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I'm being repressed!

Misfits – What Heroes Should Have Been

| January 27, 2010

Actually, that’s not possible, because British television is so much more liberal than US network television (as in, allowing swearing and nudity). So it’s more like, what Heroes should have been if it were on cable. Anyway, if you are like me, you thought Heroes sucked ass, and progressively sucked more ass as time went [...]

Random Artist/Design Industry Blurb

| January 26, 2010

This is random, but I thought it was interesting. Plus, I like artists and designers, and I need to get my mind off healthcare stuff.  So my coworker told me he designed the look of Ken Block’s new Ford, as seen here: The skull logo seen at 0:42 is designed by his friend, Huck. Ken [...]

Badass Surgeon

| January 22, 2010

This guy is the shiznit.  After diagnosing himself with appendicitis, being the only surgeon on the expedition, he operates on himself.  Pictures included. It takes a real man to poke around your own innards, without gloves. Ha, that could be misinterpreted lol. “I did not sleep at all last night. It hurts like the devil! [...]

OKCupid analyzes their data by race

| January 21, 2010

And it just confirms what we already know: Asian and white women prefer white men, and middle eastern women are hot.  OKCupid has access to some very interesting data sets and I’m glad they’re actually doing something with it. Thanks to Eric for the heads up. Black women write back the most. Whether it’s due to [...]

Yelp Manipulation

| January 20, 2010

I love Yelp, but I also love credibility and honesty. Apparently, Yelp’s been accused of massaging scores if businesses hand over some advertising dough. There was always that minor suspicion but this article details it fully: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/eastbay/yelp-extortion-allegations-stack-up/Content?oid=1176984 The story, which was picked up by national news outlets including The New York Times and The Wall [...]

SQL Server Management Studio 2005/2008 forgets password

| January 18, 2010

This is why people bag on Microsoft. SQL Server Management Studio 2005 forgets password As does the 2008 version. I ran into this issue and was (not) surprised to find that the bug dating back to version 2005 had still not been fixed.  Hey, at least you can delete some files to fix it though. [...]

Avatar Script

| January 14, 2010

Sorry, can’t help but nerd out. Fox released the original script. http://io9.com/5446538/everything-that-was-cut-from-avatar-sex-drugs-and-suicide It’s interesting to see the differences from that and the final theatrical version. That would explain some of the scenes in the trailer. And yeah, probably not a good idea to look at it if you haven’t seen the movie yet.

Astonishing X-Men Review

| January 12, 2010

Another X-Men? Huh? That’s for kids! Well, this one’s written by Whedon, who is typically a pretty sharp writer. That whole mutant cure arc that X-men 3 drove into the ground? They originally stole it from Whedon. Anyway, I’ve read the original comic version, but you can find a very faithful video version of it [...]

Dollhouse Die

| January 11, 2010

So the train wreck is finally ending. My friend’s been trying to get me to watch the last few eps, because they’re supposedly good, but I feel like, what’s the point? Now we’re just panning for gold in a drying stream, when there’s thick veins of gold (or at least consistent silver) in other shows. [...]

Ugh.

| January 5, 2010

[I take no responsibility if you google anything in this post.] So I was reading a post on reddit about a kid who made a lot of money, when I came across a term that I had gladly forgotten long ago in one of the comments…I haven’t chatted up with any Japanese nationalists lately denying [...]