Monthly Archives: March 2005

Now… How the hell…

… is my site related to http://goat.cx? Proof?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr;=&q;=related:goat.cx/.

I mean, I love Goatse as the next ‘knowledgable internet user out to pwn n00bs’, but this is kinda creepy in a way. Ranked second after the site itself? Eh? Um… Thanks Google. It’s kinda flattering… in a way…

SoulCalibur III – Fact sheet

Provisional release date: 2005
Retail Price: Not confirmed
Game Genre: Sword-fighting action
Other: Memory card compatible (capacity not confirmed)
Legal line: ©1995 1998 2002 2003 2005 NAMCO LTD.,ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
(Please state the above legal lines when using screenshots)

The moment the evil and holy swords crossed,
The wheel of fortune begins to turn again.
The story of warriors lured by the bipolar swords, soon to be revealed…

Featuring 3 new characters!

A new title from the popular world-wide smash hit ‘sword-fighting action game’ SoulCalibur series is due to be released in 2005.

SoulCalibur III offers the series’ hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience.

It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors.

With so many new gameplay modes and new characters rich with personality, this title will offer players the world-class sword-fighting action they desire.

Features
• Globally popular sword-fighting action gameplay style
• Substantial number of gameplay modes
• ‘Character creation’ mode allows player to create an original character
• World-class fighting system
• Superb graphics
• Dramatic events

3 new innovative characters

– Zasalamel (tentative)
This mysterious man desires to raise the evil sword. He drags those who witness the sharp light from his giant scythe to the abyss of death.

– Tira (tentative)
An angel of death from the darkness with a bird-like grace, she plays with lives using her Ring Blade.

– Setsuka (tentative)
The wandering beauty on a lonely journey. She lives for her revenge with a sword hidden in her umbrella.

An unprecedented number of modes in the series’ history

– Character Creation Mode
Allows the player to customise appearance, weapons and roles of a character

– Story Mode
Offers stories of great depth, unique to each character

– Lost Chronicle Mode
Offers the hybrid combination of combat strategy simulation and fighting game elements

– Soul Arena Mode
Offers rich variations of battles in special situations

– World Competition Mode
Offers world championship battles against virtual tough contestants, all aiming for the top

– VS Standard Mode
2-Player fighting mode which offers a quick battle

– VS Special Mode
2-Player fighting mode with rich variations of battles features and special situations

– VS Competition Mode
Single to multi-player mode, offering knockout tournaments and league competitions

– Practice Mode
Offers training facilities where players can sharpen their skills

– Museum Mode
Enables players to check items obtained in the game and view the history of the SoulCalibur series

Story

The Soul Calibur, a holy sword, has been created to oppose to the Soul Edge, an evil sword which corrupts human souls.

The power of the Soul Edge drove many adventurers and mighty warriors to seek the sword. Every time the evil sword rises, the Soul Calibur will rise to fight the brutality. The countless severe battles between these swords became legendary throughout the decades.

Towards the end of the 16th Century, the two opposing blades have risen again to the centre stage once more. The eternal tale of legendary rivalry is to be retold again…

Source : http://www.filerush.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=8599#8599

And check this;

IT’S PS2 EXCLUSIVE BAYBEE!

Quake strikes off Indonesia coast

Monday, March 28, 2005 Posted: 12:15 PM EST (1715 GMT)

(CNN) — An earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off the coast of Indonesia Monday — on the same fault line that originated a December 26 earthquake that launched a deadly tsunami.

The director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said scientists there feared another tsunami might hit the area.

Charles McCreary said he could not be certain that the quake, which was 30 km deep and 203 kilometer (126 miles) from Sibolga on Sumatra Island, would cause a tsunami.

“There is a potential for some wave activity,” said Julie Martinez, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center, in Golden, Colo.

The quake occurred at 1109 ET (1609 GMT), and is considered a “great” earthquake, the largest of seven grades.

The grades are very minor, minor, light, moderate, strong, major and great.

Tsunamis are distinguished from normal coastal surf by their great length and speed. A single wave in a tsunami series might be 160 kilometers (100 miles) long and race across the ocean at 960 kph (600 mph).

When it approaches a coastline, the wave slows dramatically, but it also rises to great heights because the enormous volume of water piles up in shallow coastal bays.

On December 26, a 9.0-magnitude quake triggered a massive tsunami that devastated Asian and African coastlines in nearly a dozen nations, killing at least 175,000 people.

Source : http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/03/28/indonesia.quake/index.html

Nice site here.

But what particularly got me was this entry…

If you’ve read some of the other editorials on this site, you may know that I used to be a nice guy. I went out of my way to make people happy. That alone was enough for me, I didn’t expect reciprocation. But, when I went through rough times, it was easy to see that those I did so much for were nowhere to be found. It hurt, a lot. Forced me to change who I was. No longer did I do things for people’s happiness – I didn’t do things for people at all. If I did, there was always the “What do I get out of it?” angle. And at times, I wasn’t even remotely nice to the general population.

The anger faded eventually and I was able to become less of a jerk, but I still didn’t do things for others unless they’d established themselves as a friend, and I saw some possible benefit for myself in it. But then my girlfriend came along, and slowly I opened up to her as I loved her. I went out of my way, pretty much all the time, for her (sacrificing a lot of time, money, among other things). She rarely if ever reciprocated, and it did bother me, but I held my ground and hoped one day she’d change and be more giving.

Then, that bitch hurt me in the worst possible way. I mean, I’ve been counselor to a lot of love problems, and I’ve heard a lot of downright shitty treatment, but I honestly can’t think of anything worse than what she did. Yeah, she’s a terrible person and I am in no way repsonsible for the break-up. But I was angry at myself. I’d done it again. I’d given my all for someone so wretched, so undeserving. More than her awfulness, that was eating me inside. I felt my heart turning black again, as I wondered what the point of ever being nice again was.

And now I’ve got Moeko’s owl.

Source : http://omega.med.yale.edu/~pcy5/japanese/owl.html

I know the feeling.

Outpost Nine

Do You Speak Tech?

Um… LOL?

I saw it at Best Eastern at the mall just now. Gigglicious.

NO SEX TONIGHT!

Reply to: anon-60286784@craigslist.org
Date: Fri Feb 18 09:18:00 2005

I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ so
much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I have
never figured out why men think with their head and women with their heart.

FOR EXAMPLE: One evening last week, my girlfriend and I were getting into
bed.

Well, the passion starts to heat up, and she eventually says “I don’t feel
like it, I just want you to hold me.”

I said “WHAT??!! What was that?!”

So she says the words that every boyfriend on the planet dreads to hear…
“You’re just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough for me
to satisfy your physical needs as a man.” She responded to my puzzled look
by saying, “Can’t you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in
the bedroom?”

Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep.

The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time with
her. We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big, big
unnamed department store. I walked around with her while she tried on
several different very expensive outfits. She couldn’t decide which one to
take so I told her we’d just buy them all. She wanted new shoes to
compliment her new clothes, so I said lets get a pair for each outfit. We
went onto the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of diamond
earrings. Let me tell you…she was so excited. She must have thought I was
one wave short of a shipwreck. I started to think she was testing me because
she asked for a tennis bracelet when she doesn’t even know how to play
tennis. I think I threw her for a loop when I said, “That’s fine, honey.”
She was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement.
Smiling with excited anticipation she finally said, “I think this is all
dear, let’s go to the cashier.”

I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, “No honey, I don’t feel
like it.”

Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled
WHAT?”

I then said “honey! I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while. You’re
just not in touch with my financial needs as a man enough for me to satisfy
your shopping needs as a woman.” And just when she had this look like she
was going to kill me, I added, “Why can’t you just love me for who I am and
not for the things I buy you?”

Apparently I’m not having sex tonight either.

it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


Copyright © 2004 craigslist

Source : http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/60286784.html

Hewitt admits to boob site obsession

Jennifer Love Hewitt has confessed she can’t stop looking at websites devoted to her breasts.

The sexy star’s famous chest has several websites set up in honour of the ample pair.

She admitted: “I’m fascinated with the Jennifer Love Hewitt breast sites.”

The star, who has always denied having breast implants, says she often studies the Web pictures to decide which clothes to wear.

She added: “It’s fantastic. When I’m in corsets, they’re better because they’re lifted or separated or whatever.”

Earlier this week Jennifer confessed she has difficulty attracting the right men.

The Hollywood beauty admits she has been out on several awful dates that have left a lasting impression on her.

She told an American chat show: “I attract interesting people… I went out with a guy who yelled at me for the entire time I was eating, ‘Why are you eating your steak like that? Why do you want ketchup? What is that?”

The sexy star remains single and has now given up being romantically set-up with men.

She said: “I wouldn’t blind date now. That would be weird.” – Bang Showbiz

Source : http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?
set_id=1&click;_id=29&art;_id=iol1110549926158B120

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s breast fan sites. Jennifer Love Hewitt’s breast fan sites. Jennifer Love Hewitt’s breast fan sites. Jennifer Love Hewitt’s breast fan sites.

That should get the Google bots crazy and rank me along with other Jennifer Love Hewitt’s breast fan sites.

Now onto a special message to Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Miss Hewitt, if you are reading this, I want you to know that I love to stare at your chest too. We can share in this passion together through mutual and consensual appreciation of the most perfect of god’s creations.

I’ll kiss the very ground you walk, I’ll shower your path with rose petals, I’ll make you discover parts of your body that you didn’t even know existed. What with the countless times you made me tingle, I felt it’s due course I should return the favor.

Just let me love you and everything shall fall into place.

Huh?

Google Toolbar Inserts Links in Others’ Sites, And That’s a Bad Idea

By WALTER S. MOSSBERG

What if you had worked hard to design a Web page, carefully placing links just where you wanted them and carefully selecting the Web destinations to which those links led? And then, what if a company with great power on the Web started adding its own links to your page, drawing visitors away from your page to other sites of its own choosing?

You might be more than a little upset. You might wonder what gives any third party the right to edit or alter your Web page without your knowledge or permission.

Yet that’s exactly what Google, the powerful search-engine company, is doing. A new feature of the company’s popular Google Toolbar for the Internet Explorer browser actually adds links right into the body of any Web page. The links lead to Google’s own map site or to other sites Google selects.

Google notes that this feature, called “AutoLink,” makes it easier for users to look up certain information. It also is strongly reminiscent of a Microsoft gambit of a few years back in which the software giant planned to program Internet Explorer to automatically add its own links to others’ Web sites. Microsoft was forced to drop its “Smart Tags” feature after Web site owners and others complained.

The Google feature is more benign than Microsoft’s for several reasons. Still, the way it is being implemented is a bad idea. If it takes hold, it would start the Web down a slippery slope where no owner of a Web site could ever be sure that readers had a chance to view its pages in the way they were composed.

The autolink feature is part of a beta, or test, version of the third edition of Google’s popular toolbar, which installs itself as a part of Internet Explorer and is used by millions of people.

When you open a Web page, the new Google Toolbar scans it to see if it contains certain information, such as street addresses, the ISBN numbers that identify books, or the VIN numbers that identify cars. If such information is found, the AutoLink button in the toolbar changes to read “Look for Map,” or “Show Book Info,” or “Show Auto Info.”

If you click on the button, Google turns the addresses, or book and car ID numbers, into links that lead to sites programmed into the toolbar. In the case of addresses, the links lead by default to Google’s own new map feature. In the case of book numbers, the links lead to Amazon.com. For car numbers, the links lead to Carfax, a company that sells reports detailing a car’s history.

In addition to the in-page links, Google creates an alternate method for getting the added information: A list of the addresses and ID numbers can drop down from the toolbar. Clicking on the items in the list takes you to the map, book and auto sites.

Unlike Microsoft, Google isn’t the near-monopoly provider of Web browsers, so its adoption of the link feature isn’t as serious a threat as the Microsoft plan was. People have to choose to install the Google toolbar, and they have to click the button each and every time they want to see the links. And, at least in the case of maps, users can choose among several destination sites, including Google competitors Yahoo and MapQuest.

Still, the feature has disturbing consequences for Web site owners. In my tests, for instance, it added links to the addresses of movie theaters I had called up in a Yahoo page, and the links took me to Google Maps, not to Yahoo’s own map page. When I looked up a book on eCampus, a book-selling site, AutoLink turned the ISBN numbers on the page into links to Amazon, which competes with eCampus to sell the books. When I looked up a used car for sale on AutoTrader, AutoLink turned the VIN numbers into links to Carfax, not to a competing auto-history-report seller, AutoCheck, used by AutoTrader.

If the principle behind AutoLink were to take hold, there would be nothing to stop Microsoft from adding a feature to Internet Explorer that would replace the ads on a Google search-results page with ads sold by Microsoft’s MSN service.

I’ve had long conversations about this with senior Google officials, and they say they are actively considering changing the way the AutoLink feature works so it might not actually alter the Web pages themselves. They note that the feature is a work in progress. But the Google officials also insist their first principle is user convenience.

A compromise is easy to imagine. Instead of adding links to a page, Google could limit the feature to the drop-down list of information it already creates. Or Google could require the user to highlight the address or ID number in order to get the added information. Or it could allow the user to click on an address or ID number while holding down a key. Or it could invite Web site owners to voluntarily enable their pages to accept AutoLink links.

I take a back seat to nobody in favoring user convenience, but, as with most things in life, every principle must be balanced against others. In this case, that balancing principle is the right of Web publishers to control the content and appearance of their own sites. Users wouldn’t benefit if the Web became a sea of uncertainty, where anybody could alter every Web page.

Source : http://ptech.wsj.com/archive/ptech-20050310.html

The EFF signal! To the EFF-mobile!