Saturday, March 27, 2010

18 USC Sec. 871

Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for a delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, the President-elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President of the United States, or the Vice President-elect, or knowingly and willfully otherwise makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, or Vice President-elect, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

hmm... I guess I have until 2012 to make ammends for this.

oh... and I especially enjoyed this fine video:

Am I going crazy? Or is it the world around me?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Satyre's financial tip of the week!

The word of the week is !ZINC!


the earth's reserve of zinc is set to disappear within 5 years.
A simple demonstration in zinc economics will show that mapping the evolution of zinc supply on the demand of zinc will make the price of zinc grow towards infinity, making the zinc investors infinitely rich! ZINC ZINC ZINC!

To prepare for the impending disaster of zinc extinction, visit this site.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rolled up magazine : a weapon before anything else (according to Splinter here)

Rolled-Up Magazine Self Defense - Watch more Funny Videos

if you're still not convinced... remember ash's lethal weapon?

Until the Light Takes Us

At the Parc this week!

Who's in?

Pssst. I am.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Back from 1954

Le soir du 21 juin 1954, à montréal, Allastair Chalifoux venait de finir de boire sa paye à la taverne Rosemont. En poussant les portes battantes pour sortir, il tituba et perdit pied, pour aller plonger tête première dans une bouche d'égoût ouverte. Personne n'entendit le blasphème qu'il émis en tombant à travers le vortex temporel qui se trouvait au fond du conduit de canalisation.
Lorsqu'il reprit connaissance, Allastair ne comprit pas qu'il avait été téléporté en 2010.
Voici sa dure rencontre avec notre siècle, telle que retransmise par les rares témoins de ce représentant d'une autre époque...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bitte gib mir größeren !

Lieber Weihnachtsmann, ich würde sehr gerne Penis-Vergrößerung zu Weihnachten, war ich guter Junge und ich haben es sich verdient, bitte gib mir größeren Penis.

Demander à une femme voilée de se découvrir est un acte Taliban, selon le globe and mail.

Voici un extrait du devoir au sujet de l'animal voilé qui fait les manchettes ces jours-ci...
Quand, quelques jours auparavant, la ministre Yolande James a confirmé la seconde expulsion de Naema Ahmed d'un cours de francisation, ses homologues provinciaux ont pris leurs distances. «En Nouvelle-Écosse, les citoyens ont le droit d'exprimer leur foi comme bon leur semble», a dit la ministre Ramona Jennex. «L'Ontario est une province ouverte», a pour sa part déclaré Indira Naidoo-Harris, une porte-parole du ministère des Affaires civiques et de l'Immigration. «Nous sommes déterminés à créer une société ouverte où tous les Ontariens sont respectés.»

La presse anglophone s'est déchaînée. «Quelle portion du mot liberté le Québec ne comprend-il pas?», demandait Naomi Lakritz, du Calgary Herald. «Refuser aux femmes l'accès à l'école rappelle de manière déplaisante le régime taliban, non?» Le Winnipeg Free Press a jugé qu'il «n'y a pas de loi interdisant le niqab ou la burqa, mais plusieurs au Québec s'agitent pour qu'il y en ait une». Le Globe and Mail, dans un éditorial intitulé «Intrusion intolérante», a déclaré que «c'est peut-être la pratique dans certains pays arabes ou de l'Asie occidentale, tel que l'ancien régime taliban en Afghanistan, mais donner le pouvoir à des agents de l'État de faire appliquer un code vestimentaire et interdire l'accès à l'éducation à des femmes, cela n'avait jamais été vu au Canada auparavant».

En fait, c'est un exemple hyper-tordu de la déviance mutliculturaliste canadienne du post-politicaly correct.
Le serpent a avalé sa queue, et il essaye de la vomir.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bolivi to be the next Saudi Arabia?

Electric vehicles web-journal EV World has done the English-speaking world a favor by translating an excellent Peak Lithium story written last week by Le Monde journalist Hervé Kempf. What is Peak Lithium you ask? The notion that a wholesale shift to EVs powered by lithium batteries in response to peaking petroleum production could just as quickly exhaust the global supply of lithium metal.
Kempf credits a May 2008 study by consultancy Meridian International Research -- The Trouble with Lithium 2 -- as the source of growing concern over peak lithium; the study concluded that reasonable increases in lithium production over the next decade will generate enough of the light, energetic metal to produce batteries for only 8 million batteries of the sort that GM plans to use in its Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid.
But he does his own homework, providing an accessible introduction to the geological distribution of lithium and its likely magnitude. I say 'likely' because Kempf shows that industrial secrecy makes it difficult to assess the probability of a peak lithium scenario prematurely squelching the electrification of the automobile.
As George Pichon, CEO of French metals trader Marsmétal puts it in Kempf's piece, the world of a lithium metal is "un monde fermé."
Alas, its a just little less closed today thanks to Le Monde and EV World.

You can follow the monde link here. I'm torn on the issue. The idea of giving another relatively unstable country the power that Saudi Arabia has (although I think it unlikely to get quite to that point) worries me. On the other hand it could be a tremendous source of income in the region. It's also clear that there's a certain irony in pushing these new green technologies when they themselves are the result of waste. At least lithium can be recycled. Still, I think alternate modes of transportation will be needed. My money is on having Satyr drive a rickshaw.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I've been waiting for these..

I don't know why it's taken so long.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Google adds bike routes to online maps

And apparently, Google never even thought about it previously. Come on! We've been griping about this forever!

Blog over. Not needed anymore

I'm both immensely happy and devastated to announce that the blog is no longer needed. Humanity has advanced another step. As the Universe heads towards ever greater complexity on its inexorable path to reuniting with the One that is One, the 19 had a task, a mission. We were left unawares of this fact but nonetheless carried on in our unconscious duty. However, the end goal of the blog and indeed all blogs has been achieved. All hail!

Our work is done hereby done. Our life's mission has thusly been completed by others. We are now free to roam the earth meaninglessly.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Some sort of solution

I knew it! Climate activists are fighting against Siths! (I mean look at this guy! Look at his chair!)

Darth Van der Veer was Shell's CEO from 2004 to 2009.
He was succeeded by Darth Voser, who likes the environment so much he can even talk about it!

Deniers psychology explained

(...)In 1973 the cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker proposed that the fear of death drives us to protect ourselves with "vital lies" or "the armour of character". We defend ourselves from the ultimate terror by engaging in immortality projects, which boost our self-esteem and grant us meaning that extends beyond death. More than 300 studies conducted in 15 countries appear to confirm Becker's thesis. When people are confronted with images or words or questions that remind them of death they respond by shoring up their worldview, rejecting people and ideas that threaten it, and increasing their striving for self-esteem.

One of the most arresting findings is that immortality projects can bring death closer. In seeking to defend the symbolic, heroic self that we create to suppress thoughts of death, we might expose the physical self to greater danger. For example, researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel found that people who reported that driving boosted their self-esteem drove faster and took greater risks after they had been exposed to reminders of death.

A recent paper by the biologist Janis L Dickinson, published in the journal Ecology and Society, proposes that constant news and discussion about global warming makes it difficult to repress thoughts of death, and that people might respond to the terrifying prospect of climate breakdown in ways that strengthen their character armour but diminish our chances of survival. There is already experimental evidence that some people respond to reminders of death by increasing consumption. Dickinson proposes that growing evidence of climate change might boost this tendency, as well as raising antagonism towards scientists and environmentalists. Our message, after all, presents a lethal threat to the central immortality project of western society: perpetual economic growth, supported by an ideology of entitlement and exceptionalism.

If Dickinson is correct, is it fanciful to suppose that those who are closer to the end of their lives might react more strongly against reminders of death? I haven't been able to find any experiments testing this proposition, but it is surely worth investigating. And could it be that the rapid growth of climate change denial over the last two years is actually a response to the hardening of scientific evidence? If so, how the hell do we confront it?

Excerpt from George Monbiot's article

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cool video


So nice to be biking around again. As usual, we should only get one more snow storm, so I know this is just a tease. But hey, what wrong with liking being teased?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Death of the PC

These days, some excited morons are flapping their arms while trying to convince us that the days of the PC are over.
Here are my irrefutable arguments against those imbeciles:

1- They say portable units will be the death of the pc. Bullshit I says, the main PC clientele are exactly those people who dont move, thus they dont need no portable unit, they want something which will sit in front of them and will not get away from the limited reach of their small fattish arms protruding out of their bloating and slimy carcasses.

2- They say cloud computing will render PC obsolete. Nonsense! No one will ever guarantee complete security over distant networks, ever! Thus cloud computing is bound to be limited to inconsequential applications.

On the contrary, I believe we will see more PCs in the coming years. The gaming consoles which are sold by the millions are being designed with attributes increasingly shared by the PC, and I PREDICT this trend will continue towards gaming console becoming nothing else than PCs with super capable graphic processing units.