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I recently bought the NAS200 from Linksys as a backup device for my workstation in the office. It came as a very highly rated NAS so I chose this one.
The packaging is what you come to expect from Linksys and a neatly packaged software CD for which I only used the driver. The device itself is incredibly easy to setup, unpack the device open the drive bays and literally just slide in the drives one by one, plus in the power and LAN and its ready to go.
One detected and the drivers where installed I realized that you HAVE to format the drives using the Linksys format (Linux based) before the drives are accessible. I found this a little disheartening at first but after doing some research I decided its not that big a deal to me.
The device once installed was easy to map a network drive and setup my backup tools to backup to the drive. I personally use syncBack instead of the one button as I have somewhat complex backups from multiple drives and folders. The one major drawback I found is that I only get a max transfer rate of 2MB/Second so the initial backup took a few days (over 300GB) of information. Once that was completed though backups are quick and the system is very quiet. In the admin settings of the NAS you can set the auto spool down interval of the drives and it works so well. As soon as the device detects an access via LAN the drives spool up and you have access in a second or two.
Overall I would recommend the NAS200 from linksys to anyone looking for a multiple drive NAS backup system that is small enough to sit on the desk and quiet enough to not make you turn up your speakers to try and drown in out.
Well after a 3month hiatus from playing this spectacular game that I enjoy so much I returned to the course today. Expecting high scores and lost balls I went into the round with a clear mind and no scoring expectations.
I step up to the first tee and take a few practice swings. Everything feels great, just like riding a bike. I teed up the ball and made my first swing. It was clean and solid just a little right but a safe play.
My game continued like this for most of the round with only the odd bad shot. I was a quite happy with my self until about the 8th hole when things were falling apart. During a wait at number 11 I was thinking about my swing and realized that I had started to speed up my back swing and was loosing control of the club face coming through the ball.
I slowed my back swing down again and I was flying true and straight, even getting a little draw with the irons. I guess the lesson here is after being away from the game for so long you tend to be a little more cautious when you step out again . That caution is what allows your body to swing correctly without having your ego and your brain get in the way.
Now if only I could keep myself from trying to kill the ball I would be able to break 80. As my confidence increases so does my swing speed and exponentially my accuracy goes down. On a side note a smooth clean swing will always produce a longer and straighter shot than a wild full out swing. Well at least at my playing level it will.
Golf Lesson: No matter how well you are playing or how much you want that extra 10 yards, always keep you swing smooth and easy. 10-20Yards shorter but in the fairway is better than even 30 yards extra and unplayable. Don’t let you confidence and your mind get in the way of a natural smooth swing.
A Greek and Italian were arguing over who had the superior culture.
The Greek says, "We have the Parthenon."
Arching his eyebrows, the Italian replies, "We have the Coliseum."
The Greek retorts, "We Greeks gave birth to advanced mathematics"
The Italian, nodding agreement, says, "But we built the Roman Empire."
And so on and so on until the Greek comes up with what he thinks will end the discussion. With a flourish of finality he says, "We invented sex!"
The Italian replies, "That is true, but it was the Italians who introduced it to women."
As a rule, I don’t publish my family life or very personal information on the internet, but tonight my daughter amazed me in a way that I have never been before. In fact I learned more about my own thought process and how to foster the strength in the minds of our children tonight than I ever thought possible.
My daughter asked me tonight about the “cycle of life” then proceeded to explain to me how she sees the world and the “cycle of human life” Her words. She explained a combined description of mainstream religion and theories of evolution. Then she asked me if she was right, I was in such amazement and asked her where she learned about this. Her answer was that she figured it out and she thinks that this is how the world works.
I then answered her question by explaining how I believe the cycles of life work. I explained to her that energy is life and life is energy and explained to her the big bang theory and how we evolved from pure energy into the human beings we are today. I included theories of my own regarding the extinction of life prior to the ice age and how “life” reformed on the planet. My daughter listened intently obviously understanding much of what I was explaining. When it came to dying I saw no sadness in her eyes, she just looked at me waiting for my explanation.
I explained that when things die they return to their natural state of pure energy and that energy cannot “die” or cease to exist. What it does is joins with other energy to form a new entity retaining some of the memory of what it was before. This memory is what causes evolution and this is why even after the ice age and the “death of cavemen” we still evolved into the human beings that we are now. In essence I explained to my daughter that everything is made up of different forms of energy that merge together to create something/anything and everything.
When it came to explaining the big bang I explained that there was a tiny piece of energy that split into two pieces of energy which in turn split into…so on and so on. Then different pieces of the energy merged together to form amoeba that evolved into small fish like creatures that evolved into larger ones and then developed legs and so on until the ice age. I explained the there are many life cycles that work around each other some take longer to complete than others, some are quick and some are takes years. Some take billions of years.
That was the end of our discussion, I didn’t want to confuse her so at this point I asked her if she understood what I was explaining to her. She answered “yes dad I understand it, it’s kind of like this” she takes the pencil out of my hand that I was using and draws a big circle. In that circle she draws four other circles and draws arrows from each circle to the next.
- In the first circle she draws another circle with a dot in it. “that is a baby in a stomach”
- In the second circle she draws a toddler crawling.
- In the third she draws an adult walking.
- In the fourth she draws an upside down person, explaining that this person is dead.
I asked her what happens when the a person dies. She tells me that you turn into energy and energy can’t die and life is energy it just reforms again and thats why the arrow after death leads to the baby in the stomach. I was BLOWN away by how my daughter looks at the world.
The moral of this story is that children hold the keys to our future and they see the world and everything in it as it is. They aren’t poisoned by the beliefs of others. On this night I vowed to my wife that I will never force my children to believe in what they see and not tell them that they are wrong when they see something for what it is. So when you child is explaining to you how he/she sees something in the world shut up and listen chances are their view is far more pure than ours. Remember you me and the majority of us have suffered years of persecution because of our beliefs while the rest of the world try to force their opinions on us. From our children we will learn to see things more pure if we just get out of their way and let them learn and absorb, if we guide them they will undo the damage we have done and rebuild our world.
Did I forget to mention that she is 7.
Sometimes women are overly suspicious of their husbands. When Adam stayed out very late for a few nights, Eve became upset.
"You're running around with other women," she charged.
"You're being unreasonable," Adam responded. "You're the only woman on earth." The quarrel continued until Adam fell asleep, only to be awakened by someone poking him in the chest. It was Eve.
"What do you think you're doing?" Adam demanded.
"Counting your ribs!"
Ok I know we all hating parking bylaws and the extortion that following having to park in paid parking lots but seriously, is there any regulations to govern how much these ganetts can extort from you. Robbins parking are the worst kind of criminal out there because the government allows them to extort money from the general public. They buy up prime real estate and then have unkempt parking areas where you can pay into a meter to park your car.
If for some reason you don’t make it back to the meter in time you are hammered with what seems to be a randomly increasing fine depending on which lot you are parked. WHERE IS THE REGULATION HERE! I parked in a Robbins lot where I have a pass but I parked in a spot that un-benounced to me was not for people like me that pay Robbins $50.00 per month for the privilege of parking my car in a parking lot with no guarantee to the safety of my vehicle. I reveive a ticket for $32.50 but if I pay them within 7 days its only $16.50. Well DUH ill pay the damn ticket.
I’m at a client meeting downtown Victoria and of course the only place to park is in a robbins lot seeing as they own ALL the downtown property of Victoria that does not currently have a building on it. I pay my meter fee and pop in for the meeting. I was a few mins late coming out of the meeting to of course find a parking ticket on my window. Now having had a ticket before I expect the 32.50 with early pay option. This idiotic peice of paper has a fine for $50.00 and a $27.00 early pay option, are you F***ing kidding me does anyone manage these crooks.
As residents we have no recourse against these assholes, “pay us or you will regret it.” Did the governments not ban racketeering and extortion to rid us of the “Mafia”. But its ok because for Robbins Parking to do it. At least the Mafia extorted money in return for protection. Robbins parking extorts money from us and we get nothing in return other than an unsafe place to park our vehicle for a short period of time.
Ok so here is where the defenders will say, “its their property they have the right to charge for parking your car there”. “if you don’t want to pay park elsewhere”, if you live in Victoria you will know that there is no other option of where to park ROBBINS OWNS EVERY PIECE OF LAND WITHOUT A BUILDING ON IT. They have a monopoly on parking in this community. Again, did Bill Gates not get investigated for trying to get a monopoly in his industry. Why then are Robbins allowed a monopoly? Hmm I wonder.
So if private property allows you to break all law then I would like Robbins parking to pay me $250.00 for the privilege of touching my car. If you pay me in cash tomorrow I will knock that down to $130.00. Sounds like a great plan. Chances of any court allowing this or me claiming my money NIL. Do I have ANY sympathy for these crooks when bad things happen to them. ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! Rack it up to Karma folks.
That’s it for my rant.
•I’m Not A Gynecologist But I’ll Take A Look.
•Even Your PokerFace Is Ugly
•I’m Not A Proctologist But I Know An Asshole When I See One
•A Little Birdie Told Me You’re A Dumbass
•Attention! Choking Hazard
•I Don’t Know You, But I’m Pretty Sure I Don’t LIke You.
•Why Are You Still Here? The Stupid People Left Hours Ago.
•Hit It And Quit It
•I Had Your Cake And Ate It Too
•No One Cares About Your Blog!
•Some Idiot Bought Me This Stupid Shirt For Christmas
•What Happens At The Trailer Park… Stays At The Trailer Park!
•If I Gave A Shit, You’d Be The First Person I’d Give It To.
•I’m Just Like You…Only Smarter and Better Looking
•There’s No “I” In Team And There Ain’t No “I” In “Go F Yourself” Either
•I Can Only Please One Person A Day. Today Isn’t Your Day
•Your Trailer Park Called…Their Trash Is Missing
•Your Village Called Their Idiot Is Missing
•Let’s Flip A Coin HeadsI get Tail Tails I Get Head.
•I’m Not Fluent In Idiot So Please Speak Slowly & Clearly
•Despite The Look on My Face You’re Still Talking?
•That’s Mr. Asshole To You
•If I Wanted to Hear From An Asshole I’d Fart
•Tell Me Again How Lucky I Am To Work Here (I Keep Forgetting)
•Your Results Came Back… It’s Not A Tumor.
•To Err Is Human To Blame Someone Else Shows Mgmt Potential
•Everyone Is Born Right Handed, Only The Gifted Overcome It
•I’m Not Santa (But Your Can Still Sit on My Lap)
•Are You Going To Eat That?
•Let Me Drop Everything & Work On Your Problem!
•Mess With Me You Mess With The Whole Trailer Park
•Don’t Rush Me I Get Paid By The Hour
•I’m Not An Alcoholic I’m A Drunk – Alcoholics Go To Meetings
•Wang the Dyslexic Guy Says Yuck Fou
•Don’t Take Life So Seriously. It Isn’t Permanent.
•4 Out Of 3 People Have Trouble With Fractions
•Remember, You’re Unique Like Everybody Else
•My Imaginary Friend Thinks You Have Serious Mental Problems
•This Is My Costume. Now Give Me The Damn Candy
•Alright, Already..I’m Sorry Unfuck You
•I’m Right 98% Of The Time. Who Gives A Crap About The Other 3%
•My Parents Said…I Could Be Anything I Wanted, So I Became Bn Asshole
•I Never Make Mistakes, I Thought I Did Once, But I Was Mistaken
•Here I Am Now What Are Your Other Two Wishes
•Who Are You and Why Are You Reading My Shirt
•Where The Hell Is Easy Street
•I Can See Your Point But I Still Think You’re Full Of Shit.
•I Would Do Me.
•I Drive Much Too Fast To Worry About Cholesterol!
•Yes, I Have Plenty Of Change You Homeless Piece Of Shit.
•Yes, My Shit Does Stink
•Dora the Whora
•No to Osama, Obama, and Chelsea’s Momma!
•Life’s a bitch. So don’t vote for one. Hillary Clinton.
•San Francisco Zoo / Tony The Tiger
•I Ride The Short Bus
•Can’t Beat The Parking
•I Beat Anorexia
•Rehab Is For Quitters
•Support Your Local Pole Workers
•The Only Mark I’ve Made in Life, Is In My Underwear
•Dreams Do Come True
•Fu-K You in Sign Language
•Spelling Bee Runnor Up
•Will Turn Tricks For Treats
•”Being Crazy Meant Something”
•Rock Out With
•Your Cock Out
•Gun Control Means Using Both Hands
•It’s All Fun & Games ‘Til The Itching & Burning Starts
•I’m Hung Like A Black Man
•Crazy Enough For A Post Office Job
•Fish Naked Show Off Your Pole
•It’s 10 P.M. Do You Know Where Your Girlfriend Is?
•Doesn’t Play Well With Others
•My Butt Itches
•I’m Retired Go Around Me
•Work Harder Millions on Welfare Depend on it!
•I Love Country Music (Hillary Clinton Rebus Puzzle T-Shirt)
•No More Bushit!
•Restraining Orders Are Just Another Way Of Saying I Love You
•Department of Redundancy
•Some Days Its Not Even Worth Chewing Through The Restraints
•If A Man Speaks In The Forest, But There Is No Woman To Hear Him. Is He Still Wrong?
•Priests Rub Me The Wrong Way!
•Work For God The Retirement Benefits Are Great
•Jesus Loves You Everyone Else Thinks You’re An Asshole
•Jesus Loves You But I’m His Favorite
•T-Shirt For Dummies
•Fat People Are Hard To Kidnap
•Have A Nice Day
•Can’t Feed ‘Em? Don’t Breed ‘Em
•For English: Press 1, Para Espanol: Move To Mexico and Press 2
•Please tell your boobs to quit staring at my eyes
•Caution! This Person Makes Wide Right Turns
•Caution: Wide Load
•Sometimes I Wonder “Why Is That Frisbee Getting Bigger?”
•Don’t Tase Me, Bro!
•I’d Hit It…And Do Double Damage!
•Real Men Wear Pink
•Embarrassing My Children : Just One More Service I Offer
•I Survived Catholic School
•I’m Huge In Japan
•333 I’m Only Half Evil
•Slave To The Bean
•I’m Confused. No Wait & Maybe I’m Not
•This Is The Worst Day Of My Life Again
•I Eat Paste
•Employee Of The Month
•The Top Ten Reasons I Procrastinate 1.
•Say Hello To My Little Friend(Gnome Shirt)
•Fight The Power Let My People Rise (Gnome Shirt)
•Chillin With My Gnomies
•You Down With OPP? Yeah You Gnome!
•Off-Road Warrior(Golf Cart)
•That’s How I Roll!
•All County Mailbox Baseball
•Grab Your Balls We’re Going Bowling
•It Takes A Lot Of Balls To Golf LIke I Do.
•Get Your Daily Dose Of Iron
•There are 3 kinds of people in this world. Those who can count and those who can’t.
•I Put Ketchup On My Ketchup
•I Love Redundancy
•For Good Luck Rub My Tummy
•Whatever It Is I Didn’t Do It
•I Found Jesus(He Was Hiding Behind the Sofa)
•I Used To Be Scizophrenic… But We’re OK Now.
•Who Are These People and Where is My Underwear?
YES I am dragging this one up again. I think most of us have seen the Moon Hoax documentary on FOX (if not here is a site about it http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/tv/foxapollo.html) and have an opinion on the topic. Here is mine.
Did we land on the moon? Maybe really it doesn’t matter to me whether we did or not. I think that much of the billions of dollars spent on space exploration is a waste of tax payers money considering the state of finance of the USA, and the many people that could benefit from that money would make life on earth more pleasant instead of looking for the answers to irrelevant questions some of which I have asked and answered below.
Q: Are we alone in the universe?
A: No and anyone that thinks that in the infinite expanse of the universe we are the only sentient beings is a completely self indulged idiot.
Q: Should we try and inhabit another planet?
A: After what we have done to this one, give me a break before we should look for another planet to inhabit we should probably try and live in harmony on the one we inhabit now.
Q: What if we found other life in the universe?
A: Um look at our track record we would likely try to force our opinions and beliefs on this new society and end up at war. So why bother looking for a fight across the universe when we haven’t finished killing each other at home.
The evidence put forth stating that that the landing is a hoax is pretty powerful, and honestly faking the landing to win some space race is something that is in the nature of human beings. We supposedly landed on the moon in 1969 thats almost 40 years ago, there should be a colony or space station there by now don’t you think? At least a hotel to boost the travel economy.
If NASA was really interested in stomping out the hoax without all the poo flinging that is going on between conspiracy theorists and the PR at NASA, just point a space telescope at the moon and show the world the flag that we left there. That would be irrefutable evidence that it is just a conspiracy because how the hell did the flag get there if Armstrong was not on the moon.
Could someone please put this conspiracy to rest?
P.S. I am not against space exploration I believe the study of the universe is a great tool to learn and a reminder of just how small we really are. But much of the money is wasted on spying on each other instead of say building a science station on the moon and launching all space missions from there. Wow that would save a lot on rocket fuel if we launched missions into deep space from the moon wouldn’t we?
I don’t normally rant publicly about things that bother me, usually I just wander aimlessly about the house and yell at inanimate objects. Frustrated at the idiocity* of the human race. However this particular thing that bothers me about people is worthy of posting so here goes.
*Idiocity – YES I know this word is not found in the English dictionary. Read the following as I believe it should be entered into both the medical journals and dictionary.
id-i-oc-ity /idiocity/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[id-ee-uh-sit-ee]
- the disease which cause people to be idiots.
- Psychology. a person of the lowest order in a former classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.
[Origin: Derived from the -noun IDIOT idiocity is a mental disorder that plagues a large percentage of the general population. Relief from the symptoms can be found in education, listening and study however there is no cure beyond that of common sense]
-Synonyms 1. fool, half-wit; imbecile; dolt, dunce, numskull.
The Rant (more…)
A couple whose marriage was going on the rocks sought the advice of a marriage counsellor. The counsellor pleaded with them to patch up their quarrel, but they were adamant.
“So,” said the counsellor, “you know the consequences and you want to part. Remember this. You must divide your property equally.”
The wife flared up. “You mean the $4,000 I have saved up? I must give him half? My money?”
“Yes,” said the counsellor. “He gets $2,000. You get $2,000.”
“What about my furniture? I paid for that.”
“Same thing,” answered the counsellor. “Your husband gets the bedroom and the living room; you get the dining room and the kitchen.”
There was a challenging gleam in the wife’s eye. “What about our three children?”
That stumped him. Shrewdly he assayed the situation, then he came up with a Solomonic answer. “Go back and live together until your fourth
child is born. Then you take two children and your husband takes two.”
The wife shook her head. “No, I’m sure that wouldn’t work out. If I depended on him, I wouldn’t have the three I got.”