My iPhone

June 29, 2007

I want my iPhone and I want it now! But I really don’t want to stand in line for hours nor to pay two or three times its listed price. I think I will wait until September and buy the second generation. That sounds like a good idea. It is to be made by Quanta Computer, as opposed to today’s iPhone which is manufactured by Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Company). Since Quanta is presently the world’s largest contract notebook PC manufacturer, perhaps the next iPhone will have more features and or more memory. Hope springs eternal, you know, however no one really knows if there is a second generation coming in September.  Just remember that the past is prologue and that AppleInsider thinks it is so.

Reports (rumors?) suggest that Quanta will be shipping five million of their version of iPhone in September and that it will be similar in function to today’s iPhones from  Foxconn but with a different outer design for different markets, whatever that means. Perhaps Quanta will be making their iPhone for European markets which have a much longer wait for Apple’s new toy. Or perhaps Quanta will be adding more memory to the September iPhone – like say 16Gb or even 32Gb. The big question if that is the case is will I be willing and able to pay the price of all that flash memory?


Another Notch On The Bumper Sticker

June 29, 2007

Carve Another Notch Upon The Bumper Sticker War

Today in London, England, according to Reuters, police defused bombs in two parked cars in London’s theater district that would have caused “potentially massive” human causalities. By sheer luck, authorities were called to examine a car parked on a busy street in the tourist heart of central London, Haymarket, where many popular theaters and other centers of night life are located. After putting one vehicle in a safe condition, police, again by happenstance, discovered another explosive filled Mercedes ready to go, when its terrorist driver crashed it into a lamppost.

Most curiously, both automobiles displayed John Edwards campaign advertising upon their bumpers reading “The War On Terror Is A Bumper Sticker.” Asked to comment upon this latest news of a “pseudo-terrorist” attack, American presidential candidate John Edwards said: “The fact that two automobiles were employed, was obviously a dastardly plot by the Bush administration to ridicule my warnings about the War on Terror being a “Bumper Sticker War.”

Other Democrats voiced similar disdain for the seriousness of the foiled car bombs saying that it was merely “Amateur Hour” by wannabe terrorists, hoping to emulate Osama’s pros of 9-11 and 7-7. One skeptical commentator on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann, referred to them as non-bomb incendiary devices which would have resulted in simple car fires, a la the youths of Paris (Flambeau Renault).

John Edwards Calls War on Terror Bush’s ‘Bumper Sticker’ Slogan
Fox News, Wednesday, May 23, 2007
NEW YORK — Democratic White House hopeful John Edwards, in a major foreign policy speech Wednesday, minimized the Bush administration’s War on Terror as nothing more than a “bumper sticker slogan” used to justify the war in Iraq and “bludgeon political opponents.”

“It is now clear that George Bush’s misnamed ‘War on Terror’ has backfired — and is now part of the problem,” Edwards told the Council of Foreign Relations in New York. “The War on Terror is a slogan designed only for politics, not a strategy to make America safe. It’s a bumper sticker, not a plan.”

Father’s Day 2007

June 16, 2007

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
~Ephesians 6:4

When I am:

  • Four years old: My daddy can do anything.
  • Five years old: My daddy knows a whole lot.
  • Six years old: My dad is smarter than your dad.
  • Eight years old: My dad doesn’t know exactly everything.
  • Ten years old: In the olden days, when my dad grew up, things were sure different.
  • Twelve years old: Oh, well, naturally, Dad doesn’t know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood.
  • Fourteen years old: Don’t pay any attention to my dad. He is so old-fashioned.
  • Twenty-one years old: Him? My Lord, he’s hopelessly out of date.
  • Twenty-five years old: Dad knows about it, but then he should, because he has been around so long.
  • Thirty years old: Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks. After all, he’s had a lot of experience.
  • Thirty-five years old: I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad.
  • Forty years old: I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He was so wise.
  • Fifty years old: I’d give anything if Dad were here now so I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him.

Father’s Day Web Sites

What’s a Dad
Annie’s Fathers’ Day Page
Happy Father’s Day by Charlene
Dazzle Lady’s Father’s Day
Jess Cannon’s Home Page
Cyber Grandma’s Happy Father’s Day

Atheist Evangelicals

June 3, 2007

The Three Evangelists of Atheism — Christopher, Richard and Sam

The most entertaining of the three “unholy” books is Evangelist Christopher’s “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” Yes, thank God for Christopher Hitchens for telling us that “God Is Not Great.” And he should know, as after-all, Hitch IS God, as he explains in this evangelical tome.

We know why Christians, Muslims and other religions proselytize, as they are commanded to do so by their holy books and the teachings of their prophets. My question is, why do Atheists proselytize? Has Atheism now become a genuine “World Religion” which is seeking converts to strengthen its organization? Next thing you know they will be setting up a “Prison Outreach” program. Oh, you say, they’ve already done that. Good Lord, what next?

According to the King James Bible (Matthew 28:19,20), during His last days on earth Jesus commanded His disciples to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.” Christian Evangelist Mark (Mark 16:1) commanded Christians to preach the Gospel of Jesus: go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Muslims have received a similar commandment which they refer to as “Dawah”, an Arabic term meaning “invite” or “invitation”. It is considered obligatory for Muslims to invite others to Islam, to “preach Islam”, according to their holy book. ThQur’an, Sura An-Nahl 16:125 states: “Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason with them in the better way. Lo! thy Lord is best aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is Best Aware of those who go aright.” (Pickthall translation) Or “Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.” (Yusuf Ali translation) In Islam a “Da`i” is a missionary or an Islamic evangelist.

So, whence came “the calling” for Chris, Dick and Sam to give up the Atheistic mantel of “live and let live”, and to instead convert the world to godless Atheism? I shudder to think.