2005/04/28

Zombies!

Zombies are in Cambodia. Read the article quick, becausethis BBC page may be taken down to avoid mass panic. With air travel being what it is, it is only a few days until the virus reaches Seattle.
I need to find a shotgun by then...

2005/04/25

OMG teh Hax0r pwned hims3lf

A skript kiddy decided to play hacker. Someone told him to hack the IP address 127.0.0.1 and he did. In fact, he deleted everything there.

Elena's new report

Elena, who posted that famous motorcycle journey through Cherynobyl, has posted a new report on the Orange Revolution that brought Yuchenko to power in Ukraine.

Democrats: The Party of the People again

WaPo polled the American people about which major party represents their personal values. The result?
Dems - 47%
GOP - 38%
Via DailyKos

2005/04/22

Fun with the pope

I send a sarcastic letter to the new pope at benedictxvi@vatican.va.
I also invited him to Gmail.

Dear your holiness!!,

OMG, congrats on ur election!!!1! I think ur policy on abortion is
totally rad! And keep those women down! To think that they wanna be
priests!1! Same with homos!! They will burn!!!! LOL!! Also, pls
support Bush's war on Terrar!!

From,
sk8er42!!

2005/04/19

Ancient Graffiti

Check out thisAncient Graffiti on the walls of Pompeii. My favorite: Lucius pinxit, which translates roughly to Lucius was here.

I'm in the newspaper

The Mercer Island Reporter posted the press release sent to them by the State Senate.

More Bizarre spam

Subject: ATTN:FROM GATES FOUNDATION
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 10:07:27 +0300
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-Originating-IP: [81.199.108.5, 81.199.108.18]
X-Mailer: freemail 0.9.8
X-User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
X-Organization: ASTRAL FreeMail

The Executive Secretary,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, WA 98102
United States Of America.
Grant No: GF/765/2005/185
Security No: 231-967-17-05

I don't think that the Bill and Melida Gates foundation would really use Firefox.

2005/04/18

Best ambient video stream: NASA TV

NASA TV sometimes has live images of operations on the ISS, and soon the shuttle, available in .ram format here. It's really good to open it up in a window, set that to always on top, put the sound on mute and position the window in the margins of your word processor program. When you are thinking of what to watch next, glance over at the window and watch the Earth roll by.

Cancer in a company town

My grandparents visited a few days ago from McPherson,Kansas. And yet another of their friends has cancer.

The cancer rate in McPherson is significantly greater than the national average. What is different about McPherson? Not much. It is a mid sized town in the flat, agricultural area of Western Kansas. The surrounding farms lie over rich oil and gas deposits that are pumped and sold to energy companies, which refine it at McPherson.

A town with a refinery has a high rate of cancer when other towns in the region have about normal rates. My grandparents' doctor tells all the patients to drink only bottled water. And the tap water in McPherson tastes really good. Kind of sweet, but not really.

The general consensus is that the refinery is causing the cancer. The refinery has done some cleanup, but not too much.

The town is a company town, so the government can't really do much. I wonder how health crises in company towns are treated elsewhere?

2005/04/11

The Modern Crusaders

These people are an organization dedicated to making America a theocracy. Now why don't us Liberals have a huge, sinister plot group to do something like this? Oh, because we believe that it is not right to violate everything this country was founded on.

Robot jockeys to replace children in Camel racing

The Beeb reports on Camel Racing Robots. Because use of the traditional jockey, children, has been criticized by Westerners and progressive politicians, the children are going to be replaced by remote controlled robots. Although I agree with the discontinuation of using children, I think this may be the end for camel racing. It just won't be the same with remote controlled robots.

2005/04/06

Livejournal simulator

Today was really awful.

I got out of bed really early because I had terrible stomach cramps.

I feel sad, because Sarah and Britney are complete bitches. They told everyone I have an STD, just because I slept with both of their boyfriends on Saturday night.

I'm so sad. My kitten got run over this afternoon. I found him when I was coming home from school. His head was all squished. I took some photos. I'll miss him. Poor kitty.

Last night I had to go and pay Joshua's bail. He's such a jerk. He got arrested for punching the Walmart clerk in the face for refusing to sell him beer. He's only 16!

I want to tell the world to get fucked.

I am really annoyed with those assholes at _are_you_hotter_than_us_?, because I am so much cuter than them, and those photos don't do me justice. They can't reject me, so I'm starting my own rating community. Click here to join (the first five applicants are automatically accepted).

Today, I got a digital camera! Yes! Here's ten thousand photographs of my cat.

I want to say thanks to the world for absolutely fucking nothing! You all suck. I feel so alone, no one ever reads this journal, or even comments to let me know that I'm not suffering alone. It's cold here, and I want to die, but I cannot figure out how many of you to take with me when I go.

I went to the doctor yesterday, and he said I have a terrible skin disease which prevents me from coming into contact with other human beings. And bipolar disorder.

You should all do this quiz! It's amazingly accurate. You just put in your name and birthday, and it will tell you next week's lottery numbers.

OMFGWTFBBQ!1!!one!!

That's enough for now. But I'll leave you with this poem I wrote. It's about my friend Robert, who has bipolar disorder. Just like me. And Heidi.

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Hehehe. This is fun! I've always thought of a hierarchy among free blogging services
1:Blogger
2:Xanga
3:A crappy HTML manually updated page(Drudge Report)
4:Livejournal
5:MySpace

Christianity's practicality vs. pagan god practicality

I can't think of anything to blog, so here is a journal entry from 9th grade English about the book Enchantment by Orson Scott Card. In the book, local pagan gods (who actually exist) are being replaced by Christianity.

In the book, Christianity is portrayed as ineffective compared to the worship of local gods, and useless to the people of the region. Christianity and similar religions say that good behavior in this short life will earn an eternal paradise. But good behavior must be done by the people, with no help from God. The local gods being replaced say that worshiping them will allow the gods to help people in this life, but no afterlife. It's almost like gambling. People can either have an uncomfortable and moral life in the hope that an afterlife exists for them, or they can take the gamble it doesn't exist and have a comfortable life here now. Of course, if they are wrong, they're going Straight To Hell. In a place as harsh as Russia, many people would rather have relief from the crushing winter snows and coldness.


2005/04/04

Your own empire

There is a new Dubai estate complex. Except every estate is a seperate artificial island, all of which combine into a map of the world. Even with the devastating environmental damage, that's still pretty cool. Who doesn't want their own island?

Urban Mine

Check out this article about a salt mine directly under Detroit. Complete with photos of the caverns under the city now.

Bizarrely international 419 scam

I got an spam from DR FRANK JIM, doing a typical 419 scam. Closer inspection revealed it to be the Bank of Scotland, instead of some Nigerian bank. But the sender's address is drfrankjim@virgilio.it, which is an Italian address. And the reply to address is frankjimk@yahoo.co.in, and Indian address. This is one of the stupidest 419s I have ever seen. I'm gonna play with this guy.

Header:
From: DR FRANK JIM
Reply-To: frankjimk@yahoo.co.in
Date: Apr 2, 2005 9:21 AM
Subject: URGENT FROM DR FRANK

2005/04/03

Finally!

The Geeks are getting a patron saint, Saint Isidore of Seville.

2005/04/01

Water on Mars

Even more proof has been discovered of water on Mars. Could a possible human mission be both fed and hydrated? More robots are in order.

Gmail increasing storage

At Gmail, you can see a counter showing how much storage everyone gets. Now it's up to 1140 MB.

Also, they are releasing a new line of drinks