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Weekend Assignment #154: Your Car or Your Computer? : John Scalzi says that you must choose between the car — beloved icon of American greatness and freedom — and the computer — the defining machine of the 21st century. If you choose the car, you do not get to touch a computer again, except for basic work-related purposes at work. If you choose the computer, no more personal wheels for you. And for those of you in a two-car family, there’s none of this “oh, I’ll just ride in my spouse’s car” stuff: Any rides you bum have to be outside your immediate family. Similarly, no using the spouse’s or kid’s computers, and those of you with super-enabled cell phones will henceforth use them only for phone calls. No Web-browsing, e-mail or text messaging. See, now it’s gotten harder, hasn’t it?
I would choose my computer. No questions. Here are the specs that I bought and built:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual-Core 512K
Asus CROSSHAIR nForce 590 SLI Audio/GB-LA
2 GB DDR Memory
ATI 1900 xtx video card
Soundblaster X-FI Extreme
SENNHEISER|PMX200 RTL headphones — awesome sound quality
19 Inch LCD Flat Panel Monitor
Apevia Case (black one pictured to the right)
Personally, I love the way Gabe captures the expressions of both the kid who’s trying to buy the game, vs. the fat and stupid man representing Sony’s online commerce. If you haven’t checked out Penny-Arcade yet, this is a great site to get neat gaming reviews and overly opinionated and intelligent banter on the latest geeky trends.
Enjoy and remember what Jesus says:
Three articles I’ll link right off the bat:
Would one of the greatest minds on earth put his life at risk to experience space travel? Unless drastic changes are made in our ability to lift humans into space without all the thrust and G forces, Hawking would most certainly be hurt upon his ascent into the heavens. If anything, someone would have to introduce a pressure suit to stabilize his head and chest while keeping an eye on other vital functions just to survive the initial lift-off. While trained astronauts can take the pressures of 3Gs, someone with Hawking’s condition would have difficulty breathing, not to mention a slew of cardiac and joint problems.
While he may be going on Zero Gravity’s flight with trained doctors and available medical equipment, Hawking’s dream to break the atmospheric barrier might be crushed if we can’t devise a better space shuttle.
If you watch scrubs and you didn’t catch the link on a recent episode, you must explore all the wonders that is ‘The Todd.” If you do, reach up that hand for an Internet Five! Oh Yeah!
Editors note: If you’re slightly homophobic, Todd is sporting just a banana hammock. So beware.
My father is a proud and stubborn man. Two years after his stroke, his recovery is amazing as he tries to get around without his cane. Had you seen him in his hospital bed, unable to speak with tears of frustration welling in his eyes, you would never recognize the courageous person who now stood before you.
I will never forget the moment that our entire world imploded. I didn’t receive the normal daily phone call that started when my father got sober 3 years prior. The phone would ring, I would answer and the other side of the receiver would be brimming with hope for the day ahead. Joining AA had given my father a new lease on life.