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Drinking and Driving Not That Bad?

tcr! · Dec 19, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Some Unpopular Ideas About Drunk Driving

In most US law, intent is the key. For example, if you’re driving safely and accidentally crash into a school bus and kill all occupants you haven’t done anything wrong because your intentions were not malicious— it was an accident. Taken a step further, how is drunk driving any different? Driving at 2am is known to be somewhat dangerous (however probably far less dangerous than driving during rush hour), and I don’t think drunk drivers intend to do anything wrong any more than people who buy knives intend to stab people. So why the stigma?

There’s some valid points there. Read from top to bottom before passing judgement. ;-)

#justice

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TCR Mid December Hibernation

tcr! · Dec 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Caught a nasty bit of something starting the 4th and lasting heavily through the 9th. After missing nearly a full week of work, I needed to spend the bulk of this week playing catch-up and so accounts for the mid-December hibernation for tcrbang.com.

Now then, I feel like everything is back on track1 and feel comfortable lolly gagging around the Internet.

I’ve a few Reader Submission that need posting and also a few thoughts on web developments2 elsewhere. Luckily I manage my email quite well so that’s never an issue. ;-)


1 Also am caught up with the TV shows

2 Including the mess HP has made with webOS

#tcr

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FOOTBALL Important?

tcr! · Dec 1, 2011 at 11:30 am

Anonymous writes:

I’ve always said that it bugs me that people talk about football like it’s important.

The tone of voice, the language, the emotion, the sheer amount of time they devote to it, is unsettling to me. I sense a subtle but not non-existent message that if I don’t share their opinion about it, that there is something wrong with me. Especially from men. I can’t count how many times conversations have been ended when I say bluntly that I don’t follow football and I don’t care.

It’s completely unavoidable to not say that there is a clear message of homophobia coming from many of them. Since I’m trying to be serious, I won’t say most, but I stand by many.

In my opinion, it’s not much of a leap to say that men that have this kind of attitude are making a LOUD statement about their own sexual problems. They admire, let’s face it, at least subtly worship men who want to wrassle and tackle and point butts at each other. These are all activities that are tops on my list of things I don’t want to do with other men.

As usual, I go overboard trying to make a point. I’ve suggested, and am not prepared to say in this piece how much I was joking or how serious I am, that football is a pantheon to homosexuality. Nothing more than a thinly disguised attempt to organize homosexuality.

I guess I want to go on record as saying that I stand by my exaggerations.

And this reverence for football (reverence was a careful word choice, and I can’t agree with it more) is to blame for the Sandusky-Penn State scandal. Hyphenating the names of Sandusky and Penn are intentional as hell. The aforementioned reverence makes the two inseparable.

The people who I’ve indicted in my opening paragraphs are to blame for this tragedy. Because they hold football, and therefore Sandusky, in reverence, they made it an offense, tantamount to heresy, to report a FOOTBALL HERO.

They helped rape children.

Think I’m wrong?

Why do you suppose presidents of universities, and other high ranking university officials have been fired? Held accountable.

Thinking people, people of conscience, know. There is something dreadfully wrong here. These are the kinds of days that change things. Religions are changed when someone says the emperor has no clothes. And in fact the reason he’s naked is to rape a boy.

#football

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edox edox · Dec 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Football has always pissed me off in it's relationship to colleges. I went to Oklahoma State and honestly it was almost a religion in that area. If the physics department was destroyed in an accident I doubt they would replace it with the effort and money put into the football program.

I seriously cannot stand watching much about the Penn State stuff. All I can say is when (not if) Sandusky goes to jail I hope the inmates treat him well.

I follow football to a degree, I also follow baseball and soccer. But they all are forms of entertainment and people need to treat them as such. People do not have priorities straight at times it seems when they can overlook a blatant child molester because they do not want to lose a football game/championship or alumni funding.

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm

It's about as important as NASCAR.

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H5N1 - Ready to Annihilate Humans

tcr! · Nov 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm

H5N1 virus

Anthrax isn’t scary at all compared to this

A group of scientists is pushing to publish research about how they created a man-made flu virus that could potentially wipe out civilisation.

The deadly virus is a genetically tweaked version of the H5N1 bird flu strain, but is far more infectious and could pass easily between millions of people at a time.

The research has caused a storm of controversy and divided scientists, with some saying it should never have been carried out.

Sounds like either a military finance/strong-arm operation ..or.. an ego-tripping scientist.

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#hazardous

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Pictures of The Walking Dead Heroes as Zombies

tcr! · Nov 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Rick as a zombie

The Walking Dead: Bizzaro Version

Your favorite face-smashing, arrow-shooting, child-losing, shotgun-blasting misfits have so far survived the zombie apocalypse. But what if they didn’t?

Tonight is the Midseason Finale!


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#tv #thewalkingdead

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tcr! tcr! · Jul 23, 2013 at 8:16 am

Good point.

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tahmine from iran · Dec 4, 2013 at 7:11 am

now he havent this cloth…
so he willn' tdie…
but he dien't in s1 to s3…
every thing can will happend in s4…
good luck !!

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Facebook Top Stories Vs. Recent Stories - More on EdgeRank

tcr! · Nov 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm

The ultimate guide to the Facebook Edgerank algorithm

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EdgeRank is the name of the algorithm which Facebook uses to determine what appears in their users’ news feeds. The news feed is Facebook’s ‘Killer App’. There is a plethora of information available to Facebook users, and the newsfeed is the order in which it appears.

It determines which of your connections is the most important to you and thus appears most frequently, and which kinds of content should appear higher than others. For anyone seeking to market a product or service on Facebook it’s essential you understand how this algorithm works.

Reading this gave me a better understanding of how Facebook sorts the News Feeds, not so much for marketing purposes, but for my own sanity.

Facebook also gave me sort control once again. Thank the gods, I need shit sorted by date/time.

I have a real hard time with Facebook deciding what’s a Top Story and what’s not. It probably doesn’t help that I won’t assist them with machine learning by clicking the blue triangle.

#facebook

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“Data Furnaces”

tcr! · Nov 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Turn On the Server. It’s Cold Inside.

Two researchers at the University of Virginia and four at Microsoft Research explored this possibility in a paper presented this year at the Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing. The paper looks at how the servers - though still operated by their companies - could be placed inside homes and used as a source of heat. The authors call the concept the “data furnace.”

They acknowledge that it is more likely that data furnaces, if adopted, would be placed first in basements of office and apartment buildings, not in individual homes. But as a “thought-provoking exercise,” the authors give homes the bulk of their attention.

I suppose it’s all about trust before it could go mainstream.

#hardware

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edox edox · Nov 29, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Well I definitely can heat my office running two towers in a normal Oregon winter. (Around the 40s)

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Chevy Volt - Delayed Fire Bug

tcr! · Nov 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Is the Chevy Volt Fire-Prone? Feds Open an Inquiry

In May, a Volt that had been subjected to crash tests at a NHTSA test site burst into flames three weeks later while it was stored in a garage. Just a few days ago, a battery that had been damaged in another test two weeks earlier burst into flames. […]

During that test, the car’s battery was damaged and the coolant line was ruptured. When a fire involving the test vehicle occurred more than three weeks after it was crashed, the agency concluded that the damage to the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery during the crash test led to the fire.

Talk about your delayed reaction. Read the comments for mixed reactions.

#autonews

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Global Warming Not That Bad?

tcr! · Nov 25, 2011 at 9:00 am

Global warming much less serious than thought

“Many previous climate sensitivity studies have looked at the past only from 1850 through today, and not fully integrated paleoclimate date, especially on a global scale,” says Andreas Schmittner, professor at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State uni.

“When you reconstruct sea and land surface temperatures from the peak of the last Ice Age 21,000 years ago – which is referred to as the Last Glacial Maximum – and compare it with climate model simulations of that period, you get a much different picture.

Doomsday’ers seem to only look at modern times. The Earth has had a much bigger history.


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#naturerocks

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I n t r o s p e c t i v e

tcr! · Nov 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

inertia writes:

I watch
Two parallels, conforming; an interlude of working parts.
A subliminal paradox; a deliberate encounter,
That manifests into sweaty palms and awkward contortions.
Diminishing the craving; you’re on the platter.
A feeble want; desire.
A magnetic attraction
To blame this hunger on starvation;
To drink my fill of divine.
Slowly begins the ache from faltering nerve confusions.
Rapidly the pulses strike me…
You are my everything.
The fear of humiliation astounds me.
You watch as I tare my gaze from your mouth.
I want to kiss you.
Waiting for your approval, an exchange of pacifications.
The line, the entrance, the pigments that web in your eyes.
Or the others that form from veins as they travel through your skin and
Transmit vinegar in threw your touch.
Leaving me suffused in the remnants of grace;
You smell of wine and I of grapes.

I watch
Two armies, two columns, two surges echoing transmissions and receptions.
In a gallery, hanging from brass fixtures, I’m suspended from a
Mobile of organs and flesh.
Soon I will be an exhibit.
The eerie notion of being trapped inside your own head,
Being pricked by a pin while under the impression that it is a sword.
I embrace the illusion that
You are nothing but a statue that I’ve brought to life.
Replay the destruction for the ones left alive,
I don’t want to look with my own eyes;
I can’t refuse you.
I won’t lose you;
I want to taste you,
Waste you.
I want to peel you
Whole.

#writtenword

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tcr! tcr! · Dec 20, 2011 at 7:22 pm

"The fear of humiliation astounds me" — superbly poetic!

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