Monday, May 30, 2011

My music is a lot better than Germanottas

Trance CDs
All scored better than her best albums

country cds all my country sound better than her best albums

All my rock is smarter than she can hope to be

The review site weighted score says so.

It's official: Soccer Boring on TV!

Saying soccer will never be big here assumes American culture is static. USA could wind up starting our own brand of soccer here to account for some of the game's issues. How about soccer with no goalies? Now that would be something!

PS I watched Major League Soccer and FIFA on Fox Soccer Channel for 10 minute sessions last year. I spent 20x as much playing Winning Eleven Soccer on PS2 with Randy however. I believe I was slightly dominant, and it ended in sudden death. It was at this time we both believed that Winning Eleven was popular, because choosing plays in Madden backfired.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The more TVs, the better

From my 2006 youtube video, I figured out that the more TVs I own, the higher my hitcounter is. I got this old 24" LCD, this 32" LCD, two old Sanyo 17" and 24" CRT TVs.

Somebody with 30,000 hits


My TVs.

Christmas present for 2004 (stored)

2010 Christmas Present

1997 Christmas Present

Top 10 beaches in US

1. Siesta Beach
Sarasota, Fla.

"Siesta Beach in Sarasota boasts that it has the finest and whitest sand in the world, and I cannot argue with this claim; the powdery sand is nearly pure quartz crystal," Leatherman said. "The beautiful blue-colored water is clean and clear, making it so inviting to bathers and swimmers. The beach is hundreds of yards wide, attracting volleyball players and beachcombers as well as those who just want to find their place in the sun."

2. Coronado Beach
San Diego, Calif.

"Coronado Beach is the toast of Southern California; it is a veritable oasis by the sea, measuring hundreds of yards wide," Leatherman said. "With its lush subtropical vegetation, unique Mediterranean climate, and fine sparkling sand, beach-goers flock to this beach for great ship watching and the summer’s mild surf."

3. Kahanamoku Beach
Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

"This beach was named in the honor of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku who was a gold medal Olympic swimmer and credited with introducing surfing to the outside world," Leatherman said. "Kahanamoku Beach is bounded by the Ala Wai small boat harbor and the Hilton Hawaiian Village catamaran pier. A shallow offshore reef protects this beach from the big waves, making it a great swimming area for families with children."

4. Main Beach
East Hampton, N.Y.

"Main Beach provides the perfect blend of nature and built environment," Leatherman said. "Wealthy summertime residents flock here to the beaches protected by a conservation easement, dating back over 300 years. Main Beach is a great place for star-spotting, since many actors and actresses frequently visit this beach for its idyllic setting in a small village."

5. Cape Hatteras
Outer Banks of North Carolina

"Bulging far offshore of the mainland coast as a barrier island, Cape Hatteras was the first National Seashore," Leatherman said. "Providing some of the best board surfing along the East Coast, as well as the most famous lighthouse in the United States, Cape Hatteras attracts beachgoers to its historic fishing villages. Nature lovers adore the excellent beachcombing and superb fishing."

6. St. George Island State Park
Florida panhandle

"The Florida panhandle beaches are back as oil from the BP spill has vanished, and the sand is squeaky clean," Leatherman said. "The brilliant white sands and clear waters of St. George Island were fortunately not even impacted last summer. Stingrays are sometimes resting in the shallow waters so shuffle your feet when entering. Birding and fishing are very popular activities here."

7. Beachwalker Park
Kiawah Island, S.C.

"South of Charleston, Beachwalker Park is the public beach located on the southern end of Kiawah Island," Leatherman said. "Tennis and golf are featured here, as well as interpretative tours of the fauna and flora of the island. This is certainly a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets or walk down to St. Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds."

8. Coast Guard Beach
Cape Cod, Mass.

The Eastham beach fell one spot from last year's rankings. "Coast Guard Beach, accessible by bicycle or via shuttle bus from the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center, was formed where a sand spit attached to the eroding glacial cliffs," Leatherman said. "The sand is fairly coarse, so the beach slopes steeply into the water. The picturesque old Coast Guard station still sits atop the glacial bluffs, allowing for a spectacular view down upon the Nauset Spit barrier system and bay. During the summer, beach-goers take quick, refreshing dips in the ocean, as water temperatures only reach 60-70 degrees."

9. Waimanalo Bay
Oahu, Hawaii

"This park has ample parking, restrooms, outdoor showers, and a good beach for swimming," Leatherman said. "While not as stunning as some other Hawaiian beaches, it is a safe beach because big waves and dangerous currents are rare and lifeguards are present. Hawaiians who live on Oahu frequent this beach."

10. Cape Florida State Park
Key Biscayne, Fla.

"Cape Florida State Park, located at the south tip of Key Biscayne, provides clear, emerald-colored waters and gentle surf," Leatherman said. "This fine, white coral sand beach is great for swimming, as waves are knocked down by a large sand shoal offshore. In addition, the Cape Florida Lighthouse allows for a breath-taking view of this beautiful beach."

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

ALT Linux beats RedHat or OpenSuse in Security tests

In this Cyber Cold War (2009 - ) between NATO and Russia/China , experts think that the Russians know more about security than RedHat. ALT Linux is a XFCE edition with a firewall utility not unlike RedHat Firewall. Is that why we're losing the Cyber Cold War? Bias towards redhat?

ALT server edition has:

class of protection from unauthorized access to information — class 5
by the level of monitoring for non-declared features — level 4

I would theorize that Scientific Fermi Linux is the most secure Linux on Earth, yet is still using that ancient 2.6.18 linux kernel from 2006 (patched to 2.6.18-268-9)!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Can Am are peice of crap

I cannot tell you how much I laughed when a guy and his girlfriend under the Petite bourgeoisie category waved/smiled at me on their trike (Can Am Spyder). If you’ve ridden a snowmobile, you will be good at riding a Spyder. I was on a 1950s tricycle before I road my 21 speed Mt. Bike after I got balance and never looked back. Now I may be right when I say that Cam Ams are a piece of shit by review score. Your Can Am engine is Bombardier-made. What these Cam Am riders should own is a Campgana T-Rex. Nobody knows about these guys so their supply and demand are low. I've been seeing 2 1/2 3 or star Can Ams Spyder reviews and 5 star Campgana T-rexs. They don't even buy from the right company and yet they (wrongly) ride like their as cool as a Harley Davidson rider. Cam Am owners offend my intelligence. The T-Rex has a brilliant mainstream Kawasaki ZX-14 engine in it, very affordable. Can Ams have all of the dangers of a motorcycle with none of the fun. You’re tossed from side to side on bumps and turns want to toss you off the bike. Can Am is expensive and shotty. You get none of the typical trike advantages (higher G-loading than either car or bike, can’t fall off, some weather protection) and all of the disadvantages (heavier than a bike, less cargo/passenger room than a car, dodgy rear suspension).

Now a Kawasaki ZX-14 is always cooler than a Campgana T-rexs, because tricycles are stupid looking. Campgana is the right way to buy if you're into intelligence offending trikes.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Best Reactor Designs

1. Supercritical-water-cooled reactor (SCWR)is a concept that uses supercritical water as the working fluid. SCWRs are basically light water reactors (LWR) operating at higher pressure and temperatures with a direct, once-through cycle. As most commonly envisioned, it would operate on a direct cycle, much like a Boiling Water Reactor (BWR), but since it uses supercritical water (not to be confused with critical mass) as the working fluid, would have only one phase present, like the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). It could operate at much higher temperatures than both current PWRs and BWRs.

2. lead-cooled fast reactor features a fast-neutron-spectrum lead or lead/bismuth eutectic (LBE) liquid-metal-cooled reactor with a closed fuel cycle. Options include a range of plant ratings, including a "battery" of 50 to 150 MW of electricity that features a very long refueling interval, a modular system rated at 300 to 400 MW, and a large monolithic plant option at 1,200 MW.

3. very high temperature reactor concept uses a graphite-moderated core with a once-through uranium fuel cycle, using helium or molten salt as the coolant. This reactor design envisions an outlet temperature of 1,000 °C.

4. A molten salt reactor is a type of nuclear reactor where the coolant is a molten salt. There have been many designs put forward for this type of reactor and a few prototypes built. The early concepts and many current ones rely on nuclear fuel dissolved in the molten fluoride salt as uranium tetrafluoride (UF4) or thorium tetrafluoride (ThF4), the fluid would reach criticality by flowing into a graphite core which would also serve as the moderator. Many current concepts rely on fuel that is dispersed in a graphite matrix with the molten salt providing low pressure, high temperature cooling.

5. Lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) - The lead-cooled fast reactor features a fast-neutron-spectrum lead or lead/bismuth eutectic (LBE) liquid-metal-cooled reactor with a closed fuel cycle. Options include a range of plant ratings, including a "battery" of 50 to 150 MW of electricity that features a very long refueling interval, a modular system rated at 300 to 400 MW, and a large monolithic plant option at 1,200 MW.

6. B&W mPower is a proposed 125 MW modular, advanced light water nuclear reactor.. The reactor's power output is approximately 125 MWe, or approximately 10% of a typical reactor. The reactor's design includes an underground containment facility that would store all of the spent fuel the reactor would use during its expected 60 year operating lifetime.

7. The AP1000 is a two-loop PWR planned to produce a net 1154 MWe. The design is less expensive to build than other Gen III plants partly because it uses existing technology. The design also decreases the number of components, including pipes, wires, and valves. Standardization and type-licensing should also help reduce the time and cost of construction.

8. The Canadian Advanced CANDU Reactor is a light-water-cooled reactor that incorporates features of both Pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) and Advanced Pressurized Water Reactors (APWR) technologies. It uses a similar design concept to the Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor (SGHWR).

Monday, May 23, 2011

videogames played on Caanoo

May 16th

Super Nintendo

- Super Mario World'
- Super Mario Kart

Sega Genesis

- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- Ristar
- Castlevania bloodlines

May 17

Super Nintendo

- Chrono Trigger
- Super Metroid
- Starfox
- Star Ocean


- Streets of Rage 2


- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 3

May 19

Super Nintendo

- Super Castlevania IV
- Secret of Mana


- Metroid Fusion
- Sonic Advance 2
- Sonic Advance 3
- Megaman Zero
- Zelda Link to the Past

May 20th


- Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga

- Legend of Zelda Minish Cap

Super Nintendo

Super Mario RPG - Legend of the 7 Stars

May 21st


- Metroid Zero Mission


- Contra Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Super Mario Kart again


- Legend of Zelda

May 22

SCRUMMVM emulator

- Secret of Monkey Island

May 23

SCRUMMVM emulator

- Monkey Island 2 LuChuck's Revenge

June 19

Super NES

Secret of Evermore
Super Mario World

June 20

Gameboy Advance

Sonic Advance
Sonic Advance 2
Sonic Advance 3
Super Mario World
Gunstar Super Heroes
Megaman Zero

June 21

Gameboy Advance

Klonoa: Empire of Dreams
Castlevania - Harmony of Dissonance
Castlevania - Circle of the Moon
Kirby - Nightmare in Dreamland

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Smart people's music

I found it interesting that ppl scoring high SAT scores listen to that short lived Counting Crows. I listen to their albums and they get 80% out of 100 on reviews

This legend was compiled by Wikipedia editors listing their SAT score and what music . I got 60 Radio head music files, 5 albums on my PC that I barely listen too.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Needle Blood Draws optional?

Some of the 2007 awards have gone to inventions that seem just short of miraculous and the Electro Needle Biomedical Sensor Array comes close. This is a small patch device with electro-chemically treated probes. When the patch is applied to the skin, it has the ability to ascertain chemical readings present in a patient's blood without having to withdraw any blood. Thus, readings such as "carbohydrates, electrolytes, lipids, enzymes, toxins, proteins, viruses, and bacteria can be detected in a patient's blood or interstitial cellular fluid." No more searching for "good" veins? You mean no more vials and vials and vials taken? One great step for medicine; 15 great steps for the sick folks in the emergency room.


I don't know, I kind of like shots. Now we're going to have to wait until 2020 before hospitals get around to converting needles to Electro Needle Biomedical Sensor Array. Needles obviously will be around in 2111. I'm a man and can take some needles.

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's official: Soccer Boring on TV!

Saying soccer will never be big here assumes American culture is static. USA could wind up starting our own brand of soccer here to account for some of the game's issues. How about soccer with no goalies? Now that would be something!

PS I watched Major League Soccer and FIFA on Fox Soccer Channel for 10 minute sessions last year. I spent 20x as much playing Winning Eleven Soccer on PS2 with Randy however. I believe I was slightly dominant, and it ended in sudden death. It was at this time we both believed that Winning Eleven was popular, because choosing plays in Madden backfired.

The Wii U tech specs

Official name: Nintendo Wii U

Graphic Processor: Sherlock Holmes: ATI R770, Shader Model 4.1 (DirectX 10.1/ OpenGL 3.3)

CPU: IBM Watson: Power 6, 4 cores, 16 threads at 3 GHz (PowerPC 476FP)

RAM: shared GDDR5 2048 MB

The Zelda demo re-imagined the Temple of Time from Twilight Princess and Link's battle with Armogohma, a ghastly, colossal spider boss monster. Not playable, but interactive, I watched as Link stepped onto a polished marble floor, his reflection sharply visible as light from stained glass windows danced on its surface. The fairy Navi appeared as a softly glowing orb of light. We could see the stitching in Link's tunic, the leatherwork of his boots and sheath in detail. Smoke pouring from flaming braziers was lit with a soft orange glow.



Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis


Outside Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis







Basilica of St. Mary


Basilica of St. Mary


Thursday, May 19, 2011

I think Mitt Romney is unstoppable

Newt Gingrich would've been the perfect presidential candidate if he didn't make that argument ridiculing Republican Paul Ryan. He was going to build new nuclear power plants, drill at home, make Medicare work, fix the economy with a national sales tax, undo the IRS tax code and create a new national sales tax same on everything.

Mitt Romney is seen as the best CEO in the Republican Party, formerly Donald Thrump's main feature. Mitt Romney knows how to get the private sector from getting started if not for Romneycare (a prototype for Obamacare). Newt didn't have Romneycare. The reason why Newt is second place after Mike Huckabee and Donald Thrump dropped out is Mitt Romney can raise 50 million dollars in one fundraiser.

Newt Gingrich is going to win the debate against Michelle Bachman who is inexperienced. Michelle isn't in the same league as Newt Gingrich. There is now something going on with Newt Gingrich's wife owing a lot of money to Tiffani's Company (she worked there) and Newt cannot answer. Newt's sliding down the poll numbers.

Lets see if I'm right and Romney is unstoppable from now and the September Republican debate. I originally picked Newt Gingrich , because Romneycare sounded like deja-vu of the Obama medicare bill.

I think there should be a huge story evolving around Hillary Clinton's involvement with the Maoist Black Panther Party. She was an firewoman for the Black Panther Party during her early political career. Bill Clinton studied Saul Alinksy. That's why Attorney General Eric Holder cannot prosecute the Black Panther Party scaring ppl off during the 2008 election case.

Right now, this early in the race, Ron Paul is the safest candidate. It's getting tricky when the only billionaire CEO Donald Trump goes back into the race.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

People need Android 2.3.4 ASAP

The Internet attacker will steal your facebook, twitter, blog, and other login information. The patch to fix this vulnerability came with Android 2.3.4.

Honda CBR1000 Hurricane

I saw a 1000cc 1988 Honda Hurricane for $1500 (or best offer). 4000mi I know I wondered why I spent twice as much on the 2006 CBR600. I take the Hurricane is so inexpensive, because its 1988.

Friday, May 13, 2011

My 600cc motorcycle

My used 2006 CBR600RR for $4280

It was the lowest CCs in this performance list behind Honda CBR1000RR (999cc), Triumph Daytona 675 (675cc), Ducati 1098S (1099cc), and Aprilia RSV1000 (1000cc).

I was going to buy an used Aprilia RSV1000, but was worried about cost of new parts.

Maybe some other novice whose reading this should go out and buy an Aprilia RSV1000. I probably fucked up on my Honda purchase due not putting faith into this brilliant list. Save yourself :)

The Aprillia RSV1000 was seen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Now i can start searching for girlfriends.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Top 100 The Simpsons episodes


The Simpsons: Lisa's Substitute 8.2

The Simpsons: Last Exit to Springfield 8.3

The Simpsons: I Love Lisa

The Simpsons: Mr. Plow

The Simpsons: Lisa's Wedding

The Simpsons: Bart Sells His Soul 8.2

The Simpsons: Duffless

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IV 7.6

The Simpsons: Lisa on Ice

The Simpsons: Rosebud

The Simpsons: Separate Vocations 7.6

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V 7.7

The Simpsons: Homer's Phobia 9.1

The Simpsons: Radio Bart

The Simpsons: Marge vs. the Monorail 7.2

The Simpsons: Cape Feare

The Simpsons: Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily 7.5

The Simpsons: El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer 7.6

The Simpsons: The Way We Was 7.6

The Simpsons: Mother Simpson 7.6

The Simpsons: Marge Be Not Proud 8.2

The Simpsons: I Married Marge 7.6

The Simpsons: Summer of 4 Ft. 2 7.5

The Simpsons: You Only Move Twice 7.3

The Simpsons: Homer the Heretic 9.1

The Simpsons: Flaming Moe's

The Simpsons: Lisa's First Word 7.6

The Simpsons: A Streetcar Named Marge 7.6

The Simpsons: And Maggie Makes Three 7.6

The Simpsons: Saturdays of Thunder 7.5

The Simpsons: Selma's Choice

The Simpsons: Brother from the Same Planet 7.6

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II 7.6

The Simpsons: Homer Badman

The Simpsons: Lemon of Troy

The Simpsons: The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson 8.8

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror III 7.6

The Simpsons: Homer Alone

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II 7.6

The Simpsons: Bart Gets Hit by a Car 7.5

The Simpsons: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace 7.4

The Simpsons: Bart the Lover

The Simpsons: Homer at the Bat 7.1

The Simpsons: Lisa's Sax

The Simpsons: There's No Disgrace Like Home 7.5

The Simpsons: Natural Born Kissers 7.5

The Simpsons: $pringfield (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) 7.6

The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy Land 7.6

The Simpsons: Bart of Darkness 7.6

The Simpsons: Whacking Day

The Simpsons: A Milhouse Divided 7.5

The Simpsons: Lisa the Skeptic

The Simpsons: Bart's Girlfriend 7.5

The Simpsons: A Star Is Burns

The Simpsons: The Old Man and the Lisa 7.5

The Simpsons: Sideshow Bob Roberts 7.5

The Simpsons: Homer vs. Patty and Selma 7.4

The Simpsons: Bart the Genius

The Simpsons: Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy 7.5

The Simpsons: Homer the Great 8.3

The Simpsons: My Sister, My Sitter 8.6

The Simpsons: Lost Our Lisa

The Simpsons: Mountain of Madness 8.6

The Simpsons: Lisa the Simpson 7.5

The Simpsons: Blood Feud

The Simpsons: Lisa the Vegetarian 8.2

The Simpsons: Lisa the Beauty Queen 7.4

The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia 7.6

The Simpsons: Marge in Chains 7.4

The Simpsons: Homer vs. the 18th Amendment 7.6

The Simpsons: Life on the Fast Lane 7.4

The Simpsons: Homer the Vigilante 7.5

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VII 7.6

The Simpsons: In Marge We Trust 7.5

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VI 7.6

The Simpsons: 'Round Springfield 8.2

The Simpsons: Bart's Friend Falls in Love 7.4

The Simpsons: Hurricane Neddy 8.8

The Simpsons: Moaning Lisa

The Simpsons: Bart the Daredevil 7.6

The Simpsons: The Joy of Sect

The Simpsons: Dead Putting Society 7.5

The Simpsons: Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish 7.6

The Simpsons: When Flanders Failed 7.6

The Simpsons: Lisa the Greek

The Simpsons: Bart on the Road 8.5

The Simpsons: Bart the General 8.1

The Simpsons: Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment 7.5

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror 7.7

The Simpsons: This Little Wiggy 7.4

The Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo 7.5

The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie 7.6

The Simpsons: Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington 7.5

The Simpsons: King Size Homer 8.8

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IX 7.5

The Simpsons: Lisa's Date with Density 7.5

The Simpsons: Bart the Murderer 8.6

The Simpsons: The Secret War of Lisa Simpson 7.4

The Simpsons: The Telltale Head 7.5

The Simpsons: Deep Space Homer 7.4

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

George Washington @ Minnesota History Center

Mirror of the official page

I saw George wax models, mount vermon, some guns from the French and Indian war, some native american attack on a fort in the french and indian war that he commanded after some General died. He was the British General's Secretary. He became President and died 3 yrs after the presidency.

The Minnesota History Center had LCD TVs showing chapters of a History Channel documentary of George Washington.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

There was a nice World War II exhibit on display. My grandfather was in the Civilian Conservation Corps, because he was the youngest before becoming drafted into company that didn't see action. There was a CCC uniform. There was a fake movie theater, a drug shop, a 1945 Ford car, a marine carrier vehicle. an interactive B29 Stratofortress simulation that crash landed (with three paratrooper survivors) as a ride.

It was overall alright way to spend the day. I also spend the other half looking at King Tut jewelry, artifacts, busts, statues at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Saw some dinosaur remains.

Our family always likes this to explain the war.

Run Mac OS X inside Virtual box

Even if you're a Windows fan, you've probably thought about trying OS X. Maybe you'd like to test drive OS X before switching to a Mac or building a Hackintosh, or maybe you just want to run that one killer OS X app on your Windows machine. Whatever your reason, you can actually install and run OS X on any Intel-based Windows PC with a program called VirtualBox. Here's how.
Running OS X on your Windows desktop will take a bit of work, but it's pretty easy to do and the final product is awesome. To see what the whole setup will look like when you're done, check out the video above. Then, head to the instructions below to set it up for yourself. Thanks to MacBreaker for figuring out a lot of the original instructions!

What You'll Need

Before you start the installation process, you'll want to gather the following:
  • A PC running 64-bit Windows with at least a dual-core processor and 4GB of RAM. Mountain Lion is 64-bit, and thus requires your copy of Windows to be 64-bit. If you're on a 32-bit version of Windows, you can install Snow Leopard instead. For more info, check out the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Note that your processor also needs to support VT-x. This list should help you find out whether yours does.
  • VirtualBox and the VirtualBox Extension Pack: VirtualBox is our favorite virtualization tool for Windows, and it's completely free. VirtualBox doesn't officially support OS X, but it's actually very easy to get up and running. You should download the main program and the Extension Pack, which will give you support for USB devices.
  • A hacked Mountain Lion disc image. Sadly, this won't work with a vanilla Mountain Lion installer, so you'll have to find a compatible hacked version. The hacking group Olarila has put a great installation ISO together, and you can find it by searching Google. If that doesn't sit well with you, you can head over to the Mac App Store and buy a legit copy for yourself, so you can at least pirate with a clear conscience.
  • The HackBoot 1 and HackBoot 2 ISO files. These will help you boot into the installation.
  • MultiBeast 4, which will help you get audio and other things working correctly after installation. You'll need to register for a free account over at to download this. Make sure to download MultiBeast 4—it's labeled "Lion", but for our purposes the Lion version works better than the Mountain Lion version.

Step One: Install and Set Up VirtualBox

Before we install OS X, we'll need to set up VirtualBox so the OS X install disc can boot correctly. Here's what you need to do:
  1. Start up VirtualBox and click the New button. Give your new virtual machine a name (I just called it "Mac OS X") and set the operating system to "Mac OS X Server (64-bit)".
  2. Click Next and choose how much RAM to give your virtual machine. This depends on how much RAM is in your system—you can get away with 2GB, but if you have more, give it more. 4GB of RAM should be a good amount, though I gave mine 6GB since I had RAM to spare.
  3. Click Next again, and choose "Create New Disk". Create your new disk in VDI format and with dynamically allocated storage. When you're done, VirtualBox should take you back to the main screen.
  4. From here, right-click on your OS X machine in the left sidebar and click Settings. Go to the "System" section and uncheck "Enable EFI".
  5. Click on the Storage section of the settings and click on the CD icon that says "Empty" under Storage Type. Then, click the CD icon next to the "CD/DVD Drive" dropdown, and select "Choose a Virtual CD/DVD Disk File". Choose the HackBoot 1 ISO and click OK.
Now, your machine is ready to boot for the first time. Make sure you have your Mountain Lion ISO ready to go and proceed to the next step.

Step Two: Install OS X in VirtualBox

The next step involves actually installing OS X to your new virtual machine. When you're ready, start up VirtualBox and follow these instructions:
  1. Select your OS X machine in VirtualBox's left sidebar and click the Start button in the toolbar. It'll bring you to the HackBoot boot screen, with one icon in the middle labeled HackBoot.
  2. Click on the CD icon at the bottom of the VirtualBox window and select "Choose a Virtual CD/DVD Disk File". This time, choose your hacked Mountain Lion ISO.
  3. Go back to the HackBoot boot screen and press F5. It should reload the boot menu, this time showing you an "OS X Install DVD". Select this option and press Enter. After a moment, it'll take you to the OS X Installation screen.
  4. After you choose your language and agree to the terms and conditions, you'll see that OS X doesn't detect any valid hard drives. To fix this problem, head up to the menu bar and go to Utilities > Disk Utility.
  5. Click on your VirtualBox hard drive in the left sidebar, then click the Erase tab in Disk Utility's main pane. Give your drive a name (like "Macintosh HD") and click "Erase".
  6. Once Disk Utility has finished formatting your drive, you should see it show up in the left sidebar. When you do, exit Disk Utility and continue with the OS X installation as normal.
The rest of the installation should be pretty self-explanatory, and should go off without a hitch. It took me about 20 minutes to install OS X. When it finishes, it'll take you to a black screen with white text. At this point, you can click the "X" in the upper-right corner of the window to power off the virtual machine.

Step Three: Smooth Out the Rough Edges

You're almost there! You've installed OS X, but you'll still need to tweak a few things to get audio and graphics working properly. Here's what you need to do.

Fix Audio with MultiBeast

  1. Open up VirtualBox and right-click on your OS X virtual machine in the left sidebar. Head back to its Settings and go to the Storage section. Once again, click on the disc icon on the right side of the window, this time choosing the HackBoot 2 ISO.
  2. Click the Start button to reboot your virtual machine. You should see the HackBoot menu again, this time with an option to boot into your new virtual machine. Select that option and press Enter.
  3. After a minute, you should see the Mountain Lion desktop with the familiar galaxy wallpaper. Open up Safari, head to, and download MultiBeast as described in the "What You'll Need" section.
  4. Open up System Preferences > Security. Click the lock in the bottom left-hand corner, enter your password, and set the "Allow Applications" preference to "Anywhere". This will let you run apps from untrusted developers, which includes Multibeast.
  5. Launch Multibeast. When you get to the Installation Type section, Choose the options pictured below:Click continue and finish the Multibeast installation. It may take a few minutes.
Your audio won't work just yet, but we have a few other things we need to do before we restart.

Boot OS X Without HackBoot

In order to boot OS X without the HackBoot CD, we'll need to delete a problematic kext. You can do this through the following steps:
  1. Open up the Finder and select Go > Go to Folder from the menu bar. Type in /System/Library/Extensions and press Enter.
  2. In this folder, find the AppleGraphicsControl.kext file and delete it. This will allow your virtual machine to boot up without the HackBoot ISO.
  3. Click on the disc icon at the bottom of VirtualBox's window and uncheck the HackBoot 2 ISO, since you won't need it anymore.

Get Higher Resolution Virtual Machine

Lastly, you've probably noticed your VM is running at a pretty low resolution. That's totally lame, so we're going to make it run at the same resolution as our monitor with a few tweaks. To do so, just:
  1. Head back to Go > Go to Folder and go to /Extra/. Double-click on the org.Chameleon.boot.plist file and add the following to the bottom of the file, above the
Graphics Mode
Save the file and close TextEdit. This allows OS X to start up with a higher resolution. Note that you can set whatever resolution you want; just replace 1920x1080 with the resolution you want.
  • If the resolution you picked is bigger than 1280x1024 and/or is widescreen, you'll need to do one last thing to get it working properly. Shut down your virtual machine and open Windows' Command Prompt. Type the following commands, hitting enter after each one:
    cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox"
    vboxmanage setextradata "MyVirtualMachine" "CustomVideoMode1" "1920x1080x32"
    Replace the first line with the path to your VirtualBox program folder. In the second line, replace MyVirtualMachine with the name of your machine (in our case, "Mac OS X"), and 1920x1080x32 with the same resolution you added to your Chameleon plist.
  • Expand
    When you're done, restart your OS X virtual machine and you should be greeted with a full-res desktop and working audio! You can now continue to install your favorite apps, set up your keyboard and mouse, and do anything else you like. You've got a fully working virtual Mac on your Windows desktop!

    Friday, May 06, 2011

    Signs of dark matter from Minnesota mine

    An experiment in Minnesota is the first to bolster a long-contested claim that detectors a continent away have found evidence of particles called WIMPs.
    WIMPs are theorized particles considered to be leading candidates for dark matter, invisible material believed to make up more than 80 percent of the matter in the universe. In the Minnesota experiment, called COGENT, a hockey puck–sized chunk of germanium deep in a former iron mine attempts to record rare collisions with WIMPS.
    In 15 months’ worth of data, COGENT researchers detected a seasonal variation in the collision rate — higher in summer and lower in winter — similar to that seen for 13 years by a larger experiment, using different detectors, in Italy. Researchers with that experiment, DAMA/LIBRA, have attributed the results to the Earth’s motion through a cloud of WIMPs (for weakly interacting massive particles) (SN: 5/10/08, p. 12). But many physicists have doubted that interpretation because, until now, no other experiment had found similar results.

    Wednesday, May 04, 2011

    Grand slam!

    ^Bin Ladin

    Grand slam! Decade long most wanted terrorist dead. I find it strange the Military were looking at Bin Ladin's million dollar compound in Pakistan for eight months, and picked an a day of Adolf Hitler's death to send in the Navy Seals. If Muslims are looking for a powerful military, look no further than the Navy Seal. The neo-marxist Frankfurt School hates fascism, National Socialism. That would explain the chosen dates.
    ^Bin Ladin

    Grand slam! Decade long most wanted terrorist dead. I find it strange the Military were looking at Bin Ladin's million dollar compound in Pakistan for eight months, and picked an a day of Adolf Hitler's death to send in the Navy Seals. If Muslims are looking for a powerful military, look no further than the Navy Seal. The neo-marxist Frankfurt School hates fascism, National Socialism. That would explain the chosen dates.

    Monday, May 02, 2011

    My CAANOO review

    I remember I wanted a Gamepark GP32 long time ago, but I waited for a device to get 128 MB of RAM in it so it wouldn't be limited. The GP2x Wiz only had 64 MB of RAM.

    Download firmwares, emulators

    The Caanoo is a solid build device with a light but tight feel. The buttons feel good when you press down on them and the analog stick feels good when in use but sometimes it feels weird to use when you are playing a game that was originally built for a D-Pad. it will take some time to get use to that in some cases but its not too bad.

    The screen is a 3.5in 320×240 LCD with a resistive touch screen that makes the 16-bit style games look awesome while still giving off good quality when playing video and pictures. The touch screen is ok but not the greatest but a stylus is available to make the experience easier. I’m sure a resistive screen was chosen to lower cost and its not a main feature that will be used on the device so.

    The 533mhz processor runs fine for most games but there can be slow down in some games that are heavy on the animation with a lot enemies on the screen. The dual stereo speaker are nice and loud and have good quality sound. The build in Wi-Fi is used to allow you to play network enabled games against friends and upload your high scores. Storage is done via SD card which support up to 32GB of storage and you download content on the device via the proprietary USB cable included. Overall the hardware package is solid and gives you what you need to have a good experience.


    The UI of the Caanoo is a Linux based system that is an open platform so anyone can develop for it. The system allows you not only to play games you can also listen to music, view pictures, watch movies, use apps and read e-books via text. The Caanoo supports your most comment files with music that supports MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG files and for video the device supports Xvid, Divx, Avi and MPEG 4. Pictures support is JPG, BMP, GIF, and PNG files. E-Books are supported via text only.


    CAANOO is practically paid for if I instead bought Earthbound and Final Fantasy III for Super NES.

    The system comes with games preloaded such as Hellfire, Rhytmos, Snow Bros 2 and other games made by FunGP. The system also comes with an MAME emulator and Neo Geo emulator as well with preloaded games. Games do load up fast and play well although some games will run a bit slow when there is a lot of sprites on the screen but its nothing that you haven’t experience before in the 16 bit era of gaming. Flash games are also supported as well.

    Super Castlevania 4 $22.99
    Castlevania Bloodlines $17.99
    Final Fantasy III $36.95
    Chrono Trigger $54.99.
    Phantasy Star IV $13.94
    Phantasy Star II $7.00
    Earthbound: $98.00
    Secret of Evermore $24.95

    SoC (System on a Chip): MagicEyes Pollux VR3520F
    CPU: ARM926EJ 533 MHz embedded on SoC (architecture version ARMv5TEJ)
    GPU: 3D hardware engine embedded on SoC (OpenGL ES 1.1 support)
    3D performance: 133M Texel/s and 1,33M Polygon/s
    main RAM: 128 Mbytes DDR SDRAM 133 MHz (peak memory bandwidth: 533 Mbytes/s)
    video buffer: about 16 Mbytes of main RAM are reserved for the video/texture information
    Operating System: GNU/Linux based (2.6.24)
    Flash memory: None (128 Mbytes reserved to the OS)
    Connection to PC: USB 2.0 High Speed through EXT Port
    USB Host: USB 1.1 standard socket
    Supports SD / SDHC memory cards (up to 32 Gigabytes)
    G-Sensor/Vibration Motor
    High precision analog stick
    Display: 3.5 inch LCD 320×240 pixel (resistive touchscreen)
    Stereo audio DAC: Wolfson Microelectronics WM1800
    Embedded Microphone and stereo Loudspeakers
    Power: Internal 1850mAh Lithium Polymer Battery (approx. 5/6 hours game/video playback)
    Dimensions : 146 (w) × 70 (h) × 18.5 (d) mm
    Weight : 136g
    WiFi via adapter (USB dongle – Purchased separately)
    Colors: Black/Blue, White


    Container files: AVI, mp4
    Video formats: DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H264
    Audio formats: MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
    Maximum Resolution: 640×480 pixel
    Maximum Frame Rate: 30 frame/s
    Maximum Video Bitrate: 2500kbit/s
    Maximum Audio Bitrate: 384kbit/s
    Captions: SMI


    Audio formats: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV
    Channels: Stereo
    Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
    Power output: ?
    Sample Resolution/Rate: 16bit/8–48 kHz, in 8bit/22kHz


    Supports JPG, PNG, GIF, Bitmap File Formats

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ update ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I played SNES, Genesis, NES, Neo Geo on it. The emulators didn't read all the roms (roms damaged). The Caanoo runs Linux kernel 2.6.22. The 1.6 firmware has the same 2.6.22 kernel as 1.0.1. I always format my Linux OS, because it is hard to update. I saw a few kernel panics  years ago.

    Actually, I had problems with the 1.6 firmware and went back to 1.0.1. The stock 1.5 firmware was stable. Don't upgrade the firmware. If you do download firmware, just trust the downloads area. I got my file from the unofficial site and failed. It took me 5 attempts, around 15-20 minutes to restore the firmware to 1.0.1.

    I don't think I needed the 1.6 firmware. I didn't need AD-HOC support with a dongle.

    The SD cards are formatted in FAT-16.

    Windows command FORMAT G: /FS:FAT /V:CAANOO
    Linux command sudo mkdosfs -F 16 /dev/sda1

    This is openSUSE 10.3 with Linux kernel 2.6.22

    Linux kernel 7.2
     KDE 3.5.7 (with a few games from the upcoming KDE 4 thrown in)
     GNOME 2.20
    GIMP 2.2.17 2.3
     K3b 1.0.3