May 30, 2006

Thou Shall Not Lie

Filed under: Idiots — Cory @ 2:09 am

Apparently Pat Robertson is claiming that he was able to leg-press 2,000 pounds:

Clay Travis of CBS called the 2,000-pound assertion impossible in a column this week, writing that the leg-press record for football players at Florida State University is 665 pounds less.

“Where in the world did Robertson even find a machine that could hold 2,000 pounds at one time?” Travis asked.

Andy Zucker, a strength-training coach at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, said leg presses of more than 1,000 pounds represent “a Herculean effort, and 2,000 pounds is a whole other story.”


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May 27, 2006

Oh no, dude…

Filed under: General — Cory @ 4:42 pm

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May 26, 2006

Scammers Scamming Spammers

Filed under: General — Cory @ 12:20 am

I saw this yesterday, and it got me thinking about spam again.

I understand that legislation can do nothing to stop spammers from sending out their love. But what I have never understood, is why it isn’t illegal to contract the services of a spammer. I mean, these spam messages are advertising products and services from businesses (sketchy, sleezy, or otherwise), and every message provides a way to contact them. They would eventually just move somewhere that it wasn’t illegal, but then who wants to buy their C / A L / S from some dubious online pharmacy in Nigeria? I guess I don’t really understand the mentality of someone who buys products advertised in spam messages anyway, so who knows, they might buy it anyway.

It just seems like that if there was some consequence for the companies selling the products, rather than the elusive spammers, that we might actually be able to get somewhere.

Spam really isn’t much of a problem for me, and it hasn’t been ever since I began using TMDA about 4 years ago. I’ve seen greylisting do wonderful things as well.

I don’t think its cool that those scammers are stealing innocent peoples credit cards, but I do think its funny that the sleezy businesses who spam are getting the shaft.

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May 25, 2006

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Filed under: General — Cory @ 11:57 pm

Does anyone else think that this is ridiculous?

People, come on.

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May 14, 2006

Time is Flying

Filed under: General — Cory @ 11:01 pm

In addition to Mother’s Day, today marks the fifth anniversary of my graduation from college. Its so weird how time gets faster as you get older. I remember when I was younger how everyone always said that, and I sort of figured it would be that way, but I really had no idea. When I was talking with my step-mother today she pointed out that I’ll be 27 this year and that 30 is only 3 years away. That really kind of freaked me out when I thought about it. Back when I was in high school I can remember trying to think about what I would be like when I was 30, 40, 50, 60, etc. I could picture myself being 60, but never 30 or 40.

Damn, its already almost tomorrow!

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May 13, 2006

Net Neutrality Expertise

Filed under: General,Technology — Cory @ 10:26 am

The whole Network Neutrality issue is really annoying. I’m sure its confusing for people who do not understand how the Internet works, or how important it is for it to continue working in the same way The old pipes=bandwidth, water=data analogy does not really work for this issue, but fortunately there are Ninja’s who care about the future of the Internet, and one of them has made a video to help those people understand:

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May 11, 2006

Wikipedia Knows Too Much

Filed under: General,Places — Cory @ 3:24 pm

Today I was reading the Signal vs. Noise blog and I following a link to BMW’s page on Wikipedia. I was skimming through the section on Rolls-Royce when I noticed that it mentioned the Crewe Factory. Oddly enough, I knew that Rolls-Royce had a plant in Crewe.

My dad has an auto body shop in Burkeville, Virginia, which is about 5 miles from Crewe, Virginia. When I was younger I remember that an executive from Rolls-Royce visited Crewe, Virginia because it was named after the city where the Rolls-Royce factory was (or something like that). While this guy was in the area, he had been told about my dad’s shop and came up to pay my dad a visit and see the shop. So when I saw the link to Crewe from the BMW page, I had to check it out.

To my horror, the first thing I noticed at the top of the Crewe, England page was a link to Crewe, Virginia. At the top of the Crewe, Virginia page there was a link to Nottoway County, which referenced pages about Burkeville, Virginia and Blackstone, Virginia, my hometown. According to Wikipedia, “As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,675.”

The Internet is a crazy place!

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May 3, 2006

A Nice Surprise

Filed under: Music — Cory @ 11:56 pm

A month or so ago I bought tickets for John Prine‘s upcoming concert at the Majestic Theater on June 9th. I saw him perform last year at ACL Fest and I thought it was the best show there.

Anyway, I was just browsing through my iTunes library and decided to listen to some Todd Snider. Out of curiosity I decided to pull up his website and see when he would be in the area. As it turns out, he’s opening for John Prine on the night I have tickets, woot! That should be a really great show, I can’t wait.

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