The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

From Crispian Jago:

Science, Reason and Critical Thinking: The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense: I thought I’d try and apply the rational to the irrational, and came up with this: The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

Click through to see the graphic. It’s fantastic.


Tiger’s Dad is Darth?


Infamous Tiger Woods Nike ad mashed up with Darth Vader: As soon as we saw that bizarre, often-spoofed Nike commercial in which Tiger Woods stared off into the distance while listening to the voice of his late father, Earl, we immediately realized the cause of all Tiger’s recent troubles.

This is hilarious. Instead of “…did you learn anything?” we get “… you don’t know the POWER of the dark side.”

Microsoft Says Google Chrome Frame Makes IE Less Secure


Slashdot Technology Story | Microsoft Says Google Chrome Frame Makes IE Less Secure:
The release of Google Chrome Frame, a new open source plugin that injects Chrome’s renderer and JavaScript engine into Microsoft’s browser, earlier this week had many web developers happily dancing long through the night. Finally, someone had found a way to get Internet Explorer users up to speed on the Web. Microsoft, on the other hand, is warning IE users that it does not recommend installing the plugin. What does the company have against the plugin? It makes Internet Explorer less secure. “With Internet Explorer 8, we made significant advancements and updates to make the browser safer for our customers,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. “Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attack area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take.”

I’ll let some of the responses speak for me… The whole response from M$ is just laughable. Here’s some thoughts:

… stones/glasshouses …

… Friends don’t let friends use Internet Explorer anyway. …

… What do you expect; “This is great now our customers can access standards-compliant sites and have a faster, smoother web experience”? …

Of course it doubles the attack rate of malicious scripts… It makes Javascript run twice as fast.

In other news, Microsoft has said that Moores Law is a security risk, because viruses can install themselves twice as fast every 18 months.

‘Nuff said.

Vista Safest? Yeah… Right!

From Slashdot:

Vista Post-SP2 Is the Safest OS On the Planet: pkluss noted Kevin Turner, COO of Microsoft making the proclamation that “Vista today, post-Service Pack 2, which is now in the marketplace, is the safest, most reliable OS we’ve ever built. It’s also the most secure OS on the planet, including Linux and open source and Apple Leopard. It’s the safest and most secure OS on the planet today.”


The Gospel of St. Titleist

This is great. If you enjoy this, take a look at [[Why Golf is THE Professional Sport]].

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# Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. *-Grantland Rice*
# Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five. *-John Updike*
# It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf. *-Robert Lynd*
# If profanity had any influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is. *-Horace G. Hutchinson*
# They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that. *-Gardner Dickinson*
# If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork as poorly as they do a golf club, they’d starve to death. *-Sam Snead*
# Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. *-William Wordsworth*
# If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt. *-Dean Martin*
# If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don’t have to waste energy going back to pick it up. *-Tommy Bolt*
# Man blames fate for all other accidents, but feels personally responsible when he makes a hole-in-one. *-Bishop Sheen*
# I don’t say my golf game is bad, but if I grew tomatoes they’d come up sliced. *-Arnold Palmer*
# My handicap? Woods and irons. *-Chris Codiroli*
# The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody would put a flag stick on top. *-Pete Dye*
# I’m hitting the woods just great; but having a terrible time getting out of them! *-Buddy Hackett*
# The only time my prayers are never answered is playing golf. *-Billy Graham*
# If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. *-Jack Lemmon*
# It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. *-Mark Twain*
# Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. *-Harry Vardon*
# Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at either of them. *-Jimmy DeMaret*
# May thy ball lie in green pastures, and not in still waters. *-Ben Hogan*
# If I hit it right, it’s a slice. If I hit it left, it’s a hook. If I hit it straight, it’s a miracle. *-All Us Hackers*
# The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie. *-George Deukmejian*
# Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe. *-Lee Trevino*