October 26, 2013

Let Me Go Back To The Station, Please

Ahhhh Chief..... I think we're gonna need a bigger hose.

I Still Say It Really Screwed Them Up

There's no doubt in my mind that when we nuked the Japs we set in motion a psyche-altering event that put these people off their feed and off their mattresses.

From the UK Guardian:
Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?
What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out…

Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't even dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is part of a looming national catastrophe. Japan already has one of the world's lowest birth rates. Its population of 126 million, which has been shrinking for the past decade, is projected to plunge a further one-third by 2060.

[...]The number of single people has reached a record high. A survey in 2011 found that 61% of unmarried men and 49% of women aged 18-34 were not in any kind of romantic relationship, a rise of almost 10% from five years earlier. Another study found that a third of people under 30 had never dated at all. (There are no figures for same-sex relationships.) Although there has long been a pragmatic separation of love and sex in Japan – a country mostly free of religious morals – sex fares no better. A survey earlier this year by the Japan Family Planning Association (JFPA) found that 45% of women aged 16-24 "were not interested in or despised sexual contact". More than a quarter of men felt the same way.
I guess we don't have to worry about hearing "Banzai" on the battlefield anymore, or in Japanese bedrooms.
‘I find women attractive but I’ve learned to live without sex. Emotional entanglements are too complicated’: Satoru Kishino, 31.
Sad, very sad. No desire to have a family, no interest in long term feminine companionship. I guess life is easier and less complicated without having a woman involved, but it certainly is less interesting. Oh, wait....
Japanese Love Dolls For Rent 
Oh dear. Bring your own HandiWipes. And a bottle brush.
Japanese Men Give Birthday Parties For Cartoon Women 
Japanese Titty Temples 


This will truly mess with your mind.

H/T FotM

It's The Washington Way

The US military is preparing a "world viewer" to get instant detailed information for any place where troops might be dispatched.

From USA Today:
Future military operations may use a constantly updated digital "image skin" for a comprehensive map of the world under development by the Pentagon's National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

This week, the NGA sought information from potential contractors to help develop the "orthorectified image skin" that would provide the base layer for the world map. Such a map would give the military a clearer picture of any potential trouble spot where troops would have to operate.

The U.S. Geological Survey defines orthoimagery as "high resolution aerial images that combine the visual attributes of an aerial photograph with the spatial accuracy and reliability" of a traditional map.

"A key element necessary to support global readiness is the availability of a current and accurate worldwide image base to ensure a common operational picture for all users," the NGA document says.
Years ago I might have said "Bravo" and followed this story with great interest, particularly as my daughter was starting the first of her deployments. Real time tactical assessments for any place on the planet is an exciting concept. But with the recent debacle of ObamaCare software I'm wondering who, or rather which Obama buddy will get this multimillion dollar contract (they all are multimillion) and screw it up beyond all hope.

The software for ObamaCare was developed by a single source contract that went to the company of the husband of one of Michelle's college classmates. Single source means that there was no bid.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million ObamaCare enrollment website at CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
From the Daily Caller:
George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account. CGI was one of 16 companies qualified under the Bush administration to provide certain tech services to the federal government. A senior vice president for the company testified this week before The House Committee on Energy and Commerce that four companies submitted bids, but did not name those companies or explain why only CGI’s bid was considered.
I have worked with federal contracts and dealt with federal auditors and the IG's office for the DOJ. Right now, any contract that involves over $5,000 in federal funds must be bid out. Single source federal contracts are usually awarded under a limited set of circumstances.
  • Where the compatibility of equipment, components, accessories, computer software, replacement parts or service is the paramount consideration.
  • Where a sole supplier’s item is needed for trial use or testing.
  • Where the purchase of mass-produced movie or video films or written publications distributed or sold primarily by the publisher is needed.
  • Where the purchase of property for which it is determined there is no functional equivalent is needed.
The contract that CGI Federal has to develop this software is conservatively estimated at about $100 million.

It's nice to have classmates.

October 25, 2013

Couldn't Happen To A Nicer Bunch Of Guys

The NSA just got hacked.
Well, well, well. I doubt it will really stop them from monitoring a single email, but as a symbolic gesture - not bad at all.
The website for the United States National Security Agency suddenly went offline Friday. has been unavailable globally as of late Friday afternoon, and Twitter accounts belonging to people loosely affiliated with the Anonymous hacktivism movement have suggested they are responsible.

Twitter users @AnonymousOwn3r and @TruthIzSexy both were quick to comment on the matter, and implied that a distributed denial-of-service attack, or DDoS, may have been waged as an act of protest against the NSA

Sex For Married Couples

No, this is not an attempt to highjack traffic. I don't do smut or NSFW stuff.

There is a new book out called "The Married Kama Sutra - the World's Least Erotic Sex Manual."" It provides a humorous modern interpretation of the classic Hindu erotic manual and spins it for married couples. I thought it was a hoot.

Here are a few examples.

The online version of this book is available for $12 here.

October 24, 2013

Getting By

I sometimes wonder if this country is falling apart at the seams. Everything good I believed our nation once stood for has been ridiculed; our people have abandoned common sense and morality; industrious, hard working souls are mocked by those whose sole contribution to society is breeding and scamming. Modesty and humility have been replaced by self aggrandizement. Half the country pays no federal taxes yet still demands a handout while the other half struggles to get by.

And the amateur clown show that is the Obama Administration just keeps on dancing and cavorting across the world stage. There seems to be no end to the red rubber beep-beep noses, squirting flowers and farting bladders that the our government presents as sound domestic and foreign policy. Few are amused.

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts
• Agency given more than 200 numbers by government official
• NSA encourages departments to share their 'Rolodexes'
• Surveillance produced 'little intelligence', memo acknowledges

European Politicians React Fiercely to U.S. Spying Allegations

Some politicians say it would be "unacceptable" if U.S. intelligence agencies had spied on Angela Merkel's cellphone, as the continent's leaders gathered in Brussels for a two-day summit.
We once had one of the finest healthcare systems in the world. That also is a thing of the past. And if we're not careful, we may be facing the same kind of medical system that the Chinese "enjoy."

China trying to stop patients from killing doctors
China plans to beef up security in its hospitals to prevent the deaths of doctors and nurses in attacks by patients' relatives who become violent in their anger over the cost and quality of care.
The Department of Homeland Security may have had this in mind when they bought all those armored vehicles and ammo.

And where would the criminal element be without the assistance of government? Every form of government assistance you can think of is plagued by crime and corruption. Workers Comp, Medicaid, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance - you name it and there's a scam going to defraud the taxpayer of billions. But does that stop the do gooders in government?

States already battling/warning against imposter ObamaCare websites, fraud
The creation of just about any gigantic welfare program has a reliable potential for creating a correspondingly gigantic opportunity for fraudsters — and ObamaCare is looking like no exception, with a vengeance. Federal and state officials as well as private advocacy groups have been warning for months about the coming deluge of scammers going on the prowl for people’s sensitive personal and financial information...
Already there are over 700 sites that are trying to scam the unwary by imitating the government site and getting people to give them confidential information. Obamacare is a godsend for the unscrupulous.

October 23, 2013

That's Not All They're Trying On

In Albany, NY, a store manager has learned that what happens in the NY legislature also happens in department stores.

From the UK Daily Mail:
Fitting rooms aren't just used to try on clothes according to one longtime retail worker, who says she's witnessed people hooking-up in cubicles and even using them as makeshift restrooms.

[...]'I heard these weird noises and I called my manager and I said, "I don't know what's going on over here. And she said, "You realize those two people are totally getting it on." I died.'
She guessed that it fit. But did she make the sale?

October 22, 2013

Fish What In It?

British scientists (who else) have discovered that fish can communicate in rather bizarre ways. For one, herrings:
use their farts to communicate. The tiny fish release a 22 khz sound, followed by a stream of air bubbles, from their anus. This sound and the ensuing signal are not released due to fear or diet, but they can be detected by other herring. They tend to fart in darkness when there are other herring nearby, reinforcing the idea that they're sending messages.
I tend to fart in bed when my wife is present, reinforcing her idea that I am a pig.

October 21, 2013

Move Over Silicon

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov are two scientists who isolated one-atom-thick sheets of a revolutionary new substance, thereby winning the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics. They invented graphene, one of the strongest, lightest and most conductive materials known to humankind.

Many think it's going to forever change the world of electronics.

Graphene is a form of carbon derived from graphite oxide. It possessess
"phenomenal electron mobility – roughly 100 times greater than silicon. This means that graphene could replace silicon as a semiconductor material...  

This means that future devices would be able to become lighter, longer lasting, and more efficient." 
Compared to silicon-based microchips, graphene is dirt cheap. You can grow this stuff using existing DVD technology.

How'd you like a incredibly light weight super conducting battery that lasts for hours and hours, can take a charge over a million times and recharges 100,000x faster than Mr. Coppertop? Or a CPU that clocks at over 400 GHz? Oh yeah!

Charge your iPhone for 30 seconds and you're done. Plug in your Tesla electric car for ten minutes and then drive 200 miles.

The graphene battery finally dies? Throw it in the garbage or in your garden, it's carbon-based and completely bio-degradable.

Unfortunately there is a problem You can't turn this chip off.
The problem with graphene is that it has no band gap; electrons can flow at any energy. So the major focus of graphene engineers has been to find ways of creating an artificial band gap using methods such as applying electric fields, doping with atoms or by stretching and squeezing the material.

These approaches have met with modest success. Practical digital circuits require a band gap on the order of 1 eV at room temperature. But the best efforts with graphene have produced modest band gaps in the few hundred meV.

Even then this has come at a serious cost. The best graphene transistors are hugely fast but they dissipate energy like there’s no tomorrow and leak current like water through a sieve.
Engineers are working on this of course. All other kinds of other crazy stuff is being developed from this technology. Holographic disks are now possible and, get this, have already been developed. They have mind-boggling storage capacity.

There's a short video clip here and read more on this amazing new material here and here.

How Many Ships Can A Shipper Ship If A Shipper Could Ship Ships

H/T imgur

October 20, 2013

Now That's Talent!

Compare this piece to the crap that is offered today as art. This bust was carved from stone.

What Are Friends For...

Thanks Charley, get well soon.

The Liberals Have An Inexhaustible Supply Of Tools

According to another self-styled expert, Jesus never existed; he was merely a creation of the Roman Empire intended to inflict psychological damage on the Jooos.
The media just love a good Christian tear-down. One of the most recent efforts being promoted right now is by a self-styled "biblical scholar" named Joseph Atwill, who will be presenting at a conference this weekend.

Atwill, who has no formal theological training and who declines to call himself an atheist, nonetheless claims that Jesus never existed but was invented as a form of psychological warfare by the Romans against the Jews.

Atwill claims that the stories of Jesus' ministry were concocted (he doesn't specify by whom) as what he calls a "prefigurement" of the military campaign of Emperor Titus Flavius.

The whole conspiracy theory would be easy to dismiss except that, like Dan Brown's "DaVinci Code" years before it, it has caught the imaginations of the atheists in the media.

Atwill says he uncovered the coverup while reading Josephus' "Wars of the Jews," an account of first-century Judea, alongside the Gospels and saw parallels in the locations of Jesus' ministry activities and Flavius' war against the Jews as described by Josephus.

In a press release, Atwill said, "Although it’s been recognized by Christian scholars for centuries that the prophesies of Jesus appear to be fulfilled by what Josephus wrote about in the First Jewish-Roman war, I was seeing dozens more. What seems to have eluded many scholars is that the sequence of events and locations of Jesus ministry are more or less the same as the sequence of events and locations of the military campaign of [Emperor] Titus Flavius as described by Josephus. This is clear evidence of a deliberately constructed pattern. The biography of Jesus is actually constructed, tip to stern, on prior stories, but especially on the biography of a Roman Caesar."
Another totally unqualified, so called bible expert disparages our Savior.

"What seems to have eluded many scholars" is always the prequel to having one's head up one's ass.

The bible is the most heavily criticized and analyzed book in the history of Mankind. There is more documentation to the historical existence of Jesus than there is for most persons of Antiquity, but Atwill saw through the clever two thousand year old Roman political ruse and saved us all from further embarrassment. That Christianity sprung from a Roman plot and eventually supplanted the Empire must have had Titus Flavius going "Oh, snap!" in his grave.