?

Log in

Critter Hart
Recent Entries 
June 1st, 2015 11:04 am - Been a while
atari
Sup, been quite a while.
February 23rd, 2011 11:07 am - He's turned off his targeting computer
atari
If Star Wars has taught us anything, its that sometimes you just have to turn off your targeting computer and go with what you know to be true.

Your computer is only as good as the programmer who set it up. The information could be off, or the processing of said information could be bugged. In general, its all good. But when it really matters, you need to look past the programming, open your eyes, and see whats actually in front of you.

When the instruction manual is over 1000 years old, you shouldn't put much reliance on it either. You can't program your Blu-Ray player using a VCR manual.

http://goo.gl/2VyCo
November 23rd, 2010 12:50 pm - Turkeys!
atari
I can't wait for the glory that is turkey day! It shall be upon us soon, and I shall eat & consume!!
July 18th, 2010 11:43 am - Testing the Buzz!
atari
I have spent the past hour this morning working on connecting a bunch of sites, this should be the final test. Lets see where all it bounces too!
August 19th, 2009 01:18 pm - Digital Rights
pirate
It's legal for me to make a backup copy of my media, in case of theft or destruction, except that owning or building the tools to allow me to create the copy is not legal -- although arguably this makes any turing machine attached to a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive illegal.

It's legal for me to watch tv or listen to radio for free by receiving transmissions, and I can even record them and keep the recording indefinitely as long as I only use it for personal use, but it's illegal for me to stream media over the internet and capture the stream, and it's illegal for me to transmit over the internet.

It's legal for me to trade or lend CDs, DVDs, etc. with friends I know, or to buy or sell used copies, as long as they're legitimate (not pirated), but it's illegal for me to use the internet to facilitate either the search or the trading or to expand my group of "friends", even though I could go to a public library and essentially achieve the same ends by swapping media with a large group of people (the public) who I don't actually know.

If something is out of print, or censored, or otherwise unavailable, but copyrighted, I have no legal recourse to obtain a copy.
June 1st, 2009 04:31 pm - WTF? Why the Hype?
atari
Microsoft's new addon looks pointless in this stage of the 360's life. People who bought Xbox's want to play sport games and FPS's. Neither of which work well for video based motion capture. Hmm, so what would work well you ask? Not a whole lot I can think of.

Sony made the Eyetoy, it did nothing. Had some stupid gimmicky games that had stuff flying around the screen that you could knock over and some dance games. Thats really about all you can do with it though. I mean, you can't simulate running and moving very well, jumping and action's would get very old very fast. Yet they insist this is gaming without controllers. Makes sense, cause you can't do video capture if your hands are connected to a controller, kinda defeats the purpose.

It captures audio too. Ok, thats cool. Who cares? Xbox has a headset. It already captures audio. The showed it working with some fake AI thing. Sega tried voice capture with Seaman, turns out people didn't want to sit in their rooms and talk to their video game longer then it took to teach it how to say penis.

So, you can dance around in front of your TV and shout things at it for 200 bucks. Revolutionary how?

No tactile feedback what-so-ever. No ease of command buttons. No force pickup. No nothing..

http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/06/01/microsoft-previews-project-natal/

The video there is awesome. Shows the on screen image of the guy dancing, looks like he is having a seizure and he keeps spinning when the dude isn't. The clipping I can forgive because I assume its an early build. But the accuracy looks off to be the big huge debut I'm sure they were planning. No excuse for that to not be perfect at this stage.
February 11th, 2009 07:10 pm - g1
atari
From my new android!
November 18th, 2008 09:12 am - The Work Thang
atari
Been doing this work thing for a while not. Its going pretty well. I must say this place really does seem like it could carry me a while and pretty far. We just picked up 3 new clients even while the economy is crashing all around us. And it seems like we may pull in someone elses work load soon as they operated inside of a company that no longer wishes to have an inside tech department. Big thing a bout that is they also do work for a bunch of the main companies clients. So all of that work would also fall into our lap.

Havn't tried the new WoW expansion yet. I certainly want to check it out on my TV one day. But, eh, it can wait. Games not going anywhere.
September 15th, 2008 11:35 am - Robotic Snakes & Digital Dreams
atari
Sweet, so, work has been going pretty well. Things are picking up faster and faster these days. Its kinda odd that this surge just hit and it really shows no signs of slowing. Gots to lurve that!

WoW Expansion was given a date: November 13th

Cigarettes suck.
August 29th, 2008 03:54 pm - Second Strike
atari
No camping yet again this weekend. Failed due to *** last weekend, now rain threatens this weekend.



:(
August 5th, 2008 03:38 pm - plastic beads and laser beams
pirate
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/34770/title/A_Quasi-quasicrystal_

"We are absolutely sure that this structure should have properties that are not usual, because materials with odd structures almost always do."

Critter:
Its hilarious
They made a fake thing
Then combined the fake thing with a real thing
And its partly real and partly fake
Which may or may not mean anything

Tephy:
haha!
yea

Critter: They are sure it means one or the other though

Tephy: absolutely !cuz its almost always usually so!
August 1st, 2008 09:10 am - TBS 2 (2009)
atari
“You kind of wonder what has happened to the brothers… They have been living way back in the valleys of Ireland with their father on a family run sheep farm, way beyond the reach of technology or men. Way out there. It’s been sort of a bucolic existence, hard working pioneer-esque type stuff. They have long hair and beards, and stuff like that. You get the sense that they’ve been hibernating to come back. And there is an event that transpires in Boston. A priest murdered in a church and the body is rigged to make it look like the Saints did it. The one guy that the brothers and father have contact with is Il Duce’s brother. So he gets the first notion of this, puts his jeep in gear and tells the brothers what happened. And without even thinking of it the boys are up and out of there … they cut their hair, digg up their rosaries, strap on their guns, and they’re gone! And Dad has to stay back because something is wrong with him, and you can tell he doesn’t have much time left. So when the brothers smuggle themselves back to the US, back to Boston, in a very understandable way. And one of the guys they meet along the way is a Hispanic American named Romeo. And Romeo ends up becoming like the third brother or saint, fourth I guess if you’re gonna consider Billy. He’s a lot more of a bad ass than Rocco was. But his comedy is that he wants to be a lot more a part of this. So there is a lot of humor that comes from that. He’s hopefully going to be played by a friend of mine named Clifton Collins, who was in Capote and Frankie Flowers in Traffic.”
July 24th, 2008 11:46 am - Live-Action Cowboy Bebop?!
Amuro
They squeezed the news out of Producer Erwin Stoff(The Matrix, A Scanner Darkly) who stated: “I’m developing COWBOY BEBOP for Fox, but doing it as a live-action film, so I’m working on that at the moment. I’m really excited to be working on it, and it’s in the really early stages. We just signed it the other day.”
May 16th, 2008 09:55 am - Sponsored by Racer Motors
atari
Nice! Speed Racer was quite fun! Super Ultra Mega Groundbreakingly Citizen Cainesque, it is not. But then I would have pee'd on the screen if it had been. Super Fun Cheesy Entertainingly Cool Beans, it most certainly is! Its actually very well directed, a lot of the sequences are more then I was even expecting. The transitions and storytelling. A few parts are done so well its like watching a 15 minute movie trailer that keeps pulling you in and getting deeper and deeper as it goes. And its pretty as hell. You really can't beat the visuals for what they are. A few weird things like purple smoke and the like, but over all it flowed in a way that was seamless and smooth.

I really liked it, it was so much like the cartoon. A lot of off the wall things happening, but it was so fun and moved so fast who gives a shit?! Thats what it was supposed to be, and I really hope they follow it up and keep the same styling.

Iron Man and Indy 4 are next up on the viewing list.

RAWK ON!
March 5th, 2008 10:24 am - Appendage to the last post
jesus, hippie
The title "Pirates Were the Warriors of Heaven!" may have confused some of you. You see, I'm sure many of you have heard the legend of the Flying Spaghetti Monster that created us all. Well I'm here to tell you that that is total BS!

The FSM was infact trying to destroy everything! Thats right! I've done extensive research in the matter and while my sources are undisclosed, I can assure you that God himself will back me up. Or should I say ADMIRAL Blackbeard.

Ya, Admiral. Knocking his rank down to Captain was part of the massive cover-up. You see, in the beginning of time, Admiral Blackbeard and his armada of Angel Class Ships sailed the vast ocean that was called Oceana, which encompassed this planet we now call Earth. Well, they used chests full of magical golden disks to raise the land from under the water. Earth enriched with life which would rapidly spawn plant life. They did this for hundreds of years, shaping and molding our planet into what it is today. Then, just as they were nearing completion of our planet, a new threat arrived.

Now they had battled many evil sea creatures in their time here, but this new threat was capable of covering everything in its noodly appendages for all of time, drowning its victims in a very tomatoy sauce with not enough garlic. The meatballs it shot were devastating even to the Angel Class ships with their Halo barrier and Holy plated armor.

The battle ensued until Admiral Blackbeard ordered his last remaining vessels to reach land, and begin spawning a new inhabitant to this Earth he had created. While the last of his men left him to face the Evil Horrible Flying Spaghetti Monster, he charged at it in his Jesus Battleship and won the day; but not without dooming himself as well. The FSM erupted in a huge explosion of pasta proportions. But the sacrifice that was made ensured that this planet and its people would live on and continue to take care of this watery world.

Unfortunately... the explosion launched meatballs at such a high rate, they destroyed the last of the Angel Class ships, sinking them into the depths. Few of the men created knew of this battle. Those that did were persecuted for damning the creature that gave them so much meat to eat. Names were changed, and Pirates were given a bad rap because they were Evil and killed the God that fed man. Atleast...thats how they saw it.

Later of course the Egyptians would retell the tale and people would read it from their pyramids and write the book known as the bible. Only the story got more and more watered down as it went. But this my friends, is the truth. If you can prove me wrong, I'll give you a dollar!
March 5th, 2008 09:57 am - Pirates Were the Warriors of Heaven!
atari
"'Every public school teacher in the state's K-12 school system shall have the affirmative right and freedom to objectively present scientific information relevant to the full range of scientific views regarding biological and chemical evolution in connection with teaching any prescribed curriculum regarding chemical or biological origins"
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_education_edblog/2008/03/will-we-be-hear.html

Why should teachers be obligated to teach to a curriculum to all the other subjects but not science? I say let them teach math that contradicts mathematics, grammar that contradicts english, history revised to their personal taste, imaginary geography, using non standardized mapping systems, let them teach kids the wrong organs. For example if I believe people have 3 hearts, why shouldn't I be allowed to teach that? If some teacher thinks that the solar system rotates around the earth, or that the earth is flat, or that heavier objects fall faster, well whose to say they aren't allowed to teach that? Isn't the real purpose of having a teaching job to have a platform to spread your personal views to other peoples children?

Why stop at the subject matter? If teachers think children learn best by playing outside all day long and having no homework, well aren't the teachers the ones who are supposed to know how beast to teach? That is their life long profession isn't it? Its not like we let the teachers dictate what the current state of scientific knowledge is... oh.. wait.. that is what this bill is about isn't it?
February 18th, 2008 03:12 pm - Swing Low
Amuro
Been a rather dull day. Artemis ran off after something, got her back. Was a nice break from work on such a pretty day. Saw the aftermath of a car crash. U-Haul truck obliterated the backend of what looked like an Outback. Cleaned up my facebook page some. Its all spiffy and neat now. Got some work done. Oh! And I learned to transmute Life into Earth. hopefully I learn how to transmute Earth into other things soon, because Earth is cheap and easy to get so ya.
February 18th, 2008 10:03 am - Big Group vs Big Corp = Time Game
Bring It
HD died. And thats very sad. Why should Sony get money for every disc sold? Fuck you Warner Bros! Bugs Bunny may be awesome, and that fricken dancing frog kicks ass! But why would you take that dirty ass money from Sony? Wonna know why they gave you all of that money? Do you?! Cause they will make it all back from YOU over time anyway! PLUS they will go through the roof from everyone else paying them royalties too! And last time I checked Sony Pictures was a competitor. True, they aren't that big of a competitor, but that doesn't mean you want to feed the fire does it?

So now we all need a DVD & a Blu-Ray Player. Thats kinda shitty too yo.
Real format standards are just that, they are STANDARDS. Like HD could play DVD cause it was the same only upgraded.

Atleast after 2 previously failed format runs they finally learned that they have to throw enough money around to the right people to win.
atari
Tony Lost the race. Came in 3rd, but, when your leading at 2 laps to go, 3rd is just pitiful. You can see what he tried to do too, he was either trying to BLOCK his teammate, or trying to help PULL his teammate into 2nd. Eitherway it fucked him and he should have stayed on the high side.

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin RAWKS!!! Like whoa! Its so much fun and its so fricken hard because there are like 9764.93 units to choose from! Which really just means that you and the computer or you and the internet n00b your fighting can counter, anti-counter, re-counter, and then counter again until you end up full circle back down to your Infantry guys just trying to capture buildings. Its great! I love it!

I have this laptop thats been xcopying data for 3 days now, WTF?

I am all at work at 8am today, its kinda chill though, no ones here so I can just kinda kick back, relax, get my shit all caught up and listen to some tunes, yea....
February 12th, 2008 02:03 pm - News Updates From Around YOUR FACE!
Amuro
So i saw this last night, and it really sucks. We're gonna need a bigger boat. He was an awesome actor. Jaws, Sea Quest, and many other great flicks.


Seems the Church of Idiots are being protested due to some wrongful death a few years ago. Guess this would be a good year for Lord Xenu to make his move for Ruler of Earth President.

Posting now cause its food time
February 12th, 2008 10:28 am - Howdy yall!
atari
Well tarnation! Guess who dis is be? IF YOU GUESSED Critter YOU WOULD BE RIGHT So i think I am back now. I got me this sweet ass new job, and it randomly leaves me sitting at a desk in my own personal office place thing with a computer and blazingly fast internet. problem is I hit the end of the internet many years ago. So I only have a few places of interest left to check up on from time to time. And you know, LJ was fun.


Oh ya! Guess who got an EnV? IF YOU GUESSED Critter YOU WOULD BE RIGHT Seems AT&T has had enough of my being with them these past 7 years. Well screw them! Oh, and if you know someone who works there, I will pay dearly for my old cell phone number back. But because of their dumbassity, I was pushed to Verizon where I was handed this glowing bar communication. QWERTY FTW!
PS: Verizon software sucks. Verizon doesn't even nickle and dime you too death, they straightup $1.99 you into submission.
December 31st, 2007 12:55 pm - DVD vs. HD & BR
atari
So lets say that VHS is a burger. Say a McDonald's burger, one of the cheap ones. DVDs bring that up to a good chicken dish, with a side of pasta and those breadsticks that are soft and warm. HD-DVD or BR might bring it up to lobster, but really, how often do you go have lobster? And that's just it. You go out to have lobster with all the trimmings and a good desert - movies. You don't usually bring home a lobster and cook it because it's a lot of trouble and it's just easier to stick with what's in the fridge. I mean the chicken is already defrosting and you have a can of the pop-n-fresh breadsticks. You've even got a bag of salad. For lobster, you'll need to get out the special plates, and melt some butter - do you even have butter, or just margarine? And your wife isn't a really a big fan of lobster, she'd just as soon have chicken. If she has to cook, she's not even sure how to cook the lobster anyway.

Mmmmm, breadsticks...
August 8th, 2007 02:24 pm - Getting eaten by a candy bar
Amuro
So yesterday I learned that we are not part of the Milky Way Galaxy. Nope. We are infact part of Sagatarious(?). We are however being consumed by the evil that is the MW. Luckily we seem to have stabilized in one of its spirals. We are however still cocked sideways which ain't really cool. We can't just stay like that, which is only important to know, because that means we are going to shift. Drastically I would assume because of how something as large as a planet would handle a slight swing. The Mayas based a very accurate calendar on the stars. it ends abruptly soon. Now I like lines, they can be straight, bent, curvy, and then can even circle around stuff. I see a line here. 2012, here we come! =D

Blah blah that was kinda stupid. I admit it, just trying to get back into the swing of things. Seems they found a planet thats almost twice the size of Jupiter, and for some reason they think that shouldn't even be possible, but, I dunno. Guess I could read up more on it. but if I do that I may end up thinking along the lines of a planet that consumes other planets and that its headed our way. Which I am saying BTW. We are going to be pulled in and eaten by this thing. Don't even try to object to it,because you can't disprove me. Praise the Lord!
March 31st, 2007 01:57 pm - Smugglers Run: Warzone
atari
So I remembered playing this game a LONG...LONG long long time ago. It was fun as hell. Didn't own it though. Just saw it up at Blockbuster for 2.99, no box or book. Its still fun as can be, but what amazes me is the graphics still look sharp. Now, I'm paying it on the Wii, but I'll pop it in my GC later on and see what it looks like there, I imagine not too bad.

I played through 14 stages in a row last night, just blew through 3 or 4 more, game is getting harder. But I am seeing how much a cheap vehical the ATV is. Almost doesn't feel fare using it. Oh well, I want to unlock the other stages and the hoverbike so the multiplayer part will be set whenever (if ever) it gets a chance to be used.
March 20th, 2007 01:08 pm - Weather Report
Bring It
"Tomorrow is the first day of Spring. Thats right today is the last day of Winter, but it deffinatly feels more Spring like! How long will the unseasonal warm temperatures last? Tune in to find out."

My guess is, about 12 more hours.
December 22nd, 2006 03:39 pm - posting from the Wii!
atari
yo yo sup all? this is el`crittor broadcasting to you live from the Wii! La Revolution!
December 19th, 2006 09:58 am - Wii Weather Forcast
atari
Oh yeah! The Wii's Weather Forcast Channel loaded up today! You can now spin a globe of the Earth and get all of the weather information from anywhere in the world! It looks pretty slick too, it makes the weather a fun game to play! =)
atari
So they want to build lots of these solar powered skyscrapers, that spin 360 degrees.

Sounds kinda cool. I wouldn't mind having a view like that, the solar powered aspect of it seems like a gimmick to generate some buzz, but none the less, its still fricken cool!


Linksys beat Apple to the punch on releasing an iPhone. Yep, spelled like that too. SO it imitates the iPod brand as much as possible. The iPhone isn't an MP3/Phone deal though. Its and Internet Phone. It uses Skype to call people across the internet. So more need for home phone service. You just need an internet connection ANYWHERE And you can make free calls to anyplace on Earth and soon The Moon.

Google is having some fun, atleast I would be if I were them. They get to now go work at Nasa. Organizing and playing in the massive amounts of data Nasa has gathered about the moon, Mars, and general Earth atmosphere. Their goal is claimed to be about putting the information on the internet in searchable form for all to see. But it is just of course another step in Googles main goal of world domination. I welcome them and wish them much luck on this new leg of their journey!

Last, and most sad, Joseph Barbera died at the age of 95. As you can probably guess he was the father of most of your classic Hanna-Barbera characters. There should be a 24 hour Wacky Races and Hanna-Barbera Olympics on today. It would be the only way to truly honor him and the characters he left behind.
December 12th, 2006 10:11 am - I ate a donut.
jesus, hippie
Nicole Richie smoked some weed ate a few vicodin and drove her 2005 Mercedes SUV down the wrong way on the interstate.

There are much better things you could be doing while stoned or numbed out on pain killers. Stupid people shouldn't be aloud to use drugs!
December 1st, 2006 02:07 pm - Bored. Bored. BORED. bored.
pirate
So...........I'm bored. How are you? I'm good thanks, wishing I could be home playing Zelda. Or owning DBZ so I could begin unlocking the 150 characters. Ya, I know there are really only about 70, but still, they NEED to be unlocked. It must be done. But at the same time my Tennis game needs to go on, Boxing is endless fun, and Zelda still needs rescueing. *Sigh..*
December 1st, 2006 01:29 pm - Wii Mutha Fucka Wii!
atari
12 Hours in front of target in the freezing cold. That is what entailed my triumph in getting a Wii. Thanks tot he Stephy that is. Yeah, we went there, 8pm. Thinking they opened at midnight. NOPE. At 11 someone informed us we had 8 hours left. They opened at 7am. fuck...

But I am now a Champion in Boxing. And I kick ass in Tennis and Bowling. And I am currently on the second temple in Zelda. But I am also at work right now so I gotta run. Chow!
jesus, hippie
So, yet another monkey wearing a suit and shouting about the divine goodness and mindlessness of a giant man in the sky has been proven el'gay. I think I know why this situation keeps presenting itself as well; think about this, whats the main icon for jesus freaks? A naked man in bondage on a cross. Not only this, but its the last thing they see when they go to sleep, blue-balled yet again due to the no-sex thing. then they wakeup and BAM! What do they see? Naked man hanging from cross.

Poor stupid saps, they really have no choice you know? And they can't just go and be gay once the conversion is done, because well, God would not approve. That means no one can know about it. So whats the only choice? Little kids, of course! Why? They can be scared and won't try to do the whole blackmail thing. If fear doesn't work, they can be rewarded with a free ticket into heaven for servering one of Gods aides. Kinda like one of Santa's helpers you know?

The Killers - Bones
The Standard - Unicorns & Chemicals
This page was loaded February 21st 2017, 4:26 pm GMT.