Archive for January, 2007
Being a military thinker of the profoundest sort, I offer the following manual of martial affairs for nations yearning to copy the American way of war. Read it carefully. Great clarity will result. The steps lined below will facilitate disaster without imposing the burden of reinventing it. The Pentagon may print copies for distribution.
(1) Underestimate the enemy. Fortunately this is easy when a technologically advanced power prepares to attack an underdeveloped nation. Its enemy’s citizens will readily be seen as gadgetless, primitive, probably genetically stupid, and hardly worth the attention of a real military.
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ah, yep. That’s something to look up to and emulate, alrighty. The American Way of War.
I found an air show photography guide for beginners article today that sounded like something I might want to do this summer.
After reading half ways thru this article, I realized that I’ll never go to an air show in the usa, based solely on the insanely stupid security measures that are mentioned when it comes to no back packs, no umbrellas, no folding-chair-cases, and presumably no tripod-cases either, etc etc.
What a bunch of croc. If somebody wants to blow up planes at an air show, they can surely find many many ways of doing so without needing any of the above verboten items. Unbelievable.
Not much else I can add to the iPhone analysis right now, other than another possible reason why Apple will have a tight hold on what 3rd party programs can be put onto the device. DRM. They don’t want someone to potentially install something that could circumvent the DRM on iTunes content. At least that’s my theory.
So I went at it via Amazon (usa).
Note on Availability: This item is in high demand, and supplies from the manufacturer are limited. Its availability fluctuates, and if the item is not currently in stock, we cannot guarantee that we will receive additional quantities in a timely manner. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ooh, I’m lucky to have gotten my order in when I did. Apparently even all of the Amazon partners are out of stock on this unit at the moment.
Yes I did splurge, and customs is going to be a bit painful, but I want instant gratification damnit!
The Amazon partner ships to Canada with USPS (USA postal service). Not too bad, I thought originally, since it was an express parcel and not regular bulk parcel.
Check out the grey-oval high lighted area i added. WTF. Bunch of jokers, they are batch processing oriented still? What, do they run their tracking system on a mainframe and dump the results nightly to their web front end? Weirdos.