Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Old Fogey

My body is weighed down by my elderly age...well, that and weight.

Honestly, I thought I would never get to this age.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.

Waaaay back in April I went to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. By my count I took 120 pictures. Here's a few.

InGen Cars from Jurassic Park.

Kaiser Wilhelm II's car

Hirohito's car

The Pope-mobile.

Truck Racing!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Apple whines about "Notebook hunter" ads to Microsoft.

I am not sure how true this is, I can't imagine the COO of Microsoft out and out lying about the phone call. If so, then the mantra of "cheaper, much cheaper!" must be finally sinking in. There are really only two types of people who buy Macs: Folks who are Apple Cultists and will buy it anyway, and those who don't know enough about the platform(or technology) and buy it because it's "cool" and "reliable", without looking too closely at what exactly is meant by reliable.

Hilariously, I've read some Apple Cultists leave comments on websites that have these stories making my point that, well, it's a cult. Making claims that the reason why PCs are cheaper is because they throttle back on components..like only 256MB of RAM(I wonder where the hell he saw a PC advertised for that little RAM. Netbooks with XP go for 1 GB). In one other instance one fine specimen of consumer awareness boasted that for $1500 you could rock a 13.1' Screen with a Nvidia 9400MS, and it "beats out any PC for the price." I'm staring at a Gateway laptop with a 17" Screen and 9800 selling for $900, which just goes to show how out of touch Mac users are with reality.

It's a cult, people. A cult!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

LCS-2 gets underway

Photos lifted from Information Dissemination. While I think it's a neat looking ship, I would hate to serve on it.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fantastic Day

I've been afflicted with a stuffed up nose and sore throat since Thursday, but no aches or pains. Using the internet, I've determined that I'm either suffering from some kind of allergic reaction, a cold, or Dengue Fever. I think Dengue Fever is a better conversation piece.

On the stretch of 1-495("The Beltway" to non DC folks) between the I-95 spur and Braddock Road exit there were about a gazillion Styrofoam plates spread out on the highway. Traffic was at a complete standstill going the other direction, maybe plastic forks and knives were on the road there.

At least the bitch didn't set me up, like she did to poor Marion Berry again today. It baffles the hell out of me that this guy still holds a public office.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

'Nother Video

If you look at 2.12, far left you might see me. This is from the 2004-2005 deployment, I was thinner, more fit, and more hairy then.