atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6308: I just realized this book will never be published.

AV has a female focus character who:
1) Is not instantly good at everything she tries
2) can not beat up a man who is similarly skilled in martial arts
3) won't cut her hair solely so she can wear a space suit
4) likes being a woman and would never change that
5) when abruptly thrust into a command situation, fails.
This book is doomed.

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So, the airplanes were flying below a hundred feet?

Here's a hint: the only time you fly below a hundred feet is when you're landing. No one was landing in the middle of the friggin' ocean.

* * *

John C. Wright continues to fisk The Last Jedi. There's a reason the movie felt so lackluster: it was.

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This chart is an excellent piece of evidence for the claim that we fell into a depression in 2000. Summary: "...China has been strip-mining the U.S. economy of high value-added industries and high-wage jobs...."

That's why I'm not worried about a "trade war" with China. They need us a lot more than we need them.

* * *

Yesterday I tried an experiment.

You see, I realized that if I were to borrow the 120 GB SSD from the laptop Seiren I could put it into my desktop computer, copy WoW to it, and see how much faster it was.

It took me an inordinate amount of time to find a frigging SATA cable, but then it was a matter of minutes to plug it in and check it out. Took a while to copy WoW over (it's a mere 55 GIGABYTES WTF) but once it was there, it was fast.

A loading screen that takes 2-3 minutes with the spinning metal drive takes about ten seconds with the SSD.

So--tomorrow we're going to Best Buy to pick up a couple 120 GB drives. I'll install them in our computers and we'll use them for WoW. Just in time for the new expansion pack!

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Well, that's about all I've got. Today was a Friday, as usual, and nothing special about it. Whee!

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