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Scott Daley
19 January 2009 @ 10:38 pm
the devils are back in first place, the eagles lost, and everything is right in the world...
 
 
Scott Daley
31 December 2008 @ 04:08 pm
"Last week, TMQ noted new evidence that suggests the first stars formed far earlier than previously supposed, and thus planets (made from material expelled by exploding supernovas) might have formed far earlier than previously supposed. Now consider this recent finding by astronomers at the University of California at San Diego. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, has an internal magnetic field that aids in forming the kind of stars that are like our sun: stable and burning for very long periods at about the same luminosity. Stable, very-long-lived stars are necessary to support the evolution of life, at least carbon-based life. For various techno-reasons, it has been assumed that galaxies such as the Milky Way are relative latecomers -- the early galaxies that formed in the aftermath of the Big Bang would have lacked magnetic fields. Galaxies like ours, the assumption went, would not have developed until the cosmos was 5 to 10 billion years old, and thus life as we know it could not have happened before then.

Instead, by inspecting very distant (and thus ancient) galaxies, the UCSD researchers found evidence of strong galactic magnetic fields tracing nearly back to the conjectured moment of creation. This suggests the conditions for life could have arisen far earlier in the evolution of the universe than previously thought. What if thinking beings at least somewhat like us evolved eons ago? Where are they now? Every time instruments improve, or new discoveries are made, astronomers find more indication the cosmos is bigger, older, more energetic and more amenable to life than had been supposed. The cosmic enterprise seems grander every day. Who can say what our ultimate role in it might be?"
 
 
Scott Daley
14 December 2008 @ 12:53 am
kanye west should stop trying to sing

even through the distortion on the mic you can hear him struggling...usually that covers it up
 
 
Scott Daley
19 November 2008 @ 08:09 pm
this is disgusting

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/WallStreet/story?id=6285739&page=1

it's not just that they spent roughly $60,000 between the three of them to get to and from DC...which is completely unnecessary when they could obviously take a normal flight(god forbid they have to share a plane with the "common people" that they probably laid off at some point in time) but this really irks me:

"Ford CEO Mulally's corporate jet is a perk included for both he and his wife as part of his employment contract along with a $28 million salary last year. Mulally actually lives in Seattle, not Detroit. The company jet takes him home and back on weekends.

Mulally made his case Tuesday before the committee saying he's cut expenses, laid-off workers and closed 17 plants.

"We have also reduced our work force by 51,000 employees in the past three years," Mulally said."


REALLY???

I wonder how many of those employees' jobs he could have saved if he just, oh i don't know, maybe MOVED TO DETROIT!

Let's say he only uses the plane to go back and forth from Seattle once a week and the average cost of the flight is $20,000...that would mean he spends $1,040,000 each year just on his commute! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!?!????

And then he has the balls to go to congress and say that by cutting jobs and closing factories that he's earned the right to get a piece of the bailout? Even as he still uses the jet to go back home every week?

Congress will be doing an incredible disservice to America if they approve giving $25 billion to these assholes who continue to 'drive' (get it?) their companies into the ground. they just need to let them fail....then perhaps business men will learn how to run a company and keep it afloat...learning the lessons from AIG, GM, Ford, Freddie Mac, etc.

If the government continues to bail them out (with no conditions, mind you) then why would they bother to change their ways? Daddy Government will come to their rescue and save them when they fail!
 
 
Scott Daley
29 July 2008 @ 04:29 pm
every once in a while, a fly makes its way into the house. i'm pretty sure it gets in either through the cracks between the a/c and the window or through the mail slot in the front door. either way, it's usually only one or wo at a time.

until today...

somehow, there are about 30 flies that have been buzzing around all day. I got annoyed at one flying by my head all morning when i looked at the window and realized the 'one' i thought was flying around was actually probably 10.

so i got to killing them. every time i kill one, five more fly by. i have no idea where they're coming from!

i think i'm finally down to the final one, but again, i can't seem to figure out what's going on. The house is clean, trash was taken out last night, and there is no food out anywhere.

wtf?
 
 
 
Scott Daley
29 July 2008 @ 12:21 pm
i'm quite baffled as to why people automatically assume that opening up more domestic drilling programs will significantly reduce the price of gas.

if we had a nationalized oil company that only dealt in drilling and supplying the US, it would make sense to me, but we don't. all of the oil that comes out of the US ground will get sold to exxon/bp/shell and it will go into the global supply where China, India, and the other large countries will buy it all up. Sure there will be increased supply, but will it make that much of a difference? Will we get oil 'at cost' like countries like Venezuela or Saudi Arabia(who have a nationalized oil company)? They are paying $.19 and $.91 per gallon of gas respectively "as benefits to the national citizens" because THEY OWN THEIR OIL! The US will not.

And even if the bans are lifted, who's to say the oil companies will immediately start drilling and accumulating the oil. How is that more beneficial to them? Wouldn't they want to keep the supply down so that they can continue to to rake in the record profits? I can see the land being opened up to drilling only to have the oil companies drag their feet and wait DECADES until they actually drill in it. They already have 30 million acres of land that they aren't even using!

Also, John McCain blaming Barack Obama for the increases in gas prices is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. Well no, i take that back....just about everything that comes out of McCain's mouth is pretty ridiculous.
 
 
Scott Daley
27 June 2008 @ 01:34 pm
I love reading all these articles and some of the comments about oil going up to $142 per barrel today.

whay are people so surprised?

there's a week to go until July 4...don't we all remember the guy from Morgan Stanley predicting prices will be $150 by the 4th? Of course they need to meet that prediction. Prices jumped a record increase the day of and after the announcement. How can anyone believe that 'supply and demand' is the reason for these increases and that it's not the speculators that are driving up the prices and lining their pockets? Someone sneezes in Nigeria and prices go up. Israel performed drills showing that they could attack(they didn't actually do it...just ran a drill) Iran if necessary....prices go up.

Supply and demand? Where are all the numbers that show there is more demand for the oil that is being supplied? Why isn't the government asking for those numbers and proof that it's actually the case?

The chief of OPEC even said that the price increases have nothing to do with supply. They apparently have "plenty of oil" to satisfy the world's needs.
 
 
Scott Daley
29 February 2008 @ 03:01 pm
i'm out in california for a few weeks. yay.

here's the first indoor show i've completely designed and arranged myself.

i'm fairly proud of it

part 1
parts 2 & 3

first show's tomorrow
 
 
Scott Daley
10 June 2007 @ 10:18 pm
what kind of an end was that???
 
 
Scott Daley
24 May 2007 @ 09:25 am
a lot's been going on...doesn't mean i'm going to write an entry about it anytime soon though...

if you like electronic music you need to check out "venetian snares". the album Rossz Csillag Alatt Született is freaking amazing. who woulda thought something this cool could come out of canada

i bought a ticket to go see Rage Against the Machine, Wu-Tang, Cypress Hill and a bunch of others in July. I can't fucking wait!

That's all for now...i'll write again in another couple of months
 
 
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