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MORE POLITICS [01 Nov 2004|01:57pm]
[ mood | anxious ]

Well, it seemed apt I guess.

http://www.politicalcompass.org/

I'm not sure I buy the accuracy of this thing, but I get to hang out with Gandhi and the Dalai Lama down here, so I guess that's okay.

(I'm not nearly as collective as this would lead you to believe. I do feel that businesses are fundamentally not held accountable to the same standards of behavior that people are, which means that it is usually in their best interests to behave, for lack of a better word, evil. I think this is fundamentally the people's problem, as the general populace has never seen the need to fight this behavior in the only way we have - by not buying their crap. Therefore, the need for some central oversight I see in this was presumably picked up by the questions this thing asked.)

Economic Left/Right: -6.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.31

Authoritarian
Left





















Right
Libertarian

Bleh. Please vote tomorrow.

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That bastard Occam [28 Jul 2004|04:47pm]
16:38 <Xophe> bdowning: I really can't see how that's relevant -- nothing
        should make the /host/ go SIGBUS
16:39 <Xophe> but, yeah.  Have fun investigating
16:39 <bdowning> Xophe: I agree, but I can't explain it any other way.
16:39 <Xophe> I can, in lots of ways
16:40 <Xophe> bad disk
16:40 <Xophe> cosmic ray conspiracy
16:40 <Xophe> little green men
16:40 <bdowning> Occam's razor.  :)
16:41 <Xophe> he came round and slashed your cables too?  Bloody hell!
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So true. [02 Jul 2004|07:15am]
[ mood | tired ]

Heh. So true.

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/me dies again. [14 Apr 2004|03:50pm]
<jsnell> nikodemus: most of the people presenting stuff didn't quite
         understand what "15 minutes" means, and tried to cram the whole C#
         specification in there. but the CLOS butchery was especially annoying
<Maddas> Were the topics assigned or chosen?
<jsnell> chosen. The presenter wanted to know what "functional object
         programming" was, which was why he'd picked clos as a subject
<jsnell> then he criticized clos for being too imperative
<antifuchs> my bullshit bingo card is full
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/me dies. [13 Feb 2004|07:59pm]
[ mood | amused ]

From a slashdot posting regarding upgrading a car's engine controller chips:


Subject: chips and cars
by maxbang (598632) on 07:02 PM -- Friday February 13 2004 (#8276077)

My car would run better if it had a fucking dorito installed in it. Stupid mitsubishi.
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Hail, Prince of the Obvious [01 Jan 2004|12:00am]
[ mood | lethargic ]

Happy New Year.

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Stick a function call under your pillow... [19 Oct 2003|11:59am]
[ mood | distressed ]

<johs> "Where do you think stack frames come from. The Stack Frame Fairy?"
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Our Evil Corporate Masters [08 Aug 2003|04:06pm]
[ mood | annoyed ]

Click here to see the evil guy.Collapse )

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[26 Jul 2003|07:06pm]
[ mood | thirsty ]

Thanks to llynda ...

this is just disturbing.

*sigh*

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Round and round and round and... [25 Jul 2003|04:51pm]
[ mood | awake ]

Poll #160941 Clipless Pedals
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5

Clipless pedals?

View Answers
Yes.
1 (20.0%)
No.
3 (60.0%)
Eh?
1 (20.0%)
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Yay, quiet. [09 Jul 2003|01:19am]
[ mood | tired ]

The booming has stopped, I can sleep.

I do not understand how some people find thunderstorms help them sleep - to me it's all just a bunch of jarring unexpected noise. The lightning flashes through the window are kind of distracting as well.

Oh wait, I just heard some more. Yippie.

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