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Support American Business. Buy an Xbox 360

MiTEG support chinese labor (3 comments)

I know you're being facetious, but the new Xbox will be manufactured by a Singapore-based company using factories in China and Mexico.

more than 9 years ago

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chat logs and timezones

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 10 years ago

No wonder people think Americans are jackasses. By the time Europeans are waking up, Americans are just getting home from a night of drinking. Needless to say the resulting conversations aren't pretty.

Anyway... I have mod points! Post here and be modded up (mod points expire in 12 hours or so).

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forever in a day

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 10 years ago

waking up to slowly to find it has been a dream, a lifetime past.
and now I realize I will have to do it all again.
can I mourn the death of a nonexistent self?

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Beck's Dark

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Perfection in a bottle. Could there be a greater beer? It's been on sale for three weeks now, $4.99 for a six pack. Good for me, bad for my grades.

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TACOS!

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I'd like to shake the hand of the genius that came up with that idea. I've never really had good tacos, but I tried making them last night... wow! I could probably eat 20 of em.

Ground beef, cheese, tomato, lettuce and some other stuff. Cook it or something then mix together and eat.

It's the MiTEG Food Plan ® - All Tacos, All The Time TM

Hm.. it seems I have mod points... come here for all your abusive moderating needs!

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3.5 liters of whiskey, $300 in cash, and a sleeping bag

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Am I forgetting anything? Does it matter?
I'm leaving for Las Vegas in 9 hours for a few days.

=]

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The Most Disturbing Movie of the Year

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I give the award to Ken Park. It's painful to watch.

Before I saw it, I would have given the award to Irréversible, but this movie is at least ten times more disturbing.

I'd write more, but I hate spoiling movies for people.

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The Doom Generation

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Definitely the strangest movie I've ever seen- The Doom Generation

I watch a lot of movies, so that's definitely saying something. The copy I saw was the unrated version, so I assume it was more graphic than the R-rated theatrical release. I'm still trying to decide whether I liked it or not (maybe I saw more than there really was?) But any movie that still has me thinking about it the next day can't be all bad.

Definitely not for the squeamish, though. 60% of the movie was people being killed, people having sex, or people doing both. And that's not an exaggeration.

I think what I liked (hated?) about it is that fact that the director seems to throw out all preexisting notions of filmmaking.

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21,701 Roses

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

There are 21,701 roses on the wallpaper of the north side of my kitchen.

And my kitchen has a sliding door! I've been living here for a year, why did I never notice that?

I feel kinda funny (strange-funny, not climbing-rope in-gym-class-funny).

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the sun is shining!!!

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I can see the sun! I think this is the first non-foggy day since the beginning of June.

Mixed emotions, but overall I think this will be
a good day.

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pictures of the destruction

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

More stuff about the broken window I discovered last night-

I really wish the heating vents were not directly beneath the window. It's going to be a pain to open them up and clean out all the glass shards.

So am I supposed to knock out the rest of the window or just leave it the way it is until I find a window guy?

I'm really glad this is San Diego and I would probably just have the window open anyway.

Anyway, here are some pics taken with my cheap webcam.

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broken glass

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I came home after being away for a while to find the upstairs sliding glass door shattered.

I don't know what broke it, maybe a bird or something, but I don't think it could have survived the impact and I didn't find a body.

None of my stuff is missing, and if someone wanted to break into my place the 1st floor would have been easier... though a burglar would make for a better story.

I looked a bit online and found the replacement costs will be $400 or more. Does that sound right? It looks like about a 4' by 6' pane.

I'll post pics in the morning, it does look kinda cool. Right now I have about a billion glass shards to pick out of the carpet =[

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perception is not reality

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

So polished and clean, the truth is hidden.

When did life become a video game?

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Happiness in a Glass

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

50% part whiskey
50% part sour mix
100% fun

I started drinking whiskey sours around christmas but hadn't had one since. Kind of a girly drink, but those things go down so easy. JD was on sale so I hooked myself up. Now I'm in real trouble. I'm in the habit of making them like I do gin & tonics, except instead of 2 shots alcohol it's 50% (though by the end of a long evening I end up drinking the whiskey straight).

Expect many nonsensical journal entries from me in the near future :] :] :]

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Bittorrent causing kernel panics?

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

BitTorrent is an awesome idea. If you haven't tried it, next time you download something big, check it out. It's use has skyrocketed, ranging in use from the perfectly legitimate to things of questionable legality.

There are a couple of reasons why I love it. The biggest is that I can run it with no GUI and just ncurses and python2. Very cool. And setting the max_upload_rate to prevent saturating the upload is easy.

But I have one big problem. BitTorrent seems to randomly cause kernel panics in my system, which is ... inconvenient. The torrent-talk Yahoo group doesn't seem to be much help, but I haven't posted a message there yet.

I have a feeling the problem is in my hardware. The system hangs at the bios initialization unless I give it a gentle *WHACK* before powering on. Journal recovery fails a quarter of the time. And the network card's autosensing abilities are fairly dodgy. It's on its final days, a laptop that I acquired in 1997 and probably traveled with in excess of 20,000 miles. The battery died long ago and the hinges are broken. The "manufacturer" went out of business in 1998. But I'm really attached to it, I don't want it to die.

Ahhh, I had a lot of fun time with this machine. It took me all the way through high school. But its brothers were laid to rest long ago, perhaps it is time... *sniff* so many memories.

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Breakfast

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Looks like pizza for breakfast this morning.

Last night it was between burgers and pizza for dinner and the beef won, so this is the only obvious conclusion.

I love making my own food :)

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Oh oh ohhh

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

So I get a "transfer admit day" email from UCSD and think, damn, I better check my transfer status. Click click badda bing, I'm in! w00t! No more putt putting around bs CC classes! Man, I would have been pissed if it had been a rejection... It's a 10 minute walk to UCSD and 25 minuted drive to state.

Let all the other slackers out there learn from this, I'm just about the biggest slacker out there. WE're talking I wrote the application essay at 11:30 pm when the deadline was midnight, no bs.

And the best part is I have a a four month summer break. Sure beats last summer when I got out late June and started early August.

So tonight we shall celebrate. I've got soem sangria in the fridge and believe I have perfected the recipe to my taste, too bad it's a bit too early to start. For those interested, here it is:

Sangria
1 750 mL red wine
2 cups rum
1 orange, peeled and sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
3/4 cup strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar

Mix it all together and stuff, then let it sit in the fridge for a while. Drink away! Serves 2. I'ts become a weekly tradition here.

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Hmmm....

MiTEG MiTEG writes  |  more than 11 years ago

The "Best if sold by 5/19/01" label is just a recommendation, right? We'll see :/

Definitely won't be as bad as this one time in high school heh, uhhh never mind I don't want to talk about that.

Stupid Time Warner and Comcast. I was home last week for spring break and found the Comcast cable connection went down more than a 2 dolla uhh, then I come back Sunday to find Road Runner giving me the shaft. It just came back up a few minutes ago.

Interesting having no net connection. Turned out I was a lot more "productive"- I played all the way through MOH:AA (though I can't say it was a long game), read a few books. Trigger by Arthur C. Clarke and some other dude was pretty cool, it had everything in it. Reminded me of a Clancy novel. IT did make me a bit paranoid.

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