There's Something About Nothing

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Lying Down (Dead) Game

Looks like there is a new Internet craze taking the world by storm. It is called the Lying Down Game and just requires you, a friend, and a camera. The point of the game is simple; you get a friend to take a picture or video of you lying face down somewhere completely random. The winner is the one with the most random photo/video. Do you think that sounds just absolutely stupid game? Well you are wrong ... and just take a look why...

LINK to google images

Monday, August 10, 2009

Animated Nonsense

You want something new to do while you are trying to kill some time? Well how about you make a movie dummy. Go HERE to make your own animated movie however you would like to. Here is a taste of what you can do.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Is Your Hard Drive Getting Fat?

Question sent to Microsoft

Apologies if this is the incorrect area for this question.

I've noticed that as I copy data/install programs on my Laptop, the weight of the Laptop increases. I have a bad back and am medically limited on the amount of weight I can carry so I need to be very carefull not to inflict injury upon myself.

I have also noticed my XBox feels heavier as well (the more games I save or purchase from arcade). I generally don't travel with my XBox so that is not an issue for me, but note the I am having the same results.

My ask, what is the weight/file ratio? So for example, how many GB's = 6oz? I dread the day I need a dolly to commute to work with my Laptop.

Thanks in advance!

From Microsoft Answers


Reply #1
Dear friend:

Every Gigabyte counts as 5oz of extra weight for your computer.There has been cases (in computers with 1Tb of Hard drive and more) of people left eMule activated 3 days and when that people returned to the computer,there was a hole in the floor instead.

Maybe you should try a compression software (like 7zip for example) which help reducing the data's weight.

Take care of those P2P software that quickly increase your data.Watch out and be careful.

Use MS-DOS to drastically reduce data weight.

Greetings from Spain!

Reply #2
This is a rare error when the overwriting mechanism of the memory banks lead to an overflow of data because it cannot add on and thus super-stack, increasing the weight significantly. While normal weight/file ratio is approximately 0.02 oz/GB, in rare cases such as these, it can go as high as somewhere around 6 oz/GB.

One solution is going to the system32 folder (C:\WINDOWS\system32) and deleting certain unnecessary files, but too much tampering may cause permanent changes to your computer.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Talk to a Stranger

Okay, new game! The site is called Omegle. What you do is have a hilarious conversation with a complete stranger. Here is how my conversation went ...

Connecting to server...
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
Stranger: hey
You: hey
You: do you know Brick Paxton by chance?
Stranger: nope
You: oh
You: well he is a Japanese spy currently training in Japan.
Stranger: cool
You: he is coming back to America in Feb i believe
Stranger: n how do u know all this?
You: he was my roommate last year
You: i am pretty good friends with him
You: i am just worried about his dealings with Japan
Stranger: and you are?
You: my name is Anton
You: but im white
Stranger: ohh
Stranger: my name's noah
You: hey noah
You: any relation to the arc guy?
Stranger: hahaha no just ordinary noah
You: oh okay well that is still cool
Stranger: haha
You: noah is a pretty sweet name
Stranger: thanks
You: not as cool as Brick though
You: but we cant all have the same awesome name
You: you know
Stranger: hahaha
Stranger: so anton, that's a guy's name right?
You: yeah
You: i mean sort of
You: i wasnt born a male
You: my name use to be Annie
You: then when i changed sex i changed my name
Stranger: why'd u change your sex?
You: why not? wasnt doing anything else at the time so why not try something different
You: whats your sex?
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Double Translation

So here are the rules to the game:

1. Go HERE.
2. Type in a sentence in English and translate it into Japanese.
3. Copy the translated sentence that is in Japanese and translate it back into English.
4. Laugh.

Here are a few examples:

Original English sentence - Trevor likes to dance with his shirt off.
Japanese translation -トレバー彼のシャツを脱いで踊るのが好きだ
Translated back to English - I like to dance with his shirt out of Trevor.

Original English sentence - I broke my cell phone after getting wasted one night with some PSE friends.
Japanese translation - 私は私の携帯電話を破った後、 PSE友達と1泊分の一部を無駄になっ
Translated back to English - After I broke my cell phone, PSE and friends is a waste of a night.

Original English sentence - Anton watches the SOAP channel in his boxers with the lights off.
Japanese translation - アントンの明かりを脱いで彼のボクサーでは、 SOAPチャネル時計
Translated back to English - Out of his boxer in the light of Anton, SOAP channel clock.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Let's Get It Started

To get our communal conversation about nothing started, lets start with a rule of thumb that everyone should live by!