Ayrton Senna: A tribute to a legend.

Lord knows I hated Ayrton Senna.
I don’t watch Formula 1 anymore.  It’s become about the tech, not about the drivers.  Tiptronic transmissions… 300+kph…  where is the race?  That’s why I stopped watching.  But from the mid 80’s to the mid 90’s, I can say, I was a fan.

Legends like: Alain Prost (my god at the time… just amazing), Niki Lauda, Nigel Mansell

But Senna was in a league of his own.  It is only now that I can lay a tribute to this wonderful driver.
In the words of Frank Sinatra… he did things his way.
And he was the best damn driver I’ve ever seen.  In 1 minute he could thrill you more than any other driver could  in a whole season… sorry Alain.

This is how he lived:

This is how he died:

The day it happened:

I can’t seem to imbed… but you have to watch it:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YEy0HER5Dc
Update: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekzXk0AQcx8

Update:  Alat found this this good link… so I’m posting it now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lc_U3KUDB0

Mike Schumacher breaks down at 34 seconds.  Low blow by that so called journalist.  Micheal was there when it happened, on Senna’s six… he was bloody there.

This is my tribute to a racing Legend.  Formula 1 has to scale things back.  Manual transmissions, 2.0L engines, 4 or 6 cylinders, NA or turbo.  Less focus on technology, more focus on racing and Drivers.

Danielle DelPriore is in my opinion: a dumbass.

Personally never heard of her.
but while i agree with the conclusion, i have to question things… cause in my conclusion… wait till the end for that.

Original here.

Do absent dads make for promiscuous daughters? Study finds lack of father figure triggers risky sexual behavior among young girls

By Sadie Whitelocks
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Knock-on effect: Women whose dads were absent during childhood are more likely to be sexually promiscuous, according to a new study

Knock-on effect: Women whose dads were absent during childhood are more likely to be sexually promiscuous, according to a new study

Girls whose dads are absent during childhood are more likely be sexually promiscuous later in life, according to a new study.
Researchers from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth quizzed 64 female students on their father-daughter bond and prompted them to answer various questions on sex, including condom use and frequency.
They found those who had unstable or non-existent paternal relationships were more likely to lose their virginity at an earlier age and display risky sexual behaviors.
Lead author, Danielle DelPriore said the findings support an ‘abundance of research’ that points to the same trend.
Half of the participants involved in the study were asked to write about a time that their biological father was absent for an important life event.
The other group were told to detail an occasion when their father was physically or psychologically present.
Following the writing exercise, some of the women were asked to complete word stem tasks to assess activation of sexual concepts.
This required them to fill in blanks in 14 incomplete series of letters to make words (e.g., S_X, _AK_D).
Others were given a list of statements about sexual permissiveness (e.g., ‘Sex without love is OK’) and asked to rate their agreement or disagreement with the statement on a scale of one to nine.

Researchers found that students primed to think about paternal disappointment were more likely to complete the word stems in a sexualized way (SEX for S_X, NAKED for _AK_D) than those who were conditioned to think about fatherly support

They also revealed more sexually permissive attitudes on the questionnaire.

Miss DelPriore and her team write that their ‘results provide the first true experimental evidence supporting a causal relationship between paternal disengagement and changes in women’s psychology that promote risky sexual behavior.’
The study is set to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 24 million children in the U.S. – one out of three – live in biological father-absent homes.
The National Fatherhood Initiative states that ‘consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the social issues facing America today.’

sample size: 64
really, fuck me gently… really? 640… is just so much work… couldn’t be bothered to sample 6,400.  OMG that would actually require… what’s that word again: work!

Lead author, Danielle DelPriore said the findings support an ‘abundance of research’ that points to the same trend.

abundance of research.  oh thank goodness.  thank you Jesus H. Christ, that my tax dollars are not funding this 64 schmuck question.  just had to get your 2 cents in on someone else’s dime huh?  You go girl!

Half of the participants involved in the study were asked to write about a time that their biological father was absent for an important life event.
The other group were told to detail an occasion when their father was physically or psychologically present.
Following the writing exercise, some of the women were asked to complete word stem tasks to assess activation of sexual concepts.
This required them to fill in blanks in 14 incomplete series of letters to make words (e.g., S_X, _AK_D).
Others were given a list of statements about sexual permissiveness (e.g., ‘Sex without love is OK’) and asked to rate their agreement or disagreement with the statement on a scale of one to nine. 

this is science?  what? huh?  holy shit at this point is an insult to shit.  Father’s being away to make money was not part of this study.  Dad is away on an important event because he has to fund her, her mother, her brothers/sisters, aging parents etc etc etc.  but no one says a word about that, oh no… he’s just the schmuck who’s away.  makin’ a buck or two, trying to keep things together.  does it matter that he cares for his daughter a great deal?  NAH!  does it matter that he’d like to attend the important event but is unable?  NAH  Danielle would have you believe that he is nothing more than decoration…. something to be looked at and then ignored.  speaking of which, if images.google.com under her name is to be believed… first 5-8 images, kinda cute….guess I’ll just ignore her.

The study is set to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

I weep for this publication… you’ve just taken yourself down about 3 notches from being reputable.

as for the last few lines in the article.  1 in 3 is 33%.
mayhaps it’s time for family law and family courts take this seriously.  beg pardon… only one up note I could think of.

ah… waiting for this, my conclusion:  Danielle is a dumbass… last to the table of “gimme gimme gimme”… of tax dollars.  kinda cute but no hb9.  waste of time really… but oh so good to grill… satisfaction … so nice.

Google down for 5 minutes, suprised? Nah.

so there I was… cruising the interwebz… and I couldn’t access gmail or Gmaps.
heck, thought I lost my internet connection.
checked the cable modem: Nope… all green lights across the board.
rebooted… still nada.
holy fudge.

then I get to read about this (a whole day after).  Original here.

Internet apocalypse: Google blackout sees global web traffic plunge by 40 per cent

  • All services down for five minutes in ‘unprecedented’ outage
  • Experts ‘nervously’ trying to find out the cause of mystery

By Daily Mail Reporter
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Google headquarters in London

Google headquarters in London

Worldwide internet traffic plunged by about 40 per cent as Google services suffered an ‘unprecedented’ black-out, web experts have revealed.

The tech company said all of its services from Google Search to Gmail to YouTube to Google Drive went down for between one and five minutes last night but it refused to elaborate on the reasons why.
According to web analytics firm GoSquared, global internet traffic fell by around 40% during the black-out, reflecting Google’s massive grip on the web.
‘That’s huge,’ GoSquared developer Simon Tabor told Sky News. ‘As internet users, our reliance on Google.com being up is huge.
‘It’s also of note that pageviews spiked shortly afterwards, as users managed to get to their destination.’
A message on the Google Apps Dashboard showed all of its services were hit.
‘We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behaviour,’ it said.

  
A later message said: ‘Between 15:51 and 15:52 PDT, 50% to 70% of requests to Google received errors; service was mostly restored one minute later, and entirely restored after four minutes.’

Experts said the outage had cost the company about £330,000 and that the event was unheard of. They are baffled by the cause.
Computer website writer Neil McAllister added said technical experts would be ‘nervous’ as they sought to find out what happened.
‘Exactly how an operation like Google’s can even go dark like that, all at once, is anybody’s guess,’ he said.
 

The Google data center in Douglas Country, Georgia. The company is refusing to reveal what caused the 'unprecedented' blackout

The Google data center in Douglas Country, Georgia. The company is refusing to reveal what caused the ‘unprecedented’ blackout

here’s my theory… someone high up at google just said: “shut it down”… kinda like in that movie: Dark City.  but just for 5 minutes… show the world we mean business.  they are tied in to so many things… it just makes sense.  if you have a google smart phone, you were screwed.  if you have gmail… you were screwed… if you google for searches… you were screwed (though alternatives are yahoo/bing etc).

so basically… we were sent a message from google: “you need us, don’t mess with us”.  and i thought there motto was “do no evil”. 
ah heck… fudge me why don’t ya?

Can’t make this shit up!

When I browse the local craigslist personals… I’m often dumbfounded by the endless list of demands and lists of qualities that a guy has to meet, before you even are considered worthy enough for a date.
And then there is the subject of the ads themselves, what I mean is they are all the same.  You:
* have to 6 feet tall or taller
* employed
* educated
* her partner in crime (whatever the fuck that means)
* rich
* so many years older than her.

All the same… except very few if any say what they bring to the table.

Every now and then you just find a gem like this one:

Beauty looking for forgiving husband – 32

I’m Julie, slim stacked and attractive, looking for happy relationship leading to marriage and children with an emotionally mature, good-looking guy who is financially well off, like me.

I’m a well educated, clean, tattoo/ pierce free, non-smoker, light drinker, drug-averse, healthy girl with a weakness for men.
You should be similarly clean, but open-minded enough to handle my need to date, both during our courtship and during our marriage. I imagine you to be older than me but maybe not.

My multiple-men dating cost me my first marriage and many relationships since. I know I can’t stop, but I want to be married again. It will have to be an accepted part of the deal from the start.

I will always give it to my guy, I just can’t be monogamous. My new accommodating husband, are you out there?? Talk to me. 

 Normally I’d rip this apart…

Speaks volumes on it’s own.  Not putting the source down… so don’t ask.