So after a week of _very_ painful waiting (for Ariane and Scott too (due to my constant whining)) my new laptop finally arrived yesterday (I'm even typing this blog on it). Conveniently the Gentoo 2004.1 CD also arrived the same day. Naturally my first task was to remove the windows partition to give gentoo a little more room. Would you believe that the base dell windows install is nearly 5GB! I coudn't, in fact I had even originally been planning on keeping the windows install.
Anyway, some of the more important specs are:
* Dell 600m
* SXGA ATI Radeon (1400x1050 max. res.)
* 1.4GHz Intel Centrino
* 512MB DDR
* 30GB 7200 RPM HDD
The only thing that sucks, is when I was looking at the specs I realized that I got the wrong battery, I got the 4 cell one, which they claim can last up to 3hours, but the 6 cell one would've been much better and lasted up to 5 hours. Ah well.
The laptop is WAY faster then I thought it would be. Bootstrapping Gentoo on my old laptop took more than two full days. On this baby it was under two hours. I'm loving the centrino. All I gots to do now is get the wireless and sound setup properly.
I still am not quite sure what to name it. My last laptop was named laplimbo, and Scott's I believe is lapdance. So maybe I can get some suggestions from whoever's reading this... I've just named it 'santorini' for now (after the greek island).
Ok, so I was thinking about this the other day and it seems that if a field needs to add the word "science" to its name, you can be pretty damn sure it aint a science.
Let's look at some examples:
Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy
Computer Science, Social Sciences, Political Science, Earth Science.
I don't think many would disagree that the four in the first row are sciences. But the second row? Well let me tell you, there's absolutely nothing scientific about writing a piece of code. And Earth Science!? They can't even come up with their own freaking theories! Every single one of "their" theories comes from Physics, Chemistry, and Geology.
All Earth "Scientists" do is memorize various physical phenomenon (i.e. glaciers) and the colours and texture of rocks. IMO, memorizing is not a science, unless of course you're doing a study on it in Psychology.
It's about time the official names of these "sciences" were changed from things like: Earth Science
To Earth "Science"
Alright, so after some harsh words from Parveen on the muther board I decided I ought to quit putting it off and just start a damn blog.
So here it is. My blog. Out in the open for anyone to see. Hmm... I'm feeling kind of naked right now for some reason (and no Parveen, I probably won't be posting nude pictures of myself like you requested).
So I challenge everyone who's reading this to start their own damn blog (if you haven't already) instead of just leaching the benefits of the blogs of others (unless of course you're morally against the whole idea of blogging). After all, we all need something to read when we're trying to kill time at work.