Sunday, November 30, 2003


I am 95% British, just like
HRH Prince Charles
Though you'll never be king you certainly know where your castle is.

Take the Brit Quiz at
darrenlondon.tripod.com/britquiz1.htm

Quiz written by Daz

I am 87.5% British, just like
Mr Bean
Shy to the point of ridicule, you've probably never been out of the UK.

Take the Brit Quiz at
darrenlondon.tripod.com/britquiz1.htm

Quiz written by Daz

I am 92.5% British, just like
HRH Prince Charles
Though you'll never be king you certainly know where your castle is.

Take the Brit Quiz at
darrenlondon.tripod.com/britquiz1.htm

Quiz written by Daz
David Blunket - You Are Lame!
http://www.mrpicassohead.com/
Plan to form new Mussolini party The granddaughter of former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini says she is setting up a new party, after leaving the right-wing National Alliance. Alessandra Mussolini quit the party - a partner in the government - after comments made this week by National Alliance leader Gianfranco Fini. During a trip to Israel, Mr Fini called Mussolini's rule "disgraceful". Ms Mussolini on Thursday said the party had become "incompatible with, and prejudicial to, my family name". [...] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3250334.stm http://www.alessandramussolini.it/
http://www.forgotten-ny.com/SIGNS/bicentennial/hydrants.html

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Kieran Hebden!@# (Fridge, Four Tet) I love that man. I wish I was in a place with lots of cool concerts. LE SIGH.
People who use local wireless networks in their homes and offices could unknowinglybe helping child pornographers, hackers and other criminals break the law, computer experts warn. And by not properly securing those networks, users risk being accused of crimes they haven't committed. [...] Toronto Star
Adbusters's Utter Nonsense Another half hearted, or more accurately, 1/10,000th hearted atempt to galvanize the infinitely imploded mass to take weak action to "send a message" to "them". What this admusters nonsense actually dose (and it IS a dose of inertial poison) is completely diffuse the very real power of a boycott, by making the target a generalized one instead of a specfific one. A million (a wildly egzagerated number...yes egz...) people all hitting thier own target that they believe to be signifigant, in this case, buying nothing locally on one day is a total waste of time, its obvious that no one should buy the ONE MOST PESTILENT THING that is the root cause of our problems, every day of th eyear. Every mounting of an attack of this type, that defelects from the main pestilent irritant is a criminal waste of energy, a tactial diversion, a red herring, and a victory, or a the very least, a balm for the enemy, who, in seeing these innefective, weak-minded and childish attacks, rests easy that there is no threat on the horizon of any kind at all.
Staggering! Hilarious!! Sad! Bizarre! Incompehensible! Obvious!
Wal-Mart Hypermarket and Hypercommodity... "People go there to find and to select objects-responses to all the questions they may asske themselves; or rather, they themselvs come in response to the functional and directed question that the objects constitute." "Thier number, their stampede their fascination, their itch to see everything is objectively a deadly and catastropiic behaviour for the whole undertaking. Not only does thier weight put the building in danger, but therir adhesion , their curiositiy annihilates the very contents of this culture of animation"
A mob of shoppers rushing for a sale on DVD players trampled the first woman in line and knocked her unconscious as they scrambled for the shelves at a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The Power Of Consumerism. Dull rainy Saturday. Home with a model plane kit. Turkish food in the kitchen and funky music on the radio.
"A wavelike sequence of involuntary muscular contraction and relaxation that passes along a tubelike structure, such as the intestine, impelling the contents onwards." Crap!
peristalsis
On Thursday, Mr Paisley grabbed a reporter by the lapels and shouted:

"No, I'm not talking to Sinn F�in and the party's not talking to Sinn F�in."

Thanks Mr Paisley. I'm sure that's in the best interests of the people of Northern Ireland.
Even better: Smaller, Thinner, more pixels: 3.34 million pixels total And when you need to charge it:
The research poured some particularly cold water on 3G, with many respondents sceptical about the new services it promises to offer. Video calling received a lukewarm welcome, with some young people finding it an awkward experience compared to voice calls or text messaging. "My brother-in-law has 3 already, so I was video calling him, and it is funny we get on really well normally, but those calls felt a bit awkward," said one respondent. [...] http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/68/34258.html 3G is pure hype. The licences were overpriced. The services are useless vanity tools. Video calling doesnt improve calling, it introduces a secondary, unneeded layer of complexity to a phone call. To top it off, the current gen handsets are total crap. None of these phones, for example, have a high quality camera in them. There is no reason why you could not have a camera like this one: The specs are: Ultra sleek credit card size design - perfect for the tightest pocket or smallest handbag. 2.0M pixel resolution. 8Mb built in flash memory with SD/MMC expansion slot. 1.6in LCD screen. 2 x digital zoom. USB PC link. TV link. Auto flash, exposure and white balance. Self timer. Movie mode. Includes 2 x AAA batteries, carry pouch, software CD ROM, USB and video cable. Obviously, its a piece of piss to combine this camera with a GSM phone to make something that is a good phone AND a good camera. It would also come out smaller than some of the handsets being sold by the likes of 3. Another case: Nintendo. If they combined a GSM phone with the gameboy advance platform, they would have an instant hit. Imagine all of the productivity apps that would be written for it; in a clam shell form factor, it would totally blow away the pathetic game/phone attempts being trotted out by Nokia. And of course, there would be many stunning new and legacy games for it. Sony Ericsson are the only ones close to getting it right. The P800 is simply the beast (yes, BEAST) phone ever; its a pity that the camera on the P900 is not much of an improvement...perhaps on the P1000!
I work for the RIAA in the special downloadable media piracy division. My MP3 collection is about 32 gig now. (all downloaded off napster, morpheus, kazaa and others) I haven't bought a CD since 2000 grouphug is awesome.

Friday, November 28, 2003

Have a fucking gold star That's Blunkett's next immigration intiative
I love how after the little stupid "march" upon GW's London visit, Tone said something along the lines of "the majority of Britons support our war, and this protest isn't going to do anything." This when, what, 80% are opposed? That's some good math, Tone. Have a fucking gold star. In many cases the labels have been replaced or taped over with others reading "primary" and "secondary". Holy Hell I Hate These People.(tm) Political "Correctness" actually makes things not make sense, so is not correct at all. There are no "tertiary" or even "quaternary" drives so it makes absolutely no sense to name them in sequential order. A master drive presides over multiple slave drives - it makes perfect sense. Fucking dumbasses. Are they going to censor fetish mags too? Christ on a bike!
Our fiend Tony has very saggy cheeks has he thought of enhancements? Big conversation, yes a big lie, Tessa Jowell was on the Today programme this morning and she said they would listen by saying if anyone came up with any better ideas, /*they may not bin the response*/. She would not confirm in any way that the government would alter their policies one bit. Oh funding would be 'within the rules' so that's good then. Tony has no reverse gear. Y Not?
The big one-sided conversation. Blair launches it... People say no to war... People say no to top-up fees... People say no to foundation hospitals... Lot's of recent evidence that the government listens, then. Hang on. THIS is where you can 'Have Your Say'. This form is a survey, not a conversation. There are set questions with defined multi-choice answers. So now we know how Tone runs cabinet meetings and chooses policy. Do you prefer: A: Stealth taxation B: Death by flogging C: Saddam Hussein What a waste of time and money. This should be paid for by the Labour Party and not the government.
actually, meau2, i think there's a case for stamping on the term suffering from mental illness, replacing it with something along the lines of whose viewpoint is inspired by alternative neurological wiring alex, i too am wired for php ... you are not alone ... mobile asses Forest of Scotland has been busy ...
labelled with the words that page has a link 'Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?' I think that this should be removed as the reference to being mad could cause distress to people suffering from mental illness and their relatives.
Our favourite coprolaliac now wants to electronically tag and satellite track asylum seekers (because it will be cheaper than detention centres) my guess is he thinks that this will provide a spurious 'requirement' for his ID cards as well. No doubt tracking is a feature he would love to see in ID cards. Sometimes I wonder if his cleaner goes into his office in the evening & randomly puts pages from community sentencing into asylum documents into policing bills, etc
Technology firms supplying Los Angeles County with hardware have been asked to avoid using the words "master" and "slave" to describe their products. The request follows a complaint by one LA County employee who considered the description offensive. The worker filed a discrimination complaint after seeing videotape machines labelled with the words. Oh pur-leeeeease. There's a joke about Catherine Zeta-Jones in this weeks Private Eye that fits here: 'I'll sue anyone who says I'm litigious'.
PHPmac.com I know you lot are perl freeks, but I like PHP, anyway this site seems pretty neat. Panther overwrote my custom configured PHP install, however it did come configured with some handy other bits. So I downloaded the source to 4.3.4 and am recompiling it with my additions. Fingers crossed. Especially as I wanted to work on some PHP stuff tonight. Bugger.

Thursday, November 27, 2003

Mac OS X Security Advisory Malicious DHCP response can grant root access
Walken1
Christopher Walken says Ladies are your
trouble!
"Okay....look....friend. You've gotta stop
thinking about the girl. She...she lied to
you- your family knows it. Look, I knew that
stings, like a wasp, like a wasp with teeth,
baby! Here's some walking around money. Take
it from me, go and get yourself a new suit.
Not one of those JC...Penny jobs, but a good
suit. A nice fabric, like Wool. Get yourself
a wool suit and enjoy yourself. See a
cockfight, anything, pal? Look, you're number
one."

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mobile asses Fitness clubs here check your cellphone at the door, because of things like this. They caught on quicker than I figured they would.
Has any of your guys from UK heard/feelt Dillinja and Lemon D Valve Sound system?
mobile asses (.......)
"Wow, I can't believe we met Mr Bean," he says
... will receive an OBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. He is expected to be accompanied by his wife, Victoria, at the investiture. The Real Madrid and former Manchester United player said he was "honoured and privileged to receive this recognition".
You may think you're doing the right thing "liberating music for one and all" but you really aren't. Thanks for fucking it up for all of us, asshole. I hope Apple, the RIAA and the BPI come down hard on your ass now that the EUCD and DMCA are in place. I assume this regarding a212, how exactly could anyone ass come down on your hard for licensing music to which you hold the copyright. That's basically what a212 boils down to: free licensing by the copyright holder / publisher for all personal use on any format, no? Apple, BPI,RIAA and whoever else have no jurisdiction, whatsoever. Oh, warp are going to be doing a paid download service(?) at bleep.com from december

'Me? I thought, OBE me? Up yours, I thought'

An invitation to the palace to accept an New Year honour... you must be joking. Benjamin Zephaniah won't be going. Here he explains why Thursday November 27, 2003 The Guardian I woke up on the morning of November 13 wondering how the government could be overthrown and what could replace it, and then I noticed a letter from the prime minister's office. It said: "The prime minister has asked me to inform you, in strict confidence, that he has in mind, on the occasion of the forthcoming list of New Year's honours to submit your name to the Queen with a recommendation that Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to approve that you be appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire." Me? I thought, OBE me? Up yours, I thought. I get angry when I hear that word "empire"; it reminds me of slavery, it reminds of thousands of years of brutality, it reminds me of how my foremothers were raped and my forefathers brutalised. It is because of this concept of empire that my British education led me to believe that the history of black people started with slavery and that we were born slaves, and should therefore be grateful that we were given freedom by our caring white masters. It is because of this idea of empire that black people like myself don't even know our true names or our true historical culture. I am not one of those who are obsessed with their roots, and I'm certainly not suffering from a crisis of identity; my obsession is about the future and the political rights of all people. Benjamin Zephaniah OBE - no way Mr Blair, no way Mrs Queen. I am profoundly anti-empire. [...] No more publishing in the UK for you then..... http://books.guardian.co.uk/poetry/features/0,12887,1094009,00.html
Blogging from the command line: http://www.blosxom.com/
I've been getting some emails from angry Mac zealots. Many of them start out similar to this: Sorry to say this but, unlike with DeCSS where you were allowing Linux users to view DVDs, this time you've gone too far. None of them explain how this is different and why GNU/Linux users should not be allowed to play legally bought music. Instead they go on to rave about how great iTMS is and that the imposed DRM is a good compromise. If they hadn't been completely clueless about copyright law, they'd know that Fair Use is the compromise. Some of them claim that this will lead to the RIAA imposing stricter DRM. Did they suddenly realize that it's the RIAA, and not Apple, which determines the rules for the iTMS DRM? When they complain about Microsoft's DRM used by other music stores, why do they think that it's Microsoft, and not the RIAA, which determines the DRM rules? They have failed to understand that by buying into DRM they have given the seller complete control over the product after it's been sold. The RIAA can at any time change the DRM rules, and considering their history it's likely that they will when the majority of consumers have embraced DRM and non-DRM products have been phased out. Some DVDs today include commercials which can't be skipped using "sanctioned" players. If the RIAA forces Apple to include commercials, what excuses will the Mac zealots come up with? "It's a good compromise"? Here's how one of the emails, from a guy in the UK who's working on his Ph.D, ends: You may think you're doing the right thing "liberating music for one and all" but you really aren't. Thanks for fucking it up for all of us, asshole. I hope Apple, the RIAA and the BPI come down hard on your ass now that the EUCD and DMCA are in place. Funny stuff. I just hope I have enough room in /dev/null. [...] http://nanocrew.net/blog/apple/zealots.html
Evil is not personified as an independent force from the good. It is an absolute absence of good, a bad habit of not choosing the good, a kind of despair, cynicism and selfishness that adds up to pure emptiness. When Akin says "Evil" I do not take it as moralizing, but I interpret it as exactly this. A good article, in spite of the terrible headline. SEP Field While hilarious, I think someone erected a big on around my entire city... the place is dead with apathy... it's so depressing, and I'm so agitated. What is wrong with everybody? No one wants to do anything!!!
Typhoid right arm That one's hurtin'. I remember my entire right arm going painfully stiff. At least I didn't have to take notes that day of class. Probably not as bad as the old smallpox inocs though. That would suck. And my Naim CD3 CD player keeps chugging along flawlessly, even though it is over six years old, which is about 120 in CD-player years. My Denon CD player is 14 years old. That's right, I was 6 years old when my CD player was made. That's actually kind of weird. Especially since it has "cutting edge" toslink digital out... which I can't use since my amp predates my birth...

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

free download OBS! Lisensene for gratis nedlasting inneholder ikke rett til � brenne musikken til audio-CD. You've been warned!
'Free' Norwegian music downloads Because of TONOs 75th jubilee, they offer free download of all the music from 90 Norwegian record companies for one week.
Proof that intelligence runs in the family... ITV has nicked Blogdial triplets... ad reads 'Brotherly Love Triangle'. Everything I read about Iraq today (esp. in the Grauniad) made me sad, mad and dangerous to know. And now Jack Straw says "The key... is to move the power from...the coalition to the Iraqi people as quickly as possible." Tosser. And TWO YEARS LATER some old geezer says Guantanamo Bay is quite bad. TOSSER. And HepA left arm, Typhoid right arm... owwww. Homeland Defiance� That's a winner. Any UK Cafepress yet?
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my favourite lucky store anecdote#1 twice when visiting the nearby safeway I happened to glance over at the cash machine & notice notes hanging out so, acting as normal as it's possible to do when free cash is being offered, i strolled over, went through the motions of making a withdrawal & pocketed them ... then yesterday, returning to the car, i noticed a trolley containing only a case of stella lying near to no car in particular so, after standing around for a moment to make sure that the owner wasn't lurking nearby, looking as not-guilty as it's possible to look when free beer is in the offing, i casually picked it up & made for the car working out what to say if someone caught up with me to ask whether i'd just taken advantage of someone's absent-mindedness ...
My shoes, I have a soft spot for addidas
Beat it!
You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate. No good! I want heaven, please please... Oh God God damn it! The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Divine Comedy Inferno Test
"SACD... I have a problem with it in that it is part of the cycle that I predicted would happen in 1992; another format to sell our music back to us again."

This is from Akin O. Fernandez, a journalist who has written quite a few articles on SACD and digital formats in general.

http://www.furious.com/perfect/vinyl41.html

High Score! I got to level 7! I got Extreme on level 8 & they sent me to 5. Hell's just not fair.
High Score! I got to level 7! Run out of credits though, insert coin... The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Seventh Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Divine Comedy Inferno Test
The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Very Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test My Mother and I will NOT be sharing space in hell.
Seeing as I'm utterly evil I'll vindictively pick on someone's translation error Pharmaceutical company "Northern Star" was founded in 12 June 1996 in order to supply ready maids and raw materials to wholesale trading organizations in remounted arias...
Miami FTAA meeting protests A group of seniors and retirees held a press conference to denounce what they called "repressive tactics and mistreatment" by police officers, who activists said forced seniors to the ground and gunpoint, handcuffed innocent people and in some cases, jailed protesters who were not involved in violence and who were complying with police. !!!!! And it's not just the elderly..."I kept asking them 'What am I being detained for?' but they wouldn't say. In the paddy wagon we could hear the police officers arguing about what they were going to charge us with," Delgado said. !!!!!!!! Public remarks of Miami police chief John Timoney support MAD reports. Papers quoted him saying: �We�re locking them up, piecemeal. We�ll try to do as many arrests as we can. If we don�t lock �em up tonight, we�ll lock �em up tomorrow.� !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, say "This should be a model for homeland defence," the Miami mayor, Manny Diaz, said of the security operation that brought together over 40 law-enforcement agencies, from the FBI to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Ulli's Roy Orbison in Cling-film site
Nature's Dynamic Host Control Protocol I feel sick.
Can someone get on AIM or iChat and let me know what the fuck's going on! I must have screwed up the DNS somewhere. Ok fixed. Thanks for the screenshot akin, and thanks to CES for the iChat help. I forgot to set up NAT after I was messing around trying to get iChatAV to work last night. ;)
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Extreme
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very High

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

Rallizes on DVD!

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Fifth Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Extreme
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Extreme
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very High

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
the user name and password are NOT admin/admin :]
I am getting login requests for r107's SpeedTouch connection when I load up Blogdial. Check that out, alex... not sure what's going on. That dog idea is fucking amazing. I would have never thought. First Level of Hell - Limbo Charon ushers you across the river Acheron, and you find yourself upon the brink of grief's abysmal valley. You are in Limbo, a place of sorrow without torment. You encounter a seven-walled castle, and within those walls you find rolling fresh meadows illuminated by the light of reason, whereabout many shades dwell. These are the virtuous pagans, the great philosophers and authors, unbaptised children, and others unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven. You share company with Caesar, Homer, Virgil, Socrates, and Aristotle. There is no punishment here, and the atmosphere is peaceful, yet sad. The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very High
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test Oh Dante, you wacky duck.
You may not be aware that OUT THERE, in happy family homes, in the offices of corporate executives, in toy stores through out the globe, is an army of robotic dogs. These semi-autonomous robotic creatures, though currently programmed to perform inane or entertaining tasks: begging for plastic bones; barking to the tune of national anthems; walking in circles; are actually fully motile and AWAITING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. ### Natalie Jeremijenko is up to some intereting projects regarding human-computer interaction.
No Electricity: http://wfmu.org/playlists/AP
Remember those Armando master tapes that were on Ebay? they sold for $2.027,00. (the French of course, using a DECIMAL where the COMMA should be to denote thousands) These are the guys who sold them: http://www.mrpeabodyrecords.com/main.htm

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)High
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Low
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test Burn me!
http://www.mrmule.com/mtype/mrmule/
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)High
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Divine Comedy Inferno Test "You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate." All because I like food!
Record label in Amsterdam has assembled 14 electro-fied covers of classic tracks by the British metal band. Vocoders, drum machines, and analog synths galore, plus influences as diverse as industrial, synthpop, and Miami bass. Loving tribute? Unholy abomination? Entertaining genre cross-pollination? You decide -- the entire album is available as streaming audio from this Dutch radio station.
I heard Man in the Mirror, by MJ this morning straining through my dazed morning state. While being as terribly saccharine and lame as any other post Off the Wall MJ tracks, the sentiment is there. Or maybe I'm the one being lame? If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make the change OK, I am being lame. But um, yeah, I guess you have to start somewhere.
They have probably been given the order from MOSSAD Possibly. But I think it's more likely to do with the right-to-left Hebrew/Arabic/Korean support that is lacking from MS products on the Mac. (Right ctrl click on a text input box in Panther and check out the writing direction options!) Some more links: Slashdot discussion (mod: off topic? distracting?) Original Register Story Apple users bite back Save Hebrew!
Microsoft reacted scornfully to the decision, the Hebrew-only Daily Mail reports, accusing the Israelis of being tight-fisted. Oh dear, thats not very nice! They have probably been given the order from MOSSAD to remove all back doored software from government operations for security reasons. Thats the reason why the Germans have accelerated the move to OSS. There are SO MANY bad jokes seeded in this story!
And I thought Israel were puppets of American Imperialism...
Brain with no damage: American accent. Brain WITH damage, British Cockney accent. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
There's odd... and then there's downright bizarre! I despise the Guardian's Life section as trashy, badly written, populist, dumbed-down babbling in the main. But it has an article on complementary medicines, so here it is. Also, an interview with Dave Smith, Midi man.
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Is that sunburn or razor rash on Randy Savage''s chest?
"Rob Brezsny's Free Will Astrology Newsletter wonders what it would be like to fight tenderly for beauty and truth and love -- without despising those who spread ugliness and lies and division."
nomarriage.com Wow. I can't believe I just read some of that hatred. What a jerk.
Reminds me of a song The Hidden Cameras played on Saturday night on what turned out to be a surprisingly wonderful and joyful concert. edit: well, at least namewise. The 'Cameras weren't quite, uh, misogynistic.
"sportfuck" http://www.nomarriage.com/
http://www.machoman.com/

Monday, November 24, 2003

Real Bush 'At Odds with Media Caricature' By Chris Moncrieff, PA News US President George Bush is ?totally at odds? with his media image, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman Menzies Campbell said today. Mr Campbell, an opponent of the war with Iraq, spoke out on the ePolitix website about his discussions with the President during the state visit. He said that they discussed directly issues such as Iraq, the Middle East, Guantanamo Bay, Kyoto and trade sanctions. ?He is personally extremely engaging. He has a well-developed sense of humour, is self-deprecating and when he engages in a discussion with you he is warm and concentrates directly on you. ?He looks you straight in the eye and tells you exactly what he thinks.? [...] S!, its all OK then! Can you imagine how STUPID this man is, "you are not at all like they say you are on the TV". Saints preserve us! http://www.news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2205133
mine feets is snuggled in 'namibia' silly site is all in flash so i can't link the pics
I am here. Baz is right, I'm at uni getting with the compsci and very busy with reading & writing & boozing when I'm not doing the first two. Oddly I have less access to computers now than before. I try to check in here weekly, even if I don't have time to post anything. Right now I'm insomniac though, so I'm catching up on as much as I can. Here's what's up: a::> My grandfather died and we found out something about him that he had kept secret and now my mind is way fucked and basically that's why I can't sleep. Don't ask, cause it was his secret and I'm not telling. I don't know why I'm saying that he had a secret or blah. b::> my bookshelves only contain comics (well I also have another shelf with my Perl books & such): my comics The binders contain my Mad Magazine collection (complete DK 1962-1997, US mostly 70s & 80s). Most recently I read a book by Koontz which was ass, but also Dragons of Eden by Sagan which was great and awesome and I had been meaning to read that for like 10 years. c::> I cut off my mangy hair because it kept falling in my eyes. Now I am at a loss as to how I will meet girls as it was my Samson-hair and I never got as much as I did with it. d::> I read someplace that archive.org wants to take over the mp3.com files, which sounds cool if they are allowed.
my feet = UK10
Oh, look what I found... By the way, Bruce was the first "Asics Athlete," and always wore the O.G., white leather Tigers with ridged soles and red and blue stripes that Balthazaar Getty once made fun of me for wearing Sound familiar...
how big are your feet a_t?

Sunday, November 23, 2003

argh. i just lost my edit. anyway, i said something like: weird, i posted this before i saw mary/jb's post (where is john anyway? did you lock him in the basement mary?). this weekend i bought two pairs of trainers. a disgusting habit, but one which must be done none the less. i just try to block out their history prior to arriving at the shoe shop. i got a pair of White/White Pro-Keds Shot Maker lo cuts and a pair of Onitsuka Tiger Vickka Moscow in white with red/blue details. I can't find any pictures of this colourway online, so they must be ultra rare (hahahahaha i wish!) or um, not online. Onitsuka Tigers are the brand worn by Bruce Lee in Game of Death and by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. the pro keds: sure shot makers my onitsukas on my feet: they're grrrrreat! grrrrowl Check this out. Also, Biz Markie's Kung Fu beats.
"Hi there, captain davros is on the road in the USA and can't post here, but wanted to let you all know his email is jamessdavies AT lineone DOT net and he needs advice on what trainers to buy" Clearly, I am everyone's secretary now. ;)

Sweeping new emergency laws to counter UK terror.

By Andy McSmith, Political Editor 23 November 2003 Sweeping measures to deal with terrorist attacks and other emergencies are to be announced this week, giving the Government power to over-ride civil liberties in times of crisis, and evacuate threatened areas, restrict people's movements and confiscate property. [...] Once an emergency has been proclaimed by the Queen, the Government can order the destruction of property, order people to evacuate an area or ban them from travelling, and "prohibit assemblies of specified kinds" and "other specified activities". If these rules had been in force during the Iraq war, critics say, they could have been used to to ban street demonstrations, making anyone who travelled to protest guilty of a criminal offence. After a major terrorist attack, forums made up of local councils, the emergency services and utility companies would be put in charge of trying to get shattered communities back together. [...] http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=466424 None of these things of course, will ever PREVENT an outrage from being committed. This is said over and over again, by everyone. No one is listening. "I told you TWICE that I dont want dressing on my salad!" I dont care what you want. Eat it. "what did you say to me? not only am I never coming here again, I am telling all my friends not to come here either. Take this salad back to the kitchen and remove this item from my bill. I am finished". Clear?

War critics astonished as US hawk admits invasion was illegal

Oliver Burkeman and Julian Borger in Washington Thursday November 20, 2003 The Guardian International lawyers and anti-war campaigners reacted with astonishment yesterday after the influential Pentagon hawk Richard Perle conceded that the invasion of Iraq had been illegal. In a startling break with the official White House and Downing Street lines, Mr Perle told an audience in London: "I think in this case international law stood in the way of doing the right thing." President George Bush has consistently argued that the war was legal either because of existing UN security council resolutions on Iraq - also the British government's publicly stated view - or as an act of self-defence permitted by international law. [...] http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1089158,00.html It should be obvious to anyone that the "anti war campaigners" are completely out of touch with reality. They play their part in this scenario perfectly, with thier scripted and dull as dishwater responses; outrage always follow this sort of annouuncement, again and again. It is clear that all the rules have changed; they have been thrown out of the window. General Tommy Franks says that the US Consitution will not survive a WMD attack, threfore, in order to delete the constitution, all the Richard Perles of this world need to do is engineer one, and in the future he will proclaim without any guilt, "The US Constitution was in the way of our goal of bringing in the American Millenium. We had to release the lindane over New York to get the job done". The liberals, alternative media, civil rights campaigners $good_guys will squeal like pigs with fake outrage, and the sheeple will quietly accept it all yet again. Or maybe not. No rights destroying law can be enforced without the co-operation of the public. The constitution will survive if the population of the USA refuse to obey the military government BEFORE the attack takes place. If you dont want salad dressing, and keep getting it served to you, Dont Eat There®. If you keep going back to the same place, get the same bad service, then you only have yourself to blame. I am not even talking about removing the built in tip from your bill. I mean: Dont Eat There® big enough?
thanks jb/mary ... not sure about what you mean by don't waste your time ... ....... what i meant byextra box was the router itself, that i've assumed that a router will give greater protection than a firewall ... i didn't mean that i intend to use another computer soley for hooking up to the broadband connection ........ is that what you thought i meant ? ..... as for stealth ports, i obviously have some reading to do ; i'm not really going to be opening anything up for public consumption, although, aah, as i'm typing this i'm thinking that might be useful with very quick upload speeds being made available .... uh-oh, thoughts overtaking typing skills ..... it's no good .......... train of thought lost .......... sentence crashing ........... sense lost ..........

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Hi Anthony, JB sez: Buy a 4-port Linksys. All the Netgear routers have dramatically dropped in quality since the 311 model. Dlinks are fine, but the Linksys is better. If you buy a Linksys (Cisco bought them recently), do not ever update the firmware, because it screws with the port availablility. If you ever want to open a port for hosting any services at home, things like 21 and 443 will cease to work on firmware upgrades. Trust me on that. Also, the Linksys and Dlink routers notoriously show port 113 ident as "closed" not stealth, which is the only detraction quality from these low-end, home-based routers. DO NOT UPGRADE THE FIRMWARE NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY HAS IMPROVED. Once you get it up, email me and I will send you a full scan report. On using an extra box as a firewall, don't waste your time. The Linksys are priced so cheap and use the extra box to host services so we can trade files. ;)
Nooooooooooooooooooooo! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3264467.stm http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_838312.html?menu=
"Paris Hilton Sex Tape" T-shirts are available in online boutiques, while a search for "Paris Hilton Sex Tape" on the file-sharing site KaZaA leads to clips of everything from large naked women doing provocative dances to a monkey drinking its own urine. [...] !!!
I couldn't find a link, but there's an article in the paper today about former canadian Foreign Affairs minister Llloyd Axworthy. He's talking about how the answers to global problems are "persuasion and co-operation not militarism." The article cites the recent civil war in Uganda, which ceased because of peace talks and negotiations. The US decided to send troops and arms in, and the war started up again. How effective. This made me think of "Make love not war on terrorism." Similar sentiments. Miami Vice "Protestors seemed to skirmish with heavily armored Miami police outside the Riande Hotel Thursday morning, but nothing is at it seems this week. These "anarchists" were undercover police officers whose mission was to provoke a confrontation. [...] As to protests scheduled for Friday, "if they engage in lawful activity, we're gonna arrest them." He didn't notice the misstatement ? if indeed it was one." ER20 Professional High Fidelity Earplugs ooooooooh!! I really must find a supplier of these on this side of the ocean. I have very very sensitive ears and sometimes concerts can get quite painful (I have an affliction in my right ear that can make even taking a shower a very painful experience). Those earphones look really awesome too (pricey, though). They'd be perfect for travel, replacing my clumsy and fragile grado sr-80s. He therefore unveils the analog hole There is always an analog hole. The music has to enter the physical world in some form. Which is actually an interesting thing to think about. There are no innocent bystanders. Chuck D is actually holding a speech in Edmonton sometime next week or the week after. I would like to go but am not sure if I can make it.
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/victorian/page1.htm
?It means the potential of a weapon of mass destruction and a terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event somewhere in the Western world ? it may be in the United States of America ? that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event. Which in fact, then begins to unravel the fabric of our Constitution. Two steps, very, very important.? [...] http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/11/20/185048.shtml
There are no innocent bystanders.
Jon Lech Johansen, better known as DVD Jon for his authorship of the DeCSS decryption software, has turned his attention to Apple's locked music format. While he hasn't decrypted the DRM which Apple uses, he has produced a simple Windows command line utility which will install a DLL which dumps the output of a QuickTime stream to a file. The short C program is called "QuickTime for Windows AAC memory dumper". (To compile the program requires MinGW and MSYS from here.) An application called MyTunes already performs much the same function, but Johansen's is open source. He therefore unveils the analog hole, and the entry wound the bullet made. And the exit hole. So let the fun and games commence: until OS vendors bring in portions of the 'trusted' architecture which Intel is building, such illuminating capers (such Great Deeds) are possible. The analog hole isn't widely known, but it's there, and it's wide open. [...] http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/34141.html
"ER20 Professional High Fidelity Earplugs give you 20dB of flat attenuation across the listening range, with no noticeable loss of top end clarity. You can still hear what your favorite band is playing without damaging your hearing. The ER-20s are DIFFERENT to conventional ear 'plugs'. They reduce sound levels evenly (using a tuned resonator and acoustic resistor) to preserve the overall balance provides 20dB of attenuation" I have worn earplugs at loud concerts religiously since 1979. These however: are what I REALLY want to try out: "ER-6 Isolator Earphones(Reference #16) ER-6 Isolator is the newest model in the ER-6 line of MicroPro earphones. This model has the following changes: High accuracy--matches the ear's natural response Sound isolation (15-20 dB), superior to that of noise-canceling earphones Compact; fits in your pocket No batteries needed Can be plugged into any audio source; Ideal for CD, DVD, MP3, laptop computers" oooooooh!!! Very small batteryless Noise Cancelling earphones! http://www.sound247.com/html_files/sound247_index.html
The computer industry traditionally opposed the copyright cartel, but Apple was the first snitch to cut a deal with the pigopolists. Was this wise, we wondered? [...] http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/34125.html
Anthony, look at this, you KNOW what I am talking about; its awesome! This is a great tutorial on how CSS works, one of the best yet.
Hang 'Em High Five Four Three Two One For The Money Two For The Road Kill 'Em All The President's Men In Black Sabbath Bloody Sabb-Athlete's Foot in Mouth Organ Donor Card carrying memeber of the communist party time to wake up and smell the coffee. I guess not!
Hang 'Em High Five Four Three Two One For The Money Two For The Road Kill 'Em All The President's Men In Black Sabbath Bloody Sabb-Athlete's Foot in Mouth Organ Donor Have we nothing better to do? Next Sunday, 30th November, NOON! Double Tower Block demolition: Rachel Point and Rathbone Point at the top of Hackney Downs, 10 mins walk from Hackney Central. Here's some they did earlier...
One For THe Road Kill 'Em All The President's Men In Black Sabbath Bloody Sabb-Athlete's Foot in Mouth Organ Donor (a little contrived maybe?)
Airforce One For THe Road Kill 'Em All The President's Men In Black Sabbath (I missed out the best bit!)

Friday, November 21, 2003

US hawk admits Iraq war 'illegal'

by Shaheen Chughtai Friday 21 November 2003 1:28 PM GMT US official: Invasion of Iraq was not 'consistent with UN rules' A Pentagon official widely regarded as the key ideological driving force behind President George Bush's foreign policy has admitted the US-led invasion of Iraq is illegal. Richard Perle, a senior adviser to the US defence secretary, said the US had broken international law, blaming French reluctance to attack Iraq for leaving Washington with "no practical mechanism consistent with the rules of the UN for dealing with Saddam Hussein". [...] He can say this because he knows that whatever they do, whatever they say, it doesnt matter anymore. No single "scandal" no outrage (committed by them) will ever be enough to topple power. Only the mass can destroy power. They know this. http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6B65F4C9-3C3C-49B6-96CD-B111ADA2315B.htm
proles The Proletariat no longer exists; only the networked mass exsists. This networked mass is far more powerful than the proletariat were. And that is a wonderful thing.
"While the most powerful man in the world can make people sit up and listen, we must all ensure that the anonymous, powerless millions are given a voice to inform our decisions." More of this implied impotence. Surely these 'anonymous, powerless millions' have far more potential than this lone man. Take away the structures of power, and Bush is another naked ape. Maybe more ape like than the rest of us! The proles have the power, if only they knew it.
the 'war' went on, and on. "... the whole population, which no longer supports the state or rises up against it, must be convinced that she at least has one enemy in common with it, against which the state protects her on the condition that it is in turn no longer disputed by anyone. The population which is in general hostile to terrorism, should therefore admit that she needs the state at least for this, that she must give the state the most far-reaching powers, so that it can forcefully take up the difficult task of protecting the community against a dark, mysterious, perfid, ruthless, in one word ghost-like enemy. Against a terrorism presented as the absolute evil, the evil in itself and for itself, all other evils move to second rank; they must even be forgotten." From "On Terrorism and the State" by Gianfranco Sanguinetti Another one everyone should read.
Make Love Not War On Terror Couple Kill Colonel Sanders All The President's Men In Black Sabbath couldnt resist...
Cheers Alex, yes, that's exactly it ... the Linksys looks like the one; I found reference to it between posts, but for �10 more than your link ! ... it has very positive feedback on the few sites that I found ... ta
I just realised what you wanted Anthony. I guess the connection is a straight WAN connection, with no authentication needed? Right? So you don't need an ADSL router, as that has a modem built in. You do probably want something with NAT or DHCP on it though (a router) so you can share the connection around your house without needing to leave a computer on to act as the router. Something like this or this might do the trick. If you want a private wireless LAN in your house you could get a router combined with a wireless access point, or one that has a PCMIA slot for a wireless card to be added later.
ADSL router or just a hub uhm ... not sure, alex ... i need a box to plug into an ethernet card to allow me to access this wireless broadband service ( the transceiver could attach directly to the card, but i figured that using the extra box would be safer than just installing a firewall ) ... i think maybe i'll contact the company to ask their opinion ; speaking to one of their guys on wednesday evening, he reckoned i'd be able to pick something up for �40
Spin Doctor Crippen (Thanks to Simon Hoggart) All The President's Men In Black I was thinking of the last 25 years, those that I have been aware of the IRA. The British Govenment knew where these people were, knew who they were in many cases. We were 'at war' with the IRA. The conflict was limited to England and Ireland (though the business was worldwide, and American in no small part - now, as then, conveniently swept under the carpet for the sake of our 'special relationship' with the USA. Very special, where one is close friends with people who raise money for terrorists who wish to kill you). But despite knowing so much, the 'war' went on, and on. And on, until finally it struck those on both sides with the 'power' to directly affect things that perhaps fighting was never going to work. So they started talking, and pretty soon there was a ceasefire. A few remain as hard-line terrorists, again on both sides, but they have been marginalized and disowned. Solutions are being discussed. There are setbacks, but there is also hope where there was none. I know nobody who was killed in the conflict, although I was present at one of the bombings. But all I wished for was peace, for people to talk to each other. It works. It is the only method known to stop terrorism and to stop the spread of terrorism. Understanding neutralizes hatred. Blair was in Ireland a few weeks ago to help set up the government there again. There remain problems, but they are being addressed through the ballot box and through dialogue, where before there were only balaclavas, bullets and bile. Why then, are we told that 'war' is the only way to defeat terrorism? What does Blair forget on the flights back from Belfast? Talk not rhetoric.

Make Love Not War On Terror

What do you think of the photo they (The BBC) used? The BBC only use the photo cause the girl/woman looks beautiful and sexy Vagina power ha ha ha !!!! [FYI: Ironic]
Mildly Psychotic
Royal Exchange and Mart
Bad Pool Caller
That top picture's good. it's like trying to find food in a forest - wandering around using your intelligence to find the things you need. The BBC photo is extremely tightly cropped, raising a question of where it was taken. Looks quite like a photo for a certain label too. There are a few tight BBC photographs of the PM which make him look like Norman Tebbit or Jeffrey Archer.
Gracious me, look at the price of that device!: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=iCColor+Bundle&btnG=Froogle+Search
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~allpen/beef/decals.mov

Thursday, November 20, 2003

http://www.tsi.enst.fr/~brettel/TESTS/Gamma/Gamma.html http://www.bullockdigital.com/calibration.htm http://www.photoscientia.co.uk/Gamma.htm
Anthony do you want an ADSL router or just a hub? I just bought this, which I like so far, but there is very little documentation on CLI and you can't change advanced settings through the web client. It does have it's own DNS and DHCP server built in which is nice. I originally wanted to get the Solwise SAR 715, but it was unavailable at the time. ADSLGuide has lots of good reviews and advice. I've read good things about DLink and LinkSys.
does anyone have any experience of buying a cheap router for home use ? ... i'm thinking of buying one to plug the wireless transceiver into for maximum protection, but know not where to start ........................
miserable twat I think you're quite cool/intelligent when you think you are being miserable..... Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! With a capital "H"!
or ?
Does anyone here use compliant XHTML with CSS (no-tables) design? *over eager kid in class sticks hand in air* Me! Me! I do! And if so, can we see some of the work? Well there's FatCat, which I am redesigning as we speak. The redesign will also be 100% XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS 2.0 compliant. Should go live in a few weeks. Then there's my blog, which has just gone back up online seeing as I have just got reconnected. Please ignore the content! It's where I go to be a miserable twat like I was yesterday. I want to go back through a load of sites and redo them, but then I think, is it really worth it?
http://www.moblogging.org Most Movable Type sites spit this out by default I believe.
Does anyone here use compliant XHTML with CSS (no-tables) design? And if so, can we see some of the work? I recall this being discussed some time ago, but I've finally come around to being interested in it...
She's a popular lass at the BBC.
Organisers claim more than 150,000 have joined the march in central London, although police put the figure closer to 70,000. [...] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3223780.stm Even the reports of demonstrations are recycled. What do you think of the photo they (The BBC) used?
alison, the retouching/tinting style employed on that helmut newton photo reminds me of .... actually, the pose reminds me of the music in a strange way ...
hmmmmmmmmmm
Can you hear them? The helicopters? Just on Radio 5, a caller: How many on this march have got a job? My guess is less than 10%. And those that have will be researchers for some left-wing magazine. Let's face it, most of this bunch still haven't got over the fact that Joe Stalin is dead. About todays bombs in Istanbul: Mr Blair rejected any suggestion the UK and United States brought such attacks on themselves, saying "America did not attack al-Qaeda on September 11, al-Qaeda attacked America".
Thanks alex i didn't notic et the light version
meau I use NewsNetWire Lite when I can be bothered. Are there any good Linux based RSS readers?
Moron I am getting Nicotine. But as the guide says: This process will take around 5 hours. Here is a guide for Panther. Anyone else got Soulseek running successfully on OSX yet?
Due to a string of complications, most pertinent being a lack of money to actually get there, I have not gone to the march. My father lives in a remote village (well, 6 miles out of Chichester, which is a small city in the south of England). They have no broadband. Their exchange is incompatible with ADSL because it was recently (within the last 20 years I guess) upgraded to cheaper, nickel wires and ADSL needs copper AFAIK. He works in another rural town in an Agricultural softco, they are about to get a Satellite link as they too cannot get any other form of broadband. My Dad isn't convinced that this line will be stable, and if it does go down, he imagines there will be no end of excuses. There are quite a few businesses in this town and so I questioned whether there had been any lobbies to get this thing working. The link and story you've provided may be helpful. I think the idea of rural wireless networks is great. I mentioned it to my Dad about setting one up in the villiage, but he said that there would be about 4 people interested in it. Meanwhile my sister downloads movies on a 56k connection. My Dad pays �15 a month for an 'always on' dial-up line, when for �10 extra he could get ADSL, well, if he could he would. What I am trying to say, I think is, that your story gives me hope Anthony.
what is a good rss reader? (osX native)
Helmuth Newton, at Arken This picture is perfect, I think
...... the existing structure has not been changed ; a better alternative has been created ... Beautiful. Keep us updated on what the service is like. I have friends in Wales who would maim kittens for that connection. The link will be in their pitiful dial-up inbox tonight. This all sounds too good to be true... why are you doing this? The truth is that anyone could set up in business and provide this service. Sadly, the big telecoms operators are trying to protect their traditional cash cow business that they know will be threatened by low-cost broadband open access to the internet. They want you to keep believing you are impotent. As this shows, you may well be incapable of persuading BT to do something - impotence - but realizing that can bring into focus other means to the same end - power.
60X1
Free your mind, and your OS will follow.
http://www.fuckmicrosoft.com/
http://www.fuckhotmail.com/
We reveal major UNIX? IP violations This week The SCO Group hinted that BSD distributions would be next under the Utah microscope. ... SCO this week said it was "examining" the AT&T settlement to see who might have leaked the ancient AT&T-derived UNIX? code and put it into a BSD distribution. ?The effect on Darwin?
a quick word about impotence .... i live in buckfastleigh, devon, a tiny old town built around the wool industry that is now largely dead ( the wool industry in the town, not the town ) ... for some time we have been trying, along with many other small communities around the country, to get bt to carry out the necessary work on the local exchange to allow us access to their adsl service, with not a lot of joy ... last year we were given an eu grant to hook up the local infratstructure ( schools, health facilities, library etc ) to broadband, and to open a subsidised internet cafe which has proved popular ; but no access was made available to the public, because there was insufficient 'demand' .... the town lies just one mile from the underground cable that carries this data/telephone traffic throughout the southwest last night, an open evening was held in the internet cafe to highlight a service that has been piloted in the western most tip of cornwall, a service which exceeds that offered by bt's adsl, a service that is being made available to anyone in the town & outlying villages within line of site of several broadcast beacons being installed this week ... this company was set up by 3 (three) people within a few weeks ( if i can convince myself that i really do need to be able to download & upload at 2Mbps, and of course we all know the likely outcome of that exercise ) i could be enjoying a service that way exceeds that being experienced by those in london, the hub of power and all because a cluster of people got together to cease their reliance ( albeit having been forced to ) on the existing structure ...... the existing structure has not been changed ; a better alternative has been created ...