Seven Years Later

Today hurt. This beautiful Thursday was eerily reminiscent of that clear Tuesday seven years ago.

I’ve little to say, other than that the Big Picture’s collection of 9/11-related photos is well worth a look.

Master Your Vocabulary

…Or your vocabulary will become your master. Or summat like that, I dunno.

Seems as though Aron was terribly, mysteriously ahead of the curve when he called out our current crop of politicians for their overuse of The Sphinx’s favorite rhetorical device. Slate has put a name to the tactic (it’s called antimetabole, apparently).

And always remember, learn to hide your strikes from your opponent, and you’ll more easily strike his hide.

Schadenfreudentasticken

Regular readers will recall that I’ve had TEH HATEZ0Rs for WJJZ for a long time and, I must say, the only thing better than having it go off the air once is…

Having it go off-air a second time.

So it’s only a mild step up, from “smooth jazz” to “adult soft rock”, but a step’s a step, y’know?

This Browser Is… So HEAVY!

…Heavy with links! It’s time, folks, for another massive download of Links Of Interest that I’ve managed to pack-ratsave for your enjoyment, so here goes.

Near-zero-G Mentos & Diet Coke! Yay, science!

I’ve run into some funny automated censorship software in the past (the old America’s Army forums had a particularly aggressive one, so much so that there was constant talk of “making bad rearumptions” and “rearaulting the base”), but I didn’t realize that it was a well-known phenomenon known as The Clbuttic Mistake. It’s entirely juvenile of me, I know, but I can’t help laughing at phrases like “President Abraham Lincoln was buttbuttinated by an armed buttailant after a life devoted to the reform of the US consbreastution.” (See also: Medireview and Swear Filters.) I wonder if frak slips by anyone’s filters?

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Cybernetic Change We Can Believe In

We’ve already noted the overt visual similarities between John McCain and Saul Tigh, but this weekend’s All-Sarah-Palin-All-The-Time Media Circus caused several observant bloggers (whose names/URLs I’ve unfortunately Cmd+W’d and thus are lost to the ether) to note a not dissimilar look between Laura Roslin and Sarah Palin. This, of course, forced me to roll out my Pixelmator and craft the following:

And yes, I’ve made shirts available for those so inclined.

(In the interests of full disclosure, after creating the above image, I noted that others appear to be thinking in the same general manner as I.)

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CPU Vs. GPU, Mythbusters-Style

By way of Extra Life, we have this awesome (albeit scientifically suspect) demonstration of traditional in-order execution on CPUs vs. the multi-core/GPU massively-parallel execution that is the New Hotness:

Awesome, just awesome.

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