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.