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My Head Hurts

Why the lack of posts? Well it seems that I've racked up 24+ man-hours, dozens of Google searches, multiple dozens of web-pages, 20 bookmarks, 10 Firefox tabs open at a time, deep study of the Apache server reference pages for Mod_Write, RewriteRule, and htaccess, baffled muttering , more Apache research, and uncounted attempts to upload and test a configuration of my new web site that will do what I want.

And all for naught. The problem kicked my mental ass. I could disable one of the security measures the hosting company set up, but that would be like cheating, and it might piss them off too. So I've sent a support-ticket off to the Help Desk. I know they can help me, an Apache Server can be configured to do just about anything you want, like turn squirrels into pocket watches. But the question is, will they? The support gods can be fickle, and may decide that my quest falls outside of their sacred purview.

So here's hoping for a happy answer.



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Lost - Ep #515 - Follow the Leader - Quick and Dirty Play-by-Play
    1977
  • Now the horsemen ride up, nice guarding job there, cowboy.
  • Why does Widmore think that Dharma's declared war? Faraday with a pistol?
  • 2008
  • Richard building Black Rock model in bottle?
  • Dried squid on rack
  • How did Locke kill boar? Knife throwing?
  • Say hello to the new "take charge" Locke.
  • Interesting that the 2008 Others aren't hostile to Sun.
  • Richard is an "advisor".
  • Richard watched "them all" die. This should be interesting. Still some uncertainty as to who "all" is.

  • 1977
  • I'm really looking forward to the explanation of why the Others are the way they are. I'm especially intriguied by their air of moral superiority.
  • How do people with British accents end up as Others? It would be different if all the Others had the same accent.
  • Here's where Hawking's lesson in how things can't be changed begins.
  • Dharmaville was built over the bomb? Nice survey job.
  • Radzinsky is staging his own off-broadway production of "Lord of the Flies".
  • I'm surprised Radzinsky didn't threaten Juliet, as in cut off her hand or the like.
  • Of course, closet Jimmy is the woman-hitter.
  • You never know when vanilla cookies will come in handy.
  • Hurley's ninja skills work on everyone but Chang.
  • Hurley worries about other people. This is one of the defining aspects of his character.
  • Is the dead guy right? Consider his record.
  • Ellie seems to outrank Richard.
  • Ellie has a condition, probably pregnancy.
  • "Love can be complicated"-brother and sister? They're the only Others we've seen with British accents.

  • 2008
  • Richard confirms that Locke is the leader of the Others
  • There were other people with Richard when he helped wounded Locke. Close observation of the scene partially showed Locke through the beechcraft window
  • How did 2008 Locke know when 2005-Locke would appear at the beechcraft?
  • Does the Locke/Richard beechcraft scene play out like it did before? I need to compare the dialogue.
  • The Island told Locke when to help his earlier self.
  • Locke thinks Ben has never seen Jacob.
  • People disappear with a thumping noise when they time-shift.

  • 1977
  • There must be something really bad due for Radzinsky. I predict his mind will get scrambled in the S5 finale.
  • Sayid is still killing people to protect his friends, and he doesn't seem to have much of a problem with it.
  • Richard and Sayid-this ought to be good. It's like a summit of Island coolness.
  • "Since when did shooting kids and blowing up hydrogen bombs become OK?"
  • Just how big is that sub? Can it hold all those people?
  • He talked Juliet out of going on the sub because he wanted her with him.
  • Water parallels-Sub and moon pool
  • This isn't the big waterfalls
  • No Jack, we won't bring the bomb back through the pool, you dick.
  • Sayid can't miss the excitement.

  • 2008
  • Sun is focused on one thing, Find Jin.
  • Locke wants to upset the traditional ways.
  • Is Richard in on a "Jacob Con"?
  • Forget why Jacob has to remain hidden, why do people follow his orders?

  • 1977
  • Nemo - heh.
  • Juliet and Sawyer make a great couple, now let's get them armed.
  • Nice CGI of sub leaving.

  • 2008
  • Locke is going to kill Jacob? Ben's life just sucks harder and harder.

Predictions:

1: Jack is screwing up. He went 180 degrees-from having faith in the Island to grasping at loony Faraday's half-baked "we can change things" theory. He's falling back into action-Jack mode in yet another attempt to Fix Things.

Of course, it isn't his fault. Screwing things up IS his real purpose, at least for now. Jack's job in 1977 is to help create The Incident-that's why he was sent back in time..

2: After the finale we will all be going WTF. I think the time-travelling will be gone, to be replaced by something even stranger.

3: Widmore didn't fake the 815 crash site to fool Ben and the Others-they knew exactly where the plane crashed. And he didn't need to fool the "real world"-If he can't find the Island, how can they? No, Widmore faked the deep-sea remains in an attempt to throw someone off the scent-someone who could tie the crash and the Swan event together and who is looking for the Island too: Illana's "Shadow of the Statue" group.



Warren Ellis Knows what to Worry About

"As I write this, the EATR is under active development. The Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot, funded by Darpa, is a robot designed to eat everything in front of it for fuel. Fuel that it will use to swarm around with its mates and kill humans. Even better - once the human corpses have dried out a bit, EATR could eat them too, to fuel more roaming and swarming and human-killing. Sure, the builder, RTI, states that this filthy business is for "the benefit of humanity". But if Darpa could have found a way to fit a death ray on to the internet... well, most of you probably wouldn't be around to read this. EATR - they called it EATR! - isn't intended to roll around the farm and eat slugs for power like that cute little agri-bot that was on the BBC a few years back. EATR will eat logs and roadkill and shrubs and basically anything that is or was alive - and all in the pursuit of gunning down, blowing up and probably yanking the junk off humans."

I plan to invest in anti-carnivorous robot security
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Stiff Innards

"bone repair doesn't come cheap, and maintaining skeletal integrity consumes maybe 40 percent of our average caloric budget."

Bone, a Masterpiece of Elastic Strength
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