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[GG] GN’s Gutbuster Thursday. Volume 2.

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April Fool’s is just a couple days behind us, and I hope you all had a fantastic time pranking your friends or being pranked. I know I did! I’m sure many of you enjoyed being Rick Rolled.

As you know, it’s the first Thursday of the month, so this week’s Life post from GN will be themed for humor, and quite an appropriate week at that!

To mix in some tech, I give you a list of the latest virus definitions:

  1. The George Bush Virus – Causes your computer to keep looking for viruses of mass destruction.
  2. The John Kerry Virus – Reverses every position in your computer, each time you turn it on.
  3. The Ronald Reagan Virus – Saves your data, but forgets where it is stored.
  4. The George Bush Virus – Causes your computer to keep looking for viruses of mass destruction.
  5. The John Kerry Virus – Reverses every position in your computer, each time you turn it on.
  6. The Ronald Reagan Virus – Saves your data, but forgets where it is stored.
  7. The Clinton Virus – Gives you a permanent Hard Drive with NO memory.
  8. The Al Gore Virus – Causes your computer to just keep counting and re-counting.
  9. The Bob Dole (a.k.a. Viagra) Virus – Makes a new hard drive out of an old floppy.
  10. The Lewinsky Virus – Sucks all the memory out of your computer, then e-mails everyone about what it did.
  11. The Michael Jackson Virus – Attacks only minor files.
  12. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Virus – Terminates some files, leaves… but will be back!
  13. The Mike Tyson Virus – Quits after two bytes.
  14. The Oprah Winfrey Virus – Your 200 GB hard drive shrinks to 100 GB, then slowly expands to re-stabilize around 150 GB. The Ellen Degeneres Virus – Disks can no longer be inserted.
  15. The Prozac Virus – Totally screws up your RAM, but your processor doesn’t care.
  16. The Clinton Virus – Gives you a permanent Hard Drive with NO memory.
  17. The Al Gore Virus – Causes your computer to just keep counting and re-counting.
  18. The Bob Dole (a.k.a. Viagra) Virus – Makes a new hard drive out of an old floppy.
  19. The Lewinsky Virus – Sucks all the memory out of your computer, then e-mails everyone about what it did.
  20. The Michael Jackson Virus – Attacks only minor files.
  21. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Virus – Terminates some files, leaves… but will be back!
  22. The Mike Tyson Virus – Quits after two bytes.
  23. The Oprah Winfrey Virus – Your 200 GB hard drive shrinks to 100 GB, then slowly expands to re-stabilize around 150 GB. The Ellen Degeneres Virus – Disks can no longer be inserted.
  24. The Prozac Virus – Totally screws up your RAM, but your processor doesn’t care.

[ Source: The Manbottle Library, found by Crystal ]
I’ve recently began learning Visual Basic, a programming language that’s, well, basic! Thus, I have adapted some programmer mentalities. I hope this draws some of the wonderful programmers out there to our blog. 🙂

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[ Source: Props to http://www.xkcd.com for maintaining a hilarious web comic ]

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[ Source: Osnews.com Comics (they have plenty of other great comics!) ]

You can find more here: Osnews.com Comics Page 1

And here: Osnews.com Comics Page 2

Here is a business plan that absolutely, cannot fail. I’m seriously thinking about trying it : – )

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[ Source: CollegeHumor.com
Last, but most definitely not least, this one is a REAL gut buster. However, it requires that you finish all of your work and close all of your internet stuff, because only your undivided focus shall allow this mind blowing comedy get through. Have you closed everything but this tab? Finished your work? Remember – don’t worry, it won’t hurt.:

[[ The most famous comedic incident in the world ]]

Well loyal and casual readers of The Underground, thank you for joining me on another That’s GN humor post, and happy late April Fool’s day!

God speed, and Best wishes.

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Download Music without a Program, Free.

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Well, that’s not entirely true. You will need Notepad and an internet browser.

Open your browser, and navigate to http://www.projectplaylist.com

Project Playlist is a wonderful site where individuals upload songs they own for the sole purpose of use that does not infringe copyright laws, such as posting the song in a playlist provided by Project Playlist that you can embed to your MySpace, Facebook or website/blog in general.

Search for your favorite song, one at a time. For this tutorial we’ll use a personal favorite of mine: the man with the machine gun – typed right in the search. In this case it will be the second song in the search as of this date. You can preview the entire track to make sure it’s error free and the right song. Find the version you’re looking for, and click (visit site) to the right of the title. You will see a green URL in the top frame with some other Project Playlist graphics and text. Make sure your URL ends in .mp3 or .mp4 anything that you know you can play. Next, open Notepad and copy/type in this small HTML code:

<a href=”http://www.public.iastate.edu/~froboy/Ryan/The Black Mages – The Skies Above/07 – The Man with the Machine Gun (Final Fantasy VIII).mp3″>The Man with the Machine Gun</a>

or:

<a href=”URL HERE”>NAME HERE</a>

File > Save As… and click the drop down box to “All Files” and type something like man.html so the file becomes an HTML file that will open in your default browser. The alternative to this is just saving it as a regular .txt file, however you need to enable file extensions so you can see it on the file and edit the full name to name.html instead of name.txt which can be done through Folder Options in Control Panel and the View tab under “Hide extensions for known file types” remove the check mark.

Now open your new .html file and you should see a regular link (possibly blue) which you can right click and hit “Save Target As…” or something similar. Save the file to your hard drive, and within a short amount of time you should have your file! You may also left click the link and it will stream within your browser or within your default media player, depending on your setup. Enjoy : – )

God speed, and Best wishes.

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[DIY] RFID Part 2 – DartMail

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This month’s That’s GN: RFID edition will be one week early. Why? Because I have ants in my pants. This stuff is old, about 5 years, but it’s too good to wait for.

Just think of it – one of the fastest means of physical short distance transportation of a single object combined communication.

There isn’t much I can say, you have to see it to believe it. It’s not shocking, it’s not revolutionary, but it does pose some incredible theories if this is implemented “outside of the box.”

Here is a video showing what exactly DartMail is and does: [ DartMail ]

Unfortunately it’s not a how to, however there is plenty of information here: [ Phidgets ] on how to make and/or buy the materials necessary for this project.

Enjoy, I’ll be shooting people pictures myself quite soon!

God speed, and Best wishes.

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Save money on gas.

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In this day and age gas is on just about everyone’s minds, especially with consistent rising prices. I personally have a few ways of saving on gas, but nothing concrete or enough to actually save me some decent money. Here are 13 ways to significantly reduce your gas costs, brought to you by the great folks at About.com:

1: Choice of car. Granted this is very limited for people, 4 door sedans are usually the best bet, and cheaper than the popular SUV pick.

2: Upkeep. Believe it or not, if your car is in bad condition it can increase the gas use by up to 25%.

3: Steel-belted radial tires. They can actually pay for themselves in short time and decrease gas consumption by 10%

4: Gas tier. From the horses mouth itself, having a good friend with several Mobil franchises, I know now that unless your manual specifically states you need a certain level of gas, for example premium or unleaded, get the cheapest one. They’re all the same, save for differences most cars won’t notice.

5: Tire pressure. Every pound of under inflation causes up to 6% more gas usage.

6: Don’t top of your gas tank when pumping gas. Stop when it tells you to.

7: Don’t idle your car to warm it up. Running the engine makes it warm up faster, I also can confirm this. It works wonders on the way to work! I just bundle up before opening the garage door. 🙂

8: Combine your errands. Take the time it takes to drive between destinations each time you come and go from your home, and plan your trips out to save the gas of traveling from home often. This is probably the one you’ll remember and use the most.

9: Accelerate gently. Putting the pedal to the medal will burn your tires, and a hole in your pocket.

10: Watch traffic jams carefully. Plan your stop-and-goes.

11: Coast to stopped traffic ahead of you and apply brakes gradually. Don’t speed up and slam on the brakes.

12: Speed limits are there for more than you think! Driving faster, i.e.: 70 MPH takes more gas than 50 MPH.

13: Maintain a steady speed on the highway. Avoid slowing down and speeding up to match other cars. Cruise control is your friend! Careful not to fall asleep though.

[ Source: http://financialplan.about.com/cs/cars/a/SaveGas.htm ]

God speed and Best wishes.

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[GG] GN’s Gutbuster Thursday

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My apologies for the delay in today’s article, we’ve been having some technical difficulties which seem to be cleared up for now.

It’s that time of the month, no not that one! The first Thursday of the month means GN’s Gutbuster Thursday. To start off, I will share a list of the 10 dumbest questions in song lyric history.

#10: What you gon’ do with all that junk?/All that junk inside your trunk?

We may all know this one – Black Eyed Peas – “My Humps”

#9: He was a boy/She was a girl/Can I make it any more obvious?

Avril Lavigne – “Sk8r Boi”

#8: Saying “we eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast”/ Huh? Yall eat pieces of shit? What’s the basis?

Kanye West – “Jesus Walks”

#7: Baby I’m confused/Well, wasn’t that you in my bed? When love finally said good-bye/Where was I?

David Hasselhoff – “Where Was I?”

#6: Are you Johnnie Ray … Are you Fay Wray … Are you Stingray … Are you Jimmy Ray/Who wants to know?/Who wants to know about me?

Jimmy Ray – “Who Wants To Know?”

#5: Do you know what it feels like to be the last one to know the lock on the door has changed?

Enrique Iglesias – “Do You Know?”

#4: Why you sleepin’ with ya eyes closed?

Destiny’s Child (featuring Timbaland) – “Get On the Bus”

#3: Hey is that the truth or are you talking trash? Is your game M.V.P. like Steve Nash?

Nelly Furtado (featuring Timbaland) – “Promiscuous”

#2: Should I stay or should I go now?

The Clash – “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”

#1: Why don’t we do it in the road?

The Beatles – “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?”

[ Source: [[Thanks to CRKD SkitZo]] – http://www.cracked.com/article_15647_10-dumbest-questions-in-song-lyric-history.html ; http://images.ucomics.com/comics/tas/2008/tas080227.gif ]

If anyone knows what this guy is talking about:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ETSnFbmVJsY

God speed, and Best wishes.

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For the Ladies.

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I stumbled upon an article with a link to this site yesterday:

http://www.uPumpItUp.com/

Mandy Moore has always seemed to be quite the sweetheart. Her goal for this site “…is aimed at helping women balance their “wellness” by sharing such stories to challenge and inspire each other to better their lives.” Having just launched it I felt it was perfect for the weekly Life post. For you lovely, loyal ladies visiting us at The Underground, this post goes out to you. Keep making the world run as well as you do.

[ Source: Mandy Moore aims to inspire life balance online @ Reuters ]

God Speed, and Best wishes.

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Far Cry: The Movie Trailer.

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Uwe Boll has done it again. His newest game-to-movie “Far Cry” is on it’s way this Spring. Enjoy.

Far Cry The Movie

[GG] GN’s Gutbuster Thursday.

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Welcome to a new addition to GN’s weekly column! Humor is a healthy, extremely important part of life, so starting today every first Thursday of the month I will be posting some sort of humor oriented material.

This week, we have church bloopers. These are real lines from church/religious ads, postings or signs. Where they are from remains a mystery.

1. The Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
2. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday morning.
3. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please: use the back door.
4. The pastor will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing, “Break Forth Into Joy.”
5. A songfest was hell at the Methodist church Wednesday.
6. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.
7. The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The Congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
8. Thursday night Potluck Supper. Prayer and medication to follow.
9. The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David, the sin of Reverend and Mrs. Adams.
10. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

Bean supper followed by music. Music ladies and gentlemen.

Other classifieds:

1. 3-year-old teacher needed for preschool. Experience preferred.
2. Wanted. Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.
3. Vacation special: Have your house exterminated.
4. Dinner Specials: Turkey $3.25 Chicken or Beef $2.75 Children $2.00.
5. Illiterate? Write today for free help.
6. Auto Repair Service. Free pick-up and delivery.
7. Try us once, you’ll never go anywhere again.
8. Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.
9. Our experienced Mom will care for your child. Fenced yard, meals, and smacks included.
10. Stock up and save. Limit: one.
11. Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.
12. Semi-Annual after Christmas Sale.
13. For sale: antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.
14. Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too.
15. We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand.
16. Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated. Come here first.

Finally, I will leave off with a single, coma inducing picture. Enjoy!

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[ Source : personal e-mail ]

God Speed and Best wishes.

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Throw your problems out. Literally.

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I hope everyone’s week has been enjoyable so far. The crazy weather recently, at the very least in our neck of the woods, has contributed to many unfortunate accidents. This being part reason for the slightly new sort of post this week in Life, I want to share something with you that has personally worked for me. There are some barriers people get to when using this method, but all I can offer to those of you in that situation is please, do your best to complete it. : ) I guarantee some sort of results.

So first of all, choose a simple, minor or major but absolutely realistic task that you know you are completely committed to completing, write it down, put it on the mirror in the bathroom, the fridge, TV, computer monitor, wherever you first go in the morning. The next morning, you’ll be able to feel fresh and ready to complete this task. Do this for every day you need to do the following and remember, it can be cleaning the couch, organizing a drawer, brushing your teeth, or winning the Super Bowl.

Next, list your current issues. Your problems, your pain, everything. Keep each item to a phrase or short sentence. Something short. Give a good amount of space in between each one. If they’re more of the moment or things that are more daily stresses instead of more serious ones, at every 7 minutes after the hour, rip one off and just throw it out.

If its a bigger issue, every day after you complete that one single thing you wrote down for the day, major or super minor, tear that big issue off and throw it out as you are going to bed. Don’t miss the trash bin!

There’s one more thing I would like you to do. Now that you’re in the habit of writing a goal to accomplish for each day, make it 2 goals. Make it regular, and make them more realistic and practical each day. You’ll find yourself having more free time with more things done. This particular tip I received from a professional, and it’s worked great for me and the people around me.

So let me know how this works for you. theweeklygn@hotmail.com or please leave a comment to this article. Your e-mail and e-mail address will be completely confidential.

[ Source : GN ]

God speed and Best wishes.

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[Game Ending] Call of Duty 4: Modern Combact

Warning! This video contains spoilers!

(well, it is a spoiler to be honest)

I will give credit where credit is due. Thanks to author GN, I have found a video with the game ending. Its the first one it seems. And yes, I used the YouTube search, so @GN: thanks, your vid is hitting the heights 😀