|Saturday, November 22nd, 2014|
Originally posted by lafinjack at Pope-a-dope
The Vatican contains 4.54 living Popes per square kilometer, or .0454 Popes per hectare, or 11.76 Popes per square mile, or 0.018 Popes per acre, or 2 Popes per Acre. To include non-living Popes, multiply by anywhere from 69.5 to 70.5: 315.53-320.07 per square kilometer, or 3.155-3.2 per hectare, or 817.32-829.08 per square mile, or 1.251-1.269 per acre, or 139-141 per Acre.
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Bonus useless fact: The membership of useless_facts is closed, and the owner/maintainer hasn't posted since 2010. And yet, it's still a community that regularly gets new and informative (if useless) posts.
|Thursday, November 20th, 2014|
|Only in Canada.
We're so poilte, we'll finish your national anthem for you when you have technical difficulties.
(Warning: Do not try with Kazakhstan)
|Tuesday, November 18th, 2014|
|Monday, November 17th, 2014|
|How I spent my weekend, a short story in four commands.
Sat Dec 31 20:42:31 EST 2005
machine:~# /etc/init.d/ntp stop
Stopping NTP server: ntpd.
machine:~# ntpdate 22.214.171.124
15 Nov 12:12:48 ntpdate: step time server 126.96.36.199 offset 279991762.985766 sec
Sat Nov 15 12:13:19 EST 2014
(The weekend was all like that. But I am greatly amused by "offset 280 million seconds" being both MEASURED IN SECONDS and MEASURED OUT SIX FIGURES PAST THE DECIMAL.)
|Saturday, November 15th, 2014|
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|Thursday, November 13th, 2014|
| I don't understand why it is not Friday yet.
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|Saturday, November 1st, 2014|
|Today I have been to a restaurant.
Today I went to a place that served potato wedges. And by "potato wedges" I mean "wedges, wrapped in bacon, drizzled with chili oil, served with madras mayo".
SO GOOD. Would have been better if instead of "madras mayo" it was plain "madras sauce", or even currywurst sauce (madras+ketchup), but still, EXCELLENT.
I need to make that.
|Friday, October 31st, 2014|
| So, uh, why is the Russian-only LJ Times feature, that I have MOST DEFINITELY not opted into and do not in any way want, appearing on the bottom of my LJ pages?
EDIT: To kill it yourself, add the rule "###ljtime" to Adblock.
|Thursday, October 30th, 2014|
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|Tuesday, October 28th, 2014|
|Apple: Still a fucking nuisance, more expensive and less good than piracy.
Apple, as always, is demonstrating that only an idiot would buy from Apple and that piracy produces a by far better product, not just a cheaper one.
With that out of the way: I've got a perfectly legally purchased season of TV, in iTunes. I want to play it in a CIVILISED media player on a USEFUL location, which means stripping the DRM. There's a couple of DRM-stripping tools that have really great reviews but cost 3-5x what the TV show itself did, and their "free trial" is one minute.
What's the best *free*, or *cheap* (like, $5-10) way to strip DRM from iTunes movies so they can be played by software worth using?
(Oh, and: I'm not an American. Stripping DRM from legal purchases for personal use is completely 100% legal here. I'd do it anyway, but the fact that it's legal makes me happy.)
|Friday, October 24th, 2014|
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|Friday, October 17th, 2014|
|Me! Valve! Caaaaaandy coating!
Payday, free on Steam for the next 24 hours. No, not "free to play for a day", a permanent copy, free.
Payday: Not quite as polished as Payday 2, but very fun, *very* different than most other shooters, and did I mention
EDIT: Crap! Turns out it was 100% off for 24 hours starting YESTERDAY so now that deal is over. It was only free for, like, 3 more hours after my post. Now it's 90% off, so $1.70.
(Payday 2, 75% off.)
|Thursday, October 16th, 2014|
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|Monday, October 13th, 2014|
|Channeling Keith Floyd!
Yesterday was thanksgiving, so as is my tradition we went and ate what the Pilgrims ate: Indian food, cooked by someone else. We went to an Indian restaurant with friends.
Today I decided to cook Keith "buy the best ingredients you can, and do as little as possible to them" Floyd style.
So we had:
Roast beef (buy meat: rub with garlic powder, salt, pepper, rosemary. Roast in pan on bed of sliced onion rounds until thermometer says medium-rare. Slice)
Mashed potatoes (Potatoes: peel, boil, drain, salt, butter, pepper, milk, mash, serve)
A friend's homemade Carmenère (open, serve)
Pumpkin pie (from local market) with whipped cream (from a can)
Truly delicious, very very simple.
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