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May. 4th, 2007

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…a nationwide Crossfit style fitness chain. Each location would have a linked passcard system, so that a your fees go to each location in proportion to the amount of time you attend that facility.

…an open source virus checking system, financed via subscriptions. You only get automatic updates if you subscribe.

…a blog ad network that facilitates “ZeFrank-style”, gimmesomecandy ads.

…more “Crash Worship” concerts.

…a “religion” that’s a cross between a public library, a tool library, a fitness club, the Boy Scouts merit badge system, extropianism, and a “Crash Worship” concert.

…residential cruise ships with permanent berths targeted toward middle income families.

…patent consortium that behaves like a benevolent “patent troll”. Anyone can join for a nominal fee. All members will have access to all of the patents owned by any other member of the consortium for free. Anyone who doesn’t join will be hit with vigorous lawsuits based on the consortiums patent portfolio. License fees (minus lawyer fees and consortium mainenance) will go toward pro-intellectual freedom legislation.

…24 hour personal trainer/valet.

…vice cruises, which travel the world taking advantage of regulatory arbitrage opportunities.

…medical tourist partnership between U.S. physicians network and overseas hospital.

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From:lightling
Date:May 4th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)

Spirit is a bone * Bone is a tree * Tree is alive inside of me

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Wow - you're a Crash Worship fan!!

I bet you would enjoy Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

They're playing on June 15 at the Great American Music Hall in SF. It's not listed on their website...don't know why. But it's truly a show that's not to be missed. Don't listen to their music first - just go to the show.
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From:crasch
Date:May 5th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)

Re: Spirit is a bone * Bone is a tree * Tree is alive inside of me

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Thanks! I wouldn't say I'm a Crash Worship fan, exactly, as I didn't find out about them until recently. However, I do think I would be a fan based on the video I saw of one of their concerts. I've long had fantasies about starting a "religion" that included firedancing, taiko drumming, gymnasts as a part of the ceremony.

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From:mlinksva
Date:May 5th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)

Re: Spirit is a bone * Bone is a tree * Tree is alive inside of me

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I enjoy SGM, but they put on an average rock show, relative to Crash Worship. The last CW show I saw, maybe in the late 90s, was somewhat of a disappointment, cheesed out with a funk element or something.

I'd love to know who the 200x CW is, but I'm more likely to go to tamer surroundings these days anyway. Check out Diamanda Galas if she ever performs near you, probably at a concert hall. My review at http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2006/10/20/defixiones/
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From:lightling
Date:May 5th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)

Re: Spirit is a bone * Bone is a tree * Tree is alive inside of me

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Yes, I agree that SGM is a bit more tame than Crash Worship, but they're still a toe curler for me. :) Nils Frykdahl is one of the best performers I've ever seen. It's rare to see so much raw, genuine, emotion exuded... Mrraaarrrr!

I'm a huge Diamanda fan... haven't seen her perform recently, but she the last show that I did see was AMAZING.
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From:mlinksva
Date:May 5th, 2007 09:38 am (UTC)

Re: Spirit is a bone * Bone is a tree * Tree is alive inside of me

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Frykdahl is awesome (hmm, I have a review of one of his shows too, http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2004/03/22/texas-alien-abductions-up-after-chunnel-completion/ ) but that doesn't change the nature of a SGM show, which shares more qualities with a (insert random rock performer, say Rod Stewart, just to be egregious) show than a CW show.
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From:lightling
Date:May 5th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Spirit is a bone * Bone is a tree * Tree is alive inside of me

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Yes, that certainly is egregious!
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From:crasch
Date:May 5th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)

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Yeah, I highly recommend Crossfit, NC. I went there for about 6 months before I left.
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From:evillinn
Date:May 5th, 2007 02:53 am (UTC)
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Well, you are a simple man, aren't you. ;)

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From:crasch
Date:May 5th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
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Yes, I'm a simple man. A simple man who wants his own floating airship fortress.
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From:perspectivism
Date:May 5th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
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wow, great desires!

The religion one seems particularly elegant.
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From:pjammer
Date:May 5th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
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This week, I am interviewing two new personal trainers that I am deciding to hire.

The stuff is out there. Making a decision to *do* something about it is the first step to acquiring them.

If ten years from now you are still publishing an identical wish-list on LJ, would that be a victory condition?

:)
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From:crasch
Date:May 5th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Great picture! Thanks.

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From:crasch
Date:May 5th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
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In answer to your question, if I'm posting the same wishlist 10 years from now, I'd be questioning my sanity. After all, I've already posted them. My intent in posting the list is not to say "this is what I'm going to do", but rather to keep track of things that I wish existed so that others could point me toward existing services similar to what I want (Or perhaps, less likely, inspire them to offer such services themselves.)

As for getting a personal trainer, I think they're great, and I've hired them in the past.
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From:h_postmortemus
Date:May 9th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
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There's several open-source virus scanning projects. Issue is the signature development. With AV software, the code is NOT the big expense. It's the hundreds of researchers, operation centers, and constant 24/7/365 testing of signatures. It's a human-intensive process.

Antivirus software is losing its significance. The motivation behind malware is now very different. While I don't recommend doing away with it, you're better off adding lots of other security layers to your system.
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