Bi-DD

Your Bi-Daily Dump, a chronology of all the awesome stuff I find while thurfing the web, tho you don’t have to.  (Ryan, that’s all you’re gonna get, thankth)

Google to move towards world domination

From Google Earth and cars that drive themselves (only fallible by human error) to holding government records and being the number one bibliographical source for school reports/people wanting to sound educated via quote, Google has now annexed Motorola Mobility (aka, inventor of the cell phone) and taken one step closer to controlling everything about your life. Presumably it was done to protect the Android market, against potential lawsuits concerning patent violations.  If you can’t beat ‘em, buy’em.  

Star Wars Currency

Yeah, you read that right.  Small Pacific island nation called Niue just released a new set of coinage, and it’s FREAKING STAR WARS.  Carry the Force in your pocket, how cool is that?  As for the US dollar, what a piece of junk! 

DO WANT (TO DO)

Congress Reforms Social Security, Winningly

Solution:  Don’t live so long seniors.  It does have new taxes though.

SEC Football > Your Football

Five straight titles and going for a 6th.  Oklahoma won’t stay at #1 for long.

GOP Race Gets Interesting

Sort of.  Goodbye Pawlenty, Hello P(a)rry.  The real frontrunners begin to show as the Ames Straw Poll (whatever significance it serves) passes.  Jimmy Kimmel is my hero for the above video.  And here’s a related article:  CLICK  After Obama’s approval ratings drop to their lowest yet, it seems more likely that one of these folks will be el Presidente come 2012, if Google hasn’t gone Cyberdyne on us by then.

I’ll Just Leave This Here (They’re Better Than Me)

   

Thoughts of the Day

I was reading 1 Timothy yesterday, which is basically about how the church should be structured.  In the fourth chapter it says:

 1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer

That got me thinking about the Middle Aged Catholic Church, prior to the Protestant reformation, that forbade marriage amongst the clergy.  

And that got me thinking as to how sometimes the Church, though claiming to live by God’s Word, can miss it in a very human way.

And that got me to thinking how much the world (ie, those not a part of the church) judge what Christianity is by what the Church (universal) does, and not necessarily by what the Bible says.  Notice the distinction between the two, they’re not always in line.  And one misrepresentation can misrepresent everyone.  Look at Westboro, look at the Norwegian terror attacks, look at the 9/11 attacks.

A little bit of yeast can leaven the whole batch.  

And that’s why it’s so important as a Christian to continually be in the Word, and live by it, and not by some personally biased excerpt or extremism.  To quote Billy Graham, and I think I saw this on my friend Hannah’s Facebook initially (creeper be creepin’), “We are the Bibles that the world is reading.”  

Matthew 5:14 - How bright of a light are you?

Bi-DD

Well, this is the third day since the last(and first) Bi-DD.  So much for Bi-Daily.  I’ll keep the namesake.

Thanks to my friend Jay for posting this on Facebook:

    

One step closer to bionic life-forms (click).

This electronic patch is thinner than a hair and adheres to the skin on the molecular level (only for a few hours) and can be used to monitor brain waves and other electrochemical activity within the body without implanted electrodes, or even enhance vocal commands for gameplay.  And it’s power self-sufficient.  

Campaign Conflicts Continue 

With the Ames Straw Poll tomorrow, almost regarded as prophetical it seems for the all-important Iowa Caucus later on tomorrow, the Republican candidates vamp up the debate and criticisms, of President Obama and of each other.  Although President Obama provides a common ground for their collective criticisms in campaigning, each one is equally vulnerable to the other as well, opening for criticisms by the opposing view holders.   A messy part of the political process, and somewhat self-defeating, as it splits a party in order to elect the nominee that stands the best chance of unifying it in the 2012 Presidential election, but that’s just the way it is.

Rick Perry Makes Oldschool Cool

The small-town farm-raised Texas Governor makes quite the stir in the GOP race, even though he hasn’t declared candidacy just yet.  He appeals to a broad range of the GOP party, but also has facets that will be fiercely  contested by Democrat opposition.  I like him.  He has these ads going for him as well:  Colbert SuperPac

Facebook Under Fire

Anonymous, the decentralized group of hackers suspected behind the SONY security breach and have repeatedly (and I think justifiably) taunted the Westboro Baptist Church, have targeted Facebook for peddling private information to the government, etc.  And in a nice intimidating Microsoft Sam voice to boot.  Is it a legitimate threat?

MACH20, Mind=Blown

Unrelated note:  funny how most of the people crying out against defunding NASA also call for smaller government and privatization of industry.  From my POV at least.

Small Head? Blame it on your genes.

Don’t miss the Perseids meteor shower tonight, super cool.

LINK

It’s just bits of ice from a comet tail burning through Earth’s atmosphere at speeds so fast it looks like a star shooting across the sky.  NBD.