numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Default)
Is having a dream in which Rorschach is actually an Eldritch Horror From Beyond/Cultist Of Eldritch Horrors From Beyond who kidnaps Laurie to his own private pocket dimension so she can watch him extrapolate about the wonders of Unknown Kadath while he paints arcane symbols on the wall of the spatially repeating chamber that they're in a sign of something specific?

Seriously, I think I just dreamed that Rorschach was a Nightgaunt or something.

What.
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Don't hate the player.)
EDIT: First, here is the story behind the Yellow Peril reference. It was basically a scare tactic used in the late 1800s/early 1900s in regards to Chinese immigrants to the US. Ye gods, it's depressing to think how little we've changed in regards to our inherent xenophobia.

Anyway...

So my Mom sees a news report about how the Chinese are apparently able to haxx0r our power grids, nuclear plants, and stuff with Trojans. And now, she's REALLY freaking out. I read the article she showed me (which of course I can't find now, but here is a similar one and another one) and it all seems like it this is being played up into a big scare tactic designed to scare the gullible into trusting the NSA into monitoring all incoming/outgoing internet traffic. I mean, I know that Chinese hack attacks have apparently been a problem, but the news was all "WHERE'S THE BUNKER? WHERE'S THE BUNKER? WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST!" about it. Is it really that bad? I could totally see this being used to play up fears of some sort of attack going up to the next Presidential election, for example (NEOCONSERVATIVES: "Buts you needs usss, preciousss! We keeps you safe!")

Really, if the Chinese wanted to destroy us, they could do so at any time. Same way the Saudis could - by liquidating all the stocks and asking us to pay up all that the US owes them, leaving us bankrupt overnight. Compared with a few haxx0rs, this is the idea that I find to be more frightening (and plausible.) I totally call BUllSHit scare tactic on this one.

Also, GIP.
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Gaydar)
WE GET SIGNAL.

I've been seeing this a lot on my f-list over the last few days. Yet more proof that the people who are leading our country have the mentality of twelve-year-olds. Besides, haven't they heard of the mighty Theban Band?
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Default)
Read the story here.

The above story just makes me mad. I hope Moodia gets smacked.
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Default)
OK, I got Gnome to install from the Debian Sarge discs I have. I saw all of the stuff unpack itself. It still won't launch on boot.

I started looking through some forums, and found the command "apt-get install windows-x system gnome." That didn't work.

I'm thinking of just burning a copy of Etch at work and trying to install it instead. I've never had any problem with Etch, which is what I use on my laptop. I was just using the Sarge discs because those were what I had on hand at home, but someone on the Gnome Support Forum recommended upgrading anyway. At least I've already gone through the installation process to make it dual-boot with Windows, so I know what to do and what to expect this time.

^_^ We will see where this goes.

EDIT: Whoops! apparently I have to change it to runlevel 5 in /etc/inittab.
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (pissed!Bernie)
Well, it wouldn't Spring if I didn't get my annual sinus infection, now would it? :(

You know what else sucks? Being told by an instructor that a presentation is due, working until 4:00 in the AM on it, then having said Instructor not show up to class the next day. Oh yeah. This would be the Speech Professor. We as a class were highly disgruntled.

No word yet on the transfer/promotion at work.
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (O Rlyeh?)
WTF?

THEY CLOSED DOWN THE HARD ROCK CAFE?
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (TREES EAT SWORDS.)
Chinese restaurant food draws criticism.

By LIBBY QUAID, AP Food and Farm Writer
Wed Mar 21, 8:30 AM ET

The typical Chinese restaurant menu is a sea of nutritional no-nos, a consumer group has found. A plate of General Tso's chicken, for example, is loaded with about 40 percent more sodium and more than half the calories an average adult needs for an entire day.

The battered, fried chicken dish with vegetables has 1,300 calories, 3,200 milligrams of sodium and 11 grams of saturated fat.

That's before the rice (200 calories a cup). And after the egg rolls (200 calories and 400 milligrams of sodium).

"I don't want to put all the blame on Chinese food," said Bonnie Liebman, nutrition director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which did a report released Tuesday.

"Across the board, American restaurants need to cut back on calories and salt, and in the meantime, people should think of each meal as not one, but two, and bring home half for tomorrow," Liebman said.

The average adult needs around 2,000 calories a day and 2,300 milligrams of salt, which is about one teaspoon of salt, according to government guidelines.

In some ways, Liebman said, Italian and Mexican restaurants are worse for your health, because their food is higher in saturated fat, which can increase the risk of heart disease.

While Chinese restaurant food is bad for your waistline and blood pressure — sodium contributes to hypertension — it does offer vegetable-rich dishes and the kind of fat that's not bad for the heart.

However — and this is a big however — the veggies aren't off the hook. A plate of stir-fried greens has 900 calories and 2,200 milligrams of sodium. And eggplant in garlic sauce has 1,000 calories and 2,000 milligrams of sodium.

"We were shocked. We assumed the vegetables were all low in calories," Liebman said.
Rest of article behind cut. )


I was sort of getting burnt-out in restaurant Chinese food anyway...but damn, this is scary.
numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Default)
I'd post this *at* [livejournal.com profile] lazytown, but they have very strict rules about posting and I wouldn't want to commit any faux pases, but here goes...

I just watched the Miss Roberta episode (the link goes to the first part of the episode, but I think the other two segments are available on the side-scrolling menu to the right.) This was apparently the ep that spawned the now-infamous "cake song" (also in the first segment.)

There were a few things about this ep that made me go, "BWAZUH? DUDE WTF?" They are:

A. The fact that Steph is apparently willing to put Uncle Milford in physical danger in order to distract Sportacus while they try to organize a surprise party for him, and,

2. They are baking a cake. For Sportacus's party. Except...doesn't the consumption of sugar (at least, refined/processed sugar...fructose seems to be perfectly okay) completely incapacitate him? Isn't he kind of diabetic or something?

;;0.0? Either logic went out the window for this ep, Steph is on a rampage, or someone in LazyTown is going to wake up to Patrick Duffy in the shower. I don't know which one of these three posibilities is more frightening. ;;o_o

In other news, I think I'm just going to start randomly shouting "Íþróttaálfurinn!!" at the sky. XD (Clip from the original Icelandic show, obviously.)

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