Sunday, August 31, 2008

Palin Fired City Employees For Not Supporting Her Reelection

Campaign Silo » Palin Fired City Employees For Not Supporting Her Reelection: "Looks like Palin is not above abusing her position to politicize government:

Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin fired the city's police chief and the library director without warning Thursday, accusing them of not fully supporting her efforts to govern. Irl Stambaugh and Mary Ellen Emmons said letters signed by Palin were dropped on their desks Thursday afternoon telling them their jobs were over as of Feb. 13 and that they no longer needed to report to work.

Police Chief Stambaugh was evidently fired because he did not support Palin for reelection, and sued her for breach of contract. He lost because a judge said Palin had the right to fire him for any reason."

Great, more people that think they are god. Just perfect. I give up on being a republican.

How to run a logon script one time when a new user logs on

You could automatically connect network shares and printers!

How to run a logon script one time when a new user logs on

Windows XP Logon and Passwords

Everything you wanted to know about XP profiles, usernames and passwords.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

MySpace Cofounder Tom Anderson Was A Real Life “WarGames” Hacker in 1980s

In 1985, when he was fourteen and in high school in Escondido, California, Anderson was subject to one of the largest FBI raids in California history after hacking into a Chase Manhattan Bank computer system and subsequently showing his friends how to do it.

MySpace Cofounder Tom Anderson Was A Real Life “WarGames” Hacker in 1980s

SharePoint Learning Kit

SharePoint Learning Kit - Home: "SharePoint Learning Kit is a SCORM 2004 certified e-learning delivery and tracking application built as a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 solution. It works with either Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and has the following core features:


Supports SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, and Class Server content, allowing users to store and manage this content in SharePoint document libraries.
Supports learner-centric and instructor-led (assigned) workflows.
Allows assignment, tracking and grading of both e-learning and non-e-learning content."

Ron Pauls' Message for the RNC


Western Standard: "Dubbed 'Operation St. Paul,' the goal was to raise funds and compile possible ads to place all over Minneapolis during the RNC. They have been successful. Here are a few images of the billboards and the 'high tide' video (to view it, follow this link) that is now playing at the Mall of America:"

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain ensures democratic win!

BBC NEWS | Americas | McCain picks female running mate

Analysts say Mrs Palin may have been chosen by the McCain campaign as a tactic to win over those Democratic women voters who were disappointed by the defeat of Mrs Clinton by Mr Obama.

Mr Obama and his running mate, Joe Biden, congratulated Mrs Palin on her nomination and said she would add a "compelling new voice" to the general election campaign.

"Her selection is yet another encouraging sign that old barriers are falling in our politics," their joint statement said.

Tim Pawlenty is crying...

New Windows Genuine authenticator can blank desktop backgrounds

BetaNews | New Windows Genuine authenticator can blank desktop backgrounds: "If in the last week or so you've noticed that your desktop background in Windows XP Professional goes completely black exactly every 60 minutes, don't worry, it's not a virus.

A blackened desktop is the latest indication that the Microsoft Genuine Advantage program has determined your copy of the operating system to be non-authentic, as a service of its latest version rolled out to XP Professional users this week."

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Redferret nicked by Google's warning page!

Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page for www.redferret.net/

What the heck?

One of my fav's got nicked with the Google Warning page!

To wit;

What is the current listing status for www.redferret.net/?

Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer.

Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days.

What happened when Google visited this site?

Of the 90 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 2 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 08/26/2008, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 08/26/2008.

Malicious software includes 3 trojan(s). Successful infection resulted in an average of 1 new processes on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 2 domain(s), including (not listed here)

2 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including xxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxxx

Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware?

Over the past 90 days, www.redferret.net/ did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites.

Has this site hosted malware?

No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days.

How did this happen?

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation

nLite is a tool for pre-installation Windows configuration and component removal at your choice. Optional bootable image ready for burning on media or testing in virtual machines.
With nLite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install does not include, or even contain on media, the unwanted components.

Features
  • Service Pack Integration
  • Component Removal
  • Unattended Setup
  • Driver Integration *
  • Hotfixes Integration **
  • Tweaks
  • Services Configuration
  • Patches ***
  • Bootable ISO creation

* - Textmode (CD Boot) and normal PnP
** - hotfixes with white icons, *KB*.exe, including update packs
and Internet Explorer 7
***- supports generic SFC, Uxtheme, TcpIp and Usb Polling patching.

nLite supports Windows 2000, XP x86/x64 and 2003 x86/x64 in all languages.
It needs .NET Framework 2.0 in order to run...

nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation - About

jEdit - Programmer's Text Editor

jEdit is a mature programmer's text editor with hundreds (counting the time developing plugins) of person-years of development behind it. To download, install, and set up jEdit as quickly and painlessly as possible, go to the Quick Start page.

While jEdit beats many expensive development tools for features and ease of use, it is released as free software with full source code, provided under the terms of the GPL 2.0.

The jEdit core, together with a large collection of plugins is maintained by a world-wide developer team.

jEdit - Programmer's Text Editor - overview

IZArc - The Ultimate Archive Utility - ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP, UNZIP, UNRAR, ENCRYPTION

IZArc is the ultimate freeware archive utility supporting many archive formats like: 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, B64, BH, BIN, BZ2, BZA, C2D, CAB, CDI, CPIO, DEB, ENC, GCA, GZ, GZA, HA, IMG, ISO, JAR, LHA, LIB, LZH, MDF, MBF, MIM, NRG, PAK, PDI, PK3, RAR, RPM, TAR, TAZ, TBZ, TGZ, TZ, UUE, WAR, XXE, YZ1, Z, ZIP, ZOO. With a modern easy-to-use interface, IZArc provides support for most compressed and encoded files, as well as access to many powerful features and tools. It allows you to drag and drop files from and to Windows Explorer, create and extract archives directly in Windows Explorer, create multiple archives spanning disks, creating self-extracting archives, repair damaged zip archives, converting from one archive type to another, view and write comments and many more. IZArc has also build-in multilanguage support.

With IZArc you can open CD image files like ISO, BIN, CDI and NRG. It is also possible to convert such files from one type to another (BIN to ISO, NRG to ISO).

If you need to send large files to your colleagues, friends or customers who may not have archiving tool you can easily create self-extracting archive that can be extracted by simple double click.

IZArc can be configured to run your preferred Anti-Virus scanner when you open any archives.

IZArc supports 256-bit AES encryption to secure your data.

IZArc is integrated in Windows so you can perform all archiving operations by using right-click menus in Windows Explorer.

If you have broken archives IZArc can help you to repair them with ease.

IZArc is 100% virus free and it doesn't contain any spyware or adware.



IZArc - The Ultimate Archive Utility - ZIP, RAR, 7-ZIP, UNZIP, UNRAR, ENCRYPTION

Avenging Narwhal


Ummmmm.....



Amazon.com: Avenging Narwhal: Toys & Games

Techway Services - About EBAN

When you need to REALLY cover your ass when recycling computer equipment, use EBAN, the enterprise (read pay version) version of Dariks Boot and Nuke.

Includes reporting. I can see this at every company that is serious about disposal of hardware but needing to non-destructively clean the hard drive data.

Techway Services - About EBAN

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Frost in the Reboots area tonite?

Aug 23, 2008 7:05 pm US/Central

Areas Of Northern Minn., Wis. Could See Frost

Here's some news you probably hoped you wouldn't hear for another four months. The National Weather Service says areas of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin could see patchy frost this weekend. That's right, patchy frost in August. The weather agency says clear skies could allow temperatures to dip into the low to mid-30s late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Meteorologist Roman Berdes said an unusual cold-air mass from Canada will bring lower temperatures, but warmer air from the central Midwest should replace it by Monday. Berdes says these temperatures are uncommon but not unheard of. He says those areas saw temperatures in the 20s at this point in 2004.

I wondered why it feels so nice outside today! Thank you Canada!

wcco.com - Areas Of Northern Minn., Wis. Could See Frost

Nigerian Official Blames The Victims Of Nigerian 419 Advance Fee Scams

Techdirt: Nigerian Official Blames The Victims Of Nigerian 419 Advance Fee Scams: "According to a Nigerian diplomat in Australia, he's just as amazed, and thus thinks the victims are equally to blame and deserve jailtime."

Scamming the scammers is equally hilarious... Though they deserve hero status..

http://www.xach.com/togo/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A19882263

http://www.419eater.com/

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Orgasms 'at the touch of a button'

Women around the world are being told they can now have an orgasm at the touch of a button.

The makers of 'Slightest Touch' say their device can give women longer, better and more intense orgasms.

They claim their device can trigger an orgasm without touching a woman's genital area.

According to the manufacturers, Slightest Touch works by stimulating the body's sexual nerve pathway.

'Turned on'

Women start by drinking an electrolyte sports drink 20 minutes before using the device.

They then apply two white electrode pads inside their ankles.

These pads are connected to the Slightest Touch device, which is about the size of a personal stereo."


Weeeeeeelllllll what do you think about that?

UPDATE American 'Bigfoot' is monkey suit

BBC NEWS | Americas | American 'Bigfoot' is monkey suit: "The claimed recent discovery of Bigfoot in the US state of Georgia has turned out to be a giant hoax - it was a rubber gorilla suit in a block of ice.

Two men said last week they had found a 2.3m-tall (7ft 7in), 226kg (500lb) corpse of the legendary ape-like creature in a wood in June.

Two researchers bought the 'carcass', encased in ice, for an undisclosed sum.

But as it thawed it turned out to be a rubber monkey outfit. Bigfoot has been the subject of decades of hoaxes.

Matt Whitton, a police officer, and Rick Dyer, a former prison officer, told a new conference in California last week that they had made the find while hiking."

UPDATE - Bigfoot Discovery Declared a Hoax

Ker Thanfor National Geographic News
August 18, 2008


Alas, the search for Bigfoot continues.
No evidence has emerged to support claims made last week by two men who said they found the corpse of a seven-foot-tall (two-meter-tall) Bigfoot—an apelike creature of North American legend—in the woods of northern Georgia.



Bigfoot Discovery Declared a Hoax

Dirt Cheap Shirt - ATTN UNCLE MARK!

I have gas t-shirt!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Respects paid to comic Bernie Mac

The service was held at the vast House of Hope church on the city's South Side where Mac grew up.

Mac died aged 50 last week from complications caused by pneumonia.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Respects paid to comic Bernie Mac

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Steel Run-As tool

Steel Run-As enables administrators to create standalone executables that allow users to access a specific application with administrator privileges - without having to disclose the administrator credentials to the user. The program can create an easy to deploy, standalone executable that can launch the application, along with optional command-line arguments and a CRC signature to prevent tempering with the file.

Steel Run-As download and review - launch applications with admin rights from SnapFiles

The Michael Phelps Diet

MICHAEL PHELPS' DIET

Breakfast: Three fried egg sandwiches; cheese; tomatoes; lettuce; fried onions; mayonnaise; three chocolate-chip pancakes; five-egg omelette; three sugar-coated slices of French toast; bowl of grits; two cups of coffee

Lunch: Half-kilogram (one pound) of enriched pasta; two large ham and cheese sandwiches with mayonnaise on white bread; energy drinks

Dinner: Half-kilogram of pasta, with carbonara sauce; large pizza; energy drinks


BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Food for fuel: Olympian Phelps' unusual diet

Bigfoot FOUND!

Two men in the US state of Georgia say they have found the body of a Bigfoot, the legendary ape-like creature that has been subject of decades of hoaxes.

Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer say they stumbled across the 2.3m-high (7ft 7in), 226kg (500 pound) corpse in a wood in the north of the state in June.

A photograph on the men's website shows what appears to be the body of a large, hairy creature with an ape-like face.

Bigfoot experts reacted suspiciously to the men's claims.


BBC NEWS | Americas | Americans 'find body of Bigfoot'

BBC NEWS | Americas | Guns for Texas school's teachers

BBC NEWS | Americas | Guns for Texas school's teachers: "Teachers in one part of the US state of Texas are to be allowed to carry concealed firearms when the new school term opens this month.

The school superintendent in Harrold district said the move was intended to protect staff and pupils should there be any gun attacks on its sole campus.

Teachers would have to undertake crisis management training first, the superintendent, David Thweatt, said."

littleBits

littleBits

Great idea, but empty website. Lets sell some kits!!!

littleBits is an opensource library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together. With a growing number of available modules, littleBits aims to move electronics from late stages of the design process to its earliest ones, and from the hands of experts, to those of artists, makers and designers.

Comic-Con 08


Friday, August 15, 2008

Tyson restores Labor Day holiday following multicultural din!

Tyson restores Labor Day holiday following din
Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 8/12/2008 4:00:00 AM

An English-language advocate says a recent decision by Tyson Foods to reinstate Labor Day at its processing plant in Shelbyville , Tennessee , shows that ordinary Americans are fed up with multiculturalism and Islamic pandering.

Tyson Foods created an uproar when it announced recently that its Shelbyville plant would no longer have Labor Day as a paid holiday, but instead that the 1,000 affected union employees would have October 1 off, which corresponds to the end of the Muslim festival of Ramadan. The move reportedly was aimed at accommodating the 250 Somali Muslim employees who work at the Shelbyville plant. (See earlier article) But in a news release, Tyson has now announced they have reached a new agreement with the union, adding the controversial Muslim holiday as a paid day off this year only; but in the future, Muslim workers will have to give up their personal holiday -- usually their birthday -- to have that day off.

Jim Boulet of English First says it is a great victory for the people. "The American people rose up and said, 'Look, in the United States its time for the immigrants to adapt to our ways -- not the other way around.'" Boulet suggests there would be no mutual respect given if the tables were turned. "[E]specially given that an immigrant to an Islamic country had darn well better adopt Islam -- and try to build a church in Saudi Arabia and see how far you get," he adds. "But the Islamicists come to this country and they use and abuse our legal system in order to impose their religion on the rest of us. Well, for once the people have risen up and said not here, not today. It's a big victory."

At the time of the original announcement, the union negotiating team argued that naming October 1 a paid holiday was "extremely crucial, since this holiday is as important to Muslims as Christmas is to Christians." But within days, residents of Shelbyville expressed their outrage over the decision, calling for -- among other things -- a boycott of Tyson Foods.

Monday, August 11, 2008

UPDATE on the Montauk Monster!

UPDATE! - More info from AstroVera

Montauk Long Island has a history shrouded in secrecy. This is where the government operated a lab to experiment with theories opened up by the original Philadelphia Experiment. Among other things, the government Scientists were in Montauk tinkering with time travel, extra-dimensional exploration and teleportation.

It should also be noted that after the Montauk Base closed down and its system of underground tunnels filled with concrete, the government opened an "Animal Testing" lab a few miles away. Is it possible that this lab is merely an outgrowth of the research done at Montauk?

Time to call Captain Jack and Torchwood!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Baby born on 8-08-08 at 8:08


Talk about a memorable birthday: A Fergus Falls family is welcoming a baby girl born at 8:08 a.m. on the eighth day of August, weighing in at eight pounds, eight ounces.

Lindsay Hauer’s cesarean section was scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday morning at Lake Region Hospital and began right on the dot. When hospital staff told her the time of her daughter’s birth, Hauer thought they were pulling her leg.



The Fergus Falls Daily Journal - Baby born on 8-08-08 at 8:08

Bernie Mac Hospitalized, In “Very, Very Critical” Condition

He didn't make it out of that hospital America...

Long live Bernie Mac!

SOHH.com: NEWS: Bernie Mac Hospitalized, In “Very, Very Critical” Condition

Georgia Declares State of War

NPR.org, August 9, 2008

Georgia on Saturday declared a state of war as Russia sent more troops and hundreds of tanks into the breakaway province of South Ossetia.

President Bush pressed Russia and Georgia to immediately end the fighting.

"The United States is working with our European partners to launch international mediation, and with the parties to restart their dialogue. Russia needs to support these efforts so that peace can be restored as quickly as possible," Bush said in Beijing.

Georgia's President Mikhail Saakashvili said that he supported a stand-down.

Georgia launched a major offensive Friday to retake control of breakaway South Ossetia. Russia, which has close ties to the province and posts peacekeepers there, responded by sending in armed convoys and military combat aircraft.

The air and artillery bombardment left the provincial capital without water, food, electricity and gas. Civilians crawled out of basements hiding places into the streets as fighting eased, looking for supplies.

As part of Saakashvili's proposed a cease-fire, Georgian troops were pulled out of Tskhinvali, South Ossetia's capital, and had been ordered to stop responding to Russian shelling, said Alexander Lomaia, secretary of his Security Council.

Russia did not immediately respond to Saakashvili's proposal. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev had said earlier that Moscow sent troops into South Ossetia to force Georgia into a cease-fire.

Lomaia said that there had been direct fighting between Russian and Georgian soldiers on the streets of Tskhinvali. He estimated that Russia sent 2,500 troops into Georgia. The Russian military has not said how many of its troops were deployed.

Russian military aircraft also bombed the Georgian town of Gori on Saturday.



Georgia Declares State of War : NPR

Friday, August 08, 2008

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak August 11 and 12

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak August 11 and 12: "Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak August 11 and 12

Graeme Stemp-Morlock
for National Geographic News
August 7, 2008

Unlike short-lived solar eclipses or unpredictable auroras, meteor showers regularly offer skywatchers a dazzling show."

Under perfect conditions, observers can expect to see about 90 to100 meteors an hour, said Wayne Hally, a self-professed "meteor geek" who writes a newsletter for the North American Meteor Network.

"The peak [this year] might be the whole night." (August 11th) Get out and WATCH!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Dealing With Bad Apples

Coding Horror: Dealing With Bad Apples: "Dealing With Bad Apples"

How do we identify problem personnel? It's not difficult as you might think. I had a friend of mine once describe someone on his team as -- and this is a direct quote -- "a cancer". At the point which you, or anyone else on your team, are using words like cancer to describe a teammate, you have a serious project pathology. You don't have to be friends with everyone on your team, although it certainly helps, but a level of basic personal and professional respect is mandatory for any team to function normally.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Welcome to the 419 Eater

Poor Fella....



Welcome to the 419 Eater

Mysterious "monster" found on the shores of Montauk















Watercooler | Mysterious "monster" found on the shores of Montauk:





"The so-called 'monster' washed up on the beach several weeks ago and ever since then the web has been abuzz about its origins. Some think it may have washed up from the nearby Plum Animal Disease Center, where they investigate diseases. The director however denies the creature is from there."

Total Solar Eclipse 2008 - Watch from link

Exploratorium: Total Solar Eclipse 2008 Live from China: "On August 1, 2008, a total solar eclipse will occur as the new moon moves directly between the sun and the earth. The moon's umbral shadow will fall on parts of Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, Russia, Mongolia, and China. The Exploratorium's eclipse expedition team (our fifth!) will Webcast the eclipse live from the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border.

Read their dispatches.

How we do it
View the Eclipse Path"

---Don't forget that you are a role model for someone---

Cheap Catalyst Could Turn Sunlight, Water Into Fuel

Cheap Catalyst Could Turn Sunlight, Water Into Fuel | Wired Science from Wired.com: "The catalyst enables the electrolysis system to function efficiently at room temperature and at ordinary pressure. Like a reverse fuel cell, it splits water into oxygen and hydrogen. By recombining the molecules with a standard fuel cell, the O2 and H2 could then be used to generate energy on demand.

'You've made your house into a fuel station,' Daniel Nocera, a chemistry professor at MIT said. 'I've gotten rid of all the goddamn grids.'"

---Don't forget that you are a role model for someone---

Caffeine

Caffeine: "If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep, caffeine will keep it awake. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your machine thinks you're still working at the keyboard, so won't lock the screen or activate the screensaver."