Friday, March 28, 2008

Ha! Apple Loses in Hacking Competition

It looks like OS X was compromised in two minutes in a hacking competition, appearing much less secure than Windows Vista.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mitt Romney is Back in the News

Drudge is positing the possibility of a McCain-Romney ticket, citing the fact that the two former foes are now teaming up to promote McCain's run in the general election. Of course, it's all just speculation, but it would certainly put Romney in a prime spot to run again in 2012 (assuming the future 76-year-old McCain doesn't cares to be in office at age 80!) Either way, Romney as vice president would certainly bolster the Republican ticket, especially in the fact of an imploding economy. This could be very interesting.

The Economy: You Reap What You Sow

The credit collapse: How could anyone NOT see it coming? For decades hundreds of millions of Americans have sold their future for immediate luxuries - in the form of home equity loans, credit card debt and adjustable rate mortgages. Of course, shortsighted companies took advantage of consumers' stupidity in exchange for a quick buck. I think it all goes back to the "me-me-me, now-now-now" attitude of the baby boomer generation.

Prophetic were the lyrics of a 1990s Kevin Gilbert song:
"The baby boomers had it all, and wasted everything.
Now recess is almost over, and they won't get off the swing."
Well, recess is certainly over, and those who cashed in their financial future are simply reaping their own noxious harvest.

Also timely was the counsel of LDS Apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin:
“All too often a family's spending is governed more by their yearning than by their earning. They somehow believe that their life will be better if they surround themselves with an abundance of things. All too often all they are left with is avoidable anxiety and distress” (May, 2004).
My family is one of very modest means, but we've managed to avoid the pitfalls of deficit spending. Sure, we don't have a giant flat-screen TV, we drive a couple crappy sedans and our home isn't exactly dinner party material. But still, we have zero debt (excepting a standard mortgage). So I'm not really missing those extraneous niceties at this point.

Brucifer Music Review: Hear in the Now Frontier by Queensryche

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Brucifer Music Review: 01011001 by Ayreon

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ben Stein's New Movie Looks Very Cool

By the looks of the trailer, this could be a movie I'd truly enjoy.

From the movie's website:
The American public’s awareness and beliefs vis-à-vis our government’s expanding role in defining the curriculum in America’s schools, universities and institutions of science.

Neo-Darwinian theory contends that life is the result of a random, purposeless process.

Neo – Darwinian theory is taught in schools as if it is the only plausible scientific explanation of how life originated and developed. Yet Intelligent Design theory has recently emerged to challenge neo-Darwinian theory.

Both are scientific theories, and the debate is therefore legitimate. Why is the debate being suppressed?

At stake are two very consequential views of existence: Is life purposeful, and intelligently designed? Or is it random and purposeless?

“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” presents a point-of-view so powerful, that it
literally forces a re-examination of these issues.

“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” looks to scientists on both sides of the issue…and reveals some truly shocking answers.
Expelled opens April 18th. Check to see where it's playing near you.

Long Live Hip-Hop

America's first Hip-Hop Mayor has certainly lived up to the title in his six years in office. I'm not going to list the countless escapades of collusion, nepotism, murder, corruption, sex and infidelity associated with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's administration, but just express my disgust toward the man and the people who knew they were electing a thug in the first place. Yesterday he was charged with eight felony counts including perjury under oath, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, etc., etc. Here's his mug shot.

The woman is Christine Beatty, hip-hop mayor', I won't use the hip-hop terminology. But the word landed Don Imus in hot water.

And what does our lovely liberal governor have to say about the whole situation? Nothing, of course.