Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against
the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness
in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the
whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.
Van puts Transmeta's
shiny new flagship processor under a microscope. What he
finds will surprise you. With very little provocation, the
massive efficeon throttles to beat the band, so when you need that 1GHz
that you paid for, the efficeon clocks down to 933MHz, 800MHz or even
lower! Inside the exhaustive review, you can also download
the tool used to discover this throttling scandal.
Athlon XP 2600+: Part 2
We examine shocking
evidence revealing the level of calculated bias injected into SysMark
2002 in what can only be characterized as a deliberate attempt to
misrepresent the performance of the Intel Pentium 4 in comparisons with
its AMD Athlon XP rivals.
Athlon XP 2600+: The Resistance Strikes Back
We compare the
latest, juiced-up AMD Thoroughbred 2600+ against the Empire's 2.53 GHz
of the 1.3GHz AMD Duron
See how our $600 Duron reference
system fares against 1.3GHz Celeron and 1.8GHz Pentium 4 systems from
HP. Also, download an early look at our developing COSBI Quick Test
and benchmark systems in the store for yourself.
November 19th, 2007
are times in a person’s life when important decisions have to be made
by faith alone. These are the hardest decisions of all. This is one
I am, by nature, a private man. I do not like
attention. I do not like serving up my personal matters for public
consumption, and that is why I have only told a very few people over
the decades what I am about to write.
I have not always been a
Christian and I wasn’t a Christian at the time I was in graduate school
many years ago. I was a proud, smug agnostic, which is a crucial bit
of context for the experience I am about to recount.
summer afternoon around two or three, I returned to my private dorm
room after a couple of hours of weightlifting. I was very tired, so I
collapsed onto my bed and fell asleep.
A few moments later I
awoke and saw a figure standing at the foot of my bed. The figure was
dressed in a white robe and blinding, white light shone from his face,
head and hands like the coronal fire that engulfs the sun.
am unsure why I reacted this way, but I was deeply terrified even
though I did not sense menace from the figure. I pulled the covers
over my head, hoping that the figure would disappear, but when I peeled
the covers from my face, the figure had not moved and was still staring
down at me. The figure then slowly motioned to his right and pointed
upwards towards the ceiling where I could see many people, cranes and
bulldozers constructing a tremendously huge stainless steel cross made
of ten enormous, square plates lying flat on the ground. Nine plates
were in place, and the crew of men and machines were transporting the
last plate to its destination on barren earth that had already been
prepared at the rightmost position of the cross.
The figure then
spoke in a man’s voice that was clear and strong, “Behold, it is almost
complete. Be ready.” At that moment, I sensed great and overwhelming
suffering and pain. I saw war and many people dying. I saw the earth
on fire. Armed men in black uniforms were committing evil everywhere,
torturing, raping, pillaging and killing.
After several seconds,
I could not look anymore at these horrors, so I closed my eyes
tightly. When I reopened them, the vision was gone and the figure had
The next day, I returned to my room following my
daily workout routine and rested on my bed. My eyes drifted upwards
towards the location where I saw the cross being constructed the day
before. The high ceiling in my dorm room was covered by ceramic tiles
and I fixed my gaze on one of them as I pondered the events from the
“Was it real? How could it have been real?” I asked myself over and over.
Suddenly, the tile that I was still staring at fell from the ceiling and crashed onto the floor, busting into several pieces.
am not going to try to interpret the meaning of this “vision” because I
still do not understand it myself. I still question whether or not it
was real, although I remember the event very, very clearly and there is
no doubt about the tile crashing to the floor the next day.
am a logical, rational, methodical man – I believe that it is safe to
say that I am much more systematic and objective than most other people
– and I have attempted to recount the experience as objectively as
I am retelling the story here because it has
burdened and tormented me for years. I am making this extremely
sensitive event in my life public because I am now a Christian. The
parts of Christ's story that I have had the most trouble embracing with
my heart are those that involve miracles because miracles clash with my
normal orderly, rational thought process. But as a Christian, I must
This incident did happen to me, and I later
discovered that the figure I saw that day was remarkably similar to
John’s vision of Jesus in Revelation.
It is through my faith in
Christ that I reveal this vision to you today, even though I find it
very uncomfortable to admit. I am ashamed of my reaction that day. I
am embarrassed to retell such a seemingly illogical, impossible,
But to the best of my knowledge, these things
did take place as I have described. If so, then this vision does not
belong to me, but to you.
for Ron Paul and Save Our Country
from the mainstream media, the people of the United States of America have gone
routinely discussed as a campaign issue akin to health care and tax hikes.
Crazy? Yes, but worse still the Democrats and Republicans are not
debating whether or not we should torture, but what flavors of torture they
the 20th Century, before our country lost her way, Americans believed that
torture was a crime worse than murder. Now people who claim to be
Christians have jumped on the torture bandwagon.
of preemptive wars is, of course, also mad. But not only has our country
openly committed an act of preemptive war in Iraq originally justified by blatant
lies, but Presidential candidates from both parties are considering another,
more ambitious preemptive campaign against Iran based upon equally specious
perhaps it is not so much insanity that has brought our country low. Perhaps
it is cowardice.
up al Queda boogeyman has us burning our Bill of Rights. Our federal government has become our
powerful Big Brother who watches over and protects us from bullies. Big Brother even kicks us around from time to
time for no reason at all, just like the real thing from a sadistic, dysfunctional
family. But when the going gets tough we
know Big Brother will kick the baddies even harder. Or so we’d like to believe.
the outrage when Big Brother announced that he’ll be forcing us all to carry National
ID cards? Why aren’t Americans up in
arms after Big Brother’s Military Commissions Act of 2006 stripped them of the
right to habeas corpus and exposes us
all to the threat of torture by our own government while granting the President
an effective dictatorship almost at his whim?
“Terrorists don’t deserve no stinkin’ Geneva Convention,” Big Brother’s rabid
television pundits tell us, but the rub is that any American can be now declared
a terrorist for almost any reason.
cowards for not fighting for our rights and for the rights of our precious children.
America’s open borders during her War on Terror? Isn’t this obviously illogical? Yet our ruling elite, through the Council on
Foreign Relations, has even declared a 2012 timeline for implementing the
eradication of borders between our country and Mexico and Canada while at
the same time fomenting national panic in order to strip us of our rights so
that they can protect us from foreign terrorists.
really that stupid?
Americans have grown stupid, crazy and cowardly, but that is not the real
problem. The mainstream media is distorting
our perception of reality just long enough so that the remaining good people,
the noble and brave patriots are frozen into a state of confusion and inaction
while our country is brought to her knees and her people enslaved.
almost too late to act. Almost.
Paul is the one and only hope that our country has for a peaceful recapture of
our nation and the restoration of our personal freedoms that are essential to
the survival of the United States.
Paul can rescue our country from the brink of a total fascist overthrow of our
constitutional republic. Ron Paul can
restore liberty. Ron Paul can restore
security. Ron Paul can end the
wars. Ron Paul can stop the
torture. Ron Paul will halt the foreign
takeover of key national infrastructure.
Ron Paul can save our nation from the economic collapse that has already
must support Ron Paul in his bid for President, or our nation will soon see its
darkest days. And, I fear, blood will
run like rivers in our streets if we fail to carry Ron Paul on our shoulders to
the White House.
revolution is in the air, and if I can smell it, so can the despots currently wrecking
America. And they will not shy from
bloodshed. Nay, they will instigate it
through false flag operations so that they can control, confuse and undermine
the opposition. It is their time tested
favored the United States of America for most of her proud history, but we have
turned our backs on Him. God, forgive us for our vanity, for elevating
the Word of Man over Your Truth, for seeking the worldly pleasures and
distractions instead of your wisdom.
that people in our government have read these pages. I know that patriots in our military have
read these pages as well. If you hear me
now, I know that the spirit of Christ in still strong in many of you. You know in your hearts the difference
between right and wrong. Choose
right. Do not torture. Do not murder the innocent. Do not follow unlawful, ungodly orders. Expose the evil within our government. Organize. Fight for what is right.
that our country will not slide into the darkness that is so very near. I pray that we will peacefully take back our
nation. I pray that we elect Ron Paul as
our next President. God, grant us the courage, wisdom and perseverance to peacefully recapture our nation and restore its foundational principles of personal liberty.
Guest Blurb: Seminar Claims Proof that 9-11 Was a Lie
One of my favorite websites is Geek.com
and Rick C. Hodgin, aka RickGeek, is a big reason why. Rick, who as an Indiana
Libertarian made a strong run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, always
provides intelligent, thoughtful commentary on developments inside the
computing industry. We're delighted to present Rick's take on a
development that could have a profound impact on us all.]
On September 11, 2001, this country fell under attack in an extremely
overt manner. The government told us immediately that it was Osama Bin
Laden and that Al Qaeda was to blame. They spent the next couple of
years convincing us that it was really Saddam Hussein and his support
of Al Qaeda which allowed it to all transpire. There was so much of an
impact to our society that people really began to watch the mainstream
media, look at what's happening and follow events which have transpired
since that time.
But have we really?
A man by the name of Alex Jones is having a symposium this weekend in
Los Angeles. In his previews and snippets he has stated he will prove
1) That towers 1 and 2 did not collapse due to fire, that rather they
were demolished by targeted explosives.
2) That building 7 was brought down entirely by explosives and nothing
3) That no commercial airliner hit the Pentagon, but rather some type
of small drone or very small aircraft.
4) That we are currently under attack by a type of secret society which
plans to remove the Republic for which our nation stands.
5) That the United States, as we all grew up knowing it, is already
His website, called Infowars,
offers links to all kinds of video and
audio clips which raise some serious questions. He commented yesterday
that much of what he's been talking about for the past 12 years was
actually picked up by the Associated Press, specifically a part which
relates to the construction of the super-highway which, he claims, will
divide this country in half.
There is so much information to go through to begin to put together the
picture of what he's talking about that it is not really for the casual
viewer. But he also promises that that fact is exactly what those in
the secret society are counting on.
Read more at InfoWars.com,
and listen to Alex Jones live today to see what he has to say at Genesis
Communications Network, a streaming online radio station. His
show operates between 11am and 2pm CST.
There are a host of videos which will get someone up to speed pretty
quickly on what Alex Jones is talking about and what he intends to
prove at his symposium. You can go to YouTube.com and
search for "9-11 September" and find a tremendous amount.
However, I have found the following 6-parter extremely enlightening. It
questions that, until I saw those videos, I had never seen anyone ask.
It really made me stop and think. One video shows some explosion
footage that was aired one time, and then never replayed again. Stuff
like that raises many questions.
6-part video sequence (not by Alex Jones): One,
and an Update.
The bottom line of those videos is this: Much of what is proposed by
our government is physically impossible, in so much as physics laws
exist at least. The questions raised by those videos, at least for me,
are enough to warrant my beginning to ask questions and to begin doing
more research on this possibility.
Could our government really be responsible for 9-11? It is unthinkable.
I leave you with this: If you think about how "unpatriotic" it is to
question our government's actions these days, then to any thinking
person that one fact alone (the fact that they actually tell you it
*IS* unpatriotic) should be enough to begin asking questions of their
1) This administration has seen a re-invasion of Iraq.
2) This administration has seen our civil liberties erased by "The
3) This administration has seen our gas prices jump from US$1.30 to
$3.00 in many areas, and people today are talking about $5.00 and
higher should countries like North Korea or Iran have nuclear abilities
sufficient enough to be real.
4) This administration has seen The PATRIOT Act go from its initial
sunset timeframe to a permanent form.
5) This adminstration has proven they lie by saying they were not
collecting individual's phone information.
6) This adminstration has seen our national debt go from $5.7 Trillion
when Bill Clinton left office, to a staggering $8.4 Trillion, an
increase of nearly 50% in six years.
7) This administration has put into place thumb-print scanners in
public schools so the kids can get food.
8) This administration has done enough damage to our economy, our way
of life, our civil liberties and the rest of the world that we have to
start asking questions.
I would ask everyone who has ears to hear and eyes to see (and that
covers most of us) to watch those videos, listen to Alex Jones' show
and ask yourself
questions. Don't rely on him, our main news media outlets, or anyone
else for your conclusions. If there are questions that need answered in
your mind, then ask them. Don't rely on me, them, or anyone else for
The symposium will happen today and tomorrow. You can read more about
the links above.
--Rick C. Hodgin
a Transmeta efficeon
What's that next to
the Tony's pizza, frozen vegetables and Lean Cuisine? Why a
wirelessly remote controlled, $1,500 Transmeta efficeon notebook
running benchmarks. And what happened? Performance
improved up to 20%, among other things.
Warning: Don't try this at home! Frost WILL form
on your notebook which could cause the system to short-circuit and
a sneak peek at this COSBI OpenSourceMark beta, the most flexible,
useful and verifiable benchmark available today. OSMark is a
comprehensive benchmarking suite that is easily user extensible and
will be ported to Linux. We'll be releasing the source code
as soon as we finish the documentation and stomp out the remaining
bugs. Follow the link above to learn how to use OSMark and download the beta.
Bits & Bytes
looks at the oh-so-hot Prescott, the chilly-willy Banias, Linux,
PocoMail and more.
our first major article in nearly a year, we closely examine the merits
of the struggling, brash little CPU designer and its chances to reverse
its fortunes with an ambitious new design dubbed "Astro."
Bottlenecks of SMP Systems with Opteron
"How are we going to wring out the maximum performance from AMD Opteron
systems? We don't want to simply match existing SMP
performance (which can be awful) but develop both OS and application
designs which take advantage of the lack of limitations the new AMD
architecture provides." Read more on what Spencer has to say
COSBI For Dumber Dummies
Kathy returns to
Sam's Club to retest the PCs. Also, available for download is a preview
version of COSBI QuickTest.
COSBI For Dummies
Kathy tests the
newest version of COSBI at the local Sam's Club. She shares her results
and experience with the new benchmarking application.
In a teleconference
today, AMD christened the Sledgehammer
“Opteron.” We also discuss the background
of this new enterprise-class CPU and have pictures from WinHec of the
Opteron in action.
Intel Demos Banias
reports from WinHEC 2002. Exclusive details and pictures from Intel's
Banias demo at WinHEC.
AMD Launches First
reports from WinHec. With the new 0.13-micron-based CPU introduction,
the chipmaker revamps its mobile lineup. Barton is also discussed.