Friday, October 23, 2009

Yep, Again (Redux)

Those of you may recall my tribulations last week with the dreaded Conficker virus that wiped out my operating system. Well, apparently the virus attacked the hard drive itself so we're looking at a hard drive transplant. That's right- The little piece of shit who wrote this code created a virus so virulent that no anti-virus program in existence can do anything about it. Yes, it has to be physically removed from your computer. The hard drive is so damaged that it sounds like a buzzsaw in a lumber mill and the virus even shut down the fan. This shitty virus actually physically affects your computer and merely reinstalling the OS isn't enough.

Even though I'm a liberal who's opposed to the death penalty, if I had my way, I'd load every hacker, phisher and virus code writer on a Galaxy C-5A transport, take them up to 40,000 feet, open the back door and unceremoniously drop the little fistfuckers into the coldest body of water on earth. I wish death on each and every single one of these miscreants, especially virus code writers who have nothing better to do with their lives than to destroy the computers of total strangers by turning them into proxy spam servers (that's what the Conficker virus does- It replicates like the AIDS retrovirus, bypasses all your firewalls and anti virus programs and uses your hard drive as a spam server so it all gets traced back to your IP address and not theirs).

So I'll be offline probably until at least after the weekend. I don't know where we're going to get the money for a new hard drive. Those who can afford to help out, please do. If not, thanks for your kind thoughts and patience. According to the law of averages, even someone like me can't continue living a Rodney Dangerfield monologue forever.


At October 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Toooold you. New HD is NOT expensive. You can get them for under $50 with more GB of storage space than would have been imaginable 10 years ago.

Used HD is available via ebay, craigslist, etc. I'll be any number of local schools would give you one for free from an old computer.

C'mon. This isn't quantum theory.

At October 23, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Well, I have no idea who you are if you "toooold me" But $50 is a lot of money when you haven't got a job.

At October 23, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look. Pal. I've been out of work before. For long stretches. There's no question it's a drag. But you do what you have to. Me? In between trying to land legit. FT gigs, I simply went door to door, dressed cleanly, polite, professional, and asked if they had anything around the house that needed work. I told them I was previously a contractor but what was currently out of work, and was just looking to make some money helping out. I offered to do anything they needed for a very nominal sum -- tidy their garage, change their oil, clean their gutters, wash their windows, walk their dog, etc. For every 10 houses that said "no", 1 said "yes". I made $10 here, $50 there. And at the end of the week had at least a few hundred bucks, on average, for my troubles.

Incidentally, as a rule I generally do not give money to anybody (not that you are asking) unless they are in a serious bind. What I WILL do (and have repeatedly done) is tell the person asking for money: "No, I won't give you $5; but I'll tell you what; if you have an hour or two, I'll give you the chance to earn $25 if you are willing to do some work for me." In nearly 30 years of being hit up on the street, here and there, by people asking me for money, I have NEVER once had anybody ever take me up on that offer.

At October 24, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has been begging for months for money on the internet, and I don['t think he will change It's easier to beg and complain than to do a real job

At October 24, 2009 at 7:40 AM, Anonymous Henry said...

To most the recent "Anonymous". . . My name is Henry, and I am the publisher of the first two "Anonymous" posts.

Your comment belies a thoughtless and callous absence of sympathy and compassion, the kind of thing that that has become all-too-common among those in the blogosphere who indulge the self-serving luxury of hiding behind web anonymity.

Your comment is also not correct for several readily-identifiable reasons.

First, to anyone who has ever been forced into the situation, it is far more difficult to beg than to simply fill out a form for a job. Begging reduces one to abject humiliation. Applying for a job (assuming one exists) usually requires filling out a form and submitting it to HR. Showing up for work and performing a job does require discipline and sacrifice, but generally produces a more desirable result than the relatively fruitless and wearing vocation of "begging". Ask yourself: which do you think would be "easier": punching in for 40 hours a week at some job; or wandering the sidewalks and bus stations 40 hours a week for weeks and months asking people for money?

Second, to reduce the years worth of trenchant opinion posted on this blog to "complaining" is ludicrous. If your characterization is warranted, then it should just as readily be applied to every op-ed ever penned on every issue in every newspaper, broadsheet and blog ever dispatched to the public sphere.

Third, you suggest that it is easier to beg and complain than to "do a real job". Not sure at all what you mean by a "real" job. If you mean a fulltime position capable of providing a living wage in an urban area like Boston, Chicago, New York, Dallas, Los Angelas and the like, then it may be of some benefit to you to known that the country is currently in the midst of an economic depression (which is we ought to call it), and that unemployment rates are as high as 15% in some areas, and that there are simply more people looking for work (millions, in fact, a third of which have been out of work for nearly half a year or more) than there are jobs available.

I happen to live in a rural area, where most of the people are farmers and wage laborers. It is heart-breaking to see men and woman, fathers and mothers, who have worked hard their whole lives reduced to months of unemployment and small towns going broke and becoming boarded up simply because the economy has driven the price of milk and corn so low that it is virtually impossible to break even, much less make money, even if you work like a slave for 16 hours a day.

But then, I suppose you'd look my 55 year-old neighbor in the eye and tell him that he is simply a complainer.

Here's a bit of free advice: Think, before you write.

At October 24, 2009 at 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You have way too much time on your hands

At October 24, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

To my most recent anonymous concern troll:

Look who's talking. You've probably spent more time on my own blog in the last 24 hours than I have. So who has too much time on their hands?

Plus, it looks like I'll be working again come next week. I made contact yesterday with a customer of my last employer and it's looking real good. I should hear something by Tuesday.

So there. ;-P

At October 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed the job works out.
Thanks Henry

At October 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your curt remark is non-responsive, thus suggesting you have nothing of substance to offer in rebuttal. That's not surprising. Your position was indefensible.

I do not have "too much time" on my hands. I work from 8:30 to 6, five days a week, and occasionally on weekends. I also run my farm -- up at 4:40am, to bed around 9:30pm. In my spare time, I read, run, work the farm. It took me all of 5 minutes to respond to your post.

That said, I concur that you raise a good question whether your insights merit any response at all from reasonable people.

At October 24, 2009 at 7:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JP's been running this scam for about a year.

At October 25, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

I put up my Paypal button, as opposed to a real scam as many bloggers have Paypal accounts, since April 17th of this year. Now STFU and go troll someone else's site, shitstain.

At October 28, 2009 at 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, anonymous blowjobs. Screw off.


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