Daily archives: December 20, 2002

Thank god for Stupidity

Although I realise that this is a serious web blog for the majority of persons trawling the web for pron or illegal MP3 downloads, I must say I am soooooo happy that the Senate Majority Leader. M Trent Lott, is gone. What a blessing! Even though my Norwegian roots forbid me from trumpeting doo-dah down the streets, man, it is so nice to see him go!!!!!!!!

Rest of the World = 1

USA = 9 squidgillion in tax cuts and counting


In other news. Man figures out how to bore himself to death with web postings…..

More tech stuff

I’ve found something else I want. Actually, I suppose I’d want the interconnectivity to be digital, but the amplification to be valve based. Something just doesn’t seem right about that. With the digital connections, I could theoretically have something the size of mobile phone to handle all my audio needs, but then it would have to be half the size of a TV to handle the transformers and various heat-sinks for the valves. But what a sound it would make.

Off the self parts – uh?

Don’t know about you, but Brian’s idea of building a PC using near-living tissue sounds great as long as it’s not mine. Might be better to have a look round at some of the organisations involved in that type of research in the US. I remember the Foresight Institute being quite vocal a fews ago with Eric Drexler’s main work. Before that, at least in terms of public profile, there was the RAND corporation. Remember me mentioning military sci-if, Jerry Pournelle wrote a series called Janissaries as well; he was also part of RAND along with Larry Niven.

But my techno-lust still carries on. I want a decent car. Probably needs to be the Espace since it’s large enough to carry some good looking British guitars, guitar amps and groupies round in (I can hope!). I want an old building so I can put on band nights on.

Some people really should have never been allowed to live in the commercial world with those sorts of ideas. It’s obvious that many don’t live in the real world.

Bigger Toys

I was going to see Brian’s micro racers and raise him a remote controlled tank, then I thought why not go the whole hog. And remember ‘Part exchange is often welcome on interesting military vehicles’.

Alternatively, I could go looking for seized property such as race cars or even houses.

Deep down, though, what I’d really like to do is move back to Cumbria, settle somewhere nice in the Lake District

Unrestrained techno lust

Or a slight case of G.A.S.

Unlike Alan I do not have an irresistible urge to buy guitars and amps (the 2 amps, 3 guitars and 3 fx units I have are more than enough). However I do have a slight problem with high tech gadgets. So here’s my current techno lust wish list in order of increasing insanity:

I like the idea of remote contolled micro racers but I’ve received so much spam on the subject this month that I don’t think I’ll bother.

A USB Bluetooth dongle as I’m too lazy to connect my mobile phone to a computer using wires and IR is so last year.

Until I saw one I never knew I needed a remote contolled flying saucer but now I do.

In my opinion the Apple iPod is still the best MP3 player out there and now it will talk to Windows.

I need the new Nvidia GeForceFX graphics card. After seeing the Doom 3 demo I declared ‘We’re gonna need a bigger video card

I’ve received the letter asking for my ITV digital box back (or 40 quid). They can have the box. I want a DTV box with hard disk recording.

The prices for 3G mobile phones have been revealed. Pricey but a handheld video phone seems pretty cool.

Finally some extreme overclocking. It seems you can build a 4.1 GHz Pentium 4 PC using off the shelf parts.

Making a list…..

Funny how I post so much less on a day when I’m not at work………

In the spirit of the season, and Alan’s last post, I’m declaring it time for techno lust posts for the next week. Personally, I think the picture of the day would benefit from a nice simple digital camera, nothing too fancy. I was thinking of pinpointing all my photos, so I could map them.

I don’t have that big a garden, but I’d like to populate it with cool and groovy animals (whilst Daz just wants an Armadillo)

My PC, no matter that I’ve only had it a few months, is beginning to feel a little slow. Actually, make that very slow.

And this is just the beginning, don’t get me started on all the ThinkGeek stuff I want.