Archive | September, 2007

Michigan Govt Shuts Down

Apparently there is a law in Michigan that the state govt cannot function while the budget isn’t balanced. Unfortunately it’s one of the most economically depressed states and it seems that is exactly what has happened. It looks like the governor proposed a “comprehensive” list of items to bring them out of this budget crisis […]

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Gateway ML3109 14.1" Widescreen Notebook $350

From Dealsea NOTE: Most likely not the best laptop ever made, but for $350, shit… do you need something to write documents and send emails? BestBuy has Gateway ML3109 Notebook $350 + $20 shipping. Or choose in-store pickup at checkout to save on shipping. [Comments] 5.2 lbs, Intel Celeron M 520 1.6GHz, 14.1″ WXGA, 512MB, […]

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Fascist America, In 10 Easy Steps

This is the name of Naomi Wolf’s original article by the same name. Carolyn Baker wrote a very interesting article analyzing not only Wolf’s original article, but changes that have slowly been occuring in our nation during this “twilight” where things seem to be staying the same, but every-so-slightly are actually changing. Wolf’s list of […]

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AT&T New TOS: Criticize Us, You Get Axed

Awesome, AT&T (“God”) has handed down it’s new Terms of Service (TOS) to all it’s customers (yes YOU, all of you that bought an iPhone): From now on, AT&T can terminate your connection for conduct that “tends to damage the name or reputation of AT&T, or its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries.” So yea, AT&T loves […]

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Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Screenshot

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Eye-Candy Galore

Since when did Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune turn out to be the eye-candy galore game for the PS3? The shading (and HDR?) is unbelievable in these scenes, look at the foliage in the 2nd screenshot both in the foreground and in the distance… the textures and lighting look just amazing. The odd thing was that from […]

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Larry Flynt Corrupt Official Reward

Larry Flynt: $1 Million for Hypocrit Officials

Todd Swarthout sent in that Larry Flynt, the founder of Hustler Magazine has gotten so sick of the corruption and double-talking of the “moral majority” that he’s offering a $1 million reward for anyone that can provide irrefutable evidence of adultering or sexually deviant government officials. You can read this to get an idea of […]

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Texas Legislation, Voting Multiple Times

This is gold. Essentially more than 1/2 the members of the house don’t show up when voting is taking place, so what the other members do is run around the room voting for them by clicking the vote buttons on their desks. According to house rules, it’s illegal and subject to discipline and is enforced […]

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Halo 3 Runs at 640p

Incase you were wondering, VE3D has the scoop. Halo 3, in all it’s last-gen glory is running at 640p, meaning 640-vertical lines. The XBox then takes the image and scales it to whatever you have the console’s output set to. The best part, incase you didn’t already notice, is that it does no post-processing on […]

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Google Calendar Supports iPhone

I just noticed this, but the Gmail Blog mentions that the Google Calendar team has rolled out support for the iPhone in the form of a nicely formatted Google Calendar interface specifically for the iPhone’s screen. Just visit from your iPhone:

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Clinton Rips Republicans for MoveOn Reaction

Pretty much spot-on. Clinton points out how the Republicans feigned anger at the MoveOn ad to simply get the flashlight off of Iraq and everything else going on in the White House from a day-to-day basis.

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Varlaam Monastery

“I’ll be right back, I’m going to go get some fresh air”… doh!

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Pelosi Claims She Has No Power and Will Not Impeach

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2007/08 HDTV Flaws Revealed

Apparently every year there are common flaws that HDTVs exhibit. For example, back in the early days HDTVs didn’t deinterlace signals correctly, then there was actual 1080-to-1080 mapping problems, then motion blurring and so on. Although every year that goes by those general problems get fixed and get better and new problems are found. According […]

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ClearLooks Theme

Customizing GNOME 2.20

For the GNOME users out there moving to the new GNOME 2.20, you’ll probably notice the new “Gummy” look and feel that essentially boils down to a polished ClearLooks theme: Original ClearLooks New ‘Gummy’ Theme For the folks in the group that love the new theme except the crappy gradient on the tabs, Marco Barisione […]

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Halo 3 Mini-Review

Ok here it is… my mini-review of Halo 3. I’ll keep this short and sweet, with most sarcasm aside and just try and give you the honest low-down on it. SUCKS: It’s Halo 2 with bump mapping everwhere and some post-processing done on the image. If you want to tell me to fuck off and […]

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How the Banking System Really Works

This is an animated series put together that in very concise words explains how our (and the world’s) “fractional reserver” banking system actually works. In addition to explaining the fundamentals of the banking system (not likely what you think it is) the video also clarifies catastrophic events in our history back from the 1800s to […]

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Linux Filesystem Location References

Linux Filesystem Layout

Ever forget where the right place for certain config files and installations should go on your Linux system? Here’s a visual reference for you:

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Mule Kills Lion

Donkey Kills Mountain Lion

Aparently a couple was hunting up in Montana with their mule and pack of dogs. A mountain lion attacked and the donkey went crazy and killed it. I’ve heard of donkeys being kept with cattle because they are overly protected from predators… but WOW

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Panasonic TH-50PZ700U 50" 1080p Plasma TV $1798

From Dealsea NOTE: This is actually a pretty damn hot and new TV! (Reviews, Reviews, Reviews) 6th Ave has Panasonic TH-50PZ700U 50″ 1080p Plasma TV for $2248 – 20% coupon EMLTV20 = $1798 with free shipping. Read user reviews at NewEgg. [PriceSearch] [Comments] If you use Installation service, also try this $200 Rebate.

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Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop + 22" LCD $669

From Dealsea Dell Home has Inspiron 530 Desktop + 22″ LCD for $669, free shipping. [Comments] Click here, choose: (or add $630 or more of your own choice) Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E4400 (2MB L2 Cache,2.00GHz,800 FSB) [add $150] 22 inch E228WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel [add $290] 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at […]

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Apple's Leopard Requires 867 mhz G4 or Higher

Word on the street is the new Leopard OS (OS X 10.5) will require an 867 mhz G4 or higher to run and will not work on the original 800 mhz G4. Not too much news there for folks that use OS X… or computers… or have an Apple product. For the folks that are […]

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Excel 2007 Multiplication Bug

… seriously? Microsoft has a bug in Excel 2007 such that any multiplication done that results in 65,535 is wrong, for example: Suppose the formula is in A1. =A1+1 returns 100,001, which appears to show the formula is in fact 100,000… =A1*2 returns 131,070, as if A1 had 65,535 (which it should have been). =A1*1 […]

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Vista SP1 Private Testing Begun

CNET reports that the Windows Vista SP1 private testing has begun with an initial seeding to 12k folks deemed special enough by Microsoft to get the service pack. As expected it looks like the SP includes all the existing bug fixes as well as the “Performance and Reliability” packs released earlier this year as well, […]

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Halo Story, So Far…

Ok so you are about to buy Halo 3 and want to get up on the story line because you read that Halo 3 basically assumes you know the story and does nothing to get you up to speed. Don’t worry, thanks to a huge thread over on, there are about 1.5hrs of summary […]

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