Sorry, another Unshow was necessary for this week. -JM
The Energizer Bunny
Jeremy from Seattle
The Energizer Bunny
Ed From Texas
Lo Pan (first of the week)
NHL Playoffs coming up. Do we want to do a loser song this year as we did last year?
(Or maybe different stakes? -JM)
Are we interested in new Deadpan t-shirts?
Nine Inch Smurf remixes coming soon.
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Get well soon to Jack’s household.
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Two in a row!
That was your blindingly obvious firstie of the week.
The ending chord was played on three pianos by John, Paul,
Ringo and Mal Evans and it was multitracked four times.
Geoff Emerick handled the faders for the chord to last as
much as possible (they got 45 seconds).
The monster Orchestra glissandos were recorded four times
in mono before being mixed to the master.
Doctor Who S5 preview done Buffy style.
If you have some time to kill.
Well item in question recovered, I suspect I will be the butt of jokes by work colleagues for a while.
Laugh with them. Itll make it better.
Or punch em in the face. Whatev floats yer boat
Glad to hear that, Van. Now they’ll have a good story to roast you with when the retirement party comes around.
Not that I can even speculate what retirement might look like any time soon.
Yeah well the way our awesome country is going, once we’re of age to retire its just gonna be “Hey, remember when there was that thing called retirement? You know, back in the day when we did have to work the mines until death?”
It’s Thursday morning already where did the week go.
Where does the heart go?
Where does the good go?
Where do your fingers go?
*starts slow clap*
That’s a relief, Van. Congrats!
No matter what you do, the mornings continue to come . . .
Suppose to get to 9 above today. Woo Hoo!
Glad to hear things worked out Van. I guess a little embarrassment is better than a lot of unemployment. I’m looking forward to hearing the full story. 😆
Like the Buffy style Dr. Who, Van.
In a masochistic way, CW: SGU
Hoo boy… Talk about 3 shades of awful in this post.
*runs away fast. real fast*
*realizes cant run more than 10 yards without passing out*
*still can’t catch him*
“continue to come “
*looks for a coat*
CL: The Hokey Pokey – Ray Anthony
CL: Clap Your Hands – TMBG
Off to bed!
Oh its gonna be like that, eh?
All mathmusical n stuff n stuff.
Music makes math fun :cheerful:
What does divide by 0 sound like?
DONT! goddammit JJ…goddamit…
Thank God for back to back Unshows. I’ve got content I need to produce and between the $20K worth of home improvments, the kid’s sports and strangling skesis, I haven’t had much time to spare.
Get well soon, Jack!
“strangling skeksis” Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
That’s just short for “strangling skeksis until dark crystals poop out.”
A couple of good hockey articles:
If the Leafs or Devils manage to make the playoffs this season, they’ll also make history.
Quebec prosecutor asks police to investigate Chara hit
I think the Chara hit is being overblown, but I think it may also be the proverbial straw.
*Lo Pan likes this*
I’m not far into DA2 yet–only a few hours–but so far I like it better than the previous game.
Good to know! Still need to finish DA:O . 🙁
ditto, did you go the way of the mercenary or the smuggler at the beginning? I did the mercenary, I thought the smuggler was a little skeezy
I did mercs for the same reason. I was a bit surprised that there weren’t many quests involved in that choice.
Hilarious auto-tuned Charlie Sheen song.
Thats fucking Adonis!
Yeah, the glossing over the first year was a little disappointing.
And I guess that better be nuff said or we’ll get lynched for spoilers
lol. I agree. How many hours are you in?
Not many 5 or 6 I think. Enough that I have a couple of elves to shuffle into my party
They made the elves very, very Irish. It’s like they looked at Dolores O’Riordan and said, “There’s Merril!”
So they have awful tits?
Sooooo S6 of Doctor Who scheduled for April 23, eh?
I am neither looking forward to, nor dreading, this day.
I’m looking forward to it. 🙂
*Lo Pan neither likes nor dislikes this*
I’m in the ‘lookingforwardtoit’ brigade.
After last season theres no way I can look forward to it. But what I CAN look forward to is a season of retribution that brings back the love of the Who the first 4 seasons brought.
Then we’ll all win. On both accounts. We’ll be bi-winning.
EssBee likes “bi” but does not like what is happening to Charlie Sheen. 1/2 approved, 1/2 not approved.
bi-approved, if you will
OH! oh demoncat finally gets called out…
nice can not wait for the doctor to be back again. since this season includes the foot age shot here in the u.s
Posted Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 10:02 am
DJRM replied to a comment from demoncat:
Posted Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 10:18 am
A Nonny Mouse replied to a comment from DJRM:
It’s when the world is covered in feet; like when it [the world] is covered in ice during an ice age. ;D
Posted Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 11:26 am
*Lo Pan likes this!*
*Rhettro likes that Lo Pan likes this*
I am pink.
* attempts to get cough up on comments*
at the local Wal-Mart there is a worker that looks like Aughra from Dark Crystal
Reaper <— can't spell and isn't any good at proof reading
*BIG OL MANHUG*
You have one of her too? Perhaps she is actually a series of clones.
I haven’t seen Dark Crystal in about 20 years. We should really consider that as a Palooza candidate… especially as frequently as it gets referenced around here.
Watched it last summer. It holds up in the “OMFG this is creepy as shit” aspect.
Watched it a few years back and… while I appreciated the art direction, I found it hard to stay awake during the majority of it. But that’s just me.
*Lo Pan understands this*
I recall that it was too creepy for little kids, but mostly too childish for grown-ups.
Maybe we should just hang out at reaper’s Walmart.
To be fair I think theres an Aughra at every Wal-Mart
“End, begin, all the same. Big change. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. Sometimes we Roll Back!”
“Mouldy mildew, mother of mouthmuck, dangle and strangle and death. Aisle 14.”
Costco Seaweed Salad = YUM.
Dark Crystal Palooza? I’m GAME! WOO WOO!
Still waiting for Rade Runner. Or a discussion with Jack about the classic album “This Godless Endeavor.”
CP: Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child — Mojo Nixon
Crap Joke alert (blame my supervisor)
A lesbian went to weightwatchers.
The organiser said
“Remember you are what you eat.”
The lesbian said
“You calling me a cunt?”
EssBee whips out a great response.
Uh… she comes back… uh….
I think I’ll just stop now.
Did someone say “whip out”?
I’ll just go and hide from Essbee now..
CP: The Boxer — S&G
got a few minutes so i think i will share something i find interesting:
I have been moving and also been busy at work with a lean 6 sigma project and a Kaizen event that went along with it so my normal caffeine delivery system has been interrupted (mostly tea and some coffee). So to stave off the caffeine head ache I have had soda. before these last 2 weeks over the last 5 years I have not had more than 10 soda’s total and now it has been more like one or two a day. Today is the first day I when back to just Tea and i find myself craving soda. I don’t just think it is the extra caffeine because i have also increases my tea input to an equivalent caffeine level. Damn you Mountain Dew and Dr Pepper.
ok back to work
Do a barrel roll!
Try a somersault!
Maybe the addiction is sugar, reaps?
I dont want a large Farva I want a goddamn liter of cola.
I’m not sure if anyone here has linked to this story yet, but the Cap’n apparently has permanently gone soggy…
Dont tell Lucky
Jack, I really hope not. I don’t like many sweet things. I don’t even like soda other than the caffeine. I actually tried giving up caffeine all together but it didn’t work.
Also Nice link, Jack!
Do a barrel roll!!
CP: Television — Baaba Maal
It makes me sad every time I hear 288 now. 🙁
ED! I think I still owe you earbuds exchange music! Darn it.
I was busy publishing my book 🙂
enter the coupon code FN53L and you can get it for free. Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, and print editions coming soon 🙂
Try a somersault !
Oooooh I see what you did…
Lurking in the dark corners of my subconcious are… ding.. Nintendo characters.
Are the doing gymnastics?
Do they ever invade your dreams? 😀
In Soviet Russia, the gymnastics do you.
I am off to go in search of the elusive, Oak Aged Stout.
Wish me luck!
IN SOVIET RUSSIA LUCK WISHES YOU!!!!!!!
In Soviet Russia, comedians Yakov you.
Gonna be in Ashville, NC next week. Anyone know any Panites in that area?
Satellite of love
I’m still at zero hours on Dragon Age II.
Unless you count the hours I’ve spent reinstalling over and over trying to get it to play.
Im still at zero hours on playing video games
That’s one of the reasons why I only do games on consoles.
Enigmo 2 is free on the app store today:
CW: Big Bang Theory
I am Leonard with contacts.
I have to refrain from Deadpan during the work day again — boo.
*knock knock knock* Leonard
*knock knock knock* Leonard
*knock knock knock* Leonard
I forgot to say good morning this morning.
Special beta driver from Nvidia – check
Unplug all flash drives and card readers from computer – check
Dragon Age II Lives!
How is it I can so easily turn victory into defeat.
Found Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti on tap.
Then I had what seemed to be a phenomenal Westmalle Tripel and then followed it up with a Sam Smith Taddy Porter that seemed delicious … but the whole evening it just got more and more painful to swallow and now my whole body aches and I just want to curl up and have someone pat me on the head and say “there, there”.
There and also there, good sir.
Damn.. .thats a delish evening!
I started watching “The Girl Who” on Netflix the other day and … boy howdy. I think I could’ve used a little more vaguery and a little less specifics.
Nah. Theyre quality films.
Yeah, the Girl Who films are pretty brutal, Nomad.
Am I the only person that these films fly by to?
I think the first one is on par with Silence of the Lambs, both in brilliance and in cringe factor.
Then there’s the second one which is a better film all around.
Huh….never thought of the two in comparison.
Interesting. But tell me… does emotional music have quite an effect on you?
I wouldn’t say that Girl Who wasn’t a good movie, especially as I’m still less than 50% through it. Intense and brutal, yes. It’s been a really long time since I saw Silence, so I’m more comparing it to Oldboy and Vengeance.
But what in the world is “emotional music”?
Oh Im just baiting Jack with 90’s Faith No More.
Funny enough I didnt see any of the Girl Who movies as brutal. Sure there were moments here and there… but overall I found them quite as great thrillers. Not as brutals. Zardoz be praised.
Two steps back, I watched Dark Crystal for the first time, last year, with my son who was 10 at the time. He didn’t make it 15 minutes before he’d left to go play with his toys. I can see where it must have been a good movie when it was made, but it is a bad movie now. And not the good kind of bad movie, like Legion. This was just … I felt bad for Henson.
Labyrinth, on the other hand, holds up.
Sing and rejoice, sing and rejoice.
Yes. Mmmmhmmm. Now for the next question. Do you often sing or whistle just for fun?
Only when I want to torture cats..
Frequently, but I have an infant.
This earthquake/tsunami is BIG!
Thankfully the death toll doesn’t seemed to have hit the same scale as the tsunami.
Hmm, seems like I need to check the news this morning.
In other news, I introduced my kids to The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth back to back a few months ago. Trippy.
Bad night all around I guess.
My fever is now down to 101.4 so I got that going for me … AND I haven’t been swept out to sea or anything so that’s got to be a plus.
“Girl Who” in Netflix brings up The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Dared, The Girl Who Shagged Me (definitely have to check that one out), The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox (looks titillating for sure), The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, and Veggie Tales: Esther (WTF???!!!). I assume that you are referring to the first two?
Correct, UH, but more the first film in the trilogy thats oddly not on your list – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
Also….”Girl Who Shagged Me”????
Going in my queue….
Watching this live cam in Hawaii
Watching this Japanese feed:
The Girl that Leaped Through Time sounds intriguing:
In a soppy kind of way.
I really enjoyed that movie.
..and after watching it, so do did I.
I had some bout of insomnia briefly last night and came out to just look at the computer screen… ok that’s a lie, I created a new WoW character on the server with all the co-workers who’ve been asking me to do that. Not sure I’ll play with them. We’ll see.
Anyhoo, of course #tsunami was trending and there was a lot of sadness on Twitter and Facebook. 🙁
I still haven’t read any full stories, but it sounds pretty horrible.
Good morning, DP! I hope you all have a wonderful day today — I’ll miss not checking in (though I am working at home today, so might sneak away to the personal computer to check a few times).
Ed: Does DA2 use a USB device for encryption or something? It seems strange that taking out all flash drives and card readers would make it work.
No it doesn’t Amy but sometimes there can be a conflict with the driver software. That use to happen with virus checkers running in the background. Not sure what Ed’s conflict was though, I installed and ran DA2 on my PC with no problems.
Oh, okay. Thanks for the info!
Mad hopes and thoughts going to Tokyo. “They” are saying that it wont be too bad when it hits the U.S west coast / Hawaii… but we’ve heard that before.
Going to be a busy day today. Silly work wants me to take some courses on network security.
New Super-8 trailer
Words cannot express how much Im looking forward to this film.
Shame on the all media this morning. All I could find on the radio was Conservatives using the Japanese Earthquakes as an opportunity to go on about nuclear power, then breezing on to praise Wisconsin union-busting.
And then NPR was doing a piece on Jane Eyre.
I see people slagging off space tech research on Twitter.
This mOney would be better spent on earthquake prediction they say.
This money would be better spent on researching how to give intelligence to stupid people. Ooops. That’s impossible. 😉
Well they could invite Stephen Hawking over for dinner, but then the intelligence would leave when he did.
Seriously looks like a war zone.
The videos were unbelievable. It seems that Sendai got the worst of it. Most of the deaths will likely be from the tsunami; there are an estimated 300 dead with 500 missing. Other places, like Tokyo with only 7 reported deaths, weathered the quake fairly well.
Those numbers are a lot lower than I would think. And thats good.
While it’s certainly not going to be good, at least so far it sounds like it could have gone much worse.
Regarding USB to play Dragon Age 2 – when the game would get going, it would give me a windows error saying it could find the game files on my hard drive.
Looking on the Bioware forums, it seems that having a removable drive plugged into the computer threw something off with the code so that it tried looking to the removable drive for the game files.
It’s a disappointing start as I didn’t run into anything like with with Origins or with Mass Effect 2.
I finished listening to A Clash of Kings two nights back. Got my new Audible credits today and I’m downloading “A Storm of Swords” right now.
48 hours of audiobook awesomeness coming my way.
In lighter Flames-related news:
That’s funny :biggrin:
Now to kill me some slavers.
Nagano just got hit with a new quake. 6.2 magnitude.
Once again a terrible disaster reminds us to love the lives we have and cherish the ones we love.
Sorry to get mushy, but this is one of the many reasons I love the way I do and I live the way I do – because you just never know what’s going to happen next.
Still way to early to adequately asses the big picture … but from early indications, it appears that decades of designing buildings with earthquakes in mind has saved Tokyo.
On this day at least … mechanical engineers/designers are the super heroes.
Saw this on twitter:
@daveewing: The headline you won’t read: “Millions saved in Japan by good engineering and government building codes”
Spent most of the day in bed sleeping.
Health is still sub-optimal. Still with the fevered brow.
Oh dear. Just saw this –
“Officials say the tsunami triggered by the massive earthquake in Japan has killed one person, swept three others out to sea and caused severe damage to the harbor in Crescent City, near the Oregon border.”
Stay safe, all Deadpan friends in Hawaii and on the west coast. JR, Amy – – that includes both of you.
I realize there will be no end of poignant photos from this catastrophe (Japan is a very camera rich environment) but this one stays with me
It’s the look in their eyes. Hers is terror, his … I can’t quite place his. It is a very human moment.
Resigned to ones fate perhaps.
Amazing but a bit pointless:
Japan issues Nuclear Emergency
“Reuters: Pressure Inside Nuclear Reactor May Have Risen To Twice The Designed Capacity
Citing the Japanese trade ministry, Reuters reported that the pressure inside the Fukushima nuclear reactor, whose cooling system was knocked offline by the earthquake, may have risen to 2.1 times the designed capacty”
“The Tokyo Electric Power Company will release air that may contain radioactive material from inside damaged nuclear reactor.”
“The Tokyo Electric Power Company will release air that may contain radioactive material from inside damaged nuclear reactor.”
^I think they may want to reconsider base on their past experiences of waking Godzilla.
I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing … but I wasn’t sure if it was “too soon” for that.
Jack Mangan’s Deadpan … where it is never “too soon”.
Oh, I thought it was too soon as well, but I figured the Japanese themselves would be making the joke, so I figured oh well.
Van, I want “Amazing but a bit pointless” as my epitaph.
I think it is time for an emergency dose of “cute kitten”
Another lighter side note:
Sorry for letting so much exterior grim onto Deadpan today…
re: “exterior grim” seepage
Given the magnitude (pun intended) of the situation, I think we would be somehow less human if this weren’t somewhere on our radar today.
What J0e said.
Thanks for the well-wishes, Jack. My area is unaffected, so far. My college campus (right on the beach) is currently under a tsunami alert, but hasn’t been damaged, as far as I can tell from their website and alert system.
Traveling day. No fun. 🙁
Where to at?
Canada to visit mom.
Hi babes and babe-ettes. Cj, love your post – that’s the way to think about things, m’dear.
Sly B and I are settling in for a quiet dinner and some pointless TV watching.
xs and os to all of you.
Mars in High res:
Well managed to get my hands on The Girl Who Leaped Through Time, Anime is something I’ve always wanted to get into more and never seem to get round to watch it.
Hopefully the safer design will prevent another Chernobyl.
Yes, and this will sadly allow the anti-nuke luddites to come back out in the light squawking incessantly. Hopefully this doesn’t kill off the progress that’s been made toward getting new reactors built.
What’s considered the opposite of a luddite?
A techno-geek… or maybe a rational thinking person?
Well then, count me as an anti-nuke techno-geek … or possibly even an anti-nuke “rational thinking person”.
You know, considering the strong AZ and International contingents of Deadpan, I have to wonder if those of us “springing forward” tonight will be in the minorty.
Not for a few weeks yet Ed, last weekend in March for us in UK.
Ah, that’s right, I think we may have been in sync until a few years ago when the U.S. decided to add weeks onto the beginning and end.
I’m one of the lucky suckers who gets to spring forward today.
Thankfully my computer will take care of it for me automatically since I won’t.
I hear you Ed. Apparently there is a good case for therium base reactors.
I don’t quite know why, but the Houston newspaper is fortunate to have pretty strong writers for Science and Tech topics. This is a post from the Sci-Guy regarding just how much energy was involved in the earthquake in Japan.
If only we could exploit some paradise planet and its indigenous population for their unobtanium stores.
Something to give you the heeby jeebies:
Most amazing video yet (from the science geeky perspective)
A little hard to watch because the guy turns his camera sideways … but you can see cracks opening around him in the park and then the sidewalk he is on is swaying at times as though he was on a floating dock.
The liquefaction in the field around him is pretty classic as well.
That slow wave of motion is way creepier than the fast shaking I’ve seen in other videos. I’m actively NOT thinking about it.
OK. Watched The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. A bit slow, but the mystery was enough to keep my involved.
Stick around until the explosive finale.
Thanks for the link.
I am also a BIG Drum & Bugle Corps fan.
Always wanted to go to the big DCI Championships in Madison Wi.
Never have. 🙁
You must have drum corp. in your background, Nomad.
Good links all around the Pan today. Yesterday.
I wish! Drums were considered a tool of the devil.
Crap joke alert:
GEOGRAPHY OF A WOMAN
Between 18 & 22 a woman is like Africa… half discovered, half wild, naturally beautiful with fertile deltas.
Between 23 & 30 a woman is like America… well developed & open to trade, especially for high financed investors.
Between 31 & 45 a
woman is like India… very hot, relaxed & convinced of her own beauty
Between 46 & 55 a woman is like France… gently ageing but sensual,
with an appreciation for the finer things
Between 56 & 60 she is like Yugoslavia… lost the war, haunted by past mistakes & in
need of massive
From 61 on, a woman is like Afghanistan… everyone knows where it is, but no one wants to go there
THE GEOGRAPHY OF A MAN
Between 15 and 80 a man is like Libya… ruled by a dick:-p
Well Rango was bloody good fun, a good way to pass a Sunday morning..
Sorry for the earthquake obsessed links but having been sick at home the last several days has left THIS old school, science geek with waaay to much time in front of cable news TV and the Interwebs.
That being said … check out this one.
We were all able to see this almost immediately from (analogy)a height of 10 thousand feet but this is what it was like right after the quake in Tokyo, in an area of no damage or fires or information. Just intense confusion and “wrongness” .
In this nearly 15minute clip, You get to watch through these kid’s camera lens as the scope of the situation is slowly revealed to them. One of them even jokes about “cloverfield” not knowing how bad things are.
Speaking of Cloverfield, I finally got around to watching ‘Monsters’. Anyone else see this? It does have some similarities to Cloverfield and District 9, but is inferior to them both. Not bad. Don’t watch if you can’t take long, slow stretches.
End of movie review.
Yup, didn’t think it was that bad (especially when you find out how cheap it was made for…yeah I know it shouldn’t count but still damn impressive), thought it was far superior to Skyline.
Went with nephew, he was not impressed with the Möbius strip of a plot..
Just watched the S3 finale of Being Human…wow!
Back home from my quick road trip. Took the kids to spend Spring Break with my parents. The wife is in Chicago for a business trip. I’m a bachelor again until Friday.
Though, I no fun and games for me. I’ve got one week left of hard working out to make my weight loss challenge. And I’ve got to work on packing up the house. Man do we have a lot of stuff.
We’re gonna have to call you Ed Smarty Hottie after all of that.
(Meaning Ed will be buff from all the workouts and heavy lifting)
Preach it, brother.
Surely one of these politicians was elected on a platform to eliminate Mondays. Bah!
I get to drive to San Diego Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. Bleah. At least I have a large backlog of podcasts to keep me company. :happy:
Back from the dentist. Nothing like a little, early Monday morning discomfort.
bleaugh, bah and meh.
I think my electric lawn mower died. bleh!
Do a barrel roll?
CD: About to hop a flight to Knoxville.
Yee and haw.
Also – bleaugh.
My folks are in Knox. I’ll tell them to wave.
I saw em!
[Monday morning jokes] Knoxville? They named a city after the Jackass guy? [/Monday morning jokes]
Hmm, it smells like another quiet one around here. Or maybe that’s just me.
I’m out and about today. Teresa is in Ft. Worth, traveling for her new job. I have today off, but I’m at the Honda dealer getting my Civic it’s scheduled maintenance.
I thought you smelled like teen spirit?
Van liked Rango?
Yup, liked the play on Westerns and the way the Chameleon didn’t play to stereotype..
I took my kids to see Rango and .. like.. they liked it… I, however, did not.
The giant turtle did nothing for me.
Oh hey look.
My chrome is letting me post today.
CW: US Shameless S1E10
An alternative view of Japanese Earthquake:
Not sure if this was shared yet:
Such a great day.
Unfortunate that I have nobody with whom to celebrate, but you and yours should definitely partake, my dear friends! Go out and enjoy!
Where is everyone?
Meetings, meetings, meetings here.
OK. I have back-to-back meetings starting in 7 minutes.
My accomplishment of the day: Did my federal tax return and put it in the mail. Then I started doing my state tax return, but I hit that moment when my brain just went, “No. No more. Different activity plz.” So I’m off to catch up on e-mail now.
Re: Steak and BJ day: Only in America. I can understand why people would want to have a day that is an answer to Valentine’s Day one month later, but there are classier ways to do it. (Even if they are also more unabashedly commercial ways to do it.)
Linda Perry has a new band:
Steak and whatnow?
I dunno. But the wall at work says it’s a pr0n site.
Shouldn’t the holiday involve pie, if it’s supposed to be today?
um.. so if I prefer the American holiday, does that make me less classy?
There should definitely be pie involved. I believe that’s dessert.
Two’s company, 3.145’s a crowd!
Yeah! Won second prize in Pintley’s monthly sweepstakes.
CD: Yuengling Lager
I am still not well enough to enjoy a beer.
Dammit sir! WTF do I have to feed you to get you better? The fact that you missed out on the perfect Chocolate Yeti experience makes my heart ache
Yeah! Flipped the page over!
266 comments per page? Is that some sort of nephew of the beast reference that I’m not aware of?
Anyway. Survived my first day on my own. Some packing, laundry, and exercise were accomplished. Yeah, I really know how to party when left on my own 🙂
Doesn’t it take 255 coins to earn Mario a free life?
Coins. Mario and Scott Pilgrim and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
And a Good Morning to his performance doppelganger Jesse Eisenberg.
However, I am off to bed, so I will say Goodnight :AbeVigoda:
I’ve bought my copy. I haven’t watched it yet, but I’m sure I’m going to enjoy it. 🙂
*cough, sniffle, hack hack, snark*
Good morning, DP!
Hope everyone who is feeling bleh feels better fast. I, myself, have managed to throw out my back (yesterday).
Hello Tuesday . . .
Hugs to all you sickos. I can sympathize with EssBee, I pulled a back muscle yesterday too. Aren’t we a grand bunch?
Shake your cardigan with pride!
I needed that laugh.
Birth-it like Beckham.
“Victoria and David Beckham expecting their 4th child.”
(see, ‘cuase like there was this movie … “Bend it like Beckam” and now every time there is a story about him you have to, um … oh never mind. I’ll get my cardigan).
Ugh. Work. What it it good for?
Say it again.
I took the day off to take my kiddos swimming at a friend’s house.
Life is good 🙂
I’ve about had it with this 4gig limit on file transfers. It is really making me unhappy.
I have a number of video files, imovie files and iDVD files on my lap top that I REALLY want to move to my 500gb external drive but apparently some stooge somewhere assumed that no one would ever have a file larger then 4gb and so all attempts to move, copy or save these files to that drive FAIL.
Have any of you clever guys or gals come up with a work around for this? I can’t be the only guy out there with HUGE tracts of data on my lap top (no singing!).
I’m not very familar with how Apple does things, other than iPads and iPods. For Windows based machines there are programs that can break files into chunks and reassemble them later. Winzip can do this.
J0e, I know there are ways to partition big files into smaller chunks, which should allow you to complete your transfer. The only problem: the files don’t always reassemble the way you want them; i.e.: you might blow chunks.
I’ve been able to do this sort of thing with “data” files but never pulled it of with video files. In fact, any time I have tried to use an application like winzip to reduce the size of a video file … it often reduces the size by only a few meg and on an 8gb file that doesn’t help.
I guess that video files are already so very compressed that there just isn’t much data left to squeeze out.
I mainly bring up Winzip for its ability to hack files up into pieces, not for its squeezing power. There are probably some better apps out there for slicing and dicing.
I like how Jack and I both use the term “chunks” in our replies.
A little Google-Fu brought up this thread: http://macosx.com/forums/mac-os-x-system-mac-software/301389-problem-copying-files-bigger-than-4-gb.html
Sounds like it’s time to reformat your drive.
*hands in fist, head thrown back*
i should have known that. gah.
Now I’m imagining those old “I’m a PC and I’m a Mac” commercials but with William Shatner as the PC and Ricardo Montalbán as the Mac.
The Mac with rich Corinthian leather.
*Taking a deep breath*
Okay. Following the link indicates that maybe I can use an FTP program to move files.
The reason the drive is formatted the way it is, is that normally it is hooked to my router as my shared music drive/network drive and that seemed to need the Fat32 operating system to allow access to PC’s.
I could easily be wrong about that need.
That sounds about right. FAT32 is very interoperable, so you can save your files onto that drive and then check them out under Linux, Mac, or Windows.
He’s Chunk, he’s Chunk,
He’s in my head.
CP: Chinatown Hustler — Notorious MSG
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bonafide crazy muzzasucka!!!!!!
It’s Hug a Lesbian Day!
*HUGS* to EssBee and Sly B
(I do have real-life lesbian friends, but they don’t live nearby and I’m not going to see them today.)
I’m not at my huggable best. 🙁
Wait … this is the virtual world, where I am always healthy, rich and incredibly attractive!
*Bestest Fantasy Hug Evah!* to Essbee and Sly B !!
Yes, everyone hug lesbians today! Preferrably two at a time. 🙂
If you hug more than one at a time, then that might be a bi-hug, Rhett.
For-serious, I also spotted that on Facebook. *Hugs with stars* to EssBee and Sly B and all other lesbian Deadpan friends.
Incidentally, “Hug a Lesbian Day” should be much more popular than that whole “Stab A Caesar Day” for March 15.
Also more popular than the “One Month til Taxes Due” Day.
… and from the department of “Give kids the technology now and let them figure out the pitfalls on their own” …
Thanks JOe. I’m a human factors engineer and examples like this help us drive home to programmers that they really do need more HF help than they think. I’m definitely using this.
I am sooo here for you!
Um, what’s HF?
Dunno, but it sounds Highly Frustrating.
Or maybe just Humbly Forgiving.
Human Factors (HF)
aka Human Systems Integration (HSI)
aka Human Machine Interaction (HMI)
aka MANPRINT (if you’re in the military)
aka the thing that no company wants to pay for, but every customer bitches about when it’s done poorly
aka the thing that software engineers think they can do on their own (because Linux demonstrates just how well programmers are able to think like “average users”)
and this is what I’m avoiding by working in human factors:
Oops. That was clinical psychology. My degree is in Cognitive psychology:
And here is a reasonable explanation of the human factors and ergonomics field in general:
Ahh, I see.
So HF is that thing no one wants to consider until a failure occurs, at which point they claim no one could have foreseen that labeling a button “Do Not Press” would actually cause more people to press it.
You have the answers that no one values enough to pay for … and then have to spend twice as much to fix later.
Exactly. Arguing that bringing us in early results in a huge return on investment falls on deaf ears.
Large, Manly File (LMF)update
I tried using an FTP program to move an 8gig file to my External hard drive (now hooked up to my Airport wireless router) I suspect though, that it is just moving it in some none FTP fashion. Currently it has been writing the file for over 10 hours now and appears to be about 10% complete.
What ever it is I am doing is clearly not the answer.
I’ve looked up the definition in three dictionaries and I still don’t get it.
The study or practice of phenotypic improvement of humans after birth.
I just spat up. And loved it!
CP: Don’t You Want To Share The Guilt — Kate Nash
Many a true word said in jest:
“For the moment let’s stick to what used to be known universally as ‘the facts’ until it was decided that everything was just an opinion.”
I just caught the last 3 minutes of Bruce Sterling’s streaming keynote speech to shut down SXSW. I highly recommend checking this out, when someone posts the full video. It was even a Twitter trending topic.
Go Bruces! (sic)
Several Xtremely Sexy Wenches ?
But the SXSW music strand is just starting!
Well, there goes another year until retirement. Wonder how much I could stuff in my mattress.
Hug a lesbian day, huh? We’ll take it! Thanks!
Here’s what I find extremely disheartening today:my Tea Party cousins are now decrying Fred Phelps and his ilk because they are protesting soldier’s funerals. Really?
Your famous book you’ve probably never heard of is A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush:
Okay, and there’s no way that THIS one will come back to bite us … Dave.
(It was finally released today from it’s shipping crate.)
NASA’s Robonaut 3?
I wonder how lonely the astronauts get up there….
Not -that- lonely, surely. That would just be disturbing.
Very nice story from Lightspeed Magazine: Spider the Artist
That’s one of John Joseph Adams’ current projects, I believe.
His name is my name too
Get God’s War for free in Epub format::
It is! And I believe he’s just taken over at Fantasy Magazine also.
Morning approaches. But it’s ok, cause Deadpan never sleeps.
New Carrie Brownstein project, Wild Flag:
AND MARY TIMONY?!?!?!?!?!? YOU DIDNT SAY NOTHIN BOUT MARY TIMONY!!!!
For those Panites playing Dragon Age II, where you at? Without getting too spoilerific, I’ve finished the Deep Roads quest, did the side quests for all my companions except the saucy pirate wench, bedded the ex-warden mage and did the quest for my mom.
I’m still gathering money for the expedition. Fenris just joined my party.
And I’m mad because the ending was accidentally spoiled for me already. 🙁
How? Actually don’t tell me. I’ve managed to avoid hearing the ending so far
I found Fenris very Emo
And anybody who says teachers get off work early in the afternoon should talk to my hubby. He’s got another stupid meeting tonight and doesn’t expect to be home until after nine pm.
According to the New York Stock Exchange (ergo it’s public knowledge) there are rumors my company is being sold. Considering the strange request I got from Head Office yesterday, I doubt anybody at work would be surprised.
Damn, I’m out of tomatoes. How can I have a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich if I’m out of tomatoes?
By having a grilled cheese sandwich the way god intended!
Tomatoes are killers, doncha know?
Where is everybody?
I think I’m going to book it
CR: Working for the Devil – Lilith Saintcrow
Wait a minute! The weatherman said nothing about us having a snow storm today!
that’s what I ended up doing
Above comment was in reply Scry’s comment on my breakfast. Obviously the reply button is too good for me
The “reply” button is too good for anybody.
That’s why I’m going to stick with “Post Comment.”
Most of my comments involve “posts” anyhow.
As long as you don’t go postal.
I ate my Post Toasties this morning, so I’m not likely to go postal.
*Hands Rhett and Van their coats*
And it’s a trench coat, go figure.
Where’s the shovel hidden?
As for Fenris being emo, yeah I can see that. I’ll keep my party being Bethany, Varrik, and Aveline.
My party is usually Varrick, Anders and Avalene. I was rather sad that I couldn’t bed Varrick. I like that dwarf
I also like how Gwen from Torchwood is the voice of Merril. 🙂
Merrill’s pissed at me because I deliberately made it so she couldn’t complete her quest
Does she have the gap in her front teeth as well?
No gap. Actually the words “jail bait” come to mind when talking about Merrill
mind the gap
CP: Whiskey Lullaby — Brad Paisley & Allison Krauss
Two stabbings in two different incidences last night. Woo hoo?
ZP put the jackboot into Killzone 3:
I need a facial or a day of some sort of pampering.
A friend from NJ is talking on FB about getting potassium iodide in case of radiation sickness. I guess she’s not alone in her paranoia/preparation.
Alberta and BC are going stupid over this scare too. I personally think the whole thing is dumb
Closer to Idiocracy, North America comes
The shelves in Japan, two days ago:
When I first saw your post, I thought you were sharing concert footage of some group I had never heard of.
They sound a bit wooden.
The shelves in Japan, two days ago:
Sigh. There is NO WAY for radiation fallout to get here from Japan.
THATS WHAT THE GOV WANTS US TO BELIEVE!!!!!
Lo makes me giggle.
ditto makes me horn…uh…happy
CP: Mystic Rhythms — Rush
The Sega Master system of Space Harrier had a cool title tune:
I played the shit out of this game. Funny enough I was reminiscing about it a few nights ago and wondering where the hell my Master System and all my games went. I dont think I want to ask my mom what happened to them once I moved out…
CD: Enjoying a Brooklyn Black Choco Stout while getting ready to give downtown Asheville the time of its life!!!!!*
*meaning – browsing used book stores, then record hunting, then back to hotel for drinking and movies, then bed.
Oh… oh the life of this rock star! *farts*
Ashville, N.C. !!!!
If I can get the planets to align … I hope to join a buddy of mine (and our motorcycles) there in May for some day time riding and night time drinking!!!!
I’ve progressed about .05% through DA2 so far. Played for about an hour so far, but it’s been a busy week. Plus, my daughter will beat me up if I play while she’s away this week. Can’t have that, ya know 🙂
Lo Pan’s sold out 2011 tour of the deep south!
I hope he didn’t forget his banjo.
Well Im not in THAT part of the south…
So… what part of the South are you in?
*sigh*. No hubby and no hockey game 🙁
Good evening, DP!
Hey EssBee *hug*
How they hangin’ Bunny?
I’m getting old Ess, so I’m starting to sag more than hang. Or is that TMI?
LOL – good I, not TMI
Holy fucking shit, I am fucking exhausted.
Unshow it, Jack.
I agree. We’re happy gaming out in the deadpan bar
Gaming = hanging
Plus itll extend the life of the Pan
Yeah, bonus points for three in a row.
Viva la time differance!
You’ll have to imagine that done with a very bad attempt at a french accent.
An Englishman doing a bad French accent… Nah!
Doesn’t three in a row unlock some kind of achievement or power up?
Just as long as the power up isn’t “3D”
“show it Jack”
Yes … but you have to find the audio from the 70’s 7-up commercials with that scary Jamaican man talking about the “UN – cola”
… and folks can make of this what they will.
Oooooh I think Ill just keep drinking….
“Lo Pan has just added EVERY BEER IN THE WORLD to his wishlist.” – Pintley
I thought, maybe I was wrong, but I thought it was generally agreed on that trickle down economics don’t actually work, that the rich don’t actually spend most of their money, they hold on it, so then they get richer and the poor get poorer and now why do I feel like I’m about to start singing Queensryche?
Do a barrel roll!!!!
Try a Summer Glau.
Just watched first ep of The Tudors.
Im assuming it gets good eventually?
I also stopped at episode 1 with the Tudors, but I hear it gets better. I also hear that historical accuracy sticklers should run for the hills.
And thanks for the sentiments, everyone. . . I really can’t abide 3 straight Unshows. We’ll do 199 tonight. More or less.
The dude abides, Jack. So can you.
Muh. Maybe Ill give up on the ReTudors. Ep 1 really was fucking awful.
Um. So do a crooked unShow…
I’m cool with another Unshow. 🙂
Or an episode, whatever works for you. I’ll be here for a bit, cheering you on.
GO, JACK, GO!!! *pompoms*
“Save the Pompoms, spoil the child.”
or is it “spare the pompoms” ?
I can’t remember.
I’m inspired by the pompoms!
Goodnight cheer pyramid.
I’m insipid by the pompoms.