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Posts from — April 2005

zaphod’s song

April 30, 2005   No Comments

i want one

April 29, 2005   No Comments

We do stuff.

We do stuff.:
We have really smart people who are always thinking up totally cool shit. We have a meeting room with a big, round, expensive table.
When you hire us for marketing and consulting projects, we spend lots of time sitting around the table having meetings.


nice pseudo website.

April 28, 2005   No Comments

Swift Justice

Swift Justice:
Justice can be swift, and very funny: Hacker deletes own hard drive:

A CHAT CHANNEL spat ended when a wannabe hacker was duped into deleting his own hard drive.

The 26 year-old German claimed he was the baddest hacker in town and threatened to attack a moderator on #stopHipHop’s RC Channel because he thought he’d been thrown out.

He demanded the moderator cough up his IP address and prepare to be hacked.

So the moderator said that his IP number was (which is IP for “self”). Then he leaned back and waited.

Finally the hacker declared success.”I can see your E: drive disappearing, he gloated, “D: is down 45 percent!” he cried, before disappearing into the ether.

But he hasn’t been heard from since…
Translated transcript of the IRC session


i saw this yesterday too…. hilarious, an absolute chuckle.

April 27, 2005   No Comments

International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance

International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance:
An International Campaign Against Mass Surveillance was launched 20 April 2005 in London, Manila, Ottawa and Washington,with initial endorsements on its declaration from almost one hundred groups from around the world.
The introduction and detailed White Paper on the campaign’s Web site speak for themselves, specifically in highlighting the significnace of “The Registration of Populations”, “The Creation of a Global Identification System”, and “The Creation of an Infrastructure for the Global Surveillance of Movement” as 3 of 10 key “signposts” of the emergence of a global infrastructure for mass registration and surveillance — the same things I have identified as among the key trends threatening the right to travel.
I’ve immediately endorsed this campaign. I hope you will too.


yep, this is something that I’d endorce.

April 27, 2005   No Comments

Republicans are the primary users of the filibuster

New Filibuster Chart Puts the Lie to Republican Claims:
People For the American Way has developed a chart compiled from Congressional Research Service data that lists the judicial and executive branch nominees filibustered prior to the Bush administration. Twenty-six of the filibusters – more than three-quarters of the total – were initiated by Senate Republicans.
You can view the chart here (pdf).


it is not like you did not already know this, but that’s the case.

April 27, 2005   No Comments

interesting design.

Inside the Alfred Dome:
The building was made of reinforced concrete with blown-in vermiculite insulation. 2/3 of the building nestled into the hillside to take advantage of the earth’s insulation.

April 26, 2005   No Comments

Presenters, Abstracts, and Papers

Presenters, Abstracts, and Papers:

Internet Research 6.0 is coming together quite well.

April 26, 2005   No Comments


This little-known tool has a cult following. It transforms any old wire into the tightest clamp you can imagine. Unlike a hose clamp there is no limit to the diameter you can tie together. You can bundle bamboo into scaffolding, or twigs into fencing, make brooms from twigs, repair handles, and tie stuff down incredibly secure. Works great as temporary clamping for odd-sided things. Ranchers and farmers rely on cheap baling wire to band anything that doesn’t want to move. Fishermen and sailors substitute stainless steel wire to make clamps for pumps and sumps. Also perfect for drip irrigation projects. I’ve found it takes a bit of skill to tie a clamp neatly, but it ends up far tighter than a hose clamp.
– KK
ClamTite Clamp Maker
Available from
Stainless steel versions (good for boaters)
Available from Clamptool
(This site also has the best step-by-step instructions on making the clamps.)


i want it.

April 26, 2005   No Comments

the origin of the world.

Deep space vagina:
Really interesting review of a very interesting book (which I’ve added to my Amazon list).


i’ll prolly read this eventually. it is the sort of title that piques my interest.

April 25, 2005   No Comments