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Journal Journal: That's it, I'm outta here, tying up lose ends.

Yup, as anyone reading this has probably noticed, I have not been around lateley.

I'm kinda cooling off computer news and politics, and taking an interest in things more rewarding and social. slashdot was really pissing me off anyway, just becoming more of a kid's playground. I can fully understand Profane Motherfucker's decision to leave.

From now on I'll be mainly hanging around and as "Little Greenthumb". I'll also be getting more into politics and maybe one day I'll be causing some real trouble for modern day democratic dictators. Manufacturing consent is hte name of the game, people!

Peace and good luck to all of you! :) I can be contacted on icq, as I check that account occasionally for messages to pick up.



Journal Journal: I rule!!!.... Ph33r m3! 3

¦ COMMANDER ALI                        ¦
¦ System:       DIZAONER               ¦
¦ Hypersystem:  DIZAONER               ¦
¦ Fuel:         0.3 Light Years        ¦
¦ Cash:         1374.6 Credits         ¦
¦ Legal Status: Offender               ¦
¦ Rating:       Elite                  ¦
¦ EQUIPMENT:                           ¦
¦ Missile (4)                          ¦
¦ ECM System                           ¦
¦ Fuel Scoops                          ¦
¦ Military Laser (Fore)                ¦
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I nabbed it from

For the youngsters/hermits among you, the game is called "Elite", and it's one of the coolest games ever made.

Personally, I prefer the BBC Micro version.


Journal Journal: Resistance is futile.

First m0d access, Karma = excellent, +1 option... I 0\/\//\/!!

Ahem, anyway, no spam in that hotmail addy I set up to trap spam. I think the spammers simply just like hotmail addresses, or hotmail addresses are ones that used to be used, then abandoned, then signed up again. I have at least one address like that, and the "high" spam filter is next to useless.

Have a nice day.


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Journal Journal: Hotmail spam, the difinitive guide. 2

I made a throwaway hotmail address when /. did a poll on spam. I have not used it at all. I will periodically check it for messages. it is nosp4mm3rcouldeverguessthis{random_digits}

There are no messages in this folder.

OK, then. But it's early days, but to be honest I really do not expect any spam any time soon.

Aditionally, my job is damn boring and I'm still poor.

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Journal Journal: New Job

Well, that was the second day of my new job [selling crystal], and its bloody boring... nothing more to report.

I can't do jack-shit computer stuff while I've got only 1 machine running and £500 debt. :-(

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Journal Journal: Well, here goes... and i need help.

I thought I might as well start my lameass journal seeing as I've been reading /. for well over a year now...

What has prompted me is the fact that I don't really have any tech-head friends and we all need a shoulder to cry on. Well, my tears are usually computer related, so my usual friends aint much use when they can't even understand whats pissing me off.

I'll most likeley be writing about anything I wanna get off my chest, or otherwise need to express.

So whats on the "Things pissing Ali off" list today? Well first off a rather untimeley hard disk failure, meaning my 80gb RAID is offline. I was running 2 of them, striped. Nothing critical lost thank fuck, but many hours of savegames and configuration. I'm writing this on my old system. I will not be buying any more IBM hard drives. Nope. Never!

Secondly, every piece of damn hardware I get from C.E.X. is shot to shit, and overpriced. A friend of mine worked there and I can tell you it's definiteley a place to avoid at all costs! You have been warned!

Help me out here: What hardware manufacturers do people recommend? I know F.I.C. suck fat loads, but who has had long term reliability from their hardware? Something that benchmarks cannot show.

Any help greatly appreciated :)


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