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Core Duo on the desktop – The Tech Report

Posted on April 18th, 2006 at 18:17 by John Sinteur in category: Sun Coolthreads T2000

If you were wondering why the Mac Mini did so well in my benchmarks against the Sun T2000, read this article on the Core Duo chip. It is basicallty saying the same thing I’ve been saying about the T2000 – multi-core chips are the future.

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Billboard Alteration Salutes U.S. Military in Iraq

Posted on April 18th, 2006 at 18:09 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture



Located at the intersection of Seventh and Folsom Streets in San Francisco, the billboard was apprehended, rehabilitated, and discharged without incident. The advertisement, which had been attempting to sell and distribute petrochemicals, was corrected to promote the U.S. Department of Defense and their private subcontractors operating in Iraq.

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  1. re Abu Ghraib, I have pre-war video of Saddam’s henchmen chopping off prisoner’s hands at that facility. No anesthetic, just a nice tourniquet. Of course, the socialist surrender monkeys on the Left Coast wouldn’t consider that important…

  2. You see, I’ve never really understood that argument – “yeah, sure we’re bad, but we’re not as bad as…” doesn’t change the fact that it is bad. Is this the measure of the USA these days? “Hey, don’t complain, we’re still not as bad as…” Does that mean there’s no point in trying to shame out the bad stuff that happens, simply because somebody else did something worse in the past?

  3. That’s not the point. All of Saddam’s men were expected to be cruel and brutal and were rewarded for their brutality. Leash girl and her 16 cohorts were dishonorably discharged; 7 were sentenced to Federal prison for their involvment. That billboard is typical of anti-American sentiment from the unhinged Left in the States. It may actually be a good thing if that state eventually is annexed to become Mexifornia…

  4. And you missed the parts where approval for those actions went right to the top? Or, at least much, much higher than those dismissed? But even if the rot didn’t go much deeper than those 16 discharged, as long as there’s a war, it is an unfortunate necessity to keep reminding everybody this can happen – and the pictures of Abu Graib serve that purpose very nicely. Call it “minimizing future collateral damage” if you want. Because other instances of “collateral damage” are not as memorable.

  5. If Saddam was a nicer despot, he’d have anestheticized his beheading victims? That’d be nice.

    John, you’re fighting a noble fight trying to rationalize with someone who a.) tags those who have differing opinions as “socialist surrender monkeys on the Left Coast” (is he serious?), and b.) makes such bold statements behind the shroud of anonymity. A weenie, therefore. The moral relativism of folks like this is intriguing. I’m sure Jericho thinks he/she is a “patriot,” but what makes the US great is that it’s long tried–or at least paid lip service–to the value of a higher standard of morality. Now the “patriots” take a lowest-common-denominator morality and try to pawn it off as noble. Huh.

  6. First of all, that “hiding behind anonymity” just isn’t true. I have his email address and, should I need more, his IP addresses. Second, Jericho likes to troll a bit every now and then, and we like to have a little fun back and forth every now and then as well – but I’m pretty sure this is not his car. But more importantly, if I didn’t want contrary opinions on my weblog, he wouldn’t be posting. Lastly, remember that there’s plenty of real chickenhawks walking around – if the comments Jericho made here made you more preprared to counter their bullshit, so much the better…

  7. anybody got some nice YLW LFANT plates?

Map Gallery of Religion in the United States

Posted on April 18th, 2006 at 18:07 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


The Glenmary Research Center recently released a series of maps illustrating the percentage by county of various religious groups across the U.S. The study purely focused on Islam, Judaism, and Christian sects, however. I felt that an increasingly large percentage of the population was left unrepresented, so I performed my own study and drew up the following map illustrating the percentage by county of followers of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster:

All Hail His Noodly Appendage!

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Review: Building online communities with Drupal, phpBB and WordPress

Posted on April 18th, 2006 at 17:00 by John Sinteur in category: News

I got this book as a gift from the publisher. A warning that I would have no problem with putting up a negative post about it it was met with “I want honest reviews” – and that is a direct quote. That’s either very arrogant, or very confident. In this case I think I’m going with “confident” – if you look at the Apress website you’ll notice that they’re trying to get authors for their books who are very knowledgable about their subjects. The question then remains how good their editing and review process is. If this particular book is any indication, I might have found myself a second source of good technical books, next to O’Reilly. Click below for a review.

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The pleasure of finding things out

Posted on April 18th, 2006 at 15:53 by John Sinteur in category: News

If you only watch one documentary on the subject of science this year, let is be this one. The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman is interviewed about a host of issues.

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Posted on April 18th, 2006 at 9:51 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, News

This is exactly why I wasn’t breast-fed…

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Photos & Visual Art by Christopher Gilbert

Posted on April 18th, 2006 at 8:35 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture



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