Thursday, June 28, 2007

A First.

I have had my first ever hard drive failure. My laptop's hard drive has read errors. I don't know what partition is affected the most. Several windows programs don't work at all and I can't get them t0 reinstall. Ubuntu, however, seems to work fine.

I can boot the diagnostics disc and it always flags the read tests as failures.

I just can't believe I had a hard drive failure...

10 years with computers and it fails on my primary system? That is only two years old.

There was a working hard drive in my old 486DX system that work until I hit it with a hammer.
:)

I guess laptop hard drives really do have a higher failure rate. I can't wait until solid state drives and LED back lights arrive.

Anyone know of any deals going on drives?

This seems about right.

UPDATE:

It's dead. I hope I have everything I need backed up. Otherwise this is going to suck.

Posts.

It seems that every time I attempt at a post that involves some aspect of my life I revert back to something that doesn't.

I can't make myself write what I want.

The issues that are bothering me are driving me absolutely insane.

I would like to explain myself, but can't fearing reprisals.

I have a very hate-full and profanity laden post that I typed up yesterday, but it doesn't make much since. I also fear it would change the opinions of those whom I would like to explain. Even though my writing and posting would be totally justified.

I also do not wish to sound as if I'm some sort of "emo" kid. I complain enough everyday why should I do even more here.

I don't even think the people I fear hurting/informing even read this blog....

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Backup...

Data backup is AWESOME!

I hate data backup.

The Great Global Warming Swindle

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

EPA E85



Apologies for the screen shot, but there is no way to direct link to the page.

The EPA now have the figures for vehicles rated to run on E85. (located here)


I should point out something on the Dodge 1500 truck. Yes, it is the 4WD model. The 2WD gets exactly the same. Also, it isn't the 5.7L but the 4.7L. The5.7L wasn't listed. I should also point out that is only the 1500 series. The EPA doesn't even look into the 2500 and 3500 which get SIGNIFICANTLY worse mileage. Ford and Chevrolet's trucks are equivalent.

Of all the vehicles listed the Impala/Monte Carlo boast the highest mileage figures while on E85.

Of the 30 vehicles (several are the same model with a different wheel base that I didn't count) three are by foreign manufactures. I shouldn't even count the Town Car, Crown Victoria, Marquis as separate cars nor the Relay, Uplander, and Terraza clones.

The EPA shows that a good 30% reduction is to be expected. (just as everyone with half a brain figured) Expect the same with your cars power.

Does this finally show that E85 is THE STUPIDEST IDEA ever?

DHMO.org


DHMO.org




Penn & Teller fans will get the reference

Monday, June 18, 2007

Matsuura



(above)I like how they could mill water jackets in the block.
(below) The W16 block. I don't know how they could cool that...



Anyone have a spare $500K?

Bird Vs. Plane


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Saturday, June 16, 2007

I HATE FOX!

I want to watch the f'ing Braves game! I don't give a shit about the FUCKING SF Giants or that rat bastard barry bonds!

SO STOP SHOWING IT!

They did it again! Fox cut away from the Braves game early to watch the last pansy giant get struck out!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Youtube...

Has anyone else noticed that You-Tube has gotten SLOW.

I can't even watch any of my subscriptions that have backed up over the past two weeks...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Safari...



Blows. One window, one page. 50mb used?

UPDATE: http://www.digg.com/software/Day_One_for_Safari_for_Windows_Becomes_Zero_Day_Nightmare

Kawasaki Versys

Now this is an awesome idea.

If it comes in green, I'm there.

Assorted Posts...


Tyler D. --

[noun]:

A person of questionable sanity who starts their own cult



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-[ Tyler D. ]-


Set every parliament building in the world on fire



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MISSING:
Tyler D.
Was last seen trying to make a molotov cocktail
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After you die...
the Beetlejuice Waiting Room



After death, you will end up in an overcrowded waiting room sitting beside Beetlejuice. You've been given the number 736 076 827 378 919 023, but they are currently serving number 3. Good Luck.
















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Well that isn't right...











You fit in with:
Agnosticism



20% scientific.
20% reason-oriented.


Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Agnostic. You are fairly ambivalent towards any religion or spiritual connection. You lead a very busy life and find that religion and spirituality are unnecessary to your life.

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You are 38% Conspiracy Nut


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You are a little bit of a conspiracy nut. You know about the big conspiracies - but it doesn't take up too much of your time. You have accepted that people lie, and get away with everything - so you don't dwell on the loch ness monster too often.


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Monday, June 11, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

What Does One Do?

What does a person do when someone backs over your mailbox?

What does a person do when you watch a someone back over your mailbox?

What does a person do when you watch a someone back over your mailbox and you have the make, model, and color of the vehicle?

What does a person do when you watch a someone back over your mailbox and you have his license plate number?

What does a person do when you watch a someone back over your mailbox and you have it on SURVEILLANCE TAPE?!?!?!?!

Well, according to the sheriff's department it is the state troopers problem. According to the state troopers there is nothing they can do, because it is the sheriff's problem. According to the city police it is the sheriff's problem. According to the county license department, they can't give out the name or address of the guy who did it, you will have to file a report with the sheriff's department. Our home owners insurance suggested the fbi, being that the postal service is a federal agency and that would fall under their authority. According to the county commissioner it falls under the sheriff's department jurisdiction. The postal service main office in Huntsville didn't know where my area was much less it's zip code. You work for the post office and don't know them? The district commissioner's secretary said he will call us back Monday. The sheriff wasn't in his office and will call us back Monday.


What is the moral of this story? Do whatever the fuck you want, because the cops won't do shit. I'm sorry to all the LEO's out there that have over an 80 IQ, but the reputation police have is very well deserved. It is the sheriff's department problem, but they don't want to do there jobs. By the way, this is the 6th mailbox in the last few years and the sheriff's department has handled them all up until now.

Next time we'll get into how harassment in all forms is legal, you know, as long as the cops don't see it. But for God's sake don't have 300 hours of the shit on tape....

Thursday, June 07, 2007

HOLY CRAP!!!!

I was thinking that the new Transformers movie was going to suck like Spiderman 3, X-Men 3, Pirates 3 but this looks to be THE COOLEST THING EVER!!



Epic?

Maybe. If it wasn't a GM commercial. Matrix Reloaded I'm looking at you....

Open Letter.

Dear Europe,


Blow Me.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

June 6th.



Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the nazi lines
Primo victoria

We've been training for years
Now we're ready to strike
As the great operation begins
We're the first wave on the shore
We're the first ones to fall
Yet soldiers have fallen before

In the dawn they will pay
With their lives as the price
History's written today
In this burning inferno
Know that nothing remains
As our forces advance on the beach

Aiming for heaven though serving in hell
Victory is ours their forces will fall

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the nazi lines
Primo victoria

On the 6th of june
On the shores of western europe 1944
D-day upon us

We've been here before
Used to this kind of war
Crossfire grind through the sand
Our orders were easy
It's kill or be killed
Blood on both sides will be spilled

In the dawn they will pay
With their lives as the price
History's written today
Now that we are at war
With the axis again
This time we know what will come

6th of june 1944
Allies are turning the war
Normandy state of anarchy
Overlord

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

REDSHIRT FTW!

Your results:
You are Geordi LaForge
































Geordi LaForge
65%
Spock
62%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
60%
Jean-Luc Picard
60%
Chekov
45%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
45%
Beverly Crusher
40%
Mr. Scott
35%
Worf
35%
Uhura
30%
Will Riker
30%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
20%
Data
10%
Deanna Troi
5%
Mr. Sulu
0%
You work well with others and often
fix problems quickly. Your romantic
relationships are often bungled.


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Vote?

In the state of Alabama, I guess, we were supposed to vote for something....

What? I don't know. As much as I watch the news and I didn't have a clue anything was going on today. The local news was making a fuss about the super low turnout. Somewhere around 8%.

With the insane "investigative" reporter to the moronic "weathermen"... It drives me nuts.

I hate my local news.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Blogging (x2)....

Nope. I still have nothing to blog about. So for the time being it will be light... You know, until I feel like blogging again.

If anyone is into this sort of thing, I have compiled a list of almost 1300 wifi points in my town. Most of them have gps coordinates attached. I had to split them inti two groups so I could upload them. There is a merge option within netstumbler.

Here is the open connections and here are the encrypted.

The key to finding these things is a USB Wi-fi dongle with an external RSMA connection and a $7 magnetic antenna with the same connection. They both can be found on ebay real cheap.