Archive for February 2008

Gravity Has Grain!

February 29, 2008

Damn right they’ll have to rework their theories of gravity. I can see it right away.

NASA Baffled by Unexplained Force Acting on Space Probes

“I am feeling both humble and perplexed by this,” said Anderson, who is now working as a retiree. “There is something very strange going on with spacecraft motions. We have no convincing explanation for either the Pioneer anomaly or the flyby anomaly.”

In the one probe the researchers did not confirm a noticeable anomaly with, MESSENGER, the spacecraft approached the Earth at about latitude 31 degrees north and receded from the Earth at about latitude 32 degrees south. “This near-perfect symmetry about the equator seemed to result in a very small velocity change, in contrast to the five other flybys,” Anderson explained — so small no anomaly could be confirmed.

The five other flybys involved flights whose incoming and outgoing trajectories were asymmetrical with each other in terms of their orientation with Earth’s equator.

Watch. When they do the math for this, they’ll find that gravity waves have a specific orientation which is accounting for these effects. They will call it “gravity grain.”

Now This Is One Handheld I Want!

February 29, 2008

Judie Lipsett of Gear Diary is publicizing a YouTube video you’ve absolutely got to see.

Beware of Dog Walkers

Don’t be an eejit and let that post title dissuade you.

Trust me, your jaw will drop.

Stage6 Says Use Veoh!

February 29, 2008

Update: Stage6 shut down on March 1, 2008.

I just tested my Stage6 links and they still work.

Then I went to its home page and found it changed. The shutdown date is still yesterday. But now they’ve added this recommendation:


See? That’s just what I said earlier today!

Now go register at Veoh. You’ll be happy there.

The Food From Hell Is Not Available

February 29, 2008

They actually responded to my email. A while ago. (Memory problems, OK?)

February 18, 2008

E-Mail Address:

Dear Mr. Cane:

Thank you for taking the time to contact Consumer Insights regarding Armour Star Pork Brains. It gives us great pride to have the opportunity to interact with the individuals who use our products.

I regret having to disappoint you, but we are no longer manufacturing this product. It has been discontinued and the vast majority of our inventory has been depleted.

I do hope that you will be able to find an alternate item within our product line that meets your needs.


[name redacted]
Consumer Insights Representative

It is, of course, a form letter that has practically no relation to the text of the email I sent.

Here’s the alleged food in question.

FreakAngels Issue Three

February 29, 2008

Starts here.


Warren Ellis has suffered a catastrophic hard drive crash (with, of course, the requisite failure of backups!), so he can’t even tout this.

Go read. He’ll feel your good vibe.

Wikileaks Update

February 29, 2008

Judge: Wikileaks gets its domain name back

Note the photo caption:

Public Citizen attorney Paul Levy, who had asked to intervene in the case on behalf of Wikileaks, speaks to reporters outside the federal courthouse in San Francisco after the judge hands down his ruling.

The founder of Public Citizen is Ralph Nader.

You wouldn’t know that from the frikkin website. But at least they tell the truth in the separate PDF!


As of app 5:45PM EST, the Wikileaks domain does not answer.

This is a follow-up to Wikileaks Shut Down!

Statin Drugs: No Blood

February 29, 2008


Saw my primary care doc today. Gave her copies of all the statin-related stuff: WSJ article and my blog posts. Dropped off another set with a second doc. I still have to schedule my cardiologist.

I was hoping to get copies of all my blood work and post the cholesterol scores here. But Medical Records has changed its policy and that info will now be mailed to me. Previously, I could get what I needed on the spot.


It might have been my ranting about the statin effects, but my blood pressure was the highest it’s ever been for me. Not that even that is considered “high” blood pressure. My blood pressure is so low they won’t give me a scrip for a certain cardiac med because they fear I’ll pass out while walking and crack open my skull. As it is, they wonder how I get around without doing that.


I use mirrors.

Previously here:

Statin Drugs: Does V.P. Dick Cheney Take One?
Statin Drugs: Jarvik Ads Withdrawn
Statin Drugs: More Better!
Statin Drugs: Pain For Nothing
Statin Drugs: Survey
Simvastatin Made Me Insane
Simvastatin: This Happened To Me Too!
Simvastatin Vs. My Mind
Stopping My Statin
Give Me Back My Mind!