Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Technosex [NSFW... too late]

I've never been a fan of girls in bikinis on the hoods of tricked out civics, or on the back of choppers. But I can look at pictures of hot women with some kind of gadget or piece of technology all day. Throw in some sex and you've got my attention for sure. Check out Gizmodo for a few more, the above one is the best though.

Maybe ill have to post some Macenstein "Mac Girl of the Month" pictures...

Google the omnipresent juggernaut

What won't, no wait can't Google do? They have gone no where but up since they began. Started in '96 by two Ph.D. students from Stanford with a new vision for search engines. They incorporated in '98 and opened trading on the stock market in Aug of '04 making millionaires our of many of its own employees. Following their motto of "Don't be evil", was created in '04 to raise awareness about climate change, global public health, and global poverty. Most recently they played a huge role the formation and continuing work on the Open Handset Alliance. Now... wait for it, they are putting googols (haha get it) of money into developing sources of renewable energy that will be cheaper than coal. I think in the bible when they talked about the second coming of Jesus they we're really just referring to the formation of Google and its ongoing search to make the world a better place.

Ars Technica: "Google hopes to undercut coal with cheap, renewable energy"

An interesting fact(paradox). The term "Google" is searched for more than the terms God, Jesus, Allah, Buddha, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism COMBINED.


Yelle Tecktonik Remix

Maybe its the hair, or the shoes or the dancing, but I love this video/remix.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

On The Issues

If you weren't aware that the primaries are quickly approaching for the 2008 presidential election you probably should learn to fucking pay attention better. On the other hand if you were aware of this I'm sure you've been following at least a few of the debates, polls, articles about Obama vs. Clinton or any number of the talking heads on television. But did you realize that when it comes time we get to choose who our president is? So don't just pay attention to what's going on without somehow effecting it. Read up on the candidates and make an informed decision.


Monday, November 26, 2007

A Look Back, Brofestcoasttoalmostcoast 2k7

Taken from my old Livejournal
When this year began I never envisioned myself being in South Dakota at any time. Or El Paso, or New Mexico, or Baton Rouge, or any of the places we've visited so far. You loose a sense of time, and your sense of space becomes fragmented. The connections you make with a place become lost with the passing of the next day. The time between these places is a no mans land. Devoid of life except for every 250 miles where that one gas station exists; which is only a way station to your next destination. Which ironically is another checkpoint to a checkpoint, to a checkpoint. The most interesting part is the loss of any sense of time. On a small scale it is present and apparent to us. On the larger scale, it is lost. Yet we continue onward. Space exists without time. A product of our observations, a measurement of moments.

The New Wars Of Religion

Stolen from another blog, originally from the lead story in the Nov. 3rd edition of The Economist.

A religious fanatic goes overseas to fight for his God and then returns home to attempt a bloody act of terrorism. As Britons celebrate the capture of Guy Fawkes, a Catholic jihadist who attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, they might reflect how dismally modern the Gunpowder Plot and Europe's wars of religion now seem in 2007.

Back in the 20th century, most Western politicans and intellectuals (and even some clerics) assumed religion was becoming marginal to public life; faith was largely treated as an irrelevance in foreign policy. Symptomatically, State Department diaries ignored Muslim holidays until the 1990s. In the 21st century, by contrast, religion is playing a central role. From Nigeria to Sri Lanka, from Chechnya to Bagdad, people are being slain in God's name; and money and volunteers are pouring into these religions. Once again, one of the world's great religions has a bloody divide (this time it is Sunnis and Shias, not Catholics and Protestants). And once again, zealotry seems all too relevant to foreign policy.

It does not stop there. Outside Western Europe, religion has forced itself dramatically into the public square. In 1960 John Kennedy pleaded with Americans to treat his Catholicism as irrelevant; now a born-again Christian sits in the White House and his most likely Democrat replacement wants voters to know she prays. An Islamist party rules once-secular Turkey; Hindu nationalists may return to power in India's next election; even more children in Israel and Palestine are attending religious schools that tell them that God granted them the whole Holy Land. On present trends, China, the world's largest Communist dictatorship, will also become the world's largest Christian country-- and perhaps the largest Muslim one too. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, not usually a reliable authority on current affairs, got it right in an open letter to George Bush: "Whether we like it or not," he wrote, "the world is gravitating toward faith in the Almightly."

How frightening is this prospect? The idea that religion has "re-emerged" in pubic life is to some extent an illusion. It never really went away-- certainly not to the extend that French politicans and American college professors imagined. Its new power is mostly the consequence of two changes. The first is the failure of secular creeds; religion's political comeback began in the 1970s, when faith in government everywhere was crumbling. Second, although some theocracies survive in the Islamic world, religion has returned to the stage as a much more democratic, individualistic affair; a bottom-up marketing success, suprisingly in tune with globalisation. Secularism was not as modern as many intellectuals hoped, but pluralism is. Free up religion and ardent believers and ardent atheists both do well.

From a classical liberal point of view, this multiplicity of sects is a good thing. Freedom of conscience is an axiom of liberal thought. If man is, after all, a theotropic beast, inclined to believe in a hereafter, it is surely better that he choses his own faith, rather than follow one his government orders. But this also makes religion a politically difficult force to deal with. In domestic policy, adults who choose to become Pentecostals, Orthodox Jews or Muslim fundamentalists are far less likely to forget those beliefs when it comes to the ballot box. The "culture wars" that America has grown used to may become a global phenomenon. We can expect fierce battles over science, in particular.

Abroad, yes, there is a chance of a full-blown war of religion between states. A conflagration between Iran and Israel would, alas, be seen as a faith-based conflict by millions; so would a war between India and Pakistan. But compared with Guy Fawkes's time, when wars sprang from monarchs throwing their military might at other monarchs of different faiths, religious conflict today is the result as much of popular will as of state sponsorship: it is bottom-up, driven by volunteers not conscripts, their activities blessed by rogue preachers not popes, their fury mostly directed at apostates, not competing civilisations. Ironically, America, the model for much choice-based religion, has often seemed stuck in the secular era, declaring war on state-sponsored terror, only to discover the main weapon of militant Islamism is often the ballot box.

-From "The New Wars Of Religion," The Economist.

Daft Punk Alive 2007

Just got a hold of Daft Punks Alive 2007 Album consisting of live remixes of all their hits. Recorded at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris back in June, it's their first hometown show in 10 years. I must say, while I've always loved them this takes that love to unnatural levels. Check it out if you can get your hands on it.

And watch Electroma if you can as well.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

MBP Takes Over My Life, Okay With It

Yeah I like to multi-task (and look at myself apparently) so what; wanna fight about it? I've been on my new Macbook Pro for 25 of the past 31 hours (or so).

Boot camp set up with Windows XP installed on a separate partition. Which I really should have made a little bit larger. But now I can play HL2, and STALKER and soon Oblivion.

Leopard is amazing. It's beautifully put together and a breeze to work with. I have all my essential apps installed and I'm still tweaking some settings to my liking. A standing applause to Apple for their most recent vision of what an OS should be.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Prototype F-35 Helmet, Spartan Helm To Follow

So this is what the proposed F-35 JSF Helmet looks like. It apparently will allow the pilot to see through his aircraft using a build in heads up display. Hasn't that fucking aircraft been in development since the early 90's? It seriously must have the longest R&D period of any military craft ever. Well either way the helmet is just a precursor to the next one which im pretty sure will look like Master Chiefs.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Super Mario Galaxy... Bitch

It'sa coming nexta week.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Im strong like the Hulk

In other news I got a new job working in the kitchen at the Alamo Drafthouse which is like a theater/restaurant. I just need to tell my current employer Which Wich they can suck my balls and I'm out.

My shoes hurt.

In search of a new computer.

I'll take a 15" please, thanks.

So after reformatting my hard drive and loosing the cd's with the drivers to get my Dell back up to date I realized why I love Apple so much again. True... it may be near impossible to upgrade your Mac beyond a new hard drive or memory because Apple controls the drivers in their OS updates/releases, but is that really such a big deal? If you want to control your components and upgrade every 6 months when the next evolution or chipset comes out, then build your own computer... (its cheaper anyway).

Don't get me wrong I've loved every PC I've owned, it's just time to move onto something I don't have to worry about all the time.

PS. chris get me that discount bitch.

EDIT: It's up and running, thanks to finding the drivers online on my PowerBook and burning the exe's to cd. Still want that MBP :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007


For about the 5th time tonight I wrote paragraphs of ramblings only to delete them. I keep wanting to say a few things but stop myself. I'm lonely, sad, sacred and generally unhappy. A few things make me happy but they lie just out of my reach. Find your way to me.