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Got my Season 7 Game of Thrones DVDs
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Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
2018-03-04 15:15:13 UTC
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Got my Season Seven Game of Thrones DVDs Tuesday
and have ripped them into .iso files and saved them to
both laptop's hard drives and to a 64 gig Secure Digital
card.

Now, I have all seven seasons on two laptops and SD so
it's unlikely I'll ever lose the use of them.

I don't trust DVDs anymore as I have some older ones
that have degraded around the edges and no longer work.
It seems if they start separating near the center where
I think the file system resides, they no longer work at
all. At any rate, if I want hard copies now I can burn
them to top quality blank DVDs and be back in business.

But, really, the .iso files are superior because they are
quiet - no whir from the DVD drive since they run
strictly off the hard drive which is too quiet to even
hear.

Oh, also backed up all seven seasons of GoT .iso files
to my Passport Terabyte portable USB HDD along with
a complete Toshiba laptop HDD backup.

BTW, my erstwhile, off-line touch pad is working again
so my old Toshiba is working like new again. Sometimes
I amaze even my own self with my continued competence
when I'm supposed to be getting old and senile. It just
ain't happening, folks.

Am I bad or what? I can't believe Nads doesn't admire
me. I can understand if she has no interest in my body
since she's a lesbian but how can she not love my mind?

Seriously, when I was in my late 20's a friend of mine
who was going for his doctorate in education wanted to
practice giving me a few standard IQ tests to gain
experience. I believe he was majoring in special education
but I guess those retards also get IQ tested. Anyway,
of the three tests I participated in (some of it was verbal
and some written) I scored 145 on one, 157 on another
and 165 on a third. Of course, I was in my prime then.
Now, about forty five years later, I've undoubtedly lost
a few points but I'm still squarely located in the genius
range. I bet Nads and kensi's IQ tests can't compare.

I recall how amazed my friend was when he tested
my memory recall. What he did was say, "I'm going
to read out loud a series of random numbers. All you
have to do is remember as many as you can in the
correct order and say them back to me." He started
out easy with five numbers and worked his way up to
twenty. At ten, when I repeated them correctly, he
raised his eyebrows, at fifteen correct, he rolled his
eyes, at twenty he almost became apoplectic. When
I repeated all twenty back to him in the correct
order, he was so shocked. He said not one in ten
million people could do that. Try it. See what your
feeble intellects can do with it. I bet seven or eight
at the most. Skeet would be lucky to remember five
correctly with his burned out marijuana brain.

Time to celebrate! Time to pop the cork on another $5
bottle of wine... (or it might be a screw top). Gotta
get those damned Form 1040 Instructions out of my
mind. Assholes don't print them anymore so I had to
download them as a .pdf file on my laptop. I sure
didn't want to waste all that paper and ink printing
the damned thing so I memorized it instead. Now, I
feel like my mind is all cluttered up.
--
Yours Truly,
Gregory Hall

"Well, Rancho Kookamonga IP nothwithstanding (he used to
have a Texas IP, btw), it should be patently clear to everyone
by now who the Fake really is." --Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries

http://apprhondaleahkirkfries.blogspot.com/2014/05/rhonda-leah-kirk-fries-interview.html
Checkmate
2018-03-04 19:44:54 UTC
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Now, I feel like my mind is all cluttered up.
Well, you sure dumped a lot of that clutter out with THIS post. I
highly doubt that your IQ is, or ever was >130.
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benj
2018-03-05 17:50:51 UTC
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Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
Got my Season Seven Game of Thrones DVDs Tuesday
and have ripped them into .iso files and saved them to
both laptop's hard drives and to a 64 gig Secure Digital
card.
Now, I have all seven seasons on two laptops and SD so
it's unlikely I'll ever lose the use of them.
I don't trust DVDs anymore as I have some older ones
that have degraded around the edges and no longer work.
It seems if they start separating near the center where
I think the file system resides, they no longer work at
all. At any rate, if I want hard copies now I can burn
them to top quality blank DVDs and be back in business.
Yes, Sir Greg, archival data storage is a SERIOUS problem. I have also
encountered the degradation of CDs and DVDs. I lost some really
important stuff (Zappa bootleg concerts etc) that way. The question is
what is the answer? Few are found. One is to use nitride coated "stone
disks", Dye disks do not keep well. I bought some nitride but jury is
still out an lifetime. Years ago I tried just storing data on new hard
drives. It was a fail. What happened was although they were brand new
disks just sitting on a shelf something happened to the bearings and
eventually they would no longer spin up. So I try to periodically spin
them up to keep bearings loose. However, my experience with modern hard
drives is they don't seem to have the bearing problems anymore. So
currently all data is backed up on my server with Raid which I operate
periodically be not continuously so I minimize the miles on the disks.

For TV stuff which takes beaucoup room, I save it on my media server
which is not raid to maximize space, and then store less important
things on these nifty USB external drives. Today you can buy about 4 T
for a little over a hundred bucks. I got stacks of them and do try to
spin them all periodically to keep them loose just for drill, but as I
said I've seen no bearing problems like the old disks.
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
But, really, the .iso files are superior because they are
quiet - no whir from the DVD drive since they run
strictly off the hard drive which is too quiet to even
hear.
Oh, also backed up all seven seasons of GoT .iso files
to my Passport Terabyte portable USB HDD along with
a complete Toshiba laptop HDD backup.
BTW, my erstwhile, off-line touch pad is working again
so my old Toshiba is working like new again. Sometimes
I amaze even my own self with my continued competence
when I'm supposed to be getting old and senile. It just
ain't happening, folks.
Sorry, Sir Greg, but in this Newsgroup achievement is no measure of
competence. "Old and Senile" is ONLY determined by the opinions of Nads
and "kensi".
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
Am I bad or what? I can't believe Nads doesn't admire
me. I can understand if she has no interest in my body
since she's a lesbian but how can she not love my mind?
Oh she has interest in your body. She desperately desires to possess
your manly physique not to mention your cute male fashion styles. Men's
clothes just don't look as good on her as they do on you!
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
Seriously, when I was in my late 20's a friend of mine
who was going for his doctorate in education wanted to
practice giving me a few standard IQ tests to gain
experience. I believe he was majoring in special education
but I guess those retards also get IQ tested. Anyway,
of the three tests I participated in (some of it was verbal
and some written) I scored 145 on one, 157 on another
and 165 on a third. Of course, I was in my prime then.
Now, about forty five years later, I've undoubtedly lost
a few points but I'm still squarely located in the genius
range. I bet Nads and kensi's IQ tests can't compare.
I recall how amazed my friend was when he tested
my memory recall. What he did was say, "I'm going
to read out loud a series of random numbers. All you
have to do is remember as many as you can in the
correct order and say them back to me." He started
out easy with five numbers and worked his way up to
twenty. At ten, when I repeated them correctly, he
raised his eyebrows, at fifteen correct, he rolled his
eyes, at twenty he almost became apoplectic. When
I repeated all twenty back to him in the correct
order, he was so shocked. He said not one in ten
million people could do that. Try it. See what your
feeble intellects can do with it. I bet seven or eight
at the most. Skeet would be lucky to remember five
correctly with his burned out marijuana brain.
You obviously don't understand this newsgroup and it's denizens, Sir
Greg. They are LIBS! Cripes! They haven't a clue what numbers ARE let
alone being able to remember them in order.

For a fair test for the libs here like "kensi" and Nads, the test must
be modified for liberals (Yes I understand experimental psychology too)
where you ask them to recall 5 of their best lies in order and then work
your way upward. I have little doubt that they could easily work their
way up to 50 or 100 lies. When you are a liar, it is of utmost
importance to keep all lies straight in your mind so you don't get
caught in one. It's the ONE thing libs are good at.
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
Time to celebrate! Time to pop the cork on another $5
bottle of wine... (or it might be a screw top). Gotta
get those damned Form 1040 Instructions out of my
mind. Assholes don't print them anymore so I had to
download them as a .pdf file on my laptop. I sure
didn't want to waste all that paper and ink printing
the damned thing so I memorized it instead. Now, I
feel like my mind is all cluttered up.
Hey Sir Greg, don't you understand how dangerous filling you brain with
government bureaucrat garbage is? That can easily overload all synapses
and blow a few plasma relays turning you into a drooling liberal. The
horror! See "kensi" and Nads for examples of this medical condition.
Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
2018-03-05 22:32:08 UTC
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Post by benj
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
Got my Season Seven Game of Thrones DVDs Tuesday
and have ripped them into .iso files and saved them to
both laptop's hard drives and to a 64 gig Secure Digital
card.
Now, I have all seven seasons on two laptops and SD so
it's unlikely I'll ever lose the use of them.
I don't trust DVDs anymore as I have some older ones
that have degraded around the edges and no longer work.
It seems if they start separating near the center where
I think the file system resides, they no longer work at
all. At any rate, if I want hard copies now I can burn
them to top quality blank DVDs and be back in business.
Yes, Sir Greg, archival data storage is a SERIOUS problem. I have also
encountered the degradation of CDs and DVDs. I lost some really
important stuff (Zappa bootleg concerts etc) that way. The question is
what is the answer? Few are found. One is to use nitride coated "stone
disks", Dye disks do not keep well. I bought some nitride but jury is
still out an lifetime. Years ago I tried just storing data on new hard
drives. It was a fail. What happened was although they were brand new
disks just sitting on a shelf something happened to the bearings and
eventually they would no longer spin up. So I try to periodically spin
them up to keep bearings loose. However, my experience with modern hard
drives is they don't seem to have the bearing problems anymore. So
currently all data is backed up on my server with Raid which I operate
periodically be not continuously so I minimize the miles on the disks.
The obvious solution is many copies on many venues.
You can't keep all your eggs in one basket.
Post by benj
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
For TV stuff which takes beaucoup room, I save it on my media server
which is not raid to maximize space, and then store less important
things on these nifty USB external drives. Today you can buy about 4 T
for a little over a hundred bucks. I got stacks of them and do try to
spin them all periodically to keep them loose just for drill, but as I
said I've seen no bearing problems like the old disks.
Must have learned of the problem and upgraded
the bearings or type of bearings. Seems to me solid
state is the way to go. Store in a Faraday cage in
a climate controlled place. Store many copies.

Need a money-making idea that needs an invention?

Develop and market a USB contact cleaner. If I
don't use my USB sockets in my laptop or other
devices in a long time, it would appear that the
electrical contacts become oxidized or corroded
and the connection won't complete. It takes
plugging the device or cord in and out, in and out
several times to clean it up enough so the computer
or device recognizes it and doesn't give error
messages. This is not good on devices that need
to be *unmounted* first prior to just unplugging
them. So, a simple male and female, manual
USB cleaner is needed and would probably make
one rich.
Post by benj
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
But, really, the .iso files are superior because they are
quiet - no whir from the DVD drive since they run
strictly off the hard drive which is too quiet to even
hear.
Oh, also backed up all seven seasons of GoT .iso files
to my Passport Terabyte portable USB HDD along with
a complete Toshiba laptop HDD backup.
BTW, my erstwhile, off-line touch pad is working again
so my old Toshiba is working like new again. Sometimes
I amaze even my own self with my continued competence
when I'm supposed to be getting old and senile. It just
ain't happening, folks.
Sorry, Sir Greg, but in this Newsgroup achievement is no measure of
competence. "Old and Senile" is ONLY determined by the opinions of Nads
and "kensi".
The Nadsi twins' opinions determine little more than the
type and quantity of pabulum they puke.
Post by benj
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
Am I bad or what? I can't believe Nads doesn't admire
me. I can understand if she has no interest in my body
since she's a lesbian but how can she not love my mind?
Oh she has interest in your body. She desperately desires to possess
your manly physique not to mention your cute male fashion styles. Men's
clothes just don't look as good on her as they do on you!
*Her* arms are too short. Ever see a photo of Paul Derbyshire
aka kensi, Nads, Ben Bovista, Marketa Jadalova, Yoda, Andrew
Wilson, Fakey, Seamus McRae, etc? Looks like a Thalidomide
birth defect. Very unfortunate. No wonder he's addicted to
mushrooms. Tries to forget all his lonely virgin days.

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Post by benj
You obviously don't understand this newsgroup and it's denizens, Sir
Greg. They are LIBS! Cripes! They haven't a clue what numbers ARE let
alone being able to remember them in order.
True!
Post by benj
For a fair test for the libs here like "kensi" and Nads, the test must
be modified for liberals (Yes I understand experimental psychology too)
where you ask them to recall 5 of their best lies in order and then work
your way upward. I have little doubt that they could easily work their
way up to 50 or 100 lies. When you are a liar, it is of utmost
importance to keep all lies straight in your mind so you don't get
caught in one. It's the ONE thing libs are good at.
Liberals are also good, actually excellent, at denying reality,
re-writing history, being hypocrites and crybabies.
Post by benj
Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
Time to celebrate! Time to pop the cork on another $5
bottle of wine... (or it might be a screw top). Gotta
get those damned Form 1040 Instructions out of my
mind. Assholes don't print them anymore so I had to
download them as a .pdf file on my laptop. I sure
didn't want to waste all that paper and ink printing
the damned thing so I memorized it instead. Now, I
feel like my mind is all cluttered up.
Hey Sir Greg, don't you understand how dangerous filling you brain with
government bureaucrat garbage is? That can easily overload all synapses
and blow a few plasma relays turning you into a drooling liberal. The
horror! See "kensi" and Nads for examples of this medical condition.
Yes, but the liberal brain is prone to being *blown*.
Liberals mostly operate within a *touchy-feely*
framework. They easily become overwrought when
confronted with reality but they are so dense that
they will deny reality until and unless they become...
say, victims of an Islamic rape gang and then they
sing a different tune. Instead of singing *Kumbayah*
they sing, *Death to Islam* and thus reveal the
unbridled, bigoted hatred they harbored all along.
--
Yours Truly,
Gregory Hall

"Well, Rancho Kookamonga IP nothwithstanding (he used to
have a Texas IP, btw), it should be patently clear to everyone
by now who the Fake really is." --Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries

http://apprhondaleahkirkfries.blogspot.com/2014/05/rhonda-leah-kirk-fries-interview.html
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2018-03-06 07:27:25 UTC
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Post by Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
Need a money-making idea that needs an invention?
Develop and market a USB contact cleaner. If I
don't use my USB sockets in my laptop or other
devices in a long time, it would appear that the
electrical contacts become oxidized or corroded
and the connection won't complete. It takes
plugging the device or cord in and out, in and out
several times to clean it up enough so the computer
or device recognizes it and doesn't give error
messages. This is not good on devices that need
to be *unmounted* first prior to just unplugging
them. So, a simple male and female, manual
USB cleaner is needed and would probably make
one rich.
That's what gold plated contacts are for. You may have accumulated
dust in your socket, though. Have you tried blowing on it first?
--
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Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
2018-03-07 16:23:18 UTC
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That's what gold plated contacts are for. You may have accumulated
dust in your socket, though. Have you tried blowing on it first?
No, you're the expert when it comes to blowing things.
--
Yours Truly,
Gregory Hall

"Well, Rancho Kookamonga IP nothwithstanding (he used to
have a Texas IP, btw), it should be patently clear to everyone
by now who the Fake really is." --Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries

http://apprhondaleahkirkfries.blogspot.com/2014/05/rhonda-leah-kirk-fries-interview.html
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That's what gold plated contacts are for. You may have accumulated
dust in your socket, though. Have you tried blowing on it first?
No, you're the expert when it comes to blowing things.
no u r
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Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
2018-03-08 21:14:00 UTC
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no u r
u r a ly r, u mf sob
--
Yours Truly,
Gregory Hall

"Well, Rancho Kookamonga IP nothwithstanding (he used to
have a Texas IP, btw), it should be patently clear to everyone
by now who the Fake really is." --Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries

http://apprhondaleahkirkfries.blogspot.com/2014/05/rhonda-leah-kirk-fries-interview.html
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u r a ly r, u mf sob
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Sir Gregory Hall, Esq.
2018-03-10 21:22:51 UTC
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no u r
u r a ly r, u mf sob
===3
Mine's bigger and juicier! ~========8


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--
Yours Truly,
Gregory Hall

"Well, Rancho Kookamonga IP nothwithstanding (he used to
have a Texas IP, btw), it should be patently clear to everyone
by now who the Fake really is." --Rhonda Lea Kirk Fries

http://apprhondaleahkirkfries.blogspot.com/2014/05/rhonda-leah-kirk-fries-interview.html
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