Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Europe doesn't have wars?

The Times quotes former EC president Romano Prodi: "'This is still better than a war of secession like the United States once had,' he said in a telephone interview. 'I'm serious now. We must keep this perspective in mind. We don't have a treaty, but we also don't have wars.'"

Hmm.. So Europe doesn't have wars between their states.. Methinks someone's spent a few too many years in coffeeshops and not enough time watching the History Channel...

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Karl's New Manifesto

Friday, May 27, 2005

You can see the rain coming...

Car toilet...

.... Made in Britain. Shoulda come out with this before the Congestion Charge though, woulda been handy in some of London's more legendary traffic jams

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Best post I've read today....

... is over at EjectEjectEject... It kinda reminds me of In The Beginning was the Command Line or some of Crichton's speeches on "scientific consensus"..

ps: The Cryptonomicon site should have ITB as a normal html (at least!) page instead of a download.

Holy crap!

Iwill's going to demo an 8-way Opteron monster at Computex, and it can take dual-core CPUs.. I wonder if Sun'll end up taking the plunge and pulling out of SPARC? This kind of rig looks like the perfect big brother to the V40z (which you can get with 8 cores for ~$40k, "entry" server my butt).. (Call it the V80z, how creative of me ;)

Fashion SWAT, somewhat NSFW...

Another classic SA Fashion SWAT today, taking on the world of comic book "fashion".

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

"Waxing" philosophical, NSFW

Hilarious but definitely not for the kiddies....

Tromaville Central.

Whose house?


Right of way

The ferry usually goes around Governors Island's west coast, but Carriers have the right-of-way...

UPDATE: That's CV-67, the USS John F. Kennedy, for Fleet Week.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Harbor Shot

Wonder if they're cheating with a motor?

The One TV To Show Them All... Forever?

Now one of these 1080p sets is the next upgrade... Frankly, I don't see TV resolution standards getting any better for at least another 10-20 years, so 1080p is gonna be as good as it gets for a long time... If the display's any good, it may be the last TV you'll ever buy before the apocalypse / global-warming-drowning-all-life / quickening / insert-your-end-of-days-thing-here...


I can't believe
these geniuses can get a date.. While I'm stuck sorting laundry and levelling up in Warcrack :p..


Another new ferry,,, woohoo!

"New Staten Island Ferry Makes Maiden Voyage".. What with the two terminals finally getting finished and two of the three new boats in, it's getting pretty sweet out here.


... OK.

After recovering from some bad linguine carbonara and listening to some mellow net.radio, I set about gutting my old Titanium Powerbook.

I've already dropped the hard disk into an enclosure so I can recover all my MP3s, pr0n and tax returns, and maybe use it for critical backups. Some of the other bits should be usable too, perhaps even a digital picture frame using the LCD along with the old Airport card and RAM. A mini-itx motherboard should work out well in that application.

Now, what to do about my butchered Cube....