Mantorp writes "My ancient (6 or 7 yr old) PC finally died and I think it's the powersupply or motherboard or whatever, it just shuts down as soon as push the powerbutton. Anyway, it's an old single core machine and I think I deserve a new slightly faster machine. I don't want to spend more than $2-300 and it seems I can get significantly more bang for the buck by getting a kit rather than a ready made PC. But, how hard is it to assemble one of these from TigerDirect or NewEgg? My level of expertise is limited to having popped in more ram, installed a video card with a TV tuner, and replaced failed hard drives. If it's much much harder than that I'll probably screw it up." top
Mantorp writes "<URL:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6057734.st m> Human species 'may split in two' Different human sub-species predicted by Dr Oliver Curry Humanity may split into an elite and an underclass, says Dr Curry Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said.
Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge." top
Mantorp writes | more than 6 years ago
And all I've been fiddling with is the best way to get my music and movies setup to play on the Wii rather than the actual games. So far I've tried Weezo and Orb. Weezo's pages get all screwed up but Orb is choppy and keeps buffering, it also eats up a lot of CPU. Thinking of sticking it in a separate VM or get a cheapo dedicated PC for it.
Mantorp writes | about 7 years ago
Pretty frequently when my PC is running slowly and laggish my Task Manager will tell me that Internet Explorer is taking up 98-99% of the CPU while using about 70MB of RAM. However, no IE will be visible on screen. It's like it's running in stealth mode doing its own thing.
It's got XP sp2 with all the latest patches. Since I'm a cheapskate I use the AVG free edition for antivirus and Windows Defender or whatever M$'s spyware protection is called. They both tell me daily nothing is wrong.
...In 2005, 56 prisoners were murdered. There are roughly 2 million inmates held in state prisons, meaning that the homicide rate per 100,000 prisoners last year was only 2.8. That number is less than half the rate of New York City (6.6 per 100,000) and an order of magnitude lower than Baltimore (42 per 100,000). Indeed, of the 66 largest cities in the United States, only El Paso, Tex. and Honolulu, Hawaii have lower homicide rates than the state prisons...
Mantorp writes | more than 7 years ago
"I heard somebody say, Where's Mandela?' Well, Mandela's dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas," Bush said in a press conference in Washington on Thursday.
Great arena, expensive parking and beer, not so great crowd. Plenty of empty seats, at kickoff it was almost half empty. With all the hype and sellouts everywhere else I was surprised that the upper deck didn't even have to be used. The official attendance was about 17k, not terrible for soccer in the US but about 10k short of capacity.
Got to see some firsts, Beckham's first start with the Galaxy, first game as captain, first yellow card, first goal, and first assist. I also got my first glimpse of Posh but the bodyguards intimidated me into not taking pictures, I'm a failure as a paparazzo.
Mantorp writes | more than 7 years ago
Ever since I set up an ftp server the other day attempts to connect to it are coming in from all over. So now that I have their IP addresses what's the best way to figure out where they're coming from? Not interested in vigilanteism, I'm just curious.
Great come from behind win against Mexico at a heavily away team favoring Soldier Field. USA just has their number anytime they play away from the Azteca. Too bad they can't send a top squad to Venezuela. I wonder how may US fans make that trip?
So, for some reason we were moving to Paris, an apartment overlooking a big square with lots of people. My oldest daughter immediately runs outside and starts climbing on the walls of the building next door spiderman style freaking out my wife. I remember wondering if those immigrant riots took part in this part of Paris last year, but we had already decided on the apartment. I had to go back to the US for something and when I was at the airport to fly back to France, I didn't get a boarding pass because they mispronounced my name so badly I didn't know they were calling me. Then when I belatedly go to get a boarding pass, something has happened to my lips, they're huge and hurt and I can barely talk, on top of that I look like those Mexican wolf people, the ones with a faulty gene that makes hair grow on their faces. So I had hair all over my face and my mouth was enormous. Since I didn't look anything like my passport picture they didn't give me a boardingpass. Then I woke up. Weird huh?
The breakdown: Amstel Light 10 Carlsberg 43 Carlsberg Elephant 2 Corona Light 3 Guiness 15 Labatt Blue 2 Newcastle Brown Ale 6 Samuel Adams Boston Lager 113 Samuel Adams DoubleBock 6 Samuel Adams Winter Ale 6 Saranac 6 Saranac Black And Tan 6 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 23 Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 1 Yuengling Black And Tan 35 ----------------------------------------------- Total for 6 months 277