O N03$, h4x0r$!!

("1-Bammer-12, 1-Bammer-12, proceed to BFE to investigate a report of a Signal 404.  Possible mental instability on scene.")

I've had a lot of distractions of late, most notably being Pluto on Twitter, so haven't paid Brian Young much attention.  This has apparently caused him to have some sort of episode, as Brian now claims that nefarious evildoers are trying to hack his site to silence him, and he has his local Alabama PD on the case!


The Ninth Planet

With the NASA probe New Horizons just around the bend from the ninth planet, I thought it a good time to once again tell Mike whatzisname, who arranged for a vote against Pluto even more sleazy than the cheat passage of ObamaCare, to publicly suck it.

Quoting myself from this Flare thread:


QotD 2015-0707: Synthelard

While searching for something else, I found an ASVS post of mine from May 2000.  Someone was talking about easy living in the Federation, and someone else suggested avoiding the result.  Then I chime in:
>> That or hook a replicator up to a big solar panel and eat ice cream and
>> chocolate all day.
>Just make sure to run the exercise programs, or you'd be a blimp 
Nah, he wouldn't have to exercise.  If they have Synthehol
instead of alcohol, they could probably have Synthelard.
Ironically, Olestra already existed at this point, which very nearly qualifies!  Sadly, my alternate name for it never took off.  ;-)

More importantly, where is my synthehol, anyway?   They were working on it.  It should go over a lot better than Olestra did with its side effects... after all, it isn't like drinking doesn't already have plenty of side effects, some identical.   The diarrhea is referred to as "whiskey s**ts", and abdominal cramping is matched by months of abdominal pain due to unplanned offspring.

Heck, Olestra was tame ... no table dancing, puking, hangovers, or gnawed-off arms ever resulted from a bag of Olean chips.


QotD 2015-0702: Pernicious Falsehood

From the "brother, ain't that the truth!" files:

"Unfortunately, it is not always possible to produce a rationally persuasive argument for a true conclusion. The problem is that the rationally persuasive and deductively valid argument, by its nature, is not uniformly effective against all types of pernicious falsehood."

 - Richard Goode