the credits move together in a tiny circle

Dear Taco Bell,

Please make the bacon club chalupa a permanent menu item. I am madly in love with it and will order it all the time if you do.

As long as chicken and bacon exist, the bacon club chalupa should as well. The bacon club chalupa is my most favorite menu item, and I do not give you guys as much business as I do when you offer it.

Your loyal customer,
Sig

the phenom 9850 black edition

A present for c0rey…

The AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Quad-Core Processor

The ‘985’ designates it as a 9850. The ‘0810’ deciphers as 10th week of 2008 which means this processor was manufactured in March.

The 2.8GHz OC wasn’t stable as you see in the screenshot, but 2.7GHz is running just fine. I love the technicolor spaghetti in Ubuntu’s CPU History system monitor.

Funny story behind obtaining this processor:

I had just lost an eBay auction for a Phenom 9600 Black Edition. I looked on craigslist, and someone in town had just listed a 9850 for less than what the 9600 went for on eBay. I contact the guy that I want to buy it, and we end up meeting up the next night a quarter after ten at night in a parking lot by a sushi bar.

The guy doesn’t even have my name straight, and it appears allergies or a cold has gotten him ’cause he was constantly sniffling. He gets something out of his car, and it looks like a bag of coke.

I freak out. I panic and say, “Dude, I think you got the wrong guy. I came here for a computer processor.”

As it turns out, he had put the processor in a blanket of paper towels, and I misinterpreted it under the one streetlight we were under. He pulls out a flashlight for me to check it out. I have Mare hand me the empty retail plastic case for my BE-2300 to safely transport the Phenom and my flashlight.

The processor checks out, and I give the guy the cash and have him fill out a bill of sale. End of story.

Peace out.

the ‘zas of may

Since it’s the last day of the month and I haven’t posting much lately, this will be the post that covers all of the homemade pizzas Mare and I made and enjoyed in May.

May 8th
Pepperoni & Canadian Bacon
A huge bubble formed in the middle and sent the toppings
sliding to the edges like lava flowing down a volcano.

May 15th
Canadian Bacon & Red Onion
This one turned out excellent.

May 24th
Canadian Bacon & Red Onion
A repeat of the previous week.

May 29th
Thick-sliced Pepperoni & Diced Portobello Mushroom
Very hearty and greasy delicious.

Unmentioned ingredients in descriptions and comments above:

  • Pizza dough
  • Homemade marinara
  • Shredded mozzarella and Italian cheese blends
  • Parmesan cheese to soak up any excess moisture and for sog prevention
  • Olive oil (extra virgin, both garlic-infused and plain) to grease the baking sheet

Baking directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place pizza on middle rack to bake for ten minutes.
  3. About five to six minutes into baking, rotate the pie 180° to help bake evenly. During the rotation, you can monitor any bubbles that may be forming. Simply poke them with a fork.
  4. After ten minutes, remove the pizza from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. A cooling rack will help the steam leave and make the crust firmer.
  5. Slice and enjoy!

the 4gb flash drive for about twenty bucks

Flash drives have been getting bigger and less expensive lately. Check out the Kingston 4GB DataTraveler. I own one of these awesome little devices myself.

How did they manage to pack 4GB in such a small space? Anyway, Kingston is known for their high-grade memory. I stick by them when it comes to my choice for RAM. My notebook and three desktops all use Kingston memory.

When I was building my newest desktop, I first went with a 1GB flash drive to install an operating system on. Finding out that 64-bit Debian-based systems needed more than 1GB of space, I needed to get a bigger flash drive.

Fortunately, I didn’t have to spend much more to get a 4GB flash drive by Kingston. I realize that I’m not using the drive for its main purpose of general data storage, but I am using it to a point where it can be overworked and can possibly malfunction.

Knowing that I’m using the top-quality brand Kingston, I have faith that I will not run into any issues for the life of the flash drive. If you’re looking for a compact solution to store your pictures, MP3s, or even some DivX movies, then the Kingston 4GB flash drive is your perfect match.

Continue reading “the 4gb flash drive for about twenty bucks”

the foldman finishes his first fold

c0reyfoldman (machine ID 5) for sigmarevenge (Team 32):
May 24, 2008 9am – 1,760 points

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[08:12:45] Core found.
[08:12:45] Working on Unit 01 [May 22 08:12:45]
[08:12:45] + Working …
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[08:12:45] [email protected] Gromacs SMP Core
[08:12:45] Version 1.74 (November 27, 2006)
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[08:12:45] Preparing to commence simulation
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[08:12:46] Project: 2605 (Run 9, Clone 179, Gen 54)
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[08:13:03] al work pa- Starting from initial work packet
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Copyright (c) 1991-2000, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Copyright (c) 2001-2004, The GROMACS development team,
check out http://www.gromacs.org for more information.

This inclusion of Gromacs code in the [email protected] Core is under
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specially granted to Stanford by the copyright holders. If you
are interested in using Gromacs, visit www.gromacs.org where
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or (at your option) any later version.

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M E G A – F L O P S A C C O U N T I N G

Parallel run – timing based on wallclock.
RF=Reaction-Field FE=Free Energy SCFE=Soft-Core/Free Energy
T=Tabulated W3=SPC/TIP3p W4=TIP4p (single or pairs)
NF=No Forces

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VdW(T) 1365206.268165 73721138.480910 16.7
RF Coul 548660.228024 18105787.524792 4.1
RF Coul [W3] 2041.717397 200088.304906 0.0
RF Coul + VdW(T) 608759.577645 39569372.546925 8.9
RF Coul + VdW(T) [W3] 286048.380738 37186289.495940 8.4
RF Coul + VdW(T) [W3-W3] 764537.359365 244651954.996800 55.3
Outer nonbonded loop 240018.112809 2400181.128090 0.5
1,4 nonbonded interactions 1059.002118 95310.190620 0.0
NS-Pairs 507354.520058 10654444.921218 2.4
Reset In Box 3876.077520 34884.697680 0.0
Shift-X 77423.154846 464538.929076 0.1
CG-CoM 1765.285305 51193.273845 0.0
Sum Forces 116280.232560 116280.232560 0.0
Bonds 13248.026496 569665.139328 0.1
Angles 15591.531183 2541419.582829 0.6
Propers 5376.010752 1231106.462208 0.3
Impropers 1006.002012 209248.418496 0.0
RB-Dihedrals 14114.028228 3486164.972316 0.8
Virial 38814.077628 698653.397304 0.2
Update 38760.077520 1201562.403120 0.3
Stop-CM 38760.000000 387600.000000 0.1
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Calc-Ekin 38760.155040 1046524.186080 0.2
Constraint-V 38760.077520 232560.465120 0.1
Constraint-Vir 25213.550427 605125.210248 0.1
Settle 8404.516809 2714658.929307 0.6
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[08:44:55] [email protected] Core Shutdown: FINISHED_UNIT
[0]0:Return code = 100
[0]1:Return code = 0, signaled with Quit
[0]2:Return code = 0, signaled with Quit
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[08:45:36] CoreStatus = 64 (100)
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[08:45:36] + Attempting to send results
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[08:57:45] Thank you for your contribution to [email protected]
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