MSNBC lets us know that 2nd most popular TV show CSI: Miami is also the worst
Man, I soooo totally need to buy one of these.Â I may just be in need of an upgrade of my 8 Gig USB key.
DataTraveler 150 USB Flash drive is big news in mobile storage. With a capacity of 32GB, it lets you store more digital files than ever before on one drive. DataTraveler 150 from Kingston helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing them to easily store and move files in a 32GB device no bigger than a pocketknife. As easy as click and drag, DataTraveler 150 can hold just about any file you can think of term papers, theses, digital images, spreadsheets or other important documents.
And the cool thing?Â It’s dang cheap – just under $60.Â Pop half a dozen compressed DVD images on there, and still have room for pr0n or portables apps and games.
[tags]USB, Storage, Kingston, PortableApps, Portables, Pr0n[/tags]
November 10th, 1775 – The modern day United States Marine Corp was officially organized as the Continental Marines.
As the first order of business, Samuel Nicholas became Commandant of the newly formed Marines. Tun Tavernâ€™s owner and popular patriot, Robert Mullan, became his first captain and recruiter. They began gathering support and were ready for action by early 1776.
Forming what many consider the toughest part of the US military, the Marines, as an organized group, turns 233 today.Â Happy Birthday, USMC.Â Thanks for all you do for this country.
In honor of the birthday, here is the text of Marine Corps order No. 47, series 1921, as put forth by Lt. Gen. John Archer Lejeune:
MARINE CORPS ORDERS No. 47 (Series 1921) HEADQUARTERS U.S. MARINE CORPS Washington, November 1, 1921 759. The following will be read to the command on the 10th of November, 1921, and hereafter on the 10th of November of every year. Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it will be read upon receipt. (1) On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines was created by a resolution of Continental Congress. Since that date many thousand men have borne the name "Marine". In memory of them it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the birthday of our corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history. (2) The record of our corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world's history. During 90 of the 146 years of its existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the Nation's foes. From the Battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home, generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in war in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas, that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security. (3) In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our corps, Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term "Marine" has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue. (4) This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the corps. With it we have also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our Nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps. JOHN A. LEJEUNE, Major General Commandant 75705--21
[tags]USMC, Marines, Happy Birthday, Continental Marines[/tags]
My wife and I have a friend who spends a lot of time at our house.Â Honestly, she ends up doing more housecleaning than either of us quite frequently.Â She babysits our kids so the wifey-person and I can go out, or when we have to work, or sometimes just so I can have time to myself.Â As a small token of appreciation, I’ve been thinking about getting her one of these Time Turners.
She is a HUGE fan of, among other things, all things Harry Potter.Â I personally think the Time Turner is one of the neater little meaningless gizmos from the series, so it seems like a good gift idea to me.Â The problem is, of course, that I’m looking at this from the point of view of what I find cool.Â The question really is, will she consider this a cool gift item?Â I have no idea how to judge, but figured getting this out so others can see it might get me some feedback.Â Would this be a worthwhile toy for a Harry Potter nut?Â Would this be neat to have on display in one’s home?Â I don’t know, but hope someone less geeky than I am can tell me.
[tags]Harry Potter, Time Turner, Gift, Friends[/tags]