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Fear Her.. I think that's one I'll always have a soft spot for. (Some perspective of what life's like for those caught would've been worthwhile, though. And that 17" PowerBook's in pretty good condition for a seven year old system =:) And then back into No Holds Barred mode for loads of stompy goodness next week? Oh, I'm there. ^_^ And this was episode 11 already? Still, at least it sounds like the season finale won't be spread across the end of this and the start of the next, as I'd feared.

Old school gamers might recognise some familiar influences in Darwinia.. demos available for OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Having trouble keeping your processor cool? Try a miniature jet engine. And speaking of which, Intel's apparently sampling their forthcoming quad core CPU.

If you miss BeOS, you might like to try Haiku, an open source project replicating BeOS R5. Here's a thread on how to go about that using Parallels under OS X.

I think I forgot to mention this furry music video mycroftb found: Stony Skunk. A cool track, and perhaps the only piece of Korean reggae I have in my collection.

Could be fun: the Pet Shop Boys are playing in the City on Nov 7, so say KGAY. And as they note, the video for their "I'm With Stupid" is pretty good, albeit squished into a 4:3 frame.

AfterhoursDJ.org is currently rocking my socks. And their stream is 192kbps.

If you like skiing, and you're in A/NZ, where do you go? (Come to that, I wonder what kind of skiing Peru has to offer, if any)

I've got a new public GPG key up on the public servers, and here. Yay strong encryption! (If you haven't got GPG installed, check it out. There are plugins for most popular mail clients, such as GPGMail for OS X's Mail, and enigmail for Thunderbird. Once you're set up, keeping the message between yourself and the recipient is as easy as normal)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Central plateu in the north island, southern alps in the south
Ah, cool! Are you a skier, or just aware of such? (Sadly, I've not been on the slopes in years. :-P Last time was as part of the tbyte interview, in 1994, over on Mount Ashland. Medford's nothing to shout about, but Ashland's a surprisingly cool place. And the water has to be tried =:)
Nope!
To what is your first paragraph directed, o' bathing bunny?
The latest episode of Doctor Who, this time featuring a character who can pluck humans from their normal reality into its own, literally drawing them in. The reason? Loneliness. It's of a kind which spends millennia traversing space, with billions of siblings, creating their own realities to play in - and suddenly, it's lost, and alone. It's a justification I can accept much more easily than the usual "evil because they are" that underlies a lot of pop sci-fi. (Just why are so many races seemingly bent on galactic conquest anyway?)
Mmm... no more taxes?

Is there a bunny-morph reality? :)
Oh, I'm fine with taxes, especially when they pay for any healthcare one might need, whatever one's means, and keep libraries running even in modest size villages. ^_^

Mmmm, a lapine reality. The Matrix with an all-bunny cast - surely the pinnacle of cinema. ^_^ Wonder how difficult it'd be to composite the appropriate faces and tails in, matching all the angles correctly..
I suppose the simple reason why these sci-fi evil-doers wish to rule the galaxy is simple greed/lust for power. One might as well ask why Hitler wanted to rule the world.

And yes, good episode. DH and I found the initial parking of the TARDIS quite amusing. But Rose quite blatantly jinxed herself with that line at the end "We'll always be together." I think it might have been the Mary Whitehouse Experience that pointed out the game of "Spot the Dead Bloke"

"When I come back from the war, darling, we'll buy a house in Surbiton, have three wonderful children and live out our lives in glorious splendour."
He's dead.

"Don't cry, honey. I'll be back soon, I promise."
She's dead.

"I'm going outside. I may be some time."
Definitely a goner.
True.. power is its own reward to some, as we occasionally see in politics and commerce. Reminds me of Bugsy's enquiry in Fierce Creatures as Rollo's explaining Rod McCain's dictat that the Octopus Group need expand by (something like) 20% each year. Ah, IMDb to the rescue:

Rollo Lee: Starting with his father's radio stations in New Zealand, he has built up a global empire currently worth more than six billion dollars... and growing.
Adrian "Bugsy" Malone: How much does he want in the end?
Sydney Lotterby: Yeah.
Rollo Lee: What?
Adrian "Bugsy" Malone: How much bigger does he want to get?
Rollo Lee: Well, there aren't any limits. He wants growth.
Adrian "Bugsy" Malone: Presumably he's aware of Dr. E.F. Schumacher's concept of limited resources, or as Jean-Paul Sartre puts it...
Rollo Lee: [interrupting] Any *sensible* questions?

One of the most blatant examples of "dead man walking" has to be in the opening to In the Line of Fire, otherwise quite a decent flick by Hollywood standards, falling into the first category as soon as he mentions (a) how he's retiring from the Secret Service in just a few days, (b) his loving wife and child. Come on, you don't guarantee your own doom any more certainly than if you fall in love with James Bond.

(Imagine a gay entanglement with 007. Oh, the howls of outrage! *giggle* Or, as Ian McKellen lamented, it would've been so wonderful to have Magneto and Professor X get snuggly. ^_^ Ahhh.. neither are spring chickens any longer, but they're both still hawt regardless. Seen Gods and Monsters?)
I would be amused to see some story where the "bad guys" do actually manage to outwit some hero and take over the world only to go "What now?". You know, they'd put so much into the taking over the world and they'd always kind of expected the hero to stop them that, when they succeed, they're at a loss as to what to do with their newly-acquired power.

No, I've not seen Gods and Monsters. I suppose you have to ask who'd be top and who'd be bottom. Would Xavier's disability (is it that? I don't know a lot about X-Men, but I know he's wheelchair-bound) force him into being the bottom?

And I don't think you'll ever see 007 in any kind of gay fling. He's the epitome of straightness, really. I suspect 007/Q romps stay strictly confined to the Slash fora.
I added you to my flist, if that's ok? Followed the link back from one of my friend's lj post that you commented on. ^^
Hmm. Wonder when AMD will get a quad core? Because quad-quad Opterons sounds like it'd be even more fun than the quad-dual Opteron setup I currently think would be cool to have... :D