Thursday, February 23, 2006

Ah google video

Yesterday I temped you with the harddrive with a window and today I've got the video. I appologize as it seems my digital camera isn't quite fast enough to get all the movement but you get the idea.

Anyways now that that is out of the way, some sad news... the hard drive has died. Yes I know we shall morn its death but it was expected. It had a terminal illness before I ripped it apart to show everyone its still beating insides. I'm not sure if its dead dead but it only runs for a bit then it starts slapping the heads back and forth and the computer freezes. Last night it ran for a couple hours before that happened but today it only ran for about 30 mins before it started the click of death. I'm not sure what is causing it, dirt, the fact that it was dying already or perhaps static buildup on the lexan. Who knows I'm not a hard drive engineer.

In other news I have a cold that hit me like a truck. I got up this morning with a bit of a sore throat, I thought nothing of it, perhaps I had slept with my mouth open. At work I'm cold, then the chills start, by noon I had body aches and by 3 it actually hurt to sit in my chair. This is odd as I usually get one cold a year and this isn't the usual time. Perhaps my desk job has somehow weakened my immune system. Back at home I eat and then drink 4 big cups of tea and I'm feeling a bit better, well except that I'm peeing every 20 minutes and I can't believe that there was that much fluid in me. What to do... hmmm... too sore to go anywhere and TV sucks so... O wait I have 2 episodes of Top gear on my laptop and an episode of Mythbusters!

I stand by my previous statement that Top Gear is the best show on tv. Why can't I get BBC two?! Anyways Jeremy had a Bugatti Veyron on there. It has 1001 horsepower from a 4 litre W-16 and has an electronically limited top speed of 252mph! That's 387ft/sec. Insane. It will use up its tank of fuel in 12 mins at that speed. 0-60 goes by in 2.5 seconds. If you raced a McLaren F1 you could give it a head start to 120 mph and still beat it to 200 mph. All I can say is I want one of those cars and I will probably never be able to see one in real life. He was racing Captain slow and Hampster and they were in a Cessna 182. The race was from just south of Turino Italy to London to deliver a truffle to a restaurant. The car won but it was rediculously close. The other episode was the Top gear winter Olympics and that was insane. They launched a Mini, the old kind, off of the ski jump. Thats pretty impressive in itself but they put rockets on the back and gave it more thrust that a F-16 fighter. The best part was the car stayed upright and landed perfectly. Those are 07x05 and 07x07 and you should go download them. I also watched the newest version of Mythbusters, it wasn't as exciting. They were trying to see if a helium filled football would go farter and if you can really catch a bullet in your teeth. I did find out that my laptop will run for 3 hours straight playing divx and xvid movies. I found that amazing considering it has to do quite a bit of decoding to play those. Long live the iBook!

So you've made it through that long post about nothing really but this is how I really feel today.

Good night everyone.

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