November 15th, 2010

Duke Rage

Writer's Block: Passing the time

What's your favorite thing to do on long car rides?

I avoid being in cars because I don't believe in contributing to second hand car exhaust and I am working to get cars banned because they make my clothes smell and I don't see why I should be put at risk for lung cancer and heart disease simply because other people refuse to use public transportation because they are addicted to their cars.

/B/ Loses!

Over the weekend 4Chan announced they were going to take out tumblr.

Then on Sunday the tumbler people said they were going to try to DDOS 4Chan.

The result?


Budget Game

The New York Times has a fascinating online game today.

The deal is they have listed all the major proposals to balance the federal budget. To "win" the game you have to mix and match tax and spending cuts until you have made the deficit disappear by 2030.

It's a lot fucking harder than it sounds. I started off just picking laws and changes I support from a personal, moral, political and ethical level - and I was nowhere fucking close to winning the game.

After about a half hour of mixing and matching options and picking a ton of lesser of two evils I managed to do it but man were some of those choices hard.

Obviously, there are tons of ways to "win."

Check it out and see what you can come up with!

Internet Is Back On

What happened was that when the box fried it shorted out all the wires even tangentially connected to the box. Then, whenever you'd put a new box in the shorted out wires would fry the new box.

So, they put in all new wires and a new box and now it does what it should do.