November 29th, 2006


My addled brain has come around to this...

First off, before I get into anything of substance... (or at least that I can pretend is of substance)

"Hi, I'm a Mac."

"And I'm a PC. Neither of us gives each other a gift the other really wants, but I'm the bad guy when I do it because I'm older and wear a suit and the Mac is that kid from 'Waiting...' and 'Dodgeball.'"

I really hate those commercials. Is it worth it that Macs are supposedly this technological Holy Grail if that's the sort of attitude those commercials encourage in Mac users? (not that that attitude didn't precede the commercials, but I digress)

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And that's it for this past week's gaming.

Computer questions

Some might argue this is either karma for my recent crack at the Mac commercials, or because I jokingly (jokingly, I tell you!) suggested I was about to take a poke at Linux users in a comment regarding said post.

But it's actually a problem that's pre-dated the comments, just a minor thing, and naturally the help files are useless in this regard so I turn to you all before I start assuming I'd get anything more than a mechanical regurgitation of help files from the company... does anyone else here have Norton Internet Security on their computer? When I replaced my computer last December, a bunch of stuff came on it, including Norton AV and Internet Security and yadda yadda yadda... well, it's done a decent job of keeping the computer clean of spyware, I'll admit, but I've had a couple of problems with it maybe someone more learned (and I mean in that in the sense where you pronounce the 'ed' as a seperate syllable: learn-ed) can help:

a) How the hell do I configure the Firewall so it'll let me receive files on AIM without having to disable it each time, and

b) How do I get it to stop randomly deciding to re-work its own rules for allowing certain programs to access the net without occasionally manually disabling it, letting the program work, and then it goes back to normal? (I swear, the thing actually blocks itself some times)

I'd appreciate any help that could be shuttled my way on the subject.

Oh, also... y'know, I've been thinking about these stories I've been hearing about people losing their grip on their Wii controllers and I think I know what's going on. I think Nintendo has decided that the video gamer population has been brought to a critical mass thanks to the relatively easy accessibility of video gaming (which was once the province of only the computer nerds and not retarded football jocks who fuckin' love cursing at people over X-Box Live while playing Halo and Madden), and has discovered a means by which to reduce the population to a reasonable level.

Either that, or they've got a warehouse full of extra-expensive 'no-slip' controllers with rubber grips just waiting for the perfect moment to release them.
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Couple of random memes

3 Episodes

( 61 Costs, 36 Reception, and 46 Cult Appeal )

Everything seemed to go wrong with you. You had high hopes and high expectations, and you poured the money into making sure it happened. But something along the way went wrong. People just didn't tune in. And because you tried to go for the bigger mainstream audience, you didn't inject enough innovative material to make the experts take notice. An failure in every sense of the word, FOX lets you go after a meager three episodes.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on Costs
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You scored higher than 99% on Reception
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You scored higher than 99% on Cult Appeal

Link: The When Will FOX Cancel You? Test written by hashtable on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

On a non-meme note, I'm watching the Heroes marathon on Sci-Fi and I want to bounce something of a discussion topic off of those folks who watch it... Is Niki's 'multiple personality' problem a side-effect of her powers, or is she just naturally a six-pack of crazy and the powers help her express it? Discuss.