Saturday, December 31, 2005
Found that on Slashdot.
Then I found a clarification.
Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp., whose marketing made its computer chips a household name, is changing its logo for the first time in 37 years.
The dropped ``e'' in Intel will be shed in favor of a swoop around the company's name with the tag line ``Leap Ahead.'' The ``Intel Inside'' phrase, a fixture since 1991, will be dropped, Santa Clara, California-based Intel said yesterday.
The change in Intel's brand is the first step in a $2.5 billion marketing campaign, BusinessWeek reported...
$2.5 Billion to drop a letter?? Wow.
Why would a company known for a product that isn't going to stop selling or go away ty to distance themselves from the image related to that product? I guess it is time to invest in AMD.
And don't think for a moment that AMD is a lesser company. I always wondered why a slower clock rate chip would out perform a higher rate chip?
Friday, December 30, 2005
| Farm or Ranch |
You scored 14 out of 40 on urban-rural and 12 out of 40 land intensity.
| People know you as: The Milkmaid |
Quote: "You get to not mind the cow smell."
Your score indicates that you prefer a rural atmosphere to an urban one and low land intensity. You’re no hermit though; you like other people and, once you start talking to them, other people like you. As far as you’re concerned there is no difference between living in a city and living in a suburb, not that you would want to do either because you’re probably a bit scared of cities in the first place.
Examples of places you should live: Amish country, PA; Kansas
Secluded Hideaway / Farm or Ranch / Small Town / Little City / Suburb / Streetcar Suburb / Rowhouse 'Hood / Downtown Loft
|My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Where Should You Live Test written by TwelveFloorsUp on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test|
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
I hope everyone got what they wanted for Christmas.
I have at least three more days of installation of computers, Entertainment systems, DVD players, and other assorted electronics. Stoopid neighbors.
I swear some people are helpless when it comes to that stuff. I can't use power tools, but I have to fix the VCR. F&%$ that.
Oh well. I charge $18 an hour. So I don't care. hehe. (I don't charge them.)
Sunday, December 25, 2005
(Hold on I have a .gif for this.)
Isn't that the greatest thing you have ever seen? I thought so.
For the futurama fans out there visit Blogonomicon.
For people who want a laugh is a sad sort of way.
And a friendly reminder all I want for Christmas is...
The NEW Springfield Armory XD .45 ACP
I'll be back Monday. Till then, tootles.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
What Jackass person are you?
You are Johnny Knoxville!img srchttp://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y14/3rinknoxy/jknox12.bmp altImage hosted by Photobucket.com>
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Friday, December 23, 2005
Thursday, December 22, 2005
People need to harass Damian G. this morning. YOU JUST NEED TO! OKAY!
What blog does Fitch actually consider his main blog?
radioactiveliberty or FIAR
Because I don't know?
And remember to Visit IMAO today!
(Image used without permission.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
I am having to reinstall operating systems on both Dell computers in the house.
Speaking of Dell's. Have you read the review of the XPS 400?
UPDATE: VISIT SSSSTEVE @ FIRST WITH FLAIR
Monday, December 19, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
I am not going to go into a long rant about this. Mainly because it is 0130 and I spent the last 4 hours playing Far Cry on Realistic (harder than Hard) with AI auto balance on (even harder). I just wanted to make one comment about it though.
If he murdered three people from playing Grand Theft Auto, then I am the most dangerous person the world has ever seen.
Friday, December 16, 2005
(Editors Note: No offence to the smart(er) jocks and cheerleaders out there. It is a stereotype and stereotypes are fun.)
Have you seen their latest effort to
You know, alternative fuels save the world
They say go to think.mtv.com and click the link.
And you end up here.
Anyway, they try to explain how YOU can use bio-diesel.
FIRST!!! You need a diesel automobile.
As of today 17 December 2005 I can think of 4 diesel powered vehicles and their variants currently in production in the American market.
1) Ford F-series
2) Chevrolet HD
3) Dodge Ram
4) VW Golf/Beetle
Yeah, VW offered a 300 hp, 500 ft/lb Touareg, but it was pulled because IT COULD NOT MEAT EMISSIONS REGULATIONS.
Same goes for the E-class Mercedes diesel.
Then there are the 1980's Toyota's, Nissan's, Mercdes Benz, Honda's, etc... That offered diesel power plants.
So step one is limited to a compact car or a large truck/SUV. (are you seeing the irony in this already?)
Step 2! CONVERSION.
For better information please see Wikipedia.
They go with the analogy of a spray bottle. You can spray water (Gasoline) with relative ease, but vegetable oil (bio-diesel) oil prove difficult because of its thinkness.
Well, how do I solve that problem Mr. Wizard?
Easy. You just have to heat the oil to 160 degrees before it gets to your injectors.
How is that done?
It's not. Don't worry about it.
I know of no system on the market that can heat lines of fuel on a car to that temp at the rate needed. They don't even go into the refining process to remove the glycerin or the startup cost of $5,000 - $15,000 for any decent capacity.
They go on to say it is free fuel and you are saving the environment.
But, they just said... It would be a futile attempt to point that out. I will just leave off with a little saying I came up with while writing this.
"I f***ing hate mtv!"
Update: I forgot about the Jeep Liberty diesel. Thanks to the four people who reminded me :/
The removal of the glycerin makes it thin and therefore you do not have to heat it. That is why I mentioned the home-bru refining process. And the $5,000 - $15,000 comes form an estimate of storage, housing, chemicals, and anything else that one would need to go that at home. Depending on possible capacity, of course.
Update's Update: I ain't no hippie, but I am not rantaing against diesel's here either. All I was tring to point out is MTV is advocating a product 90% of their fan base cannot get a hold of.
I just thought that was slightly moronic.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Enter Asus with its brand new Extreme GeForce 7800 GT Dual. This monster of a graphics chip sports two 7800 GT chips running in parallel. We'd like to note a few things that are special about this card. First, only 2000 samples of this my-card-is-faster-than-your-card graphics board exist, worldwide. Second, the THG lab received two of them. Third, although the cards lack the usual SLI connectors, two of these monsters can nonetheless be combined via SLI. That means we can now achieve Quad SLI with four GeForce 7800 GT chips and a total of 1 GB of video memory.
You are Sir Lancelot the Brave! One of King Arthurs
most brave Knights of the Round Table. After
seperating from the rest, you and your trusted
servant Concorde traveled the land far and wide
in search of the Holy Grail, the quest
ordained, well ordered by God. When the note
upon the arrow came to you from the swamp
castle you immeadiatly went off to rescue the
one trapped in the tower, slaying what 'fiends'
you saw right and left.. Yes, they fell like
stones in a pond! At last you came to the tower
to free the trapped one only to find out it was
the Prince Herbet.. Nonetheless the king
forgave you and nearly tried to get you to
marry Herbets wife-to-be, but luckily you
managed to escape and later cross the Bridge of
Death. Braving the line of three questions
first. Ha! Nothing could stop you! Nothing at
all.. How the hell was it then, that you came
to be bent forward against a car and frisked by
a cop? Oh well, good luck brave sir Lancelot!
Which Holy Grail Character Are You? (With pics)
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Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Go and Download.
Make sure you download these also.
I used to do this manually after every firefox update. Glad to see they did it for me this time.
Completely voided out the reason I use Opera.
And Don't forget the themes.
Using it right now.
Groowe Search toolbar
Has a quick blogger login.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
I NEED ONE!!
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Headline from USA Today.
Neo-Nazis rally in Ohio without violence
Headline from CNN.
Planned neo-Nazi march sparks violence
Okay, maybe it was different cities? Toledo, Ohio for both, huh?
Back in October ABC tried to put the same spin.
I don't support the groups involved here, but it just goes to show how the media has SHIT-FER- BRAINS
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Five Weird Facts About Myself.
1) Bed. My bed has to be made up all the time (other when I am in it). If it isn't that bugs me like nothing else. If it ain't perfect I will tear it apart just to straiten it up. I even get angry when my sister or the dogs mess it up.
2) Hair. Hair drives me bonkers. Not when it is on a person, dog, or cat, but when it is laced in my sock or on the sink or in the tub. That is just disgusting. I have short hair for a reason (less than 1/2 inch at the moment).
3) Dust. I don't. Never. My room is littered with electronics. All of which are on for a few hours a day. They have EM fields and those fields attract dust. Hey, if the dust is uniform and even I don't care. JUST DON'T RUN YOU DAMN FINGER THROUGH IT!
4) Organization. I may be an organization Nazi. All my stuff is in rubber tubs and is labeled. My collection of 1/18th scale cars is structured by make and color. Every file on my computer is labeled and put with the same file type. Last night I re-label my entire collection of music for faster searching. (4gb of music @ 190kbps)
5) Procrastination. It isn't just something I do. It is a lifestyle. It is an art. It is something I do so well it scares me. (And everyone I know for that matter.)
I hope that satisfies your curiosity. Now I nominate....
Annoying Little Twerp
The Silent Republican
Jerry The Geek
(That was hard picking victims. There aren't many left.)
Friday, December 09, 2005
So, I will expand YOUR horizons.
Foamy has a Christmas Special.
The Ignert Redneck has Christmas lights up.
Xavier's Idiots with Guns #9
Uber Linky-Love GO VOTE FOR INSOLUBLOG
I hope this is enough links. (Just look on the blogroll.)
Eyewitness: "I Never Heard the Word "BOMB""
Eyewitness - Hear? Nevermind.
"I don't think they needed to use deadly force with the guy," says John McAlhany, a 44-year-old construction worker from Sebastian, Fla. "He was getting off the plane." McAlhany also maintains that Alpizar never mentioned having a bomb.
Well, Mr. McAlhany what if he had a bomb? We probably wouldn't be hearing your bitching right now would we?
McAlhany described Alpizar as carrying a big backpack and wearing a fanny pack in front. He says it would have been impossible for Alpizar to lie flat on the floor of the plane, as marshals ordered him to do, with the fanny pack on. "You can't get on the ground with a fanny pack," he says. "You have to move it to the side."
So it is a fanny pack huh? The Washing Times says different.
The second-guessing is underway. The federal air marshals at Miami International Airport on Wednesday who killed Rigoberto Alpizar could, it seems to us, reasonably conclude that a man who wears a backpack across his chest, says he has a bomb, ignores orders to drop to the ground, attempts to reach into the bag and appears ready to flee is a definite lethal threat to everyone around him.
"I was on the phone with my brother. Somebody came down the aisle and put a shotgun to the back of my head and said put your hands on the seat in front of you. I got my cell phone karate chopped out of my hand. Then I realized it was an official."
Cellphones are used to detonate bombs. So it was a good call on the officials part.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
First off, I believe police should be able to hit your ass with a taser.
What is better a bullet or 50,000 volts?
Personally I would prefer the voltage. It isn’t going to kill you. The mA (milliamps) are way to low to cause any real damage.
Now a bullet is going to make a mess.
The whole reason tasers were developed is as a means of less than lethal persuasion.
But, when I see stories like this I have to wonder…Why police don’t use them MORE.
Police Hit Grandmother With Taser Gun Five Times
Why five? Well, the taser records how many times the trigger is pulled. That is why we
FRANKLIN, Ohio -- A 68-year-old woman was hit with a Taser gun by police in an Ohio city five times.
OMG! 68 years old!!! Five Times!!! Gun!!
According to police, she came into the station to be arrested for hitting her granddaughter.
Kidwell (68) said she waited a long time in the lobby and, when she got up to leave, the officer hit her with the Taser gun.
AND.......... You hit your granddaughter, get arrested, and think it is taking to long so you try and leave?
"I don't know if he thought I was going to get up and leave or what, but he pulled his gun. I thought it was a gun. I'd never seen a Taser gun in my life and I thought, 'Oh my God. He's going to shoot me. He's going to kill me," Kidwell said.
Are you seeing it? I am seeing it. The GLARING CONTRADICTION!
Kidwell said she was in a fetal position and unable to move when the lieutenant ordered her to get up and continued to shock her. The woman survived five jolts and had to be taken to an area hospital.
Seems her lawyer or family member called the reporters first. That last line needs to read:
"The woman survived five gun shot wounds and had to be taken to an area hospital."
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some mid level governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way, damn it!
I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, try to do it in English.
I think fireworks should be legal on the 4th of July.
I think that being a student doesn't give you any more enlightenment than working at Blockbuster. In fact, if your parents are footing the bill to put your pansy ass through 4 years plus, of college, you haven't begun to be enlightened.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.
I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time arguing about it.
I think global warming is a big lie. Where are all those experts now, when I'm freezing my ass off during these long winters and paying, paying, paying?
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I didn't wander forty years In the desert after getting chased out of Egypt. I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut-the-Hell-up already.
I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson practices, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you're running from them.
I also think they have the right to pull your ass over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me crap or trying to guilt me into making "donations" to their cause. These people should be targets.
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.
And what the hell is going on with gas prices... again?
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Friday, December 02, 2005
US to carry out 1,000th execution
The US is about to carry out the 1,000th execution since capital punishment was reintroduced in 1976.
Mexico rejects US border fences
Mexico says it opposes a US plan to build more fences along the border in order to control illegal immigration.
Dutch Ambassador Campaigns for Resurrection of New Orleans
The Netherlands, the Dutch have faced and overcome just such a disaster before, and so can the people of the United States Â as long as the necessary funds are expended.
??? What does he have invested in New Orleans? (I have a good gif for this.) Oh, I see. NECESSARY FUNDS. Oh.
Chavez 'Thumbs Nose' at Bush, Buys Weapons from Spain
Hugo Chavez has not only managed to modernize his military, he has breathed new life into Spain's 'moribund ship-building industry.' According to this article from France's Le Figaro, the 'historic' deal with Spain makes a situation Washington was already concerned about even more alarming.
Chavez is like a two year old. You say I can't well... I will do it anyway. That will show them. Moron.
Cheney 'may be guilty of war crime'
Vice-president Dick Cheney's burden on the Bush administration grew heavier yesterday after a former senior US state department official said he could be guilty of a war crime over the abuse of prisoners.
Oh, what I wouldn't give for an ICBM right now.
'Secret' CIA Flights Interrupt German Charm Offensive
The new Government of Angela Merkel had hoped to set a more friendly tone for German-U.S. ties, but reports of possible abductions and secret CIA flights through German airspace and using German bases have thrown a monkey-wrench into the plan. According to this editorial from Germany's Financial Times Deutschland, an amicable request for information is more than reasonable.
Charm. Offensive. Charm-offensive. offensive-charm. Charmingly Offensive. WTF?
Saudis 'Not Terrorist,' U.S. 'Not the Zionist Lobby'
According to this op-ed article authored by a Saudi journalist in Lebanon's Dar Al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia must mount a campaign of 'public diplomacy' directed at the United States to counteract the impression, created after events like the terrorist attacks on New York and Hurricane Katrina, that Saudis are U.S.-hating and support terrorists.
He could of just said brainwash. That would have saved... 37 words.
Kim Jong-il Demands 'Nuclear Power Now, Disarmament Later'
All of those nasty rumors about North Korea being a 'lawless state' that 'sponsors crime,' that is 'linked to organized criminal groups' some of which 'are engaged in issuing counterfeit bank notes' are 'groundless.' According to North Korea's Communist Party newspaper, the 'American smear campaign' suggests that even if Pyongyang gives up its nukes, Washington will still seek regime change.
Wait. Did I read that right? I did. Huh...
Chavez Blames Washington for Election Boycott
Venezuela's main opposition parties have decided to pull their candidates out of Sunday's legislative elections, complaining of problems with the automated voting system. But according to this article from Argentina's Clarin newspaper, Hugo Chavez says that the cause of the election boycott has nothing to do with voting machines, and everything to do with George W. Bush.
BUT MOMMY! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Maybe WAR is NOT the answer?
Thursday, December 01, 2005
*insert evil laugh.*
Warrior of Light
You are a fiery and outspoken person. Vivacious and
a bit wild, you have the sort of personality
that ensures that you never go unnoticed. You
always take a a very agressive stand for what
is right and will fiercely defend it to the
death. As a warrior you take a very active part
in the fight itself, often finding yourself in
the middle of the fray. You kick ass!
Your Angelic Name: Ariel
Which Warrior Angel are You and Whose Side are You On? (With Anime Pics)
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I think I placed second in GOP and the City's caption contest. This being the first one I have entered, that's not to bad.
Jerry the Geek speaks of a woman overcoming her irrational fear of guns.
ROFASix has the ultimate toy Box.
Cindy F*#@%ing Crawford. Click! I know you want to.
Kim is BACK.
For Wyatt Earp :)
I wish I had known this sooner. (Although I probally have gotten C's anyway.)
Refusal to present ID sparks test of rights. (Just look at the woman. If she isn't a treehugger I don't know what is)
A while back I managed to lock myself out of my computer. (Four days of HELL!) Anyway, I had managed to lock out the bios and it would no go into safe mode, but this is what I used to fix that problem.
Marimba Oh Yeah!
Just what does Google offer?
Totally Absurd Inventions.