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Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
9:55 am
8 days...=(

current mood: blank

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Monday, April 9th, 2007
11:05 am - I'm going to hell.

Fourth Level of Hell

Just before the river Styx is the Fourth Level of Hell. Here, the prodigal and the avaricious suffer their punishment, as they roll weights back and forth against one another. You will share eternal damnation with others who either wasted and lived greedily and insatiably, or who stockpiled their fortunes, hoarding everything and sharing nothing. Plutus, the wolf-like demon of wealth, dwells here.

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Fourth Level of Hell!

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Extreme
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

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Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
1:49 pm - Xbox 360 wins, bitch...
Playstation 3 vs. XBOX 360: A Developer's Perspective

Being a video game developer (I develop for both, Playstation 3 and XBOX 360) people ask me almost daily which platform I think is better. These are my personal feelings, in no way does this reflect my employer.

Short answer: XBOX 360.

Long answer: Price, performance, visual quality, game selection and online support. I think the XBOX 360 wins in every category.

Price: This is obvious; the XBOX 360 core is only $299. The PS3 is around $499 for the 20GB version. It comes with a hard drive, but you don’t need a hard drive to enjoy a lot of great games on the 360 so I think it’s fair to compare both core systems.

Performance: On paper, the PS3 is more powerful. In reality, it’s quite inferior to the 360. Without getting into too many details, the three general-purpose CPU’s the xbox360 has are currently FAR easier to take advantage of than the SPU’s on the PS3. I suspect a few years down the road some high budget, first party PS3 exclusive titles will come out that really take advantage of the SPU’s and do things the XBOX 360 can’t, but I don’t think the console is worth buying based on this speculation (for some it will be though, we'll have to wait and see how these games turn out).

Graphics: The XBOX 360 is a clear winner. The GPU is more powerful. It has more powerful fillrate, and far more pixel and vertex processing horsepower. Part of the reason is their choice of memory, and architecture of pixel and vertex procesing. I can’t get into details but the same vertex shader will run much slower on the PS3 than the XBOX 360. The 360 also has a clever new way rendering high definition anti aliased back buffers. To accomplish the same effect on PS3 is prohibitively expensive. For this reason I think many games will have no choice but to run in non-HD resolutions on the PS3 version, use a lower quality anti aliasing technique, or do back buffer upscaling. The end result in all cases is going to be noticeably worse image quality.

Game Selection: The XBOX 360 has a huge head start here. 1 year is an eternity in gaming. Almost all multi-platform developers have made the XBOX 360 their primary platform due to timing of release-to-market, this means the games will look and perform better on the 360. The PS3 versions will be ports of the 360 versions. (The opposite was true for XBOX 1 vs. PS2). The XBOX 360 is also far faster to develop for due to better development tools (massively popular Visual Studio .NET vs. proprietary, buggy PS3 compiler and debugger), better documentation, and easier architecture (3 general purpose CPU’s vs. 8 specialized processors that require DMA). Timing has also caused all next-gen middleware developers to make XBOX 360 their primary platform, and they will ‘add ps3 support’ as needed. This support will probably be inferior to the XBOX 360’s due to manpower and more importantly, demand. It’s this catch-22 now that will continue to drive the 360 forward and hold PS3 back.

And from http://www.itvidya.com/playstation_3_vs_xbox_360

The Xbox 360 processor was designed to give game developers the power that they actually need, in an easy to use form. The Cell processor has impressive streaming floating-point power that is of limited use for games.

The majority of game code is a mixture of integer, floating-point, and vector math, with lots of branches and random memory accesses. This code is best handled by a general purpose CPU with a cache, branch predictor, and vector unit.

The Cell's seven DSPs (what Sony calls SPEs) have no cache, no direct access to memory, no branch predictor, and a different instruction set from the PS3's main CPU. They are not designed for or efficient at general purpose computing. DSPs are not appropriate for game programming.

Xbox 360 has three general purpose CPU cores. The Cell processor has only one. 
When you break down the numbers, Xbox 360 has provably more performance than PS3. Keep in mind that Sony has a track record of over promising and under delivering on technical performance. The truth is that both systems pack a lot of power for high definition games and entertainment.

However, hardware performance, while important, is only a third of the puzzle. Xbox 360 is a fusion of hardware, software and services. Without the software and services to power it, even the most powerful hardware becomes inconsequential. Xbox 360 games—by leveraging cutting-edge hardware, software, and services—will outperform the PlayStation 3.

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Monday, August 14th, 2006
8:23 pm - BusinessWeek Competition Poll...

which one would YOU guys pick? i'd take the $10,000 bonus...same one both my parents chose...

if my dog is winning, why would i stop the fight? why would i even think about that? i'd let him rip the other dog's guts out. then i will promote my dog's status from apprentice to Jedi.

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Saturday, July 29th, 2006
8:59 pm

 Uncyclopedia, the satirical version of Wikipedia, is just too awesome. hahahahahaha

Under 'Random Facts [about Johnny Depp],' here's what it says:

  • Johnny Depp can eat things with his eyes.
  • Johnny Depp's nose can detatch from his face when necessary.
  • Johnny Depp smokes watermelons, whole.
  • Johnny Depp is also available in clay and Lumber.
  • Johnny Depp can make senior highschool boys orgasm, with a single touch. 

    more random facts:

    1. Yoda is in fact a human, however after 900 years of celibacy, became the way he is. He was supposed to be the factor that convinced Anakin to marry and get with Padme, as depicted in these deleted lines from the original Episode II script:

    ANAKIN: I can't do this. It's not the Jedi way.

    PADME: But look at Master Yoda.

    ANAKIN (pauses to think): What about him?

    PADME: I'm sure he's never made love to anyone.

    ANAKIN (thinks for a moment): C'mere, bitch!
    and regarding the Sith.....
    "The word Sith is not to be mistaken with Shit. Referring to a Sith by using Shit can result in either decapitation or wild anal violation. "

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    Saturday, July 8th, 2006
    10:10 pm - The Worlds Most Dangerous Golf Course

    There you have it, the single hole golf course, surrounded by 3 minefields on the side, at Camp Bonifas in the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Better not slice that ball or you might set of one of the mines! =) Say, I'd like to get shot there sometime. Anybody care to join?

    "You literally could get killed at one featured hole. It's at Camp Bonifas at Panmunjom in the Korea Demilitarized Zone. That's the heavily patrolled corridor between North and South Korea, an hour north of Seoul. Visitors must first sign a release acknowledging that entry into this hostile area could result in injury or death. They also must agree not to try to communicate with the North Koreans because your idea of a friendly wave may be just the gesture they've been waiting for to start World War III. The golf course consists of only one hole, a plain 192-yard, par 3 with an artificial turf green. A sign on the hole warns, "Danger. Do not retrieve golf balls from the rough. Live mine fields." In 1988, Sports Illustrated called it the world's most dangerous course."
    - SI.com

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    Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
    12:00 pm - ding dong, ken lay is dead

    Enron founder Kenneth Lay dies at 64 

    By KRISTEN HAYS, AP Business Writer 4 minutes ago


    HOUSTON - Enron Corp. founder Kenneth Lay, who was convicted of helping perpetuate one of the most sprawling business frauds in U.S. history, died Wednesday in Aspen, Colo. He was 64.

    Lay died of a heart attack, his pastor in Houston said.

    "Apparently, his heart simply gave out," said Pastor Steve Wende of Houston's First United Methodist Church. Lay, who lived in Houston, frequently vacationed in Colorado.

    Lay was convicted May 25 along with former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling of defrauding investors and employees by repeatedly lying about Enron's financial strength in the months before the company plummeted into bankruptcy protection in December 2001. Lay was also convicted in a separate non-jury trial of bank fraud and making false statements to banks, charges related to his personal finances.

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    Thursday, May 4th, 2006
    2:36 pm
    happy Star Wars Day everyone...May the Fourth be with you!

    ok back to studying....

    EDIT: no i did not make that up...may 4 really is Star Wars Day! >:(


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    Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
    3:51 pm - Jedi Breakfast

    Guy: Just because you have a lightsaber does not mean you're a Jedi, alright?
    Man: Look, there's just not a lot of Sith Lords out there these days. They've all moved away.
    Guy: Where?
    Man: Alderaan, Alberta....something like that
    Guy: They moved to Alderaan? ALDERAAN BLEW UP. Do you know ANYTHING about being a Jedi?
    Man: They got uh...lightsabers and shit.
    Guy: It's the f***ing CODE OF HONOR!

    *Man stares...and waves his hand in front of the guy's face*
    Man: You don't mind the lightsaber on the table...
    Guy: ..................you're a retard. You think that's gonna work? You need TRAINING to do that, alright?

    Man: fuck off matt. I'm a Jedi.
    Guy: No you're not! You're not a Jedi, ok? You know why?! Your name is DOUG! Doug the Jedi! Do you think that works?!

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    Sunday, April 16th, 2006
    8:07 pm
    Happy Easter kids

    stay safe.

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    Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
    3:16 pm - Mr. & Mrs. Smith style...

    Now THERE'S a couple that knows how to fight! 

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican couple were recovering separately after a marital spat got out of control and saw them firing guns, throwing knives and hurling homemade bombs, Mexican daily Milenio said on Monday.

    In scenes taken straight out of hit romantic comedy "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Juan Espinosa and Irma Contreras fought until their house blew up in a homemade gasoline bomb explosion, Milenio said.

    Police called to the home in the indigenous Mayan Indian town of Oxkutzcab in the southeastern state of Yucatan arrested Espinosa. Contreras was taken to hospital with third-degree burns.

    A local police official confirmed the report but declined to provide further information.

    In the violence-filled movie about the fictional Smiths, Pitt and Jolie play married assassins ordered to kill each other.

    Espinosa told reporters he was glad his wife had suffered burns, while Contreras said she was only sorry she had not "hacked off his manhood" during the fight.

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    Thursday, March 9th, 2006
    9:38 pm - SCIDM JROTC Inspections
    more funny stories...these jrotc cadets are freakin funny

    Marine DI: Do you know any current events?
    Cadet: Uhh...we're going to Disneyland today, Sir!
    DI: I don't care about you going to Disneyland!!!!!

    DI: Did you shave today?
    Cadet: No, Sir.
    DI: Why not?
    Cadet: I don't know how to, Sir.
    DI: How old are you?
    Cadet: 14, Sir.
    DI: You gotta learn, son!

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    Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
    8:27 pm - Cover your eyes...




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    Sunday, February 5th, 2006
    12:06 pm
    "First they came for the giant robots, and I did not speak out, because I was not a giant robot. Then they came for the dinosaurs, and I did not speak out, because I was not a dinosaur. Then they came for the nerds, and I was screwed." -PCG

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    Friday, January 27th, 2006
    9:21 pm - What I stuffed my face with tonight
    Tonight's dinner menu:

    1.5 plates Seafood pasta
    1 plate Some kind of fish
    2 plates Steak
    1 plate Pork sirloin
    1 bowl Clam chowder
    1 plate Chocolate cake
    1 plate Cherry pie
    1 plate Fruits
    2 glasses Sprite

    dont you love this world? o look...a few more minutes til snack time! i <3 eating and will never stop. =D

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    Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
    10:10 pm - Knife-block shaped like a human head








    lovely thing to have in your kitchen...


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    Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
    5:59 pm
    Master Chief ll: it's ok dink. i love u more
    chinabeardc: :'(
    Master Chief ll: yada yada yada
    chinabeardc: awwwwwwwwww
    chinabeardc: i'm touched
    Master Chief ll: u kno....i AM capable of lying....
    Master Chief ll: though i'm not saying that i AM lying.....
    Master Chief ll: =O
    chinabeardc: that's true
    chinabeardc: oh wait
    Master Chief ll: hahahahah
    chinabeardc: u mean to me
    Master Chief ll: hahahahahahaha
    chinabeardc: HEY
    Master Chief ll: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    Master Chief ll: dude
    Master Chief ll: u finally caught on
    chinabeardc: >:o
    chinabeardc: i'm sad
    chinabeardc: u boob

    current mood: amused

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    Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
    10:27 pm

    Taken from unbleachedbrun :

    Students were assigned to read two books, Titanic and Bill Clinton's My Life. One student turned in the following bookreport, with the proposition that they were nearly identical stories! His cool professor gave him an A+ for this report:

    Titanic: $29.99
    Clinton: $29.99
    Titanic: Over 3 hours to read
    Clinton: Over 3 hours to read
    Titanic: The story of Jack and Rose, their forbidden love, and subsequent catastrophe.
    Clinton: The story of Bill and Monica, their forbidden love, and subsequent catastrophe.
    Titanic: Jack is a starving artist.
    Clinton: Bill is a bullshit artist.
    Titanic: In one scene, Jack enjoys a good cigar.
    Clinton: Ditto for Bill.
    Titanic: During ordeal, Rose's dress gets ruined.
    Clinton: Ditto for Monica.
    Titanic: Jack teaches Rose to spit.
    Clinton: Let's not go there.
    Titanic: Rose gets to keep her jewelry.
    Clinton: Monica's forced to return her gifts.
    Titanic: Rose remembers Jack for the rest of her life.
    Clinton: Clinton doesn't remember Jack.
    Titanic: Rose goes down on a vessel full of seamen.
    Clinton: Monica.....ooh, let's not go there, either.
    Titanic: Jack surrenders to an icy death.
    Clinton: Bill goes home to Hilary...basically the same thing.

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    Monday, January 16th, 2006
    9:47 pm
    Two-Year-Old Called for Jury Duty

    current mood: amused

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    Monday, January 9th, 2006
    8:08 pm
    You know what? With the exception of Monday, all my classes end by 1220. =D

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