Archive for August, 2007

Are Your Babies Inside Your Parents?

August 22, 07

From The People’s Cube

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Two other cartoons regarding killing babies at You Reach Your Right Hand In, And Pull The Baby’s Brains Out and Back to the Future Stem Cells.

Super Mario 64 Speed Run

August 22, 07

In an overdue continuation of my old post on Super Mario Speed Runs (with Youtube links that still work), here is the awesomeness of an absolute PRO rushing through Mario in 3D!

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Click this link for the Youtube speed run of the groundbreaking Super Mario 64 (64 stands for the N64 game console that it was first made for, not that there are 63 earlier Mario games!) from here (note how the player manages to avoid talking to time-wasting Lakitu)…

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To here!

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Thanks to my brother, who sent me the link with the following (very apt) description:

Even better than the Super Mario one. This one has parts that will definitely make you go “?!?!!?!?!???!!!?”

Yes, the player definitely takes advantage of various glitches in the collision detection to pass through the polygons. It must have taken tons of experimentation to find all the necessary ones.

When you hear a ‘click’ sound like a camera shutter, he is changing the camera mode. Maybe that makes the glitches possible as the angle zooms in? You hear in often enough just before some freaky collision detection happens. 

The stuff he does may seem impossible. And trust me, as someone who’s played Mario 64 to the finish, IMPOSSIBLE IS PUTTING IT MIDLY!

Most especially at 6 minutes 35 seconds into the video, where he finishes the stage by grotesquely breaking the laws of nature! You don’t need to have ever played Mario 64 to have a clue that this is definitely NOT how the game is meant to be won!

The guy runs and leaps throughout the stages blindly, not slowing down or shifting the camera angle to see where Mario is heading. He obviously has the entire layout of every stage mapped out, allowing him to head directly for out-of-view platforms, just barely reaching them! No wasted movement at all! And to save time between paintings, he enters a completed stage and uses the quick-exit command.

After he gets each star, Mario comes out of the painting and text appears describing what mission was just completed. That gives you some clue as to how the game designers meant that particular star to be gotten – which of course the pro player bypassed completely. (The text when Mario jumps into the painting is irrelevant – you’re meant to finish the stated mission next, but the player ignores it.)

For example, ‘Blast Away The Wall’ at 1 minutes 59 seconds into the video ordinarily requires you to launch Mario from a cannon into the brick wall. The impact destroys the wall, allowing you to grab the star encased within. But with some camera angle changing, the player grabs the star by phasing through the wall!

And finally, in the game’s ending credits you can see just how many levels the player skipped by taking advantage of the infamous reverse-long-jump butt-slide to skip minimum star requirements for doors.

This is the definition of hardcore pro player. Now, if only there were some way to make money from such l33t single player gaming skills…

PS. Via Dueling Analogs, 16 minute speed run.

Many Peer Reviewed Scientific Studies Defy Global Warming ‘Consensus’

August 22, 07

A very poignant blog post at the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.

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As you may know, the global warming zom-believers constantly harp on the claim that the vast majority of ‘respectab’e, reputable scientists’ already agree that global warming is real, is human-caused and is going to have dire consequences for us all.

In a buzzword: Consensus.

If anyone disagrees with the conclusions of Al Gore, the IPCC and NASA’s James Hansen, why, they must be in error, non-scientific,  religiously motivated, sponsored by oil money… And most definitely a tiny little minority of kooks.

So this blog posting raises the pertinent issue: What about all of the peer-reviewed scientific studies that contradict the IPCC’s purported research and theoretical computer modeling? 

What about all the established, non-oil sponsored scientists who do not give their consensus on the issue?

What about all the data that outright refutes the claims of CO2 alarmists – data compiled through fully disclosed methodology, unlike the USHCN which still refuses to reveal how and why it arbitrarily adds 0.5 degrees to the mere 0.1 degrees recorded by its climate record stations?

The post has a very nice compilation of the various, scientifically sound, peer reviewed studies that each refute a portion of the great global warming myth-cum-bullying campaign. Links are provided to each quoted study at the bottom half.

Taken together, they demolish and strip naked the propaganda myth of ‘consensus’ that the GW hysterians use to bludgeon all individual opposition into submission.

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Excerpts from New Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies Chill Global Warming Fears:

Washington DC – An abundance of new peer-reviewed studies, analysis, and data error discoveries in the last several months has prompted scientists to declare that fear of catastrophic man-made global warming “bites the dust” and the scientific underpinnings for alarm may be “falling apart.” 

Recent scientific studies may make 2007 go down in history as the “tipping point” of man-made global warming fears. A progression of peer-reviewed studies have been published which serve to debunk the United Nations, former Vice President Al Gore, and the media engineered “consensus” on climate change.

[Headlines of some the links provided at the original post:]

August 2007, the UK Met Office was finally forced to concede the obvious: global warming has stopped.

Belgian weather institute’s (RMI) August 2007 study dismisses decisive role of CO2 in warming.

New peer-reviewed study finds global warming over last century linked to natural causes.

A July 2007 review of 539 abstracts in peer-reviewed scientific journals from 2004 through 2007 found that climate science continues to shift toward the views of global warming skeptics.

Several recent scientific studies have debunked a media hyped UK study alleging there has not been a solar-climate link in the past 20 years.

An August 2007 NASA temperature data error discovery has lead to 1934 — not the previously hyped 1998 — being declared the hottest in U.S. history since records began.

Numerous U.S. temperature collection data errors exposed by team of researchers led by Meteorologist Anthony Watts in 2007. [Samples in my post Ground Based Temperature Recording Stations - Stupid Locations for Measuring Global Warming]

A July 2007 analysis of peer-reviewed literature thoroughly debunks fears of Greenland and the Arctic melting and predictions of a frightening sea level rise.

Even the alarmist UN has cut sea level rise estimates dramatically since 2001 and has reduced man’s estimated impact on the climate by 25%.

A May 2007 Senate Environment & Public Works report detailed a sampling of scientists who were once believers in man-made global warming and who now are skeptical.

WordPress Blog Stats Graph in Months

August 22, 07

Just FIY, you can now display your Hits graph in Days, Weeks or Months. Months let me see my hits since the start of my blogging.

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See also Top Posts Since I Started Blogging (And How to View It In WordPress) for how to view the total hits for all your individual posts since you started blogging.

Ratatouille Movie Review (No Spoilers)

August 21, 07

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We just watched Ratatouille last night. It was great enjoyment, reminiscent of the great ages of Disney cartoons past (especially the little rats running around and working together to do things us big humans take for granted).

And yes, the star rat Rémy is cute! Little roedent paws.

I especially enjoyed the perspective, with the camera following the rat’s-eye-view around without making me dizzy. I remembered fondly the food, kitchen and waiting tables of Bagan. I really loved the music, IMHO the best in a Disney film for ages – orchestral, jazz, European, fusion, and absolutely NO R&B or hip hop!

And I was most touched by the scene of a diner taking a bite of food… And being transported back to when he was a child, upset over something unhappy… And momma fed him a delicious dinner. So touching!

It reminded me of my own mom, who cooks lovely and special meals for us. This review is for you, Mummy! I love you!

Heredity Chart: Evolutionary Dead-End of Pure Homosexual Preference

August 20, 07

A standard argument now often lifted up by lesbian, gay and transexual (LGT) groups is that recent scientific discoveries have proved that homosexual preference is all genetically determined – it is inborn, not a choice, therefore LGTs cannot and should not be blamed/responsible/held accountable for their sexual choices, any more than heterosexuals. And though it is genetic, it is not a sickness, disease or disorder.

But recall that the standard sexual reproductive strategy in all life forms requires a coupling between individuals of the opposite gender, not the similar gender. So how does pure homosexual preference (that rejects all heterosexual couplings) work out in the evolutionary scheme of nature?

Illustrated below:

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ALL Recent Johor Rape Cases Involved Chinese Women?

August 20, 07

Uh oh. If this is true, does it give a factual basis to the perception among various commenters on the Net, that Chinese are disproportionately the targets and victims of crime?

Is it really ‘all’ the cases? Or only the more sensationally reported ones?

For some of the feelings of various Netizens, browse the following list:

Johor Criminals Chase and Ram Car, Rape Girl (And Another Gang Rape on Next Day) (comments at bottom)

Hasten Ministries on Semangat Muhibah (testimony of real-life Malay perceptions of the Chinese)

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Snippet from The Star 20 Aug 2007:

On crime and security, Goh Hui Peng, a delegate from Pasir Gudang, said women in Johor lived in fear due to the increasing number of rape and murder cases as all the recent ones involved Chinese women

“Many mothers are worried about the safety of their daughters. I hope the men will empathise with our anxiety and understand our fear.”  

In an anti-crime campaign in Johor, 350,000 signatures were collected in two weeks, Goh said, adding that this reflected the strong sentiment of the Chinese and the inefficiency of the police.

Malaysian Cabbie Go Suicide Against Big Burly Canadian Footballer = Noob

August 20, 07

The violencers obviously did not realize how outclassed they were when they decided to pick on this guy.

The Canadian in this case is 11% taller than me and weighs almost double! As anyone who has watched Adam Sandler’s Waterboy, the series Heroes, or pro-wrestling (plenty of ex-quarterbacks there) can tell you, American football players can literally KILL YOU merely by bumping into you.

It’s a testament to Julian’s self-control that he did not systematically break the spines of each of the shameful, welcome-to-Malaysia-50th-Merdeka assailants.

But knowing the slyness of certain Malaysian taxi drivers, the attackers may have intentionally wanted the big guy to lay the smackdown on them, then sue for injuries.

I testify to their potential sneakiness, as one taxi driver intentionally let his vehicle roll backwards into my front when the traffic light turned green, even as I reversed for several seconds to escape his ‘attack’, then got down and half-heartedly tried to pull his ‘you rear-ended me’ scam.

Add to that various motorcyclists who will take every advantage perceivable if involved in an accident with you, sometimes intentionally risking their life, limb and vehicular transport to make you bump into them. And then ultra-exaggerate their grievous injuries and utterly totalled bike.

Cuh. Ugly Asians.

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From The Star 20 Aug 2007:

Canadian teen fends off attack by cabbies

KUALA LUMPUR: When the taxi driver he hailed refused to use the meter, a Canadian decided against using the taxi. For doing so, the driver and three others attacked him with batons and bamboo sticks. 

However, the four were unable to prevail against the burly 17-year-old Julian Sebastian Beh Pold, who managed to fend them off and escaped with just a few bruises. 

Julian: ‘When the driver refused to use the meter, I got out’

Julian who weighs 114kg and stands 1.83m, plays American football at his school in Quebec.  

Julian said he was in Petaling Street with some friends on Friday night when he decided to take a cab home. 

“When the driver refused to use the meter, I got out of the cab and slammed the door telling him that what he was doing was against the law. 

“Later, he came back with three of his friends and scolded me for slamming his door claiming I had damaged his taxi.” 

Julian, who is holidaying here, said they then attacked him with batons and bamboo sticks. 

His friend, Dennis Barry, who witnessed the incident called the police immediately. 

Julian said he did not retaliate and only blocked the attacks because he did not want to be blamed for being the aggressor if he had fought back.  

Julian’s father, Robert Beh, said the company that owned the taxi had been identified.  

Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board chairman Datuk Markiman Kobiran said he would look into the incident.  

Robbed, Hijacked and Saved by Johor Police

August 20, 07

So the Johor criminals have merely been lying low all this while. They’re still as daring and inhumane as ever, only keeping their profile lower due to the increased police presence.

Two things must be said regarding the apprehension of one of the suspects: One, the stolen car had an anti-theft system that shut down the car in mid-chase.

Two, the robbery was interrupted by the arrival of a polcie patrol car. Whether the police patrol was doing the rounds or was specifically summoned, the report doesn’t say. But kudos to the police, who seem to be taking their responsibilities seriously (despite there still being a red-light catching team of several cops at the Taman Century traffic lights some nights).

So while the scum of Johor are still lurking under the rocks, waiting for their chance to strike, the police are waiting with their thick botos ready to stamp out the problem of crime once and for all. Kudos to the reinvigorated Johor police force!

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From The Star 20 Aug 2007:

Robbed, taken on terror ride

JOHOR BARU: It was a terror-filled morning for a retiree and his family. He was abducted and assaulted by several men. And then the culprits raided his home and tied up his wife and two children. 

The robbers grabbed some money and jewellery and attempted to flee in the family car. 

But one of them was caught in a high-speed chase that followed, with the police firing several warning shots at the Proton Perdana.  

Another getaway car sped in a different direction, carrying Goo Tiam Chye, 69, in it. 

Injured: Goo being wheeled into the Sultanah Aminah Hospital yesterday.

He was later dumped at an undisclosed location.  

The drama unfolded when Goo left his house in Taman Skudai Baru at 6.15am yesterday to buy newspapers. 

Four men waylaid him and forced him into their car at knifepoint and demanded that he hand over the keys to his house.  

When he refused, they hit him. The victim, whose son Sin Kok is the Gelang Patah MCA public complaints bureau deputy chief, then surrendered the keys. 

The suspects drove him back to the house and while one of them held the victim in the car, three of them stormed into Goo’s house and tied up his wife, 60, and two of his children, both in their 20s. 

They ransacked the house and grabbed about RM3,000 worth of cash, jewellery and mobile phones. The suspects then demanded the key to a Proton Perdana and as two of the suspects tried to drive the car out, a police patrol car arrived.  

The four suspects, in two cars along with the retiree, sped off in different directions. 

A high-speed chase ensued but within minutes, the Perdana’s anti-theft security system kicked in and the car stalled by the roadside. 

Sin Kok said his father was injured on the leg and head and had been warded for observation. 

State CID chief Senior Asst Comm Roslan Ahmad confirmed the arrest of a man in his 30s.  

Nahoul the Terror Bee Teaches Animal, Uh… Kindness

August 17, 07

Well, it seems Nahoul the Hamas Bee has been busy since she took over for Farfour the Jihadi Mouse (who died at the hands of the infidel Jews a while back).

Taking a break from her usual teaching kindergarteners about violently subjugating the dhimmis, Nahoul was recently spotted ‘swinging cats by their tails’ and ‘throwing stones at lions’.

But everything’s all right. Those are probably Israeli cats and Zion-Lions, which makes it morally imperative that they be punished in the name of human rights and justice!

View the video I found out about at Sweetness & Light, with some screen shots below:

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                            Clearly stated intention right here

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           Cat-flail: weapon of choice for scourging Jewish prophets

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           Oh, I’m so sorry poor kitty… It was all merely a mistake…

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                                          FOOLED YA!!!!

Luckily, Nahoul’s head doesn’t seem to fit that wel on the acto… I mean, Nahoul must have a headache (the pingpong-sized brain bouncing around in that spacious skull). Otherwise, she’d have used both hands to wreak cat-astrophe on the poor kitties.

(I thought Muslims generally liked cats, and disliked dogs and pigs? What gives, insurgent bee?)

After practise time on the helpless kitties, it’s on to the big game.

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                                   Take that, lions of Judah!

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I’m a get-get-get you enraged, get you enraged while you stuck in da cage (to the tune of the Black Eyed Peas’ song My Humps)

And at the end of the sketch, the young hostess of the show wraps up by TELLING THE KIDDIES NOT TO DO THESE VERY THINGS. Uh-huh.

“Do as we say, not as we do.”

Seems that apart from ripping copyrights off Disney, Hamas is also ripping off the trademarked hypocrisy of nutty global warming holier-than-thouers.


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