Monday, February 19, 2007

Break Time

Ha! I made it thru two more snowstorms and a(nother) fifty odd hour work week. Everything in the new house is still covered by those three little words In A Box...... I've been doing a lot of political entries lately and so need a break. So now we are going to look at the rest of the world......

Some say that I only praise the military. And after slamming back at a diary on daily kos, I can see why they would think that. But let me tell you, anyone, anywhere can be a hero. In Houston, this act is enough to break your heart. It's a tragic story and doesn't have a happy ending. But, the man is a hero in the truest sense of the word. I heard it on the radio and had to find the print version. I hope his last act mitigates any potential sins to be held against him.

I heard this today on Sirius radio. All I can say is that I better not have to buy new hardware. I subscribed to Sirius during my truck driving days and haven't looked back. Back then you had to shell out about one-forty for the receiver. Now you can get one that records (like TIVO) for about seventy bux . I like listening to everything on it. I have a system where each time I stop my van to do a job I switch channels. From the AP...
(AP) If Sirius and XM have their way, Howard Stern and Oprah Winfrey could soon be sharing the same airwaves.

Long bitter rivals, Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. have decided that they would be better off working as one rather than duking it out in the marketplace -- Full Story

On the other end of the tech spectrum, crime is rising. One has to wonder what these guys could accomplish if they applied their skills other than on the dark side. It is getting so that you need a bodyguard to surf the web. There goes the neighborhood.
'Phishing' Scammers Try New Tactics
by Jack Speer

Morning Edition, February 15, 2007 · It used to be that phishing attacks, a kind of computer fraud, centered around e-mails that attempted to trick users into giving up passwords.

But the assaults are getting more sophisticated. In some cases, phishers are employing special software that allows them to persuade users they're dealing with a legitimate Web site.

Scott London, an attorney in Santa Barbara, Calif., and thinks of himself as Internet savvy — not the sort of person who gets taken in by online scams.

Until he did.


Of course no entry about life in general would be complete without the "I cannot believe they did this" category.

Pelvic thrust led to Chippendales arrests
Blowing on a woman’s neck and thrusting a pelvis led to 11 arrests last weekend after police shut down a male review at Jake’s Sports Cafe, said the bar’s owner. The dancers, their manager, a production manager and a manager of Jake’s Sports Cafe were arrested during the first of three performances scheduled for Feb. 16. Lubbock Police Lt. Greg Stevens declined to elaborate on what “simulation of a sexual act” caused police to shut down the dance performance, but said “they engaged in behavior that falls under the city code for sexually oriented businesses.” Scott Stephenson, one of Jake’s owners, said one of the dancers blew on a woman’s neck and thrusted his pelvis toward her the rest of the story

Yep, with all the online porn, strippers just on the edge of the city, hookers walking the street, we have to get a hold of the half dressed men who entertain the women. I smell a lawsuit.

Y'all have fun now.

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