A Real Court Filing!!!!!! And Personal Suyts BS ….

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You can read it here.

I actually have more heavier posts in mind, but, I just don’t have the energy. 

 

You see, right after I made my last post, my kitten actually killed my PC.  My PC sits on the floor next to my legs under my desk.  My cat likes to sit atop the PC and bother me for attention.  As per norm, I was a bit chilled, so I covered my legs with what I can an “old man’s blanket”.  My cat was patting at me and got his claws stuck in the fabric of my blanket. …… Have you ever seen a cat react to such an occasion?  Well, he knocked over my PC …. and killed my hard drive.  Now, I know a great many tricks to bring a hard drive back to life.  Unfortunately, none of them worked.  I took it to work so the IT people could have a look at it (I no longer work in the IT field).  They have a number of tools available.  They didn’t work, either.  Frustration and time consumption was what occupied me for most of last week.  At the time, I thought that was my biggest immediate challenge. 

I was soon introduced to a much greater concern and challenge.  I would have had my PC up and running by now, but, there was a medical emergency in my immediate family.  I spent Sat, Sun, and Monday in the ER and ICU.  I brought her home yesterday, went to work today.  I’m tired.

And, yes, everything is fine, now.  There is a quote …..

Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. — William Congreve

I spent a few days in uncertainty, and, thus, fear.  It’s exhausting.  What I’ve learned is that you just need to give it to God.  I pray I don’t have to relearn such a lesson again.  

Back to brighter notes ……

This post is being generated by a PC I call “old faithful”.  I actually had to do a couple of tricks to bring her back to PC life!  I used this PC when I first started blogging.  Heck, I was using it well before I started blogging!  I had to bring her back momentarily last year, and momentarily the year before.  I don’t remember all the fun things I did to this PC, but, I did upgrade the processor and tripled the RAM.  I also did some great hard drive stuff!  It’s a dual boot (used to have a Unix) with 3 drives and 5 virtual drives.  As I recall, she started as a simple Win XP sp1.  I used to have her overclocked, but, she just got too hot.  I’m using the XP side right now because there’s not much on the other boot.  I password protected my Unix and forgot the password …… so, there’s Win 7, but, it’s fresh and not much else on it.  The thing is, I can’t seem to kill it!  Every time I think it’s dead, I play with it for a bit, and it comes back!  I’m thinking about RAIDing her to see how that might improve the performance.  But, for right now, I’m going to play a mindless game, Ages of Empires II.  I haven’t for years. 

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38 Responses to A Real Court Filing!!!!!! And Personal Suyts BS ….

  1. Ugh….Computers are great ’til they’re not.

    Glad everything worked out. All around.

  2. Latitude says:

    oh Lord…..and scary too
    Three days with no sleep either.
    …Look, I’m just glad it’s over and everyone’s doing better

  3. daveburton says:

    Drive mirroring (Linux software RAID) improves LInux performance incredibly.

    I know everyone thinks mirroring is for redundancy/reliability, and it is that, too. But Linux is smart enough to distribute reads optimally across two mirrored drives. So mirroring with a pair of hard disk drives (RAID 1) may actually cut boot time in half, or even better. Prepare to be amazed.

    What’s more, the drives don’t need to be matched (unlike hardware RAID). In fact, it’s better if they aren’t. Two identical drives, made in the same batch on the same day, with identical usage patterns, are likely to fail at the same time, too — so hardware RAID with matched drives might add much less reliability than you think. Linux software RAID with unmatched drives doesn’t have that problem.

    I didn’t try three mirrored drives. That might be better yet.

    I didn’t try SSDs, either. Maybe they’re so fast it won’t matter.

    • dirkhblog says:

      They are. Got a 60G SSD in a computer at home; especially copying trees of thousands of small files works lightning fast as no drive repositioning is needed.
      For bigger data and backups I offload via a USB HD, 500 GB.

      On the go I use a 300 USD ASUS transformer tablet TP300; has a mobile Pentium, 6W processor power needs at 4*1.4 GHz, lasts 10 hours on battery, has 32 GB SSD, which again is power thrifty and very fast. But, 32 GB is a bit too small. I can only do Win10 updates by adding the USB HD, as the WIN 10 already hogs 20 GB.

      Again, for my use case it is sufficient. If you’re working with video, not a machine for you.

      12 inch touchscreen. I’m in heaven. ASUS is the man!

  4. philjourdan says:

    The last resort – but it has gotten a lot cheaper. Ontrack (now Kroll-Ontrack). Fortunately in my case, it was just a jump drive that my wife had. But the prices were better than I remember (the first time was 1988 and they wanted $5k to recover about 33mb of data).

    They want $65 to look at it. And then anywhere from $150-1500 to fix it.

    But yes on the kitten. I have a Torty that hates when I work on the computer. She bites my hands! (she is definitely “my” cat) and stomps on the keyboard! It is such that although my company encourages telecommuting – and most of my fellow engineers avail themselves of it, I just cannot work at home (but then I do have 7 cats in all).

    At least they have not destroyed the computer yet. 😉

    • philjourdan says:

      Clarify: They want $150-1500 to retrieve the data. as you know, the retrieval consists of removing the platters and putting them in a new enclosure – in a very sterile environment.

  5. cdquarles says:

    Yay for cat stories. We board a retired police dog for my niece. We got a ginger cat, aka tabby, to be a mouser. If you live in the sticks, you know why you need a mouser. Anyway, I seem to be the cat person, with my nephew the backup. The cpu box sits on a stool and Rascal (appropriate name) has been trained to stay away from certain areas. When he wants attention, my feet/legs are fair game. When he’s happy, he trots off to do cat things. Yes, Rascal and Bruce get along quite well. It took less than a week’s training to do it.

    • philjourdan says:

      We were cat sitting one week. The “guest” got out of the room we had him in, and my daughter’s Chihuahua and one of my cats ganged up on him! Poor thing thought he was in hell! LOL

  6. dirkhblog says:

    ” I password protected my Unix and forgot the password ”

    Just like me.

    ” But, for right now, I’m going to play a mindless game, Ages of Empires II. ”

    I love AOE. and Z by the Bitmap Brothers. Open Source clone for Windows here: http://zod.sourceforge.net/

  7. Latitude says:

    The NEW Democratic Symbol – No more donkey

    The Democratic Party today announced that it is changing its symbol from the donkey to a condom because it more accurately reflects the Party’s political stance.

    A condom allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of dicks, and gives you a sense of security while you’re actually being screwed.

    Damn, it just doesn’t get more accurate than that…….

  8. Latitude says:

    A young Arab boy asks his father, “What is that weird hat you are wearing?”
    The father said, “Why, it’s a ‘chechia,’ because in the desert, it protects our heads from the intense heat of the sun.”
    “And what is this type of clothing that you are wearing?” asked the young boy.
    “It’s a ‘djbellah,’ because the desert it is very hot, and this clothing protects the body,” said the father.
    The son asked, “And what about those ugly shoes on your feet?”
    His father replied, “These are ‘babouches”, and they keep us from burning our feet on the hot sand in the desert.”
    “So, tell me then,” added the boy.
    “Yes, my son?” the father answered.
    “Why are you living in Dearborn, Michigan, and still wearing all this shit?

    • dirkhblog says:

      Same with the Burqa. Makes sense to protect your wife’s face from turning into pergament within weeks. Not so much in Europe.

      • Latitude says:

        From what I’ve been reading…..it’s to keep you from getting raped in Sweden….by muslims

        • Lars P. says:

          Oh speaking of Sweden…
          Here a very orthodox (pc) site :
          https://www.thelocal.se/20170331/stockholm-venue-suspends-club-nights-due-to-repeated-sexual-assaults
          Those are not real crimes, it is only differences how these are reported:
          “Differences in the way sexual crimes are reported in different countries have led some right-wing factions in the UK and US to label Sweden as ‘the rape capital of the world’.”

          However what is strange is:
          The events in question had been held regularly at Södra Teatern for three years, with the number of complaints increasing significantly over the past four to six months.

          Why the increase? Who can do this? It is a mystery why some people in Sweden cannot behave!
          “For some reason, some nights with a certain kind of music attracted large groups of men who can’t behave themselves – I really don’t know why,” said Pagenkemper.

          It would be funny if it would not have any bad consequences…

        • Me says:

          Looking better! 😉

    • Me says:

      Sounds like the white sheet Trevor Noah was talking about in the Comedy Central commercials! 😆

  9. Lance says:

    Glad to hear all is well in the family.

  10. Me says:

    I think this was deliberate, to make it look like there were rouge Dems doing this to take the heat off of the leaders!!!!! Fall-guys!

  11. Me says:

    Yeah, praying isn’t going to make it stop, you need to be pissed off and be heard! Hit them where it counts! In their pocket book!

  12. Me says:

    Don`t know if I said it here before, but I said that when that wall falls this will come to be again, It will start again! Not that this site was here when it fallen but I said it would happen! Yet again!

    • dirkhblog says:

      The PAN-EUROPA movement started in 1923, founded by Coudenhouve-Kalergi and payed for by the Jewish banker Warburg. It’s got nothing to do with Hitler. It was a competing movement.

      • dirkhblog says:

        To be even more specific, Kalergi demanded an antidemocratic government of a European Ultrastate; a GEISTESARISTOKRATIE or Aristocracy Of The Spirit; notice that the word aristocracy means NOT DEMOCRATIC. And, voila, the EU commission is NOT ELECTED.

        As to what people should form the Aristocracy Of The Spirit, well, Kalergi says, the intelligent elite of Europe of course: The JEWS.

        You can look all of this up in Praktischer Idealismus, 1923, Coudenhouve-Kalergi (33rd degree freemason). (Notice that Hitler banned freemasonry.)

        • dirkhblog says:

          Mein Kampf is this evil book, right? Well even in Germany you can buy it now.

          Now try to buy Praktischer Idealismus. Should be important, right, being the founding document of the PAN EUROPA movement, wouldn’t ya think? Well let’s try.
          https://www.amazon.com/Praktischer-Idealismus-Adel-Technik-Pazifismus/dp/B00161D6HQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1491053501&sr=8-5&keywords=praktischer+idealismus

          Not available in stock. Now color me surprised.

          So you’ll have to find the PDF yourself. It’s around. But it cannot be published or sold in Germany.

          Is Kalergi a fringe figure? NO. HE WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE FIRST CHARLEMAGNE PRICE OF THE EU.

        • dirkhblog says:

          To finally dispel your notion that JUNCKER has anything to do with Nazism – no, JUNCKER is, like all Eurocrats, an anti-white racist: Praktischer Idealismus demands that the future population of Europe be “a Eurasian-Negroid Mixed Race, from the outside not dissimilar to the Ancient Egyptians”, this the words of the mixling Coudenhouve-Kalergi, with dutch and japanese parents. Kalergi, as a freemason an elitist globalist, was an anti-white eugenicist; he was convinced that mixed-race people are superior compared to pre bred races.

          Confusing this with Nazism shows that you lack basic information. The current African-Arab invasion of Europa is very much what the PAN-EUROPA-movement always wanted – that’s why they have to suppress their founding document.

          It is the very opposite of Nazism.

        • dirkhblog says:

          …insofar as BOTH are eugenicist: Nazis wanted to select for whites, (“Arians”), PAN-EUROPEANs want to select for non-white mongrels.

          That both of these movements are eugenicist is no surprise. All political movements in the 1920ies were eugenicist. The 1920ies/1930ies were the age of eugenicism and electrification by hydropower.

  13. Me says:

    So The hypoxia problem isn’t just with the F 22? Well when there are problems there are solutions! But the solutions aren’t removing the pilots, they are the ones responsible for the control of their weapon systems, and you all know when it is controlled remotely it can be overridden and controlled by those not on our side!

  14. We went to the local “Taco Time” today. After ordering something off the menu, the girl behind the counter said that will be $9.03. I gave her a ten dollar bill, and said, “Wait a minute–I think I have three pennies.” I gave her the three pennies, and she gave me a funny look. I said, “Did I hear you wrong? Was it not nine-oh-three?” She told me it was and went to get a calculator. Apparently she couldn’t subtract $9.03 from $10.03 in her head.

    Ahhh, our wonderful school system! Isn’t it grand?

    Jim

  15. Latitude says:

    Next thing you know….people will be having “white centered” meetings….

    Black Lives Matter Philly Bans White People From Its Meetings

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/03/black-lives-matter-philly-bans-white-people-from-its-meetings/#ixzz4dETuWoob

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