Wednesday, June 24, 2009

C64 vs. iPhone

I couldn't pass this bit of info by:

The Commodore 64 vs. the iPhone 3G S: The Ultimate Showdown

It's hard for me to judge which one is better, since I only own one of them: C64 (actually a few of them, plus a few C128 and various other Commodore hardware). iPhone is still in my future, as I prefer hardware keyboards and like to stick to my BlackBerry for now.

However, given my infatuation with the good, old C64 line, I fear iPhone has a long way to go :-)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Inside Scientology

Yesterday, St. Petersburg Times started running a three-part series expose of the Church of Scientology. This cult's headquarters are located in Clearwater, FL, and as a local resident, I have been following some local protests against its presence down here.
Knowing that this organization has some rather powerful influence, I'm pleasantly surprised that a major newspaper decided to run a story like this.
Here are some links that are worth reading:

Part one: Scientology: The Truth Rundown, Part 1 of 3 in a special report on the Church of Scientology

Part two: Death in slow motion: Part 2 of 3 in a special report on the Church of Scientology

Part three: Scientology: Ecclesiastical justice, Part 3 of 3 in a special report on the Church of Scientology

One of the best resources exposing Scientology:

Friday, June 19, 2009

What a SCAM!!!

Browsing blogosphere today, I saw this:

Now, that's a scam that just screams, hmmm... "SCAM!!!"
I wonder, who'd be dumb enough to give them any money.
The best part that I find just simply hilarious is the "Prayer Request" page...
The choices are priceless!!!
Just sent them one to cure my brain swelling after browsing their page :-)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Oprah...

... and other good news.

I was on vacation lately, so I had no time to follow (not to mention blog about it) any interesting news, however, rest assured, there were many. I already mentioned that Oprah's nonsense finally got someone's attention, and the snowball just kept rolling from there. Maybe it was her signing on Jenny McCarthy that triggered some alarms, but the mainstream media is finally noticing that she (Oprah) has been selling woo (read: crap) on her show and in other media for years.
Let's hope the tide will rise and she'll be forced to start paying attention to what she says and what she promotes.

Make sure to read a great article in the Toronto Star by David Gorsky: Is Oprah Winfrey giving us bad medicine?

Phil Plait nicely summarizes all the good news on his blog: What a week for alt-med smackdowns

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Oprah Goes Down In Flames

... I wish... :-)
I hope one day it'll happen, not because I don't like her and some of the good thinks she does, I just hate the ideas she spreads.
Now, it seems a good news source is finally getting on her case:

Live Your Best Life Ever!

Let's hope the public will finally get the picture.

CDC Vaccine Video

CDC has a nice video, explaining the need and the reasons behind childhood vaccines:

Get The Picture: Child Immunizations

If you have any doubts, see it, and decide on your own. Don't get sucked into the anti-vaxer's fake propaganda...