2007 - 5:34 AM
I'm rather excited about going to see Daft Punk, and thanks to Peter for getting the tickets. the NYC trip is exciting enough in its own regard too... but, if you're not Peter, xor haven't thought of anything, there are 3 seasons of red vs. blue out for sale that I don't have, hehehe...

and you can watch them too! so it would be like a present for both of us!
Latest comment: 06 August 07, 6:10 AM

Boomers vs Gen y in the workplace
by AnarchyX at 04 August, 2007 - 3:16 AM
This is kind of interesting but mostly a bunch of crap IMO. I've met plenty of GenY tards who are some hard working fckers. I think GenX (my group) and GenY need to team up and turn the boomers into soilent green. Remember it’s the boomers who bear responsibility for the situation that this country is currently in. Do the world a favor and kill a boomer today! It’s your patriotic duty.
Latest comment: 06 August 07, 5:55 AM

More TV Stuff
by ben at 03 August, 2007 - 8:21 AM
I just found this show brimstone (via clips on YouTube)... anyone ever see this? i'm watching the pilot, and so far it's really cool!

not even on netflix, sadly, but that site (thanks Cooper!) has it... very cool
Latest comment: 03 August 07, 8:21 AM

Wow, that's bad
by ben at 03 August, 2007 - 7:58 AM
I remember this show being awesome - but i guess when you're 5, you can't really tell... heheheh. She's definitely hot though...
Latest comment: 04 August 07, 3:38 PM

is this really a revelation?
by ben at 03 August, 2007 - 7:24 AM
Ok, I know most of you aren't as into cooking/foodie type stuff as I am, but some of you are, and is it really that unknown that you can make your own butter pretty easily? (free registration required - ping me if you want mine)

Is it also that surprising that "butter milk" is what's left of milk... when you make... butter? I suppose it's my predilection for molecular gastronomy - and thus my fandom of Alton Brown - that has made me learn these kinds of things, but seriously - this writer is a chef... at a restaurant... a Michael Ruhlman put it: "The fact of his surprise is yet more evidence of how far even chefs are from the elemental properties of our food."
Latest comment: 03 August 07, 7:24 AM

Any Clive Barker fans out there?
by AnarchyX at 02 August, 2007 - 2:23 PM
Im re-reading the books of the Art for the 2nd time (hoping that book 3 comes out soon) since Everville came out in 94. Man is Clive a sicko. He makes even AnarchyX blush. Come on I mean Kisson makes weapons from a frothy mixture of his own semen and feces. Clive was way ahead of his time and actually envisioned Santurum nearly a decade before it became mainstream.
Latest comment: 02 August 07, 2:23 PM

well, this is pretty cool
by ben at 02 August, 2007 - 9:40 AM
congress passed a good bill

think it'll stick?
Latest comment: 02 August 07, 9:40 AM

speed it all up...
by ben at 02 August, 2007 - 8:07 AM
coffee added to the list of things that are (kind of) good for you

Apparently coffee helps reduce the chances of liver cancer, and caffeine REALLY helps your exercising do good things for you (and, well, helps motivate you to actually exercise, heheh)

good thing i just started drinking coffee, i guess?
Latest comment: 03 August 07, 1:20 AM

Ring Toss
by cooper at 02 August, 2007 - 4:27 AM
Latest comment: 02 August 07, 4:27 AM

On a technical note...
by ben at 02 August, 2007 - 3:27 AM
i've been reading Tony Bourdain's books - Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour - and time and again (quite floridly sometimes, but he's a New Yorker, it's to be expected), he describes how he's a 2, maybe a 3 star chef, but the really talented, 3 and 4 star chefs out there are doing things with food that he never would have thought of - he can only, as he said once, just look at what they've made in awe, and try to think of a way to steal it and use it...
That's how I feel about Scott Guthrie, Scott Allen, and Scott Hanselman (no, it's not envy due to having an older, smarter brother named Scott - I swear, they all just happened to be named Scott!)... when i read things like this... "We can entirely remove any WCF configuration from web.config. Instead of all the XML configuration goo, we just need a Factory attribute in our .svc file" - basically, without any configuration, you can add JSON (Javascript Object Notation) to the file presto change-o with no muss and no fuss...

I never would have thought of that - but I know how I'll use it.
Latest comment: 02 August 07, 3:27 AM

News Report
by ben at 01 August, 2007 - 7:15 AM
"Dateline 08/01/07

Another senseless tragedy has struck the Big Apple. It seems a Ralph Doyle provoked a contest of wills and sphincters as he sat down to relieve himself in the men's room at his place of work yesterday afternoon. Refusing to be the first to do his business Mr. Doyle held back. Unknown to Mr. Doyle is that his fellow bathroom mate in the next stall suffered a massive death dealing heart attack within minutes of his arrival. Apparently, Mr. Stern died quietly and emitted no ending gasp to alert Mr. Doyle of his passing.

Not until 7 to 8 hours later, when the housekeeping crew entered the bathroom, did they discover one dead man and Mr. Doyle who had become immobilized as his legs had fallen asleep from inactivity and restricted blood flow. 911 was called, ample amounts of WD-40 were sprayed about Mr. Doyle's buttocks to un-wedge him from the seat. Mr. Doyle is resting quietly at St. Rita's Hospital suffering only constipation and waiting for a psychiatric evaluation."

I didn't write this...

Full Disclosure - this is the email from Ralph what started it all (I can't make this up):
"I'm in the shitter and someone just sat down next to me with a newspaper. This will be a test of wills to see who can last longer without going.
Game ON, motherfucker."
Latest comment: 01 August 07, 7:31 AM

To the DJs of the group
by callmejman at 01 August, 2007 - 6:51 AM
Hey all,

I noticed some of you are DJs. I dabble in mixing too. Here is a mix I dropped fairly recently. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=408V45NN

tracklisting

Mudd - Spielplatz (Quiet Village Remix)
Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (DJ Harvey Remix)
Alan Parsons Project - Mammagamma
Soft Rocks - Midnight Drive
Force of Nature - Transmute
Kid Creole - Double on Back
Trussle - Love Injection
Kwanzee Posse - Wicked Funk
Mudd - Garden Love Fat
Rise - Action
William Pitt - City Lights
Latest comment: 02 August 07, 4:26 AM

SHARK!
by rich at 01 August, 2007 - 3:56 AM
I caught a shark on Sunday durring a fishing cruise out of Ocean City! He was about three feet long and thrown back in the ocean about 12 miles out.



Good times had by all. This was only my third time fishing ever. One of these previous times involves a Snoopy fishing pole apparently.

I received a fishing pole for my birthday. Watch out fishes, a new man is in town, he is a shark catcher so your little ass stands no chance.
Latest comment: 02 August 07, 2:38 PM

Alton Brown Rides Again!
by ben at 01 August, 2007 - 2:23 AM
shut up... he's awesome, and Feasting on Asphalt is starting again, season 2 baby!

Alton Brown is my favorite TV chef - beating Jacques Pepin and even (gasp) The Great Julia. this show also strikes at something I love, learning about "real" american food all across the country - he goes to places WAY off the beaten path - no McDonald's, no chains, just real food, really good. it makes me want to get on a motorcycle and join him (of course, reading A Cook's Tour makes me want to go around the world with Tony Bourdain... so... there)
Latest comment: 01 August 07, 2:23 AM

democracy of the internet
by ben at 01 August, 2007 - 2:14 AM
the people have spoken, and The Incorruptible Warrior is a hugely popular game, despite its drawbacks (bad, bad game, being one of them)... most people (including boing^2, from whence i got this link) are attributing it to the frustration that the Chinese people are feeling about corruption in the government...

which begs the obvious question... where's our American version? oh... right... sorry...
Latest comment: 01 August 07, 2:14 AM

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