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The Rules for Shotgun
by ben at 31 March, 2006 - 8:06 AM
the shotgun guide has the rules... handy
Latest comment: 01 April 06, 9:02 AM

Pre-pixelated clothing
by muhgcee at 30 March, 2006 - 2:40 AM
Latest comment: 30 March 06, 2:56 AM

my first newsvine seed
by ben at 30 March, 2006 - 2:00 AM
so i've been slowly getting into newsvine... it's gaining steam, their podcasts are actually informative - granted, they have a week to prepare them, hehe...
Latest comment: 30 March 06, 2:00 AM

Spore - more!
by ben at 29 March, 2006 - 3:35 AM
hehe, just noticed muhgcee's warning above this text box, very nice...

anyway, i wanted to talk about something my brother told me about this weekend but that i didn't see until today... and that is "Spore". If you go to your search engine of choice and type in spore video game, you'll most likely find as your top link a link to this video - a demonstration of what Spore is... i.e. a simulation game of evolution. it's not due out until fall, but this looks like the coolest thing, based on design alone, that i've seen come out in a long time.

if you look at some of the videos linked there, there's a longer one where Will Wright (the creator - and check out some of what he's done) explains his motivation behind it.. a pretty cool insight into the game developers' world (especially because this is from the Game Developers' Conference).

anywho... spore, awesome idea for a game, cheers to that
Latest comment: 09 May 07, 2:44 AM

Dream Job
by Dan at 27 March, 2006 - 6:58 AM
Smirnoff Seeking Mixing Master
Shakin' up the job market.

The makers of Smirnoff vodka have a job opening for an enthusiastic drinks guru.

The Smirnoff Cocktail Consultant is expected to spend his or her time researching cocktail culture across the country and providing twice yearly Smirnoff Cocktail Trend Reports with an emphasis on vodka based beverages.
They will receive a salary and expense budget of $100,000 to identify the latest and greatest in the world of drinks for a one-year term.

http://www.cocktail.com/destinations/2005/SmirnoffConsultant.htm
Latest comment: 27 March 06, 6:58 AM

St. Patrick's Day in Boston
by ralph at 27 March, 2006 - 2:11 AM
Aaaahhh....good times. That warm blast from the subway vent felt great up my kilt...

There you go, muhgcee....
Latest comment: 28 March 06, 8:08 PM

friday fun
by mffree at 24 March, 2006 - 2:24 AM
Latest comment: 24 March 06, 7:28 AM

thinking of getting a new car
by muhgcee at 23 March, 2006 - 9:20 PM
Update...


Honda Civic Si. 197 horsepower. 0 - 60 in 6.9 seconds. Slalom as fast as the $86,000 Dodge Viper. Yay.






Well...didn't see it coming, but I got a raise. And two days ago, my rear passenger tire went flat, and it looks like it is going flat every two days. Also my check engine light just came on. So I am thinking...why not get a new car?

My current car is a 1994 Lexus ES300 with 85,000 miles, worth about $5,000 - $6,000. And I think I will put $10,000 down. I am looking at:

$33,295 BMW 325i - RWD, 215HP, manual 20/30
$31,359 Lexus IS250 - RWD, 204HP, manual, 20/29
$22,485 Ford Mustang - 210HP, manual, 19/28

Those prices are after I have added the features I want. I would like to keep it at $33k max...but preferably closer to $30k. What do you all think between those three? Or should I be looking at something else?

Also, I have always found the whole service/warranty thing to be rather boring, but it is obviously pretty important. Any insight on service and warranty with those car companies?
Latest comment: 27 March 06, 7:13 PM

Region-Free PS3
by elfie at 23 March, 2006 - 3:09 AM
Good news for game importers. Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 will be region-free for games (not for movies).

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/697/697656p1.html
Latest comment: 23 March 06, 5:28 AM

ok, we need this...
by ben at 23 March, 2006 - 2:06 AM
for cruising the desert...

that looks kind of like the pleasure barge from star wars, but more like the ass kickin' transport of of Anarchy X's post apocalyptic dreams!
Latest comment: 23 March 06, 2:34 AM

Azureus Vs. uTorrent
by ben at 22 March, 2006 - 7:03 AM
I've got to say, i've gone the opposite way from carl franklin (nice domain name, by the way), and tossed uTorrent for Azureus. In addition to the comment i left (uTorrent just kept stealing more of my RAM), uTorrent didn't like the nVidia firewall that i have installed, and even though it was off, kept warning me that it didn't like it... and that nVidia's firewall is buggy (which is why i turned it off, but still, that's mean).

anywho... what do you guys like more? i like Azureus well enough...
Latest comment: 10 October 06, 7:34 AM

Our New Laptop
by elfie at 21 March, 2006 - 10:46 PM
Dell E1505 Dual Core T2500 2GHz
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400

15.4 in wide screen
60GB SATA HD
8X CD/DVD+-RW w/ dual-layer DVD+R
Integrated 10/100 Lan + Modem
Internal Wirless a/g and Bluetooth
85 WHr 9-cell LIon Battery
Windows Media Center 2005 w/remote

$2060.00sub-total
-750.00off $1999 coupon
-25.00Dell Preferred Account coupon
-35.00eBay coupon
+0.00free shipping
+62.51tax
$1312.51shipped

thank you slickdeals

my only complaint is that the integrated LAN isn't gigabit, but there was no upgrade option for it
Latest comment: 22 March 06, 6:04 AM

how do you not pick a scab?
by ben at 21 March, 2006 - 3:49 AM
so many of you know that i cut my thumb while changing one of the lightbulbs at work last tuesday. now you all do...

anyway, it's healing nicely, but that means it's at that point where it itches like crazy... you know what i mean. you KNOW what's going to happen, you even have the shortest path to the band aids planned out, but you can't NOT pick the damn scab. that's where i am...

anyone have any suggestions?
Latest comment: 23 March 06, 5:28 AM

newsvine
by ben at 20 March, 2006 - 1:30 PM
i don't remember if i wrote about newsvine before, but here you go...

it reminds me a bit of kuro5hin, which was popular a few years ago, but has now died out a lot... except that newsvine is for any news. the problem i'm seeing is that not enough people seem to be using it, or at least not enough are contributing to it to make it competitive with /. or digg. i like the format of newsvine better - it's more like a newspaper in navigability, which i like.

i've got an account, but i'm also not sure how to put it to use... do i go scour for news and post it on here, do i just respond to what's listed, i'm not sure what the expectations are of the users either... but at least there's some good reading there, if you're looking for another good source of news
Latest comment: 20 March 06, 1:30 PM

?
by mffree at 20 March, 2006 - 4:40 AM
Latest comment: 20 March 06, 7:44 AM

SF War Protest on Wikinews
by muhgcee at 18 March, 2006 - 11:40 AM
(almost) Direct copy/paste from my site:

I wrote up a short article on Wikinews: Thousands in San Francisco protest US wars.

It isn't a great article, and it is pretty short, but it is kind of neat to write your own news. Also, the nice thing is that other people can go in there and edit it - add more information and such.


And now my picture is on the main page.
Latest comment: 18 March 06, 11:40 AM

Roomba Frogger!
by cgaither at 17 March, 2006 - 3:41 PM
linky that doesn't break the site.

When I saw this I simply HAD to post here - I can hear Ben laughing now...
Latest comment: 20 March 06, 11:51 PM

Infinite Crisis on Infinite Earths
by elfie at 16 March, 2006 - 1:20 PM
So I'm fairly certain that almost nobody here cares about comic book continuity or any such things other than me, but I figured I'd post this here anyway just to leech off of Ben's Google Ranking.

But if I'm wrong and you actually do care, I'd love your input. For those that don't know, Crisis on Infinite Earths was DC Comics' 1985 attempt to "fix" their continuity by merging all of their multiple universes into one. Last year they began the sequel to that story, Infinite Crisis. What I'm attempting to do is put together a list of all of the trades that tie these two stories together (It's not gay dad, it's trade!). So without further ado, here's Crisis2Crisis.com. Taste that DHTML. oh yeah.
Latest comment: 16 March 06, 10:57 PM

good craic!
by ben at 16 March, 2006 - 4:57 AM
exporting irishness is cool...

2 things i learned... almost ALL of the alcohol i imbibe comes from one company, and st. patrick's day in ireland lasts a week now, and brings in 60 million quid...
Latest comment: 20 March 06, 12:30 PM

so very cool
by typhoid at 16 March, 2006 - 3:57 AM
Latest comment: 16 March 06, 3:12 PM

these are awesome
by ben at 16 March, 2006 - 3:34 AM
Techcrunch has an article about 2 awesome sites... one real and one fake - both antisocial... heheheh, check 'em out
Latest comment: 20 March 06, 6:36 AM

nokia 770 has VPN now
by ben at 14 March, 2006 - 6:57 AM
via internet tablet talk i found this link showing vpn software for the 770... fancy!
Latest comment: 17 March 06, 10:28 AM

How long has THAT been broken?
by elfie at 12 March, 2006 - 2:47 AM
Benx0r, or someone else with the appropriate access, should fix the UnCyclopedia link in the Link-O-Matic.

That is all.
Latest comment: 16 March 06, 6:28 AM

Feature Requests
by muhgcee at 10 March, 2006 - 10:32 AM
I've got ftp access from Ben. I am backing up the site now before I screw everything up.

Submit your feature requests...hopefully minor to start.
Latest comment: 14 March 06, 7:47 AM

Ahh! Atoms!
by muhgcee at 10 March, 2006 - 4:48 AM
Oh noes! Iran has atoms! And they are planning on using them!

Bush says diplomacy way to tackle Iran atom threat



Hehe. Gotta love those headline writers.
Latest comment: 10 March 06, 5:49 PM

Interview with Torvalds
by muhgcee at 10 March, 2006 - 3:37 AM
I suggest that you all read this interview with Linus Torvalds. It is about GPLv3 and its possible use with Linux. I found myself thinking a question...and then they would ask the question.

My only gripe is that they refer to Linux as being Linus', and they refer to it as an operating system. Linux is a kernel, and GNU/Linux is an operating system.
Latest comment: 13 March 06, 8:53 AM

Real Life Simpsons
by ralph at 10 March, 2006 - 1:12 AM
This is just awesome. I'm not even sure how I found this, but it's so cool.

Real Life Simpsons
Latest comment: 13 March 06, 8:52 AM

Jewish Haikus
by ben at 09 March, 2006 - 10:33 AM
from an email my mom sent me, i googled and found these

"Today I am a

Man. On Monday I Return

To the Seventh Grade."
Latest comment: 09 March 06, 10:33 AM

Origami
by muhgcee at 09 March, 2006 - 1:22 AM
Again, for those who don't read Slashdot:
MS unveils Origami.

I don't see anything special here. Why should I buy one of these?

Latest comment: 09 March 06, 6:44 AM

Gogol Bordello, I demand you!
by ben at 08 March, 2006 - 8:25 AM
via BoingBoing, i learned that eventful (which powers podbop - famous people who put my idea to use) allows demands. so i demanded Gogol Bordello come to baltimore... so please, go there, and demand them too, then, when they come, come to the show!

i LIKE this feature
Latest comment: 10 March 06, 3:25 AM

Journey of Man
by ben at 08 March, 2006 - 3:13 AM
i got this from AnarchyX folks. Yes. From AnarchyX. And i'm posting it. The Journey Of Man... it's actually awesome. and educational.
Latest comment: 08 March 06, 3:13 AM

New way to steal music
by Dark_Knight at 08 March, 2006 - 3:13 AM
This company found a new way to steal music. It sounds very similar to an idea that Ben had a few years ago.

la la beta
Latest comment: 08 March 06, 7:00 AM

More free crap
by muhgcee at 07 March, 2006 - 9:24 PM
Based on the popularity of the Tor shirt I was trying to give away (Ben is evidently the only cool one here - he is taking it), I am giving away a few DVDs. I've got them ripped to my HD now so I have no use for the physical discs anymore:

Barbershop (This is actually a good movie)
South Central
Signs

So send your address to stu@fourmajor.com and I will shoot them off to you for free.
Latest comment: 20 March 06, 9:43 AM

WTF, Mate?
by elfie at 07 March, 2006 - 10:24 AM
Um, so I'm trying to use the Windows Components Add/Remove to install IIS as I have countless times in the past with other windows installations... Why am I now getting this?

As you can see, the file definitely exists in the folder it is looking for it in. If I try popping in the original install CD (not SP), it still says it can't copy the file. If I cancel this one file, the next one fails and so forth.

WTF, mate?
Latest comment: 23 March 06, 9:47 PM

work music?
by ben at 07 March, 2006 - 8:23 AM
i know that when i need to concentrate on a problem, or it's getting loud in the office, i turn on winamp and find something to listen to to zone out of the world and focus... right now i have the Cure's Greatest Hits on, but other favorites are RJD2, Gogol Bordello, Travis, Gotan Project and Death Cab for Cutie...

i know ralph turns on his iPod when he needs to and plays some punk, or ABBA, you know, whatever works, hehehe... what about the rest of you? what work music do you like?
Latest comment: 08 March 06, 7:05 AM

microsoft to compete with my tablet?
by ben at 07 March, 2006 - 6:16 AM
here's a cool video about Project Origami, looks like mine does pretty much everything they're showing, but you have to tweak it to do so...
Latest comment: 07 March 06, 8:56 AM

connection never felt so good!
by ben at 06 March, 2006 - 11:49 AM
just got done installing the drivers for my motherboard's ethernet drivers, that's excellent! now for the rest!
Latest comment: 07 March 06, 2:43 PM

feature creature
by ben at 02 March, 2006 - 10:00 AM
Some people are putting software out that lets you edit or update or post to your blog without having to be online - an app that runs on your box and lets you post

now i know we're not very popular, but after v5 comes out for EA, would you guys use something like that? I know some of you have complained that the session times you out if you take too long to write something.

if you are like me, and use notepad to write your post first, this isn't such a big deal, but blogjet and w.bloggar give you pretty interfaces and whatnot...

so, let me know if you like this idea...
Latest comment: 03 March 06, 5:53 AM

Vote for Dubya or...
by muhgcee at 01 March, 2006 - 2:05 AM
If you had to pick one or the other, would you vote for Dubya or...
Michael Moore?
Mandy Moore?
John Kerry?
Hillary Clinton?
Jerry Falwell?
Dick Cheney?
Jeb Bush?
Charlton Heston?
Steve Jobs?
Richard Stallman?
Ben?
Casey?
Spike?
Latest comment: 02 March 06, 8:06 PM

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