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FOCA – Incredibly Broad?

| January 31, 2009

The short answer is, “Yes.” Ah, abortion, the nuclear option of topics. Debating gay rights is a cakewalk in comparison. It’s times like these that I’m thankful I’m male. It’s such a sticky topic that I’ll be shamefully honest: I don’t have a well formed opinion either way. Is the fetus a person, is it [...]

The Party of Fear

| January 27, 2009

The Republican Party has oft been accused as the party of fear (cough, 1984 style, cough). And why not? Fear as an emotional response has worked for eons. It has kept animals, cave men, and modern man alive from many fatal situations to fight another day. Unfortunately when you let it dictate all of your [...]

Here’s to You, S2000

| January 26, 2009

It’s official (supposedly). 2009 will be the last year of its 10 year run. I freakin’ love this car, but it’s time. For people that wanted to test their skills a little beyond mashing the gas like an on/off switch, the S was awesome. Here’s some choice parting quotes from people: The S2000 was my [...]

It Begins

| January 22, 2009

That was fast. Obama issues a few executive orders closing Guantanomo bay, deactivating the controversial overseas CIA detention facilities, and halting inhumane interrogation techniques. Full text of the interrogation one.

Macabre iPhone App, Stupid Child Porno Charges

| January 20, 2009

I’m always interested in new and nifty apps for the iPhone. But this one was a little bit…different. Knights Armaments made a ballistics application package that lets you mount an iTouch/iPhone to your rifle. The main site is being slashdotted, so it might not load, but here’s an excerpt of its features: You can set [...]

The Curious Case of Forrest Gump

| January 19, 2009

Ha. Someone ( I think Robert) told me that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was just like Forrest Gump. I was a bit skeptical, but no, apparently it really is! Still, I hear it’s very good. The Curious Case of Forrest Gump – watch more funny videos Thanks David.

Frost/Nixon

| January 18, 2009

Hmm, I’m not gonna write much on this one. It was OK. I wouldn’t watch it again. Well, I wouldn’t watch most movies again, but I would make a conscious effort not to see this one again. It starts off very well, and you can see Ron Howard’s mark all over the place. He has [...]

Wired Writes About the Insight

| January 14, 2009

Eco Assist uses a dashboard display and speedometer backlighting that effectively turn hypermiling — the fine art of maximizing fuel efficiency — into a videogame that coaches you on your driving style. There’s also an Econ Mode that decreases throttle sensitivity, reduces air-conditioning demand and pulls a few other under-hood tricks to maximize fuel efficiency. [...]

Island Caretaker Job

| January 12, 2009

Awesome. No formal qualifications are needed but candidates must be willing to swim, snorkel, dive and sail. In return, the successful applicant will receive a salary of A$150,000 ($103,000, £70,000) for six months and get to live rent-free in a three-bedroom villa, complete with pool. The new recruit will work for just 12 hours a [...]

New Complete Footage of BART Shooting

| January 9, 2009

http://carlosmiller.com/2009/01/09/new-video-of-bart-shooting-emerges-offering-clearest-view-so-far-and-audio/ Thanks to Eric for the heads up. For the squeamish, the video isn’t gory, and the gun is surprisingly quiet. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to watch it, but I felt I had a responsibility to.  When reports first hit, I wondered if the cop had mistaken his gun for his taser, since [...]