Out there, somewhere 07-30-2007
When I start a post where I have to state something obvious, I typically hit a brick wall, because it feels kinda stupid to say stuff like:
"Inserting tracking chips into humans is bad pretty much any way you peel it."
"I've noticed that true censorship and erosion of many rights (like having to pass a drug test for a job) come from corporate culture, not so much the government."
So, screw that, and read the article about one company requiring employees to get a microchip inserted in order to have certain security clearances.
Even though I've grudgingly submitted to pee tests when required, I think if a company asked me to get a tracking chip, that'd be a deal-breaker.
10 things i hate about star trek
This one is so true!:
5. Rule by committee.
Here's the difference between Star Trek and the best SF show on TV last year:
Picard: "Arm photon torpedoes!"
Riker: "Captain! Are you sure that's wise?"
Troi: "Captain! I'm picking up conflicting feelings about this! And, it appears that you're a 'fraidy cat."
Wesley: "Captain, I'm just an annoying punk, but I thought I should say something."
Worf: "Captain, can I push the button? This is giving me a big Klingon warrior chubby."
Giordi: "Captain, I think we should reverse the polarity on them first."
Picard: "I'm so confused. I'm going to go to my stateroom and look pensive."
Captain: "Let's shoot them."
Crewman: "Are you sure that's wise?"
Captain: "Do you know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I'll BEAT YOU WITH until you realize who's in command."
Crewman: "Aye Aye, sir!"
(Recent favorite Bash.org quote.)
gazz: A bullet may have your name on it, but shrapnel is addressed "to whom it may concern".
Chris Rock is a national treasure. (Language NSFW.)
The big list: Female teachers with students
Most comprehensive account on Internet of women predators on campus
What kind of amazes me about this is the lack of wailing and gnashing of teeth about this in the news. If these were men, there'd be a new special every week.
And why do you suppose so many are dipping their toes into the student pool?
O hai. I fix ur bible now.
Great Ikea ad. It's about time someone did this.
Finally, ain't nothin' gonna break-uh my stride!