Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Way I'm funding a Sandy Bridge CPU

On Christmas 2011, I should be able to fund a ASUS LGA 2011 motherboard, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM while my parents will buy the 8-core Sandy Bridge CPU. I know that this is the reason people are waiting to upgrade their 4 cores.

There are Larrabee (GPU) characteristics in the Sandy Core so it will be cheaper, and better at 2D desktop acceleration at lower price points then without Larrabee characteristics. L3 cache of 20 MB or 2.5 MB per core. The Radeon HD 5970 is good for another 2 years. If the Sandy Bridge CPU is out of the question by December 2011, I'll settle for the latest high-end XFX Radeon GPU or combine birthday money with it.

Meanwhile, I'll upgrade my Android 1.7 Anchos 7 to a Android 2.2 Archos 10 next Birthday and sell the old one off Amazon! Or if my parents cannot afford a Sandy Bridge CPU, I'll convince them to combine birthday money and Christmas presents towards one.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Stuff

NZXT PHAN-001WT Phantom

Intel 980x 12 MB L3 at 3.3 GHz
Corsair XMS3 8GB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz Kit 2x4GB
750 GB HDD SATA 2x
RAdeon HD 5970 Black Edition from last year
Cooler Master Hyper N520 Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler (C283-1202 )
Corsair HX850W 850W Modular Power Supply
ASUS P6X58D Premium Intel X58 Socket LGA1366 MB
NZXT PHAN-001WT Phantom Full-Tower Case - E-ATX, ATX, MicroATX, 5 x 5.25" Bays, 7 x 3.5"Bays, 200mm LED Fan, White
Noctua NF-P14 FLX Case Fan - 140mm, SCD2, SSO Bearing
Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA

Footage (MPEG4 AVC)





Wednesday, December 15, 2010

OpenSuse Beta should hold until March 2k11

LXDE 0.5.6 screenshot
Gnome 2.32.2 screenshot
KDE 4.6 screenshot

KDE 4.6 beta 2
Gnome 2.32.2
LibreOffice 3.3
XFCE 4.6.2
LXDE 0.5.6
2.6.37 RC5
Firefox 4.0 beta 7
Opera 11.0
VLC 1.1.1
Winamp 5.6

WINE programs never crashed running 5 hours.

OpenSuse 11.4 Milestone 5 will boot from YAST with all XFCE, LXDE, KDE, and Gnome installed. FXCE won't show up even though programs will. Expect it to freeze up when memory gets exceeded (with 512 MB of RAM), and if you have 768 MB or 1 GB of RAM than you have no worries. The crashing is 100% RAM related. Wants to go into "Fast boot" than its slow boot fail-safe kicks in after 20 seconds.

To avoid crashing, I looked up "Resolution" in KDE menu search-box and used KDM to change the resolution to 1280x768 with those PCs on 512 MB of RAM. This crash phenomenon is known to happen in KDE 4.4.4 in OpenSuse 11.3

KDE 4.6 beta 2 looks cool by itself. No more kernel lock to increase performance by 10%! LXDE stilll a great desktop shell, and didn't crash. Best for 512 MB of RAM PCs.

Gnome 2.32.2 never crashed yet. LibreOffice looks and acts like OpenOffice. no complaints. Had to install VLC to play audio codec.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

best Cities in North America for careers

Happiest, most healthiest cities to live.

#20 San Francisco, Calif.
#19 Lexington, KY
#18 Norwich, Conn.
#17 Lancaster, Pa.
#16 Minneapolis, Minn.
#15 Raleigh, NC
#14 Santa Cruz, Calif.
#13 Killeen, Tex.
#12 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
#11 Naples, Fla.
#10 Oxnard, Calif.
#9 Ogden, Utah
#8 Washington, D.C. Metro Area
#7 San Jose, Calif.
#6 Santa Barbara, Calif.
#5 Santa Rosa, Calif.
#4 Provo, Utah
#3 Honolulu, Hawaii
#2 Holland, Mich.
#1 Boulder, Colo.

Say away from bankrupted California. I heard one of my classmates was going to bolder, Co. Can't afford the plain ticket and rentals.

Best places to restart career

15. San Francisco, CA
14. Minneapolis, MN
13. Boston, MA
12. Des Moines, IA
11. New York, NY
10. Tulsa, OK
9. Denver, CO
8. Pittsburgh, PA
7. Nashville, TN
6. Seattle, WA
5. Washington, DC
4. Midland, TX
3. Dallas, TX
2. Omaha, NE
1. Houston, TX

Stay away from bankrupted California and drug war overrun South Texas

THE CITY THAT HAS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS IS....MURDERAPOLIS. Otherwise, you can move to Utopia (San Fransisco) if you can handle extreme weirdness.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kawasaki Ninja from 1990s are cheap.

I saw a 1993 Kawasaki Ninja GPX 600cc for $1950 with 9000 miles on it 250 miles away. Sounds like a great deal. I am the last person on facebook my age who hasn't owned a motorcycle yet. I believe I heard from Rance (knows cell), a former BSA Eagle scout, that owning a motorcycle is one of the only ways to start a relationship and keep a girlfriend these days. It looks like I'll take his word for it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Perfect Storm II (2010)

19 years ago, I was stranded on Halloween 1991 in a Jeep Cherokee going trick 'n treating about 2 miles from my house. I had to walk to a neighbors. They made a movie called "The Perfect Storm" starting George Clooney which was the Northeaster section of the same storm.

Now tonight, we're having deja-vu of the Northeaster Storm in Late October to November 1991. Tonight is going to be historic in Wisconsin.


I now officially have two associate degrees, but it isn't anything to get excited for. This is because no employer takes 2 year ppl.

Australia isn't bankrupt yet

I think we already passed the bankrupted stage.

The USA has serious socio-economic problems such as a nearly 10 trillion dollar debt which equates to roughly $40,000 debt per person. Lack of health insurance coverage causes 18,000 unnecessary American deaths a year. Women are 70 percent more likely to die in childbirth in America than in Europe Being that the USA is about 15 times as populous as Australia, makes the fact that the USA is #1 in the world for GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.

In Australia a citizen only has a .0000006% shot of becoming a billionare,... in the USA a citizen has a .0000013% shot at becoming a billionare! Twenty percent of Americans think the sun orbits the earth. Seventeen percent believe the earth revolves around the sun once a day.

The United States has lost 1.3 million jobs to China in the last decade

In Australia, overall, almost half (46%) of men and women reported having experienced an assault and/or sexual assault since the age of 15.

Twelve million American families--more than 10 percent of all U.S. households--"continue to struggle, and not always successfully, to feed themselves." Families that "had members who actually went hungry at some point last year" numbered 3.9 million"

The USA's poverty percentage is currently between 12 and 15% with roughly 40% (about 120 million people) will fall below the poverty line in the next 10 years. Not only this, but according to the human poverty index, 20% of americans lack functional literary skills and 17% of people fall below 50% of the median income.

According to the" The Human Development Index (HDI) is an index combining normalized measures of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. It is claimed as a standard means of measuring human development, a concept that, according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) refers to the process of widening the options of persons, giving them greater opportunities for education, health care, income, employment, etc. " Australia has , FOUR Australian cities are in the top ten (Melbourne 2nd, Perth 4th, Adelaide tied at 7th, and Sydney tied at 9th). The list shows five Australian cities gracing the top 50, the first US city to appear on that list is Honolulu which ranks 28.

The USA has 1,867,059 acres of productive rich land, one of the richest nations in natural resources!!!

Australia has only 468,502 acres of arable land! That is pretty limiting!

One in every 911 people in Australia go bankrupt.
Around 20% of all bankruptcies in Australia are business related (not personal).
50% of Australian bankruptees owe less than $20,000, and 12% have been bankrupt before.
Australian People under the age of 40 are the most likely to be declared bankrupt.
Personal reasons (like illness) and economic conditions are the two biggest contributors to Australian business filing for bankruptcy.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

OpenSolaris has been closed source.

Made a new partition with Gparted and installed Solaris 11 UNIX Express which has gnome 2.30.2 on it. Compiled a opensolaris Openoffice 3.2.1 on it. One of the new features is it boots up faster and the ZFS file system has encrypting file system.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 was using 111b kernel/Gnome 2.26. Solaris 11 Express is using the 151a kernel. Uses 446 MB with one tab in Firefox open.

Theoretically more stable than Linux

Monday, December 06, 2010

Always wanted to own a Wallaby

Wallabys are a pouched mammal, that are just as expensive as dogs. Wallaby eat grass and plants. I'll have to find cheap lettuce and feed it every day.

I can get friends just by owning one. Having the most bizarre/strange mammal in a 5 mile radius anyhow.

Found a breeder in Minneapolis.


Sunday, December 05, 2010

Top 10 Presidents

1. Ronald Reagan

2. Abraham Lincoln

3. Thomas Jefferson

4. Grover Cleveland

5. Calvin Coolidge

6. George Washington

7. John Adams

8. James Polk

9. James Madison

10. John Quincy Adams

US Airforce revolutionizing price dilemmas with "the Condor cluster "

The US Airforce spent $2,000,000 on used old PS3s, and then installed Linux on 1760 PlayStation 3. It is 5% to 10% the cost of an actual supercomputer. It is the 33th most powerful supercomputer. It is much more economical than a supercomputer in energy consumption.