Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wyatt Earp, John Wayne And How The West Was Wont

"Notoriety had been the bane of my life"
In his latter years, Wyatt Earp was an unpaid consultant to the movie industry in Hollywood.

He would spend his time sipping on a coffee in of the studio mess hall.

Sipping his coffee and talking to a 17 year old apprentice prop master named Marion Morrison.

This Morrison went on to make upwards of about 220 movies under the name John Wayne.

John Wayne once stated that some of his earliest "lawman" characters were based on his conversations with Wyatt Earp.

Said John Wayne to Hugh O'Brien back in his day,  "I knew him... I often thought of Wyatt Earp when I played a film character. There's a guy that actually did what I'm trying to do."

Friday, December 19, 2014

Why Is Obama So Silent Regarding The Sony Controversy?

Update: 1/2/15: The FBI is releasing some information that NK may not have been behind the attack at all.  The term they're using is "Inside job".  I would agree that this was an inside job..but not the kind of "inside job" they want to get across to the American public.  I repeat: Sony insulted a Glorious Leader. The Glorious Leader of The United States Of America doesn't take well to insults.My citation for this particular opinion is this article

Anyone else think we're getting about one tenth of the truth behind this whole Sony/North Korea/hacking debacle?

Why is Washington so silent? Have they not gotten their story straight? Is Washington complicit in some way? Perhaps, in so much as this being a false flag operation in an attempt to cover up their own act forcible censorship upon American citizens?

Apparently the story is that, Glorious Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un should not be insulted. Tyrants dislike being insulted.

However, there is more to the Sony hack/cracks than just the movie.  There were emails.  In those emails were "racist" jokes about Glorious Supreme Leader, Barack Hussein Obama.

These "racist" jokes, between Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin:
Rudin: "I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?" "
Pascal: "12 Years."
Rudin: "Or the butler, or 'think like a man'?"
Pascal: "Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart."
The North Koreans were offended back in July, as indicated by North Korea's UN Ambassador Ja Song Nam:
Kook #1: Ja Song Nam
“To allow the production and distribution of such a film on the assassination of an incumbent head of a sovereign state should be regarded as the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism as well as an act of war. The United States authorities should take immediate and appropriate actions to ban the production and distribution of the aforementioned film; otherwise, it will be fully responsible for encouraging and sponsoring terrorism"
Sony smells a rat, and so do I.

Nation-state funded hacking groups like Guardians of Peace or some sister cell like God’sApstls, operating off North Korean soil in China, who are currently being blamed by the CIA for the breach can't pull something this large.

Fact: Glorious Supreme Leaders don't like to get insulted.  We see some emails of one Glorious Supreme Leader being insulted above. Obama is a petulant, entitled little golden child when things aren't going his way or someone dares speak to him without utmost respect (most narcissistic tyrannical nutjobs lash out harshly when insulted).

Kook #2: Barack Hussein Obama
North Korea can't even keep their lights on at night they're so impoverished.

So I ask, again, who really is punishing Sony and, via proxy, the freedoms of the American citizens?  

Some kook that uses a bowl to get his hair cut? Or someone with an already proven track record for trampling the Constitution and the Constitutional rights of the American people?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Some Videos To Warm Your Heart

An Update and a Bleg (UPDATED)

A friend, Paul over at mean ol' meany, has something I would appreciate you taking a look at...

 An Update and a Bleg (UPDATED)

I know that the last time that y'all heard from me, I was lamenting my loss from ten years ago. Such is the nature of loss.

My life has changed dramatically since late June. Yes, it is all for the good of the world, too.

Anyhoo, my future and the future of my family is pretty much determined
and we require your help to make things start out in the right
direction. We are starting a non-profit that is going to center on
helping individuals in small towns across this country, among other
things. I think that we can all agree that small town folks in this
country have been ignored for long enough.

This is where y'all come in. We are not approved just yet, so don't
donate a bunch of money, hopefully we will have that distinction very
soon. But! We already have someone that is in dire need of help and
this cannot wait.

Remember W-A-Y back in July 2014 when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
blowed up on the webby-nets? Well, there is a disease that is similar
to ALS called Childhood Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy and it affects younger boys. We know such a child.

This young boy has gone from a vibrant, active child last December to
someone that has lost almost all motor skills, the ability to talk, and
is bedridden or wheelchair bound. It was brutally swift and the
resources of the family are miniscule to say the least.

They need a good, dependable car and badly. We need your help to make
that happen. At the top right of this page, just under my email and RSS
feed buttons, is a link to my Pay Pal marked "Donate." Do it.

Send this post to everyone you know and get them to donate. Give five
bucks, give a hundred bucks, give a thousand, just give some cash. I
will compile a list of all those people who donate and I will put you on
my list of folks to spam like crazy once this non-profit gets off the
ground for good, too. (<<---This is a joke. Seriously.)

Y'all know me. If there is one thing in this world you know about me it
is that I always do what I say I am going to do. Make this happen for
this kid and his family, please.

Oh, and I might bring back College Gameday for a couple of weeks during
the end of this season if y'all win at this thing.

Hit your knees right now for this boy and his folks, too.

Please take the time to comment.

Original Post: http://www.meanolmeany.com/2014/11/an-update-and-bleg.html#ixzz3Jsq5Vnwj

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

How To Change From IDE To AHCI

I have a few drives on my home PC. A bunch of standard platter drives for media storage, some drives for backups and my system drive is a solid state, the OCZ Vertex 3, to be precise.

When I first installed it, the difference in performance was amazing. However, upon more reading I had noticed my M4A77TD motherboard was communicating with my hard drives using the older, slower IDE. I wanted to change this to the newer, faster Advanced Host Controller Interface or, AHCI technology.

However, changing this after you have installed Windows is a little trickier...but not too hard. Just two simple registry edits and a change in the BIOS.

The two registry entries you need to change are
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pciide
You change their "Start" values to "0" and then restart your computer, boot to your BIOS and change your SATA configuration to AHCI instead of IDE.

To change from IDE to AHCI is a simple process. It's probably worded a little different for each individual BIOS but the process is easy. One boots to their motherboard and then toggles the "SATA Configuration" to AHCI. Then you reboot and voila you're running AHCI and speeding up your SSD.

Here's what it looks like in my BIOS:

Changing IDE to AHCI. ASUS motherboard, AMI Megatrends BIOS.
But wait, did Windows not boot? Did you get a BSOD?  I did...and it pissed me off.

Luckily I run a Macrium backup every hour on my OS drive so my plan was to put my Windows DVD in the DVD drive, reboot, turn on AHCI, and reinstall Windows, hoping that Windows would have the AMD AHCI drives natively.

Well, that didn't happen.


So I had to hunt and hunt and hunt and hunt to find these drivers. Nearly impossible to find them, but I did. So, for those of you having the problem of changing from IDE to AHCI after having installed Windows, I hope this post can help you get it done.

Oh, and by the way, here are those fizucking drivers so you don't have to drive yourself nuts trying to find them.

The backup restoration from Macrium took about 25 minutes and it was as if I had never done a thing. Macrium creates an image of your drive...so it's every single setting, program, file just like they were before you did anything.

After that, AHCI was working perfectly.

Here's a screenshot of how blazing fast my SSD is now:

HD Tune Pro 5.50
However, my motherboard is a bit dated, it doesn't support USB 3.0 and most importantly it doesn't have SATA 3.0 support. Having bought it in 2010 it was great, SATA III was just coming into the market in 2009 and boards are relatively cheap to upgrade at a later date to "catch up" to what was, at the time, bleeding edge, but is now standard.

That's the philosophy I've always used when building or speccing out my newest system. I won't pay top dollar for something that will be much cheaper in a few years. When the technology I am buying now is more than sufficient to meet my needs at the time and just wait it out until that bleeding edge tech starts to become more of a need than a bonus. Which brings us to now. Now I need that SATA 3.0 support. This drive just isn't fast enough...even though I was being a bit sarcastic with the "blazing fast" comment regarding my screenshot. Even though that is pretty darn fast.

So, my board being what it is, is now a choke point on my system.

Friday, October 24, 2014

How To Add Quicklaunch Bar To Windows 7 Or Windows 8

If you, like me, use the Quicklaunch toolbar that was introduced in Windows Xp here's how you can add it to your Taskbar at the bottom of your screen.

Right click on the Taskbar and choose Toolbars > New Toolbar

A navigation window will open up asking you what folder you would like to add...so navigate to the following location:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Voila! You'll have the old fashioned toolbar instead of the weird Taskbar.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer

So some cool news upon coming home from work today, the next Avengers movie, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, has a trailer for us all to look upon.

For all intents and purposes it appears as if this is going to be amazeballs.

Here, look at it:


Monday, October 6, 2014

Tom Brady To World, "STFU"

Tom Brady had a Tom Brady game.

After a week of "fans" calling for Brady to be traded and have Jimmy GahhRAHPALAH" take over, Brady and Company took it to the Bengals and hard.

Here, he and Minitron have a bit of fun with the ball...



With the crowd chanting "BRADY! BRADY! BRADY!" he threw a touchdown pass to Wright...



Tom's passing of the 50,000 yard mark came by way of a pass to, who but, Gronowski:




It was great to see one of the top elite quarterbacks in the history of the NFL happy standing behind the podium after the game during his press conference. His happiness and relaxed body language is most likely due to the fact that he actually had time in the pocket without worry of being helicoptered after throwing a pick.

He threw 0 INTs and threw 292 yards tonight, as opposed to two picks and 150 yards.

Great game and right when they needed it. Let's hope it rolls into next week.

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