arg…no debt limit increase…

…does not equal default.  That only happens if Barry doesn’t pay debt payments first.

What’s the big deal?

Statue Of Liberty at Sunset

Ok…I don’t get it.  Why is it such a big deal to the liberals when states try to make people prove something that is so fundamental (and also straightforward)?  It isn’t like it costs anything…if I remember right, states will give out ID cards to people who don’t have driving licenses.  Jeez.

I’m going on record and saying it is a good idea.  People should have to prove they are citizens to vote.  How?  Show your birth certificate when you register.  Show your passport or driving license when you go vote.  And don’t give me the line about naturalized citizens not having their paperwork….I live overseas…the paperwork to prove I’m legal here ranks up with my passport and birth certificate in importance.

For more information, see this article on fox news.

Image from bob jagendorf via flickr

But if it is implemented in hardware, what does the OS have to do with it?

Retro LED Clock


In an odd turn of events, Windows 8 has been banned from HWBot, one of the world’s top benchmarking and overclocking communities. All existing benchmarks recorded by Windows 8 have been disqualified. This is due to a fault in Windows 8′s real-time clock (RTC), which all benchmarking tools use as a baseline.

The RTC, due to its implemented-in-hardware nature, is very useful for providing a baseline for benchmarks. Unlike software, which can be easily meddled with or affected by outside influences, the RTC in your PC — as the name suggests — is designed to keep pace with real-world time.

There’s got to be something I’m missing. Is the RTC implemented in hardware? Or is the problem with Windows 8 a problem with how it uses (or doesn’t use) the RTC?

Image from lenp17 via flickr

saving is now hoarding?!?!

How about they just pass a law that says people can only have $x in savings…any more than that must be taken by the government?  Insane!