700 Snakes on a Plane!! (Well, not really)

Posted by ryan

So, my buddy Epic, just called me and told me about a news story that is definately 'lol' worthy. Some simple dude, not thinking much about it tried to get 700 snakes on a plane to Siria (I assume Siria anyway). Poor guy, he should watch the news or something. Or maybe go to the theater, I hear there is some movie about his situation out there. Heh, "Get those MOTHER-<LOVING> Snakes off the MOTHER-<LOVING> plane!!"

"The officers were stunned when a passenger, identified as Yahia Rahim Tulba, told them his carryon bag contained live snakes after he was asked to open it.

Tulba opened his bag to show the snakes to the police and asked the officers, who held a safe distance, not to come close. Among the various snakes, hidden in small cloth sacks, were two poisonous cobras, authorities said." - CNN

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Good People DO Exist!

Posted by ryan

“I did what I felt was right.”


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Vista Activation Servers Pirated, say ‘yarrgh’

Posted by ryan

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Hacks came out very quickly after Vista went to 'RTM' status. That's always bound to happen, but now pirated copies of the actual activation servers!? I didn't think that would happen this soon. If you're not familiar with how Activation processes work for software nowadays, it's pretty simple. Your software pings a server that then validates your cd key, and replies with an activation code, and activates said software. Sounds fun.. maybe i'll try this out as my weekend project this week. [6]

Well, now i guess that can be changed to something like this:


But for the record, don't be a Pirate kids! Don't steal from the internets.


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Bill O’Reilly is a n00b

Posted by ryan

Ok, so on several political and social issues, i agree with Bill, but obviously, he's just as detatched as most other tech inept in the media and politics.

Quoted from his radio broadcast:

I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If
this is your primary focus in life - the machines… it’s going to have a
staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America… did
you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a
conversation with them? …I really fear for the United States
because, believe me, the jihadists? They’re not playing the video games. They’re killing real people over there.


So, being computer literate somehow means you can't carry on a conversation? That knowing something about tech, somehow puts us at a disadvantage on the War against Terror?? (although, i do like that he dissed on teh iPud)

Computer geeks? You sound like the 'popular jocks' in High School who now,  when i see them, ask me 'Paper or Plastic?'

Bill, you should know better.

The best example that show's he has no idea what's going on in the tech world, is his OWN website. Notice that familiar white mp3 player at the bottom left of his page advertizing podcasts? ...

wow Bill. You sir, are a n00b!

As my good friend Phr0st commented on the post below: 'Don't mess with the interwebs.' I have no doubt that Bill will get plenty of crap about this one.

Lesson: Don't piss off the geeks!

source: GamePolitics.com

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Happy belated Birthday to EMAIL!

Posted by ryan

Man, i can't believe i missed it! on the 21st of October 1971, Ray Tomlinson and his blessed/cursed '@' symbol sent the first networked email. (well, to be fair the exact date of the email i can't confirm, but that's what i'm seeing on most other blog posts about the subject)

My first email account i got in '97. I still use it every once in a while, it gets on average 350-400+ emails a day, and all of them are spam. .. iHate spam. Anyway, if you think about it, Email is pretty much an essential part of life for most of the world now. Whether you like it, hate it, or just put up with it, Happy b-day Email!


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Monday Morning Linkage.

Posted by ryan

Monday Morning Linkage!!  .. this will be posted a bit early methinks. (i'm 8 hours ahead here in South Africa). but still.

 Wow, i've been so busy i've missed out on a lot of world news. Even in my own country! I had no idea that it was Desmund Tutu's Birthday today! I would have seriously tried to get to his dinner if i had known. .. i'm still a bit perturbed at myself that i didn't know.

It's been a year since the Kashmir earthquake .. there are still a lot of people suffering from the effects of it.

a big Camel was discovered in Syria. .. (uhm.. who really cares?)

There's a Hawley Road in England!

Oil is cheaper than coke!.. uhm. .. duhhh. but coke does not have the demand even close to Oil .. nice try CNN. (weak)

The Amish really are a good example to the human race in some things.

 Jack Straw is a complete idiot. Oblivious, and ignorant to those with different beliefs and convictions.

 Hugo Chaves is an idiot. .. good thing his people agree.

Russia is still not free. (think about how it would be if America was as sorry as Russia is atm. ..) Pull your head out Putin!

 Kim Jong, is still a n00b.

The best link is about Firefox 2 Beta 2. This thing has in-line spell check! It's awesome. So no matter what page you're on, just leaving comments, or doing actual work. The browser will check your spelling!! This is great for me, and my co-workers should get this thing too. We use a web-based workflow program to manage tasks and work for our projects, and with beta 2, i now have a spell check for it... very cool.


"Inline spell checking: A new built-in spell checker enables users to quickly check the spelling of text entered into Web forms
(like this one) without having to use a seperate application."

Trust me, if you're on the net a lot, leaving comments, or just working over a web app, you'll want to use Firefox, if you aren't already.


wow, seriously, there's just too much to rant on this week. .. so i'll just leave it at this for now.  


Oh, but if you want to try something fun, .. well, maybe anyway. paste this exact text into the address bar of whatever internet browser you're using: (just paste it over whatever is in your address bar)

x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200;
DI=document.getElementsByTagName("img"); DIL=DI.length; function
A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute';


Now, press enter.   kind of cool eh? use it on any internet page with pictures on it. ..  


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