Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to steal 2 million – Trailer

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A curiously popular poem by one talented woman.

Tech Companies and False Advertising

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You know when you buy a pen drive and get less storage than you bought after you open up the drive in your computer? Like getting 900 mb when you buy a 1 gigabyte pen drive? Well would someone please tell me why this has been allowed to go on for so long?

My question is why don’t these tech companies make 1.1 gig pen drives so when you plug it in you know you are getting 1 gig. Makes sense right? I mean how would you feel when you buy a can of mushrooms only to get baked beans when you pour out the contents of the can right into your soup? 

Funny thing is I haven’t heard about any mass agitation relating to this issue. Yeah so what if you give up a few megabytes here and there. I mean you just bought a 320 gigabyte external hard drive right? That’s not the point. I paid for 320 gigs so give me my 320 gigs in full or else, my dear solid state drive manufacturer, tell me I’m buying 319 gigs, for a reduced price of course and I’ll have no problem with doing so.

_Steve (follow me on twitter @song_1985)

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I don’t know what I want but when I see it, you will know

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… literary language resists easy, and even complete, comprehension. ”

A quote from the Guardian website, books section

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The Pistorius Case

The first time I heard about Oscar Pistorius shooting his girlfriend in his home I was stunned beyond words.

Here’s this guy who has overcome so many challenges and prejudice to become the face of amputee sports globally. And now he’s defending himself against premeditated murder charges. 

For those who haven’t read about the news or watched CNN in a long time here’s what happened (at least what I’ve managed to distill from all the various stories flying around).

In a nutshell he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three times, once in the head when she was in the bathroom. He thought he had just shot a burglar but was shocked when he opened the door to find his girlfriend instead. She later died in his arms before the ambulance could come. He later said he thought she was in bed.

Now a couple questions have cropped up in my mind about the incident. Biggest of them all is , and I’m serious, what kind of burglar would come to your house in the dead of night and take a shit before or after the robbery has occurred  Fine, may be in South Africa where gun crimes, armed robbery and rape are as common as the air they breath the first thing you do when you suspect someone is using your toilet is to grab a gun, shoot first and find out who the intruder is after.

I’m not doubting Pistorius’ story. As improbable as it might be it could end up being true. But in saying this, his story is one hell of a story to corroborate with no witnesses around. 

Another new development in the case is the discrediting of a key testimony, that of Officer Hilton Botha, as he has been charged with seven counts of attempted murder in an incident that happen in 2011. Even though the charges were dropped with regard to the minibus shooting, they were reinstated after he testified to deny Pistorius bail.

Waiting eagerly to see how this drama unfolds.

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