TECHNOLOGY: Don’t like how Picasa doesn’t work with filenames

Monday, December 25, 2006

http://picasa.google.com/

Picasa

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Picasa is a free software download from Google that helps you:

* Locate and organize all the photos on your computer.
* Edit and add effects to your photos with a few simple clicks.
* Share your photos with others through email, prints, and on the web

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Well, I just found something I don’t like. It doesn’t bring the file name in with the picture. I collect pictures of my fellow Jaspers when I find them. I carefully put their name and class year as part of the filename. So why does Picasa make me title them after it sucks in my files. Arghh!


GUNS: an electromagnetic pistol

Monday, December 25, 2006

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/
video-gauss-gp-219-silent-electromagnetic-pistol

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The Gauss GP-219 is an electromagnetic pistol that boasts a “PIC microcontroller, dual coils with “precision pulsing” to fire steel projectiles, twin infrared sensors to assist in positioning, and even a laser sight to keep your enemies pegged.”

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Guess the gun grabbers will have to write some new “laws”!


INTERESTING: A 15-year-old boy driving a stolen bus

Monday, December 25, 2006

http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2006/12/25/495255-boy-15-charged-with-driving-stolen-bus?threadId=63496

http://tinyurl.com/yfob4d

Boy, 15, Charged With Driving Stolen Bus
Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:21 AM EST
Associated Press

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FERN PARK, FLA. — A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to four years in a juvenile treatment program after deputies stopped him driving a stolen bus along a public transit route, picking up passengers and collecting fares.

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Let’s get this right. He drove the bus safely. Safer than some cops, politicians, and driving instructors. But society will jail. And, the reason is? Wouldn’t a better “punishment” be to give him a job?


RANT: Learn from the WW1 death of Henry Gunther who died one minute before peace was declared

Monday, December 25, 2006

http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance100.html

They Won’t Be Home for Christmas
by Laurence M. Vance

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The war in Iraq is lost. Although the president won’t admit that we are losing, he did recently acknowledge: “We’re not winning.” But the war has been lost for some time now. Even many who supported the initial invasion would agree with those of us who opposed the war from the very beginning that the point has long since passed the place where the United States could claim “victory” in Iraq. That point can now be measured in years. Wasn’t it in 2003 that Bush made the claim, in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner, that “the United States and our allies have prevailed”? Although the death of every American soldier in Iraq has been a tragic waste of human life, every day that this senseless war continues makes the deaths of U.S. servicemen even more of a heartrending tragedy.

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Get the boys and girls home now! It’s a mess. But, it’s now the Iraqis’ mess.


XPfails – luggable – menus now invisible

Monday, December 25, 2006

Argh! When you click on a menu like File or Tool, I have to run the mouse pointer down the menu to see all the choices. They are their buy just invisible. Once the pointer passes over them, they stay visible. A new for of microsoft security? I’ll reboot when I have time, but that’s a hassle. And, every once and awhile, I get a worse problem. Argh!


INTERESTING: have peace among men of good will by just doing it?

Monday, December 25, 2006

This is passing along the “gun nut” groups:

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The Surfing The Apocalypse Network
THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE
Posted By: pjbuk
Date: Saturday, 23 December 2006, 4:49 p.m.

The Christmas Truce – 1914

On Christmas Day, 1914, in the first year of World
War I, German, British, and French soldiers
disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with “the
enemy” along two-thirds of the Western Front. German
troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches
with signs, “Merry Christmas.” “You no shoot, we no
shoot.”

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Which is most interesting. Do you suppose we can have peace among men of good will by just doing it?

I also liked this snip:

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My name is Francis Tolliver, in Liverpool I dwell
Each Christmas come since World War I, I’ve learned its lessons well
That the ones who call the shots won’t be among the dead and lame
And on each end of the rifle we’re the same

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Ain’t that the truth? The politicians that decide our fates live high on the hog for selling us down the river.

Where are the George Washingtons, the Jeffersons, and the dollar a year men?


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