model m katana marko
In a duel between a katana-armed swordsman and a geek armed with a Model M, it would be a pretty even fight. The katana guy has the reach, but if the geek manages to connect just once with the Model M, the fight will be over on account of skull fracture. Also, if the Model M is used to block the katana, that Japanese super-steel is going to shatter like the bathroom mirror at Mariah Carey’s place.
make sentence using the word squeak
“I squeaked by with a C- in English because I can throw a pigskin, and Coach called my prof to make sure she wouldn’t fail me, even though I only turned in two papers that were 1/4 the required page count, and written in crayon to boot.”
swords dont run out of ammo
That’s a very minor point in favor of the sword, but it’s greatly outweighed by the gun’s ability to kill from a distance, and the fact that the gun requires far less training and physical strength to be used effectively in self-defense. If the ammo thing counted in real life, you can bet your ass that the Army would issue katanas instead of M4 carbines and Berettas.
how i quitted dirt bikes
You felled on your head one day, and the doctor telled you to quit that shit?
munchkinwrangler “carry a knife”
Yes, I carry a knife, and I don’t quite get why some people don’t. It’s a terrifically useful tool that has the added benefit of being able to serve as a credible self-defense implement in a pinch. I don’t lead a particularly martial or dangerous lifestyle, but I use my pocket knife ten or twenty times per day for various tasks that would otherwise send me running into the kitchen or to the toolbox. (My everyday carry knife is, and has been for the last six or seven years, a red Kershaw Blur. This information is for those of you who need accurate information for that effigy of me you’re putting together in your basement.) I also occasionally carry a Victorinox GAK (German Army Knife) for when I walk around on the property, because the GAK has a handy little saw and other tools built in for spur-of-the moment quick fixing tasks.
gun on apache
The AH-64 Apache is armed (among other hardware) with the Hughes M230 “chain gun” automatic 30mm cannon. It’s a really big gun that can break a lot of stuff, up to and including armored vehicles.
dead silent mini pc
The new super-compact HTPC systems built on mini-ITX mainboards are usually whisper-quiet. So’s Apple’s Mac mini…mine is very much dead silent, even when I play World of Warcraft and tax the video chip. It has a fan in the back of the case–you can feel the warm air being expelled out of the rear vents–but I can’t hear the thing at all.
japanese word for d’oh
I don’t know what it is, but you can bet your ass it was uttered by Admiral Nagumo at Midway, when his carriers got jumped by an American surface force, forty-five minutes after Nagumo had ordered his anti-ship armed reserve aircraft to be switched over to land attack ordnance instead.
nvidia ion here fit a graphics card
The purpose and beauty of the ION system is the combination of a low-power CPU (Intel’s Atom) with a credible 3D graphics chip (nVidia’s GeForce 9400M), thereby greatly improving the capabilities of the otherwise rather anemic Atom (which is the processor found in netbooks.) Therefore, the ION boards don’t have provisions for a graphics card slot, because it would increase power consumption greatly, and take up much more space. In the ION combo, the Atom is the bottleneck anyway. Even if you could replace the 9400M with something more powerful, the weak processor would hold you back.
And there’s your allotment of ice cream for the morning. Go forth and be productive, comrades! The collective counts on you!