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Thursday, June 25th, 2009 | Author:

Okay… something about windows really really pisses me off. Today I have a service that gets stuck in a status of “stopping” but it won’t allow me to kill the process so that it can be restarted. So I am stuck in a state that allows nothing to work.

I am logged onto the machine as administrator. There is no higher level of permissions. I want to kill this task and it continues to tell me “Access Denied.”

Look…I’m on as the f’ing administrator… I should be able to kill anything on this system I want. I should *NEVER* **EVER** see the words “Access Denied.”  Tell me that someone has the file open and warn me… but damnit if I need to terminate something I should be able to terminate it. That is why I am the ADMINISTRATOR. If I screw something up then it is my fault… that is really the whole reason to have different accounts with elevated permissions.


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Saturday, May 30th, 2009 | Author:

I’m mentally preparing myself for a huge leap in how manipulate human genes…

First… I saw that you can now get a home test to look at traits, potential diseases, and also to trace your lineage by paternal and maternal genetics.  With a home kit for $399.   Awesome!

Second… I saw that someone had done some genetic modification on marmosets (which are apparently pretty genetically close to us humans.)   So they glow green under ultraviolet light…   Awesomer! BoingBoing

Third… These marmosets had babies… and the genetic modification actually passed to the children.  It was a permanent genetic modification.  Awesomest!

Of course some stiffly stiffersons really don’t care for this sort of work.

“We should never do it in humans,” Chan said. “We don’t want to change our evolutionary path. That would have a profound impact on the next generation.”

Well… doesn’t basically everything we do have a profound impact on the next generation?  Burning fossil fuels?  Drinking pops? Cooking on teflon? Fluoridating  our water? etc…  I think it is a little short sighted to say that we should never do something.  Results of this could have a HUGE positive impact on the human race… let’s not make ridiculously sweeping statements before we even know what is possible or HOW it could be used.   The evil is never in the tool, but in how you use it.

“Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right” – Ani Difranco

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Friday, May 22nd, 2009 | Author:

Okay… this weirds me out….


Thank god it is on sale!!!

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 | Author:

Two great posts about the abuses suffered when someone wore a Pen’s jersey to a home Flyer’s game.   hahahha


Tales of horror from Penguins Fan

More on Morons

My opinion as a Flyers fan?   Screw these assholes, Go Flyers!!!

Saturday, April 18th, 2009 | Author:

This is probably one of the more impressive pieces of equipment I’ve ever seen… I love it.

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