Thursday, November 30, 2006

Make Love, Not Warcraft

Star Wars GIF

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"Media" FTL!?

It has suddenly become all to clear to me (again) why I don't watch the local propaganda "news". Our local NBC affiliate is so full of shit.... Their ratings draw for this week is the Celica involved in that School bus crash on the 19th of November. They claim that because the car had over 144,000 miles (in 1999) it MIGHT have been a safety hazard. I'm uploading the recording to Youtube but it might take a few hours. I'm downloading "The Last Man on Earth" off of Bit-Torrent and that has destroyed my connection. Legal, thanks to it being public domain.

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

New Trek?

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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.

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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

How Many?
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

I don't feel like killing 28 people.

And there are 49,535 John Smith's...

81 Jack Bauer's.

Wind Surfer

Here is the how-to on the DIY Wind Surfer Antenna I posted on a month ago.

The Hole - video powered by Metacafe


You know it is Christmas Time when people start sending this around. I still think it is cool.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Bit Torrent Clients...

If you know what Bit Torrent is what clients do you use? I've used Azureus for the longest but I am getting lower and lower performance from it. I found UTorrent a while back and just today found something to download. Wikipedia has a CD for schools and I pulled that off the net.

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



Turkey Day


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Phelps is a Lunatic

and he with his psycho family will be in Huntsville Friday and Saturday to protest at the funerals of two of the four people killed Monday in a School Buss accident.

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.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

For the Geeks out there.

Portable Suite


The Best IP address locater.


D-List Blogger

Well, Technorati says there are 392 blogs that link here. SO that would put me squarely in the B-List category.

List is crap? I'd say so.

Bell 230

I had to put this up.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Ediot 85

That is the last time I am going to go over this so listen up. If you believe E85 is a viable fuel alternative, your an idiot. There is no two ways about it, your nucking futs. If you believe for a second that E85 will be cheaper that regular gasoline, see above. If you believe a car can get better mileage on E85, again, see above. If you believe that a automobile makes the same amount or more horsepower on E85.... E85 will not "lessen our dependence on foreign oil." It will just put the burden else ware. Enough corn cannot be grown in this country to support a nation wide demand for ethanol like there is currently for gasoline. Never mind that ethanol is seasonal. We would have to import ethanol from one of two places that actually make enough to export. Brazil and China. Currently ethanol imports from China are taxed $1.35 a gallon on top of the $1.20 it already costs. That does not include the transportation costs and refining to get it to meet federal guidelines. Transportation being the largest cost since E85 cannot be piped like regular gasoline, it has to be trucked, carried by train, or ship. Brazil, on the other hand, gets their ethanol from sugar cane. Sugar cane produced roughly %50 more ethanol per acre. However, the same taxes that plague the Chinese imports are present. %90 of all cars on the road today are not rated to run on E85. Your older can can run on E85 with $500 on modifications. One of the modifications is a larger fuel pump and larger fuel injectors to push the much denser E85 though your fuel system. Your car, in theory, could run on regular gasoline after the modifications if you had to. But not for extended periods of time. Most likely you would have much more power than the standard car, but only experience 15 miles per gallon for a small car and maybe 3 mpg for nearly any size truck.

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...

15,000 Miles
$2.50 gal
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.

$1428.0 Prius
$1509.6 Yaris


147 years before the break even point.

I want my low sulfur Diesel.

Saturday, November 18, 2006


I'm working on a logo design and some buttons.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Ask A Ninja Question 17 "Ninja Omnibus"



What looks good on a resume? I'm getting mine together and I can't think of anything else to put on it. I wanted to put Internet Expert, but I don't think that counts.

Looking at this third of a page is really making me feel bad.



YAY! Another Test.

My score on The Which Imaginary World Fits You Test:

Archform: Beauty
(Your world is 68% Sophisticated, 22% Unconventional, and 33% Intense!)

You've landed in the futuristic world of L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Think Archform: Beauty or The Octagonal Raven). Intelligent and plausible, yet typical and entirely low-key. You probably live on Earth several hundred years in the future. Your society is a whole lot like modern Earth's, but with its share of differences. You can access the 'net with a thought because of your nifty nanotech implants. You probably don't visibly age until the last few years of your life, when organ failure kicks in. If by chance the fate of the world ends up resting in your hands, it will probably hinge more on corporate takeover and less on killing Mr. Bad.

Link: The Which Imaginary World Fits You Test
(OkCupid Free Online Dating)

That description is so spot on it's scary.

Johnny Windows

Does that not look like a heavily photo shopped Johnny Knoxville?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pollution could combat global warming

Pollution could combat global warming

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.

That was fun....yeah.

What kind of genius are you?
Your Result: Insightful Douche

Nothing's new to you. You've seen it before, several times in fact. How can people not see these things coming? It's old. It's all old. Old is boring, predictable, gathering dust in its wrinkles. Know what gets rid of dust? Air. A gust of air, escorting bitter observation that sends it all scattering in one chaotic whoosh. But that's not enough. One is temporary. Whoosh, whoosh; arise, cloud of cynicism! Engulf me, malevolent maelstrom of malice! Show the stupids their dumbitude! Sprinkle the salt! Disinfect, teach through pain, and prevent future idiocies upon this soil! Ennui? Ennuyou!

Cocky Piece O' Work
Doogie's First Boylove at Nerd Camp
Pretentious Pseudo-Frog
Ridicule Wrapped Up in an Enigma
Terrible Bulls---ter
Straight-up F'in Retard
What kind of genius are you?
Quizzes for MySpace


What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Northeast
The South
The Midland
North Central
The West
What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes

HT Wyatt and Pandy

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

No Title Needed.

Not 100%?

You paid attention during 97% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
Create a Quiz

I didn't get any wrong. They apparently didn't get their GED. It is not what you know but what you think they must want to hear.

Pixel Perfect

I don't know how many of you have seen Pixel Perfect on but Bert Monroy is the Bob Ross of Photoshop. He is amazing. Download some of the episodes so far. He has started the series with some relatively simple designs and lettering but it is sure to get more complex. And on top of that the show is filmed in High Definition.

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

IDEA 2!!!

I had an idea at 3:00 a.m. but now the idea is gone.

Any ideas?


Never mind it is gone again.

Update 2:

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...


I have an idea (SHOCKER THERE!!). It may end up being an group activity. Not as horrifying as those Memes, but like them....

It won't deal with:


It may deal with:

The Worst Cars in America Today
Maybe This?
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

An update to a post.

Update 11/11/06 to the Maybe Not post from October.

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.

And for a change of pace...

...because I hate politics and stupid people.

Gott stein durch das zweite beste deutsche band.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Dear WHNT 19, (local CBS affiliate)

Speed does not kill. Stupid people who don't know any better, who can't judge prudence according to conditions get killed. The rest of us who speed when traffic and weather conditions allow get killed by that ass hole in the left lane. Or the dumb shit who pulls out in front of us. Speeding in neighborhoods should be punished, but speeding on open highway (when traffic and weather allow) should not. Proper driving instruction and common sense are in short supply. That, I believe, is why the roads are dangerous.

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

Dear 50% of America.


Thanks for_______ me and everyone else with a brain. You mindless _____.

You friend,
Tyler D.


Jack Bauer just ran for Circuit Clerk and Probate Judge here in Madison County Alabama.

And they did check ID.

Monday, November 06, 2006



HP ink is worth more than...

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.

Cleaning Up.

Added and removed links from the blog-roll.
Added and removed buttons from the sidebar.

How are the loading times? No one having to wait very long I hope.

79th Carnival

Carnival of Cordite #75

The 78th Carnival is up at Spank That Donkey

Friday, November 03, 2006

How Unethical?

How unethical would it be to post a sample ballot I filled out on the net? WHO CARES!! Here is mine.

Page One:
Free Image Hosting at

Page Two:
Free Image Hosting at

That should say: Does his owning very large funeral homes seem odd? I believe it does.

Here is some on Amendment 2.

C of C # 78

Carnival of Cordite #75

The 78th Carnival is up at Spank That Donkey

Why do laptop batteries explode?

Here is a good article from Tom's Hardware on why laptop batteries explode and ways to extend the life of the batteries. I've only scrolled through the article. I'm at school now and am meaning to read it.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

This guy won. Yeah.

If you have seen the post below. Here is the ultimate stupidity.

Song of the Month

Yep. Song of the month. Not song of the day or song of the week, but song of the month. If I didn't keep forgetting to post these every now and then it would still be song of the week.

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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.

Update 3:
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.