Yesterday, I decided to let software update install a Quicktime update. I usually never update Quicktime. This time I allow it to update and software update locks up and eventually locks up my Macbook Pro.
This lockup ruined my file system and has basically rendered my laptop unusable.
It was unable to be repaired through the following methods:
- Disk Utility
- Disk Utility from the start-up disk
- Single-user mode
- Disk Warrior
- Safe Mode (would not even boot)
Today at lunch I will be making a trip to the Freehold Mall to pick up Leopard and hopefully get a fucking student discount on it.
My point is, Quicktime is really not worth updating.
Also, Apple: the software update for something as inconsequential as Quicktime should NEVER consume enough resources to lock up my laptop while I am only running Adium and Firefox. Furthermore, why is the software updater accessing such fragile portions of the file system for only a Quicktime update?
So, I just got back from the gym to find that someone sent this to me.
Apparently they also hold the key to the vortex, look at how fast he moves on the ground.
This may be the funniest video ever created:
I'm trying not to kill myself laughing at work.
Hey, I have a great idea, let's allot another $162 billion for the wars we're fighting that are accomplishing absolutely fucking nothing. This won't decrease the value of our ever falling dollar at all. Just like those economic stimulus checks really helped stimulate the economy. Let's waste some more billions of dollars.
"Fishing in the stream of consciousness, researchers now can detect our intentions and predict our choices before we are aware of them ourselves. The brain, they have found, appears to make up its mind 10 seconds before we become conscious of a decision -- an eternity at the speed of thought."
-Wall Street Journal
Read the full article here.
Go read about it here:
Also, I've been waiting to post this picture:
Funny ass Black Flag Interview
Cro-Mags on some TV show
Crazy Colt Remix from Banned Vids on Vimeo.
Banned in Orlando 2 trailer!!!! from Banned Vids on Vimeo.
Ali Boulala - From one of those Flip videos
Jamal Smith, funny as hell
Steven Hamiltin - Can I Eat
Steven Hamilton - All Day
Van Homan - Criminal Mischief
From the Mars Phoenix lander's twitter:
"MarsPhoenix: The friendly dirt has salts and nutrients magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride. And pH of 8. You could grow asparagus, say scientists."How fucking cool is that?
Also, apparently Mars was possibly struck by an object larger than Pluto.
This diagram shows the LHC and the SPS pre-accelerator (in blue) and the transfer lines that will connect them (in red). Spanning the France-Swiss border (shown by green crosses), the 27-km LHC tunnel will receive a beam that has been pre-accelerated to 450 GeV in the smaller SPS storage ring. The transfer lines will remove each beam from the SPS and inject them into the LHC where they will be accelerated to the full energy of 7 TeV.Here's a really interesting article explaining how the Large Hadron Collider at CERN actually works. It's really impressive how it all works considering it will apparently generate 2GB of data every 10 seconds.
This is a breakdown of the computer model, a bit more detailed: https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/CMS/WorkBookComputingModel
Here is a whole multimedia gallery of images from CERN: http://multimedia-gallery.web.cern.ch/multimedia-gallery/PhotoGallery_Main.aspx
- Posted by JOHN at 11:19 AM
Here's an article that is in response to the one I posted the other day about scientific methods/models.
- Posted by A at 9:38 AM
Cubatao Valley, Brazil
Popular Science has a breakdown of the world's dirtiest cities you can check out here.
The only US city that is on there is Pittsburgh, PA.
This game you just make lines and the sand just builds up on things. You will get the idea in 2.5 seconds unless you forgot / did not get coffee already, then i would say a total of 10 seconds for you then.
I really like this one because it gets super tricky, and you never know what your going to have to do next. This game is really going to pave the way, for those chips there going to put in our brains. Puzzles rule.
make your own jackson pollock here: http://www.jacksonpollock.org/
It seems the Whitehouse doesn't feel the need to acknowledge the threat of harmful greenhouse gases and how it affects the environment. Bullying the EPA to remove portions of a document that would help regulate vehicle emissions and help give an economic boost.
Over the past five days, the officials said, the White House successfully put pressure on the E.P.A. to eliminate large sections of the original analysis that supported regulation, including a finding that tough regulation of motor vehicle emissions could produce $500 billion to $2 trillion in economic benefits over the next 32 years. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.You can read the full article here. At some time it may require a free registration with the NY Times website.
NASA created a map comparing the temperature of the earth from 1891 to 2006 that you can check out here. There is also a video.
Thanks to Daniella
NOW the whole thing has changed and that is the reason for this post. The second type of goth...HYBRID GOTHS
I went to the mall today to go grab something really quick and i was shocked at what i saw.
Instead of this:
I got THIS:
Alice in Wonderland meets i am missing 4 of my cupcakes hello kitty i need more ink mah
I rather have my goth dressed up like a business man, then to see her wearing a bear on her neck. why o why
This is an interview with Wayne Best, Senior Director for Sales & Marketing at New Era, that I saw on Hypebeast. He talks about how New Era got to where it is currently at in the marketplace. Apparently, it all snowballed from Spike Lee calling and requesting a red Yankees cap.
Follow the link to read a little more: http://hypebeast.com/2008/06/hypebeast-tv-wayne-best-of-new-era/
G: While we support all voluntary efforts to make the Humans extinct, we do not exclude the involuntary route. At the rate that the Humans are killing the earth--and for all we know she may have already passed the point of no return--a decision to not reproduce, by itself, even if adopted immediately by every Human--as a result, say, of a new Gaia-worshipping religious movement--would be just too damn slow.
Les: What involuntary methods do you have in mind?
G: We support, for example, involuntary sterilization, but we would also welcome the escape of any new anti-Human viruses--such as the airborne version of AIDS that might result from AIDS research on mice. [Science 16 February 1992 p. 809]
Les: What about wars?
G: In the war of the Humans against the Earth--the only war we're concerned about--we take the side of the Earth, so we have no problem in principle with the Humans reducing their numbers by killing one another. It's an inefficient way of making the Humans extinct--every quarter of a million Humans killed represents only one day's growth of the Human population--but every little bit helps. Our only concern is that, in the process, the Humans do a lot of collateral damage to non-Human life, so we want them to confine themselves to hand-to-hand combat or, better yet, to the use of biological agents that kill only Humans.
Les: In practice, wouldn't involuntary human extinction take the form of genocide?
G: Well, sure, it might. You know what those Humans are like. But remember that the outcome might be the same if someone released a new virus without targeting a particular race--or even if a new virus popped up on its own--just because one race might be genetically more susceptible. Humans can be egalitarian, but nature isn't. And while it matters from the point of view of Human ethics whether a particular result was intended, it doesn't matter to the Earth. The taboo against genocide helps to protect the Humans from one another, so it's a good thing for them, but as soon as you stop seeing things from a Human point of view and adopt the viewpoint of the Earth--and it helps here to see Humans as having become a hostile alien species--things look rather different. If you want Humans to die out, is it so awful if some of them die out before the rest? Of course, if I knew that someone had targeted a particular race, I'd be happier knowing that that race was my own, because that's the one that's doing the most damage. But if it weren't, I wouldn't be unhappy, just less happy. As far is Earth is concerned, it would still be a good start.
Les: I can understand your position when viewing the planet from the Moon, but I have to disagree when I think about the death and suffering down here on the ground. Shouldn't all of us be allowed to live out our lives?
G: Why? It's self-indulgent for the breeders to insist on their "right" to have kids, but it's also self-indulgent for the rest of us to insist on our "right" to live out our allotted threescore and ten.
Les: So, why don't you just commit suicide?
G: If I merely believed in Human extinction, then of course, you'd be right. But, in my judgement, the good I'm doing by promoting the idea of Human extinction outweighs the harm I'm doing by staying alive.
Les: So you hope to live long before you die out.
So, I came across this post today. It is about H. CON. RES. 362 which it seems people are taking to be an authorization for military action upon Iran. However if you read through the proposed resolution it clearly states,
"Whereas nothing in this resolution shall be construed as an authorization of the use of force against Iran: Now, therefore, be it..."Yes, this could potentially lead to another conflict but I truly believe that no action will be taken without authorization from the United Nations because of the shape this administration is currently in.
I had a really long post regarding this topic, politics, people, and the Middle East but I decided to hold out on posting it as it's such a touchy topic that no one truly has a clear answer to. So I decided to leave it at this and let you see how you feel about the whole political state across the globe.
The Torus Tube as a geometric - mathematical model of the universe.
Here is an interesting article, I found on reddit, on the topic of how models in scientific advancement are becoming obsolete as the amount of information available increases. The article also takes a look at Google and how they're transforming information as we know it (still). Keep in mind this is an opinion based article.
I'm not too sure how I feel about this as I'm surrounded by models all the time with software. This is where I go off topic from the article: I feel that a general majority of people are too quick to settle on searching for a previously defined "model" to achieve what they're seeking rather than striving for advancement to create their own "model". Yes, there are times when a previously defined "model" fits what you need to achieve your goal, even if small modifications are necessary.
When i was about 15 my dad's birthday rolled around, and he wanted 2 records.
Michael McDonald - i forget the album
Eddie Kendricks - Greatest Hits.
I thought Michael McDonald was super lame and corny, but i never even knew who Eddie Kendricks was, so i listened to it with him. I was 100% blown away with this guy, who at one point was in motown during there really good years. He was with them when they made " my girl " etc etc.
The point is i think Eddie should be heard by other people, not just my dad and me.
Here are 2 of my favorite tracks by him:
This is still one of the funniest things on the internet.
George Carlin's 1972 arrest photograph.
"Carlin was present at Lenny Bruce's arrest for obscenity. According to legend the police began attempting to detain members of the audience for questioning, and asked Carlin for his identification. Telling the police he did not believe in government issued IDs, he was arrested and taken to jail with Bruce in the same vehicle." (from Wikipedia)
- Posted by JOHN at 11:12 AM
Here's a pretty sick photo set from Walter Pieringer that I found through Defgrip. It's a bunch of portrait photos of bikers.
One of the more funny sites I check throughout the day while at work.
"This morning, I had to deal with one of our HR secretaries, and it was déjà vu.
When I first started to work for this place I was in HR. I had passed my interviews and was doing paperwork as part of the hiring process. The HR secretary and I had the following conversation:
Her: Can I have the phone number of the consulting company where you worked for the past 6 years?
Me: I was self employed. I am the owner and sole employee of the consulting company and I would be happy to answer any questions you have.
Her: No, I need to call to verify!
Me: ...But you'll just be calling me.
Her: I have to call — what's the number?
Me: The number of the office is [my cell number].
(note: I'm standing 2 feet directly in front of her. She dials the phone and I answer.)
Her: Hello — this is Paula from Initrode Global, calling in reference to Snoofle's employment.
Me (both into the cell phone and to her): I know, I'm standing right in front of you.
Her (into the phone): Could you please verify the dates of Snoofle's employment at VirtuDyne, Intelligenuity and Initech?
Me (reading from my résumé that is laying on her desk in front of her): VirtuDyne: a1 to b1, Intelligenuity: a2 to b2, and Initech: a3 to b3.
Her: Great, thank you! *click*
Me (directly to her): ...Did you not notice that you were talking to me right here in front of you?
Her: I know, but I have to call to check these things.
At this point I walked away, wondering if the rest of the company would be just as WTF-y."
Throughout my programming classes at college I always enjoyed discussions on sorting algorithms. Here's a page where you can see examples of some of the methods of sorting items along with examples of how quickly each one runs. There are also psuedocode examples of each method.
This is by far one of the funniest articles I have seen recently. If you're my friend you know I am vegan and the negative feelings I have for PETA.
A group of 25-30 women stripped and protested in front of Django, a software development firm. They apparently thought that Python, a programming language, was actually the snakes.
Oh back to the future how i love this movie. BUT
Did you know... that back to the future was actually filmed TWICE?????
The whole thing goes down like this...
Eric Stolz was the orignal marty mcfly from the start for some reason. They filmed the entire movie with him in it, but they watched it and thought it looked like complete shit. That is when Mr Michael Jello Fox hit the big screen and what you see on dvd blur ray dick is what the movie really is in the end. Most of the action scenes that were from the first version were kept in the movie.
Below is some pictures, that i found on BTTF.com (a site i would go to on a daily basis)
PICTURESS OF OTHER MOVIE
Here are some pretty wild photos taken outside of the shuttle Endeavor: http://www.texasjim.com/NASApix/NASA%20pix.htm
Here's some pictures taken of Mars and from Mars and of the Earth and Moon. Follow the link!: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/06/martian_skies.html
Here's a pretty recent radio image of the Milky Way Galaxy. Follow the link to read about it and view the images that were compiled: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2008-11/release.shtml
about maybe 3 months ago we all went to the big art show in philly and this dude was giving out free shots of vodka.
i am in the video for 2 seconds. thanks rachel
- Saturday, June 21, 2008
- Posted by HAWKINS at 4:26 AM
more pictures here
- Friday, June 20, 2008
- Posted by HAWKINS at 3:23 PM
- Thursday, June 19, 2008
- Posted by HAWKINS at 1:34 AM
and i completely forgot what happens when you use steroids when your a dinosaur.
- Monday, June 16, 2008
- Posted by HAWKINS at 2:49 PM
- Sunday, June 15, 2008
- Posted by HAWKINS at 1:46 PM