Titbit: 5,492 seeders of Jennifer Lawrence nudes

This morning on the main torrent site I check the Jennifer Lawrence nudes, or what is now being called the ‘Fap Package’ or ‘The Fappening’ by many online sites, was sitting at the number one spot in the Top 100 torrents.

This is the spot normally occupied by the likes of Game of Thrones.

This morning there were 3,300+ seeders of the Fap Package.

For those not familiar with torrent-speak, a ‘seeder’ is someone who has downloaded the complete package and is now re-sharing it for others to download.

SeedersJust checking again now (it is 7:22 p.m. on Wednesday) there are 5,492 seeders (people who have the complete package) and 3,471 leeches (people who have part of the package downloaded). This makes a total of 8,963 PCs sharing all or part of the Fappening package.

What we cannot see is how many PCs are downloading from these 8,963 PCs that are making the package available.

BarryMark

A huge SHOUT-OUT to those readers still checking in

I just want to do a big SHOUT-OUT to those 150 or so readers still checking into my site daily even though my posting rate has plummeted over the last two to three months. December 16 was when I did my last posting—that was five days ago!

Sadly I cannot see who you are but believe me it is a pick up to check my site statistics, even though I am not posting much at all, and see those 150 or so uniques clocking up every day.

I have been pretty down in the dumps for a little while now but I am going to try and claw myself out of the hole I seemed to have fallen into. Falling into a darkish hole is always a risk for us realists. Interestingly, and I have done quite a bit of research on depression, contrary to what one might think at first optimists are the most susceptible to bouts of depression, followed by realists. The least likely people to experience extended bouts of depression are pessimists.

While on the subject of optimists, pessimists, and realists the estimated ratio of the world population is that 60 percent are optimists, 30 percent are pessimists, and only 10 percent are realists.

RealistPeeI could go into a few of the jokes about how you can tell each of these character types apart like an optimist says the glass if half full, the pessimist says the glass if half empty, and the realist says “I think this glass has piss in it”; but I will resist.

However I will quote the William A. Ward definition which is based around sailing: “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects the wind to change. The realist adjusts the sails”.

Enough rambling.

Thanks again to all those readers still hitting my site.

BarryMark

Poor Floppy has gone to the big carrot patch in the sky

Regular readers might remember Floppy the rabbit. As a very quick refresher, my son’s girlfriend talked him into buying a wee rabbit because she had one (it too has since gone to the big carrot patch in the sky). This black and white bunny has been part of the scene here at my house now since about last Xmas. I can’t recall when Floppy actually turned up but I am pretty sure it was just after last Xmas.

Well yesterday Floppy left us. He got very suddenly poorly Thursday evening and my son’s girlfriend and my wife took him off to the vet. The vet’s view was heat stress but this never got any traction with me. When I came home from site on Thursday he was full of life and jumping around. About an hour later when my wife said to let him out for a run and I went to his house to open the door he was on his side and looking seriously ill.

Anyway the vet kept Floppy overnight because he was dehydrated and had a temperature. My wife went and picked him up about one o’clock Friday. Even when she turned up back at home with him he looked like a bunny about to expire. He was limp and lifeless.

Well about two hours later he took his last breath. I was the only one in the house at the time and I watched helpless as Floppy convulsed heavily, made two or three uncontrolled leaps across his house, and then passed. About the only thing I could think of to do was talk to him so maybe, just maybe, he felt a tiny bit of comfort as his light went out.

Following are some of the last pictures I have of Floppy. In the first two he is plumb wore out after doing some serious rabbit hole digging in the moist ground between my veranda paving and the retaining wall.

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Sorry Floppy. Sorry we could not save you.

He is buried out under the ‘council’ tree in the back yard now.

I am 95 percent sure he actually died from a Red Back spider bite. As a young’un I saw a dog die from Red Back spider bit on a farm and it sure looked a lot the same. And he went from 100 percent bright and healthy to very sick in less than an hour. Doesn’t smell like heat stress to me. But then . . .

If you are interested in my earlier pictures of Floppy you can find that posting here.

BarryMark

Crap! End of the world might be sooner than expected

Just when you think you have your finger firmly on the actual date of the end of the world someone goes and works out that the Mayan date calculation we all know off by heart by now—which is the 21st December 2012—is out by 67 days. Based on the latest Mayan calendar ‘prediction’ the world ends on Monday 15th of October.

I know. I know. I know what you are saying. Just about every week someone comes up with a corrected date for the end of the world based on the magical Mayan ‘last date’ calendar.

It seems the well known end-of-world data of 21st of December does not take into account calendar adjustments that have been made along the way over the 1000s of years that added in months and changed the number of days in a year.

This latest date has been worked out by a Russian calendar expert.

However, on the upside, a Mexican calendar expert attached to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (here) is adamant that the whole Mayan end date is a complete cock up. This is due to confusion between the Mexica and the Maya calendars and time calculations. It seems the Mayan Calendar everyone is referring to is not even a calendar so all date extrapolations done based on it are rubbish.

Anyway, just to be safe, you probably should get in a couple of cartons of baked beans and powdered milk in for the 15th of October. Be prepared and all that. And if you own a rifle (and not many folk in Western Australia do) then maybe get in a few extra ‘bricks’ of ammo. Could be useful after the end of the world hits.

BarryMark

SIM Should Stand for “Sucks In Money”

It is Saturday and I am currently over at my disabled friend’s house. I usually come over on Sundays but my son is having a birthday party at my place this evening. As a result my house is in semi-chaos as he and his live-in girlfriend make preparations for the party.

So I decided the best plan for me was to bail out and come over to Mike’s for the afternoon.

It is sort of peaceful here. I get to surf around the Web and check out all my favourite sites. Mike just clicks away on his Farmville stuff that he has been ‘working’ on over the last few years. Occasionally one or the other of us thinks of something to say and we have a short, extremely deep, conversation about an important subject. Mike’s wife generally pops in at some stage and asks if we would like a cup of tea—to which the answer is always ‘yes’.

It was in this mood that Mike, out of the blue, turned to me and asked if I knew what SIM stood for.

I didn’t. Of all the acronyms and abbreviations that I know from all the time I have worked in computers I did not know what SIM stands for. I took a guess that the “m” might stand for modem. But Mike said “No!”.

Then he tells me SIM stands for “sucks in money”.

How friggin true is that. That explanation for SIM is perfect. They sure do ‘suck in money’.

The wireless modem USB dongle I use every week when I am away working costs me $40 a fortnight to recharge. That works out to about $1,000 per year. And I don’t do much while connected to the Internet but post an occasional posting to Abalook and check out my favourite technology sites. What chews up the $40 mainly is the odd download of a podcast from TWIT or NO AGENDA.

Then there are the SIMs in my mobile phone, my wife’s mobile phone, and my son’s mobile (yes, which I pay for). Those three come to another $2,038.80 per year assuming there are no excess charges for calls made beyond the ‘free call’ allowance.

So for me those four SIMs cost me over $3,000 per year.

Shit! Working that out was kind of depressing. But now you can see why SIM really should stand for ‘sucks in money’ because they make gobs of money for the telecommunication companies.

For anyone the slightest bit interested SIM actually stands for Subscriber Identity Module.

BarryMark

Most Popular Post … Based on Comments

Whitby Falls Coach House

I set up Abalook three years ago. On average I have posted something like 21 articles per month.

Based on the number of views the postings featuring cute babes get the high numbers. Adrianne Palicki has been top of the Abalook charts ever since I posted my feature about her.

AdrianneGlamourWith SquareSpace I cannot check back any further than a month but I would estimate that my Adrianne posting has clocked up something like 17,000 views since it was posted in February 2011. In the last month alone Adrianne’s posting (here) clocked up 981 views, which is over twice the next nearest … the posting for Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones (here) with 424 views.

But based on the number of comments my posting about the Whitby Falls Coach House takes the number one spot. Somewhat sadly it only took seven comments for this posting to make it to the top spot—which gives you some idea how many comments I manage to attract.

The latest comment was very recently on the 20th of this month (August) from “J”.

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I zoom past the coach house every week coming down to site to work, and then zoom back past it again later in the week when I return home. Every time I wish I was a multi-millionaire and could do something to ‘save’ it.

I would love to see inside and get to take more photographs from within the grounds.

Such is life.

BarryMark

Out Go All the CRTs

CTRsRubbish-2I think that by now just about everybody has unplugged their last CRT (cathode-ray tube) television. If it has not been thrown out in the roadside rubbish collection then it is sitting in the ‘junk’ room waiting to be thrown out in the next roadside rubbish collection.

For those people in country towns I understand that there are many local rubbish tips where there are hundreds of dumped CRT TVs to be seen—even though in many localities it is illegal to dump CRTs at the local tip.

If the statistics we keep seeing published are correct then, over the last eight years, not only have we in the western world unplugged all our CRT TVs but we have:

  • plugged in twice as many flat panel TVs (either plasma or LCD) per household than we previously had CRT TVs, and
  • within that eight years we have already upgraded a third of them with a bigger and better flat panel TV, and a tenth of them are on their second round of being upgraded.

CTRsRubbish-4Why have people upgraded a third of their almost brand new flat panel TVs already within eight years when the CRT it replaced was—on average—15 years old?

The main reason given was to get a bigger TV as the prices came down in the last three years or so.

The secondary reason given was to upgrade their initial purchase from what was marketed as a ‘high definition’ TV to the ‘full high definition’ TV.

The tertiary reason was to get a 3D TV (but for myself, having checked out a number of 3D TVs, I fail to understand why anyone would do this).

But to get back to my original point; those CRTs that were once our pride and joy and sat at the centre of our indoor world in the ‘main’ living room have now become rubbish.

Here are some snaps I took of the local “chuck out your dead” (a.k.a. roadside rubbish collection) in my area late last year (2011).

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BarryMark

The Roast: Kids go online for sex ed, find lots of sex, not much ed

Back on the 9th of July I did a post “Okay, That Was Funny: 43 Percent Were Boys” (here) about how 57 percent of teenagers did not enjoy sex the first time and the remaining 43 percent were boys.

I picked this up from a really fast and furious TV segment on ABC 22 called “Roast News”; a segment that I had never seen before and have not seen again since.

Well, because I was curious about it, I found the source and it is a Web site called, as you might have worked out by now, “The Roast”.

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I even found the episode of The Roast that flashed past me in the motel room while I was working away at site, and it is even funnier to watch the second time around than it was the first. It is the episode from the 9th of July and for some reason this particular episode is not listed on the front page index of The Roast site, as you can see from the screen grab below.

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Note, going from bottom right to top left, that there is no 9th of July. It goes from the 6th of July to the 10th of July!?! But after digging around in the background I managed to find the 9th of July episode buried away back there titled: “Kids Learn About Sex Online: Parents Too Busy Not Having It” and sub-titled “Kids go online for sex ed. Find a lot of ‘sex’, not much ‘ed’”.

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I am not good with putting video directly onto a site so to watch the video you will have to click on the picture above and then play the video from there. If anyone knows how I could have direct-linked into the video please feel free to leave me a comment on how to do it.

I found this whole video very funny. Really. It is worth the two minutes it takes to view it. Have a look Smile

BarryMark

Okay, That Was Funny: 43 Percent Were Boys

Just had to grab the computer, boot Windows back up, and blog this before I forget it.

I was just watching ABC 22 sitting here alone in my motel unit and this weird very short, very fast, little segment came on. I think is was called “News Roast” or “Roast News”, but it all happened so fast I can’t be sure. It was on and over in about two minutes. Seriously, if I had of blinked I really would have missed it.

5743ABC22It was an ‘article’ about how a recent survey has revealed, surprise, surprise, that 80 percent of young folk under 25 got, or are getting, their sex education from the Internet. Then the presenter zoomed through all these interesting sex ‘facts’, many of which were humorous but basically true at the same time, one of which was . . .

57 percent of young people surveyed said the didn’t really enjoy it the first time they had sex . . . the remaining 43 percent were boys.

Well I thought it was funny. Funny and probably totally true.

BarryMark

George Burn Quotes: Featuring Failure and Success

Just came across the following over at Goodshit and decided to share because it sort of pushed a button with me. I see myself as a general overall failure at life and in particular I have failed in the few ‘loves’ I have.

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This quote from George Burns got me interested so I Google’d quotes of George Burns and I found them insightful and borderline humorous. I thought I would share a few of them with you.

1

Everything that goes up must come down. Not everything that is down can come up.

 

This sounds a bit like our share market over the last three years. It fell about 2,500 points during the Global Financial Crisis and has never managed to come back up since.

2

[As you get older] First, you forget names, then you forget faces. Next, you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.

 

Thankfully, at 59, I am still only at stage one—forgetting names. If I am still posting to this site when I get to stage two of forgetting to pull my zipper up I will let you know.

3

If it’s a good script I’ll do it. And if it’s a bad script, and they pay me enough, I’ll do it.

4

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress, and tension.

 

Crap. I’m stuffed then.

5

If you live to be a hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.

6

Look to the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life.

7

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.

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The most important thing in acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

9

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.

10

It is too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy driving taxi cabs or cutting hair.

11

And God said: “Let there be Satan so people don’t blame everything on me. And let there be lawyers so people don’t blame everything on Satan.”

 

BarryMark