Good list of creepy things.
I don't get how you can be some worried about Obama and still be so dismissive of the "lesser evil"? I suspected your "McCain is too old" post was a joke but it's been a few days now and I guess you're serious about it. So. You have choice between the old guy and the creepy guy.
Look at it this way. McCain MIGHT be too old but we're SURE Obama is creepy.Comment Posted By Arthur On 27.07.2008 @ 17:22
You're right on your main points but I don't think it matters because...
a. Obama learned from the Wright business and is now throwing them under the bus quickly so the fuss doesn't linger
b. the media doesn't bring it up after they get thrown under the bus so it doesn't sink in for the general public (the majority who AREN'T following the campaign closely, reading the blogs and so on).
Of course, McCain will not get such kindly treatment...Comment Posted By Arthur On 13.06.2008 @ 00:21
Look at the bright side. Since Obama has (again) revealed himself as a political hack we know that he is not a True Believer. So a President (hack) Obama would not be as committed to crazy, socialist stuff as a President (True Believer) Obama. In other words, put up a strong enough fight and the worst stuff can be blocked or bottled up in Congress.
That assumes a willingness to fight. Hmmm. WE'RE DOOMED!Comment Posted By Arthur On 1.06.2008 @ 15:02
Not the Geek Squad! Check out consumerist.com - lots of stories about Geek Squad ripoffs on HDTV tuning.
Check out your manual - chances are there's a setting to show you a non-stretched out picture. My Panasonic even has a setting that leaves the (SD) picture alone in the middle with extra stretching on the edges that looks pretty good. (because you pay more attention to the middle of the picture, the side distortions aren't so noticeable)
We've got a setting like that called "panoramic" - it works very well - really sharpens up the picture.
Let me put it this way; I spent a lot of money to get a good TV and if there are things that are not in the manual that can help me get absolutely every cents worth of quality out of the gadget, then I am willing to spend a few hundred bucks to indulge myself. My understanding is that there are tech menus that are only available to service people. I am going to talk to Viszio next week to see if they have a similar service available (from my reading of the brochure that came with the set, they do). I really don't care how does it just as long as I am satisfied that everything that can be done to improve the quality is being done.
ed.Comment Posted By Arthur On 13.05.2008 @ 20:29
As powerful as the LHC is there are more powerful (and rather frequent) cosmic rays bombarding the earth continously. If those rays haven't produced a black hole or a strangelet in the last 4 billion years what makes you think the LHC is going to do so?
People who don't read what I write and choose to substitue their own words for mine are ninnies. Neither myself or one single commenter has said that the LHC is going to be the death of us all. In fact, if you had bother to read what I wrote, you would have noticed that I agreed with the idea that any such accidents are extremely remote.
The point, my comprehension-challenged friend, is that we the taxpayer now have as much responsibility for the safety of these experiments as the scientsts. Next time, I'll try to keep the words to under three syllables.
ed.Comment Posted By Arthur On 30.03.2008 @ 20:25
> We are bailing out Wall Street giants who failed in correctly assessing the risk in buying certain kinds of securities.
Bailing out? A forced sale at $2 a share for what was over $50 the previous week isn't my idea of a bail out. That is actually a liquidation of Bear but in a more orderly and controlled way than you would see if it was simply allowed to collapse.
Ask that Brit fellow who lost a billion dollars on his 9+% stake in Bear if he thought he's just been bailed out.Comment Posted By Arthur On 17.03.2008 @ 17:04
> Rodney A Stanton Said: 1:04 pm
> He sounds confident to me.
yup. He's positioning himself for the general election. This guy is a smart pol. Gonna be tougher to beat than everybody thought a few months ago.Comment Posted By Arthur On 17.01.2008 @ 15:04
> Meanwhile, the Democrats watch the Republicans deflating ...
Deflating? Because the GOP actually has a spectrum of candidates to choose from? The GOP voters are evaluating now. Choosing the best* after a tough winnowing process isn't something to be ashamed of.
*assuming the best is actually chosen!Comment Posted By Arthur On 16.01.2008 @ 11:46
Don't forget that before the Dems complained about "predatory lenders" who take advantage of the poor people by loaning them money the Dems complained about the evil RED-LINING bankers who refused to loan money to poor people.Comment Posted By Arthur On 12.01.2008 @ 00:48
> Why anyone blessed with the best right arm of his generation would take steroids will remain a mystery to me.
Faster healing. A 37 year old doesn't recover as fast from the damage caused by a normal pitched game as a 24 year old. Also, bulking up a bit would help offset the onset of middle age decrepitude.Comment Posted By Arthur On 14.12.2007 @ 00:20