Out of the Blue

The attacks from the spiders are becoming bolder. Last night I got tangled in a head-high web stretched across the bathroom doorway, and as I disentangled myself I saw the foiled arachnid scurrying up to the ceiling... you could sense his disappointment. I wonder if this taste for people has to do with the generation of crawlers that were born in this house, since we tend to let them go with a warning when we find them. Well, at least we don't have a lot of mosquitoes in the house.

We won't have many mosquitoes living outside soon if the temperature drop continues here. The calendar page had barely settled on September when the cold snap began, and since the New York autumn typically lasts the same couple of weeks that spring does, the heavy rain we've been getting should be turning into snowfall soon.

Play Time: Jedi Wars. Thanks Devster.
The Gender Genie. It thinks my two prior OotB's are female (but not today's), but it's right less often than a coin toss, so...
Links of the Day: Houston teams with McDonald's to fight fat. The "nation's fattest city" and the fast food chain.
Chinese tigers sent to Africa for hunting lessons. They've lost the eye of the tiger.
Stories of the Day: Firecracker stunt backfires on man. Thanks Steve. Truly gruesome. More Jackassery.
Ingenuity Helps Prisoners Cope.
Science!: Amphibious car drives over water. Thanks Halsy. Cue the Bond theme.
Power of Positive Thinking May Have a Health Benefit, Study Says (registration required).
Study: Saving forests best way to cheap, clean water.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 5, 2003, 16:11
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 5, 2003, 16:11
Sep 5, 2003, 16:11
 
Poor fred
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I hope i dont have aids.
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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 5, 2003, 13:46
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 5, 2003, 13:46
Sep 5, 2003, 13:46
 
Blue, the gender genie said your comment was made by a woman. Did someone spoof your account or something?

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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 5, 2003, 10:34
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 5, 2003, 10:34
Sep 5, 2003, 10:34
 
Fredrickson,

I am forced to assume that you are no longer content being the resident troll here, and are looking to be banned.
Stephen "Blue" Heaslip
Blue's News Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, El Presidente for Life
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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 5, 2003, 03:39
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 5, 2003, 03:39
Sep 5, 2003, 03:39
 
no

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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 5, 2003, 03:03
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 5, 2003, 03:03
Sep 5, 2003, 03:03
 
haha wtf wouldn't that be equal to ni?

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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 5, 2003, 00:52
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 5, 2003, 00:52
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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 4, 2003, 22:36
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 4, 2003, 22:36
Sep 4, 2003, 22:36
 
haha dumbasses

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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 4, 2003, 22:08
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 4, 2003, 22:08
Sep 4, 2003, 22:08
 
Couldn't agree more! : )

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Re: Opterons
Sep 4, 2003, 22:04
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Re: Opterons Sep 4, 2003, 22:04
Sep 4, 2003, 22:04
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Oh that's original. Did you think that up all by yourself or did fred have to help you?

hehehe...or are they one and the same?

Supporter of the "A happy fredster is a muted fredster" fanclub.

http://www.hybrid-group.com/
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Re: Opterons
Sep 4, 2003, 21:17
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Re: Opterons Sep 4, 2003, 21:17
Sep 4, 2003, 21:17
 
Oh that's original. Did you think that up all by yourself or did fred have to help you?

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Re: Opterons
Sep 4, 2003, 21:03
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Re: Opterons Sep 4, 2003, 21:03
Sep 4, 2003, 21:03
 
okay nerdy mc nerderson
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I hope i dont have aids.
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Postal 2 sucks.
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Opterons
Sep 4, 2003, 20:39
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Opterons Sep 4, 2003, 20:39
Sep 4, 2003, 20:39
 
"I'm still not clear on the Opterons. Are they strictly for server side applications or can the average desktop/gamer make use of them for general gaming, etc? Don't the games have to specifically support dual processors?"

While Opteron based systems aren't strictly for server applications, they are generally targeted at that market. My new dev box is a dual opteron, and it's very well behaved, though when running 32-bit applications in general it's no faster than a dual 3 Ghz xeon, particularly cpu intensive applications. Tasks that are more disk/network/memory access bound, the system's server orientation starts to shine. This box compiles like a bat out of hell for example.

For consumer level use I don't recommend the Opteron, even a single cpu system. While 32-bit performance is very strong (it kicks the crap out of the Itaniums), they are really intended for 64-bit applications. 32-bit performance is only important for people that need to use a mixture of 32-bit and 64-bit apps. There is currently very little 64-bit consumer level software out there, and the only game I've even heard of potentially having a 64-bit version is halflife 2.

If you run engineering / cad / etc. type software, and there are 64-bit versions available, then going with the Opteron makes sense, since you can finally bust through the 2 Gb memory limit and 64-bit optimized code can run up to 4 times faster than its 32-bit counterpart. If you just plan on running typical 32-bit apps and games, buying a 64-bit cpu is basically a waste of money.

As to dual cpu's...yes software has to be designed to take advantage of more than one proc, though even non-multithreaded software can benefit as the OS itself can run more efficiently on a dual. You can also have one application processing in the background while working in another app if both are not multithreaded. If you do a lot of multitasking and any of your applications are cpu intensive, then having a dual can make life much less painful. Again though, if you don't have a clear need for it, it's a waste of money.

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Re: Firecracker stunt
Sep 4, 2003, 20:37
Enahs
 
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Re: Firecracker stunt Sep 4, 2003, 20:37
Sep 4, 2003, 20:37
 Enahs
 
A useful outlook on dental hygiene, no.

I have only had one cavity in my entire life, and that was in a baby tooth!

I got good hygiene. You do not have to worry about me, but thanks for the concern!
Are you a dentist?
As you seem very adamant about dental hygiene.


"Plaque is a figment of the liberal media and the dental industry to scare you into buying useless appliances and paste. Now I’ve read the arguments on both side, and I haven’t found any evidence yet to support the need to brush your teeth. Ever."
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
- W. C. Fields
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Re: Firecracker stunt
Sep 4, 2003, 19:54
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Re: Firecracker stunt Sep 4, 2003, 19:54
Sep 4, 2003, 19:54
 
OK, fair enough. I wondered what you were on about as it didn't seem to fit in with any conversation or anything!

Humorous, yes. A useful outlook on dental hygiene, no.

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Re: Star Wars Kid x2
Sep 4, 2003, 19:50
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Re: Star Wars Kid x2 Sep 4, 2003, 19:50
Sep 4, 2003, 19:50
 
I'm going to go get my copy now since my preorder still is out of stock.. wtf is that shit?

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Re: Star Wars Kid x2
Sep 4, 2003, 19:00
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Re: Star Wars Kid x2 Sep 4, 2003, 19:00
Sep 4, 2003, 19:00
 
I just bought Secret Weapons of WWII for Battlefield and i had to download a crack to play it out of all the games i steal off irc the one i buy wont work without a crack.. that's funny. Ea = teh dumb
it keeps coming up insert the right cd... and the new cd is in there.. and ive tried the old one. Also i was just in a server were 4 players also said they had to use the crack as well.
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I hope i dont have aids.
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Re: Star Wars Kid x2
Sep 4, 2003, 18:55
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Re: Star Wars Kid x2 Sep 4, 2003, 18:55
Sep 4, 2003, 18:55
 
Cheers for that starhawk. Although amature, it's good to see some fans knock together something decent (for a change!) And the boys have got some moves...

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Re: Star Wars Kid x2
Sep 4, 2003, 18:00
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Re: Star Wars Kid x2 Sep 4, 2003, 18:00
Sep 4, 2003, 18:00
 
Now that was very well done.
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"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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Re: Firecracker stunt
Sep 4, 2003, 17:07
Enahs
 
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Re: Firecracker stunt Sep 4, 2003, 17:07
Sep 4, 2003, 17:07
 Enahs
 
Have you ever attempted to kiss a girl?

It is my new sig, I think it is funny

"Plaque is a figment of the liberal media and the dental industry to scare you into buying useless appliances and paste. Now I’ve read the arguments on both side, and I haven’t found any evidence yet to support the need to brush your teeth. Ever."
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
- W. C. Fields
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Re: Stay in school kids
Sep 4, 2003, 17:06
Enahs
 
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Re: Stay in school kids Sep 4, 2003, 17:06
Sep 4, 2003, 17:06
 Enahs
 
For what it is worth Bronco, I agree


"Plaque is a figment of the liberal media and the dental industry to scare you into buying useless appliances and paste. Now I’ve read the arguments on both side, and I haven’t found any evidence yet to support the need to brush your teeth. Ever."
I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
- W. C. Fields
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