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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
Pinkie PiePants: EQG Edition: Chocolate With Nuts
‘Bright and sunny.’
‘Bright and sunny’ described the atmosphere of a beautiful Friday in Equestria’s alternate realm simply known as the human world, and the students enrolled at Canterlot High had received a day off due to the teachers holding their professional day as well as cleaning things up after the defeat of The Dazzlings. Pinkie Pie having been notified of the school closing immediately became bored after finding nothing to do around her house. She even thought of spending time with her sister Maud but found her too busy taking care of her pet rock, Boulder. Soon however, Pinkie Pie got the idea to call up Sonata Dusk, asking the siren to meet at her house. After feeling sympathy for Sonata after facing slander and denunciation from her fellow bandmates, Pinkie had took it upon herself to strike up a sort of friendship with Sonata, much to the d
Sherlock Texting War 12Sherlock Texting War 12
W: Sherlock, I'm home. Saw Mycroft today.
SH: Oh? What happened?
W: Well, he seemed vexed. Someone painted his umbrella bright pink with green polka dots and dyed his suit purple.
W: I can see why he'd be vexed.
W: It's like when you poured shaving cream into my mouth while I was asleep.
W: Annoyed me too.
W: Sherlock, are you here?
W: You're not playing a prank on me right?
SH: ...can you come up?
W: Excuse me for being wary, but the last time you asked me to come up it involved a weight, a rope, a blowtorch, and the window.
SH: ...Do I have to explain?
SH: ...Fine. I was sitting in my chair, gluing the iguana to a string to hang in your closet
SH: but then the iguana got angry, hit me in the face with its tail
SH: jumped on the glue, and ran off. The glue squirted onto my hand, and I put my hand down on the chair, and now I'm stuck.
SH: I can hear you laughing.
W: IT'S FUNNY
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I will ignore you if you don't have the title "commission".
I will start your commission when I have received payment.
There is no time limit, which mean I will take my time to do my commission as I may see it fit to my creative and personal life. No money will speed it up.
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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
Sherlock Texting War 25Sherlock Texting War 25
SH: Yes! Whoa, wait...you're not the iguana!
W: SHERLOCK WHY IS THERE A PIT HERE!!!
SH: I was trying to catch the iguana in a pit trap.
W: GET ME OUT!
SH: Okay, okay, ok-GAH!
W: Now you know how it feels!
An hour later
W: Sherlock, grab the rope.
W: Get out of the pit, Sherlock.
SH: No, I like it in here!
Sherlock Texting War 19Sherlock Texting War 19
SH: John, have we got any bacon?
SH: Are you a real iguana?
I: Look out the window. I'm waving.
SH: JOHN I'M BEING STALKED BY AN IGUANA
W: So you're hiding in the bathroom?
W: Um, there's an iguana in the fireplace.
W: AND the chair.
SH: WHAT THE HELL THERE'S ONE IN THE TOILET
W: They're ALL OVER THE PLACE
I: We are small but we are many.
We are many, we are small.
SH: Oh god, not the Coraline song!!
W: SHERLOCK THEY'RE SWARMING THE FLAT
20 minutes later
SH: Well, this sucks.
W: I know we glued the iguana a lot...
W: BUT BEING GLUED TO AN IGUANA HOUSE'S CEILING IS A LITTLE MUCH!
SH: You're lucky!
SH: I'm in its sweater!!
Hetalia Birthday Game: IIHetalia Birthday Game: Europe
(( Note: All answers are completely random. Anything relating to reality is purely coincidental, except the characters / names. That being said, enjoy by all means. ))
Month (of Birth)
January - Finland
February - Lithuania
March - Iceland
April - Switzerland
May - Poland
June - Sweden
July - Latvia
August - Netherlands
September - Denmark
October - Estonia
November - Austria
December - Norway
Day (of Birth)
1. Then gives you a hug
2. Then accidentally bitch-slaps you
3. Then suddenly trips over your foot
4. Then shows you the contents of his secretly sadistic mind
5. Then buys you a gift you've wanted for so long
6. Then sticks out his tongue at you
7. Then flirts unknowingly with you
8. Then sends a present
9. Then dies in your arms
10. Then plans a death contract with you
11. Then sends you to the authorities, for a l
Pinkie PiePants: Pizza Delivery (Parody)
Sugarcube Corner, Ponyville’s top premier bakery as well as the home of its signature item, the Cakey Patty. Pinkie Pie had recently convinced her landlords, Mr. and Mrs. Cake to allow her friend Rarity to work there in order to earn some extra money over the summer. The unicorn was initially excited to start working, but her enthusiasm quickly turned into bitterness as she ascertained the fact that her low pay and Pinkie’s hyperactiveness were being a constant irritation towards her. Nonetheless, Rarity was grateful to be able to spend some more time with one of her closest friends.
Recently it had been closing time at Sugarcube Corner, and Rarity was anxious to return home and relax after what she had called, “a hard day’s work,” even though her job was the simplest in the whole confectionary; operating the cash register.
Rarity had noticed Pinkie P
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