Tuesday, December 28, 2010
There are Larrabee (GPU) characteristics in the Sandy Core so it will be cheaper, and better at 2D desktop acceleration at lower price points then without Larrabee characteristics. L3 cache of 20 MB or 2.5 MB per core. The Radeon HD 5970 is good for another 2 years. If the Sandy Bridge CPU is out of the question by December 2011, I'll settle for the latest high-end XFX Radeon GPU or combine birthday money with it.
Meanwhile, I'll upgrade my Android 1.7 Anchos 7 to a Android 2.2 Archos 10 next Birthday and sell the old one off Amazon! Or if my parents cannot afford a Sandy Bridge CPU, I'll convince them to combine birthday money and Christmas presents towards one.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
NZXT PHAN-001WT Phantom
Intel 980x 12 MB L3 at 3.3 GHz
Corsair XMS3 8GB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz Kit 2x4GB
750 GB HDD SATA 2x
RAdeon HD 5970 Black Edition from last year
Cooler Master Hyper N520 Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler (C283-1202 )
Corsair HX850W 850W Modular Power Supply
ASUS P6X58D Premium Intel X58 Socket LGA1366 MB
NZXT PHAN-001WT Phantom Full-Tower Case - E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, 5 x 5.25" Bays, 7 x 3.5"Bays, 200mm LED Fan, White
Noctua NF-P14 FLX Case Fan - 140mm, SCD2, SSO Bearing
Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA
Footage (MPEG4 AVC)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The USA has serious socio-economic problems such as a nearly 10 trillion dollar debt which equates to roughly $40,000 debt per person. Lack of health insurance coverage causes 18,000 unnecessary American deaths a year. Women are 70 percent more likely to die in childbirth in America than in Europe Being that the USA is about 15 times as populous as Australia, makes the fact that the USA is #1 in the world for GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.
In Australia a citizen only has a .0000006% shot of becoming a billionare,... in the USA a citizen has a .0000013% shot at becoming a billionare! Twenty percent of Americans think the sun orbits the earth. Seventeen percent believe the earth revolves around the sun once a day.
The United States has lost 1.3 million jobs to China in the last decade
In Australia, overall, almost half (46%) of men and women reported having experienced an assault and/or sexual assault since the age of 15.
Twelve million American families--more than 10 percent of all U.S. households--"continue to struggle, and not always successfully, to feed themselves." Families that "had members who actually went hungry at some point last year" numbered 3.9 million"
The USA's poverty percentage is currently between 12 and 15% with roughly 40% (about 120 million people) will fall below the poverty line in the next 10 years. Not only this, but according to the human poverty index, 20% of americans lack functional literary skills and 17% of people fall below 50% of the median income.
According to the" The Human Development Index (HDI) is an index combining normalized measures of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. It is claimed as a standard means of measuring human development, a concept that, according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) refers to the process of widening the options of persons, giving them greater opportunities for education, health care, income, employment, etc. " Australia has , FOUR Australian cities are in the top ten (Melbourne 2nd, Perth 4th, Adelaide tied at 7th, and Sydney tied at 9th). The list shows five Australian cities gracing the top 50, the first US city to appear on that list is Honolulu which ranks 28.
The USA has 1,867,059 acres of productive rich land, one of the richest nations in natural resources!!!
Australia has only 468,502 acres of arable land! That is pretty limiting!
One in every 911 people in Australia go bankrupt.
Around 20% of all bankruptcies in Australia are business related (not personal).
50% of Australian bankruptees owe less than $20,000, and 12% have been bankrupt before.
Australian People under the age of 40 are the most likely to be declared bankrupt.
Personal reasons (like illness) and economic conditions are the two biggest contributors to Australian business filing for bankruptcy.
Gnome 2.32.2 screenshot
KDE 4.6 screenshot
KDE 4.6 beta 2
Firefox 4.0 beta 7
WINE programs never crashed running 5 hours.
OpenSuse 11.4 Milestone 5 will boot from YAST with all XFCE, LXDE, KDE, and Gnome installed. FXCE won't show up even though programs will. Expect it to freeze up when memory gets exceeded (with 512 MB of RAM), and if you have 768 MB or 1 GB of RAM than you have no worries. The crashing is 100% RAM related. Wants to go into "Fast boot" than its slow boot fail-safe kicks in after 20 seconds.
To avoid crashing, I looked up "Resolution" in KDE menu search-box and used KDM to change the resolution to 1280x768 with those PCs on 512 MB of RAM. This crash phenomenon is known to happen in KDE 4.4.4 in OpenSuse 11.3
KDE 4.6 beta 2 looks cool by itself. No more kernel lock to increase performance by 10%! LXDE stilll a great desktop shell, and didn't crash. Best for 512 MB of RAM PCs.
Gnome 2.32.2 never crashed yet. LibreOffice looks and acts like OpenOffice. no complaints. Had to install VLC to play audio codec.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
#20 San Francisco, Calif.
#19 Lexington, KY
#18 Norwich, Conn.
#17 Lancaster, Pa.
#16 Minneapolis, Minn.
#15 Raleigh, NC
#14 Santa Cruz, Calif.
#13 Killeen, Tex.
#12 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
#11 Naples, Fla.
#10 Oxnard, Calif.
#9 Ogden, Utah
#8 Washington, D.C. Metro Area
#7 San Jose, Calif.
#6 Santa Barbara, Calif.
#5 Santa Rosa, Calif.
#4 Provo, Utah
#3 Honolulu, Hawaii
#2 Holland, Mich.
#1 Boulder, Colo.
Say away from bankrupted California. I heard one of my classmates was going to bolder, Co. Can't afford the plain ticket and rentals.
Best places to restart career
15. San Francisco, CA
14. Minneapolis, MN
13. Boston, MA
12. Des Moines, IA
11. New York, NY
10. Tulsa, OK
9. Denver, CO
8. Pittsburgh, PA
7. Nashville, TN
6. Seattle, WA
5. Washington, DC
4. Midland, TX
3. Dallas, TX
2. Omaha, NE
1. Houston, TX
Stay away from bankrupted California and drug war overrun South Texas
THE CITY THAT HAS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS IS....MURDERAPOLIS. Otherwise, you can move to Utopia (San Fransisco) if you can handle extreme weirdness.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Now tonight, we're having deja-vu of the Northeaster Storm in Late October to November 1991. Tonight is going to be historic in Wisconsin.
I now officially have two associate degrees, but it isn't anything to get excited for. This is because no employer takes 2 year ppl.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
OpenSolaris 2009.06 was using 111b kernel/Gnome 2.26. Solaris 11 Express is using the 151a kernel. Uses 446 MB with one tab in Firefox open.
Theoretically more stable than Linux
Monday, December 6, 2010
I can get friends just by owning one. Having the most bizarre/strange mammal in a 5 mile radius anyhow.
Found a breeder in Minneapolis.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I had an extra Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and 3 GB of DDR2 laying around. I got the ASUS M2N68-AM Plus motherboard. Afterward, I installed Windows 7 and OpenSuse 11.3 on it yesterday. That PC has a bunch of freeware games, Roms, and advanced audio coding archives on it. People normally buy Serial SATA Power Data to 4 Pin IDE+SATA Data Cable for your IDE hard drives now-a-days which cost $5.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Geforce GTX 280 screenshot, 6 GB of RAM, C2Q Q9550.
I recommend it to any mainstream RPG Fan whose lost their hardcoreness, yet became Wii casual in preference. I am also playing Vanquish on PS3 and gotten 10 hours into the adventure. It's fun. I kick a lot of butt in it
Saturday, November 20, 2010
1.) The Dark Knight
2.) Batman Begins
3.) Iron Man 2
4.) Iron Man
5.) Spiderman 2
7.) Spiderman 3
9.) Star Trek (2009)
10.) End of Evangelion or
Eva: We Are [Not] Alone
It isn't beginning with Children of Men, and doesn't have District 9 in it. The movie scores are way better too.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
…Supposedly, Google’s Chrome Netbook is expected to be made by Inventec and will be shipping 60,000 to 70,000 units in their initial shipment. After this Chrome notebook is announced, the source that spoke with Digitimes reports that Acer and Hewlett-Packard will follow up with products in December. Both follow-up products will be manufactured by Quanta Computer.
I doubt that Chrome OS can outdo Ubuntu in the desktop market anytime in the future. It may make it into the top 10 linux distros, but it won't have the huge impact like Google says it will.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Those really old pcs, you got something 'ICEWM' would be installed on
Running LXDE inside openSUSE 11.3 (first time it came out) 388 MB used at 1680x1020
Is Android on your gizmo your only Linux?
Sunday, November 7, 2010
24. GlaDOS (Portal)
23. Kane (Command & Conquer)
22. Mother Brain (Metroid)
21. M Bison (Street Fighter)
20. Kefka (Final fantasy VI)
19. Psycho Mankis (Metal Gear Solid)
18. Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)
16. Andrew Ryan
15. The Master (Fallout 3)
14. Darth Malak (Knights of the Old REpublic)
13. Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal)
12. Wario (Wario Land)
11. Arthas Menethil (World of Warcraft
10. Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Code Veronica)
9. Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat)
6. Diablo (Diablo 2)
5. Dr. Breen (Half-life 2)
4. General RAMM (Gears of War)
3. The Joker (Batman)
2. Darth Vader
1. Kerrigan (Star Craft)
The top 10 toys for Christmas 2010, according to the report are:
1.) iPhone 4 (14%)
2.) iPod touch (13%)
3.) iPad (12%)
4.) Kinect for Xbox (6%)
5.) Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters / Kung Zhu Hamsters (5%)
6.) Flip Video camera (4%)
7.) Toy Story 3 Jet Pack Buzz Lightyear (4%)
8.) PlayStation Move (4%)
What’s more amazing is that 39 percent of children in all age categories surveyed wanted Apple products, while 17% of 5-8 yeaer old’s wanted something from Apple, 50% of 9-12 year olds wanted an Apple product and 13-16 years olds requested Apple products 66% of the time.
With 2,138 children polled the numbers should be a pretty accurate demographic for U.S. Children.
You know what? This toy industry going bankrupt thing was already predicted in a videogame called Syberia from 2002 and it got 9.1. I came across it reading Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition and Monkey Island LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition. I do not own the Xbox version.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Last night saw New York’s Times Square turned into a shrine for Microsoft’s Kinect. In an opulent/obscene (delete as you see fit) display of corporate wealth, the company booked the entire square for its launch of Kinect, and put on a spectacular show.
While rapper Ne-Yo led hundreds of dancers through a routine, every one of the jumbotron screens in Times Square displayed Kinect advertising. Traffic through the whole area was blocked, and queues reportedly stretched for three blocks. Those at the front had waited since Monday to be first.
Kotaku has a few shots of the event in progress, so go >here for more. It looks like some sort of modern Nuremberg Rally for soccer moms, but you can’t argue about Microsoft’s commitment to force-feeding Kinect to the whole of the civilized world.
Microsoft recently announced it was aiming for 5 million Kinect sales by the end of 2010. On this form, you can actually see them pulling it off.
* Crew: 1
* Length: 19.8 m (65.9 ft)
* Wingspan: 14 m (46.6 ft)
* Height: 6.05 m (19.8 ft)
* Wing area: 78.8 m2 (848.1 ft2)
* Empty weight: 18,500 kg (40,785 lb)
* Loaded weight: 26,000 kg (57,320 lb)
* Useful load: 7,500 kg (combat load) (16,534 lb)
* Max takeoff weight: 37,000 kg (81,570 lb)
* Powerplant: 2× New unnamed engine by NPO Saturn and FNPTS MMPP Salyut of 175 kN each. Prototype with AL-41F1 of 147 kN each, definitive version with new engine >157 kN
* Maximum Fuel weight: 10,300 kg (22,711 lb)
* Maximum speed: 2,100 - 2,600 km/h (Mach 2+) (1,305 - 1,625 mph) ; at 17,000 m (45,000 ft) altitude
* Cruise speed: 1,300 - 2,100 km/h (808 - 1312.5 mph)
* Ferry range: 5,500 km (3417 miles)
* Service ceiling: 20,000 m (65,616 ft)
* Rate of climb: 350 m/sec (68,900 ft/min)
* Wing loading: 330(normal) - 470(maximum) kg/m2 (67(normal) - 96(maximum) lb/ft2)
* Thrust/weight: 1.19 at 30,000kg weight. 1.37 at 26,000kg 
* Maximum g-load: 10-11 g
* Guns: None on prototype. Apparent provision for a cannon (most likely GSh-301).Possible two 30mm cannons
* Hardpoints: Two internal bays estimated at 4.6-4.7 metres by 1-1.1 metres. . Other sources suggest two auxiliary internal bays for short range AAMS and 6 external hardpoints
N050(?)BRLS AFAR/AESA built by Tikhomirov NIIP and based on Tikhomirov NIIP N035 Irbis-E . It will be the second aircraft based AESA Radar to be built by Russia, the first being the Phazotron NIIR ZHUK-A Radar in the MIG-35.
Two Izdeliye 810 Extended beyond visual range missiles per weapons bay. Multiple Izdeliye 180 / K77M beyond visual range missiles. K74 and K30 within visual range missiles can also be carried.
Two KH38M or KH58 USHK air-to-ground missiles per weapons bay. Multiple 250–500 kg precision guided bombs per weapons bay, with a maximum of ten bombs in internal bays
Other possible loads include one 1500 kg bomb per weapons bay or two 400 km+ range anti-AWACS weapons on external hard-points. A maximum weapons load of 7500 kg is reported.
* Crew: 1
* Length: 62 ft 1 in (18.90 m)
* Wingspan: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)
* Height: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
* Wing area: 840 ft² (78.04 m²)
* Airfoil: NACA 64A?05.92 root, NACA 64A?04.29 tip
* Empty weight: 43,430 lb (19,700 kg)
* Loaded weight: 64,460 lb (29,300 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 83,500 lb (38,000 kg)
* Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 Pitch Thrust vectoring turbofans
o Dry thrust: 23,500 lb (104 kN) each
o Thrust with afterburner: 35,000+ lb (156+ kN) each
* Fuel capacity: 18,000 lb (8,200 kg) internally, or 26,000 lb (11,900 kg) with two external fuel tanks
* Maximum speed:
o At altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h)
o Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h)
* Range: >1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km) with 2 external fuel tanks
* Combat radius: 410 nmi (471 mi, 759 km)
* Ferry range: 2,000 mi (1,738 nmi, 3,219 km)
* Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (19,812 m)
* Wing loading: 77 lb/ft² (375 kg/m²)
* Thrust/weight: 1.08 (1.26 with loaded weight & 50% fuel)
* Maximum design g-load: -3.0/+9.0 g
USAF poster overview of key features and armament
* Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A2 Vulcan 6-barreled gatling cannon in starboard wing root, 480 rounds
* Air to air loadout:
o 6× AIM-120 AMRAAM
o 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder
* Air to ground loadout:
o 2× AIM-120 AMRAAM and
o 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder for self-protection, and one of the following:
+ 2× 1,000 lb (450 kg) JDAM or
+ 8× 250 lb (110 kg) GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs
* Hardpoints: 4× under-wing pylon stations can be fitted to carry 600 US gallon drop tanks or weapons, each with a capacity of 5,000 lb (2,268 kg).
* RWR (Radar warning receiver): 250 nmi (463 km) or more
* Radar: 125–150 miles (200–240 km) against 1 m2 (11 sq ft) targets (estimated range)
* Chemring MJU-39/40 flares for protection against IR missiles.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The Twin offense is led by Catcher Joe Mauer. He has another great year as he hit .327 with 9 home runs and 75 RBI. As a team they scored 781 runs for fifth best among the 14 AL clubs. Their team BA was .273 good enough for third amongst the AL teams. However they only hit 142 home runs and that is certainly due to their new home and not playing in the homer dome. The really good number here is they struck out only 967 times while drawing 559 walks.
Their pitching staff gave up 671 runs, and the staff ERA was 3.95. They were led by Carl Pavano who went 17-11 with a 3.75 ERA. As a staff they had the least amount of walks (383) of the entire American League. They struck out 1,048 batters which was just the 10th best number among AL staffs. Their closer, Joe Rauch, converted 21 saves and had a 3.12 ERA.
All in all this is a pretty solid club. Let us not forget they played half the season without Justin Morneau. However the Twins are proving that one of the better ways to win in the AL is with a strong rotation and great defense. This team gave up 1,493 hits, but only allowed 671 of those runners
to come around to score. That is a very impressive number.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Two years ago, I bought the best SCI-FI TV series, Star Trek TNG ( not really battlestar galatica). Today I'm getting the 2nd best SCI-FI series where The Gray making a cameo appearance. The first movie was pretty good. The 2nd movie was disappointing.
A lot better than Warehouse 13 or star trek voyager!
Here's my Jack-o-lantern this year.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Recent sales make happy reading for Sony also: since May 2010, 5.6 million PS3s have been sold, compared to 4.3 million Xbox 360s.
This isn’t necessarily a surprise. Previous reports have indicated that the PS3 was slowly overturning the Xbox 360′s headstart, and now one analyst is predicting Sony’s tortoise will grab second place (behind Nintendo’s all-conquering Wii) from Microsoft’s hare by the end of 2012. Take the mic, EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich:
“Worldwide, Sony will eventually take the lead from Microsoft, likely by the end of 2012. North America is a tougher challenge, and as we have seen lately Microsoft’s lead is widening. I don’t know if the PlayStation 3 will ever overtake the Xbox 360 in North America. Maybe 2014? 2016?”
Of course, as Divnich later points out, third place doesn’t seem so bad this generation. While Nintendo’s GameCube suffered from its third place finish in the last console generation, it only sold around 22 million units. With years left in the tank, both the PS3 and Xbox 360 have almost doubled that, and have a better software tie-in ratio (that is, how many games every console owner is buying).
So, could this be the first console generation where three platforms sell 75 million+ units each? The Wii’s already made it!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
^ blocks flash via URL bar
Also I imagine that Bluray is good for Playstation and bad for movies. DVDs are better due to saving 40% on everything. If you have a 1080i camera (and they're under $200 now), just murder the bitrate to 1 Mbps and 80 kbps he-AAC and 2 hours fit on DVD. 1080i is a good resolution. I don't know what is clearer, 720p at 2 Mbits or 1080i at 1 Mbit. It'll look like Satellite transmissions.
1 Mbit meets transparency with 2010 AVC encoders.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
1.) No Fences - Garth Brooks
2.) Ramblin Man - Waylon Jennings
3.) The Woman in Me - Shania Twain
4.) Storms of Life - Randy Travis
5.) Breathe - Faith Hill
6.) Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. - Dwight Yokam
7. Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
8.) Home - Dixie Chicks
9.) Come On Over - Shania Twain
10.) Alison Krauss & Union Station Live
11.) For My Broken Heart - Reba McEntire
12.) Blue Clear Sky - George Straight'
13.) Killin' Time - Clint Black
Friday, October 15, 2010
EBE flying an UFO!
EBE Flying an UFO 2
EBE Flying an UFO 3
Wingspan: 80 in (2032mm)
Overall Length: 55.8 in (1417.3mm)
Wing Area: 942 sq in (60.77 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 8–9 lb (3.6–4 kg)
Engine Size: .46–.52 2-stroke; .62–.82 4-stroke
Motor Size: E-flite Power 46 Brushless Outrunner
Radio: 5+ channels
Servos: 7 standard servos (6 for electric option)
Trim Scheme Colors: Turquoise (HANU898), Midnight Blue (HANU885), White (HANU870)
Wing Loading: 20–22 oz per sq ft
Prop Size: 10–14 in
Spinner Size: 2-1/4 in
Hardware Included: Yes
Speed Control : E-flite 60-Amp Pro Brushless ESC
Recommended Battery: 4S 3850–5000mAh Li-Po
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
President Obama's stimulus plan, the government will spend billions of your dollars building new roads and fixing old ones. They say they'll do it efficiently. ush hours from hell are not natural phenomena. They're manmade -- more precisely, politician-made. Private companies did a profitable project in California on Highway 91. Instead of building a brand-new road, a private developer added two lanes in the median strip of an existing highway. Many people are horrified by the idea of leasing roads to businesses. More toll roads are a must to generate money for both companies and government. They both have their share of poll roads. It'll be like freight trains paying tolls. The republican party needs to build more toll roads for us. Construction companies need to further develop tolls not in the government budget. It's common sense. Time is money. China will pass us by if US won't expand toll roads.
Core i7 980 @ 3 GHz, 8 MB L3
12 GB DDR3
1 Terabyte SATA II HDD
Crossfire Radeon HD-5770.
850W PSU (should be 1000 watts)
Windows 7 Home. (owns 7 Ultimate)
The AMD Phenom X6 will equal Core i7 950 in benchmarks (6 core v. 4 core), but I have yet to find a Radeon HD 5970 for it. I rather have a six core Phenom X6, and have a Radeon HD 5970 and don't know where the customize button is.
Hannspree ST329MUB 32" LCD TV | 1080p | 16:9 | 1300:1 Native | 10000:1 Dynamic | 4 HDMI
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Ready to bet on the price of gold? If you think it’s going to head upwards you might want to stop by your local Gold Bar dispensing ATM machine and make a withdrawal.
The Gold ATMs look like a standard ATM, standing at approximately 6 feet tall, but unlike your standard ATM with these machines you either insert your bank or credit card and purchase gold in 1 gram, 5 gram, 10 gram and 1 ounce units.
Okay so only 35 machines are expected in the U.S. by the end of 2010, but it shows how strong gold prices have become during the current economic climate.
Each ATM will be internet connected and will be updated with gold prices in ten minute increments, ensuring the latest gold prices are honored when you make your transaction.
Were there any TV ads when gold prices were low. Of course not. They're doing them when gold prices are super high. i say don't do it. The US needs the dollar anyway. People will buy into this scam!