Monday, November 28, 2011

Security Screensaver 2.0

Nice screensaver that should have been built by Microsoft...Give it up for jwils876 @ Deviant Art



Security Screensaver 2.0 by =jwils876 on deviantART

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Richmond building inspector drowns at Shell Lake.

New Richmond's building inspector John Frisco, 56, died Friday following a fishing accident in northwestern Wisconsin.

According to Washburn County Sheriff's officials, Frisco, a rural Clear Lake resident, drowned after his kayak capsized on Shell Lake while he was fishing.

Washburn County 911 received a call just after 1 p.m. Friday of a man calling for help from a sinking boat. His body was later pulled from the lake.


Frisco is the fourth New Richmond city employee in the past year or so to die unexpectedly. Police Officer Scott Turbeville, 39, died in October of 2010. Rick Powers, 57, the city's water department superintendent, died in February. Michael Geraghty, 55, street department employee died in April.

New Richmond building inspector drowns on Shell Lake | Rivertowns.net | River Falls, Wisconsin

$2,000 Earthbag House « Earthbag Building Blog

This would be nice to do.. Fun and instructive to participate in the build.. A nice resume addition for the near future. I can see this technology becoming more and more needed as overpopulation and the decline of the economy converge into the sci-fi apocalypse I envision due to the current corruption found in our congress. (too wordy?) Comments below.




$2,000 Earthbag House « Earthbag Building Blog

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Historic Mars Launch: NASA giant rover blasts off!

E-CAT News Updates - Letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder

Mr. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States. I have an urgent message for you that will affect the future of our country and the rest of the world. First, let me thank you for the hard work you do fighting organized crime. That is an important service to our country and regional countries of South America.


With the inventions of indoor plumbing and water supplies, came the amazing benefits of modern technology: abundant clean water, washing machines, showers, etc. With the inventions of automobiles and other forms of transportations, came freedom to travel, haul farm goods, etc. The world is a much better place now with lots of electric tools and appliances. However, there is a tremendous need for energy to supply all of these conveniences.

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Suddenly, there was an announcement on January of 2011, that three Italian scientists had finally unlocked the secrets of Cold Nuclear Fusion! With the Ni/H reaction system discovered by Francesco Piantelli, inventors Andrea Rossi and his partner Sergio Focardi improved the Ni/H reactor and now have a powerful energy system that just entered the commercial market. The “Energy Catalizer” (E-Cat), is a new safe and clean energy system that can produce enormous amounts of energy! This new energy system is real and has been validated by noted scientists around the world.

The politics of energy involve large, rich and powerful interests who can influence and control our elected leaders. They are beholden to their own stakeholders only and will do anything to stop the progress on the Energy Catalizer. Please Mr. Holder, ensure the open and fair exchange of getting a patent for the new technology and allowing production of Energy Catalizer in this country. The enemies of cold fusion are now working hard to dissuade the people and our leaders from allowing this new system into our country. As our United States Attorney General, you serve the people of this country- not the rich and powerful energy companies. Mr. Holder, we expect you to do your job and protect the public interests in the energy sector of this country.

Respectfully,

John De Herrera



http://rossifocardifusion.com/open-letter-to-us-attorney-general-eric-h-holder-jr

Star Wars Xbox 360 Console with Kinect bundle!

Available for Preorder here! Just click the picture to go to Amazon for the best available price.




Honestly, I was kind of hoping for a Combat Evolved Anniversary edition 360 for Christmas, but after seeing the pictures of this thing, I am hyped and will be PREORDERING this baby. Check out the link and view the pictures. Its just like an R2!

Don't forget this comes with a WHITE Kinect sensor, The Star Wars Kinect Game, the big hard drive, only one controller, but it looks sweet! Like GOLD! (320GB Hard Drive: The largest hard drive available on Xbox 360)

STAR WARS Xbox 360 Console with Kinect

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Supercommittee failure complicates election year - BusinessWeek

By JIM KUHNHENN at Bloomberg BusinessWeek

The failure of Congress' supercommittee adds a new dimension to the 2012 political contests by drawing political battle lines around broad tax increases and massive spending cuts that are now scheduled to begin automatically in 2013.

President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger now must debate urgent alternatives for reducing deficits in the face of looming consequences of congressional inaction. The lines are sharply drawn. Obama supports deficit reduction that includes a mix of spending cuts and tax increases on the wealthy. Republicans have declared themselves averse to tax hikes.

An election shaping up as a referendum on Obama's stewardship of the economy will now require the candidates to offer competing forward-looking deficit-reduction plans to avoid cuts and tax hikes that neither side wants to see materialize.

MY WAY:
1. Revoke any special healthcare privileges given to Congress or the Senate. Require them to use what is commonly available to the general public.
2. Revoke any special pension plans given to Congress or the Senate. Require them to use what is commonly available to the general public.
3. Pass the Stock Law! (HR 682 is HR 1148 now) Brian Baird and Tim Walz sponsors.
4. Spotlight members who have massively taken advantage (Pelosi, others)
5. Reduce the salary of members to a number more representative of the people.
6. Eliminate the ability to give themselves raises. That should be granted by the voters in the United States ONLY.
7. Require the members to be housed in Dormitory style housing when in Washington D.C. Require them to submit expense reports exactly like what is commonly done with the general public.

After these steps are implemented, we will see our once great government return.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BBC Nature - 'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic

A bizarre underwater "icicle of death" has been filmed by a BBC crew.
With timelapse cameras, specialists recorded salt water being excluded from the sea ice and sinking.
The temperature of this sinking brine, which was well below 0C, caused the water to freeze in an icy sheath around it.

BBC Nature - 'Brinicle' ice finger of death filmed in Antarctic

Monday, November 07, 2011

F.lux: software to make your life better

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?

Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.

F.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

F.lux: software to make your life better

Friday, November 04, 2011

Bank Transfer Day has customers leaving corporate banks - CSMonitor.com

Bank Transfer Day has customers leaving corporate banks

Bank Transfer Day is tomorrow and has hundreds of thousands of customers closing their accounts at large corporate banks in favor of community banks.
By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press / November 4, 2011

A grassroots movement that sprang to life last month is urging bank customers to close their accounts in favor of credit unions by Saturday.
The spirit behind "Bank Transfer Day" caught fire with the Occupy Wall Street protests around the country and had more than 79,000 supporters on its Facebook page as of Friday. The movement has already helped beat back Bank of America's plan to start charging a $5 debit card fee.

Astrophile: Attack of the mystery green blobs - space - 04 November 2011 - New Scientist

Astrophile: Attack of the mystery green blobs - space - 04 November 2011 - New Scientist:



Imagine making a night-time trek to a remote stretch of desert, far from any sign of civilisation. You crest a hill and are astonished to find a building ablaze with artificial lighting.

That is a little like the puzzlement that greeted the discovery of Hanny's Voorwerp, a curious gas cloud found floating in intergalactic space in 2007. It is brighter than 30,000 suns but has no obvious power source. Now, 19 similar clouds have been discovered, all glowing apparently without internal power.