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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
6:16 pm
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
4:56 pm
By the power vested in me, I now pronounce today an honorary Monday.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
9:08 pm
An interesting MeMe, is that possible?
Browser History Meme
Let's learn a little something about you. For each letter of the alphabet, tell us what comes up in your auto-fill address bar and what that website is/means to you.

A: http://www.amazon.com DUH!
B: http://www.bgr.com Phones
C: http://www.coolmaterial.com Toys!
D: http://www.deadwinter.cc Comic strip
E: http://www.eve-online.com Spreadsheets in SPAAAACE!
F: http://www.failblog.org Fail
G: http://www.gumstix.com Very very small computers
H: http://www.hulu.com TV shows
I: http://www.irobot.com Robotic cleaning robots
J: http://jiltanith.thefifthimperium.com Snippets of books
K: http://www.kickstarter.com Crowdsourced projects
L: http://www.lum-tec.com Watches
M: http://www.makerbot.com 3d printers
N: http://www.npr.org National Public Radio
O: http://www.ocztechnology.com SSDs
P: http://www.pandora.com Internet radio, very well done
Q: http://www.qnap.com Linux based NAS
R: http://www.rightstuf.com Anime
S: http://sjtucker.com Music
T: http://theawesomer.com Stuff
U: http://uncrate.com More stuff
V: http://www.volokh.com Law
W: http://www.wimp.com Even more stuff
X: http://www.xkcd.com Geek humor, of course
Y: http://www.youtube.com
Z: I got nothing
Monday, February 20th, 2012
2:12 am
So, I've been thinking about batteries and their devices, and I've come up with the embers of a proposal:

All devices with rechargeable batteries must use a standardized battery, off a list of 10 (roughly) specifications, and must interoperable. Any device that does not use a interoperable standardized battery must include a 10$ surcharge, and mention the surcharge and reason in all packaging/marketing material.

There is no reason my phone battery (1380mah, 3.7v lion) and my camera battery (1100mah, 3.7v lion), have completely different connectors, despite being within 2mm of each other in every dimension. There is no reason that I can't use a Makita 18v lion battery in my Milwaukee 18v lion drill, nor my neighbor's DeWalt 18v lion nailer. There is no reason that I have to buy a new bluetooth headset, just because I've burned the battery out, again. I've been trying to come up with something useful to do with the millions of dollars that fee will bring in, from apple if nowhere else, and the best I've come up with is spending it to hire professional wrestlers to beat up the CEOs of corporations that refuse to use standard batteries.

Comments/suggestions/corrections?
Monday, January 30th, 2012
7:06 pm
The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (Introduced in House - IH)
The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (Introduced in House - IH) is unlikely to be very effective, but I believe it is a critical step towards an honest legislative branch. As of now Congress members are allowed to abuse insider knowledge, and there is good evidence that they do, on a large scale, though there is no proof.
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
1:56 am
Whitehouse.gov petition to investigate Chris Dodd for his admitted bribery of Senators and Representatives

I doubt anything will come of this, but every once in a while people get knocked back down for particularly obvious bribery, as in this case.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
8:18 pm
To my Senators/Representatives
SOPA/PIPA are attempts to extend the MPAA/RIAA's lifespan in an era when their business model no longer applies. IP must be strongly protected, but censorship backed with criminal penalties for honest mistakes is not the right approach. Several of the major studios have already demonstrated that they cannot be trusted with the power granted to them under the DMCA, usually by flagging content that is clearly parody. I do not believe it is wise public policy to give people more power when they have demonstrated the inability to handle the responsibility for the power they already have.
3:22 pm
Monday, January 16th, 2012
12:43 pm
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
12:08 am
Props to Fox News
That is a particular brown, for a particular candidate, with a particular problem.

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
11:41 pm

Sunday, January 1st, 2012
12:10 am
Happy New Year!
My resolution? Lose 20 pounds.
Monday, October 17th, 2011
2:24 pm
Jobs, Wealth and the Racial Gap

Very interesting to me.
Friday, October 7th, 2011
2:55 pm
Epic.
Computer virus hits US Predator and Reaper drone fleet
“We keep wiping it off, and it keeps coming back,” says a source familiar with the network infection, one of three that told Danger Room about the virus. “We think it’s benign. But we just don’t know.”


..... I hope to god this is a terrifying attempt at "comedy".
12:42 pm
Warning: Links are probably NWS
!!!NWS!!!Danny Guthrie Portfolio!!!NWS!!!

So, the story I've gotten behind this is the older dude is Danny Guthrie, a prof at MSU. I'm split on this, and am curious what others think, art or creepy (or a bit of both)?
ETA: I figured I should add a bit more descriptive text. This older dude is posed with models, mostly naked, mostly implied or stated to be his students.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
4:14 pm
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
1:11 pm
Diane can now rest in peace
The shoulder thing that goes up has been found. Now we can ban it!
11:39 am
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
3:22 pm
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
11:15 pm


Ugh, LJ now requires special embed code.
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