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Archived News for the Month of December 2005

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12-30: Have a safe and happy New Years folks! See you all on the other side of the calander!

The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for December: Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and The President's Column. Each of these features are valuable, information packed columns that you will find extremely helpful and interesting even if you are not a firearms owner yourself. For one, it keeps you apprised of the relative honesty and the intentions of the politicos you vote for. For another, it shows you the value of owning your own firearm for protection, recreation, hobby, business, and because for now anyway... you can. The Archives are available any day of the month from the NRA page in the Extra department, look for the link down at the bottom of the table of contents.

12-26: Took a bit of a vacation there. Went to Disneyland etc. I'm going to miss some more days ahead. I hope you all had a great Christmas, I did. We did very well in the Folding@home project. We managed to crank out 2,304 points last week, crunching 40 work units and bumping ahead of 75 competitors! Not bad eh? Check it out on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

12-20: The last month of 2001 has been converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional with the month of September 2001. Sift through the gruesome dried bones of carnal folly in the labyrinthine catacombs of updates past in the News Archives.

12-19: If you have a computer and a burden to help your fellow man you should look into the Folding@home distributed programming project. Folding@home allows you to participate in the search for cures for disease caused by the misfolding of proteins. It's easy to get started and it's completely free. Download the Folding@home app and follow the simple directions. I use the command line version and a graphical front end for it called Increase that does all the work fro you. Please do your part. Check out the results I have so far after about a year of work on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

12-16: Nothing else but the Joke of the Weak will do for today.

12-15: I found and repaired a broken link on the Lynx page. Look in the Games section for a link to 20 Questions. It's pretty cool, a learning artificial intelligence that guesses what you are thinking about be it animal, vegetable, mineral or liberal. Try it out.

12-14: "Animal 'rights' extremism is a belief system based on 100 percent emotion and zero science, riddled with hypocrisy and roiling with contempt for humans." Strong words from Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association. Read this revealing article on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

12-13: Another Tuesday, another News Archives page converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional. Go read the converted October 2001 and see what all the hubbub was about.

12-12: Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department had a pretty good week last week, mostly because other things took up it's time besides playing Stubbs the Zombie I suppose. Termie didn't get a good shot at the game until this weekend. Anyway such dire lack of frivolity gave us 3,287 points earned by crunching 21 work units and squishing 118 competitors. This shoved us up into the 92 percentile group! Yay!

12-9: The High School Art page is updated with another stupid surfer drawing. Rush on over to the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department and see why it was a GOOD thing that I never finished my art degree.

12-8: I found a funky link to the Burpee Seed Co. on the Gardening page in the Chile Pepper section of the Hobbies Department. Fixed it so you can go Burp in comfort. No no, you don't have to thank me. Sending money would be nice. But you don't have to thank me.

12-7: "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.

12-6: Churning along we once again come back to the News Archives and convert another old HTML 2 page to HTML 4.01 Transitional. Look for November 2001 to get the honors today.

12-5: Monday brings us back to the Folding@home project. This last week has some pretty poor results because of all the time I spent playing a great new computer game, Stubbs the Zombie. As a result only 1,321 points were earned, 18 work units completed and only 35 users soundly trounced. On the flip side I did eat a lot of brains and I should be smarter, but all I want to do is wreak havoc in Punchbowl Pennsylvania. Find our folding stats on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

12-2: Due to the age of Marathon and the mercurial nature of operating systems and a companies business offers, some things have changed and change isn't always good as evidenced by the Claude Errera page in the Anvil Tips section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox. The services and products offered on this page by MindVision and Aladdin are no longer available. There is still a lot of good info on putting together a Marathon scenario for distribution so the page remains up, but the links go down.

12-1: OK folks, hold onto your elves! This is going to be a bumpy Christmas! Relatives you wish were interred in an unmarked grave will be sitting at your table eating your Christmas pudding and telling stories about how you pooped in your pants as a child. You will get socks and underpants instead of an Xbox 360 and a Winchester Model 1866 "Golden Boy" rifle. One or more fingers will find it's way into an empty Christmas light socket just before Junior turns the switch on. "That smell" will turn out to be a squirrel that was locked into it's Christmas tree nest with fake snow flocking and was suffocated. You'll thank me when this is all over because I did try to warn you. Go read the Joke of the Weak and cheer up a little.

No news on the weekends. The Joke of the Weak is updated every weekday. As usual, the Team Crunchinator page is updated every Monday. The NRA pages: President's Column, Standing Guard and Armed Citizen are updated each month. To catch up on news past visit, the News Archives.

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