"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
November 3, 2006

Whenever you need to defend Command and Medical against xenomorphs, Samsung is there for you.

[via yuckf00]

10:43 AM | Linkwhore

< bda> Man removes sharp hand tool from rear at gunpoint
< disque> hahaha
< disque> HAHAHA
< bda> Yeah, it gets funnier as I think about it.
< disque> heh that one rules.
< disque> :P
< bda> You have to wonder if, while in prison, he taught himself to store things in his ass, or if someone made him a bag-bitch.
< trulux@topet2> bda: maybe he's a vietnam veteran, like in Pulp Fiction, when he hid a watch in his anus
< trulux@topet2> warlord knows the story
< bda> I dunno, I just imagine some guys about to throw down in the prison yard, right, and then one says "Yo, Rocco, gimma my shiv" and Rocco drops his doors, bends over, and pulls a sharpened toothbrush out of his ass.
< bda> It's like, even if you don't get stabbed to death, you're still going to be fighting a guy who has some other guy storing a weapon in his butt for you.
< bda> In-tim-i-dating.

5:35 PM | irk

Gloria just mailed me saying that they are making a His Dark Materials movie. Let us sum up:

The screenwriter:

  • Shakespeare in Love (1998) (written by)
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) (play) (uncredited) (written by)
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Brazil (1985) (screenplay)

Okay, that's some fairly good stuff. I'm pretty comfortable with it. So obviously with a project of this caliber, with a fanbase that is rabid and madly in love with the series, well, you want your director to be as top-notch--

  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) (screenplay)
  • About a Boy (2002) (screenplay)
  • American Pie 2 (2001) (executive producer)
  • American Wedding (2003) (executive producer)

Oh shit.

And this is Lyra?!

At least most of the actors appear to be European.

< mdxi> "He has also indicated that he would like the part of Lee Scorsby to be played by Samuel L. Jackson."

11:38 PM | Movies
November 12, 2006

V Meets The Secret Service

A guy dressed up as V serving papers to various goverment offices, as a dry run for a V March on Washington. What a ridiculous state our nation has come to, when this works as valid political commentary outside of a comic book or movie.

I wouldn't mind seeing this. Thankfully it seems they enjoy filming themselves trying to get unmasked and arrested.

[UPDATE] Guess it went okay.. While the basic premise is amusing, and provocative, it doesn't seem very dignified. Not that I really expect politicians to pay more attention to everyday citizens than they do crazy people dressed up as a comic book/movie character dressed up as a guy who tried to blow up the British gov't. I guess everything has to have a hook.

8:03 AM | Linkwhore
November 18, 2006

Viet Nam, the first place I think of when I want to talk to someone about Iraq.


3:52 AM | Linkwhore

Damascus steel, an early, early, early adopter of nanotube tech.

3:53 AM | Linkwhore
November 23, 2006

I don't really want to get into why I did this (let's just say today has sucked), but you can change MAC addrs on OBSD since 3.8 without digging up `sea.c`.

# ifconfig bge0 lladdr 0a:0b:0c:0d:0e:0f


4:59 PM | Systems Administration
November 27, 2006

Articles of Impeachment against Bush and Cheney

The irony of the author's handle should not be lost on anyone.

7:57 AM | Linkwhore