Sweet Jesus. Effective, no? Nearly as bad as the hour long crash video they show at traffic school for naughty people.
With great thanks to randomnoise from the SA Forums:
This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy.
I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility.
After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US department of agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the food and drug administration.
At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the national institute of standards and technology and the US naval observatory, I get into my national highway traffic safety administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the environmental protection agency, using legal tender issed by the federal reserve bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US postal service and drop the kids off at the public school.
After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the department of labor and the occupational safety and health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to ny house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it’s valuables thanks to the local police department.
I then log on to the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on freerepublic.com and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can’t do anything right
Last night I had the pleasure of performing a little surgery on my laptop. Thanks to the instructions at ExtremeTech, I managed to get the whole thing done inside of about half an hour. There weren’t even any leftover screws! Here’s what the inside looks like (thanks ExtremeTech):
Most interestingly, I’ve been using an external 2.5″ hard drive with Time Machine for the past few months for peace of mind. I really couldn’t be bothered doing a fresh install of MacOS and reinstalling all my software so I just restored my Time Machine backup straight onto the new drive. Bloody impressive – about 5 clicks and a couple of hours later my laptop looked exactly like it did before I gutted it – all software working, all files restored.
So the specs now? Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 4GB DDR2 RAM, 500GB HDD and geForce 8600M CPU. Not far away from the brand new ones!