November 30, 2008

Should You Stop Blogging?

'Some Think So.
Wired has posted an already-controversial article about how blogs are "so 2004", and how services like Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr even are here to replace them.'
WebProNews: Should You Stop Blogging?
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:09 PM

November 23, 2008

Obama's Birth Certificate – CHANGE you can believe in

"Techdude delivers a final report that exceeds my wildest expectations. It is irrefutable, empirical evidence - Obama's birth certificate is a forgery. Why? Why a COLB (certificate of live birth) forgery? That is the question. My deepest thanks and appreciation for Techdude's unwavering commitment to the truth despite the threats and harassment, the slashed tires and the dead animal on his porch. Insofar as "techdude's" credentials, he is an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, American College of Forensic Examiners, The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, International Information Systems Forensics Association - the list goes on. He also a board certified as a forensic computer examiner, a certificated legal investigator, and a licensed private investigator. He has been performing computer based forensic investigations since 1993 (although back then it did not even have a formal name yet) and he has performed countless investigations since then. Here is his analysis: Obama’s Birth Certificate – CHANGE you can believe in. I have decided to leave out the low level technicalities and the how-to section of this report due to a lack of time and more importantly I want to get the facts out as quickly as possible. As some of you may or may not know some asshat decided to track me down and vandalize my car and hang a dead mutilated rabbit from my front door in a lame attempt to intimidate me from proceeding with releasing any details of my analysis. They did succeed in delaying the report by a few days but instead of deterring me they just really pissed me off. To their credit, if I had not taken a few days off from the analysis I would have missed the most damning piece of evidence – the remnants of the previous security border. So to the demented retard who slaughtered an animal to make a point – f*ck you and thank you. And because of the amazing number of violent psychopaths who seem to be drawn to this issue, I am not going to use or supply any details that can be used to identify the owners of the COLBS used in the analysis except for those which have already been publicly disclosed. If the owners want to come forward on their own that is entirely their decision. Now let’s get to the summarized report. In questioned document analysis there are several methods for detecting forgeries – the most basic of which is to conduct a side by side evaluation of known good samples to compare against the questioned one and to use an alternate light source to highlight the changes in the color and density of the inks and paper. In the case at hand there are no questioned physical documents to examine so I used the same basic techniques modified for the digital age for use in computer forensic analysis. The following analysis was conducted using various Hawaiian COLBS issued over a multi-year time frame ranging from 2001 through 2008 but..."
Atlas Shrugs: ATLAS EXCLUSIVE: FINAL REPORT ON OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE FORGERY CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN
Posted by Martin Sewell at 8:28 PM

November 18, 2008

Sao Paulo trader shoots himself on exchange floor

'Trading on the São Paulo commodities and futures exchange was uneventful on Monday compared with the violent market swings of recent months.'
Times Online: Sao Paulo trader shoots himself on exchange floor
Posted by Martin Sewell at 10:31 PM

November 17, 2008

3 die in brawl over penis size

'Three men were shot dead and two others critically wounded in a Durban tavern following an argument over the size of male genitals, police said on Thursday.'
News24: 3 die in brawl over penis size
Posted by Martin Sewell at 5:53 PM

November 16, 2008

Obama election spurs race crimes around the US

'Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars.'
Yahoo! News: Obama election spurs race crimes around country
Posted by Martin Sewell at 10:31 PM

November 14, 2008

Game: Assembler

'Assembler is a new physics based wonder where you move some depository equipment to get your precious green crate in position. For what? No matter! Physics work perfect and the feel of grabbing and moving around things is just perfect. Don’t play too much or you’ll dream of dirty green crates flying around.'
Assembler
via Zobo
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:30 AM

Second Life affair leads to couple's real-life divorce

'For its many devotees, the Second Life virtual world is a place where the everyday constraints of normal life drop away and vivid fantasies can be played out.
But fact and fiction have collided for a British couple who are divorcing after the wife discovered her husband's online alter-ego - a goatee-bearded, medallion-wearing hombre called Dave Barmy - with another woman, also virtual.'
Internet affair leads to couple's divorce | Technology | The Guardian
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:27 AM

November 6, 2008

The councils who ban Latin words because they are 'elitist and discriminatory' and confuse immigrants

'Classics scholars have accused councils of 'ethnic cleansing' after they banned staff from using Latin words.'
The councils who ban Latin words because are 'elitist and discriminatory' and confuse immigrants | Mail Online
Posted by Martin Sewell at 7:45 PM

Open Letter to Sen. Obama by Ralph Nader

Open Letter to Sen. Obama -- Ralph Nader for President in 2008
Posted by Martin Sewell at 7:15 PM

November 5, 2008

E-mail error ends up on road sign

'When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed.'
BBC NEWS | Wales | E-mail error ends up on road sign
Posted by Martin Sewell at 1:32 PM

November 1, 2008

James Bond

Average ratings on IMDb for official James Bond films.
Daniel Craig 8.00
Sean Connery 7.23
George Lazenby 6.90
Timothy Dalton 6.60
Roger Moore 6.57
Pierce Brosnan 6.45
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:57 PM