Any idiot can drive fast in a straight line

Saturday, October 21, 2000

Michigan State (3-3) at (16) Michigan (5-2) Player to Watch: Ryan Van Dyke, QB, Michigan State. Starter has struggled since returning from injury and even got replaced last week by Jeff Smoker. Breakdown:

Both sides are issuing the standard spin about this being a tough rivalry game, but reality says it's a mismatch. Despite their 3-0 start, the Spartans clearly are in a rebuilding year following a 10-2 campaign in 1999. The only consistency is RB T.J. Duckett, the nation's No. 5 rusher (148.3 yards). Michigan exploded in a 58-0 win last week and will likely go right at the Spartans' wobbly defensive front with powerful RB Anthony Thomas.

Friday, October 20, 2000

Oh man, I almost missed this tidbit of MSU vs UM greatness: Snews published a comic displaying the fear they have for our team...

Lets try this a third time! The Michigan Daily and The State News are sharing a bit too much today. They shared articles rippping into each other: The Daily published this rebuttal to the Erin McQuinn article from October 10th. Snews published this article putting down Spartan tradition. In contrast, Snews also created a beautiful image of Ann Arbor and the culture, comparing it to a small European city. An odd assortment for the last day of publishing before the Big Game....

Damnit! Lost a huge post.

Thursday, October 19, 2000

Well, that just sucked. The server side includes that I added worked just fine for the first time that you loaded the page. Subsequent times, all of the possible includes were shown! Hopefully I caught this before anyone else, otherwise there could be problems....


Rage Against The Machine is no more.

According to this Daily Radar article, Dark Angel is a blatant ripoff of Robert Heinlein, one of the greatest science fiction authors.

Excellent. An ISP without all of the crap: FlexNet. They don't even allow AOL members to sign up. Given that Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 have a wizard to setup your internet account, all you need is the username, password, and phone number that they give you.

Wednesday, October 18, 2000

The big decision looms: Do I stick with crappy IDE hardware, or do I start to upgrade to SCSI? The new PleXWriter PX-W1210S cd burner is 12x/10x/32x and SCSI. The IDE version of the same has been a top drive for some time. With SCSI, upgrading is easy. With IDE, the price is actually reasonable. Plextor IDE: $250. Plextor SCSI: $380. That just made up my mind.

Optobionics is sitting on the results of their retinal implant trials. Could it be, gasp, because they failed?

Brain Size In Premature Infants Significantly Smaller Than Full-Term Babies... isn't that a well-known fact? The braincase of humans is so large at full development that females would have to be structured very differently to give birth. Instead, the brain and braincase increase in size after birth. Of course the brain is going to be one of the last things to fully develop, and thus premature babies will have smaller brains.

Tuesday, October 17, 2000

I guess it is working. My more frequent users should get a personalized message where "This sentence is false." used to reside. If you want your own personal message, email me! If you need anything web based, email me. If you need anything computer related, email me. Being a whore, looking for work. Oh yeah, need a website or website design, email me. I can do more than just steal designs. ::grin::

Not working at all...


I just don't get it: FICS - Free Internet Chess Server.

I have now received over 8 pieces of graduation propaganda. I guess once you have 100 credits, they decide that you are going to graduate this year, if not this semester. Sorry to disappoint the university, but I will probably be here until Winter 2003.

This is exactly the type of technology I want to develop! Prosthetic Limb To Be Controlled By Microchip.

Monday, October 16, 2000

The world, and especially the US, is going to encounter an energy shortage in the next 30 years. The oil supply is steady now, but it is estimated that with our current rate of extraction, that supply will be nil in 25 years. Coal reserves can stretch out for 5 years beyond that, and then our fossil fuels are gone. As of 1998, 89% of the energy of the world was produced from fossil fuels. Alternative energy sources are less efficient, such as nuclear energy. Future energy sources need to be developed. Fusion would be an excellent development, since power output is almost 10 times the power input. The US has completely stepped out of the research and development of fusion power, hoping that Russia/Japan/Canada will develop the technology and license it to the world.

Sunday, October 15, 2000

With a headline like Scientists Learn To Program Human Dreams, you would think this was a great accomplishment. Instead, they had people play Tetris for like 3 days straight, and 60% of the people ended up having a dream about Tetris. Try again, science-folks.