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Alien Implants: kind of dumb but kind of interresting

The idea of alien implants is kind of dumb to me. It was pretty cool when Scully had one on the X-files and when they removed it she suddenly started getting cancer, when the re-implanted it, suddenly the cancer was gone, but nothing that cool ever happens in real life.

I read a book about them debunking them as things normally found in the human body.
Proponents insist that it happens and that they’re placed in inconspicuous places to either track the human, or insert lame reason here. . .
most are found in the feet, hands, ears, and mouth. HMMMM
Feet: you stepped on something you idiot
Hands: You got a splinter of something you idiot
Ears: (see Hands)
Mouth: you ate something you idiot

I searched the web for pictures of alien implants and all I got was low rez images of pieces of wire with blood on them or microscopic pictures of metal splinters on poorly constructed websites.  Have you ever changed a broken brake on a car before? have you seen a metal splinter? yea. . .that’s what it looks like.  I was half hoping to find triangular pieces of some unknown metal and strange markings, or pieces of magnetic material that emitted a radio or other-worldly frequency. . .no luck.

is it just me, or could this be a piece of a guitar string. it even looks like it was cut with a set of pliers.

These people insist that the material sometimes found is organic. The fibers on most automotive parts is organic. (again, brake pads are mostly organic) they claim to find pieces in their ears. there aren’t many nerve endings in your ears so if you happened to roll over a splinter while in bed, or oh, I don’t know putting a shirt on, and something that small got into your ear, you might not even feel it. as for the mouth, do you know how many particles of metal, plastic, fiber, rat feces, can find their way into your food? a piece of that gets stuck in your teeth and makes your mouth bleed. You remove it and notice it’s a tiny piece of metal. Alien implant? doubt it. Just stop buying burritos from that street cart that stops by your work everyday. (it might be a tiny piece of tin-foil for all you know) Conveniently they also say that sometimes after removing the implants, they “melt” or disintegrate. I know it’s gross, but is it possible that it’s a hardened calcium deposit that will dissipate when introduced into liquid? (their supposed method of “Preserving it by putting it in conditions similar to the human body”) or maybe it’s a buildup of the shit you eat in between your teeth? Check out this article where they got SOME strange readings, but it wound up being something easily explained.

I want to believe in extraterrestrial life, I really do, but because of the true nut jobs and fakers out there, it’s harder than ever to sift through what is science and what is hokey.


January 24, 2008 Posted by | Don't taze me bro, technology, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hour Two

So I went on a walk with my friend David, good times, one of the things that I will miss about working here is the close proximity to David and Jarrod.  Fortunately since most of my communication with them at work is via e-mail, shouldn’t be to hard to still talk to them.

We did talk about Tesla a bit, and I dug into his Wiki again.  That dude was amazing, to bad the band named after him is shite.

January 11, 2008 Posted by | Music, technology, Work | , , , | 2 Comments

Inexpensive outsourcing

From the same country we’re sending all Tech support calls to comes the unveiling of a car that costs $2,500.  Like Tech support calls, I’m having a hard time understanding!

“Hey Whalid, who has the keys?”

Read the full article and heartburn it’s causing!

January 10, 2008 Posted by | News, technology | , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

My Tv is Skinnier Than Yours (I Wish).

At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, several companies are revealing thier super skinny TVs.  Literally milimeters thick in come cases.  While at first glance this seems like kind of a dumb idea, when I think on it a little bit more, it seems cool.  If your TV was so skinny that you could just hang it on any old wall like a painting, you could free up so much room that is being taken up by a entertainment center or something.  I know a million other people have though of this already, but it is just kind of dawning on me.

Also because of the way the technology works it could very easily double for your computer monitor (something that I’m getting my TV to do now too, so that we can watch content from our computer on the TV).  And I bet they are S-Video enabled so I wouldn’t have to hunt down an S-Video to RCA adapter (which is some bull shit I might add).

The other thing that is cool is the new technology that Sony has embraced to create these new TV’s, Organic LIght Emitting Dioed, or OLED.  Basically works the same way old LED clocks and stuff worked, but in color and without having to have a back light.  Cool as shit.

January 8, 2008 Posted by | technology | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is what is wrong with the “boomer” generation.

So I work at an insurance company, and as such I’m constantly having to hear about insurance, and retirement, and financial services, and the like.  No big deal.  It has taught me a lot about how I should be saving money, and ways to make my money work for me.  Which in turn has led to me investing in some stocks, and having a 401(K), and some savings (meager though they be).  All of which is good.

Here is the problem.  Boomers don’t want to throw in the towel, as the near retirement they are going through a kind of second midlife crisis.  A lot of them are trying to “embrace technology,” and trying to still be hip as they near retirement age, and a lot of them are getting back in the club and drinking scene, and all that other shit.

What peeves me the most, is that my work as a consequence is going through the same kind of growing pains.  That all came to a head when I heard a speaker talking about retirement, and he actually said that Second Life could be a good tool to use, to determine how you want to spend your retirement.  WTF?  Second Life, where you get around the world that people make up by flying, where you can create things from nothing, where you can be eight feet tall and purple with wings, sounds exactly like how I want to spend retirement.  I guess it makes sense when youc onsider the ammount of LSD a lot of boomers did, but past that, I call a bullshit on that one.  That was a plug that the guy was paid to make, period.  Stop trying to convince me that you are cool, you are not, and the fact that you are a Second Lifer proves it.

January 2, 2008 Posted by | technology, Work | , , , , , | 2 Comments

People who work at GameStop and EB Games

The people who work at Gamestop and EB Games are assholes. I’m convinced it’s in their job description.

I go to video game stores maybe once or twice in the span of a whole year. EVERY damn time I go, I get retarded snide comments from the clerk about how my game selection is sub-par or something that makes me want to reach across the counter and strangle the bastard.

I was buying a down-level version of a game, for argument’s sake we’ll call it Resident Evil 2. It’s not, but we’ll call it that for argument’s sake. It was an early PS2 game anyway. So I bring it to the register and I expect the usual. The guy looks at the game and frowns and says, “you know they’re coming out with Resident Evil 6 in like a week right?” I look at the guy and read his name on the cheap piece of plastic pinned to his shirt. “OK steve” is all I say. He says “OK man, I just wanted to save you the aggravation of playing something so old when something better is coming out really soon.” Of course he’s saying all this with an air of “I’ve forgotten more about video games than you’ll ever know in your lifetime” I kid you not, we go back and forth like this for 2 minutes. He has yet to even touch the register. It got so bad and I was getting so aggravated, I literally had to say, “I don’t care Steve, can you please just sell me this game!?” He finally rings up the game and I pay for it.

I wonder if they get health benefits or a 401k, oh wait its GAMESTOP!

Another thing I’ve come to expect is them trying to sell me a membership to some gaming magazine which will get me discounts on games that I buy there. I always answer with my same routine: “I only come in these stores maybe twice a year, so no thanks” He comes back with some BS logic like: well if you buy a game once a month you wind up saving $60 in a year. I respond “wow is that including the $15 I have to spend for the stupid subscription, and the fact that you only “discount” me $2 for the $20 games and $5 for the $60 games?” His superior smirk disappears from his face as he hands me my game and says “have a nice day”

Future GameStop/EB Games asshole employees

This year’s trip I was looking for one of my favorite games: “Katamari Damacy” to give as a gift to my niece and nephew. I’ve already purchased it myself and given it as a gift to my girlfriend too. (Seriously it’s a really fun game!) so I’ve purchased it twice already HERE IN GREELEY. Much as I hate to say it, it winds up being cheaper at GameStop or EB Games than if I bought it online.

The Shit!

I was in the neighborhood and on my way back from work, so I went to the EB Games in Greeley in the same area as Circuit City. I looked for a little bit and didn’t find it. the guy working at the time seemed genuinely polite when he asked me “is there a game I can help you find?” I decided to give him a chance and asked if he knew if they had any copies of Katamari Damacy. Suddenly the guy changed to an asshole. NO KIDDING right in front of me! He says “Oh THAT game. . . it’s a rare one, you probably won’t find any copies around here, my best advice to you is to buy it on the internet.” I decided to test his so-called knowledge and asked “so you don’t think GameStop will have it either?” he scoffs and says “GameStop will have an even less selection than we do.” OH! and one of the last things he tells me is that I should expect to pay $50 for it even used. “for Katamari Damacy?” I said. “Are you sure?” He scoffs again “I’m positive.”

So I decide to go across Highway 34 to the GameStop that’s in the same shopping area as Target since that’s where I bought the two previous copies. What do you know? they have THREE copies of the game and they’re all marked for $14.99 each. I guess when the loser at EB Games says “around here” that means the area around and surrounding the store. But not ACROSS THE F***ING STREET!
I had to laugh as I was leaving GameStop. I notice that the receipt paper has a watermark on it. What do you think it shows? GameStop and EB Games logos! Are you telling me their inventory isn’t somehow cross-referenced with each other?! We have no choice but to rely on the “infinite video game knowledge” of the douche bag “workin’ the register?”

Killing me softly with his mad “fat” corporate knowledge.

January 2, 2008 Posted by | technology, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Flash artist feature: Bernard Derriman

Flash animation that is pretty damn funny: (to me)

Turn this one up and jam out:

after that click on “two fish in a tank”

Next time: 
The next artist that I feature will blow you fucken mind.

December 31, 2007 Posted by | technology, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Obligitory “Things I Think are *Cool* on the net” post.

So this is my first “official” post on this blog within the intertubes. As such this will be filled with crap I think is cool. (“Crap” is used here as a synonym for “stuff” rather then it more common connotation of “sucks”). In my future post you will encounter more and more of my horrific use if the “” and () characters. I just can’t stay away . . . Were was I? Oh yes, talking about things on the web that are cool. (as a side note I also feel the need to pace the reader as if they were talking to me. Hence the use of the (“. . .”) ellipsis. ) . Oh and if you are enamored with proper grammer and delight in foisting your elite English Fasism on my posts, don’t, I really don’t give a damn. Any way on to the madness.

Example, the First: xkcd: My lord is this site awesome. It follows in the proud tradition of the thrice weekly updated web comic. Some of the posts I really liked: one, two, three.

Example, the Second: penny-arcade: An excellent gaming web comic, which I am sure you are acquainted with (well most of you in any case). They have a podcast (which comes out only so often. This site, and their works directly influenced the podcast you see on this blog).

Example, the Third: somethingawful: What can be said about this site? Well hows about this: Horrors of Pornography. Just read the article. Thats is all I really need to say.

In the future I will be adding other things to keep you from working, watching your children, and otherwise being a human being.

— “Buck, Buck, wilst go my nine.”

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Blogs/Blags, technology, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment