Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Way I'm funding a Sandy Bridge CPU

On Christmas 2011, I should be able to fund a ASUS LGA 2011 motherboard, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM while my parents will buy the 8-core Sandy Bridge CPU. I know that this is the reason people are waiting to upgrade their 4 cores.

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

Christmas Stuff

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

Australia isn't bankrupt yet

I think we already passed the bankrupted stage.

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.

OpenSuse Beta should hold until March 2k11

LXDE 0.5.6 screenshot
Gnome 2.32.2 screenshot
KDE 4.6 screenshot

KDE 4.6 beta 2
Gnome 2.32.2
LibreOffice 3.3
XFCE 4.6.2
LXDE 0.5.6
2.6.37 RC5
Firefox 4.0 beta 7
Opera 11.0
VLC 1.1.1
Winamp 5.6

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

best Cities in North America for careers

Happiest, most healthiest cities to live.

#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

Kawasaki Ninja from 1990s are cheap.

I saw a 1993 Kawasaki Ninja GPX 600cc for $1950 with 9000 miles on it 250 miles away. Sounds like a great deal. I am the last person on facebook my age who hasn't owned a motorcycle yet. I believe I heard from Rance (knows cell), a former BSA Eagle scout, that owning a motorcycle is one of the only ways to start a relationship and keep a girlfriend these days. It looks like I'll take his word for it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Perfect Storm II (2010)

19 years ago, I was stranded on Halloween 1991 in a Jeep Cherokee going trick 'n treating about 2 miles from my house. I had to walk to a neighbors. They made a movie called "The Perfect Storm" starting George Clooney which was the Northeaster section of the same storm.

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 has been closed source.

Made a new partition with Gparted and installed Solaris 11 UNIX Express which has gnome 2.30.2 on it. Compiled a opensolaris Openoffice 3.2.1 on it. One of the new features is it boots up faster and the ZFS file system has encrypting file system.

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

Always wanted to own a Wallaby

Wallabys are a pouched mammal, that are just as expensive as dogs. Wallaby eat grass and plants. I'll have to find cheap lettuce and feed it every day.

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

US Airforce revolutionizing price dilemmas with "the Condor cluster "

The US Airforce spent $2,000,000 on used old PS3s, and then installed Linux on 1760 PlayStation 3. It is 5% to 10% the cost of an actual supercomputer. It is the 33th most powerful supercomputer. It is much more economical than a supercomputer in energy consumption.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another 64-bit PC costed $148

I bought the best motherboard brand possible, ASUS, and replaced a malfunctioning Soyo Dragon Black Edition motherboard running an Athlon XP 2400 with 512 MB.

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

Went Deer hunting with uncle

I went up to northern Wisconsin to hunt white tail, because the white tail population is huge here. I brought my used Kimber 84M Classic from GunsAmerica, because I can have any feature Iwant so long as it's what Kimber is producing. "Custom" because many a refinement is already built into the rifle, from muzzle to butt. 84M is truly a lightweight treasure, and it costs a third of what most similar rifles do. I added a Burris Fullfield 4.5x14X scope to the 84M. I used the Remington's 180-grain Core-Lokt Ultra for ammo.



Went Deer hunting with uncle

I went up to northern Wisconsin to hunt white tail, because the white tail population is huge here. I brought my used weatherby mark v 300 rifle. Weatherby does have a 1.5" guarantee. The one-piece bolt body is fluted and there is a shroud at the rear of the bolt to prevent escaping gas from exiting from the rear of the bolt into the shooter's face in the event of a blown case. There are three gas escape ports in the side of the bolt to let gas escape in a safe direction. The Mark V Magnum action was designed for maximum strength, and indeed it was billed as the world's strongest action, a title it still claims today. Weatherby's wood stocks are reinforced with a steel bar in the pistol grip, and steel pins are located throughout the action mortise and epoxied in place to increase structural integrity. The Mark V Deluxe features a select Clara walnut stock with a rosewood forearm tip and grip cap set off by line spacers made from thin slices of maplewood. The pistol grip and forearm are checkered in a French skip-line point pattern, and there is a maplewood diamond inlay in the pistol grip cap. A durable high gloss finish shows off the wood to maximum advantage. Weatherby Deluxe stocks incorporate a cheek piece and a small amount of cast-off for quicker and more precise mounting. The butt area is generous, and the recoil pad is top quality.


Playing Torchlight: becos I'm casual now

Runic Games is a post-Flagship Studios developer that made Hellgate London. Like the PC game FATE from 2005 (which I haven't played yet), it is cloning Diablo II hack and slash gameplay. If the best Diablo 2 clone was Dungeon Siege 2, Torchlight is in the top 5. I'm level 20. The $8 game comes with the 1.15 patch if you would rather not download 450 MB patch.

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

Top ten SCI-FI films of 2000s

Lets get one thing straight. I'm not a Daxter loving, Mad Men loving, and Oprah Winfley loving liberal. I I pick this decade, because Hollywood would have already been post-Independence Day, Post-Alien Resurrection, and Post-Matrix.

1.) The Dark Knight

2.) Batman Begins

3.) Iron Man 2

4.) Iron Man

5.) Spiderman 2

6.) Spiderman

7.) Spiderman 3

8.) Transformers

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

Google Chrome OS is NOT Ubuntu in an sense it does Ubuntu things

Google Chrome OS may be Ubuntu under the hood, but it isn't Ubuntu with Gnome. It will be a ninchi. My mother won't like Chrome OS. Maybe other moms like Chrome OS. If somebody asks, it does everything Ubuntu would do except for the GUI aspect.

…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

Linux Poll (select yours)

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

Sunwah screenshots



Is Android on your gizmo your only Linux?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Greatest videogame villians

25. Ares (God of War)
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)
17. Wario
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)
8. Ganondorf
7. Bowser
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)

Toy Industry going bankrupt in few years

I've seen all the really low prices on toys, because they're no longer fashionable! Here are what children want these days.

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

Macintosh-like screenshot

I made the same shot 5 years ago on here! There is a theme in OpenSuse Linux to achieve a dock also. I wouldn't pay for MAC for the dock menu.

Properganda in the streets

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.

Needs a F-22E Strike Raptor before next decade

Better get Lockheed Martin's rear into gear and build something comparable to the PAK FA! Be sure it's called the F22E Strike Raptor.

General characteristics

* 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,[61] definitive version with new engine >157 kN[61]
* 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 [59]
* 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.[64] . 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.

Designed armament

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.

General characteristics

* 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[199] (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)[105]
* Chemring MJU-39/40 flares for protection against IR missiles.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Minnesota Twins season in review

The Minnesota Twins had a pretty good year in their new ball park. They won 94 games, won the American League Central division, and made the playoffs. This team spent 127 days in first place, built a lead as big as 12 games, and went 48-26 after the all star break to lock down the divisional title. They did so by beating up on their divisional rivals; they only went 9-9 against the Detroit Tigers but were 38-16 against the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, and Kansas City Royals.

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

Birthday Present

Guess which series has David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick in it?

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

PlayStation 3 closing in on Xbox 360 in console race

Sony’s PlayStation 3 console is now a mere 3 million units behind Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in the pathetically named Console War™. According to newly released data from each platform holder, PS3 has sold 41.6 million units worldwide, compared to Xbox 360’s 44.6 million units.

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

Opera 10.6 is unpopular, yet better than firefox.

It doesn't lag like firefox, and it has ad block and flashblock. You can clear all your data with one click. Just have both so when firefox decides to repeatably crash. Opera to the rescue.

^ 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

Top 13 Modern Country CDs

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

Decode Chinese video (highly recommended)

If you download this 2 MB application, you can both encode decode chinese video. China is the 2nd largest economy so you better get it.


EBEs in River Falls, WI

They all seem to show up in River Falls more often than other places, because Daniel Brandenstein, Astronaut went to University of River Falls, WI.


EBE flying an UFO!

EBE Flying an UFO 2

EBE Flying an UFO 3


Flew it

Flew my $250 Hanger 9 Piper Pawnee today out in the field! Better than nothing

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

Let's privatize roads!

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.

Christmas Wishlist

A new PC like the SystemMax Crossfire X58

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)
31 pounds

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

Greatest Videogame characters

14. Sonic the Hedgehog
13. Niko Bellic
12. Pac-Man
11. Donkey Kong
10. Cloud Strife
9. Solid Snake
8. Duke Nukem
7. Kratos
6. Ryu
5. Mega Man
4. Samus Aran
3. Link
2. Mario
1. Gordon Freeman

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Top 8-bit titles

1. Ronald Reagan

2. Abraham Lincoln

3. Thomas Jefferson

4. Grover Cleveland

5. Calvin Coolidge

6. George Washington

7. John Adams

8. James Polk

9. James Madison

10. John Quincy Adams

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lets Dispense **** Really high gold prices....SCAM!

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!

DeSoto, WI



Cheap camping at Blackhawk Park, in DeSoto, WI (E590 CTY RD BI). Mississippi back-stream flooded the campsite and some campsites were under water. I was here with a friend.

I meet the Airforce requirement for 71 inches/age.