Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Murphy's Law Meets Medical Records

Mix IT with medicine, and most smartasses like me can predict the results:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Proof That We Are 4T

REALLY Bad Mission Planning

And, I can guess how it happened- The PR people wanted post-911 footage.

Well, they got it:

Most "beauty shoots" of aircraft take place well away from populated areas. I've worked with directors; they always want closer shots, for a more dramatic effect. That's how we lost one of the two B-70's and an F-104, once.

In a little known film, Von Richtoven And Brown, an incident occurred where a director kept calling "Closer! Closer!" from a tower built to film very low-altitude stunts.

The off-duty Irish Air Force pilots (filmed in Ireland), and one quite famous ex-USAF fighter pilot (playing Brown) had had quite enough.

They attempted to ram the tower. There's footage of the camera crew- and director- jumping from the tower to save themselves.

PR people, and film directors, need keepers for a reason.

Additional: I just learned from my spy network that the guy who ordered the mission was an idiot at his previous job:

He's a Pointer, a Clintonista, and at UNM he was "encouraged" to "pursue other interests" to the tune of $700 k.

A Pointer who gets assigned to Fort Dix is usually likened to a certain fictional Captain Wilton Parmenter... Think John Laroquette from "Stripes".

Monday, April 27, 2009

TV/Cable Vs. The Internet

You're paying how much for what I get for free?

And, A Little Video For My Debate Opponents On the Old Board

At Least He's Honest About The Gaffes

More than Cheney ever admitted to:

How St. Louisans Were Educated- Or, What Makes Us Nuts.

Life Is Not Fair,8599,1888608,00.html

Agent 00-13 Leaves USB In Purse

How many times do we have to tell you to give up on portable computing devices that have sensitive data on them:

Lake Michigan Yields Up A Dauntless

Jimmy Hoffa expected soon:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cyber Warfare

More Torturous Details

Ancient Texts Online

Rummy Planned Torture Long Before Iraq

Torture Tactics Have Old Origins

Taking Coin Collecting Too Far

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cheney Wants His Stuff To Go PUBLIC?!?

The Surge Is Working!

Public Higher Ed Being Screwed By States, Again

Opening The Film Archives

Evidence that DVD isn't going away:

Stuff that doesn't justify HD is finally getting released. DVD makes that marginal product worthwhile, on price.

Sith Creditors Executing Order 66

Brazilian Hams Hack US Military Sats

Slashdot Dump

A Penny For Your Slots?

Paying Over The Odds For Rejection

X'r acts Pragmatically, And Calmly To The 4T

Way to lead them Millenials! You're better than us Boomers at dealing with adversity:

Note to normal people: This is revenge on my debate opponents on my former board, who had engaged in a great display of tub-thumping that they were better then everyone else at dealing with the 4T. Especially us weak, self-centered Boomers. For the rest of us, this horrific crime is proof that regardless of generation, everyone has a breaking point.

JSF, Hacked. And More

Friday, April 17, 2009

OK, OK, We'll Give You Your Stolen Car Back!

The Surge Is Working!

And, it's moving to Afghanistan:

Sneaky Chinese Money Move

Geography Of Job Loss

The FBI's Malware

Crew Fatigue As Deadly As Ever

IL US Senator Burris Raises A Whole $845!

Brilliant move, to take that Senate Appointment from Blago:

Obama And The Torture Memos

SECDEF Gates Prepares For The Deadliest War: Congress,8599,1891859,00.html?xid=rss-topstories-cnnpartner

Air Travel Worse Than Ever

Amazon Screws Up

There Is No Depression

Know when to fold:

Cry For the Bankers

Taking the Fed's money means they can't collect on their lottery jackpots:

The Surge Is Working!

Losing Sucks

There Is No Depression

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

How Much Is A Name?

More Excellent Lawyer Conduct

Cargo Ships Do More Than Get Captured

Bad Humans

There Is No Depression

The Geography Of Stress

Monday, April 13, 2009

We're Suckers

"Last year, more than 30% of Americans ordered a product from a television infomercial.

Ever wonder why we're such easy marks? Former Radar magazine editor Remy Stern has an answer. His new book examines the evolution of the infomercial from birth to where it is today, a $100 billion industry."

Lotteries Losing Customers

Even Bigger Employment/Generation Marker

Generational Change Marker In Employment?

Cry For The Poor Restaurant Owners

Answer: It Owns You.

Twitted Out

Friday, April 10, 2009

Shriners To Close Hospitals

When my uncle died in 2000, the Shriners swept down like Col. Kilgore's choppers in Apocalypse Now to seize his estate.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Huzzah, For SecDef!

After one worse than McNamara, Gates is backing up talk with action:

Windows 7 May Not Be So Great

they're keeping XP around:

Valuing Networks

Suicide, News Media Style

Trying to kill off the last of their customer base:

Better Stay Home...

Bad News For Comedians: No Bush

Another Reason We Really Need Libraries

Max the Dog thinks Librarians Are Cool:

Low Speed Chase- Aviation Style

Back in the Cold War, his ass would have been blasted:

Depression Map


Love To See My Former Debate Opponent In Clarksville TN Explain This One...

The *recruiters* are committing suicide:,9171,1889152,00.html?xid=rss-topstories-cnnpartner

Monday, April 6, 2009

And, Local TV News

Something To Think About As You Gloat Over Newspaper Woes

Apple IPhone Not So Great

Heat Starting To Catch Up With Moore's Law?

Living with lower power:

Open US Government Database

Mommy, Can I Have A Computer That Will Last Fifteen Years?

That's Some Iceberg

IBM Now Dumping the Sun Deal??

Single World Currency? Unlikely.


Sunday, April 5, 2009


Evil HOA's Vs Doggies

The Boneyard

How Smart People Get Played For Suckers

Thursday, April 2, 2009

QWERTY Uber Alles

My Work Life Prepares To Get Worse

The proliferation of near-computers, and quasi-laptops, just drove support requirements geometrically upwards. It's more than the "I'm important enough to have a laptop!" chorus; now everything *has* to work together.

Control freakdom about staying totally connected 99.99999% should be added to the DSM 4.

And I take the hit/fall.

Libraries Needed More Than Ever

No Gitmo's In Afghanistan

Another Reason To Avoid Sports Betting

Newspaper Woes

The Force Has A Strong Influence...

Change-O-Meter On G-20

OW! My Eyes!

What To Do If You've Lost Congress AND The White House?

First of all, stop acting like idiots:

Jupiter's Red Spot Shrinking?

The Black Hole, With Better FX

Thjis Has Happened Before, And Will Happen Again

Obama Derangement Syndrome

IBM To Buy Sun


"Men, however, do not place so much value on a woman's wit.

While a man says he would like a woman with a good sense of humour, he really means one that will laugh at his jokes, said Mr McCarty."

I Know Of At Leat One College That Needs To Read This Article...

As Michigan Goes...

Results of G-20,8599,1889226,00.html?xid=rss-topstories-cnnpartner

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Surge Is Working!

It's Tough Being A Limbaugh Other Then Rush

Financial Warfare

Senate Grillings

There Is No Depression

Brit Style:

The Surge Is Working!

There Is No Depression