We’re on a new server now!
Tags: 911, Aston, Jinan, Jinan University, Live Journal
Well, not really, but I recently found my old Live Journal & decided to import the whole damn thing here. It now goes all the way back to 2001, from the day before I arrived in China! I didn’t even know I wrote about stuff back then. I even found my original 9/11 post.
10 years ago, I started off in Jinan, working for Jinan University, a school who couldn’t manage a goldfish tank let alone foreigners. Then onto Aston, then onto Shanghai with various companies, then onto TeraScape, which is what I do now, and what I do best. Anyways, I may have to re-read some of them to edit out any “incriminating evidence”.
Tags: Airport, TSA, USA, Warren
All I’ve heard in the last few days is the whole TSA thing regarding searches at the airport. While I’ve luckily have not been subject to this search YET, I’m flying back home next Tuesday so it may be time. So for now, my “non-victim” take on this:
They are NOT trying to photograph you naked.
J-nap et al says that the images taken are NOT stored on any computers. It’s viewed, then once you’re okayed, it’s gone. If it should EVER get out that it IS being stored, you, I and THEY know all hell will break loose. If one of their computers is hacked, and 1000′s of images along with names end up showing up on Wikileaks or worse, warrenpa.us, again, all hell will break loose. IT people at the TSA are more than likely to be “aware” of cache on a computer, and know how to clear the cache in order to NOT save images. And most of all… Take a look at Google Images. Look up “TSA Body Scan Images” and tell me if there’s ANYthing sexy about those pics. We’re Americans. A LOT of us are fat. We’re not that pleasing to look at as a nation. And can you tell the difference between my scan and that of the mall Santa? Highly unlikely.
They are NOT trying to feel you up/molest you/touch your junk.
The thought that every TSA agent in the US is looking forward to touching your junk every day, for hours a day, going on for weeks/months/years on end, is ridiculous. If you go to the doctor’s office, and he gives you a prostate exam, do you really think he’s waking up in the morning, getting his coffee and saying, “Another wonderful day of sticking my finger up peoples’ bums! Hurray!” Doubtful. Very doubtful. TSA Agents probably don’t like having to do it anymore than you want it done to you. I’m sure they were quite happy with the metal detector and the “magic wand”. They’ve already had to deal with smelling peoples’ rank, sweaty, nasty smelling shoes for the past few years. Now they have to get THAT close to 100′s of people a day? Hurray!I Am actually against all the new measures. To me, it seems the terrorists HAVE won. Look at all we have to go through, the money expenditure, the inconveniences to simply go from NY to LA. It’s inconvenient. And quite frankly, any of us who fly are the victims. I’ve always said that the US is a nation FULL of victims. But really, do we have to be?
But don’t take it out on the TSA agents. They didn’t write on their CV & cover letter, “My career goals are to touch peoples’ junk for a living.”
Tags: Harry Potter, Movies, Skyline, Tron
It’s about time they make a movie about me. Been looking forward to this one too. Stephen Hawking must’ve been thrilled to see his quotes used in such a manner. So quickly too! Kind of like Beetoven’s 7th in a Nick Cage movie.
It comes out
the day after my birthday too11/12, not 12/11. My bad. Which also happens to be is close enough to a few days after a few of us back in Warren go out to see either Harry Potter or Tron (or both if I have my way) What a cinematic feast! Geek, tech and gore, all within a few days!
Tags: Colbert Report, Daily Show, Humor, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert, TV
I was watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report this morning a week behind as usual. Don’t ask why or how, since I’m heading back to the rather litigious United States in 2 weeks. While having my coffee, I thought to myself, “Self, I wonder what all the words in the Colbert Report opening sequence are.” So I thought I’d try to list out what all the words in the opening sequence of The Colbert Report are. I sat here with coffee number 3, in front of my computer, Fox News Radio on (and being ignored) and figured out what they were.
Um… No I do NOT have too much time on my hands, but sometimes I need to step back for a bit and do something different.
After the eagle:
|International||(??)ble (behind the flag)||National(ist?)|
Jumping with the Flag
The parts in Red changed during the week of November 1st to November 4th. These ones change OFTEN.
|Fearnix Rising – November 1||Hang 2010 – November 2||Batter-Fried – November 3 & 4|
Falling & Looking at the Camera
|Star-Spangled (behind fearless)|
|Passionate (somewhat late)||Authoritative||Star-Spangled|
|National Treasure||Sanctified?? (above elbow)||Chiseled|
About to Land
In the Colbert Thunderdome Arena
This one is tough to read. I can make out up to 8 rows. Perhaps someone with HDTV can add to this part.
|Self-Evident||All Beef||High Fructose||Kingmaker|
Wow!! That’s a lot of lines of code! That “Colbert Thunderdome” section is a tough one. From what I can tell, there’s at least 8 rows of words there. Maybe a subliminal message or two thrown in for fun. Anyways, there you go! Now you know (most of) the words on the Colbert Report opening sequence. If anyone can add what the RED ones are from other episodes, by all means, leave them in the comment section!
Need more Stephen Colbert? Go find Colbert Nation, a fan site that I’m NOT part of, involved in, member of… in any which way or form.