Month: April 2010

Troppe informazioni Martedì Numero duecentotrenta Tre – la ripetizione del numero settantadue (TMI #233 – Rerun of #72)

1. Commando: Sexy or disgusting? Do you have a “best” commando story?

Can be very sexy. And yes I have a story. This was back when I worked for the Department of Attorney General. I was the I.T. Director and my network manager and web manager were all trying to fix a web issue.

I think it was my network guy who brought it up first that he was going commando that day. Next my web manager (female) and then I had to chime up that I too was going commando that day.

2. Foreplay: Is there such a thing as too much?
Well yes there can be too much. You’ll know when that limit is reached with me.

3. Oral sex: Good if you are getting? Good is you are giving? Equally ewwwww?
What the hell is wrong with serious oral sex? I love getting blown and don’t mind returning the favor.

4. Orgasm: Is one per night enough or does the first one just get your motor running?

Depends highly on how tired I am and I do need a breather period of about 15 or so minutes before the next load.

5. Morning sex: “Oh hell yes!”, “Well if I have, too.” or “Just get in the shower and go to work.”

I am of the Marvin Gaye school, you know that line in Sexual Healing? “Wake up, wake up….”

Bonus (as in optional): Have you ever had anonymous sex? Have you ever had an orgasm without at least knowing your partner’s last name?

In my younger single days, yes to both questions. Always safe though.

Broadband in the U.S. By Lawrence Lessig

I’ve posted before about how in France they pay $40 USD (33 Euros) for 100/50 net service, phone service with a local area of 100 countries, and 300 channels of HD television.

All because in Europe and Asia they went with a regulated broadband plan in the U.S. we didn’t regulate. This is what we get: $54 a month for 25/10 net service, $34 for VoIP with 60 countries. No TV service at all.

We need to scale back the abilities of lobbyists. I’ve said it before and I will keep saying it until we get some action on it.

Modify the U.S. Constitution, specifically the 14th Amendment to exclude inanimate entities from the rights conferred by the Amendment and the Constitution.

Black And Latino Youths Are Vast Majorities In Juvenile Prisons, WBEZ Reports

Not surprising. If for example you look at the NEAP scores for reading in the 4th and 8th grades in RI, you find that in the case of black students, half of them cannot read at a basic level.

The statistics for Latino students are similar and only vary by a few points.

Take the thought a step further. Where do most Black and Latino families cluster? In cities with chronically underfunded school systems. Is it any wonder we’re seeing this?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Musings on the Catholic Church

This has been a post in the making for a few years now. I’ve been watching with some amusement as the Roman Catholic Church disintegrates before my eyes.

Thanks to the American Religious Indicator Study (ARIS) I found out that in 1990 a full 62% of the people in my state identified as Catholic. As of the 2008 ARIS, it’s down to 49%.

Yet you have Bishop Thomas Tobin of the Providence Diocese saying that there are anywhere from 600,000 to 660,000 Catholics in the state. Being that our population hovers at about a million people that would be 60% to 66%.

But then I found out about the process necessary to have your name struck from the church ledgers. It’s an elaborate process involving contacting officials at the church in which you were baptized. The letter is supposed to state relevant dates of baptism, confirmation, Catholic school attendance dates (In my case, 1970 to 1982), as well as your reasons for asking to be struck from the rolls.

Of course there is another method which I quite fancy. Defiling of the host. This seems to be the method I’m more comfortable with. No need to state all the reasons etc, just commit the act and you’re out.

This is why the Bish still counts up to 66% as Catholic. People don’t realize that if you want to leave you have got to do so under Canon law. But I assure the good Bishop that it’s probably not even 49% anymore. If church attendance is any indicator I make it a point to go by on of the two nearby churches on a Saturday evening and occasionally on Sunday mornings. They’re not exactly packing them in.

Anyhow this leads up to a thought that made me shudder. Think about it for a moment and you realize that in EVERY church there have probably been instances of pedophilia and pederasty. Some may have been reported, many probably haven’t been reported.

And I take issue with the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue – he dismisses the pedophilia issue and tries to substitute that the issue is homosexuality.

That’s a big fat NO there Bill. Because it’s not only the boys getting raped by priests, but young girls too. It is a big mess and if Benedict XVI steps down or suddenly becomes ill the chances of getting a replacement pope who isn’t tainted by the stain of the cover-up is slim to none.

In fact it’s worse. A story was relayed to me of a former convent in NYC that was be re-rehabilitated as housing. When they got into the basement they found dozens of tiny little skeletons and skulls.

I’ll leave to your imagination how they got there. But priests were more likely than not fucking the nuns, nuns would get pregnant, deliver the bastard then kill it and toss it in the basement.

I’ll go out on a limb here. I’ll see that the Catholic Church as it exists today is nothing but pure unadulterated evil.

Retro Computer Porn

The HP 5550 – it looks like it tried to be portable. It was a tabletop machine with display, printer, cassette storage, etc.

HP 5550
HP 5550

A Tektronix 564B Storage Oscilloscope. That’s analog storage at 10MHz. Consider you cn purchase a RIGOL Digital scope for about $400 now that’s 50MHz out of the box and with a small change you can turn it into a 100MHz scope.

Tektronix 564B
Tektronix 564B

The Interdata Model 4. Note the media device. That looks like it could read punched paper tape.

Interdata Model 4
Interdata Model 4

A Data General that is what I believe is a Nova. The DG machine has an interesting history. It’s shares some elements with the DEC PDP-8 , and was designed by a team lead by Ed DeCastro.

DG Nova
DG Nova

Here is another Data General system, the Eclipse. For those who are familiar with DEC’s PDP-11 and VAX systems, this was DG’s answer. The Eclipse MV/9600 I managed had no programming console like this example, had brown and tan cabinets, and everything was done throgh a system console with full keyboard and display. The 9600 was a 32 bit machine. The example below is the 16 bit version.

DG Eclipse
DG Eclipse

Ok, the real hockey stick

Wow, call the people that produce Fringe onto the carpet for not using MBTA colors when they’re in Boston of all places and watch the traffic go up.

I’d like to thank whoever put this on universalhub and Reddit Boston. For a blog that normally sees around 20 hits a day I guess I finally hit that raw nerve that really peeves fans of the show Fringe.

April Thus Far
April Thus Fat

Thanks to you everyone in MA for visiting. I’m familiar with a lot of the communities hitting this site. I’ve worked in Boston and Braintree and points in between so I’ve used the MBTA commuter, the Red Line and the Orange Line.

Oh Channel 10, you might not want to depend so heavily on spell check

The following appeared on WJAR Channel 10’s web site. The gaffe is in bold.

Providence police investigating homicide
Published: April 17, 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence police are stabbing Rangeley Ave. that occurred early Saturday morning that took the life of a 32-year-old male.

Officials say they received a 911 call for a possible domestic assault. When they arrived on scene they found the 32-year-old victim on the sidewalk suffering from apparent stab wounds. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 29-year-old female is currently in police custody and the investigation is continuing.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family.

And this is a different one. Don’t hear many where the woman kills the man.

I think they meant to say:

The Providence police are investigating a stabbing on Rangeley Ave. that occurred early Saturday morning that took the life of a 32-year-old male.