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Wisdom from Babes

Translation: Child at 2:04 says that she wants to be a corrupt official when she grows up because they have plenty of “things”.

A Moribund 2011

Unemployment, segregation, earthquakes, floods. Oh my! Here’s to a better 2012.

Weird, Freaky, and Beautiful at the Same Time

Found while browsing the Times for financial news.

HTPC Blues

This Thanksgiving break, I decided to head home to set up my family’s HTPC, which had been recently down for “repairs” due to my installing new hard drives. There are two of them – a 250 GB refurbished WD drive that was sent to me for warranty on my old drive that failed and a […]

Typealyzer Meme

Typealyzer says: ISTJ – The Duty Fulfillers The responsible and hardworking type. They are especially attuned to the details of life and are careful about getting the facts right. Conservative by nature they are often reluctant to take any risks whatsoever. The Duty Fulfillers are happy to be let alone and to be able to […]

Roundup: Blogs I Read

Reflective of my varied interests: Greg Mankiw’s Blog: http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss Phoronix: http://www.phoronix.com/rss.php” title=”Phoronix”/> DistroWatch.com: Packages: http://distrowatch.com/news/dwp.xml DistroWatch.com: News: http://distrowatch.com/news/dw.xml DailyTech News Feed: http://www.anandtech.com/rss/newsfeed.aspx AnandTech Article Channel: http://www.anandtech.com/rss/articlefeed.aspx Slashdot: http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot /home/liquidat: http://liquidat.wordpress.com/feed/ Niniane’s Blog: http://niniane.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss Fear The Fin: http://www.fearthefin.com/rss/ News Tom’s Hardware US: http://www.tomshardware.com/feeds/rss2/tom-s-hardware-us,18-1.xml byte sized: http://dragonwarden.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss VirtualBlog: http://www.virtualdub.org/blog/rss.xml Linux Today: http://www.linuxtoday.com/biglt.rss OSNews: http://www.osnews.com/files/recent.xml DesktopLinux.com: http://www.desktoplinux.com/backend/headlines.rss NotebookReview.com: […]

Reactions to Jesse Helms's Death

At age 86, Jesse Helms, the longtime senator from North Carolina, passed away on the 4th of July. Though we grieve for his family, we must also contend with his legacy. And what precisely is that? Many people in the media have thoughts: Undoubtedly, Helms was a controversial figure, one who embodied along with Strom Thurmond […]

Intel Atom Performance Comparison

Even since Intel released its Silverthorne project as the Atom, I have been salivating at finally picking up a small, cool, light desktop that is a cheap and versatile performer. Why do I need a power-guzzling Core 2 Duo when everyday tasks don’t need something more powerful than a Pentium III? I know because I […]

The Orgiastic Future of Green Lights?

We can’t do anything to change yesterday. Instead, let’s strive to change tomorrow. History will vindicate me, and I will write history.