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  1. botnick's serious, I remember back in the day, he had me on the FBI's most unwanted list for daze!! {botnick, has the Bureau accepted your app. yet? or do you still need a few more unsolicited referrals} j/k I think CA3LE has everything under control. we just bring the little buggers into the 'Situation Room' and <img src="http://imagehouze.com/uploader/files/126/brutal_42.gif" alt="brutal_42.gif" />
  2. What do you expect these politicians to do, something worth while? We have budgets busting the income of the government, we are gushing in debt. We have 2 wars which aren't close to being over. We have looming social security problems and even worse is the pending Medicare problem (slated to go bankrupt in only 10 years!). Yet, our worthless, and i mean worthless in every meaning of the word, politicans are more worried about restricting myspace. Maybe they should starting thinking of the children's FUTURE, being able to have a country. Politicians are looking for reasons to convince citizens to vote in November, and polls say suburban parents are worried about the internet. Wednesday top House Republicans announced a bill to make 'social' Web sites unreachable from schools and libraries. The bill is intended to go after MySpace, but the actual text of the legislation covers sites that let users 'create profiles' and have a 'forum' for conversations. Yes, teenagers are the great misunderstood masses (we've all been there). Their problems are hard for them to deal with because the shine of them being little kids has worn off and their parents and other adults won't take them seriously. And kids have been trying to talk about their problems in social groups forever. Now they have a place to do it that allows teens from far and away to share their feelings and try to make sense of their world, and maybe just maybe form some kind of lasting connection that will help them later in life. Can't have that. Listen, there have been sexual predators out for kids as long as all this has been going on. Does anyone honestly think locking down MySpace is going to make them go away? They'll just go back to cruising the streets or hanging out around arcades, movie theatres, and convenience stores. If a sexual predator wants something, he/she will find a way, Internet or no. I think if we were better parents, talked to our teens, treated them like people and not possessions, we wouldn't have to worry about them hanging out in social networks. They might actually be able to take care of themselves. One thing I know: Congress can't run the country, let alone raise my children.
  3. Hey, that's what I would say (as Pres), remember cholla's my running mate!! Vote for US!!
  4. "It's the largest database ever assembled in the world," said one person, who, like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA's activities, declined to be identified by name or affiliation. The agency's goal is "to create a database of every call ever made" within the nation's borders, this person added. NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls USA TODAY is reporting; "The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, . . ." "The three telecommunications companies are working under contract with the NSA, . . ." "The three carriers control vast networks with the latest communications technologies. They provide an array of services: local and long-distance calling, wireless and high-speed broadband, including video. Their direct access to millions of homes and businesses has them uniquely positioned to help the government keep tabs on the calling habits of Americans." "Among the big telecommunications companies, only Qwest has refused to help the NSA, . . ." Thank God I use Qwest!! ~ Woooohh <img src="http://imagehouze.com/uploader/files/126/bat_angel.gif" alt="bat_angel.gif" /> Damn, they're hot on my trail! Domestic spying inquiry killed Justice Department says NSA wouldn't grant clearance ~ What!! The Bush administration wins again. The courts cannot get clearance to investigate, so the case is dropped. Apparently the government can deprive you of the rights granted by the Bill of Rights. ~ Dang!!
  5. . . .that's a four twenty, tommie!
  6. good dig Swimmer!! [link to article; http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/05/10/dual_41_ghz_cores/] . . .anyone have this baby?
  7. NASA is reporting that researchers have discovered thunderstorms above Tibet offer a direct path for water vapor and chemicals to move from the lower atmosphere to the stratosphere. From the article: ' Learning how water vapor reaches the stratosphere can help improve climate prediction models. Similarly, understanding the pathways that ozone-depleting chemicals can take to reach the stratosphere is essential for understanding future threats to the ozone layer, which shields Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.' {by the way, I've helped in raising, transplanting and packaging millions of seedlings for the Weyerhauser Tree Farms here in Washington. [Weyerhauser does a little trick with the seedlings, after year two they freeze them and when they replant them again, they grow twice as fast! amazing, huh!] I also believe Weyerhauser has planted twice as many trees as they have harvested.} ~ plant trees, it's a breeze!
  8. . . .don't you think the Jerry Springer Show could use a few! ~ lol
  9. unfortunatly dirtysanchez, with some things ~ it's all in the timing! [different times during the our 24 hr cycle = different speeds] . . .be happy!!
  10. yeah, (big and bad) the first two 'Customer Reviews' at newegg were pretty funny, too! ~ lol
  11. according to Seagate; "The technology stands data bits vertically onto the disc media, rather than horizontal to the surface as with traditional longitudinal recording, to deliver new levels of hard drive data density, capacity and reliability. The new data orientation also increases drive throughput without increasing spin speed by allowing more data bits to pass under the drive head in the same amount of time."
  12. A movie depicting views from the space probe Huygens as it descended onto the surface of Saturn's moon Titan has just been released. [give it a few seconds to load, it will] This movie was built with data collected during the 147-minute plunge through Titan's thick orange-brown atmosphere to a soft sandy riverbed by the European Space Agency's Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer on Jan. 14, 2005. [. . .is that 'Frank' doing the voice-over? ~ lol]
  13. . . .what's funny is ~ look at the 'Ads by Goooooogle' to the left!! ~ lol
  14. From LiveScience; Using a popular process called ionization, the air cleaners can actually generate ozone levels in a room that exceed the worst smog days in Los Angeles, a new study finds. "Ozone high in the atmosphere protects Earth from damaging ultraviolet radiation. Down here, it is called smog. Ozone can damage the lungs and cause shortness of breath and throat irritation, and it can also exacerbate asthma." . . .insidious!! . . .cough! <img src="http://imagehouze.com/uploader/files/126/barfonu.gif" alt="barfonu.gif" />
  15. UK hacker Gary McKinnon should be recommended for extradition to the US, a district judge has ruled. In quoting the BBC story; "The US in its case for extradition said Mr McKinnon caused more than $700,000 (
  16. Dr. Jonathan Spanier from Drexel University has come up with a novel way to greatly increase data storage density: water. Specifically, they propose using hydroxyl ions to stabilize minute ferroelectric wires. These wires could be many times smaller than what is possible today, enabling data densities in the neighborhood of 12.8 million gigabytes (GB) (or is that 12-13 PetaBytes? (PB)) per cubic centimeter. While there are still many problems to be resolved before drives using these can be manufactured this technology does seem promising. For one thing, it would be non-volatile, but could apparently be made to act as RAM. The problem has always been with increasing the capacity of whatever filter (lexical, physical, virtual, layered or parsed) that interprets the information. Much like brains. We certainly get all the info, but that doesn't make everyone smart. The capacity to process information is what counts.
  17. nearly 70% of global currency reserves are in developing-countries' hands In 'Thinking Global', Frederick Kempe, writing in 'The Wall Street Journal' "Why Economists Worry About Who Holds Foreign Currency Reserves", talks about the developing world's growing share of currency reserves - primarily in dollars - that could be used as a weapon against the U.S. ". . .the three countries in the world adding to reserves the fastest, and thus buying the most U.S. debt now, are China, Saudi Arabia and Russia, none of them democracies," says Brad Setser, director of research at Roubini Global Economics. Not far behind are Venezuela and Iran, countries eager to use their oil riches to undermine the U.S. "We are increasingly counting on a group of creditors who are not our closest friends but have a bigger and bigger stake in America." China is expected to hold $1 trillion in reserves in dollars by year's end! sooo, who's going to pull the economic plug on U.S.? (all - at once?)
  18. . . .take The Hypochondriac Test [your not alone ~ lol ~ my score=80]
  19. . . .of course, you can check out Popular Mechanics "Your Upgrade Is Ready" [Wanna be Superman? . . .call the engineers] Rumor has it, Google will launch a new feature Wednesday: Google Health, that will help you find treatments, symptoms or alternative medicine treatments.
  20. It's been said that a man dies simply because he doesn't know how to live longer. People are living longer these days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 1920 the average life expectancy was 54. Today, people can expect to live to 78. "If you really want to live longer, then start with your attitude. Your way of thinking not only improves your outlook on life, but also how long you actually live. In 2002, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, found that optimistic people decreased their risk of early death by 50 percent compared with those who leaned more toward pessimism." (yeah, right!) See Forbes.com's "15 Ways to Live Longer"
  21. Banned from using the internet, Gary McKinnon spoke to Click presenter Spencer Kelly to tell his side of the story, ahead of his extradition hearing on Wednesday, 10 May. You can read (and watch) what he had to say here. Hacker fears 'UFO cover-up' In the interview he talks about how he accessed machines by using default passwords and a conversation with a NASA network engineer using Wordpad. He also talks about how he found information about anti-gravity, UFO technology, free energy and how UFOs are regularly airbrushed out from high-resolution satellite images.
  22. From Don't Forget To Read The New Disclaimer For The Internet "Business is unpredictable and unsafe. The Internet is dangerous. Many blogs have been written about these dangers, and there's no way we can list them all here. Read the blogs. The Internet is covered in slippery slopes with loose, slippery and unpredictable footing. The RIAA can make matters worse. Patent trolls are everywhere. You may fall, be spammed or suffer a DOS attack. There are hidden viruses and worms. You could break your computer. There is wild code, which may be vicious, poisonous or carriers of dread malware. These include viruses and worms. E-mail can be poisonous as well. We don't do anything to protect you from any of this. We do not inspect, supervise or maintain the Internet, blogosphere, ISP
  23. From Inside Wal-Mart "Wal-Mart's new build your own computer modular isn't exactly build your own computer. It's simply choose from models with XXram, XXhd, XXoptical, etc etc. So far the modular consists of Cases, monitors, mice, keyboards, and speakers. The prices are very high for the systems they are offering, starting at around $900, going up to $1200. From what my store manager tells me, Wal-Mart Inc. has no plans to hire anyone that knows this line of products well enough to ensure customers are well informed. WMI also has no intentions to train any of the current staff because they would lose money in the long run."
  24. not bad massey ~ (clean up a few typo's and add something about using our Search features, like the new Google one we have now, and I think you've got a great Help FAQs) . . .sometimes, even some of us 'geeks' can forget some of these simple guidelines ~ thanks! just remember when posting, never respond w/ stuff like this; Everyone is entitled to be stupid but you're abusing the privilege. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public, again. I would engage you in a battle of wits but I refuse to duel with an unarmed person. On a scale between one to ten, you're an idiot! If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me. ~ lol and never use the ol' Chuck Norris "'When I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you."
  25. . . .at least one "Veteran Troll" like you 'botnick ~ it shows we're 'worth' trolling to all those unseen Guest's we have each day ~ All Hail the Trolls!!
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