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Thanks to Whoever Bought the Discless PCs

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:33 pm

I don’t totally understand what this product does or what makes it different — but I’m happy to have a reader buy some!

Better yet, it makes Occupy Rebellion really, really mad. Here is a recent quote of hers:

John Patrick Frey (@Patterico) constantly begs people to pay his site’s hosting fees. Months ago he wrote how his wife Christi Lynnette Yandell Frey wanted to thank everyone who used the Amazon widget. Two crooked Los Angeles deputy DA’s living in a $1.5 million dollar home HAVE NO RIGHT asking for anyone to pay their hosting fees. The same rape happy couple …

And it goes on like that.

There are times that I feel kind of sorry for this person. I assume she has mental issues and flies into frequent uncontrolled bouts of rage. Probably her parents are having to replace breakable items on a regular basis.

Then I get over it. She’s done harm to good people who have done nothing to her. She’s mocked rape victims like Mandy Nagy. She’s harassed others. Ultimately, I don’t care about her mental problems. They don’t excuse her wretched behavior.

So, use that Amazon widget. Not because it helps me pay the hosting fees. Do it because it really, really makes Occupy Rebellion angry.

30 Responses to “Thanks to Whoever Bought the Discless PCs”

  1. Hi Darrah!

    Patterico (8b3905)

  2. By the way:

    If only we lived in a home that was worth $1.5 million.

    If only it was ever worth that …

    Patterico (8b3905)

  3. There are places in this town where $1.5 million won’t get you the lot, let alone a house.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  4. i haven’t figured out how to buy my amazon mp3s to where it redounds to anyone’s credit but randy houser’s cd drops on like monday I think

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  5. actually something livable seems to start in the upper 700s

    but honestly once interest rates go up I don’t trust that the values will hold, especially given how they rapin errybody out here with the taxes

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  6. I think cutting your toenails makes Occupy Rebellion angry what with the blood vanadium-chrome steel mined by slave children on the Moldavia plains controlled by the capitalist Trilateral Commission that exploits Palestinians through Jewish brainwaves created by the engine vibrations of Predator drones financed by Halliburton under the guise of hiding George W. Bush’s cocaine addiction in Sarah Palin’s tool shed of wolf-slaughtering Bushmaster rifles used to stop environmentalist intent on saving the planet as the President calmly asks all patriots to shut up because the inauguration is tomorrow and Michelle has a new hairdo and what the hell is up with that Hawaiian Mormon linebacker guy and Lance Armstrong?

    It’s all pretty simple when you sit back and think about it.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  7. hah i knew Sarah Palin was involved

    happyfeet (ce327d)

  8. My latest contribution toward infuriating Occupy Rebellion was to use your widget to purchase Belli Elasticity Belly Oil, a product that comes highly recommended but that I have not yet tried. I very much like its name, though.

    Beldar (a587c1)

  9. I thin we shoud all use the widget to send our Congress Critters a Pack of Pork Rinds

    Only $2.00 plus shipping

    Dan Kauffman (27c54a)

  10. Ag80: Thank you for unraveling the mysteries of the world and stating them so coherently.

    Libertarian Advocate (206681)

  11. Dan Kauffman: My critter is Jewish. Can I still send him pork rinds?

    Libertarian Advocate (206681)

  12. Ain’t it cool how the history of the Occupy Movement mirrors the negative aspects of the French Revolution? Why, we even have our Napoleon who has seized power under the guise of freeing the oppressed people from the clutches of evil tyrants.

    Icy (ef77ad)

  13. Pay me because it makes the left mad!

    Right_Reddy (52955b)

  14. “Probably her parents are having to replace breakable items in the basement on a regular basis.”


    SPQR (768505)

  15. Pay me because it makes the left mad!

    Trolls are cute. They really hav issues with people donating money. It drives them batty for people to do so voluntarily.

    JD (d420da)

  16. Good stuff Ag80! I bet the Koch brothers had their hand in there some where too.

    I’d be interested to know what use these PCs have.

    Mattsky (c97938)

  17. Comment by Ag80 (b2c81f) — 1/19/2013 @ 11:31 pm

    what the hell is up with that Hawaiian Mormon linebacker guy and Lance Armstrong?

    Manti Te’o’s real girlfriend, Alexandra del Pilar (whom he apparently started dating after Lennay Kekua’s “death”, but with whom he may have broken up with since the end of December) might be the daughter of one of Lance Armstrong’s cancer doctors.

    (Note of caution: I don’t even know yet it’s the same hospital, but I did read:

    Notre Dame star Manti Te’o’s “real” girlfriend – New York Post Jan 19

    Weeks after his bogus online girlfriend, “Lennay Kekua,” supposedly died of leukemia, the linebacker was keeping company with Alexandra Del Pilar, the 21-year old daughter of an Indiana cancer-center doctor.

    I have no idea if this lead will pan out. I don’t even know the name of the doctor, or his specialty.

    Sammy Finkelman (6ae430)

  18. Del Pilar also is said to be a friend of a girl from Hawaii and went to high school with Te’o. (and thus with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo) and she looks a great deal like the picture of Lennay Kekua, which picture, however, is really that of Diane O’Meara, another girl that went to high school with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.

    A number of people have had contact with Lennay Kekua, including Te’s cousin in 2008 (who spok to her for hours one night and off an on for six month) and a few other people spoke to her while he was on the phone with her, and he later gave her Te’os’s phone number so she could call him.

    And Tessi Tolatau, who was Miss South Pacific in 2007, and came from the same Hawaiian beach town as Te’o, but may never have actually heard a voice, (although she says chatted) and never met her, although she did meet Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on her recommendation – she set up a lunch date.

    Kekua claimed she played basketball at Stanford, and was dating somebody from Stanford – and also (later?) Mark Sanchez, and that she was a Victoria’s Secret model. She claimed she was entered in the Miss Tonga pageant and asked for advice, and discussed other Hawaiians she knew, including Manti.

    Tessi Tolutau had never known till this week that the name of Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend was Lennay Kekua.

    Sammy Finkelman (6ae430)

  19. Manti Te’o maybe admits or will admit to lying – to his father for one – in claiming to have met Lennay Kekua in person, and in general exaggerated his relationship with this fantasy fan, who must have been run by a committee, which included at least one woman.

    And he may have kept up appearances after he discovered there was a problem. Te’o and his family were planning to go public tomorrow, January 21, but were scooped by the deadspin story.

    Manti began thinking there was a problem when Lennay Kekua called him on the phone in early December, almost three months after her death, and explained she wasn’t really dead, but was hiding from drug dealers. He didn’t believe her story.

    It is speculated this call happened because Manti Te’o was lowering his contact with Lennay Kekuas “family.”

    Sammy Finkelman (6ae430)

  20. The girl who impersonated Lennay Kekua apparently never, or almost never, appeared to anyone in person.

    The simplest explanation would be she didn’t look at all like the picture of Lennay Kekua.

    There does seem to be a real girl involved here, although she may not have been doing her own writing.

    Sammy Finkelman (6ae430)

  21. It is a low-power, small, no-noise computer. Add a solid state drive (SSD) and an operating system, and you get something with no moving parts of any kind that generates very little heat but still computes and does work. But you’ll never have to clean it out or dust it and no moving parts means much less breakdown.

    The comments have some things that people have used them for; like making it a music server for the house on the wireless network that uses less power in a day than the electric shaver uses in a minute.

    Some people have used devices like this to link together into networked supercomputers. If the individual price is cheap enough, using stuff like this eliminates the problems of power draw and cooling because the power draw is so low.

    luagha (1de9ec)

  22. You know, I’m pretty sure we pay the same for the product even if we use Pat’s widget. Amazon might give a bit to Pat, but we don’t actually pay anything extra. So we’re not paying the hosting fees. So the premise of the cranky rant from Occupy Rebellion is actually not fact-based.

    Which is why I know you quoted it correctly.

    ukuleledave (5dc1c2)

  23. I’m confused.

    If I read this thread correctly Mr. Patterico having the Miss Tonga pageant over at his 1.5M island view mansion that Mrs P and Amazon paid for.
    So, Occupy That

    That isn’t gonna end well for anyone

    SteveG (831214)

  24. Dan Kauffman: My critter is Jewish. Can I still send him pork rinds?

    Comment by Libertarian Advocate (206681) — 1/20/2013 @

    Well if he supports Government Pork he must not be very observant and then Yes, but if he does not then of course not.

    Dan Kauffman (27c54a)

  25. Ever since Amazon agreed to collect sales tax for CA I don’t use them.

    Harrison (975823)

  26. bay for 2.5″ SATA HDD

    That’s the key thing. You can either add a solid-state hard drive (i.e., a REALLY really BIG thumbdrive) as suggested by luagha above, or you can stick a low-power laptop drive (perhaps even a used one from an old laptop) into it.

    In either case, it uses not a lot of power and can be stuck in out of the way places rather than being some big honkin’ box going “HEY! HEY!!! YEA, YOOOOU!!! Look at me! LOOK. AT. ME!!”

    I’ve never had problems with that, but the number of people who want to hide away their PC and make it as invisible as possible is fairly large I’ve noticed.

    I’d also presume it might work well in limited-power environments like a cabin in the woods which has batteries loaded by solar panels, a windmill, or a generator, where you want to keep power consumption fairly low for obvious reasons.

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Labeler of the Obama-Naut (98ae1f)

  27. Ag80 — all that, and you couldn’t put in a single good word for all of Racist Amerikkka?


    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Labeler of the Obama-Naut (98ae1f)

  28. Another thing that might work well for would be use as a media center PC, I’d think. I don’t know for sure if the video/mobo are up to snuff for that job but I’d guess they are. Realize how small it is, about the size of a man’s palm and maybe twice as thick as one.

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Labeler of the Obama-Naut (98ae1f)

  29. narciso:

    I love this quote:

    “a total of millions of dollars and dozens of organizers to form a united front” on the issues of “getting big money out of politics,””

    Hey, Alanis! Alanis, you listening?

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Labeler of the Obama-Naut (98ae1f)

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