March 1st, 2009

It's a trap!

Problems problems

I picked up some wireless headphones, so that I can play Guitar Hero loudly without annoying sleeping/working people.

The problem being that when I went to plug them in I discovered that already plugged into the sockets by the TV are:

RAID server
DVD Player
Cable TV Box
Cable Network box
Wireless router

and thus I am completely unable to plug anything new in without buying another power block.

Edit: Found another power block at the other end of the room - switched it over - and now have spare slots to plug things into.  Mwahahaha - the power!

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Riot in the Streets!

Ok, that's it.  I've not voted Labour in the recent past, but I had felt that they'd done a fair bit of good, which almost countered various awful decisions they'd made.

However, this quote is enough to make me want to line them all up up against a wall and pull the trigger:
"The Prime Minister has said it is not acceptable and therefore it will not be accepted. It might be enforceable in a court of law this contract but it's not enforceable in the court of public opinion and that's where the Government steps in."

For fuck's sake, one does not change the law in order to strip any one person of something.  You certainly don't do so retrospectively.  This is not the rule of anything but the mob and a government that doesn't give a damn for the rule of law.

I don't like that Fred Goodwin has wandered off with £16million - but he broke no law to do so, and it was all, so far I understand, approved by the correct people at the correct time.  To talk of passing a special Act of Parliament just because they don't like the result?  Madness!

I'll leave you with the obligatory quote from A Man for All Seasons:
"What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ... And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you - where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's, and if you cut them down -- and you're just the man to do it -- do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!"

Original article here.
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