Friday, July 09, 2010

If Jesus twittered:

Existentialism according to gapingvoid

Obvious signs have become necessary...

In a world where "Its OK as long as you don't get caught" has become the norm it is about time that we take the direct approach ... "DON'T COMMIT CRIME"

Further, 'me thinks they doth protest too much'.  To complain that such a direct approach is "an insult to people's intelligence" only bolsters my belief that the critics live in some rarefied ivory tower well away from Bubba and his pick-up truck. 
Herts Police poster
Campaigners have said the posters "assume a lack of intelligence"
A police service has been criticised for using blindingly obvious messages in its campaign posters.

"Don't Commit Crime" is stated on one of Hertfordshire Constabulary's posters - "All fuel must be paid for" has been added on posters at petrol stations.

Language watchdogs the Plain English Campaign said the notices were funny, but an insult to people's intelligence.

Herts police defended the notices saying the obvious was worth stating if it had any impact on crime.

A police spokeswoman said: "We are not saying it is going to stop hardened criminals but it may make someone who is nervous think twice."

The campaign group described the signs as examples of "talking in a vacuum".


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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Dick-o'-the-day!

Please, somebody paintball this fool...

Ramzan Kadyrov. Chechen President: 'I don't know who is responsible, but when I find them, I will express my gratitude'

AP

Ramzan Kadyrov. Chechen President: 'I don't know who is responsible, but when I find them, I will express my gratitude'

Chechnya's kremlin-backed President, Ramzan Kadyrov, has endorsed the growing practice of shooting at women in the street with paintball guns if they are not wearing traditional Muslim clothing.

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That’s what Chrome OS is, you know...

Google’s strategy has always been to use Chrome against Microsoft’s desktop monopoly...

Linux...

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." 
  --  Mahatma Gandhi 

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Monday, July 05, 2010

Planck telescope reveals ancient cosmic light

By Jonathan Amos
Science correspondent, BBC News
This is the extraordinary place where we all live - the Universe.

The picture is the first full-sky image from Europe's Planck telescope which was sent into space last year to survey the "oldest light" in the cosmos.

It took the 600m-euro observatory just over six months to assemble the map.

It shows what is visible beyond the Earth to instruments that are sensitive to light at very long wavelengths - much longer than what we can sense with our eyes.

Researchers say it is a remarkable dataset that will help them understand better how the Universe came to look the way it does now.

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More zen?

# 14.  Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

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Zazen, nah, takes too long.

Zen For Those Who Take Life Too Seriously

1.  Save the whales. Collect the whole set.

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