Saturday, October 27, 2007

Vista Problem

Vista, opened the CD tray, when all I did was click an image on the CD. It takes so long for Vista to see the CD after you load it.

Vista Crash

Windows Explorer crashed, locked up system for four minutes, this just on viewing a cd of jpeg images.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Hate Vista

It's now official, I hate Vista, there have been just too many problems, and it's just too slow.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Vista Lockup

Vista just locked up completely. No response from any program I had running, this was Task Manager, Firefox, and Windows Explorer. Thats it, task manager, showed about a 6% processor load, but I could not switch tabs in task manager when I tried it grayed out. It seems that the longer Vista has been installed the more problems it has.

I had to do a hard boot to restart.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Vista Problems

Well something else is happing in Vista, not sure just what, the first system I noticed is that when I click on the Computer shortcut that should open windows explorer, the control panel opens instead. It also opens the control panel when I right click on the icon and try to open properties. When I click on the shortcut for the control panel I get and error message saying "The properties for this item are not available."

Verification of Bush State Stereotypes

What characterizes states that vote for George W. Bush?

An analysis of voting patterns reveals that their populations tend to:

  1. Lack a college education
  2. Be White
  3. Be obese
  4. Shop at Walmart

frequently asked questions, including what does all this mean? and you're an asshole, aren't you?

Sketch & Share on Pixelsumo

The Sketch & Share prototype is now built, tested and reprogrammed with better light control and fun sounds.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Nicole's Wedding

It was a really nice wedding. I for one had a great time.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Want Antioxidants? Have You Eaten Micro-algae Lately?

Science Daily
Some consumers want more than just their traditional nourishment requirements met. Micro-algae (eaten by humans in pre-Columbian America) are more than just nutritive. Spirulina microalgae could be a good source of antioxidants due to the presence of carotenoids deriving from chlorophyll, and provide bacterial growth inhibiting action because of certain fatty acids. Microalgae have turned out to be a potential alternative to the use of synthetic sources for these

Spirulina is a type of microalgae that naturally
produces antioxidants (like carotenoids and Xanthophylls), and
antimicrobial compounds like polysaccharides or fatty acids among other beneficial substances.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Leak Severed a Link to Al-Qaeda's Secrets

You would almost think that Bush is working for the Terrorists, or is he really this stupid?

By Joby Warrick
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 9, 2007; Page A01

A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, it notified the Bush administration of its secret acquisition. It gave two senior officials access on the condition that the officials not reveal they had it until the al-Qaeda release.

Within 20 minutes, a range of intelligence agencies had begun
downloading it from the company's Web site. By midafternoon that day, the video and a transcript of its audio track had been leaked from within the Bush administration to cable television news and broadcast worldwide.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Vista Updates

I woke up this morning to find Vista had updates to install. It messed with my desktop but I have not noticed any other changes yet.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Musicians Don't Need Record Labels Any More

Online distribution costs almost nothing, promotion can be done
at very low cost using a variety of online tools, and even recording has gotten a lot cheaper thanks to digital technology. As a result, there's little or no up-front cost to releasing an album. (Beyond the costs of writing songs and practicing them, which most bands do long before they get their first contract) That means there's no longer any reason to have record label executives picking and choosing music on behalf of fans. Instead, every band's music can be made available to everyone, and the fans themselves can "discover" the bands they like.

Ending the War on Science

This is enough for me to vote for Hillary.

Hillary Clinton’s Agenda to Reclaim Scientific Innovation

Hillary will restore the federal government’s commitment to science by:
  • Rescinding the ban on ethical embryonic stem cell research
  • Banning political appointees from unduly interfering with scientific conclusions and publications
  • Directing department and agency heads to safeguard against political pressure that threatens scientific integrity and to promote transparency in decision-making
  • Appointing an Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Policy and strengthening the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Reviving and enhancing the national assessment on climate change
  • Enhancing American leadership in space through investments in exploration, earth sciences, and aeronautics research
  • Pursuing a comprehensive innovation agenda, including establishing a $50 billion Strategic Energy Fund

The Republican War on Science

Science has never been more crucial to deciding the political issues facing the country. Yet science and scientists have less influence with the federal government than at any time since the Eisenhower administration.
In the White House and Congress today, findings are reported in a politicized manner; spun or distorted to fit the speaker’s agenda; or, when they’re too inconvenient, ignored entirely. On a broad array of issues—stem cell research, climate change, abstinence education, mercury pollution, and many others—the Bush administration’s positions fly in the face of overwhelming scientific consensus.

Saturday, October 06, 2007


I am not liking Vista at all, its just so slow. My current system should be more than five times faster than my old one, yet I spend more time just waiting for something to happen than I ever did with XP on my old system. Sucks so much.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Scandal Brewing at Oral Roberts U.

Richard Roberts is accused of illegal involvement in a local political campaign and lavish spending at donors' expense, including numerous home remodeling projects, use of the university jet for his daughter's senior trip to the Bahamas, and a red Mercedes convertible and a Lexus SUV for his wife, Lindsay.
She is accused of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on clothes, awarding nonacademic scholarships to friends of her children and sending scores of text messages on university-issued cell phones to people described in the lawsuit as "underage males."
...Richard Roberts, according to the suit, asked a professor in 2005 to use his students and university resources to aid a county commissioner's bid for Tulsa mayor. Such involvement would violate state and federal law because of the university's nonprofit status. Up to 50 students are alleged to have worked on the campaign.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

TRC Retires Meet for Lunch

What kind of scientist is Michael Behe?

Certain people seem attracted to "intelligent design" creationism because some (actually, very few) people with real Ph.D.'s advocate it. One of these is Michael Behe, a biochemist from Lehigh University. I have heard him described as “a scientist of the first rank.” People can argue over “rankings”, but there exist some objective measures as to how influential a scientist is and how good their ideas actually are. These measurements are generally of two kinds:

  • Number and kind of publications of the scientist;
  • Citations of these works (which show that the scientist's ideas are being used to do productive work).

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Knight High School Security Breaks Female Students Wrist

This is just so bad.

Steve Watson
Friday, Sept 28, 2007

UPDATE: High School Secuity Guards Attack Teen With Camera Then Frame Him

School security guards in Palmdale, CA have been caught on camera assaulting a 16-year-old girl and breaking her arm after she spilled some cake during lunch and left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning it up.

The incident occurred last week at Knight High School in Palmdale and was caught on a cell phone camera by another pupil who was then also assaulted by the security guards.

Pleajhai Search

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Cutting the copper on Fios

Verizon cuts Copper-line when Installing Fiber

When Verizon installs the fiber-optic connection to your home, the technicians cut down the old, copper-line connection to the telephone network and will not replace it if you later decide to cancel.

Monday, October 01, 2007

White Spaces Coalition

The White Spaces Coalition consists of eight large technology companies that plan on delivering high speed (broadband) internet access to consumers via existing 'white space' in unused analog television frequencies. The coalition claims that broadband access is expected to be available at speeds of 10 Mbyte/s and above, and for white space short-range networking to reach 50 to 100 Mbyte/s.[1] The group includes Microsoft, Google, Dell, HP, Intel, Philips, Earthlink, and Samsung Electro-Mechanics.

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