Sunday, December 31, 2006
Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
What was I doing when the clock struck midnight? Configuring netstumbler to work with the sirf 3 chipset in my Streets and Trips GPS receiver.
If you care it is the NMEA 0183 protocol with default scripting enabled. Mine was in Com3 port. Man, I need to get a life...
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
LETS SEE HOW LONG THIS TAKES!
10:47 - After 5 minutes it is finally done with formatting all 320gb.
11:25 - mmm cake. Still installing.
11:57 - Installing the third set of updates. Only 102 total updates.
12:20 - Done installing all updates to Windows. Have not even started installing drivers.
1:46 - Just now done installing drivers and dot.net patches along with most of my downloaded software. I haven't even gotten to installs off of CD's. I think it is becoming apparent why I needed a larger hard drive.
2:10 - Who in their right mind live blogs a windows reinstall?
2:37 - I get a 10 minute time reduction because I started playing with some bubble rap that was in a box.
2:40 - And another couple of minutes... for forum hopping.
3:21 - AH CRAP! The video card isn't rendering visuals right. I still have ALL my cd based software to go................................................................................ :(
3:31 - BED TIME!
UPDATE: Well poo. Looks like I'm needing to do this again. It isn't rendering graphics worth a crap and both screen are VERY noticeable in their color differences. I still can't get the TV tuner to work, main thing there is I installed HOME edition not Media Center Edition... AIEEEEEE!
My best geek gift? Now if I can get it to work with netstumbler....
If anyone noticed I was able to get my blogs updated by removing all the addons I have done over the past two years and then publishing the template. Then blogger was more than happy to install the update to both. Figures Eh?
Haha. On the local
Friday, December 22, 2006
Libertarian. I had not even heard of a Libertarianism up until a couple years ago. I considered myself a Republican and I was satisfied with the party. I had no want or need to go looking for a new political affiliation. What else was there? Democrats?
I always knew I never fit in with the Ann Coulters, Michelle Malkins, Sean Hannitys and a very large portion of the conservative Republicans. Something always irked me about them being so self-righteous on their opinions so often.
After the 2004 Presidential election and all my campaigning for Mr. Bush. I was ecstatic that the Republicans had the House, Senate, and the Presidency. Almost from the start the republicans started cowering at the feet of loudmouth democrats. After 6 months of this I was ready for change. I knew there was no way in hell I would become a democrat.
I began hearing about this thing called the Fair Tax written by some guy named Boortz. This had to be one of the greatest articles of legislation I have ever seen. Soon after I found out Boortz was a Libertarian.
And here I am today. Even more cynical than ever. After that ever brief history here is what I believe.
* "Everyone is Pro-Life and Pro-Choice. It is for or against abortion that your group is about."-Penn Jillette. I believe that abortion is murder. You are taking a life. Yes, it is that simple. However, I don't feel an overwhelming need to do anything about the current situation. What I mean is anyone who feels the need or want to take the life of an unborn child has some screwed up morals. Because of that they, more than likely, vote democrat.... I hold the belief that their is a God, and if I understand this correctly, One of his "Top Ten" was not killing... and something about fire and burning for all eternity.
* The Fair Tax is so simple is has to work.
* I know of an "African-American" that is very white.
* I have a significant amount of Irish and Indian heritage. That means there is little difference in me not giving a shit and killing you.
* I believe that Lincoln was the worst President in the history of this nation. Followed closely by Carter. With Grant in third.
* I believe Islam is infesting the globe and should be dealt with harshly. Don't even think of bringing up the so-called "Moderate" Muslims. Have you read their holy book? The "extremists" are the true Muslims.
* Ahmadinejad, Ill, Chaves, and any other two bit dictator should be assassinated. Not because I don't like them, but they post a grave threat to this Nation and that is reason enough.
* I could care less about the "gay marriage" debate. If two women and two
* Over 90% of the violent crime in this country is committed in the cities with a large minority population. I don't just believe that one. It is a proven fact.
Well? Let me have it.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Great update morons.
When I go to blogger.com it gets confused and begins an infinite loop. The only way to login then is be EXTREMELY quick at clicking the old blogger login link.
IT EVEN DOES IT IN IE!!!
That's it. I'm done with blogger.
Update: Well I managed to fix the loop. I have to logout of Google and then i can log into blogger. I still can't update nor can I login to Blogs 4 Bauer. I don't really feel like moving this site somewhere else that I have no control of.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Because I was tagged by Space Monkey.
Here are the rules - Each player of this game starts with the "6 Weird Things About You." People who get tagged need to write a blog entry of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says 'you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog!1) Apparently I need one
2) I believe I have mentioned my uniform dust issues.
3) With all the articles I have submitted for the Carnival of Cordite many would find it surprising that I don't own a firearm. Not one. Not even a shotgun.
4) Most of my "friends" are on the internet.
5) I collect things. Electronics mostly. Electronics I never use. I have a case of walkie talkies, portable dvd players, cd players, cassette players, weather radios, mini-disc players, PDA's.. All are new, but I never use them very much. That seems like the wrong thing to collect.
6) I can't think of a #6 that is either funny or relevant. Make up one for me, put it in the comments and we'll see if it is true.
With that I tag: Sssteve, Joe & Mae, Wyatt Earp, The CUG, Anti-Hippie.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Kick someone's ass Vilmar!
As linked by:
Old Cat Man
Blogs of War
Stop the ACLU
The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
The Jawa Report
A Blog for All
Political Dishonesty (Not directly related, but close enough)
The Urban Grind
UPDATE: As of 1100 hours Vilmar's blog is back up.
18Dec16 Update: The story has been dugg twice. Here and here.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
On a unrelated note. Has anyone downloaded any of that free music in that post two below this one? FIAR has proven he can follow directions and downloaded a few. How about the rest of you? Well?
Monday, December 11, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Megaherz - 5
Megaherz - Herzwerk II
Megaherz - Querschnitt
Megaherz - Himmelfahrt
Megaherz - Kopfschuss
Megaherz - Wer Bist Du
Megaherz - Herzwerk
Eisbrecher - Antikorper
Eisbrecher - Eisbrecher
You may need this tool.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Cheating Snacks Vending Machines - video powered by Metacafe
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
9. Private show by the remaining cast of Monty Python
8. The Sword of a Thousand Truths
7. A "Nuke the RIAA from orbit" button (The type you press, not the type you wear)
6. Charles Babbage's brain in a jar of formaldehyde.
5. Life-sized, fully-functional Bender
4. Star Wars Holiday Special where Jar-Jar gets trampled to death by Santa's eight tiny Wookiees
3. Ten terabyte video iPod nano with expandable screen
2. Guided tour of Area 51
1. Customized Google logo on your birthday
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Anyway, they also brought up the bus and driver being involved in a car accident earlier in the year. Well, that accident involved the bus getting rear-ended while at a stop. A passenger car doesn't do that much damage to a bus. They also said the Celica may or may not have had a problem with the steering system. That might be hard to prove because THE FRONT OF THE CAR WAS RUN OVER BY A BUS!! I know the Vegas CSI team would have a problem with that one. They are blaming EVERYTHING without actually blaming anything.
Monday, November 27, 2006
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Q. What is the premise of the new show?
A. The new show will be the continuing voyages of Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, NCC-1701 as seen in the 1966-69 television series, Star Trek. The series was cancelled after its third season. We are restarting the series as if it were in its fourth year.
NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, Sci-Fi, USA, Cartoon Network, etc...
Cutting a normal season into two half seasons does not make two seasons. It is one season that makes me reluctant to watch the show when it picks back up in the "new" season. Every major network is guilty of this one. SO STOP DOING IT!!!
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I mean Sheesh...
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Azureus averaged maybe 40 kb/s. (Desktop Installed)
uTorrent was 1.5 mb/s with several spikes to 2.3 mb/s. (Laptop Installed)
But what I want to know is why my laptop (30 kb/s) is uploading faster than my desktop (15 kb/s)? Both have uTorrent installed and configured exactly the same. The laptop (wireless) downloads and uploads faster than the desktop (wired).
UPDATE: The Laptop is now hovering at 40 kb/s and the desktop is 9 kb/s. This is making me think the connection is getting clogged and the laptop is winning
Update 2: I just closed the ports open in my router and firewall and the laptop is still the same but the desktop died completely. While trying to figure that out I found a bandwidth monitor built in to the firewall. I sure am glad bellsouth isn't my ISP.
Update 3: One minute after making the changes the laptop dropped to 3 kb/s.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
That is just what we need is this group of lunatics parading around.
As seen at Dr. Phat Tony's
Here is the story from Fox 6 in Birmingham.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Keep this in mind when those blow-hards in congress and the senate try to push this crap on everybody.
Related: The CAFE Klatsch Must Die
And while I'm at it: Hybrids. What a stupid idea that is. The Toyota Prius is EPA rated at 60 city and 51 highway. If you ever come close to that I'll buy one. Most owners of the Prius report 42mpg combined mileage. That is much closer to real world estimates than anything the EPA could pull out of its ass. Lets compare the Prius to the Yaris which is another vehicle by Toyota. The Yaris sedan is in the same small car category as the Prius and has nearly the same interior dimensions. The Yaris gets 40mpg combined, and is rated at 34 city and 40 highway. Here is the kicker. The Prius' MSRP is $22,795.00, but the Yaris is $13,270.00. $9525 for an extra 2mpg? But wait! If you could but a Prius for MSRP I'd be surprised but you can't. Expect $2000-$5000 in dealer markup. So that puts the Yaris around $12,000 cheaper than the Prius and all this is for an "Look at me!! I'm saving the world!!!" persona?
Let me throw this in your hippie pipe and let you smoke it. Say you drive 15,000 miles a year and gas is $2.50 a gallon...
42mpg Prius (11.9 gal tank)
40mpg Yaris (11.1 gal tank)
$892.50 a year for the Prius
$943.50 a year for the Yaris
$51 in savings a year
235 years before it becomes worth it...
Figure for gas a $4.00.
147 years before the break even point.
I want my low sulfur Diesel.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Prominent scientists, among them a Nobel laureate, said a layer of pollution deliberately spewed into the atmosphere could act as a "shade" from the sun's rays and help cool the planet.
Reaction to the proposal here at the annual U.N. conference on climate change is a mix of caution, curiosity and some resignation to such "massive and drastic" operations, as the chief U.N. climatologist describes them.
They have no idea how anything works. They work for the UN after all.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
I remember watching Bob Ross paint his "happy" trees when I was younger and wanting to learn to paint but never got the supplies. Well, this show makes me want to learn Photo Shop CS2, but not enough to shell out $580.
Monday, November 13, 2006
EDIT AND UPDATE:
Never mind it is gone again.
I have no idea what I was going for with any of these ideas so I'll just link to everyone’s sites and be done with this. So everyone better have something interesting so I can link to it.
Dr. Phat Tony has a Porn for the troops fund.
Anti-Hippe got a set of wheels.
FIAR and FMRagtops is/are the same person.
Sean S is on Vacation so fmFIARtops and Steve the pirate are now in command.
Sondra K has abused my graphic.
I guess CUG didn't like that TV
Uber has a recap of others recaps.
At 8:30 P.M. Blogger is down and all I get are ISE 500 errors. Thanks blogger.
Now I can't finish this post until they get it back up.
9:15 and back...
Rachel has something on the success of Project Valour IT
Sssteve has trolls.
Vilmar is just a little angry about the election
I just like this guys logo.
Damian live-blogged the mid-term election then jumped off the face of the earth.
Insol has "A Soldier's Cry" which you should read.
Terri does not have her sunday paper.
Wrecks is going on about a handbasket...
Von thinks he can Golf.
Jt even knows FIARRAGTOPS is one guy.
Flying Monkey Republican?
And Wyatt is just...
It won't deal with:
It may deal with:
The Worst Cars in America Today
Any of your ideas
Another one of my ideas
Complaining about Star Wars
Complaining about Star Gate
Complaining about Star Trek
I don't know. I may scrap this completely.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Road and Track review of the Mazda Speed 3.
Automobile Mag had a short segment on the Speed 3 and how they got it up to 162mph.
Motor Trend's comparison of the Mazda Speed to the WRX.
Car and Drivers' Second place result given to the Mazda 3.
And finally here is the complete spec sheet from Road and Track about the MazdaSpeed 3.
Here is the Automobile article. It wasn't on their site so I had to scan it.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
And for the love of God you piss ants who drive around with your high beams on need to be beaten with a lead pipe. Twice. For those repeat offenders, tire iron suppository.
Remember the police serve the Populace. It isn't breaking the law when the vast majority break a law. It is civil disobedience. And said laws should be repealed or renewed to the current state of affairs.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
According to this graph, HP ink is worth more than Human blood. (Blood is $1500 a gallon.)
More than Vodka. ($58 a gallon)
Even more than Gasoline. ($2.20 per gallon)
So how much does Hewlett Packard black ink cost by the gallon?
Price per gallon of most everything else can be found here.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
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I don't know why but I actually like it.
That is the opening sequence for Ghost in the Shell. Stand Alone Complex. I had forgotten that the song above is the ending theme for the first season. Some of you may have seen this series on Cartoon Network every now and then. I think it is one of, if not the, best anime series out there. And I would have posted a clip, but that is as close as I could get to subtitles on any of the clips that are on youtube.
Here is part one. Youtube didn't like the 10:31 second part 2. So I have to cut that down. Does anyone know of a good video editor. Windows Movie Maker sucks major ass. I HATE it.
and part 2.
UPDATE 3: Here is the TV Links update. Figures I'd go through hell getting one episode up and then here are both seasons.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
That auto spelling check built in is freakin' nice.
I couldn't find any themes that are supported yet. Well, black-japan isn't anyway. Some of my extensions were not supported as of now. Faster fox, session saver, and tab-browser preferences being the main three. Most of tab-browser stuff is incorporated anyway so no need for that one.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
You can read one of the better reviews of this car at The Truth About Cars.com
The reason I bring this up is because Toyota has experienced such high demand for this vehicle they bumped the base price $900. That might not seem like that much, but this car only retailed for $10,780. (Now $11,670) That is 8.35% of the cost of the vehicle. That is kinds steep don't you think? I mean the Corvette Zo6 was only bumped 6.56% to $70,000. When you’re throwing that kind cash at a car are you even going to notice an extra $4310? I can see someone not wanting to pay $900 more for an $11K car. That increase in MSRP pushes the Yaris into the next price category. If you add the two options I wanted I could get a Corolla cheaper. Then that makes it a price competitor with the Scion TC, which is a much cooler car IMO.
Am I just splitting hairs? Or am I trying to talk myself out of the idea of Yaris?
Is there a better car?
The Yaris may fit my personality (boy, that is a sad thought) and I already drive the soulless menace known as the Camry. What, if anything, could make me seem...less boring perhaps?
A Mazda? No not a Mazda. Okay an RX8, if they didn't suck as cars. Well, what else is there?
How about the Mazda 3? Not the plane Jane, but the MAZDASPEED variant. Not the 156HP 4-Cyl but the turbo 265 horse version. Compare that to the 106 from a Yaris.
And on top of that it looks a whole lot better than a Yaris.
What is it with me and hatchbacks and station wagons?
If you want to read more on this car, The Truth About Cars.com has a fantastic review.
Update 11/11/06: Road and Track review of the Mazda Speed 3.
Automobile Mag had a short segment on the Speed 3 and how they got it up to 162mph.
Motor Trend's comparison of the Mazda Speed to the WRX.
Here is Car and Driver's 10 Best award given to the MazdaSpeed3
And finally here is the complete spec sheet from Road and Track about the MazdaSpeed 3.
Automobile Mag Dyno of the Mazda
Winding Road on the Mazda Speed 3
Edmunds comparison test of the Mazda Speed 3
Offical Mazda brochure.
UPDATES 15 March 2007:
Car & Driver Roadtest of the Mazda Speed 3.
Edmund's road test of the Alexia AKA Mazda Speed 3
World Car Fans Photo Gallery
UPDATE 13April07: - Or a bike -
MC Daily road test.
A riders review.
PSR Rider reviews 2005 model.
PSR rider reviews 2007 model.
A hella long wiki entry.
Given the updates of the 2008 KLR650... That is the year I HAVE to get. All the updates fix the problems the last 20 years of KLR's suffered from. Plus the bike more powerful and has better looks.
See for yourself.
UPDATE 29 Apr 07:
Kawasaki's site has updated to the new KLR.
Top Speed review.
Cycle World review.
Think of it this way. This bike is 1/2 the cost of a yaris, gets better gas mileage, half the cost to insure, and is probably safer to boot. haha. This way I can keep my car to 300K and when I have $400 a month to throw down I'll get a car. It seems like I can justify any purchase I make ( or even think of making ). The reason this seems like a good idea to me is because all the roads I travel are VERY biker friendly. Hell, in gas savings alone that is almost $100 a month for me.
$171.36 a month in gasoline currently.
Now to figure the bikes mileage.
I'll throw the extra insurance costs of the bike in with the car and see what I get. Actually see how much it will cost me. Thinking about it, I'll save 20% on my car insurance because I'll be able to kick down to a lower mileage category.
It looks to be a win. ;)
At $4 a gallon the motorcycle becomes a must. The car would cost me $228.48 every month and the motorcycle is $96. Remember this is fuel ONLY. So that is $132.48 that could go to the purchase of said motorcycle and throw in another $80 and there you have it....
The fuel savings alone pay for the bike. At 24 months, 10%, and $1500 down that is $177.... That is $45 difference. WIN! WIN!
UPDATE 16 May 07 : KLR World Review.
UPDATE 16/6/2007: Mazda aims to beat track record at the 'Ring.
That should really tell you something about this car. The stock MPS is running what Corvettes and NSX's were running just a few years ago. It has matched the lap time of the Honda S2000.
Oct 11 -2007:
"Modified by Mazda Australia Motorsport Manager, Allan Horsley, this extreme makeover involves a recalculation to the car's Powertrain Control Module (PCM), allowing its standard 2.3-litre DISI turbo engine to generate a massive 210kW of power at 5300rpm and 425Nm of torque at 4400rpm."
281 horsepower and 313 lb-ft of torque...
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
It seems that I can't pass Calculus to save my life.
And the funny thing is I don't need this class for my degree.
I freaking hate math.
What subjects do/did you suck at?
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
But one thing that struck me as odd is for the first time EVER I heard a song from Garbage played. Not off their new album, but their first. Nevermind that they are playing this like it is new (and in a slot dedicated to NEW tunes). Well, maybe it was 10 years ago it was, but not today. I'm still finding it hard to believe it has been 10 years. Sheesh, that means I have been a Garbage fan since I was... 10. Damn I'm old.
I just thought that was strange. Cool, but strange.
ROCK ON ROCKET 95.1!
When you produce a product that has software that software doesn't work with the worlds most popular operating system you have done something wrong.
When one has to patch said software TO UNINSTALL IT!!!!! You have done something wrong.
Please die and go to hell.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Well there is a "fix" if you want to call it that.
Now you can limit how much info Firefox saves when you have multiple tabs but suffer no speed decrease.
It is nice to have memory left over when you minimize Firefox.
In theory IE7 should do this when it is pushed out in a Windows update in the next couple of months. And did you know my site displays right in IE7, but IE6 can't make heads or tails of it.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Well, I made one right after the show and WTF? I get a signal LOSS when it is on the routers antenna.
What did I do wrong? I'll make a few more to see if I did something wrong but there isn't really anything to mess up.
Update: Less foil, better (construction) paper, and less glue = 5% gain at 30 feet.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Two for fantastic investigative blogging and one for defending the other two.
and the one...
Link additions just for pissing M. Malkin off.
Image totally stolen from FM without permission of any type.
Update: I just got done listening to the entire Wild Bill rant. Wow. Bill, I feel for 'ya man. You can download the entire file here.
BILL YOU ROCK MAN!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
This is what it looks like at 11:00 P.M.
This is 1 Second shutter.
Four second shutter.
A full 15 and looks like daylight.
Hey look I'm a ghost.
Stars during the day?