Friday, November 23, 2007

Big Brother Has Become George Orwell’s Neighbor

The Big Brother nightmare of George Orwell's 1984 has become a reality - in the shadow of the author's former London home.

It was believed thought that a 1984 situation couldn't happen in real life because it would simply cost too much. Now computer technology is cheap and techniques for using computers to control and more importantly process CCTV images are readily available to anyone who controls the system.

It may have taken a little longer than he predicted, but Orwell's vision of a society where cameras and computers spy on every person's movements is now here.

In America, this practice is becoming widespread. Perhaps they could become known as FreedeomCams.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Numerical List of Chat & Text Messaging Shorthand

SMS language (also known as chatspeak, txt, txtspk, texting language or txt talk) is the English language slang used in mobile phone SMS.

Here is a list of just the number based codes.

.02 your (or my) two cents worth

1174 nude club

121 one to one

143 I love you

14AA41 One for All and All for One

182 I hate you

1ce once

20 location

2BCTND to be continued

2BZ4UQT Too Busy For You Cutey

2D4 to die for

2G2B4G Too Good To Be Forgotten

2G2BT Too Good To Be True

2g4u too good for you

2Ht2Hndl too hot to handle

2moro Tomorrow

2nite Tonight

2U2 To You Too

3sum threesome

404 I haven't a clue

411 info

420 marijuana

459 I love you

4COL For Crying Out Loud

4EAE For Ever And Ever

4NR Foreigner

4Q is a friendly way to say: F*** You

4yeo for your eyes only

5FS 5 Finger Salute

8 oral sex

86 out of, over, to get rid of, or kicked out

911 emergency - call me

9 parent is watching

99 parent is no longer watching

If you are just plain lazy and don’t want to learn these shorthand codes you can have transl8it convert your text into lingo or vice versa.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Watermelon Carvings

The Asian art of watermelon carving.

These pictures has been part of an email that has traversed the globe many times.

Originally these carvings were thought to be Chinese, but now it seems they may be Japanese.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Man Saved From Chimney

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Firefighters had to tear though a wall to rescue a man who became stuck while trying to climb through a chimney into a home.

Alejandro Valencio said he was drunk when he climbed down the chimney about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to see a woman who lived in the home.

''Everyone do stupid things sometimes when they're drunk,'' he said.

The woman, Connie Deweese, said she had known Valencio for about seven or eight months but told him to stay away. She said she locked the door to her home, but ''somehow he got to the roof.''

''I've dated a lot of psychos in my life, but nobody like that,''Deweese said.

Firefighters requested assistance from police officers after they
arrived because they said Deweese was blocking the fireplace. She
received misdemeanor citations for charges of disorderly conduct and
interfering with a firefighter.

''I told them to leave him in the chimney and let him die,'' she said.

Valencio was taken to a hospital after he was removed. He later returned to the home, where a crew from television station WEHT captured Deweese hitting him with a garbage can and pelting him with bottles.

''Get off my porch, and don't you ever come back here,'' she yelled.

Valencio said he would help pay for the damages incurred from his rescue.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween Scare From Potty Police

THREE young children got a Halloween scare to remember after potty police tried to shut down their pumpkin stall because they did not have a TRADERS LICENCE.

Justin Sanford, 35, and his sons Robin, 7, Jack, 4, and Benjamin, 3, set up their stand last week on a rural road near their home in South Wiltshire to raise money to buy costumes to go trick or treating.

But they were shocked when two Police Community Support Officers pulled over and threatened them with a fine if they didn't shut up shop.

"But I couldn't believe it when I was told my kids were breaking the law by selling pumpkins without a licence."

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Australian Laments Ear Wax Eating Video

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's opposition leader lamented his past behavior on Wednesday, as images of him picking his ear wax in Parliament reached a growing audience via the Internet.

The embarrassing footage was captured by Parliament's official television camera at least six years ago as Kevin Rudd, then a junior Labor Party lawmaker, sat in the House Representatives listening to a colleague question a government minister.

Rudd, who is likely to become Australia's prime minister next month, is seen in the background absent-mindedly probing his left ear before apparently placing the same finger in his mouth.

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