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Gravatars The laziness of a southerner famous for never answering Xbox 360 chat requests prompted a comment about Gravatars. Intrigued, I took a look at the implementation page and discovered the easy way to solve my "create your own evader" problem and prevent a pellet gun attack from said southerner. Just choose "GRAVATAR" for your Evader and make sure you enter the same email you used to create your Gravatar and you'll once again be hip with the internet. I also took some time to build some statistics on the results page which quickly and accurately indicates exactly how much I'm loved by 10 people.
User Comments for 12-28-2007:
If I'm to understand the statistics correctly, Stavos has nearly 6 times as much free time on his hands then I do.
MorlockPrime
Allow me to correct your statement by replacing "time" with "money" However i had no spending money when I was a new home owner, takes 3-5 years. Yes i'm back in the game! Now I need my additional 2gb ram to beat Brads score again.
Stavos
I'm guessing you two never setup your Gravatar on their website since mine works.
AtomicInternet
nope I hate signing up for to many things. Now fix my icon when I select it! I have the most comments listen to me haha!
Stavos
Hahah, Zac "kiddy porn"-boy is on your top 10... LOL! Oh, and when you default to an icon you aren't showing the updated one, you have to select something else and then reselect -- fix your chit mane... :P
E1
I guess that does show how much free time we have.
enorym
Yes you heard it here: if you read Brad's web site you have too much time on your hands. That or you hope for an entry about his cougay being crushed by a real car.
MorlockPrime
A real car? As compared to what, a fruity VW with a iPod sticker in the back window and a liberal, flip-flop wearing hippy behind the wheel? :P
E1
You know I just did a search for "2008 Cougar" and I couldn't find anything mentioning this year's version of the cougar. I wonder why? I did find a lot of stuff when I looked for "2008 jetta".
MorlockPrime
I found the 2008 Cougar.
AtomicInternet
Real car compared to a 325hp muscle car like ohhh I don't know maybe the 2002 TransAm, just threw that out there randomly
Stavos
Yes, I'd consider teh TransAm a real car. A little bit hillbilly / small penisy, but a real car none the less.
MorlockPrime
atleast it's not a gay/chick car like a Jetta or something, haha that would be funny if a guy owns one.
Stavos
Please, you might as well be driving around in a hummer with a sign that says "a unconfident guy with a small dick drives me...CHECK OUT MY RIMS!!!"
MorlockPrime
settle down and save it for the LAN
R1OT
I don't have a wife to beat, this is the only place I can get out my agression!
MorlockPrime
It's illegal to beat your wife in Michigan, however it's not illegal to beat on Cougars, and VW Jetta's, they put up just as little of a fight as well! :)
Stavos
Is it also illegal to fill Brad's Cougay with cow manure and let it sit in his garage for the winter? That should be awfully ripe come spring. I'm pretty sure it will improve the overall value of the car though.
MorlockPrime
Granted i'll take a Cougar over a VW bug.. errr Jetta anyday!
Stavos
Come on Stavos, you're already emasculated enough by driving a TransAm, would you really cut off your balls and drive a Cougay?
MorlockPrime
That would mean i'd have to cut my mullet off and put wheels on my transam that's parked on blocks in my front yard, and i'm far to lazy for that. Short answer: hell no heeuck...
Stavos
Don't forget to take your baths in that little Kiddie pool you bought from Brad too while you sip you're Colt 45. At least red necks like yourself are smart enough to not drive a Cougay.
MorlockPrime
Hey i'm still up for sitting on top of Brad's roof during a Cougar meet with the hose in one hand and a beer in the other... Ah this is going to be a great 2008 summer!
Stavos
Let's do it! You bring the hose, I'll bring the beer....and the eggs...and the spite...
MorlockPrime
holy post hijack!!
R1OT
Who is this R1OT and why does he feel he can contribute to our record breaking comments? He must be a cougay driver.
MorlockPrime
No i drive a tor-ass now
R1OT
ahh the flatlander. You're car is not impressive, but is certainly less feminie then the cougar.
MorlockPrime

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My recent adventure with Vista Backup yielded a modest gain in data transfer performance thanks to the fourth drive in my RAID. My disk performance boost came just in time to help keep me well above Senator Kelley's new configuration. His recent upgrade to 64-bit Vista bested my video performance. The data transfer crown for Michigan is all that keeps me going, and I can't let him have it. Perhaps the California champion could run HD Tune for me and pass along the screenshot?
User Comments for 12-26-2007:
The only logical next step is fiber channel.
brian

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Rating: 3 - Link to this Article 12-23-2007 Vista Complete PC Restore Blows View Webcam for 12-23-2007 4 COMMENTS
Vista Complete PC Restore Blows Since there is no 64-bit connector for Windows Home Server, I enjoy the irony of having to manually back up my most-likely-to-fail 64-bit Vista RAID 0 workstation. The 3 drive RAID has served me well until recently when I started running short on space. A spare drive I had on hand in case one failed was the perfect solution, and after reading a very happy tutorial on the Complete Backup/Restore tool in Vista, I was full of rainbows and bunnies about the whole process. The backup was surprisingly fast and wiping out my RAID was almost as satisfying as recreating it with the fourth drive, bumping my failure potential up to 4 times as likely vs. a single drive. The happy sunshine restore procedure worked great until an ugly "wrong size/number of drives" error refused to let me restore anything. A 2 hour odyssey of trying various disk/size/volume/partition/drive letter combinations to satisfy this error yielded no results. Fortunately a google search located this rant of people who also found the restore procedure less exciting than advertised. Apparently the folks in charge of this feature for Vista decided allowing you to restore to something other than the exact same drive configuration as you backed up from would frighten and confuse the average user. Since the point of a backup is to allow you to recover from a drive failure, you would think mapping your old volumes to new ones would be a common sense feature to include. Instead, after researching the recovery console command line, I pieced together the magic command to restore to whatever drive configuration you please: wbadmin start recovery -version:12/23/2007-05:59 itemtype:volume -items:c: -backuptarget:h: -recoverytarget:c:, replacing the version/drive values as needed. Obviously this is much easier to remember than providing a simple dropdown to select which drive you want to restore to.
User Comments for 12-23-2007:
Time for a Raid 0+1 my friend. Two stripped + two mirrored drives.
stavos
I moved back to XP x64 on Saturday to get some additional performance. Seems I may run into the same problem anyway... Thanks for the tip!
outbytuesday
MYRN!
enorym
THATS RIGHT MYRN 4DAWIN!
enorym

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Rating: 3 - Link to this Article 12-22-2007 Retarded Snowman View Webcam for 12-22-2007 4 COMMENTS
Snowman! This morning I woke up to a 42°F day which makes for great packing snow. What's the best thing to do with packing snow? Fire snowballs at unsuspecting passers by of course, but building a gigantic retarded snowman is a close second (I'm the retard on the left). My goal was to make one larger than my inflatable one, but lifting 50lb snowballs without them disintegrating was beyond me, so I fell a few feet short. Lisa provided needed approval, and the Morlock promised equal opportunity violation for both snowmen. Enjoy the abomination I've created until it melts.
User Comments for 12-22-2007:
I long to violate all retards pictured.
MorlockPrime
Your snowman does resemble Corkey
stavos
MYRN!
enorym
THATS RIGHT MYRN 4DAWIN!
enorym

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Rating: 3 - Link to this Article 12-21-2007 Engadget Copies My Idea! View Webcam for 12-21-2007 5 COMMENTS
Evidently, Engadget read my recent blog post and decided to create Evaders for their comment system as well. They're calling them avatars but it's obvious they stole the idea from me. Nobody else comes up with this stuff. Stavos, co-creator of the evaders, is already pursuing legal action against them.
User Comments for 12-21-2007:
Seems like a nice complement.
outbytuesday
I'm consulting the creator who invented the "Evaders" name and prepping her with exciting football moments before she's sent into the bull pin with the Engadget crew. As a result Engadget has no chance.
stavos
Merry Christmas beyotch!
Tim
MYRN!?
enorym
THATS RIGHT MYRN 4DAWIN!
enorym

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Rating: 3 - Link to this Article 12-19-2007 NEUTRON Upgrade to 8800 GT View Webcam for 12-19-2007 7 COMMENTS
With a constant barrage of 8800 hype from EternalOne, Duane, and Stavos, I finally found a good enough deal to justify a video card upgrade. I immediately put my 7600 GT on eBay to offset the cost, which promptly sold well before my 8800 GT arrived. While borrowing an old 7800 from EternalOne, a followup email indicating it would not ship till Jan 15, 2008 made me take the plunge and purchase another one at full price. While well below the three 8800 fanboys performance, I'm quite happy with the immense improvement, and await the day my second card brings me in line with the mega nerds.
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User Comments for 12-19-2007:
Excellent choice, you'll love the new dx10 graphics eventhough dx9 users think it's just a bunch of hype.
stavos
what are all these numbers? I'm confused.
brian
Pay no attention to the meaning of these numbers, only that they are larger than the previous ones.
AtomicInternet
I like to look at the dark gra bars which are 3X longer then the light gray ones....
stavos
OK, who's got sloppy seconds to donate?? I need a PCI-E video card. I only have an on board Geforce 6100 and it sux balls.
Excelcier
MYRN...
enorym
THATS RIGHT MYRN 4DAWIN!
enorym

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Rating: 3 - Link to this Article 12-18-2007 Portal Complete View Webcam for 12-18-2007 9 COMMENTS
Companion CubeToday I finally completed Portal, a full 8 days after Stavos and probably long after the rest of the world. Naturally, I'm obsessed with all things portal now, including desktop backgrounds and the end song, which I loop at work. I even started building the papercraft companion cube from the game, but fortunately it's complicated enough to possibly free me from my obsession.
User Comments for 12-18-2007:
The Enrichment Center reminds you that the weighted companion cube cannot speak. In the event that the weighted companion cube does speak, the Enrichment Center urges you to disregard its advice.
Weighted Companion Cube
The Enrichment Center regrets to inform you that this next test is impossible. Make no attempt to solve it.
Weighted Companion Cube
As part of a previously mentioned required test protocol, we can no longer lie to you. When the testing is over, you will be... Missed.
Weighted Companion Cube
The Enrichment Center is committed to the well-being of all participants. Cake and Grief Counseling will be available at the conclusion of the test. Thank you for helping us help you help us all."
Weighted Companion Cube
The experiment is nearing its conclusion. The Enrichment Center is required to remind you that you will be baked, and then there will be cake.
Weighted Companion Cube
Okay, the test is over now. You win! Go back to the recovery annex for your cake
Weighted Companion Cube
Uh oh. Somebody cut the cake. I told them to wait for you, but they cut it anyway. There is still some left, if you hurry back."
Weighted Companion Cube
You definitely need to work on spawning some mini-lloyds.
brian
WTF MYRN!
enorym

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Rating: 3 - Link to this Article 12-17-2007 Home Server Ad Campaign View Webcam for 12-17-2007 9 COMMENTS
Server In The House My obsession with Windows Home Server is well documented, so naturally I check the team blog regularly. After a long gap I finally checked it again today to find a post about the Stay at Home Server ad campaign. While the acting in the clips is horribly cheesy, I'll write it off as their attempt to reach the average consumer, which went horribly wrong. Fortunately the most amusing part doesn't have any actors to make you cringe; enjoy Mommy, Why Is There a Server In The House?
User Comments for 12-17-2007:
Because a majority of people are uneducated about computers I'm sure this still confuses them however at least it's at their level, gotta start from somewhere.... Sorry I'm in a PO mood I just finished a 10 hr day dealing with our HR people in making an Intranet site for work, I had to explain to them for 45mins what a "link" and how users will know it's a link because it's blue text with a underline.
Stavos
In related news, Steve "Senator" Kelly was arrested for going postal on several HR workers. One survivior commented that it was a "bloodbath" and that Steve kept hacking at peoples heads with a machete saying "do you get the link now bitch?"
MorlockPrime
LOL for a second there I thought you were Ron... You all look the same to me, Candians and Morlocks are both hairy
Stavos
One thing Microsoft doesn't do well--never has, in fact--is relate with the average consumer. MS takes a hardline approach that it's customer base is all-geek, and thus should "get" all the reasons you need their products. Apple on the other hand does that extremely well--and MS should take note and try something like that. Just take a look at how "untechnical" the Pc/Mac TV spots are.
brian
Those Pc/Mac TV spots are very obscured, and misleading. So a PC can only create spread sheets, not photo's or video edit, and can't network with other OS'? If anything they misinform the general public.
Stavos
Who the hell invited brian to make a legitimate comment about the post? You know I took a crap the other day and before I flushed, I thought I saw Stavos in the toilet. Stavos and turd look so alike.
MorlockPrime
Just to clarify, Stavos is just pretend turd, Brian is a real turd for ruining our comment fun.
MorlockPrime
I for one welcome my new pretend [turd] status, and will use it efficient as possible!
Stavos
Sounds like you're also welcoming your new bald Morlock overlords.
MorlockPrime

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Rating: 3 - Link to this Article 12-16-2007 Hooray for Snow View Webcam for 12-16-2007 5 COMMENTS
Snow A half-foot of snow today answered my question about global warming potentially ending big snowstorms. Drifts up to two feet were also a pleasant surprise. My hatred of winter is temporarily lifted when snow falls thanks to the light-reflective anti-SAD effect, and exponentially more exciting winter 4x4 driving. It also brings potential for more Yee Haw Sleddin which was missed last year.
User Comments for 12-16-2007:
Bleh. Have fun with that! And in parting, I leave you with: "Lionel coin bank lionel coin bank lionel coin bank save your money save your money save your money"
brian
Snow can suck my fucking ass! I want everyone who likes snow to freeze into the arctic tundra hell from whence they came.
Pissed off Excelcier
SAD? Are you kidding me? What a joke, you're just a giant pansy because you don't like the cold. Who wants to build a snow fort in my back yard?
MorlockPrime
Yee Haw Sleddin and Morlock snow fort building temporally relive my frustration from the snow.
Stavos
wow is that somethin I dont miss. Horray for california
myrone

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