I am a A Crystal Dragon!

I took the dragonhame online Inner Dragon quiz and found out I am a Crystal Dragon on the inside.
In the war between good and evil, Crystal Dragons take the side of the noble and good….
When it comes to the powers of Chaos vs. those of Law and Order, your inner dragon tends to do things by the book. …
As far as magical tendancies, Magical spells come as natural to the Crystal Dragon as breathe from it’s body….
During combat situations, a true Crystal Dragon prefers to defeat opponents by the use of spells and other tactics….
Fun-loving and good natured, crystal dragons tend to be responsible rulers. They establish domains in the cold, open northern reaches, building castles out of snow and ice. They leave these castles open to the sky, for they love to watch the stars on clear, cold nights.’
Hatchlings have glossy white scales that become more and more translucent with age. By the time they reach adulthood, these scales become luminescent in moonlight. In the full light of the day they glow with a dazzling, almost unbearable brilliance.’
Like other benevolent dragons, the crystal dragons prefer to talk rather than fight. Even without special abilities, they can be charming and engaging to an extreme. Gems and metal ores are their foods of choice. A crystal dragon’s breath weapon is a cone of glowing shards. The shards slice and cut those caught in the cone.

This Dragons favorite elements are: Quartz, Ice, and Good Natures

The Bible and Slavery

All this renewed interest in the Bible because of the Passion of Christ movie has inadvertently brought to light some things I never noticed before. Jesus never spoke out against slavery even though it was part of the society. Slavery to me falls just behind murder on the pure evil list. People today see how plainly evil slavery is/was, so it leads to the conclusion that people today are more moral than 2000 years ago.

The debate about whether the 4th and 10th commandments should be allowed at the courthouse struck me as ironic. I realized that both commandments promoted slavery.

4th Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

10th. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor

Manservant or maidservant is the same as a slave. It just struck me funny how many times I’ve read or heard this and never noticed it was condoning slavery. So to me the document in no way belongs in a US courthouse.

Be mean because first impressions count

I’ve seen this many times in movies and TV, a character seems like an ass, mean as can be, and later they find out that deep down they are a sweetie and very endearing. Contrast this with meeting someone who seems really nice almost perfect and later they find out the dark side of that person.

So the moral here is to be mean and curmudgeonly so people will love you when they find out you aren’t always that way. If you look like you are too close to perfection people will look for flaws and despise you when your true self is revealed.

Daylight savings

reset the alarm clock right after I woke
later in the day got my cell phone
PCs and the cable box updated automatically
CID box – updated when a new call came in, didn’t know CID sent time

Painful reminders I’m really up an hour earlier
Clock radio bathroom
Clock radio work

Child Online Protection Act

The Child Online Protection Act is before the supreme court. Basically COPA would make it a crime for commercial Web site operators to knowingly place material that is harmful to children within their unrestricted online reach.

It’s the material harmful to children line that interests/concerns me. They say harmful to children, but what they want is anything they just don’t really want their kids to see. I doubt any studies have been done showing damage to children by exposing them to porn. The subject is so sensitive there is no way you could get funding for a study. It’s just naturally assumed to be harmful. I’m not advocating porn for kids; I just remember my early experiences with porn. If my exposure harmed me in some way I’d like to know how.

My first encounter with porn was at the age of 5 or 6; I found a magazine in the ditch. It had a woman performing fellatio on a man. The man had a pained expression on his face and my thought was she was biting his dick. I don’t know if seeing this picture caused any harm or traumatized me, but if it did…..I got over it.

I think the things that really cause harm to a child’s psyche are things they experience and not pictures or things they’ve read.

This law is such a bad idea because there are so many things that are considered harmful to children. It’s open to a parents opinion as to what is harmful. Would downloading a violent video game be considered harmful? To some the parents…sure it would be. Exposing children to opposing religious beliefs, music with violent lyrics, or anything associated with Britney Spears (Britney is my personal fear for my kids, I believe it will cause brain damage) could be considered harmful to children. I can see a slew of pointless lawsuits suddenly having a basis in law coming from this legislation.

I believe kids aren’t the real reason for this law, I think the real reason is censorship and kids are a great excuse. All laws and rights go out the window when kids are involved. Free speech will probably end up taking a back seat to “protect children from harm”.

I will throw some of the blame on web sites that offer porn. They’ve gotten too carried away with making sure that anything you search for on the internet will come up with one of their sites listed in the results. It’s just damned annoying when you are looking for something and you get a ton of misleading hits that take you to porn sites.

Winzip security

Winzip has a security hole, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version to get rid of the problem.

This hasn’t gotten much attention yet…but it will as soon as a worm/virus is written to take advantage of the security hole.

Winzip is probably on 50% of all windows pc’s so the potential is there for a massive virus attack.

geek has a story on it here