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NES (Games)

Journal Journal: Select 1 Player or 2 Player and press Start 7


*gets 30 lives instead of 3*

That "Fixing That Old Game System" article reminded me of the hell[1] I've endured when playing my NES games. No no no, I don't mean they were horrendous by any means, but rather getting some of them to work as years went by. Mainly either having to load and reload the cartridge and yes, even blowing the cartridge to get them to work. My ultimate nightmare[2] was when I played through Dragon Warrior 3 and I tried to load it up and something caused the damn battery to clear out my save games! X(

1] Hell = possibly overblown definition used to mean annoyance.
2] Nightmare = possibly overblown definiton used to mean agony from aformentioned disaster.


Journal Journal: Meme-age

Quiz thing stolen from subgeek

You are an enzyme. You are powerful, dark, variable, and can change many things at your whim...even when they're not supposed to be changed. Bad you. You can be dangerous or wonderful; it's your choice.

Fwa haha! >:)


Journal Journal: Blargh.

I love how my karma's been teetering between "Good" and "Excellent", seeing as how I make almost nothing but wiseass remarks (and even THAT is debatable :P).

Getting to the task at hand, the only thing eventful today was the fact that I had to take my car in to get a couple front tires, as well as getting major alignment work, which I suspected was dodgy, to say the least. Although I consider myself a complete dullard in auto mechanics, I have to say I feel I got a good deal out of it :)


Journal Journal: It's official 3

Yup, it's official. As of today, I am a quarter of a century old! :D

Not too sure how I'm going to be celebrating it, but at any rate, I'm sure alcohol will be involved ;)

Cheers, folks!!

Amendment: Thanks guys! :D


Journal Journal: Gmail 2

I'm sure this may come across as nitpicking, but...what's so great about gmail?? I'm sure the hype has died down since it's introduction, but the means people use to obtain one seems a little fanatical. Granted yes, you get 1GB of storage, search functions with emails and other goodies.

But is it really the greatest thing since sliced bread? Discuss.

The Almighty Buck

Journal Journal: Now that's Service!! 2

Not a bad start, but their hours could be improved ;)

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish aid organisation will roll out a new line of defence to the country's emergency services next week -- the condom ambulance.

From Friday, June 4, amorous couples can call the telephone number 696969 and a white van featuring a large red condom with wings as a logo will deliver them a packet of 10 prophylactics.

"We need to increase the usage of condoms," said Carl Osvald, marketing manager for the Swedish Organisation for Sex Education, the non-governmental organisation behind the initiative. "It is 50 percent about pregnancy and 50 percent about sexually transmitted diseases."

The ambulances will operate in Stockholm and the southern cities of Malmo and Gothenberg. The service, aimed at young people, will run until June 25 and be available between four in the afternoon and nine at night.

A packet of 10 condoms will cost 50 crowns (3.66 pounds), less than they cost on average in the shops.

The incidence of sexually transmitted disease is increasing rapidly in Sweden and not enough young people use condoms, Osvald said.

"We need to change attitudes to condoms," he said. "If we need to get out in to the bedrooms to make things better we will do it."

User Journal

Journal Journal: Yup, I'm doing that frickin' meme! :P

To Review:

Click the first link, find the 4th sentence and type it in your journal...let's see if us other slugs can figure it out.

Clark was only an office boy, but the station manager asked him to fill in for a vacationing weatherman on WRUN's new FM station.

User Journal

Journal Journal: OMFG! W3 B33N D15C0V3D!!! 1

Ok, how come when another p2p client come out, people get all freaked out when word of its existence spreads like wildfire? I mean, assuming the client is worth its weight in gold in terms of content and performance, do they really think that somehow certain groups *cough* RIAA *cough* MPAA *cough* are going to overlook them? Granted I believe their rationale is that they wont bother going after p2p networks that are sparsely populated (yet) until they fry the "bigger fish."

Of course it doesn't stop there, since p2p can be used to transfer yet another asinine copy of "Britney Spear - Toxic.mp3", it MUST be assumed that the Osama bin Ladens can use it to transfer plans to perform another 9/11 somewhere else. Or that it protects pedophiles from being caught downloading kiddie porn. I'm just sick of this whole slippery slope that some people perpetuate about p2p networks.

Bottom line: Even though things are intended to be used in a certain fashion, it doesnt mean that they won't be used for less desirable applications.

Or maybe I need to lay off the coffee for a while :P

User Journal

Journal Journal: Fictional Tales. 2

Alright, here's the deal, I found this from someone else's journal, and even posted it on my livejournal, so I figured, hey why not here too? oh and plus im bored :P

Post your fake memories of me. It can be anything you like, as long as it never happened. Then post this in your journal so people can make up shit about you, too.

Have at it, kiddies =)


Journal Journal: Long time no type. 3

Well folks, yes it's been a while since I've typed anything worth while on my journal, or on Slashdot itself for that matter. And hell, the only comments I've been making lately are flippant remarks about certain subjects. Speaking of which, I believe that today was the first time that a comment of mine was branded "Flamebait" for an extended period of time.

Speaking of which, I've been given the option to moderate quite frequently lately, and I almost never meta-mod or otherwise participate.

Considering that I've upgraded my disk space, I was reintroduced to a game that I havent played until recently...Diablo II. Yup, seeing as my Paladin was wiped out (cant find the save), I've been playing from scratch. Been playing as a Necromancer, Barbarian, and Assassin.

And lately, I've had more time to be online, considering that I'm looking for work, or at least getting my resume and references ready. Hopefully I can find a good position, or at least one that isn't too atrocious :)

Role Playing (Games)

Journal Journal: Which D&D character am I 1

Stolen from SamTheButcher and SolemnDragon among others :P

I Am A: True Neutral Human Bard Fighter

  True Neutral characters are very rare. They believe that balance is the most important thing, and will not side with any other force. They will do whatever is necessary to preserve that balance, even if it means switching allegiances suddenly.

  Humans are the 'average' race. They have the shortest life spans, and because of this, they tend to avoid the racial prejudices that other races are known for. They are also very curious and tend to live 'for the moment'.

Primary Class:
  Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.

Secondary Class:
  Fighters are the warriors. They use weapons to accomplish their goals. This isn't to say that they aren't intelligent, but that they do, in fact, believe that violence is frequently the answer.

  Gond is the True Neutral god of artifice, craft, and construction. He is also known as Gond Wonderbringer. His followers believe that 'actions count' - that is, that what is accomplished in the end is what is truly important. They wear saffron clothing, with red sashes containing all manner of mechanical devices. Their preferred weapons are firearms, since the followers of Gond had a large hand in their making and invention. They also wear plate mail (no shield), but generally prefer to have bodyguards, instead. Gond's symbol is a toothed wheel, made of ivory, bone, or metal.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy of NeppyMan (e-mail)

User Journal

Journal Journal: Whiny People , the FCC, and the Media...blech :P

Quick! Someone call the Waaaambulance!!

I'm getting sick of all these whiny people bitching about the Super Bowl halftime show. It's a fucking titty! (not to be mistaken with a titty fucking). For christs sakes people, get over your self-righteous bad selves!! Little Billy will be just fine after seeing that, and if he isn't, I seriously doubt that seeing a boob was the reason he snapped.

Let me ask this question...aren't there MUCH bigger fish to fry than this?

User Journal

Journal Journal: The humor that is livejournal...

Although I'm guilty of having a livejournal, I have to say that some people on livejournal can be fucking whiny, to the point of insanity.

I came across this revelation from HERE. I swear to christ this is some hilarious shit they have there. Of course then again, I was always one to be easily amused by low brow humor =)

One of my favorite sections is the people that happen to be whining over the fact that some trolls (if you can even call them that) are adding people right and left, randomly. Of course, the fucksticks that are whining, despite the fact that they can either restrict their blog to friends only, or face the possibility that the ENTIRE Internet can see their public journal at any given time. *looks around*

Internet, mod this JE down to Score: -1, Flamebait

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