October 25th, 2004

Wired

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Sometimes, I'm glad I know enough to be dangerous.  Especially when seemingly innocuous files turn out to be complete shitfuckers, and cause weird problems.

Sure doesn't hurt to have <lj user=caliban>, The Undiputed King Of Fucking Around With System Files, around when it happens.

Yeesh.
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    Urge Overkill - You'll Be A Woman Soon
Burn The World

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purpleflake, gimme a call this week, I've arranged that phone call we discussed, so I want to figure details for it.

babyinga, gimme a call, and let's try to figure out a fix for the problem you wrote me about.

strangewink, gimme a call and tell me what happened to you this weekend.

Anyone else...hey, just call me sometime. I'm fairly friendly.
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    Billy Squier - Everybody Wants You
Burn The World

Major Kudos To The British Navy

A devil-worshipping sailor in the Royal Navy has become the first registered Satanist in the British Armed Forces. Chris Cranmer, 24, a technician serving on the Type 22 frigate Cumberland, has been officially recognized as a Satanist by the ship's captain. That allows him to perform satanic rituals aboard and permits him to have a non-Christian Church of Satan funeral should he be killed in action.

I'd like to take this moment to offer a huge, huge cheer and tip of the hat to the British Ministry of Defence. This was a very progressive decision to make, and it took balls to say 'yes'. There's no logical reason to say 'no', but that hasn't stopped conservative-minded people in power from condemning change like this, in the past. In fact, the comment at the end of the article (which I really hope you read) is a perfect example of the sort of stupid shit I'm talking about:
"I am utterly shocked by this," Conservative parliamentarian Anne Widdecombe told Reuters. "Satanism is wrong. Obviously the private beliefs of individuals anywhere including the armed forces are their own affair but I hope it doesn't spread," she said.
Wrong? By your standards, maybe...and by the standards of your own religion, which you can no more prove "right" than any other religion, so why not shut the bloody fuck up.

Way to go, British Ministry of Defence. Good on ya for helping to show that Britain has something going for it. A little tolerance goes a long way.
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    Moody Blues - The Story In Your Eyes
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Good On Ya, Oz

I just sent kudos to Great Britain, and now I gotta send them to Australia, as well.

Legendary rock band AC/DC has just been honoured by the Melbourne City Council with their own street. The Council changed 'Corporation Lane' in the city center to 'ACDC Lane', despite local protests from a restaurant and a Christian group.

Rock fuckin' on, Melbourne. Nice to see you guys giving honour to 'local boys who made good', especially in the face of a stupid protest that any American city would have crumbled over.

See? Do you see, America? You can do things without having to cave in to every whiny Christian protest. You don't have to be a bunch of cows, easily led by the nose.