Saturday, April 23, 2005

How to sneak in democracy using anti-third-party demonstrations

I hope it works.

Link from Instapundit.

Oh please please....

It seems that a candidate for mayor in San Antonio is an identical twin. And he recently took advantage of this - he sent his brother to appear in a parade for him.

Opponents are moaning about it. Sheesh, if that's the worst they can say about him I'll go down there and vote for him myself.

But OTOH it would be funny to see people start writing in his twin against him on Election Day, and he wound up losing.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Our lady of the labia?

If you want ridicule of people of faith, this isn't the place for you. But I'm sorry, I just don't see what these people see.

Monday, April 18, 2005

How many five-year-olds could you take on in a fight?

In my defense I'll just note that I wasn't the one who brought it up. Nor was Ace, but he gets the link.


I find this device disturbing, and not only for merely sanitary reasons. Couple this with some sort of personal recognition function and opportunities for abuse are simply too grievous to contemplate - "now about that child support...."

Geek heaven

My 2+ year old much-abused cellphone finally died. I interpreted this as a divine sign to get one with all the newest features, so it could support neat stuff like Google Local on your handheld

And you thought the traffic cameras were bad

But don't get paranoid...:
"IBM will begin installing a 'Smart Box' system in vehicles in the United Arab Emirates next year, potentially generating millions in traffic fines for the Gulf state. The UAE signed a $125 million contract with IBM today to provide the high-tech traffic monitoring and speed-enforcing system in which a GPS-enabled 'Smart Box' would be installed in cars to provide a voice warning if the driver exceeds the local speed limit for wherever he may be driving. If the voice warning is ignored, the system would use a GSM/GPRS link to beam the car's speed, identity and location to the police so that a ticket could be issued. The system would also track and monitor any other driving violations, including 'reckless behavior.'"
There's more.