Conner went down easy and early tonight… Thanks to his mom… Thanks Mom

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Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium)

What a way to start the day!

Star Trek Bachelor Pad

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Ultimate Star Trek Bachelor Pad (13 pics)


After his wife left him, Tony Alleyne set out to create the ultimate bachelor pad, painstakingly turning his flat in Hinckley, Leicestershire into a Star Trek set.

Mr Alleyne hand-crafted all the furnishings himself, cutting timber and plexigas to create the futuristic look. He started the project in 1999 and completed it in 2004, but then decided to give the flat a Star Trek: Voyager make-over. “I have always considered that of all the Starfleet ships, Voyager is, in terms of interior, the luxury liner of the galaxy,” he says.
The 500-square-foot apartment features voice-activated lighting, LED lighting, running lights, air-conditioning – but no bed. A few years ago Mr Alleyne suffered from sciatica and was advised by his GP to sleep on the floor. “It cured the sciatica and gave me the opportunity to convert the bed area into the Transporter area,” he says. “Bed space is overrated”

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Conficker Computer Worm a Bust so Far

The attackers didn’t attack today, even though the virus has April 1st in the code. The worm creators are likely to sell slices of a ‘botnet’ to spammers so that the infected computers can be used to send spam.

I don’t read virus alerts because I have a Mac and I had no idea that this worm was out there until a relative emailed me very upset about this. I am so glad that I don’t have to worry about virus’, worms, bots, ect. I have enough to worry about.

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Conficker Computer Worm A Bust So Far

Little Impact Seen From Latest Computer Attack Timed For April 1

As expected, the Conficker worm failed to cause the digital pandemonium that some may have feared.
So, can we all just go back to playing on Facebook and watching the game now?
Not really. Just because the worm failed to create much of a stir on the day it was set to activate, April 1, doesn’t mean it won’t wake up and act later.
“The (malicious) hackers can tell their worm to do something any day of the year; they’re just as likely to do it tomorrow or next Wednesday or in August,” said Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant with Sophos.
Today, as on any day, PC users should make sure their systems are patched and running the latest security software. People should patch their systems to close the hole in Windows it exploits and update their anti-virus software. The major anti-virus vendors all have free Conficker removal tools.
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Mugging victim kills attacker and the Mugger’s Father wants Justice

Two men tried to rob a man at an ATM. When the victim fought back, one of the attackers was killed. The father of the robber is angry at the victim?!?
clipped from www.sfgate.com

BART holdup victim grabs knife, kills robber

(02-20) 11:29 PST OAKLAND
A 23-year-old visitor from the East Coast had just gotten money from an ATM when he told his friend on a cell phone that he had a bad feeling about two men approaching him at the Fruitvale BART Station in Oakland.

His worst fears were realized when one suspect, Victor Veliz, 18, held a folding knife with a 5-inch blade to his neck and the other, Christopher Gonzalez, 18, threatened to shoot him Thursday night, authorities said.

In a blind panic, he lashed out at his attackers, grabbing the knife from one of them and punching the other as his friend listened in horror on the phone.

Without realizing it, authorities say, the man stabbed Gonzalez in the chest. Gonzalez stumbled to his family’s home around the corner, collapsed into his father’s arms and died.

“I’m angry at both of them,” he said of the robbery victim and Veliz. “They took my son away from me. He was a hard-working kid.”

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Boy allegedly forced to use hands to unclog toilet

http://digg.com/people/5_second_grade_boys_found_with_heroin?FC=PRCK0
http://digg.com/people/Angry_Teacher_Rips_Student_s_Cheek_Off?FC=PRCK1
http://digg.com/people/Principal_Allegedly_Outs_Gay_Students?FC=PRCK2

I don’t like the idea of a group of complete strangers trying to teach 30 other kids.
School violence, pedophiles, horrible teachers, gangs…
Just because children are the same age and live in the same area are not reason’s to try to put them into a room and be able to teach them all.
Children develop differently and have specific challenges.
Ask any school aged child and he will use the phrase, ‘I have to go to school’ If you want a child to learn, you have to make it interesting. There are too many cliches and fashion shows in schools. Children don’t go to school to learn, the go because that is where their friends are. Children that are shy or different are tormented for 12 years and hate school.
I have been watching “The Principle” on TruTV and it is a real insight into the school system from the administrator’s view. One Principle made a student staple and tape his jean’s or face in-school suspension.
Some of the children just don’t want to be at school and the program shows that. They hate school, the teachers, the Principal, and everyone else.
Our school system is one of the worst in the industrial world and I want my son to grow up learning about the world and industry and travel and nature… and not whether or not he owns the newest iPod or has Halo 3.

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Boy allegedly forced to use hands to unclog toilet

EAGAN, Minn. – An elementary school principal could be disciplined for allegedly forcing a 6-year-old boy to unclog a toilet with his bare hands. The principal of Rahn Elementary has been on paid leave since mid-December while the school district investigated a complaint from the boy’s parents. The school board proposed disciplinary action on Thursday. The nature of the discipline wasn’t made public.

The boy’s parents claim their son told them the principal made him clean out a toilet bowl that the boy had accidentally clogged on Dec. 12. The boy told his parents he wiped himself with paper towels, instead of toilet paper, causing the clog.

The principal declined to respond to the claims Thursday. He also didn’t say what disciplinary action was proposed and whether he’d appeal.

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