Saturday, June 30, 2007

Science Against Global Warming & Gore

I love being right, and that happens most of the time. Especially in this subject. Seems that Scientists are refuting the assertions made by Al Gore about Global Warming. His feel good compassionate movie and book just didn't have scientific facts in there anywhere. It is purely his emotional assertions that he regurgitates on each of us. Fight the Enviro Wackos with all your might!

iPhone - Taken Apart for Curious Minds

The iPhone is out and here is a website that has already explored the most expensive alternative... To buy one, and take it apart to see how it works. So go here to see the insides of the iPhone.

If you want a more basic overview of the materials inside the box with the iPhone, try MacLife's article with commentary and pictures.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Re: Benoit - More Strange Stuff

What in the world is going on? Apparently Wikipedia was updated with Benoit's wife's death, 14 hours prior to authorities finding her body in the Benoit home. If this is true, there is a whole lot more, much more, going on behind the scenes than I first thought. This one is not as simple as it sounds. It has been a roller coaster of puzzles. From the wierd messages on the cell phones of Nancy and Chris Benoit (which have been removed from the WWE website), and now this Wikipedia posting. I am beginning to wonder if some foul play really was involved, I sure hope we find out the truth!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lean by Pisa Tower Reversed (Some)!

This is quite interesting, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy has been straightened some 18 inches. The balance mechanisms and weighted devices have saved the tower form collapse. The article goes on to explain that it had almost tipped when the engineers pulled the weights off, due to aesthetics, but they "quickly" put them back on averting disaster.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Re: Benoit - WWE Professional Wrestler Found Dead

I would like to follow up on my Blog entry from yesterday, for some reason apparently Chris Benoit, WWE Pro Wrestler, murdered his son and wife. I can not pretend to understand these events or actions, and will not be able to come to any conclusions, especially since I was not involved. But it would seem that the respect I offered Chris was premature. The demons that Chris was carrying were far too great apparently, and the sad demise of the Benoit family, though tragic, allows us to see how very fortunate and lucky each of us really are.

Benoit - WWE Professional Wrestler Found Dead

At 40 years old, Chris Benoit could be one of the most shocking deaths in Professional Wrestling in decades. He was billed as the "The Crippler" for his very tough and aggressive moves, by fans and opponents alike. Though Pro Wrestling is an entertainment venue, there is no doubt that physical endurance standards are high for in ring performance. Chris was one of the BEST, based on technical merit and work ethic.

I was not a huge fan of Benoit, and I feel a little guilty, but I always respected his good solid matches, and his ability to make lesser opponents look really good in the ring, and his physique.

Sadly he was found dead in is Atlanta home with his wife and youngest child. Right now the death is being billed a double murder suicide. So Long Chris, thanks for the memories!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

TV Ratings Down This Season

No wonder. I can turn on the BOOB Tube anytime, and find terrible comedies, lack luster movies, and comedic drizzle, the likes I am astounded appear on the large 4 networks, ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC. So just how bad are the ratings, 2.5 Million Viewers opted out of the habit of sitting mindless in front of the BOOB Tube.

I can say that I rarely watch TV besides a few shows, WWE Raw on Mondays (not high brow but usually fun), American Idol on Tuesday when in season, and Trucks on the weekend. I also record Motorweek on PBS. Thats all. I can not stand the violence, I can see that if I visit Baltimore, and I hate the murder shows, again Baltimore. I dislike having queer and lesbian shows thrown at me like I am some backwards hateful gay basher. I just want to see interesting TV, like Discovery Channel has, some comedy thats funny, less sex, and alot less violence.

If the networks don't do these things now, the shock value of rapes and murders on TV will no longer garner ratings spikes, and the great volume of TV viewers, sick of this garbage, will go elsewhere for entertainment, like watching grass grow or paint dry.

I say the Big 4 should start playing old TV shows, heck, they are cheap and funny. I would rather see some Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, over the current junk on today anytime.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Microsoft Surface - Interface Paradigm

This is a very exciting computing interface, which is basically a table top, and you use your hands versus a mouse. I can see this in everyones living room one day. But since they range about $5,000-$10,000 dollars, I bet you may want to wait a few years. The video link shows you how the interface works and the very cool way in which to sort and group your digital photos. Ya know, this interface looks alot like the interface to the iPhone. At least the way you navigate, with fingers.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hummer Better Than Prius to Environment!

Thats right party people, I was as shocked as you are right now. From the Recorder Website, the article reads "Prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage". Classic, hilarious, and true. It just goes to show how we can all get wrapped up in group think, even before we know the facts and even before we make actual informed decisions.

Read this from the actual article:

Building a Toyota Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer that is on the road for three times longer than a Prius. As already noted, the Prius is partly driven by a battery which contains nickel. The nickel is mined and smelted at a plant in Sudbury, Ontario. This plant has caused so much environmental damage to the surrounding environment that NASA has used the ‘dead zone’ around the plant to test moon rovers. The area around the plant is devoid of any life for miles.

The plant is the source of all the nickel found in a Prius’ battery and Toyota purchases 1,000 tons annually. Dubbed the Superstack, the plague-factory has spread sulfur dioxide across northern Ontario, becoming every environmentalist’s nightmare.

“The acid rain around Sudbury was so bad it destroyed all the plants and the soil slid down off the hillside,” said Canadian Greenpeace energy-coordinator David Martin during an interview with Mail, a British-based newspaper.

Wow, amazing my friends, remember this when you have the urge to jump on the Global Warming bandwagon.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I Dropped Konfabulator!

It's true. I dropped Konfabulator, the now Yahoo Widget Engine. The reason is simple. When I use a Widget, I expect that it will remain in the same spot at each boot up. What happened, and I didn't expect was some of my favorite Widgets would move around after each boot up of my computer. In contrast I use the Dashboard Widgets which are combined under Mac OS X, and each time my system is turned on they are rock solid right where I left them, pixel for pixel. Kfab simply must get this fixed. It never used to do that, though it was sort of buggy in the early versions. Since Yahoo has purchased it, I believe that they have dumped all kinds of proprietary code into it, and have somehow mucked with the basic operation of the once cool program. Maybe I will try it again down the road, but for now, it has been removed from my system.

Under the next Mac OS X, Leopard, you can make your own Widgets anyway, so who needs another program eating resources from your computer system.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Apple Introduces NEW Mac OS X Leopard

Wow! What a change a few cool features make. Take a look at this keynote, watch the top 10 features in the new Mac OS X, and I challenge you not to upgrade to a Mac from a PC. Be careful, you have been warned!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Best Buy Online Magazine

I subscribe to the latest Best Buy news, and their latest BEST Magazine is out. It is an eZine, and with the help of Flash, they have brought multimedia content to a genre that not many were sure just what to do with it. best Buy got it right! This magazine is actually fun to browse. the TV ads have motion video and some of the ads actually talk and make sounds, etc. This is the future of magazine authoring. Now if they can just make a version you can cheaply carry around with you. Thats coming one day.

Safari Web Browser for the PC!

Awesome news, Apple has released a FREE version of Safari for Windows. I have been in awe over the very fast and well designed Safari Web browser, one of the best reasons for moving to Mac OS X a few years ago. I was thinking less than a few days ago, "It sure would be nice to run Safari on the PC" Really.. I wanted to squeeze every CPU cycle from my laptop, and Internet Explorer is simply bloatware. I switched to Opera a few days ago. Apple did it again, and has given us what we want! Go grab the BETA (not ready for full release yet) version.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

How to Hire the BEST People

I simply love this article, and I can not agree more. Often times we associate a degree with success, but Marc Andreessen, one of the guys who started Netscape, and created the Web explosion with a web browser.... Has a differing opinion. He suggests that you hire the best, and he explains what the best means and is. It is NOT someone with a degree specifically, but may have one by chance.

He has 2 main criteria for hiring the best. I have worked for some bonehead managers in my career, so listen up boneheads. This is how the real experts and entrepreneurs get er done.

Hire the Best People!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

2007 Hannity Freedom Concert

My friends, if you ask yourself, "How can I help people, how can I help the service men and women, and help do good for those who served, and gave all?" This is your chance! You can purchase tickets to attend this 2007 Freedom Concert, or you can simply choose to donate money. Either way, your contributions will goto the children of servicemen and women who have died while serving their country. The money will be used to put those kids through school/college. A mighty fine cause if you ask me.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Awesome Star Trek LCARS Screensaver

This is very cool, a nice Star Trek TNG Screen Saver, which emulates the famous computer screens seen on the Enterprise D Starship. If you even remotely like screen-savers and Star Trek, this one is definitely for you!