Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Maybe they should pass a bill soon?

    A clip from the Thursday 2/5 daily show concerning the currently debated stimulus bill: The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Clusterf#@k to the Poor House – Economic Recovery Plan Daily Show Full EpisodesImportant Things With Demetri Martin Funny Political NewsJoke of the Day Here is friday’s related news: http://money.cnn.com/2009/02/06/news/economy/jobs_january/index.htm?postversion=2009020610 Update: […]

  • Hire me!

    I have fallen victim to a round of “force reduction” and am now actively working on finding work. To that end I added an html and slightly sanitized version of my resume to the site. It is located at: https://www.netfarious.net/my-resume/ Please take a look especially if you need an Integration/Telecom engineer with a Defense background. […]

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year! Feliz Ano Nuevo! I was torn on how to write up this post. I was thinking of making a list of 2008 in review or maybe a list of resolutions for next year but I threw all those ideas out and just want to say 2 things: I wish you and yours […]

  • A few extra “Mortal Combat” Phrases from the Announcer

    (100% flash so may not render well in RSS readers):

  • SNL does the VP debate

    Finally got around to watching SNL’s very funny take on the VP debate:

  • You down with LHC?

    Be afraid:

  • I built myself a new toy (computer, that is)..

    So I finally decided to do a complete computer makeover and now enjoy the wonders of PCI-E vs AGP land. Here are the results of this endeavor (Newegg links but actually mostly purchased @Fry’s Eectronics): Antec P180 (Silver) Case MSI P45 Neo3-FR Motherboard Core 2 Duo E8400 Diamond Radeon HD 4850 Kingston 4GB (2 x […]

  • McCain camp takes a pot shot at Dungeon & Dragons Players

    Huh?!? Well that was my first reaction, too. Apparently McCain dislikes the New York Times, especially some of the articles that have been recently written about him. His campaign has decided to start comparing the Times’ editors to Dungeon & Dragon players who apparently all live in their mom’s basement. Shouldn’t they be talking about […]

  • MPAA wants to control your TV, and stereo, and DVR

    MPAA’s SOC or Selectable Output Control permanent waiver request is complicated and probbably best described with pretty pictures like this video: Here are some nice write-ups: Public Knowledge EFF

  • It’s Joss Whedon, and It’s “Dr. Horrible”

    A musical about a super-hero and a super-villain brought to you by Joss Whedon and comprised of 3 10-minute-ish acts, available on July 15, 17, and 19 and disappearing from the web on July 20th. I guess there are some good side effects to last year’s writer’s strike. Episodes available: http://www.drhorrible.com Trailer: Teaser from Dr. […]

  • Testing Google Docs

    I figured I would test out the ability of Google Docs to post to a Blog. It seemed fairly simple to setup the blog settings under the fairly self explanatory “blog settings” in the Google Docs “Settings” area. So anyway, I guess if you are reading this is more of a test of a post, […]

  • 64-bit is the new 32-bit (AMD64 Ubuntu Install)

    Never one to be satisfied with a boring working OS, I decided that since 32-bit Ubuntu “just worked” I would attempt to install 64-bit Ubuntu. Installation and hardware recognition went just as smoothly as with 32-bit Ubuntu. And my first impression of 64-bit Ubuntu is that is appears to be a little “snappier” than 32-bit […]

  • Ubuntu – it just works

    Well I finally blew away and reinstalled Ubuntu from scratch and I am now a much happier camper. I had done an upgrade from 7.10 -> 8.04 alpha -> 8.04 final release and my video driver was not in a happy place (could not use the restricted driver at all and any attempt to enable […]

  • A ghost in the machine – IE password cache no worky

    Every couple of months Windows XP decides that it does not want to remember passwords anymore in IE (which is the same mechanism some 3rd party apps like gmail notifier use to remember passwords). So I’m writing this more as a reminder to myself as well as a help to anyone who may stumble on […]

  • I know some cool people …

    Dancing with the Stars, eat your heart out:

  • This one hits a little too close to home

    The sad but true blog commentary: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/10/the-decline-and-fall-of-western-civilization-part-iii-the-twitter-years/ Direct link to original: http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/004480.html Maybe I should have just twittered about this… 🙂

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