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An odd article from the London Times, reporting that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terrorist group, Tawhid wal Jihad, is using software from a small British internet firm to broadcast images of captured hostages and beheadings.  
The point seems to be that it's a sad world that we live in where terrorists can surf the Internet and post images without fear of being easily traced.  
John Davidson, a hostage negotiation expert with Rubicon, an international security firm, said the internet was now the terrorists’ tool of choice.  
“Only a short time ago the Taliban would have nothing to do with video or the internet. Now every group of fanatics is using it,” he said.
First Spam via Linkfilter!
I have a Yahoo email account that I only use for my Linkfilter activity; it was actived almost a month ago. The only place I've used this email address is here on LF or in private email with other LF folks. On September 24th, I received my first spam on this email account:  
Sender: Infirmity F. Gaea  
Subject: What is this? .. (bridegroom, there might be some reason why God might well )  
As is usual nowadays, the Sender and Subject lines are more interesting than the content ( online gambling *yawn* ).  
No longer a virgin ...
Yourfriend goes poof. (is Banned)
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)  
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)  
There's a party goin' on right here  
A celebration to last throughout the years  
So bring your good times, and your laughter too  
We gonna celebrate your party with you  
Come on now  
Let's all celebrate and have a good time  
We gonna celebrate and have a good time  
It's time to come together  
It's up to you, what's your pleasure  
Everyone around the world  
Come on!  
Yahoo! It's a celebration  
Celebrate good times, come on!  
It's a celebration  
Celebrate good times, come on!  
Let's celebrate  
We're gonna have a good time tonight  
Let's celebrate, it's all right  
We're gonna have a good time tonight  
Let's celebrate, it's all right  
We're gonna have a good time tonight (Ce-le-bra-tion)  
Let's celebrate, it's all right  
We're gonna have a good time tonight (Ce-le-bra-tion)  
Let's celebrate, it's all right  
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)  
Celebrate good times, come on!  
It's a celebration!  
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)
yourfriend is gone???  
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potatono> oh, you're so fired.  
17:37:16> dddd  
17:37:16> ddddd  
17:37:17> ddd  
17:37:24> COME ON! BAN ME!  
* * * ultrafastx sits back with snacks to watch potatono lay the smack down  
17:37:27> fdfdfdfd  
17:37:28> fd  
17:37:51> Well?  
darkstar> excellent.  
Hugh2d2> I love the smell of a banning in the morning... smells like victory.  
* * * darkstar sits next to ultra, grabs a handful of popcorn.  
bbbach> smells like bacon to me  
!! funkyphd is around.  
ultrafastx> mmmm...bacon  
darkstar> mmmm...bacony smackdown  
darkstar> heh!  
deathburger> The silence is deafening... Is it gone?  
beaglebot> mmm..bacon  
* * * deathburger cheers for potatono!  
17:39:38> Justin Day.............calm down buddy  
potatono> fucking damnit  
darkstar> give it time  
!! blackvelvetjesus just posted Internet troll.  
!! abelinkon is around.  
deathburger> Give us it's IP... we'll make sure it suffers.  
!! holotone is around.  
potatono> he's blocked  
* * * ultrafastx sips his drink and applauds potatono  
darkstar> Sincerely, p-no, thank you.  
manGina> if only you would do something about yourfriend and chicanadelia...  
* * * deathburger raises a toast to potatono.  
deathburger> mG, that probably WAS them.  
potatono> that was yourfriend and chicanadelia  
darkstar> exactly  
manGina> HUZZAH!  
!! Anon54 is around.  
17:42:43> my cat's breath smells like fleeble  
* * * darkstar pats p-no on the back and offers to buy him a beer  
manGina> so no more yourfriend?  
darkstar> fleeple  
darkstar> s/b/p  
17:43:15> fleeble ya bastards!  
deathburger> Ding Ding the Dumbass is Dead!  
!! funkyphd just posted ABC Has Already Seen Tonight's Debate.  
17:43:41> i'm a fuzzy troll  
deathburger> ding dong even  
darkstar> it's fd!  
ultrafastx> LOL  
Anon54> is an admin on?  
17:44:39> yah, eet's Me!  
Anon54> looks like yourfriend has a second account and is using it to spam him xp  
Anon54> time to ban him.  
17:45:00> I'm getting ready to home home and start the Fuzzy After Dark room.  
* * * funkyphd remembers when someone accused him of being the secret troll, not so long ago  
* * * badbunny leaves a pile of brown pellets on yourfriends doorway  
17:45:30> But I'll want a recap of this afternoon's drama. it looks like i missed a barn-burner.  
beaglebot> anon, if you scroll up you will see just that happening  
Anon54> you gothim?  
* * * Anon54 cheers  
deathburger> No, FD, just lots and lots of keyboard-slamming spam into the chatter, followed by a p-no smackdown.  
17:46:03> fuzzy heads home  
darkstar> well, someone ought to grab this wwhole episode, including the earlier chatter text, and archive's destined to be a classic.  
Anon54> Good lord.  
Anon54> he challanged you to ban him?  
Anon54> im hoping you did.  
* * * ultrafastx cries out, "Huzzah! Her sides are made of iron!"  
Don't believe that the media knows how they're going to report a story before it even happens?  
ABC slipped up this afternoon, and posted an AP story describing tonight's debate as if it had already taken place.  
Reporter and "Crossing Over" host John Edward was not available for comment, and his Ouija board refused to answer any further questions about tonight's debate.  
By the way, in case you're wondering, ABC has long since taken down the story, but you'll find three completely legitimate screen captures here.  
Sorry for the problem - the link has been repaired. ::mutters about blog links::
On the Internet, troll is a slang term used to describe:  
1. A post (on a newsgroup, or other forum) that is solely intended to incite controversy or conflict or cause annoyance or offense. (Many posts may inadvertently cause strife as collateral damage, but they are not trolls.)  
2. A person who posts these.
Seemed like the time to post this.
Are you above calling someone names or acting hostile towards them because of their opinions?
What are you, a commie leftist?
What are you, a neo-con poopy head?
First of all, I'd like to congratulate you on the acquisition of a Casio Exilim S20 compact digital camera. No doubt it was an exciting find after your fine meal at Houston's on Park, where delicious spinach dip is the signature item.As you may have noticed, the Casio Exilim is a 2.0 Megapixel beauty with a 4X digital zoom. At under a half-inch thick, it's the perfect camera to put in your pocket and lose while dining out.No doubt, you're wondering why the memory card contains 17 close-ups of a cat's ass.
A vote is expected on Thursday or Friday of this week in the U.S. House on H.R.2028 - The Pledge Protection Act of 2004. Introduced by Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo, it says no federal court - including the Supreme Court - can hear any claim that the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.  
Suppose I told you Procter & Gamble created and ran an ad that showed two men (in fuzzy focus at top center of the ad) in bed after an apparent sexual encounter.  
Suppose I told you the ad showed clothing scattered across the floor like the two men were in a hurry to get undressed and get into the bed.  
Techno enthusiasts, who generally like to experiment with sounds and manufacture original noises, have reignited interest in the Moog (rhymes with rogue), which can synthesize any sound imaginable. A growing number of hip-hop musicians and producers have also fueled the phenomenon, trying to recapture the rich grooves of Stevie Wonder, Parliament-Funkadelic and other soul and funk masters. Some of today's critically lauded rock bands, like Wilco, are also part of this Moog revival.
Diamond Thieves Strike Paris!
Thieves have stolen two diamonds worth about 11.5m euros (£7.82m) from a trade fair at one of Paris' top museums. The gems were taken from a display case at an antique and jewellery dealers' show at the Louvre Museum complex.  
The thieves pounced when employees left the Chopard booth for about 15 minutes, police were quoted as saying.
Who will win?
Nintendo DS
Sony PSP
us versus them
Why are conservatives so easy to get defensive when you say something negative about their party? My office went to lunch today, and one of my conservative Republicans said something about the so-called 'debates' tonight, and I said something about how they're basically (this is just my point of view) scripted because Bush can't think for himself, and he needs to be told what to say. Now, I know that sounds rude and mean, but I didn't mean it that way. It's just the truth. He's president because he's been molded and told what to say. I don't think it's good or bad, it just is. Well, Ms.Conservative blows up at me and gives me these dirty looks. Mind you, she is leary around me anyway. This didn't help matters. Later I apologized for upsetting her, and told her that I was just stating what was going on, that it wasn't my opinion. See, I had left out my opinion on purpose.  
Some of the people I work with get irritated at me for not saying anything, and then when I do, they get pissed at me. I can't win. Guess I'll just go back to saying nothing.  
My real point here is the following: Why are we all getting our panties in a wad over this stupid-assed election? The cards will fall where they will. It's okay to have opinions, but to get pissed at someone for having a different opinion than yours is just dumb. It's good to have opinions. It's good to have convictions. But for the love of Pete, chill the fuck out. Sheesh.  
I think I'll just stay silent about politics for the next month. It's probly easier that way.
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