Friday, September 28, 2007

A true bad-ass

The story of a true bad-ass
A couple from Montana were out riding on the range, he with his rifle and she (fortunately) with her camera. Their dogs always followed them, but on this occasion a Mountain Lion decided that he wanted to stalk the dogs (you'll see the dogs in the background watching). Very, very bad decision...

The hunter got off the mule with his rifle and decided to shoot in the air to scare away the lion, but before he could get off a shot the lion charged in and decided he wanted a piece of those dogs. With that, the mule took off and decided he wanted a piece of that lion. That's when all hell broke loose... for the lion.

As the lion approached the dogs the mule snatched him up by the tail and started whirling him around. Banging its head on the ground on every pass. Then he dropped it, stomped on it and held it to the ground by the throat. The mule then got down on his knees and bit the thing all over a couple of dozen times to make sure it was dead, than whipped it into the air again, walked back over to the couple (that were stunned in silence) and stood there ready to continue his ride... as if nothing had just happened. Fortunately even though the hunter didn't get off a shot, his wife got off these 4.


Gateway launches its cool new iMac "One", with some decent specs.

The most interesting part? The combined AC adaptor & port replicator:

Now all of the [extra] cables can live out of sight.

Secret shadows

Thanks Bluesnews for the heads-up:
Bits & Pieces - Secret Shadow

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Best thread evar!!1

From this classic thread
Anyone of you guys know what pants Leonardo Di Caprio is wearing in the movie "Blood Diamond"?


The responses are brilliant, ranging from "extreme attention to detail" to "get real" (and beyond).

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Columbia to be punished for hosting the new Hitler

Interesting reading at Marc Parent's blog
All of the hysteria over Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speaking at Columbia University is so tiresome for so many reasons, beginning with the fact that it is all rather transparently motivated by exactly what Juan Cole says: "The real reason his visit is controversial is that the American right has decided the United States needs to go to war against Iran. Ahmadinejad is therefore being configured as an enemy head of state."

More good comments in the blog post.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Undersea talks 'remain fluid'

Anupreeta Das, I salute you!
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc is in early talks to join a group looking to lay a high-speed, trans- Pacific undersea cable that could potentially lead to the Internet company becoming an investor in the project, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The potential undersea fiber-optic investment could reflect Google's recent push to provide Internet-based services to businesses, since companies have lower tolerance for service interruptions and have offices around the world, the Journal reported on its Web site, citing a person familiar with the matter.

The discussions remain fluid, the Journal reported.

(Reporting by Anupreeta Das)
[emphasis mine -Al]