Thursday, May 31, 2001
koept.list Having finished making notes for the fornsic pathology part of my course, I thought it would be a good idea to find some case histories that I could maybe use to cement my knowledge. Sadly, I don't think I'll be referring to any of these in my viva. Overzealous zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt fed his constipated elephant Stefan 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally let fly -- and suffocated the keeper under 200 pounds of poop! Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded on him like a dump truck full of mud. "The sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to theground, where he struck his head on a rock and lay unconscious as the elephant continued to evacuate his bowels on top of him," said flabbergasted Paderborn police detective Erik Dern. "With no one there to help him, he lay under all that dung for at least an hour before a watchman came along, and during that time he suffocated. "It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that happen." (1997 - 1998) "In retrospect, lighting the match was my big mistake. But I was only trying to save the gerbil," Eric Tomaszewski told the bemused doctors in the Severe Burns Unit of Salt Lake City Hospital. Tomaszewski and his homosexual partner, Andrew "Kiki" Farnum, had been admitted for emergency treatment after a felching session had gone seriously wrong. "I pushed a cardboard toilet paper tube up his rectum and slipped Ragout, our gerbil, in," he explained. "As usual, Kiki shouted out 'Armageddon,' my cue that he'd had reached nirvana, so to speak. I tried to retrieve Raggot but he simply would not come out, so I peered into the tube and struck a match, thinking the light might attract him." At a hushed press conference, a hospital spokesman desribed what happened next. "The match ignited a pocket of intestinal methane gas in Kiki's colon. Flames shot out the tube, ignited Mr. Tomaszewski's hair and severely burning his face. It also set fire to the gerbil's fur and whiskers, causing it to scurry further up Kiki's colon, which in turn ignited a larger pocket of gas further up the intestine, propelling the rodent out of the cardboard tube like a cannonball." Tomaszewski suffered second degree burns and a broken nose from the impact of the gerbil, while Farnum suffered first and second degree burns to his anus and lower intestinal tract. Sadly, Ragout the gerbil did not survive the incident.
Posted by alex_tea at 5/31/2001 02:12:00 am
my girlfriend has a g4 / 450 mp and an oold powerbook, probably a 5200 or something. she rocks. i have a g4 / 400 and a classic which is collecting dust. it needs a mouse and a new logic board. :(
Posted by alex_tea at 5/31/2001 02:09:00 am
Wednesday, May 30, 2001
my girlfriend loves macs too - she's got an iMac and a 1997 PowerPC too.
Posted by captain davros at 5/30/2001 09:31:00 am
hey what's worng with aqua on OSX?? i have a crappy aqua theme for my 9.1, just so i can pretend to be cool... i want to upgrade, but i have heard the 9.1 shell is a bit buggy... but i could run unix if i had X. then i too could be l33t. did you see ntk / tvgh was mentioned in edge this month? am i a geek? hat last sentence would lead one to believe so. but look: my girlfriend loves macs! yay! also: is it really wicked? at a price like that, who can tell... err.. the price was $6.66 when i looked earlier. sorry for confusion. doubt there was any.
Posted by alex_tea at 5/30/2001 01:04:00 am
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
blocking icmp is no sweat but the host unknown is the trouble. i have the 12.-> but i cannot get my pings to resolve to that #(12.->). i just get "host unknown" unless i use www before the domain. netscan will not turn up the ip ethier. i'm not sure what he did there to get the host unknown sans www. all pings(forward) will usually resolve to the ip before you get any response timed out or otherwise but this one will not. as for the reverse that does not apply here. any ideas? try it if you have the chance.
Posted by john at 5/29/2001 04:59:00 am
Monday, May 28, 2001
Can't you just use a firewall to block 'ping', or disable the 'ping' service on the server? BTW the IP of the server you showed is 126.96.36.199 - host unknown? I don't get it I'm afaid. It dosn't ping, but you can always get the IP of a server. Reverse lookup works aswell...
does anyone know how to block viewable domain resoultion(hide the ip addy)? this cannot be done thru the domain port as then noone can get to the site if you block inbound tcp/udp dns connections. it's driving me fucking crazy. example of active site with hostunknown ping: mid-atlanticpkg.com thanks.
Posted by john at 5/28/2001 10:00:00 pm
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Yup! It's pretty damned cool now, ain't it? I just wish I could turn off aqua and turn on some kind of less intensive interface... my computer isn't really "top of the line" anymore. :\ random: when was that last time any of you guys was in hospital? Mine was last night, due to an extreme anxiety attack. I want to hear your health problems! Now! :P
Posted by Barrie at 5/28/2001 10:01:00 am
Sunday, May 27, 2001
I had my first play around with OSX yesterday, on a fast mac with the top of the range *unreal* cinema display; uh oh; suddenly, apple totaly rules!!!!!! Now if they release OSX for intel, then.....ugh, i dont know what, but I'll run it instead of linux or windoze for sure, because i will finally be able to get *all* my crucial appz in a UNIX environment! It was pretty amazing to type "perl -v" in a terminal on an out of the box mac....what can I say? its just the coolest move EVER by apple. i can develop my perl scripts, practice my regexps *and* use the most lush and idiot proof software "just because I can". Amazing; its easy enough for the ultimate LaMer, but as deep as UNIX...what an achievement, a single box that is literally for EVERYBODY simultaneously. Forget all of this bullshit about "Linux being ready / not being ready for the desktop" OSX is IT, NOW, no question, no doubt. It also comes with Apache and everything else thats totally cool. what we need now is for OSX to be ported to intel, so that developers flock to it, then there will be no looking back, except to laugh!!!
Smart Dust; cameras on the backs of ants/flys/bees how weird is it going to get??? Has anyone seen the trailer for AI? I amost threw up. One conclusion after a coupla days of thought; The Matrix is what AI should have been, only directed by Kubrick. No, we havent seen it yet, but go and see the trailer, and have a bucket ready for the inevitable PUKE that you will spew..
Saturday, May 26, 2001
Friday, May 25, 2001
Discreet; in other words, clearly definable, self contained, separate. Main Entry: dis�creet Pronunciation: di-'skrEt Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French discret, from Medieval Latin discretus, from Latin, past participle of discernere to separate, distinguish between -- more at DISCERN Date: 14th century I could have used a more clear word/phrase...oh well, you posted.
???? i hear you.... but 'discreet' seems a little bit of a "privileged" stance to take if you get my meaning.
There is no "struggle" there are only discreet problems that need to be solved. -hmmmmm. 'discreet'????????? i'm not so sure the word discreet applies. but that's symantics or is it?
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happy 75th Miles.
Posted by john at 5/25/2001 12:30:00 pm
The part about "the three nations of Scandanavia have very lax laws concerning "age of consent" and thus most of the world's child porn comes from there." is true. It is legal to pose for frontal nudity from you're 16 (even 15, I think). There's a tabloid here with a page 3 like thing, that's also viewable online for all the perverts (www.sh-online.dk). I used to read that when I was a kid (great to see someone your own age instead of all the pr0nstars)... It's kinda silly. Oh, and kudos, Barreh :)
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Wednesday, May 23, 2001
ATTENTION Blogdialians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! According to the International Society for the Advancement of All Things Astrological (ISAATA) there will be no more individual astrological reading per sign. The following configurations to 'all things astrological' will be implemented thru ISAATA(by force if necessary). 1. no 'predicting' of any kind(even with tip). 2. no and we mean NO incense burning! 3. all reading/chartings, no matter for which sign, are from now on as follows: "everythings coming up roses!" 4. no touching!!!!!!(strictly enforced) 5. no using of the phrases and/or words: "stay groovy" "keep on truckin" "granola" "pepsi" "porpoise"
Posted by john at 5/23/2001 11:46:00 pm
uucp-path 117/tcp nntp 119/tcp usenet #Network News Transfer Protocol ntp 123/udp #Network Time Protocol epmap 135/tcp loc-srv #DCE endpoint resolution epmap 135/udp loc-srv #DCE endpoint resolution netbios-ns 137/tcp nbname #NETBIOS Name Service netbios-ns 137/udp nbname #NETBIOS Name Service netbios-dgm 138/udp nbdatagram #NETBIOS Datagram Service netbios-ssn 139/tcp nbsession #NETBIOS Session Service imap 143/tcp imap4 #Internet Message Access Protocol pcmail-srv 158/tcp #PCMail Server snmp 161/udp #SNMP snmptrap 162/udp snmp-trap norton personal firewall "2001" sucks eggs as it's defaults lock mostly everything off. how many home users are going to be able to open up the correct ports????? i guess it would be a good thing if they could though. where's mat cogger?
Posted by john at 5/23/2001 11:36:00 pm
hahaha, the blinks are great lately. keep it up. I just got accepted to university today! HOORAY!!!
Posted by Barrie at 5/23/2001 04:05:00 am
v2.0 Mahir gets nookie. fuckin' rock till ya puke man! oh, and "a seven-year period." ????? -who's going to fit that bill? fuck them..scumbags. magic juan ain't just jokin'...techno sound is smokin'
Posted by john at 5/23/2001 12:06:00 am
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Protest!!!! and stick it to the electric companies, right in their wallet. a mass blackout could have financial impact on those bastards. and show us how dependant we are on that little buzzing wire... ROLL YOUR OWN BLACK OUT THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER JUNE 21, 2001 THURS EVE, 7-10pm worldwide, all time zones --------------------------------------------------- In protest of George W. Bush's energy policies and lack of emphasis on efficiency, conservation and alternative fuels, there will be a voluntary rolling blackout on the first day of summer, June 21 at 7pm - 10pm in any time zone (this will roll it across the planet). It's a simple protest and a symbolic act. Turn out your lights from 7pm-10pm on June 21. Unplug whatever you can unplug in your house. Light a candle to the sungod, kiss and tell, make love, tell ghost stories, do something instead of watching television, have fun in the dark. Forward this email as widely as possible, to your government representatives and environmental contacts. Let them know we want global education, participation and funding in conservation, efficiency and alternative fuel efforts -- and an end to over exploitation and misuse of the earth's resources. ***************** MOMENTUM: for a cooler planet. Pick it up. MOMENTUM magazine CELEBRATE SUMMER SOLSTICE, THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR!
Posted by john at 5/22/2001 11:56:00 pm
thanks captain the link's now fixed, but won't display properly in this page for some reason
Posted by a hymn in g to nann at 5/22/2001 07:26:00 pm
Monday, May 21, 2001
Labour supports email spy policyby Wendy Brewer Friday, 18 May 2001 The government is backing EU plans to extend the state's power to snoop at private emails. Under the proposals, all email communications will have to be retained by ISPs for a seven-year period. "Only people who have something to hide should be worried," said a spokesperson at the Department of Trade and Industry. "The government will only have cause to browse emails if they have their suspicions about a user. They simply don't have the time or money to check every email sent." The proposals were revealed in a leaked EU report earlier this week. But Human Rights groups are enraged by the proposals claiming they breach a fundamental right to privacy. Having already campaigned against RIPA (the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act), which gives government the right to demand encryption codes, protestors are now infuriated these powers may be extended. "This was meant to strike a balance," said a press officer for the EC. "Governments need maximum powers to catch cyber criminals, but there will always be people who are unhappy." The European Union's Justice and Home Affairs Committee will consider the proposals on 28 May.
Sunday, May 20, 2001
Antony - the link to your artworks pages goes to a 404 - just thort I'd let you know...
Posted by captain davros at 5/20/2001 11:19:00 pm
and the spotty kid at the back came up with the idea of privet hedges
Posted by a hymn in g to nann at 5/20/2001 10:17:00 pm
I found the best quote. "God made the country, man made the town, and the Devil made the suburbs." William Morris. no date, or any other reference.
Posted by alex_tea at 5/20/2001 10:15:00 pm
germsite, in association with cafepress have devised a range of exclusive momentos to celebrate the discovery of the genius germ. It is thought that this mysterious organism propagates itself by inducing in its host a feverish desire to communicate joy through symbolism. In weaker strains the signs manifest themselves in the ability to create strange gadgets. Until recently, serious scientific research was focused upon the pursuit of evidence to support the notion that genius is transmitted genetically, thus rendering the possibility of the offspring of dull-witted parents being smart void. This theory has been turned dramatically on its head by the discovery that, upon contact with inspirational material / events / people, some subjects of study showed signs of their being inspired to propagate what they had witnessed. Lodged in a part of the brain that had been thought to be useless, in every subject studied, was found this quietly pulsing microbe, emmitting what seemed to be random signals. When analysed, a pattern could be discerned, forming a sentence that one researcher described as " an incitement to enjoy being alive " ( although it was stressed that neither a precise grammer nor syntax have as yet been established ).
Posted by a hymn in g to nann at 5/20/2001 10:12:00 pm
My little sony tape recorder rules. If it weren't for it, I would have completely forgotten the great tune I was humming this morning. Now I have a good recording of me HUMMING it. Hooray! Now I'll just keep it in the archive, and make it whenever I learn to play an instrument. :D
Posted by Barrie at 5/20/2001 03:55:00 am
Posted by john at 5/20/2001 12:49:00 am
*sighs* I love my cats. Yoshi just killed 4 birds today & gave them to us. I know I will never grow hungry with her around :) These days, me, my brother & our parents are looking into getting a pad in Copenhagen for me & bro. I really look forward to trying to live without the folks. It'll be great =) Barreh, your sister rules. And VX is sooo slow for me. I guess it's the routing, cause I actually managed to upload something via FTP to my site, but hotline times out. Right now, I'm listening to "Karlheinz Stockhausen - Fais voile vers le sole" and I'm loving it.
Saturday, May 19, 2001
thanks for the visual route link!!!! from my experience so far netscan picks up the most open ports. finger too(but we know that isn't so realistic anymore). ipx can suck my dick....btw. i've been spending my entire sat. dumping that molasses.
Posted by john at 5/19/2001 11:51:00 pm
I haven't posted for a bit because OmniWeb in os x isn't compatible with blogger... can't post anything. I'm in classic right now, and I feel like prattling on. My cat's been in sugery for a broken leg, and just got complications this morning, so it's costing much more money... and unfortunately, we can't pay it. The only option seemed to be to put him down, but seeing as how my mother just took six thousand dollars from my dad and I, I figured she'd be willing to help with something that means so much to me (this cat is like, the only thing that keeps me happy... I'm hurting with it). I guess she'd rather spend the money on new drapes in her new house, I guess. The bitch. So my sister, being awesome and all, just put herself into debt to pay for the cat... so we all feel better, except for my mom, of course, who thinks this is just some kind of scheme that dad's made up. This just pisses me off so much. I can't believe my own mother would stab me in the back like that. If mother wants something to be child support, that's child support in the best sense. Like I said, this cat is the only thing that's helping me get through life. I don't know if any of you here experience the pet/owner bond, but this is in it's strongest sense. I just can't comprehend how horrible my mother has become. Greed. Pure materialistic greed.
Posted by Barrie at 5/19/2001 09:43:00 pm
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one, two and three. Yo DeadBolt be da wigga dat created dis crew. He is da wigga dat all da hatahs fear. He can be seen in his pimped out Ranger pickin up da honeys. Dis Ranger can go jus about anywhere. He gots the dubs of course but most importantly are da 4 15's in da back. Those PIAA's in da front light up all ya haters will see his 9 up in there face!
Posted by alex_tea at 5/19/2001 02:20:00 am
superG=freddy mercury? what are you tellin' me, supaG?
Posted by john at 5/19/2001 12:41:00 am
Friday, May 18, 2001
The Gnutella protocol does not scale; it is being changed so that it will scale. This involves making more powerful clients on fat pipes into supernodes that can handle indexing, while less powerful nodes are simply leech / storage nodes. "Legitimate" sources will never be as cool / popular as Gnutella, becaus they always have to have one eye over thier shoulders due to ambulance chasers trying to shut them down/make a buck. Napster is being abandoned because of this lawyer/RIAA pressure; check out the numbers: Napster is loosing users because so much is being filtered. Once the problems of the Gnutella scaling, structure and anonymity are solved, it will grow expontionally; nothing can compete with free access to EVERYTHING; no "legal" site can compete; its as simple as that. What will be interesting to see is what happens to those sites that provide www interfaces to Gnutella, and wether or not the RIAA BiaTcEs will try to shut them down. Journalists (who are mostly computer illiterates) do not have the necessary capacity to imagine what it would be like to have free access to everything in a way that is totally unstopabble and unrestricted. This is why they always say that it wont work, or that there is some fix over the horizon that will solve it all. They have no direct experience with Warez or Cracking, and so dont understand that there is NOTHING anyone can do to stop the free flow of files on a network. These dumbasses cant even find out this stuff from Google. Filesharing is here to stay; no matter how hard they try, the RIAA and thier pig bedfellows will always fail. HMG today said that it will back email snooping legislation being out forward by the EEC. These nimrods dont even understand that the next version of Sendmail (the program that is responsible for 99.99% of all emailsent in the world) will have unbreakable transparently inplimented end to end encryption build in by default,so that no ones email, in transit and when it sits on an ISPs server will be readable by the ISP, or anyone else. We are going to have our freedom; privacy online will be universal, the free exchange of files will be commonplace. What will have to change is how artists and labels are compensated. This will probably mean users taking personal responsibility for compensating the artists and labels that they enjoy by buying tshirts and maybe physical sound carriers & other stuff. This is the new reality, and its good. Its a shock, it takes getting used to, but once you sit and THINK about it, it makes sense, and takes your breath away with its simplicity. And as for this "virus" bullshit, well this just proves that the article was written by a total LamEr; these are the same l00sers that use outlook express and click on "nudehornyhousewife.jpg" the instant that it arrives in their inbox. These virus red herrings are boring at best, and will not do anything but discredit the lamers that write this sort of FUD/trash talk.
Discuss: Sherman acknowledged that Gnutella "raises a whole set of separate issues." But he said that the risk of viruses from shared files and the poor performance of the network would limit its appeal. In the long term, he said, "consumers will prefer the security of using legitimate sites." from: Rocky Mountain News
Posted by alex_tea at 5/18/2001 10:33:00 pm
http://www.supergreg.com/gregu.html for that Lovin U .mov in full effect (the link is disabled on the site!). so it's sascha barron cohen then? i did a whois on the domain and it came up with hosting company called vfinet (no link) from somewhere in america (minneapolis i think) so i guess they must have resold it. i thought it would lead me straight to channel four... oh well...
Posted by alex_tea at 5/18/2001 09:40:00 pm
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Gnutella and Freenet - haven't had a lot of luck with either of these on my home 56k connection. Just what seems like a lot of nothing happening whilst I worry about my phone bill. Has anyone else had any success?
Posted by captain davros at 5/18/2001 07:52:00 pm
John, don't be misled, cause Freddy's dead.
Posted by captain davros at 5/18/2001 05:25:00 pm
fosters, 151, and milk or 10$ cash to 'freddy' down the block. hmmmm. i just don't want to explode that's all.
Posted by john at 5/18/2001 04:12:00 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2001
Tuesday, May 15, 2001
We've been sent the following email: oooooohhhhhhhh!! "I loved the cover of your Too Many Fools CD, and thougth that since you guys are into Sailor Moon, you would like some inside info on the forthcoming Sailor Moon Movie! Here is a partial listing of the Cast: Sailor Moon: Sarah Michelle Gellar Sailor Mars: Jessica Love Hewitt Sailor Mercury: Milla Jovovitch Sailor Jupiter: Carly Pope Sailor Venus: Undecided / Open Rini: Undecided / Open Darian: Keanu Reeves Beryl: Sigourney Weaver Voice of the Wise man: undecided Birdie: Undecided / Open Catsy: Undecided / Open Avery: Undecided / Open Its going to be a great feature: 100% digital production, with the latest effects. Although this a sino american venture, all of the cast and and production will be based in the us. Hope that that has whet your whistle! We are still dasting for many of the parts, including Diamond, Emerald, Rubius and the voice of Artemis."
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A lot of people don't know the background, they'll think you were the KLF so you took a million quid and thought 'oh we'll burn it for a laugh, it'll be a bit of a giggle and that's it'. Is that why did it? JC: It wasn't really a giggle. We were deadly serious about it. It's something we've always wanted to do. BD: Anybody that has followed what we have done as The K Foundation closely would see that that could be a logical conclusion. � � J: What was the background with this money? Was this the money that was nailed to the wall? BD: When we decided to have a thing called the K Foundation, it was the money that was going to be, or was, "the K Foundation". That money was the foundation. J: When you set up the foundation, wasn't it an art foundation for struggling artists to apply for money - and then you'd help them out? JC: That was the original idea but luckily we managed to get out of that. We decided not to do that. BD: We realised that struggling artists are meant to struggle, that's the whole point. J: And they don't deserve any money? JC: Not from us, not our money. � � D: When you tried to give the money to Rachel Whiteread when she won the Turner Prize in 1994, she tried to refuse the money didn't she? You offered her �40,000 and she turned round and said she didn't want it. BD: We weren't giving it to her because she was a struggling artist. We gave it to her because people had voted her as the worst artist in the country that year. She had originally given us the details of her bank account so that it could go straight in there if she won. As it turned out, she won but a couple of days before the announcement she decided not to accept the money. D: What happened after she refused? BD: We phoned her up and said, "Look. You have won and if you don't accept it we're going to burn it." � � J: Is that where the idea started? If you could say to someone "We're going to burn forty grand", why not go all the way and burn a million? BD: There's a man in this room who thinks it's all his fault and he's called Gimpo. It was his job to either give her the money or burn it. He thinks if he'd actually got it burnt that night, we wouldn't have needed to burn a million pounds. I'd never really thought that through, but then about a month ago Gimpo told us this, that he'd been harbouring this guilt, that it was his fault. Gimpo: I should have burnt it. I had petrol all over the �40,000, but we'd waited until two minutes past eleven. We were due to wait until eleven o'clock until she came out, but we were told to wait another two minutes and I was well pissed off. I had these matches ready to burn it with all these journalists around me. But then she sent one of her people out and he said "Oh, the money's not real." So I ripped this a wad of �50's off and gave it to him. He looked at it, ran in and then Rachel Whiteread came running out. She just grabbed the money and dragged it over the fence. I was well pissed off because I couldn't burn it. � � D: How did you actually go about burning the million? A lot of people might have heard the story, but like a lot of things you do it's shrouded in folklore and mystery. JC: Well, I had a box of matches... BD: We were going to do this exhibition called "Money: A Major Body Of Cash" which we were going to exhibit nailed to a wall and it was a million pounds, a hundred bundles of ten thousand pounds, each one numbered. For various reasons we knocked that on the head. Jim Reid had written this 15,000 word catalogue for this exhibition, so when it evolved into us going to burn the money, we said to him "Sorry we're not using your catalogue, but we're going to do something else and you can witness it. And you can do what you like with that information." He decided to sell his story to The Observer. He didn't know where he was going. He didn't know what was going to happen. And Gimpo didn't know what was going to happen at all. � � J: You didn't just go to bank and take the money out of a cash machine... BD: We'd organised to get the money. In the morning we went and got two suitcases, drove down to this money warehouse in South Croydon. It had come from a bullion centre and a security company were holding it. We then drove to a little airstrip where we'd hired a plane. They didn't know what we had on board. Jimmy and I knew where we going and the pilot knew, but Gimpo didn't know and Jim Reid didn't know. We flew from Isla and then we went from Isla across to Jura and booked in. We then did what we did. � � J: A lot of people are going to think "This is easy". You're former pop stars, wadded up to the hilt. Was this your last million or have you got loads more stashed in the bank? Surely that puts some bearing on the burning? If you've got five million and you burn a million, it's no great loss, you've still got some cash. JC: There would have been no point in us burning it if we had five. It's not a sacrifice, we weren't sacrificing everything. We've both got a house and we both still get PRS cheques from our back catalogue. J: Didn't you delete your back catalogue? JC: Yes, but you can still buy it in Japan and Germany... BD: We weren't doing it to say "Look how heroic we are, we burnt all our money". We burnt a million because a million is the symbolic figure. � � J: How did you feel after burning it? Liberated? Exhilarated? Or just fairly nonplused? JC: I was fairly nonplused really. We'd known we were going to do it for about six weeks before hand and during that time you go through all those "thing" you go through when you know you're going to burn a million quid. J: I don't know that feeling... JC: It's quite intense. By the time you get to it, you've done it all. You're burnt out. You just have to go ahead and do it. BD: What we did by burning it is... and I'm not saying it's art... we created something there. That thing there now exists. The fact that that million pounds exists in your mind - maybe you'll walk away and forget about it - but it exists there. Maybe it'll gnaw away at you, it might make you giggle sometimes, you might see other things in it. It evolves in peoples' minds in different ways. � � J: Was your piece intended to shock and horror? JC: We didn't want it to be shocking because the shocking-ness would spoil it. BD: Burning is steeped in all sorts of symbolism, going all the way back. When we were burning it, we thought "any second now, God's going to say - it's okay boys, there's a ram out there in the bush." D: You thought it was a religious experience then? A sacrificial act? With spiritual connotations? BD: God didn't show up. 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"Loft Story," based on the exploits of a group of twentysomethings in a sealed compound jammed with television cameras, has attracted huge ratings since its launch a few weeks ago. In an emergency sitting called after fierce criticism of the programme led by French intelligentsia and clergy, the Paris-based CSA authority ruled that the constant TV scrutiny of the contestants harmed their human rights. "(The authority) requires daily breaks of significant and reasonable duration in which no audio or visual recording or broadcasting shall take place," it said in a statement. "Regardless of the aim of the programme or the fact that the contestants have given their consent, it is imperative from the point of human dignity that there are places and times in which they are not submitted to public observation," it added. When was the last time you heard the word intelligentsia used to describe a living person?!! And ummm, the human rights of the contestants demands that they have the right to be filmed in ANY WAY THAT THEY CONSENT TO BE FILMED. DUH!
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!!!!!!!I've just got in from an Orbital gig in Bristol. It was *completely* amazing. If you get the chance,
GO AND SEE THIS BANDI say again,
GO AND SEE THIS BANDI don't think I've experienced a gig like it... Ende. Ende...
Posted by captain davros at 5/15/2001 01:30:00 am
Monday, May 14, 2001
i have 1 day 11 hours 12 minutes and 28 seconds of empty freeze that equates to 2.31 gb which isn't a lot. if you an fit 650 mb on a cd that makes 3.6391384615 cds worth of music. that's a big difference from the 29 odd cds it would take to do that uncompressed. in fact that's just less that 10 times as much. 7.9689191018 times. i wonder how many hours i have in my record collection. i wonder how many hours i have listened to music in my life. on the radio, in shops, on tv. on my stereo. would it equate to weeks? months? what percentage of my life is devoted to music? would they include elevator music? music you hear from people's cars, from parties across the road? weird. when we die do we get stats. like you get on linux servers. i like stats. ;) thanks to akin for posting my random thoughts last night.
Posted by alex_tea at 5/14/2001 02:11:00 pm
here is what i want to talk about on the dial of blogs, but i will forget by tomorrow: my girlfriend just icq'd me this, she just got gnutella: someone is searching for:: "Melanie drinks cum from a straw inserted into the dick.avi" why does rankpeople.com, and possibly amihotornot if it would work, default to women. check out this site: www.memebank.org - from nevochka nezvanova there is an interesting, but slightly hard to read (hey "she" is so crazy with her shaolin sword style) meme at www.memebank.org/0002/0002.html also read the bit in the current new scientist about gender. i might type it all out and post it and also send a few links. maybe. also check out www.xrefer.com if you are writing essays. very cool. and they have a sherlock plugin (or a re working on it!) alex. --
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hello people. i am new here. today was a good day (unlike most other days). I've got my lsdj (littlesounddj.com) and i'm about to fall in love after two hours of non-stop-fun. anyone whos interested in nintendo, handheld gaming and music-making and for some reason have $70 to spend should check it out. fantastic plastic machine. and i haven't even done 10% of what that program is capable of.
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Thursday, May 10, 2001
That sucks, Barreh - I love you. Good thing VX is up again, I'll see you there =* It's my brother's birthday today, I wrote him a song. It's got an ever-mutating drum-beat, kinda dronish. I reckon'd it was kinda good, but a friend o' mine thought it was shite. *shrugs* - I'm semi-drunk and feel bad. I don't really know why, I just feel bad. Like I missed or lost something. *sighs*. Oh, and I got the Conet Project yesterday. Only listened to the first CD yet, but I really like it. :P~
Posted by captain davros at 5/10/2001 11:04:00 am
Wednesday, May 09, 2001
Oh, wonderful. Not only am I sick as hell, I just learned that my father lost a court battle that my mom started. Mom apparently thinks my 21 year old sister, who lives with her, needs 1100 dollars a month to survive, even though she's a responsible adult and mom herself has a good job, and her fiancee has a VERY good job. Meanwhile, I'm stuck here with my father, who now has to pay mom half his fucking paycheque to mom every fucking month. Who does my mom think she is? Does she think I have no operating cost? Christ, am I ever mad. What bullshit.
Posted by Barrie at 5/09/2001 11:01:00 pm
dam a, that was the best list yet!!!!!! great. funny but a friend told me that 'someone' (x-empolyee) just got thru on port 21 on one of his web servers. thanks superscan 206. ha.
Posted by john at 5/09/2001 07:15:00 pm
Monday, May 07, 2001
Welcome on board, Kara! =) Oh boy, I just gained level 2 on Everything2! It's a quite amusing site that's kindof like an encyclopedia galactica only based on user-submissions + voting. Very interesting what you can find in their database... I just added a node on Irdial Discs. Mail me if there are any errors...
I was in the hospital yesterday for about 7 hours hooked up to an IV. God, being sick freakin' sucks.
Posted by Barrie at 5/07/2001 04:10:00 pm
Sunday, May 06, 2001
Check it out. I got some sweet XTC CD remasters today for 17 bucks each. They're in the vinyl sleeve reproductions and come from japan ("Black Sea" even has the green oversleeve). The lyrics sheets even have the japanese translations of the lyrics. It's spiffy. Dunno if any of you like XTC, but I thought I'd tell you of the incredibly good deal I got on Japanese imports. :P
Posted by Barrie at 5/06/2001 04:24:00 am
Friday, May 04, 2001
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It's pretty cool, mikkeh. For all of you, he made a short 1 minute quiet electronic song with the Hindenburg-burning radio announcement on it. wheee!
Posted by Barrie at 5/04/2001 12:31:00 am
Thursday, May 03, 2001
Unbelievable: HMG adopts PGP!"the UKGovernment is to implement encryption technology to enable secure e-mail communication between its departments, a move that could save taxpayer's money and increase efficiency. PGP Security last week said it was to supply government departments with a 128-bit version of its PGP for HMG encryption product. It said the product would provide encryption technology at the approved baseline/ restricted level which would enable government bodies and commercial partners to communicate securely. "Any government information that is sensitive is not sent electronically, instead it is saved on a disc and physically taken to the other department - at the taxpayer's expense," said Mark Tucker, sales manager for PGP. The company said version 6.0 of PGP for HMG will be fully inter-operable with its commercial counterpart. "The sheer volume of restricted information that governments need to transfer electronically means they need a solution they can trust," said John Doody, head of customer services at the government's National Technical Information Security Authority.
YES! COMMUNIST PROPOGANDA!!!
Posted by Barrie at 5/03/2001 02:43:00 am
Wednesday, May 02, 2001
Oh my, a lot of posts here these days. Sorry for being a bit late, but
... So that's where you've been, Barreh. You don't even answer my email at all. But good luck on the portfolio anyway =) I love you, man. These days I've been getting into trying to make some music. I found this really great app for my Mac that'll let me open random files as soundfiles & do funny stuff to them. So this week I've been collecting all kinds of weird sounds from my harddrive. I swear, some of it is pretty uncanny. I have this disc-image, containing SID files. It's completely full + it's compressed. A SID file is a little machine-code program for the MOS 6581 and MOS 6510 processors of the Commodore 64 (SID means Sound Interface Device). Anyway, this is basically just garble. But I opened the 200MB file in SoundHack, and I find all these little sped up tunes at random places in the noise. They shouldn't be there! Straaange!
Also, as a result of the total coolness of random accidents, this record I've had lying around for a couple years, my brother bought it at a garagesale for like 5 cents, there are actually tracks from the Irdial Discs roster on it! Yay! It's the Ambient House compilation from DFC (Dance Floor Corporation). The tracks are Aqua Regia - N.Y.C. Smile on me and Aqua Regia - Aqueanosolo. Other tracks include The Orb - A Huge Ever-growing Brain that Rules the World from the Centre of the Ultra-world and The KLF - Last Train to Transcentral (It contains a lovely intro with a train that scares the shit outta my cats). The question is, when was this record released? It doesn't say on it. I assume around 1990 or so. Not that I plan to sell it, but what's it worth? It's in very good condition. No scratches & slight dents on the cover.
Sorry for the long blog, I just had so much to say... =)
S Prazdnikom 1 Maya!
Good luck on getting into Kanada. We're a half-decent country. Just stay away from the hicks. Their minds are so closed that you can smell the mustiness on them. I spent the last three days working STRAIGHT (ie other than eating and sleeping, I was working) on my portfolio. I finally got it in, but not before I had to go through a massive parking ordeal, a windy day to make me sail away with the portfolio, and having to write a "Why I Want to Enter the Program..." paper which I was NOT told about. But it's in. Wish me luck. Exhausted but stimulated with working, I went to bed at about 1 am on Sunday but stayed up till 3 fiddling with my peeceoschitt� SW radio (wait, there's a couple hours of free time, albeit not the way most people would use it...). I found an incredibly large amount (like, FIVE!) of number stations, though they were vastly outnumbered by evangelical programmes (and if you let SATAN into YOUR home...). I taped them on my sony mini-tape thingy. A few of them, now that I listen to them in a not-exhausted state, are merely radio interference. But I did tape some definite weirdness going on. There are two morse and three noise ones (I have yet to verify if the one I found at approx 4.1 is teh Buzzer). Right at the bottom of the spectrum, at around 1 to 2 kHz, I found a REALLY fucked one and made a long recording. I plan on starting a website where people can upload (low-qual) mp3 encodings of "number hunts." Sound like a good idea, folks? Also, I'm starting to think one word but type another (ie "pieces" instead of "people"). I'm doing the same thing with writing and even speaking. It's starting to worry me.
Posted by Barrie at 5/02/2001 06:12:00 am
still nothing like a speak and spell.....albeit for the big red handle. do they use 802.11b too? btw: it may be good by usa for me. i have formally applied for canadian citizenship in vancouver. let's hope all goes thru. keep your finger crossed for me.........it's been 2 years and we've decided to try it!
Posted by john at 5/02/2001 02:08:00 am