Thursday, October 27, 2005

Pope visits Alaska!

On a tour of Alaska, the Pope went to the mountains for some sight seeing. He was cruising along when suddenly there was a frantic commotion just at the edge of the woods.

A helpless democrat environmentalist, wearing a "Save the Whales" T-shirt was struggling frantically, trying to free himself from the jaws of a 10 foot grizzly.

As the Pope watched horrified, a group of Republican loggers came racing up. One quickly fired a .44 magnum into the bear's chest. The other two reached up and pulled the bleeding semiconscious Democrat from the bear. Then the two loggers threw the bear on the bed of their pickup truck while the other tenderly placed the injured Democrat in the back seat.

The Pope said to the loggers, "I give you my blessing for your brave actions! I heard there was a bitter hatred between loggers and environmental activists, but now I've seen with my own eyes that love overcomes differences."

As the Pope drove off, one of the loggers said, "That was the Pope. He has access to all God's wisdom."

Another logger said, "He may have access to all God's wisdom but he sure doesn't know anything about bear hunting....By the way, is the bait holding up OK or do we need to go back to town and grab another one?"


Saturday, October 22, 2005

Seagate SCSI drives failing....GIF at 11

By INQUIRER staff: Friday 21 October 2005, 12:08

RELIABLE SOURCES said that a batch of Seagate drives with defective platters is causing problems for corporate buyers of EMC and HP kit.

The problem, according to the source, is with a batch of Seagate SCSI Series 6, typically installed in disk arrays.

A proportion of the drives are causing problems and when corporate customers contact support they are escalated swiftly to the highest levels.

In HP's case, we understand that customers are asked to sign a non disclosure agreement, and the firm will then swap out the drives without question.

[Monty - Cover up?....What happens if they don't sign, no service?]

We have contacted Seagate for comment and are waiting for that. If it does comment, we will update this article with any further information.


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Governmentium Discovered...

Governmentium (Gv): has
1 neutron,
25 assistant neutrons,
88 deputy neutrons, and
198 assistant deputy neutrons,
giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 4 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.