Archive for March 18th, 2006

Sea Shanties for Modern Pirates

Sea shanties for today’s pirates:

Kick ‘im in the goolies ’til he’s sober
kick ‘im in the goolies ’til he’s sober
kick ‘im in the goolies ’til he’s sober
or he pukes all o-ver!

Charge ‘im compound interest ’til he’s older
charge ‘im compound interest ’til he’s older
charge ‘im compount interest ’til he’s older
or he gives up bankrupt!

Draft him for the Armies of Freedom
draft him for the Armies of Freedom
draft him for the Armies of Freedom
or his sons and daughters!

The political sea shanty – a very underappreciated modern art form. 😀

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Yay for the World Police

The amphibious arm of the World’s Police Force nabbed some pirates off the coast of Somalia earlier today. Gotta admire the pirates’ chutzpah, trying to take on a cruiser and a destroyer with only small arms and RPGs.

The really sad thing is, some of the pirates got away. Ah, well, I’m sure it looked good on camera. Not a good week for the World Police…

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Seagate Warranties

I recently purchased a new Seagate hard drive. New, as in, brand-new, retail packaged, still sealed, et cetera; not bulk OEM or refurbished or something.

Seagate makes a big deal of their five-year warranty for internal drives. The date code on my drive indicated it rolled off the assembly line last month.

Checking Seagate’s website with the model and serial number, they say it’s under warranty thru the middle of December, 2009.

That’s still a long time – almost four years, a lot better than most other companies, who only have one-year warranties. But “almost four years” isn’t really the same as “five years”. Just makes me wonder what they’re up to…

The real question, though, is whether I’ll actually manage to use 200GB of space in just under four years. I’m guessing not…

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