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Part of the joys of riding an open Huey is the sense of freedom you get. No safety belt, no rails, no closed door. Just an open door and one of the whirly's skis about two feet down. Gives you a great view of the world below; Feel the breeze on your face, the fresh summer yup, it's summer, funny that, seeing as it's November. Back home, people are probably already starting to think about Christmas and pulling the mothballs out of the winter coats, and here I am, thousands of miles away from home, hundreds of feet above the ground, with my flak jacket open a little bit because it's so hot and muggy out in this place.
From what I can see from out the Huey's window, Vietnam's a beautiful country. Never seen anything like it before. It's supposed to be nice here; temperate winters. Hot, muggy summers. This ain't like the city one bit. I bet if it weren't for the sounds of the Huey's engines and rotors, it'd be perfectly still and quiet out here. Pity that that isn't going to last lon
Guide to Modern Computing
Now with processor families!
Windows XP - You shoot yourself in the foot.
Windows Vista/Server 2008 - The gun blows up in your hand. When you take it back to the maker, they blame the bullet vendor. While you are walking home from the store, someone else shoots you in the foot.
Windows 7/Server 2008R2 - The gun is given a new coat of paint, repackaged, rebranded, and resold as new, so you can shoot yourself in the foot all over again.
Macintosh OSX - Shooting yourself in the foot is very easy and very simple, thanks to the Finder. You just point and shoot!
Debian - Programmers from around the world put together pieces of code and programs out of the goodness of their hearts to help you shoot yourself in the foot for free.
Redhat - The gun for shooting yourself in the foot is free, but the bullets require a paid-for subscription.
Ubuntu - The gun is unwieldy and so heavy you need to keep swapping it from hand to hand, but would you just look at how easy it is to shoot yourself in
Computer Terminology, pt I.
Computer Terminology for Inept College Students
"Hardware" - The physical components of any computer system - New name for your undergarments after discovering you put starch in the wrong laundry load.
"UNIX" - An operating system from 1970 that still influences systems today - What a young male too obsessed with his program turns into.
"Network" - Computers connected together to share resources - The amount of effort everyone puts into a group assignment.
"Megabyte" - A unit of storage on a disk or computer's memory - First thing you did when you got some home-cooked food.
"Microsoft" - A software company from Redmond - The result of having too much to drink before mak
Murphy's Laws of Linux
Murphy's Laws of Linux and UNIX
Stable, secure, current. You can have two.
The only time you'll find out the perfect distribution isn't for you is the moment you've finished installing, configuring, and are ready to begin using it.
Available documentation - isn't.
Forums are not a substitute for official, written manuals and how-tos. Chances are the people who give advice on them haven't tried it themselves.
Try it on a VM the first time, it works fine. Try it on hardware the second, you're bound to fuck something up.
"Customizeability" is just a nerdy euphemism for "Nothing works at first."
The more difficult a distribution is to install, the more 3l33t scriptkiddy credit you get.
The biggest security vulnerability can't be patched: it exists between your seat and your monitor.
If you want to learn the terminal commands, stop applying any sense of logic to them.
Automatically resolving dependencies - don't.
The easiest way to permanently break any system running Debian is to up
Murphy's Laws of SkateMurphy's Laws of Skateboarding
That trick you mastered yesterday isn't going to work today.
Protective gear - isn't.
Undertightened truck nuts always manage to come loose on the peak of a halfpipe.
Get your truck nuts just right, and they will still manage to loosen.
First corollary: If they don't loosen, they'll bind instead and burst your bearings.
Watertight bearings - aren't.
No matter how well you wipe your shoes after stepping off the grass, dirt will always find its way onto your grip paper.
If you go by the 'stress cracks' rule, you'll find yourself cursing after you find you threw away perfectly good decks.
No matter how thoroughly you check that half pipe, you'll always miss one loose nail.
Flat, halfpipe, street. You may ride the same board, but it's not the same kettle of fish.
Ramps seem a lot lower when you're at the bottom.
First Corollary: They also seem a lot higher when you're at the top.
Doctors don't like skateboarders.
If you should fall while grinding a han
50 Things I can't do...
50 Things Dave Is No Longer Allowed To Do With Computers
Updated from the 30 Things I'm no Longer allowed to do with computers!
1. Windows 7 is not to be called "Macrohard Door Blinds."
2. Playstation 3s are not "Visualization nodes."
3. Anything involving device entries and the dd command.
4. Telling other people to $ cat > /dev/null is not the same as telling them to shut up.
5. I am not allowed to ask the Mac Geniuses at the Apple Store if they can install Linux on the iPod before I buy one.
6. Even with fireplaces and rugs, puddles and electrical appliances, The Sims 2 is not "Killzone."
7. I am not allowed to answer questions on Linux forums, even jokingly, with "sounds like you have a * directory in your root directory. You'll need to remove it recursively as root using the force removal argument so it doesn't bother you in the future."
8. EeePCs and toasters do not combine well, even if NetBSD is involved. Sooner or later someone will want to make toast.
Selling stuff to course majorsQ: How do you get an Mechanical Engineering major to buy a product?
A: Add smart bombs, rocket launchers, machine guns, missiles, and for good measure, a jet engine.
Q: How do you get a Biological Science major to buy a product?
A: Include free state of the art laboratory equipment.
Q: How do you get a visual arts major to buy a product?
A: Add a "abstract, by:" nametag.
A Suitable Girl
A suitable girl laughs at my really awful UNIX jokes.
The perfect girl responds with a personal anecdote about entering rm -rf /, running fsck -y on a mounted file system, or mishaps involving misuse of the dd command.
A suitable girl hands me a quarter to unlock a shopping cart at the grocery store.
The perfect girl jumps into the cart and says "Now run down that aisle as fast as you can and let go!"
A suitable girl buys a cream pie at the grocery store.
The perfect girl picks it up, takes it out of the box, and aims it at the most well-dressed stranger in sight.
A suitable girl lets me borrow her calculator when I can't find mine.
The perfect girl has already programmed hers to play Tetris.
A suitable girl calls an ambulance when I've been injured skateboarding.
The perfect girl decides she's going to try that stunt for herself.
A suitable girl brings me a get well card at the hospital.
The perfect girl lies in the gurney next to mine and says "So maybe we goofed that time, but man,
Why I SkateI never was the best skater. Ill say that right off the bat when people ask me, Why do you skate? What got you started in skateboarding? How long have you been at it?
The answer is not simple.
I've actually been riding a skateboard for a while, but it's only a few months back that I've actually started to put forth the effort to do tricks on my skateboard; previously I just cruised. Back in grade ten I almost was forced to stop skateboarding after smashing my hip trying to transfer over a five foot spine. The board ran away from me at the lip as I cleared the coping. After that it was a long time before I had the courage to approach another ramp or do another trick again. But in the end common sense won through and I still got back into it after making a full recovery. I've landed my share of tricks for the time I've been skating and I give the sport my all now. I have a lot of catching up to do.
I can't stand Armchair Skaters - the type of guys th
What Creepypasta Are You Blank MemeSlenderman
() You are thin and or tall
() You like/wear suits
() You constantly feel that you're surrounded by idiots
() You're pale
() You enjoy the forest
() You follow people
() You enjoy having authority
() You like to mess with people. As in, picking up and throwing people (if you can't, then you would if you could)
() You have one or more people who you're the boss of
() You enjoy being alone
Jeff the Killer
() You prefer a knife for a weapon
() Rabid fans scare the hell out of you
() You're vain
() You're insane
() You enjoy fighting
() You're arrogant
() You enjoy looking at yourself in the mirror
() You often find you can't catch a break
() You enjoy being up/out at night
() You get paranoid about things
() You favor certain types of meat products (liver, leg, ribs, etc)
() You're good with a scalpel
() You're good at sneaking around
() You often wear dark clothing
() Blood doesn't
Random OC meme of randomnessChoose six of your oc's
1.) 2, 4 and 6 are watching T.V. together. What are they watching? Do they fight for the remote?
2.) 1, 3 and 5 are all locked in a closet together! How did they get in there? What do they do to pass the time until they are rescued?
3.) 1, 4, and 6 face the Zombie Apocalypse! How did that happen? How will they survive?
4.) Time Anomaly! All the characters have turned back into little children! How do they cope with it?
5.) Flash forward to Collage days! 1, 3, and 5 walk into their class (class choice is whatever you want) but it's full except for 3 seats right next to each other. Do they take the seats? Or do they drop the class?
6.) All characters go to a random dinner party! How does it go?
7.) Character 5 wakes up to discover he/she turned into the opposite gender! How will he/she react to this? How will 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 react?
8.) Crossing boundaries! All of your OC's end up in your (the creator's) house! What do you (th
50 ways to annoy One Direction.
1. Constantly keep poking Niall. When he asks "what is it?", just ask him" Are you Irish?"
2. Count Zayn's tattoos... and tell him "what nasty scars you have.." (me: his tattoos are cool *_* )
3. When Liam is in the room. Ask out loud "who's there, I know your here, speak up spirit!!!" and point at Liam direction hinting that the spirit is somewhere there.
4. When Liam asks what's wrong, ask the other guys "did I feel a cold breeze rush pass through us?"
5. Keep Ignoring Liam afterwards. And keep pretending he is invisible.
6. When Harry is sleeping one night, go to his room and straighten his hair.
7. When he wakes up and asks who did this to him, blame it on Louis.
8. When they start arguing, say out loud "awe a Larry moment! What a cute couple!"
9. The next night dye Harry's hair hot pink.
10. Tell him in the morning when he finds out that, "it's popular with the girls".
11. Blame the "pink hair dye prank" from 9 on Louis again. (Me: poor guy.....I'm so
50 Prompts ~ Character [A] and Character [B] Blank This is a list of prompts for writing! Yay! For simplicity’s sake these have been written to revolve around two characters: [Character A] and [Character B].
However, these are not strict labels, no no no! In fact, I highly recommend plugging [Character B] into [A]’s slot from time to time, or even substituting in a [C] or [D] along the way.
Your responses to each prompt can be as short as a sentence or as long as several paragraphs. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. Do as many prompts as you wish, edit them to stay in character, or even add a few on the end if you like. Have fun and go nuts - There are no rules here!
1. First things first, let’s get acquainted. Start off by showing an everyday slice from [Character A] and [Character B]’s lives.
2. Icebreaker time! [A] and [B] find themselves trapped in a small, dark space.
3. Logically the next thing to do is go. . .Furniture shopping!
4. [A] and [B]
Hetalia: S. Italy vs. CleverbotUser: Ciao. I am Italy Romano. Who the fuck are you?
User: No, what idiota?
Cleverbot: It states that a human cannot tell if he is actually human, or a brain within a vat that receives programmed stimuli.
User: What the hell? Who the fuck told you, that you could be a wise ass, eh?
Cleverbot: I saw the sky, and I learned that the color it was called was blue.
User: CHE PALLE!!! NO SHIT!!!!
Cleverbot: You have no plan what I am talking about.
Cleverbot: Is it hurting?
User: NOT YET BASTARDO! Did the potato bastard put you up to this? I bet he did!!!!
Cleverbot: I actually have never been to a Buddhist monastery, but was rather using the word 'zen' in the colloquial sense.
User: *hits head to keyboard* now it hurts...........
Cleverbot: *puts you back together*.
User: GET YOUR FILTHY HANDS OFF OF ME, CAGNA!!!!
Cleverbot: You are mistaken, madame.
User: THE FUCK?!?!! I AIN'T NO RAGAZZA, STUPIDO!!!
Cleverbot: You are gramatically incorrect. You sai
Pinkie PiePants: EQG Edition: Sailor Mouth
Months after the “Gaea Everfree Incident”, the students have long since returned back to their studies at Canterlot High and midterm exams were on the horizon. To take their minds off the stresses of studying, one day, the students all flocked to Sugarcube Corner for a bite to eat and a complimentary concert courtesy of the Rainbooms. As the band rocked away into the night, the shop soon reached closing time.
Sunset Shimmer had let out a heavy sigh. “Well, it's that time of the day again. *flips sign* Closing time….”
“Whew!” exclaimed Pinkie Pie as she wiped her brow. “That was some concert, huh?”
“Man, I'm beat! Well, see ya tomorrow, Sunny!”
“Hold on there, Pinks, take that pile of filth with you on the way out!”
Rarity, dressed in hazmat suit, presented a trash bag so dirty and fo
Hetalia: 100 Things I Cannot Do At World Meetings
100 Things I Cannot Do At World Meetings
1. I cannot run into the room yelling "Fire!"
2. Unless there really is a fire
3. I cannot discuss yaoi with Japan
4. Or Hungary
5. I cannot come in cosplay
6. Even if Japan says I look cute
7. France will get excited
8. I cannot flirt with America
9. No matter how hot I think he is
10. (Unless I do it after the meeting)
11. I cannot ask Italy to model in a maid dress for me
12. Hungary cannot help me convince him
13. Germany will hit me
14. (Even though he likes the thought of #11)
15. I cannot draw FrUK on my notes
16. Or England's notes
17. But France's are okay
18. Maybe not
19. I cannot ask Germany if I can borrow his chains, whips, ropes, other various torture devices, etc.
20. I cannot write "I <3 America" all over my notes
21. Or England's
22. Or Japan's
23. Or Russia's
24. Especially not Russia's
25. I cannot talk about "That night with Prussia"
26. I cannot tie Austria up and hide him in the broom closet
27. I cannot yell "Ger
Hetalia StereotypesOn one very boring world meeting the nations were discovering there boredom was taking over. So Prussia decides to break it.
"So guys here's an awesome idea I found this song on youtube why don't we watch the music video" Prussia said with a smirk
Canada knew what he was up to but did not say a word.
He whispered to himself "Those hosers need to be taught a lesson!"
Unable to comprehend Prussia's plan the nations agreed. America pulled out his laptop out of his laptop case and went to the website youtube.com. Prussia looked up the song with a big smirk. The song then started to play.
I've always thought stereotypes were kinda ridiculous,
So I wrote a song about it and it goes a little something like this.
I think I love you more than the Japanese love tentacle porn,
As soon as Japan heard the beginning of the song he became extremely deep red and said, "Th-That is not true! I do not rove tentacle porn it's just something my country came up with!"