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Apple starts to piss me off

They should have never entered into the iPod bussiness. Even so its great for shareholder they are on the right path to become what they so long have tried to avoid becoming - another microsoft. Not only is Leopard shaping up to be the most underwhelming piece of Operating system coming out of cupertino since system 7.1 its also - if they are eying for oktober release - one of the buggiest - and there is not even that much stuff in there that new. Certainly not more then there was in Tiger. So this is sad. But not only this - there core major down to earth bussinness was selling ultra cool laptops. Well... I am waiting the 5th week now for mine - they said it would ship in 10 days (which I thought at the time was already unacceptable).
Apple - the company that once was great and is becoming more mediocre by the minute. There is nothing excellent, nothing revolutionary, nothing for the crazy ones, nothing for the odd ones anymore to get even a tiny bit excited. Its only for unexperienced the mom and dad the once who have no clue. Its sad.
What is even more sad is that unless you are a masochist there is no other choice out there. Because the choices are either configuration hell on the command line and then having a stable and secure OS or another mom and pop approach and having an unstable bloatware os. Sadly OS X is going to be unstable piece of bloatware in its next incarnation.
I hope there will be outrage and apple thinks about its core values and business sooner rather then later because they are in to loose massive user-base if Linux/UbuntuLinux becomes just a tiny bit more useful.

So there I wait until the piece of metal arrives and then I probably have to turn in for service after a month as I have done for any other powerbook I owned, just this time it will probably take 3 month until they fix it. Maybe I should cancel the order...
But yeah sure an iPhone with the capability of 15 years old computers will bring human kind forward.


Staging Nukes for Iran

I haven´t written for a long time as work got in the way and I am without an Internet office computer (namely a laptop). A laptop will arrive soon so I will post more but in the meantime I can not be quiet over an incident that happened on August 30th, came to light yesterday and that the world might overlook as there are headlines in germany over another (fake?) foiled terrror plot and some celebrity in the US entering the presidental race.

Because I think the story is much bigger then any other headline at the moment. It is been confirmed that a B52 bomber has been flying armed nuclear cruise missles from North Dakota - the area with the least population in the US and the area with the most nuclear weapons in the world - to Barksdale, Louisiana.

Now an uninformed mind would think thats a normal procedure in a country that posses about 50.000 nuclear warheads - its not. Normally nuclear warheads are transported with cargo aircraft in safety boxes since the 1960 when there were actually multiple B52s with armed nuclear warheads crashing (one in Portugal (or was it Spain i can´t remember)) and distributing highly toxic fission material over vast stretches of land. As reported there was no B52 since 1968 flying with an armed nuclear warhead.

In times of terrorism threats you also would think that alll nuclear warheads in the US are under special special "red alert" safeguard as some rogue terrorist group might snatch them.

Not so on August 30 2007. All these safeguards from top to bottom allegedly failed to work and an B52 was allegedly unintentionally armed with them and flew to Louisiana.

How unlikely an error is you can read in this comment on a post n noquarterusa.com on the incident from an marine veteran that was working for 20 years on a nuclear submarine:

Comment by hoosierhoops | 2007-09-05 22:05:58

I worked on nuclear submarines for the Navy at Mare Island Naval shipyard for 20 years. As a Nuc worker I handled nuclear material and weapons for 15 of those years. The controls on weapons and nuclear fuel is insanely tight.. This story just CAN’T happen. The amount of people involved in logistics..Code 105 radcon, Engineers, Nuclear riggers, Code 1390 Engineers..Gawd the paperwork involved for anyone of the groups to sign off on.
This story is impossible.. Something else is afoot..
Who signed off and who told them too?
AND WHY do we need to be moving nuclear weapons unless a logistics operation is underway?
IT JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN…They don’t just move weapons from Minot for the hell of it..
hey..we are a little low on thermonuclear tipped weapons this week..
OK, we’ll send you a few..
Make it 6

So why are they shipped to Barksdale? Well funnily enough Barksdale is the main logistic airport for the Middle East. It is here were all long range bomber mission to Bagdhdad started. Now Bagdhad doesn´t need a nuke anymore - there is barely any damage that can still be done there. But with the renewed talk by Vice President Cheney to bomb Iran its very very hard to try to overlook a connection. Especially since there was already so much talk about using nukes to "liberate" Iran instantly - even so they were talking about "Bunker Buster nukes" with a fallout radius of "only 40 kilomters" . These weapons are no bunker busters they are precision guided cruise missiles. They explpode on impact and can hold up to 150 kiloton nuclear warheads. Drop 6 of them on Iran and there is no Iran and half the middle east will live in a nuclear holocaust for the next 10.000 years and very likely we have nuclear winter for the next 100 years all over the world.

But then this could be Bushs plan to curb global warming by using nuclear power as he noted yesterday at a press conference?

World this is no "random mistake" incident. This is part of a carefully staged plan emanating from the vice presidency and its there to prolong the emperors power beyond the democratic rules.

And then there is this interview with a marine officer absolutely worth reading:

I asked her about the attack, how limited and so forth.

"I don’t think it’s limited at all. We are shipping in and assigning every damn Tomahawk we have in inventory. I think this is going to be massive and sudden, like thousands of targets. I believe that no American will know when it happens until after it happens. And whatever the consequences, whatever the consequences, they will have to be lived with. I am sure if my father knew I was telling someone in a news organization that we were about to launch a supposedly secret attack that it would be treason. But something inside me tells me to tell it anyway."


"Yes. We're gong to hit Iran, bigtime. Whatever political discussion that are going in is window dressing and perhaps even a red herring. I see what's going on below deck here in the hangars and weapons bays. And I have a sick feeling about how it's all going to turn out."

Oh and then there is the $4.5billion stock option for a market crash before September 21st 2007 by a mystery trader that is similar to the stock option - so much much higher - against airlines shortly before September 11 2001.