Game Time

It’s time again for everyone’s favourite Internet game show, Linux Programmer or Saddam Hussein!

You, the contestant, will be presented with a series of images. You must choose whether each is a photo of a Linux programmer or Saddam Hussein.

Ready? Good.

Question 1:

This is a photo of either a Linux programmer or Saddam Hussein.

Question 2:

This is a photo of either a Linux programmer or Saddam Hussein.

Question 3:

This is a photo of either a Linux programmer or Saddam Hussein.

posted on 30 April 2007 at 1819humour0 commentstrackback

Another Gadget for the Christmas List

I need — and by “need” I mean “want this like Smithers wants C. Montgomery Burns” — a jet-powered airplane backpack.

posted on 17 April 2007 at 1205sci-tech0 commentstrackback

Here’s a Neat Idea

Anyone remember PointCast, the screensaver of news that turned your Internet-connected computer’s idle time into a CNN-cum-CNBC ticker of information?

Now that Google has released the Google Objective-C APIs, can someone reproduce that using Google Reader RSS feeds? I would find that tremendously useful.

posted on 16 April 2007 at 2151computing0 commentstrackback

Vonnegut Dead at 84

Title pretty much says it all. Novelist Kurt Vonnegut died tonight in Manhattan at the age of 84. Rest in peace, Mr. Vonnegut. Your sense of humour will be sorely missed.

posted on 11 April 2007 at 2336general0 commentstrackback

Classy in Shelby Township

A Macomb County, Michigan woman is in the hoosegow after police discovered she was allowing strange men to have sex with her 14-year-old daughter in their apartment. The daughter was posing as an 18-year-old on MySpace (Official Motto: “A Place for Child Molesters”) and attracting all manner of classy adult men. Two of the men got the daughter pregnant — both ended in miscarriage — and she is now pregnant a third time. Her two latest “conquests” are also in the slammer, charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

posted on 05 April 2007 at 1252d'oh, the humanity0 commentstrackback

Disqualifying Conditions

From a security-sensitive federal law enforcement officer application on which I cannot elaborate further:

7. I am now, or have been, a member of a foreign or domestic organization, association, movement, group, or combination of persons which fits one or more of the following descriptions:

  • Is totalitarian, fascist, communist, or subversive.
  • Has adopted, or shows a policy of advocating or approving the commission of acts of force or violence to deny other persons their rights under the Constitution of the United States.

Guess that latter statement rules out any registered members of the Republican party.

posted on 04 April 2007 at 2115politix0 commentstrackback

Quote of the Day

Detroit Tigers first baseman Sean Casey:

Turning around and seeing 80,000 people in Ford Field was definitely an experience.

…and one that’s not likely to be shared by any players from the Lions this year. Fake wrestling is a bigger fan draw than the local NFL franchise. That’s just sad.

posted on 03 April 2007 at 0939sports0 commentstrackback

Classy in Romulus

A 33-year-old Michigan woman has been charged with, well, something related to her attempt to offer the sexual services of her seven-year-old daughter to an undercover investigator. She is being held on $1m bond and faces up to 20 years in prison. Isn’t this a situation where capital punishment would be more appropriate?

posted on 02 April 2007 at 2220d'oh, the humanity0 commentstrackback