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Keeping cool in 2008

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Ahoy mateys. Apart from having a great start to this year with my external drive dying January 1st, one of my laptops has been overheating to a point where it’s unusable for any graphical or processor-intensive applications.

image My Antec Notebook Cooler arrived bright and early this morning. The unit comes with two modes, quiet and not-so-quiet. Even with the lower fan setting, my laptop is idling at around 70 degrees C instead of 90-100 degrees C without the cooling unit.

I’ll be writing a detailed post on the Antec Cooler’s effect on CPU and HD temperatures in the near future, once I’ve tested the unit for a longer period. No overheats, yet.

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January 12th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

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Power Up!

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… I’d best be saving this bad boy for emergencies.

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December 20th, 2007 at 4:20 pm

Posted in lulz,woe-is-me

Inspiring words from the Ultimate Warrior

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DrGuildo sent me this gem yesterday. Watched it again (and again) today, it’s still good–still fresh:


L U L Z M 4 T I Q.

/me puts neon streamers around his biceps and paints his face.

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December 9th, 2007 at 5:27 am

Posted in lulz,video,woe-is-me

MAngband revisited

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… and it looks like MAngband’s site has been completely redone, and the new development team has taken oven. Nice one, as they say. After a few years, I think we’ve all had enough of the good ol’ blackie-reddie theme.

Nothing like a CSS makeover!

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December 5th, 2007 at 10:58 pm gets scared

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Looks like demonoid is the next to go! From their website:

The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding

Woe is them.

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November 11th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

Pirates are victims according to Slashdot

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[17:04:35] <Art> An anonymous reader writes with a link to an article at P2P Net about the very first victim of the RIAA’s file-sharing litigation sweep. 
[17:04:49] <Art> i love how slashdot is calling the people who were caught pirating victims
[17:04:56] <sjm> roflmao
[17:05:10] <sjm> pure infringing our civil rights to steal music and films min
[17:05:13] <Art> roflmao
[17:05:13] <sjm> impeach bush
[17:05:18] <Art> serious
[17:05:30] <Art> mad i was victimized so bad when i beat the hell out of that granny
[17:05:35] <sjm> roflmao
[17:05:39] <Art> mad no one should be exposed to that much blood and brain splatter
[17:05:45] <sjm> roflmao
[17:05:47] <Art> pure scarred me for life she did
[17:05:55] <sjm> fucking bitch

Slashdot, the online community of scum from the Internet sewers, has a post today (First RIAA Case Victim Finally Speaks Out) commenting about Jammie Thomas, Internet pirater. Amongst other standard nonsense you’d expect from Slashdot, don’t miss how they’re now referring to Jammie as a victim.

I have sympathy for Ms Thomas’ personal circumstances, and I agree that there’s a lot of evidential burdens which the Claimant has yet to prove beyond reasonable doubt. On the other hand, Slashdot really shouldn’t be evangelising people caught by the RIAA and dubbing them as victims. It’s not the case that everyone who’s been subpeona’d is a struggling single mother, many of them choose to pirate because they’re scumbags (just like you and me). Putting on a veil of ignorance only goes so far, and the judge probably isn’t some idiot who’s sitting around waiting for you to pull the wool over his eyes with excuses like "I DIDNT KNOW IT WUZ WRONG UR HONOUR" or how about "IT WAS MY KIDS U CANT PROVE IT WUZ ME".

(As far as I’m concerned, if you allow your kids to pirate, you should bite the legal bullet for them, as you assisted someone in pirating–it’s not unreasonable at all to assume kids want to download commercial media, but hey, that’s just me. Maybe you sleep better at night thinking parents are complete fucking morons who genuinely believe their teenagers only browse to BBC and Facebook. Heavens help us that they would even think about piracy.

Let’s all register our childrens’ shareware products too, right?)

Aye, I completely have to agree with Slashdot here. Makes perfect sense. All they did was pirate software, and now copyright owners want to assert their rights? Sounds pretty unfair to me… can u spare a penny for us poor victims of piracy, the pirates?

Gotta love the Internet.

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November 4th, 2007 at 5:17 pm