February 3rd, 2006

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I think the British Nay has finally found a recruiting tactic that will work. From here:

HMS Daring's 230-strong crew should be happy too. She and her sisters will be the first "gender-neutral" warships to enter Royal Navy service, and the Hotel Facilities, as the living quarters are known, are the most opulent ever fitted in a British warship. Mess decks are replaced by individual cabins, each with their own I-pod charging points, CD player, internet access, five channel recreational audio and larger berths.

Privacy, music, internet(porn)... Every teens dream (minus the long work ours, shitty pay, and months at sea).
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Has anyone seen usb drive enclosures for SCSI drives?

I need to wipe a number of drives for my Mom. Under linux there is a lovely program called "shred" that over writes a disk 25 times with random data to truely erase the data. But I would normally have to reboot to (un)install a scsi drive. But with USB I can plug it in, shred it, plug it, and go through all the drives without having to reboot once.

So...

Are ther such a thing as usb drive enclosures for scsi drives, like there are for ide?
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Dear "Professional Photographer",

Please do not dis people because the own "digital rebels". As Chuck Yeager said about planes, "It's not the plane, it's the pilot. The same can be said about cameras. There are a number of digital rebel owners who do produce professional results. I'm sorry if you feel you need a more expensive camera to be able to compose your shot.

It sounds like you were in a public place, you will encounter the public, and many members of the public have cameras. I'm sorry the public gets in your way, but perhaps if you were in this location in a professional capacity, you should have done what other professionals do, which is get a photo pass which will often allow you to go better lines of sight without people in your way.

As for it being to dark for people to take pictures, I see that as being their own problem, and not yours. And as a "professional", you should know that the brand of camera has nothing to do with this, rather it is the lens speed and the iso setting.

Quit whining, suck it up, and go take some fucking pictures.

Sincerely,
A digital rebel owner.
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Spotting An Oil Addict: A Crude Guide

Thursday, February 2, 2006; C01

In light of President Bush's declaration in the State of the Union address that "America is addicted to oil," here's a list of warning signs that a loved one may have a problem:

· Keeps saying, "I can stop my SUV anytime I want."

· Characterizes habit as simply "social driving."

· Buys drugstore needles for "fuel injections."

· Wants to send daughter to Quaker State.

· Hidden inside teenage son's copy of Penthouse: a well-thumbed issue of Petroleum Digest.

· When they talked about a higher power at the 12-step meeting, thought they meant premium unleaded.

· Wakes up in a pool of own light sweet crude.

· Cans of 5W-40 hidden in underwear drawer.

· Can't kick the minivan habit even after the kids have left for college.

· There's a "Mr. OPEC" on the phone, saying he just scored some "really potent" black gold.

-- Mark Leibovich
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djmermaid and jovino have launched their website for their business!!! Furry wear, cute hats, and other fun stuff!!!!

http://www.bunnywarez.com/

Personally, I like the seatbelt belt. Lifes a little bumpy, be sure to wear your belt!

Seriously, these two awesome a pair of the awesomest people you could ever meet. If you've got to send your money to someone, this is a the pair to send it to.