Thursday, January 28, 2010

The New 'Move Over' Traffic Law Few Know About

This was in an E-mail to me so I am not sure how accurate this is. Seems to be though.

The New 'Move Over' Traffic Law
Few Know About

If a patrol car is pulled over to the side of the road, you have to change to the next lane (away from the stopped vehicle) or slow down by 20 mph.......

Every state except Hawaii and Maryland and the D.C. has this law.

In California, the "Move-over" law became operative on January 1, 2010.

My son got a ticket on Pleasant Hill coming back from Wal-Mart. police car (turned out it was 2 police cars) was on the side of the road giving a ticket to someone else. My son slowed down to pass but did not move into the other lane.

The second police car immediately pulled him over and gave him a ticket. My son and I had never heard of the law. It is a fairly new law that states if any emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, if you are able, you are to move into the far lane.

The cost of the ticket was $754, with 3 points on your license and a mandatory court appearance. I do not know how much the fine is in CA but it is too stiff to not let you know Please let everyone you know that drives about this new law.

It is true (see details at the following web address).

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Freaky Weather.

Tornadoes in Santa Barbara the past few days. Freaky weather all day.  It was warm and sunny when I went to get some lunch. Headding back about 1 block in the wind picked up and was bitter cold like a Minnesota winter.  The wind so cold it was burning my skin, suddenly It was like getting hit with a firehose, it pushed me back till I was hold on to a sign post to stay upright. Water so hard and ice cold in my face I couldn't see anything, almost knocking my glasses off.  Suddenly back to warm and sunny.  All this in less then one minute from start to finish. I was as wet as if I had fallen in a pool, I was soaked to the bone.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

JVP on State's Right and Thomas Jefferson, and here we are in 2010, with high and increasing taxes

JVP on State's Right and Thomas Jefferson, and here we are in 2010, with high and increasing taxes

Paul R. Green Jr. [on Facebook]
Assembly committee votes to legalize, tax marijuana -
SACRAMENTO - History was made Tuesday after the California Assembly's Public Safety Committee passed a marijuana legalization and taxation bill in a 4-3 vote, with the headed to the health committee next.
Jonathan Vos Post

I don't use drugs, other than coffee, and a beer or glass of wine now and then. But isn't it a State's Rights matter, as Clarence Thomas wrote? Remember Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising in central and
western Massachusetts (mainly Springfield) from 1786 to 1787. Now, I'm certainly NOT advocating armed rebellion now.  Yet the historical fact is that local residents, seeking debt relief through the issuance of
paper currency and lower taxes, attempted to prevent the courts from seizing property from indebted farmers by forcing the closure of courts in western Massachusetts.

Thomas Jefferson, then an ambassador to France at the time, refused to be alarmed by Shays' Rebellion. In a letter to a friend, he wrote that "a little rebellion now and then is a good thing. The tree of liberty
must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

The uprising was the climax of a series of events of the 1780s that convinced a powerful group of Americans that the national government needed to be stronger so that it could create uniform economic
policies and protect property owners from infringements on their rights by local majorities. Ever since, there is a strong Federal government, willing to fire on U.S. citizens to enforce its dictates.

Here we are in 2010, with high and increasing taxes, with indebted farmers, with 1/4 of homeowners properties worth less than their mortgage debt, and with a centralized government that has, for
instance, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), which was renamed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and transferred to the Department of Justice under the Homeland
Security Act.

Families who grew their own tobacco, or brewed their own liquor, are just out of luck. It is our history. Who are we to say that Jefferson was wrong?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Dec 26, 2004 Sumatra 225000 dead and we thought that was a lot. These counts are going to keep increasing. How many must have died in Haiti of just starvation in the past year! People eating Mud Pies! It's not like there some sort of Aliens who like eating mud. Why? To at least have something in there stomachs! How F**king bad must it have been. This quake may actually been a blessing to get us to finally look up at them. They have been desperately screaming for some time.

Just wait till it's our turn! Who do you think will give a shit about us? After looking at New Orleans it ain't looking too good. FEMA been ordering body bags and internment camps.

I am just straining to imaging what Pat Robinson could have been thinking. I guess the sin was the greed and that allows for shoddy construction, the unpreparedness of the government and their already desperate conditions in place. But who's sin was it to commit? Could it be the rich? Could it have been those under them that went along with it. Was it the working class that just accepted it? Could it be that of the poorest, clearly we can't hear them? Could it have been ours? Or those of the French founders 100's of years ago?

I fear it's going to take a little more then money to wash this blood off.

new DSL line

Just got a new DSL line from

I am in Goleta, Ca.  I ordered the service on 1/4/10 the modem came in the mail 1/12/10. Plugged it in and it worked straight out. They sent me a D-Link DSL-2320B modem.
It's PPPoE which I think is the most pointless protocol ever invented.

3000/768kbps on a 12 Months Contract for $25 a month. 

I don't have phone service since I just use skype and my cell phone. So I was worried if there was going to be any problems, but it all worked out. Just took a little longer to get my line in.

See the E-mail back from them.
Dear Valued Client,

Our records indicate that you have placed an order for Standalone DSL service. We would like to remind you that due to the nature of the Standalone service, it may  take 2-4 weeks to process your order. During this time a Verizon technician will come out to your home and tag your line at your phone box for the Standalone service.  Please note that you may need to hire a 3rd party technician to have additional wiring done from your phone box to the jack inside your home. DSL Extreme is not  responsible for these charges.

Ping times to by Co-Lo in New York from new Line.
--- ping statistics ---
45534 packets transmitted, 45534 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 63.279/71.236/881.737/52.458 ms

traceroute to (72.249.x.x), 64 hops max, 52 byte packets
1 ( 23.484 ms 22.186 ms 22.311 ms
2 ( 22.294 ms 22.017 ms 21.846 ms
3 ( 24.903 ms 24.915 ms 24.291 ms
4 ( 25.674 ms 26.198 ms 25.990 ms
5 ( 60.623 ms 60.728 ms 61.569 ms
6 ( 122.571 ms 61.479 ms 61.389 ms
7 ( 61.352 ms 61.255 ms 61.397 ms
8 ( 62.987 ms 265.372 ms 104.521 ms
9 ( 61.520 ms 62.592 ms 62.284 ms
10 ( 62.554 ms 61.777 ms 61.981 ms
11 ( 61.405 ms 62.560 ms 63.949 ms
12 ( 61.830 ms 62.415 ms 62.090 ms
13 ( 62.771 ms 62.568 ms 62.378 ms

Monday, January 11, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

Look back 10 & 20 to see the what next 10 brings!

Being 40+ years old now and watching technology my whole life starting computers at 7 it's something I am very in tune with.
If you want to see how it's going to change in the future you can just extrapolate from the past.

First let's point out that the internet is a common method for moving datagrams (IP packets, block of data up to 1500 bytes at a time), much like the postal service ships individual letter. On top of this stream connections using (TCP) are created and most of what we see is built on this.
The point is, there are no limitations over what can be sent, or the format.
So telepresents, virtual reality, haptics, Remote control of UAV's, skys the limit on what can be sent over this network.

I remember the Internet clearly as it was 30 years ago. As a hacker breakin in to it was the most LEET Thing on could do back in 1980.
Let me put a little time line down to put things in to perspective.

1969 CompuServe started.
1972 C Programming Language invented.

1980 -- there was no TCP/IP even is was NCP, no unix servers and it was the DARPANET.  It was all 300 Baud Modems! UUCP and Email was there.
1983 BSD 4.2 Unix came out with first tcp/ip stack in .  C++ first developed.
  Modems and BBS's ruled at this time (sort of like when dinosaurs roamed the earth)
1984 Apple Macintosh first released.
1985 "thin" Ethernet first comes out (uses BNC Coax)
1987 Perl released.
1988 Linksys founded.  First Internet Worm get's loose, create massive panic! (Robert Tappan Morris)

1990 -- there was no www, html, , it was telnet, ftp, gopher,  Archie First Internet search engine starts.
     10Base-T first comes out.
1992 Wais search engine starts.
1992 Tim Berards Lee came out with www and html.
1993 Mosaic the first "graphical" web browser.  Before this it was all console text based !!!!!
         WiFi was invented.  Linux and FreeBSD first Released. Lycos search engine starts.
1994 14.4K modems first started to appear. WebCrawler search engine starts. VRML web based virtual reality.
1995 Yahoo and Altavista search engines start. Vocaltec first VOIP comes out. JAVA released.
1995/6 is when the internet boom started.  28.8K  modems appear.
1997 Google & E-Bay started.  36.6K and 56Kmodems appear.  PHP first comes out.  Netflix starts.  100Base-T first comes out.
1998 Voip is 1% of all phone traffic.
1999 Napster first comes out. DSL & Cable Modems first become available.  Metricom Ricochet service comes out. goes online.
      Gigabit Ethernet first comes out.

2000 Dot com Crash.
2001 Metricom dies.
2002 Bit Torrent takes off.  Wifi Starts to take off for consumers.
2003 Skype first comes out.
2004 Facebook goes online.
2005 Youtube goes online.
2006 Twitter founded.
2007 Hulu Starts
2008 Netflix start streaming video.
2009 HD videos are being streamed from Youtube.

PGPfone - Pretty Good Privacy Phone

It uses speech compression and strong cryptography protocols to give you the ability to have a real-time secure telephone conversation.

pgp phone... with source

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

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