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Monday, January 29, 2007


In the beginning God covered the earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, with green, yellow and red vegetables of all kinds so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.
Then using God's bountiful gifts, Satan created Dairy Ice Cream and Magnums.
And Satan said, "You want hot fudge with that?"
And Man said, "Yes!"
And Woman said, "I'll have one too with chocolate chips".
And lo, they gained 10 pounds.
And God created the healthy yoghurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair.
And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat and sugar from the cane and combined them.
And Woman went from size 12 to size 14.
So God said, "Try my fresh green salad".
And Satan presented Blue Cheese dressing and garlic croutons on the side.
And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.
God then said, "I have sent you healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them".
And Satan brought forth deep fried coconut king prawns, butter-dipped lobster chunks and chicken fried steak, so big it needed its own platter.
And Man's cholesterol went through the roof.
Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with potassium and good nutrition.
Then Satan peeled off the healthy skin and sliced the starchy centre into chips and deep fried them in animal fats adding copious quantities of salt.
And Man put on more pounds.
God then brought forth running shoes so that his Children might lose those extra pounds.
And Satan came forth with a cable T.V. with remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels.
And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering light and started wearing stretch jogging suits.
Then God gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite.
And Satan created McDonalds and the 99p double cheeseburger.
Then Satan said, "You want fries with that?" and Man replied, "Yes, And super size 'em".
And Satan said, "It is good." And Man and Woman went into cardiac arrest.
God sighed. And created quadruple by-pass surgery. And then Satan chuckled, and created the National Health Service.

After an exhaustive review of the research literature, here's the final word on nutrition and health:

  1. Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
  2. Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
  3. Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
  4. Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.
  5. Germans drink beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.


Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Classical Guitar Music - #1

"The Shadow of Your Smile" by Johnny Mandel
Arrangement by Baden Powell
Love theme from "The Sandpiper" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (fwiw)
Taylor NS54-CE, hybrid classical

Peo Kindgren plays "Jeux interdits" also known as "Romance" or "Romance d'Amour".

Peo Kindgren plays: Beatles' Here Comes The Sun in his arrangement for classical guitar. I use a Capo in VII to get "the right sound"

Li Jie plays Sunburst by Andrew York. Look at her go!

Peo Kindgren plays his arrangement of Beatles love song "And I love Her"

This is an arrangement I made today and thought you would like to hear it. I hope you like it...Peo

Monday, January 22, 2007

How to Pick a Genuinely Secure Password

Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:24AM EST
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When it comes to security, Bruce Schneier is a God among us mere mortals. He has written some of the most influential books on computer security and cryptography ever printed, and his blog is essential reading for anyone on the Internet.
So when Bruce says here's how to create a secure password (and how he creates his own passwords), I listen. His post on the topic is extensive, so I'll try to boil it down to the essentials. If you have the time, I encourage you to read the whole thing, though.
First question: How are passwords cracked, anyway? Primarily through brute force "dictionary" attacks, where software tries to guess a password by running through a series of common phrases or words in various combinations. Sure, we know that "password" and "qwerty" are easy to crack, but password crackers have gotten much more sophisticated these days. Now, they check hundreds of these common "root" passwords (here's a list)... in combination with various "appendages," including all two- and three-digit combinations, single symbols (like ! and ?), dates from 1900 on, and a few others. The crackers also sub in common characters like "3" for "E" and other typical hacker-speak substitutions.
What's that mean? Basically, if you thought the safe-looking pigl3t9! was a secure password, you're sadly mistaken. Any modern password cracker will suss it out in a matter of minutes.
Before you begin to despair, Schneier offers simple rules on how to create a password that cannot be easily cracked by such methods. (Mind you, given enough time, any password can be cracked, though. But this will make it much harder.)
The trick is to use a "root" that is not in that list that I linked above, and to put your "appendage" (or two of them) in an unusual place: Either in the middle of the root or at both the beginning and the end.
Schneier's example is to use a word that you can pronounce but which is spelled "wrong": armwar or pitchsure or baysball are all examples. Then attach your appendage(s): arm9!9war or 1066pitchsure6601 or bay1776sball. It shouldn't take much effort to commit any of these to memory.
See also:How Pathetic Is Your Password?Frequent Password Change Policy: A Bad Idea10 Myths About Windows Passwords**

Friday, January 12, 2007

Russell Peters interview on CBC's The National part 1

Added June 04, 2006
From firehawk12
An interview/bio on Russell Peters that aired on CBC's The National the week of May 30th, 2006. This is part 1.

Part 2

Part 3

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

*Exclusive* Brett Lee and Asha You are the one for me

Some comments from viewers :

zorran (2 hours ago)
eww gross the song sounds like a kangaroo vomiting butter chicken ew ew eww. brett lee you must stick to waltzing matildas less than twice his age at least and asha jee should stick to being a good respectable octogenarian (sorry auntie jee you asked for it). if you had to squeeze the goodness out of it (and you'd be squeezing for weeks) it would be the crass humour in the video and the bad hindi that still makes some people laugh and the "cross culture" thing - well at least they tried.

bdlalon (10 hours ago)
This is shit. And Yellow shit.
Why does he have to be fooling around in Bollywood instead of practising bowling? Money or that chick (or Asha ji)?? Good on ya' mate.
Australian team just gave farewell to 3 of their good legend players in the Ashes and now one of the new and rising one is goin to astray. What's next?

dono201 (12 hours ago)
Brett Lee needs a good upper cut for that effort, whats the kid smoking?

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Wesley Autrey - New York's subway HERO

Added January 05, 2007From CBS
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Wesley describes his heroic actions that Wesley describes his heroic actions that helped save a man underneath a New York subway car.

NY Subway Hero

Added January 05, 2007From mh3w
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Wesley Autry saves a man in a new york s Wesley Autry saves a man in a new york subway.