Monday, August 29, 2005

Multitask This

Here's a little game that breaks each advance down by time to achieve the desired task. This lets you surf the net, work at your day job, or blog.

I love the strategy games and this one combines that with sci-fi. So far it looks like fun for me.

If you do decide to play, don't make the same mistake I did. I got ahead of my metal production by building excess power plants. I then had to wait for my outdated metal production to catch up.

Keep your staples for production all in balance.

I am Horak in Universe 2.

Come on in, it's fun so far. Then again, free webgames are usually worth what you pay for them.

It doesn't take long till you start waiting for the resources to build. I'm not sure if I should start differentating now, or keep everything in check.

Things see to run just fine with a power shortage, but I turn down the productivities in the 'resources' page and get my power use back in the black. Since I'm short of metal to build with, I've turned down all other resource processing. I'm guessing that if this isn't done, all production suffers equally.

I also want to build a fusion reactor so power concerns aren't an issue in the near future. This is a good strategy in "Total Annihilation". I'll see if it works here.

Surplus Military Guns

Why is it that whenever I see an issue of "Military Surplus Firearms" or whatever it's called (I don't need a name, I know it when I see it) 80% of its featured weapons are on my with list and 90% the same guns as featured the last time I saw it?

I'm sure that there are thing I've not read about the M-1 or the Mauser Broomhandle that I've not yet read, but not in that magazine. They just regurgitate the same old info.

How come they never cover the Lewis Gun? If I ever have the money to buy that old baby, the $200 transfer tax is nothing.

I still feel sick about not buying 4 or 5 BAR kits for $59 ($69 handpicked) several years ago when Argentina/Brazil dumped them all on the world market.

Could it Get Any Worse Than This?

My sister has lead a rough life, mostly of her own choosing. Between drugs, alcohol, skipping out of states where there are felony warrants for her arrest, leaving her husband for a Frenchman then being shocked and hurt when she finds out he has other girlfriends, you name it, she's done it and suffered for it.

Largely, I've looked at her and said, "I don't want those results, so I better not do that" or "I don't want to put my parents through that" and made wiser choices. At the same time, I've always loved her unconditionally and she's loved me back. Unless she's pushing some New Age Wiccan Yoga Buddhist Crystal Aroma cult of the month on me, I'm very tolerant of whatever she's telling.

Ah, I'm not accepting of homosexuality either. She doesn't push that on me either any more. Our last 'discussion' she pointed out that it was OK since my body could function that way. My response was something along the lines of "I really doubt that there is guy out there I could get hard for and unless you are saying that rape is acceptable, there is no way I'm going to be involved in queer sex and I'm capable of killing people. Does that make murder OK?" Nah, she does't push that on me anymore either.

I understand that Christianity is a voluntary commitment and unless someone volunteers, of their own free, will to live as Christ, you have no grounds to hold them to His standard. My sister has yet to volunteer to take up His cross. She is looking for something to make her whole and take away her pain as long as it is not Christ.

I think that she is going to discover Sherlock Holmes maxim on her own. The one that goes "When you have eliminated the possible, whatever remains, however improbable,
must be the truth." and at this time say yes to Christ because she will have eliminated all the probably solutions the world offers and only the Truth, in all His glory, will remain for her.

Till that time comes, she'll be eliminating the probable.

Her new boyfriend runs a foundation to help the addicted, alcohol and drugs, find help. His niche is people without insurance and people in prison. One of his bylines is that the free Anonomous programs have a better success rate than the costly programs. Here's a program that is free and has a high success rate or would you rather pay money to help overcome your addiction? What, your insurance doesn't cover it, that's OK, this one is free.

He is working to make people aware that there are viable free options for them.

His ties to prison is he is a convicted felon. Prison is bad. Prison on drugs is worse.

So my sister is going out with an ex-con recovering addict and my mom's biggest concern is that he is Catholic. My mom would say that Bane is mild in his views on the Catholic church.

The best friend I've made since grade school is a saved Catholic. He's one of the two best men and people I've ever known and I've known him for about 13 years. My mom's biggest concern then was that I'd start dating one of his Catholic friends sisters. I never understood why she never considered that I'd date his sister.

It wouldn't surprise me if God, in His Mysterious Sense of Humor Ways, showed my sister the Truth, the Light, and the Way through a Catholic.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Misinterpretations of the Koran

I just sent the following e-mail with the above title as the subject:
Dear Administrator,
I was lucky enough to locate your online Koran with searches, however when I looked up verse 11 of the Immunity, I was surprised not to find the proper text. I expected to find:

Koran (9:11) - For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace.

Could you please edit the existing online text with this correction?

Thank you,
[My Name]

I'll keep you posted on what happens, if anything.


The e-mail link is dead, but the Koran server lives on, a cybernetic zombie of the internet.
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Koranic Verses

I just recieved a chainletter from the wife of a good friend who is slated to go the the Middle East in the next few months. He'll be there either 7 or 14 months and while he is a network and communications specialist, he'll quickly remind you that he is a Marine and therefore, a rifleman first.

The e-mail contained the text:
Koran (9:11) - For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; andthere was peace.
Which I thought sounded very unMoslem for the Judeao/Christian concept of humility is unknown to them usless it is in the form of guile.

So I checked online at this site and guess what? Chapter 9, verse 11 reads
[9.9] They have taken a small price for the communications of Allah, so they turn away from His way; surely evil is it that they do.
[9.10] They do not pay regard to ties of relationship nor those of covenant in the case of a believer; and these are they who go beyond the limits.
[9.11] But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they are your brethren in faith; and We make the communications clear for a people who know.
[9.12] And if they break their oaths after their agreement and (openly) revile your religion, then fight the leaders of unbelief-- surely their oaths are nothing-- so that they may desist.
[9.13] What! will you not fight a people who broke their oaths and aimed at the expulsion of the Apostle, and they attacked you first; do you fear them? But Allah is most deserving that you should fear Him, if you are believers.
[9.14] Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace, and assist you against them and heal the hearts of a believing people.
Which is entirely different than the verse quoted in the e-mail. I ended up adding the surrounding verses just to make the context clear.

Oh well.

A liberal may just see no problem with the fact that it is made up, since it could be true, right? If a forged document is good enough to condemn a fighter pilot who served his country, why not imaginery Koranic verses?

There is so much good material that the wives of troops could be e-mailing around, why people make up stuff is beyond me. It just harms their credibility. It's a fun read, don't get me wrong, but I just wish they'd not make stuff up.

That all being said, I did enjoy it so much, I just have to share it again:
Koran (9:11) - For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced; for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah; and there was peace.
Now I just need Toby Keith singing "I'll put a boot up your ass, it's the American way" blaring in the background to complete the mood.

Lastly, look at the URL of the Koran online. Nice to see our tax dollars are not supporting anything religeous and are going for things like education.

I think I need to e-mail the webmaster the correct 11th verse of the 9th chapter and see if I get a reply.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Got Courage

It takes courage to be a good friend, but it's worth it.

This says it all so very well.

It's a long read, but worth it.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

My New American Friends

For 3 years my wife has been friends with an older Yugoslavian woman. They have a social dinner twice a year where the husbands attend. It's all good.

Just recently they both got their US citizenships and had a party where all their friends were invited. About half were Yugo/Slav/Croat/Hungarian/Whatever (one gentleman looked like Miloslavic) the other were American.

They are an engineer and an architect. Their friends are all professional, Masters degrees and such.

The topic turned to the test they had to take and the American with his Masters told us how difficult the questions were. Questions such as:
  1. Who designed and produced the first flag,
  2. How many justices are on the Supreme Court.
The women were in the kitchen and when I pressed for more, questions, the American couldn't remember any.

I was the oddball. I knew the answers. They were simple.

I can understand a non-citizen not-knowing, but someone who grew up here?

I don't know where this country is headed, but there is an ignorant crowd driving it.

A quick online search resulted is this:
Below are a few sample questions from the U.S. Citizenship Test:
  1. How many stars are there in our flag?
  2. What color are the stars on our flag?
  3. What do the stars on the flag mean?
  4. How many stripes are there in the flag?
  5. What date is the Day of Independence?
  6. Independence from whom?
  7. What country did we fight during the revolutionary war?
  8. Who was the first president of the United States?
  9. What do we call a change of the constitution?
Did any of you readers not know a single answer? I bet not.

Forget your History, It's PC

I took a vacation day yesterday. We had friends visit from'outside'. I spent half a day with them and the rest of the time with my family as a midweek bonus.

I was blessed with seeing about 15 minutes of Dora the Explorer and this got me thinking.

Didn't the Spanish rape and pillage a continent and a half? When the Spanish weren't doing it directly, they were funding it. How can the liberals hold Columbus in such contempt and and then forget that the Spanish funded him? Am I missing something?

In this age of reparations, why is there no talk of the indigineous peoples of South and Central America sueing Spain for all the misery they caused? I'm sure there are North American Indian tribes that suffered at the hands of the Spanish.

I don't get it. Is it because people are ignorant? This question leads to the next post...

The Importance of Manufacturing

The best way to make money and create wealth, either for an individual or a country is to take 50 cents worth of raw material and convert it into a $5 product. That is why Great Britian forbade the construction of textile mills in the colonies. They would buy the wool and sell the finished goods to us, extracting wealth from the Colonies.

Look at a SUV today. $30,000 for a 2,500 lb product. Aluminum is about $6/lb, steel at $2.50/lb(?), plastic less then $1/lb (average), etc. I'd estimate that they are mostly steel and the higher cost of the Al will be a wash with the (inexpensive) plastic. Estimate $2.50/lb and you have a raw material cost of $6,250 for a SUV.

What's got me on this rant? I'm restless witht the surrender of strategic Isreali territories and then I read where the US would be better spending it's money here to help out the single mother who only makes $6/hr and lost her son. She is an antecdotal figure of the liberal mind and I am immune to their ploy of playing my feelings. I will not let guilt or feeling sorry lead me to make wrong decisions.

If this country kept it's manufacturing base, and the guilt of removing the manufacturing jobs lays on the back of both faces of the ruling party in the US, better paying jobs would be more plentiful, not to mention what that would do to the trade deficit.

I want to yell at Cindy Sheehan and tell her that there are over 3,000 mothers grieving losses from 9-11. None of them volunteers. I want to ask her what makes her so special?

If I had time I'd write 3 separate posts on:
  1. Isreal,
  2. The media marketing of Cindy's greiving, and
  3. The importance of keeping manufacturing capacity in this country.
I just hope the liberals don't expect the US to follow the Isreali precident when the radical Hispanics demand a return of 'their' territory.

Yep, I've read that Islam is growing rapidly in Mexico. I wonder how long it'll be till we start seeing Mexican suicide bombers in the US.

A Game for Lycan

With a good crowd, this sounds like fun.
Werewolf is, quite, simply, one of the best games ever invented. However, that's because it depends very much on what you, as a player, bring to it. Rule-wise, it's very simple but it creates a framework around which your own personal psychology creates layers upon layers of depth. In this regard it's similar to Poker or Diplomacy, games which are enjoyable not because of the rules of play but the psychological double-thinking that goes on. Okay, but what is the game actually about? Werewolf (which is also commonly known as Mafia or Foreign Spy) is a simple "hidden identities" game. At the start each player is secretly assigned a role by the moderator (who runs the proceedings). In a standard game there will be two werewolves, one seer and everyone else will be a simple villager. Each round is played as follows: The moderator instructs all players to close their eyes. Then she will call for the werewolves to open their eyes and (quietly) select one of the villagers to kill. The werewolves then close their eyes and the seer is allowed to open his eyes and select another player. The moderator will then silently indicate whether this player is a villager or a werewolf. Then all players open their eyes and the victim is announced. (This player is then out of the game.) Shocked at discovering the evidence of werewolves in their village the townspeople discuss the issue and will ultimately decide to lynch someone whom they suspect of lycanthropy. Having done so, they reveal the hapless victim's true identity and night falls again...

Very simple and this description of play might not lead you to think that the game is much fun at all but it can be absolutely fantastic in the right circumstances. The fun part of the game is in the discussion period where people voice their theories and suspicions about their fellow players. At the start there's not much to go on but as the game progresses a distinct air of paranoia and persecution arises. People start to blame each other for (ungrounded) accusations and express bewilderment that they (of all people!) could possibly be a werewolf. This then leads to secondary levels of suspicion: "Hmm, Bob sure seems quick to point out other people. Perhaps that's because he's actually the werewolf!" Further, since most people will weigh in on whether they think a particular person is (or isn't) a werewolf a further confusion of true motives develops. "Why is Frank so sure that Cathy isn't a werewolf? Maybe he's the seer and looked at her card? Wait a minute! Maybe it's because they're both werewolves and he's trying to protect her!" It's this type of thinking that propels the game and it's amazing how quickly the game can suck you in. Suddenly every little thing you do or say is seen by others as some sort of slip-up which naturally reveals your guilt. "Gee, Gary didn't cheer when we successfully lynched a werewolf yesterday, he must be the other one!" or "Sure Gary cheered yesterday but he was obviously trying to disguise his true feelings."

It's that last bit that I love in the game. Logic and reason are often thrown out the window and this creates an atmosphere that no "normal" game can ever hope to match. Usually you play a boardgame, with Werewolf, you're in one. Invariably someone will suggest that a certain player has been acting exactly as an innocent villager would act. This, of course, can only be explained by the fact that they're "covering up" the fact that they're a werewolf! Trust me, this can and does happen in games. (And can often be the correct assessment!) This sort of double-thinking is made all the greater because people are imperfect creatures and what appears to be perfectly sane and logical arguments can appear confused and nonsensical to others, particularly when certain players know things that other don't. For example, the seer often knows a fair bit about the other players. However, she can't simply announce this fact to everyone otherwise the werewolves will be sure to kill her the following night. Further, even if she does announce this fact, how are the other players to know that she's telling the truth? Perhaps she's actually a werewolf and is trying to convince everyone to lynch an innocent villager?

Sounds like the origins of Survivor, doesn't it.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Knock the Dust Off, It's Still Good Today

"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

--Patrick Henry March 23,1775

Friday, August 12, 2005

Keep Reaching for the Stars

I'll read complicated stuff like this put into laymens terms and pretend to understand it. Then I come across statements like:
Furthermore, if superheavy atoms are created with Z=173, the binding energy then exceeds twice the rest mass of the electron and pair production ensues with matter and anti-matter appearing out of the vacuum. The electron is driven into the nucleus and spontaneous positrons (anti-electrons) are produced constituting a true source of free energy.
that are pretty clear in their implications. Free energy is possible.

Except that known and produced elements (yea, we can make some that don't exist in nature, but they pop out of existance in a fraction of a second) stop at an atomic number (Z) of 110 and we need element 173, or greater, to produce free energy.

So what do we do? I propose a win-win virtual-scientific approach.

We nuke the Middle East and take all their oil.

Now I'm not talking a onesey-twosey demonstration like the Japanese got away with. I'm talking a fullout barrage, day after day. Let the Wahabi's rule a kingdom on which the sun never sets for a month or two.

If a molecule of Fluorocarbon can go through a myrad of unknown chemical reactions and produce Global Warming, then a series of uncontrolled nuclear reactions may just produce a new element with an atomic weight greater then 173. If this is the case, we can mine the, er, lets call it Psyclopsium, and produce free energy. Problem solved.

We won't have to worry about the enviromentalists protesting the strip mining of Psyclopsium since there will be no trees on the Arabian Glass Shelf. Problem avoided.

If the prospecting for Psyclopsium fails to find any, we can just take the oil. The liberals have been crying since the first Gulf War that it was about oil. What are they going to do if, suddenly the find that they are right for once? Imagine their confusion if they no longer have a rant that has nothing to do with the situation at hand. No new problem created.

Since we'll then have cheap oil, we can pay 20 cents/gallon for gas. Those with a Gore for President or a Kerry Campaign sticker can continue to pay $2/gallon since they are opposed to cheap gas. Everyone is happy.

Lastly, since few muslims will survive there will also be world peace. This could be the biggest benefit.

I intended to write this contrasting the Reaching for the Stars as a striving for technological advancements and possible creating an element heavier than Z=173 vs. Reaching for the Stars as a position where Mullahs and Shieks over a barrel and are robbing us. I had more fun writing the win-win solution, but decided to keep the title and explain it rather than come up with another title that fit this post.

Now we have two posts masquerading as one. The title fits and I am done. It is perfect.

Z is the atomic number, not the atomic weight. There are elements with an atomic weight greater than 173.

Monday, August 08, 2005

I Ain't Canadian, but...

I Ain't Canadian, but I sound like one when I talk. When I grew up we got 3 tv channels, two of which were from Canada.

Other than being 100% American, this song is me.

I haven't played organized hockey in almost 20 years. Last week I bumped into the owner of a plane up here I drool over. We talked for almost an hour about aircraft and flying in the bush. Then he came out of the blue and asked if I played hockey. When I said 'yes' he told me that the teams (yes teams, we have over 200 mens league teams here in Anchorage and the ice rinks to play on) could use me.

I'm assuming that he's expecting the things that are stereotyped from the big guy. Oh well, there are more types of 'good trouble' than the one defined by REO Speedwagon. I can't wait.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Destroy the ACLU Now

While I feel it is the duty of every American to do all that they can do to destroy the ACLU, I did enjoy this.

Bad link fixed.

Iran Enters Gulf War

I don't think anyone will officailly admit it, but Iran has entered the ongoing Gulf War as a hostile belligerant.

You will hear on the news how the insurgents are now able to aim their IEDs. That is because they are now using shaped charges and a 500 lb shaped charge is an engineered product, not something thrown together by illiterate cannon fodder. The big question is who is supplying them? Iran is supplying them.

From my point of view, that now makes Iran a participant in the war and therefore fair game.

We should bomb their manufacturing facilities and military installations and then, tit-for-tat, deny it the following day with a wink so that they know that we know that they know.

Our B-52's don't even have to go near their airspace to do this. Just launch the cruise missiles. Even though Carter reduced their range in SALT II, they can still reach out and do the job.

I'm not for escalating the war, but if we let things like this go unchecked, we'll be telling the muslim world that it is OK to get involved. We need to send the message that getting involved is deadly serious and unless you are willing to lose the things you value, you better sit it out.

Since the muslims are for escalating it, I can only assume that it is a matter of time, anyway.

Yes, I'm pissed. We lost good men yesterday and the country behind it needs to pay.

I'm also angry that those brave young men will not get the respect from corners of this country that they deserve. They have stepped into the breach and have brought the fight from our airliners to the bowels, but not the heart or brain, of the muslim world. Were they not there, I'm sure there would have been muslim acts of mayhem here in the time since 9-11.

My Public Secret

No one I know personally, knows I have a blog.

If they search on the ajw308, I'm sure they'd find it. In fact, I'm not sure anyone has.

If they have, no one has mentioned it to me.

It's not like I hide it real well with the AJW, is it?

Perspective is Reality

In PREY, Micheal Crighton's main character ponders his distant wife:
I had read somewhere that this was a syndrome. The husband's out of work, his masculine appeal declines, his wife no longer respects him, and she wanders...
I had worked at a database consulting company for two years. Our marketing people constantly preached that "Perspective is Reality."

You could deliver a lousy product and if you could convince the customer it was going to meet all of his needs, easier than the one he currently used, he loved you. Not that we ever did that.

You could also do a perfect job. One so perfect that you think a detailed explanation is unnessary since it speaks for itself, so you don't really explain what you did to your customer. Then when you get back to the office to brag about how well it went, you are met with scowls from your 3 employers because they just spent the last 90 minutes (the customer was over two hours away) on the phone with an unhappy customer.

Reality aside, people only know what they see and can comprehend (yes, I know that there is a sermon in this point alone). That is why we are told that the battle is not physical, but against principalities and spiritual powers.

Getting back to the physical side, women are influenced by what they see and not only does the guideline that Micheal Crighton mention have merit, I think the opposite is true.

If a man has is successful, women want him. Is this why men have such a strong identity with what they do for work? Which came first, the identity or the job?

Antectdotally, I have supporting evidence for this point. I have been working evenings doing work on the side. For three years sidejobs have been scarce. Recently the phone has been ringing with a new customer each week. One perspective job would be at least a year and would triple or quadruple my salary. Of course I'd be paying my own employment taxes and all my health insurance, but she doesn't see that. She just sees me being successful.

We are in our early 40's and have been married for over 10 years. Up till recently the, ah, err, the intimite moments have been routine. 2-3 (3-4?) times a week with an increase in demand shortly before the plug goes in. Now I'm so hot she can't get enough of me, except that I haven't changed, just her perception of me.

Author/Book Review

I've just finished PREY by Micheal Crichton, the author of Jurassic Park. Michael is a very smart MD. I've read everything that he's written, including "A Case of Need" where he goes to great lengths to explain abortion as being OK for society by highlighting a fictional and anectdotal story of a girl who 'needs' an abortion. Whoever thought of marketing propaganda for a culture in the form of a fictional novel. Hitler was more honest with Mein Kampf.This book, in my book, has classified the author as a tool of society who is good at entertinaing the masses at the Circus. A tool I can still enjoy.

PREY passed the time, what little of it I have now. Half way through it I smelled a churned product to meet a contractural obligation with a publisher. It was mixed with same ingredients that concocted Jurassic Park and cast in the same mold.

After little character development, the main character was soon trapped at an isolated facility where a newly created entity was meanacing them. Rewind, repeat, yawn. Dinosuars have a certain thrill/cool factor that intelligent nanoparticles lack. Yawn, again.

Jurassic Park had a section where the science of cloning dinosaurs was explained in great detail. I found it the most intriguing part of the book. This book skimmed over the nanotechnology.

Micheal did do his research. Dozens of white papers on nanotechnology, nanomanufacturing, swarm intelligence, and aritificial intelligence are referenced at the end of this novel. I'm sure the potential exists to create a swarm similar to the one in the book and for that I give the author one small kudo for repeating the warnings of others in the form of a novel.

If you want to read something, go find something else or at least read the papers referenced in the book.

I was surprised how hard I came down on Micheal. Ah, serves him right for writing a book with no (maybe one) surprises.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Moon Rocks

I've seen this before, but have never zoomed all the way in till just now.

Give it a try.

International WTF?

I just found a foreign coin in my pocket. As international as it is, all sorts of strange coins turn up in Anchorage, Russian, Canadian, Korean, NY Subway Tokens (and I don't know which is a more foreign country, Canada or New York).

I was surprised when I turned this coin over to find out it was a Jefferson Nickle. Then I flipped it back and looked at the new back. Monticello is gone. It has been replaced with two hands shaking, emblems on the cuffs suggest nationality.

At first I thought one hand was American and the other Mexican with the Mexican eagle on the cuff. All sorts of CAFTA/NAFTA related thoughts went through my mind. Then I saw the text "Louisiana Purchase" on it. It's the American eagle on the cuff of one hand and the other must be French. OK, so why are we recognizing this now? Aren't any and all things French gauche?

It could be worst if it was recognizing some sort of friendly agreement between US and the fermenting colostomy bag that hangs below our nation's nether regions, but this is just the lesser of two evils. The portrait of Monticello was better than either.

Lastly, the two hands shaking have their index fingers straight. What's up with this? Who keeps their index fingers straight when shaking hands? I sure don't. I give and expect a firm handshake. Is this the secret Freemason handshake?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Then why do you dress like that?

When women dress like this, they are asking to be looked at.