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Comment: Re:Ah yes, to be young and rebelous... (Score 1) 403

by jweller (#33948266) Attached to: Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous Again and Gets DDoS'd

At least some bands have the decency to be honest about it....

I met a boy wearing Vans, 501s, and a
Dope Beastie t, nipple rings, and
New tattoos that claimed that he
Was OGT,
From '92,
The first EP.

And in between
Sips of Coke
He told me that
He thought
We were sellin' out,
Layin' down,
Suckin' up
To the man.

Well now I've got some
A-dvice for you, little buddy.
Before you point the finger
You should know that
I'm the man,

And if I'm the man,

Then you're the man, and
He's the man as well so you can
Point that fuckin' finger up your ass.

All you know about me is what I've sold you,
Dumb fuck.
I sold out long before you ever heard my name.

I sold my soul to make a record,
Dip shit,
And you bought one.

So I've got some
Advice for you, little buddy.
Before you point your finger
You should know that
I'm the man,

If I'm the fuckin' man
Then you're the fuckin' man as well
So you can
Point that fuckin' finger up your ass.

All you know about me is what I've sold you,
Dumb fuck.
I sold out long before you ever heard my name.

I sold my soul to make a record,
Dip shit,
And you bought one.

All you read and
Wear or see and
Hear on TV
Is a product
Begging for your
Fatass dirty

So...Shut up and

Buy my new record
Send more money
Fuck you, buddy.

Comment: Re:That's how the market is supposed to work. (Score 2, Informative) 762

by jweller (#33196460) Attached to: Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

Which begs the question, why aren't the gas-saving tires much more available than they are, on both hybrids and non-hybrids?

Gas saving tires have a lower rolling friction. That also means that along with getting better gas mileage, the also reduce the effectiveness of your brakes and reduce your ability to make emergency evasive maneuvers. Pretty shitty trade off if you ask me.

They are available aftermarket. I checked tire rack and they have 3 choices available in the OE size for a 03 civic hybrid.

Comment: Re:ok... (Score 1) 415

by jweller (#32668766) Attached to: Intel Says Farewell To PCI Bus

USB and Bluetooth to serial converters are at best, a hack. Windows up through XP also does not handle them in a way that anyone familiar with could consider graceful. They may have fixed it in Vista or 7, so I will refrain from judgment there. Linux support for them is spotty, although some do work fairly well.

Comment: Re:What??? (Score 5, Informative) 355

by jweller (#31984406) Attached to: How To Grow a Head

I realize that in this room, defending the redneck is probably about as fruitless as pissing up a rope, but here goes. My next door neighbor is one of the biggest rednecks you will ever meet, and he will tell you the same. He works a blue collar Union job, loves NASCAR, drives a pickup truck, smokes dope, and swills more cheap beer than you can imagine. He also has been married to the same woman for 25+ years, put both his daughters through College, Worked for the same company for 20+ years and is now a shop foreman, isn't a racist, and is generally the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet.

I think the pejorative most of you are looking for is "White trash"

Comment: Re:Shame it has a knife on it (Score 4, Informative) 223

by jweller (#31669174) Attached to: Self-Destructing USB Stick

I doubt very seriously that it's incendiary. I would guess that it is electrical in nature. I built an anti tamper device before and used a 300v photo flash cap run down the ground rail. VERY effective. Actually blew some SMB components off of the board and set several tantalum capacitors on fire.

Although I guess that could be considered incendiary....

Comment: Re:He is looking at it wrong... (Score 1) 750

by jweller (#31287020) Attached to: Should I Take Toyota's Software Update?

If you need to use a e-brake to start on a hill, then the lesson you need to learn is definitely about how to drive a manual transmission. I can't even conceive of how I would use the e-brake to start on a hill in my truck, where the e-brake pedal is on the floor and the release is under the dash.

To be a kind of moral Unix, he touched the hem of Nature's shift. -- Shelley