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

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tips for being remembered: School.

Here's another list of great* ideas on being remembered. This time, for students at school.


1. If you're asked what 1 + 1 is? Answer "two dead parents."

2.Bring your teacher an apple on the first day, inform the teacher that you already removed the worm... and ate it.

3. If you're called to the chalk board to demonstrate something, draw a pentagram. Explain that you're asking Satan to give you the answer.

4. On your schoolwork, always sign your name "Sir Pilkington the 14th."

5. When you're given homework, don't bring it back the next school day. When asked way, tell them that YOU ate it.

6. Ask the teacher if channeling dead math professors is considered cheating.

7. Wear big red clown shoes to school. If you're asked to remove them, tell them that you can't, it's part of your religion.

8. Before you leave school at the end of the day, hand your teacher some homework and tell them that you expect it done by the next day.

9. If someone knocks on the classroom door, bark like a dog at the door until it's answered. If asked why, say that you don't like strangers.

10. Style your hair in an Afro, as large as possible. Insist that it's custom in your native African homeland. Bonus points if you're white. Even more bonus points if you're Asian.

*horrible ideas

Friday, December 23, 2011

Hey GoDaddy, fuck you!

Update: GoDaddy has put out a statement saying they no longer support SOPA. Well, I say, too little too late. One phony blog post doesn't change their support for SOPA, especially only 24 hours after they doubled down on it after this boycott was gaining steam. They also support the senate version of this bill, the Protect IP act which is also horrible. Move your domains, either ASAP or on the 29th. Do not give these people any more business. They don't deserve it.


This domain name, DavidGX.com is currently registered with GoDaddy. That will change at the earliest opportunity.

Why? Well, it turns out that GoDaddy supports the awful SOPA legistlation. I won't go into the details of why SOPA is bad because I'm sure you can find that in about two seconds on the internet as everyone is up in arms about it. I refuse to do business with a company that agrees with it, if I can avoid it.

This idea is starting to gain popularity, as this arstechnica article describes. The "move your domain" day is set for the 29th of this month, for everyone with one or more domain names registered with GoDaddy to move them to somewhere else.

As for alternatives, there's name, servage, and gandi just to name a few.

So once I get a spare few bucks I'll be moving my domain, once that happens I'll make a small post about it just in case there's a small amount of downtime associated with it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tips for being remembered: Job Interviews.

Often times, in a job interview or other situations you might want to make sure you're remembered. Here's a few tips.

This time we'll focus on job interviews.

1. Mention that you speak an obscure, or even made up language, something they aren't likely to know themselves in case you have to demonstrate. They won't forget the person that applied who was fluent in Cleptonesian.

2. Wear a shrunken head to the interview around your neck. Tell them it's an African tradition and that it was your grandfather and that it was his wish. Bonus points if you're white. More bonus points if you apply makeup to the shrunken head.

3. Show up wearing old timey flying goggles. Ask them if they have special parking for personal aircraft.

4. Show up wearing large funny glasses. Do the entire interview totally serious as if you aren't wearing them.

5. Bring a portable music player with a laugh track and trigger it after every answer you give.

6. Ask the person interviewing you if they've heard of Jesus. If they say yes, say "So then you know about that asshole too? Fuck that guy! Am I right or what?"

7. Bring a fish bowl with a goldfish in it. Introduce the fish as Christopher Wiggins Lebowski and tell them that you and the fish are legally married in your home country. If the job provides healthcare, ask if it will cover your fish-spouse.

8. When you're asked what you've done, mention that you did standup comedy but all the pro-hitler stuff didn't kill with the audiences.

9. Show up covered in fake blood. Explain it as a board game accident. Then reassure then that it isn't YOUR blood.

10. Ask the person interviewing you if they've ever been abducted by aliens. Seem disappointed when they say no.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

F██k everything about this.

I've censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet--a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/17564/uncensor

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We're not █████, we ███████'t act ████ it.
Uncensor This

A few things that bother me.

Archery contests... I mean, like the ones in the movies. You may have seen one of these, particularly in a Robin Hood movie. You know how it goes, the bad guy gets a bullseye, dead center. Then comes the hero and hits the same spot, splitting the bad guys arrow down the middle. He wins...

Why?? He made the same exact shot! It's not better! How does that make sense? That's bullshit.

Either Disk Jockeys need to start riding the disks or actual Jockeys need to start making music with the horses. That shit is confusing.

Chop sticks are not used for cutting. They should be called pickup sticks... but that's a different thing entirely. Why?

Now whenever I see the words "pop tart" I think "Britney Spears." But perhaps that's because I need sleep.

Thoughts?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The weekly fake news of the day: iSue.

A 54 year old man in Kentucky is being sued by the Apple Computer company for infringement. He recently learned that he has pancreatic cancer and Apple claims that since their CEO had it, it belongs to Apple and everyone else who gets it is stealing from them.

When asked for a statement, an Apple representative said "We will vigorously protect our IP. Anything done by anyone at Apple belongs to us, including contracting cancer."

The Kentucky man could not be contacted for comment as he died from the pancreatic cancer, which Apple is now, apparently, suing him for in a separate case

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hey AMD, bite me.

So I've spoken recently about my troubles with AMD (formerly ATI) graphics cards. Not the cards themselves, mind you, but the drivers.

My issues have been mostly with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Saints Row The Third. When Skyrim launched, there was no support for CrossfireX (using multiple cards together) for AMD cards. Nvidia, their competitor, had a similar update for Nvidia graphics cards the day BEFORE the game released. It took AMD roughly 2 weeks to fix this. Currently, Saints Row The Third performs poorly on AMD graphics cards. It performs well on Nvidia cards. Saints Row The Third has been released for about 3 weeks now and still no driver update of any kind to address this issue.

So, several AMD employees send various message on twitter, usually relating to AMD products and announcements. They often respond to people who send them messages and ask questions, so I've been attempting to ask about this issue there. I usually get no response to anything, but earlier I did. Here's how it went...


Me: @CatalystMaker Any idea when we'll get a driver update for Saints Row The Third?

Him: @DavidGX Guess you didnt read my last tweet to you ;-) I dont have anything to do with GPU drivers for a very long time now

Me: @CatalystMaker Then why are you still using the CatalystMaker handle? Seems very misleading.

Him: @DavidGX Cause that has been my gamer and forum handle for a decade - also the twitter bio has the info, right?

Me: @CatalystMaker Well then who SHOULD I ask about this? Not being able to play this game ever since I bought it is garbage.

Him: @DavidGX the other guy you keep tweeting is in charge of that

Me: @CatalystMaker Well he never responds. Considering things, I know he's not hard at work on any driver updates so... I dunno.

Him: @DavidGX not cool ;-(

Me: @CatalystMaker Well that's how I feel. It took 2+ weeks for a Skyrim update, still no SR3 update. I feel like shit for choosing AMD cards.

So let me clarify a couple things. He had mentioned to me before that he didn't do the driver updates, that was an honest mistake on my part. I meant to ask the other guy, CatalystCreator. Still, an honest mistake, I think, since the names are very similar.

Yeah, I probably sounded a little perturbed. Spending so much money on AMD cards only to have them not supported properly is not only frustrating, but honestly sad. Being such an AMD fan and seeing games getting fixed sooner and running better on Nvidia cards is heartbreaking. As far as the other guy I "keep tweeting" I've sent him several messages over a period of time, only because I didn't get any responses. I figured he was getting so many messages mine was lost in the chaos or that I was tweeting at the wrong time. It's not like I flooded him with tweets or anything like that.

So, why post this? Well, apparently he blocked me. This is the first time I've seeked out any kind of customer support from AMD, usually fixing issues on my own or through the help of others online and this is the experience I have.

Just incredible

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Words of Uninspiration.

The quickest way to a mans heart is through his chest, with a sharp object.

The secret of life is not dieing and it's really not much of a secret.

Never fear death, only the near-infinite ways you can die.

Follow your heart, because it's outside your body and if it doesn't get put back in you'll die.

Those who live in glass houses should probably buy a lot of curtains. Or maybe just move.

If the horse throws you off, always get back on. After your bring the horse down to your level first.

Never leave till tomorrow what you can have someone else do today.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with turning the ignition key... because who the hell would walk a thousand miles?

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything... say EVERYTHING!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Literal chocolate.

So I saw some dark chocolate the other day. I'm not a fan of dark chocolate, but it gave me an idea.

I could improve it! Instead of tasting different, what if it was literally dark? Maybe inside each candy wrapper, there was some text.

You open up a piece of candy and inside it says "For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Used." and you'd be like "That's dark, chocolate."

Genius, right? I can already see the dollar signs.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

You know what pisses me off? AMD.

I'm a big AMD fan, or, perhaps, used to be a big AMD fan. Here lately, I'm not sure where their head is at.

Now, if you've followed PC hardware, particularly graphics cards, you've probably heard that ATI (now AMD) cards have had lots of driver issues. If you're like me, you've heard this but haven't had any issues, so you just brushed it off. I always just assumed those were kind of... urban legends.

Well, it would seem not. I've had a hell of a time lately with PC gaming, mostly due to AMD graphics cards. You've probably heard of Skyrim, one of the biggest games of the last 10 years, easy. It suffers from negative crossfire scaling. What that means is, if you're using more than one graphics card/gpu the performance in the game actually goes down instead of up, as it should. This is due to the graphics drivers not handling the game the way they should. AMD promised a fix for this, "ASAP." As of this writing it's been 2 weeks and a day with no working fix for this issue.

Their competitor, Nvidia, had an SLI (their version of crossfire) fix for Skyrim the day before it released. That's just baffling, imo. Oh and about that fix... I follow CatalystCreator on twitter. He's one of the guys who make the drivers for AMD cards. He posted a tweet with a link to the new driver, that promised to enable proper crossfire support for Skyrim. It didn't, but the interesting thing here is that the web address he posted doesn't work. He says to check it in "a few hours" but here we are, as of this post, 23 hours since and the address doesn't work. No updates, nothing. He just posted that and stopped. No explanation whatsoever. That boggles my mind.

Another issue is Saints Row The Third, one of the biggest games to release this year. It performs fine on Nvidia cards, but of course, it performs like shit on AMD cards. They've promised a fix soon, but who the hell knows when we'll get that, I sure don't. These two games being hindered by my AMD cards is depressing, not just because I'm a fan of AMD but because of my setup. I have an AMD 6990 and an AMD 6970. That's 3 GPUs, 3 powerful GPUs even and I can't run these two games nearly as well as I should.

It may seem minor, not being able to run these two games well, or at least as well as I should. The problem is, not only are these two MAJOR releases, especially Skyrim, but Nvidia customers aren't having these issues. If both companies were struggling with these two games, I would understand. But just AMD having issues really bothers me. They've been known for having driver issues for a long time now, but this is the first time I've really experienced it.

The recent release of the Bulldozer CPUs by AMD have also let a lot of people down. Now, for me, they're ok. You pretty much have to overclock the shit out of them to make them a worthy upgrade from the last series of chips. But a lot of people were expecting a lot more from them. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with all the turmoil at the company or someone has just been asleep at the wheel.

I'm really starting to wonder about these guys. I'm sad to say, but I'll definitely be going Nvidia when their new "Kepler" cards release in, so I hear, early 2012. Unless, of course, the new 7000 series of AMD are absolutely mind blowing.

Friday, November 18, 2011

You know what pisses me off? Pointless commercials.

Commercials usually DO have a point, to sell stuff. I don't like commercials, but I've gotten used to them. I usually have my TV on but mostly as background noise as I tool around on my PC, so it's not like I pay a ton of attention to them as it is.

One thing I'm seeing a lot more of lately are these commercials that seem to be just about making you feel ok about a company. Just plainly for image sake. We've had these commercials before, sure, but not in this amount. At least, I haven't seen nearly this many. It seems to be mostly energy companies, oil, coal, etc. You've seen at least one, surely. They feature actors talking about how we need energy but also need to protect the environment, what if we could do both? CLEAN COAL!

Maybe it's just another weird quirk of mine, but I'm starting to get really fucking annoyed with these commercials. You have people that couldn't act their way out of a paper bag being really irritating "ACTUALLY, it's cleaner" and trying to defend bullshit like the supposedly clean coal.

For some odd reason I can't stand ads that exist only to change your opinion about a group or company. Whenever I see an ad that wants me to like something, I automatically start disliking it. It has the opposite effect for me. Maybe because I think that if a company has to put out ads like this, it might need to put out ads like this. I'm not sure.

Is anyone else as annoyed with these ads as me? Maybe it's just me.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Even more Offensive Knock Knock Jokes.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
You're mother.
But my mother's dead!
...BRAAAAAAAINS...

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Propofol.
Propofol who?
Propofol who... killed Michael Jackson!

Knock knock.
Who's there?
God.
God who?
...............

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Jesus.
Jesus who?
Exactly.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson who?
...BRAAAAAAAINS...

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Hitler.
Hitler who?
Hitler so hard she saw stars of David.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Boo.
Boo who?
Don't cry, it's only a knock knock joke. Also, I killed your mother.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Polar bears.
Polar bears who?
Damn, already?

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Native Americans.
Native Americans who?
Damn, already?

Knock knock.
Who's there?
9/11.
9/11 who.
... AAHAHAHAHAHAHA...sorry, you said 9/11... that kills me every time.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Attention Veterans Day: Fuck off.

I've never subscribed to the idea that we should worship people who have some professions, but not others. This applies to any job, policeman, firefighter, soldier, etc.

I don't think you should get extra credit for doing your job. For example, if you're a firefighter, your job is to fight fires and save people. If you then fight a fire and save someone, you aren't a hero. You did your job. That's what you were hired to do. You did not go "above and beyond" anything.

The same goes for police who fight crime and save people, or soldiers who fight wars and protect the country. It's in your job description. It's what you signed up for and are getting paid for.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm glad we have such professions and wouldn't want NOT to have them. I'm just not going to pretend like someone who does their job is some kind of superman/woman.

So unless we're going to have a special day for clerks, CEOs, garbage collectors and every other job that exists... shut the hell up about veterans day already.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Product Review: Metro DataVac Electric Duster ED500P.

If you have a computer then, hopefully, you clean it out on a regular basis. The best way to do this, unfortunately, is to use a "can of air." It's a can of compressed gas that's very good at blowing away dust and dirt from PC cases, fans and other bits. Unfortunately, these have a number of issues.

1. They're very limited. It takes an entire can of air to thoroughly blow out a computer and keyboard.
2. Expensive. It might cost roughly $4 for a can of air. Having to buy them over and over again really adds up.
3. They lose pressure as they start to run out.
4. They can get very cold, to the point of not being able to hold them comfortably as you use them.
5. You can't maneuver them much. Turning a can too much will cause a cloud of cold gas to come out.
6. They're bad for the environment. Buying, using and throwing away the cans will add up not only in cost but in landfills. There's also the energy it takes to manufacture and transport all of those cans.

Enter the Metro DataVac Electric Duster.

I saw an ad for this in the back of PC World magazine. It's advertised as "The Last "Can of Air" You'll Ever Have To Buy!" To anyone who currently buys canned air, that sounds like a wish come true. I checked Amazon.com and found the page for it. I read through the reviews and they were generally very good. People sounded pretty pleased with it. I decided that, once I had the money, I'd grab one and give it a shot. Luckily I was able to get a hold of one sooner than I had planned.

It arrived earlier today via USPS and I've been messing with the unit for a while now. I cleaned out my PC, a couple of tower fans, a couple video game consoles and various other things. I tried all the attachments that come with it and really put the unit through it's paces.

The result? I love it. It's surprisingly powerful and extremely well built. The main unit itself is made of steel, not plastic. The handle is rugged and ensures an iron hold on the unit. The cord is 12 feet long. It feels like something that was made in a past era, where things were made to last, not out of cheap plastic and focused entirely on styling. Another thing which will surely appeal to some is that it's made in America. It's going to be much better for the environment as well, seeing as how you won't be buying and tossing out can of air after can of air.

The only negative things I could say is that it's fairly loud. It sounds like a vacuum cleaner. It also gets very warm after a while if you use attachments which limit airflow. There's also a slightly odd smell that it gives off, maybe this is only because it's a new unit, but it's not too bad.

The negatives are very minor and the positives are just the opposite. This thing is like a WMD for dust.

Verdit: Buy it. If you currently used "canned air" for anything then you need this product. If my opinion changes I'll post an update, but I absolutely love this thing.

Metro Vacuum ED500P DataVac on Amazon

Saturday, November 5, 2011

When the internet says...

When the internet says... ...I hear
Am I doing it right? Whatever this is, I'm not doing it right.
bro I'm a fucking moron.
First world problem! Look at how e-trendy I am!
amirite? My mom dropped me on my head. A lot.
ur I never finished second grade.
dat *insert anything here* I'm stupid.
I'm so high. It should be legal to murder me.
The cake is a lie! Don't mind me, I'll be over here beating this dead horse.
OMG!!! I love Justin Beiber and Facebook and Twilight.
What a hipster! I'm cool now, right internet? I used the word hipster!
Please thumbs up/comment/subscribe! (on youtube) Please give this video a thumbs down because I'm irritating.


So there's a brief picture of what I hear when various things are said on the internet. A far as the tables, why the hell not? It's the best way I could think of to lay out the data.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Some games I'm looking forward to.

I mentioned Skyrim recently, but here's a better list of some upcoming games I'm looking forward to this year and why.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim



Anyone who's played Morrowind of Oblivion should know what a big deal this is going to be. A huge, open world Elder Scrolls game from Bethesda, for fans of the series that's all you really need to say. If you aren't already a fan of the series, I'd suggest you read up on Skyrim and watch some more footage. This is likely to be the biggest game of this year and likely the years to come... until The Elder Scrolls VI is released, anyway.


Batman: Arkham City




If you've played Batman: Arkham Asylum then you've probably already played this or at least have it pre-ordered. This game has been out for a little while now on Xbox 360 and PS3 but I'll be playing the PC version when it releases on 11/15. This is, without a doubt, the best Batman game in existence. In fact, it's been called the best use of a license in video game history. This doesn't surprise me at all considering the last one, Arkham Asylum, was such an amazing game. If you haven't played that one, I highly suggest that you do. If you thought a GOOD superhero/licensed game wasn't possible, it will make your year. There are demos for the console and PC versions of Arkham Asylum, so give it a shot.


Saints Row: The Third




I was a fan of the original Saints Row on Xbox 360 and Saints Row 2. Although I didn't play much of the second one as it had real ads in it, I returned it to Gamestop when I saw the first one. I've gotten official confirmation from two different sources that Saints Row The Third has no real ads in it, so this one is a must buy for me. If you're a fan of Saints Row already, you know that this will likely be fifteen different kinds of awesome. If you aren't already a fan, think Grand Theft Auto on some kind of hallucinogenic drug. It's completely off-the-rails wacky fun. Just visit youtube and watch more footage if you don't know what I'm talking about. This one should be a riot.

There are plenty of other good ones this year, but these are my top 3.


Honorable Mentions

Trine 2
Sonic Generations
L.A. Noire (PC version)
Guild Wars 2

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Bethesda recently posted a live action Skyrim trailer, check it out.




 If you haven't seen the full trailer, here it is. If you have seen it? Fuck it, it's Skyrim, watch it again damnit.




Pre-Order Skyrim on Amazon or Steam if you prefer a digital copy.

Seriously. Do it.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Do you think...?

Do you think Michael J. Fox is really good at making Shake'n'Bake?

Do you think Waldo would wear camouflage to hunt?

Why has no villain ever tried to use Raid against Spiderman?

Why couldn't Captain Planet ever make Major?

Seriously though, what kind of messed up ranking system is that? It's... a few kids, Captain and then the spirit of the Earth. Really?

She couldn't have made him General Earth or something? Why did it have to be Captain? Is this a fight against polluters for the environment or a football team?

Captain Planet, man, it's bullshit.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

How to really stop bullying.

I'm really starting to get annoyed at all this anti-bullying stuff I'm seeing on TV. It's not because I support bullying, it's because I think it's just plain ridiculous.

Let's have a meeting! A special on TV! Let's talk it out! Maybe a Youtube video or twelve?

No. That's not going to cut it. Do you want to know how to REALLY stop bullying? If the Internet has taught me anything, it's that if you have rules they must be enforced with the will of a mad dictator or they won't be taken seriously.

Schools need to step the hell up and enforce their rules. Maybe the teachers, maybe they need to hire security guards. And if the schools won't do anything? Students need to take care of it. If you get bullied, beat the fucking shit out of whoever is bullying you.

I got bullied... one time in second grade. Some kid decided it would be amusing to kick me as I walked up a hill. I turned around, punched him so hard his nose was broken and then casually kept going. I got into trouble, but not much. He never bothered me again, in fact he went out of his way to be friendly. Whatever trouble you get in from doing something like that will be more than worth the message you'll send to anyone thinking of doing anything similar to you in the future.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bad ideas for Halloween costumes.

Halloween is coming up and I'm sure you want to know what you or your children should go as. Here's a few really great bad ideas.

  • Casey Anthony. Bonus points if you have a young daughter who dresses as Cayley Anthony. Even more bonus points if you follow her around holding duct tape.
  • One of the Twin Towers. Bonus points if you have a little airplane sticking out of the costume.
  • School shooter. Wear a school uniform and carry a fake AK-47.
  • Zombie Michael Jackson.
  • Zombie Caylee Anthony.
  • Zombie Amy Winehouse.
  • Zombie Osama Bin Laden.
  • Zombie Steve Jobs. Bonus points if the black sweater you wear says "iDied."

Do you have any other ideas? Leave a comment.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Would a 2012 Obama defeat mark the end of politics in America?

That's not the alarmist ramblings of an Obama fanboy, I'm really wondering that.

What do I mean? Well, look at politics recently. Republicans are doing everything they can do make Obama lose the next presidential election. They say no to every idea, they vote against anything he or his supporters propose. They're completely and utterly unwilling to compromise on anything if they think it would make him look good, even if they end up hurting the country in the process. We've had obstructionism in politics by both sides for a very long time, but lately it seems far, far worse.

What I wonder is, if Obama DOES lose in 2012, will that be a signal that this new, more aggressive kind of obstructionism works? Not just works, but works on a grand, president-defeating level? Will that mark the end of traditional politics forever? After all, if Republicans see that this can work, why ever stop?

I don't see how we could ever go back to honest debates and compromise, even for short periods of time if this works. That's the reason I'm going to vote for Obama in 2012, to help send a message that this kind of "we wanna win, fuck the country" stuff won't fly. That's why I think you should, too.

Thoughts?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Attention Internet: Ron Paul will never be president.

I'm serious, he won't, ever and you people need to get over it already.

Look, I'm not saying he's the worst candidate among the GOP, he's most likely the best. The fact that he's the best one doesn't say anything for him, but it does speak volumes about how absolutely pathetic and out of touch the republican party is. Ron Paul has some good sense and sound ideas. He wants to end the wars for starters. The problem is, he's got far too many stances on various issues that NEITHER side like. The republicans wouldn't vote for him as president and neither would the majority of Democrats.

For Democrats, these are a few deal breakers:

* He's against a womans right to choose.
* He's for prayer in schools.
* He's against the separation of church and state.
* He's basically against any program or service the government provides that's not mentioned in the constitution.
* He's against same-sex marriage.

For republicans, these are a few deal breakers:

* He describes the hate some muslims have for America as more than just "hurr durr they hate us for our freedom hurr durr"
* He's anti-war.
* He voted against the PATRIOT act.
* He wants to halt all foreign aid, including to Israel.

And there are plenty of others that some people dislike, including ending the fed and returning to the gold standard.

Ron Paul is the phrase Even a broken clock is right twice a day. in human form. He makes good sense sometimes but other times he has plenty of ideas and positions on the issues that everyone hates.

At the end of the day, he's a kook and he will never be president. Neither party will ever nominate him. I know some of you like the guy, but it just isn't going to happen, ever. It doesn't matter that you talk endlessly about this guy on every website, forum and message board you can get access to, it just isn't happening.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Things that annoy me that shouldn't.

Everyone has quirks, weird things about them. Some people like odd music, some people eat weird food, some people are annoyed by strange things. Here's a few of the strange things that annoy me:

Exclamation marks.

Why? I'm not sure. For some time now whenever I see something written with exclamation marks!!! it looks like something written by a 12 year old. I try to use them sparingly because of this.

The Situation.

No, I don't give two shits about this person or the Jersey Shore. For some reason, though, it bothers me that people call him The Situation. Why? Well, it's Mike AND The Situation. The Situation is his nickname for his abs, it's not his nickname. Why does this irk me? No idea.

Logistics

Not logistics itself, but the word. I've seen so many of those UPS commercials that I cringe when I hear the word now. Lay off, UPS. I've heard enough of the singing for a lifetime.

Nancy Grace

She... nah, this person should annoy everyone. What a harpy.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A whole new low.

Have you heard about this Chuck Testa meme that's been going around? It started when the internet discovered this commercial.



A pretty funny commercial, but soon after a ton of images started showing up parodying it. Some of those images and more background on the meme here.

So I decided to make my own version which I hastily threw together, here it is.

Horrible? You bet. Funny as hell? I think so.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hey 9/11, fuck off.

Is anyone else as sick as I am of the coverage of 9/11? It seems like all that's on TV is 9/11, 9/11, 9/11. It's like one big long republican debate from the last election cycle.

Forgive me for sounding like an asshole, even though I am an asshole, but shut the fuck up about 9/11. Have ONE special about it, on the actual day and then stop. That's all we need. You don't need to flood as many channels as possible with specials and interviews and countless other 9/11 related bullshit. It's just not necessary.

I understand, this was tragic. It was awful. It shouldn't have happened. I agree with all of that, but running it into the ground isn't going to help. Television today is bad enough as it is without this repetitive, depressing garbage being repeated over and over.

Knock it off already.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

You know what pisses me off? LCD.

You know, LCD, Liquid Crystal Display. It's a technology used widely among HDTV and computer monitors. Chances are you're reading this using one such monitor.

So why do LCDs piss me off? The technology is full of things that piss me off.

  1. Response times. The time it takes for pixels on the screen to change colors, often measured by the time it takes for a pixel to go from grey to grey. Some modern LCD screens have response times as low as around 2ms, such as the monitor I'm using now. But many still have issues with poor response times and other related issues such as ghosting.
  2. Consistency. I've seen this to some degree in every LCD I've ever owned. Sometimes hard to spot, other times much easier. Some parts of the screen will be darker or lighter than others. This isn't a very big issue, imo, but it is annoying. Usually only very noticeable on white or light colored backgrounds.
  3. Black levels. LCDs are notoriously bad at displaying deep, dark blacks. Because LCD works by blocking light, they have a really tough time with this.
  4. Viewing angles. Another issue that LCD is famous for. Because, again, they work by blocking light they have trouble displaying images at off-angles. Some screens, such as computer monitors and laptop screens are particularly bad at it.
  5. Bad pixels. Every LCD screen has a potential for dead or lit/stuck pixels out of the box. This is just unacceptable for a display technology, to me. What's an even bigger issue is the fact that some companies won't even replace or repair your screen if you don't have a certain number of bad pixels or if they aren't near the center of the screen. Just hoseshit.
I could probably go on, but those are really the main issues. So what's the alternative? Well, there doesn't seem to be one right now. Sure, we have plasma, but those screens have their own set of issues. Issues like lifespan, extra heat output and power draw and most importantly the potential for permanent burn-in when static images are left on the screen for too long. This makes them a poor choice for computer monitors and video games.CRT? Try to find one of those anymore. They're big as hell and even heavier, although are the best technology imo.

What's the solution? A better technology. There have been good candidates such as SED which, sadly, seems to be dead due to various issues. I was really excited about that technology and am really sad to hear that we'll probably never get a chance to own it.

Another promising one is OLED. Like SED, it promises incredible response times, deep blacks, great viewing angles and just an all-around wonderful picture. OLED is already being used in some smart phones and other devices and supposedly around the end of 2012 or sometime in 2013 we'll start seeing real displays in stores that we can buy. They seem to have their own set of issues that still need resolving, but they seem to be the best alternative that I can find right now.

So, hopefully in the not-too-distant future we'll have a good alternative to the current display technologies. Then I can finally stop being pissed off by LCD.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cheeseburger rage.

So I like cheeseburgers, don't you? Most people do. I, however, like them simple. I eat out maybe once a month, but when I do I really don't enjoy getting the wrong thing.

I like a cheeseburger that's just a cheeseburger. I don't like pickles, lettuce, onions, any of that stuff. Just cheese. Simple, right? Apparently not. In the past getting one like that was sometimes difficult. Sometimes I would get onions or other crap and it really annoyed me, especially when they attempted to "fix" things by simply scraping them off the burger and giving it back.

We finally found a way to describe what we wanted that got the job done most of the time. You tell them you want "A cheese burger with JUST meat, cheese, ketchup and bread" and that seems to do the job most of  the time. It's a little long to say, but it works.

I suggest we have a universal term for such a burger. I propose we call it a "Vanilla Cheeseburger." This would be the term used at any place that serves burgers that means "meat, cheese, ketchup and bread only."

What do you think?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Is it offensive if...

Is it offensive if you speak Pig Latin to a Muslim?

Is it offensive (if you're not black, obviously) if you go black everything-but-face? I mean, what if you painted your entire body black BUT your face? Would that be offensive?

If you've had your legs amputated for some reason, would it be offensive if you went to an anime convention and cosplayed as an Iraq vet?

Is it offensive if, in a class talking about the holocaust, I remark "Those Jews did NAZI that coming!" ??

Is it offensive if I go to a funeral wearing a shirt that says "You can't spell FUNERAL without FUN!" ? Even if I'm wearing clown shoes or something else silly?

Is it offensive if I show up at the Wal-Mart checkout line with bibles, matches, gasoline, party hats and pizza the day before Easter?

These are  few things I've been wondering lately. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A word with our foreign friends...

I mean no offense to any non-Americans out there, but these are a few things I'm sick of hearing from people in other countries...

1. You type the date wrong!

Yes, in America we type month/day/year instead of day/month/year like in other countries. I'm aware that this is wrong. Every country has some things that are quirky about them, this is hardly a significant one.

2. Game prices in my country are way higher than in America! That's bullshit!

I hear this one at least once a day. Seriously. Yes, I'm aware of this. We all are. You really don't have to keep telling us. I think it's bullshit as well, but this doesn't happen for the reason you think it does.

The reason a game that might sell for, say, $60 here in the U.S. and $90 in Australia isn't because the game publishers can't work out exchange rates. It's because people in Australia are used to paying $90 so they have no reason to lower it. Greed? Yep. That's exactly it. Take this issue up with the game companies, please stop repeating it on forums and content aggregation sites.

3. That video isn't available in my country!

Here's another one I hear almost every single day on the internet. Usually when a youtube video or something similar is posted somewhere. Yes, we know. This is due to legal and licensing bullshit, not because youtube or insert your video site here hates your country. Please stop telling us this.

That being said, I don't wish to bash anyone or any country because of these annoyances, just pointing them out. I'm sure Americans have things they repeat over and over that people from other countries are sick of hearing, what are they? Leave a comment and let me know.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Corsair H100 Initial Thoughts.

Update 1: 8/20/11

My H100 is still running like a champ, I just wanted to give a small update. I've since overclocked the 1090t to 4.1ghz at a voltage of 4.45. It's perfectly stable and the temps might touch 50c while running Prime95 if it's warm in the room. I attempted 4.2ghz but it seems I've hit the ceiling of this particular chips overclocking potential as it won't run stable at that speed, even at a voltage of 1.50. The cooler still gets a 5/5 from me and I very highly recommend it so far.

My real plan for this cooler is the Bulldozer chip I plan to purchase when they're available, hopefully around Sept 19th if what I'm hearing is correct. I hadn't really planned on overclocking this chip any more but with all this extra thermal headroom, I couldn't resist. If anything changes I'll update this post again.

End update 1.

So I recently got my Corsair H100 liquid CPU cooler in and I thought I would give my initial thoughts on it. Why? Because. What? Exactly.

The H100 is the newest and beefiest of the Corsair liquid cooling units. The units are all pre-filled and maintenance free for their lifetime. Much unlike the bigger, more expensive water cooling systems you would buy and put together yourself. It sports a full size 240mm rad. It comes with two 120mm fans which seem to be very nice and push a lot of air. It only comes with the screws to mount the two 120mm fans, but it supports adding another two for a push-pull configuration. The fans plug into the water block/pump combo that you attach to the CPU mounting bracket and it has room for four fans in it. This allows you to control the fan speed of up to four fans via a button on the pump itself. It has three profiles, low, medium and high. It shows the current profile via three lights on the unit itself. It also has support for something called Corsair Link, with another light on the unit to display when that is working.

It has full support for AM2, AM2+, AM3 and AM3+ AMD processors, along with LGA 775, 1155, 1156 and 1366 support for Intel processors. It comes pre-installed with the Intel bracket although I removed it and installed the included AMD one. It should be noted, especially because I haven't seen ANYWHERE else that I've looked mention this, that if you have an AMD CPU you will not have to remove the mounting bracket or plate from the back of the motherboard. The unit includes the bits to install it onto the existing bracket for any modern AMD socket type. You will have to do this for an Intel socket however, but it includes everything you need to do so. I'm not the best reviewer so I won't say too much else right now, other than my initial experience with it.

So how is it? Fan-fucking-tastic so far. I had some help holding the radiator in place while I screwed it in to the top of my Cooler Master HAF X case. Other than that the installation went very smoothly and quicker than I thought, perhaps because I didn't have to fiddle with the back of the motherboard as I expected I would have to. It blocks NO memory slots, which is a big plus as I find the whole idea of a CPU cooler blocking anything important to be ridiculous.

What about temps? I don't have anything scientific for you but there are a million reviews on the internet for that. But just based on my experience, here's what I've noticed... Before I was using a 92mm HDT (heatpipe direct touch) cooler from Xigmatek. I have an AMD 1090t 6 core CPU overclocked to 4ghz at 1.425000 volts. Operation would be great but running Prime95, although stable, got the CPU a little too hot after a while. The temps would rise to around 63c after about 20 minutes and I would end the program for fear of heat damage. After install the H100, I ran Prime95 again with the same settings and the H100 set to the third setting on the pump, maximum, the temps topped out running for around 20 minutes at 43-44c. About 20c cooler. Holy shit. That's hardly a scientific test, but damn, it's impressive.

What's even better is that I don't even think the fans had ramped up all the way with the temps only briefly touching 44c. I suspect this thing could handle a lot more. At about $109.99 on Newegg, I would very highly recommend the H100. The only way you could match or beat this with an air cooler is with something huge like the Noctua NH-D14 which would prevent the installation of RAM with tall heat spreaders. So, at this point, I'd say solid 5/5. If this changes, I'll let you know. But for now I'm extremely satisfied. If the H100 is too large for your case, then I would also recommend the Corsair H80 as it would have performance almost as good as the H100 and would fit in most cases with a 120mm fan slot. If you have any questions, let me know. Here are the relevant links.

Corsair H100 on Newegg.

Corsair H80 on Amazon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wonderings.

Is it appropriate to compliment someone on an exceptionally well done crucifixion by saying nailed it?

How awesome would it be to play Toss Across with the unit on the sidewalk while throwing the bean bags from the top of a skyscraper?

If someone tells you their mom had a stroke, should you ask if it was a stroke of genius or a "stroke, stroke"? I mean, at least try to be optimistic.

Wouldn't it be awesome if someone dressed up like Bugs Bunny and just wandered aimlessly around Albuquerque for hours? Maybe asked for directions a bunch of times? I think it would.

Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I don't. I'm undecided on whether or not it's butter and worry about this constantly. I plan on telling this to a psychiatrist in the hopes that I'll be prescribed skittles. Do you think it would work?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Letter to Congress.

Dear Congresses.

I've been watching TV and have noticed lately a lot of troubles with your debt patio. Fox news has assured me that the liberals won't stop arguing about death panels and tax increases on the homeless and get things done, so I have an idea.

I have a pet monkey who I like to call "The Congressman" who I think would be a fine addition to your surplus deck discussions. The Congressman displays many of the same traits that you do, he sits around all day screaming at people and throwing his shit.

Once I came home and The Congressman was sitting in the sink screaming and throwing his shit, and I thought "holy shit, why is an actual elected official here in my house practicing politicing?"

It really had me fooled. It was at that moment that I realized he could be essential in the budget shortcake debates. I think he has negotiating skills far beyond what a typical congress person has displayed so far and could be a real player in our government. I'm sure he would fit in right away with everyone else there.

Pictures and audio recordings of his screeches can be provided if necessary. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Why use Macs?

I never got the fascination with Macintosh computers. I really don't understand why you would choose to use one.

Yes, I know, they have a greatly reduced chance to catch a virus. They look nice, easy to use, etc. That's all well and good but I see nothing that you can do with a Mac that you can't with either Linux or Windows running a decent virus scanner.

With Windows or Linux, you get the option of buying a computer of your choice or even building your own. A common response to such ideas is that you can use bootcamp, a feature of modern Macs that allows you to install Windows and select it when you boot your system. Fine so... why not just run Windows on a pc? If you don't mind having to reboot to play your games, just run Linux and dual boot it with Windows.

I don't *hate* Macs, I just see no reason for them to exist. Windows is fully featured and runs pretty much everything. Linux is incredibly secure, extremely customizable and very easy to use depending on the distribution you install. I would highly recommend Ubuntu. My mother and grandmother had absolutely no issues using Ubuntu on a daily basis and this was many versions ago. It's likely to be far better now.

Adding the fact that a Mac will cost more than a similarly configured PC, I just don't get it.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Relevant linkage.

So, since the republicans are apparently intent on destroying the country, I thought of an interesting site that might be relevant.

Exit Mundi

Instead of the end of a country, this site has a collection of scenarios for the end of the universe. Some farfetched, others not so much. I found this site years ago and have always found it fascinating.

Give it a read and let me know what you think.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Look at you, being all e-trendy.

I'm no stranger to the internet and its assortment of memes. Both the currently popular ones and the not currently popular but still repeated endlessly anyway ones, but there are a few that I find particularly annoying lately. Here's a list.

First world problems! This one is a response to anyone who complains about something minor. It's supposed to be clever, I think. It's not.

Hipster! A currently trendy pseudo-insult.

Neckbeard! Another currently trendy pseudo-insult.

OMG UR GOTZ TROLLED! If you have to say that you're trolling, you aren't. This is commonly used to try and cover a fuck up or failed argument.

Come at me BRO! This or anything with the word "BRO" attached to it just needs to stop. You're just embarrassing yourselves.

I N C E P T I O N! Or any other V A R I A N T of the meme. It's really, really old now.

Am I doing this right? If you have to ask that, whatever you're doing, the answer is no.

That's all that comes to me at the moment, I'm tired as hell. Yes, I keep weird hours. I know. I'm a weird person... have you read this blog before? If so, you'd already know this.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Movie Recommendation: The Final Cut

I'm not usually much of a movie buff as I prefer TV shows and gaming, but earlier I ran across an interesting movie on Hulu. This movie, The Final Cut, stars Robin Williams who plays a cutter.

No, not the emo type. It's set in the near-future where children can have devices implanted, known as "ZOE's" at birth that will record everything that happens in their entire lives. After their death, the implant is retrieved and a "cutter" will sort through the footage and cut it down into a kind-of "clip show" of someone's life for the family to watch at a "remembering."

I find the story to be really interesting and it only gets better the further in you go. The acting is great, especially Robin Williams, and the movie will leave you guessing even at the end. I love movies like this and I really wish we had more of them. Give it a chance. Let me know what you think.

The Final Cut on Hulu.
The Final Cut DVD on Amazon.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Attention News Media.

Enough with Casey Anthony. I get it, she murdered her daughter, I completely agree.

Honestly, I do. I think she did it. Even the jurors seemed to think she probably did it, but didn't see enough evidence to convict her beyond a reasonable doubt. Fine, whatever. The system works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I think OJ was guilty too, but it happens.

Not that I'm not as saddened by the innocent verdict on the murder/abuse charges as anyone else, but I think I've heard enough about this bullshit by now. Haven't you?

I turn on the news and I'm likely to either see "OMG WHERE'S SHE AT NOW?" or parts of the trial being replayed, again.

Perhaps the only thing I learned from this whole thing is that Nancy Grace, host of a show on CNN is a screeching harpy who talks over her guests constantly. A lot of people, apparently, already knew that. I was only unfortunate enough to learn that information during the trial coverage.

And please, media, don't cover this shit for the next 6 months. Following her around, speculating on what interviews she might do or where she might travel. Etc, etc. I don't give a shit. I really don't. She can go make a million dollars or jump in the ocean with Osama for all I care. Get over it already.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Obama is mad. Good.

I'm sure you've heard about this, if not...


(Reuters) - President Barack Obama abruptly ended a tense budget meeting on Wednesday with U.S. Republican leaders by walking out of the room, a Republican aide familiar with the talks said.

source


I hope he's finally mad. I hope he's fucking pissed off. Why? Well maybe that'll remove some of the naivety that, I believe, he's had so far.

It was easy to see from the beginning. Obama thought that if he came to Washington with a level head, sound logic and a respect for all sides of an argument he could really get things done. Really change the way the system works. What a stupid idea.


The republican party is not something you can just reason with. They don't want honest, reasonable discussion and debate. They want to oppose Democrats, period. They want to make everyone think that Obama is some kind of tax hiking, job killing socialist nazi boogie-man. Even if that means fucking the whole country financially and everyone in it. It's all about 2012 and damn everything and everyone else. 

THOSE are the kind of people he's dealing with and I hope he finally understands it.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A couple of shitty drawings.

So I've done a bit more drawing practice here and there, although not enough. The heat here has been annoying as shit.

But here are a couple of drawings I made from Super Paper Mario.

Shitty Mario.

Slightly less shitty Princess Peach.

The date on the Mario image is upside down, as the image was drawn that way. So I flipped it upside down in the Gimp so you could properly view it here.

I'll keep practicing some here and there, maybe get a little better. Or maybe not.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This post could potentially cure cancer one day maybe perhaps possibly maybe. Maybe.

Attention internet. Please stop giving me links to articles about amazing not-discoveries about potential technologies that might, one day, do something awesome.

I swear, at least once a week on popular content aggregation sites cancer is cured, solar panels become eleventy-six percent more efficient and someone invents a magic powder that soaks up oil and makes your ass smell like posies.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy reading about new technologies as much as most people, perhaps more so than most of the people here in the south. The problem is seeing this stuff CONSTANTLY that promises the world and then just vanishes forever.

So, internet, do me a favor. Unless something is in a working state or is, at most, a year from being somewhere where I can buy it, just save it.

Friday, July 1, 2011

I got a great idea yesterday.

So, yesterday, we were at Wal-Mart. In the parking lot, I saw a hearse. On the side windows it had "for sale" written.

Suddenly I realized that we should buy it. We would buy a coffin and keep it in the hearse. Then when we went shopping for groceries, they would be stored in the coffin and transported into the house that way.

Every now and then the neighbors would see us pull up in our hearse and transport a coffin into the house. If they asked what was in the coffin, we would answer: ...food.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Can we be smart about this?

I know we're usually pretty stupid as a species, but I'm hoping we can make an exception for this.

You might have heard some time ago about Google and how they made a car that could drive itself.

Here's a bit of footage.



The system has, apparently, done incredibly well.

"The only accident, engineers said, was when one Google car was rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light. "

A friend of mine sent me this link about how VW is putting a similar system in a commercial product. So, this tech is definitely going beyond Google's testing.

Now, here's what I want to ask everyone out there. Can we not be stupid about this? Please? I imagine a scenario where these cars have been doing well, reducing accidents and saving lives. Then one of them crashes and one or more people die. It's all over the news for a week and politicians are calling for all automated vehicles to be banned.

That, to me, would be the wrong response, but that's the one I see us having. We won't pay any attention to the improvements in traffic and saved lives that could potentially come from this, but after the first crash it will be a shit storm.

The truth is, such systems are likely to have far fewer crashes than human drivers. Human drivers will still be at the wheel and can take control at any time. And lastly, it will probably be some time before we can TOTALLY replace human drivers. They'll still be at least partially involved for the near future.

All I'm asking is for us to have a little bit of sense about this.

But I honestly doubt it.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Drawing practice.

So I've been practicing drawing a bit. I'm fairly horrible now, and by that I mean I'm completely horrible. But I figure with some practice I might get better, or not. It's worth a try, I suppose. I've always had an interest in drawing but was never good at it and didn't figure I COULD be good at it because I seem to lack natural talent for drawing.

I've spent some time lately sketching random stuff, mostly things I find online. I uploaded a couple of scans I did just to demonstrate. First one, second one.

Not great, but a bit better than I expected. I don't know enough about art to guess at whether I can improve with practice, but I'm giving it a shot.

Why start practicing drawing? I'd like to do a semi-regular web comic. I get random, odd thoughts sometimes as this blog surely shows and I would like to express some of those in comic form. I figure funny paper level art is all I would require to do something simple. Why not go the xkcd route? Well, because we already have one of those.

So maybe I'll get a little better with practice and I'll scan a few more things and post them, just to kind of update people on my progress. Or maybe I won't.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Still no respect... with much love to the late, great Rodney Dangerfield.

I get no respect... I went to a meeting but there was no one there, no one wanted to meet me!

I once had to eat out at a Chinese place, they wanted me to eat the food outside the restaurant.

I took my son to the doc, they told me he was retarded and gave me a tag for my car, so I could park in the special spots. They told me I'd have to double park in two of them because he's also really ugly. I told 'im he gets his looks from his mother, the doc said he should give 'em back!

No respect, let me tell you something. I had my picture in the paper, a friend of mine called and said someone had finally taken a good picture of bigfoot.

I bought one of those new Xbox systems, I was so terrible at the games that I got an achievement for turning it off!

If I had a nickel for every time someone gave me a compliment, I'd have all of two cents.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Things for wondering.

Here's a few things that have been bouncing around in my head recently.

If I were to throw gasoline on someone and then toss a match at them AND THEN insult them... would it still be appropriate for someone to congratulate me on a sick burn? What if it was a REALLY GOOD insult?

Do you think someone in Japan was just about to make shake-n-bake when the earthquake started? Did it turn out awesome?

If someone has two personalities, one having depression and the other bipolar, which one do you treat?

If you marry someone with multiple personalities, is that polygamy?

If you marry a midget who's already married, is it still considered bigamy?

Any ideas?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Words of unwisdom.

Any man who lives by the betes, diabetes.

One in the shaved is worth two in the bush.

A penny saved is still just a penny.

Don't squeeze the Charmin, especially if Charmin is the name of a small child with brittle bones.

The only thing we have to fear is most things depending on the situation.

Confucius say... it should really be "Confucius says" or "Confucius said."


These are just a few words of Unwisdom. Do you have any to share?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Making a more deadly raptor.

So I've just figured out how to make Velociraptors more deadly. Why would I think of such a thing? Why is your face so stupid?

Yeah... I thought so. Let's continue.

So I figure if we were to ever bring back Velociraptors in some way, cloning or some such, there's one sure fire way to make them deadlier.

Teach them religion. Oh yes. Imagine it, an army of Velociraptors with explosives strapped to them ready to die for allah. It's genius.

Who would fuck with that? No one, that's who.

WE'RE BEING OVERRUN BY RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS!

Arabs?

No... VELOCIRAPTORS!

...my god...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hey Pakistan, blow us.

I mean, all of us. Every single one of us. All. Night. Long.

Why?

I know there's a lot going around about Pakistan possibly knowing that Osama Bin Laden was hiding in his giant fucking mansion with the hulk-sized walls all around it... did they? I don't know. You would think it would be hard to miss, but I'm not talking about that.

What I'm focused on here is, that the Pakistan government is apparently not happy that we violated their sovereignty by sending military forces to get Osama without their permission. Boo hoo. Blow us, all of us, every single one of us. I hereby request that Barack Obama send an official declaration to the government of Pakistan to blow us with a list of the name of every single US citizen.

I'm all for respecting other countries and their borders, but this was Bin fucking Laden. Any sense of decency that anyone has could, in this situation, honestly, go fuck itself.

As far as the story that Osama wasn't armed so we shouldn't have shot him... nah, no thanks. Not hearing that. If it was anyone else I might agree with you, but, again, but this was Osama Bin Laden. Fuck him. If you run into Osama Bin Laden you empty your weapon into him. If he's still twitching, you reload.

The same with Hitler and anyone else of his evil caliber. Just get rid of them, do the world a favor.

One more thing... this was Barack Obama's kill. George Bush does not get credit for this. At all. Period. George Bush had 8 years to kill Osama and couldn't do it. Obama comes in and gets him in about 3.

To celebrate, I created some gear to illustrate that fact.

What are your thoughts about this?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

You know what pisses me off? Super hero movies.

Seriously, they do. Why? Well, there's not enough sequals. I know that's a weird complaint to have with movies, but it puzzles me.

You can have comics for any given super hero of group of heroes and have it go on for thousands of goddamn issues, yet when it comes time to make a movie, you get... what... two? Maybe three? Then, they either just stop making them or have some kind of "reboot" and start over. Why?

I say, as long as you can come up with good stories, keep making them. Have a dozen or more. If you can get so many comics written, surely a few more movies wouldn't be such a large hurdle.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal Wedding.

Attention Internet, news and world: I don't give two shits about the royal wedding. Really. Honestly.

Now, I rarely watch the traditional news anymore, I get most of it online. But, no matter where I get news, I hear way too much about the wedding. Why does ANYONE outside of England care about this? At all?

The "royals" don't even have any power, they're just figureheads! Who gives a shit? In America, it would be like putting this much focus on a marriage between the Taco Bell dog and another chihuahua.

As for America, let me also say this... I don't give a shit about Donald Trump running for president, either. He's just a loudmouth attention whore. Really. Ignore him. He's the current Sarah Palin of politics. I don't believe he's really going to run and if he does, he doesn't stand a chance.

Bah.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Portal 2 is awesome

Have you played Portal 2 yet? If not, you should probably get on that. I got the PC version on Steam and completed the single player portion on the first day, in almost 9 hours. People who played the first Portal know that it wasn't exactly the longest game in the world, but luckily Portal 2 mostly solves that.

The second Portal will take somewhere between 6 to 8-ish hours for most people, which is actually a good bit longer than the first one. I'm currently replaying the game with the developer commentary on. It's basically the same experience but with little nodes spread around the game you can activate to hear various developers talk about different features and design details of the game. It's really good and worth a second play through for.

Portal 2 also has some new tricks up it's sleeve, such as lasers that can be redirected with special cubes, light bridges that can be redirected with portals, pads that will launch you into the air and more. I especially liked the various types of fluid you can spread on the level, to make you go faster over it, bounce on it or even fluid that turns non-portal surfaces into ones that will accept portals.

I can't really say too much that you probably haven't heard already. The graphics are clean and a small step up from the first Portal, the environments more diverse, the voice acting is abslutely flawless and the writing is superb.

If you haven't played it, you owe it to yourself to give it a shot. And if you haven't played the first Portal... what???

I should also mention that the game has a separate co-op campaign that you and a friend can play together online. I can't say much about it as I haven't tried it yet. But I've heard very good things.

Portal 2 is available on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and is also available on Steam.

I'd give the game a solid 5 out of 5. Highly recommended.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Just look at all the fucks they give!


Click for full sized version.


Gotta make the best of a bad situation, right? I haven't posted lately, sorry about that. I should be posting more soon, including hopefully making more odd/amusing gear for my Zazzle store.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

If you say "just google it" then, fuck you.

I've seen this a lot more lately, on forums and different places. Someone asks a question and is told to just google it. Or that they should have googled it instead of asking.

It's getting kind of annoying, to me anyway. If you're in, say, a computer forum you should be able to ask a computer related question and get an answer from someone that might actually have some expertise in that subject, not told to just google it. If that's the new answer to everything, why have discussions or ask questions at all? Just google everything.

Don't get me wrong, I love google and use it multiple times every day. I just don't think it's appropriate to answer any question about anything with "omg just google it" every single fucking time.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

If I had a reality TV show...

What would you do, if you had one? What kind of antics would you pull?

I, personally, would love to see one do weird, random shit in the general public. Just confusing stuff to watch peoples reactions. Here's a few ideas...

15 people, all dressed as superman, form a conga line. They conga in one Wal-Mart entrance, through the store and out the other. The last one in the line has a boombox to play the appropriate music. No explanation, they just do that and leave.

Find out when a funeral is happening and have a clown car show up and have like 8 clowns get out. Just start juggling and stuff. When people start going "WTF" just have the clowns act confused like they thought this was the address of the party.

Just random crap like that. I think it would be funny... but I'm weird.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Sig Heiler!

It's not just any plastic prop designed to keep your arm extended, it's the Sig Heiler!

Amaze your friends, confuse your pets, be one with the sea! You'll be Sig Heiling 'til breakfast with this baby!

Only $99.99. Call today! 1-888-555-OSGHTENHEIGENLOGANWAFFEN


...no? Oh, ok.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Zazzle Stuff.

I sometimes make odd/silly stuff and post them on my Zazzle page.

I just posted a new one, Go 27!

Check those out. I've been playing a lot of World of Warcraft lately. Does anyone else here play WoW? Let me know. As a bonus, if you happen to play on Sargeras, Horde side send an in-game mail to Davidgx and mention this site and I'll send the first person who does that 1,000 gold. Why not?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Odd thoughts.

Here's a few I had today.

First of all, do you think the sodas in the soda machines in Japan would still explode if you tried to open them or has enough time passed?

Do you think limerick fans visit Nantucket with really off expectations about the place?

I also kind of wonder if Albuquerque is just a mess of wrecked homes, messed up roads and rabbit tunnels. The few remaining citizens hold up in a cave telling tales of Conejito del demonio... demon bunny.

Any ideas?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Random game recommendation: Arkham Asylum.

So I like me some video games. If you're like most of the population, you probably do to. In case you haven't played it yet, let me wholeheartedly recommend the game Batman Arkham Asylum to you.

This is, by a very large margin, the best Batman game of all time. Really it's the best comic/super hero game of all time.

It uses the Unreal 3 engine for it's graphics, which is the same one used for games like Gears of War. The graphics are, as you might guess based on that fact, fantastic. Batman looks great. The environments are amazing looking as are all the characters including the Joker, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, etc. The game is dripping with atmosphere and everything just looks... correct.

As for the audio, it's also top notch. Many of the voice actors from the Batman animated series return to do voices for this game. Including Mark Hamill (AKA Luke Skywalker) as the Joker. The voice acting is superb, believable and completely fits. Nothing sounds ackward or forced. Every voice has the right amount of character and authenticity you would hope from a Batman game. From Batman all the way to the Jokers thugs.

The gameplay is fantastic. It truly feels like you're batman. You have the gadgets, which are upgradeable through an XP system, there's platforming, stealth and action. It all fits together very well. The combat system is simple in theory but with practice you can master it and truly put on an impressive show.

The game is very large, spanning more than a dozen hours at least. Even more if you go after all the various hidden things and collectables, such as question marks hidden by the Riddler and interview tapes.

I can't stress enough how good this game is. It's LEAGUES beyond any Batman game you've ever played. If you're even remotely interested in Batman, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.

The game is out on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. You can get a demo of the PC version here or on Steam. Xbox Live and the Playstation Network should also have demos for their respective systems. I have the PC version but whatever platform you pick won't make much difference, it's an amazing game whichever way you go.

Give it a try, and let me know what you think of it.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Faith in politics?

Has anyone else mostly lost faith in politics? I think I may have.

I was never really into politics until the "bush years." I mostly paid attention then because... he was a fucking horrible president by any measure. I went from blissful ignorance and indifference to hatred as I watched what he did and how he ran things for 8 years. I watched with much disappointment as he, somehow, defeat John Kerry and won a second term.

So, for the first time ever, I voted, for Obama in the primaries for my state, then again for him in the general election. He won, awesome. Not because of me, obviously, but it was still great to see the country act at least half sane for a brief period of time.

Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% certain Obama is a better president than McCain ever could have been but I still can't help but be disappointed. I don't blame the poor state of the economy on him, that was handed off to him by dubya. What I DO blame him for is the fact that we're still in Iraq, that Guantanimo is still operating, the patriot act is still being enforced and the horrible "health care reform" bill.

Yeah, that was brilliant, no public option, just force everyone to buy insurance from private companies. Simply amazing.

It's not even Obama's fault, it's the Democrats in general. Almost the entire party is made up of weak, pathetic, cowards who seem absolutely terrified to exercise any power they somehow manage to stumble into from time to time. Republicans ram through ridiculous bill after bill with mostly lies, nonsense and contradictions to back them up, but they get it done. Democrats give up at the slightest hint of opposition.

I could go on, but the real question is... do I vote in the 2012 elections? I'm not sure at this point. Why bother? We'll have a republican, a democrat, a republican, a democrat etc and it'll mostly go in that order regardless of what I do. It feels useless. It's cowards vs idiots. Part of that problem is our voting system, so I'll leave you with an interesting video on that subject I stumbled across recently.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Traveling the world.

I went to Germany and took a German Shepherd. It didn't work =/

I went to Israel and after much searching, found a Jewish midget. I placed an oreo cookie on his head, I thought it would be the perfect size. He was not amused.

I asked if they had any Jewish midget investment bankers as I only had small change. They were still not amused.

I went to France and tried to order some freedom fries from a restaurant, they weren't amused either.

I put on a beret and ran around yelling "I SURRENDER! I SURRENDER!" and, you guessed it, not amused.

I went to Japan and asked what's shakin... nah I wouldn't do that. What, you think I'm some kind of asshole?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Logitech G930

I haven't been posting much lately, mostly due to me messing with this new headset.

I recently received my Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound and have been testing that.

The verdict? It's awesome. I've had many headsets in the past and all of them have developed issues of one type or another. Usually it's a short in the cord or, sometimes, an earcup breaks off. I don't toss my headsets around or juggle them whilst aflame so I just chalked it up to bad luck. I figured if I want a good headset that'll last, I need to spend a little more money than I usually do and get one that has no wires.

I saw these while browsing Amazon and decided to give them a shot based on the reviews. The fact that they were 7.1 didn't hurt, either. As far as the build quality goes, it seems good. The headband is stainless steel and the earcup joint (which allows them to rotate to be set flat on a table or surface) is made of aircraft grade aluminum alloy, quoting from the box itself. So I don't expect these to break. Being wireless, that's not a concern either.

Now, about the sound. The quality seems, to my non-audiophile ears, excellent. At least as good as any headset I've ever owned and I've owned quite a few. The stereo is great, bass is good. The surround, being from only two speakers, is actually pretty convincing. Especially in games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and World of Warcraft. It uses two big 40mm drivers, one in each earcup and uses software to give you virtual surround sound in 5.1 or 7.1. Being virtual surround it won't work for EVERYONE but supposedly for most people it works quite well, me being one of those people. You get a really good sense of where sounds are coming from. Either in front, beside or behind you. They did a really great job here.

The range is also far more than you should need. They claim about 40 feet, based on interference and other issues that will vary person to person. I can go through the entire house and only start to here sound break up when I'm in the kitchen, which is the exact opposite end of the house through 3 walls. We also have a wireless network.

The headset has a rechargeable battery which you can plug into a supplied accessory and charge while you use it. The battery life is roughly 10 hours on a full charge and seems to take about 2 hours to fully charge. Luckily, if/when it eventually stops holding a charge, as rechargeable batteries do, you can actually buy a very cheap replacement on their website and change it out yourself. Very nice.

I'm really very impressed with this headset. If I had to give it a rating I'd give it a solid 5 out of 5. Highly recommended if you, like me, are done screwing around with cheap headsets and want something durable, robust and fully featured. A fine headset for gaming, listening to music or anything else you decide to use it for. Except juggling aflame, don't do that.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Attention Internet. You don't always have to say the same shit.

It seems if something stupid is repeated enough on the internet, everyone starts saying it.

Take for example, creeper. This word sounds like a word that would be commonly used by some facebook using, fanfiction writing 13 year old girl. But suddenly I see everyone on the internet using it.

And, apparently, if you do something stupid or someone just plain doesn't like you online these days you're either a "neckbeard" or a "hipster" or both. Wait, what? Where did that come from?

I've been convinced for some time now that the internet "community" is getting dumber and dumber with time. These things just reinforce that belief.

What other odd phrases or terms have you heard repeated endlessly online lately?

Police Return Seized Hardware to Victorious BitTorrent Admin, Trashed

It's no secret that I dislike the police. I've seen them do and heard about them doing far too much bullshit to ever consider the majority of them anything more than power hungry, stupid, rude, assholes.

Bullshit like, say, this...

Last month the second case against a UK-based BitTorrent site came to an end. Two administrators of FileSoup – the longest standing BitTorrent community – had their case dropped by the authorities and were free men once again. This week, personal belongings that were seized during the house raids were released and returned, but what should have been a celebration turned out to be a great disappointment.

The police seized computers and other property but after the charges against the owners of the property was dropped, it was returned in horrible condition.

You can read the full story and see pictures here.

Spread this around as much as you can, things like this need as much public exposure as possible.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I really need a digital camera.

I really wish I had one earlier. I was at Wal-Mart and saw... quite possibly the most ghetto thing I've ever seen there. They had set up clothing racks out of... cinder blocks. Stacks of cinder blocks wrapped with plastic wrap with pole to hand clothing from between them. I shit you not.

It was the funniest thing I've seen in a while. What was even funnier, though, was that further down there were more but the cinder block plastic wrapped towers were covered in some kind of red cloth. Some kind of poor attempt to making them look fancy.

If I ever gather up the scratch to get a digital camera, I'll post pics of stuff like that here.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Technology is awesome.

I haven't really thought about it too much until recently, but it seems our technology is really starting to kick ass.

Think about it...

We had a computer beat Jeopardy champions.

A look into the future of gaming with hardware you can, technically, put together right now.

We're getting closer to printable organs.

Google has a car that drives itself.

Scientists MIGHT have found evidence of life not of this world.

There's tons more examples but... it's 2 am and I need sleep. If you have any more good examples, leave a comment. I think we're in an amazing time right now and I can't wait to see what the future brings.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

You should probably be using Chrome.

Do you use Google Chrome as your primary browser? If not, you probably should be.

Now, don't get me wrong, there are other browsers that are very good. Such as Firefox, Opera, Safari and others. But the one I would recommend is Chrome by a long shot.

Why? A few reasons.

It's fast. You may have heard the Chromes speed, especially with javascript is blazing fast. You heard correct. Javascript is used heavily for things like gmail and other web applications that are becoming more popular. Other browsers have followed Chromes example and have also upped their javascript engines but Chrome retains the lead still.

Extensions. Yes, other browsers have extensions, but the way they're handled in Chrome is better. For example, in Chrome if you install or uninstall a theme or extensions you do NOT have to restart the browser. It takes full effect right away.

Multi-threaded. This is a big one. In Google Chrome, all tabs and plugins are separate threads in Windows. This gives it a small edge with multi-cored systems and more importantly adds greatly to stability. If one of your tabs or a plugin (such as flash) crashes, it won't take the rest of the browser with it. This also makes it handle RAM more effectively.

Design. It's design is very streamlined. Instead of an URL bar and a search bar you just have one that works as both. It works very well. Everything else about it is compact but functional.

If you want to read more about it, click here.

Or just give it a try after all, it's free.

Double pot pie.

I was talking with my sister the other day when the subject of chicken pot pie came up, as it sometimes can. I started to wonder what would happen if you put actual pot in a pot pie. Would it be a double pot pie?

If you gave a chicken a chicken double pot pie, would people be more offended about giving a chicken other chickens to eat or giving chickens marijuana? Maybe that question could be used in some test to tell what type of person is answering it... or something.

What if you fed chicken double pot pie to a chicken and made a chicken pot pie out of THAT CHICKEN? Have I blown your mind? Is this the plot for the next Inception movie...? Nah, probably not.

Despite the content of this post I am actually NOT a pothead. Amazing I know.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Buying a headset is more complicated than it used to be.

So I break headsets, quite often in fact. I think it's something to do with how I use them but the cord either develops a short or an earcup breaks off. Today I bought a Razer Carcharias Gaming Headset (Black). So far it looks like it'll be a good headset, sounds good, comfortable and all that but I noticed something upon reading the inserts in the box.

"Congratulations - You're now officially part of the Cult of Razer"

Wait... what? You know, that's some shit that they should really have put on the box. At least give you some warning. Now, apparently, because my last headset broke I've ended up in a cult. Fuck. You see, that's how they get you. At least, unlike other cults *cough*christianity*cough* they have the decency to be honest about their cult status.

So, I guess that's that then. I bought the headset. I'm off to don my glowing hat and sacrifice ferrets to the Gypsy prankster gods.

Damnit.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Why has...

Why has the KKK never sponsored a bleach? You'd think they would. I mean, the sheets and everything.

If you're in the KKK, you're sheets HAVE to be white! They're nazis about that stuff... and most everything else.

On a related note, don't you just want to see some guy show up to a KKK meeting, it's his first day and he's wearing some fresh prince of bel-air sheets?

"dude... bob... WHAT THE FUCK?"

"Well my other sheets were dirty, you haven't told me what bleach we use yet! Come on, look, it's got Carlton! He's at least half white, right?"

"...god damnit Bob..."

Maybe that could be the commercial.

"Well, at the KKK we use [brand] bleach for the absolute WHITEST WHITES! Whites so white, you'll sieg heil! Stains will be absolutely lynched."

...too far? Maybe a little.

Just a small update. I decided to email the KKK and ask what bleach they use. Here's the email.

I just wanted to write and ask what the official bleach of the KKK is? I mean, I figured you guys have GOT to have white sheets. It must be some kind of requirement or something.

Thanks for your time.

If they respond, I'll let you know.

EDIT: Holy shit, I finally got a response!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hitler board games.

I'm no fan of Hitler, for the record, but recently I heard that the nazis actually made a few board games. So I thought, what if there had been a lot more Hitler-inspired board games? Here's what I think they'd be called...

Nahtzi!

Don't wake Hitler.

Jew Trap.

Clue. Same name, but the guilty person is always the Jew.

The Settlers of THE WHOLE WORLD!

The game of life as a soldier for the master race.

Can you think of any more?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shooting fish in a barrel.

I was thinking about that one recently, the "like shooting fish in a barrel" saying. It's meant to imply something very easy.

What I wonder though is, where did that come from? Who came up with it? What exactly inspired that? My first thought was, this has got to be from the south. I live in the south and that sounds like a saying from around here.

Only in the south would you have a conversation like...

Well, Bill, we got 'em cornered in this barrel.

Yeah but, they're still kickin'.

I know, we've got to think of something...

Oh, I know, GET THE GUNS!

Yes, this situation clearly calls for firearms! You sir are a genius!

After amusing myself with that thought I had another one... wouldn't shooting ANYTHING in a barrel puncture the barrel and drain the water? Why would you ruin a perfectly good barrel? Whoever thought of this saying was not only gun happy, but incredibly wasteful. But that was probably over-thinking it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

You know what pisses me off? Chase.

Yeah, Chase, the bank. Now, they don't piss me off because they're a bad bank, far from it. I actually liked Chase. I liked the people who worked there, I liked the ATMs which were incredibly smart and modern and I especially liked how close I live to more than one branch.

So why do they piss me off? Well, when I signed up for my checking account it was "free" checking. Recently I received a letter from Chase letting me know that the "free" checking is no longer free. They told me they were going to start charging a $12 monthly fee unless I met any of several conditions. Conditions such as having at least one direct deposit to my account of at least $500 a month. Or paying $25 per month of service or other fees.

I didn't meet the conditions, so I either kept my account and payed the fee for my "free" checking or went elsewhere. I decided to open an account with Capital One. They charge no monthly fees and have no minimum balance. So that's what I did. I hated to leave Chase, but I signed up for free checking and $12 per month is not free.

So, in conclusion, fuck you Chase for making me switch banks with your greedy bullshit.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Have movies gotten this bad, really?



I'm not exactly sure what parts of this movie are supposed to be funny. Have funny movies really gotten this unfunny? What am I missing here?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DavidGX's Brilliant Ideas.

Call of Booty: The Porn Game. Someone should make this happen.

Tanning beds for smurfs. I mean, aren't YOU curious about the color they would turn? I know I am.

A time machine. Just so I can go back in time and see how the first scale was weighed. I mean, surely you'd want to know that.

Planes to drop antacids into clouds. To fight acid rain. I'm a genius, I know.

We should all show up at a Catholic church holding a cat and ask if this is where the cat holics meeting was? Term coined by my mother.

Take really thin slices of turkey to a butcher at your local walmart, ask if he can make them thicker again.

Also, ask him if he does custom orders. Maybe you bring something in, maybe he doesn't ask where you got it.

Debit cards that withdraw from Bill Gates account. Hey, it's not like he would even notice right?

More later... maybe.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Recent ponderings...

Here's some stuff I've been wondering about lately.

If a manual or book has pages that say "This page intentionally left blank" on them... are they really blank?

Wouldn't it be awesome if commercials for restaurants that serve steak just featured really angry cows? "Hey... you... this place serve steaks. Yeah. I'm gonna fucking kill every one of you. I lost my brother yesterday, they said he was delicious... I fucking hate you."

If weebles wobble but they don't fall down then, what if you glued two of them together at each end? Would they float? What if you attach a brick to a weeble? What if you pulled the ground right out from under one, isn't that falling?

I have much to think about.