|"The Revolution Will Be Digitized"
||RE: CNN.com - Teachers lose tax breaks for class expenses - Sep 16, 2004
|Topic: Current Events
|| 2:58 pm EDT, Sep 16, 2004
] janelane wrote:
] ] ] Because of a budget crunch, California has suspended a
] ] ] tax credit that reimbursed teachers up to $1,500 for
] ] ] classroom supplies. Meanwhile, a $250 federal tax
] ] ] deduction for teachers that helped defray
] ] ] spending expired this year.
] ] I. Hate. [expletive]. [expletive]. [expletive]. President
] ] Bush.
] Well, this isn't only Bush's fault.
] However, it is bullshit. The words "business expense" come to
Exactly! This is the state of california more than Bush. I mean, sure it would have been nice to continue the 250 Federal deduction, but that is also getting Congress off their dead asses to do somethign as well, not just the president.
You should be pissed at the State of California.
RE: CNN.com - Teachers lose tax breaks for class expenses - Sep 16, 2004
|| 3:03 pm EDT, Aug 23, 2004
] ] TypeKey helps ensure that people who comment on a site
] ] have a verified identity, keeping conversations on track
] ] and helping to prevent abusive or offensive content
] ] (comment spam) from being posted.
I was thinking more along the thoughts of what about my anonymity and right to privacy? If a site used this, I would probably avoid it. But I looked to see what they had to say and found this snippet on the site:
"As a TypeKey user, you get your own free TypeKey Profile Page, displaying only the information you choose to share. Those who are interested in finding out more about the person behind the comments on a site can visit the identity page to see what information is publicly available. You can even publish a TypeKey Profile Page while remaining completely anonymous."
So I wonder, if you can still post anonymously, why bother having the typekey system in the first place? What good is registering and then always posting anonymously(besides adding your name to their database)? Doesn't that defeat the purpose? Or am I missing something?
||RE: Meet Kimbo Slice. Do not anger Kimbo. Kimbo is teh tough.
||10:00 am EDT, Aug 19, 2004
] Decius wrote:
] ] Kimbo Slice is the guy in the white shorts. He is an
] ] underground boxer, that will fight anyone, anytime,
] ] for between $5,000 and $10,000. Backed by a Miami porn site
] ] mogul, he has these fights for a living until he goes pro.
] ] Which he is looking to do, in UFC or something. So, if you
] ] wanna throw down with Kimbo then you'd better hurry up.
] ] Otherwise you'll have to assault him or go pro to get a
] ] It has been argued that he was on PCP, or a short acting
] ] anabolic agent popular with Mike Tyson, that stimulates
] ] extreme aggression. But the guy went to prison for 10
] ] and was probably raped before he got that big, so I think he
] ] just has an enormous amount of aggression and experience in
] ] fighting.
] ] You decide. For me: Kimbo is my hero either way. He is way
] ] tough.
] ] email@example.com if you want to throw down.
] In fairness to the other guy, who couldn't really fight all
] that well and spent most of his time playing defense (even in
] the first throws of the fight). He looked fairly
] inexperienced, even as a street fighter. Even though he was a
] few pounds lighter than Kimbo, and didn't have nearly the
] upper body strength, experience can usually overcome that
] kinda stuff.
] That's not to take anything away from Kimbo, who took at least
] three (that I could count) full on lean in straight shots to
] the face completely unprotected. His face wasn't even swollen
] afterward, but I imagine that he's probably pumped up with
] something to account for that. Taking that kinda shot to the
] face would definitely cause damage, let alone more than once.
] I can't see this guy going pro though, because his technique
] is horrible. Even as a heavyweight, he doesn't move his feet
] well, and he constantly left the body open except for the
] first minute or so. A pro would certainly hurt him, but he'd
] probably have to throw a few haymakers to knock him out if he
] can withstand the shots he took in this fight. There's no way
] he'd last in UFC, since he probably can't kick. Besides, most
] UFC bouts are won by pinning a guy and either choking him off
] or constant knee kicks to the skull.
] I think the challenger had already lost the fight before the
] first blows were thrown.
This is a little bit of a different style than UFC fighting. This guy might be able to do well in K-1 which is an all-striking tournament. In Pride or UFC or the other events he would have to know some grappling skills. However, I have all of the PRIDE, UFC, and a hundred or more other fighting DVDs and I see guys like this win more than you would think. Remember, all it takes is one solid shot to end any fight. Also, being so big and strong, it is still difficult to get him and keep him on the ground long enough to tap him out.
RE: Meet Kimbo Slice. Do not anger Kimbo. Kimbo is teh tough.
||RE: MemeStreams on BinRev Radio
|| 9:46 am EDT, Aug 19, 2004
] I cohost Binary Revolution Radio tuesday night at 9:30PM.
] The show has actually already been recorded. I hope it turned
] out well. We shall see. I spend a lot of time talking about
] memes and MemeStreams. Let me know what you think. If you
] aren't able to catch it live, they will have MP3s available on
] the website for download at any time.
] Decius is on Binrev right now talking about Memestreams
The show is available for download now at http://radio.binrev.com/ if you haven't already gotten it. I had to do a little extra editing and it took me an extra day to get it fixed and uploaded.
RE: MemeStreams on BinRev Radio
||RE: Wired News: Hackers Take Aim at GOP
|Topic: Current Events
|| 9:40 am EDT, Aug 19, 2004
] ] "We want to bombard (the Republican sites) with so much
] ] traffic that nobody can get in," said CrimethInc, a
] ] member of the so-called Black Hat Hackers Bloc. It's one
] ] of several groups planning to distribute software tools
] ] to reload Republican sites over and over again. These
] ] FloodNet programs are similar to hackers' distributed
] ] denial-of-service attacks, which overwhelm a server with
] ] thousands and thousands of simultaneous requests for
] ] information.
] [ These fucksticks again?! Jesus, would someone please deny
] them their first amendment rights? The article notes that
] jackass from HOPE too. I feel like JK needs to get on this
] now, come out strongly against this shit, and call for
] proscecuting these morons the same way you would any other
] DDoS attacker. Because if some shit happens, you can bet the
] wingers will do everything they can to tie such shenanigans
] directly to the kerry campaign. Take two minutes now to avoid
] an ugly news cycle later. -k]
My bigger concern would be that they condemn *ALL* hackers for the actions of these fucktards! I heard whispers of this at HOPE where they, or their agents, went around trying to recruit people to participate. I knew then that it would be bad news for all of us. Prepare to be basted by the mass media on the evils of hacking again. Right when we were making some headway too. :(
RE: Wired News: Hackers Take Aim at GOP