Friday, October 31, 2003
Dear Mary, and other Blogdialians, I am glad to be of service! And yes, Excel is not my favourite program for that very reason Barrie James. This isn't to do with your art course though is it?
Posted by captain davros at 10/31/2003 11:27:00 pm
I have been using Microsoft Excel a LOT in the past week for data entry. I rarely refer to things as "stupid" but this program is BEYOND STUPID. JESUS CHRIST. The fact that a spreadsheet program often does not accept the exact numbers you input and replaces them with what it THINKS you input has been driving me up the fucking wall (temper fits and all that). Also I've lost my ability to type accurately. I try to find settings in Excel to make it behave in a "dumb" manner (as opposed to the retarded "smart" application Microsoft promotes) but it's impossible. So, never use Microsoft Excel, ever. Use anything but!
Posted by Barrie at 10/31/2003 10:36:00 pm
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Yahoo! News - High School Girls Pummel Man Who Exposed Himself
Posted by KM at 10/31/2003 09:16:00 pm
To counteract this effect, the low frequency content of the record is deliberately reduced, and this low end rolloff has to be corrected by a bass boost in the playback system. Yet, somehow, a Sunn O))) album on vinyl will still have wayyy more bass and VOLUME than its compackt disck counterpart. And it's smoother, like the primordial sludge that it's supposed to be. I have never managed to get a CD to sound nearly as good as a vinyl record when I play it REALLY LOUD. To quote Monty Python, CDs are tinny tinny tinny, and vinyl is nice and woody.
Posted by Barrie at 10/31/2003 08:01:00 pm
Immunologically, best protection is still likely from the single jabs Thats all that we need to know; its better to have single jabs, Autism risk aside, if this side effect is real. That is enough of a reason to refuse the multiple jab, and have the single ones. I got Mac'd up today, at long last!
MMR/autism link - one of the original clinical researchers now says evidence has proven that there is NO link. To be fair, I think the original report claimed that a link could not be ruled out and was a possibility, requiring more research. That research now having been done, Dr Murch concludes that there is no causative link between the MMR jab and onset of autism. In my mind this brings up questions of Dr Andrew Wakefields attitude to recent studies, i.e., whether his scientific opinion is unbiased and purely data-based. 300 million doses of MMR given, with very limited side-effects. Measles still kills 1 in 2500 infected kids. Immunologically, best protection is still likely from the single jabs, but some protection is better than none. Unsurprisingly, if parents have to bring their kids 3 times to the doctors to get the jabs a significant number miss one or more of the three.
I use Turbo10 for searches when in mozilla, it still doesn't work in safari. Sunn O))) have turned my ears to jelly. They played in near darkness, with a few candles and enough dry ice to almost suffocate the audience and not see their cowled outlines for about a third of their set. And sticking a super-amplified ax on the vent pipe to create even more bass frenzy, that was a good move.
Thursday, October 30, 2003
Nice story about the battle for Search Engine Supremacy, from a business standpoint mainly. Google still does my searching, though I've tried Teoma and it gives very different results in some cases. Irdial in Google Irdial in Teoma Any others in use?
US government-funded scientists have 'created' a fully lethal strain of mousepox and have at hand a human-lethal smallpox equivalent. A quote says this is "necessary to explore what bioterrorists might do." OK. First, forget the ethics thing of biological weapons for the minute. Governments want them and the US has more than anyone else so whatever crap they spout about the dangers of other nations having them until they get rid of their own is simply gross hypocrisy. There are some practical things to remember here which make the US government appear even more dangerous than we know they already are. Only two stocks of smallpox exist, one in Russia and one in the US. In 2001 the US decided not to eradicate theirs in the light of global terrorism. Think about that for a minute. Think about exactly how that 'logic' works. Not long after this the US started briefing the press that 'rogue nations' may have 'hidden stocks' of smallpox. Believe that if you like. One of these rogue nations said to have smallpox stocks was Iraq. Shocked? Until the Bush administration, no live smallpox research had been funded for over 20 years. Smallpox is kept in the highest containment facilities only. Any potential bioterrorist wanting to use smallpox would have to overcome (a) access to live virus (b) containment against self-infection (c) in vivo testing facilities and (d) currently available vaccines. These vaccines will (and do) protect against wild-type smallpox. What the US has done is fund the creation of a variant with complete resistance to the vaccine! Amazing! Now can somebody please explain how this has advanced the war on terror, or at least, how this is "necessary to explore what bioterrorists might do."
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Posted by captain davros at 10/30/2003 12:31:00 pm
Do I look like I have on my forehead Do I look like I have on my face Complain here And rip me off My advice to you is this Keep your pen with a cap Don't press your finger in the wrong socket And to sum up The motive of this film is Keep your cap on your pen Keep your dick in your pants Do I look like I have... Written on my forehead On my forehead On my forehead Acute Acute
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Oh, I love the Northern Lights. Makes me feel homesick. I think Arc'Teryx has a fabulous line of technical jackets. Their dye-lots alone are worth it. My favorite winter coat is my long black leather, double-breasted trench coat, circa Norway 1970. I just had it cleaned and re-died, and it is gorgeous. You can just imagine the delight when my grandmother pulled that one out of her closet and gave it to me. It is perfect armour against torrential rains. But I also sport a cream fisherman's sweater on sunny days, and a long black wool coat for glamourous meetings. And of course, the gore-tex for skiing, but I saw some lovely clips of Marylin Monroe skiing in Lake Tahoe the other day, and now I am longing for a new ski outfit ...
I couldn't find reference to the coat that I bought last year ... made by a german company, BUSH ( enter bush coats in google and you get a lot of info about what to wear in the outback, or the president's sartorial style ) that have come up with a fibre that allows heat out when the temperature inside becomes greater than that of your body, and traps air inside if the temperature inside drops below that of your body ... this is probably not new at all, as those of you in the know will no doubt point out, but I've never got on with mountain climbing/ski coats, as they tend to rustle and be overly bright in colour ( in the shops round here ), and so my ignorant shopper head walks around is constant amazement at being able to travel around, wearing a very light item of clothing, dropping in & out of air conditioned shops with not a bead of sweat breaking out I can show you my hat, though ... it's made of lama wool, was bought in a tiny village near the austrian/czech border, and is very snug ... we were visiting my fiance's aunt a week before christmas, had stopped for some coffee & cake, came out of the cafe 20 minutes later to find 3 inches of snow had fallen, and of course, we being stupid english abroad who had foolishly heeded the dud advice from friends at home, hadn't bothered to hire chains for our heavy old automatic that had great fun slipping & sliding along the ( thankfully flat ) lanes back to our evening's schnapps, schnitzel & strudel
Posted by a hymn in g to nann at 10/29/2003 05:59:00 pm
Shh...everything must be quiet around you,
secretive one. What customs are you doing now?
Your strange ways may cause you to be some kind
of an outcast, but you don't mind that. The
things from the 'other side' fascinate you.
Sounds good. Who knows why you took this quiz?
Happy Halloween, O Powerful One.
What Halloween Figure Are You? (Fun Quiz! MANY RESULTS!)
brought to you by Quizilla Happy Halloween.... For some (stupid money-making) reason this tradition has arrived to Denmark, atleast in the shops (oh yes, Denmark is the most americanized country in europe)
What are people wearing this autumn/winter in the northern hemisphere I like to consider my clothes as costumes, when beeing a woman, knowing how much my looks means, I love pranking the fact that I am a woman and will be judged on my looks - by both men and woman This winther I go for the "school-girl-uniform" (duffelcoat and leg-warmers) - last year I went for the "hooker-look" with rabbitfur and dark make-up... Besides my clothes I always wear a discman in my pocket, so I can hear wonderful music instead of all the noise other people make...
Patagonia make pretty amazing products. My father's girlfriend sells them at an outfitting store. I can't afford this stuff, but it's basically the best. Check 'em out. For medium cold I wear a Winterco Board Doktor snowboarder's jacket, even though I don't board (their website doesn't appear to be working). It has excellent ass coverage that most coats just don't offer. For REAL cold, I have a 50's or 60's vintage DDR army greatcoat. It's huge, grey, and menacing. It goes way past my knees and keeps me incredibly warm. For a base layer (because keeping warm is all about layering) I have a North Face Salathe jacket (recieved as gift).
Posted by Barrie at 10/29/2003 05:08:00 pm
Explanation: Yesterday, our Sun produced one of the most powerful solar flares in recorded history. Seen across the electromagnetic spectrum, the Sun briefly became over 100 times brighter in X-rays than normal. Over the next few days, as energetic particles emitted from these regions strike the Earth, satellite communications might be affected and auroras might develop. The flare and resulting CME, emitted from giant sunspot group 10486, was captured above as it happened by the by the LASCO instrument aboard the Sun-orbiting SOHO satellite. The disk of the Sun is covered to accentuate surrounding areas. The time-lapse movie shows the tremendous explosion in frames separated in real time by about 30 minutes each. The frames appear progressively noisier as protons from the CME begin to strike the detector. The SOHO satellite has been put in a temporary safe mode to avoid damage from the solar particle storm. Incredible!
This is my coat. 5 years of excellent service so far. Stupendously warm. In London a thin t-shirt and this suffices in the coldest weather. In Sweden -20 C was a pleasure. I couldn't really afford it when I bought it, but it's been worth every penny. It's like walking about in a fantastic orange duvet. And you get to look like Kenny from South Park for nothing.
I need some new clothes. I'm thinking fleece/anorak etc. What are people wearing this autumn/winter in the northern hemisphere (not sure we have any southern hemisphere blogdialians)? Photos would be interesting here incidentally.
Posted by captain davros at 10/29/2003 01:39:00 pm
Homeopathic medicines are simply extraordinary. You have to buy the hand made ones, which are the most effective. If you disline taking garbage like Dimetapp� or other antihistamines, Homeopathy is for you. Of course, if it doesnt work, you shouldnt take it. And if it didnt work, no one would...so do it! Thanks for the props. I forgot to mention one important thing - since taking the homeopathic remedy, I have not had another sinus cold. This was over 4 years ago. Absolutely true. Dav, those aren't your telephones? I was waiting in anticipation for another installation a la Captain.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
people who are jealous of the dudes who can spend $50,000 on a system I once listened to a sound system worth over $100,000 (to put that into perspective, that's about $10,000 more than my house is worth). It was pretty fucking amazing. There were two banks (5 cones high) of woofers on each side, and the highs and mids were handled by these big 8-foot-tall "ribbon" speakers with like 30 tweeters running down one side of each. Not to mention the HUGE Mark-Levinson mono-block amplifiers and crazy Oracle turntable. To quote Keanu Reeves, "Whoa." But really, I'm happy with my crappy early 80's harman/kardon and Rock Solid speakers. They do the job well enough. Those poor phones. They probably have a really nice ring, too.
Posted by Barrie at 10/28/2003 05:15:00 pm
Mozilla 1.5 was released on Ocotober 15! One incredible feature I found called Bookmark Keywords allows you to set keywords for your bookmarks so you can just type goo in your browser to get http://www.google.com or dict to get http://www.dictionary.com. However, it also lets you extend that by adding variables into the address so that you can type goo american martyrs to search google for american martyrs or dict nebula to get the dictionary.com definition of nebula.
De-furred, disconnected, torn from their sockets and hollowed out with a special gun.
Posted by captain davros at 10/28/2003 12:58:00 pm
Kylie to do a song with Green from Scritti Politti Sadly, probably not Messthetics.
Posted by captain davros at 10/28/2003 12:30:00 pm
That picture breaks my heart, so many of the phones seem to have been snared in order to facilitate the ease of the final cull, perhaps they were left out as bait so that further phones would come to their rescue whilst the hunters lay in hiding ready to pounce. Is it right that the phones have been defurred and skinned? Cruel, cruel treatment.
Thanks for the advice on XP. My feeling is towards the full version for those very reasons. Sadly today on my way past the phone-mongers this morning I saw many of the breeding phones had been slaughtered and put out on display for our consumption. It can't have been long after I had seen them myself. I know mankind has always killed, culled and farmed, but when I see things like this I question my own humanity and purpose here on the planet.
Posted by captain davros at 10/28/2003 12:07:00 pm
James Randi, Uri Geller... what's the difference between a raven and a writing desk? On Benveniste, Randi and he Nature investigating team found NO EVIDENCE whatsoever of fraud. However, against Benveniste is that, if his experimental results and procedures are correct, they should be repeatable in independent laboratories. So far they have not proved so.
That should have been It's hard to understand how they are able to work, when there is a possibilty you are not ingesting any 'active ingredients'. I have taken such remedies in the past to get rid of headaches / pains and the symptoms have gone. But simply waiting has been effective too. As has chewing on a lump of ginger. I've even used paracetamol successfully.
Has anyone ever tried any homeopathic remedies? I can feel the heat rising... Homeopathic medicines are simply extraordinary. You have to buy the hand made ones, which are the most effective. If you disline taking garbage like Dimetapp® or other antihistamines, Homeopathy is for you. Of course, if it doesnt work, you shouldnt take it. And if it didnt work, no one would...so do it! it's hard to understand how the remedies work. Does that really matter? How many things do you use every day without understansing precisely how they work? The only thing that matters is that it works as advertised, and does not harm you with dreadful side effects....why do you think the EU is out to destroy all alternative medicine Tens of thousands of trials have been done to ascertain the effectiveness of these remedies, over 100+ years. If anything is true about humans in the west, they are the first to stop doing something to their bodies if its discovered to be harming them. On the same subject, did you see the TV programme with James Randi, debunking the work of Jacques Benveniste? Watching that crazy old coot Randi in action is like watching witch burner light the pyre.
aren't into listening to music how could i NOT respond to that?!! People who are "against" audiophiles are one of several types of looser. They are people who have never heard a real system in action (the numbers of these "people" are now legion, thanks to digital), people who are jealous of the dudes who can spend $50,000 on a system (which is why they cry like biatches about the cost of cable and amps, when "after all, it all sounds the same anyway"), and finally the most pathetic of the lot, the people who CANNOT HEAR Yes, these people simply CANNOT HEAR PROPERLY, and so, they are basically cripples whining about their disability. They trott out the same drivel as any other skeptic, looser and jackass, instead of simply taking their portable CD player, putting their headphones on and getting on with their life, like the people who listen to music do. I have spoken.
Monday, October 27, 2003
"...There seems to be an overview of Brion Gysin's paintings in the shops. Hadn't realised that so much his work was colourful - only seeing it in photocopy/low-res images posted by meau meau , 1:24 PM ..." If you ever are fortunate enough to see the paintings and pen-and-ink drawings in person too that takes it to a whole new level, the detail in some of them is mindblowing and you can really get lost in there... a.these
Posted by THESE at 10/27/2003 06:05:00 pm
I'm a big fan of Prescription for Nutritional Healing. I'm battling my psoriasis by nutritional means. My girlfriend and I have also begun the book's recommended fasting regimen (replete with enemas!). The amount of toxins we build up in our bodies from cooked food and preservatives is astounding.
homeopathic This dilution to beyond 'effective' limits theory is a famous scientific case, resulting in the public castigation of Jaques Benveniste in Nature magazine in 1988. He still works on this stuff and now believes that he can send the 'memory' or imprint of molecules across the internet... He's either deluded or way ahead of current dogma.
Here is a collection of phones I discovered whilst out rambling around one night; they'd moved out to their traditional breeding ground and were preparing to spawn. The males emit a special type of dial-tone to attract the females, and the sound is eerily beautiful.
Posted by captain davros at 10/27/2003 01:45:00 pm
Has anyone ever tried any homeopathic remedies? I had done once, for a bad sinus cold, and it worked quite well. Tiny yellow pills in little vials, it's so fascinating. I once had a part time job in a health-food store which sold these. They only ever seem to be recommended to counter mild symptoms and when you look at the dosage level it's hard to understand how the remedies work.
Me, no Windows basically. Used to use Macs back in art school, was an Amiga-head for a while, tried Linux but can't get on with it, so a windoze sucker I am. I spend all day using MS at work, so it's easy to return to it at home. still frantically digging Zwan. their tones are great. here's one of my basses, for no other reason than it's there, or more accurately, here.
Posted by captain davros at 10/27/2003 01:38:00 pm
is anyone changing to panther (OS 10.3)? I read the specs and couldn't work out quite what my 99 quid was getting me that I'd actually need or use compared with the 10.2.6 that's already on my mac... am i missing something? (i know that's what they intend me to think...) Apparently Expose (window shrinking) is to die for. When someone hacks the vile metal Finder I may upgrade (it's bad enough working out which safari window is active). The better X11 integration would be nice to have, I've installed so many unix bits that I'm sure don't work properly - gnome definitely doesn't. I wonder if just upgrading the free Darwin core would fuck 'OSX-aqua' up. I might just wait to buy a new computer in a couple of years (when blue & white G3's fall off the scale) -then I could go back to using the B&W for OS9 which is Sooo... fast it's unbelievable. Really. But I want other things too, more useful things. Saw sunburned hand of the man play last week they're quite good, a bit more engaging than jackie-o-motherfucker. vibracathdral orchestra were supporting and I preferred them.
Canterbury Tales, William Caxton 1st edition, 1476, online as high-res images. Stunning. cap'n, i thought you were a red-hat boy? or a mac man? on the same subject, is anyone changing to panther (OS 10.3)? I read the specs and couldn't work out quite what my 99 quid was getting me that I'd actually need or use compared with the 10.2.6 that's already on my mac... am i missing something? (i know that's what they intend me to think...)
windows xp - buy upgrade CD or full product? I am already running win 98.
Posted by captain davros at 10/27/2003 11:04:00 am
Sunday, October 26, 2003
I saw The Dears last night. You should listen to The Dears, they are VERY good. It was one of the best concerts I've seen. They are very unpretentious and completely share their music with the audience. The music was dramatic and sad (and sometimes REALLY REALLY LOUD, I was in front row, my head vibrated at points) but the band were having so much fun on the stage. Bands that have 6+ synths (KOOOORRRRGG) on stage are generally pretty cool as a rule. These guys really know how to make a flowing, organic din. To their credit they have been around since 1995 so they are very tight (and are excellent musicians, to boot). And they used a melodica! A freaking MELODICA! It was one of those concerts where audience members would buy the band rounds of shots (and the band would drink them while playing). Unlike many Edmonton concerts the atmosphere was very amicable and warm. When it was all over my friends and I recieved hugs from the bandleader. Now what band does that?
Posted by Barrie at 10/26/2003 07:21:00 pm
These are two books I consult if I am feeling ill: Prescription for Nutritional Healing Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Of course, I will always see a doctor if it is grievious, but this is where I start. Excellent information about nutrition, alternative therapies, supplements and disorders. But like anything, must be taken with a pinch of salt and no fanaticism. Otherwise you will find yourself drinking nothing but carrot juice and expounding the evils of yummy things like cheese and chocolate.
Antibiotics are very strong medicine and they do have side effects. Read through these links. Basically, when taking antibiotics, you are not only killing the bad bugs, but the good bugs too, especially those that ensure good digestion, thus the sluggish feeling. You need to take a probiotic (acidophilus and bifidus, which is found in yogurt) to help combat the antibiotic effects. Do you have a natural food store near you? They should know exactly what I am talking about!
Saturday, October 25, 2003
Can antibiotics make you even iller? I think so! They seem to sap some energy from me and make me sluggish and sad. I wonder why? I would try to make sense of it but I really shouldn't pretend to be a doctor. That audiophile article was HILARIOUS. There is definitely a difference between people who listen to money and people who listen to music.
Posted by Barrie at 10/25/2003 08:34:00 am
Went to a friends tonight and they had brought a couple of Nigerian films made by Famsota productions/ Famous Otakponmwen that they found in a bargain bin for �1 each. I've never seen one before and would recommend seeing one for the experience. All the dialogue is not spoken but shouted and they have the funniest titles and story lines. One that they brought was called 'The Virgin Prostitute' in which a woman hears of a potion that makes men impotent when poured in their drink and the rest of the film is her doing exactly that.
Friday, October 24, 2003
Can antibiotics make you even iller? I've just had the worst week for AGES in terms of black, craggy depression, fatigue, horrible tastes in my mouth and general pessimism of the highest order. Nearly everything I normally do has left me cold, all my food tastes horrible, I can't work very well, and I do not feel the most useful person in the world. I DO feel a whole lot better than I did this time last week, but I can't help thinking these flipping antibiotics are not really my friend. ** slides off the face of the planet and down into a sticky pool of goo **
Posted by captain davros at 10/24/2003 10:23:00 pm
Audiophiles aren't into listening to music, playing it, dancing to it, or any of the things you are supposed to do with it - although oddly enough they also aren't into objective reality, hard facts, critical reasoning, or any of the left brained activities that one would suspect people who can't dance would be interested in.
Thursday, October 23, 2003
Did anyone else see this programme last night? It was funny to see Mark giving arms dealers a lift to the arms fair held at Docklands, in a minibus and then pass a bucket round to collect 'alms for Iraq'. I've never seem so many people take such an avid interest in their shoes at one time. The 'Gulf sale' signs outside the Rafidain bank was pure genius! And then the 'Arms dealer bingo' on the DLR... "So we�re gonna have people going round now with the cards, its 50p and eyes down on arms dealer Iraqi bingo!� " And the first number out now is ...all the legs�sixty. �There we�ve 46 � all your cluster bombs, 46. � Number 7 � ak47"
While people think my city has a hockey team or something, actual cool people there are making wicked water power solutions and do the most advanced diabetes research in the world. Go Edmonton! Too bad our art community sucks. Maybe the water electricity could be the kickstarter for the Free Energy MEG.
Posted by Barrie at 10/23/2003 06:13:00 am
Canadian Researchers find new way to generate electricity Germany sounds like more fun.
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
BUZZ! SUNN!! YEAAAHH!! *puts volume to 11, brains come out of ears* And I'm pretty sure Bush has no divine right at all. What is wrong with these people? Are their brains the size of peas?
Posted by Barrie at 10/22/2003 05:20:00 pm
The latest Wire kept my attention whilst ill. Some great writing on Miles Davis, and interesting pieces on Basic Channel and Peaches. And a 30-track CD. All mixed in with some liberal doses of pretentious codswallop. Nice 'epiphany' of John Cage's book, Silence. Has anyone read it?
A Norwegian woman setting up shop as a witch has been awarded a government grant worth 53,000 kronor ($7,500; �4,500). Lena Skarning, aged 33, was given the money because her business plan - according to officials from the regional development fund which gave the grant - was "pretty reasonable and well thought out". Her business, Forest Witch Magic Consulting, will tell fortunes, teach magic tricks at corporate seminars, and offer potions and creams to cure for problems ranging from sleeplessness to bad habits. A condition of the grant is that she has promised not to try any spells that might hurt anyone. Ms Skarning acknowledged that the success of the Harry Potter books might well have helped her gain official acceptance, but said there was one essential difference. "I'm the real thing," she said. "I'm Norway's only state-backed witch." Habitually dressed in black and with a white cat, Ms Skarning said she had been a "nice witch" for 13 years. But she said she had only recently come up with the idea of applying for the grant after she attended a seminar on entrepreneurship. "I'm an ordinary witch who came up with an original business idea," she said. BBC
Bleaugh, Just back in work after a week off with a chest infection. I had a miserable 4 day session in the middle of it spent on the sofa lunging with satan's most powerful coughing fits and windmilling swathes of kitchen paper to alternately catch evil secretions and mop my feverered brow. Thankfully the righteous torpedoes of antibiotics have begun their attack...and I am back.
Posted by captain davros at 10/22/2003 11:36:00 am
meau two, a hot bath with epsom salts would be a good thing for you. of course, plenty of water afterwards. i have been periodically reading the confessions, they are more interesting every day. far more depth and insight. fascinating! shame i have nothing to confess ... (smiles and looks sideways)
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
The flu is awful! Hope you get well right quick. Lots of fluids.
Posted by Barrie at 10/21/2003 03:56:00 pm
It's amazing how much sweat you can produce when sleeping, I awoke and my upper half was drenched - twice. it can't be healthy must be this damned flu. Honey, lemon, ginger, nice soothing music (The Hafler Trio Cleave: 9 Great Openings). At least I'm getting hungry again. grouphug is fun
how can one live with no love and physical intimacy? the skin must get so cold.... the skin does get cold. like it's dead or something. omfg goth omg That site is fascinating. I find the most interesting passages to be the ones about unacknowledged or unfulfilled fetishes. They're big problems, so to speak. Sometimes the site gets repetitive though - to know their are so many sentiments exactly the same as is each other... it's kind of scary. eBay is funny. There are many, many bidders who do not accept 0 or 1 transaction users. That cruddy Dave Clarke is why.
Posted by Barrie at 10/21/2003 05:46:00 am
how can one live with no love and physical intimacy? the skin must get so cold.... Alison, I got engrossed in those confessions the other day and the saddest thing was how many were like that. 'Same story, different words'. check the bid history Does that happen a lot on eBay? I don't really use it but do want to sell off my old vinyl [mainly fillers,etc]. A friend recommended 'discogs.com'. Anyone have any experience of it?
Monday, October 20, 2003
what the fuck? that dc LP is going for that much? i'd gladly part with mine for that price. why is that one so much more than the other copies going on eBay? i'm confused. isn't dave clarke a moron?
Posted by KM at 10/20/2003 10:44:00 pm
those confessions are SO interesting... like this person: I have such an intense anticipation of rejection and opening up emotionally that I have basically accepted the fact that I will live the rest of my life alone. What is scary is that I might not actually mind that much. Poor thing - how can one live with no love and physical intimacy? the skin must get so cold....
the best rapper coming out of the states Crispy New Freestyle http://www.angrynakedpat.com/network/icf/index.php
"Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention." Auguste Escoffier Well here is the mans Potage Parmentier (I am making the soup for dinner - and it smells so good) 3 Big leeks, chopped finely - steam them in butter add 750 gr cubed. potatoes (3 big baking ones would do it) and 1 liter stock (chiken or veggie) When the potatoes are soft, mash the soup with a whisk and then through a strainer add cream and maybe some butter granish with chopped chives. Easy!
Sunday, October 19, 2003
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Friday, October 17, 2003
Definitely NOT the biggity-biz-awmb: A quiet revolution is taking place in US politics. By the time it's over, the integrity of elections will be in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large - and pro-Republican - corporations. Andrew Gumbel wonders if democracy in America can survive Roxanne Jekot, who has put much of her professional and personal life on hold to work on the issue full time, puts it even more strongly. "Corporate America is very close to running this country. The only thing that is stopping them from taking total control are the pesky voters. That's why there's such a drive to control the vote. What we're seeing is the corporatisation of the last shred of democracy."
Posted by Barrie at 10/17/2003 10:27:00 pm
[The king (of Brobdingnag; the giant's kingdom) inquires into the state of England, which the author relates to him. The king's observations thereon.] He desired "I would give him as exact an account of the government of England as I possibly could; because, as fond as princes commonly are of their own customs (for so he conjectured of other monarchs, by my former discourses), he should be glad to hear of any thing that might deserve imitation." Imagine with thyself, courteous reader, how often I then wished for the tongue of Demosthenes or Cicero, that might have enabled me to celebrate the praise of my own dear native country in a style equal to its merits and felicity. [...] He was perfectly astonished with the historical account gave him of our affairs during the last century; protesting "it was only a heap of conspiracies, rebellions, murders, massacres, revolutions, banishments, the very worst effects that avarice, faction, hypocrisy, perfidiousness, cruelty, rage, madness, hatred, envy, lust, malice, and ambition, could produce." His majesty, in another audience, was at the pains to recapitulate the sum of all I had spoken; compared the questions he made with the answers I had given; then taking me into his hands, and stroking me gently, delivered himself in these words, which I shall never forget, nor the manner he spoke them in: "My little friend Grildrig, you have made a most admirable panegyric upon your country; you have clearly proved, that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator; that laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied, by those whose interest and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them. I observe among you some lines of an institution, which, in its original, might have been tolerable, but these half erased, and the rest wholly blurred and blotted by corruptions. It does not appear, from all you have said, how any one perfection is required toward the procurement of any one station among you; much less, that men are ennobled on account of their virtue; that priests are advanced for their piety or learning; soldiers, for their conduct or valour; judges, for their integrity; senators, for the love of their country; or counsellors for their wisdom. As for yourself," continued the king, "who have spent the greatest part of your life in travelling, I am well disposed to hope you may hitherto have escaped many vices of your country. But by what I have gathered from your own relation, and the answers I have with much pains wrung and extorted from you, I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth." As essential today as always. Read it for free.
The following report was delivered to us by a high-level Brooklyn source: French public radio broadcasting in the Oise region has this summer implemented a new feature: 24-hour broadcast of an anti-mosquito frequency. This signal is transmitted similtaneous to the standard rock-and-roll fare, and apparently cannot be perceived by humans. Whether the mosquitoes liked French rock-and-roll enough in the first place to hang around the radio dial has not been documented.
That's probably because iTunes is and probably always will be a piece of shit. I have never been impressed with iTunes since the very first version, and the program gets more problematic and illogical with every new iteration. There is a really easy way to put every mp3 file out of its directory and into the trash with iTunes, and that's after making sure that shouldn't happen. Oh, that and Apple's tendency to make an mp3 program that requires more processor power than my computer is capable of. For an mp3 player, that is completely and utterly ridiculous. Remember when mp3 players used to only need a 100mHz processor or so? You think they should require less now. There are programs that, in an effort to do everything and be "easy to use" become much more complicated and problematic than they should. iTunes is one of those bloated, horrible programs. That and it's uglier than an old witch. Apple might have good (great!) industrial designers but they sure as hell don't know how to make an interface look pretty. Brushed metal my ass. It didn't look good in QuickTime 4 and it still doesn't look good today.
Posted by Barrie at 10/17/2003 05:10:00 pm
iTunes for windoze. Fascinating; On a VERY quick look, it seems like I cannot import all of my music files into iTunes; ie, to automagically organize them by artist etc. Freeamp's "My Music" does this of course, and brilliantly. My main problem MP3 wise is organizing many many files. For me, imporging doesnt mean ripping. It means imporging, as in eating spit roast pork with a jug of cider for company.
olfactory There is nothing like the smell of JFK. Or Manhattan. They are very particular, evocative, and powerful. Andrew will know what I am talking about when I mention the smell of places like The Electric Ballroom. A sweet mixture of old vomit, beer piss, cigarette butts mashed for years into the floor and carpets, and sweat. Yes, sweet.
Happy belated birthday Mary! May the best of your past be the worst of your future. a.these.....you're so right about the '33 1/3rd'. So many good things began happening to me after March [b'day in Jan]. Just got back in after another intense week working away [oh, the wonders of being a subcontractor]. I was in Woking, Surrey this week, staying at yet another Travelodge. These places are so hideously faceless. After a 10-12 hour shift then dinner with a few pints, it became harder to remember where my room was. I'm so glad to be back home in my own bed, with familiar sights, sounds and fragrances. It's amazing how [silently] powerful the olfactory senses are.
Senate Turns Half of Iraq Aid Into Loans This was a vote against the Bush administration btw. Anyhow it looks like you have to pay to be invaded now. - Law lords rule there is no right to privacy Five law lords yesterday rejected an attempt to establish that a right exists under English law to sue for invasion of privacy. The ruling, which had been keenly awaited by lawyers, establishes that there is no "freestanding" right to privacy in English law. Instead, those seeking damages when their privacy is invaded - including celebrities such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas - will have to bring their cases under other, well-established types of action, such as breach of confidence.
I probably won't get the oppertunity to go see it, but it looks awesome. What you can't get from the photos are the effect of the monochromatic lamps in the sun. Everything turns into a yellow-to-black duotone - think sepia, only yellow instead. He did an empty white(cube) room with only this lighting at the Venice Biannale this year. It was fascinating.
Thursday, October 16, 2003
Claus: I saw that sight at around 11:30am BST today. I think the silhouettes of stunned art punters really contribute to the effect.
Posted by Mess Noone at 10/16/2003 05:17:00 pm
GM crops giant Monsanto pulls out of Europe By Robert Uhlig, Farming Correspondent (Filed: 16/10/2003) Monsanto, the American pioneer of genetically modified crops, said yesterday it was pulling out of its European cereal seed business. The move was widely seen as a sign that it has given up hopes of introducing GM cereals in Europe. It announced its decision on the eve of today's publication of results of farm-scale evaluations of GM crops, the final and most influential part of the Government's investigation into whether to allow GM crops to be grown commercially. The trials, which investigated the effect of GM maize, oilseed rape and sugar beet on farmland wildlife and biodiversity, are expected to give a mixed verdict on the technology. Two other Government reports on the economic benefits of growing GM crops and on scientific understanding of their environmental and health effects have also failed to present a strong case for rushing into commercial GM cultivation. There are also questions about the value of the GM maize trials, which did not take the vital factor of crop yield into account. Monsanto's announcement that it wants to sell its cereal development stations at Cambridge and in France, Germany and the Czech Republic, follows hardening resistance to GM crops throughout Europe. Insurers are not prepared to underwrite GM farmers and 98 per cent of 37,000[...] Telegraph 98% of 37,000 people polled said that they would not eat GM food. Deal with it.
We all at times wish to be things we are not. In times of despair I wish to have a brilliant mind for mathematics and not be bothered by the hundreds of contradictions involved in the damned "creative process."
Posted by Barrie at 10/16/2003 07:30:00 am
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
What a horrible thing to go through! I have problems with IVF in general... not scientific ones, mostly personal moral ones. In the NHS, I think the money could be better spent on essential services which are underfunded as I don't see IVF as an essential service. There is also the problem of context re; how the other half (of the world) live. (It also twists my brainstem a little when my friends tell me their cat was offered chemotherapy, when there are people without food and water, let alone basic healthcare). Finally, it pains me to see people so troubled by the desire to have their (genetically) own baby; it makes me wish they could give their love to one of so many children that are without love... adoption coould be a cure for both parties. Spread the love, not the pain.
Problems with mitochondrial DNA can cause infertility or disease and it was to try to solve this problem that the research was done. The patient was a 30-year-old woman who could not have children despite repeated IVF attempts because all her embryos arrested at the two-day stage of development. Following nuclear transfer and "electrofusion" to reconstruct the nuclei in its new egg, the researchers had five embryos that survived to the four-cell stage after 48 hours. These were transplanted into the patient's womb and three developed into pregnancies. One fetus was then aborted, in an attempt to increase the survival chance of the others. But one of the remaining pair died at 24 weeks of respiratory distress due to premature rupture of the membranes. The other died at 29 weeks due to cord prolapse. "We don't consider this a success because of the outcome," says Grifo. "But we were happy to see that the embryos created a viable pregnancy." He adds the foetuses were "normal genetically and morphologically". This story is so disturbing to me. That poor woman. What a horrible thing to go through! I wonder if she is okay?
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Pogue Colonel: Marine, what is that button on your body armor? Private Joker: A peace symbol, sir. Pogue Colonel: Where'd you get it? Private Joker: I don't remember, sir. Pogue Colonel: What is that you've got written on your helmet? Private Joker: "Born to Kill," sir. Pogue Colonel: You write "Born to Kill" on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?! Private Joker: No, sir. Pogue Colonel: You'd better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant shit on you! Private Joker: Yes, sir. Pogue Colonel: Now answer my question or you'll be standing tall before the man. Private Joker: I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir. Pogue Colonel: The what? Private Joker: The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir. Pogue Colonel: Whose side are you on, son? Private Joker: Our side, sir. Pogue Colonel: Don't you love your country? Private Joker: Yes, sir. Pogue Colonel: Then how about getting with the program? Why don't you jump on the team and come on in for the big win? Private Joker: Yes, sir! Pogue Colonel: Son, all I've ever asked of my marines is that they obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the Vietnamese, because inside every gook there is an American trying to get out. It's a hardball world, son. We've gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over. Private Joker: Aye-aye, sir.
Public Image Ltd. - Second Edition Iro Haarla/Pepa P�ivinen - Yarra Yarra
Posted by Mess Noone at 10/14/2003 03:26:00 pm
Hilarious! http://www.theolympian.com/home/news/20031011/frontpage/121390.shtml There cannot be anyone left, anywhere, that believes anything that comes out of a polititians mouth, or a journalists pen about this business, can there? These "tactics", these infantile psi-ops keystone cops student pranks cannot fool anyone any longer. Its over!
A human pregnancy involving fetuses with three genetic parents was reported by US and Chinese scientists on Tuesday. None were born, but the researchers say this was due to obstetric complications rather than the fertility technique used, and that it would work in future. [...] http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994266 Okaaaaaaayyyyy........
London too was full of autumnal splendour. Well, as much as it can be... at least, it was in our garden. Worldwide beautiful weather for your birthday! It's a pretty generous and altruistic gift you've got there Mary! Best wishes... hope your thirty-fourth year is at least as wonderful for you as mine was for me. A buncha handsa bananas.
the flowers of romance?
Posted by captain davros at 10/14/2003 10:48:00 am
mary, 33 is a great age to be...when you get to thirty three and a third a lot of significant stuff starts to kick in...(not joking!) best wishes. a.these
Posted by THESE at 10/14/2003 02:51:00 am
Monday, October 13, 2003
Happy Birthday Mary! Best wishes.
Posted by Barrie at 10/13/2003 10:10:00 pm
Ah, the northern Canadian accent. I think (hope/pray) that I have trained those inflections and expressions out of my speaking voice, but in certain situations, with certain people, they come tumbling back. I can only describe it as 'goofy', with a very hard edge. We must go softly ... I am 33 today. It is a beautiful fall day, fresh and clean from many days of rain. I am going out to dig up the flower beds, and get them ready for spring bulb planting. It is Thanksgiving Day today, the national holiday, and hurrah, we will not be having turkey!
form a proper sentance tsk tsk.
Posted by alex_tea at 10/13/2003 06:09:00 pm
I live in basically the Canadian version of Texas. Among many, many other things, no one here can talk. No one knows grammar either, and redundancies abound. Unfortunatey this tendancy does travel into my speech from time to time. Though, I do not have an Albertan accent... it is fairly neutral since I was raised by English parents. It fits somewhere between Albertan and Lancashire-talk. I say "innit," "summit," "bollocks" among "eh," "beauty," "fer shure." I say "Aunt" how it is spelled. That is, I pronounce the "au," which sort of sounds like an inflected "o." Aa-u-h-nn-t. Which, I suppose rhymes with "can't," though I don't pronouce "can't" that way (rather, the "American" way). Thankfully though I do not sound like my peers around here, who are basically slackjawed and can't form a proper sentance if their lives depended on it. Mimi Majick DESPISES "bubble writing" What is bubble writing? Would that be non-cursive or...? I happen to have one of the worst examples of handwriting. Mostly due to the natural shakiness and inflexibility of my hands. The schools tried to train my handwriting. But it just hurts too much to bother. biggest language pet peeve: "he's got berries" (for example). I hate redundancies. Why can't people just say "he HAS berries?!"
Posted by Barrie at 10/13/2003 05:45:00 pm
more on english. people i know from essex truncate any word they can at every opportunity; national westminster becomes nat west, abbey national becomes abbey nash, etc. they alzo cut off the ends of often used words, and then add the suffix "y" or "ie". Mobile becomes mobie, television becomes telly, gandma becomes granny etc. i jnow a man with two 11 year old daughters; when he speaks to them, he does this charming trick with every word he says to them... in front of whoever is there. he also raises the pitch of his speech by an octave when he does this. hmmmmmmmaaaaaarrrggghh!!!!!!!!l
It's grim up North. Bill Drummond How To Be An Artist Leeds City Art Gallery 13th to the 26th of October The exhibition is free but for tickets for the evening performance (performances are not every evening-mm) Geordie accent can be really lovely, especially when spoken by women. I think the Leeds accent fits somewhere between Scouse and Birmingham.
Hackney has so many variants on English (pidgins and accents) that I fail to properly understand at least three-quarters of the people I hear round and about. Aunt Ant Bath not barth or barf Bugger with an ug I think most swearwords sound better in Northern. It's grim up North.
If, however, you were to say "Aunty" it should be pronounced to rhyme with "can't", which of course, does not rhyme with "Ant" the insect. I think not. Words should be pronounced the way you pronounce them. The way they roll off your tongue; your voice is your own, and variety is good.
Posted by captain davros at 10/13/2003 03:29:00 pm
How do you pronounce "Aunty" Ahem; Aunty is slang for "Aunt", the sister of your Father or Mother. Thats "Father", not "owldfellah", "dar" "$slangterm". If, however, you were to say "Aunty" it should be pronounced to rhyme with "can't", which of course, does not rhyme with "Ant" the insect. English is completely different from French, where "a" cest toujour "a". (I cannot write in French, ICYDN). Is there anyone in here who thinks that "Axe" sounds like "Acts"? The wonderful Mimi Majick DESPISES "bubble writing". ave'n you been o ha supamarke called escoes? I met some dudes from Bradford if I remember correctly; they had a superb way of saying "Grass" - a clipped, clear and very audible pronunciation. I do not like the sound of a Birmingham accent at all; I also dont like any "sing song" languages either, like Brazillian Portugese. Spanish sounds beautiful to me, as does German, French, Russian, Xosa, Hindi, Italian and Sanskrit. Chinese seems to my ears to be on the edge of being a singing language. Quebec French has some strange localizations, not altogether unpleasant. Pidgin english, whilst not a language, always makes me laugh. This includes the West African versions and the priceless Jamaican Pidgin; "Gwaaaaaan!" What a life!
There is a bit on Ping Pong on the latest Plastikman LP about halfway through (just after the claps come in) where the groove in the vinyl is almost perpendicular to itself, (it also seems to collect dust) It took about three attempts to get my record player to play it. The bass is immense.
Posted by alex_tea at 10/13/2003 01:29:00 pm
I say "a-gain" rather than "uggen". I have an mp3 of a local radio dj reading out an email I sent into his latenight phone in on the subject accents and the associated pronunciation differences. Quick easy-blog poll now. How do you pronounce "Aunty" (if you use the word at all)? This is the word for your mother or father's sister, or a close older female friend of the family. I say "Anti". Most people here in the south of the UK say "Arnty". And you?
Posted by captain davros at 10/13/2003 12:44:00 pm
>>Homonyms "Standard contemporary American pronunciation" That is not English, by definition. This should be more properly called a list of American mispronunciations of English. "Rain" and "Again" rhyme. "Again" is not pronounced as you would say "eggen" (a made up word for illustration)..... "The Chef refuses to butter your toast" I'm not making this up.
Sunday, October 12, 2003
tsk ... would you believe it ? ... it wasn't my poor beige friend's fault after all ... never mind ; a big kiss & all seems to well between us again ... have promised to take it to the pub next time by way of an apology ... on the condition that it doesn't keep nagging for crisps
Posted by a hymn in g to nann at 10/12/2003 01:17:00 pm
Saturday, October 11, 2003
time for the pub ... php not working, there is NO reason why not, computer being idiotic ; if i go to the pub and DON'T TAKE IT it will understand the hard way that being stupid for too long puts a strain on even the most resilient relationship ... it can stay at home ALONE, with no-one to talk to, ALL NIGHT, and when i come home i will blow raspberries and tell it what a wonderful time i had, how i relished the freedom of not having the constant flicker before my eyes, will leer beerily, and expect the script to peform perfectly as it should come the morning ... ENOUGH !
Posted by a hymn in g to nann at 10/11/2003 06:40:00 pm
Friday, October 10, 2003
liquid modern world This sounds very interesting. Odd that he said In our world of rampant "individualisation" but missed out on a few things that I think are important to mention alongside that: Individualism is selfish is destructive. I have noticed that these days most people do not enter relationships to better themselves and to better the other in doing so (as relationships should be symbiotic in this way). They enter relationships for a selfish desire to be fulfilled. And they always, always fail as long as people keep this mindset. The negative aspects of this are quite staggering. To enter a relationship means one must partly dissolve "the self" in connecting with another person. Maybe. The materialist mindset has indeed spread to human relation. "If I don't like it, I'll just throw it out." Yes, that is the answer to everything, like the denizens of Leonia. It also means the person has absolutely nothing to hang on to, nothing to define him or herself. Which, I suppose, creates a bit of a paradox with my previous statement of dissolution of self - do these people even have a, or even a concept of, the self anymore? This article made me think of another thing: I recall, a while ago, several BLOGDIANS were talking of the inability of science/statistics to explain everything (ie the falsehood of "science is god"). I think this idea is rather applicable here. No amount of statistical sociological study is going to figure something out here. Re: MacOS X 10.3 My computer has finally reached the end of its life. It can no longer use any new software that comes from Apple. It's been a good five years, buddy. Now it's time to stagnate!
Posted by Barrie at 10/10/2003 05:42:00 pm
Nope, not that. I posted it as the book is on display where I work and I keep reading it. But speaking of Metzger, I once did a gig in one of his liquid crystal installations, supporting Pete Townshend.
Posted by captain davros at 10/10/2003 02:53:00 pm
liquid modern world Oh yes he's talking with Gustav Metzger as part of the leeds film festival (could be why you posted the link and the Jandek one ago) which is going quite nicely, I saw a Cuban film called Lucia on sunday which had a wonderful soundtrack. And yesterday there was some experimental stuff by Takahiko Iimura... and Asian horror films you have to have Asian horror films.
Mac OS X 10.3 to ship in 15 days' time [...] The release requires the new, 1.2.1, version of iSync, which adds calendar synchronisation and picture-based called ID for the Symbian-based Sony Ericsson P800, Nokia 3650 and Nokia 7650 smartphones. iSync now supports the Sony Ericsson T616 and the Z600. .Mac users who sync their bookmarks can now view, edit and use them from any browser by visiting http://bookmarks.mac.com. There's still no support for non-Symbian Nokia handsets [...] http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/39/33310.html Symbian and MacOSX. See Mac fix. Fix Mac fix! Fix and Mix Mac!
Posted by captain davros at 10/10/2003 11:46:00 am
SunnComm to sue 'Shift key' student for $10m By Tony Smith Posted: 09/10/2003 at 20:47 GMT SunnComm has threatened Princeton PhD student Alex Halderman with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for exposing a key weakness in the company's latest CD copy protection technology, MediaMax CD3. The company said today it will take legal action against Halderman for revealing how MediaMax CD3 can be bypassed by holding down a Windows PC's Shift key when a protected disc is inserted. [...] That is so silly. See them act silly. Silly Billies!
Thanks for the tip, Akin. I inserted it into the box's css code. It doesn't seem to work at first glance, but it's on a template so I don't know if it does work until I see it in action (not possible right now until my server-side pal comes around). Cool.
Posted by Barrie at 10/10/2003 06:33:00 am
Thursday, October 09, 2003
Speaking of MT, I am (verryyy sloowwlyyy) setting up an MT site of my own. I have been trying to make up a template index page... but I know nothing of html and unfortunately no time to really work with it. So I've been using the dreaded Adobe GoLive, which I can already tell dirties up code 2DMAXX. I have been toying with "floating boxes" which I am assuming are CSS elements. GoLive is frustratingly tight-fisted with what it tells you. However I cannot get text to wrap around them, it merely just runs along behind the floating box (a calendar/navbar on the right side of the page) so I unnecessarily need two floating boxes, one to house the content, the other to house the calendar. Is this a terribly dumbassed, overcomplicated way to approach a page design? In an effort to be simple it seems I need to be more complex in terms of coding (a concept I have learned in my screen printing class, wherein I worked on several variations of a print and settled for the most simple visual solution - more work for more simplicity). I was thinking of stealing Dreamweaver, but it might be too much for my computer to handle.
Posted by Barrie at 10/09/2003 06:39:00 pm
BLOGDIAL isnt going local....ive been "boning up" on CSS; Blogger seems to be better for BLOGDIAL than Movable Type; it feels freer, looser. What Blogger needs is RSS. With CSS you have to change the way you think; tables make you lazy, CSS makes you think. Thats a good thing. I like thinking, dont you? See me think. See Alex think. Think Alex think! Think Akin Think! I think Alun thinks. Think hard Alun! Think hard Alex! Think hard Akin! Mary Thinks good. Good thinking Mary! Meau2 thinks deep. See Meau2 think deep. Keep thinking deep Meau2! See the sleek geek think deep. Keep thinking deep sleek geek!
Maybe the Vatican is aligning itself with the amazing Pentti Linkola:-
Posted by Mess Noone at 10/09/2003 01:52:00 pm
Why the sudden interest in CSS and MoveableType? Is Blogdial going local?
Posted by alex_tea at 10/09/2003 12:32:00 pm
The Catholic Church is run by dragged up paedophile snakeoil salesman who sideline in bad taste jewellery. I don't what is more disheartening their peaching or people wanting to belive it. Ahh, such a good mood now that I'm back at work. Still it's better than starving. A myth that CAN dance The dancing lord Shiva represents the constant process of creation, preservation and destruction of the universe. He trods on the dwarf, symbolic of Ignorance, which must be eliminated if a believer is to attain release from the eternal cycle of birth and death. In Shiva's upper hands are a drum, symbol of creation, and fire, symbol of destruction
More like: Thomas Malthus An Essay on the Principle of Population "An Essay on the Principle of Population, as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society with Remarks on the Speculations of Mr. Godwin, M. Condorcet, and Other Writers." It is an obvious truth, which has been taken notice of by many writers, that population must always be kept down to the level of the means of subsistence; but no writer that the Author recollects has inquired particularly into the means by which this level is effected: and it is a view of these means which forms, to his mind, the strongest obstacle in the way to any very great future improvement of society. He hopes it will appear that, in the discussion of this interesting subject, he is actuated solely by a love of truth, and not by any prejudices against any particular set of men, or of opinions.[...] http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/malthus/malthus.0.html
Yes, those kindly words are true. Rawk On. Yesterday I recieved my Austin Osman Spare books. Very awesome... beautiful books. At great expense but it's worth it. I'll learn something from these... and that's the most important thing.
Posted by Barrie at 10/09/2003 06:47:00 am
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
I had the biggest hangover saturday morning (promising myself not to EVER drink alchohol again) and the mailman rang on the door (ouch ouch!)... got 2 parcels, should have sleept, but was just to happy!!!!! MY FIRST VINYLS!!!!!!! YES indeed I was in for a treat! 14 irdial vinyls, smelling fresh.... Several Goodies from Mr Manning, Thee J Johanz, Beautyon and Aqua Regia (BOY, I am so sorry I never listened carefully to it before - but now I know - aqua regia rules!!!!) My weekend was just great, smoking hang-over-joints and listening to music!!!! Thank you irdial!!!! :]
Tuesday, October 07, 2003