Stonesword

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    • Maintenance

      5 years ago

      Stonesword

      I was unable to get on for a while, I kept getting error message that RT was under maintenance.
      I usually keep the page up in its own tab and the browser it set to open all previous tabs

      I finally decided to google it and found my way back here, still logged in.

      Weird.

    • Guild Wars 2 Dragons

      6 years ago

      Stonesword

      Guild Wars 2 has lots of Dragons

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      gw007_zpscc0fac28.jpg~original

    • Proper Diskette Care

      6 years ago

      Stonesword

      A joke for those that know (or remember) what a diskette is. I imagine someone actually saw someone do some of these things...

      Never leave diskettes in the drive, as the data can leak out of the disk and corrode the inner mechanics of the drive.
      Diskettes should be rolled up and stored in pencil holders.

      Diskettes should be cleaned and waxed once a week.

      Microscopic metal particles may be removed by waving a powerful magnet over the surface of the disk.
      Any stubborn metal shavings can be removed with scouring powder and steel wool.

      When waxing a diskette, make sure the surface is even.
      This will allow the diskette to spin faster, resulting in better access time.

      Do not fold diskettes unless they do not fit into the drive.
      "Big" Diskettes may be folded and used in "Little" drives.

      Never insert a diskette into the drive upside down.
      The data can fall off the surface of the disk and jam the intricate mechanics of the drive.

      Diskettes cannot be backed up by running them through a photo copy machine.
      If your data is going to need to be backed up, simply insert TWO diskettes into your drive.

      Whenever you update a document, the data will be written onto both disks.
      A handy tip for more legible backup copies: Keep a container of iron filings at your desk.

      When you need to make two copies, sprinkle iron filings liberally between the diskettes before inserting them into the drive.

      Diskettes should not be removed or inserted from the drive while the red light is on or flashing.
      Doing so could result in smeared or possibly unreadable text.

      Occasionally, the red light remains flashing in what is known as a "hung" or "hooked" state.
      If your system is hooking, you will probably need to insert a few coins before being allowed to access the slot.

      If your diskette is full and needs more storage space, remove the disk from the drive and shake vigorously for two minutes. This will pack the data enough (data compression) to allow for more storage.
      Be sure to cover all openings with scotch tape to prevent loss of data.

      Data access time may be greatly improved by cutting more holes in the diskette jacket.
      This will provide more simultaneous access points to the disk.

      Periodically spray diskettes with insecticide to prevent system bugs from spreading...

    • ACCIDENT OR TRAGEDY

      6 years ago

      Stonesword


      Old joke, Chretien hasn't been Prime Minister for a few years,
      few free to substitute your least favorite and/or current political figure.

      Jean Chretien was visiting an elementary school,
      and the 4th grade class he sat through began a
      discussion related to words and their meanings.

      The teacher asked the Prime Minister if he would
      like to lead the class in a discussion of the
      word "tragedy."

      So, Jean asked the class for an example of a tragedy.

      One boy stood up and said, "If my best friend who
      lives next door is playing in the street and a car
      comes along and runs him over, that would be a tragedy."

      "No," said Chretien, "that would be an accident."

      A girl raised her hand and said, "If a school bus
      carrying 50 children drove off a cliff, killing everyone
      on board, that would be a tragedy."

      "I'm afraid not," the Prime Minister said. "That's what we
      would call a Great Loss."

      The room went silent. No other children volunteered. Prime
      Minister Chretien searched the room and asked, "Isn't there
      someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

      Finally, way in the back of the room, Johnny raised his hand,
      and in a quiet voice, he said, "If the Canadian Forces plane
      carrying Mr. and Mrs. Chretien was struck by a missile and
      blown up to smithereens, THAT would be a tragedy."

      "That's right! And can you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?"
      asked the Prime Minister.

      "Well," Johnny said, "because it wouldn't be an accident and
      it sure as hell wouldn't be a Great Loss..."

    • Bill Gates' Harvard speech (Beta)

      6 years ago

      Stonesword

      from SHARK TALES from Computer World Canada - June 22,2007

      "Bill Gate's, who dropped out of Harvard in his junior year before
      co-founding Microsoft Corp. and going on to become the world's richest
      person, stopped off at his former stomping grounds to collect an honorary law degree."- REUTERS

      Bill Gates' Harvard speech (Beta)

      Honoured graduates, esteemed faculty, admired colleagues,
      jealous rivals, boys and girls:

      First of all, I could buy and sell every one of you. But let me talk
      about some things you might not already know.

      People think I'm a bit late graduating from Harvard, but if there's
      one thing working in the computer industry has taught me, it's that
      you don't get docked for lateness. We've been late with Windows.
      We were late to the Internet. But we've also been the last to admit we
      weren't the first to launch something. And that's what makes all the
      difference, kids.

      Is accepting this honorary degree a way for me to thumb my nose at the
      many people who have worked much harder to achieve a legitimate degree
      from Harvard University? Of course it is. But it's also a chance for
      me to share some of my wisdom for future generations, given that next
      to nobody has bothered to read any of the books that I had ghost-written for me.

      To all the geeks out there, I'd just like to say it doesn't matter
      what you look like on the outside. It doesn't really matter what you
      look like on the inside, either. What matters is finding a fat,
      overbearing friend who can beat up the people who pick on you. That
      will take you a long way, no matter which path you choose.

      If you come up with a good idea, don't just act on it. Patent it. Then
      take on the other people who have already tried to act on it.

      On a related note, make friends with lawyers. You never know how many
      you're going to need.

      Don't make promises you can't deliver. And if you do make such
      promises, tell your critics it's not your fault; you're just the chief
      software architect.

      Talking paperclips make for strange mascots. You heard it here first.

      If a product manger screws up a product demo during your keynote
      presentation, don't get embarrassed or angry. You only have to let
      people screw up once.

      Do one thing every day that scares you. If you're really scared, pay
      someone else to do it for you.

      Be cool. Stay in school.
      But always remember that being cool only gets you so far.
      After all, you don't see Steve Jobs getting no Harvard degree.

    • A Man of Logic

      6 years ago

      Stonesword

      (not my story )

      I was riding to work yesterday when I observed a female driver, who cut
      right in front of a pickup truck, causing the driver to drive onto the
      shoulder to avoid hitting her.

      This evidently angered the driver enough that he hung his arm out is window
      and gave the woman the finger.

      "Man, that guy is stupid," I thought to myself. I ALWAYS smile nicely and
      wave in a sheepish manner whenever a female does anything to me in traffic,
      and here's why:

      I drive 48 miles each way every day to work. That's 96 miles each day.
      Of these, 16 miles each way is bumper-to-bumper. Most of the bumper-to-bumper
      is on an 8 lane highway. There are 7 cars every 40 feet for 32 miles.
      That works out to 982 cars every mile, or 31,424 cars.

      Even though the rest of the 32 miles is not bumper-to-bumper, I figure I
      pass at least another 4000 cars.

      That brings the number to something like 36,000 cars that I pass every day.
      Statistically, females drive half of these. That's 18,000 women drivers!
      In any given group of females, 1 in 28 has PMS. That's 642.

      According to Cosmopolitan, 70% describe their love life as dissatisfying or
      unrewarding. That's 449.

      According to the National Institute of Health, 22% of all females have
      seriously considered suicide or homicide. That's 98.

      And 34% describe men as their biggest problem. That's 33.

      According to the National Rifle Association, 5% of all females carry weapons
      and this number is increasing.

      That means that EVERY SINGLE DAY, I drive past at least one female that has a
      lousy love life, thinks men are her biggest problem, has seriously considered
      suicide or homicide, has PMS, and is armed.

      Give her the finger? I don't think so.

    • Wrestling dropped from Olympics

      6 years ago

      Stonesword

      True story

      I'm not much of a sports fan, I would rather play a sport than watch it. So I don't usually see any of the Olympics.

      But I read that they were dropping wrestling from the Olympics.

      It was on the radio again as the alarm went off this morning.

      My wife said,
      "Wrestling is a real sport, if they were going to drop something,..."

      Then we both said together,

      "Drop synchronized swimming!!!"

    • I touch 2

      6 years ago

      Stonesword

      So, my wife tried to load a new app on her I touch and it said it required an upgrade to run it.

      After the upgrade I tunes said "this app is not authorized on this computer" and deleted about 20 apps.

      Going to an older version of i tunes didn't fix it.

      I tunes support (I thought it was Apple tech support) said try de-authorizing and re-authorizing, which didn't help.

      Then they said try Apple Tech Support.

      I said, "I'm not paying $35 to to fix a problem that your poorly written software caused"

      Today I found out it won't even play music anymore.

    • Images 2

      6 years ago

      Stonesword

      YAY!

      Upload images is working!

  • About Me

  • Comments (4240)

    • pyrowhr

      9 years ago

      well did u like it?

    • Nudge1

      9 years ago

      Most definately smiley0.gif

    • Nudge1

      9 years ago

      well, you posted that about 40 minutes ago (apparently) so it would have been about 12 noon then.

    • Nudge1

      9 years ago

      Actually I am playing Sacred 2 ATM, just on and off. I'm looking for another game to add to my installed selection.
      Incidentally, when are you likely to be playing that? We could multiplay sometime.

    • pyrowhr

      9 years ago

      yeah he doesnt get on here much

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Thanks. =)

      You reminded me that it has been about 4 months since my last journal, and that didn't really tell anyone what I had been up to, just complained about the broken xbox. So I have written a bit of a catch up one. =) Just thought I would let you know.

    • pyrowhr

      9 years ago

      lol in what way ?
      you mean like on here on in life?

    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Haha, I keep meaning to do a new one. I even have one written out on my computer somewhere about my 21st, another about my christmas holidays, etc.

      There has been a lot on, but I just keep forgetting that I haven't done actually uploaded any of them. =P

      Now next week I am starting my honours year, which I know is going to be very hard, so I probably wont have as much online time. At least people aren't used to me writing a journal a day or something ;)

    • Nudge1

      9 years ago

      Sadly not; Halifax in England I'm afraid

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      Yeah, but anything greater than 0 would still work.

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      How cool is that!
      Visiting your part of the world would be soooooo tempting!

    • Zankaru

      9 years ago

      Good Luck with your plans

      Thanks =)

    • pyrowhr

      9 years ago

      i heard that wasnt to good

    • lefty

      9 years ago

      Yeah, sorry, I'm just on auto, commenting to any movie that you should see Eli.
      Sorry about that.

    • pyrowhr

      9 years ago

      it was raining so there was a giant tent
      i was out of the tent cause it was to loud for a fone call
      lol so my partys are more exciting then you think :p

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the explanation. You piqued my curiosity. I might go see it now.

    • caithuck9109

      9 years ago

      Thanks, you too. (: sorry my reply is a bit late.. I'm rarely on here anymore.

    • FameWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      And a Happy New Year to you! It's not too late to say that, right? We're only 1/20th of the way through...

      -Peter

    • cold_arrow

      9 years ago

      Yes, it is a long list.

    • monopoly_j

      9 years ago

      Don't trust anything that can bleed for seven days and doesn't die.



      Exactly!

    • Zankaru

      9 years ago

      I have to be in a certain mode to discuss psychology/philosophy and I'm sort of tapped out with the groups I'm already in.

      Understandable. =)

    • TNAI

      9 years ago

      Stone...sorry I missed you over the holiday. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas

    • Zankaru

      9 years ago

      Sounds like you made the wrong decision to me.

      If you REALLY didn't believe, I think you would feel good about it.

      All Christians (I am told) have periods of doubt.
      It would be the very rare Atheist that didn't also have periods of doubt.
      (and from my point of view being Agnostic, any Atheist who hasn't cannot say they are logical)

      Perhaps this would help (sorry, I don't know who originally said it)

      "I would rather be a believer who sometimes wonders 'What if there is no God?',
      than an Atheist who wonders, 'What if there is?' "

      I hope you find your way soon.
      (whichever it it is)



      Ive thought it over since I posted my journal and I agree with you. I still believe that there is A God, its just that I dont know him and I dont see why I should woship a stranger. So Im not an atheist, but im not a christian either.

    • InWonderland

      9 years ago

      just joined one of your groups

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      A few more days?

      Shouldn't it just be one more (after today)


      Semantics nazi. smiley8.gif

    • Navillus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      My wife's Wii Fit age was 10 years older than her actual age. She was not impressed smiley0.gif

    • Zankaru

      9 years ago

      Happy New Year!

      (oops, sorry)



      *growls at screen*

    • ch00path1ng4

      9 years ago

      from @NewHorizons2015:

      Today, 29 Dec 2009, New Horizons crossed a milestone boundary-- henceforth we're now closer to Pluto than to Earth. Go New Horizons!
    • MineIsAnEvil

      9 years ago

      Merry Christmas to you also. Sorry it is so belated, I have been out of internets range

      =)

      Hope you had a great day.

    • Nudge1

      9 years ago

      ...and to you too. Hope you had a good one smiley1.gif

    • CoraOrtiz

      9 years ago

      Merry Christmas!

    • JJMcFly

      9 years ago

      Merry Christmas my friend!

    • Ptree

      9 years ago

      Merry Christmas to you too. :)

    • 241Deal

      9 years ago

      Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great holiday!

    • Zankaru

      9 years ago

      Nice, but it looks a lot like the last one you posted.

      Thanks for telling me, didn’t notice the double post. I’ve never seen a pic double upload before.

    • Zankaru

      9 years ago

      You can, at least with some games.

      One of my son's friends used to bring over his XBox .


      Awesome! Now if only both of my Xbox's were working. =)

    • Zankaru

      9 years ago

      Local Area Network - when you have a bunch of computers hooked up together

      Ah, so its multiplayer without doing it over the internet. I wish you could do that with xbox's so you could do co-op without split-screen.

    • monopoly_j

      9 years ago

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      I want to take this time to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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      Luke 2:1-20

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    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      Ok. Thanks for the explanation. I don't do well with license plates either... smiley6.gif

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      please?

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      uh noop. Haven't seen any of his movies.

      Uh... still workin on it.

      a little help here?

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      in reply to Stonesword

      a la oo sa her


      huh? smiley6.gif

    • TheEvenStar

      9 years ago

      That was a while ago, so the problem has probably "grown up",

      I'm thinking my problem was a case of adolescent mischief - but I worry that it could be more.

    • TheEvenStar

      9 years ago

      We got over 10 centimeters

      That's about 5 inches?!!

    • DadHavoc

      9 years ago

      You must be ready to go again by now

      My son is back from deployment in the Middle East and has asked if I would come watch the kids while he and his wife take a short vacation. December 11 is the proposed date! Now to figure some new and exciting thing to do with the kids.

    • TheEvenStar

      9 years ago

      I've arrived in Panama City - it took me slightly over 7 hours - got stuck in a traffic jam in Orlando just heading out this morning - that was in addition to the 7 hours - so all told I was on the road from 730 this morning till 3 (EST) this afternoon - I crossed into the Central time zone (time travel!) too!

    • AiuaCortana

      9 years ago

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      So it Begins...

    • TheEvenStar

      9 years ago

      fraid I've forgotten when / where - but thanks for the explanation anyway!

    • TheEvenStar

      9 years ago

      It's roughly, gravy, melted cheese and fries.
      The closest thing I've had to it was something called "fries with the works"
      It had the gravy, but I don't think it had the cheese. It also had peas, hamburgers and maybe cut carrots.
      It's been a while since I had it, and I've only had it a few times.

      I'm not sure who you were responding to - but I don't think you meant me! That combination sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen! smiley13.gif

    • cold_arrow

      9 years ago

      Yeah, well such is life. Not much I can do about it.

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