Archive for the ‘WTF’ Category

CERN and Global Warming

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

I just read a couple of articles that kind of made me pause.  The first was on this whole global warming BS that’s going on over in europe.  The next was a cheery article on CERN’s first recorded proton collision.

What got me about the CERN article was the statement that the experiment was run at a level of “1.18 trillion electron volts”.  Wait, wut? 1.18 trillion electron volts?  ONE POINT ONE EIGHT TRILLION ELECTRON VOLTS?  I’ve seen pictures of the large hardon collider, and that thing doesn’t look like it takes 8 D cell batteries, so I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that 1.18 trillion electron volts would probably fry a small town.

How many tonnes of CO2 were produced to generate 1.18 trillion electron volts for this one experiment that produced “a handful of collisions”?  Fuck the CO2, SCIENCE needs to know.  Here’s the quote from Yahoo: “They recorded a handful of collisions, and one of them looks quite nice, so it’s on their Web site,” she [Christine Sutton of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN] said.  I do so hope they’re pretty and wallpaper sized for my computer.

And the real kicker: “CERN then plans more collisions at 1.18 TeV to give all experiments the opportunity to record data at that level, but new scientific discoveries are not expected before next year when the beams are ramped up still higher, to 3.5 TeV.”  So, nothing new until they push it to 3.5.  Wow.  All that CO2, and the possibility that the world may just implode.  Go science.

Oh, and check out the first article (on the global warming bs).  I didn’t know China was a “developing” country.  (Shocker alert: they got nukes).

Sauces:

CERN Stupidity

Global Warming Idiocy

Update:  Found some info:

This still means, however, that the project will have been responsible for releasing 616,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the world’s atmosphere in 2009 in the pursuit of science extremely unlikely to yield any solutions to climate change this century.

From HERE

I particularly like the first comment at the bottom, where the commenter is evidently a scientist at CERN, who states that the LHC has already benifited mankind by giving us the world wide web (yeah, the internet).  I thought Al Gore invented that shit.

Pick of the Day

Monday, November 30th, 2009

WD – Got My Hate On

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I know about rule 1, but this shit is rediculous.

AVOID these PoSs at all costs:

Yeah, I got my hate on for some WD crapware.  In the past month, I’ve had two of these enclosures simply die (did pull the 250Gb working drives), one WD 500Gb developed the click of death (no data recovery, was also a boot drive) and another 500Gb that the SMART freaked out on (barely got data off it), and now another MyBook 500 where the drive won’t spool up.  That’s 5, yes FIVE, separate pieces of shit that have gone tits up, and all are Western Digital.

DO NOT TRUST THESE DRIVES!

I used to despise IBM drives for the same reason, but this by far exceeds that level of craptacular failure rate.  All told it’s looking like 1.5Tb of dead drive space, with a measly 500Gb of salvageable drives pulled frm two of the enclosures.  I will be Ghosting those two over to some Seagate upgrades very soon, just to be sure.

Look at that horse….

Monday, October 19th, 2009

CT Scan Anyone?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

We’re living in the dark ages.  The only dif is that now we have gadgets with blinky lights and stuff.

Here’s another reason I have little to no faith in the medical industry:

CT scan, now with eight times the normal radiation.

Yeah, hiar loss and radiation burns and all.

Upwind bro, stand upwind.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

robamabot

Monday, October 5th, 2009

This is scary.

Barack Obama’s amazingly consistent smile from Eric Spiegelman on Vimeo.

From Here

Uh, what?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

There’s a pretty simple test for this.

Gender test for track star

I might be wrong, but a quick “junk test” is pretty simple.  Unless of course there’s some scrambled chromosome thing going on.  Dudes with..  Chicks with….  Well, you get the idea.

The Cloud Mind Reels

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Twitter is offline,

millions in panic, oh my.

What will they do now?

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Bandit Crash Video

Monday, July 6th, 2009

For everyone that got to see the Bandit crash video on my youbube site, I hope you liked it.  It’s gone now.  I guess some dick reported the audio track and YT disabled it.  Without sound, it looses something.  So I deleted it.  That and all the other vids that had tunes for BG effect.  WTG YT/Google.  Ever think that maybe folks might hear those tunes and actually go out and (God forbid) purchase it?  It’s not like it was a clean tune only soundtrack that someone could rip off and get for free (no, it had other sounds that “messed up” the original tune).  About half the vids I had that had music for BG were flagged and muted, so I said fuck it, they all gotta go.  I hope all those artists loose money over the nazi strongarm BS you guys are so hip on.  I hope they become starving artists, and thank their lucky stars they have RIAA, google and youtube looking out for them.  Way to go.

So from now on, all my vids will be just as lame and boring as all the other ones on YT.  Woot.  Another step towards pulling the plug on that page alltogether.