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I'm sensing some ambiguity on this subject. How do you really feel?
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If you get the time, do a blog post on what you think of the new Ubuntu. I just switched from 10.04 to 12.04. There were a few hiccups, but everything is running really well. So give it a whirl and post your thoughts.
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The picture that says, "All is well."
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2010 on good afternoon at WWdN: In Exile
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As a cake-eating, non-vet civilian, let me first start by saying "Thank you" to all you vets. Second, I will be taking a vet out to lunch today. I can even make sure the vet I'm taking to lunch gets to-kill-yatequila. Finally, I will make my annual pilgrimage to Arlington Natl Cemetery where I will pay my respects to another vet interred there. This last vet was a mentor to me and the reason I chose the particular specialty within engineering that I did. No, none of this is "work", but I hope it helps. P.S. If any of the Westboro BC assclowns are around Arlington, I'll give them a big Blackfive "Howdy" as I pass by...
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BCR, That's some "supreme geekery" there. I yield to your awesomeness.
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2010 on Cyber war against WikiLeaks at BLACKFIVE
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Speaking as a geek, the reason that asshat Assange is allowed to be an asshat is that he got the information. I'd prefer to pour all of our resources into ensuring that he never, ever gets information such as this again. I'd prefer that we use our supreme geekery to find a solution that makes it much more difficult for people to walk out with our information. On the social engineering side of things, I'd want to see whoever gave ASSange the information find their way into a dank, dark cell. ("Hi! Welcome to hell! I'm your new cellmate, Rufus T. Buttlove, and I'll be calling you 'bitch'!") Deny Assange such information and he winds up with no power, curled up in the fetal position of some men's room furiously (and fruitlessly) banging on the stall wall screaming, "Somebody love me!"
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2010 on Cyber war against WikiLeaks at BLACKFIVE
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I cannot top the comment posted on jalopnik.com by "Prismatist who steers with his right foot". That comment was: Best line: "Ok chaps just to let you know I took a round through my front windscreen which came up and hit me on the head." Pure Britishness there folks. For our American viewers, that can be translated as: "F###!F###!F###!F###!F###!F###!F###!F###!!!!!! That bastard MOTHERF###ER shot me in the F###ING HEAD!!!!F###!F###!" The pilot is now receiving medical treatment and a spot of tea.
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The Central Limit Theorem says that if you take any probability distribution and add them together, they will always wind up being a Gaussian distribution. Considering that a die roll is as close to a uniform distribution as one can get, one could either use one die and roll it over and over again, creating the probability density function as you go. OR one could roll THOUSANDS of dice (try to use the same type, such as 4- or 10-sided, for the roll) at the same time to get a better idea of the distribution. Just a thought. And would make a wonderful convincing argument for the theorem. It's what Sheldon Cooper would do.
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First, I had a problem with the link, but I found it here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1296136/As-Gurkha-disciplined-beheading-Taliban-Thank-God-side.html Second, the guy was already dead. As others have pointed out, this cannot in any way, shape or form be compared to the Taliban beheadings. (I know that the David Green's of the world will do so, anyway.) Finally, if you read the article, you'll find the money quote at the very end: "So, ask yourself this. Now that the story of the head-hunting Gurkha of Babaji has gone global, do you think that the insurgents of the world will be more inclined or less inclined to pick a fight with the British Army? Amen, brother. Amen.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2010 on Don't mess with the Gurkhas at BLACKFIVE
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That last pic of Seamus (where he's sleeping with his head in the doorway) needs to be a nice, black-&-white print hanging on your wall. Both that pic and Seamus are beautiful. Congrats to you all!
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I did a quick bit of searching. This guy is a Jewish-hatin', America-hatin' Jewish-American. He's written articles for Counterpunch (The Holocaust Industry Comes to the University of Illinois) and the "Israel Lobby Watch" (whatever that is... Propaganda disguised as academic inquiry at the University of Illinois). If you read through the Counterpunch article, you'll find this bit of baiting:Actually, Finkelstein makes it quite clear that the "physical dimension" (memorials, museums) of the Holocaust that serves current ideological demands need to be reduced, while we expand the moral dimensions of the Nazi holocaust; that is, one genocide among many that characterized the 20th century as a result of primarily European and American imperialism, militarism, and racism. You catch that? Even WWII was our fault! Finally, no, this guy may technically be a part of the University of Illinois, but he's not a professor or teacher of any kind. If he was, I would have been able to find his curriculum vitae (which is a high-falutin', academic-way of saying "resume"), which I've not been able to do. So, this asshole is a pot stirrer. Nothing more. Enough of that. I need a shower.
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"Rutger Hauer was an epic prick and almost single-handedly ruined the movie with his ego and unprofessionalism." I'm sensing some ambiguity on this subject. Please, how do you really feel?
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UPDATE: Okay, I didn't know that you could see the image up to a very large size. Now that I've figured that out, I believe (and correct me if I'm wrong, Wil) that it is a Casio fx-260 solar Fraction calculator.
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Wil, please answer thefile's question: What kind of calculator is it? The world DOES want to know!
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"If you get through this without tearing up a bit, you're a better person than I am." Afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you on that. If you can watch this without tearing up, I'm not certain you're a good person at all.
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2009 on Proud To Be An American at BLACKFIVE
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Misspelling or no, I just learned more about proper management and leadership techniques in this missive than in several weeks-long classes. And I'm just a cake-eatin' civilian. Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2008 on The art of the ass chewing. at BLACKFIVE
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