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106 books of pretention…

April 26, 2008

Ill jump on the bandwagon and like drugmonkey and others. This list is the 106 books most commonly listed as unread on librarything. The ones that are in bold i have read and the ones that are italicized.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
Catch-22
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Ulysses

Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice

Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
Emma
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Middlesex
Quicksilver
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New world
The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum
Middlemarch
Frankenstein
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dracula
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel
1984
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Dune
The Prince

The Sound and the Fury
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
Cryptonomicon
Neverwhere

A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Dubliners
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Beloved
Slaughterhouse-five
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Lolita
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye

On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

hmmm…

(hat tip to Drugmonkey

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9 series = happy panda

February 23, 2008

Nvidia recently announced the production of the new nine series card, the 9600 GT.

its shiny and i want.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_9600gt.html 

Next Step for Anonymous

February 22, 2008

we have had succesful 2/10 raid across the world, and we have moar lined up for 3/15… the Ides of march. this protest will be aimed at repealing their tax exempt status and getting the government and the public more involved.

http://partyvan.info/index.php/Project_Chanology/March_15%2C_2008

we are still planniing more of chanology’s attacks, but we need everyones help to plan them, and then weed them out. good places to look are:

http://www.partyvan.info/index.php/Project_Chanology/Long_Term_Strategy

http://www.enturbulation.org/

/We/ are Anonymous.

/We/ do not Forgive.

/We/ do not Forget.

/We/ are Legion.

Expect us.

Mac vs. PC

December 6, 2007

So at school recently, we have been debating which is better, Mac or PC. While the OS is really a personal preference, and Macs are definitely better with video, Something that I have heard from both sides is that you can get more for less money by going one way or the other. So i decided to test that. I went to Apple’s Site and used the Mac Pro configurator http://store.apple.com/AppleStore/WebObjects/BizCustom.woa/9254008/wo/Bl1MizbtHwyL2Lmo4z62AbxAK9T/1.?p=0

and to Cyberpower Inc.’s Intel Core 2 Quad SLI configurator http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Intel_Core_2_Duo_SLI_Custom_Build_Configurator/

basically, i decided to allocate $10000 to each rig and tried to see which one i could get. and heres what I got:

PC:

Case: Apevia X-Telstar Aluminum Full Tower 420W Case w/ Temp Display and Fan Control (Black)

CPU: (Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6850 @ 3.00GHz 1333FSB 8MB L2 Cache 64-bit

MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core FSB1333) Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Mushkin Xtreme w/ Heat Spreader)

VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB 16X PCI Express (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)

VIDEO CARD 2: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB 16X PCI Express (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)

LCD Monitor: ViewSonic VX2835WM 28& quot; True 1080P with HDMI Wide Color TFT Active Matrix 1920×1200 LCD Display

LCD Monitor 2: ViewSonic VX2835WM 28& quot; True 1080P with HDMI Wide Color TFT Active Matrix 1920×1200 LCD Display

Hard Drive: Extreme Performance (RAID-0) with 2 Identical Hard Drives (1.5TB (750GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

Data Hard Drive: 1.5TB (750GBx2) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-202 Blu-Ray Reader / DVD+-RW Double Layer Writer (Black Color)

Optical Drive 2: Pioneer BDC-202 Blu-Ray Reader / DVD+-RW Double Layer Writer (Black Color)

Power Supply: 1,200 Watts Power Supplies – Thermaltake W0133RU ToughPower 1,200 Watts Power Supply – Quad SLI Ready

Cooling Fan: Vigor Gaming Monsoon II Lite CLT-M2LI LGA775 CPU Air Conditioner Cooling System

Cooling Fan: Creative Labs X-FI XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Configuration Speakers System with Control

Lights: 12in Cold Cathode Neon Light

Extra Case Fans: 2 Extra 3-Color Neon Light LED Case Fans

External Hard Drive: 500GB 16MB Cache

Network Card: Killer M1 10/100/1000 Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI Network Interface Card

Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard

Mouse: Logitech MX Revolution Cordless Optical Mouse

Mouse Pad: QPAD XT-R2 Hard-Surface Extreme Gaming Mouse Pad

Headset: Logitech Precision PC Gaming Headset

WiFi Booster: Hawking HBB1 Wireless Network Broadband Booster

Bag: Sunbeamtech LAN Party Strap Bag

External Temperature Display: Silverstone Eudemon SST-FP52 LCD Display Front Panel

Wireless Card: LINKSYS WMP54GS 802.11G PCI Network Card

External Wireless Card: Linksys WUSB54GS USB Wireless 802.11g 5

4Mbps Network Adapter

Wireless Router: Linksys WRT54GS Wireless-G Broadband 802.11g Router with SpeedBooster

Flash Media Reader/Writer: I-Rocks IR-5300 (SILVER) External USB 12in1 Card Reader

Webcam: Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision

Wiring: Rounded Cable Upgrade and professional wiring

Printer: HP LASERJET 2015 LASER PRINTER

Printer Cable: 6-FT USB Cable + 8 InkJet Cartridges for C64 or C84

Power Protection: OPTI-UPS ES1500C 1400VA/980W UNINTERRUPT POWER SUPPLY

IEEE Card: IEEE 1394 CARD AND DRIVER

USB Hub: Add External USB 2.0 Hub (4x USB 2.0 Ports)

Floppy Drive: 1.44 MB FLOPPY DRIVE

OS: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate 64 bit

Media Center: TV Tuner with FM Stereo+Remote Control+MS Remote Keyboard(watch and record TV on your PC)

Software: Mcafee Antivirus

Microsoft Office 2007 Proffessional

Warranty: 3 year limited + 24/7 lifetime phone tech support

Total Price: $9999

Mac

CPU: Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Memory: 8GB (4 x 2GB)

Hard Drive: 750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s

Hard Drive 2: 750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s

Graphics Card: 4 x NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB

Monitor: Apple Cinema HD Display (30″ flat panel)

Optical Drive: Two 16x SuperDrives

Wireless Card: Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme

Keyboard/ Mouse: Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse

OS: Mac OS X

Software: iWork ’08 preinstalled, Final Cut Express preinstalled, Aperture 1.5 preinstalled, Logic Express preinstalled

Warranty: NA (costs 249)

Total Price: $9,918

So clearly you can get more for your buck with the PC side, to get even a comparable mac, you need to spend about $14000.

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peace out

 

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