Saturday, December 16, 2006

I hope he gets a pre-nup
Otherwise, she might get half of Riding Sun.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Permission to Come Aboard
Thanks for the welcome post. I can't make any promises as to how often I'll post since I generally have to find time around a busy work schedule and home life. But, I look forward to reading and responding to the comments from RFTR's regular readers and hope that I can help contribute to a lively debate.

RFTR: Now with more bloggers!
I'm pleased to announce that RFTR has become a group blog. My brother has recently gotten back into the game with a vengeance and has been posting where I first began, on our old group blog, Diet Coke For Breakfast. Since I've migrated over here, and that blog's founder has moved on to bigger and better things, he's feeling lonely over there fighting under a banner that isn't his own.

So, he has decided to adopt a new handle, Tanstaafl, and join me at RFTR.

F'ed Up Fridays - V
If you're wondering how they get these pictures, the old joke is that they use Japanese tourists.

This is trouble. It could rapidly expand to consume what little free time I have.

If I slow down, do I get to take one home? [WARNING: Not work safe.]

I'm glad to know that the guy discussed in this article is picky; he shouldn't be allowed to reproduce.

All I can tell you is that I've seen the trouble my roommate has launching a 20-foot version, particularly after it crashes into the water. So, I'm not sure how they think this will work. Still, I'm curious to see them try.

You'd think a guy with his experience could figure out how to drive a golf cart straight.

Um, you threatened to sue if you didn't get your way. Seems pretty grinchy to me.

I scored a 93; can you "beat" me?

This is why you shouldn't teach your children anything. Keep 'em down, that's what I always say!

Cool, with the added bonus of sticking it to the French.

See, that's the difference between Bernardo Lebron and me—I'm not surprised in the least.

There's a difference between civil disobedience and outright disregard for the law. Do you think her "absolute moral authority" gets her off the hook?

It's a good thing that our government fixed its problems communicating with itself after 9/11.

It's tough to be driven to a place that you're already at, asshole. (At RFTR, we do not end sentences in prepositions. Unless we're feeling lazy.)

I, for one, was actually pleased to see less of a dependence on these in the recent film. That being said, with the exception of the stupid jetpack in Thunderball, they are pretty cool.

That didn't take long.

It looks like Wii have another problem. Of course, it's nothing like what Microsoft can do when they put their minds to it.

See? By eating beef, I am doing my part for the environment. "Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!"

So, when the internet wakes up, they can poison us more easily.

And track us.

You'd think people nerdy enough to create this might possibly also watch Stargate.

Oh, and Microsoft has gotten in on the game, too. What do you want to bet there's a line in the code that will allow for Microsoft to seize control of any robots using the software in an emergency? And don't you think Microsoft will be the second thing (after Google) that the internet takes control of when it wakes up?

(The last several blurbs in this edition of F'ed Up Fridays show that is a bit of a running theme here at RFTR, and a major pet peeve of mine. Creating artificial life, building robots that can think, or designing robot-building robots are all bad ideas that, for some reason, scientists feel the need to pursue. As Battlestar Galactica shows us, so is creating mass coordination of computerized systems designed to take humanity out of the equation.

If people like this asshat have their way, we're all going to be subjected to some frightening developments when someone finds a way to control these devices. The guy is wiring up his brain to control robots remotely. What happens when the internet wakes up and decides "hey, if he can control us, then we can control him"? Idiot. He needs to read up on SkyNet a little.)