Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Nice work Google Sidewiki!

It will be interesting to see how the spammers will be kept out if this, but I like it!

in reference to: Google Sidewiki (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This Picture Tells A Story

Scientists who are in the know tell us that we are moving like a bat out of hell. Towards what, they have no idea.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

McAfee, Inc. Names Jessica Biel the Most Dangerous Celebrity in Cyberspace

According to McAfee, which just recently published a list of the summer's top malicious Websites, more than 20 percent of Web searches for Biel lead to sites with malicious content. Searching for "Jessica Biel," "Jessica Biel downloads," "Jessica Biel wallpaper," "Jessica Biel screensavers," "Jessica Biel photos" and "Jessica Biel videos" have a one-in-five chance of encountering a Website hosting malware threats, McAfee reported. When "Jessica Biel screensavers" in particular was searched for, nearly half of the results led to malicious downloads of spyware, adware and viruses.

Careful where you go to get your freak on.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good Birthday Song

I'm 15 for a moment. Caught in between 10 and 20. And I'm just dreaming. Counting the ways to where you are.
I'm 22 for a moment. She feels better than ever. And we're on fire. Making our way back from Mars.
15 there's still time for you. Time to buy and time to lose. 15, there's never a wish better than this.
When you only got 100 years to live.

I'm 33 for a moment. Still the man, but you see I'm a they. A kid on the way. A family on my mind.
I'm 45 for a moment. The sea is high. And I'm heading into a crisis. Chasing the years of my life.
15 there's still time for you. Time to buy, Time to lose yourself. Within a morning star.
15 I'm all right with you. 15, there's never a wish better than this.
When you only got 100 years to live.

Half time goes by. Suddenly you're wise. Another blink of an eye. 67 is gone. The sun is getting high. We're moving on.
I'm 99 for a moment. Dying for just another moment. And I'm just dreaming. Counting the ways to where you are.
15 there's still time for you. 22 I feel her too. 33 you're on your way. Every day's a new day.
15 there's still time for you. Time to buy and time to choose. Hey 15, there's never a wish better than this.
When you only got 100 years to live.

For the moment, I'm 48.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere - Not So Much

Groundwater loss in northern India is particularly alarming because there were no unusual trends in rainfall – in fact, it was slightly above normal during the study period. The researchers also examined data on soil moisture, lake and surface reservoir storage, vegetation and glaciers in the nearby Himalayas to confirm that the apparent groundwater trend was real. The only influence they couldn't rule out was human.
"If measures are not soon taken to ensure sustainable groundwater usage, consequences for the 114 million residents of the region may include a collapse of agricultural output, severe shortages of potable water, conflict and suffering" says Matt Rodell of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Story here
I live in Austin Texas which is turning into a desert cause it's hot. TARZAN HOT.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Amino Acid Found On A Comet

The discovery confirms that some of the building blocks of life were delivered to the early Earth from space. Jamie Elsila of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says she would like to see samples returned not just from a comet's coma but from its main body, or nucleus. "There might be more complex mixtures [of amino acids] and higher levels of them in a comet nucleus," she told New Scientist.

It's not E.T.'s daddy that's gonna get us, it's the Andromeda Strain.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Les Paul Has Died Of Complications From Pneumonia

Les helped the rise of rock 'n' roll with multitrack recording, which enables artists to record different instruments at different times, sing harmony with themselves, and then carefully balance the tracks in the finished recording.
Oh ya, he invented the electric guitar.
He was 94.
Thanks Les.

Remember Nemesis and Planet X?

This could realy ruin your day...

Milky Way may have a huge hidden neighbour

Right now, says Chakrabarti, the galaxy is roughly 300,000 light years away from us - about twice as far away as the LMC. But the simulations suggest it follows a highly elongated elliptical path, and about 300 million years ago it swept through our own galaxy just 16,000 light years from the galactic centre - closer in than Earth - disturbing the Milky Way's outskirts as it went.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What The Fuck?

Armed with explosives, two men are heading to Mongolia's Gobi Desert to find the fabled acid-spitting and lightning-throwing Mongolian death worm.

Story here

Monday, August 3, 2009

Mice Should Not Smoke Weed

Marijuana Proven to Affect Memory (In Mice)

August 3, 2009 -- Researchers said they had pinpointed the biochemical pathway by which cannabis causes memory loss in mice.
The discovery could help open the way to drugs that have marijuana's desired pain-killing properties but without its amnesic side effects, according to the paper, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
It has long been known that cannabis produces memory loss by acting on the hippocampus, the region in the brain that governs most of our cognitive functions.
But whether that impact was long-term or lasted only during the drug's use, as well as how the drug acted biochemically, has been intensely debated.
Rafael Maldonado and and Andres Ozaita at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona believe they can help answer both questions.
The scientists first created a new measure of cognitive impairment so that they could easily assess the impact of cannabis use on memory in normal mice.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Thursday Pick-Me-Up

(You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
Deteriorata, Deteriorata)

Go placidly amidst the noise and waste, and remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof. Avoid quiet and passive persons, unless you are in need of sleep. Rotate your tires. Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself; and heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys. Know what to kiss - and when. Consider that two wrongs never make a right, but that three do. Wherever possible, put people on hold. Be comforted, that in the face of all irridity and disillusionment, and despite the changing fortunes of time, there is always a big future in computer maintenance.

(You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
Whether you can hear it or not,
The universe is laughing behind your back.)

Remember the Pueblo. Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate. Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI. Exercise caution in your daily affairs, especially with those persons closest to you... That lemon on your left, for instance. Be assured that a walk through the seas of most souls would scarcely get your feet wet. Fall not in love, therefore, it will stick to your face. Gracefully surrender the things of youth: the birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan - and let not the sands of time get in your lunch. Hire people with hooks. For a good time, call 606-4311, ask for Ken. Take heart in the deepening gloom that your dog is finally getting enough cheese. And reflect that whatever misfortune may be your lot, it could only be worse in Milwaukee.

(You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
Whether you can hear it or not,
The universe is laughing behind your back.)

Therefore, make peace with your god, whatever you perceive him to be: hairy thunderer or cosmic muffin. With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal, the world continues to deteriorate. GIVE UP!

(You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
Whether you can hear it or not,
The universe is laughing behind your back.)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Score Another For The Geeks!

‘Transparent aluminium’ previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion.

See Transparent Aluminum Is ‘New State Of Matter’

Monday, July 20, 2009

Does Gravity Fluctuate During A Total Eclipse?

If these Chinese scientist can prove that it does, We Don't Know Nutten! Perhaps it is possible to travel the universe in a Police Call Box.

See article in NewScientist.com July eclipse is best chance to look for gravity anomaly

Thursday, July 16, 2009

On Baristas And Beards

USBC Beards from Spit Cup on Vimeo.

End-Of-The-World Scenario, No Fusion?

"Unless we get fusion to work in some fashion we are doomed, aren't we?" argues Martin Fleishmann

see Interview: Fusion in a cold climate via www.newscientist.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

RoboGeisha - The War Of The Geisha Begins

It's RoboRific! Can't help it - I must see this cheesy fucking movie.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another 2012 End-Of-The-World Scenario

We are eaten by Galactus
or a giant Space Ameba

Monday, June 8, 2009

David Carradine’s relatives are saying…

A secret sect of Kung Fu assassins… what?

May have taught David a new Shaolin technique of self fulfillment?

Friday, June 5, 2009

I got it Wrong (again)

David Carradine has ordered the Buddhist hamburger:
"Make me One with Everything."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

No trip to the cosmic library for WatcherJohn

As much as I wanted, dare I say, needed to step through that door to visit the Akashic Records (as in days of old,) I was set upon by the unmistakable stench of office work and a requirement to pay the household bills.

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Is there a Doctor in the house?

While at work today, my mind ran accost a door with a little sign that says:
Akashic Records
What to do?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Freak Hamburger Explosion

My brother Brian was grilling burgers last Saturday.
The propane tank exploded.
His screen door evaporated.
His brick siding obtained trendy new flame marks.
His legs were cooked from piggies to sausage.
Time will tell.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Plane on way to being Lost

Staff Sgt. Bartek Bachleda spots a fuel leak on a civilian aircraft on a flight from Chicago to Narita airport, Japan. Sergeant Bachleda alerted the pilots and aircrew about the leak, and the ranking pilot made the decision to divert the flight to San Francisco. Sergeant Bachleda is a 909th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Today, I Was Accosted By A Shoggoth

I was not looking for Old Ones or waiting on a call from Cthulhu.
It just happened. Well anyway, there ya go.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

News Service Priorities - A Sign Of The Times

Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va. – It's like this: When you want a burger, you have to have a burger. In this state of mind, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took a short — but wholly noticeable — motorcade ride from the White House to Virginia and pulled into a small, independent burger joint called Ray's Hell Burger.
The two leaders went right up to the counter where the meat was being grilled and ordered.
Each fetched cash from his pocket and paid, and then the pair stood like the rest and waited for their number to be called before going to a table.
The restaurant, which prides itself on premium aged 10-ounce burgers, sits in a small strip plaza. The burgers sell for $6.95.

This is a top news story. It's like this: We are fucking doomed.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Just because there is nothing important going on in the country

The Supreme Court ordered a federal appeals court reconsider a ruling that threw out a $550K fine against CBS for Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl half time show in 2004.

This "offense" happened 5 years ago.

You've Been Lookin For God In All The Wrong Places...

And if these words you do not heed
Your pocketbook just
kinda might recede
When some man comes along and
claims godly need
He will clean you out
right through your

That's right, remember
there is a big
difference between kneeling down
and bending over...
He's got twenty million dollars
In his Heavenly Bank Account...
All from those chumps who was
Born again
Oh yeah, oh yeah

He's got seven limousines
And a private plane...
All for the use of his
Special Friends
Oh yeah, oh yeah
He's got thousand-dollar suits
And a Wembley Tie...
Girls love to stroke it
While he's on the phone
Oh yeah, oh yeah

At the House of Representatives
He's a groovy guy...
When he Gives Thanks
He is not alone...

He is dealin'
He is really dealin'
IRS Can't determine
Where The Hook is

It is easy with the Bible
To pretend that
You're in Show Biz

They won't get him
They will never get him
For the naughty stuff
That he did

It is best in cases like this
To pretend that
You are stupid

He's got Presidential Help
All along the way

He says the grace
While the lawyers chew
Oh yeah
They sure do

And the Govenors agree to say:
"He's a lovely man!"
He makes it easier for
Them to screw
All of you...
Yes, that's true!

'Cause he helps put
The Fear of God
In the Common Man
Snatchin' up money
Everywhere he can
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

He's got twenty million dollars
In his Heavenly Bank Account
You ain't got nothin', people (TAX THE CHURCHES!)
You ain't got nothin', people (TAX THE FUCK OUT OF THE CHURCHES!)
You ain't got nothin', people
Thank the man...oh yeah

Friday, May 1, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wondering Where The Lions Are

Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay
One of these days we're going to sail away
Going to sail into eternity

Friday, April 17, 2009


To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Evil Was Afoot

Once you hop down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

Did Easter suck for anyone else out there?

Monday, April 13, 2009

I post about coffee. A lot.

I live with my wife’s 98 year old grandmother. Granny and I get along on almost everything with the most notable exception being coffee. She must have her morning coffee made with a Mr. Coffee machine using 1 scoop of (Folgers only) coffee for every 4 cups of water. That’s percolated Kool-Aid folks. At the ripe age of 19, I was the computer geek at a helicopter flight training company. I learned to drink coffee from Korean and Vietnam war pilots. I do not drink percolated Kool-Aid. Coffee promotes well being. Coffee creates additional bonding in early the morning hours. Coffee helps me to get past the numerous nights of Granny calling out to her confused little dog because she has lost him, again. I make my morning savior one cup at a time with a Keurig Platinum B70. While coffee will not promote world peace, it may – perhaps – assist me to cease scheming about the demise of one small dog.
I thank you.

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's Good (So-So) Friday

Happy Easter if you are in to that sort of thing.
At least follow the imaginings of your innermost self.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice

Arctic sea ice works like an air conditioner for the global climate system. Ice naturally cools air and water masses, plays a key role in ocean circulation, and reflects solar radiation back into space. In recent years, Arctic sea ice has been declining at a surprising rate.

Can a brother get an "Oh-Shit"?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Indonesian Cat Shit Coffee Is No Joke

It works out to be about $50 a cup.
Check out those symbols on the bag.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Honda Working On Mecha

The research wing of Honda Motor Co. has co-developed a brain-machine interface (BMI) system that allows a person to control a robot through thought alone. Surely Honda Gundams are soon to follow.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Austin Texas : Saturday Night Smackdown and Barista Jam

March 28, 2009 from 3pm to 9pm
Caffe Medici @ 2202 Guadalupe St, Austin TX
Contact Info: 512-474-5730

The first ever Saturday Night Smackdown has been scheduled for March 28, that's on a Saturday for those of you with calendars, starting at 3pm and going until we can't drink anymore (coffee). If you are interested in attending, please send an email to SaturdayNightSmackdown-at-gmail.com with your name and whether or not you desire to compete.

This event is open to anyone and everyone who has a desire to learn more about coffee, no snootiness or snobbery to be found here. You don't have to be a competitor to show up and have a good time, but we do encourage active participation in the events leading up to the pour off.

via www.baristaexchange.com
This has been a public announcement. I thank you.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Big Brother Gets Some Stimulus Money In Austin

Austin Police are waiting for the Fall when they expect $350,000 in federal funding to install additional "crime" cameras.
We are told that most of the bars around here already have cameras to watch out for "stuff."
"You are on camera almost everywhere you go, except we're trying to use them to actually enhance the safety of our community," Cmdr. Gay said.

It's not coming, it's been here a long time my brothers and sisters.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Scientists Believe This May Be A Picture Of Cold Fusion

See Neutron tracks revive hopes for cold fusion or perhaps 'Cold Fusion' Rebirth? New Evidence For Existence Of Controversial Energy Source

Maybe not. Skeptics suggest brewing another cup of really strong tea and getting a fresh piece of fairy cake. Since every piece of matter in the Universe is in someway affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation - every Galaxy, every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition, and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake. Then they will know for sure.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

SXSW Participants Think AT&T/Apple iPhones Not So Cool Afterall

South By Southwest - Austin Texas
see: IPhone Influx Pushes AT&T to the Limit
Even after AT&T tweaked and re-tuned the system, users say “Still Sucks!”
Austin fire fighters loose 3G connectivity. Pissed as hell over AT&T lack of planning. Wonder what it would be like if a REAL emergency happens.
Major sucking noises continually heard all over Austin since last Saturday.

Those Apple Bastards - They Killed Kenny!

Over the weekend, some bloggers who discovered a chip inside the iPod Shuffle's earbuds speculated that Apple was crippling its latest media player to work only with certain headphones. While to an extent it's true — that the Shuffle only fully works with particular headphones — you actually can use any headphones in a pinch.

Read at Wired Gadget Lab Blog here and here

Monday, March 16, 2009

Can You Hear Me Now?

SXSW: IPhone Influx Pushes AT&T to the Limit

"It works like ass," said Kenny Meyers, a 25-year-old web developer from Seattle who works for Blue Flavor. "That's because everyone and their mother has [an iPhone] now."

Proclamation Of True Love

Katsura Mafune: "I'm not alive. I may look like a girl, but I'm not, I'm a cyborg!"
Akira Ichinose: "Even if you're a cyborg... Katsura, I still love you!"

Isn't that true love? I tell you what!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Station Astronauts Take Shelter From Trash

12 March 2009 - The three astronauts, two Americans and one Russian, moved into the station's attached Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft at 12:35 p.m. EDT (1635 GMT) as a safety precaution in case the debris - a small piece of a spent satellite motor - slammed into the orbiting lab and ripped a hole in its outer hull. The astronauts were ready to evacuate the space station if the debris hit the station and depressurized its living space.

NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean says "It has happened before."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dateline Jefferson Oregon

At about 3 p.m. a man reportedly walked into a Starbucks Coffee store on Court and Liberty streets and sat down without buying anything, Salem Police Lt. Dave Okada said. When asked to leave, the man threw ice on an employee. The man then took out a hammer and slammed it against a table, damaging it, and yelled profanities at employees and customers before leaving, Okada said.
Full story, such as it is.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

This May Explain Starbucks Instant Coffee

They grew up thinking instant coffee gets you sex.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Microsoft Bungles Severance and Asked for Money Back

On Saturday we published a letter sent out to some recently laid-off Microsoft employees explaining that they had been overpaid in severance - and that Microsoft wanted some of its money back. Something had clearly gone wrong during Microsoft’s first mass layoffs...

"Last week, 25 former Microsoft employees were informed that they were overpaid as a part of their severance payments from the company. This was a mistake on our part. We should have handled this situation in a more thoughtful manner. We are reaching out to those impacted to relay that we will not seek any payment from those individuals."

Well if THAT aint a kick in the pants.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Starbucks Decides To Sell Instant Coffee

Starbucks will begin testing a "soluble" coffee - a term that conjures up images of instant brands such as Folgers and Sanka - by selling it in Starbucks cafes as early as next month.

It wasn't enough to decide to sell breakfast Happy Meals, now they are planning to sell instant coffee. Wonder how much they are going to charge for a two piece chicken 'n biscuit?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Austin City Limits on Feb. 21

(Check your PBS listings for local time & date.)

From the ACL Taping Program on November 12, 2007:

Roky Erickson is a near-mythical figure in Texas music history. From his pioneering 1960s band the 13th Floor Elevators to his solo work over the last few decades to the 2005 documentary about his life, Erickson’s songwriting has influenced musicians from all genres.

His1960s band the 13th Floor Elevators was the first act to use the term “psychedelic” in relation to music with its 1966 album The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators, featuring “Fire Engine” and the hit single “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” His work was influential enough on punk rockers and garage revivalists that he was able to resurrect his career in the ’70s with horror-themed rock and jangly pop. During the ’90s, his music was honored with a tribute album Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye, featuring famous fans like R.E.M. and ZZ Top and a box set I Have Always Been Here Before: The Roky Erickson Anthology.

His well-publicized personal turmoil sometimes overshadows his contribution to rock ‘n’ roll. Rolling Stone wrote his legendary music is “deeply intertwined with a history of drugs, schizophrenia and institutionalization” and “in all his music of the past 30 years, Roky Erickson dances with the terrors of the abyss and leads the whole night through.”

Having re-entered the public eye thanks to the acclaimed documentary “You’re Gonna Miss Me: A Film About Roky Erickson,” the reinvigorated singer/songwriter has returned to the stage. Erickson’s performance at the 2005 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS Festival marked his first full concert appearance in almost two decades. He has spent the last few years making music festival appearances around the globe.

This has been a Public Service Announcement.
I thank you.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Prostate Cancer News

Masturbation Frequency Linked to Prostate Risk in 20s... via WebMD

Frequent masturbation in young men is linked to higher risk of early prostate cancer, but it lowers prostatecancer risk for men in their 50s, a study shows.

Well FUCK me!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sprint: They Don't Care, They Don't Have To

January 26, 2009 (IDG News Service) Sprint Nextel Corp. today said that it will lay off about 8,000 workers by April within "all levels" of the company.
via computerworld.com

Sprint makes random changes my service every couple of months. I don't know why. They don't know why. Takes a minimum of 2 hours to untangle each time this happens. Now, I'm boned for sure - HELL we all are!

That Blue Yak: Frito Bandito, Corn Chips, The 70's, Commercials and Corn Chips

...the Frito Bandito eraser that that they used to give away with the Frito's corn chips.

It sucked for erasing but for having a Mexican on the end of your pencil it was #1.

That Blue Yak: Frito Bandito, Corn Chips, The 70's, Commercials and Corn Chips

Yeah, I remember when the Frito Bandito set up a parking meter on the Moon... pay off in Fritos or park your Apollo lander somewhere else amigo. - M

Friday, January 23, 2009

Beware - Groundhog Day Approaches

On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob - in front of thousands of followers from all over the world - to predict the weather for the rest of winter, it not till the end of time.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

RIP Bob May

So Long And Thanks For All The Danger Will Robinsons!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cowboy Bebop

Twentieth Century Fox is bringing the Japanese anime TV series "Cowboy Bebop" to the big screen, with Keanu Reeves attached to star as a bounty hunter traveling through space in 2071.
Don't fuck it up.