Saturday, 1 May 2010
My blog has moved to http://turbogeek421.tumblr.com
Will be moving my domain name (www.turbogeek421.me) to point to that too.
Anyone else on tumblr? Feel free to follow, comment, or do what ever you do on tumblr.
Bye Blogger. It's been fun.
Friday, 30 April 2010
So, Iron Man 2 is being released today and, after a brief chat with a stranger named @The60ftOctopus on twitter, I have decided to do every one a favour and focus on the important part of the film: Scarlett Johansson
Seriously though, I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. The first one was a really good action film, what I felt was one of the best recent comic book adaptations.
Having Scarlett on screen is just going to be a bonus.
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Thanks for that one Janey
Friday, 23 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
The first Assassin's Creed was visually impressive but the game play was repetitive to the point of insanity.
Ubisoft have paid attention and changed things up. All for the better.
Movement is better. Tasks and challenges are better. You can swim!
It's just nice to see a game sequel that learns from it's past mistakes.
Thumbs up for this one!
Friday, 16 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
So... What's it all about? (I may regret putting text in between these 2 images. We'll see)
Everyone has heard about the new Apple iPad. It looks great/like a big ipod. I would consider buying one.
I came across a German tablet PC news article (sadly, a FOX news article) and I've got to say, it looks like a definite contender. Rather than go on about it, let's look at a comparison:
|Display||11.6″ mit 1366×768 pixels||9.7″ mit 1024×768|
|Processor||1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M||1.0GHz Apple A4|
|Memory||16GB NAND Flash (optional 32GB intern/32GB SD card)||16 / 32 / 64GB|
|Webcam||Yes (1.3 megapixels)||No|
|Peripherals||2 USB integrated, Card reader, Audio outout, SIM Card Slot, Multi-Pin Connector||Adapter for Camera and Card Reader|
|Applications||WePad Apps and Android Apps||iTunes App Store|
|Multitasking||Yes||Limited (only Apple Apps)|
|Battery Life||Lithium-Ion Polymer (running time ca. 6 hours)||ca. 10 hours|
|Supported eBook Formats||All open formats, additionally premium formats (WeBook). Start at Q4/10||Proprietary Apple format for iBooks Store, Launch ???|
|Connections||Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, optional 3G||Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi, optional 3G|
|GPS||Yes (optional)||Yes (Wi-Fi + 3G)|
|Dimensions||288 x 190 x 13 mm||242.8 x 189.7 x 13.4 mm|
|Weight||800 g (850 g with 3G)||680 g|
|Further Details||Ambient Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Stereo, Internal||Ambient Light Sensor, Motion Sensor, Stereo, Internal|
|Price||€449-€569 ($611-$774 USD)||$499-$829|
|Availability||July 2010||April/May 2010|
(Thank you androidtapp.com) The WePad also has a HDMI output!
As you can see, it is a cool piece of kit.
From a 2-bedroom flat, shared with a mate, to a 4-bedroom house all to ourselves. Myself, my girlfriend and our cats are settling nicely and are back online.
May the Intrawebs mayhem continue...
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).
Full article: The world's only immortal animal
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
I particular the DLC, and oh my Dog!
- "Gasoline" by Audioslave
- "So Cold" by Breaking Benjamin
- "Let Forever Be" by The Chemical Brothers
- "Stupify", "Meaning of Life", "The Game", "Voices" and more by Disturbed
- "We Care a Lot" by Faith No More
- "The Colour and the Shape" album and other random tracks by Foo Fighters
- "I Stand Alone" by Godsmack
- The ENTIRE "Dr. Feelgood" album and 3 tracks from "Saints of Los Angeles" by Mötley Crüe!!
- "Hysteria" by Muse
- "Capital G" plus others by Nine Inch Nails
- The Offspring
- Pearl Jam
- Queens of the Stone Age
- Rage Against The Machine
- "Blood Sugar Sex Magic" (album) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Rob Zombie
- Spinal Tap (!!!)
- "Texas Flood" (album) by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
- Tenacious D
Apart from returning characters, everyone in the latest series of one of my favourite shows EVER has been annoying the crap out of me!
The best new character, played by Freddie Prinze Jr., is just about likeable, but he is getting better as the series progresses.
As for Katee Sackhoff... Her charater Dana is the most annoy person to ever grace CTU! At least she has finally become interesting.
And whoever said that she was "the hottie of day 8"... Give me Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brian) or Annie Wersching (Renee Walker) any day.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Julie Peasgood. As her article on Wikipedia state:
She is the regular sex expert on The Alan Titchmarsh ShowWhy she is commenting on gaming, I've got no idea.
She talks about an American study, 130,000+ kids (note that keyword!) and how they are affected by violent video games. But why were they allowing these heavy rated game to be played by kids?!
What annoys me is the fact that Tim Ingham repeatedly states that video games, like films, are legally rated. This fact is constantly ignored by the rest of the panel.
If children are getting a hold of these games, it is the fault of the parent!
Don't blame the content. Blame the people allowing unsuitable games to be played by underage children!
This is an issue that has come up time and time again. First music was corrupting the young, then it was violent movies, now it's the turn of the video games.
When are they going to stop blaming everything else and start pointing the finger where it belongs? The parents and the upbringing.
Blaming entertainment products for peoples behaviour is an easy way to shift responsibility away from the parents. After all, who is supposed to be monitoring these impressionable kids in the first place?!
I'm a fan of violent video games and (at times, very graphic) horror films. The most trouble I've ever been in? A speeding ticket in 2003. That's it.
When are these people, such as Julie Peasgood, going to get it?! Until they do, their mouths should be in the same state as their minds... Closed.
Monday, 22 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
That is what make this blog all the more frustrating to write.
The message is simple: WHY GUITAR HERO?! WHY DO YOU ANNOY ME SO?!!
I recently had issues with my guitarhero.com online account, and it ended up with me having to use a different username and losing all the data I had built up over time. This is frustrating. I must admit though, after I complained about the initial problem online, the GH developers did get in contact with me and help me, eventually, get it into some kind of useable state (not that I think I will be using it now).
But my main bone to pick with the game is the DLC. (Almost) every week, there is new DLC for GH5. This is good. What annoys me is the fact the Rock Band also have DLC out every week and it's kicks the shit out of the GH DLC every week.
GH give you 3 tracks at about £1.70 each (can't remember the exact price).
Rock Band give you at least 6 tracks, each at 99p!
Why?! Why the price difference and why the volume difference??
Having never actually played RB, I don't know if the game is THAT much more simple/cutdown than GH or what. The only thing I know for sure is that GH have an extra drum pad to deal with. But if that was all, why THIS much of a price and volume difference??
RB: Green Day is coming out soon. Think it'll be time to try walking on the other side for a bit.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
The DA gadget I use to show my gallery isn't working because the link using deviantshare.com is broken.
In fact, deviantshare.com is just made of fail.
deviantART is still win though. Just gotta either wait for the linkage to be fixed or find another way to show my gallery...
For now, it is relegated to the bottom of the sidebar.
Sorry DA gallery.
Picture credit: http://mick-mick.deviantart.com/art/deviantART-Mascot-Fella-PSD-5564889
(PS - I know the layout is REALLY spaced out... Quite annoying but got no time to look into it now)
Sunday, 14 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
So, payday came around once again and I decided to treat myself to some Playstation 3 goodies.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
A: How else would we know when to stop?
A: When your balls are slapping up against her ass, you’re in...definitely!
A: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary!
A: They are both used as substitute meat.
A: Brothel sprouts.
Friday, 5 February 2010
Random joke that made me laugh. Enjoy.
Officer: "Soldier, do you have change for a dollar?"
Soldier: "Sure, buddy."
Officer: "That's no way to address an officer! Now let's try it again!"
Officer: "Soldier. Do you have change for a dollar?"
Soldier: "No, SIR!"
Thursday, 4 February 2010
I'm not sure if anyway has read/hear news recently about the Pope's fresh attack on homosexuals, but I read a good response to it in the Metro this morning, that he shouldn't be allowed to visit Britain as he is inciting hatred. I completely agree with this.
Why do people of religious belief think that they can get away with such vile outbursts just because their version of history suggests these things are wrong?
It reminds me of an interesting video I saw on YouTube about an Australian reporter asking a christian priest about the bible's views on homosexuals. He brought up a good point about how a man with glasses isn't to be trusted!
Meant to be a comedy video, but kind of highlights some of the hypocrisy. (See bottom of blog for video)
My thought: Religion is fucked up!
Again in the Metro today, I read a response to a story about a judge who recently reduced a paedophile's sentence as "he decided that a 'higher power' had already punished him by giving him cancer". This pisses me off!
Like the decision of release the Lockerbie bomber and Ronnie Biggs on compassionate grounds, it's bollocks!
Yes they are dying, but aren't we all?! Why should these people be let off easy because they are dying?
If I find out I've got 3 months to live and go on a killing spree, should I assume that I can then spend the rest of my days out free to do what I want because locking me away would be cruel?!
The Lockerbie bomber killed 270 people. Served 8 and a half years of a life sentence (minimum 20 years).
Ronnie Biggs beat the driver of a train with an iron bar, stole £2.6m, escaped from prison after 2 years, left the country for 36 year, came back and was imprisoned for 8 years. Served a total of 10 years of a 30 years sentence.
End of rant.
Monday, 1 February 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
So, back in November my PS3 died (A geek's day of mourning), and I had to get it replaced. When I called the helpline I was expecting lots of waiting, moving round to different people... Basically all you'd normally expect from support lines where you want something delivered to you.
But to my shock, I spoke to one guy and he sorted me out with a delivery for 2 days later.
Jump to now, the replacement PS3 I got decides that it should be make more noise in the flat. It's fan is horrendously loud! So loud that I can no longer watch blu-rays without having a window open and the PS3 right next to it to cool it so the fans aren't needed in overdrive.
So, just now I called the wonderful people at Playstation Customer Care, explained the problem, gave them the reference number from my previous dealings with them, and after a 13mins call (which included the time to get through to someone in the first place) I've got a delivery date of tomorrow!! Now THAT is service. And best part is that because I'm still within the 3 months warranty of the replacement model, it's all free. Can't ask for more than that.
Also, I had a concern that some content that is obtained from the Playstation Network only allows downloading onto 5 PS3s... This was slightly worry, considering this was to be my 3rd. But once again PCC come to the rescue and tell me that by decativating my PSN account on the console I'm replacing, it take it out of the pool of 5 consoles allowed.
Is there anything that can't be solved by these people?!
Staff of PCC... Your next assignment... Cancer. I'm expecting it done by the end of the month.
Monday, 25 January 2010
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.
GRANDPA: In my day, we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Someone told us that the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.
ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
KARL MARX: It was a historical inevitability.
SADDAM HUSSEIN: This was an unprovoked act of rebellion and we were quite justified in dropping 50 tons of nerve gas on it.
RONALD REAGAN: What chicken?
DR. SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes! The chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed, I’ve not been told!
MACHIAVELLI: The point is that the chicken crossed the road. Who cares why? The end of crossing the road justifies whatever motive there was.
FREUD: The fact that you are at all concerned that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying sexual insecurity.
BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken 98, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an inextricable part of eChicken.
EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road or did the road move beneath the chicken?
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What do you mean by chicken? Could you define chicken please?
IMMANUEL KANT: The chicken was acting out of a sense of duty to cross the road, as chickens have traditionally crossed roads throughout history.
THE BIBLE: And God came down from the heavens, and He said unto the chicken, Thou shalt cross the road." And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing.
RICHARD M. NIXON: The chicken did not cross the road. I repeat, the chicken did not cross the road. I don’t know any chickens. I have never known any chickens.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
This got me thinking about something I came up with a while ago and never got round to sending it to the PM and a new law that should be imposed on new drivers...
I think that for 2 years after you have passed you test and earn your driving licence you should not be allowed to drive anything more powerful that a 1.2l engine car (or something of a similar restriction).
Too many young (rich parent) kids are learning to drive, passing their tests then getting a brand new 2.5l BMW from mummy and daddy and going out like they know how to drive. They go out, cause accidents, feel bad for 6 seconds, get a smack on the back of the hand for a lame judge and get a new car with the promise that it won't happen again.
If they learnt to actually drive on the road, get experience behind them, we might not lose as many lives pointlessly from morons who think they own the roads because they've got a piece of paper that allows them to operate a car legally.
|Date||Sunday Jan. 24th 2010|
|Total time taken**||40 minutes|
|Food now needed||Lots|
|Sleep now needed||More|
|The feeling of finally realising I CAN do a 5k run||Priceless|
* Given from treadmill
** Calculated from average speed given
I do enjoy playing with Gimp and creating/manipulating pictures.
Too bad the visible part of the background on Twitter is dependant on the size of the screen you are looking at it on.
Oh well. All fun
Thursday, 21 January 2010
After becoming a Twitter addict I've been spending my internet life finding way to blog in 140 characters. Sometimes it just isn't enough. I've also discovered that a blog isn't just for my own original thoughts and feelings. It is for sharing. So here, I'm sharing.
I just got this email from my girlfriend's mum. It made me chuckle:
Yesterday I was at my local CO-OP buying a large bag of Purina dog food for my loyal pet and was in the checkout queue when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.
What did she think I had an elephant? So, since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in hospital last time, but that I'd lost 2 stones before I woke up in intensive care with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again.
(I have to mention here that practically everyone in queue was now enthralled with my story.)
Horrified, she asked me if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's arse and a car hit us both.
I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.
I'm now banned from the Co-op.
More of this sharing lark should be going on.
Your Blog: When Twitter just isn't enough.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
I already have a domain name (www.turbogeek421.me) that at the moment redirects to... here. I could add some web hosting to it and start playing, but as always, the issue of time, money and worry of nothing of interest to share all try to hold me back. But then again, anyone who follows me on twitter knows that I don't have a great problem with saying things that are of no interest to the masses.
Maybe I should just start with playing around with this blog template, it is a bit plain at the moment.
PS - Happy new year everyone