coming soon to a police state near you

Drug Scanner Checks Public
Police used the force's new drugs itemiser - which scans people for traces of banned substances - at the Litten Tree pub. It was the first time the new technology, which detects traces of drugs from heroin to cannabis, had been used in the town.

Police officers tested 150 revellers as they arrived at the pub in Sheep Street between 10.30pm and midnight on Friday.

The pub managers barred anyone refusing to co-operate with the test from entering.

Det Sgt Steve Duffy, of Banbury CID, said two people tested positive and were searched but not found to be in possession of drugs. The pair were then banned from entering the pub, but not arrested.

Mr Duffy said: "It went very well. We gained the full co-operation of the management and the customers." He said: "The public were very supportive. Many people were saying they wanted to be tested."

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somewhat more hair than the original

First of all, this is genius:

And of course, there are already remixes:

Prior art:

(And thank you again, LJ, for putting in that extra hundred pixels of space
between the embeds. That's totally helpful and necessary.)

Scene missing! A video that used to be embedded in this post has disappeared. If you know of a copy of this video that is still accessible, please mail me so that I can update the link.
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Current Music: this

dnalounge update

DNA Lounge update, wherein Homeland Security keeps us safe from Foreign Infidels.
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I, for one, welcome our new regular hexahedron-headed overlords

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I've seen this movie

Mystery illness strikes after meteorite hits Peruvian village

Villagers in southern Peru were struck by a mysterious illness after a meteorite made a fiery crash to Earth in their area, regional authorities said Monday.

Around midday Saturday, villagers were startled by an explosion and a fireball that many were convinced was an airplane crashing near their remote village, located in the high Andes department of Puno in the Desaguadero region, near the border with Bolivia.

Residents complained of headaches and vomiting brought on by a "strange odor," local health department official Jorge Lopez told Peruvian radio RPP.

Seven policemen who went to check on the reports also became ill and had to be given oxygen before being hospitalized, Lopez said.

Rescue teams and experts were dispatched to the scene, where the meteorite left a 100-foot-wide and 20-foot-deep crater, said local official Marco Limache.

"Boiling water started coming out of the crater and particles of rock and cinders were found nearby. Residents are very concerned," he said.

Update: Cover-up in full swing. Swamp gas. Return to your homes.

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Batman by Dostoyevsky

Again With the Comics: Batman by Dostoyevsky

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the bradbury building

12 years to go.
we are slightly behind schedule.
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today in the frothing fanboy mailbag

Yes, in case you were wondering, I do get a lot of these. This one appears to be a rebuttal to a single parenthetical sentence in something I posted like five years ago.

From: Kasper Sandberg <postmaster@metanurb.dk>
Date: September 14, 2007 3:49:36 AM PDT
To: jwz@jwz.org
Subject: your silly cddb/ogg thing

You sir, are a moron, you may think ogg is a universally unsupported container, well, its only unsupported in software and hardware thats worthless anyway, so.. big loss..

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monster raving loony of the week

This one is pretty special. I left in all the top-quoting and Hotmail-added spam signatures because I find that they only increase the comedy.

"Make your little one a shining star! Shine on!"


From: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Date: September 1, 2007 1:44:51 AM PDT
To: <shipley@dis.org>, <jwz@jwz.org>
Subject: Kim Pearce???

HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! - you worthless fucking retards..

Help me apply the socio-economic principles of burning man to the situation in Jerusalem... if you can.. and that might start to implement the kind of change you have been fantasizing about

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From: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Date: September 3, 2007 10:55:12 AM PDT
To: <jwz@jwz.org>, <shipley@dis.org>
Subject: Born In Hell

Raised In Heaven...

they were 'toga before they were burners..

FUCK YOU

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From: Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>
Date: September 4, 2007 8:32:51 PM PDT
To: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Kim Pearce???

Who the fuck are you and who the fuck is Kim Pearce? Go away.

From: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Date: September 9, 2007 12:29:08 PM PDT
To: Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>
Subject: RE: Kim Pearce???

fuck you douchebag

From: jwz@jwz.org
Subject: Re: Kim Pearce???
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 20:32:51 -0700
To: last_one_alive@hotmail.com

Who the fuck are you and who the fuck is Kim Pearce? Go away.

Kick back and relax with hot games and cool activities at the Messenger Café. Play now!

From: Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>
Date: September 9, 2007 12:31:27 PM PDT
To: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Kim Pearce???

On Sep 9, 2007, at 12:29 PM, Danielle Pinn wrote:

fuck you douchebag

From: jwz@jwz.org
Subject: Re: Kim Pearce???
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 20:32:51 -0700
To: last_one_alive@hotmail.com

Who the fuck are you and who the fuck is Kim Pearce? Go away.

Kick back and relax with hot games and cool activities at the Messenger Café. Play now!

I find your ideas fascinating, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Please, tell me more! Your scintillating wit burns like the sun!

--
Jamie Zawinski jwz@jwz.org https://www.jwz.org/
jwz@dnalounge.com https://www.dnalounge.com/
http://jwz.livejournal.com/

From: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Date: September 9, 2007 6:21:36 PM PDT
To: Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>
Subject: RE: Kim Pearce???

ur the bigest poser on the face of the earth and anyone who has 2 IQ points to rub together knows it

From: jwz@jwz.org
Subject: Re: Kim Pearce???
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 12:31:27 -0700
To: last_one_alive@hotmail.com

On Sep 9, 2007, at 12:29 PM, Danielle Pinn wrote:

fuck you douchebag
From: jwz@jwz.org
Subject: Re: Kim Pearce???
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 20:32:51 -0700
To: last_one_alive@hotmail.com

Who the fuck are you and who the fuck is Kim Pearce? Go away.

Kick back and relax with hot games and cool activities at the Messenger Café. Play now!

I find your ideas fascinating, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Please, tell me more! Your scintillating wit burns like the sun!

--
Jamie Zawinski jwz@jwz.org https://www.jwz.org/
jwz@dnalounge.com https://www.dnalounge.com/
http://jwz.livejournal.com/

Can you find the hidden words? Take a break and play Seekadoo! Play now!

From: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Date: September 12, 2007 11:47:24 AM PDT
To: Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>
Subject: RE: Kim Pearce???

i know the difference between intelligence and counter-intelligence

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3448829,00.html

and i don't need to hack into any fucking database to know what the bastards are thinking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_Office_of_Special_Investigations

you can be as much of a smart ass as you want - it doesn't change the fact that I know the truth - i don't bother with you much because your skill set is too weak to be of much use to me

From: jwz@jwz.org
Subject: Re: Kim Pearce???
Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2007 12:31:27 -0700
To: last_one_alive@hotmail.com

On Sep 9, 2007, at 12:29 PM, Danielle Pinn wrote:

fuck you douchebag
From: jwz@jwz.org
Subject: Re: Kim Pearce???
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 20:32:51 -0700
To: last_one_alive@hotmail.com

Who the fuck are you and who the fuck is Kim Pearce? Go away.

Kick back and relax with hot games and cool activities at the Messenger Café. Play now!

I find your ideas fascinating, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Please, tell me more! Your scintillating wit burns like the sun!

--
Jamie Zawinski jwz@jwz.org https://www.jwz.org/
jwz@dnalounge.com https://www.dnalounge.com/
http://jwz.livejournal.com/

Make your little one a shining star! Shine on!

From: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Date: September 12, 2007 12:00:28 PM PDT
To: <jwz@jwz.org>
Subject: What They're Thinking

...and what they're thinking is that nuking Iran in the near future isn't going to go down well with the american public - so plan B is to have Israel start a conflict with Syria and they can use that to point fingers at N Korea and Iran and use that propoganda to justify further action...

Make your little one a shining star! Shine on!

From: Danielle Pinn <last_one_alive@hotmail.com>
Date: September 12, 2007 12:12:48 PM PDT
To: <jwz@jwz.org>
Subject: Repeating the Offer

...so it might be a good idea on your part to dig up someone who's interested in going to China and developing some connections...

From: byar260@comcast.net
To: svbn@west-point.org
Subject: svbn: Staff Requirements - Consulting, Software, China
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 04:11:32 +0000

Here is short term opportunity for someone with the correct Microsoft software skill sets, and a current passport, to so some consulting in Beijing China for several weeks. If you have the skill sets required or know someone that does please contact Landon Lack at llack@capitisint.com in Beijing.

Good Hunting,

Raymond

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Hi Raymond,

I am in dire need of someone with the following skill sets who is interested in a two week+ working vacation in Beijing, China. If you wouldn't mind letting folks in your respective networks know, I'd appreciate it. If we can identify a grad, that would be awesome. Our company is founded by USMA grads and has GEN Alexander Haig, Jr. on our advisory board.

Thanks, Landon

The experience we are looking for is someone that is very senior on the Microsoft Platform:
We are running a Complete Microsoft Stack:
Windows 2003
Windows Storage Server 2003
SQL Server
Axapta (MicrosoftÂ's ERP Solution)
SharePoint
And finally Enterprise Portal

What we need is someone that understands the details of integration across this platform.
This candidate's talents would include AD/Domain user experience (deep knowledge of Group Policy Editor and related components against a RADIUS authentication model)! at a s enior level combined with a rich background in integrating Microsoft Components in a fashion similar to ours.

The specific tasks this job will be associated in the short term are: Configuring Windows Storage Server 2003 to enable access to SQL Server by our AX Server
Creating detailed ACL implementation for AD/Domain accounts for necessary logins which pass through our perimeter RADIUS Slightly, longer-term:
Drive the creation of ISO17799/NSA-SNAC compliant secure and stable operating foot-prints for the environment
End

Kick back and relax with hot games and cool activities at the Messenger Café. Play now!

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new toy: cellphone signal extender

I bought one of these last week. It seems to work pretty well! The reception in the back office at DNA has always been crappy, but after running the antenna cable up to the 3rd floor, I reliably get 3+ bars instead of 1 bar or less. (There's 3 bars at the spot where the antenna is, just inside the corrugated steel roof. I really ought to punch through and put it outside, but I haven't yet.)

I wish it had more range on the other end. I wrote the manufacturer asking if it's possible to replace the base-unit antenna with a bigger one, but they haven't written back yet.

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