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My current printer has printed ...

madbastd 2001-10,000 pages... (310 comments) a rough guess, but then again it is more than 8 years old, and was used during a 4-year graduate degree. Good old reliable hp LaserJet 1010. HP even came through with a driver that works on Windows 7 64 bit (even if they don't publish all the tricks necessary to get it to work).

more than 3 years ago

Favorite seasonal transition?

madbastd Autumn -- Winter (451 comments)

= ski season. Either hemisphere is fine. Hands-down winner. Even though it just cost me a f*cking fractured femur. :(

more than 5 years ago

When it comes to the Swine Flu, I am ...

madbastd Re:You SHOULD be concerned. (604 comments)

Exactly right. SARS was mostly a media panic. No-one without a significant co-morbidity (e.g. a chronic illness like heart disease) died from SARS.

more than 5 years ago

Geek and Gadgets Set Cross-US Speed Record

madbastd Re:And yet will all those gadgets... (805 comments)

Despite all this rhetoric, he did it.
At last someone gets it. The guy might be a rich irresponsible asshole, but he still had the balls to do it. To gazillions of car nuts he's now immortal. That's more fame than most of us will ever have.

about 7 years ago


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