Holy Crap!

Oct. 9th, 2009 04:04 am
unclejimbo: (Hope)
President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO – President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.

The Nobel committee praised Obama's creation of "a new climate in international politics" and said he had returned multilateral diplomacy and institutions like the U.N. to the center of the world stage. The plaudit appeared to be a slap at President George W. Bush from a committee that harshly criticized Obama's predecessor for resorting to largely unilateral military action in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

I hope Bush is choking on his own spittle right now. I mean, damn! Just when you think the contrast between President Obama and 'w' couldn't be made any more clear.

It is so nice to have a President who isn't reviled by the world at large. Now if only he'd prosecute Bush and Cheney for their war crimes...
unclejimbo: (Stitch)
Okay, its a Gateway M-6752 Notebook. Here's what it looks like

System details...

# 15.4"-diagonal widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) UltraBright™ LCD screen
# Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology
# Intel Core 2 Duo processor T5450 operating at 1.67GHz
# 2MB L2 cache
# Up to 667MHz frontside bus
# 3GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory (1.0GB + 2.0GB), the maximum capacity
# 250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive
# Multiformat DVD drive with Double Layer support (reads/writes DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM, DVD±R Double Layer, CD-R/RW); supports disc labeling on Labelflash media
# Marvell 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N wireless LAN
# 10/100Base-T Ethernet network interface (RJ-45)
# 56K V.92 fax/modem
# 3 USB 2.0 ports
# Integrated 1.3-megapixel Webcam, for video chat, still photos and more
# 5-in-1 memory card reader: reads SD, MMC, xD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
# ExpressCard/54 slot: also supports ExpressCard/34
# Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with up to 384MB shared memory
# 2-channel High Definition Audio, with built-in speakers
# Microphone jack, headphone/SPDIF digital audio output jack
# 6-cell lithium-ion battery (4400 mAh); AC adapter
# Dimensions: 1 1/2"H x 14"W x 10"D
# Weight: 6.29 lbs

And all for $629. Not too bad. Also looked at some reviews this morning. I had some reservations about getting a Gateway computer as I've heard some bad things about them, but this one has had nothing but great reviews and most everyone else paid about $100 more than I did.

Downside, it was a closeout special because Gateway is discontinuing the model. Still, did get an extended service contract (2 years) so if it breaks in that time, they will replace it. Also it runs Vista... ugh! Well, I'll cope.

Should be fun to work with, now to move stuff off of my old 550 mHz laptop...

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