Monday, July 31, 2006

Why are the Japanese so...


Friday, July 28, 2006

Carnival of Cordite

Carnival of Cordite #67

Toyota Yaris (Bumped)

I like them. What say you?

Edmunds Review
Yaris Owner Reports
The Truth About Cars Review
Jalopnik 1, Jalopnik 2, Jalopnik 3
Update: Yaris Forum

2007 Toyota 3-Door liftback

Base Price $ 10,950
Price As Tested $ 13,510
Engine Type dual overhead cam 16-valve inline
4-cylinder with variable valve timing
Engine Size 1.5 liters / 91 cu. in.
Horsepower 106 @ 6000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) 103 @ 4200 rpm
Transmission 5-speed manual
Wheelbase / Length 96.9 in. / 150.0 in.
Curb Weight 2,293 lbs.
Pounds Per Horsepower 21.6
Fuel Capacity 11.1 gal.
Fuel Requirement 87-octane unleaded regular gasoline
Tires 185/60 TR15 Bridgestone Potenza RE92
Brakes, front/rear vented disc / drum
Suspension, front/rear independent MacPherson strut /
semi-independent torsion beam axle
Drivetrain front engine, front-wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy - miles per gallon
city / highway / observed 34 / 40 / 37
0 to 60 mph est. 9.5 sec

Am I weird or what? 19 years old and I like a car that is 2/3 the size of my current car, half the horsepower, less than half on torque, 4 seconds slower to 60mph and probably won't hit 90mph.

(The dealer only makes about $550 off each car and I would get $400 off that for College Grad discount.)

Update: A local Toyota dealers site said they had two hatchbacks. Guess what, there were none. They didn't even have any Camry's. That dealer SUCKS!

Update 2: Cnet NEEDS TO STOP REVIEWING CARS! I found the Yaris review and a reply to that review that calls for the firing of the editor. LOL!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Name That Game!

From what mid 90's RTS did this song come from?

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Barkley for Governor in 2010?

DESTIN, Fla. - Charles Barkley, declaring himself a Democrat, said Tuesday he is seriously considering a run for governor of Alabama, maybe as early as 2010.
The Leeds native and former Auburn University and NBA basketball star has teased for years about pursuing the state's highest office, but he told about 900 public school board members from across the Southeast that he's moving toward a decision on the matter.

"Alabama, that's my home. I'm thinking about running for governor; they need the help," Barkley said as the crowd laughed. "If it wasn't for Arkansas and Mississippi, we'd be dead last in everything. I think we can do better."
H/T: A Bama Blog

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Okay. What is Wrong Now?

Remote Downlevel Document

Just what the hell is that? I can't delete it. It won't go away. I've uninstalled the printer drivers and reinstalled. It was gone for a minute and I was able to print test pages from three computers then it reappeared.

I'm thinking it has/had something to do with me testing Ubuntu's printer ability.

Any clue?

It is a windows network. The printer is connected to a windows box and first appeared after I got Ubuntu to print.

Update: Thanks

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Link Fest. (What is your name?)

I'm looking for first name only. It first name is to much don't answer.(If you don't want it posted say so.) I have posted the names that have appeared on YOUR blog. I also know some of you use pseudonyms.

Pay heed to the geek- Rachel
Jt's Place- Jaime
The AntiHippie- Adam
Right Wing Howler- Vilmar
Peakah - Joshua
Shoot A Liberal- Sean
Steve the Pirate- Steve
Von Ralls- Von
The Cug- Jimmy
Support Your Local Gunfighter- Shawn
Radioactive liberty- Mike
FM Ragtops- Brant
Dr. Phat Tony- ?
Dragon Lady- Penny
First With Flair- Steve
GOP and the City- ?
Fat in Indiana- Joe
InsoluBlog- Mike
Michael Hodges- Michael
Conservathink- Damian
America Under Attack- Michael
South Park Pundit- Josh Xenu

Monday, July 24, 2006


AMD acquires ATI for $5.4 billion

AMD drops desktop processor prices by 47%

Time to upgrade now? No. I'm still waiting for quad core cpu's and quad sli. Both should be out at the end of the year.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Bout Time!

I came up with this idea 10 years ago.

is sorta like

stumble upon Firefox.

both are cool.

UPDATE: OoOoOoOoOoOo Hacking in wireless networks.

Free Bandwidth.

Jt asked about Google Pages a few days ago and I have updated mine.

Look around and tell me what you think. Be sure to click the free stuff link.

Download them all if you wish. I want to see how much bandwidth Google is really good for. ;)

Cordite, Carnival of

This weeks Carnival of Cordite is up at Mr. Completley's.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


Thank you JT. yeah.

3 things that scare me:
Groups of People
Speaking in front of people

3 people that make me laugh:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Creators
Carlos Mencia
Ron White

3 things that I hate most:

3 things I don't understand:
Calculus 1&2&3

3 things I am doing right now:
err... this.
trying not to fall asleep
listening Kmfdm / Hau Ruck

3 things I want to do before I die:
Drive a 575M Super-America at 180+ mph
Drive my mom's '69 Camaro at 150+ (with modifications of course)
Piss in Ted Kennedy's liquor.

3 things I can do:
break things.

3 ways to describe my personality:
tater tot

3 things I can'’t do:
Make money
pass calculus
Not procrastinate

3 things I think you should listen to:
Neal Boortz
My foot.

3 things you should never listen to:
CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, E!, MTV, VH1, etc etc etc...

3 absolute favorite foods:
Beans and Corn Bread (With fried blogona)
Beans and rice

3 things I'’d like to learn:
How to implement the fair tax.

3 beverages I drink regularly:
Sweet Tea
Dr. Thunder

3 shows I watched as a kid:
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Pee Wee's Playhouse (Thanks to Cartoon Network I'm still watching it.)
Press Your Luck

3 people I am tagging:

It is Going to be a Great Day!

Why in Gods name am I up at 5:30? Not just up at 5:30, but only after finally getting to sleep at 4:00. Why do I have to go to Nashville? Why do I have 5 missed calls from people trying to wake me up at 5:30? If I hear the Ask A Ninja theme song again I'm hunting that guy down. I don't know what I'll do but I'll hunt him down. Why is my car gone? Ah hell, it is 5:45. I'm late.

UPDATE: It is 3:00 P.M. and I am back from Nashville. Now I have to leave for class and I will not be back until 6:30. By the time this day is over I'll have been up 30 hours.

UPDATE 2: 7:00 and back from class. A Calculus class no less, WITH a test. YAY! :/

If I make it to 8:00 P.M. I'll have been up 31 hours and that is less the hour of sleep.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I can't seem to get the hypnotoad to go away even though I deleted the post.

After 20 minutes... GONE!

Here is the link if you can't seem to get enough of that sound.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Not Bad.

Lotus Elise = 180 Hp

Bugatti Veyron = 1000 Hp

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Here it is 2:33 A.M. on Thursday morning. I'm going to force myself away from the computer for a few days.

What I plan to do over the next few days WITHOUT using a computer.

1) Mow the dead grass. FAIL
2) Read the complete instruction manual for my TI-89 Titanium calculator. FAIL
3) Finish reading the Fairtax book. FAIL
4) Read Freakonomics. FAIL
5) Register for class at Athens State & Calhoun. MONDAY
6) Get my LST out for the first time in MONTHS. FAIL
7) Not substitute the playstation or gamecube for entertainment. FAIL
8) Get out of the house. PASS
9) Get out of the house. FAIL
10) Get my tires balanced. MONDAY
11) Annihilate the squirrel population. PASS
12) Go after the snakes too. INCOMPLETE
13) Stay off the computer. FAIL
14) Watch every Zombie Movie I have. 1/2 Complete
15) Go to the pawn shop and see what they got. :) FAIL

Usually I would say something like "Chat amongst yourselves in the comments." I would rather you pollute Steve's forum.

See ya' when-ever. (Sunday)

Tyler D.

UPDATE! I give up. It is to hot outside.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

How NOT to Steal a Sidekick.

An insane (and LONG) story.

Don't mess with this guy.

What if?

What if a Goauld from the Sci-Fi series Stargate Sg-1 had a German Rock hit?

<----- Ba'al. A Goauld. Duh.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Not In a While.

Take the quiz:
what type of car are you?

Muscle Car
you like it fast and loud and want everybody to know it. u have raw muscle under the hood

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Begin <*rant*>

I haven't written a good mean spirited rant in quite a while. And after taking a few of those dumb online tests I realize how stupid people can be (again). But as you can see above my rant isn't (completely) political today.

I drive a Toyota Camry. I believe I have mentioned that before. It is the standard fare LE with a V-6. Although I have a lead foot (I wear Wolverine Boots) I average 25mpg (City). During a large part of the last year I only drive 400-700 miles a month. My Camry isn't a small car but it isn't huge either.

To get anywhere in my town US HWY 431 must be traveled. It is a main route between the largest residential area and downtown Huntsville. There are places along this road, as with most places, that are not large enough for vehicles to travel parallel.

Case in point. In this image the road curves to clear Huntsville Hospitals main building. The lanes are adequate east of the pictures intersection, but below that walkway the lanes are only 45% of adequate. A very tight squeeze for small cars near impossible for trucks and impossible being side-by-side with a semi.

All this setup (finally) brings me to my point. Why do people drive super huge SUV’s?
(Why are they called SUV’s? They sure as hell aren’t sporty!)

Being a teenager in a time of 4-bangers being the new “Small Block Chevy”. My V-6 is bigger than I need but not bigger than I can use. I could live with an “economical” 4-cylinder if need be and I am actually interested in the new Yaris from Toyota. (10K for a new car with Toyota reliability. CAN’T BEAT THAT!)

I know people prefer the suv to mini-vans now. (Vans were the shit.) In most cases they are a lot more car then they could ever use.

I hate to sound like a commie here but how often do you see a “SUV” pulling a trailer or boat? Hell, or even occupied by more than one person? Most SUV’s still do not come with a trailer hitch standard.

Now don’t get me wrong. I have NOTHING against pickup trucks. Everyone needs a truck on some weekend. I just… fracking hate SUV’s.

What is an SUV really? Looks like a jacked up Van, or worse a STATION WAGON!

Now, from my perspective, I really like estate cars (wagons). The Subaru Impreza WRX is a sweet car. The Yaris is a hatchback, but falls in the same class. Yep, I weird, just ask my sister on that one. Actually, the first car I looked at (for my first car) was a wagon. You should have heard the reaction from my parents, uncle, cousins, and grandparents.
“Wagons aren’t cool. Don’t you want a cool car?” I drive a Camry. I either have no idea what this “cool” thing is or I have no imagination. A little of both I am afraid.

Back to point. People want to drive these vehicles. I under stand that. I fault them for that.

$3+ a gallon sucks.

$48 to fill my car SUCKS!

But I get okay mileage. SUV’s do not. My mother’s I-6 hellblazer TrailBlazer gets 18 on a GREAT day.

Explorer – 16/21 (2wd V-6)
TrailBlazer – 16/21(2wd I-6)
Tahoe – 16/20 (2wd Base V-8)
Expedition – 14/19 (2wd Base V-8)
Camry – 21/29 (V-6)
Yaris – 34/40 (OH YEAH!)
Accord – 21/30 (V-6)

And no one in their right mind better say, “Well the V-8 trucks are faster.” because YOU are a moron.

What is the 0-60 time of the 316BHp Hummer H2? 10.3 seconds. How about a 4-Cyl Camry? 9.2 seconds. So it isn’t about “performance.”

What is it about? Status? A Symbol? Is that all it is? A symbol? Of what may I ask? Every body and there brother owns one so it can’t be a good symbol.

I don’t know. I’m all for people driving whatever they want, but it is now costing me for their choice. I find that unacceptable.


(I'll fix the grammatical errors tomorrow today. It's almost 5 A.M.)

A Letter of Apology.

A Letter of Apology from Lieutenant General Chuck Pitman, US Marine Corps, Retired

"For good and ill, the Iraqi prisoner abuse mess will remain an issue. On the one hand, right thinking Americans will harbor the stupidity of the actions while on the other hand, political glee will take control and fashion this minor event into some modern day massacre.

I humbly offer my opinion here:

I am sorry that the last seven times we Americans took up arms and sacrificed the blood of our youth, it was in the defense of Muslims (Bosnia, Kosovo, Gulf War 1, Kuwait, etc.).

I am sorry that no such call for an apology upon the extremists came after 9/11.

I am sorry that all of the murderers on 9/11 were Islamic Arabs.

I am sorry that most Arabs and Muslims have to live in squalor under savage dictatorships.

I am sorry that their leaders squander their wealth,

I am sorry that their governments breed hate for the US in their religious schools, mosques, and government-controlled media.

I am sorry that Yasir Arafat was kicked out of every Arab country and high-jacked the Palestinian "cause.

I am sorry that no other Arab country will take in or offer more than a token amount of financial help to those same Palestinians.

I am sorry that the USA has to step in and be the biggest financial supporter of poverty stricken Arabs while the insanely wealthy Arabs blame the USA for all their problems.

I am sorry that our own left wing, our media, and our own brainwashed masses do not understand any of this (from the misleading vocal elements of our society, like radical professors, CNN and the NY TIMES).

I am sorry the United Nations scammed the poor people of Iraq out of the "food for oil" money so they could get rich while the common folk suffered.

I am sorry that some Arab governments pay the families of homicide bombers upon their death.

I am sorry that those same bombers are brainwashed thinking they will receive 72 virgins in "paradise."

I am sorry that the homicide bombers think pregnant women, babies, children, the elderly and other non-combatant civilians are legitimate targets.

I am sorry that our troops die to free more Arabs from the gang rape rooms and the filling of mass graves of dissidents of their own making.

I am sorry that Muslim extremists have killed more Arabs than any other group.

I am sorry that foreign trained terrorists are trying to seize control of Iraq and return it to a terrorist state.

I am sorry we don't drop a few dozen Daisy cutters on Fallujah.

I am sorry every time terrorists hide they find a convenient "Holy Site."

I am sorry they didn't apologize for driving a jet into the World Trade Center that collapsed and severely damaged Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church â one of our Holy Sites.

I am sorry they didn't apologize for flight 93 and175, the USS Cole, the embassy bombings, the murders and beheadings of Nick Bergand, Daniel Pearl, etc...etc,

America will get past this latest absurdity. We will punish those responsible because that is what we do.

We hang out our dirty laundry for the entire world to see. We move on. That's one of the reasons we are hated so much. We don't hide this stuff like all those Arab countries that are now demanding an apology.

Deep down inside, when most Americans saw this reported in the news, we were likeâso what? We lost hundreds and made fun of a few prisoners. Sure, it was wrong! Sure, it dramatically hurts our cause, but until captured, we were trying to kill those same prisoners. Now we're supposed to wring our hands because a few were humiliated?

Our compassion is tempered with the vivid memories of our own people killed, mutilated and burned among a joyous crowd of celebrating Fallujahans.

If you want an apology from this American, you're going to have a long wait!

You have a better chance of finding those seventy-two virgins!

Chuck Pitman, Lt. Gen., US Marine Corps (Ret.)

Semper Fi

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Where will you be on July 21?

Visit #40,000

At 11:51 A.M. my 40,000 visitor arrived.

And speaking of my site traffic, WHAT HAS HAPPENED??? I averaged 125+ visitors a day for four months and now a little over 50 hits a day are all that see my site?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Ask A Ninja "Pirates of the Caribbean"


What a bunch of NOOBS!

Friday Funny.

A blonde woman came in and asked for a seven-hundred-ten. They all looked at each other and the mechanic asked, "What is a seven-hundred-ten?"

She replied, "You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine. I lost it and need a new one. It had always been there."

The mechanic gave the woman a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to draw what the piece looked like.

She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710.

He then took her over to another car which had the hood up and asked, "Is there a 710 on this car?"

She pointed and said, "Of course, it's right there."

Click here to learn the identity of the mysterious 710:

Thursday, July 06, 2006

A Fracking Goth Quiz.

You scored as Industrial/Rivet-Head. You're a rivet-head. You like industrial music, warehouses, and you are a minion of the machines. Click on my name to take my other tests if you liked this one.

Fantasy Goth




Understanding Outsider


Romantic Goth


Anything-Goes Goth


Confused Outsider




Perky Goff


Death Rocker


Ethereal Goth


Old-school Goth


What subcategory of Goth best fits you?
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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Pin Mod. :/

Pin modding works with both the Celeron and Pentium with the 400MHz FSB. It just gets to damn hot. I have removed the pin as of now.

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Celeron 1.4 = 1.86Ghz @ 55.5C
Pentium 1.6 = 2.13GHz @ 75C

Visit the Pin Mod playlist for all the other videos I made.

Pin Mod Playlist
Laptop Logic
Notebook Forum

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

230 Years.

Happy 4th Everyone!

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Pentium BIOTCH!


If my B120's warranty wasn't voided during the antenna install. It is now.

New(er) Project!

Setting up a home network. I have been using the router for wireless internet only.

I want printer sharing DAMNIT! And to kick my sisters ass in Command and Conquer.

Yes Leslie, I AM BETTER THAN YOU! I better be.

What do I need to do?

I have my router and wireless card installed in all computers.

Just what do I need to do to my primary computer software wise? If anything?

I can do hardware mods all day but this software stuff is killing me.

Update: HA! DONE! I wrote this post an hour before I even started. It took a total of 15 minutes and a flash drive.

I'm a ninja moron.

Did You Know?

Rob Zombie (Robert Cummings) the older brother of Spider (Michael Cummings)?

I did not know that until my sister told me.