August 21st, 2009

#1688: NO arrests for threatening President Bush.

Zombietime has a blog now! I must've missed a memo!

This particular post illustrates the difference between how threats against George Bush were dealt with and how threats against Obama are dealt with.

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I think I'm all wee-weed up!

WTF does that mean, Gus? It's the same thing every year! You burn down the back yard and your wife falls down the stairs! WTF is that, Gus?

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I never dreamed I would quote Eddie Murphy when talking about a sitting President. Live and learn.

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So help me understand this:

Valerie Plame--a non-covert CIA executive--was somehow "outed" by the Bush administration to get revenge on her husband who had somehow been critical of them, and it was Bush's fault, and he should have been impeached for it. (According to our "friends" on the left.)

But it is perfectly all right for the ACLU to "share classified information and photos of undercover CIA officers with Gitmo detainees."

You know, it has been literal years since I actually expected anything other than hypocrisy from liberals? But it seems there are an awful lot of people out there who think I'm crazy when I say that there's a double standard.

Most of those people are--guess!--liberals, of course. The same guy who holds up a sign at a protest which says "KILL BUSH" will react with outrage when someone has a sign that says "KILL OBAMA". And the fact that his opinion is hypocritical won't even occur to him.

And, in fact, if you point his hypocrisy out to him, he will rationalize it any of a thousand ways. Liberals are not big on equal treatment, no matter what they say; what they want is their way, all the time.

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In several places around Outland you run into these humanoid monsters called "Gan'arg". They're short and kind of hunchbacked. Anyway, they're essentially just another variety of "generic target dummy". (You can call this class of opponent "orcs", although there will be some confusion due to the fact that orcs exist in the game both as a player race and computer opponent.)

The neat thing about the Gan'arg is the noise they make on some attacks. It sounds like he's saying, Ooh, yeah! As in, "Ooh, yeah! Lookit the blood!" or "Ooh, yeah! I'm gonna eat well tonight!" Heh.

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When Mom and I need just a few things from the store, we hit the store in town.

The place used to be named Seehausen's; but the Seehausens sold the place and now it's "Crete Country Market".

Anyway, we were in the place last week and I grabbed a bag of pork rinds because it was a buck.

I have liked pork rinds since 1985: they were featured prominently in a scene in The Sure Thing and I decided to see what was so great about them; and it turned out that despite the fact they are deep fried pig skin they actually do taste good.

For a while one could get microwave pork rinds: it came in a package just like microwave popcorn, and the pork rinds actually "popped" in the microwave. I suppose the product is still made, but the Wal-Marts which I patronized (both in Cedar Rapids) stopped carrying them, and I haven't seen it since. It's really a shame, because they were delicious. Nothing like having fresh-cooked pork rinds! (And a further plus was that it's really weird and it kind of grossed out my friends a little bit.)

The cheapo ones I got at the local store taste exactly the same as the more expensive brands. That's not surprising, considering that the ingredient list is "pork skins, salt".

My cats like them, too.

#1689: I take exception to this.

"If you’re currently using Windows Vista, the upgrade to Windows 7 is a no-brainer."

That's not so.

Look, when I first got this computer, Vista had been out for a couple of months at most, and most of what I wanted to do couldn't be done because the software didn't work with Vista. All of that has been sorted now; and Vista is playing nice.

A few months ago when I got a trojan (due to my own stupidity) I asked the computer gurus in the #gunblogger_conspiracy IRC channel for help. What kind of advice did I get? "Delete Vista and install [some flavor of Linux]".

So the other night I hopped on the channel to chat, and most of what was going on was one of the gurus trying to walk another chatter through getting an ATI video card to work correctly...under Linux.

I wish I had captured the text; really I do. The process took more than half an hour and there was a ton of BS and rebooting involved.

Then I think about upgrading the video card in this machine:

1) shut down computer
2) install card
3) boot computer
4) install drivers
5) enjoy WoW in a native resolution

It took 10 minutes. Yeah, Vista is terrible compared to Linux.

Look, I understand the advantages of *nix, really I do. But most flavors of Linux are for people who enjoy fucking around with their computers for hours at a time, and eight years as a computer hardware tech cured me of that hobby.

I want to do things on the computer, not to the computer. That's what frustrated me about Vista when it was still a new release: I was wasting time screwing around with the OS, trying to make it work.

But those problems, as I said, have been solved. The only thing I can't do on this computer which I could do on my last one is to play Carmageddon. That's it; end of list. And Win7 is not going to be able to run Carmageddon, either, so why spend $120 on the Win7 upgrade?

When I buy a new computer, it will have Win7 (or whatever the current version is) on it. That'll do.

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By the way, my P3 ran WinME for six years with hardly a hiccough. (Ever.) People tell me I am a "freak" because of that.

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We are told that the economy is now getting better. Barack Hussein has said it, and the media parrots it faithfully.

This gives the lie to that...uh, lie. Forclosure rates are continuing to rise and the biggest rise appears to be in prime mortgages.

In short: the economy is not getting any better, damn it.

#1690: WoW: Cataclysm

Blizzard is working on yet another expansion pack!

They're going to redo the maps for Azeroth and allow flying mounts to work there!

They're adding worgen and goblins. (Sucky part: you've got to be Horde if you're a goblin.)

New level cap: 85

New "continent" to explore, new battlegrounds, new raid content.

I wonder when it comes out? Around Christmas? Probably.