Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

May 28, 2006

Obsession – Radical Islam’s War Against the West

Filed under: category euthanized,Gross Politix,Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 11:40 pm

hotmail: live mail beta signup

Filed under: category euthanized,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 9:55 pm

2 gigs, outlook interface, firefox friendly…. and NOT-gmail-evil

heart of a democrat

Filed under: category euthanized,Gross Politix — Sagacious Himself @ 3:49 am Dr. Ahmadinejad,

As one doctor to another – thank you for your words of wisdom to Mr. Bush and the American people who are blinded by their ugly arrogance toward the more worldly members of the planet like yourself. Your timely thesis is just what the Democratic National Committee has needed to articulate for the past six years; you have given us new thunder and new legitimacy in the court of world opinion. Instead of supporting the concept of free enterprise for all, we need to demand things like free education for all, three square meals a day for all, free health care for all, guaranteed and protected employment for all, and of course, freedom from the yoke of corporate imperialism for all!

I love the ThePeoplesCube almost as much as I love Ann Coulter

May 26, 2006

open letter to verizon #1

Filed under: category euthanized,Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 8:57 pm

Can we pretend that my “calls” are actually v-cast music downloads?  That way I’ll get reliable service on my $550 phone.


May 22, 2006

Dismantling The Da Vinci Code

Filed under: category euthanized,Gross Politix — Sagacious Himself @ 10:26 pm

error-laden is The Da Vinci Code that the educated reader
actually applauds those rare occasions where Brown stumbles
(despite himself) into the truth. A few examples of his “impeccable”
research: He claims that the motions of the planet Venus trace
a pentacle (the so-called Ishtar pentagram) symbolizing the
goddess. But it isn’t a perfect figure and has nothing
to do with the length of the Olympiad. The ancient Olympic games
were celebrated in honor of Zeus Olympias, not Aphrodite,
and occurred every four years.

it’s Brown’s Christology that’s false—and
blindingly so. He requires the present New Testament
to be a post-Constantinian fabrication that displaced true accounts
now represented only by surviving Gnostic texts. He claims that
Christ wasn’t considered divine until the Council of Nicea
voted him so in 325 at the behest of the emperor. Then Constantine—a
lifelong sun worshipper—ordered all older scriptural texts
destroyed, which is why no complete set of Gospels predates
the fourth century. Christians somehow failed to notice the
sudden and drastic change in their doctrine.

by Brown’s specious reasoning, the Old Testament can’t
be authentic either because complete Hebrew Scriptures are no
more than a thousand years old. And yet the texts were transmitted
so accurately that they do match well with the Dead Sea
Scrolls from a thousand years earlier. Analysis of textual families,
comparison with fragments and quotations, plus historical correlations
securely date the orthodox Gospels to the first century and
indicate that they’re earlier than the Gnostic
forgeries. (The Epistles of St. Paul are, of course, even earlier
than the Gospels.)

Church documents and the testimony of the ante-Nicean Fathers
confirm that Christians have always believed Jesus to
be Lord, God, and Savior—even when that faith meant death.
The earliest partial canon of Scripture dates from the late
second century and already rejected Gnostic writings. For Brown,
it isn’t enough to credit Constantine with the divinization
of Jesus. The emperor’s old adherence to the cult of the
Invincible Sun also meant repackaging sun worship as the new
faith. Brown drags out old (and long-discredited) charges by
virulent anti-Catholics like Alexander Hislop who accused the
Church of perpetuating Babylonian mysteries, as well as 19th-century
rationalists who regarded Christ as just another dying savior-god.

of all, in Brown’s eyes, is the fact that the pleasure-hating,
sex-hating, woman-hating Church suppressed goddess worship and
eliminated the divine feminine. He claims that goddess worship
universally dominated pre-Christian paganism with the hieros
(sacred marriage) as its central rite. His enthusiasm
for fertility rites is enthusiasm for sexuality, not procreation.
What else would one expect of a Cathar sympathizer?

Brown claims that Jews in Solomon’s Temple adored Yahweh
and his feminine counterpart, the Shekinah, via the services
of sacred prostitutes—possibly a twisted version of the
Temple’s corruption after Solomon    (1 Kings 14:24 and
2 Kings 23:4-15). Moreover, he says that the tetragrammaton
YHWH derives from “Jehovah, an androgynous physical union
between the masculine Jah and the pre-Hebraic name for Eve,

as any first-year Scripture student could tell you, Jehovah
is actually a 16th-century rendering of Yahweh using the vowels
of Adonai (“Lord”). In fact, goddesses did not
dominate the pre-Christian world—not in the religions
of Rome, her barbarian subjects, Egypt, or even Semitic lands
where the hieros gamos was an ancient practice. Nor did
the Hellenized cult of Isis appear to have included sex in its
secret rites.

to yet another of Brown’s claims, Tarot cards do not
teach goddess doctrine. They were invented for innocent gaming
purposes in the 15th century and didn’t acquire occult
associations until the late 18th. Playing-card suites carry
no Grail symbolism. The notion of diamonds symbolizing pentacles
is a deliberate misrepresentation by British occultist A. E.
Waite. And the number five—so crucial to Brown’s
puzzles—has some connections with the protective goddess
but myriad others besides, including human life, the five senses,
and the Five Wounds of Christ.

treatment of Mary Magdalene is sheer delusion. In The Da
Vinci Code
, she’s no penitent whore but Christ’s
royal consort and the intended head of His Church, supplanted
by Peter and defamed by churchmen. She fled west with her offspring
to Provence, where medieval Cathars would keep the original
teachings of Jesus alive. The Priory of Sion still guards her
relics and records, excavated by the Templars from the subterranean
Holy of Holies. It also protects her descendants—including
Brown’s heroine.

many people still picture the Magdalen as a sinful woman who
anointed Jesus and equate her with Mary of Bethany, that conflation
is actually the later work of Pope St. Gregory the Great. The
East has always kept them separate and said that the Magdalen,
“apostle to the apostles,” died in Ephesus. The
legend of her voyage to Provence is no earlier than the ninth
century, and her relics weren’t reported there until the
13th. Catholic critics, including the Bollandists, have been
debunking the legend and distinguishing the three ladies since
the 17th century.

the end, Dan Brown has penned a poorly written, atrociously
researched mess. So, why bother with such a close reading of
a worthless novel? The answer is simple: The Da Vinci Code
takes esoterica mainstream. It may well do for Gnosticism what
The Mists of Avalon did for paganism—gain it popular
acceptance. After all, how many lay readers will see the blazing
inaccuracies put forward as buried truths?

What’s more, in making phony claims of scholarship,
Brown’s book infects readers with a virulent hostility
toward Catholicism. Dozens of occult history books, conveniently
cross-linked by, are following in its wake. And booksellers’
shelves now bulge with falsehoods few would be buying without
The Da Vinci Code connection. While Brown’s assault
on the Catholic Church may be a backhanded compliment, it’s
one we would have happily done without.

Opus Dei and corporal mortification

Filed under: category euthanized,Knowledge,Liberty,Wisdom — Sagacious Himself @ 10:08 pm

The Da Vinci Code makes it appear that Opus Dei members practice
bloody mortifications. In fact, though history indicates that some
Catholic saints have done so, Opus Dei members do not do this.

The Catholic Church advises people to practice mortification. The
mystery of Jesus Christ’s Passion shows that voluntary sacrifice
has a transcendent value and can bring spiritual benefits to others.
Voluntary sacrifice also brings personal spiritual benefits, enabling
one to resist the inclination to sin. For these reasons, the Church
prescribes fasting on certain days and recommends that the faithful
practice other sorts of mortification as well. Mortification is by no
means the centerpiece of the Christian life, but nobody can grow closer
to God without it: “There is no holiness without renunciation and
spiritual battle” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2015).

In the area of mortification, Opus Dei emphasizes small sacrifices
rather than extraordinary ones, in keeping with its spirit of
integrating faith with secular life. For example, Opus Dei members try
to make small sacrifices such as persevering at their work when tired,
occasionally passing up some small pleasure, or giving help to those in

Some Opus Dei members also make limited use of the cilice and
discipline, types of mortification that have always had a place in the
Catholic tradition because of their symbolic reference to
Christ’s Passion. Many well-known figures in Catholic history
have used the cilice or discipline, such as St. Francis, St.
Thomas More, St. Padre Pio and Blessed Mother
Teresa.  The Church teaches that people should take
reasonable care of their physical health, and anyone with experience in
this matter knows that these practices do not injure one’s health
in any way. The Da Vinci Code’s
description of the cilice and discipline is greatly exaggerated and
distorted: it is simply not possible to injure oneself with them
as the book and film depict. 

Additional explanation from leading Catholic sources regarding Opus Dei and corporal mortification.

loose change producers have a few screws loose

Filed under: Gross Politix,Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 8:33 pm

Because this blog is getting so much traffic from Google searches and
referrals from various forums and Wikipedia, we decided to put one post
up top to link to information our newest visitors are apparently
looking for.

James has put together a list of major lies in Loose Change. Here’s Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4.

I compiled three very easily refuted lies in the movie. I also showed three tricks and distortions that are used throughout the film.

A friend of the blog compiled this amazing Viewer’s Guide to Loose Change,
(now HTML) which includes a complete transcript of the movie, pictures
and links that refute many of the claims, and which highlights the
changes between Version 1 and Version 2.

This should be enough to get you started debunking Loose Change to your friends. We have a lot more content below this post.

movies about united flight 93

Filed under: Gross Politix — Sagacious Himself @ 8:05 pm

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

A&E moralphobic cable channel

who will backup backup my blog?

Filed under: Beta,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 3:32 pm

is hocking a service for noobs to easily create daily block backups.  Read their TOS; its very entertaining.  You agree to pay them in advance and that backupmyblog doesn’t actually have to provide relaible backups, doesn’t actually have to perform backups, isn’t responsible for losing all backups, and will not compensate you in any way for any kind of failure.

Wow… that’s about as useful as not backing up a all… maybe slightly more useful.. possibly, but then maybe not.

This is not for flavor hosted blogs.  This is for flavors you’ve installed on your own host.  Now, this is where the true frivolity sets in.  If you’re hosting it yourself you can just as easily CRON DB backups yourself FOR FREE, either locally or offsite… or even to your office/house FTP.

And my blogger account already has similar functionality built in (absent from

I already regularly backup SagaciousHimself and Himself this way

MIMO or RIRO? Recycled Ideas Recycled Overkill

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 2:37 pm

I’m really tired of MIMO…. hello?  Spread Spectrum.. whose been using that for DECADES? 

“Because MIMO offers greater range and greater discrimination through
sorting out signals as they bounce across multiple paths from receiver
to transmitter, this effectively—but theoretically until we can
see benchmarks—provides more spectrum with less interference than
competing technologies”

Oooh wavion’s coalescent announcement was very exciting… as recycled ideas go.

“Backed by more than $22 million in funding from blue-chip

And this is yet another reason why Google’s FON will fail:

“Beamforming and SDMA are the ideal technologies for the outdoor
wireless environment. They also leverage the millions of existing
Wi-Fi clients already in use around the world,” said Dr. Mati Wax”

(I wish performancing allowed easy paragraph indentation)

May 21, 2006

GMus repository site MIA

Filed under: category euthanized,News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 11:33 pm


Red Stripe: hooray racism

Filed under: category euthanized,News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 9:28 pm

Imagine if the Red Stripe spokesman was a whiteguy.. then imagine him saying similar things to a black guy.  There’d be rioting in the streets! 

May 20, 2006

Foobar2000: Unofficial foo_pod Users Guide

Filed under: category euthanized,Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 3:13 am

foo_pod is a plugin for Foobar2000 that allows you to transfer music to an iPod
without the use of iTunes.
In addition to most iTunes features, it supports transcoding (re-encoding files from formats the iPod cannot play to
those it can), allows for alternate metadata (a non-destructive method for
transposing tags on-the-fly), converts ReplayGain data to SoundCheck data, and
allows basic iTunesDB database maintenance.

way to go, Aaron

Filed under: All Your Base,category euthanized — Sagacious Himself @ 2:39 am

but next time don’t forget the bacon and pig’s blood 😉

cartouche? cartoon? .. kartOO is still online

and still very flashy

hopefully someone else has discovered how to remove the ‘sponsor’ adNoyances*.

* yet another awesome word coined by Sagacious Himself in 2003.  This week  includes ‘SEO Black Boxing’.. but never forget moralphobe, moralphobia, and moralphobic! … the latter three are now in use by other people.  teehee

May 19, 2006

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

Filed under: Piracy,Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 7:31 pm

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot

Drink up me hearties, yo ho

We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot

Drink up me hearties, yo ho

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

We extort, we pilfer, we filch and sack

Drink up me hearties, yo ho

Maraud and embezzle and even high-jack

Drink up me hearties yo ho

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

We kindle and char, inflame and ignite

Drink up me hearties, yo ho

We burn up the city, we’re really a fright

Drink up me hearties, yo ho

We’re rascals, scoundrels, villains, and knaves

Drink up me hearties, yo ho

We’re devils and black sheep, really bad eggs

Drink up me hearties, yo ho

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

… as many DVDs as I want?

firefox and the new hotmail

Filed under: Beta,Geeky goodness,Software Review,Webmail — Sagacious Himself @ 9:47 am

Yes, the new hotmail interface plays nicely with firefox.  And with a few tweaks it has zero ads!  Yet another reason to not-use gmail.

be SURE to enable ‘save sent messages’ to reap the IMAPesque new features

look, just content, no crap:

yay c/o


upgrade your hotmail to 2 gigs:

epanhandling meets the MTV generation

Filed under: category euthanized,e-panhandling — Sagacious Himself @ 6:41 am

"we will take that money to a local Apple Store. We will purchase the
iPod, open it right inside the store, and destroy it right on the spot.
The whole thing will be shot on film, and displayed on this site."

epanhandling meets the MTV generation

netflix promotes piracy

Filed under: Netflix,Piracy,Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 2:31 am

Netflix defrauds customers as a business plan.  They make downloading pirated movies seem like a better plan:  you actually would get as many DVDs as you want.


Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 1:46 am

May 17, 2006

Natalee Holloway STILL in the “news”?

Filed under: category euthanized,Gross Politix,Natalee Holloway — Sagacious Himself @ 6:10 pm

Natalee Holloway was just another dim slut who traveled to a foreign country for drinking and whoring. She went out ALONE with wrong people in different culture where the feminazi ex post facto no is not recognized. Dies in an OD accident during tryst.

Drunk, stupid, whore dead. move on. this isn't news.

Its darwinism in action

the new yahoo webmail beats gmail

Filed under: Beta,Geeky goodness,Webmail — Sagacious Himself @ 1:27 am

yahoo beta BEATS gmail: same storage better interface.  To join the beta change your content location to the UK, accept TOS, reload inbox, click join beta button on splash, optionally change location back!  After ‘qualifying’ yourself for the beta it is easy to toggle between beta and old-interface

May 15, 2006

help stop THIS draconian act

Filed under: CIO,DARPA,Gross Politix,Liberty — Sagacious Himself @ 1:28 pm


Sure, Net Neutrality is essentially communist, but the internet has always been *that way* and I’d like to keep the status quo, please. 

Feds push for pulling in brave new world faster!

Filed under: CIO,Gross Politix — Sagacious Himself @ 1:19 pm
“Top Bush administration officials have endorsed
the concept, and some members of the U.S. Congress have said federal
legislation is needed to aid law enforcement investigations into child
pornography. A bill is already pending in the Colorado State Senate.

data retention requirements worry privacy advocates because they permit
police to obtain records of e-mail chatter, Web browsing or chat-room
activity that normally would have been discarded after a few months.
And some proposals would require providers to retain data that
ordinarily never would have been kept at all.”

” e-mail chatter”

” chat-room activity”

tunneling to offshore companies

“legally required data retention”
oh, thought police

“Rep. Ed Whitfield, a Kentucky Republican .. suggested that data retention laws would be useful to police investigating crimes against children.”
‘its for the children’… that sounds alot like a democrat. is he sure hes a republican?

” files were retained for a longer period of time”

“would help in the uncovering and prosecution of these crimes.”
yeah, the same way it would be beneficial to make all people wear live broadcasting webcams

Hey, while we’re at it why don’t we make murder illegal? (these people are using the same “logic” as the people who want to supress my right to arm- and defend myself)

“who will pay for the data warehouses to be constructed”
the subscriber, of course, unless they outsource to google.

“it’s not clear that police are hindered by current law as long as they move swiftly in investigations.”
they’re not. they just want more power. More goverment power = bad. More power in hands of people = good. It really is very simple. It makes me wonder why so many people vote for democrats (I am not a republican).

“child pornography,”
certainly a very sick, bad thing, but arguing against the protocol doesn’t make a pedophile.

” “The agenda behind this doesn’t appear to be legitimate,” ”

“queries against data repositories created and maintained by businesses”
hello? due process?

“Neither the FBI nor Homeland Security responded to a request for comment on Thursday.”
Ironic that they didn’t want their data retained for future analysis.

“Some U.S. companies are so alarmed by this requirement that they’ve talked about scaling back their operations in Ireland”
good for them

Stained Windows! Microsoft to mark illegal copies

Filed under: CIO,Piracy — Sagacious Himself @ 12:56 pm

“PC users with systems that have been tattooed will not be able to
download IE7 or Windows Defender, but will still receive security
patches for Windows.”

Soooo… then there really isn’t a downside?

Next step in pirating: Faking a company

Filed under: CIO — Sagacious Himself @ 12:54 pm

“In the name of NEC, the pirates copied NEC products, and went as far as
developing their own range of consumer electronic products – everything
from home entertainment centers to MP3 players. They also coordinated
manufacturing and distribution, collecting all the proceeds.


The Japanese company even received complaints about products – which
were of generally good quality – that they did not make or provide with


Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 12:23 am

Name     probeResetControl

Type     INTEGER
Access     read-write
Status     unknown

Setting this object to warmBoot(2) causes the device to
 restart the application software with current configuration
 parameters saved in non-volatile memory. Setting this
 object to coldBoot(3) causes the device to reinitialize
 configuration parameters in non-volatile memory to default
 values and restart the application software. When the device
 is running normally , this variable has a value of

Possible Values :

May 14, 2006

create your own world

Filed under: News and Announcements — Sagacious Himself @ 10:12 pm

Could be fun if you already live in your own little world… especially if you have a fornication addiction

how does WordPress foobar a post?

Filed under: Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 9:55 pm

Only the API authors, satan, and witnesses to the pact really know.  Here’s what I see when I try to edit (allow WordPress to mangle) a post:

curse you, WordPress

Filed under: Righteous Rage — Sagacious Himself @ 9:48 pm

Performanicing lets me post spiffy articles.  However when I edit them from WordPress resaving them KILLS the images.  😦   I hate you wordpress, almost as much as I hate

how organized do you want to shoot for?

Filed under: Software Review — Sagacious Himself @ 9:42 pm

Feeling special? VIP Organizer:

ultimate compression

Filed under: Geeky goodness — Sagacious Himself @ 1:49 pm

KGB Archiver

integration into shell
can create SFX archives
AES 256 bit

better compression than winRK… or anyone else.  mmmmm power

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