TECHNOLOGY: A new way to collect DOTCOMERADEN!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Send this link to your friends to tell them about Digg. You could stick it on your blog, instant message it, or email it to people. We’ve even got a handy form below to help you email it.

http://www.digg.com/invitefrom/reimkefj

After you send the link your friends will be able to easily register on Digg and they’ll automatically have you as a friend. Your name will appear also briefly on the homepage as a recognition that you’ve added someone and so other people can see what you did. We count someone as added after they’ve completed registration and they’ve Dugg at least three stories.

Once your friends have been added you can also see them added in your profile in your stats. Thanks a lot for helping us spread the word about Digg!

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dotcomeraden! http://tinyurl.com/34n533

Yet another way to “bond” with me.

Let me adjust my tinfoil hat. There are dragons to slay!

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LINKEDIN: Test “liveliness” of LinkedIn contacts

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

November 1, 2007

180 pings out, 6 dead, 50 live

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INTERESTING: some folks have taken leave of their common sense

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/poll_us_attitudes_about_intern_1.php

 

Poll: US Attitudes About Internet Are Insane
Written by Marshall Kirkpatrick / October 25, 2007 / 22 comments

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Zogby International and 463 Communications released the results last night of an interesting and well executed poll about the attitudes US adults have about the internet.

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Tracking chips, brain implants, and the whole inet in one’s head.

I agree some folks have taken leave of their common sense.

Imagine the porn industry then?

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POLITICAL: Ron Paul TV ad — perfect!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ron Paul TV Ad: #2 for New Hampshire

Go, Ron, go! Clear concise and right on target. Opinions?

I’d be interested to hear if you disagree.

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FUN: 8 tonnes of cement

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

http://stuff.co.nz/stuff/4253595a6011.html

8 tonnes of cement drop in for a drink
By SONIA GERKEN – The Southland Times | Monday, 29 October 2007

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A building project next door to the Howl at the Moon restaurant and bar in Gore’s Main St literally burst through the wall on Friday, sending 4000L of wet concrete spewing into the dining area.

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Sounds like a college prank except this was for real.

Since no one was physically hurt, it’s good for a laugh.

If you want to see the difference in cultures, read the reporting. How calm! “… it was hoped insurance would cover everything”.

How civilized!

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PRODUCTIVITY: Knowing when to fold ’em

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/HomelandStupidity/~3/175170720/

TSA screeners fail most bomb tests
By Michael Hampton on TSA

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Transportation Security Administration screeners at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport missed more than 60% of bomb components which undercover agents attempted to smuggle through airport checkpoints, according to a classified report. The January 2007 report, obtained by USA TODAY, also said that screeners at Los Angeles International Airport failed to detect the bomb parts and fake explosives about 75 percent of the time. But screeners at San Francisco, who work for a private contractor under a pilot program, missed only 20% during a recent round of red team testing by the Department of Homeland Security.

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There’s an old wall street expression that says “when you’re in a hole, stop digging!”

Perhaps it’s time for us to dig the TSA a grave. With the best of intentions, it was supposed to keep us safe. I’d say it’s an idea who’s time has past. Long past.

Give the pilot and co-pilot a side arm. (They were packing for a while when they did mail runs.) Passengers are not going to stand idly by any more while someone drives a plane into a building. Return security to the airlines where it should have been all along.

Move on to real scary things, like the gooferment flying nukes over America.

Sigh!

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