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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

MC2 Comics is on the Way

After a hard fought duration of Slag, the Comics of MC2 is Returning...

Check Out Yaller Dawg Comic at:

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Flaws in the Triangle Offense

Flaws in the Triangle Offense

by elobopper

I've never been a fan of the "Triangle Offense"; ever since the Piston's embarrassed the Lakers and it's "stable" of Super Stars with little teamwork, I saw the flaws in the Triangle.

The Triangle Was and Is a Panacea.

The "magic elixer" the con-artist sells the unsuspecting throng.

"Step right up folks and I' ll show you a miracle-in-a-bottle, the stuff that dream teams are made of..."

And so it went. The Dream. The Team.

The Season that could have been, except for the flaws in the ointment. It rubs me the wrong way, this dependence on a mystic shape.

It should rub everyone the wrong the wrong way after this season.

I'm not so sure we can recover from this slap in the face.

I hope so, but it will be hard.

List of Problems:

1. Numbers are bad. The focus is on three points. The teams have 5 players. Do the Math, two players, by design, are not in the picture.

2. Focus is on Offense. Defense is Secondary.

3.Wooden's Bruins Never used the Triangle. They played pretty good.

4.Triangle becomes a panacea in the place of "work ethic".

5.Team Play (with Star Power) beats Star Power every time. Remember the Pistons.

6.Expectations. It's hard to bolster up expectations with triangles, no matter how good your X's and 0's drawings skills are.

There is plenty of room for finding more flaws in the dreaded "Triangle".

Still, a Laker Fan...

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Book Tracker: Part One

06/07/2008 08:46:07 PM

Books of Note:

This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin (Aug 3, 2006
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach (author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull)
Spook Country by William Gibson (author of cyberpunk novels 20 years ago)(paperback - June 3, 2008).
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson (paperback - May 13, 2008)
John Adams by David McCullough (paperback - Jan 29, 2008)
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (paperback - Feb. 4, 2002)
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr (Hardcover - Jan 7, 2008)
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner (paperback May 20, 2008)
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke by Arthur C. Clarke (paperback - Jan 14, 2002)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Across the Universe -- The Beatles

This Note from Entertainment News;
WASHINGTON (Feb. 1)- The Beatles are about to become radio stars in a whole new way. NASA on Monday will broadcast the Beatles' song "Across the Universe" across the galaxy to Polaris, the North Star.

The song, written by McCartney and John Lennon, may have a ticket to ride and will be flying at the speed of light. But it will take 431 years along a long and winding road to reach its final destination. That's because Polaris is 2.5 quadrillion miles away.

Wingman Side Note:
Each “Light Year” is a distance of 5,878,625,373,183 miles.

For More INFO on the Event Visit: http://www.acrosstheuniverseday.com/media/

This Event marks NASA 50th
and Nasa and
the Beatles Music have had
numerous connections over those 50 years.

Nicely done, NASA, Nicely Done.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Are You A Self Googler?

Are You A Self Googler?

by EML Lopez Jr.

Ever wonder what kind of information the WEB has about You?

Have you ever put your name in the Google search bar to find out?

According to a recent study, about 47% of you do. An since the "web" can be pretty sneaky at snagging information, it's good idea to be curious.

Googling yourself can help.

Another report has estimated that over 40% of internet traffic (I personally feel that number is too low), is "BOTS" sniffing for information. Bots are programmed Spiders that crawl the Web looking for "whatever" it can find.

So it behooves you to take notice about what you have hanging out "There" on the Wild Wild Web.

Most of that 47% do it once for curiousity's sake, but since the Web is more dynamic than static, it's a good idea to recheck your online baggage on a regular basis.

Another way to look at Web Browsing is to think of a Web Page as the tip of an iceberg. And heaven only knows what is happening behind the scenes, with javascripts and Ajax scripts fetching information willy-nilly.

Look behind the curtains!

The wizard could be a harmless robot with harmless intent. But what if it's the other kind?

A Rogue Robot out to pick your pockets of valuable information. With the number of running around in the botsWeb, the odds are not good that only the "nice ones" will find your stuff "out there" hanging by a thread.

Keep Googling and "Don't Open Attachments!"

Two modern day mantras to live by.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

It was a Terrible Summer of Discontent

The Bum-out started in June and is still playing out half-way thru October.

Illness, infection, aging has that affect on you if you're not looking too closly. On Monday, I had obstructing parts of me surgically removed. With a laser, really, but able to go home the same day. The pay-off to the Procedure will be revealed Friday, to see if it did what it was supposed to do.

It's at times like this that you realize how much of what you do is taken for granted. Not a good thing at any time, but especially as you get on in years as I have.

On top of that, in June, the new ACER Vista Laptop I bought to keep up with the happenings in the New Windows Operating System took a dump at the start of my infection.

When things start going bad things really go bad.

Maybe there's a light at the end of this tunnel.

Friday, July 06, 2007

The End of CD's

Paul Simon was being interviewed the other day by PBS's Charlie Rose when he (PS) offered up this bit of sad news.

Paul Simon would probably NOT put out another Music CD and sited the reason for that was due in large part to MP3 players and shuffle-mode play.

Because of music players ability to scan and play 1000's of songs in random order, the attention span of listeners has diminished.

We don't have the time to listen to fragments to an overall theme.

Everything needs to be faster and faster.

And Paul feels the real enjoyment of music is better felt when it is slowed down.

I could paraphrase with:

Stop and Hear the Roses....

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