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Archived News for the Month of June 2004

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6-28: Somehow Team SETI managed to bump 224 SETI@home competitors last week. Don't ask me how we pulled that out of our hat. Seems Termie has been doing his haberdashery shopping at the magic store. Why don't you visit the Hobbies department and step into the Team SETI box. Let Termie close it up and jam big swords into it. Don't be afraid, Termette will go first.

6-25: I always seem to forget this part. After adding a page to the Obed Tips section of the Marathon department, I forgot to add it to the drop down menu on the home page. I have rectified the situation. I'm such a dope. Look for "Marathon on Windows for Dummies" now available from the Obed Tips section of the Marathon menu.

6-24: The NRA archive for the month of May is now uploaded to the NRA Archives. The monthly archive consists of the 3 feature columns from the American Rifleman: The Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and the Presidents Column. Enjoy.

6-22: Good news on the SETI@Home front, not only did Team SETI pants 79 competitors, we finally managed to reach the 2,500 unit mark earning us another certificate of appreciation. Check out the white box at the top of the Team SETI page in the Hobbies department to take a look at our new 2,500 unit certificate.

6-18: Still in mourning for his business partner Saddam Hussein, French president Jacques Chirac refused an invitation to attend Ronald Reagan's funeral, nor did the French government even plan to send a representative until a stink arose that rivaled Chirac's unwashed French armpits. See how this shakes down on the Boycott France! page in the Extra department. You can find a new link to a "Boycott France" bumper sticker too.

6-17: Today I'm trading links with Wicked Steve. Steve has lots of great computer art to look at, web sites he designed, and a few wallpaper desktops for you to download. Check it out in the Friends section of the Lynx page.

6-16: This from the mouth of the president of the NRA, Kayne Robinson: "NRA, with our huge hunter membership, can and will use our strength to protect hunters' rights." Intrigued? Head on over to the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department and see what the NRA is doing to help folks who are in the pursuit of the second oldest profession, hunting.

6-15: Another graphic gets fixed today. I found one over in the Humor section of the Marathon department. Moana LaRue gets gussied up in "The Dirty Little Secret" gag, a good natured jab in the ribs to the uber-cool Father of Marathon, Alexander Seropian.

6-14: The Team SETI results in the Hobbies department are pretty dismal all around. Read it and weep. Everybody get lashed to the mizzen mast this morning!

6-11: Because today is a National Day of Mourning due to the death of President Ronald Wilson Reagan, there will be no update to the House of Wacks as a sign of respect for an American who changed the world for the better. God Bless America, God bless Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

6-10: Today the multiple rollover on the NRA page in the Extra department gets fixed. I realized that I had neglected to change the informational blurb under the NRA logo to reflect the fact that Charlton Heston was replaced by Kayne Robinson as President of the NRA. After I completed the new info graphic, I realized that my graphical skills had improved since the origination of the rollover, so I redid all the info blurbs. This "realization" junk really burns into my time. I need to be more numb to my surroundings.

6-9: If you own a Remington 700 or Winchester Model 70 bolt-action center-fire rifle, or a Remington 870 or Mossberg Model 500 pump shotgun, or a Franchi or Benelli auto-loading shotgun, or even a Marlin 1895, or an 1866 Yellowboy replica lever gun, the Clinton gun ban is as much about your guns and your future right to own any firearm as it is about so-called "semi-automatic assault rifles." Read about this on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

6-8: The Hell Hole V1.3 page in the Marathon department gets a face lift of one of it's graphics that was broken during the conversion of the page to HTML 1.04 Transitional. It seems that every time I fix something around here it breaks something else. I should go back to robbing graves. Those were simpler times let me tell you.

6-7: Like a drunk who is startled to wake up and find his room cleaned and his project completed, Team SETI logs in to SETI@home to find that it has leapfrogged over 358 of it's competitors. "Fantabulous" you may say, but this can only mean that the Nazi gangsters have been left unchecked to take over the world in the computer games Call of Duty and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. You have to ask yourself, which is worse: Nazi tyranny or missing a call from ET. These are the profound realities and deep ethical issues facing we brave men and women on the frontier of computing. It's happening today in the Hobbies department.

6-4: A new link is added to the Lynx page in the Information section. The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices. Unlike the anti-consumer activists they monitor and keep in check, they stand up for common sense and personal choice. The growing fraternity of "food cops," health care enforcers, militant activists, meddling bureaucrats, and violent radicals who think they know "what's best for you" are pushing against our basic freedoms. They're here to push back.

6-3: "Armed Citizen" is an article in the "American Rifleman" very similar to one of my favorite feature articles in "Guns & Ammo" called "Armed Response". These articles consist of short accounts describing the use of firearms by private citizens to protect lives and property. These are the stories that the mainstream media ignore because they are not so much interested in presenting the truth as much as they are interested in furthering their anti-gun agendas. Some very interesting reading here. It's going on in the NRA section of the Extra department.

6-2: A quick update on the Hell Hole V1.2 page over in the Marathon department. This page had some damage to it caused by the conversion to HTML 4.01 Transitional. The graphics were not working right, scrolling where not needed. I have fixed the scrolling to work only where needed. No charge.

6-1: I hope you had a thoughtful and meaningful Memorial Day yesterday. A lot of folks gave their lives to keep you safe and free. In House of Wacks news, some end of month house cleaning took place and Team SETI got a kick in the pants in their self esteem when they finally managed to complete 18 units and bump 23 competitors last week. Check out the computational carnage on the Team SETI page in the Hobbies department.


No news on the weekends. As usual, the Team SETI page is updated every Monday. The NRA pages: President's Column, Standing Guard and Armed Citizen are updated each month.
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