vrijdag, augustus 04, 2006
zaterdag, juli 22, 2006
Suits you, Sir
Roger Daltry: nice
Twisted dream writes:
"A mate of mine was in a few weeks back getting fitted for a hand stitched suit at Grisham and Blake when his appointment was cut short due to a VIP customer and was asked to wait.
After an hour Roger Daltry came out of the tailor's, apologised for the inconvenience and paid half of the cost of his suit for him."
popbitch Mucho Obliged
vrijdag, mei 12, 2006
Lemmy takes Dresden
Lemmy is a Metal God
"When Motorhead toured the Bomber album the stage set featured a mock up of a WW2 Wellington (or possibly Lancaster) bomber, which hung over the stage."
"So the tour reaches Dresden in Germany. Lemmy strides out onto the stage, looks at the audience, looks at the bomber and says "Good evening Dresden. I bet you haven't seen one of these for a while."
popbitch WE LOVE YOU
donderdag, april 27, 2006
maandag, januari 23, 2006
Why This So-Called War On Terror Is A Load Of Bollocks. We're Fucked Beyond Belief.
Collateral Damage In Iraqistan. The Cost Of Freedom.
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006. From the transcript of radio communication among Israeli soldiers near Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. The recording was submitted in January in the trial of the company commander, whose name has been withheld due to a military court order. He faces a maximum of three years in prison. Translated from the Hebrew by Nomi Friedman. Originally from Harper's Magazine, May 2005.
SENTRY: We spotted an Arab female about 100 meters below our emplacement, near the light armored vehicle gate.
HEADQUARTERS: Observation post “Spain,” do you see it?
OBSERVATION POST: Affirmative, it’s a young girl. She’s now running east.
HQ: What is her position?
OP: She’s currently north of the authorized zone.
SENTRY: Very inappropriate location.
OP: She’s now behind an embankment, 250 meters from the barracks. She keeps running east. The hits are right on her.
HQ: Are you talking about a girl under ten?
OP: Approximately a ten-year-old girl.
OP: OP to HQ.
HQ: Receiving, over.
OP: She’s behind the embankment, dying of fear, the hits are right on her, a centimeter from her.
SENTRY: Our troops are storming toward her now. They are around 70 meters from her.
HQ: I understand that the company commander and his squad are out?
SENTRY: Affirmative, with a few more soldiers.
OP: Receive. Looks like one of the positions dropped her.
HQ: What, did you see the hit? Is she down?
OP: She’s down. Right now she isn’t moving.
COMPANY COMMANDER [to HQ]: Me and another soldier are going in. [To the squad] Forward, to confirm the kill!
cc [to HQ]: We fired and killed her. She has . . . wearing pants . . . jeans and a vest, shirt. Also she had a kaffiyeh on her head. I also confirmed the kill. Over.
CC [on general communications band]: Any motion, anyone who moves in the zone, even if it’s a three-year-old, should be killed. Over.
"A maximum of three years" for mercilessly shooting a three-year-old? As scandals pile up, so does shame. When did we become nazis? Fucking Nurnberg Trial the shit out of this sorry excuse for a human being, and the likes of him.
dinsdag, januari 10, 2006
Missing: Picture of fat bird promising to sit on your face. Witness says it was a sight for sore eyes but admittedly wore goggles.
maandag, december 12, 2005
Quod Erat Demonstrandum
Fact: Baseline Humans Suck Like The Intake Valve On A Jet Engine.
Just stumbled on this. Whilst preparing a banquet for twelve, teaching young Anouk the basics of bird photography, founding a new multi-deist religion based on Flemish politics and convincing the misses to do some exotic dancing to fund my weed habit.
Gamers are better at multitasking than baseline humans. A researcher at Oregon State University is measuring the "switching cost" of going from one task to another, like paying attention to your mobile phone and to the road in front of you. Multitasking gets more expensive the more complex each individual task is. She concludes that gamers have higher proficiency at multitasking, however.
There are individual differences in the costs of multi-tasking, Lien said. In her lab studies, a typical response to a single stimulus might take 300 milliseconds. Adding a second task increases the response to about 800 milliseconds. A millisecond is 1/1000th of a second, so the delay may not seem like much – until you extend the difference to a car driving 60 miles an hour and realize the response rate more than doubles, Lien said.
In her lab studies, she has yet to test any volunteers who are immune to delays in multi-tasking, though she says some students do much better than others.
"I have to say that the best ones are those who play a lot of video games," she pointed out. "Those are lab studies, however, and not driving tests."
Cheers to BoingBoing