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Hairspray! Evil shit. IIRC you don't smoke, so if you cough up a lung in your 40s, that'll be your smoking spraying gnu ...
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Assholes sometimes get their due, eh? Well, Mr. Hurd's dues include a 7-figure "golden parachute" on top of the massive salaries and options he's had so far. He exercised millions in options back in May this year. Coincidence?
Of course BP's language is legalistic, with every public word chosen carefully. There will be lawsuits, and lawyers will scrutinise their every utterance over the last century for ammo. Would you really expect any public admission of culpability from them as the vultures are gathering?
I don't have a lot of lenses, but I've had a lot of fun with my Pentax DA 21mm Pancake, even taking it on trips as my only lens. I have a coat with pockets big enough for it and my old *ist DS body.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2010 on Your Favorite Lens at The Online Photographer
Hi, I've enjoyed your posts on musical instruments in particular, and I was recently reminded of one you haven't covered: the RMI Electrapiano. The best article I've found about is at Sound On Sound magazine (http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/Dec01/articles/retrozone1201.asp?print=yes) with particular emphasis on how it suited Progressive players such as Tony Banks, who would put his through a fuzzbox. It was more than just a piano-ish sound, and included some decent organ sounds, and a Harpsichord that Rick Wakeman used a fair bit. It seems that it's still remembered fondly by some e.g. Korg are including the RMI Piano sound in their new SV-1 Stage Piano, which is how I was reminded of it. 8)
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2009 on Win A Retro iPhone Game at Retro Thing
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I don't doubt that a single observer can produce a distorted view of evidence, but so what? This is why people work to objectify evidence, using such tools as multiple observers, cross-checks, peer review, and so on. Whatever the odds of fallibility of single independent observers, the odds that multiple independent observers exhibit the same fallibilities is far lower. The more independent observers of a piece of evidence, the more reliable it tends to be. (Note my emphasis on "independent" observers: a group is not always made up of independent observers e.g. cases of mass hysteria leading to "visions".) For example, Copernicus made observations of the motions of the planets, and came to the conclusion that the Earth revolved around the Sun. What happened then? Not much. The idea really took root after Galileo looked at the same planets and came to the same conclusion a hundred years later. What are the odds of two observers, a century apart, viewing the same evidence and coming to equally distorted interpretations? Fish is hidebound by the notion that the fallibility of individuals precludes any or all objectivity.
I listen to that podcast too - and another in a similar vein is Earth And Sky. (http://www.earthsky.org/). I like podcasts short - it means I can fit more of them in. I do make room for some longer ones, of course, such as NPR's "Wait, Wait" or the BBC Friday Night Comedy shows. Plus the occasional Burrito-shaped podcast. Then there's "norelpref" (http://www,norelpref.com), whose surrealist mashup podcasts are normally short (and usually offensive to dicks of all persuasions), but occasionally include a longer "compendium". One for the SubGenuises - fnarr, fnarr...
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Oh man... I used to have a Z88, which I bought in the mid-90s. Transferring files between it and a PC was a real adventure: had to make up a custom serial cable. I also made a battery pack for it: 8 D-cells in holders, velcroed to the rear base, and tilted the Z88 up further than the little stand could. Would I go back? By comparison, my 6-year-old Compaq laptop looks positively modern.
Toggle Commented May 15, 2008 on Retrocomputing Poll at Retro Thing
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Hey, what's wrong with Yes?! You haven't lived until you've tried dancing to their version of Simon & Garfunkel's "America"...
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2008 on geek vs. itunes at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey, what's wrong with Yes?! You haven't lived until you've tried dancing to their version of Simon & Garfunkel's "America"...
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2008 on geek vs. itunes at WWdN: In Exile
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Cool! I lusted after one of these as a teenager, but didn't get it... If I can make one suggestion for this week, it's to take a look at Steinberger. The original Steinberger L-2 bass was what you get when a modern furniture designer decides to design a guitar: stripping it right down, to the point where there's almost nothing left, but it worked extremely well because of the design and the materials.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2007 on Guitar Week: Casio DG-10 at Retro Thing
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One extra argument for Linux I've found is the way it works on older machines. I have an old Compaq laptop that is pushing 5 years old, that struggled to run XP back then, but it works great with Xubuntu. (Ubuntu with XFCE4 instead of Gnome or KDE, so it needs much less RAM or CPU power to work.) I'm also investigating OpenFiler as a NAS system, though it's still a bit hard to use at the moment. And 64Studio for music applications. If it wasn't for my job, I might already be Windows-less, but alas...
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One extra argument for Linux I've found is the way it works on older machines. I have an old Compaq laptop that is pushing 5 years old, that struggled to run XP back then, but it works great with Xubuntu. (Ubuntu with XFCE4 instead of Gnome or KDE, so it needs much less RAM or CPU power to work.) I'm also investigating OpenFiler as a NAS system, though it's still a bit hard to use at the moment. And 64Studio for music applications. If it wasn't for my job, I might already be Windows-less, but alas...
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It says "Not For Girls", doesn't it? Imagine it said "Not For Boys", it should become clearer. They're aiming it at Real Women. Are you Woman enough? 8)
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2006 on Yorkie--Not For Women at anina.net
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Do businesswomen change their shoes? Oh yes, even Melanie Griffith was doing it in "Working Girl"! I walk to work, 2 miles each way, so I change to slippers in the office. No-one notices unless they look closely, and my feet are not stewing in leather all day. 8)
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2006 on the famous shoe swap at anina.net
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Hi Anina... that is probably just a water tower, albeit a fancy one..!
Toggle Commented May 28, 2006 on what is that tower for? at anina.net
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Brutal Truth? I should be so lucky..! It would take a team of crack stylists thours to make me even slightly photogenic..! PS: I'm off to the Reboot8 conference in Copenhagen on 1-2 June: Nokia has come on board as a sponsor, which got me wondering if you've any plans to attend? Looks like it's going to be fun and informative, starting with a cruise around the canals the evening before. Cheers - brian t
Toggle Commented May 20, 2006 on THE BRUTAL TRUTH OF POLAROIDS at anina.net
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I've been listening to DL's "Personal Netcast Podcast"... he's hardly mentioned Bukowsical since Variety called him "dead space at the center of the cast"... so be sure to see it at E3 and cheer him on..!
Toggle Commented May 10, 2006 on i'll be on livewire at e3 today at WWdN: In Exile
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I've been listening to DL's "Personal Netcast Podcast"... he's hardly mentioned Bukowsical since Variety called him "dead space at the center of the cast"... so be sure to see it at E3 and cheer him on..!
Toggle Commented May 10, 2006 on i'll be on livewire at e3 today at WWdN: In Exile
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