MapQuest vs. Google Maps

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It appears to me that MapQuest is better at directions since it seems to put a lot more thought in when dishing out directions for trips. Here’s a brief summary of how my faith Google Maps ruined my trip. I had to go to Washington DC from Toronto and despite the Mrs. Arsenalist telling me… Read more »

NBA Power Rankings

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NBA.com has taken a page out of ESPN (pretty much copied them) and started to rank teams on a weekly basis – also known as the NBA Power Rankings. This week sees NBA.com and ESPN.com rank both their top five the exact same: Phoenix San Antonio Utah Dallas Detroit No surprises or major arguments against… Read more »

JAXB2: XML to Java and vice-versa made easy

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This example has moved. Remember the old days when you used to write a 150 line method which parsed your XML file into a Java class? Well that has long since been history. The next generation version of the JAXB XML processor, appropriately named JAXB2 has taken the liberty to make XML to Java conversion… Read more »

TJ Ford guns down Clippers in Wild West Showdown

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TJ Ford brought back memories of Vince Carter in LA with a buzzer beating jumper to down the Clippers 98-96. With 15 seconds left and the score tied, Sam Mitchell called the best play: nothing. Just let TJ go one-on-one. Quentin Ross stumbled and the rest is history. Raps started this one off on positive… Read more »

The iPod is killing us

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They’re everywhere. Everyone has wires plugged into their ears where music blasts it’s way across the eardrums and into your brain, slowly stimulating and killing your being. Streetcars, buses, subways, streets are all packed with people walking around like drones paying close attention to what they’re hearing and ignoring everything else. In a world where… Read more »

Chelsea vs. Newcastle video; I can tolerate Didier Drogba

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The only player on Chelsea that I wouldn’t throw acid on is Didier Drogba. Too bad he doesn’t play for Arsenal. After being sent in by Maureen late in the second half against Newcastle (who stink worse than Frank Lampard) in a scoreless game, Drogba again showed why he’s one of the best in the… Read more »

“The ____ are a better team without ____” argument

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It really makes no sense when anybody starts justifying this addition by subtraction theory. Anytime a superstar player goes down with injury and the team has moderate success without him, there are immediate rumblings that the team is better off without their talisman. This is an absurd theory which only holds true if the superstar… Read more »

How can Tony Snow live with himself?

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Just YouTube Tony Snow and you’ll see what this guy has to go through on a daily basis. This guy’s job is to lie. That’s what he does for a living. He was hired because he is a great liar. His primary job is to be the administrations mouthpiece and cover up the many, many… Read more »

Democracy is flawed: A simpleton’s argument

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The term democracy indicates a form of government where all the state’s decisions are exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of its citizenry through a fair elective process. Although it sounds a rosy idea, democracy makes two very big assumptions: The majority of the people are correct and smart enough to choose a direction… Read more »

Raptors beat Warriors; West coast awaits

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Can you believe that a 10-14 team is tops in the Atlantic? That is the case as the Raps beat the Warriors 120-115 at the ACC in another well-deserved team win. Much like the Nets game, six players ended up in double figures with Morris Peterson leading the way with 23. Recapping the game is… Read more »

Laser Eye Surgery – To see or not to see

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Sick and tired of wearing glasses and messing around with contacts, and hearing success stories from friends, I did some research into Laser Eye Surgery which corrects your vision by slicing and dicing your cornea until you can finally read the bottom line of the chart. I went for my free consultation to Lasik MD… Read more »

Arsenal vs. Portsmouth – 2-2 – Video

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Arsenal go down 2-0 but come back to tie game. Arsenal drop two critical points and fall to fourth place behind Liverpool after paying the price for a lackadaisical first half which saw horrid defending and a couple great saves from Portsmouth goalie, David James. Here are the goals. Comments welcome. Noe Pamarot 1-0 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9roPACrtQlM]… Read more »

Raptors vs. Nets: Chuck Swirsky, please shut up

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Raptors/Nets today and the Raps manage to pull of another sweet win, 90-78 at the ACC with Vince having a miserable game and fans chanting “Carter Sucks” pretty loudly and effectively in the fourth quarter. Total team win with six players in double figures. But lets leave that on the side for a few minutes…. Read more »

Champions League draw: Arsenal face PSV Eindhoven (video)

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Going in to the draw today, Arsenal could’ve faced any of the following clubs: Barcelona, Inter Milan, PSV Eindhoven, Roma, Real Madrid, Celtic or Lille. Probably the easiest opposition for the Gunners might have been Lille which snuck in to the knockout stages after an uninterested AC Milan side lost 2-0 and Anderlecht (Belgium) drew… Read more »

P2P saved my life

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Missing another Arsenal game because you’re stuck in a backward country where ice hockey is considered a sport and something called curling is revered? You must be in Canada like me. Nice place but if you’re trying to catch a soccer game, you’re most likely shit out of luck. So what do you do? You… Read more »

Gunners blow it

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A lot of talk (link1, link2, link3) in the football blogosphere is pitching that Arsenal came out on top (theoritically) in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea over the weekend. I seem to be among the few that think they blew two of the three points that were rightfully theirs. Going up 1-0 at Stamford Bridge… Read more »

THE Arsenal hold Chelsea (video)

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Gunners could’ve won, but still manage to hold Chelsea without half their real team. Comments welcome. Flamini 1-0 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOCTupg0VrM [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOCTupg0VrM] Essien 1-1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sh4nslrs2w

Is Jose Mourinho right about Arsenal?

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The flamboyant Portuguese fag quoted: ‘We are a team adapted to the reality, which is why Arsenal cannot beat Bolton at Bolton and why Chelsea under me have played three matches and got three victories at Bolton with zero goals conceded.’ ‘For my concept of football, the best football is the football adapted to the… Read more »