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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quit yer Bitchin Penguin Boy!

Warning: This post contains the F word (and other "color").  If your panties get yanked up to your neck when you see it then go somewhere else.

This goes out to all of you Linux wonks that still whine about Ubuntu's Unity UI.  KNOCK IT THE FUCK OFF!

Seriously!  I really hated it too when it first came out too. I bitched and moaned with the best of them.

Have you tried it since 11.04 or do you base your entire whiny ass opinion on trying a beta once upon a time?

I use Unity on pretty much every production workstation I've got.  I have one laptop at home that still runs Gnome and Docky.  You know what?  I fukin hate Gnome now.  I hit the super key or the Alt key about 100 times a session and then go "shit!" and then slog through the menus...  Feels like digging a ditch.

Being that it's a laptop with the shitty laptop video res I also have the indicator bar (and docky) set to autohide.  They drive me frikin nuts poping up in the way all the damn time.  I'm telling you Gnome sucks ass after you make the switch to Unity.

Since I've started to use the the dock and the HUD regularly everything else seems clunky and outdated.  Canonical leapfrogged over every other OS out there - including Apple - with the elegance and power of Unity.  (W$ users are still confused if it doesn't blue screen, or require me to load drivers)

I know we all get sick of the dickhead W$ users complaining that Linux doesn't work just like W$ and run the exact same software, so therefore it sux.  Well, you Unity whiners are exactly the same as those morons.

Newsflash!  It's not Gnome!  It works differently!  Get the fuck over it!

Do yourself and the rest of us a favor - load a copy of 12.10 and try doing things by hitting the super key for a day.  You will never go back.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Polaris Reveals All-New Indian Thunder Stroke 111 Engine - Motorcycle.com News

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Well - If I didn't want a modern Indian before I just might now. Kinda torn with the choice to use push rods but then add hydraulic valve lifters... I guess they just wanted to have a reason to fit those pretty chrome rod tubes.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

You Can't Make this Stuff Up...

Seriously.  In the weirder than screaming goats category this week comes this announcement on The Pirate Bay's blog:

PRESS RELEASE, NEW PROVIDER FOR TPB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 3 MARCH 102, 평양 (PYONGYANG).
The Pirate Bay has been hunted in many countries around the world. Not for illegal activities but being persecuted for beliefs of freedom of information. Today, a new chapter is written in the history of the movement, as well as the history of the internets.
A week ago we could reveal that The Pirate Bay was accessed via Norway and Catalonya. The move was to ensure that these countries and regions will get attention to the issues at hand. Today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network.
This is truly an ironic situation. We have been fighting for a free world, and our opponents are mostly huge corporations from the United States of America, a place where freedom and freedom of speech is said to be held high. At the same time, companies from that country is chasing a competitor from other countries, bribing police and lawmakers, threatening political parties and physically hunting people from our crew. And to our help comes a government famous in our part of the world for locking people up for their thoughts and forbidding access to information.
We believe that being offered our virtual asylum in Korea is a first step of this country's changing view of access to information. It's a country opening up and one thing is sure, they do not care about threats like others do. In that way, TPB and Korea might have a special bond. We will do our best to influence the Korean leaders to also let their own population use our service, and to make sure that we can help improve the situation in any way we can. When someone is reaching out to make things better, it's also ones duty to grab their hand.

What have we wrought?