Researchers at Duke have discovered that monkeys can fling poo using only the power of their minds! Check it out.
SkyNet is launching a chat service called Google Talk. As with many other SkyNet services, it debuts as a beta. Although the site just went live, the service was working earlier today. Google Talk is Jabber compatible (based on the XMPP standard), which means that many clients will connect to it without modification (iChat, Trillian, Gaim, etc.).
I’ve been wondering in what direction the future of chat was going; this looks like it could be the next step.
If you don’t have at least 15 minutes to waste, don’t click on this link:
I can’t pick just one favorite (they are all so amazing), but I heartily enjoy “Computers”, “Copper Fittings”, “Refrigerator”, and “Steel Drums”. Also, the Quad Shredders are hands-down the most awesome of the various SSI product lines. What more needs to be said: “Low-speed, high-torque, four-shaft shredders.” Outstanding…
I upgraded the site to WordPress 188.8.131.52. This was a major upgrade so if anything is missing or not working please let me know. There are still a few navigation issues I need to pin down, but most things are working…
First off, Gmail is currently inaccessible. The DNS entry for gmail.com points to gmail.google.com which points to gmail.l.google.com which points to nothing. Either SkyNet changed it so no one could get to it (to fix a security issue?), or someone is poisoning their DNS. Either way, it sucks. NOTE (15 minutes later): They just fixed it.
On a more positive note, a worthy competitor to Gmail has emerged: GGG-Gmail! GGG-Gmail attempts to be more user-friendly by getting rid of much of the terminology that confuses the average user and replacing it with language anyone can understand. For example, instead of the confusing “Remember me on this computer” option, the user is presented with “Get off my nuts about the password. Shit.” I expect small but effective improvements like this will make GGG-Gmail’s popularity skyrocket.
I predict judgment day will be on April 15, 2029. Why? First of all, 2029 is a prime. In addition, it will be Leonardo da Vinci’s 577th birthday. 577 is also a prime. 2029 is the 41st such confluence of primes between the year and Leonardo’s birthday. 41 is also a prime. 2029 is the 13th occurrence where the count of the confluence of primes is itself a prime. 13 is ALSO a prime. You can’t fight that much math; resistance is futile.
If you don’t hear from me for a while, blame the Priory of Sion…
I was searching SkyNet the other day for the latest “Jack Bauer body count” and came across simply the greatest Tony Almeida fansite on the net. Although the font and color scheme make my eyes bleed, the content is fantastic. Pages like Tony Almeida’s Godlike Moments and Principles Of Almeidaism (based on the 10 Commandments) confirm AIG’s supremacy in the world of Tony Almeida fansites, while The Top 24 Most Memorable Deaths Of 24 and 24 Mega-Fandom : Total Fan Insanity (discussions of each episode) place it among the 24 fansite elite. Rounding out these fabulous offerings is the largest collection of buttons and images… ever. Overall, AIG is a highly recommended site, especially as a touchstone for your sanity when you find yourself obsessing a bit much about 24…
My dad showed me a fabulous video featuring Patches the Horse (click “more…” to see it). Although Patches is quite a talented horse, the “Equine Entrepreneurs” who take care of him (brothers Herbert and Robert Thompson) are hilarious. These guys remind me of Garth and Hub from Secondhand Lions (great movie, by the way). Some notable quotes:
Robert: He’s watching the scenery go by…
Herbert: He’s definitely a… you know… he’s definitely… expression, you know.
Robert: …watching the scenery.
Herbert: He has ate as high as 5 cheeseburgers.
Herbert: He answers the phone, but he doesn’t actually talk. You can put the phone up to his mouth and he moves his lips.
Oh, never mind; Patches will fetch beer. Patches rules!
An analysis of IRC traffic shows that 99.9% of it is illegal. Although only the busiest channels on the busiest servers were covered, this analysis casts IRC in a very unfavorable light. In fact, it’s a wonder the media doesn’t turn public opinion against IRC in a more vigorous manner (as they did with “hackers”). As it stands right now, most people don’t even know what IRC is…
To help you learn a bit more about IRC and the special place it occupies in the hearts of many, I point you to Bash.org. Bash.org is a quote database, storing favorite quotes from countless IRC chats. I recommend reading the Top 100. NOTE: profanity is used liberally in many quotes.
A few examples (which I happen to love):