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I don't want to hear it.

Anyone commenting that this isn't Christopher Walken's twitter page will be banned.

Update: Something happened with the link, but i fixed it.


By fnord12 | March 24, 2009, 4:48 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (2)| Link



More Technology I Don't Grok

Someone please explain what the purpose of these things are.

Plinky

and

Zumbox

Plinky's advertised as some sort of thing that helps bloggers who are stumped about what to blog.....I'm not sure why anyone would need a service to come up with questions like "List 5 things you want to do before you die" or "What's a book you'd recommend?". Why can't you come up with questions like this on your own? And if you can't think of anything to say, mebbe you don't really need a blog.

And Zumbox......er......wha-huh?


By min | March 23, 2009, 3:55 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Up in Arms

North Korea announced that they were going to launch a communications satellite, and everyone's pretty much afraid that it's really a missile test.

South Korean officials said Thursday that North Korea had notified international authorities that it will launch a communications satellite in early April, a move the United States and other countries fear could be a test of a missile that could reach as far as the West Coast of the United States.

The notification was the latest in a series of signals North Korea has given in recent weeks about such a launch. Washington and Seoul warned that such a "provocative" launch would flout a 2006 UN resolution and could invite more sanctions from the Security Council.

Pyongyang provided the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization and others with "necessary information for the safe navigation of planes and ships," the North's state-run Korea Central News Agency reported Thursday.

KCNA did not say when the launch would take place. But South Korea's Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said North Korea informed the International Maritime Organization on Wednesday that its rocket, carrying an experimental communications satellite, would lift off in the April 4-8 period.

Neighboring governments suspect that the real purpose of the launching will be to test the North's Taepodong-2 intercontinental ballistic missile.

They did file the appropriate warnings so that ships and planes wouldn't be in danger. That's rather unusual of them, to be so considerate. Kim Jong-Il's a crackpot, for sure, so their concerns are founded. But, you know, mebbe they just want better tv reception?

It's prolly a missile test.


By min | March 12, 2009, 11:31 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (2)| Link



Arggh, Again

On faismesdevoirs.com (domyhomework.com), children will be able to buy answers to simple maths problems for 5 euros ($6), while a full end-of-year presentation complete with slides and speaking notes will cost 80 euros ($100).

The website goes live on Thursday morning, founder Stephane Boukris told Reuters.

"I realized there was a gap in the market. Add to that a dose of insolence, a zest of arrogance and the internet, and you have faismesdevoirs.com," he said.

Link

He realized there was a gap in the market??? How about a gap between most people's ears? The teachers should show up at his house with torches and pitchforks.

"Of course some schoolchildren might use the system to cheat, but they'll have to learn sooner or later because we won't be there on exam day," he said.

Grrr.......


By min | March 6, 2009, 3:43 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (4)| Link



Arggh

An Ohio mother has pleaded not guilty to a child endangering charge filed when another driver reported the woman was breast-feeding and talking on a phone while driving.

Attorney Joseph Warden filed the plea Thursday in Kettering Municipal Court on behalf of 39-year-old Genine Compton of Kettering, a Dayton suburb.

Compton faces misdemeanor charges of child endangering and unlawful child restraint.

Warden would not comment on details of the case but said he believes his client is not guilty.

Police tracked Compton using a license plate number. They say Compton told them she was breast-feeding and wouldn't let her child go hungry.

They say the legal concern is that Compton had a child in her lap while driving.

Link

and...

A Canadian says he got a face full of pepper spray after repeatedly asking a U.S. border inspector in Blaine, Wash., to say please.

Link

If he doesn't like it, he can stay the hell out of the US. Der...why would anyone purposely drive to the US from Canada? He's lucky one of our trigger happy jack booters didn't tase him.


By min | March 6, 2009, 3:38 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



I Would Steal This Post

But it's just too much work, so here's the link instead.


By min | March 4, 2009, 1:42 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



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