Archive for August, 2008

Music to Revolt to: an RNC Playlist

This will probably be my last “real” post before the RNC is over with; work is starting to get a little too hectic, and since I work at a computer, the last thing I’m really inclined to do is spend more time posting stuff to “the tubes”. Sorry; it’s your entertainment and edification, or my sanity…

For something to keep you occupied, however, here are YouTube links to my “RNC Playlist”. Ten for the activists:
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Published in: Geekiness, General, History | on August 27th, 2008 | No Comments »

Sheriff Bob’s Secret Gaol (and more!)

A week ago, the Minnesota chapter of the ACLU said they were unaware of any temporary detention facilities being prepared for the RNC. Well, there is one – and it helps explain why Ramsey County’s Sheriff Bob (Fletcher) is getting tens of thousands for his jail. But before we get to that…
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General, Security | on August 25th, 2008 | No Comments »

Friday Document Dump

Look! Random stuff that has (almost) nothing to do with the Republican National Convention!

I’d like to point out here – this being as good as any a place to do so – that Entropic Memes will probably be on hiatus from roughly 27 August to 8 September, thanks to the above-mentioned NSSE. I’ll try to post pictures or anything else interesting during that time, but no guarantees. Not that folks who read this site are given to worry, or anything – but if I’m quiet for a few days during a local period of violence and instability, well… it’s at least a little bit by design.

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Published in: Geekiness, General, Security, Urban Exploration | on August 22nd, 2008 | No Comments »

Kwik Hits

Look! Stuff that has nothing to do with self-professed anarchists! 🙂

American pilot – who happens to be a convert to Islam – sues government for placing him on a watch list; government responds that “religious and political affiliation does not impact” ones’ inclusion on such a list. Don’t you feel better now?

Somali pirates seize the fourth commercial vessel in as many months. Apparently, not only are the ships and crews held for ransom, but the negotiations take forever. Glad to see those counter-piracy patrols are working…

Even the Canadians have secret search warrants that allow them to secretly seize property and “forfeit it to the government”. Yay for another great American export, eh?

Microsoft clues in to Internet Explorer security issues – too little, far, far too late.

Get ’em while you can – Chicago 2016 Olympic t-shirts are already available. 🙂

An Australian company has issued a recall for loaves of its garlic bread, which inexplicably turn blue when heated. Their best guess, apparently, is that there’s something wrong with the garlic. I mean, it’s that or the bread, I guess…

Somewhat old news, but still hilarious: Tough-talking maverick John McCain takes shots at – wait for it – Dungeons & Dragons players. Well, with snap pop-culture references like that, maybe Gimpy McGuffin really is hip and with it, yo.

Published in: Geekiness, General | on August 21st, 2008 | No Comments »

News Flash: Lying Liars Accuse Others of Lies

A post just up on the generally more reasonable Minnesota Independent website covers the “lies” and distortions the so-called “corporate media” are supposedly spreading about the anarchists here in the Twin Cities to try and disrupt the RNC. The only problem is, author Andy Birkey made the mistake of taking the anarchists at their word when they accused the media of lying, and didn’t do any fact-checking of his own.

Sorry, Andy; you was used.
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', Geekiness, General, Security | on August 20th, 2008 | No Comments »