How to win gold in 2010

February 22, 2006

From Scott Feschuk’s blog:

Top 10 Ways to Ensure We Win Gold in 2010

10. I don’t know — maybe pick a few guys who can skate faster than Eeyore?

9. Instead of a loonie at centre ice, bury that Ovechkin fellow.

8. Each player on the roster gets a complimentary Chinese grandfather and double-double from Tim’s.

7. Here’s a good rule of thumb: the combined age of any given line should never exceed infinity.

6. No Leafs coaches (psst, maybe you haven’t noticed but they’re a little bit jinxed!).

5. Does Lebron James play hockey? Does he want to be Canadian?

4. Let’s just say that a little Motorhead might get played outside the Russian dorm between 1 and 5 a.m. on the morning of the medal round.

3. Enlist Canada’s leading scientists to build a machine capable of transforming each sycophantic remark uttered by Ron MacLean into a defenceman who can actually move the puck.

2. Convince the sport’s governing body to replace the mesh inside each net with a sign that reads: “The puck goes in here! Remember?!”

And the No. 1 way to ensure we win gold in 2010:
Cassie Campbell, a bushy black moustache and a little “look the other way” money for the kind folks at the IOC.

QFT.

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The mythical IE7 final

February 4, 2006

Matt McKenzie of Linux Pipeline has written a blog post comparing IE7 and Firefox 1.5, and come to the conclusion that the two browsers are neck-in-neck in terms of features.

Er… no.

There is no IE7 browser. It’s still in beta, and it’s buggy as hell. Firefox 1.5 has been out for over two months, IE7 won’t be out for at least six months, and there’s no firm release date. By the time IE7 hits the market, Firefox 2.0 will be out and probably have a point-release. Let’s compare next-gen to next-gen and current-gen to current-gen, shall we?

This has been all over the news lately, and I want to say a few words about it here.

The editor of Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that originally printed the cartoons, has been quoted as saying that they were a test to see whether the threat of Islamic terrorism had limited freedom of expression in Denmark. Need I remind all those who favour the censorship of cartoons such as these what sacrifices have been made so that we might have freedom? Islamic extremism has created an atmosphere of fear, where people are afraid to direct legitimate criticism at Islam for fear of violent reprisals. All liberal democracies need to send a clear message to Islamic terrorists: we are not afraid. I full support the sentiment expressed by Jyllands-Posten – that we are slowly losing our grip on freedom under threat of violence. We will not be cowed into surrendering the freedoms that we have fought for by a bunch of AK47-waving fanatics. Free and democratic countries should be prepared to fight a long and bloody war against terrorism of all kinds, where ever it may be found.

The arm-waving fools that are threatening violence over a set of cartoons need to grow up. There is no need to resort to violence over the smallest dispute. You cannot exploit freedom of speech for your own ends while demand that it be refused to those with conflicting views. I have three words for those violently protesting these cartoons: get a life.

iPods must die

January 20, 2006

Rishi: do you have the 30GB or the 60GB ipod?
Some guy: 30
Rishi: good
Some guy: why
Rishi: that means you only kill 1/2 a kitten
ipod nanos kill 2 kittens
Some guy: what the fuck

Related reading: The Apple Product Cycle.

The BBC is reporting that the National Security Agency has been using persistent cookies on it’s website. But the real question is: who gives a damn? They’re the friggin’ NSA. It’s their job to track people. Futhermore, the usefulness of cookies as serious surveillance devices is more or less non-existent. Looks like another case of the BBC overhyping something it knows nothing about.

Hmm…

November 30, 2005

It’s 2:30am, and I have work to do, but I really don’t want to do it. I really should start it, because I’ll be at school until 9pm tomorrow (FUX0R!) and I need to get as much sleep as possible.

On an unrelated note, Firefox 1.5 was released today. Install it or I kill you.

They’re onto me…

November 11, 2005

I just found out, according to an MIT study, tin foil hats won’t protect me from government mind-control rays. FUX0R.