Archive for August 2nd, 2006

Btbeat.com went down earlier this week and I couldn’t help but wonder what was wrong with it. For those unfamiliar with btbeat.com it is a website that posts music reviews and torrents for music. I’ve found it to be the best music devoted torrent site around and I’m severly missing it. I had read a post a while back on some forum that btbeat.com was gone and was selling its domain name. I really hoped this wasn’t true. But fortunately, I ran across this thread at torrentbox which explained the situation.

Thanks to birdoo for putting things into perspective,

“there are problems,yes

as illogical mentioned, I was using a reseller for my hosting.

reseller’s account was pulled, including all of his clients.

after a week of running around, I finally got thru to the main host.

seems like I was a day late Sad

they had sent the server to be restocked, I.e to be sold.

all data is gone Sad Crying or Very sad

I’m trying to see if some backup is available on their end.

unfortunately, I had made backups, but they were on the server.

I do have a backup on my hard drive of the database,but thats from May 11, 2006

that means a loss of about 2500 members and 250+ torrents (most could
be retrieved from torrentspy as many were posted there,too..but the
articles are gone)

also,I do have a backup of the site(I.e the webpages) but that
will need to be fixed a bit as I had made changes since that backup

next few days I’ll be in touch with the main host to see if we can recover anything.

if not, I hope to get btbeat back up with the May backup by end of week.

sorry guys. Sad

hope things will eventually work out”

Good to hear. I can’t wait to see btbeat.com back online and in the mean time, I’ll be using the music section at mininova.org and libble.com to feed my music torrent addiction.

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The Colbert Report continues its coverage of World War III as Cuba begins its regime change

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On Jane’s computer I had a Windowblinds theme that imitated OSX on a Mac. Windowblinds is software that allows you to apply skins to Windows. Here is the conversation,

(09:56:56) Janichan2: how do you disconfigure the Mac stuff on my computer?
(09:57:11) wjr77: go to the system tray
(09:57:23) wjr77: and right click on the icon with the paintbrush
09:58:40) Janichan2: what is a system tray
(09:58:45) wjr77: its where the clock is
(09:58:49) wjr77: and a bunch of icons
(09:59:31) Janichan2: does its say Skins?
(09:59:34) wjr77: yeah
(09:59:38) wjr77: hit disable
(10:00:35) Janichan2: awww
(10:00:39) Janichan2: its so ugly now
(10:00:42) wjr77: yeah
(10:00:46) wjr77: windows is ugly
(10:00:46) Janichan2: i hate it
(10:00:56) wjr77: sorry
(10:01:18) Janichan2: yuck

There you have it. Windows is ugly.

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Yes they would. The excerpt below is from the Washington Post article entitled 9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon (Aug 2nd, 2006):

“Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded
that the Pentagon’s initial story of how it reacted to the 2001
terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead
the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of
events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.Suspicion
of wrongdoing ran so deep that the 10-member commission, in a secret
meeting at the end of its tenure in summer 2004, debated referring the
matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according
to several commission sources. Staff members and some commissioners
thought that e-mails and other evidence provided enough probable cause
to believe that military and aviation officials violated the law by
making false statements to Congress and to the commission”

This comes as no suprise to me, having read David James Duncan’s “The New Pearl Harbor”.  The book details many questions that have not been answered by the government about the story we’ve been told for almost 5 years, The Official Story of 9/11. Multiple discrepencies between the actual occurances and the “official story” are detailed in the book. Read it and you’ll begin to wonder what really happened.

Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11

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The Popularity Dialer

Everyone gets in situations from time to time where social standards (like the thing we call “being polite”) over ride our desire to cut and run manage our productivity in a different method. Now you don’t have to worry about being stuck in an awkward social situation or meeting thanks to the “Popularity Dialer”.

Not only can you avoid unwanted situations, but you can also have the calls come through at parties. And when you answer your phone while the people around you stare in awe at how desired you are, you can recieve one of several different pre-recorded messages that set you up for popularity bliss.

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