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"Those who go mad are merely thoughtful souls who failed to reach any conclusions." - Bloodborne

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Free Tibet!*

Made a new shirt over at Zazzle.

Check it out.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

DO NOT buy Fallout New Vegas!

Just a word of warning, if you haven't bought Fallout New Vegas yet and were thinking about it, don't. Or, at least, wait.

The game is out on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. All versions are buggy but the PC version is far and away the worst one. Random crashes, stuttering, save file corruptions just to name a few. Have a look at the Bethsoft PC forum and see for yourself the issues people are having.

I purchased the PC version and have been fighting with issues for a while now. Only a fix from the COMMUNITY involving a direct x 9 dll file made the game remotely playable for me.

Why they released a game in this state is beyond me, it's absolutely mind boggling.

If you want the game, wait. Whether you want the console or PC version. At least a couple of weeks until the bugs (hopefully) get fixed.

Times change.

I think it's interesting how language changes over time. What something used to mean, it no longer means. Take these for example...

Tea Party: If your little girl says she's going to have a tea party, do you now assume that she's starting a racist political movement?

Taking the piss: Something to do with R.Kelly?

Mission Accomplished: You pretty much sound like a dumbass saying this now, thanks to dubya.

Go to pot: Go to California?

Shell Shocked: Someone after a hunting trip with Dick Cheney.

Stiff Upper Lip: This is probably a procedure you can have done now.

Monday, October 25, 2010

And I thought "I" was impatient.

What's with all the Obama hate here lately? Everyone is acting like he's not even trying, like he hasn't done anything.

The last guy fucks up the country over 8 years and you're pissed that it hasn't all been undone in 2? What? Half of one term people, seriously.

Here's a few things that he's done so far. He hasn't saved the earth from an asteroid and turned our shit into diamonds but at least he's doing good things for the country.

I have issues with some of his decisions like anyone else, but let's not pretend he's anything like the last jackass.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Something to try.

Ok everyone do this...

The night before Halloween, go to your local walmart and buy razor blades, apples and various Halloween decorations.

Observe the looks you get. Or videotape the looks you get and youtube them. That would be awesome.

Agree? Disagree?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

If I had a billion dollars...

1. I'd release the best candy bar ever. So delicious that it could not be resisted. It would simply be called: Rape.

It wouldn't be on the shelves, you'd have to ask for it. You'd go into your local store and ask if they have any Rape? You really love Rape and would like to buy some.

That would be awesome.


2. Satellite orbital laser. First target, fox news. Second target, justin beiber. Third target? Justin beiber again, just to make goddamn sure.


3. Buy facebook. Close it down.


4. Hire republican witch candidate to put curses on random congressional republicans. Turn them into newts, see if they get better.


5. Give Dave Chappelle a ton of money to start making new episodes of The Chappelle show.


What would you do?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bill Maher on the Mosque and other things.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weird stuff.

Some things are weird even if you don't realize it at first.

Santa Claus. He's an old fat man who has incredible magical powers... and uses them to visit all the children in the world in a single night. And he brings them all toys. Think about that for a moment.

His mode of transportation is a flying sleigh pulled by flying reindeer. One of them has a glowing tumor on it's face and he puts THAT ONE in front.

Maybe I just don't have the xmas spirit. Or I'm weird. Probably both.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What pisses me off: Double standards about religion.

So I'm browsing around one of the many sitewebs on the internets and I read a touching story about a girl. Someone says "bless her" and I not-so-kindly inform them to keep their bullshit out of this. Now, of course, I get bitched at. It may sound reasonable to you, but if it had been me saying "oh isn't she cute and btw god doesn't exist" I would have been told that my comment was inappropriate.

Why are those different? Yes, I know that "bless you" is meant as a kind gesture but it's also a religious one in nature/origin. I don't see why you need to push your cultist bullshit when wishing someone well. Just keep it to yourself.

I don't say "religion is bullshit" when someone sneezes so I'd appreciate the same kind of courtesy from religious people.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bullshit language.

Anyone else tired of bullshit language? Let me give you a couple of examples.

"Virtually"

This is some kind of marketing bullshit speak that really means "Almost". In most cases no one wants to say Almost so they say Virtually. Like "Virtually Fat Free" or "Virtually 100% Effective!".

Try this next time you're at the store. Find products that have the word "Virtually" somewhere on them. Read the text and replace "Virtually" with "Almost" in your head. Try it.

Here's another. "99.99.99.99.99!"

How annoying. Why end prices with .99 or .95? What a load of crap.

It's a gimmick to make you think you're getting a better deal than what you are. Apparently 299.99 is a more satisfying price to most people than $300. I'm not exactly sure why, but that seems to be the case. Or least enough people think it's the case to see these kind of prices EVERYWHERE.

That stuff pisses me off. You know what DOESN'T piss me off? Punk Kittens that's what.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Good passwords.

I felt like making a post about creating good passwords and so I'm doing that. Why? My site, that's why, bitch.

Creating good passwords can sometimes be annoying because different sites and services can sometimes have different standards. Some allow you to use special characters, some don't. Some allow you to use really long passwords and others don't, etc. But here are some general tips.

1. Nothing from the dictionary. Period. No "stethoscope" or "apron" or any common word.

2. The best password is a mixture of letters, numbers, special characters and caps/lowercase.

3. It's also a good idea to use different passwords for different sites. Instead of having to remember multiple complicated passwords, try changing them slightly. For example, but the first letter of the name of the site/service in your password. If your password is "w@FFl3z" then add the "g" in there somewhere. Perhaps at the eng. "w@FFl3zg" or anything else. Or at the last letter somewhere. Or the first two, etc, etc.

Let's make a password.

Let's think of something to start with. What do you like? Favorite places? Anything. Let's say you like cats and peanut butter... catbutter. Two words from the dictionary so... not good enough.

Let's make a couple of those letters capitol. cAtbuTter. Better.

Let's add some numbers. cAtbuT13r. Better still.

Now let's add a special character or two. (AtbuT13r!

Not bad at all. Good luck to anyone trying to guess your password now. If the website supports spaces in the password, You could use something like: (Atb uT13r!

That's just an example though. Using these tips you should be able to come up with your own very secure password(s).

Now if we could only get websites to adopt some universal standard for passwords. I'll suggest one right now:

sURPASS: UniveRsal PASsword Standard

All passwords must be at least 8 characters.

All passwords must include at least one number and special character.

All passwords can be no more than 64 characters.

All characters allowed, multiple case and spaces.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some questions.

I've been thinking lately. A rare event, so listen.

Is a clown actually a really flamboyant mime? Or maybe a mime is actually a really emo clown? I'm really not sure.

If you try to fail and give up... what happened?

Why are they called self help groups?

If your job is to make signs and you go on strike... how do you picket?

In America we sometimes call homeless peoples bums, are they called asses in England?

Hmm.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Hungarian Librarian.

Yesterday while brushing my teeth I got an idea for a short story. Here it is.

The Hungarian Librarian.

Bob was a man from Hungary, he enjoyed books and wished to work in a library and so he got a job there.

Bob was a Hungarian Librarian.

Bob usually liked to be on the other side of popular opinion. Whatever was in, he disliked it.

Bob was a Hungarian Librarian Contrarian.

Sometimes, on alternate weekends, Bob would join up with his friends and sack villages for loot and plunder.

Bob was a Hungarian Librarian Contrarian Barbarian.

Bob didn't like meat and ate nothing but vegetables.

Bob was a Hungarian Librarian Contrarian Barbarian Vegetarian.

Bob loved animals and sometimes volunteered at a local vet where he was certified to treat animals.

Bob was a Hungarian Librarian Contrarian Barbarian Vegetarian Veterinarian.

While bob often looted and sacked villages, he never hurt anyone and donated much of the profits to local charities.

Bob was a Hungarian Librarian Contrarian Barbarian Vegetarian Veterinarian Humanitarian.

And so, he spent his whole life working at a libary, volunteering at a vet, sacking villages, donating to local charities, eating veggies and treating sick animals until he became Bob the Hungarian Librarian Contrarian Barbarian Vegetarian Veterinarian Humanitarian Centenarian.

The End.

I'm not sure what it means that I wrote that, perhaps that I need to up the dosage of my meds.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Anyone else sick of this shit?



Seriously. I'm so tired of this form of age verification. Is it really that much trouble to just select january/01/any year before 1990? Not really. Is it fucking irritating as hell to do it for the 500th time? You bet it is.

Why not just a "Are you over 18?" *yes button* *no button* and be done with it? Would it be easy to lie? Sure. Is the crap they use now make it any harder to lie? Not really. It's just a pain in the ass. I'm over 18, I don't need to lie with these but it's just easy to select the default month/day/some random year in the 60s or such than to use my correct birthday EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Seriously you guys, stop it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

"THE HUMAN EYE CAN'T SEE PASSED 23.5381294857 FPS!"



Yes. It can. You're wrong. Shut the fuck up. Eyes don't work that way.

Very tired of hearing people on the internet make statements like this.

READ THIS and learn something hopefully. Fucking hell, people.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Comcast = jesus?

Well, other than the fact that Comcast actually exists, there may be some similarities...

Try to get tech support? "We help those who help themselves... reset your modem for the 50th time."

When will they arrive? "The end times. It could be tomorrow. It could be in a thousand years."

Also it seems sometimes the internet connection itself will die and then work around three days later for some unknown reason.

And, if you're a Comcast customer, you often wish to nail them to a cross.

Very suspicious...

Friday, October 1, 2010

TV commercials.

So, apparently, this happened:

Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law.
The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt.

Via Yahoo


Which, to me, is a good thing. I watch my tv on the internet these days but this sounds like a really good idea. I've seen a few people on the internet complain, though. That this is "big government regulating tv stations" what? Really?

The senate, votes UNANIMOUSLY to do something good for the people of America and you bitch? Honestly? Who cares if it's a minor issue, it's a fucking annoying one for anyone who actually still watches tv commercials.

This is probably the most bipartisan thing that they've done in a LONG time and you're going to shit on it? THIS is the fight you're going to pick with "big government" ?

Give me a break. I'm not saying this is the highest standard we should hold our government too, but don't look a gift horse in the mouth. I WANT the government to enact regulation that helps the people. You know, the government, of the people, by the people, for the people? Yeah, this is what they should be doing.

If you're the kind of person bothered by this, I hope they vote next to make the lettering on pringles cans larger, just to piss you off.