5/27/2005

The Ten Commandments of PC Security

Filed under: Computer Security — 5:50 pm

Fight off nasty viruses, worms, and Trojan horses by following these simple rules.

SYAH Recipes

Filed under: Food,Health — 5:45 pm

Stay Young At HeartRecipes Cooking the Heart-Healthy Way.

Homeland Security flunks cybersecurity prep test

Filed under: Computer Security,Technology,Terrorism — 5:41 pm

Guess they are spending all of their time going after Star Wars Movie p2p violaters instead of the mission they were assigned. Just another example of corporate rule.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has failed to live up to its cybersecurity responsibilities and may be “unprepared” for emergencies, federal auditors said in a scathing report released Thursday.

5/26/2005

I Used To Be a Neocon

Filed under: Opinion,Politics — 10:14 pm

This is a surprisingly clear and concise opinion of the neocon movement and how MSM is working in conjunction with them.

The fact is, the neocon movement is a lot like a cult. I don’t remember how I got so involved and the details are hazy on how I got out. I just woke up one day and said “WTF!” and then ran outside to rip the “bring it on” sticker off of my car bumper. What pulled me in to the neocon cult however was a combination of American nationalism and group mentality. It was a time when questioning the government’s response to Iraq divided you between being with your country and government at a time of need, or against them. I wanted to be with them.

And in the end it doesn’t matter if we are liberals or conservatives because all that matters is that we are on the side of the U.S. Constitution and of international law. Both of which have been thrown into the toilet by this administration. At least the Qur’an has company.

Austoon Daily

Filed under: General — 10:05 pm

Austoon Daily Fans of “Ren and Stimpy” will be happy to know that it’s creator will be premiering an online, adult show June 26. (bookmark link below) In case you aren’t aware of what happened, heres a short history:

In September 1992, after the show was established as a phenomenon amongst all age groups, not only children, but adults as well, Nickelodeon took the show away from its Creator and Spumco, the Cartoon studio that produced the series and brought it to its peak of success. Just before the breakup, MTV President, Tom Freston told Kricfalusi that, “Ren & Stimpy is the biggest thing to ever happen to MTV Networks, period. Maybe you should be doing work directly for MTV rather than Nickelodeon.” The next week, MTV and Nickelodeon took over the show.

Fans were outraged. Celebrities supported John K. and Spumco.

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons’ said:

“It’s disturbing whenever the creator of something great gets the boot. It may be legal, but artistically it’s outrageous, …..”

In an interview with Variety, Groening said he doesn’t see:

“…how they can continue the show without those mad men.”

David Silverman, director on The Simpsons’ said,

“It’s like someone saying we like this ‘Little Tramp’ character, but let’s get rid of that Chaplin guy.”

John Hughes, film maker/producer said,

“Nobody knows what makes Ren & Stimpy work without John……..he is the future of contemporary comedy…..anybody doing comedy has much to learn from this guy.”

To this day, the reasons are unclear as to why the Network took away their most successful Creator-Driven show from its most successful creator.

John Kricfalusi and Spumco continue to create new Cartoon ideas and are currently in production on some theatrical shorts starring “Jimmy the Hapless Boy” and “George Liquor, American” (a character who gained infamy by being kicked off “The Ren & Stimpy Show” by MTV and Nickelodeon). They are developing features and Television shows and are continuing their tradition of “Cartoonist – Made – Cartoons” that proved such a success for the original “Ren and Stimpy Show.”

11 steps to a better brain

Filed under: Cool,Public Service,Science — 8:44 pm

It doesn’t matter how brainy you are or how much education you’ve had – you can still improve and expand your mind. Boosting your mental faculties doesn’t have to mean studying hard or becoming a reclusive book worm. There are lots of tricks, techniques and habits, as well as changes to your lifestyle, diet and behaviour that can help you flex your grey matter and get the best out of your brain cells. And here are 11 of them.

Faces of the Fallen

Filed under: Iraq — 8:36 pm

U.S fatalities in IRAQ

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