Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Rise of Machine-Written Journalism

http://news.slashdot.org/story/09/12/30/1559214/The-Rise-of-Machine-Written-Journalism

Monday, December 28, 2009

The International Super Class and Their Global Warming Agenda!

Godfrey Bloom
The International Super Class and Their Global Warming Agenda!

Godfrey Bloom, a Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber for the United Kingdom Independence Party. Bloom points to independent scientific research that demonstrates that CO2 is not a problem and says 2050 will not see catastrophic and apocalyptic events related to climate. Bloom believes the debate is over.
http://www.godfreybloommep.co.uk/


Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEiw6-pBGi0

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwhCpsa0AnY

Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5SP_w1uL_o

Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrSkPNrd6ic

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MDBP "Mobile Device Behavior Protocol"

Copyright  John L. Sokol   August 31, 2007

Proprietary please do not share.   I am releasing this publicly today. 12/23/2009

If you plan to use the idea, please bring me in.
john.sokol - at -gmail -dot- com, 669-200-8207

There is an idea I have been thinking about a for several years.
 The idea of a "mobile device behavior protocol"  MDBP

 Basically the idea is to have all mobile devices such as phones, cameras, pda, laptops and video recorders be able to monitor a low power radio signal (FCC Part 15 transmitter)  for information about what services are available and what behaviors are allowed or not allowed for mobile devices in that area.

Also to possible use WiBree a low power version of BlueTooth for devices to request to get authorized for certain capabilities.

Once this protocol is defined the idea is to put pressure on device manufactures to support this. This could also be done though legislative means, such a deliberately making cell phones that can be used while driving unless using ear pieces or not using camera and audio recorders in court rooms.

Once phone and other devices are manufacture with MDBP support, a typical setup would consist of one or more low power transmitters at a location programmed to send out instructions to all devices as to what is now allowed in a location. It could also inform them on how to access a secure WiFi connection, or provide other local data to a device, such a text information notices.

The most important functionality will be control of cell phone usages.

  • Blocking incoming or outgoing calls (except 911) something signal jamming also takes out.
  • Blocking cell usage on air flight.
  • Blocking cell ring during events, theaters, libraries. This could also put a phone in to vibrate mode automatically.
  • Blocking camera usage, video or audio recording.
  • Enforcing more complex rules such as not allowing hand held operation while in motion on a freeway or areas of freeways where MDBP transmitters are installed.
  • Informing phones of VOIP access at a location.
  • Informing any device of local services, such a food or gas on a freeway.


This also could enforce rules such a no video taping in theaters, or concerts.
For location and industries there should be a lot of interest in this.
On planes phones/laptops could be told to turn off and do so automatically.
later just laptops could be given permission to turn on.

In movie theaters phones would automatically be set to vibrate only and would not allow someone to answer while in theater.
    Video recorders would be disabled automatically.

In court houses - cameras/PDAs/digital camera/camcorders would not allow picture taking & not allow ringing.

At concerts - cameras/PDAs/digital camera/camcorders would not allow picture taking. & audio devices wouldn't be allowed to record.

On roads and Highways it could enforce rules about not text messaging and using a headphone or Bluetooth headset.

In tennis games - all devices would be told to be quite.

Bomb squads & police could disable all cellphones for hostage situations.

Military, phones could be told to do all sorts of things, like reveal locations, send it's call log etc.


On the flip side
 Devices would be told about blue tooth and WiFi resources available.
 About Advertising, wireless coupons or other sales specials and other location specific services.
 I am sure we could think of more features to add here too.

I think the cost of adding this to a device would be about $1 but I think it wouldn't be hard to get several industries to lobby for this and even get a federal regulation requiring this in all devices

Possible Underlying technology

WiBree
http://www.ezurio.com/files/00616.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wibree
802.15.4 standard, which is now the basis of ZigBee and other short range radio networks.

Competition

For LANS:  Service Location Protocol (SLP) -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service_Location_Protocol

Why Coder Pay Isn't Proportional To Productivity

From Slashdot:  http://developers.slashdot.org/story/09/12/23/1820214/Why-Coder-Pay-Isnt-Proportional-To-Productivity

Why Coder Pay Isn't Proportional To Productivity
"John D. Cook takes a stab at explaining why programmers are not paid in proportion to their productivity. The basic problem, Cook explains, is that extreme programmer productivity may not be obvious. A salesman who sells 10x as much as his peers will be noticed, and compensated accordingly. And if a bricklayer were 10x more productive than his peers, this would be obvious too (it doesn't happen). But the best programmers do not write 10x as many lines of code; nor do they work 10x as many hours. Programmers are most effective when they avoid writing code. An über-programmer, Cook explains, is likely to be someone who stares quietly into space and then says 'Hmm. I think I've seen something like this before.'"

Now were talking. Direct typing from a Brain Interface.


From Slashdot:

Hardware: Typing With Your Brain
"This article asks, 'Why bother to type a document using a keyboard when you can write it by simply thinking about the letters?' A brain wave study presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society shows that people with electrodes in their brains can 'type' using just their minds. The study involved electrocorticography — a sheet of electrodes laid directly on the surface of the brain after a surgical incision into the skull. ('We were able to consistently predict the desired letters for our patients at or near 100 percent accuracy,' explains one Mayo clinic neurologist.) And besides typing, there's new brain wave applications that can now turn brain waves into music and even Twitter status updates — by thought alone."

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Health Insurance Reform - junk E-mailing me.

Will some body tell me what this Bill does? Just a few facts, please anybody?

Here's what I know, we need it, it's over due. But is the bill doing it, or just playing more games to screw  everyone over even more?

Why isn't anyone arguing facts?   For now it's just meaningless noise, Even there E-mail trying to get me motivated and yet no fact.  Motivated for what? 

John

Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2009 18:50:33 -0500
To: John Sokol 
From: President Barack Obama  info@barackobama.com
Reply-to: info@barackobama.com
Subject: Where we stand
John --
Early this morning, the Senate made history and health reform cleared its most important hurdle yet -- garnering the 60 votes needed to move toward a final vote in that chamber later this week.

This marks the first time in our nation's history that comprehensive health reform has come to this point. And it appears that the American people will soon realize the genuine reform that offers security to those who have health insurance and affordable options to those who do not.

I'm grateful to Senator Harry Reid and every senator who's been working around the clock to make this happen. And I'm grateful to you, and every member of the Organizing for America community, for all the work you have done to make this progress possible.

After a nearly century-long struggle, we are now on the cusp of making health insurance reform a reality in the United States of America.

As with any legislation, compromise is part of the process. But I'm pleased that recently added provisions have made this landmark bill even stronger. Between the time when the bill passes and the time when the insurance exchanges get up and running, insurance companies that try to jack up their rates do so at their own peril. Those who hike their prices may be barred from selling plans on the exchanges.

And while insurance companies will be prevented from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions once the exchanges are open, in the meantime there will be a high-risk pool where people with pre-existing conditions can purchase affordable coverage.

A recent amendment has made these protections even stronger. Insurance companies will now be prohibited from denying coverage to children immediately after this bill passes. There's also explicit language in this bill that will protect a patient's choice of doctor. And small businesses will get additional assistance as well.

These protections are in addition to the ones we've been talking about for some time. No longer will insurance companies be able to drop your coverage if you become sick and no longer will you have to pay unlimited amounts out of your own pocket for treatments that you need.

Under this bill families will save on their premiums; businesses that would see their costs rise if we don't act will save money now and in the future. This bill will strengthen Medicare and extend the life of the program. Because it's paid for and gets rid of waste and inefficiency in our health care system, this will be the largest deficit reduction plan in over a decade.

Finally, this reform will extend coverage to more than 30 million Americans who don't have it.

These are not small changes. These are big changes. They're fundamental reforms. They will save money. They will save lives.

And your passion, your work, your organizing helped make all of this possible. Now it's time to finish the job.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama


Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.



Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:13:16 -0800
From: "Campaign for Liberty"  john.f.tate@campaignforliberty.com
To: John Sokol  
Subject: We Can Still Stop ObamaCare

December 22, 2009

Dear C4L Member,

While millions across the country gather with family and friends on Christmas Eve, the Senate may be working overtime to take away even more of our freedoms by voting on Harry Reid's health care scheme.

Campaign for Liberty activists from across the country have been burning up the phone lines in key states to alert thousands of Americans to this threat, but every liberty-minded person across America needs to call their senators immediately and repeatedly.

Click here to find contact information for your senators.

You see, I'm afraid the media is doing the bidding of the Senate leadership and the White House by giving the impression this fight is over with the corrupt deals cut in the last few days.

As you probably know, Senate Democrats like Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson who were holding out have apparently been bought off with our tax dollars.

But no matter what Democrat leadership wants you to think, this battle is far from over. There are several things Senate Republicans can and must do to delay a Senate vote until the last minute this week -- and force Congress to go home without passing a final version through both houses.

First, there are a couple more procedural votes in the coming days that require 60 senators to pass, including a cloture vote on debating the overall bill. Secondly, even if the Reid bill passes, it only takes one Republican legislator to filibuster and delay sending conferees to the joint House and Senate conference to resolve differences between the two chambers.

Such tactics could push this debate further into the New Year and provide us with more time to take action. And fellow Patriots, it is by no means assured that the House and Senate bills - which are vastly different in key areas - can be reconciled.

But for now, we must focus on doing everything we can to stop the Reid bill before it clears the Senate. Then we can go into the Congressional recess knowing that we are in for the fight of our lives to stop the House and Senate from agreeing on a bill to send to President Obama's waiting pen.

Click here to find contact information for your senators.

Legislators will be hearing from plenty of their constituents in the coming days as people from all over the political spectrum unite in opposition to this bill.

Some will push for even more government power. Make sure your voice - a voice for freedom - is heard loud and clear this week.

For several months, we have fought a complete government takeover of health care with an intensity the establishment was not expecting. Now it's time to once again show them we are not backing down just because they say the fight is over. It is not, and you and I CAN still stop nationalized health care - but only if we continue to act now and in the coming days and weeks.

Turn up the pressure! Call, email, and fax Congress right away.

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/congress.php

In Liberty,
John Tate
President

Monday, December 21, 2009

China's Homegrown Computer Chips

People's Processor: Embrace China's Homegrown Computer Chips

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/st_essay_china/

Called the Loongson.


from Wikipedia :
Loongson (Chinese: 龙芯pinyin: lóngxīn, academic name: Godson, also known as Dragon chip) is a family of general-purpose MIPS-compatible CPUs developed at the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the People's Republic of China. The chief architect is Professor Weiwu Hu.
Loongson is the result of a public-private partnership. BLX IC Design Corporation was founded in 2002 by ICT and Jiangsu Zhongyi Group. Based in Beijing, BLX focuses on designing the advanced 32-bit/64-bit Loongson general-purpose and embedded processors, together with developing software tools and reference platforms.
ST Microelectronics fabricates and markets Loongson chips for BLX, which is fabless.

The processor was initially named 狗剩 (pinyin: Gou Sheng), meaning "Dog Leftover" in Chinese, to follow the Chinese tradition of giving a newborn baby a humble name for easier upbringing and better health. "Godson" was the English name, as it is pronounced similarly to "Gou Sheng". Later, Loongson, which means the "Dragon Core" Chip, was declared as the official name, with "Godson" still being used as an internal codename by developers.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Future Of Food

Video on Hulu.com

The Future Of Food
Shocking story of patent abuse and genetic manipulation of food.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Not all that glitters is gold

Jan,

     The article below contains a few truthful facts mixed together with the usual obnoxious pack of lies emanating from the unholy alliance of Wall Street, Federal Reserve banksters, tax eaters, etc. The number-one cause of the financial and economic collapse is the fraudulent 'money' issued by the privately-owned 'Federal Reserve System'. These creatures will either succeed in destroying our civilization, or succeed in destroying themselves, or both. Disinformation like the below shows that they are incorrigible. Antidotes to this poisonous trash are available at www.mises.org

 None of the recent and future bubbles could have reach such fantastic proportions without the issuance of unlimited fake money- driving investors away form more productive enterprises and in to malinvestments. Minsky tangentially touches on this in his theory, the homosexual pedophile Keynes of course never mentions it, nor does the arch-criminal (central banking apologist) Friedman. I don't think Krugman does either.

  The global warming scam has been called out for good. We now have their emails showing communication between the lead East Anglia IPCC 'scientists' on how best to cook the data and to suppress the dissidents. This is the smoking gun that can convict them for treason, racketeering, fraud, etc.

  Not all that glitters is gold.

Dr. F........ (name removed)


-----Original Message-----
>From: The Wombat
>Sent: Dec 11, 2009 9:12 AM
>To: "Dr.xx" ,  Dr. xx, John Sokol , Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx,
(names and e-mail addresses removed)
>Subject: Re: JVP Mentioned at the Loscon panel: "Arthur Cecil Pigou, overlooked for decades, provides a guide to the financial crisis"
>
>J,
>
>This is a most interesting paper.  I idea of practicality often seems overlooked.
>
>Now how can we apply it to the SUT in order to make the SUT happen?
>
>jan

>
>Not all those who wander are lost.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "JVP"
>To: "Dr.xx" ,  Dr. xx, John Sokol , Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx,
>Sent: Tuesday, 01 December, 2009 9:27 AM
>Subject: JVP Mentioned at the Loscon panel: "Arthur Cecil Pigou, overlooked
>for decades, provides a guide to the financial crisis"
>
>
>    * NOVEMBER 28, 2009
>
>An Economist's Invisible Hand
>Arthur Cecil Pigou, overlooked for decades, provides a guide to the
>financial crisis
>
>By JOHN CASSIDY
>http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704204304574545671352424680.html?mod=rss_Today%27s_Most_Popular
>
>At the Heavenly Models home for deceased economists, an award is being
>presented to the resident whose work best explains financial crises,
>global warming, and other pressing issues of today. The favored
>candidates include John Maynard Keynes, the patron saint of stimulus
>programs; Hyman Minsky, an American disciple of Mr. Keynes who warned
>about the dangers of financial deregulation; and Milton Friedman, the
>late Chicago economist. (Mr. Friedman's free market principles are out
>of vogue, but Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently took his
>advice on how to prevent depressions by pumping money into the
>economy.)
>
>The winner's name, however, turns out to be much less familiar: Arthur
>Cecil Pigou (pronounced "Arthur See-sil Pig-oo"). Stepping from the
>wings, a strapping Englishman with fair, wavy hair and a luxuriant
>moustache, smiles awkwardly and accepts his prize. A contemporary of
>Mr. Keynes at Cambridge University, Mr. Pigou was, for a long time,
>the forgotten man of economics. In the years leading up to his death,
>in 1959, he was a reclusive figure, rarely venturing from his rooms at
>King's College. His novel ideas on taxing polluters and making health
>insurance compulsory were met with indifference: Keynesianism was all
>the rage.
>
>Today Mr. Pigou's intellectual legacy is being rediscovered, and,
>unlike those of Messrs. Keynes and Friedman, it enjoys bipartisan
>appeal. Leading Republican-leaning economists such as Greg Mankiw and
>Gary Becker have joined Democrats such as Paul Krugman and Amartya Sen
>in recommending a Pigovian approach to policy. Much of President
>Barack Obama's agenda—financial regulation, cap and trade, health care
>reform—is an application of Mr. Pigou's principles. Whether the
>president knows it or not, he is a Pigovian.
>
>Other Voices
>
>'The great advances of civilization, whether in architecture or
>painting, in science or literature, in industry or agriculture, have
>never come from centralized government.'
>
>--Milton Friedman, 1912-2006
>[PIGOUSIDE2] Getty Images
>
>'Our desire to hold money as a store of wealth is a barometer of the
>degree of our distrust of our own calculations and conventions
>concerning the future.'
>
>--John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946
>[PIGOUSIDE3] Harry S. Truman Library
>
>'If investors are confident that they will be "bailed out" by a lender
>of last resort their selfreliance may be weakened.'
>
>--Charles Kindleberger, 1910-2003
>[PIGOUSIDE5] Ludwig von Mises Institute
>
>'The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.'
>
>--Ludwig von Mises, 1881-1973
>
>Mr. Pigou pioneered the study of market failure—the branch of
>economics that explores why free enterprise sometimes. During the
>1930s, Mr. Keynes lampooned him as a reactionary because of his
>suggestion that the economic slump would eventually recover of its own
>accord.
>
>But while Mr. Pigou believed capitalism works tolerably most of the
>time, he also demonstrated how, on occasion, it malfunctions. His key
>insight was that actions in one part of the economy can have
>unintended consequences in others.
>
>Thus, for example, a blow-up in a relatively obscure part of the
>credit markets—the subprime mortgage industry—can undermine the entire
>banking system, which, in turn, can drag the entire economy into a
>recession, as banks refuse to lend. "The actual occurrence of business
>failures will be more or less widespread according (to whether)
>bankers' loans. . . are more or less readily available," Mr. Pigou
>wrote in 1929. Today, that might seem obvious. But just two and a half
>years ago, when the subprime crisis began, most economists, Mr.
>Bernanke included, believed it would have only modest consequences.
>
>The son of an army officer, Mr. Pigou was raised on the Isle of Wight.
>After attending Harrow, an exclusive private school, he went to King's
>College, Cambridge. His tutor was Alfred Marshall, the great
>late-Victorian economist, who regarded him as a budding genius and
>helped him get a chair in economics—the one Mr. Marshall vacated in
>1908. Until the Great Depression brought Mr. Keynes to international
>prominence, Mr. Pigou was probably the most eminent English economist.
>
>Like many contemporary economic commentators, Mr. Pigou was reacting
>against laissez faire—the hands-off approach to policy that free
>market economists, from Adam Smith onwards, had recommended. Such
>thinkers had tended to view the market economy as a perfectly
>balanced, self-regulating machine. But "even in the most advanced
>States there are failures and imperfections" that "prevent a
>community's resources from being distributed….in the most efficient
>way," Mr. Pigou wrote in 1920. His goal, he said, was to explore ways
>in which "it now is, or eventually may become, feasible for
>governments to…promote the economic welfare, and through that, the
>total welfare, of their citizens as a whole."
>
>Mr. Pigou drew an important distinction between the private and social
>value of economic activities, such as the opening of a new railway
>line. The savings in time and effort that users of the railway enjoy
>are private benefits, which will be reflected in the prices they are
>willing to pay for tickets. Similarly, the railroad's expenditures on
>tracks, rolling stock, employee wages are private costs, which will
>help to determine the prices it charges. But the opening of the
>railway may also create costs for "people not directly concerned,
>through, say, uncompensated damage done to surrounding woods by sparks
>from railway engines," Mr. Pigou pointed out.
>
>Such social costs—modern economists call them "externalities"—don't
>enter the calculations of the railroads or its customers, but in
>tallying up the ultimate worth of any economic activity, "[a]ll such
>effects must be included," Mr. Pigou insisted. In focusing exclusively
>on private costs and private benefits, the traditional defense of the
>free market misses out on a vital element of reality.
>
>To correct the problems that spillovers created, Mr. Pigou advocated
>government intervention. Where the social value of an activity was
>lower than its private value, as in the case of a railroad setting
>ablaze the surrounding woodland, the authorities should introduce
>"extraordinary restraints" in the form of user taxes, he said.
>Conversely, some activities have a social value that exceeds their
>private value. The providers of recreational parks, street lamps, and
>other "public goods" have difficulty charging people to use them,
>which means the free market may fail to ensure their adequate supply.
>To rectify this shortcoming, Mr. Pigou advocated "extraordinary
>encouragements" in the form of government subsidies.
>
>Economics textbooks have long contained sections on how free markets
>fail to deal with negative spillovers such as pollution, traffic
>congestion and the like. Since August 2007, however, we have learned
>that negative spillovers occur in other sectors of the economy,
>especially banking. "The financial system failed to perform its
>function as a reducer and distributor of risk," Treasury Secretary
>Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers, the head of the National
>Economic Council, wrote in the Washington Post earlier this year.
>"Instead, it magnified risks, precipitating an economic contraction
>that has hurt families and businesses around the world."
>
>The mere existence of negative spillovers doesn't necessarily justify
>government intervention, Mr. Pigou conceded. In some cases, the
>parties concerned might be able to come to a voluntary agreement about
>how to compensate innocent bystanders. A landlord, for instance, may
>reduce the rents for tenants who have to live over a noisy bar.
>
>With spillovers from the financial industry, however, too many parties
>are involved for private bargaining to provide a practical solution.
>During the credit bubble of 2002-2006, the entire housing market
>turned into a speculative bazaar. Mortgage companies that were
>supposed to apportion credit on the basis of ability to pay
>distributed it willy-nilly. And banks and other financial
>intermediaries, which exist to channel capital to its most productive
>uses, misallocated resources on a vast scale.
>
>When other industries do a bad job, the fallout is usually limited. If
>Budweiser and Miller marketed undrinkable beers, it would be bad news
>for those companies and their customers, but the rest of the economy
>would be largely unscathed.
>
>In banking, the negative spillover can be catastrophic. Many millions
>of households and firms rely on credit to finance their expenditures.
>If this credit is suddenly curtailed, spending can fall precipitously
>throughout the economy. That is what we witnessed at the end of last
>year.
>
>Even if policy makers have been tardy about citing the influence of
>Mr. Pigou's analytical framework, they are working within it. Raising
>capital requirements on banks, urging Wall Street firms to pay bonuses
>in stock, and forcing investment banks to keep some of the securities
>they issue on their own books are all efforts to mitigate the
>spillovers from irresponsible risk-taking.
>
>Although it is rarely presented in such terms, reforming health care
>can also be viewed as a counter-spillover policy. Sick people who
>don't have health insurance often end up using emergency rooms, which
>imposes a cost on the insured, perhaps as much as $1,000 per person
>per year. A successful reform package would eliminate these social
>costs, and it could also generate some positive spillovers.
>Improvements in public health can make employees more productive, Mr.
>Pigou pointed out, which increases the gross domestic product.
>
>If the administration ends up partly financing health-care reform by
>increasing taxes on the rich, a proposal contained in a bill that the
>House of Representatives recently passed, it will be enacting yet
>another Pigovian policy. "[I]t is evident that the transference of
>income from a relatively rich man to a relatively poor man of similar
>temperament, since it enables more intense wants to be satisfied at
>the expense of less intense wants, must increase the aggregate sum of
>satisfactions," he wrote.
>
>Global warming presents perhaps the most dramatic example of what can
>happen if spillovers are ignored. It was the growing public concern
>over global warming that resurrected Mr. Pigou from obscurity. In
>2006, the British government published an official report on climate
>change by Sir Nicholas Stern, a well-known English economist, which
>relied extensively on Mr. Pigou's analytical framework. "In common
>with many other environmental problems, human-induced climate change
>is at its most basic level an externality," Mr. Stern wrote. And he
>went on: "It is the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever
>seen."
>
>In addition to referencing Mr. Pigou's work directly several times,
>Mr. Stern recommended the imposition of one of his extraordinary
>restraints: a substantial carbon tax. This proposal remains
>controversial, but a number of Republican economists have endorsed it.
>Harvard's Greg Mankiw has founded an informal Pigou Club for
>economists and pundits that support a carbon tax.
>
>During the 1930s and 1940s, many economists were pessimistic about the
>market system's long-term prospects. Mr. Pigou's message, on the other
>hand, was optimistic, and, in some ways, very American. He believed in
>progress, the power of rational analysis, and the ability of
>well-intentioned people, such as himself, to effect meaningful
>reforms.
>
>He didn't put much store in elaborate mathematical theories. Above all
>else, he was practical. "We shall endeavor to elucidate, not any
>generalized system of possible worlds," he wrote in his greatest book,
>"The Economics of Welfare," "but the actual world of men and women as
>they are found in experience to be."
>—John Cassidy is a staff writer at the New Yorker. His book "How
>Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities" was recently published
>by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
>
>


From: Jan
To: "Dr.xx" ,  Dr. xx, John Sokol , Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, Dr. xx, 


G'day ,

Your comments are interesting.  As I'm NOT an economist, I find listening to differing theories of interest.

However, my main concern is how to move my project forward: SutEnergy, Unlimited.

I've attached my essay on the concept.  My apologies to those on this list who have already received it previously.

If you think, the concept has merit, what are you willing to do, how are you willing to help, what can you contribute, in order for it to succeed.  That is MY concern!

Oh yes, the word "should" is not acceptable.  Being told "You should do..." is a cheap out.  If you or anyone is not willing to "do," I'm not really interested in the comment.  I already know "lots of shoulds."  I don't have to be told something I already know.

Cheers!

jan

Not all those who wander are lost.


ATTACHMENT

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Copenhagen treaty "as you predicted, it is really, REALLY scary."

Lord Monckton warning: for those of you who link he's full of it.

From a respected Hollywood Film Producer friend:
John -

His guest gets into the details of the latest draft of the treaty in
parts 3 through 5 of the interview (although you should still listen
to parts 1 and 2 as well) and, as you predicted, it is really, REALLY
scary.  This is really happening, everything you said.  This may be
the most important interview that Alex Jones has ever done.  Spread it
around.

Also, while we're on the subject, an article about Big Oil and
Copenhagen, also from Alex's website:

http://uswgo.com/big-oil-behind-copenhagen-climate-scam/

But do listen to the interview - it confirms everything you feared.




Part 1 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661637-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-14lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

Part 2 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661638-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-25lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

Part 3 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661639-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-35lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

Part 4 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661640-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-45lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

Part 5 of 5:
http://vodpod.com/watch/2661641-lord-monckton-returns-to-alex-jones-tv-55lord-monckton-reveals-scientific-fraud-at-copenhagen

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TRUTH Confronting TREASON in Al Gore's Empire of LIES and FEAR  Youtube Video

Friday, December 04, 2009

Transhumanist

Extending the work Ray Kurzweil, Marvin Minksy, Hans Moravec, and the Singularity meme.



INTERVIEW WITH NICK BOSTROM AND DAVID PEARCE 
Dave and Nick are the co-founders of the World Transhumanist Association, a nonprofit
organization aiming to improve human capabilities with high technology

Hulu Doesn't play well with others.

Currently most high end Blue Ray players can stream content from Netflix, Blockbuster, YouTube and Pandora. Some also offer CinemaNow.

One giant in streaming media web sites is missing Hulu.

On Settopbox devices Sling supports Hulu but Roku does not.

Google Video, Sling.com and Bing.com are the few that seems to have Hulu distribution agreements.  

Boxee, TV.com and Rippol all have been forced to remove Hulu content from their sites and applications.



Roku Channel Store Opens, Hulu Is a No-Show  Nov 22,2009
Pandora, Facebook Photos, Revision3, Mediafly, TWiT, blip.tv, Flickr, FrameChannel, Motionbox and MobileTribe, Netflix, MLB.tv and Amazon channels all now available on the Roku player

In Hulu's note to Rippol, the representative stated that "the only way for a company to legitimately embed our videos the way you do is to enter into a structured distribution relationship with us. However, we are currently entering into these very selectively."


According to Hulu:  Don't embed, Link instead


Bing Brings Hulu, YouTube and MSN Video
Describing it as a "new unified online video destination," Microsoft says Bing Videos will combine results from ABC, YouTube, Hulu and MSN Videos. Of course, such a product calls for a new homepage, which Microsoft has dutifully rolled out for Bing Videos.

Sling.com Isn’t Really A Hulu Competitor, But Does Offer Compelling Reasons To Make It Your Go-To Web Portal
SlingMedia run Sling.com, a video portal similar to Hulu.com but with a few extra benefits.
NBC and Fox content is actually served from Hulu.  Sling and Hulu partnered up to bring that content to Sling users, so you’ll still see the Hulu logo and see the Hulu commercials.


Hulu is streaming using Adobe's Secure RTMP protocol.

Appian.com software can capture Hulu Video.

New Plugin from Google lets you Stream Hulu and Netflix videos with Frontrow 2/09



Understudy is a plug in for Mac OS X interface Front Row. Users can subscribe to multiple feeds and watch from Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and the BBC iPlayer.



Email from Hulu to Rippol hours after they launched.
We saw that you launched today. We want to notify you that you are using our embeds in violation of our terms of service which state specifically that embeds are for personal, non-commercial use only. As such we will plan to block embedding from your site by 12/4.  Typically we disable embedding immediately but given that you just launched, we want to give you some time to transition. In the place of the embeds, we can offer you is a site map feed that links back to Hulu for video playback and includes several useful pieces of metadata in a feed. It includes video titles, descriptions, thumbnails, video type, duration info, season number, episode number, air date, expiration date, in addition to the video link on Hulu.com. It is updated every few hours: http://www.hulu.com/video_sitemap.index.xml

Rippol responded with they will never put ads in or around Hulu content.
Hulu responded:
Ad placement would be more relevant to the "non-commercial" part of the TOS vs. the "personal" part. While you may not plan to place ads near our content, Rippol is a commercial business in the sense that you plan to make money from the content service you create. Thus our content on your site is being used for commercial purposes, even if it is indirect (i.e. you attract users with Hulu content but only monetize other content).Note we are not singling out Rippol as we have transitioned other premium video aggregators to our site map feed.

From: Hulu Gets Ripped Out Of Rippol
When Hulu was announced in 2007, NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker said that Hulu would aim to have "ubiquitous distribution." The press release issued at the time said that Hulu "will actively seek agreements with a variety of additional distribution partners." The release also stated that each "distribution partner will feature the site?s content in an embedded player customized with a look and feel consistent with each site, making the offering organic to each destination."

Sunday, November 29, 2009

More about the new Global Currency and the New World Order.

 I am putting news reports in chronological order so you can follow what's been happening here. Also trying to keep out the hype and conspiracy.
You will see this is really happening!

It's been very revealing to me, as I hope it will also be too you.


China holds more than $US2trillion ($2.4 trillion) in reserves, most of it in US currency or treasury bonds, and the two sides need to keep the value of the US dollar high.

2/27/2008
Ron Paul: Bernanke Deliberately Destroying Dollar  (good videos!)
http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-bernanke-deliberately-destroying-dollar/

10/27/2008
Denmark, Iceland look again at euro as crisis takes its toll
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/1225126021.25/
mirror the situation in Iceland, where massive devaluation of the krona has destroyed savings and led to calls for the country to abandon their currency altogether and join the Euro.

11/2008 G-20 Summit in Washington

1/24/2009
US President Barack Obama set the stage for a trade war with China yesterday by branding the Asian giant a currency manipulator.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/hard-line-on-china-currency-settings/story-0-1111118649697

2/5/2009
New World Order
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1877388,00.html?loomia_si=t0:a16:g2:r3:c0.0683253:b23648408&xid=Loomia

3/10/2009
Bernanke's speech to Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSTRE52939S20090310
in light of the global nature of financial institutions and markets, the reform of financial regulation and supervision should be coordinated internationally to the greatest extent possible.

A read on the "Council on Foreign Relations" is a really interesting rabbit hole.

3/24/2009
UPDATE 3-Obama dismisses idea of single global currency
http://www.reuters.com/article/usDollarRpt/idUSN2434732920090325

The International Monetary Fund said earlier that the single global currency idea highlighted concerns about the stability of the global financial system, after both China and Russia earlier urged an overhaul of the global monetary system.

Obama Denounces Global Currency While Creating The Very Means For Its Introduction
http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-denounces-global-currency-while-creating-the-very-means-for-its-introduction.html

4/2/2009 - G20 summit London

4/3/2009
Obama hails the new world order 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/obama-hails-the-new-world-order-1661088.html
Markets soar after President brokers 'historic' G20 deal between world leaders to bring end to recession 

Barack Obama's New World Order
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1889512,00.html

4/9/2009
G20 summit: Gordon Brown announces 'new world order'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/g20-summit/5097195/G20-summit-Gordon-Brown-announces-new-world-order.html

7/7/2009

Pope Benedict XVI has called for a new world financial order guided by ethics, dignity and the search for the common good in the third encyclical of his pontificate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBGo35zDFZg

7/10/2009
The Pope,  meets with President Obama and the First Lady at the Vatican


7/14/2009
President Medvedev of Russia shows off new coins at G8 summit.
http://aftermathnews.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/medvedev-sees-single-currency-dream-in-g8-coin-gift/

7/16/2009
Medvedev: World Needs New Reserve Currency
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526541,00.html
summit of the BRIC group of leading emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India and China.

9/24/2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit

9/26/09
G20 leaders map out new economic order at Pittsburgh summit
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/25/g20-summit-economy-bonuses-deficits


10/7/2009
Obama ditches Dalai
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/obama-ditches-dalai/story-e6frg6ux-1225783524773





10/14/2009
Lord Christopher Monckton at the Minnesota Free Market Institute
Says: Copenhagen Treaty: Will the U.S. cede sovereignty?
Claims Global Warming is hoax to try to create World Government.

10/29/2009
 George Soros says NEW WORLD ORDER Management   video
 "The dollar needs a managed devaluing.""China will arrive as the motor replacing the US consumer"
 
11/14/2009
Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation leaders' summit in Singapore

11/18/2009
Obama's China Trip Ends; Currency, Trade Issues Unresolved
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/18/obamas-china-trip-ends-cu_n_362340.html

11/22/2009
CLIMATEGATE - hacked E-mails leak out. Showing Global Warming data was faked.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704779704574552533758682774.html


11/24/2009   India State Dinner
Obama touts partnership with India
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/11/24/us.india.leader/index.html



12/10/2009 (not here yet!)
Copenhagen Climate meeting scheduled.

Will Lord Monckton be proven right? 
The Timing of the hacked E-Mails sure did come at a convenient time.




A little more on all this.


World Government Tax system
Tobin tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Tobin tax is the suggested tax on all trade of currency across borders. Named after the economist James Tobin, the tax is intended to put a penalty on ...

United Future World Currency

http://www.futureworldcurrency.com/Documents.asp?DocumentID=191


Good article in general specifically the controlled devaluation of US currency.
http://www.jeremiahproject.com/newworldorder/prosper.html

Story about the Pope's involvement.
(these are very conspiracy theory oriented but good anyhow, it makes some good points)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVe3p0vCsxQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z89v1gjs62c

Friday, November 27, 2009

Society has evolved with religion at it's core

First I want to say that I am not saying what I believe in, my close friends already know, and it's personal and this had nothing to do with what I believe in. I will just go to say that one can not really be a believer in Atheism, GOD, Allah Buddha, Lucifer or what ever you choose with out having studied the rest at least to some level.

I think being an Atheist is all well and fine for some people, if we all were then everything would be just great.  But there are those who believe in following GOD and those who believe in following Satin.

The problem is as the existence of GOD is attacked, I see many starting to openly follow the Satanic path. Many unknowingly even as they are completely ignorant of religion they can't see what's being taught to them!  I also see many who think they are christian also being taught satanism again they are too ignorant of religion to know what they are being taught.

 I mean, pretend blood sacrifices in music videos, rams heads, skull and bones and other satanic symbols on kids clothing. They are being taught satanism in mass through the media.   The whole "be kind to your fellow man" and "do on to others" is starting to go out the window! So does concepts of love, honesty and loyalty are replaced with materialism, icon worship, promiscuity and greed.  I see a frightening trend of young people not caring about the lives of others. And in turn there own lives become less valuable.  I think much of this whole economic collapse is because of the lack of ethics stemming from much of this "As long as I get mine" attitude.

They don't realize that by screwing others there is an emergent behavior that happens. With enough people doing it we all get screwed! Every last one of us!

Irrelevant if weather there is or isn't either GOD or satan, the problem is following;  being surrounded by people that don't believe in GOOD is Bad, especially when shit hits the fan.

It's the different between people who help each other in a pinch vs. kill, break and wreck and take what they want.
Who would you rather be around in a crisis, followers of Jesus or Aleister Crowley?


We could be facing helter skelter.

What do you plan to do when these satanist take over and just decide everything opposite of what Jesus taught is just great? Where killing their neighbors off just means more for them, heck it's even fun. 

It's at that point where what I believe doesn't matter, it's what they believe that does. Where I'd wish they would have still believed in GOD or at least in GOOD.

Our society has evolved with religion at it's core.
I can't emphasize enough, evolved!
I fear that with the end of GOD and GOOD we are seeing the beginning of things far worse replacing it.

It's the vacuum that's left behind that's the real danger.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

The New Global Currency is here!

It's already here, right under our noses and no one here in the US would ever guess the dollar is soon to be gone. That right, better pick up some crisp bills and save them. They soon will be collectors items.

I am not sure how to lay all this out, so I will explain it in the order I have been discovering this.  Sorry but I will leave much as a exercise to the reader to try to understand it all.

First there is Alex Jones and his very "conspiracy theory" style reports, that seem to be all very accurate and verifiable but still hard to believe. I will not even bother linking to this but it's easies enough to google and lots of videos on youtube from him.


Climategate, Copenhagen, and The New World Order

Copenhagen Consequences - The Greatest Threat to American Sovereignty

Copenhagen Treaty: Will the U.S. cede sovereignty?

Lord Monckton,
Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty in Copenhagen, Claims British Lord Monckton
Different article:
Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty in Copenhagen, Claims British Lord Monckton


When I start reading on the New Global Currency there are 1000's of web sites and news articles.  You would not believe the number of world power brokers all pushing for this to happen, even though it will end US sovereignty.

How is that? Well if we don't control our money, then nothing else really matters. Simple as that!

Henry Ford once said, "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

Did Ford know something we don't?



"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws" - Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

He also said, "It (the Central Bank ) gives the National Bank almost complete control of national finance. The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class... The great body of the people, mentally incapable of comprehending, will bear its burden without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical (contrary) to their interests."


Quotes on Banking and the Federal Reserve


Watch this video and listen to what George Soros says.
NEW WORLD ORDER Management  
Now Mr Soros is some one worth listening too.
He says "The dollar needs a managed devaluing.""China will arrive as the motor replacing the US consumer"

He mentions SDR's.  Read the Wiki on Special Drawing Rights (SDRs)
And the IMF site on SDR's 
"The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves."


Now look up:
WCU - World Currency Unit
DGC - Digital Gold Currency
SGC - Single Global Currency
World currency

Single Global Currency Association.  
"The Single Global Currency: Common Cents for the World"

Feedback on SGC Names.
Lists new names for the new Global Currency.

They are already coming up with names for it.
Akmetal, Alitinonfo, Arcturian, Ard, Bancor, Buck, Cosmos, Dey, Earth, Eartha, ECO, ECU, Ecumene, Esperanza, Euron, Galacto, Geo, Globar, Globo, Harmoney, Helio, Intor, Mono, Mondo, Mundo, Omnit, Only, Petro, Phoenix, Sol, Sosyc, Terra, Terran, UNA, UNIT, UMU, Unitas, UNO, UTO, WCU, Worldo

I place my bets on the Geo, Eco or Unit in that order.


Friday, November 20, 2009

frickin' laser beams

From: Slashdot
Laser Weapon Shoots Down Airplanes In Test 
airshowfan writes"Boeing's directed-energy weapons (a.k.a. frickin' laser beams) have been getting some attention lately. The Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) is a C-130 that famously burned a hole through a car's hood, and the YAL-1 AirBorne Laser is a 747 that shoots a laser from its nose that is powerful enough to bring down an ICBM. But even cooler is the Mobile Active Targeting Resource for Integrated eXperiments (MATRIX), a laser that is mounted on a truck (which probably costs less than a 747, but who knows) and that can shoot down small aircraft, as shown in the picture on this article. (The Laser Avenger supposedly also has this capability). We live in the future!"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Apple, part 1. As Sci-Fi Story by John L. Sokol

The big apple, that's what they used to call it, but I never understood why.

It was my first day on the job. I have my new uniform if you can call it that, a dingy orange jump suit and florescent reflectors like out of the 80's pop group DIVO. I pull the truck over, I hear the back open and the crew begins loading. I can't believe this old crappy truck is still on the road, it's engine groans like the old Prius hybrids every time I try to accelerate. It's got to be almost 60 years old by now and once it might have been considered a small truck. Now it towers over everything, twice the width of everything on the road. The only reason it's still in use is because it belongs to the city and they are too cheap to replace it I guess. It engine had been replaced years back and had been converted to electric when they stopped selling gas here, before, the rest of the country did. In doing so the streets are now like death traps with 600 volt rails jutting out all over the roads that are constantly replenishing the caps. It's amazing how few problems they have with it. You'd think people would be getting fried all the time, but nobody walks the street these days, not even to cross it.

I really should have used the restroom before I started driving. On the street in Manhattan there are no restrooms. The entrance to main office I which just left from is only a few feet away from the other end of the block.  Technically I am still  in the building.  I stared at it's concrete, looming overhead, like being under a bridge.   I'm sure I can just run over, while the work crew is loading, and be back in 5 minutes, before anyone even notices.

I open the door to face the traffic, I can remember what this used to be like in my youth when you'd get hit in the face with the familiar, almost comforting smell of petroleum exhaust and the blare of car horns. I actually miss it. Now the whole road is like an ocean of little robotic bumper cars silent. Nobody is even paying any attention since the cars drive themselves now, occasionally brushing against the rails for power. I remember when the Smart car first came out and how odd they seemed at the time; now there is nothing but. Everyone is oblivious, sitting in little half width toy cars, with the exception of this one old truck as far as the eye can see.

“Hey where are you going”, shouted another DWP worker sitting in his little orange toy car stopped in front of me. I reply, “I need to use the rest room!”. “You sure?!”, “Yes, I really need to go”; “Christ”, He waves me over, and I jump in. Moments later a path opens amongst the cars crossing ahead of us. Some invisible traffic light had signaled and seven lanes of traffic wide stopped and opened up, like the parting of the red sea. We cut across and were silently zipping down the street. We stop at the end of the block and I start to step out, he yells “You better get back there quick”. Before I could reply he was gone. I run up the stairs through a set of double doors and dive in to the men's room.

Finally at peace, I step out and take a deep breath, and as I walk past the front desk I hear, “Hey, where are you supposed to be? Is that your truck out there?”. Stunned, “yea, but--” , “What the fuck!” he grabs me by the wrist, “Your in a real load of shit now! Come on”, we run back down the stairs, among the toy cars packed bumper to bumper, is another orange car that's empty. He jumps over the 2 inch rail in the middle of this part of the road and hops in the car. I try to follow, when one of the cars lurches forward and rams the back of my ankle. “agh!”, I fall almost hitting that rail, bloodying my knee and catching myself on the car next to ours. All of the cars lurch forward again, “Shit!” still holding the car in front of me that is now dragging me along. This is it, I have been on the job maybe 30 minutes and it's over for me, the 600 volt rail is only inches from me, when I feel my arm getting grabbed and I come crashing inside the passenger seat. “Holy cow, grandpa! You ain't from around here are you? Ed or you can call me Eddy.” We glide down the street silently back to where I parked the truck. There's a whole crowd of guys in there orange suits. Eddy says “ I'd hate to be in your shoes.” I can see there is already a tow truck angling towards us up the side street, I get out, “Thanks”. He jumps out too and the car speeds off.

“Where the hell were you!, Get this truck outta here!” There is already a second truck behind mine and because of the way the curb rolls in one of the halve width lanes is blocked forcing a stream of cars to have to merge around. Traffic is a mess. 

Eddy puts his hands up, “Hey guys give him a break it's is first day”. I hear someone yell, “Hey get some depends grandpa!” While Eddy's distracting him I jump in and make my get away. “Whew!”. What else can go wrong today.

----

“Turn right ahead” I look down seeing the blinking map, the springs in the seat cushion are digging in to me. The little robotic cars wiz past me, I have found it's best to drive slow and let them navigate around me. They don't really seem to give me any breaks, not that this is unusual. I had driven here last, gee, I can't even remember, must be over 30 years ago, but this was the norm even back then. Still without people driving, they don't sound horns, I could just plow over one of these cars and would never even know it. I bet that would get the passengers attention. “Turn right ahead” I have no idea where I am at. I think I used to live down one of these streets, I think this is around where canal street was. Nothing is labeled any more. They didn't remove the street signs, just never bothered keeping them up. No body drives their cars here any more. I am not sure it's even legal for non-government people within the city limits.

“Your destination is to the left”, ahead is a dingy garage with another familiar orange jump suite waiting in front. I turn to pull in. “Whoa, back in, we need to unload”.

“So I heard you're having a shitty day.”, I can here some of the other guys in the back chuckling at this. “Not cool, Not cool, the boss wants to see you right now.” Before I could answer, another orange car had silently sneaked up. “Chop! Chop! Old man, wake up! Car's waiting. Why aren't you taking your calls?”. I reply “What?, I don't even have a phone”. “Is this your first day on the job or something?”, “Yea” I reply, “Well just get back, don't try to argue, just kiss ass. You'll probably be OK. Not a lot of people around that still know how to drive.”

“Ding, Ding, Ding” the little orange car is now making a chiming sound waiting for me, getting louder and louder impatiently. This is terrible. I just wish I was back in California or Bangalore or any of the other places I had lived where the world seemed to make some sort of sense. I haven't had a chance to catch my breath once today. The car whooshes off, weaving, ducking and dodging at a frightening pace. It reminds me of my first time in India. I couldn't believe how many close calls we almost had taking the little rickshaw there, and my kids who where young at the time screaming then laughing hysterically as we almost plowed over an old woman crossing the street, her pink saree suddenly filling the windshield in front of us. She didn't even notice that we went from 30 mph to a complete stop about 2 inches from her in the blink of and eye, but this is the norm there. Eventually you get used to it, but even the rickshaws weren't as frantic as this car. The car lurched hard, my already sore bloody knee jammed against the console as we race past another truck like the one I had just driven, narrowly missing, “Yikes!” I can feel the hair on the back of my neck rise. I can see the drivers eyes pop open wide as my car shot passed. I know exactly what she's feeling, I wonder if it's her first day too and what screwed up predicament brought her to this situation. Was it as bad as my own?









Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tech World Anagrams

Tech World Anagrams

Some are better then others.

Medical Marijuana = AN IDLE JAMAICA RUM

Thomas Edison = ATOMS DO SHINE
Albert Einstein = TEN ELITE BRAINS

Microsoft = IS COMFORT
Microsoft Windows = I'D WOW CONFORMISTS
Microsoft Windows Xp = WORM DOWNS PC, SO FIX IT
Microsoft Word = IFORMWORST.DOC
Microsoft Office = IS OF COMIC EFFORT
Microsoft Vista = FASCIST OR VOMIT
Microsoft Windows Vista = OVATIONS WORM SWIFT DISC
Microsoft Windows seven = NOW SNOW-COVERED MISFITS

Macintosh = ISN'T MACHO


Sun Microsystems = COSTS MESS - MY RUIN
Sunsoft = NOT FUSS

Freebsd Unix = BURNED FIXES
Netbsd unix = BID NEXT SUN
Openbsd Unix = INDEX UP SNOB
Berkeley System Distribution = TRUSTILY. BEE'S KNEES MORBIDITY
Berkeley Software Distribution = SWEATIEST OR BROKENLY BRUTIFIED
Gnu's Not Unix = UNSUNG TOXIN & SIX GUN ON NUT
Sourceforge = OGRE OF CURSE & FORCE ROGUES
Debian Linux = I ANNEX BUILD
Redhat Linux OS = Dear! Lush Toxin = IN HOARD EXULTS
Fedore Core OS = FREE CODE OR SO
Fedore Core Linux = IF DELUXE CROONER
Linus Torvalds = STUN AVID ROLLS

Public Domain = BULIMIAC POND

Free Open Source = UP OF SERENE CORE & OPENER OF SECURE

Free Open Source Software = SUFFOCATE OR SERENE POWER & NOW USE CAREFREE POOFTERS

Free Software Foundation = NOW OF SNUFFIER TOADEATER & WORN-OUT IF TONE-DEAF FEARS
-- TOADEATER [Originally, a charlatan's helper who ate (or pretended to eat) poisonous toads so that his employer could display his prowess in expelling the poison.]


Internet Guru = TURGENT URINE


World Wide Web = BORED, IDLE? - "W.W.W."
Web Surfing = IF SNUB GREW & WIN SERF BUG
Internet Chat Rooms = THE MORON INTERACTS
The Google Search Engine = OH, CHEER NET-LOGGING EASE
Technical Support = HELP! CONTRACT IS UP & The Pro Pc Lunatics & PC HELP - SO TACITURN


Network Solutions = NOW STINK OUT LOSER
ICANN Rules = CLEAN RUINS
Internic = IN CRETIN
Internet protocol = COOL! NOT INTERPRET
Internet Protocol Version Six = INTROVERT CORNIEST EXPLOSION & SO INEXPERT SILVER CONTORTION
Domain Registry Service = REVENGES TRIM IDIOCRASY & I'M ANGRIEST RE-DISCOVERY

Boarder Gateway Protocol = COWPAT OR DEROGATORY ABLE

Secure Shell = HER CLUELESS

Universal Serial Bus = ILLUSIVE AS RARE SNUB

The C Programming Language = CLEAN RAMPAGING TOUGH GERM & GLEAM HOT GRUMPING CARNAGE

General Protection Fault = TO CORRUPT AN ELEGANT FILE

T One Line = NON-ELITE
Co Location = COOL ACTION!
Server Room = ERRORS MOVE
Beowulf Cluster = WE'LL BRUTE FOCUS

Relational Database = INALTERABLE AS A TOAD

High Definition Television = OH NO! THIEVING INFIDELITIES
Music Television = SIT, VOLUME IS NICE
Blue Ray Disk = IS BULKY DEAR

Silicon Valley = SOCIAL 'N' LIVELY & Villainy Close

Electrical Engineer = CAREER INTELLIGENCE

American Telephone And Telegraph = REPELLANT MEATHEAD OR CHEAPENING & THE PAEDOPHILE, CLEAN ARRANGEMENT

Pacific Bell = IF CLIP CABLE

Motorola = Too. Moral  & A ROM tool & O! Lot o' RAM.

Computational Chemistry = PSYCHOTIC, MEAN MUTILATOR

high speed internet = EIGHTH SERPENTINED
This is really interesting in many mythologies. Gnostic, Hundu, Egyptian, Japaneses


Now to really blow your mind!
If your wondering how some of these anagrams ring true then think about these anagrams

Who Is Answering This? = A WRITHING SHOWINESS & WIN SINISTER HOGWASH

Messages In Anagrams = A MASSAGER MANGINESS
massage is to manipulate
manginess is defined as Mean; contemptible


Anagram Studies = Sugared Stamina & ARGUED SATANISM & Grade us, I'm Satan!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Clifton, NJ - What happened to Lori Mc Kinney?

This is all I was able to dig up on the internet about what happened. If anyone has more please send it to me and I will post it here.

I really cared about her, she was a good friend and is missed.

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From some newpaper:

In July 1993, Lori McKinney was found dead on a beach. John J. Pepe Jr. was eventually convicted of reckless manslaughter.

"When he came to us, he had three different stories from other murders all rolled into one," Swearingen said. "It didn't take us long to put a case together against him and figure out what happened."

The bar the couple had been to earlier that night is now closed. The places that serve alcohol that remain are primarily restaurants, which occasionally generate noise complaints.


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From: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P1-22673212.html
STRANGLED BY THE SEA -- WAYNE WOMAN'S DEATH A MYSTERY
By BRUNO TEDESCHI, Staff Writer The Record (Bergen County, NJ) Date: 07-20-1993, Tuesday
Section: NEWS
Edition: All Editions -- 3 Star, 2 Star P, 2 Star B, 1 Star Late, 1 Star Early
Biographical: LORI McKINNEY. JOHN PEPE

Lori McKinney of Wayne was very much in love with her boyfriend back home, her friends say.
That's why they can't believe she left an Ocean County bar early Saturday morning with another man.
The decision to leave with him, authorities say, turned out to be a deadly mistake.
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WAYNE WOMAN'S KIN `CRY OUT FOR JUSTICE' -- PETITION AGAINST MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE IN HER DEATH
By COLLEEN MANCINO, Staff Writer Date: 11-19-1993, Friday  Section: NEWS
Edition: 2 Star P, Also in 3 Star, 2 Star B, 1 Star Late, 1 Star Early

CORRECTION: Lori McKinney, the Wayne woman who was killed this summer at the
New Jersey shore, was 24 years old. Her age was reported incorrectly Friday.
(PUBLISHED, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1993, PAGE a02.)

Friends and family of the Wayne woman who was killed in the surf off the New Jersey shore ...
LORI A MCKINNEY Born Dec 1968 More Information on LORI A MCKINNEY
45 OAKLEY WAY Map It Recorded: 04/15/2001 LORI A MCKINNEY business listings Check Yellow Pages WAYNE, NJ 07470
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SLAYING SUSPECTS SHOULDN'T GET PRETRIAL INTERVENTION
By ROD ALLEE, The Record (Bergen County, NJ) Date: 12-15-1993, Wednesday Section: NEWS
Edition: All Editions -- 3 Star, 2 Star P, 2 Star B, 1 Star Late, 1 Star Early
Column: COUNTY LIFE

Lots of facts are missing in the case of John Pepe of Lyndhurst, a  21-year-old college student and former high school football player who has been indicted on a charge of aggravated manslaughter in the death of
Lori McKinney of Wayne.
This week Pepe applied for pretrial intervention. If that had been granted, McKinney's family and friends -- and the public -- would never have gotten to find out what happened that night.
Pretrial ... 
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From : http://www.bookrags.com/highbeam/100-mourn-wayne-woman-who-drowned-19930722-hb/
100 MOURN WAYNE WOMAN WHO DROWNED -- WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WATER STILL A MYSTERY TO INVESTIGATORS
BRUNO TEDESCHI, Staff Writer The Record (Bergen County, NJ)
Date: 07-22-1993, Thursday  Section: NEWS
Edition: 2 Star P, Also in 3 Star, 2 Star B, 1 Star Late, 1 Star Early
Biographical: LORI McKINNEY. JOHN PEPE

As Lori McKinney of Wayne was buried Wednesday, questions remained about her death at an Ocean County beach over the weekend.

At least 100 friends and family members gathered at St. Philip The Apostle Church in Clifton to mourn McKinney, while ...

Bronx. She lived for 17 years in Clifton before her family moved to Wayne ... She attended Paul VI
She worked at Bergen Tire in Saddle ... and Restaurant in Lavallette, where ...
is accused of strangling Lori McKinney July 16 and leaving her body in the ... Bergen Tire in Saddle Brook
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FROM:   http://www.leaderarchives.com/PDF/1994/September/09-15-1994.pdf
Pepe luncheon leaves bad taste
Dear Editor:
We all use the expression "I've heard it all," but never has it held so much meaning as now when we read of a fundraiser to show support for. the convicted killer, John Pepe of Lyndhurst. People paying $50 a. plate for this man is one of the sickest things I've ever heard of Thank goodness the management at the Fiesta had the good sense and the courage to stop it when they realized who the benefit was for. The Pepe family friend who was organizing this absurdity is a Lyndhurst resident named Pat DeSimone. She had, been very busy planning "the party" and calling all the newspapers to tell them about it. Someone, please, take the $50 they're charging for the lunch and buy this woman a clue!! Besides her obvious poor judgment, DeSimone clearly has a warped sense of justice and too much time on her hands. I suggest that DeSimone take some of her idle time and put her organizational skills and fund raising abilities to good use and help t some truly needy individuals and organizations — there are plenty of them.  It is irritating and ridiculous to hear DeSimone describe Pepe as "a boy that has never been in any trouble. In our opinion, this was an accident. We still feel John is innocent." Someone heeds to tell DeSimone that, in fact, John Pepe is not "a boy" but a 220 lb. grown man and even if he has never been in any "trouble" before, causing the death of another human being is more "trouble" than most of us will ever have. Furthermore, Mr. Pepe is NOT innocent; a jury convicted; him of manslaughter. He is responsible for the death of Lori McKinney. John Pepe strangled her McKinncy's neck muscles were bruised and her eyelids had hemorrhaged. DeSiitione is also quoted as saying, "the family suffered quite a bit of legal fees, I thought they could use some help."  Does DeSimone realize that John Pepe is NOT the victim? Docs she realize that this is not Some Hollywood movie where the innocent child of a poor unemployed single parent is unjustly accused of some crime and the parent spends every last dime to clear the kid's name? In reality, (his family was in a better position financially than most of us. What's been made public about this family is that the father owns a construction company and, at the time of the manslaughter, the family owned a nice Lyndhurst home as well as two additional homes in the upper middle class beach community of Laval letie. Furthermore, their convicted son; John; had just completed his education at Colby College in Maine where tuition, room and board totals a whopping $25,420 a year! A benefit luncheon for this convicted killer? It's enough to make all of us lose our appetites for the rest of our lives.
 Jolyn Gamer
 Rutherford

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from: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22488585.html
SENTENCE UPHELD IN `DUNK TAG' DEATH -- MAN LOSES BID TO TRIM 10-YEAR TERM
By MATTHEW MOSK, Staff Writer The Record (Bergen County, NJ) Date: 09-30-1995, Saturday Section: NEWS
Edition: All Editions -- Two Star B, Two Star P, One Star
Biographical: LORI MCKINNEY. JOHN PEPE

A state appeals court has denied a 23-year-old Lyndhurst man's bid to reduce his 10-year prison sentence for strangling a Wayne woman and leaving her to drown in the ocean at the Jersey shore.

In a ruling released Friday, a three-judge panel of the state Appellate Division in Newark said there was overwhelming evidence against John Pepe and a jury could easily have convicted him of a ...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ode To A Spell Checker

Found this floating about in my in box.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Ode To A Spell Checker
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: bill crawford
Subject: 'owd to a spel cker"

didn't find it .. so did a google, and found some pieces of it....

    Due yuo believ spel cker is helpin kids larn how to right better?
           and....    Mi spel cker is on strke

then accidentally,  found this, more interesting.... and a very funny....   this is much better.......

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interesting development in European thinking

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" wiz "z" and "w" viz "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords containing "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.
Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas

Monday, October 19, 2009

My new house disaster.

From An E-mail Dated Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 3:46 PM



Data from
http://www.melissadata.com/lists/ezlists/ezHomeowners.aspx?zip=91763

I bought for $210K in June 2003,   The house originally was had at a HUD auction for $150K around  Dec 01.

For Photo's of when I just bought it.
http://www.dnull.com/house/




I really wanted to sell  after our return from India August 2006.   Look at house trading volumes, barely any homes are selling now.




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10/19/09
Well after pouring some $35K in to new windows, upgrading the electricity and adding central air and building a work shed in the back, I have lost it.
Worst part is I worked so hard to pay down all my debts, running all over from Orange County to Santa Barbara to find work to pay the mortgage. Ultimately end up unemployed and unable to pay the mortgage, Couldn't find any renters, or buyers. Unable to live there because it's too far from any tech companies to work for.   And just too damn hot to even go out for a walk or try to get any programming done while there.

Where we stand in this universe

This is from an E-mail that was floating around some time ago.

(If your not seeing images go to this URL)
http://johnsokol.blogspot.com/2009/10/where-we-stand-in-this-universe.html
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Now, THIS is really fascinating - I’ve never really thought of it in these magnitudes,but it’s rather dazzling to see it presented this way.








I certainly thought this was enlightening. Didn’t even realize we knew much beyond our sun ….

It’s a big universe.




Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky.
It is more than 1000 light years away.

The universe humbles us.

 
And to think that each of us is but one person (out of a few billion) on earth.
 


"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do.
But attitude determines how well you do it."

-Lou Holtz